Applied Economics

Department of Applied Economics

Theoneste BAMBUJIJUMUGISHA

Head of Department

Phone: +250788507218

Email: bmbuj@yahoo.fr

 

 

I. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND EXIT PROFILES

Entry requirements:
For a candidate to be admitted in the Department of Applied economics, s/he must be a holder of a secondary certificate in Economics, Humanities, MEG (Mathematics-Economics-Geography), MPC (Mathematics-Physics-Chemistry), PCB (Physics-Chemistry-Biology), HEG (History-Economics-Geography), Maths-Physics, Bio-Chemistry, Accounting, Normale primaire, Commerce et comptabilité, OR any other specialization. Additional details are found on the registration form.

Exit profiles
Exit profiles of laureates in Applied Economics are summarized in the table below:

Specializations Exit profiles
Rural Development Economics
  • Entrepreneurs (self employers)
  • Researchers and consultants
  • Technical advisors or managers in rural cooperatives and NGOs
  • Managers of development projects
  • Data analyst
  • Market analyst for agricultural products
  • Procurement officer for rural infrastructure projects/programs
  • Etc
Financial Economics
  • Qualified managers of stock market, capital market and financial institutions
  • Financial analyst
  • Accountant
  • Data analyst
  • Investment analyst
  • Credit officer/analyst
  • Etc.
International Economics
  • Regional integration analyst
  • Innovation specialist
  • Property rights specialist
  • Global finance analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Foreign exchange operations manager
  • Investment analyst
  • Etc.

I. PROGRAM OVERVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED ECONOMICS

Level I (Year I). Economics and Management

Module Titles+ codes Unit Titles FF SS TH CR Number of credits of the Module
LANGUAGES I
ECOM 111
Communication Skills in English
Communication Skills in French
35
30
20
15
55
45
5.5
4.5
10
RESEARCH SKILLS
ECOM 112
Introduction to Scientific Research
Basic Computer Skills
35
30
20
15
55
45
5.5
4.5
10
PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES
ECOM 113
Introduction to Philosophy
Ethics and Rwandan Culture
35
30
20
15
55
45
5.5
4.5
10
QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES I
ECOM 114
General Mathematics
Descriptive Statistics
65
65
35
35
100
100
10
10
20
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
ECOM 125
Introduction to Microeconomics
Introduction to Macroeconomics
65
65
35
35
100
100
10
10
20
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
ECOM 126
History of Economic Facts
History of Economic Thoughts
Development Economics
40
40
50
23
23
24
63
63
74
6.3
6.3
7.4
20
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT I
ECOM 127
Introduction to Law
Principles of Management
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
ECOM 128
Financial Accounting I
Financial Accounting II
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
Totals 785 415 1200 120 120

Level II (Year II). Applied Economics

Modules+Codes Components FF SS TH CR Number of credits of the Module
LANGUAGES II
ECOM 211
Communication in English
Techniques d’expression orale et écrite
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
IT APPLICATIONS TO ECONOMICS
ECOM 212
Excel, SPSS, AQCCESS, Visual Basic 100 50 150
0
15
0
15
QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES II
ECOM 213
Mathematics for Economics
Statistics for Economics
65
65
35
35
100
100
10
10
20
ECONOMIC ANALYSIS II
ECOM 214
Microeconomics I
Macroeconomics I
65
65
35
35
100
100
10
10
20
ECONOMIC ANALYSIS II
ECOM 225
Microeconomics II
Macroeconomics II
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ECOM 226
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Financial and Economic Analysis
Business Law
50
50
30
25
25
20
75
75
50
7.5
7.5
5
20
NATIONAL ECONOMIC SYSTEM
ECOM 227
National Accounting
Economics of Public Finance
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
Totals 790 410 1200 120 120

Levels III and IV (Year III). Applied Economics

Option 1. Rural Development Economics

Modules+Codes Components FF SS TH CR Number of credits of the Module
QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES III
ECOM 311
Econometrics I
Operations Research
65
65
35
35
100
100
10
10
20
QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES IV
ECOM 312
Econometrics II
Game Theory and Economic Optimization
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
DEVELOPMENT PROJECT POLICY
ECOM 313
Management of Cooperatives
Project Formulation and Evaluation
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
ORGNIZATION OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
ECOM 314
Community Development
Gender and Development
35
30
20
15
55
45
5.5
4.5
10
CROPS AND LIVESTOCK HUSBANDRY
ECOM 425
Phytopathology
Zoopathology
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
RURAL AND AGRICULTURE ECONOMICS
ECOM 426
Rural Economics
Agricultural and Food Policy
Agrarian System and Rural Area Exploitation
50
40
40
30
20
20
80
60
60
8
6
6
20
MANAGEMENT OF ECONOMIC RESOURCES
ECOM 427
Environmental Economics
Microfinance
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
RURAL EXTENSION METHODS
ECOM 428
Needs Assessment in Rural Areas
Rural Assessment Design
Adult Learning Methods
25
20
20
15
10
10
40
30
30
4
3
3
10
Totals 790 410 1200 120 120

Option 2. Financial Economics

Modules+Codes Components FF SS TH CR Number of credits of the Module
QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES III
ECOM 311
Econometrics I
Operations Research
65
65
35
35
100
100
10
10
20
QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES IV
ECOM 312
Econometrics II
Game Theory and Economic Optimization
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
DEVELOPMENT PROJECT POLICY
ECOM 313
Management of Cooperatives
Project Formulation and Evaluation
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
MONEY AND BANKING
FINEC 314
Financial Economic decision
Financial Products Analysis
35
30
20
15
55
45
5.5
4.5
10
ADVANCED ACCOUNTING
FINEC 425
Financial Analysis
Financial Reporting
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
FINEC 426
Introduction to Corporate Finance
Capital Budgeting
Financial Risk Management
30
30
40
15
15
20
45
45
60
4.5
4.5
6
15
FINANCIAL ECONOMICS I
FINEC 427
Financial Market Analysis
Financial System Analysis
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
QUANTITATIVE FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
FINEC 428
Fianancial Mathematics
Financial Modeling
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
Totals 795 405 1200 120 120

Option 3. International Economics

Modules+Codes Components FF SS TH CR Number of credits of the Module
QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES III
ECON 311
Econometrics I
Operations Research
65
65
35
35
100
100
10
10
20
QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES IV
ECOM 312
Econometrics II
Game Theory and Economic Optimization
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
DEVELOPMENT PROJECT POLICY
ECOM 313
Management of Cooperatives
Project Formulation and Evaluation
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
INTERNATIONAL TRADE International Trade I
International Trade II
35
30
20
15
55
45
5.5
4.5
10
IT FOR MANAGEMENT OF FOREIGN EXHANGE E-commerce
E-finance
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE International finace: theory and practice
Financial globalization
50
50
25
25
20
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
APPLIED INTERNATIONAL TRADE Organization and techniques of external commerce
Economic integration
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
INVESTMENT RISK MANAGEMENT Investment theory and management
Investment risk management
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
Totals 795 405 1200 120 120

Level V (Year IV). Applied Economics

Option 1. Rural Development Economics

Modules+Codes Components FF SS TH CR Number of credits of the Module
QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES IV
ECON 511
Econometrics II
Agricultural Market Analysis
65
65
35
35
100
100
10
10
20
GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ANALYSIS
ECON 512
Seminar on Rwandan Economy and Contemporary Economic Problems
Sociaology and Staregies of Development
65
65
35
35
100
100
10
10
20
MANAGEMENT OF ECONOMIC RESOURCES
ECON 513
Management of Community Infrastructure
Management of Agricultural Exploitations
65
65
35
35
100
100
10
10
20
APPLIED RESEARCH
RDE 524
Research Methods
Inferential Statistics
65
65
35
35
100
100
10
10
20
INTERNSHIP
RDE 525
Internship 0 200 200
0
20
0
20
DISSERTATION
RDE 526
Dissertation 0 200 200
0
20
0
20
Totals 520 620 1200 120 120

Option 2. Financial Economics

Modules+Codes Components FF SS TH CR Number of credits of the Module
QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES III
ECON 311
Econometrics I
Operations Research
65
65
35
35
100
100
10
10
20
QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES IV
ECON 312
Econometrics II
Game Theory and Economic Optimization
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
DEVELOPMENT PROJECT POLICY
ECON 313
Management of Cooperatives
Project Formulation and Evaluation
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
MONEY AND BANKING
FINEC 314
Financial Economic decision
Financial Products Analysis
35
30
20
15
55
45
5.5
4.5
10
ADVANCED ACCOUNTING
FINEC 425
Financial Analysis
Financial Reporting
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
FINEC 426
Introduction to Corporate Finance
Capital Budgeting
Financial Risk Management
30
30
40
15
15
20
45
45
60
4.5
4.5
6
15
FINANCIAL ECONOMICS I
FINEC 427
Financial Market Analysis
Financial System Analysis
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
QUANTITATIVE FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
FINEC 428
Fianancial Mathematics
Financial Modelling
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
Totals 795 405 1200 120 120

Option 3. International Economics

Modules+Codes Components FF SS TH CR Number of credits of the Module
APPLIED RESEARCH
ECON 511
Research Methods
Inferential Statistics
65
65
35
35
100
100
10
10
20
SEMINAR IN ECONOMICS
ECON 512
Seminar on Rwandan Economy and Contemporary Economic Problems 65 35 100 10 15
LABOUR MARKET
ECON 513
Labour economics
Economics of human resources
50
50
25
25
75
75
7.5
7.5
15
BUSINESS COMMUNICATION SKILLS
INTEREC 514
English
French
Swahili
40
30
30
20
15
15
60
45
45
6
4.5
4.5
15
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
INTEREC 525
Multinational corporation and foreign investment
Capital market and stock exchange
35
30
20
15
55
45
5.5
4.5
10
INTERNATIONAL MARKET NEGOTIATION AND CONTRACTS
INTEREC 526
International marketing
International contracts
35
30
25
15
55
45
5.5
4.5
15
INTERNSHIP
ECON 527
Internship 0 200 200
0
20
0
20
DISSERTATION
ECON 528
Dissertation 0 200 200
0
20
0
20
Totals 525 675 1200 120 120

III. NUMBER OF YEARS AND AVAILABLE AWARDS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED ECONOMICS

Years Levels Number of credits at each level Accumulated number of credits Awards at the end of each level with success
Year I Level I 120 120 Certificate of Higher Education in Economics and Management
Year II Level II 120 240 Diploma in Higher Education in Economics
Year III (Semester I) Level III 60 300 Advanced Diploma in Higher Education in Economics
Year III (Semester II) Level IV 60 360 Bachelors Degree in Economics
Year IV Level V 120 480 Bachelors of Arts with Honours in Economics
4 years 5 levels 480 total credits