Bachelor of Economics and Taxation

Course Overview

Students in the programme of Economics and Taxation are expected to exploit the scarce resources which necessitates a need for optimal resource allocation to meet people’s needs. Thus, students will be well equipped with skills and knowledge which are vital in economic development of the country. Undoubtedly, these skills and knowledge can contribute significantly to the furtherance of industrialized economy that will improve socio-economic wellbeing of people. This is due to the fact that skills and knowledge gained from Economics and Taxation programme are very significant for efficient utilization of resource as well as Economics and Taxation policy formulation and overall development of a nation. Students will positively acquire professional experience in understanding a wide range of unpredictable variety of contexts with substantial personal responsibility for the work of others and responsibility for the allocation of resources, policy, planning, execution and evaluation for the sustainability of the country.

What you'll study

Semester I

    • Business Computer Applications
    • Development Perspectives
    • Business Mathematics 
    • Business Communication
    • Introductory Microeconomics
    • Introduction to accounting

Semester II

    • Business Statistics
    • Business Management
    • Introductory Macroeconomics
    • Development Economics
    • Taxation policy and Theory
    • Financial Accounting

Semester III

    • Research Methodology
    • Management Information Systems
    • Public Finance
    • Introduction to Income Taxation
    • Financial Statement Analysis
    • Economic Planning and Policy

Semester IV

    • Entrepreneurship
    • Operations Research
    • Introduction to Econometrics
    • Intermediate Income Taxation
    • Public Economics
    • Indirect Tax Laws
    • Practical Training

Semester V

    • International  Taxation
    • Taxation policy and Theory
    • Mathematical Techniques for Economists
    • Intermediate Microeconomics
    • Business Law and Ethics

Semester VI

    • Advanced Taxation
    • Tax Administration Laws
    • Intermediate Econometrics
    • International Economics
    • Intermediate Macroeconomics
Entry Requirements

  • Possession of Ordinary diploma (NTA Level 6 in a CBET Program) in taxation, economics, accountancy or other business related fields with an average of GPA of 3.0.
  • Possession of Higher Diploma in Economics and Taxation (NTA Level 7) in taxation, economics, accountancy or other business related fields with an average of GPA of 3.0.
  • Advanced Secondary Education Certificate with at least two principal passes. The two principal passes MUST make an aggregate of 4.0 points as a minimum.

What you'll experience

  • Gain necessary attitudes for understanding and operating in diverse public and private Institutions.
  • Demonstrate skills, knowledge, and understanding of economics and taxation in planning and identifying society problems
  • Assist Economics and Financial stakeholders with technical questions.
  • Be able to demonstrate an advanced capacity in public finance, tax laws in the computation of tax liabilities and filing of tax returns; and administering compliance with the tax laws; both in the public and private sector.
  • Apply econometric skills in undertaking economic or taxation research as well as interpret tax laws and principles to provide tax advisory services to the business

Careers and opportunities

Our graduates will work in roles including:

  • Financial analysts
  • Tax consultant
  • Economists
  • Tax accountant
  • Policy analysts
  • Financial manager
  • Tax agent

Teaching methods

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Practical work


How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • Technical reports and logbooks
  • Presentation
  • Project work
  • Timed tests
  • Written exams
  • Group assignments

Course costs

Registration (IAA)   20,000/=

Examination (IAA)   70,000/=

Application Form (IAA)  10,000/=

Wear and Tear          20,000/=

IAASO                       20,000/=

STUDENT ID             3,000/=


EAC                US$ 820

SADC              US$870

Others            US$900

How to Apply

Institute of Accountancy Arusha admission cycles are normally guided by two regulatory authorities which are The National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) and The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU). If you apply to IAA, you will be following provisions as set forth by the mentioned authorities.

Different programmes have different entry requirements. You can visit our programme page to see entry requirement for different programmes or be sure to read thoroughly the TCU admission guide book and the NACTE admission guide book.

We consider each applicant and put enormous care into evaluating every application. We hope you will explore the information in this section to understand what we look for in our admissions process

  • Fee 1,500,000/=
  • Duration 3 Years
  • Language English
  • Mode of Study Full Time
  • Intakes October