This course often targets students who have no background in economics but have an interest in expanding their education in economics. The program therefore is poised to train and develop highly professional individuals who understand how the global economy works. It aims at building their independent intellectual capacity for sustainable and creative useful careers in teaching and research in higher institutions of learning, research and administration in research institutes, government, non-governmental/national and international organizations, business organizations and specialized consultancy services. Thus, the key objectives of PGD in economics are to;
- Provide training in the principles of economics and their application appropriate to the type of degree concerned: single, joint and combined studies.
- 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 situations.
- Equip students with appropriate tools of analysis to tackle issues and problems of economic policy.
- Provide students with analytical skills and the ability to develop simplified frameworks for studying the real world.
- Provide students with the knowledge and skill base, from which they can proceed to further studies in Economics, related areas or in inter-disciplinary areas that involve
Therefore, to achieve the above objectives, the following courses are offered for postgraduate diploma in economics;
- Advanced Principles of Economics
- Mathematics for Economics
- History and Structure of Nigerian Economy
- Introduction to Econometrics
- Computer Applications
- Concepts and Theories of Development
- Financial Economics
Philosophy of the Program
The philosophy underlying the Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Economics program at Nile University is to produce graduates equipped with critical skills and abilities to abstract, using simplified models that identify the essence of a problem; analyze and reason – both deductively and inductively; marshal evidence, assimilate structure and analyze qualitative and quantitative data; communicate concisely the results to a wide audience, think critically about the limits of one’s analysis in a broader socio-economic context; and draw economic policy inferences and to recognize the potential constraints in their implementation.