PhD in Economics

PhD in Economics - Admission Requirements

Applicants for the PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)Degree at the Faculty of Business Administration must hold a master’s degree from the Faculty of Business Administration at Beirut Arab University or any other recognized university that qualifies him / her to pursue their PhD with a minimum CGPA of “2.33” for credit-hour system students and “Good” for academic year system students in the courses of the master’s degree. Postgraduate students should pass the TOEFL exam with a minimum average of 500, or IELTS with a minimum score of “6.5”, or its equivalent in other languages before registering for the thesis.

Career Opportunities

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


The PhD Economics (48 Crs.) curriculum consists of the following: 

I. Core Courses (12 Crs.)
Elective Courses (12 Crs.)
III. Thesis (24 Crs.)

See the suggested Study Plan for PhD in Economics (Download as PDF)