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NUOL announces first bachelor’s programme in development economics and planning

The Faculty of Economics and Business Management, National University of Laos (NUOL) will open the nation’s first bachelor’s programme in Development Economics and Planning for the next academic year 2018-2019.
Ministry of Education and Sports and the university jointly organised a ceremony to announce the new programme on Wednesday in Vientiane.
Acting Dean of Faculty of Economics and Business Management, Mr Phetsamone Phommavong said the course has been established for students interested in capacity building and economic development planning.
A lecturer of the faculty, Mr Khamnikone Sipaserth said the international course in development economics and planning would have an intake of 30 students per year for the four-year programme in English.
To complete the degree, students are required to earn 133 credits which are categorised into the four groups of common, core and major subjects as well as electives.
Subjects covered will include politics, Lao studies, mathematics for economics, micro and macroeconomics, the economics of poverty and inequality, regional economics, business finance and economics along with international marketing.
According to the faculty, the programme aims to equip students with cutting-edge knowledge in socio-economic development and planning.
Students will be trained in various subjects related to the fields of economics and development studies.
The length of study is four years, and the medium of instruction is English. After successful completion of the programme, the students will receive a bachelor’s degree in Development Economics and Planning. Students who successfully graduate from this programme are highly suitable for job opportunities in relevant ministries, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), government, plus state-owned and private enterprises.
Further information on the programme can be obtained by contacting the Faculty of Economics and Business Management, NUOL at Dongdok village, Xaythany district, Vientiane on 030 536 1053, 020 5569 6664 and 020 2223 2463.
The Faculty of Economics and Business Management was established in 1996. Initially, it had the two departments of economics and business administration.
Currently, there are the five departments of economics, business management, commerce, finance and banking, and accounting.
It has 12 bachelor majors together with this new international programme, seven master degree majors, and one doctoral degree major.
The faculty currently enrols more than 700 students each year and in 2017 the total number of students was more than 2,400.
From 1996 to the present day, the faculty has produced graduates who work in government, the private sector, state enterprises and international organisations.

By Times Reporters
(Latest Update
June 8,

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