The vision of this department is to be a centre of excellence for teaching, learning, research and the provision of community service in the subject areas of business management.
The Philosophy of this department is anchored on creating a conducive atmosphere for optimum students’ development in a business context to enable them cope with the national and international business environment by becoming top business administrators and managers in both public and private organizations.
The general objective of this academic programme is to expose students to a learning environment in which students are equipped with management skills which will enable them cope favourably with the challenges of the dynamic economic and technological world.
The specific objectives are as follows:
i. To train the students in the basic knowledge required for practical and theoretical understanding and analysis of business problems.
ii. To offer a comprehensive study for specialized training in business administration and management discipline.
iii. To equip the students with skills that will help them to provide optimal solution to business and organizational problems.
iv. To assist students develop leadership qualities and sensitize them on the importance of personnel management and human relations in organizational management.
v. To produce graduates who will be able to plan, organize, direct, coordinate and control business activities for the realization of organizational and societal goals.
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
To be admitted to any of the programmes in the department, students are expected to pass the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Examination. In addition students are required to obtain five credit passes in the relevant areas including English Language, Mathematics and Economics at SSCE and GCE O’ Level or their equivalents in not more than two sittings.
Candidates for direct entry are expected to possess Advanced Level GCE or its equivalent in addition to Ordinary Level GCE or its equivalent with at least three credit passes in relevant areas which must include English Language and Mathematics.
Holders of National Diploma in Business and Management at lower credit level, NCE (Business) and IJMB with an average score of 3 points are also qualified for direct entry admissions. The ND/NCE certificate holders in related fields shall be considered for admission as well as other relevant professional qualifications approved by the University Senate.
Registration of students commences in the Main Campus at Calabar with the issuance of admission letters and certificate verification (CVC) and payment of appropriate fees at designated banks. From here students proceed to the Faculty to complete Faculty and finally Departmental registration requirements.
To be awarded the B.Sc. degree in the department, students are expected to take courses based on a minimum of 18 credits hours and maximum of 24 credit hours per semester.
Course offered in the department are classified as:
FACULTY COURSES: These are courses approved by the Faculty Board and ratified by the University Senate. The courses are necessary to all students in the Faculty and run from year one to four.
DEPARTMENTAL COURSES: These are courses considered by the department as compulsory to the programmes offered, approved and ratified by the Faculty Board and the Senate respectively.
UNIVERSITY COURSES: These are service courses from other departments and faculties, considered relevant for the programme.
GENERAL STUDIES COURSES: These are courses serviced by the Centre for General Studies to provide the students with general education.
OPTIONAL COURSES: These are not compulsory courses but may be offered not for graduation purposes.
COMPULSORY COURSES: These are core courses that must be taken and passed by all students before they are awarded the degree of the department.
ELECTIVE COURSES: These consist of a wide range of courses determined by the department from which students must select a given number which they must pass before being awarded a degree.
DURATION OF PROGRAMME
The duration for obtaining a B.Sc. degree in the department is a minimum of four years and a maximum of six years and three years and five years for direct entry students.
ACADEMIC STAFF IN THE DEPARTMENT
Dr. Sunday E. Ewah
Prof. Sylvester Orsaah
Prof.U. I. Ewurum
Dr. Alex B. Ekeng
Dr. Nelson Takon
Dr. Patrick M. Igbaji
Dr. Asinya, Francis
Mrs. C.N. Anionwu
Mr. Jude U. Bassey
Mr. Frank Lifu Lifu
Mr. George Ekott
Mr. John Joseph Etim
Mr. Angiating Ikwun
Egbe, Aneozeng A.
Takon Joseph Nkpa
SERVICING LECTURERS FROM COGNATE DISCIPLINES
Prof. G.N. Emecheta
Prof. J.O Udoayang
Dr. B.U. Bassey
Dr. Sunday Ebaye
Dr. Ndifon Ojong Ejoh
Dr. Sylvanus Ushie Oko
ADMINISTRATIVE/NON ACADEMIC STAFF
Veronica A. Odey.
Chief Typist .
Ugbe Clementina Alorye
Achung, Felix Achung
Administration Of Examinations
REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING EXAMINAITION
In order to be admitted to a university examination the candidate must:
a. have duly registered for the course;
b. follow the approved course of study for a prescribed period;
c. pay all fees prescribed by Senate as and when required;
d. satisfy 75 per cent attendance at lectures;
e. comply with any additional requirements approved by Senate.
ORGANIZATION OF EXAMINATION
i. Each department shall be responsible for the organization and conduct of examinations for all courses taught by the department.
ii. Each department shall appoint an examination officer who shall be responsible for preparing timetable, arranging or invigilation, and other requirements necessary for conducting all examinations in the department. The responsibility for supervision of examinations shall rest with the head of department as chief examiner.
iii. The Sub-Dean shall be the faculty examination /officer. The faculty examinations committee shall consist of each department examinations officer with the Sub-Dean as chairman, the committee shall be responsible for the coordination of timetables, physical arrangement of examination venues, invigilation and discipline in all examinations in the faculty.
SCHEDULING OF EXAMINATIONS
a) Normally, course examinations shall be scheduled at the end of the semester in which the teaching of the course is completed and on dates approved by Senate.
b) If the university for unavoidable reasons is obliged to postpone an examination, the Registrar, in consultation with Deans of affected faculties and the Director of Academic Planning shall re-schedule such examinations.
DURATION OF EXAMINATIONS
a) The duration of written examinations shall be conducted within three hours.
b) For practical examinations, a minimum of three hours shall apply.