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JAMB Brochure for Business Administration Under Faculty of Social and Management Sciences


This part of the JAMB brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Business Administration under the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences in Nigeria. You will see the UTME subject combination needed to apply for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, requirements such A’level, ND, HND, NCE, etc for Direct Entry candidates, as well as other information you require to successfully apply for the course.

List of Degree Awarding Institutions that Offer Business Administration

  • Achievers University
  • Adamawa State University
  • Adeleke University
  • Afe Babalola University
  • Ajayi Crowther University
  • Akwa Ibom State University
  • Al-Hikmah University
  • Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  • Ambrose Alli University
  • Augustine University
  • Babcock University
  • Bayero University Kano
  • Bells University of Technology
  • Benson Idahosa University
  • Bingham University
  • Bowen University
  • Chrisland University
  • Christopher University
  • Crawford University
  • Crescent University
  • Delta State University
  • Edwin Clark University
  • Ekiti State University
  • Federal University Gashua
  • Federal University Gusau
  • Federal University, Birnin Kebbi
  • Federal University, Ndufu-alike
  • Fountain University
  • Godfrey Okoye University
  • Gombe State university
  • Gregory University, Uturu
  • Hallmark University
  • Hezekiah University
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University
  • Kaduna State university
  • Kings University
  • kogi State University
  • Kwara State University
  • Lagos State University
  • Landmark University
  • Micheal and Cecilia Ibru University
  • Mountain Top University
  • Nigeria Turkish Nile University
  • Northwest University, Kano
  • Novena University
  • Oduduwa University
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University
  • Pan-Atlantic University
  • Redeemer’s University
  • Renaissance University
  • Ritman University
  • Salem University
  • Samuel Adegboyega University
  • SouthWestern University
  • Summit University Offa
  • Tansian University
  • Taraba State University
  • Umaru Musa Yar’adua University
  • University of Benin
  • University of Calabar
  • University of Ilorin
  • Veritas University, Abuja
  • Wesley University Of Science And Technology
  • Western Delta University
  • Yobe State University

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

In UTME, note that English Language is mandatory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study Business Administration under the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences in the institutions listed above are:

Mathematics, Economics and any other Social Science subject.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) EKSU require Economics, Mathematics, and any Social Science subject.

(ii) BOWEN requires Government for Public Administration.

(iii) UNIBEN (for Public Administration) requires Government/History, one Social Science subject and any other subject.

(iv) WESTERN-DEL (For Business Administration) requires Mathematics, Economics and any other Social Science subject.

(v) LASU;
(a) For Business Administration requires one of Commerce, Geography or Government.
(b) For Insurance requires one of Geography, Commerce, Business Methods or Statistics.
(c) For Public Administration requires Government as the other subject.

(vi) AUE requires five credit passes to English Language, Mathematics and any threes from Economics, Geography, Commerce, Government, Accounts and Book-Keeping at not more than two sittings.

(vii) UMYUK requires for Public Administration Government or History.

(viii) NTNU accepts Economics/Principle of Accounting and any two Arts or Social Sciences subjects.

(ix) CRESCENT;
(a) for Business Administration requires Mathematics, English Language, Economics and Government/Commerce or any other social science subject.
(b) For Accounting requires English Language, Economics, Mathematics and Geography/Commerce/ Government.

(x) OOU accepts Mathematics/Economics and any two other Social Science subjects.

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for Business Administration as a UTME candidate, you require: UNN offers this course as Public Administration and Local Government.

Five SSCE credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Economics and two other relevant subjects.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNIILORIN requires ‘O; level credit passes in any three of Accounting, Business Method, Commerce, Geography, Economics, Statistics and Government.

(ii) AJAYI requires two other subjects from Accounting, Business Methods, Commerce, Geography and Government.

(iii) RENAISSANCE and CRESCENT accept Commerce in lieu of Economics.

(iv) CRESCENT;
(a) for Business Administration requires Five (5) O’level credits in English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any two of the following: Commerce, Geography and Statistics is required.
(b) For Accounting requires five credits passes in SSCE/GCE/O’ Level/NECO which include English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any other two social science subjects at not more than two sittings.

(v) LASU;
(a) For Accounting it requires other two relevant subjects could be from any of Principles of Accounts, Commerce, Office Practice and Secretarial duties.
(b) For Public Administration if requires ‘O’ Level credit to include English Language, Mathematics, Government, Economics and any one of Principles of Accounts, Commerce, Office Practice and Secretariat Studies.
(c) For Business Administration it requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics plus any three of Economics, Accounting, Commerce, Government and Geography.
(d) For Insurance, it requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Economics plus any two of Accounting, Business Method, Commerce, Government, Geography and Statistics.
(e) For Marketing, it requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Economics plus any three of Business Method, Commerce, Book Keeping and Economics.

(vi) NTNU accepts one subjects from Accounting, Banking and Finance, Commerce, Geography, Business Studies, Government or Statistics in lieu of Economics.

(vii) GO requires Five SSCE credit passes in not more than two sittings in subjects which include English Language, Mathematics and Economics.

(viii) REDEEMER’S requires Five ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other two subjects in Social Sciences.

(ix) CRAWFORD requires for Business Administration five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English, Economics, Mathematics and at least 2 from Business Methods, Accounting, Commerce, Geography and Government

(x) AAU requires five credit passes including English, Mathematics, Economics, Government/History and any other subject. AAU can accept History/Government. AAU also accepts Mathematics

(xi) WESTERN-DEL (for Business Administration) requires five SSCE credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Economics or Accounts, one other Social Science subject and any one other subject of choice.

(xii) BELLS requires a pass in Physics for Business Computing and Information Technology.

(xiii) GO accepts
(a) For Business Administration and Marketing credit pass in Commerce in lieu of Economics.
(b) For Public Administration five SSCE credit passes in English, Mathematics, Government or History or Commerce and two other subjects.

(xiv) UMYUK accepts;
(a) Five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, Economics and any other two relevant Social Science subjects in not more than two sittings.
(b) For Business Administration, credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics or Commerce and any two Social Science subjects.
(c) For Public Administration, five credit passes or its equivalent in English, Mathematics, Government or History and any other two subjects from Arts or Social Science in not more than two sittings.

(xv) RENAISSANCE requires five credit passes to include Mathematics, English Language, Economics or Accounting.

(xvi) NDA requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Accounting and two other subjects from Commerce, Geography, History, French, Arabic and Government.

(xvii) UNIBEN (for Insurance) – A pass in Further Mathematics is an advantage.

(xviii) UNIBEN (for marketing) requires five credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics and two other subjects at not more than two sittings

(xix) BABCOCK – A pass in Economics may be considered provided the candidate has a credit pass in Accounting or Commerce.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Business Administration as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: Two ‘A’ level passes including Economics.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) AAU accepts:
(a) BSc, BA or HND in other discipline
(b) ND (Upper Credit) in Accounting.
(c) Foundation of ICAN

(ii) ILORIN requires ‘A’ level passes in Accounting and at least one of Mathematics, Business Management, Economics, Statistics, Geography and Government plus UTME requirements.

(iii) BINGHAM, AJAYI and AAU requires A’ level pass in Accounts. Accepts National Diploma in Accounting, Banking and Finance or Business Management from a recognised institution.

(iv) ILORIN Accepts National Diploma in Accounting/Finance plus UTME.

(v) CRESCENT;
(a) requires two ‘A’ Level passes to include Mathematics and either Economics or Account.
(b) IJMB at acceptable grades.
(c) NCE, ND, and approved equivalent of with at least lower credit may be admitted to the appropriate level.

Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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