Economic Sciences

Bachelor in Economic Sciences (English)

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The Economic Sciences program is an ongoing and dynamic process oriented towards economic policies and their implementation. The functioning of an economy depends on the behaviors and choices made by economic agents and their interaction with each other. Acting in conditions of insufficient resources and uncertainty, more and more economic agents have to make decisions for different situations, not encountered in the past. Therefore, achieving economic objectives, well-functioning markets and choosing the right economic policies requires a high degree of knowledge from future economists. Through this study program it is intended that the student gets acquainted with the basic concepts of economics, relevant instruments and their use in the most optimal way possible, knowledge is provided for a wide range of individual and social problems arising from the mismatch between the demand for goods and services and the limited supply of resources to satisfy these demands and provide with special economic approach their solution. In this program students gain theoretical and practical knowledge of markets, trade, business, government policy, international affairs, globalization, development, necessary to compete in a very tough labor market where the mismatch between supply and demand for work is very large .

Why should you study in this program? This program is designed to impart to students the knowledge and skills needed to successfully analyze issues emerging in both the private and public sectors, leading them towards achieving the desired objectives. The main objective of the Economic Sciences Program is to provide students with knowledge of contemporary economic thought as well as to help them understand the role of economic institutions in contemporary society. Furthermore this program aims to prepare students to:

· Recognize and appreciate the diversity of existing economic views and new views, which reasonably clarify economic problems and alternative systems.

· Describe the economic side of institutions at the central level and their role in drafting monetary and fiscal policies.

· Use key microeconomic concepts and tools such as opportunity cost, market role, etc., to address public policy issues such as competition, environmental protection, financial regulation, taxation, and explain the relationship between interests economic development of individuals and society.

· Use economic models to analyze economic behavior, social issues, and policy issues.

· Use broadly defined economic theory to make an original analysis of current or historical events, to analyze social problems, and to evaluate alternative public policy choices.

· Explain the great differences in economic experiences and standard of living across different countries and apply concepts and models to explain and analyze global economic relations.

· Communicate effectively and reflect critically in the field of the respective discipline and with the wider society.

· To develop students’ analytical skills by combining genuine economic theory with methods applied by statistics and econometrics, to be able to apply both economic theory and analysis in their workplace and in further studies.

Where you can be employed after graduation? The Bachelor program in ” Economic Sciences ” offers good knowledge in the field of economics by increasing opportunities for professional career. Through the development of technical, interpersonal and conceptual skills, this program makes possible the employment of graduates in public and private institutions of different types and dimensions. Economics opens up a range of career opportunities as students can experiment in different career directions. They can be hired through banks, consulting agencies, deal with analysis and forecasting and international trade.