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.

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 NameBachelor of Science in Economics
Programme Duration3 Years
Admission CriteriaDirect 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.
  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
ModeDual Mode (Online and Local Support)
Fee Per SemesterUganda Shillings 1,150,000
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 (6 Cores)
BEC 1100Microeconomics I30-30453
CSC 1100Structured Programming303030604
CSC 1101Computer Applications & Systems3030-453
BBA 1101Organizational Theory & Management30-30453
BBA 1106Communication30-30453
MMT 1103Statistical Methods in Economics30-60604
Semester Load20
Year 1 Semester 2 ( 6 Cores)
MMT 1106Calculus30-30453
MMT 1203Linear Algebra30-30453
MMT 2200Statistical Inference30-30453
BEC 1203Rural Economics30-30453
BEC 1202Macroeconomics I30-30453
BDE 1201Principles of Development Economics30-30453
Semester Load18
Year 1 Recess Term
COE 1300Community Engagement I-150-755
Semester Load5
Year 2 Semester 1 (6 Cores)
BBA 2108Entrepreneurship Theory & Principles30-30453
BEC 2100Micro Economics II30-30453
BEC 2101Macro Economics II30-30453
BEC 2102Econometrics45-30604
MMT 2101Differential Equations45-30604
BEC 2103Monetary Economics30-30453
Semester Load20
Year 2 Semester 2 (6 Cores)
RMS 2201Research Methods30-30453
BBA 2206Public Finance & Fiscal Policy30-30453
BEC 2205Economic Planning & Policy30-30453
CIS 1201Management Information Systems30-30453
HME 2103Monitoring & Evaluation30-30453
BEC 2206Economic Modeling4530 604
Semester Load19
Year 2 Recess Term
COE 2300Community Engagement II-150-755
Recess Term Load5
Year 3 Semester 1 (3 Cores)
MMT 3100Stochastic Processes45-30604
BEC 3109Industrial Economics30-30453
BBA 3103Corporate Finance45-30604
(2 Electives)     
BEC 3107Economic Policy Analysis45--453
BEC 3100Public Sector Economics30-30453
BEC 3108Environmental Economics30-30453
Semester Load17
Year 3 Semester 2 (3 Cores)
RPR 2201Project-120-604
HPP 2102Project Planning & Management30-30453
BBA 2103Financial Management45-30604
(2 Electives)     
BEC 2201International Economics30-30453
BEC 3200The Uganda Economy45--453
BEC 3213Managerial Economics30-30453
Semester Load17
Year 3 Recess Term
COE 3300Community Engagement III-150-755
Recess Term Load5

Minimum graduation load for Bachelor of Science in Economics is 120.

Fees per semester

Local Students (East African Community)

Fees per semester (UGX)Functional Fees (UGX)Application Fees (UGX)

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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