Join America’s online university for global leaders from Nigeria

A hands-on online bachelor’s degree (BBA) for innovative minds.

  • An American undergraduate degree 100% online in Nigeria for $90/month (average $4,320 for program)
  • Whatever your commitments, learn at a pace that suits you

Flexible learning

An education built around your schedule. Work through your degree at your speed

100% online

Learn through real-life projects and engaging courses while receiving 24/7 support from mentors and faculty


$90/month, average $4,320. To ensure affordable quality, we adjust your monthly tuition to match your local market. 

Career support

Speak with a career coach, join virtual job fairs, get help preparing for interviews

Be a next-generation you

  • Master BBA-focused soft skills of the future like critical and creative thinking
  • Gain a competitive edge in a fast-changing world with hard skills like digital fluency
  • Make informed business decisions, and lead with confidence: 94% of Nexford learners increased in confidence at work
  • Build a network of global professionals from 100+ countries working at firms like Google, TikTok, Deloitte, and EY
  • Earn a degree as well as digital badges as you go – including credentials from LinkedIn Learning and IBM’s Digital Nation

US-Accredited Online MBA Program

Nexford is accredited by DEAC, which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities, an independent body providing accreditation services for independent, further and higher education colleges. We are a degree-granting institution of higher education, licensed by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission and globally recognized by CMI, Quality Matters, and the NSLS. 

Nexford was born different for you. No term time. No campus. Learn real-world skills, pay affordable monthly tuition, and graduate as fast as you want.

Learners love Nexford

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Specialize with skills & knowledge that’ll kickstart your career

Choose from 8 specializations in hot-topic areas below. 

  • BBA with Specialization in Business in Emerging Markets

    BBA with Specialization in Business in Emerging Markets

    Evaluate current conditions in emerging markets and evaluate present and future opportunities and risks for international business activities with this BBA specialization in business.

    4 Courses

    • Business and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Business and Culture in India
    • Business and Culture in Southeast Asia
    • Technical Skills for Non-Technical Founders
  • BBA with Specialization in Business Analytics

    BBA with Specialization in Business Analytics

    Apply various analytics modeling and visualization techniques to inform business decision-making with this BBA specialization in business analytics.

    4 Courses

    • Data Analytics
    • Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics
    • Data Analysis and Visualization
    • Introduction to AI
  • BBA with Specialization in Digital Transformation

    BBA with Specialization in Digital Transformation

    Develop a roadmap for digital transformation for a designated vertical industry with this BBA specialization in digital transformation.

    4 Courses

    • Digitizing Customer Experiences
    • Digitizing Product Management
    • Digitizing Supply Chain Management
    • Digitizing Finance
  • BBA with Specialization in AI and Automation

    BBA with Specialization in AI and Automation

    Apply Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and smart workflow strategies to combine Robotics and IoT value propositions with this BBA specialization in AI.

    4 Courses

    • Introduction to AI
    • Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics
    • Foundations of Robotics and IoT
    • Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
  • BBA with Specialization in Product Management

    BBA with Specialization in Product Management

    Integrate Product management concepts across business units that enable more productive and accurate workflows with this BBA specialization in product management.

    4 Courses

    • Introduction to Agile Product Management
    • Software Skills for Digital Product Managers
    • Product Design Skills for Product Managers
    • Communication Skills for Product Managers
  • BBA with Specialization in Supply Chain and E-Commerce

    BBA with Specialization in Supply Chain and E-Commerce

    Make operational decisions that support the long-term global sustainability of the organization with this BBA specialization in supply chain and e-commerce.

    4 Courses

    • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
    • The Impact of E-Commerce on the Supply Chain
    • Transportation and Reverse Logistics Management
    • Integrated Supply Chain Management and Sustainable Operations
  • BBA with Specialization in 360° Marketing

    BBA with Specialization in 360° Marketing

    Develop a digital marketing plan supported by analytics to make informed business decisions with this BBA specialization in marketing.

    4 Courses

    • Digital Marketing Analytics
    • Marketing Channels, Tactics and Management
    • Marketing Strategy and Planning
    • Digital Advertising and Search Engine Optimization
  • BBA with Specialization in Building a Tech Startup

    BBA with Specialization in Building a Tech Startup

    Apply entrepreneurial tools and approaches to create a business plan for a new venture with this BBA specialization in building a tech startup.

    4 Courses

    • Digital Advertising and Search Engine Optimization
    • Product and Marketing Skills for Founders
    • Technical Skills for Non-Technical Founders
    • Founders, Financing, and Legal

Find out about our BBA program options for Nigeria

Join a global community from 100+ countries

Nexford’s 100% online courses, certificates, and degrees are designed for leaders, not followers. The world is going digital and opportunities are no longer limited by physical borders. Your degree should prepare you for this world, not yesterday’s. It should be fit for purpose, maximize your employability and open up future opportunities.

Latest news from Nexford

Fadl Al Tarzi discusses Nexford University’s next growth phase following considerable popularity across Africa

Fadl Al Tarzi discusses Nexford University’s next growth phase following considerable popularity across Africa

As a next-generation American university that is tech-enabled, Nexford University is positively impacting lives around the world, particularly here in Africa. In June this year, the company announced a $10.8 million pre Series A funding round which was led by Dubai-based Global Ventures. Since then, Nexford University has launched new products in readiness for its next growth phase.

November 2021
Graduating 200 MBA students a milestone for Nexford University – Country Director

Graduating 200 MBA students a milestone for Nexford University – Country Director

Two hundred pioneer students recently bagged their Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Nexford University in Lagos in what has been described as a milestone for the institution.

April 2021
Ezekwesili, others canvass PPP in tertiary education funding

Ezekwesili, others canvass PPP in tertiary education funding

Advisory board member of Nexford University, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili, has canvassed public-private partnership in Nigeria’s education sector. The country’s former Minister of Education said this at the graduation of the university’s first class of Nigerian MBA students.

March 2021

Assessment through real-life challenges

At Nexford you won’t be asked to take old-school memory tests, just real-life assessments. Every course includes a number of small assessments during the course, called formative assessments, as well as graded assignments and a final project, called a summative assessment, at the end of the course. Your formative assessments are a great way to ensure you’re on track towards mastering the course’s skills before you reach the final project – they’re also an opportunity to get feedback from faculty.

How you’re assessed at Nexford will prepare you to solve real-life challenges. You’ll create marketing campaigns, value chain analyses, cyberattack defense plans, reports for decision making, business diagrams, pitch decks, and performance appraisals. All tools you can use at work. Personal feedback from faculty will help you build your skills. At the end of each course is the practical final project – proof that you’ve mastered the skills and course goals set out from the start.


The documents needed to apply vary by program level. For all programs, you need to submit a government issued identification and passport-style “selfie". 


If you're applying for an undergraduate program, you may need to provide proof you've graduated secondary (high) school or earned a GED, by submitting a transcripts, or in countries that require a national examination, submit the results (WAEC, IGCSE or NECO).


If you're applying for a graduate program, you'll also need to provide a copy of your undergraduate transcript. If the transcript is not in English, you will need to submit an official translation.  


At Nexford, you may start learning after you apply and will have 60 days from enrollment start date to submit official copies of academic credentials. 


You may also be required to submit an official copy of your English proficiency certificate should our Admissions Team be unable to verify your institution’s/school’s language of instruction.

You can take a photo with your smartphone, or scan it in. Make sure your photo ID: 

  • Shows your most recent legal name Is valid within the past two years 
  • Is written in English (although we can translate in-house at no cost!) We can process your application quickest if you upload your passport.

We also accept national identity cards (but as we have to translate them, it might slow things down)

Having difficulties uploading your photo ID? Check out Section ‘1.6 Proof of Identity’ of our guide.

Nigerian applicants can provide a digital copy of their National ID by verifying it on the National Identification Commission Mobile App (download for Android and iOS)

Applicants with NIN slips should download the National Identification Commission Mobile app and verify ID using their National Identification Number (picking the option of ‘Full ID’). This allows the applicant to derive relevant information such as their full names and date of birth.

After verification of the ID is complete, applicants can screenshot and send Nexford Admissions a copy as their government-issued ID. Here is a screenshot of what it looks like if done successfully.

Good question! The English language assessment is designed to test your understanding, reading and listening. We're looking for a minimum score – we want to check you'll succeed at Nexford.

If you can prove that you’re capable in another way, you won’t be required to take the test. Just upload one of the following documents and you'll be on your way! 

  • A recent English language certificate, valid in the last 2 years (we accept TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson Test of English (PTE), Duolingo English Test, Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)) 
  • Evidence you've worked at an English-speaking country 
  • A certificate from a university.

In most cases, you'll need to have graduated from high school before you can apply for your BBA. If you haven't graduated from high school yet, you may want to take the General Education Development certificate (GED). Get in touch to see what we can do:

We accept mature students! At Nexford, we believe you're never too old to learn. However, we cannot accept learners under the age of 18 years. Any learner over the age of 18 years is welcome to apply and start learning at Nexford.

No. If you have work experience, that's great, but you don't need it. Nexford's programs are practical, which means you'll gain on-the-job skills while you learn. If you do have work experience, we won't be able to offer credit just yet. We want everyone to start their program on a level playing field – that includes taking the same core courses and building the same foundational skills.

Once you're admitted (congratulations!), the next step is to enroll. That's when you confirm your place at Nexford, choose your start date and pay your first month of tuition.

You'll enroll in your online learning environment. More information and links will be in your offer letter. Stay tuned!

You can find advice and guidance on enrolling to Nexford in our step-by-step guide.

A degree with Nexford does not confirm a slot at the National Youth Service Corps program (NYSC). However, a graduate of Nexford University is eligible to apply for a certificate of exclusion which is an official NYSC certificate.

You can! Feel free to:

If your documents aren’t ready, let us know at You can start your program now and upload missing documents later!

We are US accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

This means learners & graduates are able to have their credentials evaluated for recognition by WES in a simple three-step process outlined on their website.

We're based in Washington DC, and we're 100% online. That means you have the freedom to study from your home country and graduate with an American degree. You're welcome to study in the US, but unfortunately, we're not able to help with your travels or visa.

All Nexford learners have the chance to join our graduation ceremony in Washington DC, where you can celebrate with learners and faculty. Nexford University can provide you with a letter stating that you are indeed an enrolled learner at our university and have completed your degree requirements.

The letter will also state that we are holding a graduation ceremony in Washington DC, where we are licensed and based. You may use that letter to apply for a visit visa to attend the ceremony.

Here's a quick rundown; visit our programs overview page for more information!

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a graduate business program with a standard completion time of 18 months.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is an undergraduate degree where you'll gain foundational skills in business, with a standard completion time of 48 months.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Business is half the length of the BBA and is a great point to start your business learning. with a standard completion time of 24 months.

Can't commit to a whole degree? Take a course or certificate instead, and learn the skills you need in a fraction of the time.

When you apply, you'll pay a one-off fee of $20, which allows us to process your application.

No stress! You don't have to upload everything right now. Come back and try again later – we've saved your application.

Oops! We offer multiple payment options, such as credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, bank wire transfer and cryptocurrency.

Pick the one that best suits your needs! For more information about the payment options available, visit our payment page or send us an email at

We're 100% online, so we don't have a campus! Our learners are our priority, which means we let you invest in your future – not a costly campus. (Affordability is our biggest mission!)

Nexford's learning experience is unlike any other. Think engaging, interactive online learning that helps you gain the skills you need – fast.

The online learning environment contains everything you need to learn at Nexford. It's where you'll take courses, chat with peers and faculty, submit assignments, receive feedback, and track your grades. It's also where you'll manage your enrollment, add courses, and pay your tuition.

The first thing you'll see when you log in is your dashboard: all the courses you're enrolled in, and easy links for everything else. Click around and explore: it's interactive so you can get the best results.

Overwhelmed? Don't be! You'll get a full tour of the learning environment during orientation week. You're in safe hands with us.

NUC currently does not recognize nor have any regulatory cover for foreign universities or fully online universities. To put it into perspective, just the same way NUC can’t accredit a traditional American university which is outside of NUC’s jurisdiction, it also can’t accredit Nexford University. This may affect Nexford bachelor’s degree graduates who are looking to pursue NYSC, although graduates of Nexford University are still eligible to apply for a certificate of exclusion which is an official NYSC certificate.

Nexford graduates are just as qualified as any traditional university degree holder, and they’re also likely to have more relevant competencies. The kind that modern employers urgently require. Our academic programs are designed based on industry and employment needs. We align with real employers to equip you with the skills to thrive in today’s workplace.

If you’ll like to get your Nexford degree authenticated, please request an ‘official true copy of the credentials’ you’d like to have authenticated from Once you receive the copy, follow the process outlined here by the US State Department to get them authenticated for use in your home country.

Nexford can also handle the authentication process on your behalf for a non-refundable processing fee of US$100. For this service, please contact us at

In some cases, you may also need to get your credentials authenticated by your country’s embassy in Washington, DC. To find out, you will have to check with your country’s embassy in Washington, DC.

Once you receive our authenticated documents, Nexford is unable to help with any further authentication in your home country. You’ll need to handle any local processes on your own.

If you need assistance, please contact the Nexford Registrar at

Applying is easy! Once you've decided on the program you want, and read up on the admissions criteria, head to to start your application. If you have everything ready, it should take you seven minutes (or faster!) to complete the form.

Download our step-by-step guide to understand what you need to do to complete your Nexford application and give yourself the best chance of acceptance.

You'll need an undergraduate degree to apply for the MBA program. Nexford University accepts applications globally. We understand that your qualification may not specifically say that you hold a bachelor's degree in your country, but it may be equivalent to a US Bachelor's degree. We'll be happy to have your credential reviewed! Get in touch with our Admissions team to know if you are qualified:


However, your degree or qualification doesn't need to be in business.


If you have a degree in another discipline, you'll take four 6-8 week Advanced Business Foundation courses. Here, you'll learn the baseline business skills you need for our broader MBA. Upon successful completion, start taking MBA core courses.


If you have studied business before, you'll enter straight into the MBA and start taking your core courses.