The Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences was established in 1978 and began classroom instructions in 1978/1979. When the Faculty first started, it had only two departments: The Department of Business Administration and the Department of Accounting. However, to meet the changing needs of the Palestinian society and to contribute to the economic and social development process, four new departments were introduced that all lead to Bachelor Degrees and offer four Graduate Programmes.
The Vision of the An Najah National University's Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences is to become the leading education provider in graduate entrepreneurship and in management and business leadership in the Region within the next decade. It aims to achieve this Vision by offering the best scholarships and distinctive, innovative educational opportunities for the future Palestinian civic, business and public leaders. Hoping for improvements in the political circumstances in Palestine in the near future, the Faculty is also looking forward to be able to compete internationally in the field of Business Education.
The Mission Statement of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences is to provide students with an experience in Business Education that will help them to become productive citizens and to develop successful business careers. It aims to fulfill this Mission by:
1. Business Administration (MBA)
2. Economic Policy Management
3. Political Planning and Development
4. Taxation Disputes (a joint program with the Faculty of Law)
The Faculty aims at educating students to meet the needs of the Local and Arab Markets in the fields of Economics and Administrative Sciences and, in so doing, to contribute to the development process. The Faculty strives to interact with the Palestinian society in economic, management and political spheres. Faculty Members are involved in a considerable number of studies that are directly related to administrative, economic and social issues in Palestine.They also participate in numerous academic conferences, symposia, workshops and seminars that are held inside and outside the country in order to develop links and ensure that the Faculty is actively involved in the latest studies.
1. Faculty Requirements
Every student should, in the first year, successfully complete twelve courses totaling 33 credit hours.
2. Departments Requirements:
For these requirements, please see the relevant Department.
3. "Free" Courses:
"Free Courses" are comprised of two courses, each worth three credits. Altogether, students will have six credit hours of Free Courses. The student may choose these two Free Courses from other Faculty Departments at the University.
4. University Elective Courses:
A student may choose three Elective Courses, each of which are worth two credit hours, from the list of the University Elective Courses offered by different Faculties. Altogether, the student will have six credit hours worth of University Elective Courses.
Acceptance to Major
The following points below detail the conditions and the requirements for the student's Acceptance to Major in the Faculty departments. Information on these requirements and procedures can also be accessed on the 'Major Committees' link on this website. When a student decides to join a Faculty Department, the following criteria are to be taken into consideration as a basis for his /her Acceptance to Major:
A. Student's desire and ability.
B. Students may apply to be Accepted to Major in any of the Faculty departments after successfully completing a minimum of 30 credit hours.
A student may apply to be Accepted to Major in a degree in co-ordination with his/ her advisor. He/she must fill out an application form that is available in the Dean's Office and can also be accessed on the University Website. Completed applications are to be submitted to the Dean's Office or to the Acceptance Majoring Committee (students can also Apply to Major through Zajel).
C. Each Department requires a pre-determined average of certain courses and a successful completion of other specific courses. Students should see the indiviudal departments regarding this major criteria.
D. The average of the courses in point "C" (above) is used by the Department as a base to major. The Faculty Council determines the grade average in this regard.
E. All students in the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences are expected to complete the requirements and apply to be Accepted to Major during the first three semesters. If a student fails to fulfill the requirements for Acceptance to Major within this period, he/she will be given a warning and will be informed that the fourth semester will be his/her last semester for Acceptance to Major.
If a student does not select any major at the end of the fourth semester, the Faculty Council will select the major for the student based on the requirements which he/she has fulfilled. The Faculty may dismiss the student if the student fails to have acceptance in any of the majors offered by the Faculty at the end of the fourth semester.
F. A student may repeat once one or more of the required courses needed for the purpose of raising his /her average required for Acceptance to Major within the period allowed for Acceptance to Major (See Article III/A of B.A. Degree Requirements 1998/1999).
G. A student may apply to change his/her major to another in the same Faculty if he/she fulfills the requirements for Acceptance to Major in the new department during the period that is allowed for Acceptance to Major. The maximum deadline for changing the major is at the end of his/her fourth semester.
H. At the beginning of each academic year, the Faculty Council decides the quota for each department in the Faculty.
I. The Dean of the Faculty and the Chair of the Acceptance to Major Committee prepare and submit a signed list of the students who are being Accepted to Major in each department to the Deanship of Registration and Admission.
Description of the courses required for acceptance to the faculty majors
1. BUS 51121 Principles of Management I
2. BUS 51122 Principles of Management II
3. ACC 52121 Principles of Accounting I
4. ACC 52122 Principles of Accounting II
5. ECO 53121 Principles of Microeconomics
6. ECO 53122 Principles of Macroeconomics
7. ECO 53123 Principles of Statistics I
8. POL 54121 Principles of Political Science
9. FIN 56121 Principles of Finance
10. MAR 57121 Principles of Marketing
Undergraduate Study Plan