Welcome to Faculty of Business Administration, University Of Nigeria Nsukka
The University had in the past, sent some Professors to help forge a link between the University in general and our Faculty in particular with the Industrial Relations School of Cardiff. It is important at this juncture to mention that Professor Agwu Akpala, a graduate of the University of Cardiff, Wales, taught Industrial Relations in the Faculty of Business Administration.
Similarly, the Ford Foundation has generously offered scholarships for academic staff development of the Faculty, and these scholarships have always been properly and adequately utiltized. While the Faculty remains ever grateful to all her friends and benefactors, she hopes for closer ties and more mutually beneficial relationships in the future.
The study of Business Administration at the degree level, in Africa South of the Sahara, started at the University of Nigeria in 1961. Business Administration as an independent discipline was introduced into Nigeria from the United States of America. The principal actor in that process was the Rt. Honourable Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, the founding father of the University. He included Business Administration and Accountancy in the initial list of academic disciplines in the University and ensured a smooth take off of both programmes by donating a number of volumes on the subject of Business Administration to the University. Prior to 1961, Business Education as a discipline was shrouded in cynicism. Commerce and Accountancy were the popular nomenclature used, and students of Commerce and Accountancy had to go to the United Kingdom for these courses. Despite the ignorance of most people including Nigeria’s colonial masters, the development of Business Administration in Nigeria was quite rapid, the disdain with which it was held initially notwithstanding.