When Abia University opened in 1981, there were no academic Departments. The activities of different groups of related academic disciplines were organized in schools. They are Accountancy, Banking and Finance, Marketing under the School of Business Administration at Aba Campus. Professors J. K Onoh and A. C. Ezejelue were Head of Campus and Coordinator of the School of Business Administration respectively.
Some of the lecturers in the Department of Economics teach some of the Economic related courses in the Department of Management. The Department has produced managers in the public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy. Following the above changes, students' enrolment in the discipline increased.
From 2001, the school system of administration was abolished for departments, and each academic discipline was constituted into a department, thus, the Department of Management. Dr. (Mrs.) A. N. Onoh became the Acting Head of Department. Dr. Allison Ugwunna is presently the Head of the Department. It has its offices, computer typist and chief clerical officer. The department offers the degrees B. Sc Management, Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), M.SC, and Ph.D with Professors E. U. L. Imaga, C.A. Awujo, Allison Ugwunna, Dr. (Mrs.) C.C. Umezuruike (Reader) and other dedicated lecturers.
The students of this Department have an association the National Association of Management Students (NUAMBS). Its Staff Adviser, Dr. Allison Ugwunna who is still the Head of Department advises it and organizes parties, public lectures, excursions, and the publication of articles. NUAMBS is one of the most vibrant student's associations in this University, as the members call its members "Managers" Professor Allison Ugwunna is an award winner of the Fellow of the Association of the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria (FCAI) for excellence in Educational Administration.
Effective staff meetings, promotions and development; students' welfare and academic advising are carried on. Essay type of examination changed the multi-choice (MCQ) system which was started during the 2005/2006 academic session. For its perceived effectiveness, continuous assessment of 30 percent is added to the examination score of 70% through tests and term papers. External examiners from another university review students' scripts and research projects annually.
Faculty board and Senate finally approves the results of semester examinations.
Students are admitted on merit through JAMB and the university's aptitude test and supplementary examination including the guidelines of the National Universities Commission (NUC).
VISION AND MISSION
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Philosophy and Objective of the B.Sc. Management Degree.
To produce managerial manpower with appropriate knowledge, skills and aptitude to handle the ever-growing and changing business environment.