KNUST Economics Department

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KNUST Economics Department

The Department of Economics is one of the seven Departments of the Faculty of Social Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Department currently runs programmes in Economics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels (BA, MPhil and PhD). The Department provides an environment for teaching, research and learning in Economics for the industrial and the socio-economic development of Ghana, Africa and beyond. The Department continues to offer Economics as an integral part of other undergraduate and graduate programmes in virtually all faculties of the University.

The Department has introduced one – year Master of Science (MSc.) programme in Economics. This programme started in the 2014/2015 academic year. We hope you choose to study with us.

Undergraduate

BA. Economics

The B.A. Economics programme is designed to give students maximum flexibility in the first, second and final years. In the first and second years students minor in other B.A. programmes (Sociology, Social Work, Political Studies, History, Geography and Rural Development, Religious Studies, Akan, English, Frence, Chinese) offered at different departments of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

In the first, second and third years students are required to take approved courses at other departments of the University aside the Faculty of Social Sciences. In the final year students have the option to specialise in three elective courses (Advanced Econometrics, Monetary Economics, International Economics, Financial Economics, Public Finance, Environmental and Resource Economics, Energy Economics, Industrial Economics, Labour Economics and Health Economics) in addtion to two core courses (Advanced Microeconomics and Advanced Macroeconomics) and a dissertation.

Components of the Programme

Year I Semester I

Elements of Economics I

Mathematics for Economists I

Introduction to Computers I

Communication Skills I

Statistical Methods I

Plus Two courses from Second Choice Option

Year I Semester II

Elements of Economics II

Mathematics for Economists II

Introduction to Computers II

Communication Skills II

Statistical Methods II

Plus two courses from Second Choice Option

Year II Semester I

Principles of Economics I

Economy of Ghana I

Statistics for Economists I

Literature in English I

Plus three courses from Second Choice Option

Year II Semester II

Principles of Economics II

Economy of Ghana II

Statistics for Economists II

Literature in English II

Plus three courses from Second Choice Option

Year III Semester I

Intermediate Microeconomics I

Intermediate Macroeconomics I

Mathematical Economics I

Econometrics I

Research Methods in Economics I

Development of Economic Thought

Plus one borrowed course from Other Departments of the University

Year III Semester II

Intermediate Microeconomics II

Intermediate Macroeconomics II

Mathematical Economics II

Econometrics II

Research Methods in Economics II

Development Economics

Plus one borrowed course from Other Departments of the University

Year IV Semester I

Advanced Microeconomics I

Advanced Macroeconomics I

Plus any three of the following elective courses

Advanced Econometrics I

Monetary Economics I

International Economics I

Financial Economics I

Public Finance I

Environmental and Resource Economics I

Industrial Economics I

Energy Economics I

Labour Economics I

Health Economics I

Year IV Semester I

Advanced Microeconomics II

Advanced Macroeconomics II

Plus any three of the following elective courses

Advanced Econometrics II

Monetary Economics II

International Economics II

Financial Economics II

Public Finance II

Environmental and Resource Economics II

Industrial Economics II

Energy Economics II

Labour Economics II

Health Economics II

Contact Us

Department of Economics
KNUST- Kumasi
Ghana
West Africa

Email: economics@knust.edu.gh
Tel: +233 – 3220 – 60269/62100
Fax: +233 – 3220 – 62100

Email (MSc Economics): msceconomics.knust@gmail.com

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