Degree Type: 

Bachelor of Commerce

Department: 

Department of Management

Modes of Study: 

Regular

About Programme: 

 

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Entry Requirements: 

Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations, West African Senior School Certificate Examination and General Business Certificate Examination:
 
Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination  (SSSCE)
Candidates must obtain passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects, comprising three core subjects, including Core English Language and Core Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies. Candidates must also have passes in any three relevant elective subjects.

West African Senior School Certificate Examination
​Candidates must obtain passes (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising, three core subjects including Core English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science, or Social Studies.  Candidates must also have passes in any three relevant elective subjects. 
General Business Certificate Examination
​Candidates with credit passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus three (3) relevant elective subjects would be eligible for admission into level 100.
 
General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level Candidates:
Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better), Also the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject (for non-science students).
 
Higher National Diploma Candidates
Applicant must have graduated with a good Higher National Diploma (HND) certificate (i.e. at least 2nd Class Lower Division). In addition, the applicant must have acquired a 2-year post-HND qualification working experience.
Candidates with Higher National Diploma in Secretaryship and Management Studies and Marketing may be admitted to Level 300.  Other HND holders with at least Second Class may be admitted to Level 200.
 
Other Diploma qualifications from elsewhere assessed to be equivalent to HND may be similarly considered.
 
Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) & Advanced Business Certificate Candidates 
Candidates with full Diploma Certificate in ABCE must have had credit passes in five (5) subjects, including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) or Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations, or West African Senior School Certificate Examination. ABCE candidates may be considered for admission at level 200 of a degree programme.
 
Mature Candidates
The applicant must be at least 25 years old, and show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of date of birth, which is, at least 25 years old at the time of application. For admission into chartered institutions, applicant must pass Mature Students' Entrance Examinations conducted by the institution itself (English Language, Mathematics and an Aptitude Test).
           
Professional Certificate Holders
Candidates with Diploma in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) may be admitted to level 300. Other relevant professional qualification from accredited bodies may be considered.
 
Foreign Qualification
All foreign qualifications would be referred to the National Accreditation Board (NAB) for determination of equivalence and eligibility for admission to the programme.

Career Opportunities: 

 

  • The overall goal of the programme is to turn out graduates who can provide efficient administrative support to top management and also provide the vital link between the upper and lower levels of an organization. It is expected that upon the completion of the programme, the graduate will be able to:

    1. use common and current office software applications proficiently in processing documents.

    2. compose and produce various types of office correspondence and reports proficiently and professionally.

    3. manage the public relations functions of an establishment in the absence of, or in support of public relations professionals.

    4. manage events.

    5. provide various forms of management support to chief executive officers and top management personnel in public and private organisations.

    6. develop their abilities to understand and appreciate emerging national and international issues. 

Programme Structure

Level 100

First Semester

CMS 107: Communicative Skills I
3 Credit(s)

Engaging in academic work at the university is challenging. This course is aimed at equipping fresh students to make the transition from pre-university level to the university level. It assists them in engaging and succeeding in complex academic tasks in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It also provides an introduction to university studies by equipping students with skills that will help them to engage in academic discourse with confidence and fluency.

Second Semester

CMS 108: Communicative Skills II
3 Credit(s)

This is a follow-up course on the first semester one. It takes students through writing correct sentences, devoid of ambiguity, through the paragraph and its appropriate development to the fully-developed essay. The course also emphasizes the importance and the processes of editing written work.