Cavendish Uganda

Bachelor of Science in Economics and Statistics

Economics and Statistics are disciplines that are pivotal in decision making in both public and private sector organisations across the world. Organisations are increasingly seeking for graduates with quantitative skills in economics and statistics to support scientific decision making and policy formulation. The vast majority of successful institutions and organisations attribute a significant portion of their success to leveraging the power of high quality decision making through statistical analysis and forecasting.

The Bachelor of Science in Economics and Statistics is an intensive three-year full time day but also weekend programme of study offered in the Faculty of Business and Management (FBM). This degree is appropriate for those wishing to acquire extensive knowledge and skills in economics and statistics. The programme goes beyond providing mere training in technical skills to mentoring learners into graduates with analytical, problem solving skills and the right attitudes to engage with an increasingly complex global environment. The programme will mentor learners into responsible, educated, employable and entrepreneurial citizens

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Course Overview

Career Objective

The Bachelor of Science in Economics and Statistics programme is designed to enable the student to:

  • Acquire knowledge and skills necessary for the high quality decision making and planning in public and private organisations;
  • Understand and discuss the major decisions areas and the important concepts used in economic and statistics.
  • Internalise the principal concepts, frameworks and techniques of analysis so as to enhance their practical skills to promote growth in the economies of the developing countries.
  • Acquire sufficient capacity to satisfy strategic planning needs of enterprises to achieve their marketing objectives.
  • Understand micro and macro-economic principles and theories and apply them to solve complex real life situations.

Programme Structure

year one

semester one
course code Course Name
BJC 111 Introduction to Mass communication
BBA 113 Business Administration
BBA 115 Financial Management
BJC 100 Communication Skills
BIT 110 Information Systems and Technologies
ENG110 English
semester two
course code Course Name
BJC 121 Mass Media and Society
BJC 122 Introduction to Public Relations
BJC 123 Introduction to Broadcasting
BJC 124 Introduction to Behavioral Science
BJC 125 Media and Communication History
BJC 126 Introduction to Political Science and Classical thought
semester three
course code Course Name
BJC 211 Audience Analysis and Media Research
BJC 212 Introduction to Writing
BJC 213 Media and Communication Policy
BJC 214 Principles of Advertising
BJC 215 Photojournalism
BJC 216 Media Ethics
semester four
course code Course Name
BJC 221 Investigative Journalism
BJC 222 News writing & reporting
BJC 223 Multimedia and Animation
BJC 224 Media Law
BJC 225 Research Methodology
BJC 226 MInternship
BJC 227/228 Elective
BJC 227 Marketing Communication
BJC 228 Creative Programming and Branding
semester five
course code Course Name
BJC 311 Media Management
BJC 312 Development Communication
BJC 313 Principles of Editing
BJC 314 Newspaper and Magazine design
BJC 315 Radio Script writing &production
BJC 316 International Public Relations and Diplomacy
BJC 317 PR Strategies, Programming and Planning
BJC 318 Media and Human Rights
BJC 319 Media and Conflict Management
semester six
course code Course Name
BJC 311 Media Management
BJC 3212 The Art of Public Speaking
BBJC 322 Public Relations & Media Practice
BJC 323 Television Programmingand Production
BJC 329 Research project
BJC 325 Politics of Developments
BJC 326 Environmental Journalism
BJC 327 Politics of Communication and Propaganda
BJC 328 Video Production
YEAR ONE SEMESTER ONE
course code Course Name
BBA112 Microeconomics I
BBA113 Business Administration
BJC110 Communication Skills and Learning Skills for Employability
BIT110 Introduction to Information and Communication Technologies
BBA115 Financial Accounting
BBA116 Basic Statistics
YEAR ONE SEMESTER TWO
BES 121 Macroeconomics I
BES 122 Time Series and Index Numbers
BES123 Calculus
BES124 Development Economics I
BES125 Probability Theory
BES126 Data Processing
STUDENTS BEGIN TO SPECIALISE
YEAR TWO SEMESTER ONE (Statistics Option
BES211 Statistical Inference I
BDM213 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
BES212 Mathematical Economics
BDM212 Microeconomics II
BDM214 Labour Economics
BES213 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
YEAR TWO SEMESTER ONE (Development Economics Option)
BDM211 Managerial Economics
BDM213 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
BES212 Mathematical Economics
BDM212 Microeconomics II
BDM214 Labour Economics
BDM215 World Economic History
YEAR TWO SEMESTER TWO (Statistics Option)
BES221 Econometrics I
BES222 Industrial Statistical Modeling
BES223 Statistical Inference II
BDM222 Macroeconomics II
BDM226 Monetary Economics
RSC001 Research Methods
BBA226 Practicum
YEAR TWO SEMESTER TWO (Development Economics Option)
BES221 Econometrics I
BDM222 Macroeconomics II
BDM223 Development Economics II
BDM226 Monetary Economics
HRM221 Principles of Management
RSC001 Research Methods
BBA226 Practicum
YEAR THREE SEMESTER ONE ( Statistics Option)
BES311 Statistical Data Analysis
BBA311 Project Planning and Management
BES312 Operations Research
BES313 Multivariate Analyses
BDM313 Public Sector Economics
BDM312 Microeconomics III
YEAR THREE SEMESTER ONE ( Development Economics Option)
BBA311 Project Planning and Management
BDM316 Development Economics III
BDM313 Public Sector Economics
BDM314 Health Economics
BDM315 International Economics
BDM312 Microeconomics III
YEAR THREE SEMESTER TWO (Statistics Option)
BES321 Econometrics II
BES322 Sampling Design and Survey
BDM321 Macroeconomics III
BES322 Economic Policy and Planning
BES323 Agricultural Statistics
BBA326 Research Project
YEAR THREE SEMESTER TWO (Development Economics Option)
BDM321 Macroeconomics III
IRD125 International Political Economy
BDM322 Industrial Economics
BBA322 Strategic Management
BDM325 Agricultural Economics
BBA326 Research Project