Department of Economics

Message from the Department Head

First of all I would like to thank God for all blessings and protection in our each step of life and also I would like to thank Ethiopia Adventist College (EAC) for the precious opportunity granted me to share what I feel as a professional in my area of study.

To begin with, we are living on the planet of scarcity which is confronted by an endless wants of humanity where the application of Economics is desirable in our day to day life.

Mr. Dereje Mathewos

Economics department Head

About the Department

The Department of Economics was first launched in 1953 with the objective of addressing the country’s trained human power shortage in the field of Economics. The program provides instruction on economic theories and a rigorous foundation in the analytical tools and applied areas of economics, relying on mathematical and statistical techniques.

As per the new policy of the Ethiopian government to mitigate the manpower shortage in this field of study, the department aspires to produce qualified citizens who are going to participate in research and development, teaching and consultancy service that the economy demands and thereby contribute towards the fulfillment of the development policies and strategies of the country. Therefore, its plan is to educate and train students in this field of specialization.

The need assessment results show that there is ever growing demand for the department of economics, coupled with the strong need of the nation justified the launching of the program in 2019 to produce professionals with the necessary skills required in the contemporary development endeavors of the nation.

Our Degree Program

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics

Duration: 4 years