Department of Economics

Background of the department

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 2012 by offering courses in regular program. Even though the department was ready to start continuing and distance education by 2013, it doesn’t intake any students until the current academics year (2015).

Currently the department is carrying out its activities with a total of 16 staff. Out of this number, all are fully academic staffs. Out of the academic staff members, 6 MA degree holders, 2 doctors and 8 with BA degree holders. Out of these numbers, 13 staff members are on duty, and 3 of the academic staffs are on study leave doing their M.Sc degree in Addis Ababa and Hawasa Universities.

The Department has launched MSc program in two specialization areas: MSc in Development Economics and Natural Resource and Environmental Economics. Besides, over the next 10 years, the Department intends to increase its MSc programs to five and will open one PhD program. The department has also planned to launch a continuing and distance education program that can cover the educational needs of the surrounding area.

Department

Economics

Year/BATCH

2013

2014

2015

Grand

Sex

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

Total

Regular

125

27

152

83

29

112

36

5

41

305

 

                                                   

 

 

 

Contact

Tamru Demsis (Ph.D)
Ac/V/President
Wolkite University, 07
Wolkite, 07
Ethiopia
+251 11 3220054
Mobile: 0930289749
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Contact

Abel Dula
Dean, College of Business and Economics
Wolkite, 07
Ethiopia
Mobile: +251912027866
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