History of Economics Department
Meiktila University of Economics (MEUE) was founded on 24th June 2001 and offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in Economics, Statistics, and Commerce. The Department of Economics is one of departments at the University, awarding Bachelor of Economics (B. Econ) and Master of Economics (M. Econ) for Economics and Applied Economics since then Bachelor of Economics is a four-year program and students can continue for Master of Economics if they are eligible upon completion of their Bachelors. Master of Economics is a two-year full-time course with a thesis upon completion. In 2011-12 academic year, the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Economics, which is the highest degree award offered by the Department was introduced. This five-year doctoral level takes one year coursework and four years of research work into thesis on completion.
In addition, the Meiktila University of Economics launched the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program in 2004. The MPA courses offer any graduate students with the opportunity to explore policy-oriented areas in public service deliveries and administrations. These new postgraduate programs were initiated by MEUE to conduct in Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw in collaboration with local higher education institutions for the ones in those cities to access the course conveniently. The Department has been taking full responsibility on MPA program in Mandalay since 2015 and Master of Development Studies (MDevS) programs in Nay Pyi Taw since 2018. Both MPA and MDevS programs are awarded after two-year coursework with a thesis submission.
Moreover, the Department of Economics not only offers pure academic programs such as bachelors, masters, and doctoral, but provides on-the-job training for other service departments and government organizations also. Therefore, the department of economics, as an academic and service department, caters to the needs of those on campuses and off campus.
The Department was formerly overseen by professors – Daw Khin Cho Cho (2001-2005), Daw Myat Myat Thu (2005-2016) and Dr. Thida Htoo (2016-2021, May). Currently, professor Dr. Khin Khin Oo is the head of the department.
To create opportunities for students to realize their potentials and nurturing them to become future leaders in national and global economic and social arenas
Develop outstanding economics and related programs for students
Deliver innovative and updated courses
Nurture faculties to become competent in teaching and research skills
Develop network with industry, government and society
To provide theoretical and empirical foundations of economics and related subjects
To enhance problem solving, innovation and critical thinking skills of students
To conduct leading researches that can contribute improvement of communities, firms, public sectors and non-government sectors
To contribute in social and economic development processes at local and national levels
Dr. Khin Khin Oo
Department of Economics