B.A. - Economics

B.A. - Economics


Admission requirements

Emphasis is placed on the quantitative component of the psychometric test; the average matriculation certificate grade; the matriculation grade in Mathematics; the number of study units in Mathematics; the study track requested by the applicant.

Transfer requirements pertaining to Bar-Ilan Department of Economics students interested in changing their study track to Economics-Accounting:

Students wishing to transfer to the expanded Economics-Accounting track must achieve a grade average of at least 85 in the Department of Economics' first year courses, provided their average grade in the introductory courses in Economics (Introduction to Economics – Micro and Introduction to Economics – Macro) is at least 75, and that their number of accumulated failures does not exceed two.

Study Programs

Economics as an expanded subject

·        Economics – Theoretical Studies track

This track includes in-depth studies of both economic theories that explain national and international market behavior, and behavior of individual consumers and producers.

The courses in this specialization track cover many areas: economic development, labor economics, international economics, public economics, economics and politics, industrial organization and an additional variety of courses. This specialization places emphasis on training its graduates to conduct theoretical and applied economic research, and to integrate themselves into the area of economic policy making and planning.

·        Economics – Business Administration track

This track was developed to train academic manpower with economic knowledge for administrative and organizational roles. The courses in this track include, in addition to economics studies, basic and advanced studies in business administration in the areas of finance, marketing, administrative accounting and economic management.

·        Economics – Accounting track

This track was developed to train accountants and provide them with broad economic knowledge. Students completing this track receive a BA degree in Economics-Accounting.

Students with a BA in Economics-Accounting who wish to receive an exemption from interim exams and final exams - A from the Accounting Council, are required to study an additional complementary year that is offered by the Department.

Economics as a major subject

Students choosing this track learn the basic tools of economic analysis both in microeconomics, which focuses on the economic activity of consumers and producers, as well as in macroeconomics, which relates to the economic activity of the national economy as a whole, and its integration into the global economy. Parallel to these studies, students choose a minor subject in another, extra-departmental domain.

Economics as a minor subject

Students majoring in another subject and choosing economics as their minor subject will study the basic principles, approaches and models in microeconomics and macroeconomics.

For more information, refer to the Department of Economics website.



Last modified: 16/04/2018