This multidisciplinary undergraduate program combines two key social science disciplines, Economics and International Relations with Media, adding a third dimension that can result in a better appreciation of forces that affect our business and personal lives today. From an academic standpoint all three disciplines have evolved significantly in recent years. Economics today relies more on mathematical and statistical models for substantiation of its theoretical base, international relations has extended beyond its intellectual parameters to embrace real-world dynamics, and media studies having found an ally in science and technology, in this digital age.

The program includes core courses in the respective disciplines as well as current issues and hotly debated topics like food security, Genetically Modified Organism (GMOs) versus organic farming, Political Economy Issues, Trade Roots and Economic Corridors, CPEC, etc. This will not only makes the courses interesting, but increases the marketability of the students.

The BS Economics, Media and International Relations (EMI) program will require students to complete 48 courses i.e. 144 credit hours of coursework. Internship of six weeks duration in a firm approved by the Institute is also obligatory.

Required Courses

Foundation Courses
Communication Pakistan Studies Language
COM107
Academic English
COM202
Business and Professional Speech
COM203
Methods in Business Writing
PSC301
Pakistan Studies
LAN 10*
Foreign Language I
LAN 20**
Foreign Language II
*1 = Introduction to Arabic
*2 = Introduction to French
*3 = Introduction to Spanish
*4 = Introduction to German
*5 = Introduction to Japanese
*6 = Introduction to Italian
*7 = Introduction to Russian
*8 = Introduction to Chinese
**1 = Intermediate Arabic
**2 = Intermediate French
**3 = Intermediate Spanish
**4 = Intermediate German
**5 = Intermediate Japanese
**6 = Intermediate Italian
**7 = Intermediate Russian
**8 = Intermediate Chinese
Core Business Courses
Economics International Relations Islamic Studies Mathematics Statistics Media
ECO101
Principles of Microeconomics
ECO102
Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO206
Mathematical Economics
ECO207
Game Theory
ECO301
Managerial Economics
ECO304
Introduction to Econometrics
ECO307
Monetary Theory and Policy
ECO310
History of Economic Thought
ECO314
Contemporary Issues in Macroeconomics
ECO315
Microeconomic Analysis
ECO316
Macroeconomic Analysis
ECO321
General Equilibrium and Welfare Economics
ECO322
Applied Econometrics
ECO323
Development Economics
ECO402
Pakistan Economic Policy
ECO407
Analysis of Pakistani Industries
BIR301
Introduction to IR
BIR302
Political Geography
BIR303
World Politics
BIR305
Religion, Culture and International Relations
BIR306
Borders in a Globalized World
BIR307
Energy Politics
BIR308
Peace Building and Conflict Zones
BIR309
Trade Routes and Economic Corridors
BIR311
Strategic Studies
BIR312
Globalization
BIR313
History and Practices of Diplomacy
BIR314
Confidence Building Measures
REL101
Islamic Studies
MTH103
Calculus for Business Decisions
STA203
Probability Theory & Statistics
STA402
Model and Inferences
MMM304
Media Literacy
MMM310
News Writing and Reporting
MMM316
Sub-Editing and Page Design
MMM318
Business Journalism
MMM328
Methods in Media Research
MMM329
Creative Writing Workshop
MMM360
Introduction to Photography
MMM367 Digital Journalism
Elective Courses
ECO406 Money and Banking
ECO415 WTO, Disputes & Settlement
ECO418 Resources and Environmental Economics
ECO419 Agriculture and Food Security
ECO508 Issues and Political Economy
ECO509 Islamic Economics
ECO518 Governance and Public Policy
BIR501 Science and Technology in IR

Course Structure

 Semester One Semester Two Semester Three Semester Four
Academic English
Calculus for Business Decisions
Introduction to Photography
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to IR
Principles of Macroeconomics
Methods and Business Writing
Pak Studies
Microeconomic Analysis
Probability Theory & Statistics
Political Geography
Foreign Language I
Business and Professional Speech
Macroeconomic Analysis
Globalization
Foreign Language II
World Politics
Media Literacy
Development Economics
Mathematical Economics
History and Practices of Diplomacy
Confidence Building Measures
Model & Inferences
Creative Writing Workshop
 Semester Five Semester Six Semester Seven Semester Eight
Managerial Economics
Game Theory
Strategic Studies
News Writing and Reporting
Introduction to Econometrics
Islamic Studies
General Equilibrium and Welfare Economics
Religion, Culture and International Relations
Borders in a Globalized World
History of Economic Thought
Contemporary Issues in Macroeconomics
Sub-Editing and Page Design
Pakistan Economic Policy
Monetary Theory and Policy
Energy Politics
Peace Building and Conflict Zones
Applied Econometrics
Business Journalism
Analysis of Pakistani Industries
Trade Routes and Economic Corridors
Methods in Media Research
Digital Journalism
Elective I
Elective II