Faculty of Economics

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  1. Word from the dean
  2. Background
  3. Faculty of economics and Public administration
  4. Institutional establishment
  5. Faculty mission, vision and objectives
  6. Curricula and Academic
  7. Courses Offered
  8. Student Profile

A. Student Body

B. Student Support

C. Student Promotion Programs

9. Classroom Assessment

10. Controlling and Monitoring

11. Student Evaluation Standards

12. Student Code of Conduct

13. Faculty Beneficiaries

14. Alumni

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. WORD FROM THE DEAN

jama-isse

Dears;

Message from Dean

I would to present the true picture of faculties of economics and Public administration, faculties which has forged strong relationships with its partners in various stakeholders, communities, government and beyond, from the date of its establishment up to date the number of students and staff has been increasing. The Faculty provided courses for over 650 current students and more than 250 graduates whom currently occupying different roles and responsibility across the country. The remarkable achievements make it one of the leading providers in field of Economics and Public Administration in whole country.

Again I’m welcoming the potential students and professionals to the faculties of  Economics and Public Administration at the East Africa University, Which has campuses in Bosaso, Garowe and Galkayo in Puntland State of Somalia

I am sure you will find your time here stimulating and satisfying, both intellectually and socially.

We are faithful to being a leader in integrated Economist education through innovative and transformational learning experiences. You are getting on a course of study that deals with some of the most fundamental issues affecting the welfare of the world’s population.

We provide a collaborative learning environment that prepares our students to be responsible leaders, managers, entrepreneurs, and professionals. Here I’m expressing that East Africa University is only and first  University  that provides Pure economics  In Puntland  State Of Somalia .As a land grant university our  primary responsibility is to serve Somali citizens by providing well assured academic programs .

In East Africa University you will have an exceptional opportunity to develop a lasting network of friends and colleagues from your classroom contacts, societies.

Our students who finished their degree programs achieved superior positions in both public and private organizations. Others obtained Post Graduate admission from internationally recognized universities such as Britain, Australia, United States, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Egypt, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Sudan, and Yemen.

Finally I hope that you will take advantage of the Faculties of Economics and Public administration which East Africa University has offering to you. The faculty, staff and senior students in the faculties will do their part in assisting your transition to university life and making your experience an enjoyable and successful one.

Best wishes,

Dean , Faculties of   Economics and Public Administration

Mr. Jama Isse Mohamud.

BSc, MSc .

 

 

 

  1. Background

About the Faculties of Economics and Public Administration

The Faculties of Economics and Public Administration ( eco and pa), as a largest and leading faculties of East Africa University, was established in 2009.with the primary objective to Endeavour for an Islamic and Modern Economic Paradigm and to prepare scholars equipped with appropriately blended knowledge. The Faculty of Economics has organized academic programs. The faculties are expanding vertically and horizontally as they has been offering the academic programs at Bachelor level (B.Sc- Honors) and Public Administration level (B. Sc.) in Economics and Public administration from the very date of its establishment. Later on, new programs have been added from time to time.  Both faculties are also running in other two branch campuses of Garowe and Galkayo.  The Faculties is in the main campus of EAU located at 5kms drive from the heart of Bosaso town Commercial City of Puntland.

FACULTIES PRIMARY GOALS

  • To teach modern economics, finance and other related disciplines at Bachelor Level.
  • To Improve Market research both economic and public field
  • To prepare a highly qualified Economists, Economic analyst and professional civil servant.
  • To train future leaders in both Private and public sectors.
  • To supply needed young professional to country-wide.
  • To produce graduate and postgraduate in economics and public field to satisfy the increasing demand for economists and Public administrators

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  1. INSTITUTIONAL ESTABLISHMENT

The initiation Faculties was an urgent response to the greatly increasing secondary schools and the community demand for higher education, particularly business studies as the city is the business center of Puntland. A group of Somali intellectuals has devotedly given their effort and time to fill up the gap of higher educational requirement in Puntland and Somalia at large. This has become a very successful establishment and has made tangible impact on changing the lives of our people and making them enable to use their maximum potentiality for the betterment of current living conditions.

  1. MISSION, VISION AND OBJECTIVES

FACULTIES PRIMARY GOALS

  • To teach modern economics, finance and other related disciplines at Bachelor Level.
  • To Improve Market research both economic and public field
  • To prepare a highly qualified Economists, Economic analyst and professional civil servant.
  • To train future leaders in both Private and public sectors.
  • To supply needed young professional to country-wide.
  • To produce graduate and postgraduate in economics and public field to satisfy the increasing demand for economists and Public administrators

 

Faculties Vision

To be a leading Faculties in Economics and Public administration in Africa region

Objectives

 

  • To encourage academic research, self studies and continues learning behaviors to enable specialists to keep up with the latest development in their field of knowledge and make them aware of needs of the society at local and international levels.
  • To create knowledge through applied and conceptual research, relevant to management and its underlying disciplines, and
  • To establish educational facilities to prepare young men and women for careers in management and related fields in all forms of organizations.

To provide advisory services for better decision making to local and international organizations

 

  1. RECOGNITION AND ACCREDITATION

In general East Africa University is connected to the Union of African Universities, Arab league Universities, Federation of Muslim world universities. It is also the foremost member of nine international recognized Somali Universities. The Faculty shares local and international recognition with other EAU faculties. Furthermore, this faculty, with other faculties of EAU, is legally recognized by the Ministry of Education of Puntland State of Somalia and the Ministry of higher education of Federal Transitional Government of Somalia.  On the other hand, Puntland Education societies, Business community and professionals appreciated the Faculty’s organizational culture and values conforming to those required by the modern business markets in Somalia.

  1. ADMINISTRATION

The Faculty management is responsible to provide necessary support to ensure and enhance the quality of academic programs. Their duty includes creating an enabling environment including provision of tools and instrument to its staff in order to achieve, improve and sustain the set academic standards.

The administration is responsible to encourage its staff for adhering to ethical standards and best practices in conducting their core business teaching/learning, research and translating their knowledge into action. The overall General Policy of BBA Faculty comes under the General management of East Africa University, but it has separate administrative board who manages day to day administrative issues of the department.

It has a culture of strong relationship to all its staff members in which the administration promotes strategy focused daily plans through team work and collectively responding the academic needs. As the Faculty comes under EAU administration, the chairman of the executive board has the responsibility of receiving delegations, chairing meetings, providing follow up to minutes and communicating to the higher University Board of Directors.

  1. CURRICULA AND ACADEMIC STANDARDS BOTH THE FACULTIES

The faculties of  Economics and Public administration  professionals with the assistance of outside consultants successfully developed well standardized, attractive and modern academic curriculum. It is a seventeen-weeks face to face lecturing semester based on standard credit hours. This policy is designed not only for acquiring relevant knowledge, but practically to exhibit such knowledge and demonstrate to perform in the workplace and create satisfaction to customers.


  1. Academics
  2. Bachelor of Sciences in Economics
  3. Public administration

Bachelor of Sciences in Economics

The Institute started its academic programs by launching B.Sc.(Hons) Economics in 2010. Admissions are open to both male and female candidates.

Program for

Both: Male/Female

Structure of the Program

B.Sc (Hons)-4 Program

Degree Requirement                                                      145 Total Credit

Faculty Requirement                                                     113 Credit Hour

University Requirement                                                 32 Credit Hour

 

COURSES OFFERING:

 

2009Since

Faculty of Economics

(FirstYear)
Semester one Semester Two
Course Code Course name Credit Hours Course Code Course name Credit Hours  
ECO 101 Principles of Economics 3 ECO 201 Introduction to Microeconomics 3  
MAT 102 Introduction to Mathematics for Economists 3 MAT 202 Introduction to Statistics for Economists 3  
MNG 103 Principles of Management 3 ECO 203 History of Economics Thought 3  
ENG 104 English-1 4 COM 204 Computer Application 3  
SLM 105 Islamic Studies 2 ENG 205 English-III 4  
COM 107 Introduction to Computer 3 SOM 206 Somali Studies 2  
QRN 106 Quran-I 1 QRN 207 Quran-II 1  
  Total 19   Total 19  
 

Second Year

 

Semester three Semester Four
Course Code Course Unit Title/ Paper name Credit Hours Course Code Course Unit Title/ Paper name Credit Hours  
ECO 301 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3 EC401 Intermediate Microeconomics 3  
ECO 302 Principles of Development Economics 3 EC402 Development Economics 3  
MAT303 Mathematics for Economists 3 MAT403 Statistics for Economists 3  
MRK 304 Principles of Marketing 3 ECO2204 Political Economics 3  
ACC 305 Introduction to Accounting 3 COM405 Computer Skills for Economists 3  
ENG 306 English-III 3 ENG406 Communication Skills 3  
QRN 307 Quran-III 1 QRN407 Qur’an iv 1  
  Total 19   Total 19  

 

Semester Five Semester Six
Course Code Course Unit Title/ Paper name Credit Hours Course Code Course Unit Title/ Paper name Credit Hours  
ECO 501 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 ECO601 Advanced Microeconomics 3  
LAW 502 Business Law 3 ECO602 Introduction to Econometrics 3  
MB 503 Money and Banking 3 ECO603 Economic Planning and Policy 3  
ECO 504 International Economics 3 ECO604 Resource and Environmental Economics 3  
ECO 505 Managerial Economics 3 ECO605 Industrial Economics 3  
FINM 506 Financial Management 3 IFI606 Islamic Financial System 3  
QRN 507 Quran-v 1 QRN607 Quran­-vi 1  
  Total 19   Total 19  
 

 Fourty Year

Semester Seven Semester Eight
Course Code Course Unit Title/Paper name Credit Hours Course Code Course Unit Title/ Paper name Credit Hours  
ECO701 Advanced Macroeconomics 3 THP 801 Thesis Project 3  
RM702 Research Methodology 3 PR-MG 802 Project Management 3  
ECO 703 Labor Economics 3 MNG 803 Strategic Planning and Management 3  
PFIN704 Public Finance 3 ECO 804 International Finance 3  
ECO705 Agricultural Economics 3        
ECO706 Somali Economics 3        
QRN707 Quran vii 1        
  Total 19   Total 12  

 

  1. STUDENT PROFILE

 

    A. Student Body

The faculty currently has student population of 550of which 30 percent are female students. It is remarkable action to find out that the faculty admits for enrollment to only those students who score grade A & B in learning performance from their secondary Faculty. The Institution extensively encourages and promotes gender balance and diversity programs.

     B. Student support

The Faculty of BBA has special programs for ensuring student have necessary support services including advising, Counseling, and accessibility of educational facilities. The Administration formed student claims and grievances mechanism for facilitating quick solutions. There is student organization who takes a part of solving overall academic and administration issues and support students in getting proper educational facilities. The Faculty provides students a friendly, peaceful and high security environment of learning. A well established library equipped with 120,000 books is open on all working days. The Faculty provides all the necessary accommodation mechanism to those who use the University student hostels including weekly transport for visiting relatives in town.

    C. Student promotion programs

The students’ promotion programs include free tuition for any student, who score highest grade on the current academic semester, is awarded a free scholarship for next semester. Any student who acquires the highest GPA from the four-year Bachelor performance score is granted free master degree scholarship to either Sudan or Egypt or any other possible places. The Faculty raises fund and financial assistance for Students who come from poor families and scholarship Committee of EAU approves for his/her scholarship eligibility. When the student reaches final graduation stages, the Faculty seeks assistance in getting part time job from both local and International NGOs operating in Puntland.

  1. VALUES

Leadership and Innovation

We are committed to demonstrating leadership and to ensuring a professional and educational environment;  to being strategic in our  thoughts and in our actions; and to developing and fostering an entrepreneurial culture that stretches our boundaries.

 

Respect and Diversity

We will treat people fairly and in an equitable manner; encourage mutual support and demonstrate respect for each other, for teaching and for research; embrace cultures, new ideas and new approaches; and demonstrate respect for our environment.

Excellence

We will set high standards and challenge people to reach their potential; promote critical and analytical thinking; and demonstrate competence and relevance through high quality faculty, staff, and students.

 

Collaboration

We are committed to our relationships and to our partnerships; to being a valued partner that is open to working with others to advance mutual interests; to recognizing the role of others; and to provide a meaningful contribution to any collaborative efforts.

Integrity

We are committed to the highest level of integrity in the way we do things and in what we produce.

 

  1. CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT

At the end of each semester, before the final academic examination, the Faculty appoints class assessment committee of which its primary responsibilities are to effectively study the impact of the learning methods, students’ subject perception, and taking questionnaire from both students and lecturers. These activities initiated last year become immensely useful for improving the standard of student study approach.

  1. CONTROLLING AND MONITORING

The Faculty uses weekly basis designed forms for both students and lecturers to take class attendance. Teachers are strictly accountable for the Dean and accountable to student for delivering weekly planned lectures, assignments and class work and home assignments as well. When the academic semester starts, Students receive 17-week based course plan including lectures, assignments, quizzes and midterm exams to be conducted during the semester. It is one of the Instructors’ routine jobs to provide their week-plan and then report the result to Dean at the end of the week, specifically on Thursdays. The Vice dean is responsible for monitoring weekly class performance and lectures taught by lecturers as well as the overall students’ attendance.

There is academic committee who is responsible for evaluating whether lecture delivery is effective and properly reaches the required standard. Not only the administration controls over the academic performance, a student participatory system has been established. Students’ committee comprising five members from mid-level and higher semesters were selected. They together with the Faculty academic-committee meet two times per semester to present students’ views and recommendations towards lecture delivery and tutors performance standards and required pedagogical advancement as well as knowledge transfer values in terms of qualitative measures. If the need arises, they sit with the instructors and discuss urgent issues that need to be addressed during the semester

 

13.  EVALUATION STANDARDS

School uses the base standards evaluation set for students of all different university Faculties. Evaluation extends from beginning to ending academic semester and combines in several International techniques such as quizzes, tests, assignments and presentations, mid-term Exam, interviews and final academic examination

Standard Rules of Grading Policy

Grade Explanation  
90% – 100%  A  4
80% – 90%  B  3
66% – 80%  C  2
50% – 66%  D  1
0% – 50%  F  0

 

Examination Policy for Faculties of Economics and Public administrations

Student’s course assessment policy

The following table shows course assessment policy of each subject

Assessment tool Midterm Exam Course work presentation Final Exam Total Marks
Percentages 25% 10% 5% 60% 100%
Re-exams 60%

Students who are in compliance with the University regulations (discipline, attendance rules, return of library books, etc.) are eligible to take the final examinations. Examinations are given at the end of each semester for all courses.

The method and content of the examination is decided upon by the Examination Board and announced to the students at least one month before the exam.

Students are given a study week before the semester examinations.

Results of the examinations are posted within one month of the examinations.

 

Pass/Fail Policy

  1. Each subject is assessed separately. Students must attend classes regularly and pass all subjects in order to complete their course.
  2. If students fail more than two subjects in all Semesters, she/he will have recourse of the current semester. The student will not proceed to the next semester.
    1. An examination may be taken a maximum of three (3) times. If the student fails the examination of one or more subjects on their third time,

An academic Committee will decide what the next step is. Students are able to progress to the next year with a maximum two failed subjects.

  1. Students may only repeat one year in the 4-year program. If the student fails more than two times, they will not be allowed to continue their course.
  2. As East Africa University policy is, re-exams are graded out of 60% unless arrangements are made before the final examination.

 

  1. STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

Our aim is to give you all the support and guidance you need to achieve success. The Code of Conduct is a guide to show you what we expect from students at the University so that we can help you to achieve in a supportive and non-threatening environment.

 

  • University is a student- focused. Multi-cultural community of student and staff who work and study together closely and it is important that they are able to do so without disruption.
  • The University has a fair admissions policy and aims to be responsive to all applicants and to provide pre-entry information that is appropriate. All students are able to use the learning, teaching and support service and facilities that we provide. There are well-established processes through which students may raise queries and complaints. 
  • This code of conduct is intended to clarity the standard of behavior that the University expect from students when they are at the University:
  • Our University values include respect for each other and for learning in the University community. The student code of conduct is designed to ensure that behavior mirrors these values.

 Attendance Punctuality

Punctuality for all sessions is essential to help you achieve the most from University. Persistent lateness or absence will be monitored and followed through with further action after discussion with your tutor. Please apologies to the tutor concerned if you are unavoidably delayed for any reason

  1. To attend all University sessions punctually and as required for successful completion of  your program
  2. Please be aware that rude and / or abusive behavior towards fellow students and staff will not be tolerated
  3. You are accepted to be as reliable in your attendance.  We monitor you actual attendance – this is your attendance level after sickness and other absences. Regular, short term, sickness absences will count against your actual attendance unless they are supported by medical confirmation
  4. Leave of absence is only given for valid reasons

Punctuality for all sessions is essential and you must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance. Persistent lateness or absence will be monitored and followed through with further action.

Classroom/Learning Zone / Work Station Behavior

  1. To keep mobile phones switched off in all learning areas and not to use any facilities on mobile phones, personal stereos or similar equipment to cause trouble or affect another person’s right to privacy. During examinations, all mobile phones must be placed in the student’s bag at the front of the examination room,
  2. Mobile phones are to be kept switched off whilst in class
  3. Eating and drinking is not allowed whilst in class.
  4. Respect the right of others to work quietly – please do not disrupt others
  5. Radios, stereos and MP3/CD Players and the wearing of headphones are not allowed
  6. Arrive on time
  7. Behave, act, communicate and dress in a manner that is courteous and respectful to both staff and students
  8. Take part fully in all lessons
  9. Bring all the necessary equipment for your lesson
  10. Leave the classroom in the condition you would wish to find it

Serious Offences:

Some things are not allowed and are considered to be serious offences.

These include:

  • Insulting an instructor or staff members
  • Dealing in drugs
  • Smoking, drinking liquor or chewing Khat
  • being violent or threatening others
  • Theft
  • Bullying (physical/verbal – including text messages and email)
  • Inappropriate use of video phones – including videoing and showing of images
  • Deliberate damage
  • Fighting with fellow students and university staff
  • Community praying is compulsory in the university. Praying separately and/or not praying at all are not tolerated.

If you are found to be involved in any of these, the disciplinary procedure will be immediately implemented and you could be permanently excluded from the University

 

  1. ALUMNI

Since its inception in 2010, economics has a number of graduates which exceeds 200 students in total. Most of those graduates have permanent employment or continuing their post graduates studies in abroad. The economics Faculty created an Alumni Network (currently limited to group email) which is intended for creating information sharing and encouraging all economist  graduates to be attached their institution. Our graduates have got invaluable opportunities from Puntland Public and private sectors. The same applies to International NGOs operating in Somalia who have offered high level income employment positions.

Alumni Statistics