If there is a discipline that affects the lives, wealth and well-being of every person in this world, it is economics. It holds the key to many questions the world is faced with today, which you as an individual may be curious to address. If the following questions stimulate your intellectual interest, economics is for you.
Why is water, an essential commodity, so cheap, whereas diamonds, which aren’t essential, are so expensive?
Why does India worry about people living below the poverty line; can’t the government print more currency notes to alleviate poverty?
How is it that the US continues to be an economic superpower, though India and China’s growth rates are higher?
The study of Economics provides you a mathematical and statistical approach to look at global issues and arrive at a deeper, more nuanced understanding of possible solutions and their far-reaching impact.
Why study Economics at ISBF?
ISBF is one of the select few Affiliate Centres of the University of London International Programmes worldwide.
London School of Economics (LSE) is responsible for the academic direction of the programme. The faculty at LSE formulates the syllabus, develops the study material, sets examination papers and marks the scripts of ISBF students.
Distinguished faculty from LSE, Cambridge, IIT and Delhi School of Economics, JNU
Proven track record of students transferring into the 2nd year of BSc Economics programme at LSE.
ISBF students consistently go on to pursue Masters at prestigious institutions globally such as LSE, Oxford, Harvard, IIM and ISB Hyderabad.
One-year Masters at LSE advantage: The two-year MSc Economics programme at LSE becomes a one-year MSc programme for any ISBF student, giving a tangible headstart to students’ careers.
The BSc Economics programme at ISBF is a 3-year, full-time Honours degree programme, equivalent to the BA (Hons) Economics programme offered by universities in India
Are You Ideal for this Course?
You are, if:
You are deeply interested in how the world functions, how the economies of different countries are interconnected, and how seemingly distant or unrelated global incidents have intricate relationships.
You are good at Mathematics, and are intrigued by the possibility of using numbers to solve real world issues.
You believe application trumps theory every time, and get excited about applying what you learn in class.
You are enthused by an environment that encourages you to continuously learn and excel.
You want a headstart to prepare you for a Master’s degree in Economics or a related discipline from a prestigious university/institution in India or abroad.
Note:The BSc (Hons) Economics is UoL-LSE’s undergraduate economics course. The bachelor of economics degree awarded for it therefore follows their convention of designating Economics as a Science, and not an Art. The course, however, is broadly comparable with the BA (Hons) Economics, or “Economics Honours”, offered by many Indian universities, with the exception that the BSc (Hons) is more quantitative.
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Today, Economics is easily one of the best programmes one can choose for graduation. It is offered by hundreds of universities the world over.
The course provides introduction to the fundamental tools of economics, mathematics and statistics in the first year; which forms a strong base for understanding and analysing economic concepts. The second year curriculum facilitates the use of econometrics to examine relevant policy issues at the micro and macro level. In their final year, students explore application based subjects like international and monetary economics. They are also trained in advanced mathematical tools to aid any further studies or research projects that they undertake.
Note: The programme structure and curriculum are subject to change as per University of London regulations.
Transfers to LSE or any university in the world
Students can take a 2nd year transfer to the LSE or any other leading international university.
ISBF students have transferred to:
MBA and Masters degree at top global universities
An internationally recognised degree from the University of London prepares you to pursue Masters programmes in disciplines such as economics, econometrics, finance, public policy, political economy, international relations/affairs and management (MBA) from top universities across the world.
ISBF students have gone on to pursue Masters programmes at:
International work placements
Students can pursue one-year, full-time, fully paid international work placements at prestigious investment banks in London and New York through our association with the Mountbatten Institute.
ISBF students have secured One-year full-time internships with top investment banks at London, New york.
In 2015, ISBF students have been awarded eight of the 26 scholarships awarded by the Mountbatten Institute globally
Exciting career opportunities in India and abroad
An undergraduate degree in Economics makes you the first choice for employers across sectors such as investment banking, consulting, marketing, financial and economics research, policy-making and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). ISBF students have been placed in organisations of national and international repute.