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Bachelor of Arts in Economics (B.A. Econ) program

Moi University

Bachelors Degree Program 4Years

Course Details

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics (B.A. Econ.) programe is designed for BA and B.ED students respectively. The programme is organized in a defined sequence in which some prerequisite courses are involved.

Minimum Entry Requirements

The applicant of Bachelor of Arts in Economics should be able to fulfill
Joint Admissions Board admission requirements as follows:

1.Eng. or Kis.; Any group III; Mat. and Any group II or Eco. or Com. or Acc. at Kenya
Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE); or CPA/CPS or their equivalent.

2.For Education (Arts) students who intend to take Economics as a teaching subject must
have attained at least B plain in Mathematics and B plain in any of the following subjects:
Economics, Accounts or Commerce in KCSE.

Course Objectives

The objectives of the Bachelor of Arts in Economics programme are to:
1.To give the graduate the basic specialized knowledge and skills required for sound
quantitative economics, conception, analysis and application to policies.

2.Equip the graduates with the latest tools of analysis and expose them to most modern
outcomes of economics research both for intellectual stimulation and practical application.

3.To prepare students for careers in management government, education, private sector
and international organizations.

Course Program

First Year Courses

Semester I

Introduction to Maths 1
Introduction to Micro-economics

Semester II

Introduction to Maths 2
Introduction to Macro-economics
Second Year Courses

Semester I

Basic Mathematics
Economics Statistics I
History of Economic Thought I
Technology and Modern Industrial Society
esearch Methods


Semester II

Issues in African Economic Development
Economics Statistics II
History of Economic Thought
Economics of Money and Banking

Third Year Courses

Semester I

Intermediate Microeconomics
Maths for Economists
Quantitative Methods I
Economic Development I
Development and Population
Economic Demography

Semester II

Intermediate Macroeconomics
Quantitative Methods II
Economic Development
Environmental Economics
Comparative Economic Systems
Field Attachment
Public Finance and Fiscal Policy

Fourth Year Courses

Semester I

Advanced Microeconomics
Econometrics I
International Economics I
Agricultural Economics I
Economics of Labour and Industry I
Economic Policy Analysis
Health Economics

Semester II

Advanced Macroeconomics
Econometrics II
International Economics II
Agricultural Economics II
Economics of Labour and Industry II
Research Paper
Monetary Theory and Policy
Project Appraisal and Evaluation
The World Food Economy

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