This undergraduate programme is designed for students who aspire to understand, analyse, forecast, and influence economic development and policy-making at the aggregate level as well as at the level of the individual firm. The programme aims to:
- Provide knowledge about the workings of the economy and develop the relevant skills for the constructive use of that knowledge in a range of settings.
- Provide students with the tools to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired to the solution of theoretical and applied problems in economics, and to exercise judgment in evaluating economic policies.
- Develop the analytical, numerical, statistical, and autonomous learning skills that are necessary for the professional economist.
- Develop understanding of problems of economic policy, and be able to analyse economic data and prepare economic forecasts for markets and institutions.
- Prepare students for lifelong learning by stimulating their interests, upgrading their skills and encouraging autonomous learning.
On behalf of our instructors and teaching assistants I would like to welcome you to the Economics Programme. The programme offers undergraduate courses in economics, and awards the degree of BA (Hons) in economics.
The Economics Department has clearly marked its footprints as one of the best economics departments in Egypt. Our successes abound, ranging from the excellent annual reports we receive from British external examiners on the department’s performance and on our students’ researches, to the high performance of our postgraduate students in British universities, to winning the first prize in the Arab African International Bank Award in 2009 by a group of our economics students. Last but not least, was the winning of both the University Cup and the Faculty of Management Sciences Cup in 2012 by two economics graduates for best performance at both the university and faculty levels, reflecting the high academic standard of our graduates.
Almost half a century ago, Keynes, one of the most prominent economists in the world, said: “The ideas of economists and political thinkers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else.” If you want to know how the world is ruled or if you plan to pursue a career in banking, business or finance or to be employed in a wide range of national, international or governmental institutions, then economics is your choice. Furthermore, the programme prepares you for postgraduate studies in economics. If you still have doubts about the importance of economics remember that every year the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences chooses an economist – from among only six other professions – to be eligible for its esteemed Nobel Prize. Accordingly, being an economist not only enhances your knowledge and builds you a successful career, but also makes you a member of a distinguished profession.
As your Programme Leader I shall be available with other staff members to give you the support and advice you need during your academic progress. Please do not hesitate to contact me any time. I wish you the best of luck.
Programme Coordinator.Heba Helmy
The programme is studied over a minimum of four years (2 semesters per year namely Fall and Spring Semester with the Summer as being optional). In order to graduate, you have to successfully complete all modules with a total of 125 credit hours.
The programme is divided into study units called modules. Each module, on average, has a load of 3 credits. Modules are set at levels 1,2,3,4 indicating progressively more advanced studies. A student can't register in a module unless he has passed all prerequisite modules. This system of perquisites is used to ensure that a student taking a module has undertaken the necessary preparatory work. The aims and outcomes of each module contribute to the overall aims and outcomes of the programme.
Economics Programme – Four Years Plan :
CareersThe programme prepares students for a wide variety of future careers. Students typically join the banking sector, brokerage firms, marketing and economic research firms where they work as financial and investment analysts, Ministry of Economics, non-governmental organizations, and chambers of commerce. The students also choose to specialise by continuing their education at the Master’s level.
MSA University is always keen to offer its students a competitive edge to compliment their Bachelor degrees. And because many students are interested to acquire a strong foundation in many areas of study, MSA University decided to introduce minors that will be of interest to MSAians with high academic achievement, in many exciting areas.
Earning a minor allows students to address their diverse academic interests and develop extra skills, which for a future employer is very important to show that they have a second area of expertise. The student can chose a minor that goes in handy with the student’s major or a minor that is in a totally different field to add excitement to their studying experience at MSA. For example, if you’re an Engineering student, how about taking up a Management minor? You sure would like to open up your own business one day, and you’ll certainly need to learn more about organizational management and how to become a great leader.
It's a very flexible way to plan ahead and combine their areas of interest and save time and money in their years of university study; it only consists of 5 courses. The only requirement is a minimum of CGPA 2.00 in the first year in university.
It’s worthy to mention that taking a minor will extend the student’s regular graduation time by one semester.
Chose a minor and stand out!
Economic major can choose one of the following minors:
1. Accounting Minor:
- Essentials of Accounting II – FAC201
- Intermediate Accounting I – FAC202
- Cost Accounting I – FAC203
- Intermediate Accounting II – FAC302
- Optional Modules (one module =3 credit hours):
- Advanced Accounting – FAC305
- Auditing I – FAC306
- Current Issues in Accounting – FAC408
2. Finance Minor:
- Essentials of Accounting II – FAC201
- Corporate Finance - FAC314
- Investment and portfolio Management – FAC411
- International Finance – FAC410
- Banking Management – FAC415
3. Management Minor:
- Human Resources Management – MGT300
- Production and Operations Management – MGT320
- Strategic Management – MGT401
- Optional Modules (two module = 3 credit hours each):
- International Business – BUS410
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management – BUS412
- Organizational Behavior – MGT301
4. Marketing Minor:
- Marketing Analysis and Planning – MKT202
- Marketing Research – MKT301
- Advertising and Media Campaign – MKT402
- Sales Management – MKT403
- Optional Modules (one module = 3 credit hours):
Note: Students must take five courses above their standard curriculum. Kindly refer to the Student Affairs Office for more information.
- Buyer Behavior – MKT302
- Managing Distribution Channels – MKT306
- International Marketing – MKT401