CHENNAI: The three-year graduate programme in Business Economics offered by the Ethiraj College for Women caters to the demand for qualified business, economic and financial analysts, business strategists and policy makers.
The curriculum contains subjects integrating commerce and economics. Subjects like firm strategy, industrial economics, financial management, financial systems and markets, legal issues in business provide a theoretical base for students. While subjects like statistics with computer applications, financial accounting, basic and advanced econometrics and mathematics for business economics provide students with good analytical skills.
The highlight of the programme is the two month mandatory internship and students are encouraged to do their internship in corporate houses, banks, investment banks, stock broking houses, research organizations and NGOs according to their preference and interest. Students who complete this programme can take up their post graduation in economics, commerce, financial economics and econometrics and are also eligible to do their professional courses like MBA, CA, CWA and ACS. This programme provides a good base for students interested in the Indian Economic Service.
The programme in Business Economics which has been operational in the Ethiraj College for Women from 2005 is gaining popularity among students with many lucrative careers for graduates with a good foundation in commerce and economics.