This note serves to welcome you to the Department of Banking and Finance of the Moshi Co-operative University. The Department of Banking and Finance was established in 2004 when the then Moshi Co-operative College transformed into the Moshi University College of Co-operative and Business Studies (MUCCoBS) of the Sokoine University of Agriculture. The department maintained its existence even after the University College became a full fledged, Moshi Co-operative University. The Department is mandated with the task of running undergarduate and post graduate programmes and non-degree programmes that focus in the áreas of banking and micro-enterprise financing. We also run short courses and carry out consulting work related to microfinance, banking, rural and co-operative finance. With a diverse intake of students and experienced members of staff, students benefit from knowledge and skills sharing rooted in demand-driven curricula that have been built around an interdisciplinary and hands-on approach. The approach provides students with the opportunity to undertake field work and develop write ups that translate into viable businesses during and after university studies.
On the other hand, the infrastructures available at MoCU offer a conducive environment for students to carry on their studies more productively by merging theory and practices. The library services available offer a wide range of finance and banking materials. On the other hand, central location of the University allows the students in the department to interact with the community and learn by doing.
The Department has qualified instructors, researchers and consultants in various areas of finance, micro-finance and banking. Some of them are practicing business consulting and counselling assignments locally and internationally. In various occasions they have been engaged in national and international consultancy works which were successfully executed. Some have also published journal articles in various reputable journals in areas of micro-enterprise finance, banking and community finance.
The Department is keen to ensure that the country and other regions benefit from rich micro-finance and banking expertise inherent within faculty members. The Department’s ultimate goal is to enable its graduates create jobs by employing themselves and others by providing leadership in micro-enterprise financing and community participation.