Symbiosis has always been at the forefront of management education and has been the pioneer in launching innovative programmes that address the changing needs of the economy.
In the current business environment there is an emerging trend for analysts in different sectors. The BPO sector has been moving slowly up the value chain to become the KPO sector – this is a knowledge driven sector where strong basic and fundamental skills are required and a foundation in Economics would be a great asset. Besides the KPO sector, the financial services, consultancy and public policy domains are all fertile grounds for economists.
The Symbiosis School of Economics seeks to develop intellectual discipline and valuable skill sets required for rational thinking and optimal decision making – an acute need of the Economy today.
It is difficult to think of an activity that has no links to Economics. In fact as Tim Harford says, “This breadth of interest is reflected in the eclectic tastes of the Nobel Prize committee. Since 1990, the Nobel Prize in Economics has only occasionally been awarded for advances in the obviously “economic” things, such as the theory of exchange rates or business cycles. More often, it has been awarded for insights less obviously connected with what you might have thought was economics: human development, psychology, history, voting, law, and even esoteric discoveries such as why you can’t buy a decent secondhand car”.
The Symbiosis School of Economics will provide a strong foundation in Economic theory and practice with an interdisciplinary flavour, that will prepare students for careers in industry, financial institutions, government or academia.