B.Sc. Economics


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51 Lessons

Course Outline

 

Economics is about the real world: about how people respond to incentives, and the production and allocation of resources, recession, tax, interest rates, prices, and the job market.

 

The philosophy and mission statement underlying the Economics programmes of is to produce graduates equipped with critical skills and abilities to : analyse qualitative and quantitative data; communicate concisely the results to a wide audience, including those with no training in Economics; think critically about the limits of one’s analysis in a broader socio-economic  context;.

 

A degree programme in Economics will aim to:

  • Provide a firm foundation of knowledge about the workings of an economy and to develop the relevant skills for the constructive use of that knowledge in a range of settings;
  • Develop the ability to apply the analytical tools, knowledge and skills acquired to the solution of societies’ economic problems,
  • Equip one with the appropriate tools of analysis to tackle issues and problems of economic policy;
  • Generate an appreciation of the economic dimensions of wider social and political issues.
  • Develop the ability to abstract information using simplified models that identify the essence of a problem; analyse and reason – both deductively and inductively; marshal evidence, assimilate structure and draw economic policy inferences and to recognise the potential constraints in the formulation of economic policies.

 

Admission Requirements

 

UTME:

Candidates for admission into the four – year  degree in Economics should possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate, General Certificate of Education, NECO or their equivalents with at least five credit passes, at not more than two sittings including Mathematics, English Language and Economics.  In addition, candidates must have acceptable passes in UTME.

 

Direct Entry:

Candidates for Direct Entry admission shall possess five credits in GCE, SSCE, NECO, or their equivalents, of which at least two shall be at 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 Compulsory.

 

Course Structure

 

Course Structure at 100 Level Economics

Course code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

ECO 101

Economic Principles

4

C

60

ECO 102

Introductory Mathematics for Economists I &II

4

C

60

ECO 103

Introduction to Accounting

2

C

30

SSC 101

Introduction to Statistics I & II

4

C

60

GST 111

Communication in English I

2

C

30

 

GST 112

Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence

 

2

C

30

GST 113

Nigerian Peoples and Culture

2

C

30

GST 121

Use of Library, Study Skills and ICT

2

C

30

GST 122

Communication in English II

2

C

30

GST 123

Basic Communication in French

2

E

30

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

2

E

30

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology

2

E

30

 

Total

36

 

 

 

 

Take at least two elective courses from the Faculty and one from outside the Faculty.

6

E

 

 

Course Structure at 200 Level Economics

 

Course code

Course title

Units

Status

LH

PH

ECO 201

Intro to Micro-Economics

4

C

60

ECO 202

Intro to Macro-Economics

4

C

60

ECO 203

History and Structure of the Nigerian Economy I&II

 

4

R

60

ECO 204

Mathematics for Economists

4

C

60

ECO 205

Principles of Finance

2

C

30

SSC 201

Applied  Statistics

4

C

60

SSC 202

Introduction to Computer

2

R

15

45

SSC 203

Intro. to Entrepreneurial Studies

2

R

15

45

ECO 206

Theories of Human Resources

4

E

60

ECO 207

Labour Economics

2

E

30

ECO 208

Financial Accounting

2

C

30

ECO 209

Urban and Regional Economics

2

E

30

GST 211

Environment and Sustainable Development

2

C

30

GST 212

Environment and Sustainable development

2

R

30

GST 222

Peace and Conflict Resolution

2

R

30

GST 223

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Skills

2

R

30

GST 224

Leadership Skills

2

R

30

 

Total

46

 

 

 

 

Course Structure at 300 Level Economics

 

Course code

Economics

Units

Status

LH

PH

ECO 301

Intermediate Micro-Economics

4

C

60

ECO 302

Intermediate Macro-Economics

4

C

60

ECO 303

History of Economic Thought I & II

4

C

60

ECO 304

Introductory Econometrics

2

C

30

ECO 305

Project Evaluation

4

C

60

ECO 306

Economics of Development

2

R

30

ECO 307

International Economics I & II

4

R

60

ECO 308

Public Sector Economics

2

R

30

SSC 301

Introduction to Computer

2

C

15

45

SSC 302

Entrepreneurship

2

C

30

ECO 309

Operations Research

2

E

30

ECO 310

Political Economy

2

E

30

ECO 311

Applied Monetary Economics

2

E

30

ECO 312

Management Accounting

2

E

30

ECO 313

Mathematical Economics I

2

E

30

ECO 314

Financial Institutions

2

E

30

ECO 315

Monetary Economics  I & II

2

E

30

GST 311

Entrepreneurship

2

R

30

 

Total

46

 

 

 

 

Take 4 electives from Eco 309-Econ 315 above

 

 

 

Course Structure at 400 Level Economics

 

Course code

Course title

Units

Status

LH

PH

ECO 401

Advanced Micro-Economics

4

C

60

ECO 402

Advanced Macro-Economics

4

C

60

ECO 403

Comparative Economic Systems

2

R

30

ECO 404

Economic Planning

2

C

30

ECO 405

Problems and Policies of Dev.

2

E

30

ECO 406

Taxation and Fiscal Policy

2

C

30

ECO 407

Economics of Production

2

C

30

ECO 408

Applied Statistics II

2

C

30

ECO 409

Operations Research

2

R

30

ECO 410

Applied Monetary Economics

2

R

30

ECO 420

Research Project/Original Essay

6

C

270

 

Total

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modules

100 Level Courses

Lessons

300 Level Courses

Lessons

400 Level Courses

Lessons