Bachelor of Economics
The Bachelor of Economics offered by the Department of Innovation in Government and Society aims to provide students with a solid understanding of economic theories, applied economics and statistical techniques. Driven by the need for Economics graduates with a good understanding of the contemporary economic challenges that the UAE is facing, such as the transition from an oil-based economy toward a knowledge-based economy.The Economics curriculum has been updated and enhanced to provide the graduates with a competitive edge, allowing them to fit into the current dynamics of the job market. The program is updated toward more empirical, analysis, and policy skills. Besides, it focuses on two clusters Global Competitiveness and Sustainability. Students should choose from both clusters. Topics covered in the new curriculum include among others: Economic Policy Analysis, Sustainable Development, Seminar in Economic Policy, and Climate Change Economics and Policy. Overall, the program prepares students to effectively use the acquired skills, which are important in many businesses and government agencies and
engages them in significant analyses of real-world economic issues.
- To develop students’ oral and written communication skills.
- To support students’ application of critical thinking to economics knowledge and the development of effective problem-solving skills.
- To support students’ positive contributions to teams, as members and leaders.
- To show students the application of professional ethical and social awareness to economics issues.
- To develop students’ knowledge and research skills in the field of economics.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Communicate effectively orally, using technologies to support the oral presentation of information where appropriate.
- Communicate effectively in writing, select and use information technology where appropriate.
- Apply appropriate technologies and techniques to the collection and analysis of data and information to derive appropriate conclusions for economic trends, indicators, and problems.
- Evaluate and interpret information to accurately identify economic trends, indicators, problems, and suggest solutions.
- Show autonomy and responsibility in their work.
- Apply teamwork skills and creativity in leadership and direction that are appropriate to the context and level at which they are operating.
- Use ethical reasoning in relation to economic issues and policies.
- Demonstrate awareness of social responsibility and sustainability in relation to economic issues and policies.
- Illustrate a comprehensive knowledge of key concepts, functioning of economic markets and institutions, and theories across the breadth of economic topics.
Apply appropriate economic frameworks, tools, models, and theories to research and assess contemporary issues in economics and related allied fields when appropriate.
Required Credit Hours :
minimum 120 hours
General Education (Req. CH:33)
Cluster 1: Skills for the Future (Req. Ch:15)
|Area 2: English Communication (3 hours
|ESPU104||Introduction to Academic English For Business||3|
Cluster 2: The Human Community (Req. Ch:12)
|Area 1: Humanities and Fine Arts (3 hours
|PRVT265||Business Law (E)||3|
Cluster 3: The Natural World (Req. Ch:6)
Business Core Requirements (24 Cr. Hrs):
|Learning in Action (12 hours
|ENTR415||Developing an Entrepreneurial Venture 3||12|
3 : Student should either take ENTR 415 or GBUS 460
4 : The internship is conducted over 12 Weeks in the last semester (after a four week preparation session). No courses are allowed to be registered during the internship
Supporting Requirements (24 Cr. Hrs.):
Major Requirements: (39 Cr. Hrs.)
Elective Clusters: (9 Cr. Hrs.)