About the Programme

The Department of Economics offers postgraduate programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Economics, Master of Science (M.Sc) in Economics and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Economics.


  • Philosophy, Objectives and Scope of Programme

    In keeping with the goals of the University and in line with the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) minimum benchmark for Postgraduate programmes in Economics, the postgraduate programme run by the Department of Economics have been redesigned to promote advanced training and research in Economics. The main objectives of the programmes are to develop highly competent and versatile professional economists through the provision of relevant academic and professional courses which are required in order to meet the challenges of the Nigerian economy in the context of globalization. In other words,

  • Objectives of the Programmes
    a.               PGD Programme
    The ultimate objective of the programme is to continuously produce professional economists who are well armed to play positive roles towards the social and economic advancement of Nigeria, Africa and the world. In addition to preparing students for a career in public and private services, the postgraduate diploma (PGD) is designed to prepare students for advancement to a higher degree programme in Economics.

           b.              M.Sc Programme

  • The main objectives of the programmes are:
  • To develop highly competent and versatile professional economists through the provision of relevant academic and professional courses which are required in order to meet the challenges of the Nigerian economy in the context of globalization.
  • To continuously produce professional economists who are well armed to play positive roles towards the social and economic advancement of Nigeria, Africa and the world by playing advisory roles in government agencies, ministries and departments.
  • The key objective of the M.Sc Programme is to train and develop highly Professional economists, preparing and building up 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.
  • To preparing students for a career in public and private services as well as in international institutions.

           c.                   Ph.D

  • The Department of Economics was motivated to introduce PhD courses in order to: (1) bridge the gap between the Master’s degree holders trained in the Department and those coming from other universities (2) bring candidates who finished their master’s degree many years ago up-to-date with the current trend, (3) provide basic training in advanced economic theory, research methods and econometric modeling to enable students produce high quality publishable PhD research in economics and (4) to meet the NUC minimum benchmark for postgraduate programmes in the Nigerian universities. In other words, the ultimate objective of the PhD coursework is to ensure quality control.
  • The main objectives of the programmes are:
  • The key objective of the Ph.D Programme is to train qualified economists, preparing and building up their independent intellectual capacity for sustainable and creative 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.