Bachelor of Economics

Bachelor of Economics Programme Details
Programme Description: Bachelor of Science in Economics

Economics is a social science discipline that studies the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The Bachelor of Science in Economics program provides students with a solid foundation in economic theory, quantitative analysis, and policy analysis, preparing them for careers in various fields such as finance, consulting, government, research, and academia.

Philosophy of the Bachelor of Science in Economics Programme

The Bachelor of Science in Economics programme is grounded in the philosophy of promoting understanding, analysis, and application of economic principles to address societal challenges and improve human welfare. The programme aims to develop critical thinkers and analytical problem solvers who can contribute to evidence-based policymaking, economic research, and sustainable development.

Potential Career Paths

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Economics programme are prepared for a wide range of career opportunities in various sectors. Potential career paths include:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Economic Researcher
  • Policy Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Investment Banker
  • Market Analyst
  • Government Economist
  • Business Analyst
  • International Development Specialist
  • Academic Researcher
Admission Requirements

Prospective candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Economics programme must meet the following admission criteria:

  1. Academic Qualifications: Obtain a minimum of five (5) credit passes in relevant subjects, not exceeding two sittings, in the Senior Secondary School Certificate examinations (WASCE/SSCE/NECO). Required subjects may include English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any two other subjects.
  2. UTME or Direct Entry: Candidates should have attempted the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) or, alternatively, possess other Advanced Level Qualifications qualifying for Direct Entry.
Graduation Requirements

To be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Economics degree, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Duration: Complete a minimum of four years (or eight semesters) of study.
  • Credit Units: Accumulate a minimum of 120 credit units for UTME candidates or 90 credit units for Direct Entry candidates. This includes all compulsory courses and the research project.
  • Core Courses: Successfully complete all compulsory courses outlined in the program curriculum.
Programme Variants
Bachelor of Economics

Undergraduate Degree

Unified tertiary Matriculation Examination

4 years

Bachelor of Economics

Undergraduate Degree

Direct Entry

3 years

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