B.Sc. (Research) in Economics and Finance

B.Sc. (Research) in Economics and Finance

The Department of Finance, Accounting and Control (School of Management and Entrepreneurship) and The Department of Economics (School of Humanities & Social Sciences) has taken the lead to jointly offer the first-ever inter-disciplinary program involving multiple schools at the University. It leverages the inter-linked departments' strengths in training and developing the students to succeed in the highly competitive world of Money and Finance.

Monika Bansal
Program Manager
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Shubra Chetan
Program Manager
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Program Curriculum

The curriculum of the analytically, and quantitatively focused undergraduate program in Economics and Finance is designed to provide the students with a broad and deep understanding of forces that influence markets and institutions in general, and financial markets and financial institutions in particular.

The curriculum balances rigorous Economic and Finance theory with an exhaustive quantitative focus that will enable the students to translate theory to practice. The program consists of a set of core courses, a wide variety of elective courses, and specifically identified analytical, quantitative, and computing courses from allied departments like Mathematics and Computer Science.

The students of Economics and Finance also undergo a mandatory research seminar course that will equip them with Level-1 research experience and provide a strong grounding on research-based career choices. The program will culminate in a semester-long internship or a research thesis.


The teaching-learning process for students of B.Sc. (Economics and Finance) uses a wide variety of methods, including case studies, lab-based financial modelling, and industry interaction, in addition to classroom lectures and tutorials.

Major in Economics and Finance | Suggested Semester-wise Schedule

Semester 1
Logic and Scientific Methods
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Academic Writing
Semester 2
Principles of Macroeconomics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Management and Cost Accounting
Semester 3
Game Theory
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Corporate Finance
Introduction to Computer and Programming
Semester 4
Introductory Econometrics
Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
Financial Markets and Institutions
Options, Futures and Derivatives
Departmental electives - 1
Semester 5
Financial Econometrics
Departmental electives - 2,3
Semester 6
Departmental electives - 4,5,6
Semester 7
Research seminar
Departmental Electives - 7,8
Semester 8

Career Outcome

This program will provide students with a platform to pursue, according to their own interests, a wide range of career paths including financial services, analytics, banks, consulting, policy institutes, regulatory bodies, think tanks, and higher education, amongst others.

Eligibility and Admission Process

Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the BSc (Research) in Economics and Finance. However, students must have taken Mathematics up to Class XII to be eligible for the selection process to this programme.

Minimum eligibility

  • 10+2 or equivalent from any statutory educational board with 60% or equivalent in grade point averages.
  • Admission tests: (1) SAT by the College Board [OR] (2) SNUSAT by Shiv Nadar University

Detailed information about the admission process can be found at the Admissions webpage of the university https://www.snuadmissions.com/

Application Process

The candidates must fill an online application form  followed by appearing in the SNU Student Aptitude Test (SNUSAT).  The candidate will be notified of his/her selection to the program based on the admission cut-off determined by the University.

Academic Collaborations

The university has ongoing academic collaborations with several international Universities, which students of economics can benefit from. For instance, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences has a tie-up which allows students to visit the National Yunlin University of Science and Technology under an exchange program. A more detailed list of the existing collaborations can be found below:

International Academic Collaborations

S. No. Partner Institution School / Department Scope of Collaboration
1 University of Michigan – Ann Arbor Humanities and Social Sciences Student Mobility, Joint research, Hosted the first joint faculty workshop in February 2018, Joint PhD supervision for SNU research scholars from School of Humanities and Social Sciences
2 Heidelberg University, Germany Humanities and Social Sciences Erasmus Program, Faculty and student mobility, Academic exchange
3 Ontario In’tl (Consortia of 9 Canadian Universities) All Student Mobility
4 Deakin University, Australia (MoU expired, under renewal) Management & Economics Comprehensive Partnership involving joint research, faculty and student mobility, training
5 University of California Berkeley All Student mobility; To organize a joint program on higher education leadership development in India
6 University of Bologna, Italy All University wide partnership – includes student mobility, faculty mobility, joint research, teaching etc.
7 University of Wisconsin Madison All VISP - Visiting International Students Programme (outbound mobility)
8 University of Essex All Students’ mobility and Joint Research projects
9 University of Warwick Humanities and Social Sciences Student exchange program
10 National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan SHSS Student exchange programme, Faculty exchange programme, short term academic programme, Staff development projects and Joint Research
11 Tamkang University Economics Student exchange program
12 Mondragon University All Exchange of students, exchange of academic and administrative staff, joint research, industry exchange, short programmes, participation in seminars and conferences
13 Gdansk University of Technology All Schools Student exchange, research and educational purposes
14 National Quemoy University All Schools Student exchange, maximum 5 students

Other Global Opportunities

S. No. Partner Institution School / Department Scope of Collaboration
1 NTU-India Research Internship All schools Semester research internship through nomination
2 FRT Future Research Talent, Australian National University All schools Semester research internship through nomination
3 MITACS and other opportunities in Canadian universities All schools Only SICI members can apply, and Shiv Nadar IoE is a SICI member (Shastri Indo Canadian Institute)
4 GYSS Global Young Scientist Summit All schools Summit through University nominations