Application and Registration Closing Date: 11th January, 2019

January 14, 2019
18 Months


Dedan Kimathi Road, P.O Box 35243, Lusaka, Zambia.   View map

There is a growing need world over to have professionals with the ability to empirically test and adapt economic and finance models to new market environments. Market environments are changing rapidly and are demanding specific skills and thus the need to train professionals that understand financial economics and modelling skills to model and forecast financial and economic data. This programme will successfully prepare students for a wide range of high-level and global careers to suite and meet the current market demand with potential employers such as investment and commercial banks, economic and financial asset management companies, consulting firms, and policy-oriented organizations.

The MSc Economics and Finance degree programme is designed to meet the growing demand for researchers in financial economics from all fields of specialization. It is intended for university graduates with qualifications in economics and/or finance related fields who wish to specialise in financial economics.


To qualify for admission to the MSc Economics and Finance degree programme an applicant must have any of the following qualifications:

  • a degree in economics, finance, accounting, pension and insurance from a recognised institution; or
  • any relevant degree from a recognised institution.


The programme of study for the award of the MSc Economics and Finance qualification shall be completed in a period of not less than 18 months and not more than three academic years.

For the purpose of computing the maximum period of study where a person undertakes the study for the MSc Economics and Finance qualification, partly as a part-time/evening/distance education and partly as a full-time student, three (3) courses successfully completed by the student shall count as one academic semester (one half year).


Year 1Year 2


Year 1 Courses

Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Code Course Course Code Course
MEF111 Research Methods (15 credits) MEF112 Corporate Finance (15 credits): Aug – Dec
MEF121 Advanced Microeconomics (30 credits): Jan – Jun MEF122 Advanced Macroeconomics (15 credits): Aug – Dec
MEF131 International Business Finance  (15 credits): Jan РJun MEF132 Advanced Econometrics (30 credits): Aug РDec



Year 2 Courses

Semester 1
Course Code Course
MEF211 International Banking and Finance (15 credits)
MEF271 Dissertation (30 credits)
One elective from:
MEF221 Project Management (15 credits)
MEF231 Public Sector Economics (15 credits)
MEF241 International Economics (15 credits)
MEF251 Corporate Governance (15 credits)
MEF261 Financial Risk Management (15 credits)


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