BSc Economics

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The world economy today is constantly evolving by taking a new shape, becoming complex in design.

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September entry


4 years

Entry requirements

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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.


You will study the following modules:

Year 1 Units

First Semester

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Introduction to Business
  • Principles Economics
  • Introduction to Mathematics for Economics I
  • Introduction to Statistics I
  • Use of English I
  • People and Culture
  • IT and Library Skills

Second Semester

  • Introduction to management and society
  • Principles of Economics II
  • Introduction to Mathematics for Economics II
  • Introduction to Statistics II
  • Use of English II
  • Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence
  • Health Awareness
  • Introduction to African Politics

Year 2 Units

First Semester

  • Introduction to financial accounting I
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • History and Structure of the Nigerian Economy
  • Mathematics for Economists I
  • Entrepreneurship I

Second Semester

  • Introduction to Macro Economics II
  • History and Structure of Nigerian Economy II
  • Applied Statistics II
  • Mathematics for Economists II
  • Labour Economics
  • Moral Reasoning & Ethics
  • Citizenship Education

Year 3 Units

First Semester

  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • History of Economic Thoughts I
  • Introductory Econometrics I
  • Economics of Development
  • International Economics I
  • Monetary Economics 1
  • Entrepreneurship II

Second Semester

  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • History of Economic Thought II
  • Introductory Econometrics II
  • Development Economics II
  • International Economics II
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Monetary Economics II

Year 4 Units

First Semester

  • Banking & Finance
  • Comparative Economic Systems
  • Problems and Policies of Development
  • Applied Statistics III
  • Research Project I

Second Semester

  • Economic Planning
  • Economics of Production
  • Petroleum Economics
  • Industrial Relation and Personnel Management
  • Game Theory

Management is not just a course you learn in class but something that we practice daily

Faiza Maitala, Course Lecturer at Nile University


Additional Information

Entry Requirements

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

How will I be taught?

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.

Career support

  • 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.

Further Study

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

  • PGD Economics
  • MSc Economics
  • PHD Economics

Fees and Finance

In 2019/20 the full-time tuition fee undergraduate students on this course will be N2,400,000 (this is the total fee for the programme).  

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance please see link Fees and Finance 

Sectoral Advisory Board

The Sectoral Advisory Board (SAB) was formed with the goal of creating a bridge between industry (private/public and national/international institutions) and academics considering the latest requirements of the industry and incorporating necessary components in the curriculum regarding overall development of the department.

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.

Members of the SAB:
The current members of the Sectoral Advisory Board are:

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