List of Universities Offering Economics in Ghana

In this guide, we’ll be looking at the list of universities offering economics in Ghana. We’ll also look at career opportunities for economics graduates in Ghana as well as the requirements of becoming an economist in Ghana.

Economics is one of the core disciplines in social sciences. Economists are trained to study ownership, use, and exchange of scarce resources. Economics has an extensive role to play in the formulation of policies.

Economics majors learn to gather, organize, and interpret data, using mathematical formulas and statistics to make calculations. They also create models to predict the impact of investments, policy decisions, industry trends, demographics, climate change, and much more.

In Ghana, it takes at least four years to obtain an economics degree at the university. However, you can choose to obtain further certifications to practice in multinational organizations.



Who is An Economist?

An economist is an expert who is trained to study the relationship between a society’s resources and its production or output, using a number of different indicators, in order to predict future trends.

Economists often study societies ranging from small, local communities to entire nations and even the global economy. The expert opinions and research findings of an economist are used to help shape a wide variety of policies, including interest rates, tax laws, employment programs, international trade agreements, and corporate strategies.

Industries Where an Economist Can Work

As an Economist, you can work both in government or private industry. The main industries that employ economics graduates in the public sector are:

  • Banks
  • Charitable and not-for-profit organisations
  • Consultancies
  • Insurance and accountancy firms
  • Government departments and think tanks.

Requirements to Study Economics in Ghana

There are some requirements that applicants must meet before being accepted to study economics in Ghana.


Applicants are expected to have at least a credit pass in three (3) core subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science and/or Social Studies, and three (3) elective subjects in the following groups; Economics and Elective Mathematics, plus any One (1) of the following: History, Geography, Government, French, Literature in English, Ghanaian Language, Business Management, Costing, and Accounting.

Importantly, in some schools, applicants might be required to have a minimum of grade C/B3 in Economics.

Applicants with A’ Level are expected to have five credits at the O’ Level including English Language and Mathematics, plus two (2) A’ Level or equivalent passes including Economics and any of the following: Geography, French, Literature in English, Business Management, History, Government etc. Applicants must also have a pass in General Paper


For mature applicants, they must be at least 25 years at the time of submitting the application. They must have at least five (5) credits at the O’ Level, including Economics, English and Mathematics.

Alternatively, mature applicants with credit passes in three (3) elective subjects including Economics and Elective Mathematics plus any ONE (1) of the following: Geography, French, Government, History, Literature in English, and Business Management is eligible to apply.

Furthermore, applicants must pass a written examination and interview.


List Universities Offering Economics in Ghana

Below is the list of accredited universities offering economics in Ghana.

  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • University of Ghana
  • Wisconsin International University College
  • Zenith University College
  • Catholic University College of Ghana
  • University of Cape Coast
  • Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration
  • Garden City University College
  • Central University College
  • Regent University College of Science and Technology (BSc Economics with Computing)
  • Wisconsin International University College
  • Ghana Technology University College
  • Methodist University College

If you feel we’ve left out any school, please let us know in the comment section of this article.



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