Ilorin Business School

About Ilorin Business School

The Ilorin Business School (IBS) was established in 2011 and became fully Operational in October, 2012. The school moved to its present site in October, 2014 from Sabo-Oke. The aim of generating revenue for the University and awarding professional Certificate to deserving Students. Ilorin Business School was established by the University Management from former Faculty of Art and Social Sciences professional programmes. (FAPP).                                       

Additional programme like Master in Health Planning Management (MHPM) from the Department Business Administration in the Faculty of Management Sciences was introduced by the School in 2014 and Master in Information Technology (MIT) from the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences was introduced by the School in 2017.

Mission

The School sets a clear mission to develop highly skilled innovative professional programmes at all levels in all areas of specialization for the public, private and international community.

Vision

To be a world class Business School capable of driving all emerging innovative professional programmes and certifications that can deliver the 21st century knowledge and expertise.

Objective

The school has two objectives namely, training for the award of professional certificates and to serve as revenue generating outfit.

NAME OF PRESENT AND PAST DIRECTORS SINCE ITS INCEPTION

Prof. Gafar .T. Ijaiya2020 – Till Date
Prof. Godwin .T. Arosanyin2017 – 2020
Prof. Lanre .T. Ajibade2016 – 2017
Prof. S. L Adeyemi 2012 – 2016   

AVAILABLE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES

  1. Master of Business Administration (MBA Executive).
  2. Master of Business Administration (MBA Regular).
  3. Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS).
  4. Master in Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR)
  5. Master of Public Administration (MPA).
  6. Master of Health Planning and Management (MHPM).
  7. Master in Information Technology (MIT)
  8. Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management (PGDSM).
  9. Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and Logistics Management (PGDMLM)

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Executive: The duration of this programme shall normally be for a minimum period of 36 months and a maximum period of 60 months. This is a weekend programme. The available areas of specialization include: Accounting, Marketing, Personnel Management, Finance, General Management, and Operations Management.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Regular: The duration of this Programme shall normally be for a minimum period of 24 calendar months and a maximum period of 36 calendar months. Areas of specialization include: Accounting, Marketing, Personnel Management, Finance, General Management and Operations Management.

Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS): The duration of this programme shall normally be for a minimum period of 18 calendar months and a maximum period of 24 calendar months.

Master in Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR): The duration of this programme shall normally be for a minimum period of 18 calendar months and a maximum period of 24 calendar months. Areas of specialization include: Labour Management Relations, Personnel and Human Resources Management; Industrial Conflict and Dispute Resolution; and Labour Law.

Master of Public Administration (MPA): The duration of this programme shall normally be for a minimum period of 18 calendar months and a maximum period of 24 calendar months. Areas of specialization include: Public Finance, Budgeting, Personnel Management, Public Policy and Development Administration.

Master of Health Planning and Management (MHPM):  The duration of the programme shall be for a minimum period of 18 calendar months and maximum period of 24 calendar months.

Master in Information Technology (MIT) Regular: The duration of the programme shall normally be for a minimum period of 18 calendar months and a maximum period of 24 calendar months.

Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management (PGDSM): The duration of the programme shall normally be for a minimum of 12 calendar months and maximum period of 18 calendar months.

Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and Logistics Management (PGDMLM): The duration of the programme shall normally be for a minimum of 12 calendar months and maximum period of 18 calendar months.

C: Eligibility for Professional Programmes

a.         Master of Business Administration (MBA): Candidates for admission into the MBA Programme shall normally possess Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University, with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division). Holders of professional qualifications such as ACA, ACMA AIB ACIS, CIBN, ACTS or HND (Upper Credit) must possess a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management.   

b.         Master of Geographic Information System (MGIS): Candidates for admission into the MGIS Programme shall normally possess Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University, with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division). Holders of relevant professional qualifications and at least HND (Lower Credit) with a minimum of five (5) years post –qualification experience are also eligible to apply.

c.         Master in Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR):             Candidates for admission into the MILR degree Programme shall normally possess an honours degree with a minimum of Third Class of the University of Ilorin, or from any other recognized University.

d.        Master of Health Planning and Management (MHPM):  A candidate to be admitted shall:

(i)      Hold an honours first degree in Health Planning and Management, or in related fields; Or  have an honours degree in a discipline other than Health Planning and Management, plus at least 3 years experience in Health Planning, Research and Statistics or other relevant Departments after graduation; OR hold an honours first degree in other disciplines, but must in addition, possess postgraduate Diploma in Health Planning and Management or related fields from recognized Institutions; OR a pass degree in Health Planning and Management or related disciplines, plus 3 years experience OR any other qualifications approved by Senate of the University.

(ii)  A minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division in any of the above.

e.         Master in Information Technology (MIT) Regular: Candidates applying for this programme must possess any of the following:

  1. A Bachelor Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computer Science, Information Technology or any related field, with a minimum of Second Class Honour (Lower Division) or Lower Credit grade, or
  2. A Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or any related field, with a Third Class and a minimum of 1 year IT-related working experience, or
  3. A Bachelor Degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) or its equivalent in any field of study with a minimum of 3 years IT-related working experience which may involve planning, development, operations and maintenance of Information Systems, or
  4. A Bachelor Degree with a Third Class in any field of study with a minimum of 5 years IT-related working experience which may involve planning, development, operations and maintenance of Information Systems.

f.          Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management (PGDSM): Candidates for admission into the PGDSM shall normally possess a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of Third Class or professional qualification such as ICAN or HND certificates with a minimum of Lower Credit from recognized Institutions.

g.         Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and Logistics Management (PGDMLM): Candidates for admission into the PGDMLM shall normally possess a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of Third Class or HND certificates with a minimum of Lower Credit from recognized Institutions.