About Us

The Department of Business Management, originally known as the Department of Business Studies, started as a full-fledged Department in the 2002/2003 Academic Session with 434 students for the 6 Programmes of the Department, namely, Accounting, Banking & Finance, Business Administration, Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. However, in the 2004/2005 Academic Session, Accounting and Banking and Finance became separate, full-fledged Departments. In the 2004/2005 Academic Session, the Department of Business Studies had 502 students and 17 full-time Academic Staff as well as Associate Lecturers.
 
The Department of Business Management offers four Honours Degree Programmes, each of 4 year duration, namely:
1. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Business Administration.
2. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Industrial Relations & Human Resource Management.
3. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Marketing.
4. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Entrepreneurship.

The Vision of the Department is to train a new generation of Business Practitioners and Scholars that would assume leadership roles and establish themselves as significant trailblazers in their world, that is, take the lead in the global business environment by proffering business solutions and establishing themselves as significant players in the global business arena. Below are parameters in which the Department of Business Management intends to enhance its Business Development performance:
Education: Adopting and adapting modern and vibrant educational approaches which provide students with the opportunities and facilities to achieve their maximum potentials towards greatness and excellence in order to achieve universal education.
Agriculture: Initiating creative and innovative ideas leading to the development of a modern technologically enabled agricultural sector with vast business, marketing, and human resource strategies that will fully exploit the vast agricultural resources of the country and thereby ensure national food security and contribute significantly to foreign exchange earnings and also eradicate extreme hunger and poverty.
Manufacturing: Designing and developing product or service ideas that will lead the Nigerian manufacturing sector to be vibrant and globally competitive, one that will contribute significantly to the GDP with value added of not less than 40%.
Our vision is being driven passionately by the Visioneer who believes in and is totally committed to the manifestation of our vision. The vision reflects the aspirations of stakeholders (Community, Students, Staff and Faculty); it is   therefore, paramount that the articulating process of the overall goals and key strategies should involve the representation of stakeholder groups and social-political perspectives.
Covenant University’s Business Management Department is not just another Department of the School of Business in the College of Business and Social Sciences.  We are not into the business of pumping theories into our students; we are rather engaged in a unique mission to this generation and beyond of offering an educational service.  We are determined to make our humble contribution by selflessly investing in the development process of students in the Department.  Our mission is to:
 i.   train our students to be “Expert Business Thinkers”, who are: mentally
      resourceful; intellectually equipped; entrepreneurially  self-dependent;
      “futuristically” visionary; responsive to business changes and prepared for
     the leadership roles in organizations (which they are made for);
ii.  train our students to face business challenges; to be intelligently
     conscious of their immediate and extended business environment and
     capable of maximizing the readily available resources; and
iii. develop integrated, life-applicable, life-promoting business solutions and
     education.
Our main mission  is to produce Business graduates that are intellectually sound and entrepreneurial, self-reliant, who are consistently seen as business solution providers and business world changers. The Department’s core services are Teaching, Research, Capacity Building and Community Development.  We perform these services with the aid of the University Core Values such as Spirituality, Integrity and Capacity Building, to mention just a few and by making use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), as well as by collaborating with other institutions worldwide.

The B.Sc. (Hons.) Business Administration Degree Programme seeks to open to students the complex world of creating goods and services for the satisfaction of human needs in the national and global environments mediated by the social business institution. A thorough appreciation of the dynamics of finding and using resource inputs for efficient and sustainable production of outputs desired by consumers is developed. The range of analytical, behavioural, conceptual and technical tools, that is the science and art of management introduced to the students, helps to sharpen their decision-making capabilities. The Programme will foster the readiness of students to acquire and practically utilize their business know-how in the public and private sectors of the economy. The products of the Programme will also be better positioned to be self-employed besides being able to cope with professional career pursuits in modern organizations.
The B.Sc. (Hons.) Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management Programme seeks to train students in the art and science of handling industrial situations involving humans. The Programme covers the gamut of laws, policies, industrial agreements and cultural factors that influence how personnel relate to management. The graduates of this Programme are expected to be able to plan and organize their work roles in a way that allows for a conducive human relations atmosphere in a strike-prone economy.
The B.Sc. (Hons.) Marketing degree Programme is aimed at developing the student’s   awareness of the vital role of marketing in the economic scheme of business organisation. Students are introduced to the essence of marketing as an organic business function that starts even before the production function. The Degree Programme provides the art and science of moving products and services from the felt needs of consumers to the practical production activities of modern organizations. It prepares students to play active roles in helping organizations to manage the interface of products and services, linking them with the changing business environment nationally and globally.
The B.Sc. (Hons.) Entrepreneurship Degree Programme is aimed at training a new generation of Entrepreneurs and Scholars that will assume leadership roles and establish themselves as significant trailblazers in their world. Our mission  is to produce Enterpreneurial graduates that are intellectually sound and entrepreneurially self-reliant. Entrepreneurship Programme seeks to open to students the complex world of creating goods and services for the satisfaction of human needs in the national and global environments mediated by the social business institution. The Programme is aimed at developing the student’s awareness of the vital role of entrepreneurship in the economic scheme of business organisation. Students are introduced to the essence of entrepreneurship as an organic business function that starts even before the production function.

The Philosophy of the Business Administration Degree Programme is designed to prepare graduates and equip them with conceptual, analytical and technical decision-making skills that will help them to ask and answer fundamental questions concerning the role of business in society. Graduates of Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management are grounded in the philosophy of playing the role of disciplined, motivational, peaceful arbiters in our often chaotic industrial relations scene. The Marketing Degree Programme rests upon a philosophy of training the mind and intellect of students to identify, project, and promote the efficacy of the marketing concept in our national development. The Entrepreneurship Degree Programme is designed to prepare graduates and equip them with conceptual, analytical and technical decision-making skills that will help them to advance entreprenueres skills that will impact on the society in the area of employment generation. The Department intends to produce agents of change imbued with the Core Values of Covenant University. It strives to provide a dynamic learning environment, both internal and external, for imparting holistic education that inculcates professionalism, excellence, competitive business spirit, pro-active qualitative leadership to our students.