Bachelor of Arts in Development Economics

Bachelor of Arts in Development Economics

This programme focuses on training the world’s development economic decision makers and managers of the future. It provides broad intellectual training in foundations of knowledge of how the economy works and offers relevant skills for the constructive use of that knowledge. It is designed to generate a body of human resource equipped with skills to identify, analyse, formulate, implement, monitor and evaluate development issues affecting society. The course facilitates students with a range of skills to deal with development problems and challenges.

Careers Options

The graduates of this Bachelor’s degree have a wide range of openings and they can build their careers in the following areas:- 

  • Educationists in economics
  • Economic sector managers
  • Economic  supervisors and sales people
  • Business Analysts
  • Agricultural economics
  • Labour economics
  • Consultants

Admission Requirements

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

Programme Name Bachelor of Arts in Development 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 same sitting in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education ( UACE)
  • At least five passes at the same seating in Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE)
Diploma Entry

Applicants applying on the diploma scheme should fulfil the following requirements;
  • At least a 2nd class (Lower division) Diploma in Science, Business Administration, IT, Statistics, public administration, law, finance, Economics or any other related field.
  • At least one principal pass and two subsidiary passes at same sitting in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education ( UACE)
  • At least five passes at the same seating in Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE)
Mature Age Entry Scheme

For admission under mature age, a candidate must have sat and passed the university mature age entry examinations from a recognized centre as provided by NCHE. To sit for university mature age, the candidate must have age of at least 25 years
Mode Dual Mode (Online and Local Support)
Fee Type - Per Semester Uganda Shillings: 1,100,000

Programme Structure

Year 1 Semester I        
Code Course Name LH PH CH CU
EC 100 Microeconomics I 30 30 45 3
MT 112 Introduction Mathematical Economists 45 30 60 4
BA 103 Fundamentals of Business Accounting 30 - 45 3
BA 104 Business Communication 45 - 45 3
DE 100 Political Economy 45 - 45 3
HR 102 Principles of Human Resource Management 45 - 45 3
  Total Semester Load       19
Year 1 Semester II        
Code Course Name LH PH CH CU
DE 101 Principles of Development Economics 45 - 45 3
EC 102 Macroeconomics I 60 - 60 3
MT 103 Statistical methods in Economists 45 30 60 4
CS 101 Computer Applications and Systems 30 30 45 3
BA 107 Principles of Marketing 45 - 45 3
BA 307 Organizational Behaviour 45 30 60 4
  RECESS TERM        
TM 100 Community Engagement I 300 75  - 5
  Total Semester Load       20
Year 2 Semester I        
Code Course Name LH PH CH CU
EC 209 Population and Labour Economics 60 - 60 4
BA 201 Business Quantitative Methods 30 - 45 3
MT 102 Mathematical Economics 30 30 45 3
DE 200 Agricultural Production and Farm Management 45 - 45 3
EC 309 Industrial Economics 45 - 45 3
  Total Semester Load       16
Year  2 Semester II        
Code Course Name LH PH CH CU
EC 302 Econometrics I 45 30 60 4
EC 210 Financial  Economics 30 30 45 3
TM 201 Research Methods 30 - 45 3
EC 313 Managerial Economics 45 - 45 3
DE 201 Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives 45 - 45 3
EC 214 Economics of Regulation 45 - 45 3
  Total Semester Load       19
Recess Term        
TM 100 Community Engagement II
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300 75   5
Year  3 Semester I        
Code Course Name LH PH CH CU
DE 300 Development Economics 60 - 60 4
EC 312 Econometrics II 45 30 60 4
EC 207 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 45 - 45 3
EC 202 International Economics 45 - 45 3
EC 304 Monetary Economics 45 - 45 3
  Total Semester Load       21
Year  3 Semester II        
Code Course Name LH PH CH CU
PP 305 Project Planning and Management 45 - 45 3
BA 301 Strategic Management 45 - 45 3
EC 315 Health Economics 45 - 45 3
AF 302 International Finance 45 - 45 3
TM 301 Project       4
  Total Semester Load       19
TM 300 Community Engagement III

 

300

75

5
 

Total Programme Load

139

 


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