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.

Career 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
Programme NameBachelor of Arts in Development Economics
Programme Duration3 Years
Admission CriteriaDirect 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
ModeDual Mode (Online and Physical)
Fee Per SemesterUganda Shillings: 1,100,000
Program Duration

The program will extend over a period of three academic years. An academic year shall consist of two semesters and one recess term. A semester shall consist of 15 weeks of lectures. A recess term shall consist of 10 weeks.

Program Options
Year 1 Semester 1
Code Course Name LH PH TH CH CU
EC 100 Microeconomics 30 - 30 45 3
MT 112 Introduction Mathematical Economists 45 - 30 60 4
BA 103 Fundamentals of Business Accounting 30 - 30 45 3
BA 104 Business Communication 30 - 30 45 3
CS 101 Computer applications and Systems 30 30 - 45 3
HR 102 Principles of Human Resource Management 30 - 30 45 3
Total Semester Load 19
Year 1 Semester 2
Code Course Name LH PH TH CH CU
DE 101 Principles of Development Economics 30 - 30 45 3
EC 102 Macroeconomics I 30 - 30 45 3
MT 103 Statistical methods in Economists 45 - 30 60 4
DE 100 Political Economy 30 - 30 45 3
BA 107 Principles of Marketing 30 - 30 45 3
BA 307 Organizational Behaviour 45 - 30 60 3
Semester Load 19
Recess Term
TM 100 Community Engagement I - 150 - 75 5
  Total Semester Load 20
Year 2 Semester 1
Code Course Name LH PH TH CH CU
CE 209 Population and Labour Economics 45 - 30 60 4
BA 201 Business Quantitative Methods 30 - 30 45 3
MT 102 Mathematical Economics 30 - 30 45 3
DE 200 Agricultural production and Farm Management 30 - 30 45 3
EC 309 Industrial Economics 30 - 30 45 3
Total Semester Load 16
Year 2 Semester 2
Code Course Name LH PH TH CH CU
EC302 Econometrics I 45 - 30 60 4
EC 210 Financial Economics 30 - 30 45 3
TM 201 Research Methods 30 15 15 45 3
EC 313 Managerial Economics 30 - 30 45 3
DE 201 Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives 30 - 30 45 3
EC 214 Economics of Regulation 30 - 30 45 3
Total Semester Load 19
Recess Term
TM 100 Community Engagement II - 150 75 5
Year 3 Semester 1
Code Course Name LH PH TH CH CU
DE 300 Development Economics 45 - 30 60 4
EC 312 Econometrics II 45 - 30 60 4
EC 207 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 30 - 30 45 3
EC 202 International Economics 30 - 30 45 3
EC 304 Monetary Economics 30 - 30 45 3
Total Semester Load 17
Year 3 Semester 2
Code Course Name LH PH TH CH CU
PP 305 Project Planning and Management 30 - 30 45 3
BA 301 Strategic Management 30 - 30 45 3
EC 315 Health Economics 30 - 30 45 3
AF 302 International Finance 30 - 30 45 3
DE 301 Microfinance: Theory and Practice 30 - 30 45 3
TM 301 Research Project - 120 - 60 4
Total Semester Load 19
Recess Term
TM 300 Community Engagement III 150 75 5
Total Programme Load 124
Fees per semester

Local Students (East African Community)

Fees per semester (UGX)Functional Fees (UGX)Application Fees (UGX)
1,100,000250,00050,000

International Students

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