Baze University

Estate Management

About the Course

Estate management is quite a broad term for a number of areas that include property management, surveying, business and finance and the built environment and essentially the subject is primarily concerned with the valuation and management of land and buildings in the public and private sector.
It is among the six (6) programmes of study approved by the National Universities Commission for the Faculty of Environmental Sciences at the 2015/2016 academic session. It is founded in line with the University Mission that is “To establish and maintain a most suitable academic environment synergizing world-class human capital and best technology for creating and imparting knowledge to develop and modernize the Nigerian society”. Hence the Department functions efficiently to ensure the right application of knowledge of science and technology for human well-being and societal development.
The department commenced academic activities with only five (5) students and the number increased over time. It is ready to graduate its first set of students in the 2020 academic year. The department started its academic activities with two permanent staff with Dr U.D Muhammad as the Head of department and later on recruited additional qualified Estate Surveyors and Valuers as staff of the department. The department is well positioned to grow from strength to strength in the years ahead in ensuring that notable Estate Surveyors and Valuers are produced in Nigeria.

Philosophy
The general philosophy underlining Estate Surveying and Valuation Profession is to produce competent and efficient estate surveyors and valuers with sufficient knowledge and skills to optimize the use of land among competing claims having regard to public good, optimum returns to owners and investors in real estate development and the facilitation and promotion of economic development.

Vision
To be one of the leading departments that offer qualitative estate management education in Nigeria.

Mission
Producing world class graduates of estate management and valuation profession laced with quality and sufficient reasoning, sound communication and allied skills needed for    leadership roles and contributions to the overall development of Nigerian economy.

Aim of Programme
The programme aims at educating and equipping students with fundamental knowledge in the following areas of the discipline: Valuation, Property Management, Building Construction, Land Surveying, Land Law, Land Economics, Property Development, Project Management and Finance, feasibility and viability appraisal among others.
Environmental Relevance
Estate Management is environmentally relevant in the aspect of Environmental attributes and Real Estate Investment, Environmental Valuation among others.
 
Graduate destinations
  • Estate Surveying and Valuation Private Practice (Valuation, Real Estate Agency
  • Property/Facility Management
  • Project Management
  • Feasibility and Viability Appraisal/Investment Analysis
  • Public Service (Lands Department, Estate Units in organizations - Civil and Military – among others)

For Further Information Contact:
Department of Estate Management on:
+2348134806052
+2348023341774

Dr. M.D. Umbugala
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT


Course Details

Course Structure
Year 1 | Semester 1
Code: GEN103
Lecturer: Johnson Mercy
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:

This module will introduce students to basic mathematical topics useful in their different courses of study.

Aims:

To introduce students to basic mathematical topics useful in their different courses of study at Baze University. Apart from learning the basic statistical tools useful for data collection, they will also gain valuable insight into number system, the concept of sets, laws of indices, solving equations and a wide range of other basic mathematical techniques. In essence, this module is designed to equip students with useful methods of solving and approaching mathematical problems.

Syllabus:

Introduction to Number System, Laws of Indices, General Inequality, Equation Systems, Algebra, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry as well as general overview of Statistics.

Teaching and learning methods:
  • Lectures: Lectures will be used to introduce and explain major ideas and theories and to illustrate their wide-ranging applications. 
  • Interactive lectures will review materials by encouraging their active participation - inviting questions, working through examples, giving short quizzes, discussing case studies, or showing a  video followed by a quiz, etc.
  • Classes: This will encourage students to begin to apply the knowledge gained to real and hypothetical cases and will encourage them also to gain confidence in presenting and defending their own ideas. Classes will usually require them to read some material(s) for discussion, or prepare answers, give some presentations, research a topic, take part in a debate, etc. 
  • Homework: Homework will be assigned regularly. Regular assignments will help them understand the material and they will get feedback.

Intended learning outcomes:

On the  successful completion of this module, students are expected to have developed their skills and have:

  • Ability to read and understand fundamental mathematics.
  • Ability to apply range of concepts in Mathematics or represent and solve problems in Mathematics.
  • Ability to represent and analyse data using the right techniques.


Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:
  • Basic College Mathematics by Elayn Matin-Gay, New Jersey, Pearson Prentice Hall.
  • College Mathematics for Business, Economics, Life Sciences & Social Sciences (11th Edition) by Raymond A. Bernet, Michael R, Ziegler, & Karl E. Byleen. New Jersey, Pearson Prence Hall.
  • Algebra & Trigonometry (Sixth Edition) by Michael Sullivan. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458.
  • Any other mathematical textbook that covers any of the topics.

Code: GEN105
Lecturer: Rukayyatu Abdulkareem Gurin
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: ACC101
Lecturer: Emeka Emmanuel Ene
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:

A course that would provide basis for neophytes in accountancy profession.

Aims:

To provide students with basic understanding of accounting and financial reporting, introduce them to the concepts in IFRS and how to write up basic financial accounting records and books.

Syllabus:

This course is offered in first semester. It covers the following topics:
1. The Nature and Scope of Accounting: Origin and meaning of accounting. The Functions of Accountants. Accounting Functions and Its Relationship with the Information System of Organizations. Accounting Procedure and Systems.
2. Introduction to Conceptual framework for Financial Accounting. Accounting concepts and conventions including Double Entry Book-keeping Systems & Accruals. From GAAP to IFRS an introduction to IFRS.
3. Accounting process: From books of original entry to trial balance.
4. Bank reconciliation statement.
5. Introduction to correction of errors.
6. Introduction to control accounts & self-balancing ledgers.

Teaching and learning methods:

• Lectures will be used to explain the topics in the syllabus.
• Practical workshop comprising regular class tests and models answers will be emphasised
• Class discussion will also be used to stimulate individual participation and develop communication skills

Intended learning outcomes:

On completion of this course the student should be able to:
• Present the origin of modern day accounting, and differentiate between financial accounting and book-keeping.
• Discuss meaning of financial accounting, its content and quality, and users of its information.
• Discuss basic accounting concepts and conventions.
• Distinguish between GAAP and IFRS and related terminologies.
• Write up books of original entry, principal books of accounts and extract a trial balance.
• Prepare bank reconciliation statement.
• Understand basic principles underlying control accounts and self-balancing ledgers.
• Understand basic correction of errors and suspense account


Assessment:
Exams: 70%
Test: 30%
Quiz: 1%
Coursework: 1%
Recommended reading list:

Ene, E. E. and Ejinwa U. J. (2014): Foundation in Accounting. 1st Edition. Abuja: Shollud Associates.
Frank W. and Alan S. (2012): Business Accounting 1. 12th Edition. London: Pearson Education Limited. (Note: an older edition can be used).
ICAN Study Pack: Foundation Stage
Igben R.O. (2014) Financial Accounting Made Simple (FAMS) Vol 1 4th Edition El-toda Ventures limited
Thomas, A. and Ward, A. M. (2015): Introduction to Financial Accounting, 8th edition, London: McGraw Hill Education. (Note: an older edition can be used).

Code: COM112
Lecturer: Chollette Chiazor Olisah
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
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Code: GEN101
Lecturer: Rhema Friday Ekpah Oguche
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Year 1 | Semester 2
Code: GEN108
Lecturer: Johnson Mercy
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: MTH102
Lecturer: Benjamin Oyediran Oyelami
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: STA204
Lecturer: Muhammed Muhammed Mujitaba
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Code: GEN104
Lecturer: Abosede Omojuyigbe
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: Use of English 1 ,
Overview:

In this module, students will learn to write well structured essays, overcome speech anxiety, work effectively in groups , the art of public speaking and give well structured presentations

Aims:

The aim of the module is to teach students the rudiments of public speaking, team work  and  presentations.

Syllabus:

Reading comprehension, Literary appreciation, Writing skills, Presentation skills, Working in groups for a presentation, Preparing for assessed presentation.

Teaching and learning methods:
  • Lectures will be given through power point presentations to explain the topics contained in the syllabus.
  • Class discussions will also be used to enhance individual participation, self confidence and team work as the students will be required to give presentations fortnightly


Intended learning outcomes:

Students who have taken this module should be able to:

  • Read effectively
  • Write well structured essays
  • Work effectively in a group or team
  • Carry out researches independently
  • Give good presentations


Assessment:
Exams: 60%
Test: 15%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 15%
Recommended reading list:
  • Turner, Kathy et al., Essential Academic Skills,[ Oxford University Press,  Oxford ,2011]
  • Kathleen T. McWhorter,  Academic Reading,  [ HarperCollins College Publishers, 1994]
  • Seely, John, Oxford Guide to Effective Reading and Speaking, [ Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005]

Year 2 | Semester 1
Code: GEN102
Lecturer: Aliyu Mamman
Unit: 0
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Year 2 | Semester -
Code: GEN201
Lecturer: Taofeek Adejare Owoseni
Unit: 15
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
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Year 2 | Semester -
Code: ECO408
Lecturer: Abbas Abdullahi Marafa
Unit: 3
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite
Overview:

This course structure examines the debate on the concept of taxation, theories on taxation, effect of taxation, its implication, challenges and benefits as it relates to the Nigerian economic system.



Aims:

The aim of this course is to educate students on the systems of taxation.


Syllabus:

Taxation and taxation theories; taxation and tax incidence; welfare cost and negative income tax; Nigerian tax system; fiscal policy elements; fiscal federalism; debt and debt financing. The main issues in federal finance structure of public revenue. The structure of Public expenditure; inter – governmental transfers, regional /state revenues, Issues surrounding public debt; budgetary processes of governments.


Teaching and learning methods:

Lectures, Interactive group discussions, presentations and practical sessions are been used to explain the topics in the syllabus.



Intended learning outcomes:

On completion of this module, the student should be able to


  • Understand taxation and taxation theories and tax incidence.
  • Understand the concept of fiscal federalism, debt financing, and the main issues in federal finance structure.
  • Have a good knowledge of Issues surrounding public debt and budgetary processes of governments.



Assessment:
Exams: 70%
Test: 10%
Quiz: 10%
Coursework: 10%
Recommended reading list:

Finance and Public Policy Jonathan Gruber Worth Publishers 2013 ISBN : 9781429278454

Year 2 | Semester -
Year 2 | Semester 1

Entry requirements

Home / UTME


SSCE (WAEC, NECO, etc);
JAMB;

Home / Direct Entry


A level / Diploma / IJMB / HND / First degree;
JAMB DE Form;
SSCE (WAEC, NECO, etc);

Home / Direct Transfer


SSCE (WAEC, NECO, etc);
Academic transcript;
Please note: Admission on transfer will only be issued after on campus interview;

Foundation


SSCE (WAEC, NECO, etc);

International (Nigerian)


O' level result;
JAMB;
Please note: You can get a conditional admission if you does not have JAMB, but you must provide it before you progress to 200 level;

International (Foreign)


O' level result;

Staff

S/N Staff Name Rank
1 PATRICIA KISUGU OBI Senior Lecturer
2 ALHERI BULUS NYAKO Senior Lecturer
3 TOSIN YEMI OKE Lecturer I
4 EFFIONG ASUKWO ESU Lecturer I
5 MICHAEL AJENI OBUTE Assistant Lecturer
6 DAUDA SALIMAN Librarian/Lecturer II
7 MUHAMMAD DOUGLAS UMBUGALA Senior Lecturer
8 NENROT GOMBWER WUYOKWE Lecturer I
9 MUSA ZANGO BELLO Librarian/Lecturer II
10 DALHA A. MUAZU Professor
11 SULAIMAN YAKUBU Librarian/Lecturer II
12 MUHAMMAD BASHAR NUHU Professor
13 SALMA ALIYU DUTSE Librarian/Lecturer II
14 RUKAIYAT ADEOLA OGUNBAJO Lecturer I