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JAMB Subject Combination for Business Administration

If you are a JAMB candidate and have made up your mind to study Business Administration, this post is for you. Of course, it’s not going to be a lengthy one but I promise to give you the salient information you need if you must succeed. So I will be educating you on what the Business Administration course is all about. Thereafter, I will tell you the WAEC and JAMB subject combination for Business Administration, as well as give you the brochure for the course in various Nigerian tertiary institutions. I will conclude by sharing the Business Administration jobs and career opportunities available for graduates.

WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Business Administration

One of the biggest challenges that Nigerian secondary school leavers face is making the right choice of a course to study at the tertiary level.

Of course, there are hundreds of courses out there and this fact is the primary reason for the confusion of many. A lot of them want to know what certain courses are all about. They seem to have interest in a number of courses based on what they think they have discovered about themselves. Or maybe because they heard there are many job opportunities and they’d be rich after studying this course or that course.

I’m writing this post for those who have reasons to believe that they have to study Business Administration. I want to tell you what the course is all about, the WAEC and JAMB subject combination for Business Administration and the brochure for various institutions. Thereafter, I will show you some of the career opportunities in Business Administration.

Hoping that you’d find this very helpful; but just in case you need more clarity on anything, feel free to use the comment section below. I will respond to you as quickly as possible.

What is Business Administration?

JAMB Subject Combination for Business Administration
Business Administration

So what’s Business Administration all about?

Business Administration is a field of study that attempts to understand the processes involved in the management of various business operations and the administration of an organization.

It involves management of personnel, budgets and financial resources. More so, it has to do with the development and implementation of business strategies, plans, and procedures.

Students who desire to study Business Administration in tertiary institutions should expect courses structured around accounting, finance, marketing, operations management, organizational behavior and strategic planning.

Course Duration for Business Administration

Business Administration is a four year course for candidates who gain admission via the UTME mode. But those admitted via Direct Entry study it for three years. So the course duration for Business Administration varies depending on your mode of entry.

Let’s continue to the next sections as we discuss the WAEC and JAMB subject combination for Business Administration.

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WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Business Administration

If you desire to study Business Administration in a Nigerian tertiary institution, you must understand the importance of entering the right JAMB subject combination during JAMB online registration. This also applies to your O’level subject combination.

Actually, if you fail to choose the correct subject combination for Business Administration, you will not be offered admission no matter how well you perform in your UTME. Sadly, this has been one of the reasons why many bright prospective university students lose their much-desired admission.

If you go through most of my writings on this website, you will notice that one of my visions is to guide aspirants properly. Because with proper guidance, you will avoid many mistakes and pitfalls in your search for admission.

So let me give you the correct JAMB subject combination for Business Administration.

JAMB Subject Combination for Business Administration

WAEC and JAMB subject combination for Business Administration
JAMB Candidates writing UTME

What is the JAMB subject combination for Business Administration?

The correct JAMB subject combination for Business Administration is Use of English, Mathematics, Economics and any other Social Science subject.

Now, let me explain this a little bit.

Test of Use of English is compulsory for all JAMB candidates regardless of their prospective course. Hence, it is already an automatic part of the subjects required for Business Administration in JAMB.

But for Business Administration aspirants, there are two other compulsory subjects. They are Math and Economics. Please make no mistakes about this. If you must be admitted to study Business Administration in a Nigerian tertiary institution, you must write Use of English, Mathematics and Economics.

The candidate can select any of the following social sciences subjects as the fourth: Government, Economics, CRS/IRS, Geography and so on.

This means that you can pick any one subject from the list above to complete your JAMB subjects for Business Administration. If you are wise, you will select your best out of the list.

Typically for most aspirants, the subjects needed to study Business Administration are Use of English, Mathematics, Economics and Government.

Many others still prefer this JAMB subject combination for Business Administration: Use of English, Mathematics, Economics and CRS/IRS.

Any one of them is OK as long as Use of English, Mathematics and Economics are there.

Read Also: JAMB Brochure for Business Administration

Other Courses you Can Study with JAMB Subject Combination for Business Administration

There are several other courses that have the same JAMB subject combination as Business Administration. In other words, you can choose the same JAMB subject combination for Business Administration when applying for any of them. More so, you can confidently apply for them for supplementary admission in case you missed merit admission for Business Administration.

The following courses have the same JAMB subject combination as Business Administration:

  1. Accounting
  2. Banking and Finance
  3. Business Management
  4. Marketing
  5. Economics

Business Administration Subjects List for WAEC

waec subject combination for Business Administration
WAEC Students Portal

Now you need to understand that beyond choosing the right JAMB subject combination for Business Administration, there are other requirements for admission.

You must also meet the necessary O’level requirements. This means that you must have credited the necessary subjects in your SSCE in order to qualify for admission. Otherwise, you will not be offered admission.

You want to ask what are the subjects needed for Business Administration WAEC? In other words, what is the right WAEC subject combination for a secondary school student who wishes to study Business Administration?

Below are the nine subjects required for Business Administration in WAEC:

  1. Mathematics
  2. English language
  3. Economics
  4. Civic Education
  5. Government
  6. CRS/IRS
  7. Commerce
  8. Literature in English
  9. Nigerian Language

The first five subjects in the above Business Administration subjects list are your core subjects and you must ensure that you register them. Your core subjects, as a Business Administration aspirant, are the essential O’level subjects that form the foundation of Business Administration.

You must strive to obtain five credits in your core O’level subjects in order to qualify for admission into Business Administration.

Note: The WAEC subject combination given above for Business Administration is also applicable for all other O’level exams including NECO, NABTEB and so on.

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Other Business Administration Requirements

Now you need to understand that beyond choosing the right JAMB subject combination for Business Administration, there are other requirements for admission.

You must also meet the necessary O’level requirements. This means that you must have credited the necessary subjects in your SSCE in order to qualify for admission. Otherwise, you will not be offered admission.

Note that sometimes, these other requirements vary with respect to institutions. So you will need to click on the provided link to read other important requirements for admission into Business Administration as they have to do with your prospective institution. That is, the institution you have in mind to attend.

This is very important as you will find more answers to the questions you might have concerning Business Administration.

Requirements to Study Business Administration Through Direct Entry

Beyond the UTME mode, candidates can gain admission to study Business Administration through Direct Entry for a duration of 3 years. But candidates who wish to be admitted into Business Administration via Direct Entry must have one of the following requirements:

  • IJMB certificate.
  • JUPEB certificate.
  • Two (2) A’ Level Passes chosen from Economics, Accounting and Business Management.
  • HND/OND/NCE in relevant fields.

Ensure that you go through the latest JAMB Brochure to see all the remarks and waivers for Business Administration in different Nigerian Universities. Take advantage of the ones that favor you.

List of Universities that Offer Business Administration Course in Nigeria

There are many notable private, state and federal universities that offer Mass Communication in Nigeria. Here is a list of some of them…

  • Abia State University
  • Adekunle Ajasin University
  • Ajayi Crowther University
  • Akwa Ibom State University
  • Al-Hikmah University
  • Bingham University
  • Covenant University
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
  • National Open University of Nigeria
  • Plateau State University
  • University of Benin
  • University of Jos
  • Kwara State University
  • University of Maiduguri
  • University of Nigeria

Of course, the list of universities above is not exhaustive. If you wish to find other universities that offer the Business Administration course, you may need to go through the Latest JAMB Brochure on this website to see their specific entry requirements and waivers.

Alright. Let me conclude by helping you with some Business Administration jobs so that you will also be aware of the career opportunities available for graduates.

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Business Administration Jobs

Since no one plans to be jobless after graduation, career opportunities is a critical research to do before choosing a course.

So beyond knowing the JAMB subject combination for Business Administration, you also need to know the career opportunities there.

The good news is that there are many career opportunities available to graduates of Business Administration. More so, the field is very dynamic and constantly evolving. Hence, there are always new roles and opportunities for graduates to explore.

However, I will give you a list of 7 of the most common career opportunities for graduates of Business Administration.

Career Opportunities in Business Administration

  1. Graduates of Business Administration can work in management capacity in companies and organizations. There, they can work as management analyst, operations manager, or financial manager.
  2. Graduates can also take up sales and marketing roles. They may work as sales representative, marketing coordinator or brand manager.
  3. Companies looking for financial analysts or financial advisors also employ Business Administration graduates to work in that capacity.
  4. Business Administration graduates also work as human resources analyst or recruitment manager for companies.
  5. Some Business Administration graduates work as consultants to organizations. In that capacity, they provide advice on a wide range of management and operational issues.
  6. Business Administrators can also be employed to carry out management roles in public or non-profit organizations.
  7. If you rather choose to be your own boss, you can use the skills and knowledge you acquired in your Business Administration program to become an entrepreneur. Yes, you can start your own business and employ others.

Frequently Asked Questions About “JAMB Subject Combination for Business Administration”

Is Accounting Compulsory for Business Administration in JAMB?

No, Accounting is not compulsory for Business Administration in JAMB. This means that you must not choose Accounting as one of your JAMB subject combination for Business Administration.

Can I Study Business Administration Without Accounting in WAEC?

Yes, you can study Business Administration without Financial Accounting in your WAEC. Financial Accounting is not one of the five core O’level subjects for Business Administration. So if Business Administration is your prospective course and you are not too comfortable with Financial Accounting, you can decide not to offer it.

Can I Study Business Administration Without Commerce in JAMB?

YES, you can study Business Administration without Commerce. But you will have to replace Commerce with other Art or Social Science subject.

Is Maths Compulsory for Business Administration in JAMB?

YES, Mathematics is a compulsory subject for Business Administration in JAMB. It is also one of the subjects you must credit in your WAEC if you must study Business Administration. So ensure that you work hard to gain mastery in Mathematics for both your WAEC and JAMB.

Is Government Compulsory for Business Administration in JAMB?

NO, Government is not a compulsory subject in JAMB for aspirants of Business Administration. It is also not compulsory that they credit it in their SSCE (either WAEC or NECO). However, Government is accepted as one of the Social Science subjects you can use to make up your four subjects for Business Administration.

Is Economics Compulsory for Business Administration in JAMB?

YES, Economics is a compulsory subject for aspirants who wish to gain admission into Business Administration. So you MUST choose it as one of your JAMB subject combination for Business Administration.

What are the Compulsory Subjects for Business Administration in JAMB?

The Compulsory Subjects for Business Administration in JAMB are Use of English, Mathematics, Economics and any other Social Science subject.

While for WAEC, the compulsory subjects are English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other two relevant subjects.

What are the Four Subjects in JAMB for Business Administration?

The four subjects in JAMB for Business Administration are Use of English, Mathematics, Economics and any other Social Science subject.

Is there Business Administration in JAMB Subjects?

No, there is no subject called Business Administration in JAMB examinations. The only subjects you can sit for in JAMB if you want to study Business Administration are the ones listed above.

What are the Subjects for Business Administration in JAMB?

The subjects for Business Administration in JAMB are Use of English, Mathematics, Economics, and one of Government, CRS, Literature etc

Conclusion of the Article: “JAMB Subject Combination for Business Administration”

In this article, we set out to discuss the JAMB subject combination for Business Administration. We did justice to that and still went ahead to arm you with other salient information. Below is a table that summarizes the main points in this post.

Summary of the Requirements for Business Administration Course
9 O Level Subjects to Study Business Administration Direct Entry Requirement UTME Requirement JAMB Subjects for Business Administration
Mathematics
English language
Government or History
Civic Education
Economics
Literature
CRS or IRS
Nigerian Language
IJMB or JUPEB certificate.

Or

Two (2) A’ Level Passes chosen from Economics, Accounting and Business Management.

OR

HND/OND/NCE in relevant fields.

Five O’ level credit passes which must include English Language, Mathematics, Economics and two other relevant subjects. Use of English, Mathematics, Economics and any other Social Science subject.

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