The Faculty of Economics and Social 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 Social 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)