Colleges and Universities Offering PhD in Business Administration in Nigeria

  • Course Name: PhD in Business Administration(Business Administration)
  • Major Subject: Business Administration
  • Course Category: Doctorate Courses

Institutions Offering PhD in Business Administration

  • Babcock University Babcock University, Ilishan Remo  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Applicants are required to have an MSc degree in Business Administration from Babcock University or from any other recognized university within and outside Nigeria, wherein they would have obtained an average of at least 60% (4.0 on a 5.0-point scale). Candidates must submit official transcripts as evidence.

    -Candidates with a CGPA of 3.50-3.99 on a 5.0-point scale or 55-59% in the MSc in Business Administration may be admitted under conditional status to the PhD programme, provided they successfully complete a minimum of required additional 16 credits in Master’s-level coursework in Business Administration at Babcock University and any other relevant area at the 60% pass level prior to commencing any coursework in the PhD programme.

    -Candidates with a minimum of 4.0 CGPA (on a 5.0 scale) from a cognate discipline may be considered for admission subject to prescribed remedial courses as approved by the department.

    -A MPhil in Business Administration from Babcock University, with a minimum proficiency level of 60%, will count for the first year of the PhD programme, with the student commencing the activities of the second year of the PhD programme of studies. If the student has an MPhil in Business Administration from any other institution or in any other relevant area, with a minimum proficiency level of 60%, the student will commence the first year of the PhD programme of studies.

    Course duration: 3 years
  • Bowen University Bowen University, Iwo  
    Course entry requirements:
    (i) To be eligible, a candidate must have a relevant Master’s Degree or equivalent from a University approved by Senate and a minimum of weighted average of 60%.
    (ii) In special cases, a programme may require additional conditions including an interview
    (iii) Candidates with M. Phil degree in relevant programmes.

    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.

    Course duration: 6 semesters
  • Edo State University Edo State University, Uzairue  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Master’s degree with a weighted average score of 60% and above (CGPA of not less than 4.0 on a 5 point scale)

    -Candidates who do not make up to 60% (≥ 55% or CGPA of not less than 3.5 on a 5 point scale) or deficient in some prerequisite courses especially from another institution may be required to register for the M.Phil/Ph.D. programme. The Department may prescribe appropriate courses for candidates whose academic record is considered deficient for the area of specialization.

    -In addition, PhD applicants should submit a concept note/ research proposal of not more than 450 words along with their application form
  • Lagos State University Lagos State University, Lagos  
    Specialization options:
    (a) Business Administration
    (b) Management
    (c) International Business


    Course entry requirements:
    Applicants must possess a Master of Sciences [M.Sc.] Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Production and Operation Research from Lagos State University or any other recognized University whose weighted course work is not less than 60% or CGPA of 4.0 and above

    Course duration: Minimum of 6 Semesters and Maximum of 10 Semesters.

    For extension beyond the specified Maximum period, a special permission of the Postgraduate Board shall be required
  • Afe Babalola University Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Relevant Master Degree of Afe Babalola University or any other University recognized by the Senate of Afe Babalola University with Minimum of 60% or Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.50 on a 5.00 Grade
    -Any candidate with a CGPA from 00 to 3.49, shall be
    -Admitted into M.Phil./Ph.D. Programme, except Engineering, with the opportunity of converting to Ph.D. Programme later.
  • Landmark University Landmark University, Omu Aran  
    Admission criteria:
    Applicants should possesses a Master degree relevant to the intended programme. However, such intending candidate should have scored:
    -an average of at least 60% (3.5 CGPA) in his/her Master degree programme.
    -between 55% - 59% to qualify for M.Phil. Ph.D.
    -between 50% - 54% to qualify for M.Phil. Programme

    Course duration: 6-10 semesters
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka  
    Areas of specialization:
    i.) Human Resource Management
    ii.) Production/Operations Management
    iii.) Strategic Management
    iv.) General Management
  • Paul University Paul University, Awka  
    Course Duration: 4 semesters

    Mode of Study: Full time
  • Kwararafa University Kwararafa University, Wukari  
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Ihiala  
  • Gombe State University Gombe State University, Gombe  
  • Obafemi Awolowo University Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife  
  • Western Delta University Western Delta University, Oghara  
  • Ekiti State University Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti  
  • University of Ilorin University of Ilorin, Ilorin  




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