About the Department of Economics

The establishment of the Department is believed to contribute greatly to the effort of the government and the community to alleviate the prevailing shortage of qualified economists in the country. As an independent department, it became operational in 2003 by offering courses in regular and evening programmes.

Besides this, the Department has launched a Continuing and Distance Education Programme that covers major regions such as: Oromiya, South Nations and Nationalities People’s Region, Benshangul-Gumuz and Addis Ababa administrative city. The Department also has launched an MSc programme in two areas: MSc in International Economics and MSc in Economic Policy Analysis. Over the next 10 years, the Department intends to increase its MSc programmes to six and will open two PhD programmes.