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Faculty of Administration and Management Sciences

History of Faculty of Administration and Management Sciences

Brief History of the Faculty

The faculty is one of the foundation faculties in the university in 1983, which started as Faculty of Social and Management Sciences until 2017 when the University Senate approved its split to two independent faculties, a fallout of growing need for specialized academic focus as well as management efficiency.

The emergence of the Faculty marked a pivotal moment in the university’s commitment to academic excellence and addressing the evolving needs of education and research. The Faculty aims at promoting, advancing and disseminating contemporary and scientific knowledge in the fields of Administration and Management in order to explore the use of such knowledge for the advancement of the society. The Faculty also aims at training articulate and professionally competent managers imbued with the right attitude to work for the service of the modern society.

The Faculty emphasizes an integrated approach in which students not only specialize in specific areas but also take core courses in other Departments within and outside the Faculty. In addition, the Faculty places high premium on research and organization of conferences, seminars, workshops and symposia for the advancement of scientific knowledge in the society in general. The Faculty currently offers academic programmes in seven (7) specialized fields which are: Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Administration, Cooperative and Rural Development, Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Public Administration, and Transport Management. The Faculty also has postgraduate programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, MBA, M.Sc.MPA and Ph.D.

The Faculty is guided by a vision to be the hub of academic activities where administrative and management proficiency, skills, and values are inculcated to students and the public;, fostering innovation and expertise for resources effectiveness and efficiency.

Since its establishment, FAMS has played a vital role in contributing to the academic prowess of Olabisi Onabanjo University. The Faculty has grown in terms of Faculty members, student enrollment, and research output.

The Faculty over the years has undertaken various initiatives, collaborations, and research projects, establishing itself as a key player in Administration and Management fields.

Professor Muse Olayiwola Solanke


OND, Town and Regional Planning, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic
BSc (Ogun) Geography and Regional Planning
M.Sc. Transport Studies; Ph.D. Geography (Ibadan)

Area of Research Interest: Transportation and Logistics Systems Planning and    Management, Quantitative Techniques/ Transport Modelling
Phone: +234-8037254760

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