Associate Degree in Economics | GIFT University

Associate Degree in Economics

Economics is the art of satisfying unlimited wants with limited resources. To understand this philosophy of daily life, an associate degree of Economics is being introduced in GIFT University, which will give you the foundational skills and knowledge of this subject for the application of management decisions in both public and private sectors. This two year degree program emphasizes the study of quantitative techniques along with economics. The course of study requires an intensive background in math and statistics, reflecting the quantitative character of modern economics and business world. This program provides preparation for employment in technical and scientific areas like planning, decision making, and banking. The curriculum includes Fundamentals of Economics at both micro and macro level along with some quantitative courses. Through this degree a clear concept of Development and growth will be delivered to the students. Associate Degree in Economics program includes courses in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Business Math, Accounting, Statistics, and Business Law to provide students with a strong economic foundation.


Program Objectives:

  1. To expose students to a set of lifetime knowledge and skills which may not only make them more employable in a competitive work environment but also help them succeed in life otherwise.
  2. To quip graduates with enough knowledge and skill for the entry in different institutes for further study and careers in economics.
  3. To enables students to successfully analyze past and current trends in the economy
  4. To use the economics concept to determine the appropriate course of action to successfully manage different kinds of financial investments
  5. To develop a solid foundation in economics
  6. An understanding about the economic relationships that occur between business, households and government - as well as the principles that govern these relationships.
  7. Analytic skills to prepare students for a career in business, government or education.
  8. The groundwork, students will need if they decide to pursue a graduate degree in economics or in related fields.
  9. An emphasis on transforming concepts into practice.
  10. innovative skills to handle independent projects;

Career Opportunities:

Economics systems are the guidelines for entire world, and graduate of this program are applicable in all fields of life. On the bases of strong theoretical base they are able to understand the relationships, needs, market supply and demand, observe patterns, and extract meaningful conclusions, so they are very good in jobs for sales, operations, market research and stock broker and finance manager

Along with these fields, graduates of Economics can also open new doors with some extra qualifications of Economics, Business, MBA, CA, ACCA, CIMA, ACMA, CFA,


Eligibility Criteria:

The University welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed up to Grade 12 schooling. The more specific criteria follow:

  1. FSC (Pre-Engineering / Pre-Medical)
  2. Intermediate with Arts or General Science or Commerce
  3. Advanced Levels (A’ Levels)
  4. Any other equivalent grade 12 degree approved by the Ministry of Education.
  5. a. Admission will be based upon the previous academic performance
  6. b. Merit will be determined according to the following formula: Metric 20%, Intermediate 50%, Test 30 %.

Program Structure:


Structure Courses Credit Hours

University Core

5 15

Major - Economics

5 15

Program Electives

2 6

Free Electives

2 6

Other Areas

6 18

Other Areas


Other Areas



20 66


Minimum Eligibility:


The University welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed up to Grade 12 schooling. The more specific criteria follow:

  • FSC (Pre-Engineering / Pre-Medical)
  • Intermediate with Arts or General Science or Commerce
  • Advanced Levels (A’ Levels)
  • Any other equivalent grade 12 degree approved by the Ministry of Education.


The Admission Office at GIFT University deals with the enquiries concerning admissions. The prospective candidates are advised to consult this office during working hours of the University.


General Criteria to Apply

  • The candidate fulfills the eligibility conditions of the program.
  • The candidate must have earned the eligibility qualification from a recognized educational institution.
  • Good proficiency in English language.
  • The candidate has not been debarred on disciplinary grounds during his earlier educational career.

Admission Application

  • Applications for admissions are invited through advertisement in the media. The prospective candidates are advised to obtain the University Prospectus, Application Form and Admission Schedule from the Admissions Office. They may make queries to the officer on duty for further information.
  • Admission Application should be submitted together with all required documents within the prescribed time limit in the Student Affairs Centre Admissions Office.
  • Online Applicants can apply just by filling the required fields of Online Application Form. Their documents will be verified at the day of admissions test and interview.
  • After admission test and interview, the Admission Committee will advise the successful candidates to deposit fee and other dues in the Accounts Office within the specified time limit.
  • On payment of fee and dues, the Accounts Office will issue the Registration Number to the candidate. at least two days prior to the commencement of the semester.
Duration (Years) 2
No. of Regular Semesters 4
Credit Hour Fee 4,270
Total Credit Hour 66
Total Program Fee 321,820
Semester Fee 51,240
Registration 6,500
Total Semester Fee 57,740
1st Semester Credit Hours 12


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