The curriculum of the analytically, and quantitatively focussed undergraduate program in Economics & Finance is designed to provide the students with a broad and deep understanding of forces that influence markets and institutions in general, and financial markets and financial institutions in particular. The curriculum balances rigorous economic and finance theory with an exhaustive quantitative focus that will enable the students to translate theory to practice. In order to develop the necessary analytical and quantitative skills, in addition to courses in economics and finance, students will also take courses in mathematics, and statistics. The undergraduate program will provide them with the tools that underpin both the theoretical and quantitative aspects of economics and finance. Additionally, students will take up a course in computing for the purpose of practical applicability; a course in academic writing with the aim of developing effective written communication; and a research seminar that will give the students first-hand research experience. The programme will culminate in a semester-long internship in the final semester, or a research thesis (subject to mutual agreement between the student and a faculty advisor).
This program will provide students with a platform to pursue, according to their own interest, a wide range of career paths including financial services, analytics, banks, consulting, policy institutes, regulatory bodies, think tanks, and higher education, amongst others.