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1. INTRODUCTION

The Program, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is offered in the Department of Business Administration in the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences. The Program is designed to produce excellent administrators and managers in the business sector through rigorous methods of building knowledge and skill competences among students.

2. PHILOSOPHY
The philosophy of the program is to have a business administration and management education grounded on theory that is wedded with real world applications to expose students to cutting edge analytical tools, both theoretical and empirical useful for managerial decision making and to broaden their intellectual capabilities to undertake research of multidisciplinary approaches and apply such results to solve management problems with sound analytical tools and excellent ethical business practices in exploiting and improving his/her environment.

3. OBJECTIVES
The objective of the department is to teach, train, mentor and coach students in the theory and practice of business administration and management and develop them morally sound and socially relevant. Specifically, the objectives are to
• Advance the frontiers of the theory and practice of business administration and management by developing the expertise of students in the functional area of business;
• Develop managerial skills of the students, critical thinking and analysis, logical reasoning and research methodology such that they can undertake quality research and formulate policies and strategies to solve business organizational administration and management problems;
• Nurture students with work ethos and self-reliance inculcating morality at the highest level; and
• Provide the much needed quality of business administration and management human capital for the development of the nation and the advancement of mankind globally.

4. BASIC ADMISSION ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Candidates for admission into Department of Business Administration must possess five O’Level credits to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Government/Geography/Civic Education/Commerce and any other subject.

UTME Subjects

• English Language,
• Mathematics, and
• Any other Social Science subject

DIRECT ENTRY

• At least two passes at GCE Advanced Level to include Economics, Government, Geography, Mathematics, Business Method and Economics History.
• IJMB/NCE/OND/HND/ATS of ICAN or approved equivalent.

5. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

B.Sc. Business Administration is a 4-year degree program. To be eligible for the award of the degree, a student must satisfy the following graduation requirements:

• A student must register for a minimum of 15 or a maximum of 25 credits in any one semester, provided that the total credit load does not exceed 40 in a session.
• In exceptional circumstances, the Faculty may grant not more than 6 extra credits beyond the maximum load of 40 credits in any one session upon the recommendation of the Head of Department.
• A student must pass a minimum of 120 credits in a 4-year degree program including those earned from GST courses.

6. GOALS/ACHIEVEMENTS

• The Department of Business Administration over the years from the inception of the University till now has graduated over 2000 students. These graduates today are making significant contributions to the economy in different fields of human endeavor in the country and overseas like USA, Canada, and United Kingdom among other parts of world.
• The Department remains the flag-ship of entrepreneurship program and development in the University. The yearly 400/L entrepreneurship project presentation has continue to be very inspirational, revealing and highly educative relatively preparing the young graduates to be self reliant, innovative and industrious to enhance our country’s social and economic development.
• The Department successfully organized and held the first International Conference in the history of the University between 28th and 30th May, 2014 with a theme “Entrepreneurship: Strategy for Socio-economic Advancement in Emerging Economies” was well attended by participants from various universities, and both government and private business institutions with a total of 145 submitted papers and 113 papers successfully presented. The three day conference was aimed at creating an interactive platform that would bridge the gap between knowledge and practice dealt extensively on the three pillar structures of entrepreneurship: economic structure, political structure, and cultural structure with reference to transformation agenda of the Federal Government on job creation, youth empowerment, poverty reduction, gender equality, entrepreneurial empowerment and involvement of the youth, rural-urban migration, and socio-cultural and socio-political issues affecting entrepreneurial development.
• The Department continues to maintain enviable record of qualified, committed and dedicated members of staff who are well known in reputable bodies, institutes, professional groups. They have published a total of 14 articles in local and international journals in 2014.
• The NUC has approved and accredited MBA and M.Sc. in Business Administration Postgraduate Programs for the Department to commence 2014/2015 academic year.
• The Department aimed to float a journal to publish high quality papers from the 2014 Conference Proceedings which will be sustained by an annual publication not limited to annual conference papers but by request for journal paper submission from national and international scholars.
• The Department is preparing to hold the 2nd International Conference on Business Administration and Management in October, 2015.
• The Department planned of holding a Workshop on Feasibility Study Development for students during the 2nd semester 2014/2015 session for Business Plan Competition during the conference holding in October, 2015.

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