Bachelor of Economics graduates understand deeply how the economy works, and are well equipped to shape its future. Kenyatta University Bachelor of Economics 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.
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.
The undergraduate degree programme will extend over a period of four (4) academic years.
Courses will be taught in units. A unit is defined as the equivalent of 35 one-hour lectures.
A student in the School of Economics will choose courses from the following departments:
Enrolment for units outside School of Economics will be possible provided it is approved by the Dean of the School in consultation with the relevant Chairpersons of Departments.
In the first year of study, a student will be required to take a minimum of thirteen (13) units distributed as follows:
An approved combination of subjects after the first year of study shall have a minimum of Twelve (12) units.
For a student to qualify for degree classification in the School of Economics, he/she must have done a minimum of forty-nine (49) units.
In all the years of study, permission to take a specific unit shall be subject to a student meeting the departmental requirements.
Subject to the approval of the department concerned, a student may be permitted to take one audit unit per subject per year. Such a unit will not be examined and may be a service unit, offered by any department.