The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences started on a modest scale with the establishment of two Departments which served as some of the pioneering Departments in the University. These are the Departments of Geography and Economics established in 1976 and 1977 respectively. These Departments were part of the then Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. In 1981/1982, the Department of Accounting and Finance was established while the Department of Business Administration also came into existence in the 1982/1983 academic session.

During the 1982/1983 academic session, the Departments of Political Science (formerly Government and Public Administration) and Sociology (formerly Sociology and Social Administration) were also established. Therefore, with the coming on stream of these four Departments in 1981/82 and 1982/83 academic sessions, the two earlier Departments, that is, Geography and Economics, were all grouped together to become the current Faculty of Business and Social Sciences.
The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences consists of the office of the Dean, the Faculty Professional Programme Coordination office and six Departments, runs programmes leading to the award of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree in the following disciplines: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Geography, Political Science, Sociology
All the Departments in the Faculty run at least one Academic and/or Professional Programme at the Master level, while each of the Departments also runs a Doctoral Programme.

To acquire knowledge through teaching and research designed to be used for training and equipping business and social scientists for leadership positions in the society.

Enhancing the quality of the society in an emerging economy.


  • To provide socially relevant degree programmes in the Business and Social Sciences aimed at meeting the needs of the fast-growing Nigerian economy.
  • To produce graduates with sound theoretical background and analytical skills that would enable them to effectively tackle problems in at least one of the business and social science disciplines.
  • To provide courses of instruction at the sub-degree, degree and postgraduate levels suitable for the Administrative and Professional personnel of Federal and States’ Ministries, Departments and Agencies; as well as for the Local Governments, Private Sector of the Economy and the relevant International Organizations.
  • To provide consultancy services to the Federal, State and Local Governments as well as Private Sector organizations in all areas of accounting, business, finance, and social sciences.