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
Upon completion of the programme, students will be able to:
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 Students who fail to fulfil this requirement will be automatically withdrawn from the MPhil Degree Programme.
A total of ten (10) School Core courses, each of 3 credits are required in the first year.
For the third semester, students shall carry out the research and produce MPhil Thesis of 6 credit hours in the fourth semester.
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:
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:
Workshops/seminars will be integral in the programme delivery to enable students gain exceptional skills training and expertise from industry experts and other professionals.