Apply to James Hope Business School

Applicants to the James Hope Business School postgraduate programmes are required to possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a strong academic record.

JHBS admits graduates from all recognized universities to its postgraduate programmes provided that they satisfy the requirements stipulated below.


  • Candidates must have the basic ordinary level university entry requirement of at least 5 credit passes in WASC, SSCE/GCE, NECO or their equivalent, which much include a credit pass in English and Mathematics.
  • Applicants who are graduates of postgraduate diploma (PGD) programs must possess a minimum of a first degree or HND (Merit Pass); they must have at least a Credit level pass in the relevant areas.
  • Applicants from recognized universities or other higher institutions must have a good first degree (second class, lower division).
  • JHBS may take registered students of higher degrees from other universities on transfer if they meet all conditions for entry to the MBA or M.Sc. programmes.

Admissions Documents

  • Completed online application.
  • Application fee.
  • GMAT/NMAT, essential skills assessment (ESA) or GRE score with an even distribution in the quantitative and verbal sections
  • Official transcripts from all past academic institutions. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted with your application; once admitted, official transcripts, sent directly to JHBS from the issuing institution, are required prior to registration
  • A professional resume that provides evidence of work experience.
    • Executive MBA applicants should provide work experience in a mid- to senior-manager role. Ideally, they have managed people, worked internationally, held P&L responsibilities, and hold a proven management track record in the public or private sector.
    • Professional MBA applicants should provide evidence of 3-5 years of work experience.
    • No prior work experience is required for Full-time MBA or M.Sc. programmes.
  • A personal statement that discusses your career goals, your interest in the programme and your perspective into how the JHBS degree will help you achieve your goals.
  • Three professional recommendation letters

Acceptance into the JHBS programmes is not automatic. We seek candidates who can best complete the rigorous programme and contribute to the quality of the class. Applicants who have met the admission requirements will be contacted to attend a high-level selection interview.

Students whose native language is not English may be required to participate in an admissions interview and/or submit official TOEFL/IELTS scores or equivalent evidence of English proficiency.

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