Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics

This degree course is designed for students who want to acquire knowledge about tools and techniques of Economic variables, how to collect and analyse economic data and apply it to explain social, economic and health dynamics among others. The programme focuses on training the world’s development economic decision makers and managers of the future. This programme provides a thorough training in specific areas of economics, mathematics, statistics and computing and also enhances statistical/economic analytical techniques of personnel in the business and private sector.

Career Options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics are expected to work as:

  • Institutional Planner
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officers
  • Economic Modelers
  • Micro and Macro Economists
  • Project Planners/Managers
  • Economic Policy Researchers
  • Quantitative economists

They can work in public, private or non-governmental organizations. Their designations can as well be varied depending on the unique needs of the organization.

Admission Requirements
Programme NameBachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics
Programme Duration3 Years
Admission Criteria

Direct Entry

Candidates seeking admission through the direct entry shall require the following: -

  • At least two principal passes at the same sitting in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) of which one must be in Economics.
  • The candidate must have at least one subsidiary pass Mathematics in UACE.

Diploma Entry

  • Applicants should possess at least a second class (lower division) Diploma in Science, Business Administration, Information Technology, Engineering, Statistics or related field from a recognized institution.
  • At least a principal pass in Economics and two subsidiary passes in UACE at the same sitting.
  • At least a subsidiary pass in Mathematics in UACE.

Mature Age Entry Scheme

For admission under mature age, a candidate must have passed the university mature age entry examinations. To sit for university mature age, the candidate must have age of at least 25 years and must have completed UCE at least 3 years earlier.

ModeDual Mode (Online and Physical)
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)
EC 100Microeconomics I30-30453
CS 100Structured Programming4530-604
CS 101Computer Applications & Systems3030-453
BA 103Fundamentals of Business Accounting30-30453
BA 104Business Communication30-30453
MT 103Statistical Methods in Economics30-60604
Semester Load20
Year 1 Semester 2 ( 6 Cores)
MT 106Calculus30-30453
MT 107Linear Algebra30-30453
MT 200Statistical Inference30-30453
EC 201Rural Economics30-30453
EC 102Macroeconomics I30-30453
DE 101Principles of Development Economics30-30453
Semester Load18
Year 1 Recess Term
TM 100Community Engagement I-150-755
Semester Load5
Year 2 Semester 1 (6 Cores)
MT 102Mathematical Economics30-30453
EC 300Micro Economics II30-30453
DE 200Agricultural Production and Farm Management30-30453
EC 302Econometrics45-30604
MT 201Differential Equations45-30604
EC 304Monetary Economics30-30453
Semester Load20
Year 2 Semester 2 (6 Cores)
EC 301Macro Economics II30-30453
TM 201Research Methods301515453
BA 207Public Finance & Fiscal Policy30-30453
EC 306Economic Planning & Policy30-30453
IS 201Management Information Systems30-30453
ME 200Monitoring & Evaluation30-30453
EC 206Economic Modeling4530-604
Semester Load19
Year 2 Recess Term
TM 200Community Engagement II-150-755
Recess Term Load5
Year 3 Semester 1 (3 Cores)
MT 300Stochastic Processes45-30604
EC 309Industrial Economics30-30453
BA 303Corporate Finance45-30604
(2 Electives)     
EC 208Economic Policy Analysis30-30453
EC 205Public Sector Economics30-30453
EC 308Environmental Economics30-30453
Semester Load17
Year 3 Semester 2 (3 Cores)
TM 301Project-120-604
PP 305Project Planning & Management30-30453
EC 314Financial Management45-30604
(2 Electives)     
EC 202International Economics30-30453
EC 310The Uganda Economy30-30453
EC 313Managerial Economics30-30453
Semester Load17
Year 3 Recess Term
TM 300Community Engagement III-150-755
Recess Term Load5

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

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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