Programme Description

This programme was designed to disseminate and expand knowledge in the principles and applications of Economics and thereby contribute rationally to the development of Economics and manpower requirements for national development.

The specific objectives of the programme include the following:

  • To train students who are not just familiar with conventional economic theories, but who are also conscious of the limitations of the theories as they relate to economic development in a setting like Nigeria.
  • To develop analytical skills in students of Economics for designing and formulating economic policies which are of social relevance.
  • To train economists who are thoroughly familiar with the Nigerian economic scene and its relation to the international economic environment.
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Delivered entirely over the internet, our Economics programme is ideal for career professionals who need flexibility, convenience, and quality. The OAU Centre for distance learning delivers a comprehensive business curriculum, many ways to customize your , and personal support every step of the way. Earn the same highly ranked OAU as full-time and part-time programs — with the same curriculum, taught by the same faculty – and join a network of prestigious business school alumni.

Additional Program Highlights:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge with a specific area of emphasis and customize your learning to meet your lifestyle
  • Support team dedicated to the needs of working professionals
  • One-course-at-a-time curriculum

Applicants should possess:

  • Ordinary level credits in five (5) subjects – Mathematics, English Language, Economics and two arts or social science subjects.
  • Minimum of 180 UTME score
  • Direct Entry to Part II (Four Years)

Direct Entry applicants should possess:

  • Five credit passes in the GCE (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of two (2) of these must be at the Advanced Level.
  • Ordinary level passes must include English Language, Economics and mathematics
  • Advanced Level passes in Economics and one of (Mathematics, Statistics, Geography, and Government)

NOTE: subjects are not counted at both levels of the examination. I.e. you cannot duplicate same set of subjects passed at Ordinary for Advanced level passes (with the exception of Economics).


  • Upper credit in statistics (OND)

Ordinary level credits in five (5) subjects – Mathematics, English Language, Economics and two arts or social science subjects

The programme duration is typically 5 years (For direct entry, check admission requirement). Students take up to 5 courses every semester.

Download the Economics (Year 1 – 5) Programme course structure here.

Graduates with a Bachelors of Science in Economics have career opportunities that include but are not limited to:

  • Actuarial analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Economist
  • Financial risk analyst
  • Investment analyst
  • Statistician
  • Stockbroker