Professional Master in Business Administration

Duration: 1 Year
Start Date:  April 27, 2019
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Registration Fee: 35,000 Naira
Course Fees: 6,000 USD (2,100,000 Naira)

The CIAPS Professional Master in Business Administration (PMBA) is an intensive one year programme aimed at people interested in, or working in, a business environment.

Our ideal candidates will have plans and ambitions for setting up their own businesses, entering into partnerships or managing ongoing businesses. A lot of emphasis will be placed on startups and SMEs.

It is a hands-on, innovative and dynamic programme which focuses on the strategic elements of business conception and ethics, accountancy and finance, people and product management, growth and risk, organisational and legal management, sales and marketing, and international trade.

Graduates from the course will leave CIAPS with a very clear understanding of the essential features of various types of past and contemporary business organisations worldwide. During the programme each student will experience different areas of business roles and projects.

We have partnered with over twenty organisations, providing essential work placements for our students, ensuring each learner has various opportunities to combine the theoretical components of the classroom with the practical elements of the work place.

This programme will require travelling, and part of the programme will take place abroad; it is therefore advisable that candidates consider their willingness and ability to travel during the programme before enrolling.

You can choose to have your classes on weekdays (Monday to Friday) or weekends (Saturday and Sunday).


This course has been designed with the clear objective of training passionate, dedicated professionals who will be capable of covering leading roles in commercial and industrial organisations. Depending on their experience and interests, graduates will leave the programme with the required competency and confidence to work in a variety of businesses and organisations as:

  • Proprietors
  • General Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Directors
  • Business consultants and strategists
  • Researchers
  • Regulators
  • Professional trainers

We also strongly encourage and support graduates with the interest and ability to progress to become lecturers.

Admission and Fees


Cost of the programme includes:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Learning Material
  • Ancillary Facilities

The cost for the programme is 6,000 USD (2,100,000 Naira).

You can also speak to your centre about paying in instalments.
You can register now and pay your course fees later.

Registration fee is 100USD N35,000 Naira.

Applicants for this course should have a first degree (Bachelors degree) or equivalent. Having a good grade is a major advantage. Applicants without such qualifications may apply, but their applications will be subject to a more complex process and they will be required to demonstrate their ability to successfully follow the programme. In all cases, applicants will be tested by CIAPS through written assessments and verbal interview. Applicants will be deemed successful only if they are judged to possess a good mix of:

  • Imagination and creative thinking
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to learn
  • Sense of responsibility and ability to work in a team
  • Resilience and stability
  • Integrity and respect for others


At CIAPS, we are proud of our high standards. We are conscious of the fact that much is demanded from our students during their time with us. To support participants we have in place a formidable team of academic advisers, experienced librarians and other learning support staff to help learners get the best from their academic pursuits.

We are proud of our welfare and career services; these services are provided by a team of competent and passionate professionals available to assist students with job placement, career guidance, CV preparation and registration with international bodies.

We have built, and continue to build, strong connections with reputable organisations which look for high standards and work with high achievers.

Learning and Assessment

Participants in this course will be required to combine practice in real workplace situations with learning in our Centre. CIAPS classes will take place as set out in the timetable, and attendance is an important part of the assessment. Each module will have a formative and summative assessment, and these assessments will be written or verbal and based on observations. Practical sessions will take place in the agreed organisations, and performance in these organisations will be evaluated based on written assessments, reports from the organisation and observation by CIAPS examiners.


As a fundamental part of learning, CIAPS offers its students the very best practices. We strongly encourage our students to participate in international programmes which will enable them to gain global experience by working and collaborating with their peers throughout the world. Part of this course will take place abroad, and students are advised to consider their ability to travel for a short period during their programme.


We place a lot of emphasis on research, both empirical and theoretical. Our faculty members are continuously engaged in research related to the subject they teach, and we encourage students to participate alongside them. We also strongly encourage our students to create their own research topics related to their area of work or interest. By the end of this course, a good student should have completed at least one publishable body of research

Make sure you read “Admission & Fees” above to understand our admission criteria and fees before registering.

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