Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BA Econ)

Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BA Econ)

With globalization and given the current economic woes the world over, a critical mass of highly qualified economists is essential for any nation’s development.

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics programme therefore is designed to develop a highly skilled human resource in the general area of economics. Specifically, it is intended to produce graduates with knowledge and problem solving skills to study and develop solutions for local and regional economic problems. It offers a unique approach to the study of economics that creates a blend of economics and human behavioral approaches.

Career options to graduates include;

  • Banking Officers
  • Financial Planners
  • Economic Loss Specialists
  • Statistical Analysts
  • Economic Policy Researchers
  • Financial Officers, etc

Entry options include; UACE, relevant diploma and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certificate from a recognized institution with at least one principal pass in Economics and two subsidiary passes at the same sitting in UACE. Details about the admission requirements under each option are given in the appendix attached.

Programme Name Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Programme Duration 3 Years
Admission Criteria Direct Entry

At least a principal pass in Economics and two subsidiary passes at the same sitting in UACE

Diploma Entry
  1. At least 2nd Class (Lower division) Diploma in Science, Business Administration, IT, Statistics, Economics, Library Studies, or related field from any recognized Institution.
  2. CCNA Certificate from a recognized institution.
Mode Dual Mode (Online and Local Support)
Fee Type - Per Semester Uganda Shillings 1,100,000

Programmes Structure

Codes
Course Name
LH
PH
TH
CH
CU
Year 1 semester 1 (6 Cores)
EC 100 Microeconomics I
30
-
30
45
3
DE 101 Principles of Development Economics
30
-
30
45
3
CS 101 Computer Applications &Systems
30
30
-
45
3
BA 104 Business Communication
30
-
30
45
3
MT 102 Mathematical Economics
30
-
30
45
3
MT 103 Statistical Methods in Economics
30
-
60
60
4
Semester Load
19
Year 1 semester 2 (6 Cores)
EC 102 Macroeconomics I
30
-
30
45
3
EC 200 History of Economic Thought
30
-
30
45
3
EC 201 Rural Economics
30
-
30
45
3
AF 206 Money & Banking
30
30
-
45
3
BA 307 Organisational Behaviour
45
-
30
60
4
BA 310 Ethics & Corporate Governance
30
-
30
45
3
Semester Load
19
Year 1 Recess Term
TM 100 Community Engagement I
-
450
-
225
5
Recess Term Load
5
Year 2 Semester 1 (6 Cores)
EC 300 Microeconomics II
30
-
30
45
3
EC 301 Macroeconomics II
30
-
30
45
3
EC 302 Econometrics I
45
-
30
60
4
EC 303 Quantitative Methods for Economic Analysis
30
-
30
45
3
EC 304 Monetary Economics
30
-
30
45
3
BA 108 Entrepreneurship Theory & Principles
30
-
30
45
3
Semester Load
19
Year 2 Semester 2 (6 Cores)
EC 202 International Economics
30
-
30
45
3
EC 203 Transport Economics
30
-
30
45
3
EC 204 Natural Resource Economics
30
-
30
45
3
BA 207 Public Finance & Fiscal Policy
30
-
30
45
3
EC 306 Economic Planning & Policy
30
-
30
45
3
TM 201 Research Methods
30
-
30
45
3
Semester Load
18
Year 2 Recess Term
TM 200 Community Engagement II
-
450
-
225
5
Recess Term Load
5
Year 3 Semester 1 (3 Cores)
EC 205 Public Sector Economics
30
-
30
45
3
BA 211 Managing Non-Profit Organizations
45
-
30
60
4
PP 305 Project Planning & Management
30
-
30
45
3
(2 Electives )          
EC 307 Agricultural Economics
30
-
30
45
3
EC 308 Environmental Economics
30
-
30
45
3
EC 309 Industrial Economics
30
-
30
45
3
Semester Load
16
Year 3 Semester 2 (3 Cores)
EC 310 The Uganda Economy
30
-
30
45
3
IS 201 Management Information Systems
30
30
-
45
3
TM 301 Project
-
120
-
60
4
(2 Electives )          
EC 311 Money & Financial Markets
30
-
30
45
3
ST 300 Business Conditions Analysis
30
-
30
45
3
EC 313 Managerial Economics
30
-
30
45
3
AF 304 Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management
45
15
30
60
4
Semester Load
16/18
Year 3 Recess Term
TM 300 Community Engagement III
-
450
-
225
5
Recess Term Load
5

Note:

At the end of the second semester of every academic year, students will undertake Community Engagement projects of 5 credit units each within the communities where they reside. These community engagement projects will be for approximately 4 months (16 weeks) every year and will be mandatory for every student to take part. These will be assessed community engagement projects that are meant to provide hands on experience to students in their respective disciplines. On completion of their degrees programmes, the student should have been involved in community engagement projects of approximately one year distributed across the three years of study. We anticipate that by doing so, students will be exposed to problems around their communities and hence be part of the problem solving using the attained skills at University.


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