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The School of Business Studies as the pioneer Schools in Delta State Polytechnic. Ogwashi-Uku, presently comprises of eight Departments:  Accountancy, Business Administration and Management, Mass Communication, Office Technology and Management, Human Resource Management (HND) Programme, Production Operations Management (HND) Programme, Banking and Finance (ND) Programme and Marketing (ND) Programme. The Dean, as Head of the School, exercises general superintendence over academic and administrative affairs of the School of Business Studies. He functions effectively with a core of Department Heads, academic staff and administrative prowess of non-teaching staff.

In accordance with the cooperation and relationship that makes Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku truly integrative and concerned about producing all round intellectuals, the School also relies on the cooperation of other relevant Schools/Departments for lectures outside its peculiar scope as mandatorily required by the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE). Similarly, as the need arises, the School also offers lectures across board to other Schools/Departments.

NAMES OF ALL DEANS FROM INCEPTION

S/N

NAME

PERIOD

1

Olannye, Peter

February, 2005 –  February, 2006

2

Nana, Joseph

February, 2006 – March, 2007

3

Anukwu, Nathaniel O.

March, 2007 – January, 2010

4

Okwuechime, Chudi

January, 2010 – March, 2011

5

Ogbemi, B Ogbemi

March, 2013 – September 2016

6

Ofilii, Peter

September, 2014 – September, 2016

September 2016 – September, 2018

7

Ojogbo, Leonard U.

September, 2018 – September 2019

8

Chiedu Christian

July, 2020 – Till  Date

PHILOSOPHY/OBJECTIVES OF SCHOOL OF BUSINESS STUDIES

The philosophy of the School of Business Studies is complementary to the overall philosophy of Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku. This is basically because no component School would propound a philosophy different from the general philosophy of this Polytechnic. This implies that we have to be guided by the motto of Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, viz ‘’Creativity for Development’’.

We are concerned in inculcating into our students a sense of creativity and self reliance’ to foster the worth and development of the individual and the society by means of functional and broad based education. Therefore, the Higher National Diploma Programmes in the School Of Business Studies are aimed at producing graduates who can perform a range of functions in the various fields of Business Studies. The School’s philosophy if further anchored on inculcating the appropriate attitudes, professional skills and ethics to the students in order to produce the manpower that can be self-employed.

OBJECTIVES

Functional education as an instrument of nation development aims at integrating individual goal with that of the society. To effectively accomplish this aim and objectives, the school is poised to achieve the following:

  • To transmit a body of knowledge and a command of adequate technical business skills and techniques.
  • To increase the students capacity to learn and to communicate effectively with others.
  • To continue the search and expand the scope of application of Accounting, Business Administration, Office Technology and Management, Production Operations Management, Human Resource Management, Banking and Finance, Mass Communication and Marketing disciplines in order to promote and enhance National Economic Development.
  • To produce competent diploma holders who should be potential employers of labour.
  • To inculcate in our students the burning desire of sound education, hard work and honest service to humanity.
  • To promote and encourage scholarship and community service.
  • To promote and encourage the ideals of Polytechnic Education through Students Industrial Work Experience.
  • To give exposure to related professional studies.

Dean: CHIEDU CHRISTIAN OKEIBUNOR

Mr Chiedu, Christian Okeibunor holds M.Sc (Accounting), MBA (Management) and B.Sc (Accountancy) degrees from Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) and Enugu State University of Science and Technology respectively.
He is a member of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, Institute of Industrial Administration and Strategic Institute of Natural Resources

Email: [email protected]

  • ACCOUNTANCY
  • BANKING AND FINANCE
  • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
  • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • MASS COMMUNICATION
  • MARKETING DEPARTMENT
  • OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
  • PRODUCTION OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

ACCOUNTANCY DEPARTMENT

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

NATIONAL DIPLOMA 

Applicants with the following qualifications may be considered for admission into the National Diploma programme by direct entry.

  • C.E. Ordinary level or its equivalent (Teachers Grade II, W.A.S.C, and S.S.C.E) with four credit passes in English Language.

Mathematics and any other subjects from the following: Economics, Business METHODS, Principles of Accounts, Literature in English, Commerce, History, Statistics, Geography, Government, Agric Science/Biology obtained at not more than two sittings or

(ii)   Four credit passes in relevant subjects as stated in (i) above obtained at the final examination of an NBTE recognized Preliminary ND Programme offered by the polytechnics and similar post-secondary technical institutions.

       CURRICULUM STRUCTURE

The structure of the curriculum of ND programmes consists of four main components.

These are:

  • General education Courses
  • Foundation Courses
  • Professional Courses

GENERAL INFORMATION

ND Programmes should contribute adequately to the production of good quality and dedicate business – manpower for commerce, industry, private and public enterprise.

The Goal and Objectives of ND Accountancy Programme

The goal of the ‘National Diploma in Accountancy is to produce a technician level manpower that can effectively perform a range of functions in the field of Accountancy. 

The Objectives of the ND Accountancy are to:

  • Demonstration a basic knowledge of financial operations of different types of business.
  • Assist in the collection and integration of basic financial data for use in investment decisions.
  • Prepare final accounts of business.
  • Assist in the preparation of short and long term budget plans
  • Collect and collate relevant financial information to aid superior officers and management in making financial decisions.
  • Interpret some basic ratio, statistical and financial data.
  • Carry out a preliminary survey and feasibility studies.
  • Understand the principles of financial accounting and their application to business situations.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND) PROGRAMME

The general entry requirements for HND Accountancy programme shall be: all the requirements for Admission into ND Accountancy/Financial Studies programme, plus

  • A minimum of lower credit pass (GPA 2.50 and above) in the ND Accountancy/Financial Studies and
  • A minimum of one year Post ND cognate work experience.(IT Letter)

Note: In few exceptional cases ND gradates with a pass (CGPA of 2.00 – 2.49) in the ND that have worked for two or more years in the field may be considered form admission into the HND programme. The number of such candidates, however, should not be more than 20% of the number of students in the class.

Goal of the ND Programme are:

 

The goal of the National Diploma (ND) programme in Banking and Finance is to produce intermediate technical manpower with sound theoretical and practical knowledge that can effectively perform a range of various functions in banks, other financial institutions, commerce, and industry, private and public enterprises.

 

The Objectives of the ND Banking and Finance Programme

The diplomats of the ND Banking and Finance should be able to:

 

  • Collect and integrate basic financial data for use in investment decisions.

 

  • Assist in the preparation of final accounts of companies and other financial organizations.

 

  • Assist in the preparation of short and long term budget;

 

  • Collect and collate relevant financial information to aid superior officers/and management financial decisions.
  • Compute basic financial and statistical ratios.

 

  • Assist in the analysis and evaluation of investment proposals, price and market trends.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

NATIONAL DIPLOMA

Applicants with the following qualifications may be considered for admission into the National programme by direct entry:

Senior Secondary Certificate or its equivalent (Teachers Grade II, W.A.S.E., GCE Ordinary Level). with five credit passes in English Language,  Mathematics and any other two subjects from the following: Economics, Business Methods, Principles of Accounts, Literature in English, Commerce, History, Statistics, Geography, Government, Agric Science/Biology obtained at not more than two sittings or

 

Five credit passes in relevant subjects as stated in (i) above obtained at the final examination of an NBTE recognized Preliminary ND programme offered by the Polytechnics and similar post-secondary technical institutions.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

 

The National Diploma (ND) Programme in Business administration is aimed at producing Diplomats with sound theoretical and practical knowledge to carry out a number of activities in a business concern effectively. The ND diplomats should be able to:

 

  • Conduct a simple structured survey on any aspect of business and make appropriate recommendations to the authority
  • Identify management problems at appropriate levels, analyze them and design management strategies to overcome them
  • Carry out inspection and auditing of books and records
  • Carry out evaluation of investment assets for investment purposes and assist in the analysis of investment proposals
  • Interpret basic statistical date
  • Assist in the preparation of short and long term budget plans
  • Write business reports and carry out various types of business communication effectively.
  • Explain basic concepts and principles in economics and their applications in mixed economy
  • Apply principles of accounts to different types of accounting transactions
  • Use statistical inferences as aids to business plan and control
  • Understand the basic principles of law and apply same to business relationship and transactions
  • Explain various legal principle and procedures governing the regulation of companies as contained in Company Decree of 1968
  • Apply mathematics and other quantitative techniques in management decision process
  • Conduct product-planning surveys for manufacturing organizations
  • Organize sales and distribution materials
  • Carry out market research and similar functions
  • Carry out effective purchasing tasks and sales advertising Undertake proper storage and preservation of materials and goods
  • Keep simple records of financial and other transactions in any organization
  • Speak and write, clear correct and effective functional English
  • By efficiently and wisely and obtaining the best possible value to every Naira spent
  • Ensure continuity of supply both to the markets and production units

 

 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS OF NATIONAL DIPLOMA (ND) PROGRAMME

Applications with the following qualifications may be considered for admission into the National programme by direct entry:

  • Candidates must have scores 150 and above in the UTME
  • Candidates must possess 5 O’Level Credits at not more than two (2) sittings including English and Mathematics

In other words, candidates must possess Senior Secondary Certificate or its equivalent (Teacher Grade II, W.A.S.C, GCE Ordinary level) with five credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any other two subjects from the following:

Economics, Business Methods, Principles of Accounts, Literature in English, Commerce, History, Statistics, Geography, Government, Agric. Science/ Biology Obtained at not more than two sitting; or

Five credit passes in relevant subjects as stated above obtained at the final examination of an NBTE recognized Preliminary ND Programme offered by the polytechnics and similar post Secondary Technical Institutions.

 

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • C.E. Ordinary Level or its equivalent (Teachers Grade II, W.A.S.C., S.S.C.E. NECO. NABTED) With five credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, and any three subjects from the following: Economics, Business methods, Principles of Accounts, Literatures in English, Commerce, History, Statistics, Geography, Government, Agric Science/Biology obtained at not more than two sittings, or and any other two subject at not more than two sittings, or
  • A lower credit and above in a National Diploma programme in Business Administration & Management or any related course.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The HND diplomats in Human Resource Management should be able to:

  1. Understand the basic principles and techniques of management for ensuring organizational efficiency, effectiveness and accountability.
  2. Identify operational problems, analyse and develop solutions to such problems in man power planning and management decision processed.
  3. Undertake efficient and effective application of management concepts, theories and techniques in operational processes of an organization.
  4. Prevent or minimize managerial and operational problems in their various organizations at different levels.
  5. Identify specific linens, processes or functional problems and with precision fine probably solutions to them.
  6. Appreciate the application of computers in organizational management, project feasibility (preparation), planning and development in an organisational environment.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management

The general entry requirement for HND Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management

  1. National Diploma in Business Studies/Business Administration, Financial Studies, Social Development, Co-operative Studies, Accountancy, Purchasing and Supply, Local Government Studies Secretarial Studies, Insurance, Banking and Finance, Marketing and Public Administration at minimum of Lower Credit Level Plus one (1) year post-qualification working experience or at Pass Level with at least two years (2) post qualification working experience.
  2. In addition to the above, candidates MUST have the following ND entry requirements:
  3. Four (4) Credits including English Language and Mathematics in SSCE/NABTEB/NECO
  4. Four (4) Credits including English Language and Mathematics in SSCE/NABTEB/NECO and MUST have pass through NBTE recognized Pre-ND Programme.
  5. TCII Pass.

NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MASS COMMUNICATION 

  • GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

PROGRAMME GOAL

The National Diploma (ND) in Mass Communication is meant to give students technological education and professional skills necessary for emolument and job creation in various areas of the mass communication industry, such as newspapers, magazines radio, television, film/video, new media, public relations, advertising, news agency, government and corporate information services.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

        On completion of this course, the diploma holder will be able to carry out the following:

  • Gather, investigate and report news for the print, broadcast and online media
  • Select, edit and prepare for publication news items, features, photographic and the multimedia materials; and results of investigations for print and electronic media.
  • Produce, present and direct programmes for the electronic media.
  • Plan, Prepare and produce materials for public relations and advertising purposes.
  • Know various outlets/contacts for commercial utilization of feature and magazine articles.
  • Identify outlets for publishing of features and magazines articles.
  • Know how to negotiate terms for publishing articles
  • Understand right of the article author
  • And function effectively in any area of the Communication industry

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The academic requirements for admission into the programme are; Five (5) GCE (O level). Or WASC/NECO or NABTEB subjects passed at not more than two sitting. The subjects must be passed at credit level and should include English Language, Literature in English, and any two others Mathematics is also required.

MASS COMMUNICATION, HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA

(HND) PROGRAMME 

GENERAL INFORMATION

1.1      GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

PROGRAMME GOAL

The HND Mass Communication programme is intended to produce effective an efficient technologists with adequate practical and professional skills necessary for employment and job creation in the various area of Mass Communication industry such as Newspapers, Magazines, Radio, Television, film and Video,  News media, Public Relations, Advertising, News Agency, Government and corporate Information services.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

On completion of this programme the diplomat should be able to carry out/perm all the listed function specified under the objectives of the ND programme at a higher level and with little or no supervision at all.

  1. Gather, investigate and report news for the print, broadcast and online media;
  2. Select, edit and prepare for publication, news items, features, photographic graphics and multimedia materials and results of investigations for print and electronic media:
  3. Produce, present and direct programmes for the electronic media;
  4. Plan, prepare and produce materials for public relations and advertising purposes:
  5. Source various outlets/contacts for commercial utilization of feature and magazine articles:
  6. Publish features and magazine articles;
  7. Negotiate terms for publishing articles and rights of the article author.

2.1       ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Holders of the ND who want to study for the HND must have maintained a cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.5 (on a 4.0 point scale) in their ND course work, and must in addition have completed at least one year of professional work in the mass media since obtaining the ND in order to qualify for admission.

In exceptional cases a candidate who had a cumulative grade point average of between 2.0 and 2.49 in their ND programme must have acquired at least two years of cognate experience in order to qualify for admission 

PRODUCTION OF SCHOOL OF BUSINESS STUDIES

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN PRODUCTION

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT  

Goals and Objectives of Higher National Diploma in Production Operations Management

The HND diplomats in Production Operations Management should be able to:

  1. Understand the basic principles and techniques of management for ensuring organizational efficiency, effectiveness and accountability.
  2. Identify operational problems, analyse and develop solutions to such problems.
  3. Undertake efficient and effective application of management concepts and techniques in production and operations processes of industries.
  4. Effectively plan production and operations activities.
  5. Prevent or minimize managerial, production and operational problems in their various organizations.
  6. Identify specific line, process or functional problems and with precision find solution to them.
  7. Appreciate the application of computers in organizational management, project feasibility (preparation), planning and management.

Admission Requirements   

The general entry requirements for HND in Production Operation Management include:

  1. National Diploma (ND) in Business Studies, Financial Studies, Banking, Marketing, or Catering and Hotel Management at a minimum of Lower Credit Level plus one year post qualification working experience.
  2. National Diploma in Computer Studies, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Statistics Estate Management, Textile Technology/Fashion Design or Printing Technology at a minimum of Lower Credit Level plus one year post qualification working experience or at Pass Level at two years’ post-qualification Working experience.
  3. Any other accredited relevant ND Programme at a minimum of Lower Credit Level plus one year post-qualification working experience.
  4. In addition to the above the candidate MUST have fulfilled the following ND requirements:
  5. Five (5) Credits including Mathematics and English Language at in SSCE/NBC/NECO
  6. FIVE (5) Credits including Mathematics and English Language at in SSCE/NBC/NECO and MUST have passed through NBTE recognized Pre-ND Programme.

 

Objectives of the National Diploma in Marketing 

At the end of the National Diploma programme the diplomat should be able to:

  • Use the basic principles that guide marketing practice;
  • Utilize quantitative and qualitative research based evidence in marketing practice;
  • Identify and exploit market opportunities innovatively and proactively;
  • Use entrepreneurial skills as employees and entrepreneurs;
  • Identify and analyze marketing problems and design marketing strategies to overcome them;
  • Interpret and assist in the execution of overall corporate policies;
  • Assist in the efficient execution of marketing communication strategies;
  • Write marketing report;
  • Assist in the efficient execution of pricing policies and strategies;
  • Apply product and brand management skills;
  • Assist in the efficient execution of pricing policies and strategies
  • Appreciate relevant concepts and principles of economics and apply them in marketing situations;
  • Understand the basic principles of law and apply same to marketing relationships and transactions
  • Assist in the efficient execution of sales and distribution of goods and services;
  • Help in the implementation of purchasing tasks;
  • Communicate effectively;
  • Apply information and communication technology effectively in marketing;

 

General Entry Requirements

National Diploma in Marketing (ND Marketing)

The general requirements for the ND programme are:

  • The WASC, NECO, GCE ‘O’ Level or the Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) or their equivalent with five credits including English Language and Mathematics (Literature in English and Oral English are not acceptable in place of English Language) and three other subjects from Economics, Business Methods, Principles of Accounts, Literature in English, Commerce, History, Statistics, Geography, Government, Agric Science/Biology.
  • A credit pass in N.B.T.E recognised Pre National Diploma Examination.

DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND FINANCE

GENERAL INFORMATION

Goal of the ND Programme are:

The goal of the National Diploma (ND) programme in Banking and Finance is to produce intermediate technical manpower with sound theoretical and practical knowledge that can effectively perform a range of various functions in banks, other financial institutions, commerce, and industry, private and public enterprises.

The Objectives of the ND Banking and Finance Programme

The diplomats of the ND Banking and Finance should be able to:

  • Collect and integrate basic financial data for use in investment decisions.
  • Assist in the preparation of final accounts of companies and other financial organizations.
  • Assist in the preparation of short and long term budget;
  • Collect and collate relevant financial information to aid superior officers/and management financial decisions.
  • Compute basic financial and statistical ratios.
  • Assist in the analysis and evaluation of investment proposals, price and market trends.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

NATIONAL DIPLOMA

Applicants with the following qualifications may be considered for admission into the National programme by direct entry:

Senior Secondary Certificate or its equivalent (Teachers Grade II, W.A.S.E., GCE Ordinary Level). with five credit passes in English Language,  Mathematics and any other two subjects from the following: Economics, Business Methods, Principles of Accounts, Literature in English, Commerce, History, Statistics, Geography, Government, Agric Science/Biology obtained at not more than two sittings or

Five credit passes in relevant subjects as stated in (i) above obtained at the final examination of an NBTE recognized Preliminary ND programme offered by the Polytechnics and similar post-secondary technical institutions.

 

GOAL AND OBJECTIVE FOR ND / HND PROGRAMME

The National Diploma/Higher National Diploma in Office Technology and Management Programme is designed to equip students with Secretarial/Office skills for employment in various fields of endeavour. Students of this programme are exposed to courses in their areas as well as courses general education.

In addition to the acquisition of vocational skill in Office Technology and Management, the students are equipped with effective work competencies and socio-psychological work shills, which are very essential in everyday interactions with others.

The grand objectives of Programme therefore are:

  1. ACQUISITION OF SECRETARIAL SKILL

This includes at the ND level, the ability to:

  • Write in Shorthand for three minutes varied materials of 1.3 syllabic intensity with a minimum of 95% accuracy.
  • Type effectively various office jobs and acquire a copying rate of 40 wam on pages not below 1.30 syllabic intensity with 98% accuracy.

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The general entry requirements for the ND programme are   

  • The West African School Certificate (WAEC), General Certificate of Education (GCE), Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE), National Examination Council (NECO), National Business Certificate (NBC) or their equivalents with five (5) credit passes (including English Language). The five credit passes must be in English and any four of the following: Business Methods, Commerce, Economics, Typewriting, Shorthand, Principles of Accounts, Government, Religious Knowledge, and Biology/Agricultural Science.
  • The Grade 11 Teacher’ Certificate with five (5) credits including English Language at not more than two sittings.
  • A pass in NBTE recognized Pre-National Diploma Programme. (Candidates should have had a minimum of pass grades in the five subjects specified in 1.0, above during entry into the Pre-ND programme).
  • A pass in mathematics is not compulsory but an advantage. Candidate may in addition to

THE QUALIFICATIONS LISTED ABOVE, BE EXPECTED TO PASS AN INTERVIEW FOR THE FINAL SECTION.

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENT FOR THE HND PROGRAMME ARE:  

  1. All the requirements into the ND Office Technology and Management programme.
  2. A minimum of one – year work experience

Candidates with pass at ND should have 2 years work experience.

The number of such candidates should not exceed 10% of the students in class.

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN PRODUCTION 

Goals and Objectives of Higher National Diploma in Production Operations Management

The HND diplomats in Production Operations Management should be able to:

  1. Understand the basic principles and techniques of management for ensuring organizational efficiency, effectiveness and accountability.
  2. Identify operational problems, analyse and develop solutions to such problems.
  3. Undertake efficient and effective application of management concepts and techniques in production and operations processes of industries.
  4. Effectively plan production and operations activities.
  5. Prevent or minimize managerial, production and operational problems in their various organizations.
  6. Identify specific line, process or functional problems and with precision find solution to them.
  7. Appreciate the application of computers in organizational management, project feasibility (preparation), planning and management.

Admission Requirements 

 

The general entry requirements for HND in Production Operation Management include:

  1. National Diploma (ND) in Business Studies, Financial Studies, Banking, Marketing, or Catering and Hotel Management at a minimum of Lower Credit Level plus one year post qualification working experience.
  2. National Diploma in Computer Studies, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Statistics Estate Management, Textile Technology/Fashion Design or Printing Technology at a minimum of Lower Credit Level plus one year post qualification working experience or at Pass Level at two years’ post-qualification Working experience.
  3. Any other accredited relevant ND Programme at a minimum of Lower Credit Level plus one year post-qualification working experience.
  4. In addition to the above the candidate MUST have fulfilled the following ND requirements:
  5. Five (5) Credits including Mathematics and English Language at in SSCE/NBC/NECO
  6. FIVE (5) Credits including Mathematics and English Language at in SSCE/NBC/NECO and MUST have passed through NBTE recognized Pre-ND Programme.