The past several decades have witnessed significant growth in the demands on, and expectations of, finance professionals – particularly as they have become key in helping their organisations in the private sector navigate an increasingly complex business world. Developing finance professionalism extends to government and public sector organizations, where there is a need for enhanced finance leadership and public financial management to improve the quality of public service accountability and outcomes. The transparency, financial stability, and performance of governments and public sector organizations are closely linked with the quality and professionalisation of persons in executive positions.
The aim of this programme is to hone students’ financial theory, knowledge, framework, and competences that are indispensible in undertaking challenging and uncertain financial tasks in both the private and public sectors as well as at local and global level.
To qualify for admission to the MBA – Finance degree programme an applicant must have any of the following qualifications:
- university graduates in finance related fields who wish to enhance their business management competences with a focus in finance;
- holders of Full professional qualifications such as CIMA, ACCA, ZIM, ZICA, CIM, CILTS, CFA and CIPS, who wish to enhance their business management competences; and
- at least two years post qualification experience in a managerial or professional capacity.
DURATION OF STUDY
The programme runs for one year six months on part time and distance education and not more than two years academic years in case of any eventualities or unforeseen circumstances.
Year 1 Courses
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Course Code||Course Title||Course Code||Course Title|
|MBF111||Research Methods (15 credits)||MBF112||Credit Analysis (15 credits): Aug – Dec|
|MBF121||Financial Reporting & Analysis (15 credits): Jan – Jun||MBF122||Corporate Governance & Business Ethics (15 credits): Aug – Dec|
|MBF131||Management Theory (30 credits): Jan – Jun||MBF132||Corporate Finance (30 credits): Aug – Dec|
Year 2 courses
|Course code||Course title|
|MBF211||Operations & Supply Chain Management|
|One elective from:|
|MBF221||International Business Finance|
|MBF231||Financial Risk Management|
|MBF251||Real Estate Finance & Investment Analysis|