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 CodeCourse TitleCr. HrsPrerequisite
Econ 201Ethiopian Economy3
Econ 251Microeconomics  I3
Econ 252Microeconomics II3Econ 251
Econ 261Macroeconomics I3Econ 252
Econ 262Macroeconomics II3Econ 261
Econ 351Statistics for Economists3Econ 262
Econ 352Econometrics4Econ 351
Econ 353International Economics3Econ 352
Econ 363Economics of Industry3Econ 262
Econ 371Natural Resources and Environmental Economics3Econ 363
Econ 372Mathematical Economics3Econ 351
Econ 381Labor Economics3Econ 251
Econ 382Money, Banking and Finance2Econ 381
Econ 383Research Methods for Economists3Econ 351
Econ 391Development Economics I3Econ 382
Econ 392Development Economics II3Econ 391
Econ 393Seminar on Economics3Econ 392
Econ 401Development Planning and Project Analysis I3Econ 371
Econ 402Development Planning and Project Analysis II3Econ 401
Econ 411Monetary Economics and Policy3Econ 382
Econ 421Senior Essay in Economics3Econ 472
Econ 442Public Finance3Econ 381
Econ 461History of Economic Thoughts3Econ 442
Econ 471Economics of Agriculture I3Econ 372
Econ 472Economics of Agriculture II3Econ 471

                   Related Courses

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs
Acct 201Principles of Accounting I3
Acct 202Principles of Accounting II3
Mgt 211MKT 201Introduction to ManagementPrinciples of Marketing33
       Mgt 421 MEntrepreneurship & SBM3
QuMt 211Quantitative Methods for Economists I3
QuMt 212Quantitative Methods for Economists II3
Stat   261 Introduction to Statistics3

                Common Courses

Eng 201Intermediate Writing Skills3
CIV 201 Civics and Ethical Education3
Phil 101Logic3
Psy201General Psychology2


Course TypeNo. of CoursesCredit hrs
Major Courses2575
Related Courses824
Common course411