Bachelor of Development Economics

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Advent/September – Full -Time Day and Evening at UCU – Mukono/Main campus and Kampla campus as well as at Arua regional campus.

In addition to the other University admission requirements for undergraduate Programmes, one of the following categories will allow admission to this course:

  1. Direct entrants who passed economics, maths, entrepreneurship, and other subjects with two A’ principle passes and must have passed mathematics at O’level taken in same sitting;
  2. Diploma holders who studied a relevant course from a recognised institution of higher learning;
  3. A pass in mature-age examination – such candidates must be Ugandan nationals of at least 25 years and have formal education. Those who are successful, in both the written and oral examination, are considered for admission.

Three years with maximum of five years to complete

Rigorous understanding of how the economy operates, is formed and is managed is fundamental to governments, business, households, persons, and other institutions and organisations in the society. Graduates of the Bachelor of Development Economics in School of Business will have a variety of Knowledge and competencies in: modern economic theory, critical interpretation, understanding the enduring determinants of poverty, analysing the issues of fertility, education, health, work, migration and microfinance. This training is designed to allow students to understand how the economy relates to project of development in contemporary global context. 

This Programme includes study in the following topics, among others: microeconomics, mathematical economics for development, labour market and development policy, credit market, entrepreneurship and development, international marketing for development economies, and industrial structure development.

Career prospects upon completing this degree can be found in local, national and International government, non-profit and private sectors with such titles as: research and development officers, programme officers, economic analyst, as well as consultants.