Department of Economics

Historically, the Yangon University of Economics originated as Department of Economics under the University of Rangoon (Yangon) in 1924. In December 1964, it was established as a major department in Yangon Institute of Economics. The Department of Economics is one of the most prestigious research and education institutions of social science in Yangon University of Economics, whose educational programs have successfully been developed to cultivate leading academic and policy decision makers.

Being one of the five major academic departments of the university, the Department of Economics offers two undergraduate and postgraduate diploma programs, master and PhD programs specializing in economics and development studies. First, the Department of Economics offered B.Econ (Economics) only; then Development Studies program (Bachelor of Development Studies-BDevS) has been offered since the academic term (2014 – 2015). Those are full time course and necessary to complete over a four-year period. After completing of Bachelor degree, the students can join the post graduate course MEcon (Economics) which is a full time program with two-year period. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (PhD) is the highest academic Degree offered by our department. It is a five-year doctorate level course, taking one year for coursework and need to take four years for preparing dissertation. Graduates are expected to be able to enlarge their opportunities in their respective fields of work and to be fully equipped to deal with problems of development of especially developing countries.

The Yangon University of Economics launched Master of Development Studies (MDevS) programme under the Department of Economics in 2003 in order to fulfill not only the vision for life-long learning but also to have a better understanding of development issues. The MDevS programme offers both full-time and evening programmes. The students from both programmes require two years’ study plus a research paper. The courses offering and faculty expertise in the University provide graduate students the opportunities to learn the policy-oriented areas in the Economics and Development such as international trade and regional integration, development strategies, regional and urban development, and industrialization in local and global environment. A balance between theoretical and policy-oriented modules is sought in this programme.


To prepare for professional economists and development leaders who can contribute to the areas of poverty reduction and sustainable development


  1. To provide students with preparation in the economic development concepts
  2. To cultivate the skills and knowledge concern with economic development of a nation

Strategic Goals

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Address     : Room (106), First Floor, Corner of Pyay Road and Innya Road,Kamayut Township, Yangon Region, Myanmar

Phone No : +95-1-7510213

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Faculty MembersVisiting Professors/Lecturers

Head of Department

Professor Dr. Cho Cho Thein

Professor Dr. Khin Thida Nyein

Professor Dr. Tha Pye Nyo

Dr. Yin Myo Oo

Daw Pa Pa Kyaw

Daw Yi Yi Win

Dr. Sandar

Daw Myint Myint Maw

Daw Cho Cho Mar

Daw Mie Mie Soe

Daw Kay Thwe Khine

Dr. Daw Thu Zar Lin

Daw Lway Khin Nwe Htay

Daw Hla Theingi Swe

Daw Than Than Sint

Daw  Kyi Kyi Win

Daw Than Win Htay

Daw Phyu Win Ei

Daw Aye Sandar Win

Daw Hnin Thuzar Tun Oo

Daw Thin Thin

Daw Ya Min Kyaw Khin

Daw Pyae Phyo May

Daw Hnin Yu Swe

Daw Mi Moe Thuzar

Daw Nu Nu Lwin

Daw Wut Hmone Phoo

U Thet Aung

Daw Aye Aye Nyein

Daw Khin Mar Htwe

Daw Kay Thi Tun

U Si Thu Kyaw

Daw Phyu Phyu Kyaw Myint

Daw Ei Ei Phyoe

BrochureCurriculumAssessment System
Bachelor Degrees
First Year
Second Year
Third Year
Final Year
First Year
Second Year
Third Year
Final Year
Masters Degree
Doctor of Philosophy

Method of Assessment