B.Sc Economics

Programme Duration : 4 years


The Economics programme aims at producing graduates who are equipped with critical skills, attitudes and abilities to identify and analyze economic issues and problems with a view to finding solutions. They are trained to have both the qualitative and quantitative skills for analyzing socio-economic data, communicating concisely the results to a wide audience, including those with no training in economics; thinking critically about the limits of economic analysis in a broader socio-economic context; and drawing economic policy inferences, and recognizing the potential constraints in their implementation. The department has rich set of courses, we have also developed standard undergraduate programmes in all three functions of its teaching, research, and community service. The Department hopes to prepare graduates and post-graduates that are ready to meet the challenges of the new millennium. Our programmes in the departments are well tailored to meet the needs and aspirations of the labour market as well as a growing body of budding entrepreneurs.


Objectives
The main objectives of the programme is to develop highly competent and versatile professional economists through the provision of relevant academic and professional courses which are required in order to meet the challenges of the Nigerian economy in the context of globalization. In other words, the ultimate objective of the programme is to continuously produce professional economists who are well armed to play positive roles towards the social and economic advancement of Nigeria, Africa and the world.


Philosophy
To produce graduates with the appropriate skills and knowledge for the development of the nation and global competitiveness.


Admission Requirements
The Department of Economics is highly selective and only those students meeting the academic requirements will be accepted into the B.Sc. Economics. Candidates for admission into the four-year degree programme in Economics should: (i) Possess the Senior Secondary School Certificate, General Certificate of Education, by WAEC, NECO, NABTEB or their equivalents with at least five credit passes, at not more than two sittings including Mathematics, English Language, Economics, one social science subject and any other subject. (ii) In addition, candidates must have acceptable passes in UTME. The UTME subjects must be in the following: English Language, Mathematics, Economics; plus any other subject. Admission Requirements for the Three-Year Programme (Direct Entry) Candidates for the Direct Entry admission shall possess five Credits, in GCE, SSCE by WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, or their equivalents, of which at least two shall be at the Advanced Level, provided that such passes are not counted at both levels of the examination. For emphasis, credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and Economics are required. OR Candidates must possess five Credits which must include English Language, Mathematics and Economics in GCE, SSCE by WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, or their equivalents; at most two sittings, and Ordinary National Diploma (O.N.D) at least with upper credit in Accounting, and other related disciplines from approved Nigerian Polytechnic. OR Candidates with final certificate of professional bodies such as Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) in addition to five credits passes which must include English Language, Mathematics, Economics, at not more than two sittings.


Course Outline

100 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 ECN 103 Introductory Mathematics for Economist I 2 100 First Learn More
2 ECN 101 Introductory Economics I 2 100 First Learn More

100 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 ECN 102 Introductory Economics II (MACRO) 2 100 Second Learn More
2 ECN 104 Introductory Mathematics for Economist II 2 100 Second Learn More

200 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 ECN 203 Introduction to Macroeconomics I 2 200 First Learn More
2 ECN 209 History and Structure of the Nigerian Economics I 2 200 First Learn More
3 ECN 211 Populations Studies I 2 200 First Learn More
4 ECN 201 Introduction to Microeconomics 2 200 First Learn More
5 ECN 207 Mathematics for Economists I 3 200 First Learn More
6 ECN 205 Applied Statistics I 2 200 First Learn More
7 ECN 213 Labour Economics 2 200 First Learn More

200 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 ECN 208 Mathematics for Economists II 3 200 Second Learn More
2 ECN 210 History and Structure of the Nigerian Economy II 2 200 Second Learn More
3 ECN 206 Applied Statistics II 2 200 Second Learn More
4 ECN 212 Populations Studies II 2 200 Second Learn More
5 ECN 204 Introduction to Macroeconomics II 2 200 Second Learn More
6 ECN 202 Introduction to Microeconomics II 2 200 Second Learn More

300 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 ECN 309 International Economics I 2 300 First Learn More
2 ECN 307 Introduction to Econometrics I 2 300 First Learn More
3 ECN 317 Monetary and Financial Economics 2 300 First Learn More
4 ECN 301 Intermediate Microeconomics I 2 300 First Learn More
5 ECN 315 Project Evaluation 2 300 First Learn More
6 ECN 303 Intermediate Macroeconomics I 2 300 First Learn More
7 ECN 305 Economics of Development I 2 300 First Learn More
8 ECN 311 History of Economic Thought I 2 300 First Learn More
9 ECN 313 Public Sector Economics I 2 300 First Learn More
10 ECN 319 Operation Research 2 300 First Learn More

300 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 ECN 318 Monetary Theory and Policy 2 300 Second Learn More
2 ECN 314 Public Sector Economics II 2 300 Second Learn More
3 ECN 302 Intermediate Microeconomics II 2 300 Second Learn More
4 ECN 308 Introduction to Econometrics II 2 300 Second Learn More
5 ECN 320 Business Economics 2 300 Second Learn More
6 ECN 304 Intermediate Macroeconomics II 2 300 Second Learn More
7 ECN 306 Economics of Development II 2 300 Second Learn More
8 ECN 310 International Economics II 2 300 Second Learn More
9 ECN 312 History of Economic Thought II 2 300 Second Learn More
10 ECN 316 Research Methods in Economics 2 300 Second Learn More

400 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 ECN 409 Comparative Economic Systems 2 400 First Learn More
2 ECN 405 Taxation and Fiscal Policy 2 400 First Learn More
3 ECN 413 Petroleum Economics 2 400 First Learn More
4 ECN 401 Advanced Microeconomics I 2 400 First Learn More
5 ECN 415 Research Project/Original Essay 3 400 First Learn More
6 ECN 407 Advanced Applied Statistics 3 400 First Learn More
7 ECN 403 Advanced Macroeconomics 2 400 First Learn More
8 ECN 411 Problems and Policies of Development 2 400 First Learn More

400 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 ECN 406 Economics of Production 2 400 Second Learn More
2 ECN 416 Research Project/Original Essay 3 400 Second Learn More
3 ECN 408 Applied Econometrics 2 400 Second Learn More
4 ECN 402 Advanced Microeconomics II 2 400 Second Learn More
5 ECN 404 Advanced Macroeconomics II 2 400 Second Learn More
6 ECN 410 Economic Planning 2 400 Second Learn More
7 ECN 412 Monetary Theory and Policy 2 400 Second Learn More