Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty Of Social And Management Sciences

FACULTY OF SOCIAL AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

  1. Department of Accounting
  2. Department of Banking and Finance
  3. Department of Business Administration
  4. Department of Economics
  5. Department of Mass Communication
  6. Department of Political Science

PHILOSOPHY

The broad philosophy of the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences derives from the view that training and development of the minds of students theoretically and practically to equip them with deep analytical and quantitative skills is an imperative if they must develop self-confidence, be innovative and self-reliant and thus be well positioned to contribute to the development of the country and its economy.
The philosophical drive of the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences is thus anchored on the need to create a robust blend of theoretical and professional training of its students, using state-of-the-art training tools and techniques in a bid to position them to compete favourably with their peers from peer institutions worldwide, seeking in doing so to reflect necessary industry linkages through creating employment opportunities and taking advantage of same where available. Accordingly, the philosophy of the Faculty is encapsulated in the slogan “At the heart of the economic, financial and socio-political management of Nigeria and its economy”

OBJECTIVES

The key objective of the Faculty is to produce graduates who are well positioned to contribute to the country’s economy by playing active role mainly in the private sector. Specifically, the Faculty seeks to inculcate professionalism in students through the development of professional business culture and attitudes, aiming in doing so at ensuring that staff and students are constantly abreast with events that are occurring in the extremely dynamic business, social, economic, financial and political environments through development of curriculum that constantly take into account the ever-changing needs of commerce and industry, meet the requirements of professional accrediting bodies, explore and take advantage of available exchange programmes, creating access to cutting-edge information and communications technology as well as organizing workshops, seminars, symposia, conferences and guest lectures. The Faculty seeks to train students who, upon graduation, can conveniently fit into diverse job situations in such areas as teaching, research, management, entrepreneurship development and other professional work primarily in the private sector but also in the public sector. Emphasis in training, therefore, is laid on entrepreneurial development to encourage self-reliance.

Prof. H.E. Oaikhenan
DEAN

Programme UTME Direct Entry Remarks
Accounting (B. Sc.) Five credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, Economics, one science subject and any other one relevant subject. Two A level passes chosen from Economics, Accounting, Business Management, Government and Geography. OR OND with Upper Credit in Accounting UTME subjects are: English, Economics, Mathematics and any Social Science.
Banking and Finance (B. Sc.) Five credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, Economics, one science subject plus any one from Accounting, Business Methods, Commerce, Government, Geography and Statistics. Two A’ level passes chosen from Economics, Accounts, Business Management, Government, Geography or Statistics. OND with Upper Credit in Business and Finance UTME subjects are: Mathematics, Economics and one other subject.
Business Administration (B. Sc.) Five credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, Economics, one science subject plus any one from Accounting, Business Methods, Commerce, Government, Geography and Statistics. Two A’ level passes chosen from Economics, Accounts, Business Management, Government, Geography or Statistics. OND with Upper Credit in Business and Finance UTME subjects are: Mathematics, Economics and one other subject.
Economics (B. Sc.) Five credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, Economics, one science subject and any one from Accounting, Business Methods, Commerce, Government, Geography and Statistics. Two A’ level passes chosen from Economics, Accounts, Business Management, Government, Geography or Statistics. UTME subjects are: Mathematics, Economics and one other subject.
Mass Communication, Information Science and Media Studies (B. Sc.) Five Credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) including English Language, one Science subject, Mathematics and Literature in English. Two ‘A’ Level passes to include Literature in English and one other arts subject. OR OND with Upper Credit in Mass Communications UTME subjects are: Literature in English, one other Arts subject and another Arts or Social Science subject.
Human Resource, Management, Public Administration (B. Sc.) Five credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, Economics, one science subject plus any one from Accounting, Business Methods, Commerce, Govt. Geography and Statistics. Two A’ level passes chosen from Economics, Accounts, Business Management, Government, Geography or Statistics. OR OND with Upper Credit in Public Administration UTME subjects are: Mathematics, Economics and one other subject.
Political Science (B. Sc.) Five credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, Economics, one science subject plus any one from Accounting, Business Methods, Commerce, Govt. Geography and Statistics. Two A’ level passes chosen from Economics, Accounts, Business Management, Government, Geography or Statistics. UTME subjects are: Mathematics, Economics and one other subject.

Protem Dean, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences:
Prof. Hassan Ebhozele Oaikhenan

Prof. Hassan Ebhozele Oaikhenan was educated at the Immaculate Conception College, (I.C.C), Benin City, between 1977 and 1982 and at the University of Benin, Benin City, where he obtained the Ph.D. degree in Economics in 2000. He joined the services of the University in the Department of Economics and Statistics as a Graduate Assistant in 1992 and rose to the rank of Professor in 2012. His areas of interest include International Economics, Financial Economics, Economic Theory and Quantitative Economics, which he has taught successive generations of students and where he has published extensively in reputable local and foreign journals. Professor Oaikhenan has participated actively in very many local and international workshops and conferences as well as undertaken several short courses that are directly relevant to his discipline such as the World Bank Course on Environmental Economics for Development Policy, Paris, France, in 2005, the Workshop on New Techniques in Applied Economic Research at the Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi, India in 2008, EcoMod Pratical General Equilibrium Modeling with GAMS, Washington, D.C in 2014, among several others. He has conducted research for several local and international organisations.

In addition, he has served in key University Committees, including the University Admissions Board, the University of Benin Eminent Lecture Series Committee where he served as the Chairman of the Finance sub-committee and the University of Benin Annual Research Day Committee where he served as Chairman of the Technical sub-committee and more recently, he is a member of the University Staff Audit Committee. Professor Oaikhenan has served as visiting lecturer to several Universities in Nigeria. He has also served as external examiner and external assessor to some foreign and local Universities. In addition to serving as reviewer to several local and international journals, he is currently the Editor of African Journal of Microfinance and Enterprise Development and of the Nigerian Economic and Financial Review. He is a member of the Governing Council of LAPO Institute, the academic-oriented subsidiary of the LAPO Group that is set to midwife the birth of the proposed MidWestern University. He is also a member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Economic Society, NES. Professor Oaikhenan has to his credit several publications. He is happily married to Mrs Bilkis Unoiza Oaikhenan, (nee Bello) and they are blessed with children.
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