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M.Sc.(Hons.) Economics

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Program Objective

The M.Sc. programs at BITS Pilani University have integrated degree programs without any intermediate B.Sc. degree. The integrated nature of the programs and their analytical and engineering science contents give them a professional character and enable students to participate usefully in corporate and research jobs. Considering the current market scenario and recent surge in demand for people specialising in Economics and Finance, Department of Economics & Finance of BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus offer programs such as integrated M.Sc. (Economics) and Minor in Finance.

The main objective of M.Sc. (Economics) program is to impart students with a rigorous and hands-on training in Economics, with special emphasis on analytical and problem-solving skill, and in-depth understanding of the theoretical and empirical construct in the field of Economics. This will make the students acquire a level of subject knowledge, enabling them to achieve high quality skills suitable for various professions, especially in the field of data analysis and economic policy making.

Eligibility for admission

Minimum Academic Qualification:
(a) Candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and adequate proficiency in English.
(b) The candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects (if he/she has taken Mathematics in BITSAT) or a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects (if he/she has taken Biology in BITSAT) in the 12th examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/ Biology subjects.
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Program Structure

The structure and requirements of the M.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics program is as follows:  

                                                                 Discipline Core Courses


Semester I

Semester II


ECON F211: Principles of Economics

MGTS F211: Principles of Management

ECON F212: Fundamentals of Finance & Accounting

ECON F241: Econometric Methods

ECON F213: Mathematical & Statistical Methods

ECON F242: Microeconomics

ECON F214: Economic Environment of Business

ECON F243: Macroeconomics


ECON F244: Economics of Growth & Development

Practice School 1 (PS -1)*


ECON F311: International Economics

ECON F341: Public Finance: Theory & Policy

ECON F312: Money Banking & Financial Markets

ECON F342: Applied Econometrics

ECON F313: Issues in Economic Development

ECON F343: Economic Analysis of Public Policy


Discipline Electives

Discipline Electives

Practice School 2 (PS -2)*

List of Electives for M.Sc. (Hons.) Economics program: 


ECON F351: Indian Economic Development


ECON F352: Management of Banks and Financial Institutions


ECON F471: Resources and Environmental Economics


ECON F353: Energy Economics and Policy


ECON F411: Project Appraisal


ECON F412: Security Analysis and Portfolio Management


ECON F422: Functions and Working of Stock Exchanges


ECON F354: Derivatives and Risk Management


ECON F413: Financial Engineering


ECON F414: Creating and Leading Entrepreneurial Organizations


ECON F415: New Venture Creation


ECON F355: Business Analysis and Valuation


ECON F356: Strategic Financial Management


ECON F357: Management Control Systems


Econ F314: Industrial Economics


ECON F435: Marketing Research


ECON F434: International Business


ECON F418: Quantitative Analysis of International Trade


FIN F414: Financial Risk Analytics and Management


BITS F314: Game Theory


ECON F314: Behavioral Economics


FIN F314: Investment Banking and Financial Services

For Further Information Contact:

Associate Professor and Head 
Department of Economics and Finance
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal, Medchal District - 500 078
Telangana, India
E-mail : 
Phone: 040 – 66303699 (Office)
Fax: +91 40 66303998

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