Starts from:January 1, 1970
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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.

  1.         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

  1.           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.

  1. 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 211MKT 201 Introduction to ManagementPrinciples of Marketing 33
       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


Course Type No. of Courses Credit hrs
Major Courses 25 75
Related Courses 8 24
Common course 4 11
37 111