The Master of Science program in Economics is designed to prepare students to be scholars, to develop the students’ capacities to understand issues and problems at the frontiers of knowledge and to make significant contributions to knowledge. The program’s overall educational goals are to provide advanced training in economics research, to develop new knowledge in science, and to disseminate the knowledge gained through the appropriate channel. These educational objectives can be itemized as follows:
- Produce competent researchers in economics who can communicate new and innovative research findings to scientists and engineers worldwide,
- Train economists who are well versed in the general body of knowledge in the economics,
- Produce researchers with specialized knowledge in Economics and
- Increase the number of doctorates in Economics needed for nation building.
In order to achieve these aims and objectives, the major areas of focus offered by the programme are:
- Advanced Microeconomics
- Advanced Macroeconomics
- Advanced Mathematical Economics
- Development Economics
- International Economics
- Financial and Monetary Economics
- Energy and Petroleum Economics
The Master of Science (M.Sc.) program in Economics is a research oriented degree program. Its purpose is to advance knowledge in the field of Economics and enable students of exceptional ability to undertake advanced study and original research. It prepares students for a research and/or teaching career in industry, research institutions, universities, and the government. The program has a focus on key areas of economic science that span the broad spectrum of economics such as development studies, international, energy and petroleum, financial, monetary, agricultural economics, etc.
Our comprehensive curriculum provides the students with the ability to identify, formulate, and execute solutions to real-world economic problems.
Of course, degree of advancement in economics is one of the major indices of development of country and therefore the M.Sc. program in economics has been designed to train skilled graduates who could be job-creators and self-reliant. It seeks to empower graduates to be able to embark on ventures that can effectively transform the resources within their environment into goods and services. It there aims at producing graduates who can develop innovative entrepreneurial ideas and who understands the dynamic global economic issues and implement them in the development of the country for higher economic prosperity of the nation.
The minimum required coursework for the award of the Master of Science degree is 30 semester credit hours summarized in Table below.
|1st YEAR COURSES|
|1||C||ECN 807||Qualitative Research Methods||3|
|2||C||ECN 805||Quantitative Methods||3|
|3||C||ECN 801||Advanced Mathematics for economists||3|
|4||C||ECN 803||Advanced Macroeconomics||3|
|2||C||ECN 806||Advanced Microeconomics||3|
|3||C||ECN 802||Issues in Entrepreneurship||3|
|4||E||ECN 800||Area Elective I||3|
|5||E||ECN 800||Area Elective II||3|
ECN 812: Development Economics (3 credits)
ECN 818: Development planning (3 credits)
ECN 814: Monetary Economics (3 credits)
ECN 828: International Economics (3 credits)
ECN 832: Financial Economics (3 credits)
ECN 822: Health Economics (3 credits)
ECN 824: Human Resource Economics (3 credits)
ECN 826: Energy and Petroleum Economics (3 credits)
ECN 828: Industrial Economics (3 credits)
ECN 830: Labour Economics (3 credits)
ECN 834 : Agricultural Economics (3 credits)
- All candidates must have five credit passes including English and Mathematics at the „O‟ Level, as basic requirement.
- Candidates with Bachelors degree from an approved university must obtain a minimum of Second Class Lower
- All candidates must have attained a satisfactory level of performance in the university’s admission test and interview.
- Candidates with Postgraduate Diploma from a recognized university and who have passed with a minimum of Lower Credit (PGD CGPA 3.5) may also be considered for admission provided the university‟s matriculation requirements are satisfied.
- Candidates with working experience will have priority
Academic Master’s Degree Programme
Academic Master’s Programmes qualify candidates for higher degrees while professional programmes are terminal.
(a) Candidates with Bachelor’s degrees from an approved university must obtain a minimum of second class lower division with a CGPA of 3.0/5.0 for an academic programme.
(b) Candidates with at least a third class degree or HND and university PGD with CGPA of 3.0/.5.0 may be considered for admission into academic Master’s degree programmes.