Computer science

The programme for the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science is designed to provide training in the theory and application of Computer Science. Thus, it emphasizes the importance of the underlying theory of various branches of Computer Science as well as provides a wide scope of application areas for the students.  Our goal is to produce graduates in Computer Science who are academically equipped to undertake advanced course in Computer Science or related areas, which in turn serve as stimulant for research and development in these areas, as well as be able to apply computer science and computer technology to solving problems arising in business, government, etc., at the local and international scale.

While making available modern development in information technology, we also aim at providing suitable service course for specialists in other disciplines so as to help them increase their effectiveness as well as efficiency in their work fields.

Computer Engineering

The educational mission of the computer engineering program is to graduate students who have fundamental technical knowledge of their profession and the necessary technical know-how and communications skills to become leaders in creating the new techniques and technologies required for the advancement of the general field of computer engineering.

It is the mission of the department to offer students high-quality, up-to-date, internationally recognized programs in computer engineering that would prepare them for successful careers marked by a commitment to lifelong learning and a deep concern for the impact of their work on others; to advance the frontiers of technical and scientific knowledge through research; and to serve their professional and civic communities.

The Bachelor of Science program in Computer Engineering is designed to give the student a strong background in the fundamentals of computer engineering. A graduate of this program will be able to use these fundamentals to analyze and evaluate computer systems, both hardware and software. A computer engineering graduate would also be able to design and implement computer systems, both hardware and software, which are state of the art solutions to a variety of computing problems. This includes systems which have both a hardware and a software component, whose design requires a well defined interface between the two, and the evaluation of the associated trade-offs.

Accounting

The department of Accounting is fashioned to produce high level accounting personnel and also through research and publications contribute to the growth of accounting knowledge as well as improve the quality of professional accounting practice. There need for the accountant to see and carry himself as a member of the organization, whose collaborative effort is needed to achieve organizational goals, thus the need for the accountant to be grounded in the aspects of economics and management in addition to his specialization.

Through continuing research the programmes of the Department aim to expand the scope of application of accounting discipline in promoting and enhancing economic development. Consequently, it is the goal of the department to arouse interests as well as hold the search light in research and experimentation in every branch of accountancy.

Economics

The department aims to be a department of excellence that will produce high quality graduates and undertakes active research in economics and related disciples to meet the demands of the individual and the society.

In addition, the department expects to impact positively on the strategic development of the institution and the society at large.

It is the objectives of the Department of Economics to:

  1.  Train highly specialized economists that would be able to meet the increased needs of the labor market and society in general.
  2. Contribute to the promotion of the Economic Science.
  3. Train economists who are not just familiar with economic theories, but are also conscious of the limitations of those theories in relation to the economic realities in African society.

In achieving the first objective, teaching in the Department aims to develop student’s critical thinking as well as to prepare them for a proper analysis of complex socio-economic data.

The courses are organized in a semester base.  The semesters are divided into two. All semesters for a degree amount to eight. Besides the bachelor degree, students have the opportunity to continue their studies in a postgraduate level so as to acquire a Master and a PhD degree.

The Department of Economics aims to offer qualitative education and to promote research following international standards.

International Management

The Bachelor of Science program in International Management is specifically designed to give the student an international focus to understanding of management.

The course aims to enhance the students’ career in international management by giving a clear understanding of the principles and practice of management. Students, on completion of the course, will be ready to make a greater contribution to the management of their existing organization and be capable of developing a successful and satisfying career elsewhere. Specifically, the course aims to give students:

  • an understanding of economic principles and their effect on business
  • the ability to use effectively business management techniques in an international environment.
  • the opportunity to generate and communicate ideas
  • to access and use business information efficiently and accurately
  • experience in marketing and the development of marketing plans to suit a range of market situations
  • a knowledge of accounting principles
  • confidence in the preparation and use of business accounts
  • an appreciation of international finance and financial management strategies
  • understanding of international management and its importance to West Africa in particular and Africa and the globe in general.
  • the opportunity to prepare, as part of their final management project, a thorough analysis of a business situation
  • ability and confidence to get more from themselves and from others
  • leadership skills

International Relations

The Bachelor of Science in International Relations and Diplomacy programme offers a unique blend of academic education in international relations and political science with practical graduate education and training in the areas of international negotiation and diplomacy. In the current era of global interdependence, collaborative efforts are needed to meet the most pressing challenges in international politics, security and economics. Increased transnational channels of communication, global trade and capital flows characterise an increasingly interconnected world of both nation-states and non-state actors. Resulting challenges concerning global governance can be met most effectively by patterns of international and transnational cooperation and diplomacy.

Our programme prepares students for careers specifically in international diplomacy, international governmental and non-governmental organisations, national and international public administrations, ‘think tanks’ and research institutions, international interest associations or international business.

Business Administration

The major objective of the Department is to help generate adequate managerial manpower with appropriate knowledge, skill and attitudes to handle the growing and changing managerial responsibilities.

It is also the aim of the department to facilitate the creation of entrepreneurial spirit in young men and women who can help to exploit the available resources and opportunities in Africa and beyond.

The department will also enhance the preparation of managerial teachers and researchers to keep pace with the ever rising demand for management education as well as facilitate the education and training of managers at undergraduate, postgraduate, post experience and professional levels.

Human Resource Management

Every organization has goals. They need human resources to accomplish these goals. Human resource management is an essential function of both private and public sector organizations.

The objective of the department is to teach the basic principles of strategic human resource management—how an organization acquires, rewards, motivates, uses, and generally manages its people effectively. In addition to providing a basic legal and conceptual framework for managers, the course will introduce the managers to practices and techniques for evaluating performance, structuring teams, coaching and mentoring people, and performing the wide range of other people related duties of a manager in today’s increasingly complex workplace.

Through continuing research the programmes of the Department aim to expand the scope of application of HRM discipline in promoting and enhancing organizational development in particular and economic development in general.

Students from the Human Resource Management (HRM) department will demonstrate:

  1. An ability to evaluate and apply theories of social science disciplines to workplace issues
  2. HRM functional capabilities used to select, develop, and motivate workers
  3. Strong analytical, communication, and decision making skills.