WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$246 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Start Date:September 2020
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Economics is the scientific study, description and analysis of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. It is deeply rooted in what is termed as the “economic problem” that is; the problem of how to make the best use of limited or scarce resources. This problem exists because, whereas people’s needs and wants are endless, the resources available to satisfy them are limited. For this reason, Economics is often referred to as the “science of scarcity”.

As a Social Science, it uses scientific methods to build theories that can help explain the behaviour of individuals, groups and organisations which arise when scarce resources are exchanged.
Though a broad discipline, Economics is primarily categorised into Microeconomics which focuses on the behaviour and interactions at the level of individuals, groups or firmvs and Macroeconomics which examines an entire economy and issues affecting it such as inflation and national income. Economists provide useful information and models (economic intelligence) upon which critical government, legal and business decisions are made.

By means of research, data analysis and interpretations, Economists apply economic analysis to a wide variety of issues such as health, education, energy and business with their likely costs and benefits.

The study of Economics has proven that economic phenomena do not occur at random but are determined by certain underlying causes. Economics is thus invaluable for analysing and predicting relationships in such varied areas as government, business, health, finance, law, conflict and education.

Economics also provides a logical framework for understanding the present human condition – poverty, migration, unemployment, crime, globalisation and wealth. In today’s competitive world, Economics is the cornerstone for Planning & Strategy and no business, government or development plan can succeed without a strong basis in it.

For example, by studying the supply and demand of workers by employees, Labour Economists can forecast future trends and the effect of labour-related issues such as pay, productivity, turnover and disputes. Without such vital information, solutions to address labour challenges will be arbitrary and may not be sustainable in the long term.

At the end of the programme, students are expected to:
• Be able to analyse data through observation, mathematical models and statistical techniques.
• Demonstrate a sound base of knowledge and skills in economic principles & theories and their application to pertinent issues within domestic and international environment.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the inputs and elements used in designing economic policies/ programmes and their likely implications.
• Be able to design basic policies or make recommendations for addressing economic problems.
• Be adept at presenting economic issues and ideas in both speech and writing.

This programme also run through the Distance Education mode. The delivery is a combination of E-learning and face to face interactive sessions (blended/hybrid teaching approach). Students are provided with E-learning resources/materials for the programme.
Tutorials are held at weekends, and students interact online with their lecturers, tutors and other students using the Learning Management system (SAKAI).

• A flexible course delivery to fit your busy schedule.
• User friendly written course materials.
• Choice of Centre
• Equal access to higher education.


LEVEL 100 (First Year)

Course Code Course Title Credits
ECON 101 Introduction To Economics I 3
ECON 102/112 Introduction To Economics II 3


Course Code Course Title Credits
ECON 201/211 Elements Of Economics I (Pre-req: ECON 101 or ‘A’ Level Standing and good credit in Mathematics) 3
ECON 202/212 Elements Of Economics II (Prerequisite: ECON 102) 3
ECON 203/213* Elements Of Mathematics For Economists (Pre-req: Econ 101 and 102) 2
ECON 204/214* Elements Of Statistics For Economists (Pre-req: Econ 101 and 102) 2
ECON 205/215 Introduction to the Economy of Ghana I (Pre-req: Econ 101 and 102) 3
ECON 206/216 Introduction to the Economy of Ghana (Pre-req: Econ 101 and 102) 3


Course Code Course Title Credits
ECON 301/311 Microeconomic Theory I (Pre-requisite: EC0N 201 and ECON 203) 3
ECON 302/312 Microeconomic Theory II (Prerequisite: ECON 301) 3
ECON 303/313 Macroeconomic Theory I(Prerequisite ECON 202 and ECON 203) 3
ECON 304/314 Macroeconomic Theory II (Prerequisite: ECON 303) 2
ECON 305/315 Applied Mathematics For Economists (Prerequisite: ECON 203 and ECON 204)< 3
ECON 306/316 Applied Statistics For Economists (Prerequisite: ECON 305) (Prerequisite: ECON 203 and ECON 204) 3
ECON 307/317 Economic Development And Growth I
(Prerequisite: ECON 201 and 202)
ECON 308/318 Development And Growth II (Prerequisite: ECON 201 and 202) 3


Course Code Course Title Credits
ECON 401/441 Economic Theory I (Micro) (Pre-req: ECON 301 and 302 A good background in Quantitative Techniques) 3
ECON 402/442 Economic Theory II (Macro) (Pre-req: ECON 303 and 304 A good background in Quantitative Techniques) 3
ECON 403/443 Econometrics I (Prerequisite: ECON 305 and 306) 3
ECON 404/444 Econometrics II (Prerequisite: ECON 305 and 306) 3
ECON 407/447 International Trade Theory And Policy (Pre-req: a good background in Microeconomics) 3
ECON 408/448 International Monetary & Financial Institutions (Pre-req: a good background in Macroeconomics) 3
ECON 409/449 Industrial Economics I (Prerequisite: ECON 301 and 302) 3
ECON 412/452 Industrial Economics II (Prerequisite: ECON 409) 3
ECON 413/453 Public Finance I (Prerequisite: ECON 301, 302, 303 and 304) 3
ECON 414/454 Public Finance II (Prerequisite: ECON 413) 3
ECON 417/457 Agricultural Economics I (Pre-req: A good background in Economic Theory) 3
ECON 418/458 Agricultural Economics II (Prereq: ECON 417) 3
ECON 427 Economic Planning I (Prerequisite: ECON 302 and 304) 3
ECON 428 Economic Planning II (Prerequisite: ECON 427) 3
ECON 429/469 Labour Economics I (Prerequisite: ECON 301and 302) 3
ECON 432/472 Labour Economics II (Prerequisite: ECON 429) 3
ECON 433/473 Money And Banking I (Pre-req: ECON 303 and ECON 304) 3
ECON 434/474 Money And Banking II (Pre-req: ECON 433) 3
Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three elective subjects

Applicants must have the following WASSCE subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

Economics, Mathematics or Statistics – Elective Mathematics
Computer Science – Elective Mathematics
French – French
English – English Literature
Geography – Geography

For International Students:

West Africa WASSCE:

Credit passes in any Three (3) Elective subjects.

Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

Economics, Mathematics or Statistics – Further Mathematics
Computer Science – Further Mathematics
French – French
English – English Literature
Geography – Geography

American High School:
American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:
GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Passes in any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

Economics, Mathematics or Statistics – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
Computer Science – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
French – ‘A’ Level French
English – ‘A’ Level English Literature
Geography – ‘A’ Level Geography

International Baccalaureate:
Bachelor of Arts
Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects.
Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

Economics, Mathematics or Statistics – Mathematics
Computer Science – Mathematics
French – French
English – English Literature
Geography – Geography

In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).

For Distance Education

Applicants must possess at least credits (A1- C6 in WASSCE and A-D in SSSCE) in English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science (for Science applicants) or Social Studies (for non-science applications) and three elective subjects in General Arts/ Business/Science. In addition, applicants should also have at least a grade C6 in WASSCE/D in SSSCE in Integrated Science/Core Science.

You must possess an FGPA OF 3.25 or better from University of Ghana and passes in five subjects including English Language at the GCE ‘O’ level or credit in all the core subjects and two electives at the WASSCE/SSCE level or credit in all the core subjects and two electives at the WASSCE/ SSCE level. Diploma holders from institutions affiliated to university of Ghana may also apply. The Diploma course should be offered at the degree level .All post Diploma students are admitted at level 200.The degree course should be in the same area of the Diploma.

HND holders from recognised polytechnics/technical universities with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 4.00 or better in programmes that will be advertised, are eligible to apply to the SAME area of study, and where required, supported with one other subject in a related field, for admission. In addition, such applicants MUST have WASSSCE/SSSCE passes in three (3) core subjects and (2) electives in the appropriate subjects or credit passes in five subjects including English Language, Science and Mathematics at the GCE ‘O’ level as well as passes in two subjects at the GCE ‘A’ level. Applicants may be asked to write an entrance examination and or attend an interview as part of the admission process. All HND holders will be admitted to Level 200 in the same area subject as their HND qualification.

These include International Baccalaureate (IB), IGCSE, GCSE, the America Grade12 and 13 examinations and other external qualifications, which have equivalences to SSCE/ WASSCE and the GCE.

Mature persons who do not satisfy the approved requirements may apply for admission. Applicants must be at least 25 years at the time of application, attend and complete the University of Ghana Access Course and pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination conducted by the University.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for graduates of the BA Economics programme may be found in banking & financial services, export & import business, government & non-governmental services, diplomatic corps, journalism and entrepreneurial ventures. The undergraduate programme is also an excellent foundation for advanced study in Economics or related fields particularly Business Administration, International Relations and Law.

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $246
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,502


William Baah-Boateng
Associate Professor
Head of Department

Abena Daagye Oduro
Associate Professor
Director – MIASA

Edward Nketiah-Amponsah
Associate Professor
Senior Tutor – Jubilee Hall & ISH

Eric Osei-Assibey
Associate Professor
Head – Dept. of Distance Education

Daniel Kwabena Twerefou
Associate Professor

Bernardin Senadza
Senior Lecturer

T. O. Antwi Asare
Senior Lecturer

Louis Boakye-Yiadom
Senior Lecturer
Coordinator – Conference Facility

Festus Ebo Turkson
Senior Lecturer
Coordinator – EPMP

William Bekoe
Senior Lecturer

Alfred Barimah
Senior Lecturer
Examinations Officer

Nkechi S. Owoo
Senior Lecturer

Emmanuel A. Cudjoe

Frank Agyire-Tetteh

Priscilla Twumasi Baffour
Seminar Coordinator – EPMP

Wassiuw Abdul Rahaman

Abel Fumey

Monica Lambon-Quayefio (PhD)

Iddisah Sulemana (PhD)

Richard K. Ayisi (PhD)

Augustine Kwasi Fosu

Amoah Baah-Nuakoh
Associate Professor

Yaw Asante (PhD)
Senior Lecturer

Sarah Akuoni
Study leave

Hellen Seshie-Nasser
Assistant Lecturer
Study leave

Relevant Contact

William Baah-Boateng
Head of Department
Department of Economics
Responsible for admission inquiries