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. 

Professor Oluyele Akinwalie Akinkugbe is the Founding Dean of the School of Business. Professor Akinkugbe has over 37 years of academic experience, and is joining our university from Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Canada where he taught Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Canadian Problems and Policies. Professor Akinkugbe’s academic engagements include service to several universities and other knowledge institutions in the Southern African Region as external examiner and reviewer.

The Dean of James Hope University Business School provides leadership and vision to the school’s administration. He is the principal administrator and is responsible for organizing and implementing the business school vision and mission. He maintains contact with key university stakeholders and is responsible to the Board of Trustees and Senior University Leadership.

JHU Business School is currently recruiting. For more information, write enquiries@jhu.edu.ng.


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.

Focus on Success

Led by seasoned and well learned veterans of the business world, the JHU 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. JHU Business School equips you with a real-life problem-solving mindset to lead in the rapidly evolving global business economy.

Urban Campus

The JHU 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.

Future-Facing Faculty

The JHU Business School 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 JHU 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

JHU 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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Our current academic offerings include the Executive Master of Business Administration and the Executive Master of Business Administration Flex.

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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Questions And Answers

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 1 515 0401 (or 01 515 0401 from within Nigeria).

JHU Business School 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.

JHU is committed to cutting-edge international standards of education. With our world-class selection of business lecturers and state-of-the-art facilities, there’s no doubt we’ll contribute to your professional success. And the interplay of work and learning that the JHU Executive MBA offers is a strength of the programme: you continue to work while you study.


Well, we can’t say much without hearing from you. But we guarantee that these courses have been tailored to meet the needs of professionals like you. Look into our MBA programmes today.

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 that our faculty are developing for Fall 2024.

It’s one of the newest MBA programs in the world. Students in the first cohort will be pioneers: the first to experience the quality education JHU will deliver.