Covenant Beats Elite Varsities to Emerge 3rd in Africa in Business & International Management
History and prominence paled into insignificance recently as Covenant University warded off competition from some elite universities in Africa to make the top 3 bracket in the field of Business and International Management, according to computations by Elsevier SciVal, the quick and easy access to the research performance of 8500 research institutions and 220 countries worldwide.
Specifically, Covenant was ranked 3rd in the field of Business and International Management behind the University of South Africa and the North West University, which ranked 1st and 2nd respectively.
However, Covenant led the University of Cape Town, the highest ranked African university in the Times Higher Education rankings. Others being led by Covenant include Stellenbosch University, the University of Pretoria, and the University of Johannesburg, all highly ranked by the THE.
Covenant emerged 3rd courtesy of her haul of 119 publications, 226 authors and 19 citations, and trailing Covenant, the next ranked Nigerian institution was the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on the 23rd spot, while University of Lagos and University of Nigeria Nsukka emerged 27th and 30th respectively.
With 21 publications, 8 citations and 7 h-index, Professor Charles Ayo, a faculty in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Covenant University, was ranked as the foremost author in the field of Business and International Management in Africa.
Professor Ayo, reputed nationally and internationally in the areas of application electronic and mobile technologies to governance, business, education and health among others, is the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of Covenant University.
Professor Francis Iyoha was next in the ranking of authors in this field with statistics of 14 publications, 2 citations and 2 h-index. The Professor of Accounting, with research interests in Financial Reporting, Ethics and Accounting Education, is a faculty in the Department of Accounting at Covenant University.
Another highly ranked author in this field at Covenant is Professor Daniel Gberevbie, who flaunted 10 publications, 3 citations and 1 h-index. The Professor of Public Administration has research interest in Personnel Administration/Human Resource Management, Governance and Democracy, E-Governance, Development, Leadership, Public Policy, and Ethical Issues and Accountability among others.