Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate
Duration of Program: 
3 Years
About this Program: 
The BACHELOR OF ARTS (ECONOMICS) is a three year Degree programme offered to students wishing to specialize in Economics. The programm gives graduates strong grounding in economics which focuses on training the world’s economic decision makers and managers, it opens a number of professional fields to the student, ie: business strategy; financial markets; commodity markets; international trade; economic research; business strategy; social research; education; government departments; banking; stock brokering; manufacturing; and insurance. The course also opens the student a wide array of employment opportunities in many sectors like; banking; finance; NGOs, Private sector and government organs.
 
The Bachelor of Arts (Economics) Degree program is designed to give our students a good starting point for their career and a whole new different perspective on everyday life. Once they learn how to think like economists they will apply it to everything they do, for instance, reading the newspaper, watching TV, and attending classes. The program provides broad intellectual training, providing the foundations of knowledge of how the economy works and helping the development of the relevant skills for the constructive use of that knowledge. Economics is a good subject for developing personal transferable skills. It is intellectually robust and of contemporary relevance. It can prepare students for very highpowered jobs that can be rewarding financially and intellectually. Studying Economics will help our students develop a range of skills, including, but not limited to: Analytical and problem solving skills; Numerical and computing skills; Communication skills; Team working skills; and Political Awareness
 
PROGRESSION
 
Normal Progress
 
Normal Progress occurs when a student has passed the Assessments in all the Courses he/she had registered for in a particular Semester and not when he/she has passed
the Assessments in the Core courses only.
 
Probationary Progress
 
A student who has obtained the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of less than 2.0 is placed on probation.
Such a student is allowed to progress to the next Semester/Academic Year but retakes the Course(s) he/she had failed the Assessments in later on and obtain at least the
Pass Mark (50%) in the Course(s).
 
Certificate of Due Performance
 
A student who does not have coursework marks is denied Certificate of Due Performance and is not be allowed tosit the University Examinations.
 
Absence from Examination
 
(i) If the College Board finds out that a student has no justifiable reason for having been absent from a particular examination, such a student receives a fail (F) Grade for
the Course(s) he/she had not sat the examination in. The Course(s) in which the Fail (F) Grade was/were awarded also counts in the calculation of the CGPA.
 
(ii) If the College Board is satisfied that a student was absent from a final examination due to justifiable reason(s) such as sickness or loss of a parent/guardian,
then a Course Grade of ABS is assigned to that Course(s).
The student is permitted to retake the final examination when the Course would be next offered or at the next examination season if the lecturers concerned can make
the appropriate arrangements for the examinations.
 
Re-taking a Course
 
1. A student retakes a Course or Courses when next offered in order to obtain at least the Pass Mark (50%) if he/she had failed during the First Assessment in the
Course or Courses.
2. A student who has failed to obtain at least the Pass Mark (50%) during the Second Assessment in the same Course or Courses he/she has retaken receives a warning.
3. A student may retake a Course or Courses when next offered in order to improve his/her Pass Grade(s) if the Pass Grade(s) got at the first Assessment in the Course or
Courses were low.
4. While retaking a Course or Courses, a student:-
 
Attend all the prescribed lectures in the Course or Courses;
• Satisfy all the requirements for the Coursework Component in the Course or Courses; and
• Sit for the University Examinations in the Course or courses
 
5. A student is not allowed to accumulate more than five (5) Retake Courses at a time.
6. A final year student whose final Examination Results has already been classified by the College Board and has qualified for the Award of a Degree is not permitted
to retake any Course or Courses.
7. When a student has retaken a course, the better of the two Grades he/she has obtained in that Course is used in the computation of his/her cumulative Grade Average (CGPA)
8. Whenever a Course or Courses has/have been retaken, the Academic Transcript indicates so accordingly.
 
Discontinuation
 
1. When a student accumulates three consecutive probations based on the CGPA he/she is discontinued.
2. A student who has failed to obtain at least the Pass Mark (50%) during the Third Assessment in the same Course or Courses he/she had retaken is discontinued from is/her studies at the University.
3. A student who has overstayed in an Academic Programme by more than two (2) years is discontinued form his/her studies at the University
 
Withdrawal
 
(a) A student can apply to the School respective Board for permission to withdraw from studies at any time of the Semester.
(b) A student is allowed only a maximum of two withdrawals in an Academic Programme and each withdrawal with a maximum of one academic year only.
 
Graduation Programme Load
 
A student should have accumulated a minimum of 120 credit hours to qualify for the award of the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Development Economics. The composition includes both Core and Elective Courses.
(i) Earning of credits in a course (i) Each student earns Credits for all the courses specified in the Programme Load for Graduation.
(ii) A Credit is earned when a student has obtained at least the Pass Mark (50%) in each course he/she had been assessed in. In other words, No Credit is earned in a ourse in which a student has failed the
Assessment.