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WAEC & JAMB Subject Combination For Marketing [UPDATED]

WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination For Marketing: What are the JAMB Subject combination to study Marketing in Nigeria?, Must I pass Maths in WAEC to study Marketing?, what subjects are needed to study Marketing?, What Subject Will I write in JAMB to Study Marketing?

Hey SAVANTS! In today’s episode of “JAMB Doctor Series” you will see the correct WAEC and JAMB Subject combination for Marketing, you will also see Direct entry requirement to study Marketing through JAMB, JUPEB and IJMB, pretty cool right? STAY TUNED!

Waec and Jamb Subject Combination For Marketing
WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination For Marketing

For everyone who plans to study Marketing in Nigeria, it is important and necessary you know the subjects that are required to becoming a student of Marketing in Nigeria.

I have seen cases, where students who wish to study a particular course go ahead to register the wrong subject combination in JAMB and in their O’level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) simply because they were not well informed and would later start searching for means with which they can correct the mistake.

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Luckily for you, with the aid of this guide you will be fully endowed with the required WAEC and JAMB Subject combination to study Marketing in any University in Nigeria, mind you, this subject combination is the same for all Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria.

So, irrespective of the school you want to study in (UNIBEN, UI, UNILAG, DELSU e.t.c) these are the subjects you must enroll and pass to be eligible for admission to study Marketing in Nigeria.

If you must study Marketing in Nigeria you must first get a minimum of five (5) credits in your O’ level core courses and enroll four (4) subjects in JAMB which you should score at least 220 to increase your chances of admission. P.S; See JAMB Cut off mark for all Schools

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Subjects Required To Study Marketing

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The subjects Required to study Marketing in Nigeria are…

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Economics
  • Government*
  • Commerce*

Some of these subjects may not be required in some cases (JAMB or O’level), I will highlight each of these subject and in what instances they may be applicable or needed.

Government and Commerce: Commerce and Government subjects are core for your O’ level exams. But for JAMB you may decide to or to not enroll either Government or Chemistry, that is, neither Government or Commerce is required in JAMB to study Marketing, it is only needed in your O’ level.

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Other Subjects: English Language, Economics and Mathematics are required for both JAMB and your O’ level if you must study Marketing.

JAMB and WAEC Subjects to study Marketing

To Study Marketing, the follow subjects will be enrolled for JAMB and WAEC;

JAMB Subject Combination For Marketing

Jamb subject Combination For Marketing
JAMB subject Combination For Marketing

The four (4) subjects you must enroll in JAMB (with use of English compulsory irrespective of the course you intend to study) for Marketing, are…

  • Use of English
  • Economics
  • Mathematics and
  • any other Social Science subject.

To be assured of admission, you will need to score very high in JAMB, let’s say 250 and above. P.S; you should see my ultimate guide on How To Pass JAMB 2024/2025 With High Score (300+)

WAEC Subject Combination For Marketing

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WAEC student Portal

Unlike JAMB, you will be required to sit for a minimum of Eight subjects (8) and a maximum of nine (9), out of this Nine or Eight subjects, five are core subjects specific for the course you wish to study which in this case is Marketing.

In WAEC, core subjects to study Marketing are…

  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • and two (2) other relevant subjects.

The remaining three (3) or four (4) subjects will be determined by you.

Mind you: This subject combination for WAEC is applicable for all O’ level exams such as NECO, NABTEB e.t.c

By core I mean subjects that lean directly to your field. Failure to pass these core courses can deny a student admission.

Requirements To Study Marketing Through Direct Entry

Student who which to study Marketing through direct entry should have either of the following requirements…


  • Two (2)’A’ Level passes including Economics.

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List Of Federal Universities That Offers Marketing

Below are Schools that offers Marketing

  1. Abia State University, Uturu
  2. Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden
  3. Al- Hikmah University, Ilorin
  4. Anambra State University, Uli
  5. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  6. Baze University, Fct, Abuja
  7. Caritas University, Amorji-Nike, Enugu
  8. Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State
  9. Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota
  10. Crawford University,Faith City, Km 8, Atan-Agbara Road, Igbesa
  11. Cross Rivers University Of Technology, Calabar
  12. Delta State University, Abraka
  13. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  14. Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State
  15. Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu
  16. Evangel University, Akaeze, Ebonyi State
  17. Federal University Of Agriculture, Makurdi
  18. Godfrey Okoye University, Urgwuomu- Nike
  19. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
  20. Hallmark University,Ijebu-Itele,Ogun State
  21. Imo State University, Owerri
  22. Madonna University, Okija
  23. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ogun State
  24. Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike
  25. National Open University Of Nigerian – Elearning
  26. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  27. Redeemers University
  28. Rivers State University Of Science And Technology, Port Harcourt
  29. Salem University, Lokoja
  30. Tansain University, Oba, Anambra State
  31. University Of Benin, Benin City
  32. University Of Calabar, Calabar
  33. University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
  34. University Of Jos, Jos
  35. University Of Nigeria Nsukka
  36. University Of Port-Harcourt
  37. University Of Uyo
  38. University Of Uyo ( – Elearning), Uyo
  39. Usmanu Danfodiyo University ( – Elearning), Sokoto
  40. Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Government compulsory for Marketing in JAMB?

NO, Government is not a compulsory subject to sit for in JAMB if you want to study Marketing, but it is accepted for Admission to study Marketing, that is, instead of enrolling Commerce in JAMB, you can instead enroll Government as a subject in JAMB.

What are the compulsory subjects for Marketing?

The Compulsory Subject for Marketing In JAMB are Use of English, Economics, Mathematics and any other Social Science subject..

While for WAEC; English Language, Mathematics, Economics and two (2) other relevant subjects.

What are the main subject for Marketing?

The main subjects to study Marketing in JAMB is Mathematics, English Language and Economics. Government or commerce can be used also to complete the number of subject to be four (4).

Is maths compulsory in JAMB for Marketing?

YES, Mathematics is a compulsory subject to study Marketing in both JAMB and WAEC. So make sure you work on your Mathematics prowess if you wish to be a student studying Marketing in any University in Nigeria.

Is there Marketing as a Subject in JAMB?

No, there is no subject called Marketing in JAMB. the only subjects you can sit for in JAMB if you want to study Marketing are; JAMB Use of English, Mathematics, Economics, Government/Commerce

Can I Study Marketing Without commerce in JAMB?

YES, you can study Marketing without Commerce, but you will have to replace the subject (commerce) with a suitable subject like Government.

In Summary

To study Marketing you need to sit for four (4) subjects in JAMB which are Economics, JAMB Use of English, Mathematics and any other Social Science subject. and have at least credits (C6) in your Five (5) core courses which includes: English Language, Mathematics, Economics and two (2) other relevant subjects.

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Two (2)’A’ Level passes including Economics.Five (5) SSC credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Economics and two (2) other relevant subjects.Mathematics, Economics and any other Social Science subject
Summary table of JAMB Subject Combination to study Marketing

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  1. Please if I didn’t sit for Government in Waec can I still gain admission for Marketing in Rivers State University??

  2. What are the 3 relevant subjects for marketing apart from maths,economics, government and english in WAEC

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