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Why Nexford?

Nexford University has American degrees even more affordable for Nigerians.

A Nexford MBA will equip you with the skills you need to advance your career, with less theory and more practice. Our curriculum is designed based on the needs of the world's largest employers.

  • Specialize in Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation, Data Analytics, Marketing. Build the skills in highest demand.
  • Master soft skills of the future like critical and creative thinking.
  • Bridge the gap between technology and management, understand the best of both worlds.
  • Build a network of global professionals from 110+ countries working at firms like Google, TikTok, Deloitte, and Microsoft.

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). We are a degree-granting institution of higher education, licensed by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission.

As an employer, I would gladly hire anyone who is a graduate of Nexford. If I didn’t believe in it, I wouldn’t send my employees to undergo courses with the school.

Abubakar Suleiman
CEO, Sterling Bank Plc.

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Carol Ariyibi, Head of Project Management Office, and Rita Imonikhe, Credit Risk Analyst at Sterling Bank share how a Nexford MBA has benefitted them in their work at Sterling Bank.

MBA program FAQs

If you have an undergraduate bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, you can apply to our MBA program. You need to have solid business foundation skills, so you may need to take up to four MBA foundation courses if your undergraduate degree wasn’t in a business-related field. Don’t worry, our admissions team will assess your individual case and let you know if you need to take any foundations courses before you enroll.

If you’d like your individual case to be reviewed, please contact our admissions team at

Nexford’s Masters of Business Administration (MBA) takes an average of 18 months. The faster you finish, the more money you’ll save.

No. Relevant work experience is helpful, but not required.

To apply for an MBA, check out our graduate admission requirements.

Yes, there’s a one-off application fee. It costs $30. If you want to re-apply you don’t need to fill in another application, but you will need to pay the fee again.

All applicants to Nexford’s MBA degree must provide proof that they completed a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution in a business-related field, or equivalent for international institutions, with a valid copy of their official diploma and transcript. If applicants are not able to provide these documents, they must submit an explanation in writing together with any supporting materials that might assist the university in certifying their graduate status. To test your English Proficiency skills, you have the option to take an online self-assessment, EF SET, designed to meet the same high technical standards as the other standardized tests in the field, such as the TOEFL or IELTS.

View our full graduate admission requirements.

Enroll as soon as possible. You need to enroll within 30 days of receiving your scholarship and voucher code, otherwise, your scholarship will expire. When enrolling, you can choose when you take your first course. Nexford programs start on the first of each month, we don’t have term times.

When enrolling, you can choose when you take your first course. Nexford programs start on the first of each month, we don’t have term times.

You’ll need to enroll by no later than the 27th of this month to start on the first of the next month. You’ll need this time to take orientation, and settle into the Nexford online learning environment and meet your success advisor before your first course starts on the first of the next month. Enroll, finish orientation, and get learning!

Our mission is to make high-quality education accessible and affordable. You pay monthly tuition and don’t need to pay everything upfront. When you enroll, you’ll be asked to set up your tuition payments. With this scholarship, you can pay your tuition monthly, quarterly, or annually. You can also pay in local Naira.

When you enroll, you’ll choose to pay monthly, or in two or six monthly installments. Pay your first month, two or six months upfront, and we'll set up a direct debit for the same time period. We accept Visa, Mastercard or American Express. You can also pay in local Naira. 

We'll send you a reminder before your payment date so you know it's coming. You'll also get a confirmation email when we receive your payment.

Need an alternative payment method? Contact us at

Yes! We know that graduation is a time to celebrate your success with your friends, family and loved ones. Graduate at a ceremony close to home, or travel to the US.

  • It should be accepted in the US as we are nationally accredited in the US by Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). 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).
  • Acceptance of your degree from NXU is still dependent on the receiving organization. It is the sole discretion of the receiving institution/employer whether or not they will accept the degree that you will get at any university.
  • What we ensure is that you can stand out in a competitive job market. We utilize competency-based education to ensure you are able to apply your knowledge to real-world situations rather than just spending time memorizing theory. You'll have a capacity to adapt and pivot, and walk away with highly portable skills.

Nexford University FAQs

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. We monitor NUC regulations very closely and if they do change in the future, we will be at the forefront of these updates.

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

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

You'll get access to your modules through Canvas, a learning management platform, and you can even take your learning wherever you go with the Canvas mobile app. Module materials include reading, videos, interactive elements, quizzes, and relevant case studies. 

Live lectures are done by faculty once every two weeks or more often. Don't worry, these sessions are entirely optional, and you don't have to wait for them to progress in your learning or course — everything you need to complete your projects, assignments, or assessments is available through your modules.

Assessments are weekly, and you must meet assessment and project deadlines to progress seamlessly. We recommend you allocate a minimum of 15-20 hours per week to your learning at your most convenient time to achieve this. If you need additional support, our Learner Success team is available 24/7. They will also help you with transitioning to online studies, creating your study timeline, and goal setting.

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

Nexford is 100% online, with a headquarters in Washington DC. We have no campus. Having a Nexford campus would increase our costs and, therefore, we would need to raise your tuition. Our learners are our main concern. We keep our operating costs low by being a 100% online, next-generation university. This way, we don’t need to maintain expensive classroom buildings, a campus you don’t need and other expensive add-ons.

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If you're ready to join our global community of next-generation learners, then contact our learning advisor team today!

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You can! Feel free to visit our page: Country Focus Nigeria to book a consultation with one of our friendly team members based in Lagos.