BSc. Economics

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The BSc economics is a broad based globally oriented programme designed to provide the student with sound knowledge of economic disciplines and adequate tools for the understanding of economic variables, necessary for effective decision making in a rapidly changing global economic environment. The programme is also designed to equip the student with adequate knowledge and skills in related disciplines. This will enhance its application in problem solving in public, private and non-profit making organizations, as well as in academic fields. It emphasizes interrelationships with other disciplines and utilization of techniques that can be applied in the allocation of the scarce resources available to mankind, in an effort to create a better world to live in. In development, the expertise of economists is in great demand, especially as regards economic planning and development programmes. A wide selection of topics provides the student with a firm ground and excellent tools to work with in dealing with technicalities of economic management.

Research and conceptual Analytical methods are studied to sharpen the student’s knowledge in the real economic environment. Global and multi-disciplinary approaches to problem solving are emphasized. The carefully selected topics, such as analysis of economic variables, planning, Research, project evaluation and design, synthesize the many components of the economics major programme.


Applicants to the Bachelor of Commerce must fulfil entry requirements that apply to all Daystar undergraduate students, i.e. An overall minimum grade of C+ in KCSE or equivalent . In addition they must have obtained at least a Grade of C (plain) in Mathematics.

Specifically, the goals of a BSc in Economics are to:
  • Stimulate the student to consider a career in economics as a worthy cause of serving God, country and mankind as a whole.
  • Challenge the student to practice the Christian principles of integrity and honesty in performing his/her duties as an expression of Christian commitment to the community and the nation as a whole.
  • Equip the student with core knowledge of economics and related disciplines such as business management, accounting, finance, marketing, information systems, business law, business ethics, and human resource management.
  • Introduce the student to contemporary economic thought and economic trends in an effort to control or eliminate hunger, disease, ignorance and other human deprivations.
  • Provide the student with an adequate foundational base to proceed to graduate courses in the field of economics, management, finance and research.
  • Prepare the student to become a well-grounded future executive in economics’ multi-disciplinary field, ready to assume career responsibilities in the management of public and private Institutions.
  • Equip the student with necessary tools for economic analysis, policy emulation, problem identification and problem solving.

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