About the university: Addis Ababa University (AAU) is the prime higher education institution in Ethiopia, given that the Faculty of Business and Economics as well as the Faculty of Law are the country’s only providers of graduate education in their respective fields of study.
The Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) provides courses and conducts research in the areas of globalization challenges, development strategies, and international trade, among others. Being a member of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), the department of Economics also participates in the Collaborative MA Programme (CMAP) and thus actively engages in capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa. In order to establish a PhD programme in Economics, the faculty seeks to intensify its cooperation with developed country universities.
The Faculty of Law is the oldest law faculty in Ethiopia. It offers a graduate programme (LL.M.) with different specializations, such as Public International Law, Human Rights Law, Constitutional Law, and Business Law. The faculty undertakes research in different areas of international trade and investment with a particular focus on the country’s ongoing accession to the WTO. Furthermore, the Faculty of Law publishes the regular “Journal of Ethiopian Law” and more recently introduced thematic journals covering specific law areas such as business law.
Areas of expertise: Faculty of Business and Economics: • international trade • international finance • development strategies
Faculty of Law: • international economic law • investment law • international trade law
Courses offered: Faculty of Business and Economics: • B.A. in Management • B.A. and M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance • B.A. and M.Sc. in Economics • B.A. and M.Sc. in Public Administration and Development Management • M.A. in Competition Policy and Regulatory Economics • M.A. in Applied Trade Policy Analysis The M.A. programmes are tailored to the specific interests of government staff.
Faculty of Law: • LL.B. • LL.M. in Public International Law • LL.M. in Human Rights Law • LL.M. in Constitutional Law • LL.M. in Business Law • Vocational training for policy-makers and professionals • Ph.D. (organized by the University of Alabama in cooperation with the Ministry of Capacity Building and hosted at AAU)