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This Masters Programme is intended to strengthen Economic Policy and Analysis capacity in Kenya and the Region. One of the key gaps in developing countries training programmes is the limited number of professional economists working in the private or public sectors, despite their potential to influence the formulation of business and corporate strategies and shape regulatory policy. The School’s market research and stakeholder input show that very few economists are employed exclusively in specialized areas including of Economic, Public Policy Analysis and environmental economics. Evidence available show that employers are increasingly looking for applicants with the abilities to work in teams, interact with professionals from other disciplines, solve problems and to give practical policy-relevant advice. These employers are looking for well-rounded economists, with good skills across all major areas of economics and are quantitatively highly adept. These are exactly the kinds of skills that the MEPA programme is building.

The target adudiance for this programme include young gradautes who wish to work in economics and management consultancy, as analysts, in regulatory agencies, as government economists, and in healthcare management. It also targest those who work or wish to work as regional economists as well as those who , contribute to development of policy at corporate, country and international agency level

a) The University and the School for Human Resources Development (SHRD) shall apply.
b) No candidate shall be admitted for any Masters Degree without satisfying the minimum University requirements.


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A candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements in addition to specific programme requirements:
a) Be a holder of a Bachelors degree in either finance, economics, or any other equivalent field with at least Upper Second Class honours or its equivalent from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
b) Be a holder of a Bachelors degree in either finance, economics, or any other equivalent field with Lower Second Class honours provided the candidate can show proven evidence of research ability and/or three (3) years experience in a relevant field.
c) Be a holder of a Bachelors degree in either finance, economics, or any other equivalent field with a PASS or its equivalent from any institution recognized by the University Senate provided such candidates have proven research ability and/or relevant work experience of five (5) years.
d) Be a holder of Postgraduate Diploma in Business Sciences of KSMS/JKUAT will be admitted with exemption of at most six (6) units offered in the first two semesters of the Masters and only equivalent in content and bear the same codes as those offered at Masters level.
e) Possession of the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee automatic admission to the Masters degree.


Continuing Education Mode: It is only offered in this mode of study in at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) along Thika Super Highway- Survey.


JANUARY & MAY only each Year

For more information on the programme, kindly get in touch with the centre or the SODeL offices, or get in touch with the contact person:

Contact Person:


Mrs. Sylvia Kisaka Kioko- Senior Administrative Assistant: skisaka@jkuat.ac.ke    

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