The faculty of Economics offer day and evening classes. The organizational structure of faculty includes head of the faculty, head of the department of business administration, students’ affairs officer and lecturers of the faculty. Head of the faculty is the chairperson of the academic council, quality improvement committee, the disciplinary committee, the quality improvement committee, the academic research committee, and the publications and cultural committee of the faculty.

Faculty of Economics was opened when Ghalib University was established in 2010. The faculty has two departments: Business Administration and Banking and Finance both in Herat and Kabul but currently the department of business administration is operational. So far, four rounds of students have graduated from the department who have obtained good jobs in the labor market.

Mission of the Faculty of Economics

 The mission of the Faculty of Economics is to offer students standard and high education through effectively mobilizing human and educational resources. The mission includes the following:

  1. To provide standard higher education within the framework of the faculty and in consideration of the economic and social conditions of the country;
  2. To recruit highly qualified and dedicated lecturers;
  3. To enhance students' skills, intellectual abilities and capacities by providing internships, hands-on courses, and academic and experimental research opportunities;
  4. To enhance capacities of the faculty staff members, to create a healthy workplace environment and to establish an accountable entity for the University and for the students;

Strategic Objectives of the Faculty

  1. To ensure equal access to higher education and social justice for all citizens of the country;
  2. To strengthen students’ skills and abilities in theoretic knowledge and practical work and strengthen their partnership in joint cultural affairs and academic research;
  3. To develop and review the faculty curriculum;
  4. To strengthen academic skills of the academic staff of the faculty;
  5. To ensure increasing students’ access to standard and improved quality education, and to increase educational facilities;
  6. To develop and establish new education departments and administrative systems based on the needs of the country and the University;
  7. To ensure an accountable, transparent and responsive institution through efficient and effective management and leadership;
  8. To strengthen knowledge on economics based on regional and international standards;
  9. To educate committed, capable and motivated graduates;

Faculty’s Specific Objectives:

  1. To provide high quality education in Business Administration based on nationally and internationally accepted standards;
  2. To constantly improve quality of higher education in Business Administration;
  3. To ensure nurturing and developing intellectual abilities and skills of students in theoretical and experimental economics; and to build their capacities in work related skills so that they are enabled to effectively serve their communities and the country;
  4. To transfer technology, knowledge and international experiences;
  5. To use innovative methods in teaching in order to train experts in specific economics specialization so that they are able to meet current and future needs of the country;
  6. To ensure all students complete their curriculum in all periods of studies in accordance to the credit system of the University, and to award Bachelor’s of Business Administration diploma to those who successfully meet the requirements;

The need and the significance:

Economic activities are one important aspects of human life. In human societies whether in the past or present, human well-being and access to more and better material resources has been one main aspiration of human kind. Therefore, teaching of economics is crucial in educating people on better economic choices. Economics help human beings to seek better ways for using their limited resources for desired results.

In developing countries where resources are not utilized, investments are either stagnant or good investments doesn’t happen. So economists and development experts are needed to make best use of the limited resources.

Career Opportunities:

Since economics encompasses different specializations those who majors in this field of studies have access to bright job opportunities in the labor market. In this discipline optimization is the main aim. Economics is an applied discipline especially since today the main conflicts in the World are over natural resources like water, oil, energy, land, etc. Thus resource related markets are the main labor markets for those who study economics.

It is noteworthy to mention that the future job market for those graduating from economics is bright; graduates of the discipline develops critical knowledge base and can be selective in where they want to apply their skills. Except some specific jobs, the graduates can work both in the private and government sectors or they can launch their own businesses.

Hence in order to tap on these job opportunities one needs to study economics in a credible university. An accredited university that offers standard education in economics helps one develop specific sets of skills that leads to innovations and improved capacities.

Admission Terms and Conditions:

  1. Applicants have to have a high school degree (12th grade); if an applicant don’t have the certificate of graduation, he/she can provide his official three-year high school transcripts signed by the Ministry of Education;
  2. Applicants should have national ID cards;
  3. Applicants should bring 6 photos when registering for the faculty;

Academic Calendar:


Department of Business Administration

Department of Business Administration was opened when the faculty was established in 2011. It comprises eight semesters with a total of 142 credit hours. Each semester is composed of 16 weeks. It noteworthy that there are two semesters taught each year. Students who successfully fulfills these requirements will be eligible for graduation from the department.

The Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration is a degree in higher education that aims to educated human resources and workforce needed in the private and public sectors. Students majoring in Business Administration will learn theories and practice in the field and they will be able to meet the needs of the institutions of public and private sectors. Business Administration is a critical component in managing a business; only when a company has a good business manager it can build strong and good business relationships with its customers. The person who manages a business or an enterprise strives to attract customers and introduces their services and goods. Generally, business manager is one who plays a critical role in making profit or a loss for their firm.

Business Administration is a field of study in higher education, which aims to educate human resources required by the institutions, entities, private enterprises and public administration with their work orientation.

University-wide Department:

This department manages those general courses that are taught in all departments across the University. Faculty of Economics leads this department. Course like Islamic Studies (taught in all 8 semesters), English, Contemporary History of Afghanistan, and Dari are those courses taught in all disciplines. For it is crucial for all students to learn about these courses, therefore they are part of curriculum and course work in all fields of study.


At the moment faculty of economics is an active department at the university; the Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration is a degree in higher education that aims to educated human resources and workforce needed in the private and public sectors. Students majoring in Business Administration will learn theories and practice in the field and they will be able to meet the needs of the institutions of public and private sectors.


The Business Administration courses are divided in three categories: University-wide courses, Core courses, and degree (specialization) courses. These are illustrated in the following table:

Syllabus (Semester 1)
Prerequisites Course Type Credit Hours  Code  Subjects
None University-wide (Theory) 1 EC-BBA101 Islamic Studies 1
None Core (Theory) 2 EC-BBA102 Fundamentals  of Economics
None Core (Theory) 3 EC-BBA103 Fundamentals of Mathematics
None Degree (Theory) 4 EC-BBA104 Financial Accounting 1
None University-wide  (Theory) 5 EC-BBA105 Fundamentals of law
None Core (Theory) 6 EC-BBA106 Industrial & Organizational Psychology
None University-wide (Theory) 7 EC-BBA107 General English
Total 17  


Syllabus (Semester 2)
Prerequisites Course Type Credit Hours Code Subjects
Islamic Studies 1 University-wide (Theory) 1 EC-BBA201 Islamic Studies 2
Fundamentals of Mathematics Core (Theory) 4 EC-BBA203 Fundamentals of Mathematics
Financial Accounting 1 Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA204 Financial Calculation 2
Fundamentals  of Economics Core (Theory) 4 EC-BBA208 Microeconomics
None Core (Theory) 3 EC-BBA209 Principles of Management
None University-wide (Theory) 2 EC-BBA210 Dari
 Total 17  


Syllabus (Semester 3)
Prerequisites Course type Credit Hours Code Subjects
Islamic Studies 2 University-wide (Theory) 1 EC-BBA301 Islamic Studies 3
Fundamental Mathematics Core (Theory) 4 EC-BBA303 Business Mathematics
Microeconomics Core (Theory) 4 EC-BBA308 Macroeconomics
Financial Accounting 2 Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA311 Corporate Accounting
Management Principles Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA312  Organizational Behavior
Non Core (Theory) 3 EC-BBA313 Computer and its Application in Management
 Total 18  


Syllabus (Semester 4)
Prerequisites Course Type Credit  Code Subjects
Islamic Studies 3 University-wide (Theory) 1 EC-BBA401 Islamic Studies 4
Macroeconomics Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA414 International Monetary and Financial Organizations
Fundamental Mathematics Core (Theory) 4 EC-BBA415 Statistics 1
Financial Accounting 2 Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA416 Cost Accounting
Organizational Behavior Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA417 Human Resources Management
Principles of Management and Macroeconomics Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA418 Marketing
Total  17  


Syllabus (Semester 5)
Prerequisites Course Type Credit Code Subjects 
Islamic Studies 4 University-wide (Theory) 1 EC-BBA501 Islamic Studies 5
Statistics 1 Core (Theory) 4 EC-BBA515 Statistics 2
Macroeconomics Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA519 International Trade
Principles of Accounting (2) and Macroeconomics Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA520 Financial Management
Management Principles Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA521 System Design and Analysis
Business Mathematics Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA522 Operations Research
Statistics 2 Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA523 Quality Control Management
 Total 20  


Syllabus (Semester 6)
Prerequisites Course Type Credit Hours Code Subjects
Islamic Studies 5 University-wide (Theory) 1 EC-BBA601 Islamic Studies 6
General English Degree (Theory) 2 EC-BBA607 English 1
International Trade Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA618 International Marketing
Financial Accounting 2 Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA624 Audit
System Design and Analysis Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA625 Management Information Systems
Financial Management Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA626 Economic Appraisal of Industrial Projects
None University-wide (Theory)   2 EC-BBA627 Contemporary History of Afghanistan
 Total 17  


Syllabus (Semester 7)
Prerequisite Course Type Credit Hours Code Course
Islamic Studies 6 Core (Theory) 1 EC-BBA801 Islamic Studies 7
English 1 Degree (Theory) 2 EC-BBA707 English 2
Macroeconomics Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA728 Banking
Statistics 2 Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA729 Research Methods
Management Information Systems Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA730 E-commerce
Fundamentals of Law Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA731 Business Law
None Degree (Theory) 2 EC-BBA732 Business Ethics and Communications
 Total 17  


Syllabus (Semester 8)
Prerequisites Course Type Credit Hours  Code Course
Islamic Studies Theory (General) 1 EC-BBA701 Islamic Studies
Human Resources Management Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA833 Strategic Management
None Core (Theory) 3 EC-BBA834 Afghanistan Business Laws (Introduction)
None Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA835 Entrepreneurship
Research Methods Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA836 Seminar
Principles of Management and Statistics 2 Degree (Theory) 3 EC-BBA837 Project Management
Selected in the eighth semester Degree (Theory) 4 EC-BBA838 Monograph
 Total 19  

Courses: Categories and Percentages:

All courses are classified based on instructions of the ministry of higher education in three categories that are university-wide courses, core courses and degree (specialization) courses. All courses make up 142 credit hours of which 41 credit hours (29%) are core courses, degree or specialization courses make up 84 credit hours (59 %) and the university-wide course that make up 17 degree or specialization courses (12%).

Resources and Facilities:

A) Human Resources:

The faculty of economics has sufficient human resources. Professional and well-experienced professors provide lectures and support students with their research projects and papers. In addition to teaching and taking part in academic affairs of the faculty, these professors are also engaged in improving quality of education and supervision through different committees. The faculty has also appointed sufficient number of support staff in the information technology facilities of the faculty that provides hands on support to the professors and students alike.

B): Physical Resources:

The faculty always attempts to provide students with equipment, resources and technology they need to succeed in their pursuit of education. Classrooms at Ghalib University are equipped state-of-the-art technologies such as computers, projectors and loudspeakers. In addition, a library with rich resources in economics studies is open six days a week for students to use for their research works.