School of Management Sciences

Bachelor in Information Resources Management (BIRM

The Bachelor in Information Resources Management (BIRM) aims to prepare graduates to be information and technology literate, and to effectively deal with the theory, organization, and implementation of information resources management with associated technologies in interdisciplinary and cross functional environments.

Information Resources Management provides and promotes regional, national, and international leadership for the advancement of education, research, and service in the discipline of Information Resources Management. The program is designed to prepare students to be key players in the Nigerian information industry and to provide excellent leadership in the world of work in Nigeria and the world at large. The Information Resources Management mission statement is articulated in the following areas – education, research and professional service.


Graduates of Information Resources Management have opportunity of working in a variety of information environments like libraries, records offices, archives, museums, publishing houses, information centers, banks, insurance companies, medical and health institutions, manufacturing companies, broadcasting organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), law firms, telecommunication industries, international organizations such as WHO, UNDP, UNICEF, etc.


The normal period for an honors degree shall be eight (8) semesters in the university


The Bachelor of Information Resources Management (BIRM) program is planned for a period of four (4) years consisting of eight (8) semesters. Each semester consists of 16 weeks of formal teaching and assessments. Each 3 credit course includes a scheduled compulsory one (1) hour practical per week. The general requirements for graduation include the following:

a)     Completion of a minimum of 170 credit units including all GEDS courses, all core courses and a minimum of four elective courses (which sums up to 8 credits).

b)     Carrying out a research under the supervision of a qualified staff and presenting and defending it successfully.


There shall be a uniform degree programme in Information Resources Management, identified as Bachelor of Information Resources Management (BIRM). All institutions should therefore harmonize their degree nomenclature in line with this prescription BIRM.

Core/Compulsory Courses

Courses specified by the department which a student must take and score minimum of 50 percent otherwise the course must be repeated.

    i.          Core courses are courses central to the degree program in view and are normally offered on a Departmental basis.

  ii.          Core Courses constitute about 78 per cent of all the course units that the student must take to complete the requirement for a degree in a given department.

iii.          Core Courses are courses in the principal subject area, which students must take and pass.



These are courses students are free to choose, as they desire. The students are required to do at least 4 of such courses giving a minimum of 8 credit hours.

Pre-requisite course

A Pre-requisite course is that which must be taken first and passed in order to enhance the understanding of subsequent course or courses.


General Education Courses are taken from any area regardless of student’s specialization, with

the aim of broadening the student’s academic horizon.

Credit unit

A credit unit is the equivalent of fifty minutes lecture/tutorial work per week per semester.

Course codes

Computer Science courses                 COSC

Departmental courses                         IRMA

General Education courses                 GEDS

Business courses                                BSAD

Marketing courses                              MKTG


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