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Top 20 Business Schools in Nigeria

Top 20 Business Schools in Nigeria

Are you looking to pursing a post graduate degree in Business to aid your current /future aspirations to own a business?

Then, this article is indeed for you.

We highlight below a list of top 20 Business schools in Nigeria that can help you hone your business skills while preparing you with all you need to be a success at such business. These skills can also be useful if your goal is to use it as an effective tool for paid employment as well


  1. Lagos Business School

Lagos Business School (Pan African University)


The Lagos Business School (LBS) is the foremost and popular business school of the prestigious, Pan African University located in Lagos, Nigeria. Established in 1991, LBS offer academic programs, executive programs and short focused programs in Management that have been ranked among the best in Africa.


LBS is a member of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS), the Global Business School Network (GBSN), the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), alongside 220 leading graduate business schools worldwide. GMAC is an organization of leading graduate management schools in the world and the owner of the GMAT exam.


Over the years, LBS have collaborated with other business schools in Africa and around the world on initiatives to develop responsible business leaders for Africa and the world. Its successes recorded over the years in churning out leaders is a testimony to its ranking as one the top 50 global business schools by the Economist magazine 2018’s Executive MBA ranking. Since 2007, the school has been ranked by the Financial Times of London, among the top global providers of open enrolment executive education and in custom executive education since 2015. Lagos Business School is the only school in Africa to feature on CEO Magazine’s global MBA rankings.


They offer Executive MBA courses, Full time and online MBAs, and also PHD programs. Their alumni network is made up of over 6,000 members, who are who in the Business and Corporate world. Leveraging on opportunities can always come in handy at all times.


  1. African Business School

African Business School


Located in Abuja, Nigeria, ABS was established in the year 2000; ABS has over the years grown to become one of the best business schools in Nigeria and beyond. It has also developed reputable partnerships and affiliations with several top notch universities both home and abroad.


  1. Executive Business School


EBS is one of the largest Business schools in Africa. Its core range is in delivering a wide array of law and business related academic and professional programs which are in high demand but with limited provision in Nigeria. It was established in 2007 and it’s located in Lagos, Nigeria. It has also developed reputable partnerships and affiliations with several top notch universities both home and abroad.



  1. Metropolitan School of Business Management

It is the Nigerian arm of the Metropolitan School of Business Management in the UK. MSBM offers both online and on campus learning. The Metropolitan School of Business and Management (MSBM) provide specialist education at foundational, undergraduates and post-graduate levels for all types of learners and professionals all over the world. All of these courses are offered using state-of-the-art equipment and the latest in blended learning, to ensure every student has the opportunity to succeed to his or her potential. Its leading role as a top school in the UK has definitely come to bear on its Nigerian operations as well.



  1. Fate Foundation Business School

It’s a non for profit Business school established to help train young and aspiring entreprenuers. Their key focus is helping to harness the entreprenurial culture Nigerians particularly youth and providing the knowledge and support required to fully explore their innovative potential.  Through a volunteer driven model and partnership with local and international organizations, they help to promote entrepreneurship and provide targeted support for Nigerian entrepreneurs to start, grow and scale their businesses through learning, support and advisory platforms.


  1. University of Lagos Business School


Owned by one of the leading Universities in Africa and the world, the University of Lagos Business School mission is to ‘provide innovative business research and training, leading to capacity to develop unequaled business strategy modeled for Technology- Driven Business and global business synergy’.


The school is developing rapidly in our mission to be highly regarded for both teaching excellence and high-quality research that showcases it as a top-class Business School globally recognized for knowledge, currency and relevance- nationally and internationally.

By studying at ULBS, you would have a first-class student experience.  The school stands ready to help the new generation of business leaders to solidify their long-term success in business and leadership position.  In addition, the ULBS will offer a unique learning laboratory where innovation and technology help today’s new generation of business leaders to acquire the best theoretical and practical experiences, with their work on real-life problems in a learning format, combining case studies and simulations.

If you are interested in a career in business and wish for an outstanding education in an excellent environment, ULBS is the place to be.


  1. Ilorin Business School


The University of Ilorin owned Ilorin Business School was established to develop highly skilled Professionals in Management and all other innovative areas of specialization for the public, private and international organizations. Established in October 2012, the school prides itself on churning out excellent products that can compete in anyway in the society at large


  1. OAU Business School


Owned by the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, it has churned out scores of successful business oriented professionals over the years. They offer professional business related programs in various fields. Their alumni network is made up of over 9,000 graduates who constitute many of the nation’s professionals in many disciplines, including government officials, leading industrialists and prominent researchers and scholars in many universities.


9.  UI School of Business

UI School of Business

The University of Ibadan School of Business (UISB) is part of the University of Ibadan and reflects all aspects of the life of the institution.

The UISB trains existing and potential managers and builds leadership to handle current business challenges. We consult and directly partner with the relevant agents in the private and public sectors as well as other institutions, for teaching, research, consultancy, and community development.

The School was the first NUC accredited Business School in Nigeria (in 2015). With the support of Alhaji Aliko Dangote (GCON), the School now has new facilities for conducive learning and research at its Ajibode extension area.


10. Kaduna Business School


Kaduna Business School (KBS) was established in 2000 to provide an opening for systematic advancement in management, leadership and entrepreneurship. Since its inception, KBS has been instrumental in driving the policies and actions needed to tip the scales in favor of managers and leaders who are eager to learn and improve their chances of success.


The role of Kaduna Business School has been to narrow the gaps in capacity within organizations; to this end, we are helping to raise knowledge inventory and also helping to make the conversation between government, businesses and NGOs more coherent with a view to widening the coalition for policy development and execution.


Its vision is “To bring professionalism, good governance, leadership wisdom and managerial acumen to all sectors of the economy’’.


11. Delta Business School


Located in Lagos, The Delta Business School is a Business Education institution set up with the primary objective of meeting the needs of corporate organizations, public and private sectors in Human capital development  and that of the individual. They offer a wide range of executive education in different  fields



12. Unicaribbean Business School, Nigeria


Located in Lagos, Unicarribean business school is located in Lagos Nigeria and is accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

Affiliated with University of the Commonwealth Caribbean, Swiss School of Business and Management and accredited by International Accreditation Organisation. UBS offers a suite of academic and professional development programs across different areas and specializations in business, management and professional courses and so on.



  1. GPE Business School

Located in the heart of Enugu in Eastern Nigeria, GPE Business School is a premier Christian education, socioeconomic and leadership center that empowers individuals and organizations and the government to achieve personal, business and leadership goals through training, consulting and executive coaching.


Over the years, they have trained thousands of individuals while embracing the use of various e-learning tools too. As one of the fast growing e-learning platforms in Nigeria and Africa at large, their programs provide an all-round excellent business education. Their programs are well suited for those intending to have a good understanding of all areas of business to gain both academic knowledge and develop practical skills and abilities. Their primary goal is to help individuals achieve sustainable success in Business as much as possible.



  1. International School of Management


The International School of Management (ISM), Lagos is a foremost Nigerian business school. It is an educational training institution approved by the Federal Ministry of Education and the Lagos State Agency for Mass Education. ISM offers a suite of academic and professional development programs across different areas and specializations in business and management. As a Nigerian business school with enviable global exposure, we form extensive alliances and partnerships with prestigious academic and professional institutions across the globe.


At the International School of Management (ISM) Lagos, our philosophy is the provision of ACTIONABLE knowledge by leveraging on the personal ability and professional experiences of our learners. We believe in the adoption of inclusive learning methodologies that recognise the peculiarities of the individual learner. Our strong alignment with international academic and professional partners is part of our key strategies to achieving our aims. We are therefore proud of our ability to attract people, partnerships and alliances of the highest calibre and our success in competing for talents with other top ranking business schools is a mark of our international standing.


They offer professional development programs, undergraduate and post graduate programs and online learning programs as well.




  1. Rome Business School

Rome Business School, Lagos, Nigeria is the Nigerian arm of the reputable Rome Business School in Italy. They offer Executive MBAs and other post graduate degree programs in various professional disciplines


Rome Business School prides itself for its presence and relevance in over 150 countries; Nigeria included. The majority of its courses are strategically designed with reference to globally accepted standards.


Rome Business School Nigeria is not only charged with the responsibility to provide support, advises and helps for prospective MBA and Master degree students but also embedded with the capacity to carry out Short Executive Courses training peculiar to the Nigerian environment and targeted towards individuals, companies and the nation building at large. To this end, Rome Business School was established to meet the Nigerian needs while taking into consideration global standards as well.

Rome Business School Nigeria takes into consideration some factors which are peculiar and pertinent to the Nigerian business context, courses deliverable would not be stripped off of these peculiarities with its corresponding globally accepted standards.

  1. An excellent training offer, developed through the careful analysis of the best international experiences, to guarantee you a competitive advantage in the market.
  2. A modern training offer: we provide courses on the most advanced managerial trends and techniques, such as intercultural management and business oriented social media usage.
  3. Highly qualified teachers: all Rome Business School teachers are university lecturers, trainers and managers carefully selected based upon their proven professionalism and experience, capable of transferring to the students both a well-defined conceptual framework and valuable references to concrete professional practices.
  4. Career-service:  a set of personalized services designed to help our students to access or develop in the job market (internship opportunities, a CV review, and inclusion in our database, job interview management support, networking with companies, managers and professionals).
  5. Alumni network and community:participants to our courses are admitted by right to the Rome Business School Alumni Network, a network which enables them to remain in contact with all alumni and teachers, to exchange experiences and share projects and professional development opportunities.
  6. Unique learning content and study materials: all Rome Business School training courses involve cutting edge teaching content, in line with the best international standards and constantly updated based on the latest cultural trends. With every course, participants also receive a wealth of documentation and suggestions for possible further in-depth studies.
  7. A wide range of flexible study methods, to meet all requirements and make it possible for participants to balance their learning commitments with their personal and professional engagements. Master courses, specialization courses and a rich catalogue of short courses designed to meet all your learning needs. Courses can be taken on campus, remotely and in-house.
  8. An applied teaching method: all courses include exercises and real life case studies, which flesh up the teaching and make it truly valuable for the job market.



  1. ESUTH Business School


Located in the heart of Enugu and owned by the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, ESUTH Business School offers Executive MBA, Executive MPA, MSC and PGD programs.  Its main quest is to bridge the gap between theory and practice through the choice of appropriate teaching methodologies.


ESUT Business School (EBS) is the outcome of a strategic collaboration between the ESUT Business Council (EBC) and Enugu State University of Science and Technology. The overriding philosophy of the Council is to maintain a permanent linkage between ESUT and industries, exploit the potentials of both and create a fertile ground to bring practice to bear on theory.
The EBS is the most visible, unique and pace-setting achievement of the EBC. It is the first of its kind in this part of the world and the first coordinated attempt by the business community to intervene in our educational system at that level.


EBS aims to enhance the availability of quality manpower for all sectors of the economy. Asides that, its goal is to also provide a conducive environment for quality learning, in comparison to what is obtainable in other parts of the  globe.


EBS also is determined to provide learning opportunities for Executives who need to update their knowledge and acquire new competencies but are too busy to enroll into the formal educational system.



  1. Unizik Business School


UNIZIK Business School (UBS) is a management, business and leadership training institution that is committed to imparting relevant knowledge that will create new industrialists, business persons, leaders, high level professionals and entrepreneurs that are driven by integrity and the highest ethical standards in their vocations.

The vision of UBS is to create an institutional platform that will serve as a stock of knowledge, and global reference point in management, business and leadership training. To develop a model institution with a strong faculty and cutting edge facilities, whose products shall not only be employers of labor and creators of wealth, but champion the industrialization of Africa.

UBS’s mission is “To provide centrally coordinated interdisciplinary Post Graduate Degree/Certificate Programs in Management, Public Administration and allied disciplines with in-depth academic content and practical orientation”.

UBS also aim to “To engage in inter-disciplinary research designed to find effective solutions to emerging issues and problems in management and leadership in both the private and public sectors of the national and global economies”.


  1. UNN Business School

Incorporated on the 8th day of December, 2017, the UNN BUSINESS SCHOOL is located at the Enugu Campus of University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

The School is governed by a Board. The current Chairman of the Board is Professor Charles Arizechukwu Igwe, B.Agric, MSc, PhD (Nig.), PGD (Norway),AvH Fellow; Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The pioneer Chairman was Professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba, MBBS, FMCOG, MRCOG, FWACS, FRCOG, FACS, FACOG; 14th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria under whose administration the School came into being.

UNN Business School draws its Faculty not only from the University of Nigeria but from across the globe, comprising experts who have excelled in their fields of endeavour.

The UNN Business School provides high quality professional diploma and higher degree business programmes, short-term trainings, research-based consultancies, and satisfies customized needs on requests of clients.

Our target audience is broad and comprises actors (operators and regulators) in the public (government) and private sectors of the economy, including international organizations and institutions.



  1. West Africa Business School

With branches in both Lagos and Ghana, WBS offers high quality professional development courses, corporate trainings and more



  1. MSME Business School


MSME offers various professional programs in different business related disciplines. They are located in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.


There you have it. A list of top business schools where you can both learn the art of starting and growing a business.

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