Program Outline

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics

  • Duration: 3 Years (6 semesters) for general degree
    4 Years (8 semesters) for Hons degree
  • Affiliation: PES University
  • Campus: Ring Road (RR) Campus
  • Admission Test: PESSAT


50% aggregate score in 10+2 or equivalent in any stream from a recognized board with Mathematics as a compulsory subject at 10+2 level.

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About the Program

PESU School of Economics offers an advanced B.Sc (Hons.) Economics 4-year course which equips the students with the right skill set for core research and analytical work profiles in Economics, Finance and Management. It is a perfect balance of theory and application where the students are trained in wide variety of subject basket, including the core economic subjects, management, finance, and quantitative subjects. The students apply their knowledge through the various types of project works that they undertake over the four years. This boosts their writing skills, hones their research and analytical skills empowering them to secure dynamic work profiles in organizations of repute.

The School of Economics maintains academic excellence through the rigorous quantitative training modules which differentiates them from their peers. Spread over 8 semesters, the programme aims to train students to critically and objectively analyze issues related to the economy, business, public policy and society.

The design of curricula is to develop analytical and quantitative abilities, problem-solving aptitude and cognitive thinking. The academics here are research oriented and research projects and case studies constitute an important element of pedagogy. Regular interactions with eminent experts from Industry, academia and policy circles gives the students the edge over their peers in analysing the economy problems and find adequate solutions.

Who should pursue this Program?

Any student who is looking for making a change in the field of Economics, Policy making, Research, Finance and Data analysis should opt for this course. The future prospects for them lies in all sectors including public sphere like NITI Aayog, Finance Ministry, RBI, Civil services, IES, etc.

Corporates also offers lucrative profiles like Business analyst, market researcher, Risk analyst, for the graduates who complete this course. Another area which they can choose is research where the student can venture out for roles like Research associates in institutions of repute.

All those who are good with numbers and analytical capabilities are welcome to join this course. We welcome all inquisitive minds to come and explore the B.Sc (Hons.) Economics programme.

Achievements of the Economics Department

Trainers for Team INDIA and Team UAE for the International Economics Olympiad 2023 , to be held at Greece in July - Aug, 2023.

Across the two PES University School of Economics are proud to share that we are now the official trainers for Team INDIA and Team UAE for the International Economics Olympiad, one of its kind Global Olympiad on Economics with participation from more than 60 countries. IEO is an annual competition for high school students around the world in the areas of Economics and Finance. The Olympiad is supported by Eric Maskin, winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2007. This is a competition to discover and reward exceptionally talented students in the area of Economics and Finance and is known for its Analytical skill based questions, the real life Business Case, creativity-based situations and is a test of problem solving skills of youth around the world.

At PES Our experienced Faculty members will be training the students selected from all across the Country on various contemporary issues and areas including Economics, Finance, Strategy and Business Case. The IEO 2023 will be held in Greece this year, in three rounds. Team INDIA and UAE are gearing up to bag several medals under the expert training of the PES faculty team led by the Dean of Faculty of Management and Commerce, Dr. Shailashree Haridas, who has been the Executive Board Member of IEO for the past 3 years. This puts PES University on the Global Map and exhibits its commitment and capability to train the students for a promising future in the area of Economics.

Key Differentiators of this program at PESU

  • Wide range of subject baskets catering to industry requirements.
  • Curriculum embedded with live research projects on areas of contemporary relevance.
  • Focus on training applied techniques in Econometrics
  • Hands-on experience of software such as EViews, Python, STATA, R, Excel, etc.
  • Value added certificate courses
  • Direct guidance and mentoring benefits by Eminent faculties and experts from Industry.
  • Strong internship and placement support.

Programme Highlights

  • 4 years advanced B.Sc (Hons.) programme
  • State of the art infrastructure, Wi-Fi enabled classrooms, library and labs
  • Best recreational spaces including gym, sports aimed at the holistic development of students
  • Application oriented/case-based pedagogy
  • Favourable ecosystem for multi-dimensional collaborations including Industry-Academia and foreign universities.
  • Ability to approach issues from multiple perspectives

Placement Opportunities & Career Assistance

Centralised Placement cell of PES has a track record of lucrative placement opportunities for all its students across streams for the past 50 years. The placement training and support system ensures regular training sessions for the students to enhance their presentation and analytical skills & hone their interpersonal skills. The placement team ensures that all qualified students get the opportunity to represent themselves in companies of repute.

The school also has a Placement cell which arranges training sessions in aptitude, communication, CV writing, corporate etiquettes for making them industry ready.