Department of Business Administration

The futility of viewing management as a mere experiential discipline becomes apparent when one attempts to understand the nature, character and causes of economic crisis, which started in 1982 and continued to deepen through the 2020s. This showed that poor management is central in the crisis. In particular, it has been alleged that the economic crisis is a culmination of the cumulative effects of poor decisions made in the past by both public and private sector managers. It is also apparent that both managers have neither been able to anticipate the crisis and to prepare for it, nor quickly understand its character and implication, and to develop strategies to cope with it. These inadequacies are seen as the result of too much dependence on routines and experience on the part of all kinds of managers.

This realization, albeit too late, has led the nation into appreciating the views long held by management educators that experiences, intuition, and judgment alone are not enough to make an effective manager, and that to be effective, a manager requires the higher level of relevant training in the skills and techniques of management.

With this view in mind, the Department of Business Administration, Bingham University targets to address the problem through training of its students.

History of Department

The Department of Business Administration is one of the pioneer Departments of the University. The programme in Business Administration started in 2005/2006 academic session at the inception of the University. The Department offers B.Sc. in Business Administration. Courses are designed to give a general training to potential managers and entrepreneurs who will be exposed to all the functional areas of Business Administration. The Business Administration Degree Programme is structured in a way that will enable graduates perform effectively as managers and entrepreneurs in the public or private sectors. Since inception, the Department has been headed by various personalities as follows:

1. Mr. Nuhu Dogara Gado 2006 - 2008
2. Mr. Abraham K. Kwaghe 2008 - 2009
3. Mr. Peter Aroge 2009 - 2015
4. Mrs. Mary Bob-Alli 2015 - 2016
5. Assoc. Prof. Nuhu D. Gado 2016 - 2017
6. Dr. Christy T. Zwingina 2017 - Date
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Courses are designed to give a general training to generalized managers who will be exposed to all functional areas of Business Administration. The Business Administration Degree Programme is structured in a way that will enable graduates perform effectively as Managers in the public or private sector.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

The entry requirements for Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree Programme of Bingham University are as follows:

UME
  • Candidates are required to possess at least five credits in WAEC or NECO including English Language and Mathematics Economics and two other related science subjects at not more than two sittings.
  • Candidates are required to select English Language Mathematics, Economics and any other subject in UME & JAMB examinations
Direct Entry
  • Candidates are required to possess five WAEC or NECO ‘O’ Level credits including English Language, Mathematics and Economics at not more than two sittings.
  • Pass IJMB in at least two subjects one of which must be Business Administration, Accounting or Economics
  • National Diploma in Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized higher institution, with a grade not less upper credit admitted into year two while lower credit is admitted into year on of the programme.
  • N.C.E Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized institution with a very good passes admitted into year one of the program.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR POSTGRADUATES

The following may qualify candidates for admission into the specified postgraduate programmes:

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

Provided the matriculation requirements are satisfied;

  • Five credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at the ‘O’ level.
  • Relevant Bachelor’s Degrees not lower than third Class Division from recognized Universities.
  • Bachelor’s Degrees with at least second class lower Division in areas not related to Administration may be considered.
  • Holders of the Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least an Upper Credit Pass in relevant discipline.
  • HND holders with lower credits in relevant disciplines but with a minimum of five years relevant post-qualification experience; and
  • Holders of other relevant professional qualifications which may be acceptable to the Board of the School of Postgraduate Studies and Senate of the University.
Masters Degree

Provided the University’s matriculation requirements are satisfied;

  • Degree in relevant area from a recognized University with minimum of second class lower division may be admitted provided the university matriculation requirements are satisfied.
  • A candidate with a degree lower than second class honours may be eligible if either
    1. He has good relevant Postgraduate Diploma with at least an upper credit pass; or
    2. He passes any prescribed qualifying examination for admission
  • Holders of any other qualification with or without relevant experience which are acceptable to the School of Postgraduate Studies Board.
Doctor of Philosophy Degree
  • Candidate who hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree (other than Professional Masters, e.g. MBA, MPA, MIPSA etc.) of Bingham University with ≥ 4.0 (on a 5 point scale);
  • Candidates with equivalent qualifications from other recognized Universities.
  • c) Candidates with any other qualifications with relevant working experience which are acceptable to the Board of the School of Postgraduate Studies and Senate of the University.
First Semester
S/N Code Name Unit
1. BUS101 Introduction to Business I 3
2. BUS111 Business Mathematics I 3
3. ACC101 Introduction to Accounting I 3
4. ECO101 Introduction to Economic Theory and Principles 2
5. CMP103 Introduction to Computers 2
6. GST111 Use of English I 2
7. GST113 Nigerian People and Culture 2
8. GST121 Use of Library, Study Skills and ICT 2
9. GST125 Contemporary Health Issues 2
10. BST101 Christian Bellief I 2
Electives
1. SOC111 Introduction to Sociology I 2
2. POL101 Introduction to Political Science I 2
Second Semester
S/N Code Name Unit
1. BUS102 Introduction to Business II 3
2. BUS112 Introduction to Business Mathematics II 3
3. ACC102 Introduction to Accounting II 3
4. ECO102 Introduction to Economics Theory and Principles II 2
5. GST122 Use of English II 2
6. GST112 Philosophy and Logic 2
7. GST104 History and Philosophy of Science 2
8. GST124 Communication in French 2
9. BST104 Christian Belief II 2
Electives
1. SOC112 Introduction to Sociology II 3
2. POL102 Introduction to Political Science 3
First Semester
S/N Code Name Unit
1. BUS211 Introduction to Business Statistics II 3
2. MKT201 Element of Marketing II 2
3. ACC203 Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting II 3
4. MAN201 Principles and Techniques of Management II 2
5. ACC201 Introduction to Financial Accounting I 3
6. BUS203 Business Communication 2
7. ECO201 Micro-Economic Theory 2
8. LAW201 Business Law I 2
9. BST203 Christian Worldview I 2
Electives
1. ACT201 Introduction to Insurance 2
Second Semester
S/N Code Name Unit
1. BUS212 Introduction to Business Statistic II 3
2. MKT202 Element of Marketing II 2
3. ACC204 Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting II 3
4. MAN202 Principles and Techniques of Management II 2
5. ACC202 Introduction to Financial Accounting II 3
6. BUS204 Business Communication II 2
7. ECO204 Micro-Economic Theory 2
8. EPS228 Entrepreneurship Studies II 2
9. LAW202 Business Law II 2
10. GST222 Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 2
11. BST202 Christian Worldview II 2
Electives
1. ACC206 Applied Data Processing 2
First Semester
S/N Code Name Unit
1. BUS303 Human Resource Management 2
2. MAN301 Management Theory 2
3. ACC303 Cost Accounting 3
4. BUS305 Business Environment 2
5. BUS307 Quantitative Techniques 3
6. MAN303 Production Management I 3
7. EPS311 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Skills 2
8. LAW301 Company Law I 2
9. BST301 Christian Discipleship 2
Electives
1. BUS315 Capital Market Theory 2
Second Semester
S/N Code Name Unit
1. BUS314 Research Methodology 3
2. MKT302 Consumer Behaviour 2
3. ACC304 Management Accounting 3
4. BUS302 Organizational Behaviour 3
5. BUS312 Principles of Financial Management 2
6. LAW302 Company Law II 2
7. MAN304 Production Management II 2
8. BST302 Christian Discipleship II 2
Electives
1. BAN 04 Financial System 2
First Semester
SN Name Semester Unit
1. BUS401 Business Policy and Strategy I 3
2. BUS403 Total Quality Management 3
3. BUS405 Industrial Relations 3
4. BUS407 Comparative Management 3
5. BUS409 Analysis for Business Decisions I 3
6. BUS411 International Business 2
Electives
1. BUS415 Advanced Capital Market Theory and Practice 2
Second Semester
SN Name Semester Unit
1. BUS418 Financial Management 3
2. BUS408 Entrepreneurship Studies 2
3. BUS416 Risk and Portfolio Management 2
4. BUS402 Business Policy and Strategy II 3
5. BUS412 Management Information System 2
6. BUS499 Research Project 4
Electives
1. BUS412 Principles and Practice of Banking 2
2. MKT402 Advanced Marketing Management 2