Programmes

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ECONOMICS

  •  INTRODUCTION

The Bachelor of Science in Economics program is intended to impart knowledge and prepare students for careers in the field of Economics through a judicious mix of courses that are core to the discipline and those drawn from complementary disciplines. 

The program is anchored on the philosophy of producing leaders in training, research and innovation in the fields of Social Sciences, Information Technology and Development at degree level.

  • TARGET GROUPS

Secondary school leavers who have attained the minimum qualification for university admission and who wish to start a career in Economics  The programme is also open to persons in employment who possess relevant qualification for admissions to a degree programme.

  • GOALS OF THE PROGRAMME

The Bachelor of Economics aims to achieve the following objectives:

  1. To develop a theoretical and technical understanding of economic concepts and practices and the ability to cope with future developments in this areas
  2. To enhance self-confidence and the ability to critically evaluate economic issues and develop solutions from the ethical, professional as well as academic perspectives;
  3. To instill a critical and integrated understanding of the world of economics, with a firm foundation in related areas such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics and statistics.
  4. To prepare the students for progression to higher degree work and research in economics.
  • GENERAL REGULATION
  1.  University, the School of Business and approved Department regulations shall apply.
  2. No candidate shall be registered for the Bachelor of Economics degree without satisfying the minimum university requirements.
  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Candidates wishing to study for the Bachelor of Economics Degree must satisfy the minimum University and COHRED requirements for admission.

EITHER

Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C+ in Mathematics and C in English.

OR

Be a holder of KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and subsidiary pass and a minimum of credit in Mathematics at KCE

OR

Be a holder of any other qualification accepted by the University Senate as equivalent to any of the above.

  • PROGRAMME DURATION AND COURSE STRUCTURE

The Bachelor of Economics Degree course shall be offered in EIGHT academic semesters organised in four academic years.  A student will be deemed to have passed an academic semester after successful completion of all the units in the academic semester.

  1. Each semester will have a maximum of nine (9) units and a minimum of seven (6) units.
  2. Courses shall be offered in terms of units with one unit consisting of a minimum of 45 contact hours.
  3. The programme will run for a maximum of eight (8) semesters.  The period of the Industrial Attachment will be part of the programme duration.  The Industrial Attachment will take eight (8) weeks.
  4. Students who wish to take extra units during vacations will be allowed to do so, subject to availability of resources.
  • ACADEMIC LEAVE
  1. A student wishing to temporarily suspend his/her studies must apply for academic leave.  The leave becomes official only after endorsement by the University Senate.  Academic leave can only be taken at the start of the semester.  The leave cannot extend beyond two (2) continuous semesters and the leave duration will not be part of the programme duration.  A candidate must renew his/her registration at the beginning of every semester.
  2. A course unit taught jointly between departments will be counted as a single unit in consultation with the Chairpersons of department.
  • REGISTRATION
  1. No registration of candidates shall be allowed after the third week of the semester unless approved by the university.
  2. Candidates shall be required to register within the first three weeks of the semester.
  3. No registration of students or modification of required or addition units shall be allowed after week three of the semester.
  4. A student who does not register for a particular unit but who completes the course work and who sits for the examination in that unit will be deemed not to have sat for the examination in that unit.