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 student of commercial department 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 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.

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…

commercial subjects

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

  • Accountancy/Finance/Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Actuarial Science and Insurance
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Business and Entrepreneurship Studies
  • Business Management
  • Conflict and Peace Resolution
  • Cooperative and Rural Development
  • Cooperative Economics and Management
  • Criminology
  • Criminology and Security Studies
  • Demography and Social Statistics
  • Economics and Development Studies
  • Economics and Statistics
  • Economics
  • Economics with Operation Research
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Protection Resources Management
  • Film and Video Studies
  • Finance
  • Government and Public Administration
  • History and International Relations
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hotel and Tourism Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Labour Relations
  • Industrial Relations
  • Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management
  • Industrial Relations and Personnel Management
  • Insurance
  • Insurance and Actuarial Science
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • Intelligence and Security Studies
  • International and Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • International Relations and Diplomacy
  • International Relations and Human Resources Management
  • International Relations and Strategic Studies
  • International Relationship and Strategic Studies
  • International Studies
  • International Studies and Diplomacy
  • Library and Information Science


  • Library Science
  • Local Government Administration
  • Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Management Studies
  • Marketing
  • Marketing – Under Faculty of Administration
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Mass Communication
  • Mass Communication and Media Technology
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Office and Information Management
  • Office Management and Information
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Peace and Development Studies
  • Personnel Management
  • Philosophy
  • Policy and Administrative Studies
  • Policy and Strategic Studies
  • Political and Administrative Studies
  • Political Science
  • Political Science / International Law and Diplomacy
  • Political Science and Conflict Resolution
  • Political Science and Defence Studies
  • Political Science and Diplomacy
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Political Science and International Studies
  • Political Science and Public Administration
  • Population Studies


  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Administration and Local Government
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Secretarial Administration
  • Social Justice
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Tourism Studies
  • Transport and Planning

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

100 lists of commercial courses you can study in Nigeria
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    1. 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…

    1. 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

    1. 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

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