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Bachelor of Science in Economics

About Programme
Admission Requirements
Programme Structure
Tuition
About Programme

The Bachelor of Economics program at Lira University provides students with a comprehensive understanding of economic theory, policy, and analysis. The program aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complex world of economics and contribute to economic development and decision-making.

The program offers both day and weekend classes, providing flexibility for students with varying schedules and commitments. Day classes are held on weekdays, allowing students to engage in face-to-face lectures, participate in discussions, and collaborate with peers and faculty members during regular hours. These classes provide an immersive learning experience and foster active engagement with the subject matter.

For those students who have work or personal obligations during weekdays, Lira University offers weekend classes for the Bachelor of Economics program. These classes are typically conducted on Saturdays and Sundays, enabling students to balance their academic pursuits with their other responsibilities. Weekend classes ensure that students have the opportunity to pursue higher education while accommodating their unique circumstances.

Throughout the program, students study a wide range of economic subjects, including microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, international economics, development economics, and financial economics. They acquire a strong foundation in economic principles and theories and develop analytical and critical thinking skills essential for economic analysis and research.

In addition to classroom instruction, the program may incorporate practical components such as case studies, simulations, and internships, providing students with real-world exposure and opportunities to apply economic concepts in practical settings. This hands-on approach enhances students’ understanding of economic phenomena and prepares them for future careers in various sectors, including government, finance, research, consulting, and academia.

The Bachelor of Economics program at Lira University equips graduates with valuable skills in data analysis, problem-solving, policy evaluation, and decision-making, making them competitive candidates in the job market. Furthermore, the program serves as a solid foundation for those interested in pursuing advanced studies in economics or related fields.

Admission Requirements

Those Holding Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education Applying for Admission Under Private
Sponsorship Scheme.

Two Principal passes in Economics and either Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Computer or
Entrepreneurship at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education Examinations
(U.A.C.E) or a relevant Mature Age Certificate from a recognized Centre accredited by NCHE or its equivalence

Diploma Holders Applying for Admission Under Private Sponsorship Scheme.

At least a Second-Class Diploma in the relevant
fi elds such as Diploma in Economics, Statistics,
Computer Science and Education (Mathematics)
awarded from a recognized Institution of Higher
Learning.

Programme Structure

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Code Title Credit Units Level
Year 1, Semester 1
SEC1101 MICROECONOMICS I 4 core
SEC1102 PRINCIPLES OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS 3 core
SEC1103 BASIC COMPUTER APPLICATIONS AND SYSTEMS 3 core
SEC1104 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY & MANAGEMENT 3 core
SEC1105 COMMUNICATION SKILLS. 3 core
SEC1106 STATISTICAL METHODS IN ECONOMICS 4 core
Year 1, Semester 2
SEC1201 LINEAR ALGEBRA AND CALCULAS I 4 core
SEC1202 PROBABILITY AND STATISTICAL INFERENCE 4 core
SEC1203 MACROECONOMICS I 3 core
SEC1204 STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING 3 core
SEC1205 PUBLIC FINANCE AND FISCAL POLICY 3 core
SEC1206 FIELD WORK I 5 core
Year 2, Semester 1
SEC2101 MICROECONOMICS II 3 core
SEC2102 ECONOMETRICS I 4 core
SEC2103 LINEAR ALGEBRA AND CULCULUS II 4 core
SEC2104 MONETARY ECONOMICS 3 core
SEC2105 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM 3 core
SEC2106 ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3 core
Year 2, Semester 2
SEC2201 MACROECONOMICS II 4 core
SEC2203 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 4 core
SEC2204 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS 3 core
SEC2205 ECONOMETRICS II 3 core
SEC2206 RESEARCH METHODS 3 core
SEC2207 FIELD ATTACHMENT 5 core
Year 3, Semester 1
SEC3101 STOCHASTIC PROCESS & APPLICATION 4 core
SEC3102 ECONOMIC PLANNING AND POLICY 3 core
SEC3103 CORPORATE FINANCE 4 core
SEC3104 HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT ECONOMICS 3 elective
SEC3105 INDUSTRIAL AND LABOUR ECONOMICS 3 elective
SEC3106 RESOURCE ECONOMICS 3 elective
Year 3, Semester 2
SEC3201 RESEARCH PROJECT 4 core
SEC3202 PROJECT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT 3 core
SEC3203 PUBLIC SECTOR 3 core
SEC3204 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS 3 elective
SEC3205 THE UGANDAN ECONOMY 3 elective
SEC3206 MONITORING AND EVALUATION 3 elective

Tuition

Tuition Fees Per Semester
(UGX for
East African
Nationals)
(UGX for
International
Students)
1,250,000 2,500,000