Master of Science in Economics (MSEC)

Program Overview

The programme is intended to develop skills in economic theories and principles and the mathematical and statistical tools required to carry out research and complex analyses. Following are the salient features of the programme.

Salient features
  • Has practical relevance for solving economy issues and problem
  • MS Economics is focused on developing research skills
  • Focus on quality research in economics
  • Conducive research environment
  • Department is well known for producing MS graduates of superb quality within the stipulated time
  • Preparing students for embarking their PhD

Eligibility criteria

  • 16 years degree in business administration, administrative sciences, public administration, or relevant discipline from an accredited educational institution.
  • NTS (GAT General test) with 50% marks

Career prospects / Opportunities

An earned Graduate degree in economics has the potential to unlock many doors for graduates. Options include careers in business, finance and government. Career prospects include:

  • Commercial Banks
  • Investment banks
  • Government
  • Think Tanks
  • International Financial Institutions (United Nations, IMF, World Bank, ADB etc)
  • Consultancy Firms
  • Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Academia
  • Policy making and research institutes
  • Entrepreneurial ventures
  • Public Administration

Programme Structure


Number of Courses

Credit Hours

Core Courses



Elective Courses









Faculty Profile

Currently, there are 66 full time faculty members teaching in MS department and management-related courses in other departments

  • 8 faculty members with foreign doctoral degrees from USA, UK, Germany, Malaysia, Japan, and China
  • 7 faculty members with an indigenous doctoral degree
  • 11 faculty members hold foreign MS degrees from USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Sweden, and Australia
  • 16 faculty members have MS degrees from well reputed Pakistani universities
  • 24 have MBA or equivalent qualification
  • Most non-PhD faculty members have very good corporate experience which add value to the students learning
  • Foreign faculty from Germany, USA, UK, Australia, and Malaysia and other developed countries regularly delivers lectures

Teaching Methodology

Methods of teaching include, but are not limited to:

  • Lectures
  • Case studies
  • Class discussions
  • Group studies
  • Assignments
  • Quizzes

This methodology enables students to develop the following transferable and intellectual skills by integrating them in the curriculum of different offered courses:

  • Conceptual skills
  • Human skills
  • Technical skills (subject related know-how)
  • Analytical skills
  • Reading/Writing Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Listening skills
  • Research Skills


Typically, students are assessed based on the following criteria:





Final Exam




Curriculum Development

Suggestions/proposals are collected from faculty and academic area in-charges. These suggestions/proposals are discussed in the Departmental Academic Review Committee (DARC). If accepted by the DARC, these recommendations are then forwarded to the Board of Studies (BOS) for further consideration. Accepted proposals are then forwarded to the Board of Faculty (BOF). If approved by the BOF, recommendations are then finally get approved by the Academic Council to be included as part of the curriculum.

Quality Assurance

Quality of education under this programme is monitored at the departmental and institutional level.

  • Academic Area heads are appointed to monitor content and quality of the courses
  • Fortnightly Review Report (FRR) is generated to ensure coverage and monitor delivery of lectures
  • Fortnightly Review Report (FRR) is discussed in detail in Departmental Academic Review Committee (DARC) meeting
  • Academic area heads provide feedback to the faculty which incorporate and adjust the contents accordingly
Get in touch with us
Department of Economics
CUI Lahore
1.5 KM Defence Road
Off Raiwind Road Lahore

+92 (42) 111-001-007
Fax: +92 (42) 99203100


Tel: +92 (42) 111-001-007

Fax: +92 (42) 99203100


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