The Moshi Co-operative University (MoCU) is a result of transforming Moshi University College of Co-operative and Business Studies (MUCCoBS) into a fully-fledged University in 2014. Ten years earlier (in 2004), the then Moshi Co-operative College was transformed into Moshi University College of Co-operative and Business Studies (MUCCoBS) as a Constituent College of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) through the Declaration Order No. 22 of 2004.
The Institute of Continuing Co-operative Education (ICCE) is one of the seven academic units of the University. Other units are the Faculty of Co-operative and Community Development (FCCD), Faculty of Business and Information Sciences (FBIS), Directorate of Research and Postgraduate Studies (DRPS), Bureau of Consultancy Services (BCS), Directorate of Co-operative Library and Archives (DCLA) and Directorate of Undergraduate Studies (DUS).
The vision of the University is to become "A Centre of Excellence in Co-operative Education and Practice"
The Mission statement of the University is "To provide quality education, training, research and advisory services to enhance co-operative development"
In fulfilling the Vision and Mission, the University is guided by the following core values: cooperation, objectivity, pursuit of excellence in service delivery, integrity and accountability, courtesy to all and social responsibility.
The motto of the University is "Ushirika ni Biashara"
ICCE operates through a network of 13 Regional Offices from its headquarters at Moshi Campus. The Regional offices include: Coast, Dodoma, Iringa, Kigoma, Kilimanjaro, Mbeya, Mtwara, Mwanza, Ruvuma, Shinyanga, Singida, Tabora and Tanga.
ICCE discharges demand-oriented activities in training, research and community services in the co-operative and community development. Activities are mainly geared towards capacity building and empowerment of the targeted communities for sustainable livelihoods. Specifically, ICCE does the following:
The programmes are offered at all Regional Offices except Certificate in Coffee Quality Test (CQT) which is offered at Moshi Main Campus and, Certificate in Enterprise Development (CED) which is offered at Kizumbi Campus.
ICCE boosts of its broad and rich experience, professional qualifications, facilitation expertise and participatory methodologies in discharging its functions. As such, the Institute incorporates all academic members of MoCU in discharging most of its main functions.
The institute maintains links with local, regional and international institutions. The current strong links are with, among others, the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), Uganda Co-operative Alliance (UCA), Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Swiss Contact, Swedish Co-operative Centre (now WeEffect), Canadian Cooperative Association (CCA), Vredeseilanden Country Office (VECO), and International Labour Organization (ILO). Within Tanzania, ICCE works with the Central Government, Local Government Authorities (LGAs), Tanzania Federation of Co-operatives (TFC), Co-operative Audit and Supervision Corporation (COASCO), Savings and Credit Co-operatives Union League of Tanzania (SCCULT), Co-operative Unions, Primary Co-operative Societies of all types, Member Based Organizations and NGOs.