Bar-Ilan University’s Department of Economics aims to nurture and train students to be the economists, managers and accountants of the future. The various fields of study include: Political Economy, Economic Growth, Micro and Macroeconomics, Game theory, Econometrics, as well as programs in Accounting and Finance.

The Economics and Business Administration Degree is intended to teach the academic rules of economics, and the roles of management and organization. Courses taught in this degree include economics as well as basic and advanced studies in business administration, which consists of financing, marketing, administrative accounting and financial management.

Why Economics

Economics studies develop unique and distinctive thinking skills that facilitate a deeper understanding of market processes and decisions of individuals, firms, organizations, industries and governments. Students of Economics enhance their analytic capabilities, and their ability to evaluate, explore and develop insights into various topics both in Economics as well as other related disciplines. A degree in Economics provides graduates with practical tools that can assist in decision-making processes both on the micro and macro levels. The study of Economics challenges the students to use various cognitive abilities, combining analytical and scientific skills that enable the student to think outside the box.

Competitive Edge

Studies at our Department prepare our graduates to work in various fields including the banking system, financial markets, insurance companies, law firms, government offices, non-profit organizations, public and private companies. Graduates of the Department of Economics have moved on to pursue higher degrees, and are placed in highly sought-after positions in the public and private sectors: as economic analysts, economic trends forecasters, risk management advisors, financial and investment advisors, CPA’s, scientific experts, financial journalists, banking executives, and more.

Theory & Practice

A degree from our Department provides you with an outstanding theoretical background for MA studies in any number of disciplines (including ours), for MBA studies, and for Law Studies, especially for students interested in the combination of these fields. However, the emphasis is on courses that not only prepare the student for academic research, but also for practical participation in the various fields in the market. The goal is to impart the knowledge necessary to understand the economic behavior of national economies and the economic units of which they are composed.

Program Overview

  • Program Type: Extended Major (46.5 credits)
  • Program Length: 3 Years
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Admission Requirements:
    • SAT: 1200 (600 in Math)
    • Psychometric: 600 (125 in Math)
    • 3.5 High School GPA
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions

How To Apply

1. Submit The Application

Log in to the BIUInternational Online Applicant Portal, and fill out your application form.

You are required to pay a non-refundable, ₪ 400 application fee each time you apply.

2. Send Transcripts & Diplomas

Applicants must send in official copies of their transcripts and their high school diploma/ matriculation certificate. Students in their final year of studies may send in a partial transcript, and be accepted pending receipt of their final transcript and diploma.

While the decision process may be expedited by uploading digital copies of the required documents in the Applicant Portal, original copies must be mailed to our office directly.

3. Send Test Scores

Scores from SAT, ACT, or Psychometric, are required for admission, and must be sent directly from the testing agency. Students who have taken the same exam multiple times, will have only their best scores considered.

4. Upload ID & Passport Photo

Applicants must upload or email a photocopy of the first page of their Passport or Teudat Zehut, and a recent, 2″x2″, passport-sized photo of themselves.

Supplementary Documentation

Depending on your academic history and status, you may be required to send in the following additional information.

TOEFL Scores

Students who studied in a non-English-speaking secondary school are required to score a 134 on the English section of the Psychometric, or submit the equivalent TOEFL score.

College Transcripts

Applicants who have participated in a post-high school academic program (Yeshiva, Seminary, Gap Year, Mechina, College), should transmit a copy of these transcripts.

High School Enrollment

Applicants who are still enrolled in High School / Secondary School should have their school submit a letter certifying this fact.

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