Postgraduate Diploma in Management
The postgraduate diploma in management is designed for individuals with a non-business related academic background who intend to go into either office administration or general business management and to provide basic and remedial training in management for the purpose of preparing students for higher studies as well as for managerial positions in the private and public sectors of the economy.
The objectives of the program are to:
- develop the competency of students in understanding the basic principles and concepts in Management and utilizing them in practice; and
- equip students with basic knowledge and techniques of managerial problem-solving and decision-making relevant to both the private and public sector organizations.
The PGDM programme requires a minimum of 32 credit hours made up as follows:
- Fourteen (14) core courses (2 credit hours each) - Total: 28 credit hours
- Research Project - 4 credit hours
- Total: 32 credit hours
Duration - minimum 12 months maximum 18 months
PGD 701 Business Mathematics
Topics in this include: revision of basic algebra; set theory; permutations and contributions; annuity, cash flow; functions and functional relationship; analysis of marginal utility and integral calculus; partial and total derivatives. In discussing these topics, emphasis will be on their specific relevance to business/management contents.
PGD 703 Business Statistics
This course covers basic concepts in descriptive and inferential statistics and their use in empirical research.
PGD 707 Computers in Organizations
This course explains the why and how of computers, the use of computers in business and other organizations; Data transmission, nature, speed and error detection. It also examines systems analysis and design, the programming process; problem definition, flow charting and decision table.
PGD 710 Principles of Accounting
This course deals with the underlying theory of double entry book keeping. Topics include: the nature, scope and purpose of accounting, theories and mechanics of double entry, book-keeping statements, fixed accounts, funds flow statements, account of not-for-profit organizations, incomplete records.
PGD 720 Principles of Finance
This provides a systematic and vigorous examination of the theoretical framework of financial/investment management analysis. Main topics include: The economic theory of choice: investment decision and appraisal techniques, financial requirements planning, working capital management, financial ratio, dividend decision, cash budgeting, fixed assets and equity management funds flow statement, and emphasis on financial markets.
PGD 730 Principles of Management
The development of Management thought; theories and models of management; the manager and his environment; organization structure and relationships; leadership and motivation; organization development, the management functions and procedures; planning; organizing; directing; controlling etc.
PGD 740 Fundamentals of Marketing
This course focuses on the appreciation of functions and channels of marketing and its role in the corporate environment. Major elements of marketing strategy in relation to product development; distribution channels; advertising, sales promotion and pricing are examined in detail.
PGD 750 Human Resource Management
Topics to be addressed in this course include Nature and scope of HRM; strategies and management practices in manpower planning; staffing; human resource planning; human resource training and development; performance measurement and management, career planning and employee welfare; compensation designs and reward management.
PGD 760 Introduction to Public Administration
The course focuses on the emergence of public administration; problems of organization, the bureaucratic phenomenon and social change. The basics of public policy formulation and implementation processes by bureaucracies; accountability and efficiency in public administration.
PGD 770 Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduces the basic principles of macroeconomics, stressing national income, unemployment, inflation, economic growth, business cycles and open economies.
PGD 773 Principles of Microeconomics
Introduces the basic principles of microeconomics and their applications: supply and demand, operation of markets, consumer and enterprise behaviour competition and monopoly, income distribution and international trade.
PGD 775 Nigerian Economy
This course provides a thorough exploration of the Nigerian economy
PGD 777 Global Economic Environment
Topics to be treated include Nigeria and the global economy, the implications of the free market economy on business; governments, consumers, and labour, strategic aspects of international trade, globalization and international institutions; multilateral negotiations; lessons from the Asian tigers.
PGD 790 Research Methodology
The objective of this course is to introduce the students to scientific enquiry through gathering and analysis of relevant data.
PGD 799 Research Project - 4 Credits
A research based study and report on an acceptable management problem area approved by the supervisor and the chair of department.
- Submit a duly completed application for admissions form for the PGDM program
- Pay an application fee of N10,000.00 direct to AUN Graduate Fee Collection Account of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc with account no. 0027121792
- Deliver a copy of a certified official transcript directly to the School of Graduate Studies office.
- Must have graduated from the American University of Nigeria; any other NUC accredited Nigerian University; or from any other foreign university which is duly accredited by the appropriate national or regional accrediting agencies of such country. In the event that your undergraduate degree is from a foreign university, it could be subjected to additional verification as demanded by the University Senate, The National University Commission (NUC), the Federal Ministry of Education, or relevant Nigerian laws.
- A copy of Degree certificate (testamur)
- NYSC Certificate /Exemption Letter -Nigerian applicant only
- A personal statement of purpose (Essay) stating why the applicant chose AUN and what his/her dreams and ambitions are for the future.
- A copy of the curriculum vitae
- End of school leaving exam score (IGCSE, WASSCE, NECO, SSCE, GCE)-Nigerian applicant only
- Minimum of two recommendation letters from a present employer or academic instructor who is able to comment on the applicant’s potential for graduate academic work. The recommendation letter may not be written by a family member.
Note: We have three modes of payment plan:
- Monthly payment plan
- Quarterly payment plan
- Full payment.