This page contains official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Management Studies, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more


CourseManagement Studies
QualificationB.Sc (Hons.) and B.A. (Hons)
Duration3 – 4 Years
SuitabilityCommercial and Art Students

Is Management Studies a good course in Nigeria?

Absolutely. Management Studies is a good course with plenty of job roles you can explore. You are not limited to any specific career field. An early career Business Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of ₦221,000 monthly. A mid-career Business Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₦450,000 monthly.

Management Studies is competitive and very popular amongst commercial students in secondary school. From our records, 78 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Management Studies, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Management Studies and the employment rate as mentioned below so that you will know what you are up against when you choose to study this course.

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WAEC Subject Combination For Management Studies

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Management Studies degree. You can register for less than 9 subjects if you are resitting.

However, you must have at least 5 credit passes amongst the 9 subjects listed below before you can gain admission into any Nigerian university to study for a Management Studies degree.

Remember, the requirement you’re about to read is also applicable to all o level examinations. (WAEC, NECO and GCE). We have painstakingly highlighted (in red) the core subjects on which you must obtain credit before you can gain admission. Any subject with blue colour means, a pass is allowed.

If however, you fail one of the core subjects, you should read through each university’s special requirements for this course below to see if there is a university that may accept another subject in lieu of the one you failed. The 9 WAEC/NECO/GCE subject combinations for Management Studies are:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Civic Education 
  • Trade Subject
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Commerce
  • Biology/Geography
  • Any Nigerian Language

If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same as the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Management Studies, don’t give up. You should consider other Management Studies similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements.

You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please read useful guides on how to choose a course and university


JAMB subject combination for Management Studies

For this degree, you are also required to register for 4 subjects and English is compulsory. More so, your JAMB score in addition to your POST UTME score will determine the cumulative score that the university will use to decide your candidacy for admission.

You should score 200 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Management Studies Degree. You can still gain admission if you score between 150-190 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher. Try out JAMB Admission Simulator.

The 4 JAMB subject combination for Management Studies are:

  • English
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Accounting


Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Management Studies

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Management Studies under the faculty of administration, you are expected to have two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Economics, Accounts, Management Studies, Government, Geography or Statistics

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These are the list of Universities offering Management Studies in Nigeria

  1. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  2. The American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN)
  3. Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  4. University Of Nigerian
  5. Igbinedion University
Estimated number of students currently studying Management Studies in Nigerian Universities is 2,740
Management Studies has 59% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Management Studies Degree has a 95% admission rate.

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Management Studies is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Management Studies is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, Management Studies is under the Faculty of Administration but may be under a different faculty in some universities.

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Can a science or art student study Management Studies?

Yes! If you are a science, art or commercial student, you can comfortably study Management Studies at the university provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.

Also, during WAEC or NECO registration make sure you know which subjects are been registered for you because some secondary schools are ignorant about the importance of O level requirements for university courses. Another alternative way to register the required subject combinations for Management Studies is through GCE.

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