BACHELOR OF ECONOMICS - University of Nairobi

The School economics at the University of Nairobi has an outstanding research capacity.

 Bachelors Degree  4 YEARS  Fulltime Fee: on application
Public University Starehe - Constituency, Nairobi - County

The School economics at the University of Nairobi has an outstanding research capacity. Areas of capacity concentration include development economics, health economics, environmental and resource economics, macro economics, trade and finance, industrial and enterprise economics. The School also maintains close interactions with the School of Mathematics, Institute of Development Studies, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, the World Bank, the International Development Research Centre, the Central Bank of Kenya and the Ministry of Finance among other strategic institutions.

Entry requirements

A candidate must satisfy the prescribed University of Nairobi requirements.

1.      KCSE with a mean grade of C+ and B plain in Mathematics

2.      KCE Division II with credit pass in mathematics

3.      KACE or EAACE certificate with two principal passes; with credit pass in Mathematics at KCSE or equivalent.

4.      A degree from a recognized University or its equivalent.

BACHELOR OF ECONOMICS - course content

100 Level Course Units

First Semester

Introduction to Microeconomics

Basic Mathematics

Economic History of Kenya

Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Logic

Legal Systems and Methods

Introduction to Psychology

Communication Skills

Second Semester

Introduction to Macroeconomics

Economic Statistics I

Calculus I

Introduction to Political Economy

Introduction to Ethics

Introduction to Computers

Aspects of Language Skills


200 Level Course Units

First Semester


Linear Algebra

Calculus II

Mathematics for Economists I

Economist Statistics II

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Introduction to Real Analysis and Topology

Human Health

Second Semester


Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations

Introduction to Numerical Methods

Introduction to Optimization

Economic Statistics III

Introduction to Management Accounting

Property Law

Science and Technology in Development

300 Level Course Units

First Semester

Intermediate Microeconomics

Mathematics for Economists II

Economic History

Development Economics


Corporate Finance I

 Agricultural Production and Marketing Analysis

Introduction to Labour Economics

International Economics

Entrepreneurship and Technology

Second Semester

Intermediate Macroeconomics

Welfare Economics

History of Economic Thought

Development Planning


Agricultural Development & Policy

Financial Markets & Institutions

Corporate Finance II

Asset Pricing

Resource Economics

400 Level Course Units

First Semester

Introductory Econometrics I

Public Economics

Introduction to Research Methods


Environmental Economics

Transport Economics

Monetary Economics

Health Economics I

Economics of Industry

Second Semester

Introductory Econometrics II

Institutional Economics

Research Paper


Health Economics II

Economics of Water Resources

Public Finance & Fiscal Policy

World Food Policy

Poverty and development