WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$822 /year
Applications Begin:August 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Economics and Statistics
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:School of Business and Economics
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

Course Rationale
The study of economics and statistics is important in data analysis, investment decision making, forecasting, risks and uncertainty assessment of the markets. The information gathered by these activities is crucial for the management of the economy. Graduates from this programme will be able to work in various fields including data analysis, economic planning, investment, trade, economic forecasting and decision making in both the public and private sector.

Why study the programme
To empower the learners with knowledge and skills for data analysis, investment decision making, forecasting, risks and uncertainty assessment of the markets.

Target Groups
Currently there is high demand for graduates in economics and statistics from both the public and private sectors. This is due to changes in global economic and business trends, the invent of the county government which requires enormous data for decision making, policy formulation and management. The economics and statistics course is therefore proposed to meet the needs of the  market

Programme Objectives
Upon successful completion of the prescribed course of study for Bachelor of Economics and Statistics , graduates will have acquired knowledge, skills and abilities to be able to:
a.    Conduct research
b.    Plan and manage  Projects
c.    Monitor and evaluate policies
d.    Use the data for economic and business forecasting
e.    Participate in community service and related fields

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  1. KCSE or equivalent certificate with a minimum of C+ and grade C+ (plus) in both Mathematics and English or similar grades in an equivalent examination approved by the University Senate.   Or.
  2. KACE or equivalent Certificate with a minimum of 2 principles passes and O level Credit in Mathematics and English Language. Or
  3. Diploma in relevant disciplines with a minimum of C plain at KCSE from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East African applicants: $9
Application Fees for International Students: $45

Application Guidelines:
**Application forms can be downloaded from or collected from the school campuses/ marketing centres. Duly filled application forms should be addressed to the Registrar – Academic Administration.

The following Documents should be made available:
– Copies of all academic certificates including secondary school certificates, Bachelors, Diplomas & Certificate level transcripts and certificates.
– One (1) recent passport size photograph (write your name on reverse side)
– Copy of national I.D/Passport.

Application fee is as follows:
– a) Kshs 1000 for Certificate, Diploma and under- graduate programs for the East African applicants. USD 50 for the Non-East African Applicants.
– Kshs 2000 for Postgraduate programmes for East African Applicants. USD 100 for Non-East African Applicants.

Application for admission does not guarantee admission into the University for course applied for; this will be subject to fulfilment of all requirements and class size as approved by the University Senate.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Actuarial analyst
– Chartered accountant
– Compliance officer
– Data analyst
– Economist
– External auditor
– Financial risk analyst
– Investment analyst
– Political risk analyst
– Risk manager
– Statistician
– Stockbroker

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East African applicants: $822
Tuition Fees for International Students: $986

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs 91,100
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs 109,320
Students from Countries in the East African  Community (EAC), pay the same amount as Kenyan Students. The six countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

– All international students (Non East African) are to pay additional (statutory fee, quality assurance & tuition fee) of 20% above the normal fee.
– The university fees payment can also be done in easy instalments within the semester. The instalments are as follows: 30% upon registration, 30%- second instalment, 20%-third instalment 20% – fourth instalment.

Relevant Contact

School of Business and Economics
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General School Office
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Admissions Office
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