Colleges and Universities Offering Bachelor of Arts in Economics in Ghana

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Arts in Economics(Economics)
  • Major Subject: Economics
  • Course Category: Degree Courses

Institutions Offering Bachelor of Arts in Economics

  •  Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Accra  
    Course entry requirements

    (i) Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE), and West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) candidates:
    -SSSCE Candidates: Credit Passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.
    -WASSCE Candidates: Credit Passes (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.

    (ii) General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level candidates:
    -Passes in three (3) GCE Advanced Level subjects (at least one of the passes should be Grade D or better).
    -Also, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English, Mathematics, a Science subject (for non-science students) and an Art’s subject (for science students).

    (iii) Admission of Higher National Diploma (HND) candidates to first-degree programmes:
    -Applicant must have graduated with a good HND certificate (at least second class lower division). In addition, the applicant must have acquired a minimum of two (2) years post-HND qualification working experience. Other diploma qualifications from elsewhere assessed to be equivalent to HND by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) may be similarly considered.

    (iv) Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) candidates:
    -Passes in three (3) subjects (at least one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also, the applicant must have credit passes in five (5) subjects including English, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE)

    (v) Mature Students’ entry:
    -Mature students entry avenues to tertiary education provide opportunities for people who could not do so earlier to further their education at the tertiary level after years in the workplace.
    -The applicant must be at least twenty-five (25) years old, at the time of registration and show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate document.
    -An applicant must pass the mature students’ entrance examinations conducted by GIMPA in English, Mathematics and an Aptitude test.

    (vi) Foreign Qualifications:
    -All foreign qualifications would be referred to the National Accreditation Board (NAB) for determination of equivalences and eligibility for admission to tertiary institutions in Ghana in accordance with the National Accreditation Board Act, 2007 [Act 744 (2(2b)].Note should be taken however that the American SAT, TOEFL etc. cannot in themselves be acceptable as entry qualifications into GIMPA

    Course duration: 4 years
  •  University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast  
    Course entry requirements

    -For WASSCE applicants,the minimum required aggregate is aggregate 36.
    -For SSSCE applicants, the minimum requirement is aggregate 24.
    -Candidates must have credit passes in six (6) subjects with overall aggregate of 36/24 at the WASSCE/SSSCE respectively.
    -Three of the six subjects must be core subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies and three must be in relevant electives (which must include Economics and Elective Mathematics).

    Mode of study: Regular
  •  Methodist University College Ghana, Accra  
    Admission requirements:
    Credit passes (minimum of a D for SSSCE or C6 for WASSCE) in three (3) core subjects including Core Mathematics and English, and three (3) elective subjects in the WASSCE (with Aggregate score of not more than 36) or SSSCE (with Aggregate score of not more than 24).

    A Credit pass (minimum of a D for SSSCE or C6 for WASSCE) or better in Elective Mathematics is also required
  •  University for Development Studies, Tamale  
    Course duration: 4 years
  •  Wisconsin International University College, Accra  
  •  Lancaster University Ghana, Accra  
  •  Catholic University College of Ghana, Sunyani  
  •  Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi  




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