Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty Of Social And Management Sciences

FACULTY OF SOCIAL AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

  1. Department of Accounting
  2. Department of Banking and Finance
  3. Department of Business Administration
  4. Department of Economics
  5. Department of Mass Communication
  6. Department of Political Science

PHILOSOPHY

The broad philosophy of the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences derives from the view that training and development of the minds of students theoretically and practically to equip them with deep analytical and quantitative skills is an imperative if they must develop self-confidence, be innovative and self-reliant and thus be well positioned to contribute to the development of the country and its economy.
The philosophical drive of the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences is thus anchored on the need to create a robust blend of theoretical and professional training of its students, using state-of-the-art training tools and techniques in a bid to position them to compete favourably with their peers from peer institutions worldwide, seeking in doing so to reflect necessary industry linkages through creating employment opportunities and taking advantage of same where available. Accordingly, the philosophy of the Faculty is encapsulated in the slogan “At the heart of the economic, financial and socio-political management of Nigeria and its economy”

OBJECTIVES

The key objective of the Faculty is to produce graduates who are well positioned to contribute to the country’s economy by playing active role mainly in the private sector. Specifically, the Faculty seeks to inculcate professionalism in students through the development of professional business culture and attitudes, aiming in doing so at ensuring that staff and students are constantly abreast with events that are occurring in the extremely dynamic business, social, economic, financial and political environments through development of curriculum that constantly take into account the ever-changing needs of commerce and industry, meet the requirements of professional accrediting bodies, explore and take advantage of available exchange programmes, creating access to cutting-edge information and communications technology as well as organizing workshops, seminars, symposia, conferences and guest lectures. The Faculty seeks to train students who, upon graduation, can conveniently fit into diverse job situations in such areas as teaching, research, management, entrepreneurship development and other professional work primarily in the private sector but also in the public sector. Emphasis in training, therefore, is laid on entrepreneurial development to encourage self-reliance.

Prof. Reuben de Freitas Cabral
DEAN

Programme UTME Direct Entry Remarks
Accounting (B. Sc.) Five credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, Economics, one science subject and any other one relevant subject. Two A level passes chosen from Economics, Accounting, Business Management, Government and Geography. OR OND with Upper Credit in Accounting UTME subjects are: English, Economics, Mathematics and any Social Science.
Banking and Finance (B. Sc.) Five credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, Economics, one science subject plus any one from Accounting, Business Methods, Commerce, Government, Geography and Statistics. Two A’ level passes chosen from Economics, Accounts, Business Management, Government, Geography or Statistics. OND with Upper Credit in Business and Finance UTME subjects are: Mathematics, Economics and one other subject.
Business Administration (B. Sc.) Five credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, Economics, one science subject plus any one from Accounting, Business Methods, Commerce, Government, Geography and Statistics. Two A’ level passes chosen from Economics, Accounts, Business Management, Government, Geography or Statistics. OND with Upper Credit in Business and Finance UTME subjects are: Mathematics, Economics and one other subject.
Economics (B. Sc.) Five credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, Economics, one science subject and any one from Accounting, Business Methods, Commerce, Government, Geography and Statistics. Two A’ level passes chosen from Economics, Accounts, Business Management, Government, Geography or Statistics. UTME subjects are: Mathematics, Economics and one other subject.
Mass Communication, Information Science and Media Studies (B. Sc.) Five Credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) including English Language, one Science subject, Mathematics and Literature in English. Two ‘A’ Level passes to include Literature in English and one other arts subject. OR OND with Upper Credit in Mass Communications UTME subjects are: Literature in English, one other Arts subject and another Arts or Social Science subject.
Human Resource, Management, Public Administration (B. Sc.) Five credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, Economics, one science subject plus any one from Accounting, Business Methods, Commerce, Govt. Geography and Statistics. Two A’ level passes chosen from Economics, Accounts, Business Management, Government, Geography or Statistics. OR OND with Upper Credit in Public Administration UTME subjects are: Mathematics, Economics and one other subject.
Political Science (B. Sc.) Five credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, Economics, one science subject plus any one from Accounting, Business Methods, Commerce, Govt. Geography and Statistics. Two A’ level passes chosen from Economics, Accounts, Business Management, Government, Geography or Statistics. UTME subjects are: Mathematics, Economics and one other subject.

Dean, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences:
Prof. Reuben de Freitas Cabral

Ruben de Freitas Cabral was educated in Portugal, Germany and the United States, having been awarded a Doctorate of Education by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. During his 21 years in the United States Professor Cabral established his professional and civic credentials through his work as an educational administrator, civic leader and community developer.

In 1991 Professor Cabral returned to Portugal, at the behest of the Luso-International Foundation, to establish international private schools that could best meet the needs of an increasingly complex and globalized world. Four such schools were created in Portugal.

From 1992 onwards, Professor Cabral was also a faculty member of the Catholic University of Portugal, having coordinated the Master’s degree in Educational Administration. He also lectured at the João de Deus Graduate School of Education and at the Open University of Lisbon.

In 2003 Professor Cabral was appointed Rector (Vice-Chancellor) of the University of Saint Joseph, Macau, China, where he served until 2012. On his return to Portugal he resumed his position as Professor at the João de Deus Graduate School of Education. He is also the President of the Foundation-Museum Mário Botas.

An often-invited speaker, Professor Cabral published numerous articles, and authored several publications, especially O novo voo de Ícaro. Discursos em educação (Icaro’s new flight. Discourses on Education).

Professor Cabral was awarded the Medal for Valor and Merit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Portugal, in 1987, and was made a Commander of the Order of Merit by the President of the Portuguese Republic in 1990.
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