Bachelor of Arts in 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
Codes Course Name LH P/FH TH CH CU
Year 1 Semester 1 (6 Cores)
BEC 1100 Microeconomics I 30 - 30 45 3
BDE 1201 Principles of Development Economics 30 - 30 45 3
CSC 1101 Computer Applications &Systems 30 30 - 45 3
BBA 1106 Communication Skills 30 - 30 45 3
MMT 1100 Mathematical Economics 30 - 30 45 3
MMT 1103 Statistical Methods in Economics 30 - 30 45 3
Semester Load 18
Year 1 Semester 2 (6 Cores)
BEC 1202 Macroeconomics I 30 - 30 45 3
BEC 1200 History of Economic Thought 30 - 30 45 3
BEC 1203 Rural Economics 30 - 30 45 3
BBA 2207 Money & Banking 30 30 - 45 3
BBA 1200 Organisational  Behaviour 30 - 30 45 3
BBA 3202 Ethics & Corporate Governance 30 - 30 45 3
Semester Load 18
Year 1 Recess Term
COE 1300 Community Engagement I - 150 - 75 5
Recess Term Load 5
Year 2 Semester 1 (6 Cores)
BEC 2100 Microeconomics II 30 - 30 45 3
BEC 2101 Macroeconomics II 30 - 30 45 3
BEC 2102 Econometrics 45 - 30 60 4
BEC 2105 Quantitative Methods for Economic Analysis 30 - 30 45 3
BEC 2103 Monetary Economics 30 - 30 45 3
BBA 2108 Entrepreneurship Theory & Principles 30 - 30 45 3
Semester Load 19
Year 2 Semester 2 (6 Cores)
BEC 2201 International Economics 30 - 30 45 3
BEC 3213 Managerial Economics 30 - 30 45 3
BEC 2203 Natural Resource& Environmental Economics 30 - 30 45 3
BBA 2206 Public Finance & Fiscal Policy 30 - 30 45 3
BEC 2205 Economic Planning & Policy 30 - 30 45 3
RMS 2201 Research Methods 30 - 30 45 3
Semester Load 18
Year 2 Recess Term
COE 2300 Community Engagement II - 150 - 75 5
Recess Term Load 5
Year 3 Semester 1 (3 Cores)
BEC 3100 Public Sector Economics 30 - 30 45 3
BBA 3102 Managing Non-Profit Organizations 45 - 30 60 4
HPP 2102 Project Planning & Management 30 - 30 45 3
(2 Electives )          
BEC 3105 Agricultural Economics 30 - 30 45 3
BBA 2103 Financial Management 30 - 30 45 3
HME 2103 Project Monitoring & Evaluation 30 - 30 45 3
Semester Load 16
Year 3 Semester 2 (3 Cores)
BEC 3200 The Uganda Economy 30 - 30 45 3
CIS 1201 Management Information Systems 30 30 - 45 3
RPR 3201 Project - 120 - 60 4
(2 Electives)          
BEC 3109 Industrial Economics   30 - 30 45 3
BEC 2202 Transport Economics 30 - 30 45 3
BBA 3204 Investment & Portfolio Management 30 - 30 45 3
Semester Load 16
Year 3 Recess Term
COE 3300 Community Engagement III - 150 - 75 5
Recess Term Load 5
The minimum graduation Load for the programme is 120 Credit Units
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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