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  • Dell Technologies on Thursday raised its offer to buy back shares tied to its interest in software maker VMware to $23.9 billion from $21.7 billion, prompting billionaire investor Carl Icahn to abandon his campaign to scupper the deal.

  • Tesla Inc has cut prices on its residential solar systems by as much as 25 percent in a bid to lift lagging sales after the company streamlined its sales and marketing organization, a company official told Reuters on Thursday.

  • The U.S. Defense Department has delivered a report to Congress detailing implications of Turkey receiving 100 F-35 fighter jets, five people familiar with the report said, removing a key hurdle to concluding the deal.

  • A gauge of global stocks climbed on Thursday after five sessions of declines as Wall Street surged on trade optimism, while sterling tumbled as political developments in Britain rippled through markets.

  • Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday the world's largest social media service would create an independent body to review user appeals of content takedowns, saying his company should not by itself be making "so many important decisions about free expression and safety."

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  • Apple Inc has inked a multi-year deal with A24, the studio behind Oscar-winning projects "Moonlight" and "Amy", a source familiar with the plans told Reuters, as the iPhone maker pushes deeper into original content and movies.

  • Welcome to the official website of the School of Business Studies (SBS). Over the years the Departments under SBS has graduated hundreds of gallant graduates. As the Dean it is my greatest honour to have you here and will be glad to see you develop interest on the courses that the departments under the School offers. Enjoy your experience as you surf through our Website

    THE DEAN - MR. OLABISI OLASEHINDE

    General Background
    The School of Business Studies took off with the Departments of Accountancy and Secretarial Studies with less than 100 students. The number of departments has now increased to seven, as listed below:

    • Accountancy
    • Banking and Finance
    • Business Administration and Management
    • Marketing
    • Office Technology and Management
    • General Studies
    • Purchasing and Supply

    SBS HOLDS HER 10TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TAGGED:

    ANTICIPATED CHANGE(S) IN NIGERIA ROLES OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

     CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR DETAILS OF THE CONFERENCE

    The departments admit and graduate students in their respective disciplines, with the exception of the General Studies Department, which services all departments in the Institution. Each department offers programmes leading to the award of National Diploma and Higher National Diploma.

    Objectives
    The National Diploma programme is aimed at producing diplomates with sound theoretical and practical skills necessary to carry out a number of activities in the business world effectively. At the Higher National Diploma level, the programme is designed to produce middle/high level business management personnel for both public and private business enterprises. At the end of the programme, the diplomats should be able to function:

    • as middle-level managers and captains of industries;
    • in government organizations and parastatals in order to enhance the economic growth of the country;
    • as private entrepreneurs, setting up their own business and managing them effectively;
    • as top management personnel in small and medium-sized organizations.


    Entry Requirements for National Diploma
    The minimum entry requirement into the National Diploma (ND) Programme in the School of Business Studies is five credit passes in the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or National Examination Council (NECO) at not more than two sittings. The subjects must include English Language (Literature-in-English and Oral English are not accepted in place of English Language), Mathematics and three other subjects from Economics, Business Methods, Principles of Accounts, Literature-in-English, Commerce, History, Statistics, Geography, Government, Agric. Science/Biology. However, a candidate may be admitted into the Office Technology and Management
    Department if he has:

    • Grade II Teachers Certificate with five (5) Credits including English Language and Mathematics at not more than two sittings; or
    • an RSA/WAEC Business Studies Certificate Stage II in Shorthand, Typewriting, English Language, Mathematics and one other subjects at not more than two sittings; or
    • five credit passes in the relevant subjects in the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB).

    Entry Requirements for Higher National Diploma
    The minimum entry requirements into the HND programme in the School of Business Studies include:

    • all the requirements for admission into the ND programme in Business Studies;
    • a minimum of Lower Credit Pass (CGPA of 2.50) in ND Business Studies or related programme; and
    • a minimum of one year post-ND cognate work experience in Internship.

    In exceptional cases, ND diplomats with a Pass (CGPA of 2.00 – 2.49) in the ND examination, with two or more years of work experience in the specific field may be considered for admission into the HND programme.