Master of Philosophy in Business Administration

The aim of the Master of Philosophy in Business Administration is to equip graduates with critical and analytical skills for researching, teaching and defining solutions to the opportunities and challenges in administering businesses. The programme is designed to train and develop individuals and intellectuals who wish to have academic careers as researchers and lecturers in Business Administration

Objectives of the Programme

Upon completion of the programme, students will be able to:

  • Understand the existing and emerging business administration theories, methods and techniques, and their impact on the performance of organisations;
  • Critically analyse business processes, identify inefficiencies and problems, and apply decision-support tools to business decision making;
  • Understand the quantitative and qualitative research approaches to address issues related to business administration; and
  • Develop the skills to teach or transfer knowledge on business administration

Admission Requirement

  • At the time of application, applicants should possess a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent from a recognized/accredited Institution in the relevant field of study. Preference will be given to applicants with a FIRST CLASS OR SECOND-CLASS DIVISION


The following documents are to be enclosed along with the completed application form;
  • Two passport Size Photographs
  • Copy of Identity Card
  • Evidence of Source of Funding
  • Secondary/High School Certificate
  • Degree Certificate(s)
  • Transcript(s)
  • Proof of National Service
  • Proof of Work Experience
  • Resume/CV
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (One (1) must be Academic)
  • Statement of Purpose

Graduation Requirement

i. The programme is designed to be completed within a period of Two (2) years.

ii. The two-year, 48 credits (30 credits taught course 12 credits research work and 3 credits research seminar and 3 credits internship (8-12 weeks)). The programme emphasizes learning through lectures, case method, team work, and research work. The plan of studies incorporates thirty (30) credit hours of taught courses over the one year of study and twelve (12) credit hours’ thesis work with 3 credits research seminar and 3 credits internship.

iii. Students must obtain a total of 48 – 60 credits as described below:

First Year Second Year   Total Credits
Course Work Course Work Seminar & Internship  
30 – 36 Credits 12 Credits 6 Credits 45 – 48 Credits

iv. All fees must be paid in full by the time of completion of the academic degree programme.

v. All degree requirements must be completed at most within a maximum of four-year period. Students who fail to fulfil this requirement will be automatically withdrawn from the MPhil Degree Programme.

Mode of Study

Full time




The programme focuses on creating a pool of manpower with the requisite competencies to contribute to:

The educational and higher learning institutes

• Research institutes and organisations,

• Government and nongovernmental organisations

• Training and consultancy organisations

• Business analysis and development

Components of the programme:

a. Required(core) course(s)

A total of ten (10) School Core courses, each of 3 credits are required in the first year.


b. Research component

For the third semester, students shall carry out the research and produce MPhil Thesis of 6 credit hours in the fourth semester.

c. Practical training, industrial attachment, internship, clinical experience, etc.

From early June to early September of year one on the programme, students have the opportunity to put their learning into practice. Students have internship and workshops/seminars:

i. Internship

Students on the Programme undertake an 8-12-week internship at the end of the first year. This helps them to put first year learning into perspective and reveal their own capabilities and goals. A period of intense work experience gives students the chance to:

  • Change career by trying out a new industry or job function. This is an excellent opportunity to enter into a new sector or field of expertise
  • Accelerate student’s current career by developing a specialist interest.
  • Earn an income, depending on student’s skills and the industry chosen. Students could be using the opportunity to switch careers or working in a start-up environment.


ii. Workshop/Seminar

Workshops/seminars will be integral in the programme delivery to enable students gain exceptional skills training and expertise from industry experts and other professionals.

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