Faculty of Commerce


Welcome Note

The Faculty of Commerce aims to provide quality and relevant business, finance, management and entrepreneurial education to students. Commerce degree programmes prepare students to be captains of commerce and industry capable of contributing to the fast-growing local and global economies through excellent teaching, relevant research and the transfer of knowledge and skills. The Faculty of Commerce was established in 2012 with 4 undergraduate degree programmes and continues to expand the programmes it offers its students. The faculty now trains graduates who are competent in diverse fields of commerce such as: accountancy, banking and finance, marketing, human resources management, business management, logistics and supply chain management and public administration. In addition, the faculty now offers Master of Business Administration degree program. Graduates from the faculty of Commerce are well-positioned to function in the 21st century knowledge society and are equipped to pursue opportunities in industry, non-governmental organizations and the government sector. The Faculty of Commerce embraces Education 5.0. It is moving beyond training graduates who seek employment, to producing creative and innovative entrepreneurs who can create employment and turn our economy around. The faculty seeks to uphold excellence in teaching, research, community engagement, innovation and commercialisation. It works closely with local communities and other strategic partners who add value to our academic programmes and research, thus enhancing the relevance of our degree programmes to industry and society. The Faculty of Commerce is in the process of building its research aptitude and faculty members are actively pursuing research on small and medium scale enterprises, financial inclusion, financial literacy and ethics and corporate governance. In addition, the faculty conducts short courses, seminars and public lectures with leading academics and industry experts.

Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Human Resources, Industrial & Labour Relations Management
Bachelor Of Commerce Degree In Logistics And Supply Chain Management Honours
Masters in Business Administration
Bachelor Of Commerce Honours Degree In Business Management
Bachelor Of Commerce Honours Degree In Public Administration
Bachelor Of Commerce Honours Degree In Marketing
Bachelor Of Commerce In Banking And Finance (Honours)
Bachelor Of Commerce In Accounting Honours (Hacc)

FACULTY STAFF

Lecturer
Dr O. Chagwiza

To qualify for entry into the programme a candidate must have passed five ordinary level subjects including English and Mathematics with grade “C” or better. In addition a candidate must have obtained a pass in  any two ‘A’ level subjects such as Accounting, Mathematics, Economics, Management of Business, Geography, History, Shona, Ndebele, Food Science, and Computer Science.

OR            

Have obtained a National Diploma (complete qualification) in Human Resources Management or any other equivalent tertiary qualifications.

 

SPECIAL ENTRY

Candidates who have successfully completed the Higher National Diploma in Human Resources Management or have obtained equivalent qualifications may apply for direct entry into Part II of the degree programme, subject to availability of places.

Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Human Resources, Industrial and Labour Relations Management is a four year programme leading to professional careers as Human Resources directors, managers specialists and practitioners. The degree course content will develop the skills necessary to succeed in a dynamic and challenging business environment. The degree programme is tailored to suit students’ career goals. The programme allows students to acquire both human resources management and administrative skills from specified business fields that are highly related to human resources and its environment.

The curriculum for Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Human Resources, Industrial and Labour Relations Management comprises at least forty (40) courses, including a work-related learning report, continuous assessment at work and a dissertation equivalent to twenty-two (22) credit points. Each course is worth eleven (11) credits.

The student is expected to accumulate a minimum of  hundred and  four (504) credit points to be considered to have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources, Industrial and Labour Relations Management (Honours) degree programme.

Part 1               = 132credits

Part 2               = 132 credits

Part 3               = 132 credits

Part 4               = 132 credits

To qualify for entry into the programme a candidate must have passed five ordinary level subjects including English and Mathematics with grade “C” or better. In addition a candidate must have obtained a pass in  any two ‘A’ level subjects such as Accounting, Mathematics, Economics, Management of Business, Geography, and Computer Science.                      

Have obtained a Diploma (complete qualification) in Logistics and supply chain Management/purchase and supply or any other equivalent tertiary qualifications.

Special entry

Candidates who have successfully completed the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management/Purchase and Supply or have obtained equivalent qualifications may apply for direct entry into Part II of the degree programme, subject to availability of places.

Graduates have a wider choice of career paths in all sectors of the economy such as senior managers on policy makers in transport, purchasing, logistics, shopping and forwarding, customers and supply chain related jobs in commerce, industry, government, NGOs as well as international organisations like SADC, COMESA, AU, UN and World Bank , as procurement managers/specialists, freight forwarders, transport and Global logistics managers, warehouse managers, exports and administration managers, imports and complaints managers, logistics and Distribution centre managers, logistics and transport consultants, procurements consultants, Inventory Planner, logistics analyst and   researchers . They can also set up their own business as entrepreneurs.

The curriculum for Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management comprises at least forty (40) courses.Each course in part one and two worth ten (10) credits and for Work Related Learning courses, Work-Related Learning Action Report (HLSM 301) worth sixteen (16) credits, Work-Related Learning Employer Assessment (HLSM 302) worth twenty-nine (29) credits and Work-Related Learning Academic Supervisor’s Assessment (HLSM 303) worth seventy-five (75) credits. Part four courses, each worth eleven credits and Dissertation (HLSM 411), weighs twenty-two (22) credits

The student is expected to accumulate a minimum of four hundred and eighty (480) credit points and maximum of five hundred and six (506) credits to be considered to have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain management

Part 1               = 120 credits

Part 2               = 120 credits

Part 3               = 120 credits

Part 4               = 132 credits

Total               =492credits

To be admitted into the MBA programme a candidate must have a relevant first Degree passed with upper second class. These degrees include BCom Business Management; BCom Marketing; BCom Human Resources Management; BCom Public Administration and any other relevant first degrees from recognized higher learning institutions.

NOTE

Enrolment is open for April and August all round the Year for both Masvingo and Harare Campuses (need verification with the registry on deadlines of Applications)

Employment Opportunities includes

  • General Managers
  • Business Advisors
  • Managing Directors
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Business Analysts
  • Administrators

The curriculum for MBA comprises of at least fourteen (14) courses, and a dissertation. The student is expected to accumulate a minimum of three hundred and sixty (360) credit points and maximum of three hundred and seventy-four (380) credits to be considered to have met the requirements of the Master in Business Administration (MBA).

Part 1               = 182 credits

Part 2               = 144 credits

Dissertation     = 48 credits

Total               =374 credits

To be admitted into the Business Management Degree programme a candidate must have passed five ordinary level subjects including English and any other subjects deemed necessary by the host department .In addition a candidate must have at least two ‘A’ level subjects

OR           

Have obtained a Diploma (complete qualification) in management or any other equivalent tertiary qualifications with Management bias or have worked as a Business Practitioner or Manager for more than ten years.

SPECIAL ENTRY

Candidates who have successfully completed the Higher National Diploma in Management or obtained equivalent qualifications may apply for direct entry into Part II of the degree programme.

Bachelor of Commerce Honours Business Management is a four year programme leading to professional careers such as Directors, managers’ specialists in various fields such as Management and Administration, Public Relations Managers, Operations, and Human Resources and many other related areas. The degree course content will develop student develop skills necessary to succeed in a dynamic and challenging business environment.

The curriculum for Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree Business Management comprises of at least Forty (40) courses, including a work-related learning report, continuous assessment at work by Academic Supervisor and employer’s assessment and a dissertation equivalent to twenty-two (22) credit points. Each course is worth eleven (11) credits.

The student is expected to accumulate a minimum total of five hundred and four (504) credit points to be considered to have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Business Management.

Part 1               = 132 credits

Part 2               = 132 credits

Part 3               = 132 credits

Part 4               = 132 credits

Total               = 528 credits

To qualify for entry into the programme a candidate must have passed five ordinary level subjects including English and Mathematics as prescribed the faculty regulations. In addition a candidate must have obtained a pass in  any two ‘A’ level subjects such as Accounting, Mathematics, Economics, Management of Business, Geography, and Computer Science and other related subjects

OR            

Have obtained a National Diploma (complete qualification) in management or any other equivalent tertiary qualifications with Public administration orientation.

SPECIAL ENTRY

Candidates who have successfully completed the Higher National Diploma in Public Administration or have obtained equivalent qualifications may apply for direct entry into Part II of the degree programme, subject to availability of places

Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Public Administration (BcomPAD) is a four year programme leading to professional careers such as Administrative Officers, Front line service providers, policy analysts and those preparing for employment and advancement in, provincial or municipal government, social agencies and other public or non-profit organizations.

The curriculum for Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Public Administration (BcomPAD) comprises of at least forty (40)   courses, including a work-related learning report, continuous assessment at work and a dissertation equivalent to twenty-two (22) credit points. Each course is worth eleven (11) credits.

The student is expected to accumulate a minimum total of (504) credit points to be considered to have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree in Public Administration (BcomPAD).

Part 1               = 132 credits

Part 2               = 132 credits

Part 3               = 132 credits

Part 4               = 132 credits

Total               =528 credits

To qualify for entry into the programme a candidate must have passed five ordinary level subjects including English and Mathematics as is prescribed in the general regulations. In addition a candidate must have obtained a pass in  any two ‘A’ level subjects such as Accounting, Mathematics, Economics, Management of Business, Geography, and Computer Science and other related subjects

OR            

Have obtained a National Diploma (complete qualification) in Marketing or any other equivalent tertiary qualifications with marketing orientation.

SPECIAL ENTRY

Candidates who have successfully completed the Higher National Diploma in Marketing or obtained equivalent qualifications may apply for direct entry into Part II of the degree programme.

Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Marketing is a four year programme leading to professional careers such as Marketing Directors, managers’ specialists in Marketing, Sales Managers, Public Relations Managers, and Marketing Practitioners and many other related areas. The degree course content will develop student develop skills necessary to succeed in a dynamic and challenging business environment.

The curriculum for Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Marketing comprises of at least Forty(40) courses, including a work-related learning report, continuous assessment at work by Academic Supervisor and employer and a dissertation equivalent to twenty-two (22) credit points. Each course is worth eleven (11) credits.

The student is expected to accumulate a minimum of five hundred and four (504) credit points to be considered to have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree Marketing programme.

Part 1               = 132 credits

Part 2               = 132 credits

Part 3               = 132 credits

Part 4               = 132  credits

Total               =528 credits

To qualify for entry into the programme a candidate must have passed five ordinary level subjects including English and Mathematics with grade “C” or better. In addition a candidate must have obtained a pass in any two ‘A’ level subjects such as Accounting, Mathematics, Economics, Management of Business.

Have obtained a Diploma (complete qualification) in Banking and Finance or any other equivalent tertiary qualifications.

Special entry

Candidates who have successfully completed the Higher National Diploma in Banking and Finance or have obtained equivalent qualifications may apply for direct entry into Part II of the degree programme, subject to availability of places.

Graduates have a wider choice of career paths in all sectors of the economy such:

  • Finance Officer
  • Manager
  • Financial Consultant
  • Fund manager
  • Stockbroker
  • Investment banker
  • Financial Analyst
  • Lecturer
  • Business entrepreneurs.
  • Credit officer/Credit Analyst/Risk Officer
  • Treasury Officer
  • Loan Officer
  • Loan Monitoring officer/ Banker Teller/ Bank Manager/ Customer Services Officer

The curriculum for Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Banking and Finance comprises at least forty (40) courses. Each course in part one and two worth ten (10) credits and for Work Related Learning courses, Work-Related Learning Action Report (HBAF 301) worth sixteen (16) credits, Work-Related Learning Employer Assessment (HBAF 302) worth twenty-nine (29) credits and Work-Related Learning Academic Supervisor’s Assessment (HBAF 303) worth seventy-five (75) credits. Part four courses each worth eleven credits and Dissertation (HBAF 414), weighs twenty-two (22) credits. The student is expected to accumulate a minimum of four hundred and eighty (480) credit points and maximum of five hundred and six (506) credit points to be considered to have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Banking and Finance.

Part 1               = 120credits

Part 2               = 120 credits

Part 3               = 120 credits

Part 4               = 132 credits

Total               =492 credits

To be admitted into the Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting Honours a candidate must normally have:

At least five (5) O-Level passes at grade C or better including English and Mathematics. In addition a candidate must have at least two (2) ‘A’ level subject passes which include Accounting, Mathematics, Management of Business, Economics and Geography.

Special Entry

Candidates who have successfully completed a Diploma in Accounting or have obtained equivalent qualifications may apply for direct entry into Part II of the degree programme, subject to availability of places

Graduate have a wider choice of career path in all sectors of the economy such as Accountant, Auditors, Consultants, Finance Directors, Managers, Researchers, Company Secretary, Forensic Accountants,Stockbrokers, Entrepreneurs, Corporate Controllers, Chief Finance Offers, Tax managers, Financial Analysts, Compliance Officers and Lecturers.

Each candidate is required to study a minimum total of forty (40) courses over four (4) years.

Each course in part one and two worth ten (10) credits and for Work Related Learning courses, Work-Related Learning Action Report (HACC 301) worth sixteen (16) credits, Work-Related Learning Employer Assessment (HACC 302) worth twenty-nine (29) credits and Work-Related Learning Academic Supervisor’s Assessment (HACC 303) worth seventy-five (75) credits. Part four courses each worth eleven credits and Dissertation (HACC 420), weighs twenty-two (22) credits.

A candidate is expected to accumulate a minimum of four hundred and eighty (480) credit and a maximum of five hundred and six (506) credit points to be considered to have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting Honours.

Programme:

Part 1                     = 120 credits

Part 2                     = 120 credits

Part 3                     = 120 credits

Part 4                     = 132 credits

Total                     = 492 credits