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    Programs

    Undergraduate programs

    Courses offered by the Department of Economics and Statistics are among the most popular in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. In a given academic year, departmental course offerings are taken by over 3500 undergraduate and diploma students. The Department also offer students of Microfinance and Statistics specialized internship training as one the avenues to improve on their practical skills. Students intending to undertake a direct Degree programme in Economics, Microfinance and Statistics as main discipline are required to have sufficient knowledge in Economics, Mathematics, Physics, History and Geography in their Advanced Level (├óÔé¼┼ôA├óÔé¼┬Ø-Level) sitting. Selection to these Degree program is based on student performance in these subjects and is very competitive.

    Bachelor of Arts in Economics

    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree programme is done in accordance with University procedures and regulations. In addition the candidate is only eligible for admission to the programme on meeting any of the following minimum requirements

    1. Direct Entry

    For admission under the direct entry scheme a candidate must have;

    1. The Uganda Certificate of Education ( or its equivalent) and
    2. At least TWO Principal Passes in Arts or Science subjects at the same sitting, one Economics. For purposes of computing entry points the advanced level subjects shall carry the following weights

    Subject Category

    Subject

    Computation

    Essential

    Economics

    X 3 (Multiplied by 3)

    Relevant              

    Physics, Geography, History, Literature, Christian Religious Education and Mathematics

    X 2 (Multiplied by 2)

    Desirable

    General Paper, Subsidiary Mathematics. Languages (French, German, Luganda, Kiswahili and any other language)

    X 1 (Multiplied by 1)

    Others

    All other subjects

    X 0.5 (Multiplied by 0.5)

    • Mature age

    Pass the mature age entry examination of the University.

    • Diploma Holders

    At least a second-class diploma in Economics, Business Studies and related fields from a recognized institution

    Course offered by the Department

    YEAR ONE

    SEMESTER 1

    SEMESTER 2

    EC 111Introduction to Micro-Economics

    EC 121Principles of Development Economics

    EC 112Introduction to Statistics and Mathematics for Economists  

    EC 122Introduction to Macro-Economics    

    EC 113Introduction to Basic Accounting     

    EC 123Introduction to Financial Management

    EC 114   Poverty and Developement

    EC 124Economic History               

    SO 111Introduction to Sociology  

    EC 125 Mathematical Economics      

    EC 115Introduction to Business Law

    EC 126Gender and Production Relations.

    BST 111 Communication Skills I                                                   

    BS 121 Communication Skills II      

     

    YEAR TWO

    SEMESTER 1

    SEMESTER 2

    Cores

    Cores

    EC 211Quantitative Methods for Economists  

    EC 221Money and Banking

    EC 212Intermediate Micro-Economics I

    EC 222Econometrics

    BS 216Organizational Behaviour               

    EC 223Intermediate Macroeconomics I

    EC 217   Introduction to Information               Technology

    EC 224Research Methodology

    Electives       (select two)

    Electives       (select two)

    EC 213AgriculturalEconomics        

    EC 225International Economics

    EC 214Government Commerce and Privatization

    EC 226Structure of Uganda├óÔé¼Ôäós Economy

    EC 215Labour Economics

    EC 227Health Economics

    EC 218           Rural Economics       

     

     

    YEAR THREE

    SEMESTER 1

    SEMESTER 2

    Core

    Core

    EC 311 Development Economics, Planning and policy

    EC 321 Project Planning and Management

    EC 312 Intermediate Micro-Economics II    

    EC 322 Intermediate Macroeconomics II  

    EC 313 Industrial Economics

    EC 324 Computer Skills for Economists

    EC 318 Entrepreneurship

    EC 326 Research Report

    Electives     (select two)

    Electives       (select two)

    EC 314 Resource and Environmental Economics

    EC 323 Public Finance and Fiscal Policy

    EC 315 Managerial Economics

    EC 325 Political Economy               

    EC 316 Transport Economics

    EC 327 International Finance

    EC 317 Public sector Economics

    EC 328 Policy Analysis and Evaluation

     Note: TOTAL CREDIT UNITS FOR THIRD YEAR = 48

    Assessment

    Assessment shall include progressive assessment through course works, which will carry 30%, and the final examination carries 70%. A minimum of two course works shall be required per course. The course work shall consist of tests and assignments.

     

    Progression

    Progression of a student shall be classified as normal or probationary.

    • Normal progression

    Normal progression shall occur when a student has passed all the specified core courses and obtained a GPA of 2.0 or above for semester.

    • Probationary progression
    • Probation based on the GPA:

    A student is to be placed on probationary progress after obtaining a GPA of less than 2.0 for a semester.

    • Based on failing a core course in a semester.

    Retaking a Course

    • A student may re-take any course when it is offered again in order to:-
    • pass it if she/he had failed it before
    • improve the grade if the first pass grade was low
    • While retaking a course, the student shall retake both the course work and the examination.
    • Whenever a course has been retaken, the academic transcript shall indicate so accordingly but the mark of the retaken course shall be recorded.

    Award and Classification

      Award

    On successful completion of the programme a candidate is awarded Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Economics of Kyambogo University.

     Bachelor of Economics and statistics 

    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree programme is done in accordance with University procedures and regulations. In addition the candidate is only eligible for admission to the programme on meeting any of the following minimum requirements

    • Direct Entry

    For admission under the direct entry scheme a candidate must have;

    • The Uganda Certificate of Education ( orits
    • t leastTWOPrincipalPasses in Arts or Science subjects at the samesitting, one Economics. For purposes of computing entry points the advanced level subjects shall carry the following weights

     

    Subject Category

    Subject

    Computation

    Essential

    Economics and Mathematics

    X 3 (Multiplied by 3)

    Relevant              

    Physics, Geography

    X 2 (Multiplied by 2)

    Desirable

    General Paper, Subsidiary Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Fine Art

    X 1 (Multiplied by 1)

    Others

    All other subjects

    X 0.5 (Multiplied by 0.5)

     

    Mature age

    At least pass the mature age entry examination of the University. 

    Diploma Holders

    At least a second-class diploma in Economics and statistics related fields from a recognized institution 

    Course offered by the Department

    YEAR ONE

    SEMESTER  1

    SEMESTER 2

    EC 111Introduction to Micro-economics

    EC 121 Principles of Development Economics

    EC 113Communication Skills

    EC 122 Introduction to Macroeconomics

    EC 114   Poverty and Development                

    EC 125 Mathematical Economics                

    ST 112 Calculus I                                       

    ST 123 Probability Theory I        

    ST 115 Introduction to statistics

    ST 124 Statistical Inference I              

    ST 116 Linear Algebra            

    ES 126 Introduction to Computer  

     

    YEAR TWO

    SEMESTER 1

    SEMESTER 2

    Cores

    Cores

    EC 212 Intermediate Microeconomics I

    EC 221 Money and Banking

    EC 213 Agricultural Economics      

    EC 223 Intermediate Macroeconomics I

    EC 216 Computer Applications   

    EC 224 Research Methodology

    ST 211 Statistical Inference II                                    

    ST 222  Econometrics I

    ST 218 Sampling Theory                            

    ST 228  Probability Theory II                         

    ST 217 Time Series Analysis                  

    ST 229  Linear Models              

    Electives  (select one)

    Electives  (select one)

    EC 214 Government Commerce and Privatization

    EC 225 International Economics

    EC 215 Labour Economics

    EC 226 Structure of Uganda├óÔé¼Ôäós Economy

     

    YEART HREE

    SEMESTER 1

    SEMESTER 2

    Cores

    Cores

    EC 311 Development Economics, Planning and policy

    EC 322 Intermediate Macroeconomics II  

    EC 312 Intermediate Micro-Economics II    

    EC 321 Project Planning and Management

    EC 313 Industrial Economics

    EC 326 Research Report

    ST 318 Operations Research 

    ST 327 Biostatistics and Demography  

    ST 319 Econometrics II                    

    ST 329 Sample Survey Design                     

    ST 310 Industrial Statistics Modelling      

     

    Electives       (select one)

    Electives       (select one)

    EC 314 Resource and Environmental Economics

    EC 323 Public Finance and Fiscal Policy

    EC 315 Managerial Economics

    EC 325 Political Economy

    EC 316 Transport Economics

    ES 328 Statistical Decision Theory                

    ST 317 Multivariate Analysis                

     

     

    Assessment

    Assessment shall include progressive assessment through course works, which will carry 30%, and the final examination carries 70%. A minimum of two course works shall be required per course. The course work shall consist of tests and assignments.

    Progression

    Progression of a student shall be classified as normal or probationary. 

    • Normal progression

    Normal progression shall occur when a student has passed all the specified core courses and obtained a GPA of 2.0 or above for semester.

    • Probationary progression
    • Probation based on the GPA:

    A student will be placed on probationary progress after obtaining a GPA of less than 2.0 for a semester.

    • Based on failing a core course in a semester.

    Retaking a Course

    • A student may re-take any course when it is offered again in order to:-
    • pass it if she/he had failed it before
    • improve the grade if the first pass grade was low
    • While retaking a course, the student shall retake both the course work and the examination.
    • Whenever a course has been retaken, the academic transcript shall indicate so accordingly but the mark of the retaken course shall be recorded.

    AWARD AND CLASSIFICATION

    Award

    On successful completion of the programme a candidate shall be awarded Degree of Bachelor of Economics and statistics of Kyambogo University.

    Bachelor of Microfinance

    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    Admission to the Bachelor of Microfinance degree programme is done in accordance with University procedures and regulations. In addition the candidate is only eligible for admission to the programme on meeting any of the following minimum requirements 

    • Direct Entry

    For admission under the direct entry scheme a candidate must have;

    • The Uganda Certificate of Education ( or its equivalent) and
    • At leastTWO Principal Passes in Arts or Science subjects obtained at the same sitting, one of which must be inEconomics. For purposes of computing entry points the advanced level subjects shall carry the following weights

    Subject Category

    Subject

    Computation

    Essential

    Economics

    X 3 (Multiplied by 3)

    Relevant              

    Physics, Geography, History, Literature, Christian Religious Education and Mathematics

    X 2 (Multiplied by 2)

    Desirable

    General Paper, Subsidiary Mathematics. Languages (French, German, Luganda, Kiswahili and any other language)

    X 1 (Multiplied by 1)

    Others

    All other subjects

    X 0.5 (Multiplied by 0.5)

    • Mature age

    Pass the mature age entry examination of the University.

    • Diploma Holders

    At least a second-class diploma in Economics, Business Studies and related fields from a recognized institution 

    • Diploma holders in Economics related fields.
    • Graduates already working in Micro-Finance related fields

    Course offered by the Department

    YEAR ONE

    SEMESTER 1

    SEMESTER 2

    EC 111 Introduction to Microeconomics

    EC 121 Principles of Development Economics

    EC 112 Introduction to Statistics and Mathematics for Economists  

    EC 122 Introduction to Macroeconomics     

    MF 111 Introduction to micro finance   

    MF 121 Sociology of Development

    MF 112 Internal Controls in Microfinance

    MF 122 Rural Development, planning and policy

    MF 113 Commercialisation of Micro-Finance     

    MF 123 Resource mobilisation and Product development

    BST 111 Communication Skills  

    MF 124         Micro finance and Gender               

     

    YEAR TWO

    SEMESTER 1

    SEMESTER 2

    Core

    Core

    EC 211 Quantitative Methods for Economists  

    MF 221 Monitoring and evaluation

    EC 212 Intermediate Microeconomics

    EC 223 Intermediate Macro-Economics

    MF 211 Micro-Finance in global perspective

    EC 224 Research Methodology

    EC 217 Introduction to Information Technology          

    MF 223 Field work Placement I (Internship)       

    Electives       (select two)

    Electives       (select two)

    MF 212 Disaster preparedness and management

    EC 221 Money and Banking 

    EC 213 Agricultural Economics        

    MF 222 Finance and marketing

    EC 214 Government Commerce and Privatization

    EC 225 International Economics

    EC 215 Labour Economics

    EC 226 Structure of Uganda├óÔé¼Ôäós Economy

     

    YEAR THREE

    SEMESTER 1

    SEMESTER 2

    Core

    Core

    EC 311Development Economics, Planning and policy

    MF 321 Risk Management                                          

    MF 311 Outreach maximisation    

    MF 322 Microfinance and Cooperative Society Development

    MF 312 Micro-Finance management & organisation

    MF 323 Management Information System

    MF 313 Formal and informal finance institutions    

    MF 324 Field work Placement   II    

     

    EC 326 Research Report

    Electives       (select two)

    Electives       (select two)

    EC 313 Industrial Economics

    EC 321 Project planning and management

    EC 315 Managerial Economics

    EC 323 Public Finance and Fiscal Policy

    EC 316 Transport Economics

    EC 325 Political Economy               

    EC 317 Public sector Economics

    EC 327   International Finance

     

    EC 322 Econometrics 

     

    Assessment

    Assessment shall include progressive assessment through course works, which will carry 30%, and the final examination carries 70%. A minimum of two course works shall be required per course. The course work shall consist of tests and assignments.

     

    Progression

    Progression of a student shall be classified as normal or probationary.

    • Normal progression

    Normal progression shall occur when a student has passed all the specified core courses and obtained a GPA of 2.0 or above for semester.

    • Probationary progression
    • Probation based on the GPA:

    A student will be placed on probationary progress after obtaining a GPA of less than 2.0 for a semester.

    • Based on failing a core course in a semester.
    • pass it if she/he had failed it before
    • improve the grade if the first pass grade was low
    • While retaking a course, the student shall retake both the course work and the examination.
    • Whenever a course has been retaken, the academic transcript shall indicate so accordingly but the mark of the retaken course shall be recorded.

    AWARD AND CLASSIFICATION

    Award

    On successful completion of the program a candidate shall be awarded Degree of Bachelor of Micro Finance of Kyambogo University.

     

    Diploma in Microfinance

    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    Admission to the Diploma in Microfinance programme is done in accordance with University procedures and regulations. In addition the candidate is only eligible for admission to the programme on meeting any of the following minimum requirements

    Direct Entry

    • The Uganda Certificate of Education (or its equivalent) and
    • Two Advanced level passes in Arts or Science subjects at the same sitting of the
    • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (or its equivalent).
    • Certificate Holders in Business fields from recognized institution.
    • Diploma Holders from a recognized institution.
    • Degree holders from other disciplines shall be admissible for this programme

    Course offered by the Department

    YEAR ONE

    SEMESTER 1

    SEMESTER 2

    DM 111 Basic principles of Financial management

    DM 121 Risk and Default Management

    DM 112 Introduction to Microfinance

    DM 122 Formal and informal financial markets

    DM 113 Basic Accounting

    DM 123 Resource mobilization and product development

    DM 114 Poverty and Development

    DM 124 Micro finance and gender development

    DM 115 Loan Management

    DM 125 Micro finance and rural development

    DM 116 Micro-Finance resource and institutional management

    DM 126 Micro finance global perspective

    BS 111 Communication skills

     

     

    YEAR TWO

    SEMESTER 1

    SEMESTER 2

    DM 211 Outreach maximization

    DM 221 Money and financial institutions

    DM 212 Micro-Finance in Disaster areas

    DM 222 Project planning and management

    DM 213 Research Methods

    DM 223 Internal control in micro-Finance

    DM 214 Introduction to information technology

    DM 224 Management information system in Micro-Finance

    DM 215 Marketing and commercialization of Micro-Finance

    DM 225 Entrepreneurship

     

    DM 226 Internship and Field report

     

    Assessment

    Assessment shall include progressive assessment through course works, tests, field visits, discussions that will carry 40 marks, and the final examination carries 60 marks. A minimum of two course works shall be required per course. The break down shall be as follows; 5% for assignment, 10% for tests and 25% for practical.

    Grading for all programmes

    Grading shall follow the general University format.

    Each course shall be graded out of a maximum of 100 marks and assigned appropriate letter grades and grade points as below:

    % MARKS

    LETTER

    GRADE POINTS (GP)

    80 ├óÔé¼ÔÇ£ 100

    A

     

    75 ├óÔé¼ÔÇ£ 79.9

    B+

     

    70 ├óÔé¼ÔÇ£ 74.9

    B

     

    65 ├óÔé¼ÔÇ£ 69.9

    B-

     

    60 ├óÔé¼ÔÇ£ 64.9

    C+

     

    55 ├óÔé¼ÔÇ£ 59.9

    C

     

    50 ├óÔé¼ÔÇ£ 54.9

    C-

     

    45 ├óÔé¼ÔÇ£ 49.9

    D+

     

    40 ├óÔé¼ÔÇ£ 44.9

    D

     

    35 ├óÔé¼ÔÇ£ 39.9

    D

     

     The pass grade for each course is 2.0.

    Progression

    Progression of a student shall be classified as normal or probationary.

    Normal progression:

    Normal progression shall occur when a student has passed all the specified core courses and obtained a GPA of 2.0 or above for a semester.

    Probationary progress:

    1. Probation on the GPA: A student will be placed on probationary progress when he/she obtains a GPA of less than 2.0 for a semester.
    2. Probation on failing a core course in a semester.
    3. A student may re-take any course when it is offered again in order to:
    4. Pass it if she/he had failed it before.
    5. Improve the grade if the first pass grade was low
    6. While re-taking a course, the student shall re-take both the course work and the examination.
    7. Whenever a course has been re-taken, the academic transcript shall indicate so accordingly.
    8. Re-taking a course:

    AWARD AND CLASSIFICATION:

    AWARD

    On successful completion of the programme, a candidate shall be awarded the Diploma in Micro Finance of Kyambogo University.

    CLASSIFICATION FOR ALL P[ROGRAMMES

    The classification of Diploma in Micro Finance shall follow that of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The classification shall be as follows:-

    Class                                                                                                       CGPA

    First class with honours                                                                            4.40 - 5.00

    Second class with honours (upper division)                                             3.60 - 4.39

    Second class with honours (lower division)                                              2.80 - 3.59

    Pass                                                                                                          2.00 - 2.79

    Postgraduate programs

    Under review

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    Contact

    Department of Economics and Statistics, Kyambogo University P.O Box 1 Kyambogo, Kampala-Uganda Tel: +256-414-288561 Fax: +256-414-220464. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

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