IBIDUNNI OLANREWAJU SAMSON
Business Studies started as a full-fledged department in 2002/2003 academic session with 434 students. There were 6 programmes under the department of business studies in the 2002/2003 academic session. These include Accounting, Banking & Finance, Business Administration, Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Programmes. However in 2004/2005 academic session, Accounting and Banking and Finance became full fledged departments and no longer under Business Studies. In (2004/2005 Academic Session) the department of Business Studies has 502 students and 17 full time Academic Staff as well as Associate Lecturers. Currently the department has twenty-eight academic staff and two administrative staff.
Programmes in the Department
The Department of Business Studies offers Honour degrees in three programmes namely:
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Business Administration (4 years)
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Industrial Relations & Human Resource Management (4 years)
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Marketing (4 years)
Philosophy and Objectives
The philosophy of the Business Administration degree is to prepare graduates and equipped them with conceptual, analytical and technical decision-making skills that will help them ask and answer fundamental questions concerning the role of business in society.
Graduates of Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management are grounded in the philosophy of playing the role of disciplined, motivational, peaceful arbiter, in our often-chaotic industrial relations scene.
The marketing degree programme rests upon a philosophy of training the mind and intellect of graduates to identify, project, and promote the proper efficacy of the marketing concept in our national development.
The department is to produce agents of change versed in the Core values of Covenant University. The department is striving to provide dynamic learning environment, both internal and external, for imparting holistic education that inculcates professionalism, excellence, competitive business spirit, pro-active qualitative leadership in our Kings and Queens.
The B.Sc. (Hons.) Business Administration degree seeks to open to students the complex world of creating goods and services for satisfaction of human needs in national and global environments mediated by the social business institution. A thorough appreciation of the dynamics of finding and using resource inputs for efficient and sustainable production of outputs desired by consumers is developed. The range of analytical, behavioural, conceptual, and technical, tools (denoting the science and art of management) introduced to the students help sharpen their decision-making capabilities. The degree will foster the readiness of students to acquire and practically utilize their business know-how in public and private sectors of the economy. The products of the course will also be better positioned to be self-employed besides being able to cope with professional career pursuits in modern organizations.
The B.Sc. (Hons.) Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management seeks to train students in the art and science of handling industrial situations involving humans. The course covers the gamut of laws, policies, industrial agreements and cultural factors influencing how personnel relate to management. The product of this degree are expected to be able to plan and organise their work roles in a way to finally enable us have conducive human relations atmosphere in our strike-prone economy.
The B.Sc. (Hons.) Marketing degree is aimed at developing student awareness of the vital role of marketing in the economic scheme of business organisation. Students are introduced to the essence of marketing as an organic business function that starts even before the production function. The degree provides the art and science of moving products and services from the felt needs of consumers to the practical production activities of modern organisations. The course prepares students to play active role in helping organisations manage the interface of products and services linking them with changing business environment nationally and globally.
Candidates seeking for admission into any of the 4-year programmes in the department of Business Studies must fulfill the following requirements:
He or she should possess at least five credit passes in the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) or General Certificate of Education (GCE) or National Examination Council or their equivalents in the following subjects:
- English Language,
- Mathematics or Further Mathematics or Additional Mathematics,
- Any one of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Agricultural Science and Health Science,
Any other Social Science subject.
- The candidates must also sit for the current JAMB examination and obtain the prescribed cut off mark in the relevant subjects.
In addition, the candidate must pass the screening test conducted for all applicants by Covenant University (known as CUSAT) for the programme.