Bachelor Program

               Program Objectives

         General Objectives of the program:

The aim of the program is to produce high level professionals in Economics that will benefit the country’s sustainable economic development.

  • The program offers students a comprehensive basis for professional and academic careers and further education in any economics specializations, through courses and thesis work.
  • Students will  be  equipped  with  a  solid  knowledge  of  economic  theory  as  applied  to development  issues,  natural  resources,  and  other  socio-economic  issues  concerning  the developing countries in particular and the globe in general.
  • Generally, The department has the objective of producing high level qualified experts in different professions,  launching  different  research  findings  to  the  advantage  of  the local/country,  and  providing consultancy service  to  the community that will  benefit the country’s development endeavours, which will foster the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) of Ethiopia to reach the middle income countries in the 2020/2023.

         Specific objectives of the program:

With these general objectives, the prime and specific focuses of the program is:

  • To produce Economists (Economic thinkers) with basic skills that would be helpful in teaching and to do researches in the areas of economics.
  • To better  acquaint  the  students  with  solid  understanding  of  microeconomic  theories, macroeconomic   theories,   and   other   economic   issues   for   intelligent   applications economics  in  a  way  that  improve  the  quality,  relevance  and  output  of  undergraduates  in economics in Ethiopia.
  • To equip  the  students  with  the  necessary  methodologies  in  economics  that  enable them  explain  the   economic  phenomenon,  undertake  economic  analysis  and  design economic policy.
  • To highlight  the  different  applications  of  economic  theories  in  various  sectors  and expose the  students  to  the  different  sub-discipline  of  economics  [labour  economics, agricultural   economics,   industrial   economics,   environmental   economics,   financial economics, etc]
  • Produce graduates   with   a   skill   of   planning,   Project   preparation,   monitoring and evaluation.
  • To enable  the  students  undertake  theoretical  and  applied  researches  relevant  to  the overall development strategy and vision  of the country and  address national problems of socio- economic roots; and disseminate research findings through outreach program. To    promote    interdisciplinary    collaboration    among    the    various    programs    in training, research and extension.
  • To offer    short   term   training   courses    and    provides    consultancy   service   for different organizations and community.
  • To show  students  how  economic  science  evolved,  its  present  and  future  vision  of  the field and make them up-to-date with the dynamism of the field.

             Admission Requirement

The  department  is  a  program  of  study  that  normally  takes  four  years  (including  freshman  program)  to complete for full time regular students and five to six years for part time students. The department will admit if the student:

  • has successfully  completed  preparatory  level  schools  and  passed  entrance  examination  for  the University prepared by Ministry of Education.
  • Has successfully  completed  freshman  program  and  assigned  to  the  department  on  a  regular program base by the University
  • is able to pass the standards set by the department

             Graduation requirement

  • No ‘F’, ‘NG’, or ‘I’ grade in any course taken.
  • The minimum number of credit points (143 hours) or ECTS (244 hours) set by the department andall  courses are taken.
  • Minimum Cumulative Grade Average Point (CGPA) of 2.00 in all courses

             Degree Nomenclature

Up on successful completion of the program, the graduates will be awarded a degree with the following nomenclature:

  • In English: “Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics”
  • In Amharic: “ የአርት ባችለርዲግሪ በኢኮኖሚክስ”