BSc Economics

Programme Duration

Minimum of four (4) years and maximum of six (6) years

Credits Required for Award of Degree

Based on the level of entry, the credits required for the award of the first degree are as follows:

  • Entry into Level 100: A maximum of 144 credit s and a minimum of 132 credits.
  • Entry into Level 200: A maximum of 102 credits with a minimum of 96 credits.
  • Entry into Level 300: A maximum of 72 credits with a minimum of 66 credits.
Components of the Programme
Core Courses (Department's Requirement)-96 credits
Electives Courses-12 credits
Mandatory Courses (Univ. Requirement)-18 credits
Research Project-  6 credits

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Our courses under the Humanities and Education programme equips students with the requisite skills to succeed in today’s innovation-driven economy. Our degree and diploma programmes stimulate initiative, creativity, self-direction, and adaptability - essential traits in the current global marketplace.

Specifically, the courses we offer inculcate in our students foundational competencies that enable them to function at an optimum level in almost any professional or business environment. These competencies include higher-order thinking and sound reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving, effective communication and interpersonal skills, teaming and collaboration, and social and cultural awareness.


Our undergraduate programmes are reviewed and updated on a continuous basis, to keep pace with current developments in relevant areas so that our students are at all times ensured of a first-class education.

Browse these pages to see the many exceptional programmes and resources available to help you achieve personal, academic, and professional excellence!

Courses Overview List

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Introduction to Microeconomics

KECO101 Introduction to Microeconomics          (3 Credits)

This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of economic principles and issues. It develops students’ economic literacy and teaches them how economics relates to the everyday life of individuals, businesses, and society in general. Topics to be covered include the nature and scope of economics, scarcity and opportunity cost, demand and supply analysis, theories of the consumer, and the firm and market structures.

French for Communication

KECO103 French for Communication  (3 Credits)

This course introduces students to the French language. In addition to language training in the four basic skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - various aspects of French society and culture will be introduced through audio and video extracts and short texts. The emphasis throughout will be on communicative skills, both oral and written.

Introduction to Mathematics for Economists

ECO105 Introduction to Mathematics for Economists     (3 Credits)

The course introduces students to the fundamental concepts and principles of Mathematics for Economists. The concepts and principles discussed are applied to economic issues and phenomena. Appropriate diagrammatic illustrations are also made in order to facilitate students understanding.

Academic Writing Skills II

KREQ210 Academic Writing Skills II  (3 Credits)

This course consolidates students’ understanding of Academic Writing Skills. It is a follow up to Academic Writing Skills I. It equips students with the language skills that enable them to read and write effectively. Students are further taken through fundamental issues in grammar and composition in order to strengthen their language skills in these areas.

Introduction to Macroeconomics

KECO102 Introduction to Macroeconomics        (3 Credits)

This course is intended to help students apply the basic tools of economics to reason accurately and objectively about macroeconomic issues such as economic fluctuations, economic growth and overall living standards, national income accounting, unemployment, inflation, money, banking, and foreign exchange. The course also introduces the theory of national income determination in the short run using expenditure analysis.

Introduction to Political Economy of African States

KECO104 Introduction to Political Economy of African States  (3 Credits)

This course introduces students to the economic consequences of different political forms (predominantly colonial and post-colonial) that have shaped African history. The course also will focus on institutional change, transition from authoritarian structuralism to liberalization, the challenge of democracy, population, and urbanization. Some of the other issues to be explored are those of public health in Africa and transitional justice.

Computer and ICT

KECO106 Computer and ICT       3 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to basic computing and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This course develops and further broadens the students’ knowledge of contemporary Information and Communication Technologies.

The course begins with an introduction to computer and ICT basics such as the basic make up of computers, the evolution of computers and the role ICT plays in today’s world. The course further introduces students to topics such as Software, Computer Hardware Add-Ons, Computer Networks and Communication Systems, which are to give students an understanding of how computers are networked, how they communicate and the devices that are used for such communication purposes.

The course further introduces students to essential trending topics in Information Technology (IT) such as Information Security, Legal and Ethical Issues associated with IT use and the Internet and the World Wide Web.

Elements of Microeconomics

KECO201 Elements of Microeconomics                (3 Credits)

This course covers economic analysis of individual, firm, and industry choices in the market economy as well as applications of demand and supply. The course discusses at length government policies like taxes, subsidies and tariffs. It examines disequilibrium in market as a result of government regulated prices. Topics such as theory of consumer behaviour, theory of production, nature of cost curves, and the firm in various market contexts are treated.

Mathematics for Economists

KECO203 Mathematics for Economists              (3 credits)

The course provides a further treatment of mathematical methods and techniques for economic analysis. It emphasises their applications to problems in economics. After a review of the fundamental principles, it tackles more serious mathematical techniques as matrix algebra among others.

Structure of Programmes by Semester, Course and Credit Values

Bachelor of Science in Economics Programme

Knutsford BSc Economics programme is designed to offer specialised and professional training in Economics to students in response to the growing demand of industry and commerce.

The programme is tailored to enable students to describe, compare, correlate and analyse the important Economic phenomena of production, consumption, exchange and distribution of goods and services, in order to make effective and efficient economic decisions.

The programme enables students to develop economic skills and competencies needed for analysis of microeconomic and macroeconomic policies in the society.

Ultimately, graduates of the programme would have developed academically sound and professionally qualified competencies for careers in Economics and related disciplines.

Year 1


Semester One

Course codeCourse TitleCredits
KREQ110Critical and Theological Thinking3
KREQ120Academic Writing I3
KREQ140Introduction to English Literature3
KECO101Introduction to Microeconomics3
KECO103French for Communication3
KECO105Introduction to Mathematics for Economists3



Semester Two

Course codeCourse TitleCredits
KREQ210Academic Writing II3
KREQ160Science and Technology in our Lives3
KREQ220Africa and World Development3
KECO102Introduction to Macroeconomics3
KECO104Introduction to Political Economy of African States3
KECO106Computer and ICT3
Year 2


Semester One

Course codeCourse TitleCredits
KECO201Elements of Microeconomics3
KECO203Mathematics for Economists3
KECO205Economy of Ghana I3
KECO207Entrepreneurship I3
KECO209Organisational Behaviour3


Semester Two


Course codeCourse TitleCredits
KECO 202Elements of Macroeconomics3
KECO 204Introduction to Statistics for Economists3
KECO 206Economy of Ghana II3
KECO 208Entrepreneurship II3
KECO 212Introduction to Business Finance3
Year 3


Semester One

Course codeCourse TitleCredits
KECO301Intermediate Microeconomics3
KECO303Statistics for Economists3
KECO305Development Economics3
KECO307Public Sector Economics I3
KECO309Managerial Economics3


Semester Two


Course codeCourse TitleCredits
KECO302Intermediate Macroeconomics3
KECO304Research Methods3
KECO306Public Sector Economics II3
KECO308Growth Theories3
KECO312Mathematical Economics3
KECO314Industrial Attachment3
Year 4


Semester One 

Course codeCourse titleCredits
KECO401Advanced Microeconomics3
KECO403Econometrics I 3
KECO405History of Economic Thought3


 ELECTIVES (Select Two)


KECO407International Economics       3
KECO409Labour Economics I       3
KECO411Industrial Economics I       3
KECO413Health Economics I       3
KECO415Monetary Economics I       3
KECO417Environmental and Resource Economics I       3
TOTAL       15


Semester Two


Course codeCourse titleCredits
KECO402Advanced Macroeconomics3
KECO404Econometrics II3
KECO406Project Work6


ELECTIVES (Select Two)


KECO408International Finance       3
KECO412Labour Economics II       3
KECO414Industrial Economics II       3
KECO416Health Economics II       3
KECO418Monetary Economics II       3
KECO422Environmental and Resource Economics II       3
TOTAL       18

Learning Outcome

Students graduating with a BS degree in Economics will:
Utilize microeconomic or macroeconomic theory to analyze a specific economic scenario.
Utilize data to gain insight into a specific economic relationship.
Utilize economic history and/or the history of economic ideas to inform a comprehensive understanding of a current economic perspective or event.
Use mathematical methods to analyze a macroeconomic or microeconomic model or situation.
Formulate an economic research question and produce a review of the relevant scholarly economic literature as part of an independent research project.

Cutting-Edge Innovation and Research

Our academic team are involved in major research projects, including the crucial field of software security on mobile devices. Your education is in expert hands.

Great Career Move

You’ll have the chance of a year’s work placement at home or abroad - and we’ll help you to find work experience that suit your option.

Campus Life

Life at Knutsford Get the full Knutsford experience as you pursue an advanced degree in an inspired setting with ocean views and access to a variety of student services. Small collaborative class sizes ensure each student receives personal attention.

Financial Assistance & Scholarship

Financial aid is provided ‘as and when’ the aid is available. Students would be informed of all available aid and of the criteria for accessing them. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for such aid. Financial aid provided by the college is strictly for tuition and is not refundable under any circumstance. Students may contact the Students Services Office for details.


SSNIT Students Loan
Ghanaian students interested in study loans can access the SSNIT students loans provided by the Government of Ghana through SSNIT. Interested students may contact the Students Services Office for details.

Knutsford Scholarship
Knutsford scholarship is available for Ghanaian students requiring financial aid. The award is based on financial need, academic merit and achievements.

Excellent Faculty

Whether you’re a working professional pursuing a degree part-time, or immersed in full-time study, you will expand your thinking and widen your network as a Knutsford Business School student. Small classes and accessible faculty mean you’re part of a close-knit, high calibre community that supports your advancement and strengthens your aspirations.

Perfect Programme

Studying in Perfect Peace Regardless of where or you attend your classes, or how you pace your education, you earn the same degree as your peers. Our campus locations are all centrally located near resources like gyms, beach, restaurants and east – Accra continental open market.

Fred Oduro-Kunadu

Fred Oduro-Kunadu

Assistant Registrar / Lecturer

Dr. Afua A. Kufour

Dr. Afua A. Kufour

Senior Lecturer


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