1. PREAMBLE

The world is dynamic hence requires programmes designed specifically to meet emerging challenges. The world economy is so volatile that every second posts its own expectations. It is on this basis that the world requires a degree in economics that provides sufficient grounding in theory and skills to meet the on-job-needs of economists. This programme aims at supplying the market with highly trained and technically proficient economic managers and policy analysts. It also aims at giving proper grounding to those who are looking forward to becoming university lecturers and researchers.

  1. RATIONALE

The programme aims at providing the students with a very rich background in economics theory, quantitative analysis in addition to descriptive and applied economics to enable the students do a thorough economic and policy analysis. The programme is designed in a sequence that has some prerequisite courses. It also introduces the art of specialization in the areas of the students’ interest at undergraduate level thereby enhancing quality training. Those who specialize in Economics and Statisticswill be trained for the research and data analysis institutions (both in the public and private sector).

  1. VISION

To be a programme of utmost quality and relevance to the dynamic economic realities of the world.

  1. MISSION

To train and produce world class economists equipped with the high calibre knowledge and skills capable of simulating economic scenario and offering empirical solutions.

  1. OBJECTIVES

5.1 General Objective

The programme aims at providing the students with appropriate analytical skills necessary for economic modeling, policy formulation and analysis and evidence-based decision making.

5.2  Specific Objectives

To prepare the students in the field of planning and building economic models and understanding world economic operations

To equip students with skills that will help them play a practical role in economic activities.

To prepare students for managerial and entrepreneurial careers in the economy and other related areas.

To train students in economic theory and methods for policy analysis, simulation and economic management within the government, private sector and the universities.

To prepare students to undertake studies at the Graduate level with the aim of joining the universities and research institutions for employment.

To train competent researchers in the field of Economics.

  1. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  • (i)The Maasai Mara University common regulations for registration into a Bachelor’s degree programme shall apply.
  • (ii)Inaddition to meeting the University entry requirements of overall C+ in KCSEorequivalent, a candidate for admission to a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Statistics (B.Sc Economics and Statistics) must have obtained a minimum of B- (minus)in Mathematics
  1. SUBMISSION AND PROCESSING OF APPLICATION

The common procedures approved by Maasai Mara University shall apply.

  1. DURATION OF STUDY AND DEGREE PATTERN
  2. The Bachelor of Science in Economics programme shall take eight semesters.
  3. Every academic year shall consist of two semesters of sixteen weeks each. The last two weeks of each semester shall be devoted to examinations.

iii)       In order to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Statistics, a candidate must have completed at least 56 courses of 39 contact hours each.

  1. In addition to the three university common courses, a student in the first year of study musttake theelevencourses offered in the programme.
  2. In the second year of study, a student must take two university common courses and twelve courses offered in the programme.
  3. In the third year of study, the student shall be required to take one university common course and thirteen courses offered in the programme.
  • In the fourth year of study, the student shall be required to take the fourteen courses offered in the programme.
  1. EXAMINATIONS

(a) Rules and regulations

  1. The common rules and regulations governing examinations of Maasai Mara University shall apply.
  2. Students enrolled for the Bachelor of Science in Economics degree programme shall be expected to take written examinations on all taught courses.

(b) Grading

Assignments, fieldwork and such other continuous assessments as required by the Department, School, University, or Institute shall constitute thirty percent (30%) of the total marks for each course.

  1. The final examinations shall constitute seventy percent (70%) of the total marks for each course.
  2. Each course shall be graded out of 100% and the pass mark for each course shall be 40% of the total marks. These marks shall be translated into literal grades as follows:
  3. 70% and above              A
  4. 60% to 69%                   B
  5. 50%to 59%                    C
  6. 40%to 49%                    D
  7. Below 40% F (Fail)

(c) Special Examinations

  1. Special examinations shall be offered to candidates who, due to circumstances acceptable to the University Academic Board, were unable to sit for the ordinary examinations.
  2. Special examimations shall be graded on the same guidelines as those for the ordinary examinations.
  3. Special examinations shall be held concurrently with the supplementary examinations unless otherwise stated by the University Academic Board.

(d) Re-sit Examinations

Re-sits shall be done in accordance with the university rules and regulations.

 (e) Discontinuation

A student shall be discontinued from the programme as per the University examination regulations.

  1. MODE OF STUDY
  2. Regular
  3. Open and Distance E-Learning (ODeL).
  4. Institutional-Based Programme (IBP)
  5. CERTIFICATION

11.1 Award of the Degree

The degree to be awarded is designated:

Bachelor of Science in Economics and Statistics (B,Sc Economics and Statistics)

11.2 Classification of the Degree

A candidate who qualifies for the award of Bachelor of Science in Economics shall be placed in one of the four classes as follows :

            First Class Honours                                           70% to 100%

            Second Class Honours (Upper Division)            60% to 69%

            Second Class Honours (Lower Division)            50% to 59%

            Pass                                                                   40% to 49%

  1. UNIVERSITY COMMON COURSES

The University common courses are as follows:

  1. CMJ 1100: Communication Skills
  2. ZOO 1100: HIV & AIDS and Lifestyle Diseases
  3. COM 1200: Computer and Information Literacy
  4. ENS 2100: Environmental Skills
  5. BBM 3200: Entrepreneurship Skills
  6. MAT 1200: Quantitative Skills
  7. REL 2100: Philosophy and Critical Thinking
  8. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND DURATION

Year of Study

1

2

3

4

Total

Number of Courses

14

14

14

14

56

Semester

1

2

1

2

1

2

1

2

 

Course Load per semester

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

 

Credit hours per course

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 Weighted Credit Hours

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

168 

  1. COURSES DISTRIBUTION BY YEAR AND SEMESTER

YEAR ONE

First semester

Second Semester

Code

 Course Title

Credit Hours

Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

CMJ 1100

Communication Skills

3

COM 1200

Computer & Information Literacy

3

ZOO 1100

HIV & AIDS and Lifestyle Diseases

3

ECO 1203

Introduction to Macroeconomics 

3

ECO 1103

Introduction to Microeconomics

3

ECO 1204

Mathematics for Economics I

3

ECO 1104

Fundamentals of Mathematics

3

BCM 1203

Business Law

3

ECO 1105

Economic Statistics I

3

BCM 1205

Foundations of Accounting II

3

BCM 1103

Foundations of Accounting I

3

ECO 1205

Economics Statistics II

3

ECO 1106

Kenya’s Economy since Independence

3

ARE 1205

Introduction to Agricultural Economics

3

Total

 

21

Total

 

21

YEAR TWO

First semester

Second Semester

Code

 Course/Unit Title

Credit Hours

Code

Course/Unit Title

Credit Hours

ENS 2100

Environmental Skills

3

ECO 2203

Intermediate Macroeconomics

3

REL 2100

Philosophy and Critical Thinking

3

ECO 2204

Mathematics for Economics II

3

ECO 2103

Intermediate Microeconomics

3

ECO 2205

Economics of Money and Banking

3

ECO 2104

Production Economics

 

ECO 2206

Calculus for Economists II

3

ECO 2105

Rural Development

3

ECO 2207

 History of Economic Thought II

3

ECO 2106

Calculus for Economists I

3

ECO 2208

Issues in Africa’s Economic Development

3

ECO 2107

History of Economic Thought I

3

ECO 2209

Accounting and Control

3

Total

 

21

Total

 

21

YEAR THREE

First semester

Second Semester

Code

Course/Unit Title

Credit Hours

Code

Course/Unit Title

Credit Hours

 

Core Units

 

 

Core Units:

 

ECO 3103

Advanced Microeconomics

3

BBM 3200

Entrepreneurship Skills

3

ECO 3104

International Economics

3

ECO 3203

Advanced Macroeconomics

3

ECO 3105

Development Economics

3

ECO 3204

Development planning

3

ECO 3106

Economics of Labour and Industry

3

ECO 3205

Research Methodology

3

ECO 3107

Operations Research

3

ECO 3208

Industrial Attachment

6

ECS 3103

Advanced Statistics

3

ECS 3203

Probability and Statistics

3

ECO 3104

Quantity Survey

3

ECS 3204

Theory of Estimation

3

Total

 

21

Total

 

24

YEAR FOUR

First semester

Second Semester

Codes

Course/Unit Title

Credit Hours

Codes

Course/Unit Title

Credit hours

 

Core Units:

 

 

Core Units:

 

ECO 4103

Econometrics I

3

ECO 4203

Econometrics II

3

ECO 4104

Research Paper

3

ECO 4106

Data Analysis and Computer Application

3

ECS 4103

Applied Statistics

3

ECO 4205

Public Finance and Fiscal Policy

3

ECS 4104

Social Statistics

3

ECS 4220

Linear Modeling

3

ECS 4105

Time Series Analysis

3

ECS 4204

Statistical Inferencing

3

ECS 4106

Industrial Economics

3

ECS 4205

Numerical Methods

3

ECS 4107

Macroeconomic Policy Analysis

3

ECS 4206

Applied Econometrics

3

Total

 

21

Total

 

21

 

 

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