Department head's message

We are proud to share that in the 2016 Schools and Programs Ranking by US News & World Report, AUS Economics, Econometrics, and Finance ranked #1 among all universities in the Arab World.
Javed Younas

Welcome to the Department of Economics, housed in the School of Business Administration at American University of Sharjah. Our faculty members teach and conduct research in areas such as international trade, labor, health, experimental and behavioral economics, econometrics, money and banking, game theory, industrial organization, urban and environmental economics, among others. They have earned doctorate degrees from prestigious North American universities, and have also been research fellows at top-ranked foreign universities and financial institutions. Their expertise ensures high-quality instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

 

Our department offers two undergraduate degrees in economics—BAE and BSBA—both of which are highly regarded by employers and graduate schools across the world. To cite a few examples, our graduates have gone on to work in leading organizations including the Central Bank of the UAE, Dubai Economic Council, Etihad Airways, Dubai Stock Exchange, L’Oréal and KPMG. Others have secured admission into PhD and master’s programs at places like Columbia University, London Business School, Oxford University, George Washington University and University of Calgary.

 
It is very exciting to meet students who are interested in studying economics. Please do not hesitate to approach me should you have any questions or queries about our program. Detailed information about our majors, courses and faculty can be found at our department's homepage. For any general enquiry, please write us at economics@aus.edu.

Javed Younas, PhD
Professor and Interim Head of the Department

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School of Business Administration

Husain Shabbir Rangwalla

“We're always told the real world is a different ball game altogether, and you learn none of it at school. As a recent graduate though, I feel confident and prepared. The exposure, realism, and diversity I've experienced at AUS have enabled me to dream, believe and triumph in the corporate world. I can connect the dots to group projects, corporate visits, guest lectures and academic events every day. I eagerly wait to give back in the form of opportunities and experiences to the faculty and students at my alma mater.” – Husain Shabbir Rangwalla, finance and economics double major, Class of Fall 2016,
Portfolio Analyst, Guardian Wealth Management

School of Business Administration

Saif Ali Haiderali

"The economics degree at AUS imparts students with analytical and statistical skills, which enables them to undertake dynamic research and thrive in the corporate world." – Saif Ali Haiderali, a senior majoring in economics.