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Courses of Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSS) in Economics:
SL No Course Code Course Title Status Credit Hr. Pre-Requisite Course Code
01 ECO-101 Principle of Economics- I Core 3 Nil
02 ECO-102 Introduction to Mathematics-I Multi-disciplinary 3 Nil
03 ECO-103 Introduction to Statistics-I Multi-disciplinary 3 Nil
04 CSE-101 Fundamentals of Computer Science Multi-disciplinary 3 Nil
05 ECO-105 Government and Politics Multi-disciplinary 3 Nil
05 ECO-105 Government and Politics Multi-disciplinary 3 Nil
06 ECO-106 Principle of Economics- II Core 3 ECO-101
07 ECO-107 Introduction to Mathematics-II Multi-disciplinary 3 ECO-102
08 ECO-108 Introduction to Statistics-II Multi-disciplinary 3 ECO-103
09 ECO-109 Public Administration Multi-disciplinary 3 Nil
10 ECO-110 Introduction to Sociology Multi-disciplinary 3 Nil
11 ECO-201 Microeconomic Theory -I Core 3 ECO-101
12 ECO-202 Macroeconomic Theory -I Core 3 ECO-106
13 ECO-203 Economy of Bangladesh -I Core 3 ECO-101,ECO-106
14 ECO-204 Mathematics for Economists- I Core 3 ECO-102,ECO-107
15 ECO-205 Statistics for Economists-I Core 3 ECO-105,ECO-108
16 ECO-206 Microeconomic Theory-II Core 3 ECO-201
17 ECO-207 Macroeconomic Theory -II Core 3 ECO-202
18 ECO-208 Mathematics for Economists- II Core 3 ECO-204
19 ECO-209 Statistics for Economists-II Core 3 ECO-205
20 ECO-210 Agriculture and Rural Economics-I Core 3 ECO-206,ECO-207
21 ECO-301 International Economics -I Core 3 ECO-206,ECO-207
22 ECO-302 Development economics Core 3 ECO-202,ECO-206
23 ECO-303 Agriculture and Rural Economics-II Core 3 ECO-210
24 ECO-304 Introduction to Health Economics Core 3 ECO-201,ECO-201
25 ECO-305 Principles of Management And Financial Accounting Multi-disciplinary 3 ECO-206,ECO-207
26 ECO-306 Introduction to Econometrics-I Core 3 ECO-208
27 ECO-307 Economic System and Development Patterns Core 3 ECO-101,ECO-106
28 ECO-308 Money and Banking Multi-disciplinary 3 ECO-206,ECO-207
29 ECO-309 Labor Economics Core 3 ECO-206,ECO-207
30 ECO-310 Resource economics Core 3 ECO-201,ECO-206
31 ECO-401 Econometrics-II Core 3 ECO-306
32 ECO-402 History of Economic Thought Core 3 ECO-206,ECO-207
33 ECO-403 Public Sector Economics and Public Finance Core 3 ECO-206
34 ECO-404 International Economics -II Core 3 ECO-301
35 ECO-405 Economics of Environment Core 3 ECO-310
36 ECO-406 Economics of Management and Entrepreneurship Development Multi-disciplinary 3 ECO-206,ECO-207
37 ECO-407 Economics of Marketing Multi-disciplinary 3 ECO-206,ECO-207
38 ECO-408 Economy of Bangladesh –II Core 3 ECO-203
39 ECO-409 Planning And Evaluation Technique Multi-disciplinary 3 ECO-206,ECO-207,ECO-302
40 ECO-410 Research Methodology Multi-disciplinary 3 ECO-206,ECO-207
41 ECO-412 Comprehensive and Viva Voce Comprehensive 3 Completion of all courses.
42 ENGL-100 English Fundamentals* English 3 N/A
43 ENGL-101 Composition English 3 N/A
44 ENGL-102 Public Speaking English 3 N/A
45 ORE 101 Freshmen Orientation Orientation 0.5 N/A
46 ORE 102 Continuous Orientation Orientation 2 N/A
47 ORE 103 Professional Orientation Orientation 1.5 N/A




  1. a) Core Courses


There are 26 pure economics courses in the BSS in Economics program. Every course is designed in such a manner that it fulfills the objective and Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO) of the program. Courses in the curriculum are consistently arranged from lower to higher levels. To ensure the chronology of the courses, there are some predetermined prerequisites of chronological courses, and without fulfilling the prerequisites none of the students are allowed to take any course. With the microeconomics and macroeconomics courses, students get the opportunity to surf different branches of economics. Rather than concentrating on a particular specialization students get the opportunity of gathering knowledge of diverse sectors of economics which allows a student to have a comprehensive knowledge and decide on his/her future specialization.


  1. b) Multidisciplinary Course


Besides the core economics courses, every student has to complete four mathematics and four statistics courses in undergraduate level. Using mathematical models are very common to solve any economic problems and learning mathematics allows the student to understand different economic models and equips them to solve various economic issues mathematically. On the other hand, knowledge of statistics allows students to learn the basic statistical tools and apply them in different branches of economics.


Economics is the study of people and society, and economic decision making is connected with different social aspects. To be a policymaker or at least a responsible and conscious citizen it is important to have knowledge about the various social sciences issues. The department of Economics offers three compulsory social sciences courses titled- Government and Politics (ECO-105), Public Administration (ECO-109) and Introduction to Sociology (ECO-110) in undergraduate level which help the student to achieve a multidimensional and comprehensive knowledge.

To meet the demand of ever-changing modern world and cope with technology Fundamental of Computer Science (CSE-101) and four introductory business courses are included in the curriculum consequently, the course has been more dynamic.


The course titled Planning and evaluation technique (ECO-409) gives the student an applied idea about planning for a project and the viability test of a project. And the last but not least, Research methodology (ECO-410) course is included in the curriculum in order to equip undergraduate students with research base for being a researcher and pursuing higher studies.


  1. c) English Courses


Every student of Stamford must have proficiency in English. To acquire a sound working and technical knowledge of English for national and international job markets the student of Economics has to complete two compulsory English courses titled Composition (ENGL-101) and Public Speaking (ENGL-102).In addition to this, students, who will not be able to score above 50% marks in the English section of Admission Test, must take a foundation course in English titled English Fundamental (ENGL-100). It is a mandatory course for those students and three credit hours will be awarded for this course. (Student Manual 2016-2017)


  1. d) Orientation Course


Course no. ORE 101, ORE 102 and ORE 103 are combined courses and they are treated as a single course. The total payment for these three courses is equal to the payment of a single course.


  1. e) Comprehensive and Viva Voce


Economics is a study of comprehensive knowledge, and all the subject matters are closely related. The aim of the Comprehensive Exam is to allow students to recapitulate all the learnings of his/her undergraduate level. The question of Comprehensive exam usually consists of different theories with real life application and recent economic issues, which motivates students to gather knowledge beyond textbooks and being updated about real life scenario. The Viva exam gives the opportunity to check the ability of graduates and gives them the flavor of real life job viva before entering the job market. After successful completion of all courses, students will be allowed to register for the course Comprehensive and Viva Voce (Eco-412).


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