University of Mzumbe


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About us

Mzumbe University is a Public university in Tanzania  which was established by the Mzumbe University Charter, 2007 established under Section 25 of the Universities Act. No. 7 of 2005 which repealed Mzumbe University Act. No 9 of 2001. As a training Institute, the University boasts of over 50 years experience of training in the administration of justice, business management, public administration, accountancy, finance, political science and good governance. Mzumbe University origin can be traced back at 1953 when the British Colonial Administration established Local Government School in the country. The school was aimed at training chiefs, Native Authority Staff and Councilors. The level of training was elevated after Tanzania (Tanganyika) independence to include training of Central Government Officials, rural development officers and local court magistrates.

MISSION

The Mission of the University is to provide opportunities for acquisition, development, preservation and dissemination of knowledge and skills through training, research, technical and/or professional services.

VISION

Mzumbe University is recognized as a leading institution in Africa for demand driven knowledge generation, application, preservation and dissemination for socio-economic development by 2025.

 

Programs offered

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Science and Technology – FST

 

Currently, Dar es Salaam Campus College (DCC) is structured with two academic departments namely; Department of Business Studies (DBS) and Department of Administrative Studies (DAS) offering 8 courses in total. The Department of Business Studies administers a total of five (5) courses. These courses are;

  1. Executive Master of Business Administration (Corporate Management).
  2. Master of Science in Accounting and Finance.
  3. Master of Science in Marketing.
  4. Master of Science in Procurement and Supply Chain Management.
  5. Master of Business Administration (Corporate Management).

While, The Department of Administrative Studies hosts three (4) courses. These courses are;

  1. Executive Master of Public Administration.
  2. Master of Public Administration.
  3. Master of Science in Human Resources Management.
  4. Executive Master of Human Resources Management.

Admission and Application

General Provisions

 Admission Fees

 Applicants must pay an application fee (amount to be determined from time to time). 

Fees for prospective candidates applying at the Dar es Salaam campus college are payable to:-

 

Mzumbe University

CRDB Bank Plc, PPF Tower Branch Account no. 01J1043012201

 

All enquiries about admission for postgraduate studies should be addressed to:-

 

The Director

Research, Publication and Postgraduate Studies

Mzumbe University,

P.O. Box 63,

Mzumbe, Tanzania.

 

Admission Requirements

The following are the MINIMUM entrance requirements for postgraduate degrees:

  1. A candidate for admission into the master’s degree shall hold at least a second class bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution of higher learning or,
  2. A second class advanced diploma or equivalent qualifications obtained in at least three (3) years of study or,
  3. A professional qualification such as ACCA, CPA (T), MD, CSP, MCIPS, or their  equivalent from recognized professional bodies or institutions,
  4. A candidate with PASS degree will also be considered upon producing evidence of having obtained an examined postgraduate or professional qualification,
  5. A candidate who holds unclassified degrees should have an average credit of B or above,
  6. A candidate holding a degree whose classification is not easily distinguishable by the University shall be required to have his or her qualifications clarified by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) before being considered for an admission.
  7. Additional requirements for entry to a particular Faculty/ Institute/ school or Programme are presented in the Faculty/ Institute/ school specific requirements

 Registration Requirements

  1. A candidate shall be registered for the masters degree, upon presenting proof of possession of the entry qualifications.
  2. Deadline for registration for those selected during first selection shall be on the Friday of the second week of the semester of the academic year.  For those selected during second selection the deadline shall be on the Friday of the fourth week after the commencement of the programme in that academic year. 
  3. No candidate shall be registered prior to payment of fees and other dues payable to Mzumbe University. 
  4. Except for executive/distance learning mode, the duration of registration shall be eighteen (18) months provided the maximum duration of active registration period  (including extensions if any) shall not exceed three (3) consecutive years.  The maximum duration for executive/distance learning mode,  shall be five (5) consecutive years.
  5. A student may be allowed to postpone studies for reasons of proven continued ill health supported by a doctor’s medical certificate, financial problems, or for any other reason which, in the opinion of the Senate, is strong enough to prevent one from pursuing studies effectively. 
  6. Such postponement which shall be approved by the Senate shall be for a semester or one academic year as the case may be provided that this postponement would be within the limit of the three-year time frame.
  7. A candidate requesting for postponement shall sit for supplementary examination for subjects he/she is entitled to supplement.
  8. The candidate may apply for extension to relevant Faculty/Institute/School and the Directorate of Research, Publications and Postgraduate Studies (DRPS), and the same be approved by the Senate.  A candidate who fails to complete his or her studies within the specified period shall be deregistered from studies. 
  9. A candidate seeking for extension beyond the specified period of completing his or her programme shall be required to pay extra fees proportionately.
  10. A candidate who passes his or her coursework but fails to complete his or her dissertation or extra required coursework within the period of three (3) years will be entitled to a Postgraduate Diploma subject to Senate’s approval.
  11. A masters and postgraduate candidate who fails in not more than three subjects shall be allowed to sit for supplementary examinations in September. The candidate who fails in the supplementary examinations shall be allowed to re-sit the failed subjects during the end of semester one examinations of the following academic year, after which if he/she fails again shall be discontinued.  
  12. A candidate who produces a fraudulently obtained certificate during registration process or after registration shall not be registered or shall be deregistered and legal actions shall be taken against him or her.
  • Duration of registration shall be one (1) academic year for postgraduate diploma provided the maximum duration of active registration period (including extensions if any) shall not exceed three (3) consecutive years.
  • A student may be allowed to postpone studies for reasons of proven continued ill health supported by a doctor’s medical certificate, financial problems, or for any other reason which, in the opinion of the Senate, is strong enough to prevent one from pursuing studies effectively.
  • Such postponement which shall be approved by the Senate shall be for a semester or one academic year as the case may be provided that this postponement would be within the limit of the three-year time frame.
  • A candidate requesting for postponement shall sit for supplementary examination for subjects he/she is entitled to supplement.
  • ix)    The candidate may apply for extension to relevant Faculty/Institute/School and the Directorate of Research, Publications and Postgraduate Studies (DRPS), and the same be approved by the Senate.  A candidate who fails to complete his or her studies within the specified period shall be deregistered from studies.
  • Notwithstanding sections 3.3.3 and 3.3.4, a candidate seeking for extension beyond the specified period of completing his or her programme shall be required to pay extra fees proportionately.
  • A candidate who passes his or her coursework but fails to complete his or her dissertation or extra required coursework within the period of three (3) years will be entitled to a Postgraduate Diploma subject to Senate’s approval.
  • A masters and postgraduate candidate who fails in not more than three subjects shall be allowed to sit for supplementary examinations in September. The candidate who fails in the supplementary examinations shall be allowed to re-sit the failed subjects during the end of semester one examinations of the following academic year, after which if he/she fails again shall be discontinued.
  • A candidate who produces a fraudulently obtained certificate during registration process or after registration shall not be registered or shall be deregistered and legal actions shall be taken against him or her.
Delivery Modes and Categories of Postgraduate Programmes
  1. Masters programmes may be offered under the following delivery modes including but not limited to distance learning, executive, or mainstream.
  2. The modes can be offered in two categories: by either coursework and dissertation, or coursework only.
  3. Postgraduate diploma will be offered by coursework only.
Coursework and Examinations Evaluation
  1. Candidates registered for coursework and dissertation programme shall do coursework examinations following assessment criteria and procedures approved by the Senate through the relevant Faculties/Institutes/Schools
  2. The coursework portion shall consist of a minimum of forty (40) credit points of postgraduate courses as specified by each Faculty/Institute/School.   One (1) subject (other than subjects offered by the Faculty of Law) carries four (4) credit points. For the Faculty of Law one subject carries five (5) credit points.  The courses may be taken at Mzumbe University or at any other approved institution.
  3. Pursuant to section 3.1.5 of the Regulations and Guidelines for Postgraduate Programmes, the additional courses pursued to meet the minimum requirements to the programme shall not be counted during determination of the overall grade for the Masters.
  4. Matters relating to evaluation and examinations not addressed in the Regulations and Guidelines for Postgraduate Programmes, shall abide to the Mzumbe University examination and students’ assessment criteria by – laws

 

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