The Economics Program trains professionals with skills to work in private or public sectors. In private sector, our economists will be able to dynamically interpret the effects of environmental factors, in order to optimize organizations’ economic resources. This will enable them to efficiently face short- and medium-term problems from actual and financial perspectives. In public sector, they will be able to provide viable solutions to important issues for the development of the country. The Economics Program, as well as other four programs such as Management, Accounting, Marketing and International Business, forms part of the University’s Business School.

The curriculum grid of the Economics Program has courses:

  • From Liberal Arts (white blocks).
  • In common with all the Business School Programs (yellow blocks).
  • In common with, at least, two Business School Programs (green blocks).
  • Exclusively for the Economics Program (melon blocks).

The School of Liberal Arts includes three courses from the Business School: Basic Math, Business Math (with the adequate level for our programs) and Basic Statistics for Business. Students must take:

  • All mandatory courses of the curriculum grid (black solid line), which total 191 credits.
  • Elective courses (red dashed line), which total 18 credits.

The total number of credits necessary to complete the Program is 209.

The total number of credits is distributed in ten levels, each of which correspond to a four-month (sixteen-week) regular academic term. These terms begin in April and August of each year.

Additionally, some courses are taught in non-regular eight intensive week-long academic terms that begin in mid-January of each year. These courses are offered to students who want to catch up because they have failed them or who want to advance them.

Students who pass all the courses programmed in each level will complete the Economics Program in ten academic terms (five years).


Liberal Arts  Two academic terms
Program Eight academic terms
Total  Ten academic terms


Credits in Liberal Arts  40
Mandatory credits  151
Elective credits  18
Total credits  209

A curriculum change in the Economics Program took effect as from the 2015-1 academic term. For more information, click here:

2016-1 Economics curriculum

2015-1 Curriculum according to economics major diplomas

2015-1 Economics table of course equivalents

2015-1 Economics curricular change rules

2017-2 Economics curriculum