The Department of Economics at AUC School of Business is the first economics department founded in Egypt. Since its establishment in 1947, the department has managed through its solid curriculum and reputable faculty to produce highly qualified graduates who have then assumed key positions in local-private and governmental- as well as international institutions such as the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
This continuous rejuvenation in the Department of Economics, while maintaining a high degree of rigor, has made the economics major a very popular concentration for AUC students throughout the years. In addition, courses offered by the department are often chosen by students to satisfy their collateral and core requirements, making the process of satisfying this ever-increasing demand with high-quality courses a constant challenge for the department that has managed to balance over its long history.
By virtue of its location in Egypt, the Department of Economics at AUC is in the enviable position of having access to the rich archival material in this country. In addition, AUC benefits from the presence of several policy think tanks in Cairo as well as the many regional offices of international institutions, many of which produce research for the whole MENA region.