Course of the Week- Bachelor of Science in Economics

Economics focuses on the behavior and interactions of economic agents and how economies work. Consistent with this focus, primary textbooks often distinguish between microeconomics and macroeconomics.

Microeconomics examines the behavior of basic elements in the economy, including individual agents and markets, their interactions, and the outcomes of interactions.

Individual agents may include, for example, households, firms, buyers, and sellers.
Macroeconomics analyzes the entire economy (meaning aggregated production, consumption, savings, and investment) and issues affecting it, including unemployment of resources (labor, capital, and land), inflation, economic growth, and the public policies that address these issues (monetary, fiscal, and other policies).-Wikipedia

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The degree helps the students understands the basics of economy and how to analyze the means through which natural and man-made resources can be incorporated to create wealth and satisfy human needs.
In JKUAT the degree is offered by the College of Human Resource Development (COHRED) under the School of Business (SOB).

The degree program is offered in our main Campus in Juja, Karen and Kakamega Campuses as well.

The mode of Study  is Full-Time and the course duration is four (4) academic years fast tracked to three (3) calendar years through a trimester process.

Minimum Entry Requirements

To qualify for this program, one must be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+(plus)  and a minimum of B Plain in Mathematics and C Plain in English.
Be a holder of KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and subsidiary pass and a minimum of credit in Mathematics at KCE

OR Be a holder of any other qualification accepted by the University Senate as equivalent to any of the above.

Career opportunities

Upon completion of the degree program, one could choose to follow either on of these career paths:

  • Actuarial analyst
  • Chartered accountant
  • Chartered certified accountant
  • Chartered public finance accountant
  • Data analyst
  • Economist
  • Financial risk analyst
  • Forensic accountant
  • Investment analyst
  • Statistician
  • Stock broker

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