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


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