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Department of Computers & Management Information Systems (CMIS)


Bachelor of Business Administration ~CMIS
Minor in CMIS

Department of Finance
Bachelor of Business Administration ~Finance
Minor in Economics
Minor in Finance

Department of Management and Marketing
Bachelor of Business Administration ~Management
Bachelor of Business Administration ~Marketing
Minor in Management
Minor in Marketing

Duration of the Program. These are four- year bachelor degree programmes.

Department of Graduate Studies in Business
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA)






























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DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING
Chair ~Ivonne Ndlovu
Faculty ~Willard Musale
Part-Time Faculty ~Bongani Ngwenya, Florence Zimunya

PHILOSOPHY
Accounting is generally considered as the arm of business. The emerging changes, challenges and trends in
the business world today requires accountants to add value to their organisations. It challenges them to
improve effectiveness and corporate governance. Therefore the focus of the Accounting Department is to
train candidates taking up careers in the accounting profession to meet these challenges. While professional
excellence is the motto, the Department inculcates values of diligence, honesty, economy, temperance,
ethics and purity, all of which contribute to the making of a total person.

MISSION STATEMENT
The Department of Accounting exists to prepare business students with hands-on-skills and knowledge in
accountancy for the diverse sectors of the economy through rigours of problem solving, in case study, theory
and industrial attachment discerned from qualified, experienced competent lecturers. We aim to send to the
business world quality and proficient graduates and strive for leadership through research, scholarship and
continually upgrading our programmes.

OBJECTIVES
Excellent accounting skills is what the accounting programme is designed to offer business students.
Realising that students of accounting may work in management related areas; the programme also nurtures
students management skills. The objectives of the Department are:

to address the needs of the public and private sectors by producing graduates who are practical.
to prepare students for graduate and professional studies such as ACCA, CA, CIS, CIMA.
to develop students analytical, inductive, adaptive and communication skills.
to imbue students with Christian values and ethics.

DEGREES OFFERED
The Department of Accounting offers the following:

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting
Minor in Accounting
For a Suggested Schedule, see the last section in this Department.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
The degree programme provides a broad and relevant education base for the future business profession. It
combines a practically oriented approach with a requirement for more theoretical and reflective analysis of
problems and issues. The programme equips graduates with accounting skills that will give them access to
career choices in the following fields in both private and public sectors!
Financial Accounting
Management Accounting
Taxation
Internal and External Auditing


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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
In addition to satisfying normal Solusi University admission requirements, accounting students are required
to have a credit or better in mathematics at O-level.

The Department accepts a limited number of students based on the Mature Age Examination, and/or
professional qualification and related work experience. Generally, the number of such students shall not
exceed two percent of the total student enrolment in the Department in a given year (see the section for
Mature Age Entrance Requirements in this Bulletin).

Requirements for Minor Maths at O level is needed.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible for graduation students are required to have successfully completed a minimum of 117
semester credits. These credits include:

30 General Education Requirements
43 Core Requirements
38 Concentration Requirements
6 Cognate Requirements
117 Total Credits

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

BACHELOR OF BUSINESSADMINISTRATION ~ACCOUNTING ~TOTAL CREDITS117

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS~BBA ACCOUNTING...Total 30

Behaviour Development (S/U grade)...........Total 0
CONV 200 Convocation (assessed each semester) ....0
ORIE 100 Orientation ........0

Health .......Total 2
HLED 115 Healthier Living ..Total 2

History..............................................................................................................................Total 2
HIST 276 Selected Themes in Zimbabwean History......................................................................... 2

Language & Communication...Total 3
ENGL 102 Communication Skills .....3

Mathematics & Computer Science .......Total 6
INSY 110 Computers and Business Information Systems ..3
MATH 181 Business Algebra ..........3

Natural Sciences ...............................................................................................................Total 2
BIOL 389 Science of Origins .................2

Religion & Philosophy ..Total 12
RELT 215 Philosophy of Christian Education ..2
RELT 105 Christian Beliefs ...4
RELT 355 Religion & Ethics in Modern Society ..3
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RELB 180 Studies in Gospel .....3

Work Experience: BSIA 300 Industrial Attachment ......Total 3

CORE REQUIREMENTS ~ BBA ACCOUNTING .....Total 43
ACCT 111 Financial Accounting 1A ......4
ACCT 112 Financial Accounting 1B ....4
BSAD 155 Principles of Management .....3
BSAD 211 Business Research Methods ............................................................................................2
BSAD 241 Business Law I...3
BSAD 242 Business Law II ....3
BSAD 296 Production & Operations Management .3
BSAD 496 Strategic Management 3
ECON 215 Principles of Microeconomics ..3
ECON 216 Principles of Macroeconomics .3
FNCE 287 Business Finance ...............3
INSY 200 Management Information Systems .3
MKTG 126 Principles of Marketing .3
BSAD 485 Human Resources Management .......3

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS ~ BBA ACCOUNTING .. Total 38
ACCT 211 Financial Accounting IIA ....4
ACCT 212 Financial IIB .........4
ACCT 231 Cost Accounting .....3
ACCT 261 Taxation I ..3
ACCT 262 Taxation II .3
ACCT 271 Accounting Software Packages ....2
ACCT 281 Auditing I ..3
ACCT 406 Public Sector Accounting & Finance ..2
ACCT 432 Management Accounting ......3
ACCT 451 Financial Accounting III A ....4
ACCT 452 Financial Accounting IIIB ...3
ACCT 472 Accounting Theory .1
ACCT 482 Auditing II ....3

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS ~ BBA ACCOUNTING ......Total 6
MATH 182 Business Calculus ...3
STAT 285 Statistical Methods 1.....3

MINOR IN ACCOUNTING ~TOTAL CREDITS 22
A student who is enrolled in the University may, if he chooses, complete a Minor in Accounting by taking the
following courses:

Suitable for non-business majors:
Required Courses ~ Accounting Minor ...Total 16
ACCT 111 Financial Accounting IA ........................................4
ACCT 112 Financial Accounting IB ........................................4
ACCT 211 Financial Accounting IIA ..........................................4
ACCT 212 Financial Accounting IIB .......................................4

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Suitable for Business Majors, 8 other credits should be added from the
Concentration requirements:

Elective Courses ~ Accounting Minor ....Total 6
Selected from the major accounting courses only

In case a student wishes to convert the minor into a major, such a student will be required to have entry
requirement for the major.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Accounting

ACCT 011 Introduction to Accounting 3 Credits
This is an elementary course offered solely to the Agribusiness majors. The course is designed to provide a
detailed exposure to concepts and terminology essential to the easier understanding of the accounting cycle
and basic financial statements before the students proceed to ACCT 111.

ACCT 091 Introduction to Accounting 3 Credits
An elementary course designed to provide a detailed but general exposure to ideas and terminology essential
to the understanding of the accounting cycle and the basic financial statements i.e., balance sheet, income
statement and cash flow statement.
This course does not count towards a major or a minor in accounting but is available to any student.

ACCT 192 Denominational Accounting 3 Credits
A study of SDA Church accounting system beginning from church to Union Conferences and selected topics
on Division operations. Emphasis is placed on the debit and credit memo flow system, problems of
reconciliation between various organisations and accounting for tithes and offering. Financial statements at
all these levels are reviewed with the emphasis on their proper interpretation for sound decision making.

ACCT 111 Financial AccountingIA 4 Credits
Fundamental concepts of financial accounting are introduced. Emphasis is placed on understanding the
accounting cycle, the content and preparation of the basic financial statements for sole proprietors. Other
topics covered are cash handling systems and internal control, accounting for inventory, short-term
investments, plant assets, intangible assets, natural resources and long-term liabilities. A study of generally
accepted accounting principles, International Accounting Standards and International Financial Reporting
Standards is included.

ACCT 112 Financial AccountingIB 4 Credits
Pre-requisite: ACCT 111.
This is the second part of the course, Financial Accounting I. Topics covered are accounting for long-term
liabilities, the issues of incomplete and single entry record is also discussed. Students are also introduced to
accounting for other forms of business organisations such as partnerships, joint ventures, and manufacturing
organisations. Cost and Managerial Accounting concepts are also introduced. Financial planning and control
is also introduced by discussing topics such as cash flow statements, and analysis and interpretation of
financial statements. All topics are covered based on the provisions of the International Financial Reporting
Standards.

ACCT 211 Financial AccountingIIA 4 Credits Pre-
Requisite: ACCT 112
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This course builds on the knowledge attained in Financial Accounting I. It affords a student a deeper
understanding of partnership formation and dissolutions, accounting for equity and debt securities,
accountings for corporate income taxes (deferred taxes). A detailed approach to classification of transaction
and determination of income and expense under situations such as contingencies and events occurring after
the balance sheet date, discontinued operations and accounting changes are also covered in this course.
Emphasis is again placed on working out financial statements in accordance to International Accounting
Standards. Further discussions on statement of cash flow are dealt with.

ACCT 212 Financial AccountingIIB 4 Credits
Pre-Requisite: ACCT 211
(Accounting reporting for legal practice and financial accounting in conformity with the companies act)
Students are required to cover published accounts and financial statements in conformity with the
companies act in this course. Other topics include revenue recognition, (income measurement and
determination), accounting for contracts, hire purchase and leases, royalties, branch accounting, accounting
for research and development cost, accounting for fundamental error and changes in accounting policies.

ACCT 261 Taxation I 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: ACCT 112
The course introduces students to the current law relating to taxation in Zimbabwe and its practical
application in determining source of gross income. It also involves the calculation of taxable income and tax
payable for individuals, proprietors and farming operations.

ACCT 262 Taxation II 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: ACCT 261
The course build on the knowledge attained in Taxation I. It continues to expose the students to taxation of
partnership, companies, miners, trusts and estates according to the Zimbabwe INCOME Tax Act. The course
also includes the study and application of the Capital Gains Act, Estate Duty Act, and Value Added Tax (VAT).

ACCT 271 AccountingSoftware Packages 2 Credit
Pre-Requisite: ACCT 211
The course is designed to introduce students to accounting software packages such as Sun Accounting, Pastel
Accounting and others that are commonly used by the industry. It is a review of all accounting procedure:
creating journals, posting to ledger accounts, trial balance extraction, and processing financial statements all
done on a computer with hands on experience. The course will have lab periods, which are compulsory.

ACCT 431 Cost Accounting 3 Credits
Pre-Requisites: ACCT 112
The course provides a foundation for supplying detailed records of cost relating to products, operations or
functions. It involves the study of cost behaviour determination, accumulation and allocation procedures. It
also deals with accounting for the basic elements of costs that is material, labour and overheads as well as
ActivityBased Costing (ABC). It discusses in details the two basic costing systems: Job Order and Process
costing and includes accounting for joint and by-products.


ACCT 432 Management Accounting 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: ACCT 231
The course emphasizes on the internal uses of cost and financial accounting data for planning, control and
decision making. As such it involves a detailed study of budgeting process, responsibility accounting and
reporting, standard costs and variance analysis, capital expenditure planning and evaluation and alternative
choice decisions. Cost-volume-profit relationship, relevant costs and performance evaluation topics are also
covered in this course.

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ACCT 451 Financial AccountingIII-A 4 Credits
Pre-Requisite: ACCT 212
This course focuses on the financial reporting and concentrates on the ability to apply this knowledge on the
consolidation procedure required for the preparation and presentation of group financial statements (with
emphasis on balance sheet and income statement). The course also concentrates on inter-company
transactions, business combinations of horizontal groups, vertical groups, and complex groups.

ACCT 452 Financial AccountingIII-B 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: ACCT 451
This course builds on the knowledge acquired in ACCT 451. It continues to concentrate on financial reporting
with specific emphasis on accounting for associated enterprises, interim acquisition of interest in subsidiaries
and associates, changes in degree of control, consolidated cash flow statements, foreign subsidiaries and
branches. The course also involves accounting for deferred taxation, lease accounting segments reporting,
earnings per share and accounting for retirement benefits. It also deals with accounting for price level
changes and the general application of the International Financial Reporting Standards.

ACCT 281 AuditingI 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: ACCT 212
The course covers the concepts, techniques, procedures and practices of external auditing in relation to
various cycles, such as revenue and collection cycle, acquisition and expenditures cycle, production and
payroll cycle, and the finance and investment cycle, statistical sampling, and report writing. Other topics
include auditing in a computerized environment and with the computer, professional ethics etc as an attest
process and function.

ACCT 482 AuditingII 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: ACCT 281
This course covers the appraisal process and function of an organisation. Students are exposed to similarities
and difference that exist between external and internal auditing and how one complements the other.
Topics include controls (preventive, detective and corrective) and control evaluation, the whole audit process
from the preliminary survey to deficiency findings and report writing survey to deficiency findings and report
writing etc.

ACCT 406 Public Sector Accounting& Finance 2 Credits
Pre-Requisite: ACCT 112 or permission by the instructor
Procedures and problems of accounting for Non Profit Organisations are emphasised in this course
(Organizations such as Government entities, Hospitals, Universities, Colleges, Welfare Societies, Clubs and
Churches). Fund accounting is the main focus of the course.

ACCT 472 AccountingTheory 1 Credit
Pre-Requisite: ACCT 212
The course focuses on the review of the accounting theory with an emphasis on the application of
International Accounting Standards. It is also aimed at reviewing Certificate in Accounting Theory (CTA)
material required for students whose intention is to sit for CA (Institute of Chartered Accountants in
Zimbabwe) and other professional examinations. It is intended to give students an overview to the rigors of
the professional examinations and theoretical background necessary for them to understand the changes
taking place in accounting reporting, procedures and practices.

Industrial Attachment
BSIA 300 Industrial Attachment 3 Credits
Students enrolled in the department of Accounting are required to have an exposure to business related to
their field of study. The main objective of the attachment program is to provide practical exposure in the
area of study and develop abilities to apply theory to practice. Candidates are expected to begin applying for
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placement 6-8 months in advance before the date of attachment. The duration of attachment is not less
than 10 consecutive months.

SUGGESTED SCHEDULE
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting~Total 117
First Year ~Credits 38
1
st
Semester 2
nd
Semester Summer Session
ACCT 111 4 ACCT112 4 None
BSAD 115 3 HLED 155* 2
CONV 101* 0 CONV 102* 0
ECON 215 3 ECON 216 3
RELT 215* 2 ENGL 102* 3
INSY 110* 3 MATH 182 3
MATH 181* 3 MKTG 126 3
ORIE 100* 0 HIST 276 2
Total 18 Total 20 Total 0

Second Year ~Credits 37
1
st
Semester 2
nd
Semester Summer Session
ACCT 261 3 ACCT 262 3
ACCT 211 4 ACCT 212 4
BSAD 241 3 ACCT 271 2
CONV 201* 0 BSAD 242 3
BSAD 211* 2 CONV202 0
ACCT 281 3 RELT 105* 4
ACCT231 3 STAT285 3
Total 18 Total 19 Total 0

Third Year ~Total Credits 3
BSIA 300: Industrial Attachment
Fourth Year ~Total Credits 39
1
st
Semester 2
nd
Semester
ACCT 451 4 ACCT 432 3
FNCE 287 3 ACCT 452 3
INSY 200 3 ACCT 482 3
BIOL 389* 2 BSAD 296 3
BSAD 485 3 BSAD 496 3
CONV 401* 0 CONV 102* 0
RELT 355* 3 ACCT406 2
RELB 180 3 ACCT472 1
Total 21 Total 18


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DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER & MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
(CMIS)
Chair ~Elie Lala Andr Anjaramandresy
Faculty ~Khanyisa Malufu

PHILOSOPHY
Recognising the revolutionary changes that the computer has brought to modern society, the Department is
committed to providing training in a variety of areas related to information technology. Students admitted to
Solusi University are required to take introductory courses in microcomputers and applications software. This
makes Solusi graduates unique they are computer literate, a trademark Solusi strives to maintain. This
approach arms students with skills and knowledge that not only gives them a competitive edge in the job
market, but propels them into the computer age as well. Thus, the Department has set a standard worth
emulating.

OBJECTIVES
The department of Computer & Management Information Systems aims to prepare students for career
opportunities in the following areas:
Application development: programming, systems analysis and design
Hardware and software support
Data administration
IT training and marketing
Information systems management, network administration, and information technology consulting

Another objective is to prepare students for graduate studies in information technology consulting.

MISSION STATEMENT
The CMIS Department subscribes to the mission of Solusi University and the Faculty of Business. Within this
context, the Department exists to provide a quality degree programme that provides professional training in
the area of programming, Information technology, Software design, and research primarily for Zimbabwe and
the world at large.

DEGREES OFFERED
The Computer & Management Information Systems Department offers the following:
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Computer & Managment Information Systems (CMIS)
Minor in Computer & Information Systems

For a Suggested Schedule for each degree programme, see the last section in this Department.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Besides meeting the General Admission Requirements, students who wish to major in the programme
offered by the C&MIS Department should have a good mathematical background. Students should have at
least a B grade in O-level mathematics, and mathematics at A-level is an added advantage.

Prospective students from countries that require O-levels for university entry are required to complete the
Pre-University programme during their first year at the University (see section for Pre-University Programme
in the Bulletin).

The Faculty of Business does accept a limited number of students based on the Mature Age Examination,
and/or professional qualification and related work experience. Generally, the number of such students shall
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not exceed two percent of the total enrolment in the Faculty of Business in a given year (see the section for
Mature Age Entrance requirement in the Bulletin).

Requirements for Minor: Over and above meeting the Solusi University requirements for taking a minor,
Maths at O level with at least a B grade is needed.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible for graduation students must have successfully completed the required number of credits:

31 General Education Requirements
42 Core Requirements
40 Concentration Requirements
9 Cognate Requirements
122 Total Credits


BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Computer & Management Information Systems
Total Credits ~121

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS BBA C&MIS .................................................... Total 31

Health Education: HLED 115 Healthier Living ........................................................................Total 2

History: Selected Themes in Zimbabwean History .................................................................Total 2

Languages & Communication .......................................................................................... Total 3
ENGL 102 Communication Skills ......................................................................................................3

Mathematics & Computer Science .................................................................................. Total 7
INSY 113 Computer Concepts & programming Fundamentals ........................................................4
MATH 181 Business Algebra ............................................................................................................3

Natural Sciences: BIOL 389 Science of Origins ......................................................................Total 2

Religion & Philosophy ....................................................................................................Total 11
RELT 215 Philosophy of Christian Education ....................................................................................2
RELB 180 Studies in the Gospels ......................................................................................................3
RELT 105 Christian Beliefs ................................................................................................................4
RELT 355 Religion & Ethics in Modern Society ................................................................................3

Social / Spiritual Development ........................................................................................ Total 0
CONV 100 Convocation (assessed each semester) ..........................................................................0
ORIE 100 Orientation .......................................................................................................................0

Work Experience: BSIA 300 Industrial Attachment (S/U grade) .............................................Total 3

CORE REQUIREMENTS~BBA IN C&MIS ......................................................................... Total 42
ACCT 111 Financial Accounting IA ...................................................................................................4
ACCT 112 Financial Accounting IB ....................................................................................................4
ACCT 271 Accounting Software Packages ........................................................................................3
BSAD 155 Principles of Management ..............................................................................................3
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BSAD 166 Entrepreneurship ............................................................................................................2
BSAD 211 Business Research Methods ............................................................................................2
BSAD 241 Business Law I ..................................................................................................................3
BSAD 242 Business Law II .................................................................................................................3
BSAD 296 Production & Operations Management ..........................................................................3
BSAD 496 Strategic Management ....................................................................................................3
ECON 215 Principles of Microeconomics .........................................................................................3
ECON 216 Principles of Macroeconomics ........................................................................................3
FNCE 287 Business Finance ..............................................................................................................3
MKTG 125 Principles of Marketing ..................................................................................................3

CORE REQUIREMENTS~BBA C&MIS ..............................................................................Total 42
ACCT 111 Financial Accounting IA .4
ACCT 112 Financial Accounting IB .4
ACCT 271 Accounting Software Packages ...3
BSAD 155 Principles of Management .3
BSAD 166 Entrepreneurship ..2
BSAD 211 Business Research Methods .2
BSAD 241 Business Law I .3
BSAD 242 Business Law II 3
BSAD 296 Production & Operations Management ...3
BSAD 496 Strategic Management .3
ECON 215 Principles of Microeconomics .3
ECON 216 Principles of Macroeconomics ...3
FNCE 287 Business Finance ...3
MKTG 125 Principles of Marketing ..3

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS~BBA C&MIS .Total 40
COSC 111 Computer programming Turbo C ..4
COSC 210 Object Oriented programming C++ ....3
COSC 250 PC Repairs & Maintenance ....3
COSC 255 Computer organisation .3
COSC 280 Computer Communications & Network ...3
COSC 460 Operating Systems Principles ..3
INSY 210 Web Designing ..3
INSY 220 Database Systems ..3
INSY 232 Systems Development Using Visual Basic ....3
INSY 241 Java programming ..3
INSY 420 Data Structures & Algorithms .3
INSY 451 Systems Analysis & Design I ...3
INSY 452 Systems Analysis & Design II ..3

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS~BBA C&MIS . Total 9
MATH 152 Discrete Mathematics .3
MATH 182 Business Calculus .3
STAT 285 Statistics I .3

MINOR ~COMPUTER & MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

REQUIRED COURSES~C&MISMINOR . Total 35
COSC 111 Computer Programming Turbo C ..4
COSC 210 Object Oriented Programming C++ ....3
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COSC 250 Computer organisation ....3
COSC 255 PC repair & Maintenance ...3
COSC 460 Operating Systems Principles ..3
INSY 113 Computer Concepts & programming Fundamentals ....4
INSY 220 Database Systems ..3
INSY 232 Systems Development Using Visual Basic ....3
INSY 210 Web Design ....3
INSY Java programming ...3
MATH 152 Discrete Mathematics ...........................................................3

If a student wishes to convert the minor into a major, such a student will be required to have the entry
requirement for the major.

COMPUTING FACILITIES
The C&MIS department has a fully equipped Computer Centre with the following facilities:

Four computer laboratories
Linux and Windows based operating systems
Mail Server (for electronic mail)
Free internet access
A wide range of applications software
Laser printers, scanners, projectors, and other equipment.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BUSINESSINDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT

BSIA 300 Industrial Attachment 3 Credits
Students enrolled in the Department of C&MIS are required to have at least three credits of Industrial
Attachment in their respective field, which should be registered for during the Summer Session of their
second year. Industrial Attachment is coordinated and supervised by the department, thus students should
plan their programme with their sponsor well ahead of time in order to avoid inconveniences in the course of
their academic endeavours.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

COSC 111 Computer Programming Turbo C 4 Credits
Pre-Requisite: MATH 181 or equivalent; INSY 113, and keyboarding skills of at least 20 wpm.
An introduction to programming methodology using the C programming language, including computer usage
within a network environment, problem-solving, algorithm development, control structures, arrays,
functions, recursions, strings and pointers includes the study and implementation of simple linked lists,
stacks, queues, and files. There are four lectures and two labs each week.

COSC 210 Object Oriented Programming C++ 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: COSC 111.
A study of object oriented development methodology and application of these methodologies to advanced
data structures using C++language. A number of programming exercises are assigned using selected data
structures an object oriented design methodologies.

COSC 250 Computer Organisation 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: MATH 152.
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Covers data representation, number base conversion, representation of negative values, representation and
manipulation of algorithms for integer fractions and floating-point numbers, Boolean algebra, truth table
digital logic and circuit representations of basic computational building blocks, introduction to computer
architecture, interrupt schemes, and introduction to aspects of systems software, including assemblers,
loaders and linkers, and operating systems. Assembly language programming is introduced.

COSC 255 PC Repairs & Maintenance 3 Credits
The course provides student with a working knowledge of how to assemble a computer from separated
components, how to handle shocking and problems related to system or to hardware. The program will cover
also installing of operating systems like Window 98 and windows 2000. It also includes a study of AC and DC
electric circuit theory.

COSC 280 Computer Communications & Networks 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: COSC 111.
Covers data representation, number base conversion, representation of negative values, representation and
manipulation of algorithms for integer fractions and floating-point numbers, Boolean algebra, truth table
digital logic and circuit representations of basic computational building blocks, introduction to computer
architecture, interrupt schemes, and introduction to aspects of systems software, including assemblers,
loaders and linkers, and operating systems. Assembly language programming is introduced.

COSC 460 OperatingSystems Principles 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: COSC 255.
Covers process management, including an asynchronous concurrent processes and deadlock, virtual storage
management and job and process scheduling, multiprocessing, disk scheduling, file, and file and data base
systems performance and security.


INFORMATION SYSTEMS

INSY 010 Computer Appreciation 2 Credits
Note: For Pre-University students only.
This is an introduction to computers and keyboarding. It covers general computer basics such as definition,
background, types, data representation, computer file usage, and software including the background, types,
uses and acquisition, and keyboarding.

INSY 100 Computer and Data Processing 3 Credits
Note: For non-business students and B. Ed Students.
An introduction to personal computing including hardware, operating systems, office applications, (word
processing, spreadsheets & databases) and the internet. This does not apply toward a major or minor in
C&MIS or lectronics.

INSY 110 Computers and Business Information Systems 3 Credits
An introduction to the use of computers in the business area. It includes a discussion of computer history,
computer concepts, computer hardware, system and application software and general problem-solving. Also
includes hands-on usage of the computer using word processing, spreadsheets, and the use of specific
operating systems.

INSY 113 Computer Concepts & programmingFundamentals 4 Credits
An introduction to computing concepts and application software (word processing, spreadsheets, databases)
and internet. Introduction to computer programming principles, intended for computer majors and minors,
and satisfies general education requirements.


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INSY 200 Management Information Systems 3 Credits
Pre-Requisites: ACCT 112, INSY 110, MATH 181
Note: For non-majors.
Covers the use and effect of computer information processing in a business environment, with emphasis on
management, computer systems theory, business computing equipment, management concerns such as
decision support systems, system life sycle, and systems analysis and design. It includes use of business
software such as network systems, database implementations, statistical packages, forecasting programmes,
and simulations. (Does not apply to Computer Science Concentration or Minor, Computer Information
Systems Concentration, or Management Information Systems Major.)

INSY 210 Web Designing 3 Credits
The course provides student with a working knowledge of how to put onto the internet and how to use the
internet in a productive way. It teaches a student on how to create a website. The following tool will also be
covered: TCP/IP, FTC, TELNET, Gopher, Archie, Newsgroups, WWW and HTML.

INSY 220 Database Systems 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: COSC 210.
Introduction to the major database models such as hierarchical, network, relational and object-oriented.
Database design, setup, manipulation, and use are also covered. A study of database query languages is
given. Other issues such as data integrity, security, backup and recovery, and database administration are
discussed. A programming project is required.

INSY 232 Systems Development UsingVisual Basic 3 Credits
Pre-Requisites: COSC 111; INSY 220.
A study of event driven and object oriented programming using Visual Basic. The course covers basics of
visual basic programming (forms, controls, and menus); creating user interface; using standard controls;
programming with objects and components; managing input, storage, and output issues.

INSY 241 Java Programming 3 Credits
Pre-requisite: COSC 210
This is a hands-on course on Java Programming which emphasizes creating numerous Java applets that can
be included on a web page. The Java applets centre around areas of Java syntax, graphics, threads, animation
and sound, extent handling, Javas Abstract Windowing Toolkit (AWT), Java applications, stream 10, strings,
swing, and exception handling.

INSY 420 Data Structures 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: COSC 111.
This course provides advanced coverage of strings and string manipulation information hiding methodologies,
finite state automata, lexical analysers, parsing graphs and digraphs. Programming assignments are given for
some topics.


INSY 451 Systems Analysis & Designs I 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: COSC 210.
This provides a methodical approach to developing computer systems including systems planning, analysis,
feasibility study, design, testing, implementation and software maintenance. The role of the systems analyst
and cause of systems failure are stressed. Hardware and software selection is also discussed. No
programming assignments are involved; however, the course builds upon concepts to which students have
been exposed in previous computer courses.

INSY 452 Systems Analysis II 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: INSY 451.
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This course provides practice in systems analysis and design involving a major group project. Issues such as
project teams, project management, productivity, cost estimation, data integrity, security, backup and
recovery, and ethics are discussed.

SUGGESTED SCHEDULES
Bachelor of Business Administration
Computer & Management Information Systems ~Total Credits 122

First Year ~Credits 39
1
st
Semester 2
nd
Semester Summer Session
EDUC 101 0 EDUC 102 0 None
ACCT 111 4 ACCT 112 4
BSAD 155 3 BSAD 166 2
CONV 101* 0 CONV 102* 0
INSY 113* 4 COSC 111 4
MATH 181* 3 HLED 115* 2
ORIE 100* 0 MATH 152 3
RELT 105* 4 MATH 182 3
RELB 180 3
Total 18 Total 21 Total 0


Second Year ~Credits 41
1st Semester 2
nd
Semester Summer Session
CONV 201* 0 CONV 202 0
COSC 210 3 ECON 216 3
COSC 250 3 BSAD 211 2
COSC 280 3 INSY 210 3
ECON 215 3 INSY 232 3
INSY 220 3 COSC 255 3
FNCE 287 3 INSY 241 3
ACCT 271 3 STAT 285 3
Total 21 Total 20 Total 0


Third Year ~Credits 39
BSIA 300 Industrial Attachment 3 Cr


Fourth Year ~Credits 36
1
st
Semester 2
nd
Semester Summer Session
BSAD 241 3 BSAD 242 3
CONV 401* 0 BSAD 296 3
ENGL 102* 3 BSAD 396 3
COSC 460 3 CONV 402* 0
INSY 451 3 BIOL 389 2
INSY 420 3 INSY 452 3
RELT 355 3 MKTG 125 3
HIST 276 2 RELT 215 2
Total 20 Total 19 Total 0
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DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
Chair ~Chipo Dube
Faculty ~Brian Mahaso
Part-Time ~M P Ndlovu, Bongani Ngwenya

PHILOSOPHY
It is the philosophy of the department that students majoring in Finance be educationally prepared to take up
careers in financial management in the public sector, and in the church, domestically and internationally. The
faculty, which has broad and diverse international experience, seeks to provide students with training and
education that qualify them for employment in a multicultural environment.

The department has designed a core curriculum and course content that emphasises theory and concepts
rather than specialised application of specific functions in an economic sector or entity. Realistically, students
must not be simply employable upon graduation but indeed competitive on the job market.

MISSION STATEMENT
The department endeavours to provide a quality degree programme in finance to students who want to take
up careers in Finance, Banking, Insurance corporate and government sector.

OBJECTIVES
The Department of Finance has these objectives for its students:

to develop students' financial management skills which will enable them to meet the organisational
challenges in the future.
to prepare students to be academically sound for graduate studies and other professional undertakings.
to help students harmonise business ethics and Christian values.

DEGREES OFFERED
The Department of Finance offers the following:

Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
Minor in Economics
Minor in Finance
For a Suggested Schedule for the degree programme, see the last section under this Department.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
In addition to meeting normal University admission requirements, prospective students are expected to have
passed Mathematics at 'O' Level with at least a C grade. Students who have accounting and business studies
in O/A-level programme have an added advantage.

The Finance Department does accept a limited number of students based on the Mature Age Examination,
and/or professional qualification and related work experience. Generally the number of such students should
not exceed two percent of the total student enrolment in the Faculty of Business in a given year (see section
for Mature Age Entrance requirement in this Bulletin).

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible for graduation students must have successfully completed the required number of credits.
30 General Education Requirements
52 Core Requirements
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30 Concentration Requirements
6 Cognate Requirements
118 Total Credits

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FINANCE
TOTAL CREDITS ~118

General Education Requirements ~ BBA Finance ........................................Total 30

Health Education: HLED 115 Healthier Living..........................................................................Total 2

Language & Communication..............................................................................................Total 3
COMM 102 Communication Skills.....................................................................................................3

History: HIST 276 Selected Themes in Zimbabwean History ..................................................Total 2

Mathematics & Computer Science.................................................................................... Total 6
INSY 110 Computers and Business Information Systems..................................................................3
MATH 181 Business Algebra..............................................................................................................3

Natural Sciences: BIOL 389 Science of Origins.........................................................................Total 2

Religion & Philosophy......................................................................................................Total 12
RELT 215 Philosophy of Christian Education.....................................................................................2
RELT 105 Christian Beliefs..................................................................................................................4
RELB 180 Studies in the Gospel .......... 3
RELT 355 Religion & Ethics in Modern Society..................................................................................3

Social/Spiritual Development............................................................................................Total 0
CONV 001 302 Convocation (assessed each semester) .................................................................0
ORIE 100 Orientation.........................................................................................................................0

Work Experience: BSIA 300 Industrial Attachment.................................................................Total 3

Core Requirement ~ BBA in Finance..................................................................Total 52
ACCT 111 Financial Accounting IA.....................................................................................................4
ACCT 112 Financial Accounting IB.....................................................................................................4
ACCT 211 Financial Accounting II.......................................................................................................4
BSAD 155 Principles of Management ...............................................................................................3
BSAD 166 Entrepreneurship..............................................................................................................3
BSAD 211 Business Research Methods ............................................................................................2
BSAD 241 Business Law I...................................................................................................................3
BSAD 242 Business Law II..................................................................................................................3
BSAD 296 Production & Operations Management............................................................................3
BSAD 496 Business Strategy & Decisions...........................................................................................3
BSAD 485 Human Resource Management........................................................................................3
ECON 215 Principles of Microeconomics...........................................................................................3
ECON 216 Principles of Macroeconomics..........................................................................................3
FNCE 155 Introduction to Investments & Portfolio Management....................................................2
FNCE 287 Business Finance...............................................................................................................3
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INSY 200 Management Information Systems....................................................................................3
MKTG 125 Principles of Marketing....................................................................................................3

Concentration Requirements ~BBA

Finance............................................................................................................................Total 30
ACCT 431 Cost Accounting.................................................................................................................3
ACCT 432 Management Accounting..................................................................................................3
FNCE 245 Insurance & Risk Management.........................................................................................3
FNCE 255 Investment & Portfolio Management...............................................................................3
FNCE 265 Money & Banking..............................................................................................................3
FNCE 275 Intermediate Corporate Finance.......................................................................................3
FNCE 294 Financial Derivatives...........................................................................3
FNCE 425 Public Finance....................................................................................................................3
FNCE 436 International Financial Management................................................................................3
FNCE 456 Advanced Corporate Finance............................................................................................3

Cognate Requirements ~BBA Finance................................................................Total 6
MATH 182 Business Calculus.............................................................................................................3
STAT Statistical Methods I.................................................................................................................3

MINOR
ECONOMICS
Total Credits 18 +6 =24

Required Courses ~ Economics Minor .............................................................Total 18
ECON 215 Principles of Microeconomics...........................................................................................3
ECON 216 Principles of Macroeconomics..........................................................................................3
ECON 235 Intermediate Microeconomics, OR...................................................................................3
ECON 236 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 Cr)
ECON 458 International Economics OR.............................................................................................3
FNCE 265 Money & Banking.(3 Cr)
ECON 465 Economic Development....................................................................................................3
*Applicable to all majors takinga minor in Economics.
FNCE 287 Business Finance...............................................................................................................3

Electives ~ Economics Minor ..............................................................................Total 6-9
ACCT 261 Taxation I...........................................................................................................................3
ACCT 262 Taxation II..........................................................................................................................3
ECON 415 Introduction to Econometrics...........................................................................................3
ECON 456 International Trade...........................................................................................................3
ECON 475 Urban Economics..............................................................................................................3
FNCE 255 Investment & Portfolio Management...............................................................................3
*Not applicable to Finance majors.






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MINOR ~FINANCE (ALL BUSINESS MAJORS)
Total Credits 18

Required Courses ~ Finance Minor...................................................................Total 18
ACCT 261# Taxation I.........................................................................................................................3
ECON 262# Taxation II.......................................................................................................................3
ECON 465 Economic Development....................................................................................................3
FNCE 155 Introduction to Investment & Portfolio Management ....................................................2
FNCE 245 Insurance & Risk Management.........................................................................................3
FNCE 255 Investment & Portfolio Management...............................................................................3
FNCE 265 Money and Banking...........................................................................................................3
FNCE 275 Intermediate Corporate Finance.......................................................................................3
FNCE 425 Public Finance....................................................................................................................3

Applicable to Accounting, CMIS and Marketing Majors
# Applicable to Business Management Majors

MINOR ~FINANCE (NON-BUSINESS MAJORS)
Total Credits 21

Required Courses ~ Finance Minor....................................................................Total 21
ECON 456 International Trade...........................................................................................................3
ECON 465 Economic Development....................................................................................................3
FNCE 155 Introduction to Investment & Portfolio Management ....................................................3
FNCE 245 Insurance & Risk Management.........................................................................................3
FNCE 287 Business Finance...............................................................................................................3
FNCE 255 Investment & Portfolio Management...............................................................................3
FNCE 265 Money and Banking...........................................................................................................3
FNCE 275 Intermediate Corporate Finance.......................................................................................3
FNCE 425 Public Finance....................................................................................................................3

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Industrial Attachment
BSIA 300 Industrial Attachment 3 Credits
Students enrolled in the Department of Finance are required to have exposure to business related to their
field of study. The main objective of the attachment program is to provide practical exposure in the area of
study and develop abilities to apply theory to practice. Candidates are expected to begin applying for
placement 6 8 months in advance before the date of attachment. The duration of attachment is not less
than 10 consecutive months.

Economics
ECON 215 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Credits
Pre Requisite: MKTG 125
Explores the theories currently used to explain how people choose what to consume and produce. This
analysis is extended to well-defined groups such as business firms. The course also explores the phenomenon
called the market with its prices, and the way in which people react to them.

ECON 216 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: ECON 215.
Note: Applicable toward general education requirements in the social sciences.
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Analysis of national income and expenditure according to both neoclassical and Keynessian theories.
Inflation, economic growth, and unemployment are examined closely, as well as modern banking, and the
money supply.

ECON 235 Intermediate Microeconomics 3 Credits
Pre-Requisites: ECON 215, MATH 182.
A theoretical analysis of consumer behavior, individual prices, and the allocation of specific resources to
particular uses in a market setting. The economic behavior of individuals and defined groups of people is
examined, with an introduction to welfare economics.

ECON 236 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 Credits
Pre-requisite: Statistics 285
An introductory Survey of Econometrics. Topics include probability sampling, hypothesis testing, regression
techniques and problems of multicollinearity, heterocedasticity and auto-correlation.

ECON 456 International Trade 3 Credits
Pre-Requisites: ECON 215, ECON 216.
The course includes the classical contribution to the theory of international trade such as the Principle of
comparative advantage and Liontief Paradox. Other topics include; Commercial Policy, Free Trade versus
Protectionism, terms of trade, tariffs, quotas, dumping, counter veiling measures and economic integration.

ECON 458 International Economics 3 Credits
Pre-Requisites: ECON 215, ECON 216.
A description and theoretical analysis of international trade, balance of payments, accounts, the mechanism
of international economic adjustment, foreign exchange, market exchange rate, exchange determination and
international resource movements and multinational corporations.

ECON 465 Economic Development 3 Credits
Pre-Requisites: ECON 215, ECON 216.
A study of the problem of poverty in the world, and theories about the growth of the less developed
countries (LDCs). The effects of the trade and aid, alternative strategies for expansion, and challenges facing
the LDCs are evaluated.

ECON 475 Urban Economics 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: ECON 216.
An analysis of current urban problems, such as local finance, commuter transportation, housing, congestion
and pollution, and the ghetto. The discussion encompasses the different tools economists use in analysing
government policies such as zoning and urban renewal, pollution control, metropolitan government, and
revenue sharing. Consideration is given to Bulawayo and Harare city challenges.

FINANCE
FNCE 090 Personal Finance 3 Credits
Note: This is exclusively a Pre-University course.
A comprehensive look at the management of personal finances, covering budgeting, use and cost of credit,
life and property insurance. Income and state taxation, housing, wills, trusts, estate planning, and savings and
investments are also looked at.

FNCE 245 Insurance & Risk Management 3 Credits
This course deals with the fundamentals of insurance and the insurance industry; concepts of risk and
uncertainty; quantitative techniques of risk management; methods of dealing with risk; risk financing
techniques, and risk management in insurance.

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FNCE155 Introduction to Investments & Portfolio Management 2 Credits
A study of the techniques, vehicles and strategies for implementing investment goals in light of risk-return
trade offs. Key factors that determine the composition of the individual or the institutional portfolio are
emphasized.

FNCE 255 Investment & Portfolio Management 3 Credits
Pre-Requisites: FNCE 155
A study of the techniques, vehicles and strategies for implementing investment goals in light of risk-return
trade offs. Key factors that determine the composition of the individual or the institutional portfolio are
emphasized. Also included are theories and techniques for the management of portfolios with emphasis on
the portfolio manager's role in diversification, and meeting investor's goals, risk evaluation, and portfolio
analysis.

FNCE 265 Money and Banking 3 Credits
Pre-Requisites: ACCT 111; ECON 215.
A study of commercial banking, the operation and control of the banking system, and the Reserve Bank of
Zimbabwe. Central banking system of selected African countries is discussed, as well as money and credit in
circulation, and the effect of monetary policies.

FNCE 275 Intermediate Corporate Finance 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: FNCE 287.
Includes analytical and decision-making approaches to challenges confronting financial management. Areas
such as planning, control and financing of current operations (short-term financing), and long-term capital
commitments, management of cash flow, evaluation of income-producing property and expansion are
included. Also included is the cost of capital.

FNCE 287 Business Finance 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: ACCT 112
A managerial approach to financial analysis, planning, and control. Management of working capital, long-
term assets, and long-term financing are also dealt with.

FNCE 294 Financial Derivatives 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: FNCE 155, FNCE 255
The theory of futures and options pricing, and the application of the theory to develop a framework for
analysing hedging and investment decisions using futures and options. Attention is given to practical
concentrations in the use of these investments.

FNCE 425 Public Finance 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: ECON 216.
A study of the economic effects of fiscal policy prescriptions, with particular reference to tax theory. Areas
covered include provision of public goods (social goods) principles of expenditure evaluation, introduction to
taxation (approaches to equity principles of tax incidence) and tax effects on capacity output.

FNCE 436 International Financial Management 3 Credits
Pre-Requisites: FNCE 287.
A study of financial management and maintenance of international enterprises. Short and long-term capital
sources and uses are explored, as well as capital budgeting in changing foreign exchange conditions,
exchange exposure coverage, taxation impacts, and global risks diversification.

FNCE 456 Advanced Corporate Finance 3 Credits
Pre-requisite: FNCE 275.
An advanced study of the financial management of business firms. Special emphasis is placed on areas of
major interest from both applied and theoretical points of view. Areas covered include capital budgeting,
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capital valuation, capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, leasing, international investments and financing
decisions, cash flow estimation, and short-term asset management.

SUGGESTED SCHEDULE (Total 118)

First Year ~36 Credits
1
st
Semester 2
nd
Semester Summer Session
ACCT 111 4 ACCT 112 4 None
BSAD 155 3 ECON 216 3
CONV 101* 0 CONV 102* 0
ECON 215 3 COMM 102* 3
RELT 215* 2 HLED 115 2
INSY 110* 3 MATH 182 3
MATH 181* 3 MKTG 126 3
ORIE 100* 0
Total Credits 18 Total Credits 18

Second Year ~38 Credits
1
st
Semester 2
nd
Semester Summer Session
ACCT 211 4 CONV 202* 0
CONV 210* 0 BSAD 211* 2
FNCE 155 2 FNCE 275 3
FNCE 265 3 FNCE 245 3
FNCE 287 3 FNCE 255 3
HIST 276 2 BSAD 166 3
RELT 105* 4 BSAD 296 3
STAT 285 3
Total Credits 18 Total Credits 20

Third Year ~3 Credits
BSIA 300 Industrial Attachment

Fourth Year ~41 Credits
1
st
Semester 2
nd
Semester Summer Session
ACCT 431 3 ACCT 432 3 None
BIOL 389* 2 CONV 302* 0
CONV 301* 0 FNCE 294 3
FNCE 425 3 FNCE 436 3
INSY 200 3 FNCE 456 3
BSAD 241 3 BSAD 242 3
BSAD 485 3 BSAD 496 3
RELB 180 3 RELT 355* 3
Total Credits 20 Total Credits 21


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DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT & MARKETING
Chair ~Philemon Nyakumbi
Faculty ~Theresa Mhaka, Chipo Mujeye, Innocent Sigauke, Paul Jack, Mary Mhlanga
Part-Time Faculty ~Florence Zimunya

PHILOSOPHY
The department of Management and Marketing is committed to educating and preparing both men and
women for national and international managerial challenges, as well as the prospect of church leadership. It
is determined to equip students with appropriate managerial competence and skills suitable for modern
technology environment which enables them to make adequate scientific decisions. The department
integrates business ethics with Christian values in all activities.

OBJECTIVES
The Department of Management and Marketing has these objectives for the business student:
to prepare students to be academically fit for graduate studies and professional bodies such as MBA,
CIS, IPM, and IM.
to develop students managerial skills which enable them to meet the organisational challenges and
their future careers.
to create a sense of managerial responsibility and accountability in the minds of students.
to help students harmonise business ethics and Christian values.

MISSION STATEMENT
The Department of Management and Marketing provides well-balanced and competent human resources to
take up careers in organizations, as administrators, managers, leaders, marketing professional, businessmen,
entrepreneurs to all sectors of the economy namely: business, government, and nonprofit organisations. The
major concern of the Department is to produce thinkers, innovators, leaders and doers.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
In modern society individuals such as restaurants managers, production managers, marketing managers,
shop managers, executive managers, deans, superintendents, ship captains, general managers or strategic
managers to name a few, do important work. These individuals may work in different organisations with
different goals, but they all have one characteristic in common: they practice management.

Our society and economy as a whole depend on the goals and services provided by organisations which are
managed by individuals with managerial skills. The training of sufficient managers is crucial in terms of a
countrys growth and wealth, especially in our society where there is a critical shortage of people with
managerial skills.
The degree is suitable for students who want to follow careers in any sector of the economy as
functional managers, general managers or executive managers.
Professionals such as engineers, accountants, medical practitioners and lawyers need managerial
skills to make progress in their respective companies or practices. The degree enables graduates to
work as management consultants or to manage their own companies as entrepreneurs.

DEGREES OFFERED
The Department of Management and Marketing offers the following:
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Business Management
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Marketing
Minor in Business Management
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Minor in Marketing
For a Suggested Schedule for each degree programme, see the last section in this Department.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
In addition to meeting normal University Admission requirements, students are expected to have passed
Mathematics at O-level with at least a C or better grade. Students who have accounting and business studies
in their O/A-level program have an added advantage.

The Department accepts a limited number of students based on the Mature Age Examination Entry, and/or
professional qualification and related work experience. Generally, the number of such students shall not
exceed two percent of the total student enrolment in the Department in a given year (see the section for
Mature Age Entrance requirements in this Bulletin).

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible for graduation in management students must have successfully completed a minimum of 117
credits and in marketing, a minimum of 117 credits as follows:

BBA in Business Management
30 General Education Requirements
45 Core Requirements
36 Concentration Requirements
6 Cognate Requirements
117 Total

BBA in Marketing
30 General Education Requirements
51 Core Requirements
30 Concentration Requirements
6 Cognate Requirements
117 Total


BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ~Total Credits 117

General Education Requirements ~BBA Business Management ....Total 30

Health Education: EDUC 115 Healthier Living ..Total 2

History: HIST 276 Selected Themes in Rhodesian/Zimbabwean History ................Total 2

Languages & Communication ......Total 3
COMM 102 Communication Skills.....3

Mathematics & Computer Science ............Total 6
INSY 110 Computers and Business Information Systems ..3
MATH 181 Business Algebra...3

Natural Sciences: BIOL 389 Science of Origins ....Total 2

Religion & Philosophy ................Total 12
RELT 215 Philosophy of Christian Education ....2
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RELT 105 Christian Beliefs ...4
RELT 180 Studies in the Gospel.......................................................................................................3
RELT 355 Religion & Ethics in Modern Society ....3

Social/Spiritual Development .Total 0
CONV 001-402 Convocation ...0
ORIE 100 Orientation ..0

Work Experience: BSIA 300 Industrial Attachment ......Total 3

Core Requirements ~ BBA Business Management ...Total 45
ACCT 111 Financial Accounting 1A.......4
ACCT 112 Financial Accounting 1B..4
ACCT 271 Accounting Software Packages ......................................................................................2
ACCT 431 Cost Accounting ........3
ACCT 432 Management Accounting ....3
BSAD 211 Business Research Methods ..........................................................................................2
ECON 215 Principles of Microeconomics .....3
ECON 216 Principles of Microeconomics .....3
FNCE 287 Business Finance ....3
INSY 200 Management Information Systems.3
MGMT 155 Principles of Management .......3
MGMT 166 Entrepreneurship .....3
MGMT 241 Business Law I ...3
MGMT 242 Business Law II .......3
MKTG 126 Principles of Marketing ......3

Concentration Requirements ~ BBA Business Management ...Total 30/39
FNCE 255 Investment & Portfolio Management ..........3
FNCE 265 Money & Banking .....3
MGMT 265 International Business Environment ....3
MGMT 275 Management for Non Profit Organisations.....3
MGMT 286 Insurance & Risk Management ......3
MGMT 296 Production & Operations Managers ....3
MGMT 415 Organizational Behaviour .......3
MGMT 440 Material Acquisition & Control .......3
MGMT 446 Personnel Psychology ....3
MGMT 450 Personnel Law ........3
MGMT 485 Human Resources Management .......3
MKTG 425 Services Marketing ..3
MGMT 496 Strategic Management .....3

Cognate Requirements ~ BBA Business Management Total 6
MATH 182 Business Calculus II .......3
STAT 285 Statistical Methods I ..........3



MINOR ~BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
For students from other faculties ~27 Total Credits
For students from the Faculty of Business ~36 Total Credits

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A student who is enrolled in another faculty may choose to complete a minor in Business Management by
taking the following courses:

Required Courses ~ Minor in Business Management ....Total 21
MGMT 155 Principles of Management ........3
MGMT 166 Entrepreneurship ...3
MGMT 275 Management for Non-Profit Organisations .3
MGMT 415 Organizational Behaviour .3
MGMT 446 Industrial & Personnel Psychology .3
MKTG 126 Principles of Marketing ......3
MGMT 485 Human Resource Management ....................................................................................3

Required Course For Students from Faculty of Business ....Total 9
Complete the above courses and additional 9 credits selected from concentration requirements.

Electives ~ Minor in Business Management....Total 6

Students from other Faculties:
Select any 6 credits from BBA Core requirements.

Students from Faculty of Business:
Select any 6 credits from Concentration requirements.

If the student wishes to convert the minor into a major, such a student will be required to have the entry
requirement for the major.


BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ~MARKETING
Total Credits ~117

General Education Requirements ~ BBA Marketing ...Total 30

History: HIST 276 Selected Themes in Rhodesian/Zimbabwean History...Total 2

Health Education: HLED 115 Healthier Living ..Total 2

Languages & Communication Skills Total 3
ENGL 102 Communication Skills .....3

Mathematics & Computer Science ....Total 6
INSY 110 Computer and Business Information Systems .3
MATH 181 Business Algebra 3

Natural Sciences: BIOL 389 Science of Origins....Total 2

Religion & Philosophy Total 12
RELB 180 Studies in the Gospel .......................................................................................................3
RELT 215 Philosophy of Christian Education.2
RELT 105 Christian Beliefs ...4
RELT 355 Religion & Ethics in Modern Society .....3

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Social/Spiritual Development ......Total 0
CONV 001-302 Convocation ...0
ORIE 100 Orientation ........0

Work Experience: BSIA 300 Industrial Attachment...Total 3

Core Requirements ~ BBA Marketing ....Total 51
ACCT 111 Financial Accounting IA .......4
ACCT 112 Financial Accounting IB .......4
ACCT 271 Accounting Software Packages ........................................................................................2
ACCT 431 Cost Accounting .....3
ACCT 432 Management Accounting .......3
BSAD 211 Business Research Methods ............................................................................................2
MGMT 155 Principles of Management ..3
MGMT 166 Entrepreneurship....3
MGMT 241 Business Law I .....3
MGMT 241 Business Law I ...3
MGMT 296 Productions & Operations Management ..3
MGMT 485 Human Resources Management ....3
ECON 215 Principles of Microeconomics...3
ECON 216 Principles of Microeconomics...3
FNCE 287 Business Finance .3
INSY 200 Management Information Systems.....3
MKTG 126 Principles of Marketing ...3

Concentration Requirements ~ BBA Marketing........Total 30
MKTG 221 Marketing Management .......3
MKTG 225 Advertising & Promotion ...3
MKTG 235 Sales Management ....3
MKTG 240 Consumer Behaviour .3
MKTG 425 Services Marketing ..3
MKTG 431 International Marketing .....3
MKTG 440 Marketing Channel Management .3
MKTG 445 Marketing Research ...3
MKTG 246 Industrial Marketing .....3
MKTG 460 Strategic Marketing ...3

Cognate Requirements ~ BBA Marketing ......Total 6
MATH 182 Business Calculus ....3
STAT 285 Statistical Methods I..3


MINOR ~MARKETING
Total Credits ~27

A student who is enrolled in the University may choose to complete a minor in Marketing by taking the
following courses:

Required Courses ~ Minor in Marketing ....Total 21
MGMT 155 Principles of Management ..3
MKTG 126 Principles of Marketing ......3
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MKTG 221 Marketing Management ....3
MKTG 225 Advertising & Promotion .3
MKTG 235 Sales Management ..3
MKTG 240 Consumer Behaviour .3
MKTG 425 Services Marketing ..3

Electives ~ Minor in MarketingTotal 6
Students from other faculties:
Select any 6 credits from BBA Core requirements.

Students from Faculty of Business:
Select any 6 credits from Concentration Requirements.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BUSINESS STUDIES
MGMT 090 Introduction to Business 3 Credits
Note: This is exclusively a Pre-University course.
This course provides a basic understanding on the study of business environment, including the role of
business in society, analysis of the functions of a business enterprise, and contemporary problems and future
challenges.

MGMT 155 Principles of Management 3 Credits
An introduction to the concepts of effective and efficient management of business organisations. The
primary emphasis includes the history and development of management thought, functions of management,
organization, leadership & motivation, controlling, budgeting & non-budgetary controls.

MGMT 166 Entrepreneurship 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: MGMT 155
This course provides an understanding of entrepreneurship in individuals, environmental assessment, and
preparation for new entrepreneurship ventures. Furthermore ,it enables students to develop and implement
an effective business plan; evaluation of entrepreneurial opportunities, structuring and legal issues
associated with new business ventures, knowledge in start-up financing, organizing, marketing and managing
of entrepreneurship.

MGMT 241 Business Law 1 3 Credits
This is a course of Mercantile Law and is intended to familiarize students with the basic laws that cover
contracts, sales partnerships, negotiable instruments, bailments, sureties, and bankruptcies.

MGMT 242 Business Law II 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: MGMT 241
This course is a company law intended to familiarize students with the basic laws that cover the nature and
classification of companies, promotion and formation of companies, Memorandum of and Articles of
Association, membership, share, dividends, share capital, winding and amalgamation.

MGMT 265 International Business Environment & Management 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: ECON 215, 216
A survey of the international Business Environment that includes trade theories, exchange and finances,
economic relations among nations, environmental factors that affect international business operations, and
special problems encountered by executives in the management of international business operation. Topics
of study include international trade and trade restrictions, the balance of payments (BOP), the instrumental
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monetary systems, relations with host government, multinational operations such as organizing, marketing,
personnel and financial management are also included.

MGMT 286 Risk & Insurance Management 3 Credits
A study of different types, sources and causes of both business and personnel risks; and how to
eliminate/minimize or avoid risks. The course covers topics on risks sharing, risk passing in insurance
companies and other agencies. The importance of sound insurance and risk management, and government
regulations on insurance/risk management are also emphasized.

MGMT 275 Management for Non-Profit Organizations 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: MGMT 155
This is a study and evaluation of the policies and problems unique to non-profit organisational behaviour, and
design concepts with specific attention to denominational organisations such as hospitals, schools, clubs and
churches. Case studies are considered.

MGMT 296 Production & Operations Management 3 Credits
Analysis of problems and issues faced by production and operation managers in manufacturing and service
industries. Concepts and techniques covered include merchandising, scheduling, production and capacity
planning, quality control, plant layout, facility location, line balancing, queue analysis, production and
controls, forecasting, and linear programming.

MGMT 415 Organizational Behaviour 3 Credits
Pre-requisite: MGMT 155
This course investigates the impact of leadership and empowerment, decision making, individual and
interpersonal behaviour and group behaviour in organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Topics like
managing change, organizational culture, stress and counselling and other emerging aspects of organizational
behaviour are also discussed.

MGMT 440 Materials Acquisition & Control 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: MGMT 155
This is a study of materials handling, from the determination of needs, selection of suppliers, purchasing and
procurement, transportation, receiving, inspection and storage, to issuing for manufacturing, and sales
inventory. The use of scientific method in material management is an advantage as far as modern technology
is concerned.

MGMT 446 Industrial & Personnel Psychology 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: MGMT 155 & 415
This course enable students to analyse the psychological aspects of individual differences, working
conditions, accident prevention, human engineering and industrial mental health, and how these contribute
to efficiency and effectiveness.

MGMT 450 Personnel Law 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: MGMT 241 and concurrently enrolled in MGMT 242
A study and application of legislation on Personnel and Labor Relations Law. The Zimbabwe Labor Relations
Act is the term of Reference.

MGMT 485 Human Resources Management 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: MGMT 155
This is a study of both job and people management. Topics covered will include; job analysis, design and
evaluation. People management will include human resource planning, recruitment, selection, placement,
performance appraisals, training and development, supervision, motivation, compensation, pensions,
grievances, disciplinary actions and labour relations.

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MGMT 496 Strategic Management 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: BBA MGMT 155
This course enables the students to develop, and fine tune skills in the analysis of strategic and organisational
problems and issues. Strategic Management is concerned with those aspects of general management that
have material effects on the survival and success of business enterprises. This essentially means that any
problem or opportunity accounting, marketing, finance, production, organisation, or personnel if it
materially affects a films performance, then it is a strategic concern. Thus, this course is necessarily
integrative and interdisciplinary.

BUSINESSSTUDIES Industrial Attachment
BSIA 300 Industrial Attachment 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: Completed 1st and 2
nd
year Course Requirements: Students enrolled in the Department of
Management & Marketing are required to have three credits of Industrial Attachment in this respective field,
which should be registered for during the Winter Session of their second year. Industrial Attachment is
coordinated and supervised by the Department, thus students should plan their programme in consultation
with their sponsor well ahead of time in order to avoid inconveniences in the course of their academic
endeavours. International students are at liberty to do this course in their respective country of origin.

MARKETING
MKTG 126 Principles of Marketing 3 Credits
This course covers a general survey of the major marketing methods, techniques, institutions and practices,
examined from the viewpoint of their effects on the exchange of processes involved in moving goods from
producers to ultimate consumers, creation, analysis and maintenance of market.

MKTG 221 MarketingManagement 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: MKTG 126
This course is an investigation of the strategic issues and decisions facing marketing managers. Emphasis is
on the analytical process by which market opportunities and environmental events translate into marketing
plans. It includes environmental scanning, segmentation, target and positioning, marketing mix strategies,
competitive strategy and marketing warfare, implementation, evaluation and control.

MKTG 225 Advertising& Promotion 3 Credits
Pre-requisite: MKTG 126
This course is an examination of the planning and execution of advertising and related promotion functions.
Among the topics discussed are setting advertising objectives, making a budget, media strategy, creative
strategy, and measuring advertising effectiveness. Emphasis is on managing the advertising and promotional
functions as integral parts of the overall marketing strategy of the organisation. It includes principles and
practices of promoting goods and services to consumers through catalogues, direct mail, TV and radio,
magazine and newspaper, direct response and public relations.

MKTG 235 Sales Management 3 Credits
Pre-requisite: MKTG 126
This course includes the principles and practices of sales organisation and administration, and the basics of
salesmanship. Consideration is given to sales department organisation, determining the sales force,
selecting, training, compensating, and supervising a sales force, setting up territories and quotas. It includes
the nature and scope of personal selling-purpose of selling, types of sales positions; personal selling process-
prospecting and preparation; presentations and role of the sales force, sales force objectives, determining
sales force size.

MKTG 240 Consumer Behaviour 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: MKTG 126
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This course is an integration of various disciplines in the behavioural sciences with marketing theory to
understand, explain and predict consumer decisions. Explores the theoretical and practical implications of
individual behavioural variables, group influences and consumer decision process. Includes consumer
decision, process, problem recognition and the research process; evaluation criteria, beliefs and attitudes,
learning and behavioural modification, information processing, social and cultural influences, purchasing
behaviour and diffusion innovations; consumerism.

MKTG 246 Industrial Marketing 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: MKTG 126
The focus is on the challenges of business to business marketing, the environmental challenges, the
distinction between Industrial and consumer marketing analysis, selection and segmentation strategies;
product, pricing, distribution, promotion and packaging policies and strategies, assessing market
opportunities, formulating business marketing strategy and evaluating business strategies.

MKTG 425 Services Marketing 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: MKTG 126
This course is an examination of the meaning and role of marketing concepts and tools in non-profit
institutions such as hospitals, schools and universities, public agencies, foundations, and churches. The role
of activities such as marketing research, product development, pricing, advertising, personal selling, and
marketing control are examined in the non-profit sector.

MKTG 431 International Marketing 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: MKTG 126, Recommended: MKTG 221
Emphasis is on the management of marketing research, project planning and development, in a multinational
context where the parameters differ from those in the domestic setting. Also, it covers international trade
concepts and theory, International marketing environments, International marketing management, such as
marketing intelligence, product price, promotion and distribution policies; regional economic grouping;
import and export procedures.

MKTG 440 MarketingChannel Management 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: MKTG 126
This course focuses on the major marketing channel decisions made by marketing management. Attention is
given to marketing strategy problems of designing channel objectives, distinguishing major channel
alternatives, and selecting the most appropriate channel structure and channel members to facilitate the
flow of goods from producers to consumers. Emphasis is given on how to manage the selected channel
structure to minimize costs; and yet it provides optimise customer service.

MKTG 445 MarketingResearch 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: MKTG 126, STAT 285
This course focuses on the theoretical and practical side of marketing research to provide information to
decision-makers. Emphasis is on translating marketing problems into research questions, and analysing
research results with recommendations to marketing managers. Included are the research process; sampling
basis; source of market data; collection, analysis and interpretation of data; recommendations and
application in solving marketing problems are included.

MKTG 460 Strategic Marketing 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite: All BBA Core requirements are completed or currently enrolled in the remaining Marketing
courses.
This is an integrative capstone course for marketing majors. Emphasis is on the process by which marketing
managers systematically seek solutions to marketing problems and consider marketing opportunities. Areas
to cover will include strategies such as tactical retreat, flanking, guerrilla tactics, strategic implementations
and evaluations; segmentation strategies, such as pricing, promotional, distribution and product strategies.
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Field studies with profit and nonprofit organisations provide students with the opportunities to apply
knowledge gained to concrete situations.

SUGGESTED SCHEDULE
Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management
Total Credits 117
First Year Credits 36
1
st
Semester 2
nd
Semester Summer Session
ACCT 111 4 ACCT 112 4 None
CONV 101* 0 CONV 102* 0
ECON 215* 3 ECON 216 3
RELT 215 2 HLED 115* 2
INSY 110* 3 MATH 182 3
MATH 181 3 MGMT 166 3
MGMT 155 3 MKTG 126 3
ORIE 100* 0
Total Credits 18 Total Credits 18 Total Credits 0


Second Year Credits 38
1
st
Semester 2
nd
Semester Summer Session
CONV 201* 0 CONV 202* 0 None
ENGL 102 3 ENGL 112 2
FNCE 265 3 MGMT 242 3
INSY 200 3 MGMT 286 3
MGMT 241 3 MGMT 296 3
MGMT 265 3 RELT 105 4
MGMT 275 3 STAT 285 3
ACCT 271 2
Total Credits 18 Total Credits 20 Total Credits 0



Third Year 3 Credits
Industrial Attachment

Fourth Year Credits 40
1
st
Semester 2
nd
Semester Summer Session
ACCT 431 3 ACCT 432 3 None
CONV 301* 0 BIOL 389* 2
FNCE 265 3 CONV 302* 0
MGMT 415 3 HIST 276 2
MGMT 441 3 MGMT 446 3
MGMT 485 3 MGMT 496 3
MKMT 425* 3 MGMT 450 3
RELB 180 3
Total Credits 21 Total Credits 19 Total Credits 0




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Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing
Total Credits ~117
First Year ~Credits 36
1
st
Semester 2
nd
semester Summer Session
ACCT 111 4 ACCT 112 4 None
CONV 101* 0 CONV 102* 0
ECON 215* 3 ECON 216 3
RELT 215 2 HLED 115* 2
INSY 110* 3 MGMT 166 3
MGMT 155 3 MKTG 126 3
MATH 181 3 MATH 182 3
ORIE 100* 0
Total Credits 18 Total Credits 18 Total Credits 0


Second Year Credits 38
1
st
Semester 2
nd
Semester Summer Session
CONV 201* 0 CONV 202* 0 None
ENGL 102 3 ENGL 112* 2
INSY 200 3 RELT 105 4
MGMT 241 3 STAT 285 3
MKMT 221 3 MGMT 242 3
MKTG 225 3 MKGT 246 3
MKTG 235 3 MKTG 240 3
ACCT 271 2
Total Credits 18 Total Credits 20 Total Credits 0


Third Year ~3 Credits
Industrial Attachment



Fourth Year Credits 40
1
st
Semester 2
nd
Semester Summer Session
ACCT 431 3 ACCT 432 3 None
CONV 301* 0 BIOL 389* 2
FNCE 287 3 CONV 302* 0
MGMT 485 3 RELT 355* 3
MKTG 425 3 MGMT 296 3
MKTG 431 3 MKTG 440* 3
MKTG 445* 3 MKTG 460 3
RELB 180 3 HIST 276* 2
Total Credits 21 Total Credits 19 Total Credits 0

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DEPARTMENT OF GRADUATE STUDIES IN BUSINESS

Director ~ Bongani Ngwenya

Part-Time and Local Adjunct Florence Zimunya, Philemon Nyakumbi, Ivonne Ndlovu, Paul Jack, Willard
Musale, Elie Anjara, Herbert Ndlovu, Dr Samuel Awoneyi, Dr Danilo Poblete, Sr

External Adjunct Albert Dube

PHILOSOPHY
The graduate programme is a professional programme designed to provide advanced management training
for candidates interested in management career. The role of management is increasingly gaining importance
in various specialised areas. The specialised knowledge of leaders is to be complemented with management
knowledge. The programme aims to develop understanding, abilities, attitudes, skills and values that will
constitute a foundation for growth into competent and responsible leaders for all sectors.

MISSION STATEMENT
In line with the mission of Solusi University, the graduate department in the Faculty of Business exists to
develop and provide to the country and the region a steady stream of competent and responsible
entrepreneurs and managers for the business, government, church and the non-profit sector. To this end,
the department is committed to quality and relevance in all of its programmes.

OBJECTIVES
In harmony with the Adventist philosophy of education, that is, the development of the physical, mental and
spiritual aspects, the objectives of the programme are:
To provide specialised knowledge and skills necessary for innovative problem solving and decision
making.
To combine these with attitude and insight needed to become entrepreneurs and take advantage of
opportunities in Africa and the world at large.
To develop among the participants, the capability to understand the dynamics of business and its
environment in the regional and global context.
To develop a high degree of ethical and moral responsibility to the task one undertakes in the
management of organisational functions.
To develop the ability to apply management theory in practice and produce results.

DEGREES OFFERED
The Faculty of Business, Department of Graduate Studies offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA)
degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA).


MBA PROGRAMME
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
For admission into the MBA programme, applicant must have:
1. A bachelors degree in business administration with a cumulative GPA of 2.70 or upper second class;
or
2. A recognized professional qualification deemed to be equivalent to a degree such as CIS, CIMA, ACCA,
or
3. A bachelors degree or equivalent to any faculty from a recognized university, with a cumulative GPA
of 2.70 or upper second class.
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4. Applicants with a degree other than in business administration may be admitted subject to
completion of 15 credits of bridging courses, and earn an average grade of B-.

GENERAL ACADEMIC POLICIES
Duration
The duration of the program is at least two years. However, the programme must be completed within a
maximum period of 36 months.

Structure of the Programme
The programme is structured on a semester block-release system which consists of six , 3-week sessions
spread over two years.

Examination & Progression
1. Each course will be examined at the end of the session. The mark in each one of the examinable
courses is 60%-70% for the final exam. The course works which includes research papers,
assignments, tests, case studies, etc, may count up to a maximum of 40 %towards the final grade in
each course.
2. Candidates should not carry more than one failed course from one session to another.
3. Candidates failing in more than two courses in a given session will be disqualified.
4. Candidates failing in more than three courses in a given academic year will be disqualified.
5. Candidates must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Students whose cumulative GPA falls
below 2.75 will be on probation. Such students are required to raise their GPA to 2.75 by the end of
the following session; otherwise they will be discontinued from the programme.
6. Waiver may be granted on core courses only, up to a maximum of 12 credits when candidates have
completed the courses at the graduate level at another institution.
7. Candidates may take no more than 10 credits of graduate courses per session.
8. A 2 credit course may be upgraded into 3 credits depending upon the composition and background of
the group and as the department sees fit.

Research Project /Thesis
All students must carry out an individual research project under the supervision of a faculty member in the
department and/or an expert in the field with the approval of the research committee. The research study
should be undertaken after the completion of the course BSAD 550 Business Research Method.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
The MBA degree will be awarded to students who:
1. Successfully complete 45 credit hours in the programme
2. Obtain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
3. Successfully complete, defend and submit 4 hard bound copies of the research project.
4. Meet the character standards of the University.

Course Requirements
32-33 Core Courses
8-9 Electives
6 Applied Research Study
46 - 48 Total credits

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

BridgingCourses ~MBA Total 16
ACCT 111 Principles of Financial Accounting......3
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BSAD 155 Topics in Management & Organization3
ECON 215 Topics in Economics ......3
INSY 110 Computer and Business Information Systems .3
MATH 181 Business Mathematics & Statistics ..4

Core Requirements ~MBA .Total 35-36
ACCT 531 Financial & Management Accounting ..3
BASD 511 Business Environment .2
BSAD 521 Management in a Changing World ...2
BSAD 535 Managing Human Resources .2
BSAD 549 Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions3
BSAD 550 Business Research Methods...2
BSAD 574 Business Ethics & Values ..2
BSAD 578 Corporate Planning & Strategy..3
ECON 568 Managerial Economics .....2
FNCE 545 Managerial Finance .2/3
INSY 570 Information Systems Management ...3
MKTG 560 Marketing Management ....3
BSAD 600 Entrepreneurial Development .......3
BSAD 640 Production and Operations Management ...3

Electives ~MBA ~ Courses as Offered .....Total 9
ACCT 622 Business Taxation2/3
ACCT 642 Accounting Theory .3
ACCT 668 Auditing .3
BSAD 626 International Business ...3
BSAD 660 Management for Non-Profit Organizations2/3
FNCE 618 Investments & Portfolio Management....3
FNCE 624 International Financial Management ...3
FNCE 656 Insurance Banking in Finance ....3
FNCE 676 Advanced corporate Finance ....3
KKTG 680 International Marketing Management ...3
INSY 670 Information Systems Development ......3
INSY 675 Information System Strategy ..3

Applied Research Study ~ MBA .....Total 6
BSAD 690 Applied Research Study .......6


PGDBA PROGRAMME
The programme is intended:
To enable business executives who are interested in improving their managerial capabilities but
cannot put up with the heavy rigors of graduate academic work.
To provide an alternative to those who do not meet fully the admission requirements to join
graduate programme (MBA) at Solusi University.
To provide an alternative to those who become ineligible midway (due to GPA problems) of the
graduate programme.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
For admission into the PGDBA programme, the applicant must have:
a. A bachelors degree in Business administration of any class of pass, or
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b. A recognised professional qualification deemed to be equivalent to a degree such as CIMA, ACCA and
CIS, or
c. A bachelors degree of any faculty from a recognized university with considerable experience in the
relevant field.

GENERAL ACADEMIC POLICIES
As for the duration, structure of the programme and Bridging courses refer to Masters in Business
Administration policies.

Examination and Progression
Refer to Masters in Business Administration examination and progression except:
A candidate must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA or 2.25. A student whose cumulative GPA falls below
2.25 will be on probation. Such a student is required to raise his/her GPA to 2.25 by the following session;
otherwise he/she will be disqualified from the program.

A candidate can take no more than 9 credits of graduate courses per session.

Project Report/Attachment
All candidates must either prepare a project or report or go on a 6-month attachment. This is intended to
give an exposure to candidates at a managerial level. This requirement will carry 3 credits. All students are
required to register for the course (BSAD 650: Post Graduate Project Report) before embarking on this
requirement.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
The PGDBA diploma will be awarded to the students who:
Successfully complete 28 credit hours in the program
Obtain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25
Successfully complete the project report
Meets the character standards of the University.

Course Requirements
16 Core Courses
9 Electives
3 Post Graduate Project Report/Attachment
28 Total Credits

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Bridging Courses ~ PGDBA ..Total 15
Same as the courses in Masters in Business Administration

Core Requirements ~ PGDBA ........Total 30
ACCT 531 Financial & Management Accounting ..3
BSAD 511 Business Environment .2
BSAD 521 Management in a Changing World ...2
BSAD 535 Managing the Human Resource .....2
BSAD 550 Business Research Methods 2
BSAD 574 Business Ethics & Values .....2
BSAD 578 Corporate Planning & Strategy..3
ECON 568 Managerial Economics .....2

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Electives ~ PGDBA ..Total 9
Take 9 credits in the courses in Masters in Business Administration

BSAD 650 Post Graduate Project Report / Attachment ........................................................Total 3

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
The course is divided into two parts. The first deals with financial accounting, which includes the accounting
cycle, generally accepted accounting principles, cash flow statements, internal control and interpreting the
financial statements. The second part of the course deals with the use of accounting for managerial planning,
controlling and decision making.

ACCT 622 Business Taxation 2 Credits
A study of the direct and indirect tax laws and how they influence financial management of business
organizations. The course deals with excise duty, sales tax, value added tax, income tax, customs and capital
gains tax.

ACCT 642 AccountingTheory 2 Credits
An examination of the standard setting process, selected accounting research, and analysis of major problem
areas of financial accounting. Other topics include International accounting standards, approaches to
formulation of an accounting theory, structure of accounting theory, inflationary accounting, and
introduction to international financial accounting.

ACCT 668 Auditing 3 Credits
The course covers contemporary principles, procedures and practices underlying the auditing process. It also
involves an examination of current issues facing the auditing profession, considers the evolution of auditing
in the SADC region, and reviews auditing literature. Special emphasis is on the use of statistical tools in
auditing and in the auditing of EDP systems.

BSAD 511 Business Environment 2 Credits
This is a study of environment within which business operate and how it influences the business. The course
equips students with in-depth knowledge and approaches of dealing with issues in organization -environment
interplay. Emphasis is on external environmental factors, consisting of economic financial, legal, political,
socio-cultural, technological international.

BSAD 521 Management in Changing World 2 Credits
This course focuses on the contemporary management processes, concepts theories and approaches needed
in dealing with ever-changing challenges facing managers. Emphasis is in improving organizational
effectiveness and enhancing productivity and quality of all organizational members through initiating needed
changes in the organization as a whole.

BSAD 535 ManagingHuman Resources 2 Credits
This course is a study of the role and functions of the personnel manager in an organization in facilitating a
mutually satisfying climate between the employee and the organization. Topics consist of recruitment,
selection, training and development, motivation, compensation administration, communication, group
dynamics and industrial relations.

BSAD 549 Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions 2 Credits
A survey of statistical and quantitative techniques used in problem-solving and decision making. Topics
covered include arranging data to convey meaning, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability
distribution, simple and multiple regression, linear programming, queuing theory, simulation, transportation,
assignment and network analysis.

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BSAD550 Business Research Methods 2 Credits
A study of qualitative and quantitative methods and procedures of research in the field of business. Topics
include research design, sampling techniques, methods of data collection, processing and analyzing data,
testing of hypothesis, statistical inferences and report writing.

BSAD 574 Business Ethics and Values 2 Credits
A study of ethical perplexities that managers are likely to face in business, and ways to resolve them, based
on moral and religious/biblical norms.

BSAD 578 Corporate Planningand Strategy 3 Credits
The course involves application of management knowledge gained in all other courses in formulating and
implementing outward and forward looking strategies for the organization. The course has an integrative
and interdisciplinary approach in the analysis of strategic and organizational problems and issues.

BSAD 626 International Business 3 Credits
A study of the problems and issues for manager in imports and exports, in the management of international
business operations. The coverage consists of international business environment, country risk analysis,
managing multinational enterprises, introduction to international finance and international marketing.

BSAD 640 Production & Operations Management 3 Credits
A study of the role, responsibilities and issues facing production and operations managers, particularly in
manufacturing business . The course deals with material planning and control, production scheduling,
productivity, cost minimization, quality assurance, managing manufacturing technology, and preparing for
ISO.

BSAD 660 Management for Non-profit & Public Sector Organisation 3 Credits
A study of the role of non-profit and public sector organizations in facilitating development. It also involves
understanding the characteristics of non-profit and public sector organizations and their implications for
management; and issues facing managers of these sectors, and ways to resolve them.

ECON568 ManagerialEconomics 2 Credits
Application of theoretical and analytical tools of microeconomics to managerial decision making.
Microeconomics serves as foundation with an emphasis on quantitative approach. Topics include,
optimization techniques, elasticity estimates, demand forecasting, cost forecasting, input output analysis,
oligopoly modes, and pricing practice.

FNCE 545 Managerial Finance 3 Credits
A study of role and responsibilities of the financial manager in an organization in achieving the ultimate goals
of wealth maximization. As such the course introduces the students to the corporate finance which includes
managing the four major decisions: Financing, Investing, Asset Management, and Dividend distribution.
Financial sickness and reorganization is also covered.

FNCE 618 Investments & Portfolio Management 3 Credits
A study of investment opportunities and strategies for individuals and institutions in light of their investment
goals and risk-return trade off. Key factors that determine the composition of portfolio are also emphasized.

FNCE624 International Financial Management 3 Credits
The course deals with financial aspects of managing a multinational corporation. Topics covered are foreign
exchange markets, international capital markets, management of exchange; rate exposure and international
trade transactions and international capital budgeting.

FNCE 656 Insurance Bankingin Finance 2 Credits
A study of implications of insurance and banking aspects in finance. Topics covered are principles of personal
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and business insurance, risk management, commercial and reserve bank, money supply and credit, and the
effect of monetary policies.

FNCE676 Advanced Corporate Finance 3 Credits
This is a capstone course in Finance. It involves application of financial management knowledge to the
planning, operating and monitoring of the finance function of an organization as a whole. The course will
involve formulation of a viable financial strategy for a business corporation.

INSY 570 Information Systems Management 3 Credits
A study of the development of information strategies and the design, operation and management systems for
decision making. Topics covered are assessing information needs of the organization, MIS design,
information technology, database systems, and systems analysis and management.

INSY 670 Information Systems Development 2 Credits
This course provides management with insight into the development and implementation of information
systems, the reasons for their success and failure, and the role of management. Techniques used in the
various development phases are reviewed and managements role in ensuring that information systems fit
into the firms overall business plan and goals.

INSY 675 Information Systems Strategy 2 Credits
This course focuses on the formulation and implementation of information technology (IT) strategies to
ensure that investment in IT supports the achievement of business goals and objectives. It also examines
how investment programmes are managed, including changes in business organization, operations
information systems, and technology.

MKTG 560 MarketingManagement 3 Credits
A study of the marketing management process of analyzing market opportunities, researching and selecting
target markets, designing marketing strategies and evaluating and controlling marketing programs.

MKTG 636 International Marketing Management 3 Credits
The goals deals with global marketing opportunities and challenges of multinational corporations. It discusses
at length the socio-political, technological and legal environment of international marketing management. It
also deals with developing global marketing strategies and marketing strategies and marketing management
programmes.


SUGGESTED SCHEDULE
Note: Some course may be offered only every other year.
Master of Business Administration ~Total credits 60
Schedule With BridgingCourses
November ~BridgingCourses December ~First Session
ACCT 111 3 ACCT 531 3
BSAD 155 3 BSAD 511 2
ECON 215 3 BSAD 521 2
INSY 110 3 BSAD 535 2
MATH 181 4 CONV 501 0
Total 16 Total 9





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April/May ~Second Session August ~Third Session
BSAD 549 3 BSAD 550 2
CONV 502 0 BSAD 574 2
ECON 568 2 BSAD 578 2/3
FNCE 545 2/3 CONV 503 0
MKTG 560 3 INSY 570 3

Total 9/10 Total 9/10


December & April/May ~4
th
& 5
th
June ~Third Session
(choose Any 13 Credits) BSAD 690 Applied
ACCT 622 2
ACCT 642 2
ACCT 668 3
BSAD 600 3
BSAD 620 2
BSAD 626 3
BSAD 640 3
BSAD 660 2/3
CONV 504 0
FNCE 618 3
FNCE 624 3
FNCE 656 3
FNCE 676 3
Total 13/14 Total 6



Master of Business Administration Total Credits 45
Schedule Without Bridgingcourse
December ~First Session April/May ~Second Session
ACCT 531 3 BSAD 549 2
BSAD 511 2 BSAD 550 2
BSAD 521 2 CONV 502 0
BSAD 535 2 ECON 568 2
CONV 501 0 MKTG 560 3
Total 9 Total 9

August ~Third Session December & April/May ~4
th
& 5
th

BSAD 578 2 (Choose any 13 credits)
BSAD 574 2 ACCT 622 2
CONV 503 0 ACCT 642 2
FNCE 545 2 ACCT 668 3
INSY 570 2 BSAD 600 3
BSAD 620 2
BSAD 626 3
BSAD 640 3
BSAD 660 2
CONV 504 0
FNCE 618 3
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FNCE 624 3
FNCE 656 2
FNCE 676 3
Total 8 Total 13


June ~Sixth Session
BSAD 690 Applied 6
Total 6