Master of Science Degree in Economics [MSc Econ]

This program seeks to produce and nature economic professionals who are oriented towards good economic governance, sustainable and inclusive economic growth.


  • Critical Thinking Skills: Students are expected to be able to apply economic analysis to everyday problems in real world situations, to understand current events and evaluate specific policy proposals and to evaluate the role played by assumptions in arguments that reach different conclusions to a specific economic or policy problem.
  • Quantitative Reasoning Skills: Students are expected to understand how to use empirical evidence to evaluate the validity of an economic argument, use statistical methodology, interpret statistical results and conduct appropriate statistical analysis of data.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Students are expected to be able to solve problems that have clear solutions and to address problems that do not have clear answers and explain conditions under which these solutions may be correct.
    Specialized Knowledge and Application of Skills: Students are expected to develop critical and quantitative thinking skills specific to business and accounting.
  • Communication Skills: Students are expected to be able to communicate effectively in written, oral and graphical form about specific issues and to formulate well-organized written arguments that state assumptions and hypotheses supported by evidence.

Our graduates will be economic experts who can pursue careers in the following capacities: Economist; Policy analysts, development specialist, project managers, bankers and industrial experts. Employment in these titles opens up in public, private, and nongovernmental financial and developmental sectors. Students who fancy a career in the academia will be able to pursue doctoral studies Economics or related fields.

To qualify for normal entry into the Master of Science Degree in Economics including any of its specializations at Bindura University of Science Education, Prospective students, in addition to satisfying the minimum conditions prescribed under the General regulations must have obtained a good undergraduate degree in Economics, Development Studies, Finance, Health or their equivalent.

Part 1 Semester 1

Specialization Electives (Choose only one for your preferred area of specialization)

Semester 2 (Non Specialised)

Semester 2 (Development Economics Specialization)

Semester 2 (Health Economics Specialization)

Semester 2 (Financial Economics Specialisation)

Part 2 Semester 1