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ABU Distance Learning Courses & Admission Requirements

Ahmadu Bello Unversity, ABU Distance Learning Courses & Admission Requirements.

ABU Distance Learning Courses

This is to inform the public especially those interested in Ahmadu Bello Unversity (ABU) Distance Learning Programmes that the under-listed courses are are been advertised for admission.

The courses…

ABU Distance Learning Center, DLC Courses

Undergraduate Programmes

  • B.Sc Business Administration
  • B.Sc Economics
  • B.Sc Public Administration
  • BN.Sc Nursing Science

Masters Programmes

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) 

Postgraduate Diplomas

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)


ABU Distance Learning Center Admission Requirements.

Undergraduate Programmes

1. B.Sc Business Administration

Ahmadu Bello University’s eLearning degree in Business Administration provides students with a breadth of knowledge and skills needed for managing business operations. These skills include forecasting demand, planning inventory, purchasing services, conducting skillful negotiations, building strategies for the future and managing people, finances and risk.

Minimum number of courses per semester: 5

Entry Requirements into the Department

  • A minimum of Five Credits in S.S.C.E., G.C.E, O/L or equivalent. A candidate must have 5 credits in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other two relevant subjects, at not more than two sittings.
  • Non-Direct Entry (i.e. 100 Level) applicant in addition to (a) above must write Universities Matriculation Examination (UME) and attain an acceptable standard in the use of English, Mathematics, Economics and any other relevant subject, as prescribe in the JAMB Brochure.

Direct Entry (i.e. 200 Level) Applicants with the following qualifications in addition to (a) above may be considered for admission:

  • Two A/Level passes in IJMB Examination or Cambridge Moderated Schools or Basic Studies Terminal Examination. The passes should be in any two of the following subject Economics, Accounting, Business Management, Statistics, Government and Geography. Or
  • A candidate with a Diploma in Accounting, Banking and Finance, Insurance or Management with a minimum of Merit Pass from Ahmadu Bello University may be accepted.

All OND Candidates will be admitted into 200 Level


(i.) Minimum of four and maximum of six academic sessions for UTME candidates.

(ii) Minimum of three and maximum of five academic sessions for Direct Entry candidates.


A Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration provides the analytical and quantitative skills you need to thrive in business, government, and public policy. You’ll prepare for diverse and exciting opportunities, including any of the following careers.

  1. Chief Executive Officer
  2. Financial Officer
  3. Market Research Analyst
  4. Accountants
  5. Commercial Loan Officers
  6. Human Resources Managers Amongst Others

2. B.Sc Economics

Economics is a social science concerned with how societies deal with scarcity. Our NUC Accredited degree in economics trains you to model economic phenomena in a precise and rigorous way using quantitative tools such as algebra, calculus, and statistics. You’ll graduate with the qualifications for competitive positions in banking and finance, as well as top graduate programs in economics, business, and law. 

Minimum number of courses per semester: 5

Entry Level
All candidates applying for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics must have at least

  • Five credits in SSCE, SC, GCE O/L obtained at not more than two sittings. The five credits must include credit in Mathematics; credit in English Language in SSCE, SC, GCE O/L or IJMB and credit in Economics. The other credits can be from other subjects like Additional mathematics, Geography, Government, Accounting, Commerce, etc.
  • For the Four-Year Programme, applicants must write the Universities Matriculation
    Examination (UME) and attain an acceptable standard in the use of English, Mathematics, Economics and any other subject.

Direct Entry
For the three-year programme for which admission is given to 200 level, prospective candidates must:

  • Satisfy the O’ Level requirements and have sat for three A’ Level subjects including Economics and must have passed them creditably.

All OND Candidates will be admitted into 200 Level


A Bachelors of Science degree in economics provides the analytical and quantitative skills you need to thrive in business, government, and public policy. You’ll prepare for diverse and exciting opportunities, including any of the following careers.

  1. Economists
  2. Investment Fund Managers
    3. Survey Researchers
    4. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
    5. Economics Teachers, Post-secondary Amongst others

3. B.Sc Public Administration

Students get to explore the challenges of management and leadership within public organizations and understand the processes associated with policy development. You’ll examine practical solutions to problems within the public sector and look at public administration, public service and policy from a professional standpoint. You will learn from our highly ranked faculty who are leading scholars of public administration as well as practitioners who teach from their vast experience. 

With our B.Sc in Public Administration, you will be empowered to create change in the public service. 

Minimum number of courses per semester: 5

Entry Requirements

All candidates to be admitted into the B.Sc degree in Public Administration programme must possess

  • Five (5) O’level credits in Government/History, English Language, Maths, Economics, and any other two (2) credits in social science or Art subject in the SSCCE, WASC, NECO  at not more than two (2) sittings.
  • At UTME level, candidates must write Government/History, Maths, English language and any other social science or art subject.
  • All OND Candidates will be admitted into 200 Level
  • All HND Candidates will be admitted into 300 Level

The ‘A’ Level subject for Direct Entry candidates must include Government/History and Economics.


A Bachelors of Science degree in Public Administration provides the analytical and quantitative skills you need to thrive in business, government, and public policy. You’ll prepare for diverse and exciting opportunities, including any of the following careers.

1. Budget and fiscal management.
2. City/county management.
3. Corporate social responsibility.
4. Human resource management.
5. Law enforcement.
6. Management consulting.
7. Parks and recreation management
8. Public affairs and communications
9. Public interest law
10. Transportation management
11. Urban planning
12. Utilities management

4. BN.Sc Nursing Science

Delivered entirely over the Internet, our RN-BNSc. programme  is affordable, flexible, convenient, and accessible.
Our graduates demonstrate holistic, population-based perspectives and are critical thinkers, client advocates and effective communicators. The RN-BNSc. is designed for RNs who desire to:

  • Be part of one of the top nursing schools in the nation
  • Learn from acclaimed faculty
  • Learn through a variety of online instructional delivery methods
  • Move into advanced practice arenas

All Bachelor of Nursing Science Students are required to take core courses which will provide knowledge in basic Nursing Philosophy and Practice. Students will also take elective courses in Law, Sociology and Psychology.

As part of the academic Bachelor’s Degree programme, each Candidate would be required to go on community and hospital postings in their 3rd and 4th Year respectively. The Students would have designated Clinical Preceptors for this purpose, they will be expected to have a seminar whereby they will share the experience they had throughout the period.

Entry Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must be nurses registered by the Nursing and Midwfery, Council of Nigeria (RN/RPN/RM/RPHN etc)
  • Applicants must possess ‘O’ Level Credit in five (5) subjects obtained at NO MORE THAN TWO SITTINGS.
  • Ordinary level passes must include English Language,
    Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry


Graduates of our Nursing programme are qualified for careers in areas such as but not limited to:

1. Registered Nurse
2. Nurse Practitioner
3. Intensive Care Nurse
4. Nursing Professor
5. Psychiatric Nurse

Masters Programmes

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Delivered entirely over the Internet, the Online MBA is ideal for career professionals who need flexibility, convenience, and quality. The ABU Distance Learning Center MBA delivers a comprehensive business curriculum, many ways to customize your MBA to your goals, and personal support every step of the way. Earn the same highly ranked MBA as full-time and part-time programs — with the same curriculum, taught by the same faculty – and join a network of prestigious business school alumni.

Additional Program Highlights:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge with a specific area of emphasis and customize your MBA to meet your career goals
  • Support team dedicated to the needs of working professionals
  • Fast track possible
  • One-course-at-a-time curriculum
  • Financial aid available

ABU runs a trimester session which helps students to fast track their programme without breaking their back. As such, students interested in fast track are advised to use this semester to offer additional courses.

Graduates of the following are regarded as MBA regular (students with business administration background):

Bsc Business Administration
Bsc Banking and  Finance 
Bsc Marketing Human Resource Management 
Actuarial Sciences Holders of Post Graduate Diploma in Management 
Other graduates are referred to as MBA special

Program Duration:

  • MBA Regular(4 Semesters):Fast track- 18 months, Normal- 24 months
  • MBA Special (5 Semesters): Fast track- 24 months, Normal- 28 months

Min. number of courses per semester: 4

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must possess the basic university entry requirement of five credit passes including English and Mathematics at O’ Level (WAEC, NECO, GCE or IJMB only)
  • Applicants must posses NYSC certificate (or exemption letter) especially for applicants under 30 years and any of (3,4,5 and 6). Graduates from NOUN, other distance learning centers within or outside the country are exempted from this requirement
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field with at least a second class lower or 2.40 Cumulative Grade Point Average from any recognized University
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field with 3rd class plus 5 years post-graduation experience or a Third class with Post Graduate Diploma
  • HND holders from any recognized Polytechnic with a minimum of Lower Credit who are holders of either a Post Graduate Diploma or any recognized professional certificates such as ANAN, ACIB and ACA etc may be considered


Graduates with a Master of Business Administration have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

  1. Chief Executive
  2. Financial Manager
  3. Marketing Manager
  4. Business Operations

Postgraduate Diplomas

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

Through our PGD programme, you will: 

  • Improve your practice by building and developing ideas/strategies 
  • Examine your education system from an international perspective 
  • Build your knowledge of the assumptions, concepts, and principles of a range of learning theories, evaluating their usefulness in specific situations 
  • Develop your expertise in practitioner research 
  • Make appropriate use of professional and research literature 

Min. Number of courses per Semester: 5

Admission Requirements

Candidates who possess the following qualifications are eligible for admission into the programme: 

  • Higher National Diploma (HND) 
  • Degrees – Bachelors’ Masters’, and Doctorate. 


Graduates of this programme will be prepared for career opportunities in the following fields:

  • Policy development
  • Education
  • Administration
  • Psychology
  • Social work

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I got my OND result from Hassan usman polytechnic katsina state Nigeria on Agriculture technology , i base in Abuja, i want enroll on distance learning which courses is applicable to that, that is suitable


I want to apply for Bsc Nursing but i only have JCHEW certificate but i have been working as nurse for more than 7 years now can i be admitted


Is 2021 admission in progress?

Kolawole Johnson

I have NCE in physics/chemistry,and I wish to apply for physics that possible and what are the requirements


Pls is the form still out… I hv an NCE result and I want to study Economic… Kindly get back to me. Tnxs

Yolo Wilson

My wife held OND in accounting from NUHU BAMALLI POLYTECHNIC ZARIA, she also have five credit, which include Mathematics, English. she is interested to apply for Business admin. via your online programme. how will she go about it?

fatima musa

good day, am interested in runniing my phd programme here. how do i go about it.

Nkemjika Osuji Ozioma

Plz i am interested in ABU zaria distant learning bsc nursing ,plz how do i register and get started. Waiting for response asap plz.

Nwafor Flourish

Am in Abuja working .I can’t come to Zaria. And have been trying to get a PGDE form on line. But to no avail. And I can’t find the courses for PGDE

Nwafor Flourish

I have been trying to apply for PGDE, but it’s not responding well

igbokwe rita chinecherem

thank you for this information, but notify on of all the follow ups and any recent news of unn please so that i will know when the screening form is out

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