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MBA Degree in Nigeria (Schools and Admission Requirements)

MBA degree is awarded by virtually all Universities in the globe. And its benefits are numerous, some of the benefits are: it advances your career, increases your employable rate, you earn more as a professional in your field, sharpens your managerial skill, it makes your promotion rapid in your place of work, etc.

However, you must make sure that the business school you want to apply to is fully accredited to award MBA degree.

This article will focus mainly on MBA degree in Nigeria, Schools, and Admission requirements.

The Business School in Nigeria offers Full-Time MBA, Part-Time MBA, and Executive MBA. In Nigeria, school like Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) made history as the first university in the country to have a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programme accredited by NUC to be delivered in e-learning mode.

This means tutors and other classmates all happen via ABU’s e-learning portal online and you can take your MBA from anywhere without the need to go to the ABU campus at all.

Below are some of the accredited business schools in Nigeria that award MBA degree with their admission requirements:

List of Schools that award MBA degree in Nigeria

Lagos Business School

So far LBS is the best business school according to Financial times and webometric. Below are their admission requirements

To be considered for admission, you will have to meet all the following requirements:

  • Minimum of three year’s post-qualification work experience including NYSC
  • Five credit passes including English and Mathematics at O’ Level
  • At least a second-class lower university degree from a recognised university
  • Competitive GMAT or GRE score
  • Demonstrated intellectual capacity, professionalism, maturity and effective decision-making and problem-solving potentials assessed during an interview

University of Ibadan (UI)

The University of Ibadan accepts applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the under-listed professional postgraduate degree programmes of the University of Ibadan School of Business (UISB)

a) Master in Business Administration (MBA) – Executive

b) Master in Business Administration (MBA) – Full-Time or Part-Time

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University, with minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division).


HND (Upper Credit) or ACA, ACMA, AIBACIS, CIBN, ACTS at minimum of merit level.


Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University, with Third Class or Pass, plus Postgraduate Diploma.


HND (Lower Credit) from a recognized Institution, plus Postgraduate Diploma.

University of Lagos

Unilag MBA Full-Time

Graduates in any discipline (HND or Degree) from a recognized university or holders of professional qualifications approved by senate may apply for admission. Professional qualification such as: ACA, ACIA, ACIS or ACIB

Unilag MBA Part-Time

In addition to the requirement of full time above, candidates should have a minimum of three years of post-graduation work experience in managerial positions and should be in full time employment. Notwithstanding the above, any candidates may be required, on admission, to make up for any deficiency. Candidates may be required to undergo an additional selection process.

University of Ilorin

Master in Business Administration (MBA) Executive

The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum period of six (6) semesters, and a maximum period of ten (10) semesters. Students will attend lectures on Saturdays and Sundays. They are also expected to come in for two (2) weeks during long vacation for intensive academic work. The available areas of specialization include: Accounting, Marketing, Personnel Management, Finance, General Management, and Operations Management.

Master in Business Administration (MBA)

The duration of the Programme shall normally be for a minimum period of 24 calendar months and a maximum period of 36 calendar months for Full-Time; and a minimum period of 36 calendar months and a maximum period of 48 calendar months for Part –Time. Areas of specialization include: Accounting, Marketing, Personnel, Finance, General Management and Operations Management.

Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission into the MBA Programme shall normally possess Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University, with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division). Holders of professional qualifications such as ACA, ACMA AIB ACIS, CIBN, ACTS or HND (Upper Credit) must possess a postgraduate Diploma Certificate in Strategic Management from the University of Ilorin with a Minimum average weighted score of 60%. All candidates should have at least Five (5) Credit Passes at the Ordinary Level (O/L), Including English Language and Mathematics irrespective of field of study.

University of Nigeria

UNN Business School offers regular Professional Postgraduate Programmes leading to the award of Master of Business Administration (MBA). The Business School also offers Full-Time/ Part-Time/ Executive MBA.

Entry requirements

– A minimum of five (5) years working experience in industry and business, plus

– An honours bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma in any discipline.


– Regular MBA Full time: Four (4) semesters(Min);Six (6) semesters(max)

–Part- time Six (6) semesters (min); Eight (8) Semesters (max)

– Executive MBA: Weekend programme (18 months): Four (4) semesters (min);Six (6) semesters (max)

There are other business schools in Nigeria that award MBA degree, you can always visit the school portal for information on admission requirements, duration, and fees.

Bolarinwa Olajire

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