NOUN CEMBA/CEMPA Programme Admission Form 2023/2024 – How To Apply

Using this medium, I’d love to notify members of the general public, especially candidates seeking Admission into the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration and Public Administration (CEMBA/CEMPA) Programmes for the 2024/2025 academic session.

The National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN has always been an advocate for quality Open and Distance Learning (ODL), while the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has approved ODL Institutions in member countries to offer its Executive MBA and MPA programs to the people living in the following countries:

  • Bangladesh,
  • Botswana,
  • Cayman Islands,
  • Ghana,
  • Guyana,
  • Jamaica,
  • Malaysia,
  • Mauritius,
  • Nigeria,
  • Seychelles,
  • Sri Lanka,
  • Tanzania,
  • Pakistan.

The Open Universities in the above-mentioned countries are allowed by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) to offer its Executive MBA and MPA programs in their own time, at their own pace and, most importantly, at an affordable price.

NOUN CEMBA/CEMPA – What You Need to Know.

  1. The CEMBA/CEMPA programmes are officially aimed at complementing existing MBA and MPA programmes currently being offered in the Commonwealth Countries (as mentioned above), to meet the social and professional demands for management and public administration education at the post-graduate (PG) level. The objectives of the CEMBA/CEMPA programme include, among others;
  2. Producing quality managers who are capable and able to practice widely across the Commonwealth countries.
  3. To enable all persons in these Commonwealth Countries, where the programmes are offered, to obtain Masters Degrees in the areas of Business Administration and Public Administration, contributing to their professional growth and career advancement and most importantly, to their country’s development.
  4. The ability to develop human resources in various aspects of Business and Public administration.

How to Obtain CEMBA/CEMPA Certificate.

The CEMBA/CEMPA programmes certificate, or mode of studying for this programme revolves around these two basic learning activities, among others:

  • Self-instructional printed course material packages.
  • Dual mode of learning: The Dual mode of learning involves Online Facilitation of coursework (Friday Evenings & Saturday) and physical presentation of seminars at the NOUN Abuja and Lagos Centres on a Monthly basis.

NOUN CEMBA/CEMPA Programme Duration

Like most educational programmes out there, the National Open University of Nigeria management has designed the programme to run for a period of Two Years (24 months).

CEMBA/CEMPA Admission Requirements.

  • All interested applicants are required to have at least, Five (5) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at the ‘o’ level as the basic requirement.
  • Applicants must have a good first-degree certificate from any tertiary institution (including either a University/Institution), this academic institution must be recognized by NOUN Senate or HND (lower credit) for Polytechnic in any discipline, or
  • A postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration/Public Administration or related disciplines from a National Universities Commission (NUC) approved University in Nigeria.
  • All applicants/candidates are required to at least, possess a 3 years Managerial experience from a recognized organization before their request can be approved.

NOUN CEMBA/CEMPA Available Programmes 2024.

  1. CEMBA – Digital Economy.
  2. CEMBA – Digital Marketing.
  3. CEMBA – Entrepreneurship & Leadership.
  4. CEMBA – Financial Management.
  5. CEMBA – Forensic Accounting.
  6. CEMBA – Human Capital Management.
  7. CEMBA – Project Management.
  8. CEMPA – Public Policy Analysis.
  9. CEMPA – Public Sector Management.

NOUN CEMBA/CEMPA Admission Form – How to Apply:

Before applying, ensure that you’ve gone through the admission process requirements above, and if you meet all the CEMBA/CEMPA requirements, then you can apply, using the guide outlined below:

Interested candidates seeking Admission to study the CEMBA/CEMPA programme for the 2023/2024 session are requested to complete the CEMBA/CEMPA form online at or through

2024 NOUN CEMBA/CEMPA Application Fee:


Please make sure that you only make payments in favour of CEMBA/CEMPA National Open University of Nigeria.

All candidates are required to provide evidence of payment during their application submission. However, use the guide below to kickstart your registration process. All interested applicants are expected to submit their application form at Abuja or Lagos CEMBA/CEMPA Office, National Open University of Nigeria.

Step 1: Complete the CEMBA/CEMPA application form online.

Step 2: It is important that you pay online in favour of the National Open University of Nigeria.

Step 3: Submit evidence of payment to the CEMBA/CEMPA office at either the NOUN Abuja office or the Lagos office.

For more information or if you have any questions regarding the NOUN CEMBA/CEMPA programme, please you can reach out to the Programmes’ Coordinator, Faculty of Management Sciences through:

Phone: (CEMBA/CEMPA): 07032237919, 08023178586 & 07069550388


Application Period

14th September, 2023 – 31st October, 2023.

Selection Interview Date.

Reach out to the Programme’s coordinators for the selection interview date. Note that there are ONLY two viable locations preselected by NOUN, and they are in FCT Abuja, and in the NOUN Lagos centre.

NOUN Commencement Date.

For more information, please contact: 07032237919, 08023178586 & 07069550388 or via email,

NOUN CEMBA/CEMPA PG Form Closing Date.

The closing date for NOUN CEMBA/CEMPA postgraduate application form is 31 October 2023.

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