Skyline University Nigeria

School of Post Graduate Studies (SPGS)

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M.Sc. Economics

The M.Sc. Economics programme is a postgraduate degree that provides advanced training in the field of economics. It is designed for students who have a strong background in economics or a related discipline and wish to deepen their understanding of economic theories, concepts and analytical tools. The programme aims to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to analyse economic phenomena, conduct independent research, contemporary economic theories, critical thinking to evaluate economic policies and contribute to policy-making/economic decision-making processes. The coursework generally includes a combination of core courses, electives and a research component. Core courses in the programme usually provide a strong foundation in economic theory and econometrics. Elective courses allow students to explore specialized areas within the economics domain according to their interests and suitability to the demands of the labour market.

  • The programme aims to deepen students' understanding of economic theory in the branches of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics.
  • The programme emphasizes the development of strong quantitative and analytical skills to use econometric techniques, mathematical models and economic forecasting methods in economic decision-making to evaluate economic policy decisions such as cost-benefit analyses and assessing the effectiveness of policy interventions.
  • The programme focuses on applying economic theories and models to real-world scenarios to analyze economic problems, conduct empirical research and evaluate economic policies and interventions to develop the ability to access, process and interpret a variety of data.
  • To improve skills in effective communication, logical thinking, problem solving, decision making and numerical capabilities.
  • To stimulate higher order thinking skills among students required to specialize in their respective specialized areas of economic discipline.
  • To develop skills and competencies of students through well thought industry interactions and internships for enhancing employability.
  • To provide a conducive value-based learning environment to the students during their study, and inculcate growth mindsets as well as lifelong independent learning for continuous growth and development.