The School was established in 2008 from the then Department of Economics that was housed in the School of Humanity and Social Sciences. Formation of a School of Economics was to give the economics discipline at Kenyatta University a chance to evolve and increase its research activities in order for the School to contribute its fair share to knowledge augmentation in Economics. The School has the autonomy to develop specialized Degree Programmes that are market driven so as to attract more students who currently go abroad in search of specialized economics courses such as Bachelor of Economics and Statistics; Bachelor of Economics and Finance; Master of Economics in such specialized areas as Health Economics, Financial Economics, Environmental Economics, just to mention but a few. Moreover, the for a very long time, the students of economics have been clamouring for an award of the “Degree of Economics” as distinct from the general Bachelor of Arts degree. Furthermore, there exists great demand by both the public and private sectors for graduates with degrees in specialized fields of Economics. This is evidenced by the large number of students with degrees in Economics, who have in the recent past been employed by financial institutions and the Public Service Commission. We are therefore responding to a market need.
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The School of Economics held a Public lecture on the 25th of March 2015. The topic of the lecture was ‘Understanding Devolution’ and the key note speaker was Mr. Kinuthia Wamwangi, Chairman-Transition Authority. Among the issues the Speaker looked at were, the meaning of devolution, the role of Transition Authority in the devolution process, the objectives of devolution, the principles guiding devolution, the economic impact of devolution on the Kenyan economy, the status of devolution, the challenges facing devolution and the opportunities devolution offers to Universities and Kenyatta University in particular.
In his speech, the dean of the School of Economics, Prof. Nelson Wawire, congratulated the first years for achieving admission to Kenyatta University and in the School of Economics. The faculty members from the school encouraged the students to work hard, set their goals right, and work towards achieving their goals. The dean explained the structure of the school expounded on the various program as; Bachelor of Economics and Finance......<<Read More>>
The School, in Partnership with the University of Pavia, Cooperation and Development Network, UNDP, Tangaza College and CISP, has developed a Master of Economics (Cooperation & Human Development) which took off in September, 2013 with an initial enrolment of seventeen (17) students. Five (5) of the students are foreigners. Three (3) students from Malawi are on scholarships awarded by the project Onlus Malawi. Eight (8) students from Kenya were awarded scholarships by the Foundation Assistance International. UNDP has also extended financial support to the programme.
The school of economics has highly qualified lecturers who work tirelessly to help the student achieve their goals. The likes of Dr. Gachanja, DR. Onono, DR. Gitahi and many others are very industrious. They take the interest of students at heart. Apart from availing themselves in classes on time, they also create extra time for consultation and academic guidance and counseling where necessary. It is my prayer that God continues to bless them so that they continue with their hard work. Thank you.
The School of Economics at Kenyatta University was privileged to receive two scholars in Economics:- Prof John W Harris; based in Boston University and Prof Germano Mwabu of the University of Nairobi, on 4th February 2015.The duo were on a familiarization tour of KU School of Economics, and were received by the Dean of the School, Prof Nelson Wawire