Program Objectives

The BS in Economics is a unique opportunity for students to undertake a comprehensive and wideranging study of social sciences and economics spread over 8 semesters in a period of 4 years. The degree is recognized by Higher Education Commission Pakistan. Students in this program have a number of career motivations such as pursuing jobs in the Civil Services, NGO’s, Businesses, Academics, and a variety of other areas. The program instils among students the habit of enquiry and excitement for discovering a wide range of knowledge. Thus equipping students for a lifetime of wise decision-making when faced with demanding and thought provoking choices.

Eligibility for Admission

Candidates with FA/FSc or equivalent qualification and having at least second division, securing 45% marks in aggregate are eligible to apply. Qualifying the admission test and interview is compulsory. Candidates scoring less than 40% marks each in the test/interview will stand disqualified for admission. Candidates who have secured at least 40% in the NAT are also eligible to apply.

Degree Requirements

A student of BS in Economics is required to complete (130-136) credit hours of study. Every semester comprises of a minor research project. In the last semester, the students will be required to complete a major research project with 3 credit hours. The normal duration for completion of BS Economics degree is 8 semesters over a period of 4 years. The maximum duration for obtaining BS Economics degree shall be 7 years.

BS Economics Semester Wise Breakup of Courses

Semester 1

Course Code
Course Title
Credit Hours
1.
ECON 101
English I
3
2
ECON 102
Principle of Micro Economics
3
3
ECON 103
Islamic Studies
2
4
ECON 104
Mathematics – I
3
5
ECON 105
Principal of Macro Economics
3
6 ECON 106 Optional 1 ( Non-Economics) 3
17

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title
Credit Hours
1.
ECON 107
English II
3
2.
ECON 108
Pakistan Studies
2
3.
ECON 109
Statistics I
3
4.
ECON 110
Intermediate Micro Economics
3
5.
ECON 111
Optional 2( Non-Economics)
3
6. ECON 112 Optional 3( Non-Economics) 3
17

Semester 3

Course Code
Course Title
Credit Hours
1.
ECON 201
English III
3
2.
ECON 202
Statistics II
3
3.
ECON 203
Issues in Pak Economy
3
4.
ECON 204
Intermediate Macro Economic
3
5.
ECON 205
Optional 4( Non-Economics)
3
6. ECON 206 Optional 5( Non-Economics) 3
18

Semester 4

Course Code
Course Title
Credit Hours
1.
ECON 207
English IV / Optional
3
2.
ECON 208
Macro Economics
3
3.
ECON 209
Development Economics
3
4.
ECON 210
Mathematical Economics I
3
5.
ECON 211
Optional 6 (Non-Economics)
3
6. ECON 212 Optional 7 (Non-Economics) 3
18

Semester 5

Course Code
Course Title
Credit Hours
1.
ECON 301
Mathematical Economics II
3
2.
ECON 302
Econometrics I
3
3.
ECON 008
Macro Economics
3
4.
ECON 304
History of Economic Thoughts
3
5.
ECON 305
Environmental Economics
3
6. ECON 306 Optional 8 (Non-Economics) 3
18

Semester 6

Course Code
Course Title
Credit Hours
1.
ECON 307
Econometrics II
3
2.
ECON 308
Monetary Economics
3
3.
ECON 309
Public Sector Economics
3
4.
ECON 310
Elective I
3
5.
ECON 311
Elective II
3
15

Semester 7

Course Code
Course Title
Credit Hours
1.
ECON 401
International Trade Theory
3
2.
ECON 402
Research Methodology
3
3.
ECON 403
Managerial Economics
3
4.
ECON 404
Elective II
3
5.
ECON 405
Elective IV
3
15

Semester 8

Course Code
Course Title
Credit Hours
1.
ECON 406
Entrepreneurial Economics
3
2.
ECON 407
Islamic Economics
3
3.
ECON 408
Elective V
3
4.
ECON 409
Research Project
3
12

Total Credit Hours = 130

List of Additional General Courses (Optional)

List of Additional General Courses:

  1.  Sociology
  2.  Education
  3.  Psychology
  4.  History
  5.  Geography
  6.  Philosophy
  7.  Law
  8.  Business Communication
  9.  International Relations
  10.  Commerce
  11.  Political Science
  12.  Mass Communication
  13.  International Relations
  14.  Principal of Accounting
  15.  Spanish Language
  16.  German Language

List of Elective Courses

  1.  General Equilibrium and Welfare Economics
  2.  Human Resource Development
  3.  Population Economics
  4.  Comparative Economic System
  5.  Project Appraisal and Investment Analysis
  6.  Dynamic Macro Economics
  7.  Operation Research
  8.  Economic Polices
  9.  Agricultural Economics
  10.  Monetary Policy
  11.  Fiscal Policy
  12.  Rural Development
  13.  International Economics
  14.  International Finance
  15.  Development Policy
  16.  Institutional Economics
  17.  Financial Institution and Market
  18.  Game Theory
  19.  Managerial Economics
  20.  Political Economy
  21.  Industrial Economics
  22.  Transport Economics
  23.  Health Economics
  24.  Resource Economics
  25.  Experimental Economics
  26.  Urban Economics
  27.  Regional Economics
  28.  Poverty and Income distribution
  29.  Experimental and Behavioral Economics
  30.  Labor Economics
  31.  Economics of Conflict

Contacts: Enquiries can be made from the office of Program Coordinator or Admissions Office Email: coordinator.bsc@imsciences.edu.pk Tel: (+92-91) 9217451/52 & 5861024/25