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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PUBLIC LECTURE - OVER REGULATION OF THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM. IS IT WORTH IT?
The School of Economics in collaboration with FSD, UoN and Strathmore organised a lecture by John Kay, a Professor from the UK.
IT took place at the Business Service and Students Center on Friday 10th Feb 2017.....Read More
The World Bank in Collaboration with the Schools of Economics and Business launched the 13th Kenya Economic Update on youth and jobs on Thursday 31st March, 2016 at Kenyatta University Amphitheatre. The Chief Guest was Ms. Diarietou Gaye the World Bank County Director. Several other guests from the public service, corporate and private sectors attended the launch. >>Read More
On Friday, 17th June, 2016 the School of Economics in collaboration with United Nations Development programme held a public lecture on Human Development,” Visions for the future, lessons from 25 years of progress”. The lecture was facilitated by Dr.Selim Jahan who holds a PhD in Economics from McGill University, Canada. Dr.Selim Jahan is the Director of Human Development report Office (HDRO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), New York. He has been involved in compiling Global Human Development reports over the years. >>Read More
KUESA is the best ground where economic leaders are nurtured. I thank the School of Economics administration from the Dean who is our patron, the chairmen of departments and the lecturers who in full capacity have mentored, inspired and nurtured me to be who I am. I have personally grown and developed myself, networked with different corporates and nurtured my talent through the various platforms provided by KUESA. This platform has created an enabling and challenging environment for accomplishment of my academic, professional and social pursuits, enhanced linkages between theoretical and practical industry and promoted effective understanding of economics. I thank the Almighty God for enabling me to serve in KUESA and impact on students through various forums".
Kenyatta University Economics Students Association in partnership with Global Ripple Mentorship Company held a very successful community outreach service on 29th October, 2016 at Gathaithi Orphans and Vulnerable Centre and Hossana Children's Home in Kiambu County. The group had interactive sessions with Children from the two homes. The group participated in Environmental cleanup, laundry, cooking and outdoor games. Children from the two homes and a nearby Gathaithi Primary School benefited from mentorship sessions facilitated by KUESA....Read More