Department of Economics
Welcome Address by the HOD
It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Economics at the Dominican University. The Department of Economics is established to train students at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. At present, being very young, the department offers economics programme at the undergraduate level with stern attention to quality teaching and research. The courses offered include microeconomics, macroeconomics, quantitative economics, development economics, public finance and policy, labour economics, finance, and monetary economics, among others. These courses are designed to provide solid foundation in both practical and theoretical aspects of economics.
As foundation to modern business, economics describes the utilization of scarce resources for the production and distribution of wealth. The study of economics focuses on models about individuals, firms, governments, and markets; and most importantly, the interrelatedness and interconnectedness between/among them. The study of economics helps students to understand and analyze economic problems effectively and contribute to public debates on issues such as business, economy, welfare, health, infrastructure, public finance, budget, trade, poverty, capital flights, growth and development, and so on. It also prepares good foundation for postgraduate studies in disciplines like economics, accounting, finance, business, law, communication, international studies, public policy and politics, and so on. For career purpose, the study of economics develops skills in teaching and research; produces employability skills that fit organizations such as business, finance, accounting, banking, government, civil/non-profit, oil and gas, information technology, and so on.
The department runs with a policy of keeping good relationship with the alumni in order to follow up with their progress after school. Also, we maintain strong network between the department and employers of labour, both private and government. This often time helps in the development and improvement of our curriculum. Also, faculties are enabled to focus on developing existing knowledge and creating new ones as a result of the network.
Once more, you are welcome to the Department of Economics. You are hereby invited to surf our website to know more about us. To our prospective students, we encourage you to visit the department and take a tour around the University for a hands-on experience of who we are.
The Department of Economics is one of the pioneer departments in the Faculty of Humanities, Social and Management Sciences. On November 22, 2016, the department was established as the Dominican University, Ibadan, Nigeria got licensed by the National Universities Commission (NUC). However, the Department did not kickoff operation until October 16, 2017. Dr Adeniyi Jimmy Adedokun is the pioneer Ag. Head of the Department of Economics.
Faculties in the Department consist of fulltime and part-time lecturers, and administrative members of staff. The lecturers engage in teaching and research, while the administrative members of staff, under the leadership of the Head of the Department manage the day to day running of the Department.
Adeniyi Jimmy Adedokun holds Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics at Dominican University Ibadan, Nigeria. Adeniyi specializes in Macroeconomics, Finance, and Development Economics. He has over ten years experience in academics. Adeniyi is a Mandela Washington Fellow. Before he joined the Dominican University, he was at Mountain Top University where he was a senior lecturer and Ag. Director, Office of Internationalization and Development. He also served as chair and member on many committees in the same university. Dr Adedokun has also served as Ag. Head, Department of Economics at McPherson University. As an erudite scholar, Adeniyi has attended several conferences both local and international, and he has published several papers to his credit in both local and international reputable journals. Adeniyi is married and blessed with three children.
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Academic Programme Description
The main objectives of the programme are as follows.
- To stimulate students intellectually through the study of economics and lead them to appreciate its application to a range of problems and its relevance in a variety of contexts;
- To produce in students the capacity to understand and analyze economic problems effectively and the ability to contribute to public debates on economic and business related issues.
- To develop in students a range of practical skills that aid employability; and
- To prepare students for further studies in economics and other related courses at the postgraduate level.
Four-Year Degree Programme in Economics
To qualify for entry into the 4-year programme for the award of a B.Sc degree in Economics, a candidate must fulfil the following.
- Possess Five O’level credit passes at not more than two sittings including English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other two subjects from Social science/arts.
- Sit and earn an acceptable score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME); and as well pass the University post-UTME screening test.
Admission Requirements for 3-Year Degree Programme
To qualify for entry into the 3-year programme for the award of a B.Sc degree in Economics, a candidate must fulfil the following.
- Possess Five O’level credit passes at not more than two sittings including English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other two subjects from social science/arts.
- Two A’ Level passes in the relevant courses particularly Mathematics, Economics and Government, provided that such passes are not counted at both levels of the examination.
- Ordinary National Diploma Upper Credit in relevant courses including Accounting, Finance, Banking, Insurance, and Public Administration.
Students transferring to Economics Department from Economics Department of any recognized and accredited university will be expected to be on a CGPA of not less than 3.0 on a 5-point scale. Such students cannot be admitted to level beyond year III (300 level).