100 lists of commercial courses you can study in Nigeria

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The ultimate list of commercial courses for students in commercial department

Are you a commercial student in secondary school who is still busy with the thoughts of which best commercial course you can study in Nigeria universities? Or perhaps you have left secondary school for a while and now wants to seek admission to study a commercial course (social science subject) in the university. Don’t worry, I was a commercial student those long-gone days.

I have compiled 100 lists of commercial courses you can study as a student of the commercial department in Nigeria with access to Admission requirements. That is the subjects you need to have in your O level (WAEC, NECO, GCE) result to study these commercial courses. Use the search box below the list to search for each art course subject combinations.

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If you’re a commercial student, you are automatically a social science student and you should study a social science subject except in rare cases where you choose to switch to a different course outside social science.

If you’re looking for the list of commercial subjects in WAEC or JAMB click here

In case you don’t know, there are two Faculties in the university where commercial courses are taught. They are Faculty of Social Science and Faculty of Administration. Ah! I guess you don’t thatI also want you to know that you can study Art courses if you have a good background in Government, History or Literature – in – English. So never limit yourself.

Besides, your department in secondary school does not determine what you will study in the university. So long you have the right subject combination for the course you wish to study.
It’s a long list with a mixture of social science subjects and administrative subjects strictly for a commercial student.

I assume you may have had an idea of what you wish to but yet, I urge you to go through this list carefully – I bet you may change your mind. So Take your time… and make the right choice… You can click on each course to see the subject combinations

With these subject combinations, you can study almost any commercial courses listed below. Aside from Mathematics and English, the subject in bold is a must if you wish to study commercial courses. No university even accept D7 or E8 in that subject. Civic and Trade subject is not a must. Even if you fail Civic Education and Trade subject, you will still be given admission so far have you have 5 credit in the required subjects.

  1. Mathematics
  2. English Language
  3. Civic Education
  4. Economics
  5. Accounting
  6. Government
  7. Biology or Agriculture
  8. Yoruba or Igbo or Hausa
  9. A trade subject

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These are the list of commercial courses for commercial students in Nigeria

Click on the courses to know the required subject combinations


Now you know the commercial courses available to you. Like I mentioned earlier, this list is a mixture of social science subjects and administrative subjects. Make sure you choose what you desire and don’t be influenced by friends and family. If you want a list that contains only social science subjects you can read more about it here  If you’re looking for the list of commercial subjects in WAEC or JAMB click here

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52 thoughts on “100 lists of commercial courses you can study in Nigeria”

    • Yes… There are over 40 courses you can study E8 in English… Please use the search box on the site and type….. Courses you can study without English

  1. Please I don’t have economics in waec and I want a course that don’t need economics….am a commercial student…please what course can I go for…

    • So many courses do not require economics. All you need to do is go through the list of commercial courses to see which course don’t need economics

  2. I had f9 in economics as a commercial student which course can I study I intend studying business administration/banking and finance

    • Thanks for the list really helpful but I can see that some of the courses needs art subjects like literature, irs/crs and history which I don’t offer can you point out courses that would best for me based on the subject I offer which are
      Civic education
      But please I’m not really good at maths and accounting

  3. Please sir am a commercial student and am having E8 in English ,what course can I study with it,I have credit in commerce,economics ,mathematics and B in account,please I need your help


    • University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires credit in English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any two of Financial Accounting, Data Processing, CRS/IRS, Further Mathematics, Geography, Government, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Commerce, Civic Education, Insurance

  5. Sir I have A1 in maths
    B2 in English
    Financial accounting C3
    Bookkeeping B2
    Biology B2
    Pls sir what can I study with 243 in Jamb

  6. I want to study accounting in a polytechnic but I did not credit Economic and Commerce.
    But I have marketing, accounting, Civic, Agriculture Science,Government, Math and English. What is your advise Sir

  7. Good Day…. I really want to study estate management…. But can’t see it as a course…. And I want to if it’s a lucrative course????

  8. Pls sir ,In my registration I couldn’t add civic education to make my subject complete 5 credit
    But I have 6credit o level can I gain admission

  9. But when I filled the form I only put in 4 credit but in my o level I had 6 credit
    Maths English economic government but couldn’t put in civic education
    But I have 6 credit I will be happy if I could get admission to skul

  10. I only registered 4credit , maths English economic government but I couldn’t put in civic education to complete my credit but I had up to 6 credit in my O level can I gain admission sir have submitted my form already


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