Economists use economics theories and knowledge to provide specialist advice. They analyse the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. They do this by studying data and statistics and by using their understanding of economic relationships to uncover trends.

They carry out considerable amounts of research and collect large amounts of information. Economics is applied in business, finance, healthcare, education and government.

Cooperative Economics is a field of Economics that incorporates cooperative studies and political economy towards the study and management of cooperatives. Cooperative Economics syllabus is incorporated into economics.

Subject Combination

English, Mathematics, Economics and any of Government, History, Geography, Literature in English, French and CRK/IRK


Economists are typically employed in banks, marketing firms, businesses, government, and management consultancies, insurance and accounting firms, specialist economic consultancies, trade unions, regional development agencies, international organizations such as United States Agency for International Development USAID, World Health Organization WHO, and United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF etc, and universities/colleges.


  • Strong analytical skills,
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Computer skills
  • Project management skills
  • Organization skills and management skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Leadership skills

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