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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SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS HOSTS ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION FOR COMPETITION AUTHORITY OF KENYA
The competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) in collaboration with Kenyatta University School of Economics had an Essay Writing Competition on 25th May, 2016 at the Kenyatta University Amphitheatre. The ChiefGuest was Competition Authority of Kenya Director General, Mr. Wang’ombe Kariuki. There were also guests from private and public sectors. >>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
Every year, the school of Economics, through its programs transforms thousands of students into great minds with better understanding on how to confront the word economic challenges through analytical thinking. This experience has expanded my thinking about my career, it has made me claim for the excitement of the unknown and dare to be great. This could not be through insipiration,mentorship and support from great lecturers the likes of Dr Gachanja, Dr Onono, Dr Gitahi, Mr Nato and many others”..
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