Admission into NOUN Business School for Master Degree Programmes 2020

Using this platform, the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) management board, is inviting applications from qualified candidates seeking admission into the institution’s Business school.

Readers of are aware that in 2017, the following non-academic executive programmes were approved by the National Universities Commissions (NUC) for Noun Business School (NBS) in a collaborative partnership with the office of the Accountant General of Federation (OAGF).

Recommended: NOUN Registration Closing Date For 2020 Courses / Exams Registration.

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Candidates seeking admission into the NOUN Business School should note that there is flexibility in the mode of study with Full-Time, Part-Time, Executive and Sandwich options as applicable.

The following programmes are to be offered:

Master of Business Administration (MBA) with the following areas of specialization:

  • Accounting
  • Agro-Business Management
  • Banking and Finance
  • Cooperative Management
  • e-Business
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management(h) Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Media House Management
  • Micro Finance Banking
  • Sports Management
  • Security and Safety Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management

Master of Public Administration (MPA) with the following areas of specialisation:

  1. Public Personnel Management
  2. Public Sector Reform
  3. Educational Management
  4. Budgeting and Finance
  5. Public Financial Management
  6. Local Government Administration
  7. Health Management
  8. Disaster and Safety Management
  9. Population and Refugees Studies
  10. Deregulation, Privatisation, and Commercialisation
  11. Public-Private Partnership
  12. Equality, Gender Studies, and Intergovernmental Relations

Master of Justice Administration (MJA) with the following areas of specialization:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement.
  • Internal Dispute Settlement.
  • Settlement of Local and International Boundary Disputes.
  • Traditional/Family Values and Dispute Resolution.

Master of Transport Management (EMTM) with the following areas of specialization:

  • Air Transportation.
  • Road Transportation.
  • Railway Transportation.
  • Maritime Transportation.

• Master of Security and Terrorism Studies (MSTS).
• Master of Managerial Psychology (MMP).
• Master of Corporate Governance (MCG).
• Master of International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRD).
• Master of Critical Thinking and Analytical Reasoning (MCTAR).

Master of Energy Economics and Management (MEEM) with the following areas of specialization:

a. Energy Law.
b. Petroleum Economics.
c. Environmental Management in the Energy Industry.
d. Petroleum and Natural Resource Management.
e. Renewable Energy.

Master of Financial Management with emphasis on Budgeting and Project Implementation (MFM)

• Master of Filmmaking and Cinematography (MFC).
• Master of Advertising and Public Relations (MAPR).
• Master of Security and Law Enforcement (MSLE).
• Master of Healthcare Planning and Management (MHPM).
• Commonwealth Executive Masters in Business Administration (CEMBA).
• Commonwealth Executive Masters in Public Administration (CEMPA)

Professional Masters

• Master of Business Administration (MBA).


Through these programs, the NOUN Business School (NBS) will be fulfilling its mandate of providing:

(i) World-class business management education and research at the various study centers of the University across the six geopolitical zones of the country, and

(ii) Innovations in themes, programs and delivery methods to serve the evolving needs of students,          industry, and the nation at large in the coming decades.

The NBS will serve as a hub for local and global talents, cross-disciplinary research, business-university partnerships, global leadership, and local entrepreneurship and innovation.

The need to have enough local talent to allow organizations maintain competitiveness, and support the creation of more avenues for local upgrading of high-end skills cannot be overemphasized.

The NOUN Business School (NBS) will help to serve highly-qualified students who are not being accommodated by current business and management programs in other institutions in the country.

Whether your ambition is to lead in international organizations or start something closer at home, the course will hone your strategic thinking and capabilities, preparing you for a career at the forefront of the business.

The NOUN Executive Master’s programs offer the flexibility to learn over a longer period of time and are specifically designed for people who want to combine a full-time career with the study.

This provides the opportunity to enrich learning through discussion of current business issues and apply your skills and knowledge straight away in your professional practice.


NOUN Business School Executive Master’s programs are open to anyone who is desirous of acquiring a higher degree in Management, Finance, Justice Administration, etc.. In this regard, applicants will be required to have any of the following:

(i) A good honors degree with a minimum of second class honors (lower) in Business or Public.

Administration and other relevant areas from the university recognized by the Senate of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

The relevant areas include:

  • Business Administration.
  • Public Sector Management.
  • Business Administration/Business Management.
  • Human Resource Management.
  • Entrepreneurial & Business Management.

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration or Business.

Administration with a minimum of a credit pass from the University recognized the Senate of NOUN;

HND in any discipline from a reputable institution recognized by the Senate of NOUN.

Such candidate must have five (5) credit passes at Ordinary Level to include the English Language,

• Mathematics and Economics/Commerce at not more than two sittings;

A minimum of three (3) years managerial/administrative experience in reputable transport organizations;

Professional certificate obtained from Institutes duly recognized by the Act of Parliament;

(vi) Graduates without a background in the Social and Management Sciences should go through the          PGDPA or PGDBA.



The philosophy behind this course is to enable students’ extent their background into the strategic field of energy economics and management. Since competency in energy management entails a combination of


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