Dr. Osemeke,M.O

Head of Department

Samuel Adegboyega University
Ogwa, Edo State

Department of Economics & Business Studies

The Department of Economics and Business Studies was among the pioneer departments in the College and it was one of the three starts up departments in the College of Management and Social Sciences (COLMASS) of Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State. The department currently runs two degree programmes i.e. B. Sc. (Hons) degree in Economics and B. Sc. (Hons) degree in Business Administration.

The B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Economics and B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Business Administration are four-year programmes for UTME candidates and three-year for direct entry candidates. The programmes provide graduates with a broad based background in preparation for a successful career in a variety of occupations as outlined in the philosophy and objectives below. They are also to provide, in the process, a solid academic base upon which to build more advanced degrees (M.Sc., Ph.D), if so desired.

The department has the philosophy of producing graduates that are relevant to the needs of the economy and can develop on their own enterprises that are sustainable and adaptable to the changes in the economy of the country. This has move the department to develop programmes that have the necessary capacity to enhance self-reliance in students and stimulate their interest toward entrepreneurship development.

It is the desire of the department that graduates from the department will imbibe self-discipline, integrity and competency. The department aims to be a model in the field of entrepreneurial study in Nigeria and to produce the prototype model of entrepreneurial study that is adaptable to the Nigerian context.

Philosophy of the Programme

The Economics and Business Studies department is designed to equip graduates with knowledge, skills and techniques to participate actively in national and global economic affairs, and to be active players in all sectors of the economy. They are also to arouse the entrepreneurial spirit needed for self-employment and economic emancipation, and attainable level of professionalism.

Objectives of the Programme

The objectives are:
i. To avail the students of sound knowledge of the theory of economics and business administration.
ii. To provide some of the most accessible research tools for probing economic problems both at the national and global levels.
iii. To arouse the mind of enquiry so as to explore and exploit opportunities for national development;
iv. To train in competent manipulation of economic tools and models for effective analysis in different domains of economics.
v. To develop in students leadership and inter-personal relations skills needed for working in organisations.
vi. To produce graduates that would fill the manpower needs in the appropriate areas of the national economy, for sustainable development.
vii. To inculcate in students an awareness of and sensitivity to environmental factors and conditions and defining problems and their impact on managerial / administrative practice and decisions.
viii. To facilitate the education and training of managers at undergraduate, post-graduate and professional levels.
ix. To equip students of business administration and economics with the skills needed for recognition and defining problems and taking appropriate decisions.