Executive MBA

Admissions EMBA

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, you will have to meet all the following requirements:

  • Five credit passes including English and Mathematics at the O Level.

  • A minimum of a second-class lower degree from a university or a post-graduate diploma (PGD) from a recognised university for candidates with third-class degrees or Higher National Diplomas.

  • A minimum of seven years of post-qualification (university degree) work experience. Significant managerial experience preferred.

  • A satisfactory performance at the Essential Skills Assessment (ESA), NMAT or LBS entrance exam or the GMAT or the GRE. Candidates are to write only one of the above test.

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we advise candidates to write the Essential Skills Assessment, ESA, by GMAC. The ESA is a ” no-preparation” 50-minute exam designed to test readiness for a graduate management education program. The
    assessment is delivered online through ProctorU in a secure, proctored environment. There is special pricing of $55 only for Lagos Business School applicants as a limited period offer. The standard price of the ESA test for all candidates applying to b schools in other parts of the world is 129 USD. A special discount of 74 USD has been procured for candidates applying to Lagos Business School only. Contact mba@lbs.edu.ng for your special discount. To register for the ESA follow this link https://gmac.ysasecure.com/login

    NMAT cost is $75, LBS entrance exam NGN10,000, GMAT $250 and the GRE $205.
    Visit www.nmat.org for the NMAT, www.mba.com for the GMAT and www.ets.org for the GRE registrations. Candidates can pick a free copy of the NMAT study guide from LBS Lekki campus after registering for the NMAT test.
    For the test preparation please call B. Y. Mafit on 07063376716; Tractrain on 08033557712; Total Ascent 08104224268; Examplanet Services on 09027339900
    To schedule for the GMAT call Bellaz on 08060725686
    For candidates interested in writing the LBS entrance exam, you can find the upcoming exam dates within the application portal. The study material for the LBS entrance exam is shared with you after you have started your online application. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the LBS Entrance Exam is not available at the moment. Candidates are advised to choose the ESA.

  • Satisfactory evaluation of the candidate’s intellectual capacity, professionalism, maturity, past professional experience and motivation for work, through an interview. (Only short-listed candidates are interviewed).

  • As candidates will have to combine the demands of the programme with their work, an explicit approval of the company allowing the candidates to undertake these studies will also be required.

Documents & Additional Information

  • Supporting Documents

    • Three reference forms from three referees who know you in a professional capacity. All the references may come from the same organisation and should be completed by your referees within the online application
    • Copies of Ordinary level (if secondary education was in Nigeria) and university degree certificates
    • Official Transcripts sent after you have been admitted (these may be sent directly by your former school)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Copy of the NYSC Certificate or Letter of Exemption for Nigerians only.
    • A passport photograph
    • Company organogram (this may be sketched)
    • Company consent form
    • English language proficiency test (TOEFL or IELTS) for non-native English speakers is strongly advised.
    • Evidence of ability to pay (for self-sponsorship, kindly attach your 3 months bank statement or pay slip. For corporate sponsorship, please attach a sponsorship letter from your prospective sponsor)
  • Tuition and Fees

    Essential Skills Test (EST) and LBS Entrance Exam Fee

    NGN 10,000 (Can be paid on the online application portal)

    Essential Skills Test (EST)

    $ 55 (Online based assessment. Contact admissions office for further information)

    EMBA Application Fee

    NGN 5,000 (Can be paid on the online application portal)

    EMBA Tuition For The Current Year

    NGN 4,200,000 per session. There are two sessions.

    International Students – The tuition for international students for the current year is NGN4,200,000 per session. Lagos Business School offers a minimum of 10% tuition scholarships to international students.

  • Important Notes

    The tuition fee is subject to review without notice and can be paid in eight instalments. The fees cover tuition and course materials.

    Instalment Amount Date Due
    1st NGN1,200,000.00 January
    2nd NGN1,000,000.00 May
    3rd NGN1,000,000.00 August
    4th NGN1,000,000.00 October
    5th NGN1,200,000.00 January
    6th NGN1,000,000.00 May
    7th NGN1,000,000.00 August
    8th NGN1,000,000.00 October
Dates & Deadlines

  • Application Deadlines

    Round 1: 30 April 2020
    Round 2: 31 July 2020
    Round 3: 31 September 2020

    Round 4: 5 October 2020

    Round 5: 4 November 2020

    Supplementary Round. Deadline 27 November 2020

  • Essential Skills Test (EST) Vouchers and LBS Entrance Exam Dates

    Contact the admissions office for the information.



  • Start Date

    January 2021

  • Essential Skills Test (EST) /NMAT / GMAT / GRE Score Submission Deadline

    Same as Application Deadline

  • Lagos Business School awards 10% scholarships on tuition to international participants on the Executive MBA programme.

Information Session

Several Sessions are available all year round for you to attend. These sessions are designed to provide detailed overview of the MBA programme

View Upcoming Sessions
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