The Senate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria at its 484th regular meeting that took place on 27th October, 2016 approved the establishment of ABU Faculty-Based Business School. The rationale behind establishing the School is to meet the demand for effective management of businesses and judicious utilization of limited resources facing businesses.
This has been considered imperative because the University realised that the existing traditional programmes or models used in management education are not sufficient in tackling current needs of businesses.
ABU Business School offers both academic and professional programmes in the areas of Accounting, Actuarial Sciences, Banking, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing and Insurance.
The School has been accredited and approved by the National Universities Commission and the programmes run by the School have been accredited by various professional bodies that include ICAN and ANAN. There exists collaboration between the School and Central Bank of Nigeria for the purpose of providing professional, executive and tailored made progammes.
To train leaders in innovative thinking, business education and leadership development through teaching & research, integrated learning and veritable linkages & collaborations between the academics and the industry.
To be a leading business school recognized globally as a provider of effective and dynamic business education and leadership training.
The philosophy of ABU Business School hinged on an integrated approach to learning that combine management sciences, economics and entrepreneurship for the purpose of sustaining sound knowledge in the area of business and entrepreneurship that would have astute business impact globally.