The Undergraduate Economics Program is committed to producing a professional profile as Economists. Bachelor of Economics graduates, who are professional, globally competitive, and capable of providing answers to economic challenges that affect people well-being and adapting to global development. Graduates of the Economics Program are anticipated to be able to make ideas and solutions for business and government circles, based on their mastery of basic economic principles, mastery of data, and capability to assess and predict economic trends using a quantitative methodology
Based on the Chancellor's Decree No. 1107/UN6.RKT/Kep/HK/2020 of the University of Padjadjaran dated November 3, 2020, the Undergraduate Economics Program replaced the previous Undergraduate Development Economics. The National Accreditation Board for Higher Education determines the accreditation rating of the Undergraduate Economics Program at the Universitas Padjadjaran is 'A' based on decision Number: 753/SK/BAN-PT/Ak-PNB/S/II/2021 and is valid until January 26, 2026.
Students of the Economics Program have a minimum cumulative study load of 144 credits and a maximum of 160 credits scheduled for an 8-semester study period and can be completed in less than 8 (eight) semesters with a maximum study limit of 14 semesters.
In semesters I to IV, students of the Economics Program are required to take a series of Compulsory Courses of 83 credits, including 11 credits of compulsory university courses. In semesters V to VII, students can choose to take internal or external education programs. Students who choose internal education programs will be offered Elective Courses (MKP), which can be taken according to their interests, which in the curriculum are referred to as "Internal Study Programs". Meanwhile, students who take external programs can use their MBKM (Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka) rights by taking courses across programs or universities, either in Indonesia or abroad, or doing activities within the MBKM framework, which can be converted as credits for the course.
In semester V, students are also allowed to carry out KKN (Community Services Program) after taking lectures for a minimum of 80 credits. After attending a minimum of 121 credits of lectures, students must return to the Program in semester VIII to prepare for the final project (a thesis or publication). Before writing a thesis, students must pass a comprehensive exam which is regularly scheduled twice a month. Students can apply for an undergraduate viva after completing the entire series of learning and the final project.
Field of Specialization
The Program offers specialization options for students who are want to focus on a particular field. The following specialities are available:
Development Economics and Public Policy
Human Resources and Labor Economics
Natural Resources and Environmental Economics
Monetary Economics and Financial Sector
Industrial Economics and International Trade
The FEB Office of International Affairs coordinates the international Program, where the economics students can participate in student exchanges, joint degrees, and double degrees. Student exchange is held for 6 (six) months, and this activity is facilitated by credit transfer. After completing 4-6 semesters in FEB Unpad, students that take the Double Degree scheme will attend lectures at partner universities for several semesters, 2 or 4 semesters depending on the partner university. Double Degree students will get two diplomas from Unpad and Partner University. The Undergraduate International Economics Program students must fulfil the international exposure requirement with a minimum of 70 points. These points can be sourced from several activities: Student Exchange program, Double Degree program, International Summer Program and Conference abroad. Regular class Economics Study Program students can only participate in Student Exchange if they meet the English language proficiency score.
The FEB Office of International Affairs coordinates the international Program, where the economics students can participate in student exchanges, joint degrees, and double degrees. Student exchange is held for 6 (six) months, and this activity is facilitated by credit transfer. Meanwhile, joint degrees and double degrees are carried out with a 3+1 scheme, where students study for 3 (three) years at the Universitas Padjadjaran Economics Program and 1 (one) year at partner universities. International students make up a very important part of the diverse environments of the Undergraduate Economics Program. The transition to studying in another country presents unique challenges and opportunities for learning. Under the Office of International Affairs of FEB Unpad, the international students will be guided by professional staff who are always available to adjust to a new academic and personal environment.
While studying, students of the Economics Program can become part of the Teaching Assistant (TA) and Research Assistant (RA). The TA lead practicums in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics for Economics and Business, and Econometrics courses. The recruitment process is organized 2 (two) times a year to find the best candidates who master selected courses and have good public speaking skills. Students can follow Microeconomics and Macroeconomics TA recruitment with a minimum grade of B in each course. The recruitment process for Econometrics TA can be engaged by students who have passed the Introductory Econometrics and Advanced Econometrics courses: Time Series Econometrics or Microeconometrics. The recruitment process of Statistics for Economics and Business TA is suitable for students who have graduated from the respected course. Prospective Teaching Assistants will undergo a series of tests which consists of administrative selection, written tests, interviews, and presentation. The TA of Statistics for Economics and Business must have the ability to use data processing software, such as SPSS and MS Excel, while Econometrics TA must pass the STATA test.
|Introduction to Microeconomics (+ Practicum)||3|
|Statistics for Economic and Business (+ Practicum)||3|
|Mathematics for Economics and Business||3|
|Sports, Art and Creativity||3|
|Introduction to Macroeconomics (+ Practicum)||3|
|Intermediate Microeconomics (+ Practicum)||3|
|Introduction to Data Science for Economists||3|
|Economy of Indonesia||3|
|Intermediate Macroeconomics (+ Practicum)||3|
|Introduction to Econometrics (+ Practicum)||3|
|Natural Resources and Environmental Economics||3|
|Economics of Human Resource and Employment||3|
|Time Series Econometrics atau Microeconometrics (+Praktikum)||3|
|Community Services Program||3|
|Banks and Financial Institutions||3|
|Economics of E-commerce||3|
|Public Policy Economics||3|
|Economics of Entrepreneurship||3|
|Cooperative and Small Business Economics||3|
|Tourism and Creative Economics||3|
|Political and Institutional Economics||3|
|Economics of Regulation||3|
|Multivariate Analysis: Quantitative Methods for Economist||3|
|Public Sector Planning and Budgeting||3|
|Comparison of Economic Systems||3|
|History of Economic Thought||3|
|Seminar in Industrial Economics||3|
|Seminar in Financial Economics||3|
|Seminar in Monetary Economics||3|
|Seminar in Development Economics||3|
|Seminar in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics||3|
|Seminar in International Trade||3|
|International Trade Technique||3|
|Internship in Economics||3|
The following employment possibilities are available to Economics Program graduates:
Public Policy Analyst
Financial and Banking Analyst
Business Analyst and Market Research
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Becoming a development economics’ student was the greatest privilege that I have ever had. Most departments usually only learn and focus into one determined subject, but through development economics we can see and learn many aspects of knowledges using our economist’s goggles. Our analytical thinking will be developed thoroughly as well as our ability to seek and solve the problem whether it is micro or macro. Have fun studying here, try to not hate maths since we are going to calculate a lot.
Lulu Lalita Sundaji
C&B Senior Assistant di PT. Vivo Mobile Indonesia
Problem-solving, learning/adaptability, and organizational skill are a few of the critical skills recruiters look for and are quintessential in our everyday lives. I am fortunate that Unpad’s Economics and Development Studies sharpened those skills I need through rigorous macro and microeconomic analysis, intensive organizational experience in Hima ESP, and a supportive environment between the lecturers and students. I believe Unpad’s Economic and Development Studies is the best option to prepare for our future challenges, and I hope upcoming students make the wisest choice.
Economic Analyst di Kementerian Sekretariat Negara Republik Indonesia
Being critical and aware of social phenomena that occur in society is the need of every individual. Unpad Economics Study Program, as one of the Study Programs under the Faculty of Economics and Business, can instill this mindset. Moreover, the Unpad Economics Study Program also provides the ability for each of its students to analyze problems using the best, quality, and valid methodologies to create concrete solutions, right on target, and according to the needs in the field with the ultimate goal of providing an increase in welfare for every individual.
Yusuf Faisal Martak
Consultant at Ministry of Education and Culture
Studying economics has fundamentally helped me in my life as an individual and as an Indonesian. Supported by Lecturers and Educators who are competent in their fields, make lectures easy and make them want to continue studying.
ESP 2011, Staff of the Manpower Directorate of Bappenas
Studying at the UNPAD Undergraduate Economics Program provides much insight. It can improve our analytical skills with a structured way of thinking in planning and analyzing the public sector as well as financial and monetary policies, solving the problems both from the micro and macro perspectives, especially in Indonesia. This program will be very useful in engaging in public sector policy.
ESP 2013 – Bappenas Staff
Teaching patterns, quality of lecturers, fostering integrity, encouragement, motivation and fighting power of lecturers and friends of the same class as well as across generations, formation of idealism, development of soft skills and hard skills, conducive learning and research environment, and our understanding of the economy will be very extraordinary. Typical for everyday life and the world of work
ESP 2006, Specialist in Sariah Capital Market Division, IDX
It was a great opportunity to study in the Departement of Economics in Padjajaran University (Unpad). I joined the Program in 2003, and it has definitely been influenced my interest in economic policy making, and also shaped my knowledge to deal with various economic issues.
Thinking about the school, I would say that the Program offers really comprehensive syllabus. It covers not only theoretical foundations, but also methodological and practical measures to comprehend the economic policy implications.
The lecturers are just cool and inspiring. They are prominent teachers in their field, with a wide range networks and experiences in both private and government institutions. They are open minded and fun to be with, whether to share new ideas or consult students academic’ performance.
Now, in my career as a government official, I apply almost every subject I learned in the Program, for instance, macroeconomics, monetary, econometrics, statistics, as well as public policy.
Deputy Director for Financing and Monetary Analysis
The Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas
IESP Class of 2007
Unpad Economics Program provides an opportunity to practice analytical skills and put forward a logical approach in making decisions. Studying economic theories, both micro and macro, helps find a common thread from a problem to find a solution based on it. We wish you success in the Unpad Economics Study Program.
Fahmi Alli Sarosa
Head of Budget Preparation and Evaluation Division of Ministries and Representatives
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The most important thing that I got while studying at ESP Unpad was related to cognitive abilities. The lecturers gave analytical skills, critical thinking, and thinking outside the box very well, supported by a good lab, library, and educational environment. Everything I got became a handy capital when I graduated and entered the world of work
Maxensius Tri Sambodo
ESP 1995, Principal Researcher, Center for Economic Research, LIPI
Unpad Economics Program is a place to learn to hone analytical skills and a consistent way of thinking in solving economic problems. It is beneficial when working in the Islamic capital market industry as a regulator, market participant, and investor. Because the key to success in the capital market is how to analyze many factors before making investment decisions.
ESP 1991 Head of Sharia Capital Market Division Indonesia stock exchange
Studying Economics Development Studies helped me develop a broad mindset that helped me become an insightful presenter/broadcaster. As a member of Indonesia’s House of Representatives (DPR RI), FEB Unpad has enabled me to understand the principles of making government policies.
ESP 1989, Member of the Indonesian Parliament
I am an alumnus of the Faculty of Economics and Development Studies. Unpad Economics class of 1985.
The knowledge I gained while studying at the Faculty of Economics Unpad majoring in Economics and Development Studies was instrumental in supporting my profession as a banker. It’s significantly helped me to work carefully, both in analyzing and seeing business opportunities as well as mitigating risks that might arise in the future.
Hopefully, the Unpad Economics Study Program will continue to be a storehouse of knowledge in building Indonesian human resources to compete globally.