The Department of Economics was first launched in 2006 with the objective of addressing the country’s trained human power shortage in the field of Economics. Currently, the Department offers undergraduate programmes, providing instruction on economic theories and a rigorous foundation in the analytical tools and applied areas of economics, relying on mathematical and statistical techniques.
Keeping in view of the rapidly changing economic, political and social environment both locally and globally, the Department cooperates with other departments of the university by offering common courses. Recently, established collaboration with national agency, Ethiopian Economic Association and aspire to do more in the near future with other agencies like Ethiopian Development Research Institute.
As per the new policy of the Ethiopian government to mitigate the manpower shortage in this field of study, the department aspires to produce qualified citizens who are going to participate in research and development, teaching and consultancy service that the economy demands and thereby contribute towards the fulfillment of the development policies and strategies of the country. Therefore, its plan is to educate and train students in this field of specialization.