Economics is widely viewed as a leading social science in the world today. Economics is a field dealing with important and interesting subjects such as capitalism vs. socialism, management of inflation and unemployment, economic development of poor countries, pollution and global warming, energy policy, national defense, international trade and finance, social security, and many other specific government policies such as deregulation of electricity, the minimum wage, agricultural price supports, and rent control. Economics is highly regarded as a successful academic field which operates at the highest intellectual level. As a mark of significance, there is a Nobel Prize in Economic Science.
Economics is a dynamic field which is constantly expanding its scope. Along with this stream, BUBT introduces Environment and Development Economics as a specialized program offered by the Department of Economics under the Faculty of Social Sciences. The aim of this program is to provide a solid knowledge of economic theory as applied to environment and development issues in Bangladesh. The program also offers a wide choice of other topics of economic theory.
Department of Economics is one of the vibrant departments of BUBT. B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics and B.Sc. (Hons.) in Environment and Development Economics (EDE) are both full time four-year day shift programs, consisting of 12 (twelve) regular semesters. The usual course load is 12 credit hours in each semester. These programs are designed with compulsory high-level courses in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Mathematics, Statistics and Econometrics along with other courses. The programs are entirely taught in English. Students, in their last semester write a research report each under the guidance of a faculty supervisor for the completion of the B.Sc. (Hons.) Degree in Economics and EDE. In addition, students need to attend and pass successfully in the Viva Voce examinations for the completion of the B.Sc. (Hons.) Degree in Economics and EDE. Thus, the students are offered the opportunity for achieving academic qualifications suitable for careers in business and various government offices, as well as for specific areas in administration, research, consulting and policy making. Department of Economics also offers M.Sc. in Economics which is a full time evening program requiring sixteen months for completion. During the last semester of this program, students need to conduct a Project-work under the guidance of a faculty supervisor for the completion of M.Sc. in Economics program.
Currently, the department has sixteen full-time faculty members who earned their degrees from renowned universities. The department regularly organizes seminars where professionals present their keynote papers. Besides, the department regularly arranges study tours and cultural programs.
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