NOUN CEMBA/CEMPA Programme is currently ongoing. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Admission into 2022/2023 Commonwealth Executive MBA/MPA Programmes.
Hey there, folks! Got some exciting news for all you go-getters out there. The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is rolling out its admission process for the 2022/2023 Commonwealth Executive MBA/MPA programmes. This is your chance to take your management and public administration skills to the next level while enjoying the flexibility of distance learning. Let’s dive in and explore what this program has to offer!
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About the NOUN CEMBA/CEMPA Programme.
Okay, let me break it down for you. The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) promotes quality Open and Distance Learning (ODL). And now, they’re teaming up with ODL institutions in member countries to bring you the Executive MBA and MPA programmes. What does that mean for you? Well, if you’re from Bangladesh, Botswana, the Cayman Islands, Ghana, Guyana, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, or Pakistan, you’re in luck! You can now pursue these programs at your own pace, on your own time, and without breaking the bank.
So, what can you expect from these programmes? They’re designed to complement the MBA and MPA offerings in Commonwealth countries, catering to the growing demand for postgraduate management and public administration education. Here’s what they aim to achieve:
- Producing Quality Managers: These programmes aim to equip you with the skills to thrive in various Commonwealth countries. We’re talking about versatile managers who can make a real impact.
- Obtaining Masters’ Degrees: If you’re from a Commonwealth country where the programmes are available, you can receive a Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Public Administration. It’s not just about personal growth; you’ll also contribute to your country’s development.
- Developing Human Resources: Business and public administration are required fields, and these programmes focus on nurturing talent in these areas. You’ll be part of a community that values expertise and aims to make a difference.
Now, let’s talk about how you’ll be learning. The programmes involve teaching activities to ensure you get the most out of your studies. Here are the two main methods:
- Self-instructional Course Material: You’ll have access to course materials that you can work through independently. This allows you to learn quickly and review the content as needed.
- Dual Mode of Learning: This is where the magic happens. You’ll experience online facilitation of coursework on Fridays and Saturdays. But that’s not all! You’ll also be able to attend monthly seminar presentations in Abuja and Lagos centres. It’s the best of both worlds, my friends!
Before diving in headfirst, knowing what you’re signing up for is essential. These programmes span two years, translating to 24 months of dedicated learning and growth. It’s a commitment that will undoubtedly pay off in the long run.
Alright, let’s get down to business. What do you need to qualify for the CEMBA/CEMPA programmes? Here’s the lowdown:
- Educational Background: You’ll need five (5) credit passes, including English Language and Mathematics, at the ‘O’ level. That’s the essential requirement to get you started.
- Academic Qualifications: You should hold a good first degree from a recognized university or institution, as approved by the Senate of NOUN. If you have an HND (lower credit) from a polytechnic in any discipline, that works too.
- Postgraduate Diploma: A postgraduate diploma in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field from a recognized university will give you an edge.
- Managerial Experience: To qualify, you should possess at least three years of administrative experience in a recognized organization. This shows that you’re ready to take on the challenges that come with these programmes.
Areas of Specializations
Now, let’s explore the exciting specializations offered within the CEMBA and CEMPA programmes. You’ll have the opportunity to specialize in the following areas:
- CEMBA – Digital Economy: Dive into the world of digital business and gain insights into how technology shapes our economic landscape.
- CEMBA – Digital Marketing: Learn the ropes of digital marketing strategies and techniques to stay ahead in the ever-evolving online marketplace.
- CEMBA – Entrepreneurship & Leadership: Develop your entrepreneurial spirit and leadership skills to make your mark in business.
- CEMBA – Financial Management: Master the art of financial management and become a pro at navigating the complex world of finance.
- CEMBA – Forensic Accounting: Uncover the secrets of forensic accounting and become a detective in the financial world, solving complex puzzles.
- CEMBA – Human Capital Management: Learn how to effectively manage and empower your most valuable asset—your people.
- CEMBA – Project Management: Become a project management guru and learn how to successfully plan, execute, and deliver projects.
- CEMPA – Public Policy Analysis: Delve into public policy and develop the skills to analyze and shape policies impacting society.
- CEMPA – Public Sector Management: Gain a deep understanding of public sector management and contribute to the efficient functioning of government organizations.
Alright, if you’re ready to take the plunge, here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Complete the online application form. Easy peasy!
Step 2: Make an online payment in favour of the National Open University of Nigeria. Show them the money!
Step 3: Submit evidence of payment to the CEMBA/CEMPA office at the Abuja or Lagos office. Don’t forget to dot your i’s and cross your t’s!
For additional information, contact the CEMBA/CEMPA Programmes Coordinator at the Faculty of Management Sciences. Here are the contact details:
- Phones (CEMBA/CEMPA): 07032237919, 08023178586 & 07069550388
- Email: email@example.com
You’ve got a timeframe to work with, folks. The application period runs from 14th July 2023 to 31st October 2023. Make sure to mark those dates on your calendar and get your application in on time. Time waits for no one!
Selection Interview Date
Here’s the part where you show off your charm and skills. The selection interviews will be held on:
Friday, 4th November 2023– Abuja Friday, 11th November 2023– Lagos
Prepare yourself, put your best foot forward, and make a lasting impression.
Drumroll, please! The programmes are set to commence on Friday, 13th January 2023. That’s when your exciting journey begins.
So, my friends, if you’re ready to take the leap and embark on a transformative educational experience, don’t miss out on this opportunity. The National Open University of Nigeria is opening its doors to eager learners like you. Remember, it’s all about quality education, flexibility, and affordability. Get those applications in, and who knows? You might find yourself on the path to success and career advancement.
Good luck, and here’s to your future! Cheers!