Bachelor of Economics and Statistics (BES)

Economics is science that deals with the management of resources. Economies grow as a result of efficient management of resources. Productive resources that need to be cautiously managed include; time, people, land, machinery, and money. Everybody is concerned with the effective management of these resources, and those that are economically well off, have succeeded in this skill.

Developing economies like Uganda have a shortage of resources, and where they are available, they are not well managed. You find skilled labor that is unemployed, un-utilized land; untapped resources, and many time wasting cultural ceremonies. One would not be wrong to conclude that the major cause of under development in Uganda is the inefficient management of resources.

 The public attitude towards science and statistics are not conducive to the recruitment of students to the discipline and that anticipated shortages of personnel must be met by vigorous efforts to attract the best young people to statistics.

Statistics in this country lacks identity and visibility and has not developed into an accepted discipline for historical and other reasons. Nevertheless, a recent projection predicts that the demand for statisticians will far exceed the supply for the years to come, making statistics one of the few disciplines in which a shortage of trained personnel is forecast. This demand presents the profession with an opportunity to become more visible, by training statisticians in increasing numbers at all levels to fill these job openings.

It is upon this background that the University of Kisubi has offered to the market an opportunity to acquire a degree in Economics and Statistics.

Graduates of this program, upon successful completion, can undertake any of the following occupations;

  • Advice of economic policy
  • Policy analyst
  • Government planners
  • Manage of local government database
  • Statisticians
  • Economics lecturers/teachers
  • Research fellow
  • Data scientist

The target group

The Programme will specifically target the following professionals and groups

  • High school leavers
  • Diploma holders in any business related fields

Entry requirements

To be eligible for the Programme, a person must possess at least one of the following qualifications;

  • A good Diploma or its equivalent from a recognized institution of higher learning
  • At least two (20) A’ level principal passes one of which must be in mathematics or Economics obtained at one sitting and not less than five (5) O’ level credit oases obtained at one sitting including a credit pass in mathematics.


Graduate Programs
1.Master of Business Administration(MBA)
2.Master in Information Technology (MIT)

Undergraduate Programs
1.Bachelor of Business Administration and Management (BBAM)
2.Bachelor of Business Studies with Education (BBSE)
3.Bachelor of Development and Management Studies (BDMS)
4.Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT)

Diploma Programs
1.Diploma in Business Management (DBM)
2.Diploma in Information Technology (DIT)

Certificate Programs

1.Certificate in Business Management (CBM)
2.Certificate in Information Technology (CIT)

Professional Courses
We offer training to those who wish to pursue professional courses in ACCA, CPA and ATC. We also offer tailored business and ICT related short courses on request.

New Programs for the year 2016/17
1.Bachelor of Economics and Statistics
2.Bachelor of Arts in Economics
3.Bachelor of Agribusiness Management

Visit and join us now for quality education that provides skills and values that many CEOs are looking for in today’s graduates.

Dr. James Kizza
Dean, FBIT.