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The Faculty of Economics and Political Science offers undergraduate students a wide range of majors, minors and course options in Economics, Political Science and Public Administration. The Faculty provides a unique program of high quality education to prepare students both for career opportunities in the public, non-profit, and private sectors as well as to further education through graduate studies. This FUE Faculty is distinctive in that it is the only private academic institution in Egypt embracing a Faculty of Economics and Political Science. In addition many members of the academic staff are internationally renowned, bringing with them years of valuable experience in their fields of expertise. Our interdisciplinary social science faculty works together to provide a wide variety of social science perspectives to teaching, learning and social problem solving. Our students receive the guidance of a faculty whose keen knowledge of the contemporary world is reflected in their research and training in critical areas of global concern.
Commitment to quality and excellence in higher education and world class teaching and research. Provide the labor market high quality graduates with up-to-date knowledge. Contribute to the development and progress of the country. "If Economics is the science of quantity, Political Science is the science of quality of life. Joining Faculty of Economics and Political Science helps you deeply understand how humans interact, how they manage their life and how they could creatively build a better world".
Commitment to quality and excellence in higher education in Egypt. The mission of the faculty is to contribute in human resources preparation and development required for sustainable and comprehensive development both in Egypt and Arab countries. This would be done through rigorous curriculum and advanced academic programs which meet national and regional needs as well as requirements of globalization. The Faculty aspires to create competent researchers, analysts and problem solvers in economic, political and administrative activities. In addition, the Faculty aims at contributing specialists and professionals in the areas of banking systems, stock markets, corporations, media, regional and international organizations, diplomatic corps and strategic agencies in Egypt and the Arab world.
In fulfilling its mission, Faculty of Economics and Political Science holds the following values:
Communication of knowledge and learning through an environment in which leading academic staff teach and engage in dissemination of knowledge to a broader community.
Engagement with professionals and communities through responsiveness and partnerships.
Intellectual independence and freedom of inquiry.
Ethical practices and global citizenship.
Becoming a research-led institution, valuing knowledge and learning for cultural, social and economic benefits they offer.
Seeking to recruit and develop staff and students of the highest quality, recognizing that people are our primary resource.
Creating an environment in which academic excellence combined with opportunities for personal development, enable individuals to create their own futures.
Emphasizing creativity among staff and students in both teaching and research.
Reiterating accountability among all concerned parties for the sake of improving and sustaining high quality performance.
Installing transparency and open communication between staff and students on one hand, between both, and the university administration on the other hand.
In pursuing its mission and values, Faculty of Economics and Political Science focuses on achieving the following goals:
Provide an internationally distinctive learning experience that combines academic excellence with the personal development that comes from university life.
Produce research of international excellence in all our subjects (economics, Political science and public administration) to enhance our contribution to the economic, social, cultural and educational life of the Arab region, while building the strengths necessary to be recognized as regional leaders in selected areas.
Internationalize staff and student communities, and enhance and promote our reputation internationally.
Continue to be a sustainable and well- managed institution.
Faculty of Economics and Political Science provides all of its students with the knowledge and expertise to prepare them for success in a variety of endeavors. With an emphasis on both theoretical knowledge and technical skills, our students develop problem solving abilities that allow them to analyze issues and reach practical conclusions and policy recommendations. Through participation in service activities, our students gain insight into the needs and interests of their community that results in an in depth understanding of pressing Egyptian issues. As a result our graduates are prepared to make positive contributions to areas of national interest. In addition, through international studies, exposure to visiting lecturers (both Egyptian and foreign), and involvement with academicians and policy-makers; our students gain a broad understanding of global issues. Whether our students immediately pursue a career or engage in advanced graduate studies, the FUE education gives them the tools for success.
FUE Educational Philosophy
All Faculties, including the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, embrace the University’s mission to “promote an atmosphere that values intellectual curiosity, the pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.” To achieve this mission, certain pillars of an FUE education are embedded in the curriculum of all Faculties. These competencies or “pillars of an FUE education” include the following:
Critical thinking: objective analysis and evaluation of information and concepts from multiple perspectives.
Knowledge Integration: application and synthesis of information and concepts from diverse disciplines.
Effective Communication: strong facility in oral and written communication; use of visual resources and technology for communication.
Social Responsibility: respectful and civil treatment of others; active participation in civil and democratic institutions; protection of the environment and intelligent use of natural resources.
Together with information literacy, the pillars prepare our graduates to be productive members of society who value lifelong learning.
The Faculty of Economics and Political Science offers the following degrees:
To receive a Bachelor’s Degree, students must complete a four year program in which they complete 139 credit hours. Specialization in the major area of study begins in the second year. Students may be able to complete a second degree from one of the other two departments if they successfully complete an additional 42 credit hours in that field. Students may be granted a minor in another department by successfully completing 12 credit hours in that department.
Beginning with the second year, students participate in a summer internship in political, economic, financial or media agencies such as the League of the Arab States, the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Administrative Development as well as other national and international agencies.