Bachelors in Economics Program at NUR International University (NIU), with two specialization options (i.e. development economics or econometrics) develops students’ analytical skills in theoretical and empirical aspects of the subject. This program has been designed for students who, after completing 12 years of education, are looking for some knowledge based, career oriented, and market driven educational program that would lead to promising careers. The program is a blend of theory, quantitative methods for model building & analysis, research and applied areas in economics. It will develop and sharpen the analytical skills of the students to unlock value in economic data.

NIU offers the opportunity to specialize either in development economics or in econometrics. The program includes a wide-ranging and diverse set of cutting edge topics in the field of development economics and econometrics with an equally far reaching set of potential application areas. Another unique feature is the availability of professional and practical training in an already established and well-knitted set-up in our sister concerns like NUR Student Leadership Program-NSLP, NUR Center for Research and Policy-NCRP and NUR Community Outreach Program-NCOP.

NIU’s economics graduates through rigorous training will be prepared for careers in planning and development divisions, government institutions, NGO’s and research institutes, or for future study or research in graduate or professional schools in economics, public policy or management.

Semester 1 Semester 2
ENGL 101 Functional English 3 (3-0) ENGL 102 Communication Skills 3 (3-0)
MATH 101 Mathematics 3 (3-0) ISLM 101 Islamic Studies 2 (2-0)
ECON 100 Fundamentals of Economics 3 (3-0) CSCS 101 Introduction to Computer 3 (2-1)
UNIV 100 Foundations of University Education 3 (3-0) ECON 101 Fundamentals of Microeconomics 3 (3-0)
General Elective I 3 (3-0) ECON 106 Fundamentals of Macroeconomics 3 (3-0)
General Elective II 3 (3-0) General Elective III 3 (3-0)
Semester 3 Semester 4
ENGL 103 Technical Writing and Presentation Skills 3 (3-0) ECON 201 Intermediate Microeconomics 3 (3-0)
PKST 101 Pakistan Studies 2 (2-0) ECON 206 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 (3-0)
ECON 211 Basic Mathematics for Economists 3 (3-0) ECON 216 Introduction to Statistical Methods for Economists 3 (3-0)
General Elective IV 3 (3-0) General Elective VI 3 (3-0)
General Elective V 3 (3-0) General Elective VII 3 (3-0)
Semester 5 Semester 6
ECON 306 International Trade Theory 3 (3-0) ECON 330 Research Methods & Computer Applications 3 (3-0)
ECON 327 Public Sector Economics 3 (3-0) ECON 322 Econometrics II 3 (3-0)
ECON 321 Econometrics I 3 (3-0) ECON 354 Game Theory 3 (3-0)
ECON 334 Welfare & General Equilibrium Analysis 3 (3-0) ECON 332 Development Economics Theory 3 (3-0)
ECON 353 Managerial Economics 3 (3-0) ECON 311 Advance Mathematical Economics 3 (3-0)
Summer Semester
ECON 498 Internship 6 (0-6)
Econometrics Track
Semester 7 Semester 8
ECON 452 Applied Econometrics 3 (3-0) ECON 453 Macroeconometrics 3 (3-0)
ECON 355 Panel Data Analysis 3 (3-0) ECON 455 Time Series Econometrics 3 (3-0)
ECON 406 Microeconometrics 3 (3-0) ECON 457 Forecasting Methods & Applications 3 (3-0)
Major Elective I 3 (3-0) Major Elective III 3 (3-0)
Major Elective II 3 (3-0) Major Elective IV 3 (3-0)
Development Track
Semester 7 Semester 8
ECON 432 Economic Performance and Challenges in Pakistan 3 (3-0) ECON 434 Economics of Natural Resources 3 (3-0)
ECON 431 Urban Economics 3 (3-0) ECON 439 Political Economy 3 (3-0)
ECON 339 Economics of Developing Countries 3 (3-0) ECON 437 Regional Disparities and Development 3 (3-0)
Major Elective I 3 (3-0) Major Elective III 3 (3-0)
Major Elective II 3 (3-0) Major Elective IV 3 (3-0)
Faculty Social Sciences and Humanities
Study Level Undergraduate
Degree Length 4 Years
Attendance Type Full Time
Total Credit Hours 130
Entry Fall Semester

FA/FSC/I.COM/ICS/A-Levels/International Baccalaureate