DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Mr Shingirai Sikomwe

Chairperson : Department of Business Management

In the department of business management, we learn from the future.  We believe in learning from futuristic innovation and building the future into our undergraduate and graduate study programs to effectively prepare our students and graduates for a dynamic fast-paced business environment.

Our teaching methodology is based on the use of real-life case studies; allowing learners to experience real scenarios and develop the analytical skills necessary to successfully manage complex business scenarios. Our continuous assessment approach to determining academic performance and learner’s development ensures that learners are credited not only for their performance in examinations, but their participation in classroom and field based learning engagements. In this way, our graduates graduate with grades that reflect their day-to-day working performance; a good indicator for employers about the performance of their recruits.

Through partnerships withchambers of commerce and universities in India and Kenya, the department of business management conducts research, runs symposiums and public lectures, and adapts its curriculum to ensure that our graduates are adequately equipped to grapple with the demands of the modern workplace that transcend cultural boundaries.

The department of business management leverages on its relationships with chambers of commerce to avail internship opportunities to its undergraduate students, enabling them to complete the work-related learning component of their studies with organisations in our network. These linkages provide a strategic feedback mechanism which enables us to continuously develop our study program in line with trends in business and evolving business practices.

Undergraduate Studies

Our Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree in Business Management is ideal for individuals who wish to rise through the ranks in corporate careers, or engage in entrepreneurial ventures. Students undertaking the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree in Business Management have the option of specialising in one of three majors; entrepreneurship, marketing and finance.

Admission Requirements 
  1. Normal Entry

To be admitted into the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in Business Management, individuals should have passed at least two of the following Advanced Level subjects with grade C or better: Economics, Mathematics, Accounting, and Management of Business. In addition to Advanced Level passes, candidates should have passed Ordinary Level Mathematics with at least a B grade. However, a pass in Advanced Level Mathematics supersedes any grade obtained in Ordinary Level Mathematics.

  1. Mature Entry 

Individuals over age of 23 years of age may be admitted into the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree in Business Management if they fulfil the requirements stipulated in the General Regulations. Students admitted on the basis of mature entry must have passes Ordinary Level Mathematics with grade B or better.

Career Prospects 

Holders of the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree in Business Management fit easily into many different organisations and easily cross functional boundaries within the organisations that they work. Our graduates can be found in:

  • Financial Institutions
  • Government Departments and Ministries
  • Parastatals
  • Central Bank
  • Private Sector Firms
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Regional Organizations and International Organizations
  • Consultancy Firms
  • SMEs
Graduate Studies

Our Master of Commerce Degree in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance is the benchmark of board level qualifications in Corporate Zimbabwe. We equip individuals to lead strategic management processes and provide oversight to corporate and non-profit organisations as directors and trustees. Our flagship graduate study program is ideal for individuals who serve on the boards of commercial and non-profit organisations, individuals with technical undergraduate qualifications who wish to develop their business acumen, and entrepreneurs who wish to develop public companies which observe best practices in corporate governance.

The Master of Commerce Degree in Strategic Management and Corporate Governancehas been assessed by leading associations of business schools and is soon to be listed as an accredited board-level study program by one of Africa’s leading business school associations.

 Admission Requirements 

To be admitted into the Master of Commerce degree in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance, individuals should hold s Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or any other business or commerce related discipline, a Graduate Diploma or Higher National Diploma in a business or commerce related discipline, or a Bachelor’s degree in any other relevant specialisation.

Candidates for the Master of Commerce Degree in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance must have at least two years of working experience and should have passed Ordinary Level Mathematics with at least a B grade. However, a pass in Advanced Level Mathematics supersedes any grade obtained in Ordinary Level Mathematics.

 Career Prospects 

Our Master’s degree holders can be found in all sectors of the economy and have particularly excelled in public administration roles. Our graduates can be found in these and many other organisations: National Railways of Zimbabwe, Office of the President and Cabinet, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority, Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, and the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority.

Student life

The department of business management is student-centric and we create an enabling environment for learning, networking, and exploration beyond the scope of the learning programs offered in the department. Through student clubs and associations which include the Association of Business Students and Enactus, our undergraduate students put to practice what they have learned to contribute towards the development of their communities, and excel in national and international business competitions.

Our graduate students often volunteer their time to mentor undergraduate students and participate in public lectures, giving our undergraduate students a head start in the development of their careers.

Upon Graduating

The Department of Business Management has a strong alumni network which supports the department’s public lectures, assists fresh graduates secure employment, and avails internship opportunities for undergraduate students to complete the Work Related Learning component of their studies.

Upon completion of their studies, undergraduates and graduates from the department   of business management are invited to join the alumni network and continue to work with the department as they benefit from a unique portfolio of continuous professional development opportunities.

Department Staff

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