Bachelor of Science in Economics

Bachelor of Science in Economics

The Bachelor of Science in Economics programme is designed for students who want to pursue a career as Economists in academia, industry, finance or government. It equips students with analytical skills to tackle the complexities of the modern world through economic analysis, modeling, monitoring and planning for both public and private organizations. They will also deal with logical analysis of social and individual decision making. Career options to graduates include; Accountants, Tax Advisers, Actuarial Work, Insurance and Trading, etc. Entry options include; UACE, relevant diploma or 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 and at least one subsidiary pass in Mathematics in UACE.

Details about the admission requirements under each option are given in the appendix attached.

Note 1: All students on completion of their first year, will undertake a Community Engagement activity of approximately four months. Under this activity, students will be charged to contribute to their own communities by deploying what they just studied. UTAMU will provide them with cases, projects to work on within their communities in order to improve on the day to day running of the community programs and activities. We envisage that with such engagements, UTAMU will be able to give back and reach out to the communities across different parts of the country.

Note 2: The BA Econ and B.Sc. Econ programmes differ in the approach of instruction. While the BA Econ focuses on approaching the field of economics from the humanistic view resulting into career options such as Bankers, Economic Policy experts, etc., the B.Sc. Econ takes the more scientific, mathematical approach resulting into career options such as Economic Modelers, Financial Analysts, Tax Advisers, etc. Call for application for the first intake for the above programmes is already out and students will start studying.

Note 3: Candidates wishing to be considered under the CCNA certificate option but are yet to obtain this certificate, can consider enrolling on our six months CCNA programme.

Programme Name Bachelor of Science in Economics
Programme Duration 3 Years
Admission Criteria Direct Entry
  1. At least two principal passes at the same sitting in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) of which one of them MUST be in Economics.
  2. At least one subsidiary pass in Mathematics
Diploma Entry
  1. At least a 2nd Class (Lower division) diploma in Science, Business Administration, IT, engineering, Statistics or related field from any recognized Institution..
  2. Adequate understanding of Math either by the results of A-Level (at least a subsidiary pass) or by performance of mathematical courses in the diploma programme.
CCNA
  1. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certificate from a recognized institution
  2. At least one principal pass in Economics and two subsidiary passes at the same sitting in UACE
  3. At least one subsidiary pass in Mathematics in UACE
Mode Dual Mode (Online and Local Support)
Fee Type - Per Semester Uganda Shillings 1,150,000

Programme structure

Code Course name
LH
PH
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 100 Organizational Theory & Management
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
DE 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)
BA 108 Entrepreneurship Theory & Principles
30
-
30
45
3
EC 300 Microeconomics II
30
-
30
45
3
EC 301 Macroeconomics II
30
-
30
45
3
EC 302 Econometrics I
45
-
30
60
4
MT 201 Differential Equations
45
-
30
60
4
EC 304 Monetary Economics
30
-
30
45
3
Semester load
20
Year 2 semester 2 (6 cores)
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
19
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
EC 314 Financial Management
45
-
30
60
4
(2 electives)          
EC 202 International Economics
30
-
30
45
3
EC 310 The Uganda Economy
30
-
30
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

Minimum graduation load for Bachelor of Science in Economics is 126.


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