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Dangote Business School (DBS) – Everything you need to Know

Have you been hearing of Dangote Business School and wondering if it’s own by the popular Alhaji Aliko Dangote?, What kind of school it is? or how to apply into the Dangote Business School. Worry less as you’re on the right page with first hand information about the school.

In this blog, we will delve into the exciting opportunities that await your curious mind on all related questions bothering you about the popular Dangote Business School (DBS).

About Dangote Business School (DBS) Bayero University Kano

Dangote Business School (DBS) is a school under Bayero University, Kano (BUK) and was established in 2014 to promote high-level business management and entrepreneurship knowledge guided by global good practices. DBS is a ‘one-stop’ shop for your business and entrepreneurship education.

The School offers a wide range of courses specifically designed for young and aspiring graduates, professionals and technocrats; captains of industry, business entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs; consultants and educators, and other public service operators who are highly motivated to change the world around them.

The School also houses the Centre for African Business and Entrepreneurship Research (CABER) which promotes research and training in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation. The Centre was set up with a clear mandate to establish partnerships that will lead to high impact researches and knowledge transfer.

Programmes Available at Dangote Business School (DBS), Bayero University

The Postgraduate Programmes available are:

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
  2. Masters in Entrepreneurship (M.Ent)
  3. Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in the following specialisations:-
    • Finance and Investment (MBA, Finance)
    • Human Resource Management (MBA, HR)
    • Marketing (MBA, MKT)
    • Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation (MBA, EVC)
    • Information and Communications Technology (MBA, ICT)
    • Health Services Management (MBA, HSM)
    • Project Management (MBA, PM)

Admission Requirements in DBS Bayero University

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)


A candidate seeking admission into the Masters of Business Administration Programme (regular), whether full-time or part-time,

must hold:

  1. A First Class, a Second Class (Upper Division) or a good Second Class (Lower Division) Degree in Business Management or a related subject such as Accounting, Economics, Finance and Marketing of Bayero University, or any other recognized University (provided Bayero University matriculation requirement is satisfied).
  2. A Postgraduate Diploma in Management with at least merit from Bayero University, or any other recognized university.
  3. A First Class or a Second Class degree in non-related areas including a professional qualification in management related areas obtained after passing a qualifying examination .
  4. A PhD from Bayero University Kano or any other recognized university in relevant areas.
  5. Any other qualification deemed equivalent to (i), (ii) and (iv) above.


A candidate seeking admission into Master of Business Administration (MBA) (special programme) must hold:

  1. A First Class, a Second Class Upper, or a Second Class Lower in any discipline from Bayero University Kano or any other  recognized university.
  2. A masters degree in any discipline from Bayero University, Kano or any other recognized university.
  3. A PhD from Bayero University, Kano or any other recognized university in non-relevant areas. 
  4. A Post-Graduate Diploma in any discipline with a minimum score of merit from Bayero University, Kano or any other recognized university provided the candidate has a degree or an HND certificate.
  5. HND with at least a lower credit from a recognized institution and a professional qualification in management related areas obtained after passing a qualifying examination.
  6. Any other qualification deemed equivalent to (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) above.

Masters in Entrepreneurship (M.Ent)

  1. A minimum of a good Second Class degree in Business Administration, Management, Accounting, Economics, Banking and Finance, or any related discipline from any recognized university; or
  2. A degree or HND with a minimum of Lower Credit plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship (PGD-Ent) with a minimum of Merit from any recognized university.
  3. A Degree or HND with a minimum of Lower Credit plus University Postgraduate Diploma with a minimum of Merit in the relevant areas from any recognized University.
  4. Candidates for admission into M.Ent (Special) should have a minimum of a good Second Class degree in any discipline from any recognized university.

Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

  1. Candidates for admission into PGDM shall possess a Degree in any discipline from any recognized university; or
  2. HND with a minimum classification of Lower Credit obtained from recognized institutions.
  3. The candidate is also required to have at least one years of post graduation experience.

How To Apply for DBS Bayero University

Below are the step-by-step procedure on how to apply into Dangote Business School


Log on to visit DBS Bayero Official website


Click on the Create Account on the left navigation menu to go to the Create an Account Page. At the Create an Account page, create an account by providing your First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Personal Email and Personal GSM Phone Number. Click on Generate Password button to generate a password, repeat the generated password on the Repeat Password field. Click on the  Create button to create your application account. A username will be automatically generated for you.


Return to the Login Page and login with your username and password to fill in the Application Forms:

  • Programme Selection
  • Personal Data
  • Qualifications
  • Employment Information
  • Transcript Request

Review all your forms to ensure accuracy of all information before submission. You can save your information at any time and continue with the application process at a later time


Generate your BUK Personalised Payment Form (BUKPPF). The BUKPPF includes information need to make payment through the Remita e-Payments platform.


After successfully generated BUKPPF and using the Remita e-Payments platform a Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) number is generated for you. The RRR uniquely ties your payment to your application account, after obtaining your RRR, login to your application account and submit the RRR used for payment. Note that submitting the RRR in the application portal is not tied to your actual payment.


Print an Acknowledgement Slip and keep it safe. The slip will be needed during the collection of admission letter and during registration.

NB: The cost of each application form is =N=12,000.00 (Twelve Thousand Naira) only.

If you have any inquiry or are encountering any difficulty, please send an e-m@il to

Founder and editor at AcademyPathways. Habeeb is a National Diploma(ND) holder of Statistics graduated from the highly esteemed The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Nigeria. With over a decade of experience in the education sector and career setting, Habeeb provides first hand information on educational and career related topics.

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