10 Business Schools in Northern Nigeria

10 Business Schools in Northern Nigeria

A business school is a tertiary-level institution that awards degrees in business administration or management. Business school is sometimes called the school of management, school of business management, or school of business administration. The Gen-Z and late millennials sometimes also call it the “biz-school” or “the b school”. If you are someone deeply rooted in business and you stay in the northern part of Nigeria, you should prolly check out this list of business schools that I am about to share.

Waste no time going to a university when you can get a degree in everything business in these schools.

For easy comprehension, I’ll not only be giving a list of business schools you can go to in the northern part of Nigeria. I’ll also be sharing with you every piece of information you need to know about them, starting from the history, locations, list of programs they offer, fees, and comparison between them.

Stay with me for the ride.

10 Business Schools in Northern Nigeria

1. Integrated Business School (IBS)

This is a private unlimited company that was established in Kaduna on the third of October 2008. This institution is one of the top accredited business schools in the country.

Integrated business school is blessed with a generous academic landmass, a feature that not all business schools in the country have.

They offer courses ranging from business management to entrepreneurship.

To get more info, check their website.

2. African Business School

This is one of the top business schools in the northern part of Nigeria. It is situated in Abuja. The exact address is; 4th Avenue Gwarinpa, FCT Abuja.

The business school was established in 2000, it has continuously grown since then. It’s not far-fetched that their motto is “excellence in wisdom and understanding”.

ABS specializes in these courses: Marketing, Management, Sales distribution, Banking, finance & insurance, Accounting, Management control, Human Resources Management, and Computer Science/Engineering.

They run special pieces of training and also have scholarships for people that cannot afford the full tuition.

African Business school does not advertise their tuition fees but has a working mail that you can message for inquiries about their fees and much more.

3. Kaduna Business School

In the year 2000, the Kaduna Business School (KBS) was founded to give a platform for systematic growth in management, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

The mandate this business school was built on is the ability to help develop people and aid their growth by offering high-quality business programs.

Below is the list of courses and their fees to enroll:

  • Leading Effectively – N120,000
  • Personal Effectiveness and Problem Solving – N85,000
  • Financial Management- N85,000
  • Caring for Citizens as Customers – N150,000
  • Making Systems Work – N75,000
  • Improvising Team leadership and Communication – N150,000
  • Controlling Work and Motivating People – N100,000
  • Middle Management Development Programme – N150,000
  • Mastering Negotiations & Conflict Handling – N195,000
  • Advanced Leadership Programme – N350,000
  • Public sector Innovation – N90,000
  • Risk-Based Auditing – N95,000

4. Concord Global Business School

This was founded on the 31st of October, 2014. It is located in Asokoro, Abuja. The concord global business school offers a wide range of programs including undergraduate, postgraduate, training, and executive courses. Some of the courses include; Business Management, Management Information systems, Project management, etc.

Their motto is “Reinvent your career”

Here’s why I think it’s one of the top business schools in northern Nigeria:

It is a world-known business school with accreditation and association with the UK. Also, the learning and assessment can be done online. Lastly, they are quite affordable.

5. Formazione Business School

This is one of the business schools with high-end quality. It is situated in Abuja.

Formazione Business School was established in 2014 and is registered under CAC (Corporate Affairs Commission) and accredited by the Nigerian council for Management Development (NCMD).

They provide strategic business and management services.

It is a private institution compared to the others.

6. Stratford Academy of Business Management

This is a globally recognized business school in the UK with branches in Lagos and Abuja.

It made the list because of the branch in Abuja.

You can register online, study online if you want, and also graduate in the UK. The certificate is world-known and can land you good business roles.

Regardless of who you are as an individual, be it an employer, employee, or civil servant, you can enroll in any of their programs.

The courses offered at Stratford academy of business management include: Accounting and Finance, Business Management, leadership, entrepreneurship, computing and information technology, Human Resource Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Public Administration, Risk Management, and Hospitality & Tourism Management.

Below is their list of tuition fees.

LevelUK (Non-visa)Visa nationals (Telford, UK)Visa nationals (London, UK)International CentreDistance LearningPayment plan
Medication Foundation Programmes3n/an/a$18,000n/an/a1Installments
University of Foundation Programmes3n/a$8,000$12,000$7,200n/a1Installments
Foundation (level 3) Diplomas3$3,000$4,250n/a$2,125$1,7002Installments
Standard (level 4) Diplomas4$4,000$5,500n/a$2,850$2,1252Installments
Advanced (level 5) Diplomas5$4.400$5,500n/a$2,850$2,1252Installments
Graduate (level 6) Diplomas / Pre-masters6$4,200$5,500n/a$3,120$2,5502Installments
Postgraduate (level 7) Diplomas7$4,500$6,350n/a$3,800$2,8502Installments
University awarded degrees       
B.A (HONS) Business Management6n/an/an/a$18,000$15,0006Installments
Advanced Entry BA (HONS) Business Management (12-15 months)6n/an/an/a$35,000$33,0006Installments
MBA (12 months)7n/an/an/a$11,200$8,5003Installments
Masters (MA/Msc) Degrees (12 months)7n/an/an/a$10,200$7,8003Installments
Advanced Entry MBA  80 Credit (6-9 months)7$8,250$10.500n/a$10,500$8,2502Installments
Advanced Entry MA/Msc 80 credit  (6-9 months)7$7,450$9,700n/a$9,700$7,4502Installments

7. Jos Business School

Just like the name suggests, it is a business school located in Jos; a northern city close to the center of Nigeria. It is also known as the JBS business services.

This business school was launched in the year 2005 but was actually founded in 2004.  Since 2005, it has grown exponentially. It prides itself as a learning and resource center.

Jos business school offers different management and training programs in Customer service, Human Resources Management, Administration processes, and Risk & asset management. They are accredited by the Business Development Service Provider (BDPS).

The tuition fee ranges from N20,000 to N50,000.

8. Dangote Business School

Dangote Business School (DBS) was founded in 2014 to promote high-level business management and entrepreneurship education based on international best practices. It is located in Bayero, Kano state.

The School was founded to strengthen the reputation and relevance of the graduate programs offered, as well as to diversify into a variety of disciplines that are connected to management, leadership, entrepreneurship, and globalization to better prepare corporate leaders, future managers, and society builders to meet emerging challenges and to take advantage of global opportunities for the greater good.

It’s one of the top business schools in northern Nigeria to attend. The tuition fee range for fresh and returning students is N170,000 to N240,000 naira.

Ps: late registration attracts a N5,000 extra charge.

9. Business School the Netherlands

This is an international business school that was established in 1988 and has expanded globally to different countries, Nigeria inclusive in the year 2003. The Nigerian Branch is located in Lagos and Abuja; the buzzing city of Nigeria and the capital of the country, I’m sure you already guessed it was going to be these two states.

Business School Netherlands is accredited by outstanding organizations in the USA, Switzerland, and Netherlands.

The programs offered include;

  • MBA programs
  • DBA programs
  • Global Leadership Programme
  • Master in Science In finance
  • Executive Programmes
  • In-company Training

Scholarships and short courses with certification are also offered.

The sweet deal about schooling here is that you can pay in installments. So fret not, if you don’t have the full tuition at once, you can pay more than once.

For the fees and every other information, you need to know about Business school the Netherlands, check their website or LinkedIn page.

10. Zaria Business School

With a globally recognized credential, Zaria Business School is one of Nigeria’s best business schools and was launched by the president of Nigeria himself in the year 2018.

They run a top-tier educational institution that allows students to obtain a thorough understanding of business management. It is situated in Zaria and is a school under the directory of Ahmadu Bello University.


If you love business, then you should go to a business school where the teachings are directly focused on Business.

After going through the list of business schools in the northern part of Nigeria, which one of them do you intend on going to? Did I leave anyone out? Kindly comment if I did in the comment section below. Thank you!

15 Facts About Dangote Every Businessman Should know

15 Facts About Dangote Every Businessman Should know

The name or brand “Dangote” doesn’t sound foreign to you, if it does then you are not a true Nigerian. I could even push further and say not a true African. But I wouldn’t, let’s stop in my country. Recognizing his name and the facts about Dangote means he is doing something right in the business world, hence, someone with his kind of experience with business has a few things about himself and his business that could inspire every businessman. Recently, I wrote about quotes from Dangote that are nugget worthy and will motivate you. In this article, I’ll share with you facts about Dangote and 15 things about him every businessman should know.

Who is Aliko Dangote?

Aliko Dangote is a 64years old business magnate and the richest man in Africa. He is the founder and CEO of the Dangote Group. He was born in Kano, Nigeria and his education was mostly in Egypt, Cairo.

Dangote comes from a well-known business inclined family, he is the grandson of Alhaji Alhassan Dantata; he was the richest person in Africa at the time he was alive. He ventured into business at the age of 21. Aliko Dangote owns the second-largest sugar refinery in the whole world, the largest cement factory in the world (again), one of the largest flour mills in the world, and the number two largest fertilizer plant in the world.

According to Forbes, Dangote is worth $14 billion and has maintained topping the list of the richest men in Africa for more than 10 years.

Dangote is a quintessential and successful businessman and a philanthropist.

next, I’ll be sharing with you the things every businessman should know about him. They will be factual as I will be adding his words to each point.

Things Every Businessman Should Know About Dangote

There are people who think that because Dangote is from a rich successful business family, he is privileged, and not every business owner can learn from him. This notion is understandable but stay with me, the things I’ll be sharing with you will probably change that notion.

Regardless of your money status or how long you’ve been a business person, there’s something you can adopt into your business from knowing these facts about Dangote.

1. Dangote Understands the Need for Passion

Here’s what he said during an interview with Bloomberg when he was asked to share a business hack.

We had already studied doing 300,000 barrels a day back in 2005. At that time I couldn’t even fathom a larger refinery. I had no financial capacity. Then in about 2010, we paid all Dangote Group’s debts, which amounted to $2 billion…We don’t want to listen to the critics, because their intention is to destroy us. We are using our own money. This is my lifetime project. I have to back it up with my own life to make sure it is delivered.

There is no way you can have a population of 320 million in West Africa and no self-sufficiency. So the first thing to do is food security. We have land, we have water, we have the climate—we shouldn’t be a massive importer of food. With modern farming, you can get 8 to 10 tons per hectare. I believe Dangote Group is in the right position to drive this trajectory.

This statement oozes passion from every angle. He had a huge amount of debt to pay but his passion for what he does as a business kept him going. Among many other things, It takes passion to keep at a business, especially failure to some extent looms.

Also, I believe that before a business, there’s a person behind it, and there’s a passion driving the business in the person. Do you get it?

2. Dangote is Hungry for Success and Confident While at it

In the interview he had with Bloomberg, he said a lot of inspiring things and I’ll point out one of them again.

Beginning in 2020 our major investment will be in the U.S. and Europe… Beginning in 2020, 60 percent of our future investments will be outside Africa, so we can have a balance.

Let’s say that by 2025, I’m looking at [putting in] between $20 billion and $50 billion [in Europe or the U.S].

Our business strategy has always been like that, yes. We don’t want to be No. 2 in anything that we do. We want to be No. 1. Worst case, we can be No. 2 but targeted to become No. 1

Put in mind, this was a well-successful man already.  Everyone knew how successful he was but, he was hungry for more success and it kept him on his toes to do more, be more, and have more.

3. Provide Valuable Goods and Services

When Dangote was asked why he chose to be involved with cement. His reply would shock you;

I think actually what I figured out was looking at the entire African continent, especially sub-Saharan, and saying, “What do we actually produce?” What I learned is that the majority of African countries imported cement. The better way, I thought, would be to empower Africa – to meet our own infrastructural needs so that we could be more self-sufficient.

Personally, I think this is where business owners get it wrong. They provide a service that is not a solution. Dangote realized a sector that was lacking and built a business up from there. Dear business owner, before venturing into a business, make sure to find what solution it will provide.

4. Dangote is Thoughtful

There’s a trend that goes on around business owners which is taking up an interest in selling what is trendy and popular.  Dangote thinks otherwise and he did differently. Here’s what he said:

The majority of people here made their money through oil. But Dangote has never ever dealt in oil, which is to prove that you don’t have to be in oil. In Nigeria, oil has really damaged our thinking. Everyone is thinking about oil, oil, oil. And we are one company that has made a success without doing that.

Business owners, you do not have to follow the trend of what other business people do. Look carefully, there’s something else to be done. Think deeply, relating to the previous point, there is a solution that people need, you just have to find it.

5. Dangote Is Bold and Daring

There’s a saying that, “only a bold man makes the bold moves”. Before a business gets successful, an entrepreneur must have taken a move that was out of their comfort zone. Can you think of yourself as being bold? No? A business person should be able to do this and this is one of the facts about Dangote that I find really inspiring as someone that is interested in business.

We make a lot of bold moves, which other people find really difficult to take. We always dream very big, and we’re committed to investing in Africa… the only way to move Africa forward is for people like us to take very bold moves. I never worry about being too bold. In business it’s good to be aggressive, but with a human face.

The above statement is what Dangote said in a recent interview.

6. Dangote is Consistent

What makes a business known for the value it has to offer is the consistency in the running of the business.

Dangote says:

To hold on to consistency, find ways to remove hitches that come with entrepreneurship.

7. Dangote Appreciates People and Hire the Smart Ones

I always make sure I hire people smarter than me.

A business only thrives when there are various heads with different brilliant task execution. Dangote is aware of this so he hires smarter people, that way, things get done with the help of these people’s brains.

8. Dangote Wants to Make People Happy

He said:

My grandfather once told me the soul of business is not making money, it is making people happy and I have held on to it

9. Dangote Embraces Competition

Don’t kill the competition. Competition is healthy for businesses. It keeps you the entrepreneur on your toes.

He sees competition as an opportunity to be better and do better.

10. Dangote Is a Big Dreamer but Knows the Importance of Starting Small

To build a successful business, you must start small and dream big

Any business has its early beginning which is definitely small. He encourages starting small with the hope that it gets big and better.

11. Dangote Makes Tough Decisions to Keep His Company Afloat

If I had challenges in my company, I would not hesitate to sell assets to remain afloat, to get to the better times, because it doesn’t make any sense for me to keep any assets and then suffocate the whole organization.

He is aware and knows when certain risks should be taken.

12. Dangote is Patient

You could easily tell that hard work and perseverance go hand in hand with patience. We often hear people say patience is worth it, yet we don’t practice it. I did and look how well it worked out for me.

Dear business owner, be patient. It takes time to build anything.

13. Dangote Makes Adequate Research About Business

The most dangerous thing for an entrepreneur to do is to actually go into a business that he does not understand fully.

Do not, I repeat, do not venture when you don’t understand. This is one of the facts about Dangote that I find admirable. Every business owner should do this

14. Dangote Started to Build With Ambition

If you don’t have ambition, you shouldn’t be alive.

Ambition is basically what you want from life. Dangote chose the business part and he followed through with it.

15. Dangote Knows When to Sleep

I cannot stress this enough, it’s okay to be passionate about your business but know when to sleep. Know when to rest and build the body. Dangote says:

Exercise is better than any medicine I can take; exercise and sleep.

Don’t wait until you fall sick, If the richest man in Africa prioritizes exercise and sleep, who are you not to?


Every single point and fact about Dangote in business can increase your process as a business owner, you just have to take what you need and make use of it.

While you are here, this is the best time to read the effective qualities every entrepreneur should have.

I wish you a successful business. Cheers to your growth!


What is Dangote slogan?

“Building prosperity and self-sufficiency.”

What is Dangote full name?

Alhaji Aliko Dangote

How much does Dangote make in a day?

Dangote makes around 15 million a day

What is Dangote’s position in the world?

He is the richest man in the continent of Africa for 1, 2, 3…11th year. Yes, you are seeing right.

What type of company is Dangote?

Dangote is a Nigerian multinational industrial conglomerate and its position is the largest corporation in West Africa and also one of the largest in Africa.

What has Dangote done for Nigeria?

The list is quite lengthy but the most notable and world-recognized one is this; In the year 2021, Dangote (Cement sector) moved to erect the biggest cement plant in Africa in Southwest Nigeria. With this, It made Nigeria a cement exporting country.

Who gave Dangote money to start business?

His uncle; Sanusi Abdulkadir Dantata gave Dangote money to start business. Dangote was the one that actually requested the loan.

How to Register Your Company with CAC in Nigeria

How to Register Your Company with CAC in Nigeria

Starting a business in Nigeria is quite overwhelming and as such, some processes are necessary to be kept in place. In order to function with near-zero technicality hassle, one of the essential things to do as a businessman or a company owner is to register your company in Nigeria. More so, With CAC.

What are the benefits of registering your company in Nigeria? Who or what is CAC? How can you register your company in Nigeria? Your questions will be answered below, stay with me.

CAC is an acronym for Corporate Affairs Commission. The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) of Nigeria was established in 1990 vide Companies and Allied Matters Act No. 1 (CAMA) 1990 as amended, now on Act cap C20 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria. Its establishment, structure, and funding are now governed by the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020. It is an autonomous body charged with the responsibility to regulate the formation and management of companies in Nigeria.

Benefits of Registering Your Company With CAC In Nigeria.

  1. With a certificate from CAC, you can open a corporate bank account.
  2. When you register a company in Nigeria, you can apply for loans and grants.
  3. It places your company in a good structure
  4. Your company name legitimately belongs to you
  5. You have access to interns from NYSC once your business is registered
  6. Customers are rest assured of a traceable account that they pay into.
  7. Everyone sees your business/company as a legit one.
  8. Breeds opportunities
  9. Investors look at the branding of a company before showing interest, if you register your company, you are well-positioned for investors.
  10. Improves the reputation that your business might already have.
  11. When you die, so long as your business structure is set and you have registered your company, your company business can continue.

How to Register Your Company With CAC

A business can be registered in two forms:

1. Registering with a Business Name

This name is registered by a sole proprietor with a maximum limit of two people. The liabilities of the company rely on you – the owner of the company.

2. Registering and a Limited Liability Company

Before now, registering a company as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) is usually done for a company/business with two directors and a secretary. However, a new development has allowed one person to be able to register as an LLC. The liabilities of the company are carried by the company.

So back to the point, how to register a company with CAC. By and large, there are two ways to do this:

1. Register with CAC E-Portal

As long as you understand the requirements and process of registering online, doing this with the CAC e-portal is easy. The initiative has made registering a company in Nigeria a near easy-peasy-squeezy experience. Such that you can reserve your company name so it doesn’t get picked by another. The name would be reserved for 60 days while you continue your registration process.

Below are the steps involved:

  • Log on to CAC portal – services.cac.gov.ng
  • Sign up with CAC (or log in if you already have an account with them)
  • Type in your preferred name to see if it hasn’t been picked yet. If it hasn’t, reserve the name and if it has, make another choice of name. Approval will be sent in an hour or a day.
  • Fill and follow through with the other procedures as directed. Input the columns with the necessary information.
  • Pay filing and Stamp duty fees.
  • An electronic Certificate of Registration and Certified Extract of Registration information will be sent to you.

If the process is well-executed and all conditions are met, the CAC will register the business and issue the certificate and other registration documents electronically. A query will be sent if the application is not rightly and properly filled.

However, the whole process may need a CAC agent or a legal practitioner. You’ll see in the procedure where it is needed.

2. Register with the help of Mediahooch

Mediahooch is a branding and marketing hub that is interested and willing to help your brand. If you are someone like me that doesn’t like stress, then your sure bet is having Mediahooch handle it for you.


With all of this said, your business is better protected when registered with CAC. I have a feeling this is not the first time you are seeing this. If it is, then, you are on the right path.

You could also check the 6 Things to Consider Before Starting a Business