The Department of Economics is one of the pioneer departments of Nile University of Nigeria. Since its establishment in 2009, the department has witnessed a massive transformation in terms of quality service delivery, staff and students. The Department is poised in providing quality education to its students. The central idea is to train world-class scholars that will partake in providing solutions to the everyday problems especially in areas of economics such as poverty, inequality and other developmental challenges. The world economy today is constantly evolving by taking a new shape, becoming complex in design. Understanding the dynamics of the modern world economy has been one of the key objectives of the economics department at Nile University. In this regard, students’ educational visits and excursions both inside and outside the country are organised annually. It is the hope of the Department that, through these media, students could be able to integrate theoretical knowledge in class with the practical economic world, especially in areas of development and finance. The department has been striving hard since its inception in improving and sustaining the quality of education it provides. In doing so, it has been able to engage the services outstanding staff in Nigeria and abroad with wide years of experience both in professional and academic fields. Also, it has been a tradition in the department, inviting renowned scholars and individuals in the fields of economics to provide lectures and career advice to our students.
Therefore, Nile’s Department of Economics has three main missions, one of which is to provide high-quality contemporary education to meet the needs of individuals as well as ﬁrms and institutions. This educational program includes the use of international standard course programs and materials.
The second objective of Economics Department is to produce comprehensive, appropriate and applicable solutions for the real-life problems by implementing theoretical knowledge through practical research. The academic staff and research facilities of the department put it in an assertive position in academic matters as well as in carrying out research projects. In addition to the undergraduate and graduate programs of the Economics Department, international agreements provide cooperation with other departments/universities, which as a result enriches educational qualities of the department.
The third mission of the Economics Department is to develop cooperation between the universities all over the world and contribute to the universal peace by increasing dialogues between the cultures, societies, and countries.
The department of economics has cultivated a culture of academic excellence since its inception in 2009. It, therefore, prepares students for careers in banking, insurance, service and manufacturing firms, real estate, consulting, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.