College/Institution: CBE

Department/School/Center: Department of Economics

Program title: BA in Economics

Program duration (in years): Three for regular and Four for extension

Study Language: English

Credits and the equivalent ECTS:     ECTS – 180 and Credit=110

Mode of delivery: Regular and Extension

Program Objective

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 Endeavour, which will foster the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) of Ethiopia to reach the middle income countries in the near future.

Specific objectives of the program

  • To produce Economists (Economic thinkers) with basic skills that would help to teach and do research in areas of economics.
  • To better acquaint the students with solid understanding of microeconomic and macroeconomic theories and other economic issues for intelligent applications of 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 labor 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 strategies 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 requirements – the department is a program of study that normally takes three years to complete for full time regular students and four to five years for part time students. The department will admit if the student:

  • Have successfully completed preparatory level schools and pass Entrance examination for the University prepared by Ministry of Education.
  • Have able to pass the standards set by the department.

Graduation requirement               

  • No ‘F’, ‘NG’, or ‘I’ grade in any course taken.
  • Take all courses equivalent to 180ECTS.
  • Minimum CGPA and MGPA of 2.00 in all courses.


List of courses

# Module Name/ Title Module Code Clustered Courses Course Code Cr. Hrs
1 Mathematical Methods in Economics Econ-M1011 Calculus for Economists Econ 1011 3 5
Linear Algebra for Economists Econ 1012 3 5
2 Microeconomics Econ-M1021 Microeconomics I Econ 1021 3 5
Microeconomics II Econ 1022 4 6
3 Macroeconomics Econ- M1031 Macroeconomics I Econ 1031 4 6
Macroeconomics II Econ 1032 3 5
4 Statistical tools in Economics Econ-M1041 Introduction to statistics Econ 1041 3 4
Statistics for Economists Econ 1042 3 5
5 Mathematical Applications in Economics Econ-M2051 Mathematical Economics Econ 2071 3 5
6 Econometrics and research methods Econ- M2061 Econometrics I Econ 2061 3 6
Econometrics II Econ 2062 3 6
Research method for Economists Econ 2063 3 4
7 Development Economics Econ -M2071 Development Economics I Econ 2071 3 5
Development Economics II Econ 2072 3 5
8 International Economics Econ-M2081 International Economics I Econ 2081 3 5
International Economics II Econ 2082 3 5
9 Natural . Resource & Environmental Economics Econ- M2092 Natural Resource & Environmental Economics Econ 2091 3 5
10 Economics of Labour and Industry Econ- M3101 Labour Economics Econ 3101 3 4
Economics of Industry Econ 3102 3 4
11 Economics of Agriculture & Rural Development Econ- M3111 Economics of Agriculture Econ 3111 3 4
Agriculture and rural development Econ 3112 3 4
12 Monetary Economics & Public Finance Econ- M3121 Monetary Economics: theory & Policy Econ 3121 3 5
Public Finance Econ 3122 3 5
13 Economics Planning & Project Analysis Econ- M3131 Planning & Project Analysis I Econ 3131 3 4
Planning & Project Analysis II Econ 3132 3 5
14 History of Economic Thought Econ -M3141 History of Economic Thought I Econ 3141 3 5
History of Economic Thought II Econ 3142 3 5
15 Thesis in Economics Econ- M3151 Thesis in Economics I** Econ 3151 3 4
Thesis in Economics II Econ 3152 3 5
16 Basic English Skills EnLa-M1013 Communicative English Skills  EnLa 1011 3 5
Basic writing skills  EnLa 1012 3 5
17 Introduction to Logic Phil-M1011 Introduction to Logic  Phil 1013 3 5
18 Civics and Ethics CESt-M1023 Civics and Ethics  CESt 1023 3 5
19 Computer Application CoSc-M 1203 Introduction to computer application  CoSc 1201 3 5
20 Principle of Accounting Acct-M 2203 Principle of Accounting I Acct 2201 3 5
Principle of Accounting II Acct 2202 3 5
21 Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development MGMT-M3213 Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development MGMT 3212 3 4