Study Business Administration – Under Social Science

Last updated on August 7th, 2018 at 09:50 am

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Business Administration – Under Social Science; including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering the Course, WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities 



  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty/School/College of Social and Management Studies.
  • Probable Degree type – [B.Sc. (Hons]

See – What Business Administration course is all about, the objectives, course outlines and career opportunities

The admission requirement to study Business Administration – Under Social Science in Nigeria Universities includes one or a combination of ‘O’ level results or A-level result if you’re going through Direct Entry. This page will literally answer questions such as WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers), where you can work with the degree and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. If you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that may be of benefit to you.


What is O level/WAEC subject combination (requirement) for Business Administration?
The subjects needed to study Business Administration in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The O level requirement that is the compulsory WAEC subject combination for Business Administration must include

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Economics
  4. A trade subject

See – What Business Administration course is all about, the objectives, course outlines and career opportunities

What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subjects needed) for Business Administration?
You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just an advice) because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic… Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combination (subject to write in jamb) for Business Administration are

  1. Mathematics
  2. Economics
  3. Any other Social Science subject


What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Business Administration?
Two ‘A’ level passes including Economics

Just a reminder: Everything you have read so far is a general requirement, it is expedient that you also check the special consideration for this course below. If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider taking a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements. You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice.


So now that you know the compulsory WAEC, JAMB subject combination for Business Administration, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate.
Before you make a decision on which University to choose, please consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A-level Result
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

List of Nigeria Universities offering Business Administration are

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  3. Achievers University, Owo
  4. Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
  5. Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State
  6. Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State
  7. Augustine University Click to read conditions
  8. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU) Click to read conditions
  9. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  10. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  11. Auchi Poly degree
  12. Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
  13. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  14. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  15. Bells University of Technology, Otta
  16. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  17. ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  18. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City Click to read conditions
  19. Bowen University, Iwo
  20. Caleb University, Lagos
  21. Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
  22. Crawford University Igbesa
  23. Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
  24. Chrisland University
  25. Christopher University Mowe
  26. Coal City University Enugu State
  27. Crescent University (CUAB) Click to read conditions
  28. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) Click to read conditions
  29. Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State
  30. Edo University Iyamo
  31. Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
  32. Ekiti State University
  33. Federal University Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  34. Federal University Gashua, Yobe Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua
  35. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  36. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  37. Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa (FUOTUOKE) Click to read conditions
  38. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  39. Gregory University, Uturu
  40. Gombe State University, Gombe
  41. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State (with options in i. Management ii. Marketing iii. Public Administration
  42. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Click to read conditions
  43. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  44. Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun
  45. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) Click to read conditions
  46. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  47. Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
  48. Kogi State University Anyigba
  49. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  50. Landmark University, Omu-Aran
  51. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  52. Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
  53. Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University
  54. Mountain Top University
  55. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  56. Novena University, Ogume
  57. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  58. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  59. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
  60. Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos
  61. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  62. Renaissance University, Enugu
  63. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
  64. Salem University, Lokoja Click to read conditions
  65. Samuel Adegboyega University Ogwa
  66. Southwestern University, Oku Owa
  67. Summit University
  68. Tansian University, Umunya,
  69. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  70. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
  71. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  72. Hezekiah University, Umudi,
  73. Kings University Ode Omu (UNIKINGS)
  74. Veritas University, Abuja Click to read conditions
  75. Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State
  76. Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo


Where can I work with a Degree in Business Administration? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Business Administration. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read The Act of Getting a Job – so you would know what you’re up against after graduating. See – What Business Administration course is all about, the objectives, course outlines and career opportunities.


The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Business Administration have been listed above. Yet, some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar.

Special Consideration

Check Accountancy/Finance/Accounting

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