Colleges and Universities Offering Master of Science in Accounting in Nigeria

  • Course Name: Master of Science in Accounting(Accounting)
  • Major Subject: Accounting
  • Course Category: Masters Courses

Institutions Offering Master of Science in Accounting

  • Babcock University Babcock University, Ilishan Remo  
    Admission criteria:
    Applicants must:

    i. Possess a Bachelor’s degree with minimum of Second Class (Lower) Division in Accounting of Babcock University or any other approved University.

    ii. Candidates with at least Second Class (Lower) Division in a related discipline of Babcock University or any other approved University may be offered admission provided they possess in addition, a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting.

    iii. Candidates must have met the requirements for admission into the Bachelor degree programme by obtaining Five (5) credits at not more than two sittings in English Language, Mathematics and Economics and any other two subjects at SSCE, GCE, NECO or their equivalence. A pass in Economics may be considered provided the candidate has a credit pass in either Accounting or Commerce.

    Course duration:
    -Regular Semester Module: minimum of three (3) semesters and maximum of five (5) semesters.
    -Elongated Semester Module: minimum of four (4) semesters and maximum of six (6) semesters.
  • Bowen University Bowen University, Iwo  
    Course entry requirements:
    (i) All candidates are required to possess a Bachelor’s degree obtained from a University approved by Senate and with a grade not less than Second Class Lower Division.
    (ii) A candidate with less than Second Class Lower Division plus a Postgraduate Diploma with a minimum of Upper Credit in a relevant field from a recognized University.
    (iii) In addition to (i) and (ii) above, candidates must satisfy the Ordinary Level requirement of five (5 subjects which must include English Language, Mathematics and any other three (3) subject as may be specified for the programme of choice.

    Candidates in regular employment or employed at Bowen must indicate such and must submit with their applications, formal letter of release to Postgraduate College.

    Applicants who are not graduates of Bowen University must request their former Universities or institutions to forward directly to the College Administrator, College of Postgraduate Studies, Bowen University their academic transcripts as applicable.
  • Benue State University Benue State University, Makurdi  
    Course entry requirements:
    -B.Sc (Hons) degree in Accounting, Finance or Banking and Finance from Benue State University or any other recognized university with a minimum of second class lower division; preference shall however be given to those candidates that have a second class upper division, and above, in Accounting or Finance.
    -B.Sc (Hons) degree in Business Management, Economics or Marketing with at least a second class lower division and have obtained a
    Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA) at a credit level from the Benue State University.
    -Relevant professional qualifications such as ACCA, ACA, CNA,CPA, AIB and in addition also hold the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting from Benue State University at a credit level.

    Course duration:
    Minimum: 3 semesters
    Maximum: 5 semesters
  • McPherson University McPherson University, Seriki Sotayo  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Candidate for M.Sc. programme in Accounting must have five credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Economics/Commerce/Accounting and two other commercial or social sciences subjects at O’ Level as basic requirement.
    -Candidates with Bachelor’s degree (B.A or B.Sc.) in Accounting, Finance, Banking and Finance or Economics with a minimum of second class Lower Division; are eligible to apply. The candidates must be graduates of approved and registered universities.
    -They must have completed the mandatory one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme or have been exempted as the case may be.
  • Bells University of Technology Bells University of Technology, Ota  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Candidates must satisfy the O’ Level requirements for matriculation into first degree programmes of the University i.e. Five (5) Credit passes at not more than two sittings including English Language and Mathematics.

    -Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from Bells University of Technology, or any other approved University, with a minimum of Second Class lower division in relevant fields.

    -Candidates with a Third class degree (in relevant fields) and University Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) degree (in relevant fields) from a recognized Institution with not less than Upper credit may be considered.
  • Ajayi Crowther University Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo  
    Entry requirements:
    (a) Five (5) O’Level credit passes including English Language and Mathematics.


    (b) Bachelor’s degree of Ajayi Crowther University or of other recognized Universities, with not less than a Second Class Lower Division.


    (c) Postgraduate Diploma recognized by the Senate of Ajayi Crowther University in relevant areas may also be considered.


    (d) Holders of HND with at least Upper Credit. Holders of professional qualifications i.e ACA, CIBN, ACIS, ACCA are eligible for admission.

    Duration:4 years
  • Afe Babalola University Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Five Credit Passes including English, Mathematics and three others relevant subjects at 'O' Level.
    -A minimum of Second-Class Lower Division in a relevant discipline of universities approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
    -University Degree in Third Class or HND plus a university PGD with Credit Level Pass.

    Specialization options:
    -Financial Accounting
    -Forensic Accounting
    -Management Accounting
    -Environmental Accounting
    -International Accounting
    -Oil and Gas Accounting
  • Kwara State University Kwara State University, Malete  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Graduates of Kwara State University or other recognised universities who have obtained the approved degree of Bachelor with a minimum of Second Class Upper Division.
    -Candidates with Second Class Lower Division may, however, be considered for admission. Such candidates may be subjected to qualifying examination.
    In addition to above, a candidate must satisfy the university’s requirements for matriculation.
  • Akwa Ibom State University Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot  
    Course entry requirements:
    (a) SSC or its equivalent with credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Economics or Accounting and any other two subjects at not more than two sittings.
    (b) Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting at Upper Credit Level from Akwa Ibom State University or any other recognized University.
    (c) Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division;
  • Achievers University Achievers University, Owo  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Candidates must have a minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division degree of Achievers University, Owo or any other recognized university in the proposed programme of study. Candidates with a 3rd Class Bachelor’s degree or HND (minimum of Lower Credit) must have, in addition, a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 maximum CGPA to qualify for admission.
  • Nile University of Nigeria Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Degree in relevant area from a recognized university with a minimum of Second-Class Lower Division may be admitted provided the university’s matriculation requirements are satisfied;
    -A postgraduate diploma at Upper Credit Level in relevant area from a recognized university.

    Course duration: 2 years
  • Elizade University Elizade University, Ilara Mokin  
    Course entry requirements:
    -An applicant shall normally possess not lower than Second Class (Lower Division) Honours Degree of Elizade University or any other approved institution.

    Course duration: A minimum of three (3) Semesters and a maximum of Six (6) Semesters.

    Mode of study: Full time
  • Lagos State University Lagos State University, Lagos  
    Course entry requirements:
    i. A good Honours Degree at least second class lower in Accounting, Taxation of Lagos State University, or any other recognized University.
    ii. Candidates with B.Sc. Accounting Education, Banking and Finance will be required to present PGD Accounting before consideration.
  • Edo State University Edo State University, Uzairue  
    Course entry requirements:
    -A Minimum of Second Class Honors (Lower Division) degree from a recognized University.

    -Candidates with relevant Postgraduate Diploma at credit level

    -Any relevant professional qualification adjudged to be equivalent to the above
  • Al-Qalam University Al-Qalam University, Katsina  
    Course entry requirements:
    -A degree with a CGPA not below 2.75 in the relevant area or 3rd class degree plus a postgraduate diploma with minimum CGPA of 3.00.

    Course duration: 2 years
  • Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt  
    Course entry requirements:
    (i) First degree from any recognized University with at least a Second Class Degree in a related field
    (ii) Postgraduate Diploma in a related field of study
  • Baze University Baze University, Abuja  
    Course duration: 15 months

    Mode of study: Full time
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University Olabisi Onabanjo University, Iwoye  
    Mode of study: Full Time and Part Time
  • Caleb University Caleb University, Lagos  
    Course duration: 4 semesters
  • Umaru Musa Yar'adua University Katsina Umaru Musa Yar'adua University Katsina, Katsina  
  • Taraba State University Taraba State University, Jalingo  
  • Southwestern University Nigeria Southwestern University Nigeria, Okun-Owa  
  • Kwararafa University Kwararafa University, Wukari  
  • Igbinedion University Igbinedion University, Okada  
  • Crescent University Crescent University, Abeokuta  
  • Osun State University Osun State University, Osogbo  
  • Obafemi Awolowo University Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife  
  • Nigerian Defence Academy Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna  
  • Federal University Otuoke Federal University Otuoke, Yenagoa  
  • Western Delta University Western Delta University, Oghara  
  • Ekiti State University Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti  
  • Redeemer's University Redeemer's University, Ede  
  • Salem University Salem University, Lokoja  
  • Federal University, Birnin Kebbi Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, Birnin Kebbi  
  • Veritas University Veritas University, Bwari  
  • University of Calabar University of Calabar, Calabar  
  • Oduduwa University Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu  
  • Covenant University Covenant University, Ota  
  • Bingham University Bingham University, Karu  
  • Al-Hikmah University Al-Hikmah University, Adewole  
  • Gombe State University Gombe State University, Gombe  
  • Gregory University Gregory University, Uturu  
  • Adeleke University Adeleke University, Ede  
  • ESUT Business School ESUT Business School, Enugu  
  • Glorious Vision University Glorious Vision University, Ogwa  
  • Nasarawa State University Nasarawa State University, Keffi  
  • Kogi State University Kogi State University, Anyigba  
  • Kaduna State University Kaduna State University, Kaduna  
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji Arakeji  
  • Godfrey Okoye University Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu  

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