Bachelor in Economics - Kathmandu University


Kathmandu University

Humanities and Social Sciences

4 year(s)


Economics deals with production, distribution, consumption and management of goods and services. The study of economics is central to the understanding of business, markets, trade, government policies, international issues, globalization, health, development, and the environmental issues. It explores how decisions made by producers, distributers, consumers, businesses and governments affect our society and contributes to our understanding of policy design and business strategy.

Economics at Kathmandu University

Bachelor in Economics (B-ECON) at Kathmandu University is a four-year degree course, designed for students intending to become qualified economists. The program is made for those students who want to make their careers in business, finance, international development, health, human resource management, marketing, management and research. It is also for those students who aim to work in financial markets, commodity markets, education sector, government institutions, banking sector, manufacturing sector, and insurance companies.

B-ECON prepares students to understand individual and group decision making, the structure of markets and economies, and the relationship between regions within the global economy. Our teaching program emphasizes the value of working in teams and developing skills in communication, both oral and written.

Studying Bachelor of Economics (B-ECON) at Kathmandu University will:

  • provide an understanding of microeconomics, macroeconomics as well as econometrics and a range of other topics related to computer, mathematics and sociology
  • equip students with employability skills such as leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, communication and problem solving
  • provide students with an opportunity for learning, gaining exposure and networking through its internship program
  • provide students with an opportunity to make an in-depth study in the area of their choice

The Goals

The goals of the program are to

  • provide students with a solid grounding in economic theory and history
  • develop a habit of critical and creative thinking in students
  • develop analytical and problem solving abilities in students
  • improve communicative and presentation skills of students
  • develop skills in economic modeling, quantitative analysis and logical thought
  • make students capable to apply economics in policy issues and real-world problems
  • equip students with the latest tools of analysis and expose them to most modern outcomes of economics research
  • provide students with confidence to analyze business problems in the workplace
  • prepare students for careers in management, government, education, private sector and international organizations

Learning Outcomes

  • On successful completion of B-ECON, students will have the ability to
  • demonstrate understanding and application of economic concepts, tools, techniques and processes in a wide variety of economic issues
  • demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills using analytical reasoning
  • understand, analyze and use quantitative data for basic empirical estimation techniques to test economic predictions
  • understand the social and ethical dimensions in their chosen disciplinary areas
  • understand and forecast market trends
  • determine pricing policies
  • evaluate the impact of the economic environment
  • advise and make recommendations to management about key strategic decisions
  • collect and analyze data using statistical software
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