Welcome to the new School of Economics Building
Prof. Etyang with guests during the official opening of economic building
Heads,former Dean and other School Senior Staff during opening of the School Building
Dr Tom Kimani of AERC toured Kenyatta University to assess the capacity of the facilities to host the AERC,s Joint Faciliy for Electives, at the school of Economics. With Him is the dean, School of Economics, Prof. Wawire
Governor, Central Bank of Kenya with Members of University Management, staff from school of economics and invited guests outside the newly opened economics building.
(L-R) Prof. Njuguna donates two of his recent publications to the University through the Dean, School of Economics Prof. Nelson Wawire.
The Dean School of Economics, Professor Nelson Wawire, displays an award he won in Africa Education Leadership Award-Best Professor in Economics Category.
From left, Dr. Gachanja, Dean School of Economics, Prof Wawire and Dr. Onono during the first years orientation
The Director New Hope Children’s Centre with donors and some of the Economic students
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

Master in Economics (Cooperation and Human Development)

Kenyatta University, School of Economics in partnership with University of Pavia, Italy and Cooperation and Development Network (CDN)

1. Preamble
The Master in Economics Programme is designed to provide professional training to individuals seeking to deepen their understanding on Cooperation and Development. The programme’s core curriculum integrates substantive knowledge spanning the disciplines of: Economics, Human Development, Project Design and Management. Field Training and Internships form an integral part of the programme. These are undertaken in Non-Governmental Organisations; International Organizations; Governmental Institutions; and Local Authorities. The programme also includes Project/Thesis which is meant to build the capacities of students to undertake research

Delivery of the courses integrates presentations, seminars and conferences organized together with the partners. All the programme activities are open to interaction and dialogue. The programme has its own specificity in trying to meet the needs of local geographical and socio-political contexts, tackling and deepening understanding on the main issues of concern in the field of cooperation and development.

The target groups include but not limited to: government officials interested in expanding their knowledge in the specified areas; Individuals interested in jobs in areas of development with International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), Local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Faith Based Organizations (FBOs), Local Governments and workers in other Organizations wishing to refresh and deepen their knowledge.

2. Rationale
The programme is rooted in development economics and human development disciplines. It provides students with knowledge on a wide range of economic, social and cultural dimensions of development processes throughout the world. The multi-disciplinary nature of the programme exposes learners to the complex nature of sustainable human development. Field training provides learners with a practical experience on development policies and practices. The strong collaboration between Kenyatta University and University of Pavia in partnership with local NGOs and International Development Organizations gives the programme a complete and cross-disciplinary training of effective professionals much needed to drive sustainable development programmes in developing societies.

3. Vision
To be a dynamic programme that provides state of the art training and research in Cooperation and Development

4. Mission
To produce well-grounded and competent professionals in Cooperation and Development

5. Objective

To equip learners with knowledge and skills for measurement and analysis of economic phenomena including human development, project design and management, resource mobilisation and cooperation for development in a dynamic world.
6.Entry Requirements
i. A holder of at least an Upper Second Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Economics or Economics and Statistics or Economics and Finance, or a relevant Social Science from a recognised University

A holder of a Lower Second Class degree in the stated disciplines from a recognized university with two (2) years relevant work experience.

A holder of at least Lower Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in any other discipline, with relevant work experience, with no economics and statistics background, after successful completion of Bridging Course for the Programme.

ii. In addition to the basic requirements the following present an added advantage:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English (for not English mother-tongue students)
  • Standard computer literacy (knowledge of basic Microsoft Office package)
  • Working or volunteering experience in cooperation and development field

iii. Students will be selected through a process based on:

  • Analysis and evaluation of Transcript and Curriculum Vitae
  • Frontal interview by an Evaluation Committee

Click here to see the Full Details of the course Master in Economics (Cooperation and Human Development)

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 October 2013 20:54

News and Events

Official Launch of Master of Economics (Cooperation and Human Development)


First Year Students Orientation

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>>

New Programme

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.


Panel Discussion

Regional Intergration, Development and Trade Cooperation between Kenya and the European Union and The Globalization processes involved in the gradual strategic intergration into the world economy.<<Read More>>




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.

Joseph Moyoncho
Economics and Finance Student




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


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