Excellence in Business Education

James Hope University (JHU), Lekki, Lagos, is committed to cutting-edge international standards of education. The University aspires to integrate global models of academic excellence to advance the knowledge economy, further innovation and breakthroughs, and improve the economic and sociocultural lives of humanity.

Through strategic partnerships and in collaboration with leading global academic institutions and crucial enablers, JHU is launching what promises to be West Africa’s finest business school. The funding of James Hope University and its Business School is robust. They are being built by Mr. Jim Ovia, Founder of Zenith Bank, through his non-profit foundation. 


Our Founder’s Desire

Even after making Zenith Bank a household name on the African continent, Jim Ovia remains committed to creating a global-lasting value by searching “what’s next.” It is this quest to build for what’s next that drove him to create, in the first instance, James Hope College and now James Hope University. Aligned with our Founder’s vision of building for tomorrow, JHU Business School will help you, together with fellow future leaders, find your path to build for what’s next.

Led by seasoned and well learned veterans of the business world, the James Hope Business School will provide you with a comprehensive, high-quality post-baccalaureate education, preparing you to succeed in today’s fast-paced and competitive business world. JHBS equips you with a real-life problem-solving mindset to lead in the rapidly evolving global business economy.

The James Hope Business School boasts a vast campus situated in Lekki, close to Lagos’ financial district. Its classrooms are designed to promote interactive learning. The entire campus is equipped with high-speed internet to access business resources, subscriptions and services, ensuring access to the latest information and technology.

The JHBS faculty consists of experienced academics, thought leaders, researchers and industry professionals—all dedicated to delivering world-class education to their students. They bring a wealth of expertise and experience to the classroom and are committed to aiding you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Transformative Education

At the James Hope Business School, our goal is to prepare you to design, develop, and implement strategies to grow your organization. And to position you to make a difference — serving the region and the world. 

Our transformative approach involves creating and maintaining a relevant curriculum to ensure that you get the maximum return on one of the most important investments that you can make during your life: your formal education.

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Learn What’s Relevant

State-of-the-art facilities
Outstanding faculty
Comprehensive curriculum
Focus on personal and professional development

Well-rounded education

James Hope Business School mixes theoretical knowledge with practical to provide a complete spectrum of business and management disciplines.

Apply what you learn

We offer internships, access to industry partnerships and international trips to apply what you learn to real-word experiences.

Personal and Professional Development

We will help you hone new leadership skills, learn how to work in teams, and better engage with your community – what you need for a successful career.

We Will Help You Every Step of the Way

JHU is committed to effective and efficient ways of imparting knowledge in the best way possible. Be rest assured that we’ll guide you to success.

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Institutional Ambitions

Join us on the path to worldwide recognition for innovation, versatility, and excellence in business education.

Multicultural Environment

JHU empowers all regardless of ethnicity, gender, or religion. Experience networking in a variety of cultural backgrounds.

Outstanding Faculty

Our faculty are ready to impart wisdom and share their firsthand industry experiences.

Flexibility and Convenience

Personalized learning and flexible delivery modes: full-time and part-time programmes.

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Important Things You Should Know

Question And Anwers

JHU is open for enquiries every day of the week. Drop your contact information in our immediate contact form, and we’ll be sure to reach you, or reach us here enquiries@jhu.edu.ng or hr@jhu.edu.ng. Or phone +234 (0) 21 515 0401 (or 0201 515 0401 from within Nigeria).

JHBS combines theoretical knowledge with the practical to provide you with a well-rounded education. You will be exposed to a vast spectrum of business and management disciplines for any specialization.

All JHU degrees offer you a sound return on your investment.

The PGD Management is perfect if you need further qualifications prior to enrolling in a M.Sc. programme; the degree also serves to advance your career as manager.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree lets you explore the complete range of business areas, from accounting to marketing. The full-time MBA is for future leaders, normally with only a few years’ work experience under their belts. The executive MBA is for more seasoned professionals, those who have been managing their own company or currently hold a management position.

Our Master of Science (M.Sc.) degrees focus on a specific discipline, providing you with expertise to excel in that field, to take on a critical role in an already established company, launch your own business, or advance your research and academic career.

JHU’s finance team is always available for consultations concerning students and fees. Drop your contact information in our immediate contact form, and we’ll be sure to reach you to discuss payment structures/eligible scholarship opportunities.

Always! Learning never stops and JHU looks to empower all who wish to lead in tomorrow’s business world. All are welcome on our journey to global recognition!

Yes! Stay tuned for information about the full range of postgraduate programs and high-impact professional education that our faculty are developing for 2025!