WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$559 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Economics (Economic Policy & Planning)
Start Date:October 2020
Academic Unit:Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Specialisations:Economic Policy and Planning
Application Deadline: September 2020
Programme Overview

This programme is designed to equip students with analytical knowledge and skills for effective economic planning and policy formulation and evaluation for government institutions and similar institutions like banks, central ministries and international financial institutions.


First Semester:
– Micro-economics
– Mathematics for Economists
– Descriptive Statistics
– Business Law
– Communication Skills

Second Semester:
– Macro-economics
– Inductive Statistics
– Human Resource Management and OB
– Principles of Financial Accounting
– Development Perspectives

First Semester:
– Intermediate Microeconomics
– Econometrics I
– Public Finance
– Economic Policy & Planning I
– Project Planning & Management

Second Semester:
– Intermediate Macroeconomics
– Econometrics II
– Agricultural Planning, Policy and Development
– Economic Policy & Planning II
– Research Methods for Economists

First Semester:
– Field Attachment

Second Semester: 
– Monetary Economics
– Investments Analysis
– International Economics
– Quantitative Economics
– Elective

– Industrial Economics
– Urban Economics
– Labour Economics
– Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
– Participatory Development Approaches

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry
At least two principal level passes and one subsidiary in the Advanced Certificate Secondary Education (ACSE). One of the two principal passes must either be in Mathematics or Economics Where the subjects passed do not include Mathematics or Economics, an applicant must have obtained at least subsidiary at A-Level or a credit pass in Basic Mathematics in the Ordinary Certificate of Secondary Education (‘O’ Level).

Equivalent Entry
Applicant must have a Diploma in economics or related subjects from a registered institution with at least a second class level.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian and EAC Students: $4
Application Fees for International Students: $4

How to Apply
All applications are made through the University Online Application and Admission Portal (MUAAAP) available at Please follow carefully the steps in the online application system. Before you go to online application system, make sure you have an email address and a mobile phone number.

Before proceeding with the application take note of following:

(a) An application with Foreign Secondary Certificates must be accompanied by the National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) Equivalence translations.
(b) Applications with Foreign Certificates (Equivalent Qualifications) must be accompanied by the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) Equivalence translations.
(c) Make payment of an application Fee, a Non-refundable TZS 10,000/=by following payment procedures after completing the Online Application and Admission System at

(d) Successful applicants will be notified through Mzumbe University Website, their system user accounts, email addresses and SMS through mobile phone number used during the application process.

(e) In case of any further inquiry please call the following numbers +255767-086469/+255710 805711/+255786-570859/+255623-579621 (Main Campus-Morogoro), +255755036281/+255677561453/+255738701452 (Mbeya Campus College) or email through or
Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for a Bachelors degree in Economics include:
– Economist
– Financial risk analyst
– Data analyst
– Financial planner
– Accountant
– Economic researcher
– Financial consultant
– Investment analyst

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian and EAC Students: $559
Tuition Fees for International Students: $2,488

Tuition Fee per year for Tanzanian Students = 1,300,000 TZS
Tuition Fee per year for International Students = 5,785,500 TZS

**Students from Countries in the East African Community (EAC), pay the same amount as Tanzanian Students. EAC Countries include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.


– In the Tuition Fee per year is included; Registration, tuition, examination, and library services
– Fees may be paid in two equal instalments, an instalment being due at the beginning of each semester prior to registration
– Fees once paid are not refundable
– The University reserves the right to change fees at any time
– Direct student fees have been bench-marked against Government rates, but sponsors may vary them according to their policies

Relevant Contact

Prof. Charles Tundui
Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries