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Major in Economics
(August 2016 intake onwards)



A major in Economics offer students the opportunity to blend the theoretical side of economics with real world issues. After a foundation in Principles of Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, students proceed to take more specialised modules such as Statistics, International Economics and Econometrics. There are optional modules outside economics that students can take, making the economics programme truly multidisciplinary.

Bachelor of Business is based on a modular credit system, a combination of depth (specialisation of degree major) and breadth (general education modules beyond specialisation of degree major) where students have the flexibility of customising their degree programme depending on their preference and interest.

Students who major in economics shall begin to read those prescribed modules in their second semester. To be eligible for graduation, students have to acquire at least 140 modular credits and fulfilled specific requirement of the degree programme.


Degree Core (12 modular credits)

These are modules that must be taken by all students enrolled for the Bachelor of Business. Students must read and pass these modules (worth 4 modular credits each) in order to fulfil their graduation requirement.

  • BA-1101 Introduction to Accounting
  • BB-1104 Principles of Business & Management
  • BE-1101 Principles of Economics

Major Core (44 modular credits)

These are modules that are compulsory for all students registered in Major in Economics. Students must read and pass these modules in order to fulfil their graduation requirement.


Major Option (16 modular credits)

These are non-compulsory major modules that contribute to the Major in Econmics, and count towards the depth requirements for graduation.


Compulsory Breadth (20 modular credits)

Similar to degree core modules, these are university-wide modules offered by another faculty which Business students must also read and pass in order to satisfy their graduation requirement.

  • LE-1503 Communication Skills I: Academic Reading and Writing Skills
  • LE-2503 Communication Skills II: Academic Report Writing and Presentation
  • PB-1503 Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB)
  • MS-1501Islamic Civilization and the Modern World
  • A breadth module worth 4 modular credits, taken either from within the faculty or another faculty

Breadth (16 modular credits)

These are any module that is outside the degree and major. Any modules from another faculty are examples of breadth modules. Students reading the Bachelor of Business must acquire a minimum of 4 modular credits from the Science discipline – these breadth modules are available from the Faculty of Science, Institute of Health Science and Faculty of Integrated Technology.


Discovery Year (32 modular credits)

Students will undertake two semesters of discovery year activities outside the university, which comprise of 32 modular credits. More information is available here.


Summary of Major in Economics

Type Modular
Credits
Degree Core
  • BA-1101 Introduction to Accounting
  • BB-1104 Principles of Business & Management
  • BE-1101 Principles of Economics
12
Compulsory Breadth
  • LE-1503 Communication Skills I
  • LE-2503 Communication Skills II
  • PB-1503 Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB)
  • MS-1501 Islamic Civilization and the Modern World
  • A breadth module worth 4 modular credits, taken either from within the faculty or another faculty
20
Major Core
  • BE-1201 Macroeconomics: Principles and Issues
  • BE-1202 Introduction to Mathematics for Economics
  • BE-1203 Statistics for Business and Economics
  • BE-2201 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • BE-2202 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • BE-2205 Econometrics
  • BE-2206 Applied Mathematics for Economics
  • BE-4201 Applied Econometrics
  • BE-4203 Research Project
  • BB-2203 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
44
Major Option 16
Discovery Year Activities 32
Interfaculty Breadth* 16
Total 140

The following is a general/suggested schedule for Major in Economics:


List of Modules in Economics

Major Core

  • BE-1201 Macroeconomics: Principles and Issues
  • BE-1202 Introduction to Mathematics for Economics
  • BE-1203 Statistics for Business and Economics
  • BE-2201 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • BE-2202 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • BE-2205 Econometrics
  • BE-2206 Applied Mathematics for Economics
  • BE-4201 Applied Econometrics
  • BE-4203 Research Project
  • BB-2203 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation

Major Option


Breadth

  • BE-1401 Contemporary Issues in the Brunei Economy

Graduating Checklist

Please use the Graduating Checklist, to check whether you meet the graduation criteria. Note that this checklist is for August 2016 intake onwards only.



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