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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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|
|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|
|Eng 201||Intermediate Writing Skills||3|
|CIV 201||Civics and Ethical Education||3|
|Course Type||No. of Courses||Credit hrs|