Philosophy, Politics & Economics


Subject Area Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Professional Certifications Associate Chartered Economist (ACE)
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 4 Years (3 trimesters / year)
Course Location American International University, West Africa, The Gambia
Intakes January, May & September

The aim of this course is to expose students to philosophical, socio-cultural, political and economic contexts of different regions of the world thus forming a basis for future leadership roles. Key ideas such as democracy, culture, conflict, globalization, equality, diversity and sustainable development in different parts of the world are x-rayed. Philosophy will expose students to skills for identifying and gaining in-depth understanding of the philosophical concepts underlying many political, social, economic and ethical theories. The study of Politics provides platforms for thorough understanding of the different ways in which politics shapes our lives, the various forms that politics takes, and how politics is organized differently around the world. The study of Economics imbues the students with an in-depth knowledge of how consumers, firms and government make decisions that together determine how resources are allocated.

The ultimate goal of the program is to meet the evolving global needs through teaching, research, and services. At CMIT, AIUWA, we combine an understanding of theory with the practical skills necessary to apply knowledge to businesses, industries, financial or government environment. We integrate professional curriculum to all general academic curriculum thereby making all our students work-ready after graduation. This integration and the quality of our faculty distinguish our PPE course from other degrees in political science or economics.

Students are exposed to up to date software, real-time databases and state-of-the-art research tools widely used in the industry. There are opportunities for overseas exposure through study trips and internship programmes.

Minimum Entry Qualification for Bachelor’s Degree Programme

Qualifications Academic Requirements
West Africa Examination Council. O level. Five credits in relevant subjects (Mathematics and English compulsory)
Course/lab work assessment and written examination.

In the world of Politic Philosophy & Economics, qualified graduates with the appropriate skills and aptitude are high in demand and can work in many units of organizations and firms. The list below is meant to be a starting place, rather than an exhaustive list. Our graduates are qualified to pursue the following positions:

Professional Certifications

Associate Chartered Economist (ACE)
Year 1

  • Writing and Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Basic Accounting Processes and Systems
  • Business Law
  • Basic Computer Application
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • History of Philosophy
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Philosophy of the Brain, Mind and World
  • Introduction to Public Policy
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to Political Economics
  • Elements of Policy and Development Planning
  • Introduction to Logic and Critical Theory
  • Current Economic Problems
  • Economics of the Environment

Year 2

  • Strategic and Operations Management
  • Business Communication and Research Methodology
  • Applied Mathematics for Social Science
  • Basic Financial Modeling
  • Studies in Contemporary Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Political Ideas and Organization of Government
  • Contemporary Political Analysis
  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Economics of Trade Policy
  • Industry and Labor Economics
  • Philosophy of Life and Death

Year 3

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Democratic Theory
  • Law and Politics in Africa
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Introduction to Behavioral Economics
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • International Trade and Payments
  • Economic Development of Regions (US, UK,Asia and Africa)
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Financial Instruments and Institutions
  • Philosophy of Psychology
  • Corporate Governance

Year 4

  • Research Project
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Business Strategy
  • Nationalism, Republicanism & Cosmopolitanism
  • Political Economy of African Development
  • Econometrics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Economics Development Theory
  • Experimental Economics
  • Game Theory
  • Mathematical Economics

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