Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics (BSc. AE)

Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics (BSc. AE)

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Course Objective

The Bachelor of Science programme in Applied Economics is a comprehensive four (4) years course of study that prepares students for careers in business, financial institutions, national, state, private and private research organizations and nonprofit organizations. Consistent with the mission of the University, the programme trains students to be real-life problem solvers that upon graduation they are ready to be employed in entry and junior-level positions in business and industry, the public sector and non-profit sectors.

The programme exposes students to a broad spectrum of economic concepts and applications, providing them with a strong background from which to pursue graduate study in economics and the social sciences, business and finance, law public administration, and education.


Eligibility Criteria

The minimum entry requirements for admission to a bachelor//'s degree program are :

(a)For direct entry -

  • Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE); and
  • At least 2 principal passes at Uganda Advances Certificate of Education (UACE) obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent with Mathematics as one of the Principal Pass.

(b) For mature age entry -

  • 25 years of age and above; and
  • Must have passed mature age entry examinations with 50% mark and above.


Career Scope

  • Entry-level economist
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Regional planner
  • Manager
  • Research analyst