Programme Description

As an Economics student, you’ll explore everything from pricing strategy and cost-benefit analysis to the impact of environmental policy and international exchange rates. in addition, you’ll learn to think analytically and quantitatively about a variety of economic and financial issues. Our focused and flexible NUC Accredited programme will deliver the knowledge and skills you need to advance your career whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you.

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Economics is a social science concerned with how societies deal with scarcity. Our NUC Accredited degree in economics trains you to model economic phenomena in a precise and rigorous way using quantitative tools such as algebra, calculus, and statistics. You’ll graduate with the qualifications for competitive positions in banking and finance, as well as top graduate programs in economics, business, and law.

It is expected that, at the end of the undergraduate programme in the Distance Learning Centre students would have acquired:

  • Knowledge of core principles of theoretical economics, i.e. microeconomics, macroeconomics and economic thought; and in the applied fields of economics such as Monetary, International trade, Financial system, Banking, etc.;
  • Knowledge of economic methodologies and quantitative tools of analysis such as mathematics, statistics or econometrics;
  • Skills of economic analysis of local, national, regional and international economic problems and
  • Intellectual skills, that is; capacity for critical analysis, research skills and some degree of computer literacy.

Minimum number of courses per semester: 5

Download The B.Sc Economics Course Structure

Entry Level
All candidates applying for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics must have at least

  • Five credits in SSCE, SC, GCE O/L obtained at not more than two sittings. The five credits must include credit in Economics, and credit in either Mathematics OR English Language in SSCE, SC, GCE O/L or IJMB. The other credits can be from other subjects like Additional mathematics, Geography, Government, Accounting, Commerce, etc.
  • For the Four-Year Programme, applicants must write the Universities Matriculation Examination (UME) and attain an acceptable standard in the use of English, Mathematics, Economics and any other subject.

Direct Entry
For the three-year programme for which admission is given to 200 level, prospective candidates must fall into any of the categories below:

  • Satisfy the O’ Level requirements and have sat for three A’ Level subjects including Economics and must have passed them creditably.
  • Satisfy the O-level requirements and have another BSc irrespective of the course of study and grade.
  • Satisfy the O-level requirements and have a professional certification such as ICAN, ACA, NIM etc.

All OND Candidates will be admitted into 200 Level
All NCE Candidates will be admitted into 200 Level


Breakdown

15000

Per Course

  • Prerequisite
    Not Applicable
  • Acceptance:
    ₦10,000
  • Examination Fee:
    ₦10,000 Per semester
  • Miscellaneous:
    ₦8,500 Per session


A Bachelors of Science degree in economics provides the analytical and quantitative skills you need to thrive in business, government, and public policy. You’ll prepare for diverse and exciting opportunities, including any of the following careers.

  • Economists
  • Investment Fund Managers
  • Survey Researchers
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  • Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Amongst others