Economics has become an increasingly ubiquitous as well as rapidly changing discipline that requires people who are skilled in analyzing and interpreting economic data, and then using it to effect decisions about national and global markets and policy.
In pursuing a four year BS in Economics or Economics and Finance at the School of Economics, Qarshi University, students develop analytical skills, a strong quantitative background, and clarity and precision of thought and expression. Students also gain knowledge of economic institutions and an understanding of how a complex economic system works. These abilities may be applied to job responsibilities in a variety of sectors and occupational groups.
Economics is a matter of crucial importance throughout the world. Economic problems center on the utilization of limited resources to provide goods and services for society. As a social science, economics is concerned with people in their roles as economic decision makers. Economists study how business and personal decisions are made under conditions of uncertainty and incomplete information, and they provide insight into problems involving both short- and long-term planning, such as investment and savings decisions. A strong grounding in both theoretical and applied aspects of economics allows students to use their knowledge to understand economic behavior and provides a basis for evaluating economic policy.
In the recent past the financial crisis and subsequent recession—its causes, consequences, and policy responses--have grabbed many of the headlines. Our economists remain engaged in developing and pursuing sound and equitable policies that put Pakistan on the path of sustained economic development and macroeconomic stability during these economically difficult times. The issues confronting the economists include how to address the continuous and expanding trade imbalance, fluctuating energy prices, environmental concerns, education reform, to facilitate growth, among many others. Our faculty and students address these issues both with practical policy analysis and by re-thinking the theoretical underpinning of how individuals, businesses, and governments interact.
The School's objective is to acquaint students with the economic aspects of modern society, to familiarize them with techniques for the analysis of contemporary economic problems and to develop in them an ability to exercise judgment in evaluating public policy. There is training for the general student as well as for those who plan careers as economists in civil service, private enterprise, teaching, or research.
Economics has served as the foundation for a variety of career opportunities in business, government, law, consulting, research, and education. However, these options can be broadly categorized into Direct, Less Direct, and Indirect careers. The list of some of the careers under these categories is as follows
Actuary, Business Research Analyst, Financial Analyst, Investment Banking Analyst, Compensation/Benefit Coordinator, Labor Relations Researchers, Real Estate Development Researcher, Urban Planning Researcher, Accountant, Money market and Securities Trader, Banking, Stock Broker, Trader, Market Researcher, etc.