Department of Management

HoD’s Welcome Note

I sincerely feel greatly honoured to welcome you all to the Department of Management of the Moshi Co-operative University (MoCU). The Department is under the Faculty of Business and Information Sciences (FBIS) and one amongst the five departments of the faculty. With only a few years of existence, the Department has become a source of qualified, skilled and resourceful human resource and business management graduates. The department is currently running Master of Business Management (MBM), Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM), Bachelor of Human Resource Management (BHRM), Diploma in Human Resource Management (DHRM), Diploma in Business and Enterprise Management (DBEM) and Certificate in Human Resource Management (CHRM) programs.

The infrastructures available at MoCU offer a conducive environment for students to carry on their studies. The library services available offer a wide range of human resource and business management materials. Lectures halls, theatres and seminar rooms are conducive for students to comfortably learn. Moreover, ICT facilities are also available and students can communicate and access various materials online.

Reuben Kiwambe
Head of Department

The Department facilitates practical studies through visits to nearby institutions including public, private, NGOs, Co-operatives and banking firms. This is done in conjunction with field/practical training whereby, students will be required to undergo eight (8) weeks. The Department is striving to excel in teaching, research and consultancy. To achieve the foregoing, we, at the Department, are focusing at staff highest academic qualifications, seeking and executing research and consultancy works as well as co-operating with other institutions, both academic and non-academic, nationally and internationally.

The department is guided by the philosophy that, helping students to develop a deep love and respect for professionalism, themselves, others, and their environment occurs through an open sharing of ideas and a judicious approach to discipline. When the voice of each student is heard, and environment evolves where students feel free to express themselves. Class meetings are one way to encourage such dialogue. We believe students have greater respect for their instructors, peers, and the lessons presented when they feel safe and sure of what is expected of them. In setting fair and consistent rules initially and stating the importance of every activity, students will show respect for their presence and time. In turn they learn to portray knowledge, respect themselves, others, and their environment.

We welcome you all to our department

Overview of the Department

The Department of Management came into existence in 2014. The Department is key to Human Resource and Business Management teaching, research and consultancy across the University. Currently, run Master of Business Management (MBM), Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM), Bachelor of Human Resource Management (BHRM), Diploma in Human Resource Management (DHRM), Diploma in Business and Enterprise Management (DBEM) and Certificate in Human Resource Management (CHRM).

Prior to its emergence, Human Resource Management and Business Management, research and consultancies were matters handled by the then Management Unit. The latter Unit was a better half of the then Department of Management and Law (MAL) of the then Moshi University College of Co-operative and Business Studies (MUCCoBS). Following institutional transformation which led to the upgrading of MUCCoBS into a full-fledged University (Moshi Co-operative University) in 2014, the Unit of Management under the MAL Department was as well upgraded into an independent Department.

The history of the Department of Management is, however, well understood with reference to business management teaching from the time of the then Co-operative College to MUCCoBS and of lately MoCU. Under MUCCoBS various business management courses had been introduced in other degree programs. These business management courses were only taught under the auspices of specific departments hosting the programs. Prior to 2010, all affairs about management teaching were under the Department of Business Management and Technology (BMT). It was in 2011 that the BMT Department was split into two departments one of which was the MAL Department. MAL Department hosted the Management Unit.

Academic Programmes

Master of Business Management (MBM) - FULL TIME AND EVENING MODE

This is a full time and evening mode eighteen (18) month program under the semester system. There are three semesters in the 18 Month of study. Semester one and two are for coursework and semester three is for dissertation.
Admission Requirements
At least a Second-Class Bachelor’s degree from recognized institution of higher learning in a relevant field of study; or A Pass Class Degree with postgraduate diploma in a relevant field. or Postgraduate Diploma in related field of study from a recognized institution of higher learning; or Relevant professional qualifications plus a basic degree.
Applications for admissions are normally invited once a year between July and September. The detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are usually stated through the University main website and many other outlets.

Programme Objectives

The programme’s major objective is to educate and train students in Business Management to equip them with qualifications and skills required to cater for personal and staffing needs for higher learning institutions, private institutions, public and private institutions within and outside the country. The specific objectives are to:

• Develop a globally recognised and competent Business Management professionals with focus on Tanzanian requirements;
• Equip candidates with advanced competence-based skills, practical knowledge on principles and techniques required in Business Management;
• The graduates will have an ability to integrate decisions and solutions across disciplines in complex decision-making environments
• Address both the global and national professional requirements by incorporating global best practices and models of excellence; and
• Prepare students with Business Management strategic expertise across the globalized business environment and have a strategic perspective that understands the global dynamics of worldwide industries and new markets.

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Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM)

This is a three (3) semesters’ programme. Semester one and two are for coursework and semester three is for dissertation.

Admission Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.7 at a bachelor’s degree or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised Higher Learning Institution or an average of B in relevant fields of specialization for unclassified bachelor’s degree and Postgraduate Diploma or Relevant Professional qualifications such as CPSP (T), CIPS, CPA (T) and ACCA with a background in human resource management subjects/courses.

Applications for admissions are normally invited once a year between July and September. The detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are usually stated through the University main website and many other outlets.

Programme Objectives

The programme’s major objective is to educate and train students in human resource so as to provide quality education that can produce highly motivated individuals so that they can provide professional expertise to personal, business and industry in the area of human resource. The specific objectives are to:

• Develop knowledge of human resource management and organizational development interventions and their role in building leadership skills and capacity;
• Equip candidates with competence-based skills, practical knowledge on principles and techniques required in human resource management and organizational development;
• Address both the global and national professional requirements by incorporating global best practices and models of excellence;
• Prepare students as a critical thinker around ethical issues involved in organisational development and change;
• Ensuring HR programs and services are in compliance with established policies and procedures and state laws and regulations; and
• Empower students in making decisions and implement solutions involving human resources and organisational structures through innovative analysis and diagnosis.

The programme driven by the philosophy that; the programme should not only be to enhance the experience the students but also to improve human resource management approaches. The commitment of the department, faculty and the university at large should be to help students to learn how to structure their experiences and learn more skills that should support to develop their carrier endeavour.

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Bachelor of Human Resource Management (BHRM)

This is a six semesters programme which is equivalent to three years.

Admission Requirements
Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) with two principal passes in the following subjects: History, Geography, English Language, Kiswahili, Economics, Accountancy, Advanced Mathematics, Commerce, Physics, Biology, Chemistry or French and Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or Foundation Programme of the Open University of Tanzania (OUT) with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Programme Objectives

The programme’s major objective is to educate and train students in human resource so as to provide quality education that can produce highly motivated individuals so that they can provide professional expertise to personal, business and industry in the area of human resource. The specific objectives are to:

• Develop knowledge of human resource management and organizational development interventions and their role in building leadership skills and capacity;
• Equip candidates with competence-based skills, practical knowledge on principles and techniques required in human resource management and organizational development;
• Address both the global and national professional requirements by incorporating global best practices and models of excellence;
• Prepare students as a critical thinker around ethical issues involved in organisational development and change;
• Ensuring HR programs and services are in compliance with established policies and procedures and state laws and regulations; and
• Empower students in making decisions and implement solutions involving human resources and organisational structures through innovative analysis and diagnosis.

The programme driven by the philosophy that; the programme should not only be to enhance the experience the students but also to improve human resource management approaches. The commitment of the department, faculty and the university at large should be to help students to learn how to structure their experiences and learn more skills that should support to develop their carrier endeavour.

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Diploma in Business and Enterprise Management (DBEM)

This is a four semesters programme which is equivalent to two years.

Admission Requirements

Advance Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) with one Pass and a Subsidiary or above, Or Holders of Relevant One Year or More Certificate Qualifications From any Accredited Academic Institution or Examinations Board.

Programme Objectives

This programme is designed to meet the needs of learners, future employees, and employers in the field of business and enterprise management but also designed in the aspect of demand and competence-based standards with the target of enhancing learners to have abilities to perform well in their works. This will enable the programme to produce graduates who are innovative, creative, and flexible to respond quickly to the social, job market and global environment. The holder of a Diploma in Business and Enterprise Management (DBEM) is enabled to apply skills and knowledge in a basic and medium range of work activities in entrepreneurship and business management.

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Diploma in Human Resource Management (DHRM)

This is a four semesters programme which is equivalent to two years.

Admission Requirements

Advance Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) with one Pass and a Subsidiary or above, Or Holders of Relevant One Year or More Certificate Qualifications From any Accredited Academic Institution or Examinations Board.

Programme Objectives

This programme is designed to meet the needs of learners, future employees, and employers in the field of human resource management. Also, it designed in the aspect of demand and competence-based standards, with the target of enhancing learners to have abilities to perform well in their works. This will enable the programme to produce graduates who are innovative, creative, and flexible and who can respond quickly to personal, organization and social issues, but also to the global environment.

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Certificate in Human Resource Management (CHRM)

This is two semesters programme which is equivalent to one year.

Admission Requirements

Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with four Principal Passes at D grade or above in the following subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Agriculture, History, Civics, Kiswahili, English, Commerce, Book Keeping, French, Arabic, Engineering Science, Building Construction, Architectural Draughting, Electrical Installation, Electrical Engineering Science, Electrical Draughting, Workshop Technology, Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Mechanical Draughting, Nutrition
Programme Objectives

This programme is designed to meet the needs of learners, future employees, and employers in the field of human resource management but also in the aspect of demand and competence-based standards and with the target of enhancing learners to have abilities to perform well in their works. The programme is expected to produce graduates who are innovative, creative, and flexible to respond quickly to personal and social issues, but also global environment at a basic level. The holder of Certificate in Human Resource Management (CHRM) is an elementary level profession of human resource field who can apply skills and knowledge at basic level of work activities in human resource, most of which are non-routine.

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Staff of the Department