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Bachelor of Economics and Finance - Kenyatta University

Bachelor of Economics and Finance graduates understand deeply how the economy works, and are well equipped to shape its future.

 Bachelors Degree  4 years  Fulltime Fee: on application
KU
Public University Ruiru - Constituency, Kiambu - County

Bachelor of Economics and Finance graduates understand deeply how the economy works, and are well equipped to shape its future. Kenyatta University Bachelor of Economics and Finance students study microeconomics (issues such as management of the environment and depleting natural resources), macroeconomics (issues relating to the growth and stability of the whole economic system), econometrics (the maths and statistics of economics) and a range of other topics.

Entry requirements

Admission into the undergraduate programmes requires the potential candidate to have attained the minimum university entry requirement of KCSE C+.
Candidates taking a degree course within the School of Economics will be required to have at least C+ in the following subjects: Physics or Chemistry or Biology, English or Kiswahili, a Humanity or a Commercial subject. In addition, candidates should have obtained at least a B- in Mathematics. Candidates with A-level qualifications or its equivalence will be considered, on condition that they attain at least two (2) principals and a credit in Mathematics.
A candidate taking a degree course within the School of Economics will be required to take a combination of subjects approved by the School. Such a combination may be modified only after obtaining the consent of the Dean and Chairmen of relevant Departments, and only within the first four weeks of the semester.
The School of Economics continues to service the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), which admit Bachelor of Arts Degree students. The School of Economics continues to service all departments in the University that offer Economics courses such as the Schools of Education, Business, and Engineering. Apart from meeting the minimum requirements for admission into the School of Humanities and Social Science, candidates should in addition have obtained at least a B- in Mathematics.

Bachelor of Economics and Finance - course content

Course structure
First Year
Core Units
UCU 100 Communication Skills
UCU 101 Development Studies
UCU 103 Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking
UCU 104 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
EAE 100 Introduction to Information Technology
EES 100 Mathematics for Economists I
EET 100 Microeconomic Theory I
EET 101 Macroeconomic Theory I
BAC 100 Fundamentals of Accounting I
BAC 101 Fundamentals of Accounting II
BBA 101 Business Law 1
BBA 102 Principles of Management
BMS 101 Introduction to Insurance

Second Year
Core Units
EET 200 Microeconomic Theory II (Prerequisite: EET 100)
EET 201 Macroeconomic Theory II (Prerequisite: EET 101)
EES 200 Mathematics for Economists II (Prerequisite: EES 100)
EES 202 Statistics for Economists I
EES 201 Mathematics for Economists III (Prerequisite: EES 200)
EAE 201 Taxation Economics and Policy
EAE 202 Financial Instruments and Risk Management
EAE 204 Economic Development
BAC 200 Accounting for Assets
BAC 201 Accounting for Liabilities and Equities
BAC 203 Business Finance I
BAC 204 Business Finance II (Prerequisite: BAC 203)

Third Year
Core Units
EAE 300 Research Methods
EAE 302 Public Finance
EET 300 Microeconomic Theory III (Prerequisite: EET 200)
EET 301 Macroeconomic Theory III (Prerequisite: EET 201)
EET 302 Microeconomic Theory IV (Prerequisite: EET 300)
EET 303 Macroeconomics Theory IV (Prerequisite: EET 301)
EES 300 Statistics for Economists II (Prerequisite: EES 202)
BBA 302 Business Law II (Prerequisite: BBA 101)

Electives
EAE 303 Managerial Economics
EAE 307 International Economics I
EAE 308 International Economics II (Prerequisite EAE 307)
EAE 309 Financial Economics
EAE 311 Economic History
EAE 312 Comparative Economic Systems
EES 301 Operation Research I
EAE 310 Economics of Money and Banking
BAC 303 Principles of Auditing (prerequisites: BAC 200 and BAC 201)
BAC 305 Public Sector Financial Management
BAC 306 Financial Markets and Institutions
BMS 300 Systems Analysis and Design

Fourth Year
Core Units
EAE 410 Monetary Theory and Policy
EAE 411 Project (Equivalent to one unit)
EET 402 Theory of Finance
BAC 406 International Financial Management (prerequisite: BAC 204)
BAC 407 Financial Statement Analysis (prerequisite: BAC 200 and BAC 201)
BBA 400 Business Policy and Decisions

Electives
EAE 401 Project Appraisal
EAE 404 Economics of Public Enterprises
EAE 408 Economics of Industry
EES 400 Advanced Economic Statistics
EES 402 Operations Research II (Prerequisite EES 301)
EES 405 Economic Modelling and Computer Simulation
EET 400 History of Economic Thought I
EET 401 History of Economic Thought II (Prerequisite: EET 400)
BAC 412 Entrepreneurial Finance
BAC 416 Applied Investment