• Statistics Applied to Economy

Department of Statistics Applied to Economy 


Head of the Department

 Phone: 0788284814 & +22998653232 (WhatsApp)


Department of Statistics Applied to Economy

The department of Statistics Applied to Economy is one of six departments of the Faculty of Applied Fundamental Sciences. Currently the department runs a four year program.

Department of Statistics Applied to Economy 

Is a joint programme which complements the basic grounding in and applications of statistical techniques which is provided within the economics programme, with a more thorough and rigorous development of statistical principles.

Having successfully completed the program of Bachelors of Science with Honors in Statistics Applied to Economy, you will be developing the following knowledge, skills and attitudes:


  1. Linear Algebra, Calculus and its Applications, Proofs and Problem Solving, Several Variable Calculus and Differential Equations
  2. Microeconomics, Essentials of Econometrics, Linear Statistical Modelling, Statistical Communication Skills, Applications of Econometrics and Applied Macroeconomics.
  3. Economic development, economic analysis and public finance


  1. Collection, processing, compilation, dissemination, and analysis of economicdata
  2. Use and practical skills in statistical software (Eviews, SPSS, R-studio, Excel, Access, STATA, SAS.. ) to describe socio-economic phenomena and to predict/ forecast their evolution in the future.
  3. Managing surveying activities, writing survey reports and data visualization
  4. Planning, coordinating, and undertaking research.
  5. Managing data base in banks, public and private institutions
  6. Becoming statistical consultant and data analyst
  7. Designing and implementing survey
  8. Effectively communicate economic concepts to scientists in other disciplines and other stakeholders.


  1. Self-responsibility, creativity and Solution minded
  2. accuracy, team-work and independency
  3. Honest, Humility and Sociability

 Entry profile

Diploma either in any option that has Mathematics in its combinations with at least 2 principal passes or Diploma in any option where Mathematics is taught at least 3 hours per week with also at least 2 principal passes.

 Where will you study?

Teaching takes place across the campus (DALTON, POISSON, KEPLER…) you will have access to University’s library (Both physical library and digital library-Scholar Vox) and computer labs.

How will you learn?

Courses are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and web-based learning, we have very competitive lecturers and experienced

How will you be assessed?

You will be assessed by Continuous assessment tests, exams, coursework, project reports, internship reports and presentations. In your last year you will complete a dissertation.

 Career opportunities

Our graduates are highly regarded by employers.

The skills you learn during your programme will equip you for careers in Statistics, Economics, accountancy, business, management and consultancy, NGOs or government departments.

Many previous graduates have entered the Government sector, Banking sector, finance sector and Transport sector.

Places where our graduates are working

NISR (Department of economic statistics, Statistical methods, Research and publication department, Social and demographic Statistics department), BNR (Statistics department), Banks (Banque populaire du Rwanda, EQUITY Bank), Government institutions (LODA, RSSB, Executive of Districts, Data managers in Districts  …), RRA (Planning and research department, Finance department), Ministries (MINECOFIN, MINEACOM…)


Level I

Module CodeModule titleModule contentCredits
LAN 111Languages I
  • Oral communication in English
  • Technique d’expression orale et écrite
PHI 112Philosophical Studies
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Ethics and Rwandese Culture
RES 113Research Skills
  • Introduction to ICT
  • Research Methods
ANA 114Analysis I
  • Mathematical Analysis
ALG 115Algebra
  • Linear Algebra
  • Analytical Geometry
STA 121Descriptive Statistics
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • History of Statistics
ENS 122Enumerator Skills
  • Enumerator Skills
  • Public Statistics
ECO 123Principles of Economics
  • Introduction to microeconomics
  • Introduction to macroeconomics
ACC 124Accounting I
  • General Accounting

Level II

Module CodeModule titleModule contentCredits
LAN 211Languages II
  • Oral communication in English
  • Technique d’expression orale et écrite
MAT 212Analysis II
  • Functions of Several Variables
  • Function of Complex variables
  • Ordinary differential Equations
PRO 213Probability
  • Probability Theory
  • Probability Distributions
ENT 214Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship
DEM 221Introduction to Demography
  • Introduction to Demography
  • GIS
ACC 222Accounting II
  • Managerial Accounting
ECO 223Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Geo-economics
ICT 224Computer I
  • Computer Programming C++
General average

Level III & IV

Module CodeModule titleModule contentCredits
MAT 311Operation Research·         Operational Research I

·         Numerical Analysis

STAT 312Inferential Statistics·         Inferential Statistics10
SAM 313Sampling·         Sampling Methods

·         Survey Skills and Techniques

·         Conception and Practice of Survey

RMS 314Research Methodology·         Research Methodology10
ACC 315Accounting III·         National Accounting10
AST 421Applied Statistics·         Social Statistics

·         Economic Statistics

ICT 422Computer II·         Statistical Software (SPSS, Excel, TORA, EViews, STATA)

·         Statistical Practical II

ECT 423Econometrics·         Econometrics I

·         Econometrics II

INT 424Internship·         Internship10
General average

Level V

Module CodeModule titleModule contentCredits
PFI 511Public Finance·     Public Finance

·     Projects Analysis and Planning

GRD 512Growth and Development·     Economic Development

·     International Economics

·     Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation

STA 513Statistics IV·     Data Analysis

·     Time Series

·     Operational Research II

ECO 514Economics III·     Macroeconomic Models

·     Labor Economics

MAN 521Management·     Management

·     Financial Mathematics

·     Project management

ECO 522Economics IV·     Advanced Macroeconomics

·     Current Economic Analysis

INT 523Internship·     Internship20
DIS 524Dissertation·     Dissertation20
MOE 525Monetary Economics·     Money and Banking

·     Financial Management

No Creditable
PRB 526Professional Behaviour·     Introduction to the law

·     General sociology

·     Statistical deontology

No Creditable

General average

Degree awards

At the completion of accredited courses, the graduates are awarded an Bachelors in Statistics Applied to Economy.

Other short courses

In accordance with the policy of the Rwandan government and the real need of reliable statistics the Department with its stakeholders will organize workshops, training, short courses for workers from public and private institutions in order to improve on the quality of statistics in the country.

Direct Contacts

  • Address

    Musanze, Street, NM 155

    Musanze, Rwanda
  • Central Secretary

    +250 788 903 030
    +250 788 903 032

  • Academic Registrar

    +250 788 732 986
    +250 787 489 588