I am very delighted to welcome you to the University of Port Harcourt Business School (UPBS), which is an integral part of the University of Port Harcourt. The school is located at its temporary site at the International Business Centre, University Park, East-West Road, Choba, Port Harcourt. The UPBS is multipurpose school of excellence designed for learning and teaching, research and engagement with business community through cross-disciplinary, multi-disciplinary and collaborative education.
Senior personnel in both the public and private sectors of the economy are enabled to maintain, improve and broaden their professional knowledge and skills, advance their career and booster their employability. Education for USE is the hallmark. Thus, we are committed to ensuring that our academic programmes add value for our graduates by giving new inspiration, intellectual stimulation and fresh perspectives that will allow them to see Nigeria – nay the world and their organizations in a new perspective.
We offer Postgraduate Diploma and MBA courses in not only the major functional areas of Management Science (Accounting, Management, Banking and Finance, Marketing), but also offer a wide range of innovative programmes (Tourism and Hotel Management, Health Care Management, Security Management, Industrial Enterprise Management, Work Psychology and Business, etc).
Our courses are run in modules and use the case-method of learning aimed at enhancing the students’ decision-making capacity. The courses are offered on Friday evening and Saturdays only to suit the tight schedules of busy managers.
The academic staff of UPBS is drawn from the college, the core faculties, the university, the industry and all over the world where brilliant minds could be found. As a matter of deliberate policy, over 60% of the staff is from outside the University to ensure that the students are equipped with the appropriate knowledge, tools and relationships necessary to drive results at the highest levels of global management.
We are committed to creating a vibrant academic and social environment where academic excellence is treasured.
Professor Celestine C. Nwachukwu
Director, University of Port Harcourt Business School