University Of Swaziland economics

University Of Swaziland economics


The mission of the Department of Economics is to provide and ensure a congenial and productive academic and intellectual environment that will facilitate the provision of training requirements for graduates of the highest standard; who will be capable of meeting the manpower needs of government, quasi-government, industry, bilateral and multilateral institutions, research, and academics, both locally and internationally.


1. To provide an academic and intellectual environment in a University setting that facilitates all aspects of education and research in economics.
2. To teach, train and produce economics graduates who are competent to assume leadership and functional positions in government, industry, academia and international organizations.
3. To contribute to the advancement of knowledge in economics by doing research and consultancy as a Department and as individuals, and by disseminating research findings both locally and internationally.
4. To emphasize fully and explicitly the relevance of research in economics to theoretical, empirical and policy issues.
5. To provide economics service courses to other Departments in the University.
6. To develop peer revisable teaching materials for use by economics students.

Department of Economics Courses

Combined Major Degree Programme
Year 1 ECON 101 Introduction to Economics
ECON 103 Quantitative Methods I
Year 2 ECON 201 Microeconomics(pre-requisite ECON 101)
ECON 203 Macroeconomics(pre-requisite ECON 101)
ECON 205 Quantitative Methods II(pre-requisite ECON 103)
Year 3 ECON 301 Intermediate Economic Theory(pre-requisite ECON 201 and ECON 203)
ECON 303 Development Issues(pre-requisite ECON 203)
ECON 305 Project Evaluation(pre-requisite ECON 201 and ECON 205)
Year 4 ECON 417 Applied project in Economics
ECON 401 Monetary Economics
ECON 403 International Economics
ECON 405 Public Sector Economics
ECON 411 Agricultural Economics
ECON 413 Labor Economics
ECON 419 Planning Economics
ECON 421 Industrial Economics
ECON 423 Transport Economics

Single Major Degree Programme

Year 3 ECON 301 Intermediate Economic Theory
ECON 303 Development Issues
ECON 305 Project Evaluation
ECON 307 Introduction to Econometrics
ECON 309 Introduction to Mathematical Economics
Year 4 ECON 417 Applied project in Economics
ECON 407 Econometrics(pre-requisite ECON 307)
ECON 409 Mathematical Economics(pre-requisite ECON 309)