The Kurukshetra University has introduced MA (Business Economics), a two-year postgraduate degree course from the 2014-15 session with 60 seats. This was stated by the chairman of the department of economics, Sanjeev Bansal in a release here on Friday.
The popularity of this course can be gauged from the fact that it is being offered worldwide in over 30 universities, including the Harvard Business School and Delhi University.
Bansal said the course has been designed in such a manner so as to provide rigorous academic and professional training in the areas of economics, finance, agriculture, taxation, marketing, human resources, operations research, etc.
Earlier, the nomenclature of the said course was Master of Business Economics (MBE) running in the department of economics during the 1996-2009 period, said Bansal. He added that any graduate with at least 50% marks in aggregate can apply for admission to this course.
There will be a Common Entrance Exam for both MA (Economics) and MA (Business Economics) courses. Further, this is not a self-financing course and hence the fee charged will be equivalent to other MA courses.
The holders of MA (Business Economics) degree can find employment opportunities as assistant professors in economics in university departments, government and aided colleges and PGTs, financial/marketing/ HR managers in corporate sector, economic policy advisers at RBI and other government institutions, taxation analysts, etc.
As of now, UGC allows MA (Business Economics) students to appear in NET-JRF exam in the subject of economics, hence, the teaching profession is also open for MA (Business Economics) students, said Bansal.