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Faculty of Business Administration

About the Faculty

The Business Administration Faculty is the best and innovative faculty committed to scholarly excellence in finance, business management and leadership and it’s made up of the Department of Business Administration, Department of Accounting & Finance and it also has a service provider, the Department of Economics and Mathematics. The Faculty of Business Administration programs are accredited by the Namibia Qualification Authority (NQA) and it offers various undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Business Management and Finance Management, namely the Stand –Alone Certificate and Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma and Honours, Master’s and Doctoral degrees. Graduates from the Faculty will learn from business leaders and educators who hold a terminal degree in their fields. Students will be armed with the analytical, conceptual and practical skills necessary to make a positive impact to the financial and business management sector in Namibia and around the globe.

Dean

Ms. Jogbeth Kazongari

Ms. Jogbeth Kazongari is the Dean of Faculty of Business Administration at IUM with effect from 01 November 2016 and prior to her appoinrtment as a Dean she was the Head of Business Administration Department which she served for 3 years. Before joining IUM, she was employed by Ministry of Health and Social Services as a Human Resource Practitioner for seven years till she resigned in 2012.

Ms. Kazongari holds a Master of Arts Degree in Economics Policy Management from the University of Zambia, Bachelor of Technology Degree in Public Management and Bachelor of Technology Degree in Economics both from Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST).

Dean

Ms. Jogbeth Kazongari

Welcome from the Dean

Achievement in our global, collective future depends upon Universities producing well-acquainted graduates with apposite understanding, skills, competencies and the right behavioural attitude. The Faculty of Business Administration at the International University of Management (IUM) is committed to providing its students with distinctive, modern, practical and academic eligibility that adheres with the rapid local and international developments in today’s world of business, finance and economics.

Our programs is concerned with the education and training of aspiring young managers who can innovatively contribute to existing organizations and pursue their own ventures, and has the potential to address current and anticipated workforce demands.

The Business Administration Faculty has industrious and well-motivated academic staffs that have wide-ranging theoretical and practical experiences in their respective areas of specialities and who plays a crucial role in helping students to learn. The Faculty persistently develops new programmes to meet the ever increasing regional and global demand for qualified finance and business managers.

I invite you to browse our website and learn more about the sensational learning opportunities offered at the Faculty of Business Administration.

We wish you all the best.

CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Qualification Description

The certificate in Business Administration is a one year programme, designed to provide students with the skills and attitudes needed to start conceptualising ideas of that contribute to existing organizations and pursue their own ventures, and has the potential to address current and anticipated workforce demands. The students studying the International University of Management Certificate in Business Administration will leave this qualification with an effective working knowledge of the analytical tools and management concepts used in modern business, as well as grounding in the practical management skills required in contemporary business activities.

Admission /Entry Requirements

The entry requirements to this qualification shall be:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent qualification(s), provided that the candidate has passed five subjects (including English minimum D) normally in not more than three examination sittings with a minimum of 20 points on the IUM’s evaluation scale.
  • A recognised qualification at NQF level 4 or equivalent
  • Mature age entry, provided that they:
    1. Are 25 years old or over in the year in which is sought
    2. Have at least 3 years’ experience
    3. Have at least a pass at grade 10
    4. Provide a suitable reference from a recognised public official

Career Opportunities

The Certificate of Business Administration can supplement your existing qualifications and give you a salary and career boost. The course prepares students for a wide range of careers in business, government and non-profit organizations.

Course Outline
Certificate in Business Administration
Semester 1
Applied English Language Skills
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Mathematics
Microeconomics
Principles of Management
Semester 2
Principles of Marketing
Business Ethics
Financial Accounting
Human Capital Management
Management Organisation
Quantitative Methods I
Basic IT Skills

Diploma in Business Administration

Qualification Description

The Diploma in Business Administration is a two year programme, and it is designed to enable students to gain a clear understanding of various business disciplines (Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Management Science). The students studying the International University of Management Diploma in Business Administration are expected to acquire the critical entrepreneurial, leadership, team, and communications skills and explore their ability to work with and through other people.

The qualification has been carefully designed, in collaboration with the major stakeholders, and it will be instructed by experienced professionals who understand the fundamentals of business administration and stay current with new and progressive ideas, and this will enable students to pursue a career in businesses administration.

Admission /Entry Requirements

The entry requirements to this qualification shall be:

  • A Certificate of Administration in Business Administration.
  • A recognised qualification at NQF level 5 or equivalent
  • Mature age entry, provided that they:
    1. Are 25 years old or over in the year in which is sought
    2. Have at least 3 years’ experience
    3. Have at least a pass at grade 10
    4. Provide a suitable reference from a recognised public official

Career opportunities

Diploma in Business Administration holders take care of human resource management, day to day operations, finance and accounting activities taking place in companies, government and non-profit organizations and industries.

Course Outline
Diploma in Business Administration
Year 1
Semester 1
Financial Accounting II
Intermediate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Macroeconomics
Marketing Management
Organisational Behavior
Semester 2
Business Law
Management Accounting
Operations Management
Professional Communication
Quantitative Methods II
Year 2
Semester 1
Critical Thinking Skills
Management Control System
Services Marketing
Product Management
Change Management
Semester 2
Communication Skills
Cost Accounting
Human Asset Management
Management Information Systems
Project Management

Bachelor in Business Administration

Qualification Description

The Bachelor Degree of Business Administration is a three year programme designed to make a positive and practical contribution to the industry and commerce in Namibia and beyond as it equips students with an understanding of the business and management environments. The students studying at the International University of Management Degree of Business Administration are expected to acquire the critical entrepreneurial, leadership, team, and communications skills and explore their ability to work with and through other people.

Admission /Entry Requirements

One has to satisfy the minimum admission requirement for entry to degree studies at this University as prescribed under the entry requirements in the IUM General Academic Regulations.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent qualification(s), provided that the candidate has passed five subjects (including English minimum D normally in not more than three examination sittings with a minimum of 25 points on the IUM’s evaluation scale.
  • A recognised qualification at NQF level 6 or equivalent
  • Mature age entry, provided that they:
    1. Are 25 years old or over in the year in which is sought
    2. Have at least 3 years’ experience
    3. Have at least a pass at grade 10
    4. Provide a suitable reference from a recognised public official

Career opportunities in Business Administration

Students who successfully complete and obtain the qualification can become Accountant managers, Administrative services managers, Bill and account collectors, Brokerage clerk/ assistants, Careers in operations research/management science, Executive assistant, General Manager, Human resources, training, labor relations managers and specialist, Insurance sales agent and Insurance underwriter.

Course Outline
Bachelor in Business Administration
Year 1
Semester 1
Applied English Language Skills
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Microeconomics
Mathematics
Principles of Management
Semester 2
Basic IT Skills
Cost Accounting
Communication Skills
Financial Accounting
Human Capital Management
Principles of Marketing
Quantitative Methods I
Year 2
Semester 1
Critical Thinking Skills
Financial Accounting II
Intermediate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Macroeconomics
Marketing Management
Organizational Behaviour
Semester 2
Business Law
Management Accounting
Management Information Systems
Operations Management
Professional Communication
Quantitative Methods II
Year 3
Semester 1
Corporate Finance
Managerial Economics
Research Methodology
Strategic Human Resources
Strategic Management
Total Quality Management
Semester 2
Business Leadership Dynamics
Business Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Finance Management
International Business Management
Choose one of the following
Labour and International Relations
Strategic Entrepreneurship

Bachelor in Business Administration (Honours)

Qualification Description

The Bachelor Honours Degree of Business Administration is a one-year qualification designed to equip students with knowledge, skills and competencies needed to manage and supervise businesses organisations in Namibia and beyond. The aim of this qualification is to train and equip graduates students with management, supervisory and leadership enabling them to manage small and large enterprises. It is intended for students who graduated with the first degree (under graduate degree) who indent to further their knowledge and studies in the field of Business Administration , as well as people in employment who aspire to increase their relevance and marketability in areas of business and management.

The Bachelor’s Honours Degree of Business Administration is conferred after one year of full-time or part-time study in one or more areas of business concentrations. The year of study is divided into two semesters and students are expected to take six courses in the first semester and five in the second semester. Semester 1 runs from January to June. Semester 2 runs from July to December.

Admission /Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is an appropriate Bachelor's Degree of Business Administration or equivalent qualification at NQF level 7. IUM bachelor students in the final year can also apply for admission to Bachelor Honours degree provided that they have to pass 80%/ of their modules/courses in their final year of the Bachelor degree.

Career opportunities in Business Administration

Students who successfully complete the qualification can become Advertising Executive, Business Manager, Finance Officer , Human Resources Manager, Management Analyst, Marketing Specialist, Office Administrator and Public Relations Specialist. Many career opportunities can also be found within government, healthcare, and religious and civic organizations.

Course Outline
Bachelor in Business Administration (Honours)
Year 1
Semester 1
Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
Research Proposal
Corporate Governance and Management
Game Theories for Managers
Strategic Marketing I
Elective Courses (Choose One)
Auditing and Assurance (New)
Applied Entrepreneurship Management
Semester 2
Research Project
International Trade (new)
Negotiation and Conflict Management (New)
Strategic Marketing II
Elective Courses (Choose One)
Strategic Management Accounting
Organizational Development and Change Management (New)

Certificate in Finance

Qualification Description

The Certificate in Finance Management is a one year programme and its purpose is to provide students with an academic and professional experience in general administration and finance to enhance competency and skills. This provides the entry level to career opportunities in accounting and finance. The qualification will greatly contribute to the finance and general sectors of the economy.

Admission requirements

Students will be admitted to this qualification if they hold a Namibian Secondary School Certificate (NSSCO/H) with a minimum of 20 points and passed five subjects with a minimum of D in English.

Students may also enter through mature age entry /prior learning with three years relevant work experience.

  • Must be at least 25 years of age and have passed Junior School Certificate (Grade 10).
  • Must have minimum of 3 years relevant work experience supported by a letter/letters from employers.
  • Must sit an entrance examination, details to be provided on application.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the qualification can become accounting clerks, auditing Clerk, accounts receivable clerk, accounting assistant, accounts payable clerks

Course Outline
Certificate in Finance
Semester 1
Applied English Language Skills
Mathematics
Microeconomics
Principles of Marketing
Semester 2
Basic IT Skills
Quantitative Method I
Cost Accounting
Financial Accounting
Human Capital Management
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Quantitative Methods I

Diploma in Finance

Qualification Description

The Diploma in Finance Management is a two year programme and the purpose is to develop knowledge and skills in administration and finance management. It provides in-depth knowledge and practical approach for aspiring finance technicians.

Admission requirements

Admission to this qualification is restricted to IUM certificate in Finance management NQF level 5 holder and/or any equivalent qualifications from other accredited institutions.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the qualification can become accounting clerks, auditing Clerk, accounts receivable clerk, accounting assistant, accounts payable clerk, book keeper.

Course Outline
Diploma in Finance
Year 1
Semester 1
Business Accounting
Macroeconomics
Organisational Beahviour
Principles of Management
Communication Skills
Semester 2
Business Law
Finance Management
Financial Reporting
Project Management
Quantitative Methods II
Year 2
Semester 1
Financial Accounting II
Intermediate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Marketing Management
Performance Management
Semester 2
Management Accounting
Management Information Systems
Operations Management
Professional Communication

Bachelor in Finance

Qualification Description

The Bachelor of finance management is a three year programme qualification and it is aimed to develop knowledge and skills, and provide a technically focused education in finance management that inculcates graduates with requisite knowledge, a-practical hands on approach, competency and proficiency that will enable to contribute immensely to the economy of Namibia.

Admission requirements

To be registered for this qualification, candidates must at least have 25 points in five subjects should have been attained at grade 12 or equivalent. D in English is required although applications. Conditions apply. Or through the Mature Entry Undergraduate Programme (MEP) an applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 25 years of age and have passed Junior School Certificate (Grade 10).
  • Must have minimum of 3 years relevant work experience supported by a letter/letters from employers.
  • Must sit an entrance examination, details to be provided on application.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the qualification can become Book keepers, junior auditors, accounting technicians, budget analysts, financial analysts.

Bachelor in Finance
Year 1
Semester 1
Applied English Language Skills
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Mathematics
Microeconomics
Principles of Marketing
Semester 2
Communication Skills
Cost Accounting
Financial Accounting
Human Capital Management
Principles of Management
Quantitative Methods I
Basic IT Skills
Year 2
Semester 1
Financial Accounting II
Intermediate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Macroeconomics
Marketing Management
Organisational Behaviour
Performance Management
Semester 2
Business Law
Finance Management
Management Accounting
Professional Communication
Quantitative Methods II
Professional Communication
Year 3
Semester 1
Strategic Entrepreneurship
Auditing
Corporate Finance
Internship
Research Methodology
Taxation I
Choose one from the following
Managerial Economics
Strategic Human Resources
Semester 2
Auditing II
Business Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Taxation II
Choose one from the following
Sales Management
Strategic Management
Management Information Systems

Bachelor in Finance Honours

Qualification Description

The Bachelor of Finance Management Honors is a one year programme and the primary purpose is to develop knowledge and skills, and provide a technically focused education in accounting and finance management that develops graduates with key knowledge and skills. Research component ensures that graduates will not only have practical hands on approach, competency and proficiency but also discover new trends and developments in the accounting profession.

Admission requirements

Students will be admitted to this qualification if they hold a Bachelor in Finance Management Level 7 or its equivalent.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the qualification can become a Credit Manager, Investment Manager, Venture Capitalist, Hedge Fund Manager, Accountants, Book keepers, auditor, accounting technician, budget analyst, financial analyst financial and management consultant and tax consultant.

Course Outline
Bachelor in Finance Honours
Semester 1
Financial Strategies
Public Finance
Accounting Information Systems
Auditing and Assurance I
Electives Courses (Choose 1)
Investment analysis and portfolio management
Strategic project management
Applied Entrepreneurship Management
Semester 2
Research Project
Accounting Theory and Practice
Contemporary Financial Management
Electives Courses (Choose 1)
International Finance Management
Strategic Management Accounting
Taxation and Tax Planning I

Bachelor of Accounting Honours

Qualification Description

The Integrated Bachelor of Accounting Honours is a four year programme and the primary is to develop knowledge and skills, and provide a technically focused education in accounting that inculcates graduates with requisite knowledge, a-practical hands on approach, competency and proficiency that will enable to contribute immensely to the economy of Namibia.

Admission requirements

To be registered for this qualification, candidates must at least have 25 points in five subjects should have been attained at grade 12 or equivalent. D in English is required although applications. Conditions apply. Or through the Mature Entry

Undergraduate Programme (MEP) an applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 25 years of age and have passed Junior School Certificate (Grade 10).
  • Must have minimum of 3 years relevant work experience supported by a letter/letters from employers.
  • Must sit an entrance examination, details to be provided on application.
Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the qualification can become Credit Manager, Investment Manager, Venture Capitalist, Hedge Fund Manager, Accountants, Book keepers, auditors, accounting technicians, budget analyst, financial analysts financial and management consultants and tax consultants.

Bachelor of Accounting Honours
Year 1
Semester 1
Applied English Language Skills
Economics I
Mathematics for Finance – STET
Principles of Marketing
Marketing Management
Semester 2
Basic IT Skills
Cost Accounting
Financial Accounting
Human Capital Management
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Quantitative Methods I
Year 2
Semester 1
Economics II
Financial Accounting II
Intermediate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Management Accounting I
Organisational Behaviour
Semester 2
Business Law
Financial Reporting
Management Accounting II
Professional Communication
Quantitative Methods II
Choose two from the following
Management Information Systems
Operations Management
Project Management
Year 3
Semester 1
Auditing I
Corporate Finance
Managerial Economics
Research Methodology
Sales Management
Taxation I
Semester 2
Strategic Entrepreneurship
Strategic Human Resource Management
Auditing II
Internship
Taxation II
Business Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Year 4
Semester 1
Investment analysis and portfolio management
Corporate Governance I
Auditing and Assurance I
Taxation and Tax Planning I
Contemporary Finance Management I
Financial Reporting and Analysis
Electives Courses (Choose 2)
Accounting Information Systems
Public Finance
Applied entrepreneurship studies
Semester 2
Auditing and Assurance II
Corporate Governance II
Accounting Theory and Practice
Research Project
Electives Courses (Choose 1)
International Finance Management
Strategic Management Accounting
Financial Strategies

Postgraduate Diploma in Finance Management

Qualification Description

Postgraduate Diploma in Finance Management is a one year programme and the purpose of the qualification is to develop knowledge and skills in accounting and finance. Successful completion of this qualification will equip students with requisite tools and expertise to meet the ever growing demand for quality financial services, as well as cope with dynamic business environment. The graduates will possess both academic and soft skills that will enable them to contribute immensely to the economy of Namibia.

Admission requirements

Admission to this qualification is restricted to category 1 and 2 criterion for the Post Graduate Diploma in Finance Management (PGDFM).

Category 1: IUM applicants

Must have completed higher diploma plus two years relevant work experience and/or bachelor honours degree in Finance Management and Business Administration

Category 2: Non IUM applicants

Relevant undergraduate degree and/or equivalent at NQF level 7 or 8 and/or determined by the IUM Senate.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete and obtain the qualification can become accounting technicians, budget analyst, financial analysts financial and management consultants and tax consultants.

Course Outline
Postgraduate Diploma in Finance Management
Semester 1
Auditing and Assurance I
Contemporary Finance Management I
Taxation and Tax Planning I
Financial Reporting
Electives (Choose 1 )
Corporate Governance I
Corporate Governance II
Semester 2
Auditing and Assurance II
Contemporary Finance Management II
Taxation and Tax Planning II
Research Methodology and Project
Electives (Choose 1 same course )
Strategic Project Management I
Strategic Project Management II