1. Objectives of the Program                                               

      The main objectives of the program are to:

·       Train economists with basic skills that would help to teach and do research in areas  of economics

·       Facilitate, encourage and do research work in economics focusing on the     
   Ethiopian economy

·       Respond to the needs of the country for highly trained economists.

·       Spot and resolve practical organizational problems and enhancing the standards of the profession by actively participating instructors and students in applied research.

·       Support the efforts of organizations in designing and/or improving their production and distribution of goods and services and in upgrading the skills and knowledge of their employees by conducting short-term training for their employees and by giving consultation services.

·       Enable students to be equipped with the relevant analytical and critical thinking, oral and written communication skills which are relevant to their field of study.

*       Expose students with new developments in the discipline relevant to prospective positions they are expected to assume in the world of work in the area of economics.

*       Help students become responsible citizens of the nation committed to all sorts of efforts meant for enhancing the economic welfare of the country, Ethiopia.

 

*       Ensure the curriculum meets the requirements of stakeholders and maintains its national, regional and international standards of the field, and contributes towards the development of the profession.

                   2. Admission Requirement

               Applicants for admission to the Bachelor degree program in Economics must satisfy                one of the following criteria:

·   A successful completion of the two year preparatory program with the minimum University Entrance Examinations result set for admission by Ministry of Education for the entry year

·    Completion of Diploma program (12+2), (10+3, Level 4) with two years relevant work experience after graduation and Center of Competency (COC) certified and who pass the University colleges entrance examination

·       A degree program student from other accredited Higher Education Institutions who with drawn for non – academic problems

·       A first degree graduate in any field of study from accredited Higher Education Institutions

·       These minimum requirements can be scaled up when there is high competition for admission or when the senate of the University College wants to scale it up

When there is high competition for admission, grade point average at graduation, additional training after graduation, service year, gender and supporting letter from their employers shall be consider to offer the limited opportunities

                3. Duration of the Study

   The normal duration of the Economics degree will be 9 semesters (3 years) for distance mode.  A total of 111 credit hours of courses work and graduate project over the period mentioned above are normally regarded as a full load.

             4. Major Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Cr. Hrs

Prerequisite

Econ 201

Ethiopian Economy

3

 

Econ 251

Microeconomics  I

3

 

Econ 252

Microeconomics II

3

Econ 251

Econ 261

Macroeconomics I

3

Econ 252

Econ 262

Macroeconomics II                      

3

Econ 261

Econ 351

Statistics for Economists

3

Econ 262

Econ 352

Econometrics

4

Econ 351

Econ 353

International Economics

3

Econ 352

Econ 363

Economics of Industry

3

Econ 262

Econ 371

Natural Resources and Environmental Economics

3

Econ 363

Econ 372

Mathematical Economics

3

Econ 351

Econ 381

Labor Economics

3

Econ 251

Econ 382

Money, Banking and Finance

2

Econ 381

Econ 383

Research Methods for Economists

3

Econ 351

Econ 391

Development Economics I 

3

Econ 382

Econ 392

Development Economics II 

3

Econ 391

Econ 393

Seminar on Economics 

3

Econ 392

Econ 401

Development Planning and Project Analysis I

3

Econ 371

Econ 402

Development Planning and Project Analysis II

3

Econ 401

Econ 411

Monetary Economics and Policy

3

Econ 382

Econ 421

Senior Essay in Economics

3

Econ 472

Econ 442

Public Finance

3

Econ 381

Econ 461

History of Economic Thoughts

3

Econ 442

Econ 471

Economics of Agriculture I

3

Econ 372

Econ 472

Economics of Agriculture II

3

Econ 471

 

Total

75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   Related Courses

 

Course Code

Course Title

Cr. Hrs

Acct 201

Principles of Accounting I

3

Acct 202

Principles of Accounting II

3

Mgt 211

MKT 201

Introduction to Management

Principles of Marketing

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mgt 421 M                                    

Entrepreneurship & SBM

3

QuMt 211

Quantitative Methods for Economists I

3

QuMt 212

Quantitative Methods for Economists II

3

Stat   261

 

Introduction to Statistics

3

 

Total

24

 

                Common Courses

 

Eng 201

Intermediate Writing Skills

3

CIV 201

 

Civics and Ethical Education

3

Phil 101

Logic

3

Psy201

General Psychology

2

 

Total

11

 

                Summary

 

Course Type

No. of Courses

Credit hrs

Major Courses

25

75

Related Courses

8

24

Common course

4

11

 

37

111