Saturday, 10 September 2011

University of Port Harcourt Business School: Admission for 2011/2012 Session

University Park, East-West Road, PMB 5323, Choke, Port Harcourt
Tel:+234-8033417723, Fax: +234-8152675603,


The University of Port Harcourt Business School (UPBS) is an integral part of the University Of Port Harcourt (Uniport). The UPBS is a multipurpose school of excellence designed for learning and teaching, research, and engagement with business and community through cross-disciplinary, multi-disciplinary and collaborative education. Thus, we are committed to ensuring that our academic programmes add value for our graduates. Senior personnel in both the private and public sectors of the economy are enabled to maintain, improve and broaden their professional knowledge and skills, advance their careers and booster their employability. Education for USE is the hallmark.

The courses offered are run in modules and use the case-method of learning aimed at enhancing the students decision-making capacity and providing solid foundation that prepares participants to make the best use of their experiences for a life time.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for entry into the following programmes.
1.    Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Programmes in
(a)    Management
(b)    Marketing
(c)    Finance and Banking
(d)    Accounting
(e)    Tourism & Hotel Management
(f)    Health Care Management
(9)    Security Management

2.    (i)    Executive MBA Programme
       (ii)    Non-specialized MBA/fV1,Sc programmes with other disciplines
(a)    MBA/M.Sc Security Management for professionals in security Industry and Allied Fields
(b)    MBA/M.Sc Health Care Management programme for professionals in Health Care Industry

 The following are the entry requirements to be offered a place in the UPBS Postgraduate Diploma courses:

The applicant should have a degree or other qualifications at equivalent level.

The lower level qualification together with proven appropriate experience at the management level may be acceptable.

All Postgraduate Diploma Programmes are offered on Friday evenings and Saturdays to suit the convenience of the busy executives. The programme is made up of four modules and lasts for one academic year.

Executive MBA Programmes
Admission Requirements

 The criteria for admission into the MBA programme are as follows:
(i)    Candidates with Bachelors degree from a recognised University must obtain a minimum of second class lower division,
(ii)    All candidates must have minimum of three years managerial/administrative experience,
(iii)    All candidates must have demonstrated adequate intellectual capacity, professionalism, maturity and   effective decision-making and problem solving potentials during the University's entrance examination.
(iv)    Candidates with Postgraduate Diploma from a recognised University and who have passed with a minimum of Credit may also be considered for admission.
(v)    Candidates with good quantitative background and some basic knowledge of Economics will have added advantage.
(vi)    Holders of HND and/or professional qualification in administrative disciplines are eligible for admission but must go through a mandatory Postgraduate Diploma Programme.

Duration of ProgrammeAll the MBA/M.Sc/Postgraduate programmes are run on a modular system utilizing case-method of instruction, All programmes are offered on Friday evenings and Saturdays. All courses are sub-divided into self sufficient and logically consistent packages that are taught and examined within a quarter. A programme runs for at least 4 quarters plus one week intensive study in the 4th module.

The academically oriented students could earn credits by attending the regularly organized executive development short courses.

Application Forms will be on sale at the cost of N10,000 (ten thousand naira ) only payable in Bank Draft from UBA Bank, Account Number 1015340006 with effect from 27th August, 2011 and end on 29th September, 2011; while the entrance examination will hold on the 15th October, 2011.

Request for Application Form should be addressed to: the Administrative Secretary, University of Port Harcourt Business School, East West Road, P.M.B 5323 Port Harcourt or download from,

For enquiries, call 08152675603.

Offer of admission. acceptance and registration wilt commence on 31st October, 2011.

Completed Application Forms with all necessary enclosures must be returned to the Administrative Officer, University of Port Harcourt Business School not later than 29th September, 2011.

Matilda Nnodim (Mrs)

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