Part I: Introduction

Faculty of economics, with the purpose of educating and training professional cadres in economic and management fields, has been established in the frame of Herat University in 1990. For success and sustainability in a dynamic and volatile environment, an organizations needs to have clear perspective and plans in the future. Therefore in order to fulfill the aforementioned purpose and empowering the role and position of the faculty in the academic society, preparing and compilation a strategic plan is one of most important needs. Based on the special geographical location of Herat province, extension and development of scientific and academic activities of the faculty, quantitatively and qualitatively, can have significant impacts and effects on the country’s economy and academic society.

The faculty has four departments including Macroeconomic, Business Administration, Financed & Banking and Trade Departments. In addition, faculty’s academic research & quality control center, academic council, lecturer council, discipline committee and exam committee also work under the frame of faculty. As of Feb 2015, 756 students are being lectured by 22 academic Cadres and 7 more professors are gaining their PhD degree in Germany, Turkey and Iran countries. Since its foundation, 1620 students have graduated and have entered to the country’s labor market as economy and management professionals. The Faculty of Economics and Management is going to start the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and Associate Degree in Business Administration in 2017 with cooperation of USAID.

Vision

Improving the position of the Faculty of Economics to the great and first faculty among all economics faculty of Afghan’s Universities till 2018.

Key and Core Values

The faculty of economics, for setting up its goals, objectives, expectations and organizational performance norms and measurements, has relied on numbers of important and key values. These values would be the frontispieces of the faculty in preparing its plans and performances. The key values, in which the faculty is committed to comply them, are as following:

  • Specialization and meritocracy
  • Commitment and Accountability
  • Innovation in educational and research activities
  • Concern of quality in all aspects and activities
  • Emphasis on the spirit of cooperation and group working

Mission

Based on the aforementioned vision, the faculty has integrated its philosophy of existence and performance inside its mission. The faculty has taken in to account the important factors for responding to the needs and main issues of key stakeholders (internal and external) in its mission statement;

  • Preparation of needed professional human resources of the country in economics and management fields
  • Academic cooperation with related governmental and non-governmental organizations in implementing development plans of the country
  • Enhancing quality and quantity of educational services for demanders, with observing the national and international standards
  • Production of knowledge
  • Education, training and learning
  • Promoting the theoretical and practical use of scientific achievements broadly in the country
  • Cooperation and exchange of information with all scientific centers out of the universities
  • Research and development

Goals and Objectives

These objectives of the faculty covers the quad core strategies of education (studying), research, interaction with the community and administration and human resources. The objectives are as following:

  • Objectives related to the educational strategy
    • Offering scientific – educational services at the highest level to the students and other demanders
    • Preparing educational and studying facilities for personal growth and development in the faculty
    • Enhancing the level of education (degrees) and academic grades of the faculty’s lecturers
    • Providing the possibility of study in the level of master degree for the faculty’s graduates
    • Getting and benefiting from most advanced supplementary equipment and technologies
  • Objectives related to the research strategy
    • Enhancing the faculty’s research and analytical capabilities
    • Improving promotion of scientific and research activities, relevant to the faculty’s departments
  • Objectives related to strategy of the role of the faculty in the community
    • Maintenance and empower the position of the faculty in the community
    • Providing the possibilities of active presence of organizations, entrepreneurs and professional individuals in the faculty
    • Extending scientific, educational and research cooperation with relevant centers in provinces and all over the country
  • Objectives related to the strategy of administration and human resources
    • Deepening the culture of rule of law and discipline
    • Enhancing and promoting the use of efficient evaluation system
    • Improving the management of human resources with emphasis on recruiting, maintenance and capacity building

Policies and Strategies

Policies and strategies play a pivotal role in decision making processes. Therefore, they have a great importance. Identification of these policies and strategies is one of the most important phase for the participants of the strategic planning team and it can be considered as the heart of that planning process. The faculty’s policies and strategies are as follow:

  • Capable and qualified members of academic cadre with emphasis on high academic grading
  • Physical space and equipment
  • Interaction of the faculty with external environment in national, regional and international level
  • Prioritizing to the demand-driven researches
  • Creativity and innovation in studying and learning activities
  • Enhancing the spirit of self-confidence and innovation among students
  • Producing knowledge and science
  • Quality control and quality assurance system
  • Institutional growth and development and increasing productivity

Part II: List of Lecturers

At the present, the number of lecturers of Economics Faculty are 22 persons, which 7 of them are studying doctoral and postgraduate studies in Germany, Turkey and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Currently, the teaching process at this faculty are carried out by 15 lecturers in three departments (Business Administration, Macroeconomic and Finance & Banking. Names, level of education and other characteristics of the lecturers are summarized in the table below.

  •  

Academic Degree

  •  
  •  
  •  

PhD Student in Turkey

Senior Teaching Assistant

  •  

Sultan Ahmad Taraki

  1.  

PhD Student in Germany

Senior Teaching Assistant

Master

Mir Ghulam Osman Bariz Hossaini

  1.  

PhD Student in Germany

Senior Teaching Assistant

Master

Mohammad Tawude Temory

3

 

Senior Teaching Assistant

PhD

Farid Ahmad Farzam Rahimi

4

 

Associate Professor

Master

Mohammad Nasir Moein

5

 

Junior Teaching Assistant

PhD

Parviz Ahmad Walizade

6

PhD Student in Iran

Junior Teaching Assistant

Master

Abdul Qudos Ebrahimi

7

PhD Student in Germany

Junior Teaching Assistant

Master

Rahim Nazari

8

 

Junior Teaching Assistant

Master

Sayed Ezmaray Danish

  1.  

 

Associate Professor

Master

Fariha Amin

  1.  

 

Junior Teaching Assistant

Master

Maria Kabiri

  1.  

 

Junior Teaching Assistant

Bachelor

Yalda Arib

  1.  

 

Junior Teaching Assistant

Master

Wahid Ahmad Wahabzade

  1.  

 

Junior Teaching Assistant

Master

Mohammad Osman Hadel

  1.  

 

Junior Teaching Assistant

Master

Bashir Ahmad Basharat

  1.  

PhD Student in Germany

Junior Teaching Assistant

Master

Abdul Qayoom Qaeem

16

 

Junior Teaching Assistant

Master

Javid Taqipoor

  1.  

 

Junior Teaching Assistant

Master

Abdullah Yamayee

  1.  

 

Junior Teaching Assistant

Bachelor

Mohammad Hasib Mujaddadi

  1.  

 

Junior Teaching Assistant

Bachelor

Paymana Hamid

  1.  

Master Student in Germany

Junior Teaching Assistant

Bachelor

Ahmad Mohib Qadirnia

21

 

Junior Teaching Assistant

Master

Shahira Shahir

  1.  
 

 

Biography of the Dean of Faculty

Name: Mohammad Naser

F/Name: Mohammad Hossain

Surname: Moain

Place of Birth: Herat, Afghanistan

Date of Birth: 1968

Education: MBA

Place of Education: Germany

Field of Education: Economics

Publications:

  1. Selling in an Industrial Organization as monograph in 1996
  2. Profit Planning in an Industrial Organization in 2006.
  3. Translation of Cost accounting / the second module of Financial and management accounting. Published by Prof Dr. Hans Drigl head of controlling chair at Ruhr University Bochum Germany in 2005.
  4. Exchange rate in Afghanistan “a critical evaluation” as master thesis, 2010 at Ruhr University Bochum Germany.
  5. Afghanistan in Legatum Prosperity Index in 2016.
  6. Positive and normative and the role of self-judgments in economics
  7. Principles of government budget in 2002.
  8. An overview to exchange rate in Afghanistan (conference held in economics faculty of Herat University).

Part III: Facilities and Equipment

  1. Computer Lab: Economics Faculty has a computer lab, which consists of 48 computers. All students and lecturers are welcome to use this facility for teaching accounting and statistics software, and other computer-specialized programs.
  2. At the beginning, the Library of Economics Faculty had about 3,000 books in economics, management, and accounting. It has grown to more than 7,500 volumes, which are available for students and lecturers.
  3. Research Center: The Center for Scientific Research at the Faculty of Economics of Herat University was established in early 2014. It was launched to work in order to raise the level of knowledge of economics in international aspects, especially at the national level, and to carry out the necessary research and developmental studies required by the community, under the direction of the Ministry of Higher Education.
  4. Quality Assurance Committee: The activities of this committee started in early 2010 in the field of quality assurance with 3 members in accordance with the requirements of improving the quality of higher education in this educational institution. Over the past years, activities have been carried out based on the goals set by the committee.
  5. Building and Classes: In the complex of Herat University, a separate building has been built for Faculty of Economics. Nowadays, a number of rooms and classes of the building are occupied by the Science Faculty. All the classrooms are equipped with a projector. There is a relatively cold and hot equipment for classrooms and faculty rooms.
  6. Other committees include: Exam Committee, Discipline Committee and Curriculum Committee.

Part IV: Introduction to Departments

Department of Business Administration

The Department of Business Administration, as the first department was founded in the framework of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Herat in 1992. This department was formulated on the bases of the community's need and the market demand to supply professional workforce in this field. Since productive and service enterprises are an integral part of the economy of each country, their improvement and development can have positive and profound effects on the country's economic growth and development.

Department of Macroeconomic

The importance of learning economics as one of the branches of the social sciences is rooted in the unlimited and increasing need of humanity due to scarce resources. Strengthening the economic sectors in one country implies growth and development, leading to the well-being and the improvement of the standard of living of the people of that society. As economic growth and development require the education and learning of economics, in many societies and countries, prestigious universities are conducive to deep research in the field of economics. Taking into account the importance and necessity of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Herat, the Department of Macroeconomic was established in 2004 as a scientific center in the field of economic research, bringing the young and experienced cadres together in this field to educate young and enthusiastic generations.

Department of Finance and Banking

In the early 2014, the Department of Finance and Banking was established on the basis of the needs of the society and labor market to fulfill the gap of professional in the field of Finance and Banking. The country’s financial and banking system is one of the most important economic sectors of the country, which has made significant progress and significant steps in consolidating its role in the country’s economy following the significant changes of the last decade.

Part V: Student’s Statistics

Since the establishment of the Faculty of Economics from 1990 to 2016, about 3,000 applicants were registered, of which 1,620 have been graduated so far.

No.

Year

No. of Graduates

Male

Female

1

1994

9

7

2

2

1995

5

5

0

3

1996

16

16

0

4

1997

7

7

0

5

1998

14

14

0

6

1999

7

7

0

7

2000

10

10

0

8

2001

4

4

0

9

2002

9

8

1

10

2003

19

16

3

11

2004

25

21

4

12

2005

81

74

7

13

2006

91

70

21

14

2007

44

38

6

15

2008

80

56

24

16

2009

83

64

19

17

2010

58

39

19

18

2011

109

77

32

19

2012

115

95

20

20

2013

200

154

46

21

2014

236

214

22

22

2015

199

157

42

23

2016

199

151

48

Total

1620

1304

316

 

Part VI: Curriculum for Bachelor Degree

First Year

First Semester

Second Semester

No.

Course

Credit

Type

No.

Course

Credit

Type

1

Islamic Studies

1

General

1

Islamic Studies

1

General

2

Principle of Economics

3

Basic

2

History of Economics Theory

2

Basic

3

Fundamentals of Business Administration

2

Basic

3

Contemporary History

2

General

4

Financial Accounting I

3

Basic

4

Financial Accounting II

3

Basic

5

Math I

3

Basic

5

Math II

2

Basic

6

English for Economic Students I

2

General

6

English for Economic Students II

2

General

7

Statistic I

3

Basic

7

Statistic II

3

Basic

8

Economic Calculation

2

Basic

8

Fundamental of Public Finance

2

Basic

9

 

 

 

9

Basics of Law

2

Optional

Total

19

 

Total

19

 

 

Second Year

First Semester

Second Semester

No.

Course

Credit

Type

No.

Course

Credit

Type

1

Islamic Studies

1

General

1

Islamic Studies

1

General

2

Microeconomic I

3

Basic

2

Microeconomic II

2

Basic

3

Cost Accounting I

2

Basic

3

Cost Accounting II

2

Basic

4

Professional English I

2

Optional

4

Professional English II

2

Basic

5

Statistic II

2

Basic

5

Statistic II

2

Basic

6

Macroeconomic I

2

Basic

6

Macroeconomic II

2

Optional

7

Business Informatics

2

Basic

7

Principle of Management

2

Basic

8

Transportation Economics

2

Basic

8

Agriculture Economic

2

Basic

9

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance

2

Basic

9

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance

2

Basic

10

 

 

Basic

10

Economics Law

2

Basic

Total

18

 

Total

19

 

 

 

Third Year

Department of Business Administration

First Semester

Second Semester

No.

Course

Credit

Type

No.

Course

Credit

Type

1

Islamic Studies

1

General

1

Islamic Studies

1

General

2

Basic of International Economics

2

Basic

2

Regional Economics

2

Optional

3

Fundamentals of Economic Policies

2

Basic

3

Internship

2

Specialized

4

Fundamentals of Marketing

2

Basic

4

Taxation

2

Basic

5

Quality Control Management

2

Specialized

5

Enterprise Management

2

Specialized

6

State Organization Accounting

2

Optional

6

Corporate Risk Management

2

Specialized

7

Basics of Money and Bank

2

Basic

7

Afghanistan History

2

Basic

8

E-Commerce

2

Specialized

8

Research Methodology

2

Basic

9

Human Resource Management

2

Specialized

9

Advanced Financial Management

2

Specialized

 

 

 

 

10

Business to Business Marketing

2

Specialized

Total

17

 

Total

19

 

 

Fourth Year

Department of Business Administration

First Semester

Second Semester

No.

Course

Credit

Type

No.

Course

Credit

Type

1

Islamic Studies

1

General

1

Islamic Studies

1

General

2

Controlling

2

Specialized

2

Strategic Management

3

Specialized

3

Project Management

3

Specialized

3

Environmental Economics

2

Basic

4

Cost-Benefit Analysis

3

Specialized

4

Islamic Management

2

Specialized

5

Basics of Econometric

3

Specialized

5

Monograph

8

Specialized

6

Auditing

2

Specialized

6

 

 

 

7

Research Methodology

2

Specialized

7

 

 

 

8

Monograph

2

Specialized

8

 

 

 

Total

18

 

Total

16

 

 

 

 

Third Year

Department of Macroeconomic

First Semester

Second Semester

No.

Course

Credit

Type

No.

Course

Credit

Type

1

Islamic Studies

1

General

1

Islamic Studies

1

General

2

Basic of International Economics

2

Specialized

2

Regional Economics

2

Specialized

3

Fundamentals of Economic Policies

2

Basic

3

Internship

2

Specialized

4

Fundamentals of Marketing

2

Basic

4

Public Budget

2

Specialized

5

Development Theories

3

Specialized

5

International Economic

2

Specialized

6

State Organization Accounting

2

Specialized

6

Development Policy

2

Specialized

7

Public Economics

3

Specialized

7

Afghanistan Economy

2

Basic

8

Labor Economics

2

Specialized

8

Research Methodology

2

Basic

9

Basics of Money and Bank

2

Basic

9

Public Expenditure

3

Specialized

 

 

 

 

10

Financial System

2

Specialized

Total

19

 

Total

20

 

 

 

Fourth Year

Department of Macroeconomic

First Semester

Second Semester

No.

Course

Credit

Type

No.

Course

Credit

Type

1

Islamic Studies

1

General

1

Islamic Studies

1

General

2

Project Management

3

Basic

2

European Monetary Policy

2

Specialized

3

Cost-Benefit Analysis

3

Specialized

3

Environmental Economics

2

Basic

4

Basics of Econometric

3

Basic

4

Islamic Economy

2

Specialized

5

Auditing

2

Optional

5

Monograph

8

Specialized

6

Research Methodology

2

Specialized

6

 

 

 

7

Monograph

2

Specialized

7

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

Total

16

 

Total

15

 

 

 

Third Year

Department of Finance and Banking

First Semester

Second Semester

No.

Course

Credit

Type

No.

Course

Credit

Type

1

Islamic Studies

1

General

1

Islamic Studies

1

General

2

Basic of International Economics

2

Basic

2

Afghanistan Economy

2

Basic

3

Fundamentals of Economic Policies

2

Basic

3

Internship

2

Specialized

4

Fundamentals of Marketing

2

Basic

4

Financial Risk Management

2

Specialized

5

Quality Control Management

2

Specialized

5

Enterprise Management

2

Specialized

6

State Organization Accounting

2

Optional

6

Research Methodology

2

Basic

7

Basics of Money and Bank

2

Basic

7

Advanced Financial Management

2

Specialized

8

Human Resource Management

2

Specialized

8

Business to Business Marketing

2

Specialized

Total

15

 

Total

15

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth Year

Department of Finance and Bank

First Semester

Second Semester

No.

Course

Credit

Type

No.

Course

Credit

Type

1

Islamic Studies

1

General

1

Islamic Studies

1

General

2

Controlling

2

Specialized

2

Asset and Liability Management

2

Specialized

3

Project Management

3

Specialized

3

Financial Service Marketing

2

Specialized

4

Cost-Benefit Analysis

3

Specialized

4

Environmental Economics

2

Basic

5

Basics of Econometric

3

Basic

5

Monograph

6

Specialized

6

Auditing

2

Specialized

6

Islamic Banking

2

Specialized

7

Research Methodology

2

Specialized

7

 

 

 

8

Monograph

2

Specialized

8

 

 

 

9

E-Banking

2

Specialized

 

 

 

 

Total

20

 

Total

15

 

 

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