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Tuition Fees:$909 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Economics and Statistics
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus:Main campus
Application Deadline: October 2021
Programme Overview

Rationale
The Department of Economics at Egerton University was established in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in 1994. Currently the Department has one undergraduate degree programme namely Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with Economics. The B.Sc. Economics and statistics programme is expected to offer specialized training to qualified students in the two disciplines. It has been necessitated by a growing demand among high school leavers and equivalent candidates for a programme of this kind.

The B.Sc. in Economics and Statistics programme enables students to describe, compare and correlate the important Economics phenomena of production, consumption, exchange and distribution with the help of Statistics. Mathematics and its offspring, statistics and accounting are powerful instruments, which the modern economist has at his/her disposal and of which business is making increased use. Graduates of this programme will be in high demand in the public and private sectors. This is market-driven programme.

Programme Objectives
The main objective of the B.Sc. Economics and Statistics programme is to provide students with thorough understanding of the theories, principles and analytical techniques in the economics and statistics disciplines as taught worldwide.
The specific objectives of the programme will be to:
i) Equip students with relatively advanced analytical skills in Economics and statistics;
ii) Provide students with skills for careers in the public and private sectors;
iii) Equip students with skills for job opportunities in research institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
iv) Prepare students for post-graduate study in either of the two fields.

Curriculum

Course Structure and Duration
The undergraduate degree programme extends over four academic years. Every academic year consists of two semesters of seventeen weeks, the last two weeks being devoted to examinations. There is, therefore, a total of 8 semesters during the four-year period of study. The weighting of courses if in terms of semester units where semester units is equivalent to 45 lecture hours.

The B.Sc. Economics and Statistics requires the student to complete a minimum of 48 courses, at least 20 in economics and a minimum of 18 in statistics. The student, by consent of the department, shall then be required to take at least 9 non-economics units of heir own choice, from the options available during the duration of study.

Elective courses are offered only in the third and fourth years of study. They are selected by students during each semester and are aimed at enabling the student to specialize in a particular area. The specialization area selected and the related electives must be adhered to throughout the two-year period.
Each 3.0 CF course will take a minimum of 45 contact hours per semester and each will be examined for two hours.

Examination Regulations
All the examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute XXVIII

Grading System
The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance within Egerton University Statute XXVIII.

Graduation Requirements
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.

Degree Classification
Degree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXVIII.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to this programme must satisfy the minimum entry requirements for admission into the University. In addition, applicants must have at least the grade of B minus (B-) in Mathematics, or C+ in Mathematics and B in Economics/Commerce/Accounting/ Business studies. Holders of A- level qualifications with two principal passes in Economics or Mathematics will be considered.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East African Community Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Application Guidelines:
Required Documents to be attached during Application include:
– Certified copies of your Result Slip, Certificates and Transcripts.
– ORIGINAL RECEIPT (Application Fee): KShs. 2,000 for ALL Degree Programmes and Kshs. 1,000 for all Undergraduate Diploma Programmes: Payable to; Account Name; Egerton University, Kenya Commercial Bank; Account No:1108550703.
– Copy of your National ID Card or Birth Certificate.

Online application procedure

– Simply complete the Egerton University Online Application form and upload all the necessary documents, so that it can be processed by the administrative department
– The application will be complete once all the necessary fees have been paid.

Offline Application Procedure
– An Application form can be downloaded through the school website: http://www.egerton.ac.ke/index.php/Dean-of-Students/application-forms-and-resgistration-forms.html
– The application form must be fully filled and the relevant academic documents attached. It must be returned to the admissions office of the university according to the deadline set by the admissions office.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– auditor,
– stockbroker,
– insurer,
– business manager,
– retail merchandizer,
– pricing analyst,
– statistician,
– financial consultant and salesperson

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East African Community Students: $909
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,181

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs. 100,000
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs. 130,000
**EAC (East African Community) Students pay the same amount as Kenyan students. Countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

NOTE:

– Foreign students out of the East African Community pay 30% more that the Kenyan students.
– The University reviews tuition fees on a regular basis.

Relevant Contact

 
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Office
Responsible for faculty enquiries
 
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries