Covenant, Faculty Lead in Business and International Management

Covenant, Faculty Lead in Business and International Management


Covenant University and its faculty have been ranked leading institution and authors respectively in the research areas of Business and International Management.

In a recent ranking by Scival, which outlines research publication profiles of Nigerian institutions and 500 authors from these institutions between 2013 and 2018, Covenant University is the clear leader. The Scival report shows that thirty-four (34) of the (48) institutions selected in Nigeria have publications within Business and International Management within this five-year period.


In the report, Covenant University leads other institutions with 133 research publications with a total of 237 authors behind them and a field weighted citation impact of 0.31. Obafemi Awolowo University comes a distant second position, with only thirty-two (32) research outputs with forty-nine researchers. University of Nigeria Nsukka (24 publications), University of Lagos (22 publications) and University of Ibadan (13 publications) occupy the third, fourth and fifth position respectively.

In the authors’ profile category, among the 500 researchers in the field of Business and International Management between 2013 and 2018, academics from Covenant University are the top 20. Professors C.K. Ayo with 21 publications, Francis Iyoha (14), and Daniel Gberevbie (10) are the top three. Others are Maxwell Olokudun (10) and Ayotunde Stephen Ibidunni with 8 publications, who have the most recent publications among the top five researchers in the field.

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