Information for Prospective Graduate Students
- At least one of the following: HND, BSc, PGD and MSc in economics, finance, statistics, mathematics, engineering, physics, actuarial science, or other courses with significant quantitative components. Penultimate or final year students who are still at the university are encouraged to apply, provided they possess the background to do well in the courses
- Some background in mathematics/statistics at the level of calculus, algebra, and inferential statistics. Previous experience in proof-based mathematics is helpful but not required since you will learn that in this program
- A commitment to begin and complete the program and, importantly, a desire to support other African students financially and otherwise in the foreseeable future, to help them reach their academic goals. This is mandatory. Individuals who do not wish to support other people’s academic goals should not apply
- A detailed CV, transcript, cover letter explaining why you want to follow the program, and at least one letter of recommendation from a credible academic vouching for your abilities
The program begins in January of every year and lasts until April of the following year. Final deadline for application is always July 31. Places are limited and competition is keen, so apply with complete documents early!
We offer training courses in carefully selected areas of economics and finance and foundational courses in mathematics and statistics (see course information for details on the phases of the program). We also provide research supervision in a broad range of fields, thanks to the expertise of our volunteer faculty members. Our courses and research supervision are made possible by instructors and researchers who have global teaching experience and have published research in leading journals,including Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Finance, and Annals of Applied Probability, among others.
Our program aims to equip students with advanced skills to excel in doctoral studies and develop proficiency in reading and understanding research papers with significant mathematical content. It is important to note that our training is focused on preparing students for graduate school and is not a university degree program or a replacement for one. To earn the certificate, students must complete all components of the program, including graduate-level core courses and supervised research. Completion of our courses with excellent grades will ensure that students are equipped with the necessary skills to gain admission to the most competitive graduate programs and pursue their academic goals. As a concrete proof of the success of the certificate program, our students have, in recent times, received offers from such universities as University of Oxford, Stanford University Predoc, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, Northwestern University, Cornell University, Princeton University, Columbia University, Yale University, University of Michigan, Rice University, University of Virginia, University of Memphis, Georgia State University, University of Missouri, University of Concordia, Southern Methodist University, among many others.
We provide a platform for talented hardworking students to grow and reach their full potential. We do not just send students to top schools; we prepare them to succeed there. We hope that you find answers to all your questions.
For questions not addressed on this page, please contact admissions, firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be delighted to answer your questions.
Yours in BAUM Tenpers
Adaeze Lisa Wigwe, Ph.D.
Director of Admissions and Senior Program Registrar