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Bachelor of Economics

Course Rationale

The study of economics is central to the understanding of the business market, trade, government policies international issues, globalization, health, development and environmental issues. These issues remain critical in the development agenda of developing countries, hence the need for trained personnel in various fields. Graduates from this programme will be able to work in various fields including economic planning, policy analysis and trade, both public and private project monitoring and evaluation as well as teaching.

Why study the programme
To build the capacity of learners and associates in economics research and sustainable economic development

Target Groups
There exist great demand for graduates with degrees in economics both in private and public sectors. In the recent past financial institutions and public service commission (PSC Kenya) have employed large numbers of graduates in economics. Due to the growing number of public and private universities, there is need for qualified lecturers in economics.  This programme is therefore proposed in response to market demand.

Programme Objectives
Upon successful completion of the prescribed course of study for Bachelor of Economics graduates will have acquired knowledge, skills and abilities to be able to:

  1. Conduct research
  2. Evaluate policies, projects and programmes
  3. Manage programmes and projects
  4. Train in economics and related fields
  5. Participate in community service and related fields

Entry Requirements
i)    KCSE or equivalent certificate with a minimum of C+ (plus) and grade C (plain) in both Mathematics and English or similar grades in an equivalent examination approved by the University Senate.

ii)    KACE or equivalent Certificate with a minimum of 2 principles passes and O level Credit in Mathematics and English Language.

iii)    Diploma in relevant disciplines with a minimum of C- (minus) at KCSE from an institution recognized by the University Senate.

  Entry via University Bridging
i)    A holder of KCSE certificate or equivalent with a minimum of C+ and lacking clusters subjects, Mathematics and English languages as in  (i) above.  The Candidate must score at least a C- (minus) in the subject he/she is bridging in as in (i) above;
ii)    A holder of KACE certificate or equivalent with minimum of two principles and lacking O level clusters subject grades as in above.  The candidate must score in the subject in which he/she is bridging in as   (ii)

Entry via Pre-university Programme
i)    A holder of KCSE certificate or equivalent with a mean aggregate of C (plain) with C- (minus) in Mathematics and English


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Application form

Applications can be downloded here , you can also submit your application online here

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