• Degree: Bachelor
  • Campus: Beirut, Debbieh, Tripoli
  • Faculty: Business Administration
  • Department: Economics

Program Description

To receive a Bachelor Degree in Economics, a student must satisfactorily complete 100 credit hours with an overall minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 +ICDL (International Computer Driving License).

Career Opportunities: Market Analyst - Securities Broker - Investment Analyst - Loan Officer - Statistician Demographer - Urban/Regional Planner - Business Manager - Purchasing Agent - Supply-chain Analyst - Research Assistant - Bank Officer - Real Estate Agent - Budget Analyst - Pricing Analyst - Financial Analyst - Insurance Analyst - Real Estate Appraiser.


Chairperson Prof. Eman Attia
Professors Prof. Eman Attia
Associate Professor Dr. Abdallah Nassereddine
Assistant Professors Dr. Hanadi Taher, Dr. Amal Dabbous, Dr. Mohammad Balouza
Part-time Lecturers Mr. Mohammad Alaa Kaddour

The primary mission of the Economics Department is to offer educational opportunities to students in order to prepare them to become accomplished citizens and professionals capable of critical thinking and independent analysis. The economics major places an emphasis on excellence in teaching through continuous professional development in instruction, as well as, in applied and theoretical economic research.

The Economics major at the Faculty of Business Administration was established to prepare graduates for careers in various areas. The economic major enables students to perform technical and managerial functions for life-long career development.

The major introduces students to the theoretical, scientific and practical basis that enables them to acquire professional competences that meet future needs and job opportunities in Lebanon and abroad.

a- Knowledge and Understanding

  • Define the nature of economics.
  • Describe the functioning of a market economy through different approaches.
  • Demonstrate key knowledge and skills in disciplines specific to business and economics.
  • Demonstrate competence in applying fundamental concepts, models and analytical tools for operations related to economics in service organizations.
  • Explain basic concepts and operations in economics.

b- Intellectual Skills

  • Formulate economic strategies.
  • Analyze determinants of consumer behavior and purchase decision-making processes by using different perspectives and methods.
  • Apply analytical problem-solving skills to identify key trends and exploit emerging business opportunities.

c- Practical and Professional Skills

  • Assess and justify the behavior of markets.
  • Apply microeconomic tools in real economic contexts.
  • Evaluate business opportunities emerging from business operations through economic approaches.
  • Formulate and implement economic theories in real life contexts.

d- General and Transferable Skills

  • Integrate several micro and macroeconomic models to explain the behavior of markets.
  • Combine production and cost, short run and long run, and profit and revenues to assess the behavior of markets.
  • Demonstrate and apply current information technology skills in conjunction with economic knowledge to economic system designs.
  • Make effective use of IT tools in the field of economic and financial analysis.

The undergraduate curriculum for the degree of Bachelor in Business Administration (Economics major) consists of 100 credit hours of course work + ICDL.

Economics graduates may be employed by large private or public organizations, profit or non-profit organizations, governmental or local authorities, consultation firms and much more.

Some career options include:

Market Analyst; Investments Analyst; Urban/Regional Planner; Research Assistant; Securities Broker; Supply-Chain Analyst; Real Estate Agent; Budget Analyst; Insurance Analyst; Real Estate Appraiser.

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
BACC201 Principles of Accounting I 3 3 Lec Major R
BECO201 Microeconomics 3 3 Lec Major R
BMTH201 Business Math 3 3 Lec Major R
BUSN201 Business Law 2 2 Lec Major R
BUSN203 Business Communications 2 2 Lec Major R
BUSN204 Business Ethics 2 2 Lec Major R
------- University Requirements 3 3 Crs CUR
Second Semester
BACC202 Principles of Accounting II 3 3 Lec Major R
BECO202 Macroeconomics 3 3 Lec Major R
BMGT202 Principels of Management 3 3 Lec Major R
BMTH202 Business Statistics 3 3 Lec Major R
------- University Requirements 3 3 Crs CUR
Third Semester
BECO301 Intermediate Microeconomics 3 3 Lec Major R
BMGT301 Organizational Behavior 3 3 Lec Major R
BMGT302 Operations Management 3 3 Lec Major R
BMIS301 Management Information Systems I 3 3 Lec Major R
BMKT301 Principles of Marketing 3 3 Lec Major R
------- University Requirements 4 4 Crs CUR
Fourth Semester
BECO302 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 3 Lec Major R
BFIN302 Financial Management 3 3 Lec Major R
BFSC302 Taxation Systems 3 3 Lec Major R
BMGT304 Strategic Management 3 3 Lec Major R
------- University Requirements 2 2 Crs CUR
Fifth Semester
BECO401 Economic Statistics 3 3 Lec Major R
BECO403 International Economics 3 3 Lec Major R
BECO405 Public Finance & Fiscal Policy 3 3 Lec Major R
------- University Requirements 2 2 Crs CUR
------- Major Electives 6 6 Crs Major E
Sixth Semester
BECO402 Money & Banking 3 3 Lec Major R
BECO404 Economics of Risk & Uncertainty 3 3 Lec Major R
BECO406 Managerial Economics 3 3 Lec Major R
BECO410 Senior Project & Internship 3 3 Lec Major R
------- University Requirements 2 2 Crs CUR
------- Major Electives 3 3 Crs Major E

Major Electives (Major E)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
BECO411 Environmental Economics 3 3 Lec Major E
BECO412 Health Economics 3 3 Lec Major E
BECO413 Labor Economics 3 3 Lec Major E
BECO414 Introduction to Econometrics 3 3 Lec Major E
BECO415 Islamic Economics 3 3 Lec Major E
BECO416 Economic Development 3 3 Lec Major E
BFIN412 Financial Institutions & Capital Markets 3 3 Lec Major E
BMGT306 Human Resource Management 3 3 Lec Major E
BMIS302 Management Information Systems II 3 3 Lec Major E
BUSN420 Corporate Social Responsibility 3 3 Lec Major E