Best Commercial Courses To Study In Nigeria 2020: Top 8

Best commercial courses to study in the university

Best Commercial Courses To Study In Nigeria: If you read some of my articles last week, you will notice that i was bent on ensuring that students, all over Nigeria, make the right choice when choosing a university to study in.

Well, today’s work is not far from that at all. In this post, i will highlight some of the best commercial courses to study in Nigeria. Note that this article is not just for Nigerian students alone.

So, whether you’re an international student or a Nigerian student, don’t worry because i will consider everyone.

Best commercial courses to study in the university
Best commercial courses to study in the university

Before i will proceed with the topic at hand, it is important to know that the courses mentioned in this article were not gotten from anywhere.

I personally researched on the best commercial courses in Nigeria; and based on the percentage of Job opportunity and quality of education offered in Nigerian universities over the years, i was able to pick point the best commercial courses you can study in the university.

So, without wasting much of your time, lets quickly see the best commercial courses in Nigeria this 2020.


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Below are the best commercial courses to study in the university:

  1. Accounting/Accountancy
  2. Marketing
  3. Economics
  4. Business administration/management
  5. Mass communication
  6. International relations
  7. Public administration
  8. Insurance

Okay! Those are best commercial courses in Nigerian universities you can study. Nonetheless, if you need detailed information about each of the courses I just mentioned, kindly read this work till the end.

As an educationalist and a lawyer too, i will not only tell you about these courses, i will give you reasons why i think they are the top ranking commercial courses in Nigeria. Here we go!

Again, note that these courses are not arranged in any particular order. Thus, mentioning a particular course first does not mean it is the best amongst all. Just have in mind that the universities here are the best commercial courses you can ever study in Nigeria.

Best commercial courses to study in the university
Best commercial courses to study in the university

1. Accounting/Accountancy

According to Wikipedia, Accounting or accountancy is defined as the measurement, processing, and communication of financial and non financial information about economic entities such as businesses and corporations.

It is a very important part of every business and that is why it is probably the most lucrative in Nigeria now. Nevertheless, it has been proven that in recent times, this field of study has lost its prestige because it is now flooded with non-professionals.

That notwithstanding, Accountancy is still the best and most lucrative course for any commercial student. Just as law is the best course in the field of art and medicine is the best in the field of science, Accountancy is the best when you talk about commercial science. This is a fact of like.

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2. Marketing

Marketing is another interesting course for commercial students in Nigeria. There is no doubt that Marketing is one of the universally accepted courses in Nigerian universities. I mean, almost all the top tertiary institutions in Nigeria offer Marketing. This should tell you that Marketing in any Nigerian university is a wonderful idea.

In addition to that, Marketing is one of the significant areas every business, firm or company must pay attention to. Thus, if you are a good graduate of this course, you have the chance of working in any of the top companies in Nigeria as an marketer of even as a adviser.

You can even use the knowledge you gained from school to start and promote your own business. No doubt, Marketing is one of the best commercial courses to study in the university.

3. Economics

Before i finally decided that i will become a lawyer, Economics is what i had in mind. My reason was because, an economist can work in virtually every sector of the country.

Frankly speaking, there is no place that an economist is not wanted in Nigeria. It is truism that graduates of this course tend to get job more easily and faster than any other commercial course.

Investopedia defines Economics as a social science concerned with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. A person who studied Economics is called an Economicst. He/she can work as a manager of a company, an accountant or even a secretary in any organization.

To be frank, i love this course soo much. In fact, if I should take another university course after law, economics will be the next. It is evidently one of the best commercial courses in Nigeria.

4. Business administration/management

You will agree with me that most of the top entrepreneurs in Nigeria studied Business administration in one way or the other before getting to where they are currently.

Yes! It may not be from the University. But the truth is that, if you are not good in administration and management of business you are going nowhere as an entrepreneur.

This is obviously why thousands of companies out there are looking for experts in this field; who can help manage the affairs of their company effectively. it is the study of how a business is managed.

Well, if you have been following this article thoroughly, you will notice that Economics is similar to this field. They are not absolutely the same. Note that Business administration deals strictly with the management of businesses whilst Economics is more encompassing.

As a graduate of this course, you can also work in almost every sector. Trust me; it is one of the best commercial courses to study in Nigeria.

5. Mass communication:

Many people say “mass communication is a dead course in Nigeria”, but i don’t think that is true. Mass communication is one of the areas where many graduates earn cool money from in Nigeria. As a professional writer, publisher or a journalist in Nigeria, you are at the top of the country because, millions of Nigeria are searching, every day, to know the latest happenings in the country.

Well, this field may not be very lucrative if you’re working under a company. It is always good if you can start up your own blog, website or even a radio station if possible.

There are thousands of Nigerians who are successful today through this area. So, you can be successful too. In my view, mass communication is one of the best commercial courses you can study in Nigeria. No doubt!

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6. International relations

International relations is sometimes referred to as International affairs. Wikipedia says it is the study of interconnectedness of politics, economics and law on a global level.

This area of study is not too popular in Nigeria, but I can assure you that it is also a good area for commercial students. In Nigeria, almost all the universities in the country offer this course.

In fact, some polytechnics also teach international relations. This shows that it is a well recognized by NUC (Nigerian University Commission).

Graduates of this course can also work in many areas. For instance, a graduate of international relations can work as an ambassador or, in international organizations like ECOWAS, AU or UN. Like i said before, International relations is not a popular course yet. But even at that, the filed is still doing well.

7. Public administration

Truth be told, Public administration is one of the best commercial courses anybody can study in Nigeria. In case you don’t know, graduates of this course, work as civil savants.

They are one of the most paid government workers in Nigeria because, they study and implement government policy. Public administration is an academic discipline that studies the implementation of government policies and prepares civil servants for working in the public service.

Studying Public administration is not only best when it comes to earning. It is also one of the courses i describe as “eye opener“. It exposes students to many opportunities and areas they can explore in the field.

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8. Insurance

Insurance is another wonderful course for every student. In Nigeria, the course is not well known because most Nigerians don’t even like the word “Insurance“. But internationally, it is one of the most recognized commercial courses for students.

Insurance is studied in UNN, UNILAG, OAU, UI and other top universities in Nigeria that fully understand the importance of the course.

It should be noted that the field of insurance is growing rapidly in Nigeria currently. With the efforts of the law enforcement agencies in Nigeria, many citizens are beginning to see the importance of the field.

I strongly believe this course will become one of the best commercial courses in the long run. It is indeed, one of the best commercial courses in Nigeria.


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Oh yeah! Now you know the best commercial courses to study in Nigeria. Well, i didn’t write this article so that you will pick the best for yourself.

I made it so that you will have comprehensive information about the best commercial courses in Nigeria and you will use this knowledge when choosing the course you want to study in the university. Hope this article was helpful?

Remember to ask your questions and send your contributions using the comment box below. I will be glad to give you a reply. Thank you for reading!

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