Department of Economics
Economics is widely viewed as at the top of 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. Like other royal subject, economics is highly respected as a successful academic field which operates at the highest intellectual level. As a sign of royalty, there is a Nobel Prize in Economic Science.
Economics is a dynamic field which is constantly expanding its scope. Globally Economics has been so successful in studying its traditional subjects that economists have invaded other areas of study and established new fields. 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 the 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.
The Department of Economics is one of the vibrant departments at BUBT. The B.Sc. (Hon’s) in Economics and B.Sc. (Hon’s) in Environment and Development Economics are both full time four year day programs, consisting of 12 (twelve) regular semesters. Usual course load is 12 credit hours in each semester. These programs are designed with compulsory high-level courses in Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics along with other courses. The programs are entirely taught in English. In the last semester students will do either an internship assignment or a project under the guidance of a faculty supervisor for the completion of the B.Sc. (Hon’s) Degree in Economics. In addition, students will do either a supervised Thesis or a Comprehensive & Oral Exam for the completion of the B.Sc. (Hon’s) Degree in Environment and Development Economics. Thus, the students are offered the opportunity for academic qualifications suitable for careers in business and various government offices, as well as for specific areas in administration, educational, research, consulting and policy making. The Department of Economics also offers M.Sc. in Economics which is a full time evening program requiring eighteen months for completion.
Currently, the Department has twelve full-time faculty members who earned their degrees from renowned universities. The departments regularly organize seminars where professionals present their key note papers. Besides this, the departments regularly arrange study tours.
The department organizes regular scholarly seminars.
The department also organizes study tour on a regular basis.
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Department of Economics
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