Core courses

All undergraduate students are required to take the following courses, usually during the first four terms of the course program:
ECONONE Introduction to microeconomics
ECONTWO Introduction to macroeconomics
MATECO1 Mathematical economics 1 (lecture)
LBYECO1 Mathematical economics 1 (laboratory)
MATECO2 Mathematical economics 2 (lecture)
 Mathematical economics 2 (laboratory)

Department policy on undergraduate programs

A student in the fourth term (taking MATECO2) is required to attend the economics majors’ orientationscheduled during the eighth week of the term (on a Friday). A student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in the abovementioned core courses. Otherwise, a student cannot advance to the next set of courses (ECOSTAT, MICREC1, and MACREC1).

BS Applied Economics (Financial econ)
FINNLEC Financial economics
INTRAFN International trade and finance
ECOMETF Financial econometrics
PORTIVA Portfolio choice and investment analysis
FOPDERV Futures, options, and other derivatives


The following are the elective courses for the respective undergraduate degree programs. Note that all electives have the same set of prerequisites: MICREC2, and MACREC2. Note that other courses may be required as prerequisites, depending on the content of the course.

BS Applied Economics   

(Industrial econ)
choose four from the following:

CORPLAN Corporate planning
CPLXECO Complexity economics
DEVPLAN Development planning
ECOFORE Economic model building and forecasting
ECOINTE Economics of integration
EXPECON ​Experimental economics
ENRECON Energy and resource economics
GAMECON Game theory

INTECOR International economic relations
MANAGEC Managerial economics
MICMETS Applied microeconometrics for industrial organization
MONBANK Money and banking

PERECON Personnel economics
PRANALY Project analysis and evaluation
SPECTO1 (to 3) Special topics

URBANEC Urban and regional economics

BA Economics
choose three from the following:               

AGRIECO Agricultural economics
COMPRES Comparative economic systems
ECONHIS Philippine economic history
ENVECON Environmental economics

GENDECO Gender economics
GRWECON Economics of growth
HELTECO Health economics
HISTECO History of economic thought
IMPEVAL Introduction to impact evaluation of development programs
LABOREC Labor economics
POLECON Political economy
POVECON Poverty economics
SPECTOA (to C) Special topics

For a complete description of the above courses, see the course catalog.