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Faculty of Business Administration

About the Faculty

The Faculty delivers quality Honours Degrees and Stand - Alone programmes of study through its two departments namely Business Administration and Accounting & Finance and it also has a service provider Department of Economics and Mathematics.

Faculty of Business Administration programs are accredited by the Namibia Qualification Authority (NQA) and the degree programs that the Faculty offers are Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration- BBA (Hons) and Bachelor’s Degree in Finance Management- BFM (Hons).

Under the Stand Alone programmes the faculty delivers Certificate of Administration in Business Administration and Finance Management, Higher Certificate in Business Administration and Finance Management and Higher Diploma in Business Administration and Finance Management.

Graduates from the Faculty 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 of Administration in Business Administration

Philosophy

The administration certificate programme is intended for professionals who want the basic administration and managerial knowledge. It will expose the student to the Competencies knowledge and skills needed to function more effectively in a variety of administrative and managerial roles through services organisations

Programme Outcomes
  • Your foundation management knowledge and competencies will increase.
  • You will better simulate your individual management role, its context and the nature of interventions you make in your organisation.

Objectives (Purpose)

  • Improve your analytical skills.
  • Develop your understanding of organisational behaviour.
  • Enable students understand fundamentals in Programming.
  • Discuss the forces that shape management decisions; and choose courses from a number of business areas that suit your interests.

Course Outline

Certificate of Administration (100 Credits)
Professional Presentation
Spoken Business English
Report Writing
Computer Literacy
Namibian and Regional Economics
Introduction to Business Organisation
Accounting I
Business Communication I
Quantitative Methods I
Basic IT Skills

Higher Certificate in Business Administration

Philosophy

The Higher Certificate in Business Administration is designed to give students a good grounding of the basic disciplines in Business Management. The course prepares aspiring young managers for a role in Business Management. The course prepares the student to be able to initiate, improve efficiency and effectiveness of business enterprises, thereby, creating work and wealth.
The students will manage stable businesses or develop an entrepreneurial approach and flexibility. The course will enable graduates to advance to the Higher Diploma in Business Administration or gain meaningful employment.

Programme Outcomes

By the time the graduate finishes the Higher Certificate, he/she will be equipped with knowledge of management principles, practice and tools, skills to effectively operate in various managerial roles or as an entrepreneur and will be expected to have developed the right attitude to work or doing business.

Objectives (Purpose)

  • By the end of the course, the student will be expected to know the economic environment in which organisations operate.
  • To get the student to distinguish concepts in organisational behaviour and their implications to management.
  • Discuss the role of marketing and communication systems in Organisations
  • To give students the theory and practice of accounting and Management accounting systems.

Course Outline

Higher Certificate (120 Credits)
Economics
Accounting II
Sales & Marketing
Quantitative Methods II
Organisational Behaviour
Business Communication II
Personnel Management
Select one subject from the following:
Business Law
Systems Analysis

Higher Diploma in Business Administration

Philosophy

This Programme is to develop highly effective leaders of organisations. It is a programme designed to suit students from the private, public and voluntary and community sectors. As well as providing students with tools to foster rational, strategic decision making in the business context, the programme also encourages and supports students to explore their ability to work with and through other people.

Programme Outcomes

At the completion of the IUM Higher Diploma of Administration, a student should be expected to know: -

  • The principles of business leadership and entrepreneurship.
  • Apply strategies for effective management of corporations and/or institutions.
  • Apply suitable procedures for recruitment and selection of suitable employees, and identify vacancies where they exist.
  • Be able to work in the fields of finance, general management as well as self-employment.

Objectives (Purpose)

  • Entrepreneurship and factors influencing entrepreneurship, including decisions on a development approach and small business management.
  • Relate international business, globalizing and e-commerce.
  • Simulate the nature and scope of corporate strategy, planning, strategy evaluation and selection, and tools and techniques for corporate strategy.
  • Contrast organisation principles, goals, theories and their integration into organisational processes and controls. Marketing strategy and planning, both locally and internationally
  • Differentiate financial decision making, corporate objectives and the operation of the capital markets.

Course Outline

Higher Diploma (120 Credits)
Entrepreneurial Studies and Leadership
International Business
Corporate Business Ethics
Management in Action
Select one subject from the following:
Strategic Marketing
Information Management
Corporate Finance
Strategic HR Management

Bachelors Degree in Business Administration

Philosophy

This degree is designed to make a positive and practical contribution to Business Management in Namibia and beyond. It is concerned with the education and training of aspiring young managers who can initiate, improve efficiency and effectiveness of business enterprises, thereby, creating work and wealth. These trainees will manage stable businesses or develop an entrepreneurial approach and flexibility. This qualification will enable graduates to move from one sector of the economy to another and to adopt a global outlook in their work.

Programme Outcomes

By the time the graduate finishes his/her Professional Bachelor’s degree, he/she will be equipped with managerial, creative and problem solving skills to considerably contribute to efficiency, effectiveness and profitability of business enterprises.

Objectives (Purpose)

  • By the end of the programme, the graduate will know the principles, practices and methods of modern management and be able to apply them in business enterprises
  • He/she will be able to recognise and to understand, from a local, regional and global standpoint, the problem of modern business enterprises.
  • He/she will be able to identify the benefits of well run business and develop a range of short-term, mid-term and long-term solutions to business management problems.
  • He/she will be able to effect change, sensitive to local mores.

Field Projects

There will be field projects in each of the second, third and fourth years. The second year project will be carried out in groups of four students. The third year project will be carried out in pairs and the final year field project will be an individual assignment. All assignments will be assessed.

Course Outline
Year I (100 Credits)
Mathematics I
Business Communication I
Computer Studies I
Introduction to Regional Economics (SADC)
Business Studies I
Accounting for Managers I
Quantitative Methods I
Year 2 (120 Credits)
Business Studies II
Organisational Behaviour I
Computer Studies II
Accounting for Managers II
Business Communication II
Marketing I
HR Management I
Quantitative Methods II
Select one subject from the following:
Business Law I
Systems Analysis I
Year 3 (120 Credits)
Business Studies III: Entrepreneurial Studies and Leadership
Organisational Behaviour II: Governance and Management
Management Organisation I: Structure and Function
Strategic Marketing
Select one subject from the following:
Information Management Systems
Corporate Finance
Year 4 (140 Credits)
Marketing IV : Consumer Behaviour
Business Communication III: Marketing Messages
Business Studies IV: International Business and Marketing
Select one field project from the following:
Field Project: Business Management Case Study OR
Field Project: Management Information Systems OR
Field Project: Governance and Management Case Study

Certificate of Administration in Finance Management

Philosophy

The certificate course is designed to equip students with a variety of market related skills. Career opportunities exist in all sectors of the economy and students should be able to use this certificate to obtain employment in both public and private sectors.

The course will satisfy the needs of students who did not have a formal higher education after leaving secondary schools and upon completion the students will have confidence to communicate clearly at lower level of management. To this end, the course offers a balanced educational programme designed to equip students with up-to-date techniques in finance administration and management

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, the students through their acquired financial skills, will be able to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of finance in the private and public sectors. They will be able to contribute efficiently to national and international development as skilled finance clerks.

Objectives (Purpose)

  • To demonstrate the basic principles of accounting in business organisations.
  • Comprehend the communication systems in business organisation.
  • To appreciate quantitative methods and their application in financial management
  • Use Information and Telecommunications technology effectively in finance management.

Course Outline
Certificate of Administration (100 Credits)
Professional Presentation
Spoken Business English
Report Writing
Computer Literacy
Mathematics for Business
Namibian and Regional Economics
Introduction to Business Organisation
Accounting I
Business Communication I
Quantitative Methods I

Higher Certificate in Finance Management

Philosophy

The course is designed to equip students for a variety of management careers. It is concerned with the education and training of aspiring high calibre managers who upon successfully completing the course will contribute effectively to modern business growth and success. The course aims at producing better informed and more effective financial controllers.

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course the students will be equipped with up to date management techniques. They will be able to identify and solve business problems. They will be able to recognise and to understand the problems facing modern business enterprise.

Objectives (Purpose)

  • An in-depth understanding of the principles of accounting in business organisations.
  • Understand the principles of effective communication systems in business organisation.
  • To appreciate quantitative methods and their application in financial management.
  • Use appropriate systems to enhance business dealings within the context of the law.

Course Outline

Higher Certificate (120 Credits)
Economics
Organisational Behaviour
Principles of Accounting
Business Communication II
Marketing
HR Management
Quantitative Methods II
Management Accountancy
Select one subject from the following:
Business Law
Systems Analysis

Higher Diploma in Finance Management

Philosophy

The course is designed to give students thorough grounding in Financial Management skills. It is designed to build up the students’ knowledge of the complicated corporate, economic, marketing, social and legal framework in which businesses operate.

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course the students will be able to contribute effectively to organisational development and organisational change through their acquired leadership financial skills.

Objectives (Purpose)

  • A deeper understanding of finance management in business organisations in the context of the overall corporate strategy.
  • Simulate the principles of management organisation and its effect on business organisation at the local and international level.
  • To appreciate information management systems and their use in financial management
  • Use appropriate systems to enhance business dealings within the context of the law.

Course Outline

Higher Diploma (120 Credits)
Entrepreneurial Studies and Leadership
International Business
Corporate Strategy
Management Organisation
Select two subjects from the following:
Strategic Marketing
Information Management
Corporate Finance
Strategic HR Management

Bachelors Degree in Finance Management

Philosophy

This degree is designed to make a positive impact to the financial management sector in Namibia, the SADC region and beyond. Its main area of focus is in the stringent education and quality training of young aspiring financial managers who will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the financial sector of the business world. Trainee financial managers will be inculcated with good financial management techniques coupled with the flexibility needed to enable them to switch from one sector of the economy to another and to adopt a global outlook in their work.

Programme Outcomes

Graduates will be equipped with practice and theory required, to ensure they are able to act as financial managers of high calibre in the manufacturing, commercial and service organisations in both the public or private sectors of the economy

Course Objectives

  • By the end of the course, the graduate will be able to demonstrate the skills of an effective manager
  • He/she will be able to recognise and understand, from a local, regional and global standpoint the problems associated with finance management
  • He/she will be able to identify the benefits of sound financial management and develop a range of short term, mid-term and long-term solutions to achieve them
  • He/she will be able to effect change, sensitive to local mores.

Field Projects

There will be field projects in each of the second, third and fourth years. The second year project will be carried out in groups of four students. The third year project will be carried out in pairs and the final year ‘Action Learning’ project will be an individual assignment. All assignments will be assessed.

Course Outline
Year I (100 Credits)
Mathematics I
Business Communication I
Computer Studies I
Introduction to Regional Economics (SADC)
Business Studies I
Accounting I
Quantitative Methods I
Year 2 (120 Credits)
Accounting II
Business Communication II
Business Studies II
Economics I
HR Management I
Marketing I
Organisational Behaviour I
Quantitative Methods II
Select one subject from the following:
Business Law I
Systems Analysis I
Year 3 (120 Credits)
Business Studies III: International Business
Management Organisation I: Structures and function
Business Studies III: Entrepreneurial Studies and Leadership
Strategic Planning I
Select two subjects from the following:
Corporate Finance I
Information Management I
Strategic HR Management I
Strategic Marketing I
Year 4 (140 Credits)
Accounting III: Financial Strategies
Business Studies IV : Business Ethics
Select one subject from the following
Human Resource Management II
Information Management Strategies II
Select one field project from the following
Field Project: Financial Management Case Study OR
Field Project: Governance and Management Case Study

Certificate of Administration in Small Business Management

Philosophy

This certificate programme is perfect for a business owner, entrepreneur or anyone seeking to learn the essentials in business and management. It is designed for wealth creating people, who may set up business and create employment.

Programme Outcomes

The certificate is a specialized training programme designed to assist people in establishing selfemployment ventures. It also provides essential skills training for existing owner / managers or senior employees of small business planning, marketing, financial planning and legal requirements necessary to manage their business.

Objectives (Purpose)

On completion the students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of financial and accounting terms
  • Explain the entire marketing process, including the role of ethics and technology
  • Explore some of the more important topics in running the operations of a business in accord equirements
  • Illustrate the seven management disciplines essential to management and business success.

Course Outline

Certificate of Administration (100 Credits)
Professional Presentation
Spoken Business English
Report Writing
Computer Literacy
Mathematics for Business
Namibian and Regional Economics
Introduction to Business Organisation
Accounting I
Business Communication I
Quantitative Methods I

Higher Certificate in Small Business Management

Philosophy

To develop young entrepreneurs to spearhead business development in Namibia and the region. The course is designed to develop young Namibians to become wealth creators thereby creating sustained growth of the economy. The course will particularly target young people wishing to start their own businesses on completion of the course. The course intends to transform thinking among the youth from being an employee to being an employer.

The course prepares students for a role that will facilitate the achievement of the goals of Vision 2030.

The course will enable graduates to advance to the Higher Diploma in Small Business Management or to start their own businesses.

Programme Outcomes

By the time the graduate finishes the Higher Certificate in Small Business Management, he/she will be equipped with knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to start their own businesses and to effectively manage the business.

Objectives (Purpose)

  • Recognise the prerequisites for starting a business and organisational behaviour at each stage of development
  • Appraise the economic context in which businesses operate
  • To understand the importance of marketing and marketing communications in business
  • Illustrate the role of finance in small business development and the need for effective financial accounting and financial management.
  • Discuss the role of government in managing tourism resources.
  • To give students the theory and practice of administration and accounting systems in travel tourism and hospitality

Course Outline

Higher Certificate (120 Credits)
Economics
Accounting II
Marketing for SMEs
Quantitative Methods II
Organisational Behaviour
Business Communication II
HR Management
Management Accountancy
Select one subject from the following:
Business Law
Systems Analysis

Higher Diploma in Small Business Management

Philosophy

The course is designed to enhance the development of young entrepreneurs to spearhead business development in Namibia and beyond; to further instil strategic skills among young Namibians to become wealth creators.

Programme Outcomes

By the time the graduate finishes the Higher Diploma in Small Business Management, he/she will be equipped with strategic management skills to operate effectively in the global market place.

Objectives (Purpose)

  • Employ the prerequisites for starting a business and organisational behaviour at each stage of development.
  • Relate the economic context in which businesses operate.
  • Appraise the importance of Marketing and marketing communications in business
  • Apply the role of finance in small business development and the need for effective financial accounting and financial management.
  • To give students the theory and practice of administration and accounting systems in Small Business Management.
  • Demonstrate the role of government in managing tourism resources.

Course Outline

Higher Diploma (120 Credits)
Industrial Entrepreneurial Studies and Leadership
International Business
Corporate Strategy & Planning
Management Organisation
Select two subjects from the following:
Strategic Marketing
Information Management
Corporate Finance
Strategic HR Management

Bachelors Degree in Small Business Management

Philosophy

There are two accepted methods of generating wealth and work. These are firstly the attraction of external and internal capital for investment in major enterprises and secondly, the development of sustainable small businesses.

Programme Outcomes

The objective of this degree is to stimulate young entrepreneurs to start new small businesses that from the outset recognise sound principles of management. By the time the graduate has finished this course he/she will be equipped to use his/her managerial, creative and problem solving skills to start up and develop a small business

Course Objectives

  • By the end of the course, the graduate will know the principles, practices and methods of modern management and be able to apply them in a small business.
  • He/she will be able to recognise and understand, from a local standpoint, the problems of the small business within the social, environmental and climatic framework of Namibia
  • He/she will be able to identify problems and develop a range of short term, mid-term and long term solutions
  • He/she will be able to effect change, sensitive to local situations.

Field Projects

There will be field projects in each of the second, third and fourth years. The second year project will be carried out in groups of four students. The third year project will be carried out in pairs and the final year ‘Action Learning’ project will be an individual assignment. All assignments will be assessed.

Course Outline
Year I (100 Credits)
Mathematics I
Business Communication I
Computer Studies I
Introduction to Regional Economics (SADC)
Business Studies I
Accounting for Managers I
Quantitative Methods I
Year 2 (120 Credits)
Organisational Behaviour I
Accounting for Managers II
Business Communication II
Marketing I
HR Management I
Quantitative Methods II
Business Law I
Systems Analysis I
Year 3 (120 Credits)
Business Studies III: Entrepreneurial Studies and Leadership
Strategic Planning I: Corporate Strategy
Organisational Behaviour II
Small Business Finance I
Select two subjects from the following:
Strategic Marketing I
Information Management I
Year 4 (140 Credits)
Business Studies IV: Starting a Small Business
Marketing II: Marketing for a Small Business
Choose one subject from the following:
Organisational Behaviour III: Managing a Small Business
Strategic Planning II: Improving a Small Business
Select one field project from the following:
Field Project: Small Business Development Case Study OR
Field Project: Small Business Proposal OR
Field Project: Credit Facilities for Small Businesses in Namibia