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Bachelor of Arts in Economics

About the program

Economics has an impact in almost every aspect of our lives. Being the study of how individuals, businesses, and governments choose to allocate resources to best satisfy their objectives; economics helps students to understand the functioning of markets, of firms, and of financial organizations, understand public debate about economic policy, including taxation and government expenditure, trade and globalization, health and welfare, master a variety of tools and skills for the effective communication of economic ideas and discussion of economic issues and make rational economic choices for their own lives and decisions on various social issues.

The compelling evidence that economics education can improve knowledge base of students in critical areas such as micro and macro economics and other branches of economics such as development economics, public finance, agricultural economics, monetary economics, entrepreneurship development, health economics and economics policy analysis among others; provide strong justification to invest in economics education, hence the Department of Economics has been established.

Briefly, the study of economics, perhaps more than any other social science, has a significant and long-term impact on the lives of students and helps to develop in students a concern for the wellbeing of the family, society, the nation and the world.

Degree awarded

Successful pursuit of an undergraduate program in Economics leads to the award of Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Duration of the program

The period of study for the undergraduate program in Economics is three years for full time students.

Graduates career prospects

Economics graduates can be employed as: Accountant, Actuary, Auditor, Bank manager/officer/representative, Claims adjuster, Credit analyst, Budget analyst, Market
surveyor, Controller, Manager, Data processing manager, Economist, Environmental economist,
Government analyst, Industry analyst, Insurance agent, Labor relations specialist, Land use economist, Macroeconomist manager, Microeconomist, Mineral economist, Operations manager, Packing analyst, Purchasing planner, Risk analyst, Sales manager, Stock broker, Systems analyst, Tax preparer/examiner, Internal revenue agent, Underwriter, Econometrician, Economics teacher/lecturer, etc.