I am delighted to welcome all to the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences. The Department is dedicated to providing all students with the requisite knowledge for a strong foundation in the Economic sciences in general and the specialized knowledge required for excellence in their specific sub-fields. It is also committed to the creation of an environment that would not only be conducive to learning by students but also foster social inclusion within the Faculty.
– Professor I.O. Olurinola
Why Study Economics in Anchor University?
Anchor University Economics Department houses some of the best hands as far as Economics expertise is concerned. We expose our students to Production, Industrial, Energy, Monetary, Health & Development Economics, Intermediate & Advanced Microeconomics, Intermediate & Advanced Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics etc. Our products are well-grounded. With First-Class grade programs and well-equipped Econometrics Laboratory for data analysis & practical exposures. We blend both academic and professional touches.
A few more of the reasons to study Economics at Anchor University include: – Strong job prospects
A degree in economics is highly respected by employers. You will gain a strong knowledge of how the world works and a variety of highly transferable skills that are sought after by a range of industries and employers. Examples of the jobs that you could pursue include Stockbroker, Economist, Data analyst, investment analyst, Chartered accountant, Statistician, Market research analyst, Economic consultant. You will also be qualified to work in jobs not directly related to your degree. Some of these jobs include Business development expert, Data scientist Management consultant, Policy analyst officer, Credit analyst, Research assistant, Administrative officer and Graduate trainee in any financial institutions, government departments or think tanks among others.
Similarly, you are equally equipped to proceed for postgraduate studies of which you could be admitted as a graduate assistant. Generally, your training equips and prepares you to fit into a broad spectrum of job openings or descriptions.
– Highly desirable transferable skills
Studying for a degree in economics will give you a range of subject-specific skills that allow you to apply your knowledge of economics to real-world situations. The transferable skills you learn from economics are sought after by a variety of employers, whether you are looking to pursue a related economic career, explore other fields or be an entrepreneur. You will have a unique way of thinking that you can apply to everyday problems.
You will develop a range of skills such as Critical thinking, Communication, Numeracy, Research skills, Commercial and cultural
awareness, Data analysis, Time management, Teamwork, Problem-solving, Computing, data and machine learning.