PGD Economics

The Postgraduate Diploma in Economics is developed is such a way as to provide students with the fundamentals of economics as a discipline.

September or January entry

Start date

1 year



Fees per session


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;

  1. Provide training in the principles of economics and their application appropriate to the type of degree concerned: single, joint and combined studies.
  2. 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.
  3. Equip students with appropriate tools of analysis to tackle issues and problems of economic policy.
  4. Provide students with analytical skills and the ability to develop simplified frameworks for studying the real world.
  5. 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.

Study Modules

The course will focus on key concepts of modern economics, learning how these principles are applied by individuals, businesses and governments. You’ll work with academic and industry experts and test your knowledge in a range of real-world business environments.

PGD Economics - FAQs

  1. University Matriculation of 5 credit passes including English & Mathematics at O-Level; and
  2. Approved Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics with at least 3rd class division; or
  3. Higher National Diploma (HND) and/or professional qualifications cognate to Economics with not less than upper credit.

If you see yourself working as an advisor in a national or international agency, as a teacher or a journalist, or if you simply wish to keep your options open before going on to a career in business or the professions, the economics programme will be an attractive alternative.

If you see yourself working as an advisor in a national or international agency, as a teacher or a journalist, or if you simply wish to keep your options open before going on to a career in business or the professions, the economics programme will be an attractive alternative.

Career options cover the breadth of economic activity. For example, recent graduates are now working as Financial Analysts, Economists, Stockbrokers, Market Researchers and Investment Analysts in companies such as The Co-operative Group, Barclays and Nuffield Health.

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Your course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, seminars, tutorials, self-directed study, computer-based workshops

Tutors are experts in their field and with many having practical experience in industry and the professions which helps combine your academic knowledge with practical application. Many aspects of teaching and assessment are grounded in real life situations and, where possible, live projects are incorporated into the teaching.

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