The Nnamdi Azikiwe University Business School, better known as UNIZIK Business School (UBS) has introduced 26 new programmes as the management said it believes that it will double in student size and would make it the flagship of Business Schools in Nigeria, and meet Nnamdi Azikiwe University’s Project 200.
Addressing the press on Wednesday, 8th February 2023, with the theme: ‘Town and Gown: UNIZIK Business School and National Development Using Global Bench Marking’, the Director of the school, Professor Emma Okoye said the school’s structure and its appurtenances will make UBS comparable to other Business Schools in the world.
Among other things, the new UBS being put up, according to Okoye will have attached to it a 100-bed hotel to be managed by either Hilton, Le Meridien, or Sheraton. “A piece of land beside UBS has already been approved by the University for that purpose just as the UBS is being remodelled while the new building will be an architectural masterpiece.
Okoye urged people to take advantage of UBS programmes which also include cutting-edge consultancy services. In December 2022, Okoye said, UBS won a grant from the Royal Academy Of Engineering for a Higher Education partnership in Sub-saharan Africa supported by the Anglo-American Group Foundation and the Government of the United Kingdom.
According to him, the pilot scheme of the programme has been successfully tested under the Enriching Engineering Education Programme (EEEP). The UBS offers programmes at PhD and MSc levels.
A staff of UBS, Kalu Peters said UBS has become a brand as it has broken new barriers and garnered an audience from all parts of the world. Already UBS has graduated over 51 of its students.