Masters Program in Economics in Kenya

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A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Aside from the distinguishing between microeconomics and macroeconomics, students who are studying economics must also learn the difference between positive economics and normative economics. The former deals with that which is, while the later deals with that which ought to be. Other distinguishing characteristics include economic theory and applied economics.

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a sovereign state in East Africa. The capital and largest city is Nairobi.

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Doing Business In Africa Program

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

Doing Business In Africa Program (DBAP) is a program designed by Strathmore Business School (SBS) to provide executives with a unique exposure to the African continent by providing practical skills and knowledge required to successfully operate and grow a business on the African continent. The in-depth curriculum draws from SBS’ experience of the case study methodology, lectures, industry guests’ sessions and syndicate group discussions. [+]

Best Masters in Economics in Kenya 2017. Africa’s economic growth outlook has come into sharp focus recently but while it is the boundless opportunities in natural resources that are currently driving this renewed interest, Africa’s billion-strong population, mostly youthful and increasingly urbanised, will translate into a booming consumer and labour market in the near future. Doing Business In Africa Program (DBAP) is a program designed by Strathmore Business School (SBS) to provide executives with a unique exposure to the African continent by providing practical skills and knowledge required to successfully operate and grow a business on the African continent. The in-depth curriculum draws from SBS’ experience of the case study methodology, lectures, industry guests’ sessions and syndicate group discussions. DBAP aims to demystify the African continent and help global executives have a deeper understanding of what is driving the economic activities therein. Key Focus Areas Long associated with a reliance on foreign aid, Africa now boasts higher returns on investment than any other region in the world, many of which are going through periods of economic stagnation or even recession. Africa’s aggregate income is projected to increase by above 4.5 per cent p.a. into the near future. The International Monetary Fund estimates that the continent will have the world’s fastest-growing economy during the next five years. Trade between Africa and the rest of the world increased by 200 per cent between the years 2000 and 2011 as a result of increased exports from various sectors in many African economies. The economic growth is set to bring huge benefits to the people of Africa. Projections on the African population indicate that much of the continent will retain lower-middle and middle-class majorities by 2030, with a three-fold increase in consumer spending. For Who Business executives interested in doing business in Africa. Mode of Delivery DBAP content and delivery will be customised to your needs as business executives or as companies seeking to start or improve on doing business in the continent. The program aims to equip executives with elaborate skills and knowledge that will aid them in identifying business opportunities, understanding the various factors which aect the business landscape as well as ensuring business sustainability despite the environmental dynamics in which the business operates. DBAP will be taught by a seasoned pool of faculty, well versed in industry practice.The program participants will have an enviable opportunity to visit some of the successful companies in the region, which will enable them to get practical experiences and insights on how businesses in Africa operate.To ensure cultural exposure, relevant activities will be integrated into the program. Benefits DBAP will provide executives with: A better understanding of the economic outlook on Africa and Africa’s position in the global economy A sense of the various challenges to doing business in Africa, and how to effectively overcome them Insights into what it takes to be a successful leader and manager of a business with an African presence A powerful network of contacts in business and the public sector for ongoing communication and support across Africa An acute understanding of the complex investment climates in Africa Information on and insights into real opportunities in the region A better grasp of the challenges associated with infrastructure, legislation and regulation in Africa, and their impact on business An understanding of institutions and lending agencies that provide funding for business [-]

Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa Executive Training Program

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Part time 6 months January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) aims to increase the pipeline of skilled financial journalists and analysts, embracing a data-driven journalism culture across Africa. If well trained, the contribution that financial journalists and development experts can make as continental informers, educators and watchdogs is significant. [+]

It is well documented that many key economies on the African continent are growing in leaps and ​bounds, yet the positive impact on development and progress in civil society is not fully realised. T​he role that journalism plays in society and democracy cannot be underestimated. The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) aims to increase the pipeline of skilled financial journalists and analysts, embracing a data-driven journalism culture across Africa. If well trained, the contribution that financial journalists and development experts can make as continental informers, educators and watchdogs is significant. This interactive and hands-on program aims to enhance the skills and knowledge of media professionals to better serve the public interest as a critical part of continental development and progress. Bloomberg has collaborated with a consortium of pre-eminent journalism schools and top business schools across three key African markets to deliver a highly innovative, integrated and practical world-class executive training program that is firmly rooted in African market realities. Delegates will receive copies of “The Bloomberg Way”, a guide for reporters and editors written by Matthew Winkler, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Bloomberg News. During the six-month program, delegates will also be granted a free subscription to the Bloomberg Professional Service. This subscription will give delegates free access to the world-class analytics, key industry data, market moving news and analysis that the Bloomberg Professional Service provides​. Who should apply? This program has been developed primarily for mid-career journalists, financial professionals with an interest in financial journalism, government professionals responsible for public policy, communications and finance portfolios, and development practitioners and civil society professionals with a interest in African development and financial and economic data. Program Structure The BMIA Executive Training Program is structured ​for part-time study, enabling working professionals to apply new knowledge and skills they acquire back into their work environments in real time. The 19-day program spans a period of six months and includes four compulsory study blocks. Each study block ​takes place over three to five full lecture days. The Executive Training is being offered in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya. Program Content Seven modules built around three key themes: Business and Finance Policy Financial Journalism Production All of the modules will incorporate material about the ethical issues and social impacts of business and financial journalism. Program Modules The Media Landscape Economics Accounting and Finance Financial Journalism Public Policy and Regulation Capital Markets Data Analysis and Interpretation [-]

Competition Policy Executive Program

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time 5 days January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

A nation’s competition policy (sometimes called its antitrust policy) is a set of laws and institutions that promote economic efficiency through the protection and encouragement of competitive markets. Kenya has recently entered a new, modern, era in its competition policy history through the passage of the Competition Act (2010) and the establishment of key new institutions for its implementation: the Competition Authority of Kenya and the Competition Tribunal. [+]

Best Masters in Economics in Kenya 2017. A nation’s competition policy (sometimes called its antitrust policy) is a set of laws and institutions that promote economic efficiency through the protection and encouragement of competitive markets. Kenya has recently entered a new, modern, era in its competition policy history through the passage of the Competition Act (2010) and the establishment of key new institutions for its implementation: the Competition Authority of Kenya and the Competition Tribunal. This new law and its associated enforcement authorities will surely change the landscape for competition in Kenya and advance the nation’s progress toward a modern middle-income economy. For the new competition policy regime to succeed however requires the development of a considerable amount of human capital – people knowledgeable about the law and economics of competition policy who can participate it its implementation, evaluate its effectiveness and contribute to its evolution through the inevitable learning process. To this end, this course is designed as a graduate level course in competition economics. The intended audience are policy practitioners, university faculty members and graduate students, with training in micro economic theory and industrial organization, who are interested in learning about competition economics and becoming themselves part of the “training team” developing courses and curricula to prepare individuals for work in public and private sector organizations focused on competition policy. It is also hoped that exposure to this training will encourage research and advising on competition policy in Kenya as well – as a further part of the development of a competition policy ecosystem in Kenya. Program Delivery This is an intensive course that will run for 17 hours over five days covering the following major topics: Introduction to Competition Policy and review of key economic concepts Agreements between competitors (e.g. cartels) Abuse of a dominant position Vertical agreements and restraints Mergers As indicated, the course will be devoted to the economics of competition policy and is therefore not a course on competition law. However, references to the new Competition Act (2010) of Kenya will be made repeatedly. The course will assume an advanced level of training in micro economic theory. Some background in industrial organization economics (sometimes called industrial economics) would be valuable as well. The lectures will be conducted at the Strathmore Business School at Strathmore University in Nairobi. [-]

Microeconomics of Competitiveness

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

A country’s prosperity depends on its competitiveness which is based on its productivity in producing goods and services. Agents such as consumers, firms, counties and public sector agencies play an important part in creating value and supporting their economic development as well as that of their country, region or county. [+]

A country’s prosperity depends on its competitiveness which is based on its productivity in producing goods and services. Agents such as consumers, firms, counties and public sector agencies play an important part in creating value and supporting their economic development as well as that of their country, region or county. To achieve competitiveness public officers must learn how to allocate scarce resources among the various options. The allocation of resources is determined by interactions in markets. While good macroeconomic policies, stable legal and political institutions, and improving social conditions create the potential for competitiveness, wealth is actually created at the microeconomic level. This course explores the determinants of competitiveness and successful economic development viewed from a bottom-up, micro-level perspective. It is designed to enable public managers both in central government and county government to hone a unique set of skills that will help them play a catalytic role in enhancing county and public sector competitiveness towards sustained economic growth. Learning Objectives Primary purpose of the course is to analyze the factors that enhance competitiveness within public sectors using microeconomic thinking, concepts and tools. It will provide microeconomics tools that could be used to gain competitive advantage in public policy. This will enable counties to take the lead in economic development and to fully utilize areas of competitive advantage compared to other counties. Program Delivery This course provides an intensive, five-day introduction to microeconomics of competitiveness analysis theory and practice. The program heavily employs the case methodology as one of the learning techniques; this gives participants a chance to analyze real public sector microeconomic scenarios as they immerse themselves in the various contemporary competitive strategy challenges. This will be in addition to various class simulations, videos, thought-provoking lectures by our key faculty and enlightening class discussions by fellow participants. By the end of the course, participants will have a conceptual framework which will help them turn their own experience into expertise in gaining competitive advantage. Who Should Attend? This course will be beneficial to individuals involved in the analysis, formulation and implementation of public policy and public Sector competitive strategies. It would also be of interest to individuals in NGOS, Think Tanks and Research Centers who deal with public policy formulation. It is for people who want to improve their microeconomic thinking to enhance competitive and comparative advantage in different economic sectors. [-]

Master of Economics

Kenyatta University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

The School was established in 2008 from the then Department of Economics that was housed in the School of Humanity and Social Sciences. Formation of a School of Economics was to give the economics discipline at Kenyatta University a chance to evolve and increase its research activities in order for the School to contribute its fair share to knowledge augmentation in Economics. [+]

Best Masters in Economics in Kenya 2017. The School was established in 2008 from the then Department of Economics that was housed in the School of Humanity and Social Sciences. Formation of a School of Economics was to give the economics discipline at Kenyatta University a chance to evolve and increase its research activities in order for the School to contribute its fair share to knowledge augmentation in Economics. The School has the autonomy to develop specialized Degree Programmes that are market driven so as to attract more students who currently go abroad in search of specialized economics courses such as Bachelor of Economics and Statistics; Bachelor of Economics and Finance; Master of Economics in such specialized areas as Health Economics, Financial Economics, Environmental Economics, just to mention but a few. Moreover, the for a very long time, the students of economics have been clamouring for an award of the “Degree of Economics” as distinct from the general Bachelor of Arts degree. Furthermore, there exists great demand by both the public and private sectors for graduates with degrees in specialized fields of Economics. This is evidenced by the large number of students with degrees in Economics, who have in the recent past been employed by financial institutions and the Public Service Commission. We are therefore responding to a market need. Entry Regulations The following shall be eligible for admission into the Masters programmes in the School of Economics: A holder of at least an Upper Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Economics and Statistics or Economics and Finance from Kenyatta University or any other recognized Institution of comparable status. A holder of a Lower Second Class degree in the stated disciplines from Kenyatta University or any other recognized university with two (2) years relevant experience. Pattern of the Programmes The Masters programmes will consist of coursework, examination and research project. The programmes will be offered in two modules, full-time and evening with students in both modes being required to take at least a total of sixteen (16) units by the end of the programme. In the first year of study, a student will be required to take eight (8) units: four (4) units in the first semester, and four (4) in the second. During the second year of study, a student will be required to take four (4) units in the first semester and undertake a research project in the second semester. The research project shall be equivalent to four (4) unit The duration of the programmes shall be a minimum of eighteen (18) months from the date of registration. At the end of the programme a student will be required to have specialized in one of the following: Economics Econometrics Environmental Economics Financial Economics Development Economics Economic Policy and Management Health Economics International Economics Agricultural Economics Examinations University examination regulations shall apply. University examinations shall be given at the end of each semester and shall contribute 70 percent of the total marks: continuous assessment shall constitute the remaining 30 percent. For the purposes of evaluation, a research project shall be regarded as equivalent to four (4) units and shall be examined at the end of the academic year. The duration for the University examination shall be three (3) hours per unit. The minimum pass mark for each unit shall be 50%. A candidate who fails to satisfy requirement (2.3.5) above may be permitted on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners and with the approval of the Senate to take supplementary examinations in the failed units up to a maximum of two units in any year. The maximum mark attainable in each unit examined in supplementary examination shall be 50%. A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in supplementary examination shall be discontinued. A candidate shall not be allowed to undertake project work prior to passing supplementary examination if any. A candidate who fails more than two units in the ordinary University examinations in any one year shall be discontinued Structure of the Master Degrees in Economics Candidates pursuing a master degree in economics will be expected to take all core units that are offered in their particular areas of specialization in the first and second years of study. In the second year of study, candidates shall choose at least one (1) elective. The maximum number of units per semester that candidates shall be allowed to take is five (5). [-]