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Major in Economics
(Pre-August 2013 intakes)

A major in Economics offer students the opportunity to blend the theoretical side of economics with real world issues. Economics major also offer a stronger quantitative component that is valuable for graduate work in economics or for more analytical areas of government and private sector. It also provide an excellent base for graduate work in the social sciences. Students completing Economics major under the Bachelor of Business are required to take Principles of Economics, Intermediate Economics, Mathematics for Economics, Research Methodology and Econometrics. In addition, seven more specialised major option modules such as International Trade Theory and Policy, Labour Economics, Monetary Economics, Islamic Economics, Economy of Brunei and Resource Economics are required to complete to fulfil the requirement of the major.

Apart from taking 52 modular credits (MCs) in Economic major core and major option modules, to graduate with a Bachelor of Business degree, students are also required to fulfill the required 10 MCs of compulsory breadth, 20 MCs of degree core, 16 MCs of outside faculty breadths, of which 4 MCs must be taken from the Faculty of Science (FOS) or Institute of Health Science, and 32 MCs by undertaking two semesters of Discovery Year activities. These interdisciplinary module requirements are crucial to equip students not only with economics knowledge but also with modules that will enable them to be competitive in the job market. To be eligible for graduation, students have to acquire at least 128 modular credits and fulfilled specific requirement of the degree programme.


Degree Core (20 modular credits)

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

  • BB-1102 Business Statistics
  • BB-1103 Information Systems Concepts
  • BB-1104 Principles of Business & Management
  • BE-1101 Principles of Economics
  • BP-1101 Government, Business & Society

Major Core (24 modular credits)

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

  • BB-2203 Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation
  • BE-2201 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • BE-2202 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • BE-2203 Mathematics for Economics
  • BE-2204 Research Methodology
  • BE-2205 Econometrics

Major Option (28 modular credits)

These are optional major modules that contribute to the Major in Economics, and count towards the depth requirements for graduation. The students who major in economics should successfully complete minimum of 28 modular credits.

  • BE-1401 Contemporary Issues in the Brunei Economy
  • BE-2403 Economics for Non-Economists
  • BE-3301 Business Economics
  • BE-3302 Economic Development
  • BE-3303 Public Budgeting and Finance
  • BE-4302 Evolution of Economics Ideas
  • BE-4303 Economy of Brunei
  • BE-4304 Labour Economics
  • BE-4305 Public Sector Economics
  • BE-4309 International Monetary Policy
  • BE-4310 ASEAN Economies
  • BE-4311 Resource Economics
  • BE-4312 Islamic Economics
  • BE-4313 Business and Economic Forecasting
  • BE-4314 Macroeconomic Policy Analysis

Compulsory Breadth (10 modular credits)

The following compulsory breadth modules must be taken by all Business students accumulate 10 modular credits in order to satisfy their graduation requirement

  • BC-1401 Corporate Communication
  • LE-1503 Communication Skills I: Academic Reading and Writing Skill
  • PB-1503 Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB)

Breadth (16 modular credits)

These are any module that is outside the degree and major (outside the faculty). Any modules from another faculty are examples of breadth modules. Students reading the Bachelor of Business must acquire a minimum of 16 modular credits from other faculties including 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.

Modules completed at host universities during study abroad programmes will be transferred accordingly, as breadth modules.


Summary of Major in Economics


Type Modular
Credits

Degree Core

20

Compulsory Breadth

  • BC-1401 Corporate Communication
  • LE-1503 Communication Skills I
  • PB-1503 Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB)
10

Major Core

  • BB-2203 Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation
  • BE-2201 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • BE-2202 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • BE-2203 Mathematics for Economics
  • BE-2204 Research Methodology
  • BE-2205 Econometrics
24
Major Option 28
Discovery Year Activities 32
Interfaculty Breadth* 16
Total 130

*Four out of 16 modular credits have to come from the Faculty of Science, Institute of Health Science or Faculty of Integrated Technology

General Schedule for Major in Economics

YEAR BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
1 SEMESTER 1
BB-1104 Principles of Business & Management DC 4
BE-1101 Principles of Economics DC 4
BP-1101 Government, Business and Society DC 4
Compulsory Breadth CB 4
SEMESTER 2
BB-1102 Business Statistics DC 4
BB-1103 Information Systems Concepts DC 4
BC-1401 Corporate Communication CB 2
Compulsory Breadth CB 4
Breadth B 4
2 SEMESTER 3
BE-2201 Intermediate Microeconomics MC 4
BE-2202 Intermediate Macroeconomics MC 4
BE-2203 Mathematics for Economics MC 4
Breadth B 4
SEMESTER 4
BB-2203 Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation MC 4
BE-2204 Research Methodology MC 4
BE-2205 Econometrics MC 4
Breadth B 4
3 SEMESTER 5
Discovery Year
SAP / SEP / Internship / Community Outreach / Incubation   16
SEMESTER 6
Discovery Year
SAP / SEP / Internship / Community Outreach / Incubation   16
4 SEMESTER 7
Major option M 4
Major option MO 4
Major option MO 4
Breadth B 4
SEMESTER 8
Major option MC 4
Major option MC 4
Major option MO 4
Major option MO 4
  TOTAL MCs   130


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