University of Nairobi

University of Nairobi (UoN)


  • Bachelors Degree Program
  • Duration : 4 years

Course Overview

The School economics at the University of Nairobi has an outstanding research capacity. Areas of capacity concentration include development economics, health economics, environmental and resource economics, macro economics, trade and finance, industrial and enterprise economics. The School also maintains close interactions with the School of Mathematics, Institute of Development Studies, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, the World Bank, the International Development Research Centre, the Central Bank of Kenya and the Ministry of Finance among other strategic institutions.

Minimum Entry Requirements

A candidate must satisfy the prescribed University of Nairobi requirements.

1.      KCSE with a mean grade of C+ and B plain in Mathematics

2.      KCE Division II with credit pass in mathematics

3.      KACE or EAACE certificate with two principal passes; with credit pass in Mathematics at KCSE or equivalent.

4.      A degree from a recognized University or its equivalent.

Course Program

100 Level Course Units

First Semester

Introduction to Microeconomics

Basic Mathematics

Economic History of Kenya

Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Logic

Legal Systems and Methods

Introduction to Psychology

Communication Skills

Second Semester

Introduction to Macroeconomics

Economic Statistics 1

Calculus 1

Introduction to Political Economy

Introduction to Ethics

Introduction to Computers

Aspects of Language Skills


200 Level Course Units

First Semester


Linear Algebra

Calculus II

Mathematics for Economists 1

Economic Statistics II

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Introduction to Real Analysis & Topology

Human Health


Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations


Introduction to Numerical Methods

Introduction to Optimization

Introduction to Management Accounting

Property Law

Science & Technology in Development

300 Level Course Units

First Semester

Mathematics for Economics II

Development Economics

Probability and Statistics II

Probability Modeling


Economic and Social Statistics

Theory of estimation

Intermediate Microeconomics

Entrepreneurship Development and Technology

Introduction to Labour Economics

Second Semester

Welfare Economics

Development Planning

Linear Modeling I

Testing Hypotheses

Introduction to Time Series Analysis

Statistical Inference

Intermediate Macroeconomics

Asset Pricing

Resource Economics

400 Level Course Units

First Semester

Public Economics

Introduction to Research Methods

Linear Modeling II

Sample Survey Theory

Stochastic Models for Social Processes

Institutional Economics

Poverty and Development

Research Paper

Applied Econometrics

Survey Research Methods

Second Semester


Environmental Economics

Monetary Economics

Economics of Industry

Non-Parametric Methods

Applied Multivariate

Applied Stochastic process

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