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Department of Business Management

Welcome Message from The Head of Department- Business Management

 

On behalf of all the staff and students, I warmly welcome you to the web portal of the Department of Business Management at the University of Calabar that is centrally located at the epicenter of Nigeria’s prime tourism destination. The department of Business Management is proud of its rich culture of diversity and inclusiveness that makes the University of Calabar an exciting place to work and learn. In the Department of Business Management, our philosophy is to teach, train and prepare students to acquire requisite knowledge, skills and enriching experience that will help them become successful while performing their roles as professionals in a globalized world. Consequently, we offer accessible, quality and professional education aimed at developing students’ knowledge, educational horizons, background, analytical ability and balanced judgment in proffering solutions to problems in industry, government establishments, and personal business concerns. The department strongly encourages staff members to give the highest priority to students’ success and consequently, puts them at the center of all its.

 

We have a team of excellently committed and highly experienced staff who are always around to help students learn, develop skills and acquire experience within and outside the classrooms. The staff members comprise academic staff led by professors and other academic staff, accomplished business and administrative staff. We pride ourselves on having the best curricular and courses that enable our students to learn and be current with the dynamic trends in the business world.  So, the arrival of every student at the University marks the beginning of a new chapter in their life story as they stand to benefit from our collection of world-class facilities, international networks and be part of an inspiring environment where ideas crystallise into actionable events.

 

Therefore, the new things they learn, the new knowledge they acquire, and the new skills they develop, go a long way in shaping their attributes and potentials thereby arming them for successful careers after their education. The strength of the Department lies in the rich database of its accomplished, successful and happy alumni spread across various cities in the world. Consequently, we encourage students to also be actively involved in building social interactions, relationships/affiliations and community activities as such may also help in defining their future career paths while studying with us. Furthermore, our research center/E-library provides opportunities for our students to pursue innovative research in business and management and to develop unique competitive challenges to demonstrate and showcase an understanding of integrating business with technology in a multidisciplinary, team-based environment where innovative skills and creativity are critical to success.

 

We, therefore, invite you to explore the department’s website to get additional information on our programs, course offerings, requirements, curricula, staff and students. Should you have questions, comments and feedback, forward them to us using any of our feedback channels. We hope that we will meet you soon.


Dr Charles Effiong

Head of Department

Course Codes Course Titles Credit Hours
HIS 101Introduction of History I
HIS 111History of Africa to 1500
HIS 121History of Europe to 1848
HIS 121History of Europe to 1848
HIS 131Introduction to International Studies and Diplomacy
GSS 101Use of English
GSS 111Citizenship Education
GSS 111Citizenship Education
GSS 111Citizenship Education
GSS 121Philosophy and Logic
HIS 102Introduction to History II
HIS 112History of Africa 1500 – 1800
HIS 122Law and Diplomatic Practices in Pre-Colonial Africa
HIS 132Major World Civilizations
GSS 102Use of English
GSS 132History of Science & Philosophy
HIS 201History of Africa in the 19th Century
HIS 211History of Northern Africa from Classical Times to the 19th Century
HIS 221History of Eastern Europe
HIS 221History of Eastern Europe
HIS 231Themes in the History of U.S.A.
HIS 241Europe and the Wider World Since 1848
HIS 251Theories and Practices of Diplomacy
FRH 1061French Language I
GSS 201Computer Appreciation
HIS 202History of Africa in the 20th Century
HIS 212U. S. Policy towards Africa
HIS 222History of the Middle East
HIS 232History of Asia
HIS 242History of Russia
HIS 252History of Latin America and the Caribbean
GSS 212Computer Appreciation
FRH 1062French Language II
Students to take HIS 2202, HIS 2212, GSS 2112, FRH 1062, two other history courses and one course from a related disciplineStudents to take HIS 2202, HIS 2212, GSS 2112, FRH 1062, two other history courses and one course from a related discipline
HIS 301History of Nigeria to 1800
HIS 311History of West Africa to 1900
HIS 321History of East and Central Africa
HIS 331History of Southern Africa to 1910
HIS 341History of African Nationalism
HIS 351Comparative Studies in Economic Growth and Development in the 19th and 20th Century
HIS 361History of Political Thought I
HIS 371The Military in African History
HIS 381Strategic Studies in Modern Times
GSS 301Entrepreneurial Development I
Students to take HIS 3301, HIS 3341, HIS 3381, any other two history courses and two courses from related disciplinesStudents to take HIS 3301, HIS 3341, HIS 3381, any other two history courses and two courses from related disciplines
HIS 302History of Nigeria to 1800
HIS 312History of West Africa to 1800
HIS 322History of East and Central Africa since 1800
HIS 332History of Southern Africa to 1910
HIS 342Field Research in History
HIS 352The Cold War and Diplomacy in the Post World War II Era
HIS 362History of Political Thought II
HIS 372African diaspora and African Development
GSS 302Entrepreneurial Development II
Students to take HIS 3302, HIS 3342, HIS 3352, any other two history courses and two courses from related disciplinesStudents to take HIS 3302, HIS 3342, HIS 3352, any other two history courses and two courses from related disciplines
Students to take HIS 3302, HIS 3342, HIS 3352, any other two history courses and two courses from related disciplinesStudents to take HIS 3302, HIS 3342, HIS 3352, any other two history courses and two courses from related disciplines
HIS 440Special Project (Long Essay)
HIS 450Comprehensive Paper
HIS 411(a)Regional Co-operation and Integration in the Third World
HIS 411(b)Old Calabar and its Environs
HIS 411(c)Evolution of the Nigeria State
HIS 411(d)Society and Economy in Nigeria
HIS 450Jihads of Northern Nigeria
HIS 411(e)People, Trade and Politics in the Cross River Region
HIS 411(f)Liberation Struggles in Africa
HIS 401Philosophy of History
HIS 421Regional Co-operation and Integration in the Third World
HIS 441History of Islam in Africa
HIS 431History of Christianity in Africa
HIS 471Theories of Imperialism
HIS 481Slavery in Africa and the New World
HIS 491Economic History of Africa to the 19th Century
Students to take HIS 440, HIS 4411, HIS 4441 and any other two coursesStudents to take HIS 440, HIS 4411, HIS 4441 and any other two courses
HIS 440Special Project (Long Essay)
HIS 450Comprehensive Paper
HIS 412(a)Atlantic Slave Trade
HIS 412(b)Old Calabar and its Environs
HIS 412(c)Evolution of the Nigeria State
HIS 412(d)Society and Economy in Nigeria
HIS 450Jihads of Northern Nigeria
HIS 412(e)People, Trade and Politics in the Cross River Region
HIS 412(f)Liberation Struggles in Africa
HIS 402Nigeria and the International Economy
HIS 432Problems of Nation Building in Africa
HIS 442The Changing Global, Political and Economic Order
HIS 452Blacks in the New World since Emancipation
HIS 462History of Pan-Africanism
HIS 472History of Asians in East Africa
HIS 482History of African Religion
HIS 492Economic History of Africa to the 19th Century
Students to take HIS 400, one from HIS 410 – 170, HIS 442, HIS 450 and any other two coursesStudents to take HIS 400, one from HIS 410 – 170, HIS 442, HIS 450 and any other two courses

Mission / Vision / Philosophy / Objective

Mission

 

To produce high quality graduates with relevant theoretical, practice, managerial and entrepreneurial skills for the business world in a conducive academic environment through quality research and teaching.


Vision

 

To produce high quality graduates with relevant theoretical, practice, managerial and entrepreneurial skills for the business world in a conducive academic environment through quality research and teaching.

 


Philosophy

 

The fierce competition in our contemporary business environment has created a derived demand for managers with requisite professional and entrepreneurial skills. This has consequently led to a positive shift in the demand for skilled manpower in the field of business management by private and public sector organizations in the country. The need to provide adequate opportunity for the development and training of middle and high-level manpower in this filed is therefore imperative.

 

The programme is designed to provide the students with requisite skills that will help the graduates perform in their roles as professionals. It offers quality instructions aimed at developing the students’ knowledge, educational horizons, background analytical ability and balanced judgment in proffering solutions to problems in industry, government establishments, and personal business concerns.

 


Objective

 

The Department of Business Management is guided by the following specific objectives.

i. To provide basic knowledge, needed for an understanding and analysis of problems related to the management and administration of industrial, commercial, public and other organizations.

ii. To equip students with the skills needed for recognizing and defining problems and taking appropriate decisions using scientific techniques.

iii. To inculcate in students an awareness of and sensitivity to environmental factors and conditions and their impacts on managerial practice and decision making.

iv. To encourage and prepare the students to pursue advanced studies in business management and related disciplines.

v. To equip students with the entrepreneurial skills essential for establishing and running of successful business.

vi. To develop in the students an appreciation of the role of industry, commerce, and service in the development of the nation.

vii.To provide the students with understanding in the techniques of dealing with the changing economic, social, political and technological environments of the business organization.

History

 

The Department had existed side by side as part of the former Department of Business Administration where students opted for either Management or Marketing as major areas of specialization. The university, therefore, until 2001/2001, awarded the B.Sc. Management or Marketing degrees. The professional/academic staff functioned as a team under such an arrangement and did so effectively. Special courses as required by the NUC directives were offered the students by different Departments within the university system.

 

Five Heads had served the Department between the periods October 2002 – Jan. 2016. They are:

 

PERIOD                                                     HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

October 2002 – September 2004                  Dr. G. I Okozu

October 2004 – September 2006                  Dr. B. J Inyang

October 2006 – September 2008                  Dr. E. I. Akpan

October 2008 – September 2010                  Dr. J. Duke

October 2010 – September 2013                  Prof. B. J. Inyang

September 2013 – September, 2015             Dr. E. I. Akpan

October 2015 – 2017                                   Rev. Fr. Dr. J. A. Ada

October 2017 – Date                                    Dr. C. U. Ukaidi

The Department runs a B.Sc. programme in Business Management with students admitted yearly through the University Matriculation Examination (UME) now the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for a 4-year or a 3-year Direct Entry programmes.

 

In addition to the NUC/Full time programme, the Department runs a CES/Part-time consultancy programme in which two categories of students are admitted as follows:

i.                   5-year duration for holders of Ordinary Level Certificate with 5 credits passes including English Language, Mathematics, Economics or Commerce (obtainedin one or two sittings) admitted through aptitude/screening test.

ii.                 4-year duration for holders of the University of Calabar Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) or its equivalent. Candidates must in addition obtain the O/L qualifications as in (i) above. The mode of admission is through competitive screening and the submission of academic transcript in support of Diploma certificates.

 

The Department also offers courses at the postgraduate level: Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Business Management and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Management.

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