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Faculty of Management Science

About The Faculty

The Faculty of Management Sciences is one of the Academic Units of the National Open University of Nigeria established in the year 2002. Then known as the School of Business and Human Resources Management (SBHRM), Faculty of Management Sciences started as one of the five Schools of the University at inception with Professor Pedro from the Bayero University Kano as the pioneer Dean of the School. At the end of his one year sabbatical leave during which he midwifed SBHRM, Professor Pedro handed over to the then Dr. Onwe as the most Senior Faculty staff in the School in 2006 as the Acting Dean; a position he held until 2008. An Economist, Dr. Mailafia – from the University of Jos took over from Dr. Onwe for a sabbatical year leave period also in an acting capacity.

The second Professor to head the SBHRM came in on sabbatical from the Lagos State University. A Professor of Public Administration, Olojede Iyabo came on board as Dr. Mailafia rounded – off his tenure in 2009. It was during Professor Olojede’s tenure as the Dean that the Faulty adopted the new name School of Management Sciences.

She exited the Office in 2010 for the then Dr. Maduabum to take over. Shortly after he was given a Professorial chair in Public Administration, Professor Maduabum led the then School of Management Sciences in year 2012 into the first ever accreditation exercise for all her existing undergraduate programmes with a ground breaking performance outcome of full accredited programmes including the professional programme – MBA and MPA.

Presently the Faculty of Management Sciences offers a full range of business related qualifications for students, business executives and Administrators. Since year 2012, new programme have been added in response to contemporary developments. The table that follows is a full representation of the Faculty of Management Sciences’ organogram since 2016. The Faculty is today led by Professor Samson Osoba the second democratically elected Dean.

The desire for the establishment of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the National Open University of Nigeria arose from the need to provide health workers at all levels for the badly underserved regions of the country. The faculty attempts to ensure that training emphasizes relevance rather than mere academic knowledge. It is intended to achieve two closely related main objectives. One is to produce a broad range of health manpower that will serve the
depressed and underserved rural and peri-urban communities of Nigeria and the other is to design test programme models for health manpower development that would be replicable in various parts of the country and, hopefully, in other countries of the world, where health conditions are similar to those of Nigeria.

A proposal for the establishment of the Faculty of Health Sciences was made and presented to the University Senate. Thus at the 69th meeting of the Senate held on Tuesday, 24th April 2012, the report and approval for the establishment of the Faculty of Health Sciences from the then School of Science and Technology was ratified.

The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) was carved out of the then existing School of Science and Technology (SST) now called Faculty of Sciences (FOS) as the first of its kind in Nigeria to have full-fledge-core courses in health sciences through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode. The Pioneer Dean of the Faculty was Prof Mba Okoronkwo, who was also a one-time DVC Academics of NOUN. The current Dean of the Faculty is Dr Jane-Frances Obiageli Agbu.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is dedicated to training health professionals while the uniqueness of the training mode, which is open and distance learning is that it increases access and equity in
learning. This mode, therefore, provides an opportunity for ‘work and learn’ and this is very out target students who are mostly working professionals.

Our Vision

The vision of the Faculty of Management Sciences is to be regarded as the foremost Business School in Nigeria and Africa in general, producing high quality Management Professionals capable of supporting her myriad of public and private concerns through well-structured, convenient, flexible and accessible education via the distance-learning mode.

Our Mission

The Faculty has the primary Mission of providing exceptional learning and cutting-edge technological know-how with added value required for survival in today’s global village.



We are denoted from other institutions by our qualifying statement which is to be known as a world class business school which provides a caring and personalized learning environment for the growth and development of our students as well as providing training and management solutions to organizations in Nigeria.


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