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Business Administration and Management

Business Administration and Management

Programmes offered in this department are National Diploma and Higher National Diploma. This programme can be studied full-time or part-time on campus. It also has a flexible study option which can be studied via our Online E-Learning portal, ideal for those in employment or with other commitments, providing flexible study options that fit around work or family.

Goal & Objectives

The National Diploma programme in Business Administration and Management is aimed at producing diplomats with sound theoretical and practical knowledge to carry out a number of activities in a business concern effectively. The ND diplomat should be able to:

  • Conduct a simple structured survey on any aspect of business and make appropriate recommendations to the authority.
  • Identify management problems at appropriate levels, analyze them and design management strategies to overcome them.
  • Carry our inspection and auditing of books and records.
  • Carry out evaluation of investment assets for investment purposes and assist in the analysis of investment proposals.
  • Interpret basic statistical data.
  • Assist in the preparation of short and long term budget plans.
  • Write business reports and carry out various types of business communication effectively.
  • Explain basic concepts and principles in economics and their applications in mixed economy.
  • Apply principles of accounts to different types of accounting transactions.
  • Use statistical inferences as aids to business plan and control.
  • Understand the basic principles of law and apply same to business relationship and transactions.
  • Explain various legal principles and procedures governing the regulations of companies as contained in company decree of 1968.
  • Apply mathematics and other quantitative techniques in management decision process.
  • Conduct product-planning surveys for manufacturing organizations.
  • Organize sales and distribution of materials.
  • Carry out market research and similar functions.
  • Carry out effective purchasing tasks and sales advertising.
  • Undertake proper storage and preservation of materials and goods.
  • Keep simple records of financial and other transaction in any organization.
  • Speak and write clear, correct and effective functional English.
  • Buy efficiently and wisely obtaining the best possible value for every Naira spent
  • Ensure continuity of supply both to the markets or production units.

Requirements

The general entry requirements for the ND & HND progoramme are:

  • Admission into National Diploma (ND) programmes must pass through the Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organized by JAMB. The cut off mark for the institution must have been made.
  • Candidates must have at least four credits in the WASC, GCE ‘O’ Level or the Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) or their equivalent
  • Credits in English Language and Mathematics (Literature in English and Oral English are not acceptable in place of English Language) and two other subjects from economics, Business Methods, Principles of Accounts, Literature in English, Commerce, History, Statistics, Geography, Government, Agricultural Science/Biology.
  • A credit pass in N.B.T.E. recognized pre National Diploma Examination.
  • Please note that all Higher National Diploma (HND) applicants must possess all the listed O' Level requirements, alongside SIWES Completion Letter and National Diploma Result.

Programme duration

  • Full-time: 2 year
  • Part-time: 3 years

Institutions will award the National Diploma to candidates who successfully completed the programme after passing prescribed coursework, examination, diploma project and the supervised industrial work experience. Such candidates should have completed between 72-80 semester credit units as prescribed in the programme.

Diplomas shall be classified as follows:

Distinction   – GPA of 3.50 and above

Upper Credit – GPA of 3.00 – 3.49 Lower Credit – GPA of 2.50 – 2.99 Pass – GPA of 2.00 – 2.49

Fail    – GPA of below 2.00

It should be emphasized that the National Diploma (ND) programme is terminal and candidates graduating from the programme should be able to perform at that level. Each Diploma programme is expected to run for 4 semesters of 17 weeks, a candidate must take at least 15 credit units per semester while the maximum varies between 18 and 20.

Course Curriculum

  • The curriculum is structured in four semesters of classroom, studio/workshop activities in the institution and 3 to 4 month supervised industrial work experience scheme (SIWES) in a relevant industry. Each semester of institutional based activities shall be for a duration of 17 weeks distributed as follows: 15 contact weeks of teaching; i.e. recitation, practical exercises, quizzes, tests etc., and 2 weeks to be devoted for examination and registration.
  • The curriculum of the ND programme consists of four main components viz:
  1. i) General Studies courses ii) Foundation course iii) Professional course iv) Supervised Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).

 

A. The General Education component includes courses in Social Sciences Studies/Mathematics/ English Language /Communication, Citizenship. Entrepreneurship.

The General Education courses shall account for not more than 15% of the total contact hours for the programme.

B. Foundation Courses include Economics, Quantitative Techniques, Statistics, and Law etc. The number of hours for the foundation courses shall be between 10 – 15% of the total contact hours for the programmes.

C. Professional Courses are specialized core courses which give the student the theory and practical skills he needs to practice in his field of specialization at the technician/technological level..

D.  Final year (ND) Project.

Final year ND students in this programme are expected to carry out individual project work (not term paper). This should be produced and bounded by the student.

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Accreditation

This course is accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).

Department Contact Info

Business Administration and Management

Bwari-Garam Road,
Bwari Area Council,
Abuja FCT, Nigeria, West Africa.

+234-7069156537
busadmin@dorben.edu.ng

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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