Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics

Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics

This degree course is designed for students who want to acquire knowledge about tools and techniques of Economic variables, how to collect and analyse economic data and apply it to explain social, economic and health dynamics among others. The programme focuses on training the world’s development economic decision makers and managers of the future. This programme provides a thorough training in specific areas of economics, mathematics, statistics and computing and also enhances statistical/economic analytical techniques of personnel in the business and private sector.

Careers Options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics are expected to work as:

  • Institutional Planner
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officers
  • Economic Modelers
  • Micro and Macro Economists
  • Project Planners/Managers
  • Economic Policy Researchers
  • Quantitative economists

They can work in public, private or non-governmental organizations. Their designations can as well be varied depending on the unique needs of the organization.

Admission Requirements

Students will be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics degree program through three avenues:  Direct Entry, Mature Entry and Diploma Entry.

Programme Name Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics
Programme Duration 3 Years
Admission Criteria

Direct Entry

Candidates seeking admission through the direct entry shall require the following: -

  • At least two principal passes at the same sitting in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) of which one must be in Economics.
  • The candidate must have at least one subsidiary pass Mathematics in UACE.

Diploma Entry

  • Applicants should possess at least a second class (lower division) Diploma in Science, Business Administration, Information Technology, Engineering, Statistics or related field from a recognized institution.
  • At least a principal pass in Economics and two subsidiary passes in UACE at the same sitting.
  • At least a subsidiary pass in Mathematics in UACE.

Mature Age Entry Scheme

For admission under mature age, a candidate must have passed the university mature age entry examinations. To sit for university mature age, the candidate must have age of at least 25 years and must have completed UCE at least 3 years earlier.

Mode Dual Mode (Online and Local Support)
Fee Type - Per Semester Uganda Shillings: 1,150,000

Programme Structure

Code Course Name LH P/FH TH CH CU
Year 1 Semester 1 (6 Cores)
EC 100 Microeconomics I 30 - 30 45 3
CS 100 Structured Programming 30 30 - 45 4
CS 101 Computer Applications & Systems 30 30 - 45 3
BA 103 Fundamentals of Business Accounting 30 - 30 45 3
BA 104 Business Communication 30 - 30 45 3
MT 103 Statistical Methods in Economics 30 - 60 60 4
Semester load 20
Year 1 Semester 2 ( 6 Cores)
MT 106 Calculus 30 - 30 45 3
MT 107 Linear Algebra 30 - 30 45 3
MT 200 Statistical Inference 30 - 30 45 3
EC 201 Rural Economics 30 - 30 45 3
EC 102 Macroeconomics I 30 - 30 45 3
EC 101 Principles of Development Economics 30 - 30 45 3
Semester Load 18
Year 1 Recess Term
TM 100 Community Engagement I - 300 - 75 5
Semester Load 5
Year 2 Semester 1 (6 Cores)
MT 102 Mathematical Economics 30 - 30 45 3
EC 302 Microeconomics II 30 - 30 45 3
DE 200 Agricultural Production and Farm Management 30 - 30 45 3
EC 302 Econometrics I 45 - 30 60 4
EC 304 Monetary Economics 30 - 30 45 3
MT 201 Differential Equations 45 - 30 60 4
Semester Load 20
Year 2 Semester 2 (6 Cores)
EC 301 Macroeconomics II 30 - 30 45 3
TM 201 Research Methods 30 - 30 45 3
BA 207 Public Finance & Fiscal Policy 30 - 30 45 3
EC 306 Economic Planning & Policy 30 - 30 45 3
IS 201 Management Information Systems 30 - 30 45 3
ME 200 Monitoring & Evaluation 30 - 30 45 3
EC 206 Economic Modeling 45 30 - 60 4
Semester Load 21
Year 2 Recess Term
TM 200 Community Engagement II - 300 - 75 5
Recess term load 5
Year 3 semester 1 (3 Cores)
MT 300 Stochastic Processes 45 - 30 60 4
EC 309 Industrial Economics 30 - 30 45 3
BA 303 Corporate Finance 45 - 30 60 4
(2 Electives)          
EC 208 Economic Policy Analysis 45 - - 45 3
EC 205 Public Sector Economics 30 - 30 45 3
EC 308 Environmental Economics 30 - 30 45 3
Semester Load 17
Year 3 Semester 2 (3 Cores)
TM 301 Project - 120 - 60 4
PP 305 Project Planning & Management 30 - 30 45 3
CE 314 Financial Management 45 - 30 60 4
(2 Electives)          
EC 202 International Economics 30 - 30 45 3
EC 310 The Uganda Economy 45 - - 45 3
EC 313 Managerial Economics 30 - 30 45 3
Semester Load 17
Year 3 Recess Term
TM 300 Community Engagement III - 300 - 75 5
Recess Term Load 5

The minimum graduation load for Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics =126    


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