B.Sc in Behavioural Economics

Key Facts

Duration
3 Yrs
Semesters
6
Mode
Online
CREDITS
180 ECTS

Overview

The B.Sc in Behavioural Economics (B.Sc HE) program offered by James Lind Institute, Switzerland is a 100% online degree that has been developed specifically for students who would like to study health economics online in a flexible, self-paced, on-demand environment. In this way, you have full control over how, when, and where you study. The program offers a compelling mix of self-paced study content that includes lectures delivered by experienced faculty from across the globe. The program also offers mentors who are experts in the behavioural economics space.

B.Sc in Behavioural Economics is a skill-based programme involving both economics and psychology. Behavioral economics is the fastest growing and most exciting field in economics. This degree will give you insights into human behavior and will train you to understand the context of decision making. It will provide you theoretical and practical skills to progress as an economist. This degree has economics courses enriched with psychological insights designed to understand policies, products, and strategies in an effective manner.
Behavioural economics is an interdisciplinary field that involves analysing consumer behaviour and data in order to design more relevant economic policies. 

What You Will Study

The program is comprised of 180 ECTS credits and can be completed in about 3 years.  There are a total of 6 semesters, each of 6 month duration. For a detailed list of courses taught in this program, please refer to the curriculum.

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Curriculum

The program follows the following general scheme for the three years of study:

Year 1

Semester 1

Introduction to Microeconomics
Quantitative Methods for Economics I
Mathematical Economics
Career and Employability

Semester 2

Introduction to Macroeconomics
Quantitative Methods for Economics II
Business Economics
Contemporary Economic Challenges

Year 2

Semester 3

Advanced Microeconomics
Introduction to Econometrics
Introduction to Behavioural Economics
Consumer Decision Making
Career and Employability

Semester 4

Advanced macroeconomics
Game theory
Economic Growth and Development
Neuroeconomics
Business Law

Year 3

Semester 5

International Trade and Finance
History of Economic Thought
Strategic Thinking
Research Methods in Psychology
Information Technology

Semester 6

Choose any 2 of the following electives

Applied psychology
Welfare economics
Health Economics
International Economics

Dissertation

How You Will Study

This program is conducted fully online.

Once you are enrolled you will be provided a username and password to login to our e-Campus. All the courses that you are supposed to study will be available in your account. You can log in and complete your courses at any time of your convenience. Study materials are provided in the form of lectures, reading materials, additional videos, research papers, and so on. The faculty can be contacted for any assistance when required. All tests and assignment submissions also take place via the e-Campus. For more information please refer to the online learning section of the website.

Assessments

You will be assessed on an ongoing basis via multiple choice question tests, assignment submissions and via End Term Examinations at the end of each semester.

Other Information

High school / secondary education (or higher)

Age

All applicants have to be at least 17 years of age on or before the commencement date of their program.

If you are unsure about your eligibility, please reach out to our admission staff.

  • A passport size photo (head and shoulders only)
  • Copy of identity proof e.g. a copy of passport or any other government-issued identity card
  • Copy of high school diploma or equivalent 
  • Copy of any supporting transcripts/marks sheets 

This program is taught in English. Therefore, you should be comfortable in using English as a language of communication (reading, writing and speaking). If you have taken an English language test in the last two years, that is good to have. If not, you can explore a waiver for the English language test.

The English proficiency test is waived-off for the following candidates:

- Native English speakers, OR;
- Applicants who have completed any previous qualifications (e.g. diploma) in English language, OR;
- Applicants who have at least 2 years of work experience in an organization in which English is the primary language of communication.

Our program fees are very reasonable in comparison to other schools. Please calculate the fees applicable to you by using our online fee calculator.

Next Start Date

Bachelors & Masters Programs

Next Start Date: 01 Jan 2023
App. Deadline: 28 Dec 2022

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Learning Outcomes​

By the end of this program you will be able to:

  • Develop key skills for economic drivers behind human behavior and the human mind
  • Understand framework of behavioral economics for policymaking

Career Pathways

The prospects for behavioural economists are excellent as it is a niche and upcoming area of economics. Our graduates work in hospitals, health insurance companies, development sector, healthcare technology and the pharmaceutical sector.
Economics is a widely respected field of study and provides an alternative to an Accounting and Finance degree as it offers similar career opportunities for graduates. You could work in job roles within a range of industries, such as:

Program FAQ's

This program can be completed in about 3 years. 

The primary mode of learning is via pre-recorded lectures, videos, reading materials etc. A few live guest lectures are scheduled during the program however they are optional to attend. Whenever such sessions are scheduled they are planned in a way that is convenient for most of our students. If you are unable to attend, a reccorded version will be provided.

You will be able to interact with the faculty via the personal messaging facility available in your study account, discussion forum, or via emails. A short phone call can also be scheduled if necessary.

A discussion group is available for the program. You can post your questions in the group and other students may respond.

Generally, you do not need to purchase any books. All the resources that you need will be made available by the faculty in your account. If you do wish to have text books, then the faculty can recommend to you some, and you may purchase them on your own,

Please refer to the assessments section in this page above.

You can save the pdf study notes that will be provided for each unit. Videos and other multimedia content cannot be downloaded.

There is no dissertation required in this program however there is a project report to be submitted at the end of Semester 6. The guidelines about how to write this will be shared by you via your study account. A mentor will guide you in writing your project report.

No, our degree does not mention that the program was conducted online.

A virtual graduation ceremony may be conducted for which you will be invited to join via video-conferencing. After this the completion documents are sent to your postal address by courier.

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