WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Marketing – Under Social Science



This page contains official 2020/2021 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Marketing, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.


Course Marketing – Under Social Science
Qualification [B.Sc. (Hons]
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Suitability Art and Commercial Students
Cut off mark Varies
Entrance Very Competitive
Related courses Marketing related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive



On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Marketing. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.


You must be a Commercial student or an Art student with a good background Commercial subjects for you to study Marketing in Nigeria Universities, and that’s can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level admission requirement.


That is, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Marketing

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Marketing in Nigeria universities. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The O level requirement, that is, the required WAEC subject combination for Marketing must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Economics
  4. A trade subject

These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects. For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any universities, college or polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Marketing. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Marketing, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Marketing

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions. Now I’m going to show you the compulsory JAMB subjects for Marketing that you must register (English must be included because it is compulsory even though it may not be listed among the JAMB subjects below), and I will honestly advise you to aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME instead of 180 to be on a safe side because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider the College of Education or Polytechnic… Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.


Please note– English Language is compulsory. If Mathematics is not listed among the Jamb subject on this post, then Mathematics is not compulsory for this course. JAMB is not the only option to gain admission into Nigerian Universities to study Marketing. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..

 JAMB UTME subject combination to study Marketing must include:

  1. Mathematics
  2. Economics
  3. Any other Social Science subject


Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Marketing
If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Marketing, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes including Economics


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

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

These are the list of Universities offering Marketing in Nigeria

  1. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  2. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  3. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  4. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  5. Baze University
  6. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  7. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  8. Crawford University Igbesa
  9. Christopher University Mowe
  10. Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
  11. Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa (FUOTUOKE)
  12. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  13. Gregory University, Uturu
  14. Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun
  15. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  16. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  17. Salem University, Lokoja
  18. Southwestern University, Oku Owa
  19. Tansian University, Umunya
  20. Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State

I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Marketing. Listen, I don’t encourage such but if you’re bent on knowing the best universities or top universities to study Marketing in Nigeria, Check here


Course description: Do you want to know why customers choose certain products and brands and what influences these decisions Come behind the advertising jingles to investigate the real world of marketing. Studying Marketing provides you with the understanding and skills needed to align customer needs to an organisation’s output of goods, services or information.

The Marketing course provides business students with the analytical tools for the following strategic decisions for the firm: which markets and customers to serve, with which products and services, and how it will compete. Students study the management of customers, distribution channels, products and brands, communications, and pricing and the use of information for marketing decisions.


Marketing is about how best one can communicate the value of a product, service or brand to customers, buyers or consumers, for the purpose of eventually selling that product, service, or brand. It used to be that marketing was primarily done via word of mouth, and then who could shout that word the loudest. The theory remains the same; the practice has changed considerably.

Marketing is a degree which will prepare you for a wide range of careers. Among the reasons why one may study marketing is because you get to build a solid foundation of business skills, not just in sales. If you’re interested in business, psychology or social studies then this is the degree for you. Marketing covers everything from advertising to market research, so it appeals to a wide variety of students. Marketing benefits society in general by improving people’s lives in two ways.

First, it facilitates trade. Secondly, it helps people choose what is best for them. Marketing is one of the core activities of all organisations, and is about planning and executing the selling and/or promotion of a firm’s product.

Studies in marketing will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to build a successful career in this exciting business discipline, across specialised areas such as market research, promotion and advertising, and strategic marketing management

Some core courses within Marketing are:

  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Market Research.
  • Business Law
  • Procurement
  • Marketing Principles


Where can I work with a Degree in Marketing 
Job areas Marketing students include advertising planner, and later executive, advertising artist or copywriter, market research, media planner, buyer or sales, event management, Public relation, or Marketing…


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Cut-off Mark for Marketing course

As you can see, more than one University offers Marketing. This means the cut-off mark for Marketing varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Marketing is a good course and you can also check the top best commercial courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.


Marketing is how many years course and under which faculty?

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


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Can a science or art student study Marketing?

Yes! If you are a Science, Commercial or an Art student, you can study Marketing 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 Marketing is through GCE.


Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Marketing in WAEC. But note this — Some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results.

You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for Marketing below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Marketing had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar….

Check Accountancy/Finance/Marketing

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