BA Economics


The Bachelor of Arts in Economics program provides students with a solid foundation in economic theory, analysis, and critical thinking skills. Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to understand and analyze economic phenomena, make informed decisions, and contribute to economic policy-making and business strategies.

The program incorporates global economic principles and standards to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of economics on an international scale. Students learn to analyze and interpret macroeconomic indicators and their implications for businesses and policymaking. It covers concepts and frameworks from renowned economic models, such as those promoted by international organizations like the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

To bridge the gap between academia and industry, the program facilitates internships opportunities with organizations in the public or private sector. Students gain practical experience, apply economic theories in real-world contexts, and develop professional networks.

Oman Vision 2040 also emphasizes on achieving its targets through Economic diversification and competitiveness. This provides Economic graduates a notable opportunity to serve the Oman Economy.

Admission Criteria
  • A recognized general education diploma or its equivalent
  • Students joining MCBS must go through an English placement test to determine the appropriate English level
  • Students presenting a valid score of 5-5.5 in IELTS or 65-79 in internet based TOEFL (iBT) are exempted from the English program
  • Students will need to go through Mathematics and IT placements tests to determine their levels of proficiency in these subjects as they are part of the GFP or possible exemption
  • Mathematics placements tests will determine whether Basic Mathematics (MATH 10) and Pure Mathematics (MATH 21) can be exempted, or students will be given both or one of them
  • IT placement test will determine whether students will require to take the Information Technology foundation course (COSC 10)
Program Structure

Duration: Bachelor’s degree requires about 8 semesters or 4 years

Program delivery: 12-15 credits per normal semester and 6 credits per summer semester

Internship: Placement on a 3-month internship

Courses: Apart from courses closely related to the program, students take general education courses.

Core Courses33
Communication skills09
Social Sciences18
Math/Computer skills09
Natural Science03
Non-Business electives06
General Business requirements33

Core Courses

Course IDCourse NameCredits
ECON 200Oman and AGCC Economy3
ECON 220Money and Banking3
ECON 235Islamic Economy and Banking3
ECON 250Mathematical Economics3
ECON 305Economic Development3
ECON 307The Business Firm- History Theory and Policy3
ECON 330International Economics3
ECON 351Intermediate Economic Theory- Microeconomics3
ECON 352Intermediate Economic Theory- Macroeconomics3
ECON 360Natural Resource Economics3
ECON 396Senior Project3

Career Opportunities

Graduates may find employment in government agencies, financial institutions, research organizations, consulting firms, multinational corporations, nonprofit organizations, or pursue further education in economics or related fields. 

The program will also help the students prepare for professional qualifications like CPA, ACCA, CMA, CFA, etc.

Some common career paths include:

  1. Economic Analyst
  2. Financial Analyst
  3. Market Researcher
  4. Policy Analyst
  5. Investment Analyst
  6. Data Analyst
  7. Economist
  8. Banking and Finance Professional
  9. Business Consultant
  10. Government Economist
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Required English Prerequisites

Department Contact

Contact Program Chair Dr. Rene Paquibut for more information.