BSc Economics

Our BSc Economics course is designed for students to gain an in-depth knowledge about the workings of an economy and to develop the relevant skills for the constructive use of that knowledge to solve economic problems. Students will learn about economic principles, the application of economics to issues in society as well as the ability to analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative data for economic benefit.

Year One

In the first year, students will gain basic knowledge of economic principles, accounting and statistics.

Core courses
Economic principles
Introductory mathematics for economists I & II
Introduction to accounting
Introduction to statistics I & II
Communication in English
Logic, philosophy and human existence
Nigerian peoples and culture
Use of library, study skills and ICT

Students will take Required and Elective courses from within and outside the department to make up the minimum number of credit units.

Year Two  

In the second year, students will begin to advance their knowledge of economics, finance, accounting and statistics.

Core courses
Introduction to micro-economics
Introduction to macro-economics
Mathematics for economists
Principles of finance
Applied statistics
Financial accounting
Environment and sustainable development

Students will take Required and Elective courses from within and outside the department to make up the minimum number of credit units.
Students will undertake a micro project organized in conjunction with an economics institution to gain exposure to real-world issues.

Year Three  

In the third year, students will begin to develop a deeper understanding of economics and econometrics.

Core courses
Intermediate micro-economics
Intermediate macro-economics
History of economic thought I & II
Introductory econometrics
Project evaluation
Introduction to computer
Entrepreneurship

Students will take Required and Elective courses from within and outside the department to make up the minimum number of credit units.

Year four  

The final year provides students with in-depth knowledge in economic principles, policies and planning.

Core courses
Advanced micro-economics
Advanced macro-economics
Economic planning
Taxation and fiscal policy
Economics of production
Applied statistics

Students will undertake their final year research project and present a thesis.
Students will take Required and Elective courses from within and outside the department to make up the minimum number of credit units.
Students will be prepared for employment and so they will take the ‘Employability and Career Planning’ course.