The BSc Economics programme gives you a thorough understanding of economic theory, reasoning and analysis. In addition to critical thinking and quantitative skills, you will focus on the practical applications of economics to social issues, policy questions and more.

Apply key economic principles, theories and quantitative techniques to a variety of real-world issues.

Analyse economic dataand learn how social and individual decision-making influence economics.

Develop the logical reasoning skills to formulate and articulate effective arguments, and critically evaluate problems.

Programme Structure

With academic direction from leading faculty at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) – ranked #6 globally in Economics and Econometrics – this programme considers the many ways in which data, behaviour, decision-making and societal issues interact.

Build your quantitative base.
Your introductory courses will equip you with an essential set of quantitative skills and techniques in subjects like mathematics, statistics, economics and management.

Develop an analytical approach.
Intermediate courses – like microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics – will help you develop a firm grasp of core analytical methods and their applications.

Explore specialised topics.
Your advanced courses will give you the chance to explore modern issues in economics and related disciplines, from monetary policy to corporate finance.

Sample Course Sequence

The maximum period of registration is six years, but we suggest you aim to complete your programme within three to four years. To complete the programme in as few as three years, students must take four full courses (or equivalent) each year.

The table below shows the suggested course sequence when taking this programme through Standard Entry Route (equivalent of 12 full courses) over three years. All full courses are 30 credits and take 20 weeks of learning. Half courses are 15 credits and include 10 weeks of learning.

Units & Overviews

  • Introduction to economics EC1002
  • Introduction to Mathematical Statistics ST1215
  • Statistics 1 ST104a (Half course)
  • Statistics 2 ST104b (Half course)
  • Mathematics 1 MT105a (Half course)
  • Mathematics 2 MT105b (Half course)
  • Mathematical Methods MT1186
  • Elements of econometrics EC2020
  • Macroeconomics EC2065
  • Microeconomics EC2066

Choose three courses from here:

  • International economics EC3016
  • Industrial economics EC3099
  • Monetary economics EC3115
  • Mathematical economics EC3120
  • The world economy: Industrial revolution to the present EC2199

Why Earn a BSc Economics?

As global economies become more complex, new financial regulations emerge and the business landscape becomes more competitive, professionals with an interdisciplinary understanding of economics are more valuable than ever. You might consider careers in areas like:
  • banking and financial services
  • management and economic
  • consultancies
  • government departments
  • international organisations
  • research institutes and think
  • tanks
  • tech companies
  • non-profit organisations.
With high-level mathematical and statistical skills, strong data numeracy abilities and an applied understanding of economic concepts, graduates of this programme will be positioned for further study or to pursue a range of career options, including:

Actuary
Create models and analyses designed to help companies and governments assess financial risks, plan long-term investments and accurately predict costs.

Economic Analyst
Evaluate current economic issues spanning range of sectors – from energy to health to finance – and develop recommendations for clients or organisations.

Economist
Combine research and analysis to support public or private sector organisations in identifying, anticipating and evaluating relevant industry trends.

Economic Consultant
Use economic reasoning and analysis techniques to help businesses, regulators and policy makers evaluate and implement strategic decisions.

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Prof. Hew Gill

Pro Vice-Chancellor

Ms. Aura Rahman

Lecturer, Biology

Aura Rahman

Lecturer

Aura Rahman is a lecturer at Universal College Bangladesh. She is also acting as a coordinator for the Monash University Foundation Year program. Aura attained her bachelor’s (BSc in Biomedical Sciences) from University College London, United Kingdom. She then completed her master’s (Msc in Biotechnology) from North South University. Her research interest lies in the field of genomic epidemiology of infectious diseases. Her contribution in several local and international research projects have led to publications in several highly ranked peer-reviewed journals including BMC Genomics, Nature Scientific Reports, Science and FEMS Microbiology Letters.

Mr. Md Kamal Hossain

Lecturer, Mathematics

Md. Kamal Hossain

Lecturer

Mr. Kamal Hossain is working as a Lecturer at Universal College Bangladesh. He completed B.Sc. in Mathematics and M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Dhaka. He is an M Phil researcher at BUET. His research interests are mathematical modeling in biology, machine learning programming, etc. Some of his research papers are in the pipeline for publication in international journals. He is a lifetime member of the Dhaka University Mathematics Alumni Association.

Ms. Ambreen Zaman

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, CSE

Ambreen Zaman

Senior Lecturer

Ambreen Zaman is a senior lecturer with eight years of experience in various local universities in Bangladesh. She is currently pursuing a PhD degree at the University of Bremen, Germany. She obtained a master’s degree in information technology from the Institute of Information Technology at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her research papers have been published in national and international journals and conferences. The area of research she is most interested in is human-computer interaction.

Mr. Dewan Muhammad Nur -A Yazdani

Senior Lecturer, Global Studies

Dewan Muhammad Nur -A Yazdani

Senior Lecturer

Dewan Yazdani is a Senior Lecturer at the Universal College Bangladesh. He is also acting as the MONASH University Foundation Program Coordinator. Dewan attained his MSc (Research Methods) from Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom. He also has a master’s degree in international business from the University of Wollongong, Australia. His research interest lies in the field of Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing, Higher Education Marketing, Service Marketing, Public Health, and Consumer Behavior. Dewan Yazdani also published in leading local and international academic journals such as PLOS ONE, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Health Security, Annals of Global Health, Journal of Advanced Research in Economics and Administrative Sciences.

Ms. Tazin Islam Nova

Adjunct Lecturer-Law, UCB

Mr. Monirul Hasan

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Computer Science

Ms. Nahida Parvin

Lecturer, Business Studies

Nahida Parvin

Lecturer

Nahida Parvin is a lecturer at Universal College Bangladesh. Before joining UCB, she worked as a lecturer of accounting and marketing at Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology (AUST). Nahida has received her MBA & BBA degrees, majoring in Accounting & Information Systems, from the University of Dhaka. She has been the recipient of “Dean’s Honor Award 2018”, awarded by the University of Dhaka. Currently, Nahida is on study leave. She is pursuing her second master’s degree in “Quantitative Finance & Data Science” at Oklahoma State University, USA. Her research interest lies in the field of ESG accounting, ESG finance, circular economy, and data analytics in the field of accounting and finance. Apart from being a lecturer, Nahida also served as a program coordinator for Monash University Foundation Year program at UCB from August 2021 to May 2023.

Ms. Habiba Kibria

Lecturer, Marketing

Habiba Kibria

Senior Lecturer

Ms Habiba Kibria is a working as a Senior Lecturer at Universal College Bangladesh. She completed her Masters in Marketing from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and holds a double degree in Bachelor of Marketing and Human Resource Management from North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has been in academia throughout her career- from being a Lecturer to a Student Councilor to a Country Manager for a foreign university. Her area of interest lies in customer service management, consumer behavior and digital marketing. She holds the Duke of Edinburgh award at Broze level and has been awarded as one of the best project coordinators during her high school community service days. She was an active volunteer at Jaago Foundation and participated in multiple fundraising events. She was also the official Master of Ceremony for her university both in Bangladesh and in Australia.

Ms. Farin Daulah

Lecturer, English