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BACHELOR OF ECONOMICS program

University of Nairobi

Bachelors Degree Program 4 YEARS

Course Details

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 I


Calculus I


Introduction to Political Economy


Introduction to Ethics


Introduction to Computers


Aspects of Language Skills


HIV/AIDS


200 Level Course Units


First Semester


Microeconomics


Linear Algebra


Calculus II


Mathematics for Economists I


Economist Statistics II


Introduction to Financial Accounting


Introduction to Real Analysis and Topology


Human Health


Second Semester


Macroeconomics


Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations


Introduction to Numerical Methods


Introduction to Optimization


Economic Statistics III


Introduction to Management Accounting


Property Law


Science and Technology in Development


300 Level Course Units


First Semester


Intermediate Microeconomics


Mathematics for Economists II


Economic History


Development Economics


Electives


Corporate Finance I


 Agricultural Production and Marketing Analysis


Introduction to Labour Economics


International Economics


Entrepreneurship and Technology


Second Semester


Intermediate Macroeconomics


Welfare Economics


History of Economic Thought


Development Planning


Electives


Agricultural Development & Policy


Financial Markets & Institutions


Corporate Finance II


Asset Pricing


Resource Economics


400 Level Course Units


First Semester


Introductory Econometrics I


Public Economics


Introduction to Research Methods


Electives


Environmental Economics


Transport Economics


Monetary Economics


Health Economics I


Economics of Industry


Second Semester


Introductory Econometrics II


Institutional Economics


Research Paper


Electives


Health Economics II


Economics of Water Resources


Public Finance & Fiscal Policy


World Food Policy


Poverty and development

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