BSc Economics

The world economy today is constantly evolving by taking a new shape, becoming complex in design. Understanding the dynamics of the modern world economy has been one of the key objectives of the economics department at Nile University.

The course covers the fundamentals of how economies operate around the world and enables you to make sense of the numbers behind the markets.
You’ll have the opportunity to develop your analytical skills through the study of econometrics and deepen your understanding of the global economy.

September Entry

Start date

4 years



Fees per session

Studying Economics at Nile has given me more than the ability to shift graphs around. It has allowed me to answer almost any question I can ask and, more importantly, given me guidelines to know what questions are relevant.

Fanna Gambo Dori ( Economics, 300 Level )

Study Modules

First SemesterSecond Semester
Principles of AccountingIntroduction to management and society
Introduction to BusinessPrinciples of Economics II
Principles EconomicsIntroduction to Mathematics for Economics II
Introduction to Mathematics for Economics IIntroduction to Statistics II
Introduction to Statistics IUse of English II
Use of English ILogic, Philosophy and Human Existence
People and CultureHealth Awareness
IT and Library SkillsIntroduction to African Politics

First SemesterSecond Semester
Introduction to financial accounting IIntroduction to Macro Economics II
Introduction to MicroeconomicsHistory and Structure of Nigerian Economy II
History and Structure of the Nigerian EconomyApplied Statistics II
APPLIED STATISTICS IMathematics for Economists II
Mathematics for Economists ILabour Economics
Entrepreneurship IMoral Reasoning & Ethics
Citizenship Education

First SemesterSecond Semester
Intermediate MicroeconomicsIntermediate Macroeconomics
History of Economic Thoughts IHistory of Economic Thought II
Introductory Econometrics IIntroductory Econometrics II
Economics of DevelopmentDevelopment Economics II
International Economics IInternational Economics II
Monetary Economics 1Public Sector Economics
Entrepreneurship IIMonetary Economics II

First SemesterSecond Semester
Banking & FinanceEconomic Planning
Comparative Economic SystemsEconomics of Production
Problems and Policies of DevelopmentPetroleum Economics
Applied Statistics IIIIndustrial Relation and Personnel Management
Research Project IGame Theory

Studying Economics at Nile has given me more than the ability to shift graphs around. It has allowed me to answer almost any question I can ask and, more importantly, given me guidelines to know what questions are relevant.

B.Sc. Economics - FAQs

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

* Must have at least 5 O’level credits, including English, in no more than 2 sittings.

** For complete requirements, please check the 2019/2020 Jamb Brochure.

  • DIRECT ENTRY: Available
  • UTME SUBJECTS: Economics and any two Arts or Social Science subjects
  • O’LEVEL SUBJECTS: Mathematics, Economics/Principles of Accounting and any two Arts or Social Science subjects

The course will be taught in lecture and tutorials. The students will be encouraged to do assignments and homework periodically (as deemed necessary) to aid learning and mastery of the course. Hands on laboratory practical’s will also form part of the learning environment.

  • Administrative Positions in firms of all sectors,
  • Specialty in bank and finance institutions,
  • Specialty in accounting and finance departments of all firms,
  • Career position in public institutions,
  • Positions of Academics
  • By globalization and development of Nigeria, the potential of employment has increased for the graduates of economics in institutions such as World Bank, IMF, World Trade Organization, United Nations, European Union and ECOWAS.
  • Moreover, some of the graduates get high positions in family firms and take initiatives for new entrepreneurships. These graduates, who have a different world vision and theoretical background from that of the first-generation founder-managers, promote family firms to a great extent.
  • Furthermore, a number of graduates demonstrate examples of entrepreneurship and innovations and establishes businesses for themselves. The curriculum of the program gains students adequate and practical knowledge because we are synchronizing it with Chamber of Commerce each year.

Opportunities for course progression include the traditional to postgraduate Economics courses.

  • PGD Economics
  • MSc Economics
  • PHD Economics
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Main Objectives of the SAB:

1- Development of

a) Curriculum of the department
b) Syllabus of the courses in the department
c) Institutional relationships
2- Increase the potential of

a) Internship
b) Scholarship
c) Sponsorship

Roles and Responsibilities of the SAB:  
The roles and responsibilities of SAB are as follows:
The SAB develops and recommends new or revised programme goals and objectives.
The Sectoral of “X” Advisory Board advises the department head on matters related to undergraduate, postgraduate, research and outreach programs, including but not limited to curricula, accreditation, new programs, recruitment of students and faculty, and investment of resources.


Structure of the SAB:

The SAB is composed of members from eminent institutions as well as members from industry and members of faculty of the department. The chairman of the Board is the head of the department.
The Board meets twice per academic year.

Contact the Department

Phone Number:

+234 903 178 3370