JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Business Administration

In Business Administration, students learn the daily issues involved in managing an organization or business. Business Administration is highly competitive. This is because students of the course are needed in various areas involving businesses and firms. For example, it is important for companies to measure their performance and know how they are doing compared to their competitors. Business Administration teaches students how to do just that. Business Administration is a four-year bachelor’s degree program and graduates of this course can become business developers and analysts. This article provides information on the JAMB UTME subject combination for Business Administration in Nigerian universities.


Business Administration exists to give students a broad educational foundation for management roles and functions. The course also trains students in functional areas of business and how to apply knowledge to the problems that arise in businesses and organizations.

Usually, the first three years of the course focuses on general concepts of management then as the course proceeds, the student of Business Administration has an opportunity to major in a particular aspect of business activity he or she is interested in. Such could include:

  • Production
  • Marketing
  • Personnel management
  • General management.

After the third year, students get to choose their particular area of interest. The general concepts of management taught in the first year are then tested by the use of case studies and experiences peculiar to Nigeria.

JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Business Administration

JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Business Administration

Admission requirements for Business Administration

Business Administration is a four-year degree programme. In order to be admitted into Business Administration, applicants are expected to have taken English Language, Economics and two other social science subjects in the annual UTME examination.

JAMB subject combination for Business Administration

The JAMB subject combination for Business Administration is:

English language


Two other social science subjects

O’ level requirements

Candidates applying to the Department of Business Administration in any Nigerian university are expected to have obtained five credit passes in WAEC/NECO/GCE and its equivalents in the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Economics
  • Two from Accounting, Commerce, Geography

Although admission requirements vary in different Universities, these are generally the acceptable requirements for Business Administration in Nigeria.

Direct Entry requirements

Applicants seeking admission via direct entry are required to have A level passes in subjects chosen from the following:

  • Economics
  • Accounts
  • Business Management
  • Government
  • Geography
  • Statistics

This is in addition to the required WAEC subjects’ combination for Business Administration.

  • Diploma level, Ordinary National Diploma (ND)/ Higher National Diploma (HND)

Candidates applying via either of the options above must have obtained a minimum of lower credit from a recognized institution in any of the following fields:

Business Administration






Purchasing and Supply

Actuarial science/Insurance


Business studies

Public Administration


Financial studies

Candidates must have gotten this from a recognized institution with a minimum of lower credit in any of the following fields of studies above.

In addition to the National Diploma or Higher National Diploma, Candidates must have a minimum of five (5) credits in O’L subjects as stated in the O’ level requirements above.

  • National Certificate in Education (NCE) requirement:

Candidates applying via NCE must in addition to O’L requirements have at least a merit pass in any of the following subjects:

Business Education



Secretarial Studies

Financial studies

  • Professional certificate requirements

Candidates applying with a professional certificate are eligible for admission if they have passed any of the following professional courses: ICAN, CIB, ACIS, CIS, ACCA, NIM, and CMA or ICPA. This is in addition to the O’L entry requirement stated earlier.

Different universities put the department of Business Administration under different faculties. While some have it under the Faculty of Administration, some have it under the Faculty of Management Science. Business Administration is also known as Business Management in some other universities. Below is a list of Universities offering Business Administration in Nigeria.

  1. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  2. Abia State University, Uturu
  3. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  4. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  5. Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
  6. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  7. Bayero University, Kano
  8. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  9. Caritas University, Enugu
  10. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  11. Covenant University Ota
  12. Crescent University
  13. Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
  14. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  15. Ekiti State University
  16. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  17. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  18. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  19.  Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  20. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
  21. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  22. Kwararafa University, Wukari
  23. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  24. Lead City University, Ibadan
  25. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  26. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  27. University of Mkar, Mkar
  28. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  29. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye,
  30. Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  31. Usman Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  32. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
  33. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  34. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  35. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State.
  36. Ambrose Alli University
  37. Achievers University
  38. Afe Babalola University
  39. Ajayi Crowther University
  40. Al-Hikmah University
  41. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology
  42. Adamawa State University
  1. Bells University of Technology
  2. University of Benin
  3. Benson Idahosa University
  4. Babcock University
  5. Caleb University
  6. Chrisland University
  7. Ekiti State University
  8. Federal University Bernin- Kebbi
  9. Federal University, Gusau
  10. Gombe State University
  11. Joseph Ayo Babalola University
  12. Kaduna State University
  13. University of Ilorin
  14. Kwara state university
  15. Kogi State University
  16. Redeemer’s University
  17. Pan Atlantic University
  18. Salem University
  19. Edo State University
  20. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
  21. Akwa-Ibom State University of Technology
  22. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University
  23. Delta State University
  24. Ebonyi State University
  25. Federal University Dutsin-Ma
  26. Federal University Kashere
  27. Federal University Wukari
  28. Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  29. University of Abuja
  30. University of Benin
  31. University of Maiduguri
  32. Uthman Danfodio University
  33. University of Uyo
  34. Wesley University of Science & Technology
  35. American University of Nigeria
  36. Redeemer’s University
  37. Plateau State University

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