Economics is the study of choices. It explains how individuals, businesses, governments and societies make decisions in a world where resources are limited. The tools used in economic analysis will equip students with problem-solving skills. A Minor in this field will help students to think logically, rationally and rigorously. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about banking, finance, globalisation, employment, economic growth, and also about broader issues such as the environment, poverty and the Third World. In general, knowledge of economics is an indispensable tool for making sense of the intricacies of the modern world. It is an extremely useful minor in any undergraduate curriculum.
The Economics Minor is an excellent complement to the curriculum of students in economics-related majors such as Business and Accountancy. It is a valuable addition to the curriculum of an Engineering major planning a career in a managerial position or intending later to do an MBA. Similarly, economics provides highly relevant background knowledge for a student of Communication Studies who is hoping to go into journalism or to work for an international organisation. Because economics is a social science subject, majors in Sociology or Psychology will also find the Economics Minor helpful.
|1||The Minor in Economics programme is open to all students except NBS students in Applied Economics and SSS students doing Economics Major.|
|2||All 5 courses that are needed to count towards Minor fulfillment must be registered as 'Unrestricted Electives'.|
|Condition||What to fulfill|
|1||Attained at least 15 AUs registered under 'Unrestricted Electives' to file for a Minor in Economics|
|2||Read compulsory courses physically in NTU.|
|Compulsory Core Courses||6 AUs|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|Principles of Economics|
NBS students who are exempted from AB0901/AB106 or who have taken AB0901/AB106 as a major core are required to replace the AUs with another Economics Electives. Other students who take HE9091 as a GER Elective are also required to replace the AUs with another Economics Electives.
Students are advised to take HE9092 first or co-register HE9092 with another Economics elective, but are advised not to take other Economics Electives, before reading HE9092.
|Economics Electives || 9 AUs|
To declare or file for minor