NOUN-BS Executive & Professional Master's Degree Form 2019/2020

National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Business School (NBS) Executive/Professional Masters Degree Admission Form, Courses, Admission Requirements, Duration, Application Guidelines and Deadline for 2019/2020 Academic Session [UPDATED].

This is to bring to your notice and the subsequent approval of the NOUN Business School Admission into 2019/2020 Executive Professional Masters Degree Programmes.

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the National Open University (NOUN) Business School (NBS) Executive / Professional Masters Degree programmes for 2019/2020 academic session.

Available Programmes 

In 2017, the following non-academic Executive Programmes were approved by NUC for NOUN Business School (NBS) in collaborative partnership with the Office of theAccountant General of the Federation (OAGF). The following programmes are to be offered:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with the following areas of specialisation:
(a) Accounting
(b) Agro-Business Management
(c) Banking and Finance
(d) Cooperative Management
(e) e-Business
(f) Financial Management
(g) Human Resource Management
(h) Information Technology
(i) Marketing
(j) Media House Management
(k) Micro Finance Banking
(l) Sports Management
(m) Security and Safety Management
(n) Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • Master of Public Administration (MPA) with the following areas of specialisation:
a. Public Personnel Management
b. Public Sector Reform
c. Educational Management
d. Budgeting and Finance
e. Public Financial Management
f. Local Government Administration
g. Health Management
h. Disaster and Safety Management
i. Population and Refugees Studies
j. Deregulation, Privatisation and Commercialisation
k. Public-Private Partnership
l. Equality, Gender Studies and Intergovernmental Relations

  • Master of Justice Administration (MJA) with the following areas of specialisation:
a. Alternative Dispute Resolution
b. Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement
c. Internal Dispute Settlement
d. Settlement of Local and International Boundary Disputes
e. Traditional/Family Values and Dispute Resolution

  • Master of Transport Management (EMTM) with the following areas of specialisation:
a. Air Transportation
b. Road Transportation
c. Railway Transportation
d. Maritime Transportation

  • Master of Security and Terrorism Studies (MSTS)
  • Master of Managerial Psychology (MMP)
  • Master of Corporate Governance (MCG)
  • Master of International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRD)
  • Master of Critical Thinking and Analytical Reasoning (MCTAR)

  • Master of Energy Economics and Management (MEEM) with the following areas of specialization:
a. Energy Law
b. Petroleum Economics
c. Environmental Management in the Energy Industry
d. Petroleum and Natural Resource Management
e. Renewable Energy

  • Master of Financial Management with emphasis on Budgeting and Project Implementation (MFM)
  • Master of Filmmaking and Cinematography (MFC)
  • Master of Advertising and Public Relations (MAPR)
  • Master of Security and Law Enforcement (MSLE)
  • Master of Healthcare Planning and Management (MHPM)
  • Commonwealth Executive Masters in Business Administration (CEMBA)
  • Commonwealth Executive Masters in Public Administration (CEMPA)

Professional Masters
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) 
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Mode of Study

There is flexibility in the mode of study with Full-Time, Part-Time, Executive and Sandwich options as applicable.


About the Programmes

Through these programmes, the NOUN Business School (NBS) will be fulfilling its mandate of providing:
  • World-class business management education and research at the various study centres of the University across the six geopolitical zones of the country, and
  • Innovations in themes, programs and delivery methods to serve the evolving needs of students,
  • industry, and the nation at large in the coming decades.
  • The NBS will serve as a hub for local and global talents, cross disciplinary research, business-university partnerships, global leaderships and local entrepreneurship and innovation. The need to have enough local talent to allow organizations maintain competitiveness, and support the creation of more avenues for local upgrading of high-end skills cannot be overemphasised. 
  • The NBS will help to serve highly-qualified students who are not being accommodated by current business and management programs in other institutions in the country.
  • Whether your ambition is to lead in international organisations or start something closer at home, the course will hone your strategic thinking and capabilities, preparing you for a career at the forefront of business.
  • The NOUN Executive Master's programmes offer the flexibility to learn over a longer period of time and are specifically designed for people who want to combine a full-time career with study. This provides the opportunity to enrich learning through discussion of current business issues and apply your skills and knowledge straight away in your professional practice.

Admission Requirements

NOUN Business School Executive Master's programmes are open to anyone who is desirous of acquiring a higher degree in Management, Finance, Justice Administration, etc.. In this regard, applicants will be required to have any of the following:

(i) A good honours degree with a minimum of second class honours (lower) in Business or Public
Administration and other relevant areas from the University recognized by the Senate of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). The relevant areas include:

1. Business Administration
2. Public Sector Management
3. Business Administration/Business Management
4. Human Resource Management
5. Entrepreneurial & Business Management

(ii) Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration or Business Administration with a minimum of credit pass from the University recognized the Senate of NOUN;
(iii) HND in any discipline from a reputable institution recognized by the Senate of NOUN.
(iv) Such candidate must have five (5) credit passes at Ordinary Level to include English Language,
Mathematics and Economics/Commerce at not more than two sittings;
(v) A minimum of three (3) years managerial/administrative experience in reputable transport organisations;
(vi) Professional certificate obtained from Institutes duly recognized by the Act of Parliament;
(vi) Graduates without a background in the Social and Management Sciences should go through the PGDPA or PGDBA.


The philosophy behind this course is to enable students extent their background into the strategic field of energy economics and management Since competency in energy management entails a combination of sophisticated skills in the art science and technology of management the programme emphasises a quantitative approach to management problems and provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the economic. Managerial and technological forces that influence modem transportation.


The prop aced programme aims at providing future specialists with technical knowledge of energy economics and resourees management practices and principles: explaining energy economists and managers can respond to the challenges of the sector by using inter-organisational cooperative strategies within the energy and natural recounts business: learning to use modem information technology, and integrating economies and management as a core competency. A major aim will be to encourage professionals to design energy systems for the optimization of specific energy and recounts management.


To expose prospective postgraduate professionals to areas of study related to design of energy systems for the optimization of specific energy and resources management. Economies; planning and management skills and other energy and resources management related fields. These professionals could then propose their competence in the following fields: energy law, petroleum economies, environmental management in the energy industry, petroleum and natural resources management and renewal energies.


The minimum period for the completion of the programme is four (4) semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters.

Admission Test

There shall he Executive Management Admission Test which is a simple general management aptitude test, similar to the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Candidates for the admission test can choose any of the following centres Abuja. Port-Harcourt and Iagos.

Screening Test Dates

The test dates will be announced in due course.

Learning Center

Federal Treasury Academy,Orom via Nyanya, FCT,Abuja.

Method of Application

Interested candidates for admission into the year 2019/2020 session are requested to complete the admission form online at [email protected] Please complete one form only.

Application fees: N20.000.00.

Kindly log on to the link: Click on "Pay A Federal Government Agency". Fill the information that follows it Receipt from the hank should be submitted in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt NOUN study centres.

Candidates in Lagos metropolis should submit theirs at NBS Liaison Office, National Open University of Nigeria, 14/I 6 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.

For more information please

Call: 0818174874, 08146309570, 08162901093 Email: [email protected]


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