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.

 

Career Options

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 on May 10th 2013. The second intake will begin studying on September 10th 2013 while the 3rd will commence on January 10th 2014.

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.

Admission Requirements

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 UACE of which one must be in Economics.
  2. At least one subsidiary pass in Mathematics
Diploma Entry
  1. At least 2nd class lower division in Business Administration, Management, IT, Statistics, Development Economics, Library Studies or a related field.
  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 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 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 Micro Economics II 30 - 30 45 3
EC 301 Macro Economics II 30 - 30 45 3
EC 302 Econometrics 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
EC 205 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

Fees per semester

Fees per semester Functional Fees Application Fees
1,200,000 UGX 250,000 UGX 50,000 UGX

International students pay international student tuition fees which is rated in dollars and this specifically covers only the cost of teaching and many student support services. This tuition below is per academic session and includes both the tuition and functional fees.

Category of Programme Fees per academic session (USD) Application / Admission Fee
Bachelor’s Degree $700 $30
Undergraduate Diploma $500 $30
Undergraduate Certificate $250 $30

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