Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the under listed professional Postgraduate Programmes of the Ilorin Business School, University of Ilorin.

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a) Masters in Business Administration (Executive) (MBA Executive).
b) Masters in Business Administration (MBA) (Full- Time or Part –Time).
c) Masters in Geographic Information Systems (MGIS).
d) Masters in Industrial and Labour Relations. (MILR)
e) Masters in International Studies (MIS).
f) Masters in Public Administration (MPA).
g) Masters in Health Planning and Management (MHPM).
h) Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Systems (PGDGIS).
i) Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy (PGDIAD).
j) Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management (PGDSM).

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Executive
The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum period of six (6) semesters, and a maximum period of ten (10) semesters. Students will attend lectures on Saturdays and Sundays. They are also expected to come in for two (2) weeks during long vacation for intensive academic work. The available areas of specialization include: Accounting, Marketing, Personnel Management, Finance, General Management, and Operations Management.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The duration of the Programme shall normally be for a minimum period of 24 calendar months and a maximum period of 36 calendar months for Full-Time; and a minimum period of 36 calendar months and a maximum period of 48 calendar months for Part –Time. Areas of specialization include: Accounting, Marketing, Personnel, Finance, General Management and Operations Management.

Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS)
The duration of the programme shall normally be for a minimum period of 18 calendar months and a maximum period of 24 calendar months. This Programme is available on Full-Time basis ONLY.

Master of Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR)
The duration of the programme shall normally be for a minimum period of 18 calendar months and a maximum period of 30 calendar Months. Areas of specialization include: Labour Management Relations, Personnel and Human Resources Management; Industrial Conflict and Dispute Resolution; and Labour Law. This programme is available on Full-Time basis ONLY.

Master of International Studies (MIS)
The duration of the programme shall normally be for a minimum period of 30 calendar months and a maximum period of 45 calendar months. The available areas of specialization include: International Economic Relations; Foreign Policy; Strategic Studies Diplomacy and International Politics.

Master of Public Administration (MPA)
The duration of the 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. This programme is available on Full-Time basis ONLY.

Master in Health Planning and Management (MHPM),
The duration of the programme shall be a minimum of 12 calendar months and maximum of 24 calendar months.

Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Systems (PGDGIS)
The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum period of 12 calendar months and a maximum period of 18 calendar months. This programme is available on Full-time basis ONLY.

Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy (PGDIAD)
The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum period of 30 calendar months calendar months and a maximum of 45 calendar months. The available areas of specialization include: International Economic Relations; Foreign Policy; Strategic Studies; Diplomacy and International Politics.
Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management (PGDSM)
The duration of the programme shall normally be a minimum of 12 calendar months and a maximum of 18 calendar months. This programme is available on Full-Time basis ONLY.




ELIGIBILITY FOR PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES
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 Certificate in Strategic Management from the University of Ilorin with a Minimum average weighted score of 60%. All candidates should have at least Five (5) Credit Passes at the Ordinary Level (O/L), Including English Language and Mathematics irrespective of field of study.

Master of Geographic Information Systems (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 professional qualifications such as HND (Upper Credit) with a minimum of five (5) years post –qualification experience are also eligible to apply.

Master of Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR)
Candidates for admission into the MILR degree Programme shall normally possess a honours degree of the University of Ilorin, or from any other recognized University.

Master of International Studies (MIS)
Candidates for admission into the MIS professional degree Programme shall normally possess a Bachelor’ Degrees in any discipline with at least a Second Class Honuors (Lower Division) from the University of Ilorin, or any other recognized University.

Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Candidates for admission into the MPA degree Programme shall normally possess a minimum of Third Class Honuors in any discipline from the University of Ilorin, or any other recognized University.

Master in Health Planning and Management (MHPM),
A candidate to be admitted shall:
(a) Hold an honours first degree in Health Planning and
Management, or related field, 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 discipline, but must in addition, possess postgraduate certificate or Diploma in Health Planning and Management or related fields from recognized Institutions; OR a pass degree in Health Planning and Management or related discipline, plus 3 years experience OR any other qualification approved by Senate of the University.
(b). A minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division in any of the above. In addition, all candidates must have O’ level credits in English and Mathematics.

Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Systems (PGDGIS)

Candidates for admission into the GIS postgraduate diploma Programme shall normally possess a recognized Bachelor’s Degree with at least a Third Class Honours or HND (Lower Credit) or their equivalent, in Geography, Environmental Science, the Sciences, other Social Science, Forestry, Engineering, Architecture, Town Planning etc. Notwithstanding the above, candidate with substantial work experience who have attained managerial positions may still be considered for admission on individual merit.
Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy (PGDIAD)

Candidates for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy (PGDIAD) Programme shall normally possess Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of PASS grade from University of Ilorin or any other recognized University or HND with at least a Lower Credit.
Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management (PGDSM)
Candidates for admission into the PGDSM shall normally possess Bachelor’s degree or professional qualification such as ICAN or HND certificate with a minimum of Lower Credit from recognized Institutions.

APPLICATION FEES
Application fees for all programmes is N25,000.00 only.

METHOD OF APPLICATION
For details on method of application, visit the University of Ilorin website: www.unilorin.edu.ng and click on Ilorin Business School (IBS) Portal. Application Forms are to be completed on-line and will close on Monday, 15th August 2016. Note that the latest date for receipt of supporting documents is Wednesday, 17th August 2016. Successful applicants would be notified by e-mail.

NOTE: All applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree Programmes will be subjected to a written assessment (qualifying examination) irrespective of the class of degree obtained.

The qualifying examination will be held at the Ilorin Business School, (beside Student Union Building) University of Ilorin on 20th of August 2016 at 9:30am. There will be no formal letters of invitation to candidates for the Qualifying Examination as this advertisement will serve as the invitation.

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