Bachelor in Economics - Study PlanDrive economic transformation in the digital era
A Unique Bachelor in Economics
The Bachelor in Economics aims to teach young ambitious individuals to build the proper skill set to become professionals capable of facing real-world challenges.
Through our hands-on teaching methodology, students from the Bachelor in Economics will find the perfect ideal balance between what is studied throughout their degree and the projects that are applied based on real-world scenarios.
This will aid them to develop profiles that are able to adapt to new trends happening now in the 21st century.
Bachelor in Economics Study Plan
Year 4 - ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS TRACK
Year 4 - COUNTRY, SECTOR & POLICY ANALYSIS TRACK
- Basic Courses
- Core Courses
- Elective Courses
- Final Project
- Credits needed to graduate
*This study plan is under revision and may be subject to change.FOR THE MOST UPDATED INFORMATION CONTACT THE ADMISSIONS DEPARTMENT
Preparing for the future of economics requires professionals that understand the very basics of the field and have the skills that adapt to the rapidly changing world we live in. Throughout your first year, you will set the foundations for the rest of your four years by mixing basic economics skills with a modern twist of new challenges. Focusing on the fundamentals of economics while touching on modern programming and writing skills that will prepare you to take on deeper and more complex challenges that are to come. You will touch on theories and begin research to understand how to solve new problems that the world is currently facing.
Understanding how the economy is shaped and governed in different societies around the world is fundamental for a successful future in this field. During your second year, you will begin refining your mathematics, decision-making and strategy skills, entering the study of human behavior and the new economy. Analyzing and interpreting information to understand how it affects the economy. Learning new tools and exploring different situations in order to propose new solutions.
Innovation, technology and GovTech are disrupting this field to the next level. In your third year, you will dive deeper in the technology that is forcing rapid changes to the field. Learn firsthand and keep up to date with the latest strategies that will give you the ability to make the right decisions. Hone your critical thinking skills to prepare you for a future that is becoming more digital than ever. The economist that know how to analyze with different platforms and make decisions based on data are the ones that will make an impact.
Adapt your last year to your interests and focus. By choosing the track in Economic and Financial Analysis for Business, you will do research and focus more on the digital direction that the economy is turning to while applying it to business. In the track on Country, Sector and Policy Analysis you will concentrate on the political science spectrum, on policies, and how cities and environments are shaping the path of the economy.
- Participate in public and expert debates on the economy and politics at the national and international level.
- Apply abstract reasoning and critical thinking to understand economic, political and social processes and propose solutions to complex problems in multidisciplinary environments.
- Conduct model-based socioeconomic analyses to identify dynamics and key factors affecting changes or stability over time.
- Convert large volumes of data into usable information and develop solutions that are relevant for a given context from the socioeconomic and business management standpoints.
- Write convincing written texts applicable to a variety of academic and professional contexts.
- Identify and design effective economic policies as a function of the national context.
- Predict trends and their macroeconomic outcomes for countries and regions.
- Simplify complex economic ideas by using practical language, figures and graphs in order to convey it in both public and professional forums.
- Derive solutions from mathematical models of behavior and economic processes and numerically calibrate these models.
- Explain consumer and company behavior in different market contexts.
- Apply strategic reasoning in academic studies and professional situations.
- Apply experiences from the history of economics to contemporary economic issues and challenges.
- Conduct quantitative analysis of economic data using statistics software such as Stata, R and Python.
- Use visualization tools to explore data, reveal patterns and communicate results in order to facilitate economic decision-making.
- Understand the limits and advantages of traditional economic models and indicators and know how to identify and effectively use the new options that have been recently developed.
- Design, perform and evaluate experiments and other types of data-based applied analysis in order to test ideas and hypotheses and draw conclusions.
- Generate strategic business plans and project management frameworks to facilitate organizations’ adaptation to rapid technological change.
- Work effectively with data within organizations’ technological ecosystems.
- Understand and apply programmatic and algorithmic thinking to perform the different stages of business analytics, including knowledge of the main business analytics tools in use.
- Apply a variety of relevant techniques, including data mining, algorithm-based machine learning, predictive models and the classification and segmentation of data from different sources and in different formats, applied to the field of economics.
- Understand how institutions, governance mechanisms and contracts work in order to maximize economic efficiency and social equity.
- Provide consultation and advising services to companies looking to maximize their impact, market shares and turnover on specific economic markets.
- Design basic investment operations, both from the point of view of financing as well as the return on investment strategy.
- Write well-structured economic reports that include clear and transparent questions, methodologies and results.
- Understand and be capable of explaining the relationship between psychology, economics and economic decision-making.
- Communicate effectively in public, business and academic settings.
- Behave professionally in accordance with the core principles and ethics of the profession.
- Manage unforeseen situations by being able to adapt to organizational changes.
- Use knowledge of the discipline to analyze and evaluate current situations.
- Form a part of interdisciplinary and multicultural teams to achieve shared goals in a diverse environment.
- Work actively in an international context.