Business Education has assumed its pride of place, particularly in the Rivers State University of Science and
Technology, Port Harcourt and generally in the Nigerian education scene. The Department of Business Education
was established in the Faculty of Technical and Science Education in 1981 in line with the implementation of the
National Policy on Education in Nigeria to afford graduates the necessary training for the world of work.
Its pioneer students who were admitted in that same year, graduated in 1985 and since then, for about
twenty-five years the department has consistently produced graduates massively in the four areas of
specialization, viz; Accountancy, Management, Marketing and Secretarial Education. Business Education is an
aspect of Vocational and Technical Education, a specialized programme of instruction designed to provide
individuals with knowledge, skills and attitudes leading to employability and advancement in office occupations
as well as teaching business subjects.
The courses offered are developed to expose the students to core areas in the curriculum like general education,
skill development, professional education, general business (Marketing and Management), Accounting, Teaching
Methodology and Industrial Work Experience.,
In consonance with the National Policy on Education, the Department of Business Education intends to produce
teachers who can effectively teach all business subjects at the post primary level of education and obtain
gainful employment in the private and public sectors.
In furtherance of the above philosophy, the Department has the folowing objectives:
I. To equip the graduates with the necessary competencies to teach business subjects in institutions of
2. To produce teachers who will engage in professional studies in Business Education.
3. To produce strong advocates and promoters of viable industries and business enterprises.
4. To enable graduates of the programme to have an intelligent understanding of the increasing complexity of
The following opportunities are available to Business Education graduates:
1. To teach in secondary schools
2. To hold administrative positions in the public and private sectors of the economy.
3. To be self-employed having been exposed to business knowledge.
4. To undergo higher studies in Business Education.
Duration of Programme
A student admitted through UTME is expected to complete the Business Education programme in four academic years
(eight semesters). A direct Entry student is expected to spend three years depending on categories as shown
Areas of Study
There are four options in Business Education Department: Accountancy, Management, Marketing and Secretarial
Candidates must pass the UTME and have credit or better level passes in five subjects at WASC/SSCE/GCE ‘O’ Level
including English Language and Mathematics in not more than two sittings.
Credit or better level passes in five subjects at WASC/SSCE/TC.II/GCE ‘O’ Level including English Language,
Maths and Economics.
DIRECT ENTRY (3 YEAR PROGRAMME)
The following requirements apply for 3- year degree Programme.
1. NCE in Business Education or in business related areas plus Credits or better level passes in five subjects
at WASC/SSCE/GCE ‘O’ Level.
GCE ‘A’ Level/HSC/IJMB pass at ‘C’ or better level in any two of the following Business: Management, Accounting,
Economics, Typewriting, Short-Hand etc, plus credit or better level passes in five subjects at WASC/SSCE/GCE ‘O’
Level including English Language, Mathematics and Economics or TC II.