Economics

Programs available- Bachelor of Science Economics
Background-
Program Justification
Any country that desires to achieve substantial economic growth and development must give major consideration to its human resources. It is this well trained human resource that will mobilize and organize other factors of production to bring about meaningful and sustainable development.
Therefore, since economics is a fundamental discipline, developing countries such as Uganda must direct their efforts towards building human capacity in these disciplines if there are to attain development goals and their economic targets. Thus MUST introduces a program in economics to contribute towards the country’s effort to build a corpus of high trained and skilled human resource that will drive the economy to the next century.
The BSc in Economics is designed in recognition of the fact that economic development goes beyond the traditional economic concepts and will equip scholars with the ability to combine economic policy formulation and management and analysis of social issues pertaining to developing countries like Uganda.

Program Objectives
1. Produce a huge body of human resource equipped with economics skills to deal with development problems and challenges in the contemporary world.
2. Generate qualified economists who are able to identify, analyze, formulate, implement, monitor and evaluate development issues affecting society.
3. Equip economics graduates with knowledge of the development problems and challenges particularly relevant to developing countries as well as the analytical skills required to address such issues.

Admission Requirements-
a) Direct entry
For admission to the BSc. Economics and entrepreneurship degree course under the Direct Entry Scheme, a candidate must have:-
 Sat the U.C.E Examination (or equivalent professional training) and obtained a certificate in it; and
 Obtained at least 2 advanced level passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (U.A.C.E.) obtained at the same sitting. The Weighting System is as follows:
Essentials-Mathematics or Economics and the second best done of all A’
Level Subjects. (Candidates who did not take Principal Mathematics or Economics at A’ Level should have at least a Credit 5 in O’Level Mathematics), Relevant Third best done of All A’ level Subjects.
b) Diploma Holders scheme
A candidate must hold a good diploma in Business related field with a credit in core courses like Quantitative Mathematics from a NCHE recognized institution.

Academic Staff;
1. Bakashaba Rennie
Position- Acting Head of Department
Qualifications- MSc. International Business & Finance (Reading University- UK)
Current photograph is attached

2. Perez Mujuni

3. Kahangane Geoffrey