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Welcome to the Makerere University, School of Economics a one stop Centre for excellent teaching and research in Economics. As you may be aware, Economics is a diverse, fascinating discipline that addresses a range of contemporary issues in life and plays a central role in shaping the society at every level. SoE has therefore employed leading experts in the various fields of Economics to teach and participate in Research and other academic activities.  SoE offers academically rigorous and culturally rich programmes that one may not afford to miss out on if they qualify to undertake them.

Over the years SoE has attracted the very best students across the globe and as such after their studies here at Makerere University, they have been placed in reknown Organizations like World Bank, IMF, AfDB, UNDP, Bank of Uganda, National Planning Authority, Ministry of Finance and other Ministries and Departments of Government, Private Sector, various commercial banks, and Local Government Planning Units among others. Hence SoE alumni are very active players in the policy making arena both nationally and internationally.

SoE provides you with an environment in which you can study your chosen courses in depth, whilst becoming fully involved in all aspects of University life. Furthermore, not only will you be a SoE student but upon completion of your course you will become an SoE alumnus, thus beginning what we hope will be a life-long association with the School.

We’re confident that your time at SoE will be both enjoyable and rewarding, providing you with knowledge and experience that will prove hugely beneficial in your future academic, personal and professional careers.

I would wish to assure you that we provide you with great opportunities for study and research here at SoE.

We welcome those who wish to study, conduct research and any other collaboration with the School.


Edward Bbaale, PhD