OAUSTECH Releases 2022/2023 Professional Postgraduate Admission Form; The Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, Nigeria, is accepting applications from qualified candidates for admission to the following professional Postgraduate programs in the Centre for Blue Economy and Innovation and the Centre for Governance and Business Technology, leading to the award of Professional Master’s degree and Professional Doctorate.
A. AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES
Centre for Blue Economy and Innovation
i. Master in Environmental Management (MEM)
ii. Master in Disaster Risk Management (DRM)
iii. Doctorate Degree in Environmental Management (DEM)
Centre for Governance and Business Technology
i. Master in Business Administration (MBA)
ii. Master in Public Administration (MPA)
iii. Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
B. GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Candidates for postgraduate studies in the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa must have obtained at least five (5) credits in relevant subjects in WASC, NECO, GCE (ordinary level or their equivalents,) at not more than two (2) sittings.
NOTE: Credit passes are required for English Language and Mathematics.
C. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
1. MBA DEGREE PROGRAMME
Candidates for admission into the MBA Programme shall normally be graduates of the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology or other universities recognized by the OAUSTECH Senate or holders of equivalent qualifications recognised by the Senate of the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division). The following professional qualifications are acceptable in special cases as equivalent qualifications:
- A.C.A (Nigeria)
- C.F.A (U.S.A)
In special cases, HND with substantial experience may be considered. Candidates shall have at least 3 years of post-qualification experience in a reputable organization.
2. MPA DEGREE PROGRAMME
This is a special programme with its nature that takes into consideration all who are interested in developing administrative proficiency and effectiveness. Interested and prospective candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in any field, such as the Social Sciences, Administration, Management, Pure and Natural Sciences, Arts and Education, Medical, Engineering, etc. from institutions recognised by Senate of the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa. Similarly, Postgraduate Diploma holders in Public Administration or HND in any Management and Social Science courses with a minimum of Credit in the above-stated disciplines may also be admitted for the Programme.
3. DBA DEGREE PROGRAMME
The DBA program is intended for Senior Executives and Consultants who wish to take their careers to the next level or differentiate themselves from their rivals in the public and private sectors of the economy.
Candidates for admission into the program should typically be Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology graduates, or graduates of any other universities approved by the university’s senate, with at least Second Class Honours (Lower Division) and a satisfactory Master’s degree in a field related to business administration or management.
4. DRM DEGREE PROGRAMME
Admission to the Professional Master in Disaster and Risk Management is open to holders of Bachelor’s degrees with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering, Social Medicine, Environmental Sciences, Town Planning, Agriculture, Forestry, and Communication or Information Technology from the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa or any other universities recognized by Senate of the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa. In addition, candidates with HND with at least Credit and at least three (3) years of cognate experience may also be considered.
5. MEM DEGREE PROGRAMME
Holders with Bachelor’s degrees with at least a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in Geography, Social Sciences, Applied and Physical Sciences, Technology, Education, or Law are eligible for admission to the Professional Master in Environmental Management program.
Candidates with a third-class degree and a postgraduate diploma or a third-class degree and a cognate of three years of experience may be taken into consideration in exceptional circumstances. Candidates with HNDs with at least a Credit and three (3) years of related experience from recognized institutions who have been given the go-ahead by the Senate of the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, may be taken into consideration.
6. DEM DEGREE PROGRAMME
DEM programme is open to graduates of the Olusegun Agagu University of Science or any other universities recognised by the Senate of the University with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering, Social Medicine, Environmental Sciences, Town Planning, Agriculture, Forestry, and Communication or Information Technology and a satisfactory Master’s degree in Environmental Management, Agriculture, Science, Engineering, or Social Sciences related fields.
D.DURATION OF PROGRAMMES
(i) Masters Programmes 3 Semesters Minimum (Full Time)
4 Semesters Maximum (Maximum)
4 Semesters Minimum (Part-Time)
6 Semester Maximum (Part-Time)
(ii) Doctoral Programmes 6 Semesters Minimum (Full Time)
8 Semesters Maximum (Maximum)
8 Semesters Minimum (Part-Time)
10 Semester Maximum (Part-Time)
N.B. Only candidates who have the NYSC Discharge Certificates or Exclusion Certificates will be allowed to enrol on the postgraduate programmes of the University
E. REFEREE REPORTS
Candidates should print out the referee forms provided on the application page for their referees to fill and return directly to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies. Applications shall not be processed unless the referee reports are available.
Note: Students are advised to check the University’s website for those courses that require a written entrance examination. Candidates are to supply their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers when applying.
F. OTHER INFORMATION
Applicants are to note that a programme automatically lapses at the expiration of the maximum duration for each programme. However, a candidate may apply for an extension of not more than one semester for a master’s and two semesters for a Doctorate.
The applicants will undergo a screening exercise before shortlisting for admission.
G. METHOD OF APPLICATION
(i) Candidates should process their applications online on the University’s website (http://www.oaustech.edu.ng), using the REMITA method with payment made to the School of Postgraduate Studies account.
(ii) Application forms for postgraduate programmes are sold for N20,000.00 only.
(iii) Specifically, Doctoral candidates should send their Research Proposal to email@example.com using surname_school/dept.doc e.g. Ojo_sos/che.researchproposal
(iv) Non-OAUSTECH graduates are to request their institutions to forward their official academic transcripts to the address below (indicating the target programme) at the latest SIX (6) weeks from the date of submitting the application form.
SCHOOL OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
THE OLUSEGUN AGAGU UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY,
ONDO STATE, NIGERIA
Application forms will be available for completion for a period of six (6) weeks beginning from 2nd February to 15th March 2023.
G. O. Saliu, MANUPA, MNIM, MAUA