Economics/IBE (International Business Economics)
At the Bachelor’s level, the “Economics” track focuses on the fundamentals of economics, such as macroeconomics, microeconomics, international trade, as well as disciplines emphasizing current economic conditions, economic fluctuations, and industrial organization. A wide array of electives is offered in the areas of economic growth, sustainable development, and experimental economics. Many courses are structured around flipped classes and use innovative teaching techniques, such as problem-based learning. The main goal of the program is to prepare students for more challenging courses offered at the Master’s level.
At the Master’s level, the “International Business and Economics” (IBE) track offers insight on areas such as, among the others, globalization and international trade, country risk strategy, efficiency and productivity analysis, environmental economics, managerial economics and risk theory. The main objective of the program is to help prepare future managers who are adept at analyzing economic conditions and are also open-minded, capable of adapting to their environment and giving priority to responsible and ethical solutions.
The “Quantitative Methods” track helps prepare undergraduate students with their future careers as managers through equipping them with essential quantitative tools and methods. Our track offers applied quantitative courses such as business statistics, mathematics, optimization, data analysis and econometrics. All our teachers use innovative teaching methods such as flipped classroom. The “Quantitative Methods” track also prepares students to use statistical and optimization softwares such as SPSS, SAS and Lingo. These courses and tools finally aim to prepare undergraduate students to be comfortable with more technical and challenging courses offered at the Master level.
Our department’s faculty are actively involved in world-class research that has led to a large number of publications in highly reputable, national and international journals, such as American Economic Review, Management Science, Journal of Econometrics, Economic Theory, European Economic Review, Experimental Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, as well as other prestigious scholarly outlets. We strongly believe that expertise based on research is a prerequisite for creating appropriate responses to the challenges companies face in the current economic conditions and that research plays a key role in helping us teach our students important problem solving skills.
Our faculty work in the areas such as the measurement of the performance in production, migration and labor economics, operations management, risk theory, game theory, and applied microeconomics in general, among the others. They use a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods and often rely on multidisciplinary approaches in their scholarly work, incorporating fields such as health economics, environmental economics, and corporate finance.
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