DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS STUDIES (DBS)

Objective
This is the Institute’s Administrative Technician Course (ATC) , with a duration of four semesters. It qualifies successful Diplomates for direct admission into Management Level of the Professional Programme. In addition, as students are studying for the DBS they are simultaneously studying towards meeting the requirements of our foreign partner Universities for the award of B.Sc Degree. This means that they are not required to undertake additional courses of the Universities, provided they also complete the Professional Programme, the Advanced Diploma in Professional Administration.

Course Structure
This comprises Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4, to be completed strictly in that sequence, subject to any exemptions awarded, plus Research Project, and Career Development and Training (CADET) workshop.

Summary of Subjects

Part One
1. Business Enterprises
2. Business Mathematics
3. Business Statistics
4. Communication in English
5. Principles of Economics
6. Principles of Financial
Accounting

Part Two
1. Communication Practice
2. Cost Accounting
3. Elements of Public
Administration
4. Financial Accounting
5. Information Technology
6. Principles of Business Law

Part Three
1. Fundamentals of Production
Management
2. Fundamental of Local
Government Administration
3. Principles of Sales
Management
4. Office Management
5. Research Methods
6. Stores Administration

Part Four
1. Entrepreneurial
Development
2. Fundamentals of Human
Capital Management
3. Fundamentals of Nigerian
Taxation
4. Principles of Management
5. Principles of Purchasing and
Supply
6. Principles of Marketing

Candidates may wish to download the DBS detailed syllabus on the Institute’s WEBSITE
www.cia.org.ng/index.php/downloads/student-downloads. Hardcopy of the detailed syllabus will be issued to each registered student.

Entry Requirement
Senior School Certificate or equivalents with five credits including English Language and Mathematics obtained at two sittings. Candidates who do not have complete credit passes are considered for provisional admission on the condition that they will make up their entry deficiencies before completing the course.

COLLABORATING PARTNER UNIVERSITIES
1. Shepherd University, Republic of Benin
2. Adonai University, Republic of Benin

RECOGNISED TEACHING CENTRES
In addition to Nigerian College of Administration, there are other Recognized Teaching Centres for the DBS and ADPA courses in several cities throughout Nigeria preparing students for the examinations of the Institute, from which the students can make a choice. Students are also free to study privately and register for the examinations as independent candidates. For the full list of study centres visit our Website

EXAMINATION DATES/CENTRES
DBS and ADPA Examinations are held in June, and December each year, in accordance with detailed Time Table for each examination diet to be published or notified to the candidates before the examination. Subject to sufficient entries the examinations will be held at the following cities: Aba, Abuja, Eket, Enugu, Ibadan, Lagos, Owerri, Nassarawa, Port Harcourt, Uyo, Warri, Zaria. The Examinations are open only to Registered Students who are either taking Institute’s examination courses with the Recognised Teaching Centres or who are studying privately as independent candidates.

COURSE FEES
List of fees payable for the programmes are obtained free of charge at the College or the Chartered Institute. This can be downloaded on our website

HOW TO APPLY
Application form is obtainable in person or by email at the College or at the National Secretariat, on payment of N5,000 for ADPA Professional course, or N4,000 for Diploma in Business Studies. Payment is by direct cash deposit into the bank account of Nigerian College of Administration with First Bank (A/C No: 2018190845) or Zenith Bank (A/C No: 1010223085). The bank deposit slip should be submitted before the Application Form for Student Registration is processed.
__________________Director of Professional Education and Training ___________________

Diploma in Business Studies

Application Form is obtainable in Person or by email at the College or at the National Secretariat, on payment of N5,000 for ACIA Professional course, or N4,000 for Diploma in Business Studies. Payment is by direct cash deposit into the bank account of Nigerian College of Administration with First Bank (A/C No: 2018190845) or Zenith Bank (A/C No: 1010223085). The bank deposit slip should be submitted in order to obtain the registration documents either in person or by mail.