Nigerian College of Administration offers the ACIA Strategic Administration Course with M.Sc/MBA commencing in January, May, and September each year, or on such dates decided by the College. The course is available on Full Time or Part Time (Weekends); leading to the awards of ACIA Professional Qualifications; combined with M.Sc/MBA awarded by our foreign accredited partner University, The African University of Benin, Cotonou, Benin Republic.


Chartered Institute of Administration is a professional and examining body chartered by Federal Government Act No. 103 of 1992 (now Act of National Assembly Cap C7 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004). The Act empowers the Institute to regulate the training in, and practice of, Administration within a professional framework throughout Nigeria.

The Institute’s qualifications are accredited and graded by Federal Ministry of Education for employment in all sectors of the economy.

The Institute is governed by a Council of members, including a representative of the Honourable Minister of Education.


Candidates who successfully complete the Strategic Administration Course will be awarded the following qualifications of Chartered Institute of Administration:
a) Chartered Professional Examination Certificate in Strategic Administration, specifying the candidate’s discipline of specialisation.

b) Chartered Associate Professional Membership (ACIA) if not already a professional member.

c) Practising License for engaging in self-employment as a Chartered Administrator in Management Consultancy Practice.


This programme is with specialisations in the following Professional Administration disciplines of Masters Degree.
1. Master of Business Administration (General)
2. Corporate Management
3. Marketing Management
4. Human Resource Management
5. International Business Management
6. Procurement & Supply Chain Management
7. Project Management
8. Public Administration


Candidates should have one of the following qualifications in administration-related disciplines, and relevant to the M.Sc/MBA course they intend to study:
a) Professional Qualification of Chartered Institute of Administration
b) Professional Qualification of other Chartered Professional Bodies
c) Degree
d) Post-Graduate Diploma


Candidates whose qualifications indicate sufficient coverage of the ACIA syllabus will be considered for appropriate partial or maximum exemptions from some ACIA Courses.


The minimum duration for completing the ACIA Strategic Administration Course with M.Sc/MBA is three semesters of full time study, or four semesters of part time study.


The course fee is ₦800,000 (full time or part time study) for the full duration of the programme; payable in easy four semester installments of ₦200,000 each semester. No additional fees are charged for now.

Method of Payment
The course fee should be paid by direct deposit or transfer to the bank account of Nigerian College of Administration with First Bank (A/c No. 2018190845) or Zenith Bank (A/c No. 1010223085).


Application form for admission is obtainable at our offices or can be downloaded on our website, with a non-refundable application fee of ₦20,000 payable by direct deposit or transfer to the bank account of Nigerian College of Administration with First Bank (A/c No. 2018190845) or Zenith Bank (A/c No. 1010223085).


Candidates are required to ensure that they process their admissions including payment of tuition fee at least two weeks before the commencing date of the programme.






Membership in the Institute is by passing the Instute’s professional examination, or other examinations which meet the Institute’s educational requirement for admission to membership, in addition to satisfying the practical experience requirement.

ACIA Professional Examination

Its objectives are to:

  • Provide for the Institute, together with the practical experience requirements, an adequate basis for assuring society that those admitted to membership are competent to act as Chartered Administrators for entities whether in munufacturing, commercial or service organizations, in the public or private sector of the economy
  • Enable the Institute to examine whether prospective members have an adequate knowledge, understanding, and mastering of the stated body of knowledge and skills
  • Complement the Institute’s practical experience requirements


The Institute’s Professional Qualification is officially recognized and graded as a senior course by Federal Ministry of Education, for employment in all sectors of the economy.

Detailed information on this can be obtained from the Registrar of the Institute on request, or direct from the Evaluation/Accreditation Division of the Federal Ministry of Education.


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