1.0 Preamble
The Department of Business Studies (as it was then called) started as a full-fledged Department in the 2002/2003 academic session when the University commenced. There were 5 programmes under the Department of Business Studies in the 2002/2003 academic session. These are: Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Administration, Marketing, Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management. However, in 2004/2005 academic session, Accounting and Banking and Finance became full-fledged Departments and ceased to be under Business Studies, which later became Business Management.

The Postgraduate Programme of the of Business Administration started in 2003/2004, with six lecturers. The programme was mainly for staff development,with the establishment of the programme in the Business Administration with eight staff members admitted into the Ph.D programme.

The Postgraduate programme in the Business Administration wasdesigned to provide specialized M.Sc/Ph.D Degrees in the areas of Business Administration. They are designed for students with career interest in academics, research training, business administration and consultancy. Opportunities also exist for graduates to function as management experts, marketing analyst, human resource consultant in many international organizations and agencies. The programme aims at providing in-depth academic exposure to the literary foundations and current development in management. It is also meant to develop research capability in the discipline as well as prepare candidates for higher degree programme. The programme consists of a combination of coursework and research to be embodied in an orally defended dissertation. The candidates shall select their dissertation topics from any of the core areas of the programmes where they wish to specialize.

1.1 Vision
The vision of the programme is to train a new generation of researchers and scholars who will assume leadership roles and establish themselves as trailblazers in their world.

1.2 Mission of the programme

The mission of the programme is to outspread the borders of knowledge through a well-designed competency-based training programme of teaching and research and inculcate discipline in research and development to Business Administration Ph.D graduates.
1.3 Philosophy
The Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy Degree Programme of Business Administration is designed to provide specialized Master and Ph.D degree in the areas of Business Administration and Management. The programme are designed for students with career interest in the academia, research training, institutional and business administration management and consultancy.

Opportunities also exist for Master of Science graduate to function as management experts, marketing analysts, resource consultants in many international organizations and agencies.

1.4 Aim of the Postgraduate Programme
The programme aim at providing an in-depth academic exposure to the literary foundations and current development in management and administration related studies. It is also meant to develop research capability in the discipline. The programme consists of a combination of coursework and research to be embodied in an orally defended project. In a bid to address the leadership challenge of Nigeria, Africa and the entire world, and in line with the vision of Covenant University to raise a new generation of leaders, the philosophy of the Postgraduate Programme in Business Administration is tied with the need to produce business professionals who are ethically grounded, highly knowledgeable as well as research and IT savvy
1.5 Objectives of the Postgraduate programme
The objective of establishing Postgraduate degree programmes in Business Administration is derived from the overall aims and objectives of establishing the College of Business and Social Sciences. These programmes are designed to provide high-level personnel capable of conducting independent research and providing both spiritual and intellectual leadership in industry at national and international levels. The programme is expected to inculcate in our students the sense of creativity and sensitivity to business systems and operations and to impact on their managerial and administrative decision processes.

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