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B.Sc. ECONOMICS

INTRODUCTION

B.Sc Economics programmes is to produce graduates equipped with critical skills and abilities to : abstract using simplified models that identify the essence of a problem; analyse and reason – both deductively and inductively; marshal evidence, assimilate structure and analyse qualitative and quantitative data; communicate concisely the results to a wide audience, including those with no training in Economics; think critically about the limits of one’s analysis in a broader socio-economic context; and draw economic policy inferences and to recognise the potential constraints in their implementation.

The overall goal of the programme is to produce graduates who can provide Banking and Finance services efficiently and effectively to industry to promote economic growth.

Students will learn how markets and other governance structures organize core economic activities, such as production, distribution, and consumption, and the growth of productive resources.

GOALS

  • Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the fundamental and technical concepts of economics.
  • Students will apply the basic theories of economics in critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Students will be able to identify and use economics terminologies in oral and written communications.
  • Students will demonstrate an awareness of their role in the global economic environment.
  • Students will be able to make decisions wisely using cost-benefit analysis.
  • Students will demonstrate a sense of responsibility and a capacity for service.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize when change is appropriate, to adapt to change as it occurs, and to take the lead in creating change as the country’s economic environment changes.

OBJECTIVES

  • To explain economic concepts and theories related to the behavior of economic agents, markets, industry and firm structures, legal institutions, social norms, and government policies.
  • To Learn and integrate theoretical knowledge with quantitative and qualitative evidence in order to explain past economic events and to formulate predictions on future ones.
  • To evaluate the consequences of economic activities and institutions for individual and social welfare.

CURRICULUM

B. Sc. Economics  – 4 YEAR Curriculam Plan
Sl. NoCourse CodeCourse TitleUnits Category Lecture  (hours) Practical
(hours)
SEMESTER 1
Level 100
SEMESTER 1
1GST1211English Communication I2 GST              30              –
2GST1213Use of Library, Study Skills and ICT2 GST              30              –
3GST1215Nigerian People and Culture2 GST              30              –
4ACC1311Business Mathematics3 Core              45              –
5PSY1311Social Psychology3 Core              45              –
6BUA1311Principles of Management3 Core              45              –
7BUA1313Business Environment3 Core              45              –
8
18            270              –
SEMESTER 2
Level 100
SEMESTER 2
1GST1222Communication in French2 GST              30              –
2GST1224Logical Critical Thinking & Problem Solving2 GST              30              –
3GST1226Introduction to Entrepreneurship2 GST              30              –
4STA1322Business Statistics3 Core              45              –
5ACC1322Research Methodology3 Core              45              –
6ECO1322Micro Economics3 Core              45              –
7ACC1324Principles of Accounting I3 Core              45              –
8
18            270              –
SEMESTER 3
Level 200
SEMESTER 1
1GST2211English Communication II2 GST              30              –
2GST2213Leadership Skills2 GST              30              –
3GST2215Core Life Skills & Happiness2 GST              30              –
4BAF2313Quantitative Techniques for Business3 Core              45              –
5MKT2313Principles of Marketing3 Core              45              –
6CSC2319Emerging Technologies3 Core              45              –
7CSC2311Digital Transformation for Business3 Core              45              –
8
18            270              –
SEMESTER 4
Level 200
SEMESTER 2
1ECO2322Macro Economics3 Core              45              –
2ECO2324Principles of Finance3 Core              45              –
3ECO2326History & Structure of Nigerian Economy3 Required              45              –
4ECO2328Labour Economics3 Required              45              –
5ECO2340Urban and Regional Economics3 Required              45              –
6ECO2342History of Economic Thought3 Required              45              –
7
8
18            270              –
SEMESTER 5
Level 300
SEMESTER 1
1ENT3311Entrepreneurship3 Core              45              –
2ECO3311Political Economy3 Required              45              –
3ECO3313International Economics3 Required              45              –
4ECO3315Management Accounting3 Required              45              –
5ECO3331Economics of Development3 Required              45              –
6ECO3317Mathematical Economics3 Required              45              –
7ECO3319Financial Institutions3 Required              45              –
8
21            315              –
SEMESTER 6
Level 300
SEMESTER 2
1ECO3699SIWES(Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme) / Industrial Attachment / Project6
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
6               –              –
SEMESTER 7
Level 400
SEMESTER 1
1ECO4311Monetary Economics3 Required              45              –
2ACC4313Financial Accounting & Reporting3 Core              30             45
3ECO4315Introductory Econometrics3 Required              45              –
4BAF4317Project Evaluation3 Required              45              –
5Elective 13              45
6Elective 23              45
7
8
18            255             45
SEMESTER 8
Level 400
SEMESTER 2
1ECO4322Public Sector Economics3 Required              45              –
2ECO4324Operations Research3 Required              45              –
3ECO4326Taxation and Fiscal Policy3 Required              45              –
4Elective 33              45
5Elective 43              45
6
7
8
15            225              –
Total Credits for Programme132        1,875             45
 Options for Electives 1 & 2
Course CodeCourse TitleUnits Category Lecture  (hours) Practical
(hours)
ECO4317Intermediate Micro-Economics3 Elective              45              –
ECO4319Intermediate Macro-Economics3 Elective              45              –
ECO4331Economics of Production3 Elective              45              –
ECO4333Applied Statistics3 Elective              45              –
 Options for Electives 3 & 4
Course CodeCourse TitleUnits Category Lecture  (hours) Practical
(hours)
ECO4328Economics Planning3 Elective              45              –
ECO4340Comparative Economic Systems3 Elective              45              –
ECO4342Advanced Micro-Economics3 Elective              45              –
ECO4344Advanced Macro-Economics3 Elective              45              –
Project / Internship / SIWES ( Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme)
Course CodeCourse TitleUnits Category Lecture  (hours) Practical
(hours)
ECO3699SIWES / Industrial Attachment / Project6