Bachelors in Economics Program at NUR International University (NIU), with two major 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. Thus the program imparts understanding of theoretical foundations of the subject and its empirical dimensions to address major economic issues. Unlike any other typical university degree, we will take the students to the frontier of the discipline, covering recent research as well as more established material. 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.

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. 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.

Semester 1 Semester 2
ENGL 101 Functional English 3 (3-0) ENGL 102 Writing & Communication Skills 3 (3-0)
Free Elective 3 (3-0) ECO 101 Fundamentals of Microeconomics 3 (3-0)
MATH 101 Mathematics 3 (3-0) ECO 116 Introduction to Statistical Methods for Economists 3 (3-0)
ECO 100 Fundamentals of Economics 3 (3-0) SOCL 101 Essentials of Sociology 3 (3-0)
UNIV 100 Foundations of University Education 3 (3-0) CSCS 101 Introduction to Computing 3 (2-1)
Semester 3 Semester 4
ECO 216 Advance Statistical Methods 3 (3-0) ECO 353 Managerial Economics 3 (3-0)
ECO 111 Basic Mathematics for Economists 3 (3-0) ECO 227 Public Sector Economics 3 (3-0)
ECO 106 Fundamentals of Macroeconomics 3 (3-0) ECO 201 Intermediate Microeconomics 3 (3-0)
PSYC 101 Essentials of Psychology 3 (3-0) ECO 206 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 (3-0)
ISLM 101 Islamic Studies 2 (2-0) SOCL 102 Social Work & Community Development 3 (3-0)
ENGL 103 Advance Writing and Communication Skills 3 (3-0) PKST 101 Pakistan Studies 2 (2-0)
Semester 5 Semester 6
ECO 332 Development Economics Theory 3 (3-0) ECO 330 Research Methods & Computer Applications 3 (3-0)
ECO 211 Advance Mathematical Economics 3 (3-0) ECO 351 Econometrics – II 3 (3-0)
ECO 221 Econometrics – I 3 (3-0) ECO 354 Game Theory 3 (3-0)
ECO 334 Welfare & General Equilibrium Analysis 3 (3-0) ECO 306 International Trade Theory 3 (3-0)
Free Elective 3 (3-0) Free Elective 3 (3-0)
Summer Semester
ECO 498 Internship 6 (0-6)
Econometrics Track
Semester 7 Semester 8
ECO 499A Research Project / Dissertation – I 3 (3-0) ECO 499B Research Project / Dissertation – II 3 (3-0)
ECO 452 Applied Econometrics – I 3 (3-0) ECO 453 Applied Econometrics – II 3 (3-0)
ECO 355 Panel Data Analysis 3 (3-0) ECO 455 Time Series Econometrics 3 (3-0)
ECO 406 Macroeconomic Analysis 3 (3-0) ECO 457 Forecasting Methods & Applications 3 (3-0)
Free Elective 3 (3-0) Free Elective 3 (3-0)
Development Track
Semester 7 Semester 8
ECO 499A Research Project / Dissertation – I 3 (3-0) ECO 499B Research Project / Dissertation – II 3 (3-0)
ECO 432 Economic Performance and Challenges in Pakistan 3 (3-0) ECO 434 Economics of Natural Resources 3 (3-0)
ECO 431 Urban Economics 3 (3-0) ECO 439 Political Economy 3 (3-0)
ECO 339 Economics of Developing Countries 3 (3-0) ECO 437 Regional Disparities & Development 3 (3-0)
Free Elective 3 (3-0) Free Elective 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

12 years of education