Modular Executive MBA

Admissions MEMBA

Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission into the Modular Executive MBA programme must satisfy all of the following requirements:

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

  • 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 ESA or 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 for your special discount. To register for the ESA follow this link

    NMAT cost is $75, LBS entrance exam NGN10,000, GMAT $250 and the GRE $205
    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 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.

Required Documents & Additional information

  • Supporting Documents

    • Three reference forms from three referees who know you in professional capacity. All the references may come from the same organisation and may also be sent directly by the referees.
    • 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 showing where you are on the hierarchy. (This may be sketched)
    • Employer’s 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).
  • Fees and Living Expenses

    The tuition for the current year is N4,296,000 and $2,500 per session. There are two sessions. The tuition is also subject to a review without notice.

    1st Session
    2nd Session
    Programme fees
    N4,296,600 and $2,500 (compulsory international module). All tuitions are payable in three instalments. N4,296,600* and $2,500 (compulsory international module). All tuitions are payable in three instalments. N8,593,200 and $5,000 (compulsory international module). All tuitions are payable in six instalments.
    Application fee
    LBS Entrance Exam fee

    *The tuition fee is subject to review without notice.


    International Students – Tuition for international students for the current year is N4,296,600 and $2,500 per session. Lagos Business School offers a minimum of 10% tuition scholarships to international students on the naira component only.

  • 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.

Dates & Deadlines

  • Application Deadlines:

    Round 1: 29 February 2020
    Round 2: 31 April 2020
    Final Round: 30 June 2020

  • Start Date

    July 2020

  • LBS Entrance Exam Dates

    Kindly check the application portal.

  • GMAT/GRE/NMAT Score Submission Deadline

    Round 1: 27 February 2020
    Round 2: 30 April 2020
    Final Round: 29 June 2020

  • Lagos Business School awards automatic partial scholarships every year to outstanding international students on the Modular /Executive MBA programmes. 

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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