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Admission Requirements

  • Five credit passes including English and Mathematics at the Ordinary Level for Anglophone applicants.

  • A minimum of a second-class lower university degree from a recognised university

  • A minimum of three year’s post-qualification work experience

  • A competitive NMAT, Essential Skills Assessment (ESA), GMAT or GRE score. NMAT cost is $75 (online & centre-based), GMAT $250 and GRE $250.

    The ESA is a ” minimum-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 for your special discount. To register for the ESA follow this link

    Visit for the NMAT, for the GMAT and 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 GMAT call Bellaz on 08060725686

  • A demonstrated intellectual capacity, professionalism, maturity and effective decision-making and problem-solving potentials assessed during an interview

Required Documents and Fees

The required supporting documents and fees are as follows:

  • Supporting Documents

    • A completed online application form
    • Three reference forms to be completed within the online application by your referees
    • Copies of O’Level and university degree certificates (statements of results are acceptable)
    • 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
    • English language proficiency test (TOEFL or IELTS) for non-native English speakers is strongly advised.
    • A passport photograph
  • Fees and Living Expenses

    The programme tuition for the current year is N3,481,119 per session and we run two sessions. Fees cover tuition and course materials and can be paid in three instalments at the beginning of each semester.

    Every year the Lagos Business School awards scholarships to deserving MBA candidates. Candidates who wish to avail themselves of scholarships could apply after gaining admission on our Full-Time MBA Programme

    International Students – The tuition for international students for the current year is N3,481,119 per session and we run two sessions. Lagos Business School offers a minimum of 10% tuition scholarships to international students.

    The school does not provide accommodation, but we can assist you with information on how to find suitable housing around the school. Students typically share flats with other students at a rate of N200,000 – N550,000 per person/annum. Monthly expenses after paying the rent could be as from N30,000.

    Current Year Fees and Financing

    Full-Time MBA 1st Session 2nd Session Total
    Programme fees N3,481,119 N3,481,119* N6,962,238
    Application fee N5,000
    NMAT/GMAT $75/$250 (2016) Visit for details
    or GRE $250 (2016) Visit for details.

    *The tuition is subject to review without notice.

  • Important Notes

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

    Installment Amount Date Due
    1st TBC June
    2nd TBC November
    3rd TBC February
    4th TBC May
    5th TBC September
    6th TBC January
Dates & Deadlines

  • Application Deadlines:

    Round 1-4: Application always open on roll-over basis


  • Start Date
    September 2021

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

    Same as Application Deadline


  • Lagos Business School awards a number of scholarships every year to outstanding students with proven financial need. To apply for a scholarship, you should submit a filled scholarship application form to the MBA Admissions Office within the first week of getting an admission letter.

  • The scholarship committee meets during the second week of admission letters being sent out. Scholarship awardees are notified by the end of the same week.

  • The scholarships cover the tuition for the MBA programme. If awarded, you will be responsible for other personal expenses including housing and feeding.

  • To qualify, you must have applied and given admission into the 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

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