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    SCHOOL OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES

    AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA

    POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    FOR 2013/2014 SESSION

    GENERAL REQUIREMENTS GOVERNING HIGHER DEGREE STUDIES:

    A. After registration, every full-time candidate for the degree of Master shall pursue his/her studies and/or research for not less than eighteen (18) calendar months and not more than twenty four (24) calendar

    months before being examined for the degree.

    B. After registration every full-time candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy shall pursue his/her course work and/or research for not less than twenty-four (24) calendar months not more than thirty Six

    (36) calendar months before being examined. After registration, each part-time candidate for the degree

    of Doctor of Philosophy shall pursue the programme for not less than thirty six (36) calendar months and

    not more than sixty (60) calendar months for the degree.

    C. After registration, every full-time candidate for the M. Phil shall pursue his/her studies and/or research for not less than twelve (12) calendar months and not more than Eighteen (18) calendar months before being

    examined for the degree.

    D. After registration, every Postgraduate Diploma candidate shall pursue his/her studies and/or research for not less than Twelve (12) calendar months and not more than Eighteen (18) calendar months before

    being examined for the degree.

    General Admission Requirements

    1. A candidate for Postgraduate studies must have met the normal undergraduate requirements for the

    corresponding undergraduate programme as stipulated by JAMB. Where not determined by JAMB, at

    least five relevant O level credits or a combination of relevant O level credits and A 'level

    qualifications such as IJMB, HND, HSC, NCE, etc would be required. In all cases these must include a

    credit in O' level English Language.

    2. A holder of Pass Degree OR HND (less than Lower Credit) is not qualified for any Postgraduate

    programme in ABU.

    3. Candidates with 3rd

    class Degrees can, in some cases, be admitted, provided they possess additional

    relevant qualifications and/or post-graduation work experience (at least 5 years) acceptable to the

    University.

    4. Candidates applying for a PhD programme must hold a Master degree or M.Phil with a research thesis

    component (not project). Candidates with a CGPA score of less than 3.5 are not eligible for PhD

    admission.

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    5. Applicants for PhD programmes are expected to attach a research proposal of not more than 2 pages.

    6. Transcript: Candidates should request their former Universities or Institutions, to send their academic

    transcripts to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, ABU Zaria otherwise their application may

    not be processed.

    In addition to the general admission requirements, several postgraduate programmes have additional requirements

    and in some cases, candidates are required to write and pass an entrance examination. The admission requirements

    for the various programmes is presented below.

    FACULTY OF ADMINISTRATION

    1.1 DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING

    Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance

    Admission Requirement of the Programme:

    Bachelors degree in Accounting with at least third class degree from Ahmadu Bello University or any

    other recognized University, or HND with a minimum of lower Credit in Accountancy, Business

    Administration/Management, and Banking and Finance from recognized Polytechnic. Applicants that

    reach high managerial position in the financial sector with good degree in other fields would also be

    considered.

    Masters of Banking and Finance (MBF)

    Admission Requirements of the Programme:

    Candidates with at least second-class degree (Lower Division) in Accounting, Business or Economics from

    Ahmadu Bello University or any recognized university. Candidates with Postgraduate diploma in

    Accounting and finance from Ahmadu Bello University with a minimum of merit.

    In addition, candidates with HND in Accounting or Banking and Finance or third class degree in

    Accounting from a recognized Institution or with a Professional qualification from recognized

    professional body (i.e. ICAN or ANAN) may be considered.

    M. Sc Accounting and Finance

    Admission Requirement of the Programme:

    Bachelor of Science at Second Class Upper level and above in Accounting and other eligible disciplines

    from a recognized University.

    In exceptional cases candidates with a high Bachelor of Science at Second Class Lower level in

    Accounting from a recognized University with a minimum of 5 years relevant post qualification

    experience and evidence of scholarship.

    Candidates with MBA/MBF degree (in addition to 1st Degree) in Accounting from a recognized

    University with cumulative average of at least 3.5 in a 5.0 point scale or 3.0 in 4.0 point system or

    average of B in A-E Scale. In addition, candidates with good M. Sc degree in Banking & Finance or

    Economics from a recognized University, however such candidates will be required to take some

    prerequisite courses at the appropriate level.

    Ph. D Accounting and Finance

    Admission requirements of the programme:

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    Candidates with an M. Sc degree in Accounting and Finance from Ahmadu Bello University or any

    recognized university are admissible into the Programme.

    1.2 DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

    Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

    Admission Requirements:

    a) Five credits at O-Level (in not more than 2 sittings) including Mathematics and English. b) Bachelors degree in any field with at least a Second Class Lower; HND with minimum of lower credit in

    management or any management related field plus at least one year relevant post qualification experience.

    c) All candidates must have demonstrated adequate intellectual capacity, professionalism, maturity and effective

    decision making and problem solving potentials during the universitys admission test and interview.

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    Admission Requirements:

    a) Bachelors degree in Business Administration/Management with at least a Second Class Lower or 2.40

    Cumulative Grade Point Average from Ahmadu Bello University or any other recognized University or

    PGDM, with at least one year post graduation qualification.

    b) Bachelors degree in Business Administration/Management or PGDM with at least a Second Class

    (Lower Division) or 2.40 Cumulative Grade Point Average from Ahmadu Bello University or any other

    recognized University plus one year post-qualification experience, or HND plus NNA, ACA, CIB, ACII.

    General Requirements:

    a) All candidates must possess the basic university entry requirement of five credit passes including English

    and Mathematics at the O Level, as basic requirement.

    b) All candidates must have minimum of one year managerial/administrative experience in addition to

    performing satisfactorily at the Universitys MBA entrance examination.

    Specific Requirements for MBA (Regular) Full-Time:

    a) Bachelors degree in Business Administration/Management or any related field such as Marketing,

    Banking & Finance, Insurance and or Actuarial Science with at least a Second Class Lower or 2.40

    Cumulative Grade Point Average from Ahmadu Bello University or any other recognized University

    OR

    b) Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) only.

    Specific Requirements for MBA (Regular) Part-Time

    a) Bachelors degree in Business Administration/Management or any related field such as Marketing,

    Banking & Finance, Insurance and or Actuarial Science and Accounting with at least a Second Class

    Lower or 2.40 Cumulative Grade Point Average from Ahmadu Bello University or any other recognized

    University OR

    b) Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) only.

    Specific Requirements for MBA (Special) Part-Time

    a) Bachelors degree in any field of study with at least a Second Class Lower or 2.40 Cumulative

    Grade Point Average from Ahmadu Bello University or any other recognized University.

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    Candidates with an MBA degree from Ahmadu Bello University or any recognized university are admissible into the

    M.Sc. Programme. However, candidates with first class degree or second class (Upper Division) in Business

    Administration or any of the management sciences may be admitted into the programme but would be expected to first

    complete the requirements of the MBA coursework.

    b) HND holders in Management or related fields holding professional certificates such as ANAN, CIB and CA may be

    considered.

    PhD Business Administration

    Admission Requirement:

    Candidates with an M.Sc degree from Ahmadu Bello University or any recognized university are admissible into the

    PhD Programme.

    1.3 DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT STUDIES

    Masters of Public Administration (Local Government)

    Admission Requirements

    - First Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in Public Administration, Business Administration or any Social Science Course.

    - Post-graduate Diploma in Local Government or Public Administration (PGDLG or PGDPA).

    Masters in Policy and Strategic Studies

    Admissi