Postgraduate Programmes

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES (Two Years)

Master of Arts in Co-operative and Community Development [Fulltime and Evening]

Masters of Arts in Co-operative and Community Development (MA-CCD) is a two-year program full time and evening mode. It is designed to enable graduates to understand that co-operative is a business just like other business organizations and a hub for human development. The program prepares the graduates to work in different carrier employment like co-operatives, banking, and other public and private institutions. The program focuses on the various strategies, procedures, management of co-operative and business organization. It equips a graduates with knowledge in business management, co-operative management, microfinance management and community development. Graduates can be employed as co-operative managers, business managers, accountants, finance officers, project officers, and community development officers. The programme further offers opportunities in self employment as consultants, trainers and researchers in different areas of co-operative and business management and community development.

Master of Arts in Procurement and Supply Management

This is a fulltime two-year program under the semester system (3 semesters in the two years of study). The first 2 semesters are used for course work while the remaining semester is used for research project. The program nurtures experts in the field of procurement and supply management who are expected to be competent and ethical procurement and supply professionals. The program prepares competent and ethical professionals in the procurement and supply management field who are expected to be employed as senior officers taking managerial positions in organisations or employ themselves as consultants.

Applications for admissions are normally invited once a year between July and September. Applicants should have obtained a Bachelor Degree in Procurement or Marketing or Accountancy or Economics or Productions Management any Business Management related programmes with a grade point average of lower second and above or Equivalent Qualifications. The equivalent qualifications include CPSP, MCIPS, CPA, ACCA and other professional qualifications that will be reviewed and considered to be relevant at the time of application. Detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are always provided through the university website.

Master of Business Management (MBM) [Fulltime 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 Project Planning and Management

Master of Project Planning and Management (MPPM) is an eighteen (18) months’ programme (3 semesters in the two years of study). The first two semesters are for the course work while the remaining semester is for research. It is designed to prepare graduates to understand key issues and techniques on project planning, monitoring and evaluation. In addition, it will provide graduates with special knowledge and experience needed to embark on fulfilling their career, manage groups especially community-based groups, and make improvement by incorporating best project practices. The programme is uniquely designed to intensify critical understanding of techniques, strategies, preparations and associated issues in planning and management of various projects such as economic development projects, business projects, industrial projects, community financing projects and non-governmental projects. Graduates can be employed as project officers, project planning officers, project evaluation and monitoring officers, business managers, and community development officers. The programme further offers opportunities in self designing projects and employment as consultants, trainers and researchers in different areas of project planning, management and economic development.

Applications for admission are invited once a year between July and September. Applicants should have obtained at least a Bachelor Degree or Postgraduate Diploma from a recognized institution of higher learning, or relevant professional qualifications. The detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are stated through the University website and other media.

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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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Master of Project Planning and Management (MPPM)

Master of Project Planning and Management (MPPM) is an eighteen (18) months’ programme (3 semesters in the two years of study). The first two semesters are for the course work while the remaining semester is for research. It is designed to prepare graduates to understand key issues and techniques on project planning, monitoring and evaluation. In addition, it will provide graduates with special knowledge and experience needed to embark on fulfilling their career, manage groups especially community-based groups, and make improvement by incorporating best project practices. The programme is uniquely designed to intensify critical understanding of techniques, strategies, preparations and associated issues in planning and management of various projects such as economic development projects, business projects, industrial projects, community financing projects and non-governmental projects. Graduates can be employed as project officers, project planning officers, project evaluation and monitoring officers, business managers, and community development officers. The programme further offers opportunities in self designing projects and employment as consultants, trainers and researchers in different areas of project planning, management and economic development.

Applications for admission are invited once a year between July and September. Applicants should have obtained at least a Bachelor Degree or Postgraduate Diploma from a recognized institution of higher learning, or relevant professional qualifications. The detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are stated through the University website and other media.

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Master in Development Planning

This is a two semester program. Whereas, upon completion of the programme, candidates are expected to be able to: Reflect critically, systematically and creatively on theory and application in dealing with complex issues concerning community development and planning; Design; appraise and make sound judgments using research data and information about community development and planning; Autonomously plan and implement tasks with a professional orientation to advance knowledge understanding and skills relevant to a particular profession; Clearly communicate research findings to specialist and non- specialist audiences on community developmental interventions as well as to learn and work independently with minimum supervision. All candidates who will successfully attain 193 credits and passes a dissertation will be awarded a Master Degree in Development Planning upon approval by the University Senate. However, a Master’s candidate who successfully attains 193 credits and with compelling reasons fails to continue as stipulated in General University Examination Regulations in place may be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Planning upon approval by Senate.

Entry arrangement for successful participation in this programme shall depend on possession of requisite entry requirements as indicated in the curriculum. All applications for admission shall be directed to the University. Eligibility for entry and selection procedures shall be guided by the University policies and guidelines. University admission, registration and examination will be done with respect to the General University Admission, Registration and Examination Regulations in place.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES (One Year)

Postgraduate Diploma in Co-operative Business Management [Fulltime and Evening]

This is both full time and Evening mode one year program under the semester system. There are two semesters and Research writing in the two years of study. Applicants for the program should have obtained a Bachelor Degree or Advanced Diploma from a reputable and recognized Higher learning institution. Applications for admissions are normally invited once a year between June and September. The detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are usually stated through the University main website and many other outlets.

Postgraduate Diploma in Community Development (PGD CD)[Fulltime and Evening]

This is a two semester program. The programme is designed to equip candidates with advanced knowledge and skills in Community Development so that they effectively facilitate self-help community development initiatives. Specifically the programme aims to: provide professional training in community development, facilitation approaches and strategies; enable candidates apply participatory community development methods and techniques; and enable candidates to appreciate the role of community development in the economy. Postgraduate Diploma in Community Development (PGD-CD) was approved by the Senate in 2004.

Graduates of this course are able to do the following, among others: Design, in a participatory manner, rural and urban development promotion strategies; Evolve strategies to mobilize community resources for community development; Build self-sustaining community development programs; Assume senior leadership positions in community development – oriented programs in the government, Non-governmental organizations and other institutions; Qualify for further training; and Employ themselves and compete favourably in the market.

Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance [Fulltime and Evening]

Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance (PGD-AF) is a one-year (two semester) programme designed to equip the students with appropriate knowledge and skills to deal with complex issues in accounting and finance in the national and international competitive business environment. The programme allows students to acquire a blended high level accounting and finance knowledge and skills so as to become professionals in their fields. It also enable students appreciate ethical issues relevant to the accounting and finance professions. Graduates of this program will be able to take up accounting and finance positions in organizations, specifically:

• Carry out accounting, auditing and finance functions with extra skills, knowledge and confidence
• Facilitate the development of policies on accounting, auditing and finance
• Design, plan and implement auditing and accounting systems for better operating results
• Undertake further studies in related fields
• Employ themselves and compete favourably in the market
As a bridging programme, it prepares candidates to undertake further training at postgraduate level.

Applications for admission are usually invited once a year between July and September. Applicants should be holders of accounting or accounting related bachelor degree or Advanced Diploma from any accredited/recognized institution of higher learning.

Postgraduate Diploma in Savings and Credit Co-operative Societies Management [Fulltime, Evening and Distance]

Post graduate Diploma in Savings and Credit Co-operative Societies Management (PGD-SACCOS), which is run in two tracks (namely full-time and distance learning) is designed to equip SACCOs and other MFIs practitioners with appropriate knowledge and skills to carry out managerial functions in SACCOS and other MFIs and to undertake consultancy services at the local and international competitive business environment. Graduates of this program will be able to take up managerial positions in SACCOS, SACCO networks, MFIs and carry out inspection and consultancy assignments in these institutions. Graduates of this program will be able, among other things, to do the following:
• Successfully carry out the promotion and initiation of SACCOS and other MFIs
• Undertake inspection and auditing of SACCOs, SACCO networks, and other MFIs
• Carry out financial management of SACCOs and other MFIs
• Manage SACCOs and other MFIs professionally
• Facilitate the development of management polices of SACCOs and other MFIs
• Design, plan and implement efficient management Information Systems in SACCOs and other MFIs
• Carry out Training to subordinate and other employees of SACCOs and other MFIs
• Employ themselves as professional consultants in the SACCOS and in the Microfinance industry in general.

For a full-time programme which takes two semesters (one year) to complete, applications for admission are usually invited once a year between July and September. Applicants should be holders of any degree or Advanced Diploma in business or social related disciplines such as Commerce, Economics, Sociology, Community Development and related programmes from any accredited/recognized institution of higher learning. In addition, the applicant must be aspiring to work in SACCOS, in the microfinance sub-sector or community based organizations.

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