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About the Faculty

The International University of Management’s School of Postgraduate Studies is designed to facilitate a sustainable transition for an aspiring candidate from acquiring knowledge towards an advanced stage of its creation and application beyond the curriculum. Through various academic programmes, the Postgraduate School aims at establishing a holistic nature and legitimacy of a research culture, to motivate candidates to cultivate ability for intercultural and transnational communication in scientific, economic, management, business, social and political spheres.

Dean

Prof. Dr. Clement

  • Prof. Dr. Clement is the Head of Post-graduate studies since mid-2014.
  • He has previously taught in the Carribean, United States of America, Netherlands and Uganda.
  • He is tasked with, among others, teaching certain undergraduate courses, supervising the graduates, as well as conducting research in the areas of Consumer Behaviour and Strategic Management.
  • He has two Bachelor of Science Degrees, Masters in Business Administration, Master in Science and a PhD.
Dean

Prof. Dr. Clement

Welcome from the Dean

I am very pleased to welcome you to the Graduate School at the International University of Management (IUM). The decision to pursue a graduate degree will be one of the most important investments you will make in your life. Where you choose to study will have an enormous impact on the return that you will have on your investment.

Our doctorate and Master’s programme cover a wide range of disciplines which are taught by some of the academia’s brightest minds. Though very young, the International University of Management has grown rapidly and at the moment is the fastest growing university in Namibia.

In the last year IUM hired many new outstanding academic staff with strong focus on research. This will help our graduate students develop their research skills which are strongly needed in order to be successful in graduate education.

We invite you to take on the challenge of engaging in our rigorous academic curriculum and vibrant intellectual community. We hope prospective students will find our programme attractive and consider joining us here at IUM. We welcome you to the Graduate School at the International University of Management.

Should you have any questions about any specific degree program, I encourage you to contact the Graduate School. We look forward to hearing from you.

Master of Business Administration (Marketing)

Purpose

The purpose of the Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing is to provide skills for aspiring senior managers and to further develop managerial skills of men and women already holding positions of authority and influence in organisations who wish to grow up or climb up the organizational ladder. The programme especially sharpens managers’ capacities in research, interpretation, decision making, design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. The curriculum of the programme integrates skills and competencies of statistics, computer technology, research, and project planning and management. Through case analysis and fusion of work experiences, captains of industry and commerce are taken deeper into the theories and concepts learnt earlier in their academic pursuits. The MBA programme will be offered on a part-time basis.

Programme Outcomes

Holders of this qualification will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of principles, concepts, knowledge and skills/talents of efficient and effective organizational management.
  • Engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, interpretation, criticism and problem-solving demonstrating analytical thinking skills and innovativeness on given case problems and problems on the ground
  • Research, analyse and argue factually from situational evidence and recommend appropriate strategic courses of action
  • Exercise morality and ethical behaviour in managing risks and ensuring effective corporate governance.
  • Marshall resources efficiently and ethically in a manner that ensures attainability of the organisation’s primary objective

Qualification Requirements

The MBA degree will be awarded to candidates with a minimum of 255 credits made up of 299 credits from the compulsory modules/courses and 26 credits from the electives.

SPECIAL PROGRAMME REGULATIONS

SPReg 1: Credit Recognition and Transfer Arrangements
Holders of academic qualifications from other bona fide educational institutions may be granted exemptions on the subjects taken and passed. The subjects must have been sat for and passed in one sitting and the qualification must have been obtained within a period of five years. In addition, the subjects for which exemption is sought must have been studied and the qualification obtained at an NQA accredited institution or equivalent. Credits from other universities and/or institutions may be awarded up to 50% of total credits for the qualification at IUM.

SPReg 2: Assessment
Both formative and summative assessment techniques are used. Summative assessment will consist of Examinations, Papers, Projects, Presentations, and Portfolios.
Assessment shall consist of two components:

  • Continuous Assessment (CA) : 40% of the final grade.
  • Formal Examinations (FE) : 60% of the final mark.

Course Outline
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MARKETING)
Operations Management & Information Systems Strategy
Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility
Strategic Management & Systems Thinking
Leadership & Change Management
Business Risk & Intelligence for Management
Contemporary Managerial Finance
Applied Quantitative Decision-Making Techniques
Research Methodology
Case Analysis
Dissertation
Strategic Marketing Management & Action Planning
Managerial Economics & Decision-Making
International Marketing & Strategies
Market Research
Innovative Marketing Techniques
Choose one from the following:
Product Development & Innovativeness
Brand Management

Master of Business Administration (Finance)

Purpose

The purpose of the Master of Business Administration degree in Finance is to provide skills for aspiring senior managers and to further develop managerial skills of men and women already holding positions of authority and influence in organisations who wish to grow up or climb up the organizational ladder. The programme especially sharpens managers’ capacities in research, interpretation, decision making, design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. The curriculum of the programme integrates skills and competencies of statistics, computer technology, research, and project planning and management. Through case analysis and fusion of work experiences, captains of industry and commerce are taken deeper into the theories and concepts learnt earlier in their academic pursuits. The MBA programme will be offered on a part-time basis.

Programme Outcomes

Holders of this qualification will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of principles, concepts, knowledge and skills/talents of efficient and effective organizational management.
  • Engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, interpretation, criticism and problem-solving demonstrating analytical thinking skills and innovativeness on given case problems and problems on the ground
  • Research, analyse and argue factually from situational evidence and recommend appropriate strategic courses of action
  • Exercise morality and ethical behaviour in managing risks and ensuring effective corporate governance.
  • Marshall resources efficiently and ethically in a manner that ensures attainability of the organisation’s primary objective

Qualification Requirements

The MBA degree will be awarded to candidates with a minimum of 255 credits made up of 299 credits from the compulsory modules/courses and 26 credits from the electives.

SPECIAL PROGRAMME REGULATIONS

SPReg 1: Credit Recognition and Transfer Arrangements
Holders of academic qualifications from other bona fide educational institutions may be granted exemptions on the subjects taken and passed. The subjects must have been sat for and passed in one sitting and the qualification must have been obtained within a period of five years. In addition, the subjects for which exemption is sought must have been studied and the qualification obtained at an NQA accredited institution or equivalent. Credits from other universities and/or institutions may be awarded up to 50% of total credits for the qualification at IUM.

SPReg 2: Assessment
Both formative and summative assessment techniques are used. Summative assessment will consist of Examinations, Papers, Projects, Presentations, and Portfolios.
Assessment shall consist of two components:

  • Continuous Assessment (CA) : 40% of the final grade.
  • Formal Examinations (FE) : 60% of the final mark.

Course Outline
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (FINANCE)
Operations Management & Information Systems Strategy
Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility
Strategic Management & Systems Thinking
Leadership & Change Management
Business Risk & Intelligence for Management
Contemporary Managerial Finance
Applied Quantitative Decision-Making Techniques
Research Methodology
Case Analysis
Dissertation
Strategic Marketing Management & Action Planning
Managerial Economics & Decision-Making
Financial Strategies and Decision-Making
Performance Evaluation Management
International Finance Management
Choose one from the following:
Financial Reporting and Analysis
Fundamentals of Financial Risk Management

Master of Business Administration (MANAGEMENT)

Purpose

The purpose of the Master of Business Administration degree in Management is to provide skills for aspiring senior managers and to further develop managerial skills of men and women already holding positions of authority and influence in organisations who wish to grow up or climb up the organizational ladder. The programme especially sharpens managers’ capacities in research, interpretation, decision making, design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. The curriculum of the programme integrates skills and competencies of statistics, computer technology, research, and project planning and management. Through case analysis and fusion of work experiences, captains of industry and commerce are taken deeper into the theories and concepts learnt earlier in their academic pursuits. The MBA programme will be offered on a part-time basis.

Programme Outcomes

Holders of this qualification will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of principles, concepts, knowledge and skills/talents of efficient and effective organizational management.
  • Engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, interpretation, criticism and problem-solving demonstrating analytical thinking skills and innovativeness on given case problems and problems on the ground
  • Research, analyse and argue factually from situational evidence and recommend appropriate strategic courses of action
  • Exercise morality and ethical behaviour in managing risks and ensuring effective corporate governance.
  • Marshall resources efficiently and ethically in a manner that ensures attainability of the organisation’s primary objective

Qualification Requirements

The MBA degree will be awarded to candidates with a minimum of 255 credits made up of 299 credits from the compulsory modules/courses and 26 credits from the electives.

SPECIAL PROGRAMME REGULATIONS

SPReg 1: Credit Recognition and Transfer Arrangements
Holders of academic qualifications from other bona fide educational institutions may be granted exemptions on the subjects taken and passed. The subjects must have been sat for and passed in one sitting and the qualification must have been obtained within a period of five years. In addition, the subjects for which exemption is sought must have been studied and the qualification obtained at an NQA accredited institution or equivalent. Credits from other universities and/or institutions may be awarded up to 50% of total credits for the qualification at IUM.

SPReg 2: Assessment
Both formative and summative assessment techniques are used. Summative assessment will consist of Examinations, Papers, Projects, Presentations, and Portfolios.
Assessment shall consist of two components:

  • Continuous Assessment (CA) : 40% of the final grade.
  • Formal Examinations (FE) : 60% of the final mark.

Course Outline
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MANAGEMENT)
Operations Management & Information Systems Strategy
Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility
Strategic Management & Systems Thinking
Leadership & Change Management
Business Risk & Intelligence for Management
Contemporary Managerial Finance
Applied Quantitative Decision-Making Techniques
Research Methodology
Case Analysis
Dissertation
Strategic Marketing Management & Action Planning
Managerial Economics & Decision-Making
Organisational Development & Change Management
Entrepreneurship & New and Small Business Management
Competing in the Global Marketplace (International Business)
Choose one from the following:
Business Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Public Relations & Corporate Communications

Master of Business Administration (Human Resources)

Purpose

The purpose of the Master of Business Administration degree in Human Resources is to provide skills for aspiring senior managers and to further develop managerial skills of men and women already holding positions of authority and influence in organisations who wish to grow up or climb up the organizational ladder. The programme especially sharpens managers’ capacities in research, interpretation, decision making, design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. The curriculum of the programme integrates skills and competencies of statistics, computer technology, research, and project planning and management. Through case analysis and fusion of work experiences, captains of industry and commerce are taken deeper into the theories and concepts learnt earlier in their academic pursuits. The MBA programme will be offered on a part-time basis.

Programme Outcomes

Holders of this qualification will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of principles, concepts, knowledge and skills/talents of efficient and effective organizational management.
  • Engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, interpretation, criticism and problem-solving demonstrating analytical thinking skills and innovativeness on given case problems and problems on the ground
  • Research, analyse and argue factually from situational evidence and recommend appropriate strategic courses of action
  • Exercise morality and ethical behaviour in managing risks and ensuring effective corporate governance.
  • Marshall resources efficiently and ethically in a manner that ensures attainability of the organisation’s primary objective

Qualification Requirements

The MBA degree will be awarded to candidates with a minimum of 255 credits made up of 299 credits from the compulsory modules/courses and 26 credits from the electives.

SPECIAL PROGRAMME REGULATIONS

SPReg 1: Credit Recognition and Transfer Arrangements
Holders of academic qualifications from other bona fide educational institutions may be granted exemptions on the subjects taken and passed. The subjects must have been sat for and passed in one sitting and the qualification must have been obtained within a period of five years. In addition, the subjects for which exemption is sought must have been studied and the qualification obtained at an NQA accredited institution or equivalent. Credits from other universities and/or institutions may be awarded up to 50% of total credits for the qualification at IUM.

SPReg 2: Assessment
Both formative and summative assessment techniques are used. Summative assessment will consist of Examinations, Papers, Projects, Presentations, and Portfolios.
Assessment shall consist of two components:

  • Continuous Assessment (CA) : 40% of the final grade.
  • Formal Examinations (FE) : 60% of the final mark.

Course Outline
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (HUMAN RESOURCES)
Operations Management & Information Systems Strategy
Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility
Strategic Management & Systems Thinking
Leadership & Change Management
Business Risk & Intelligence for Management
Contemporary Managerial Finance
Applied Quantitative Decision-Making Techniques
Research Methodology
Case Analysis
Dissertation
Strategic Marketing Management & Action Planning
Managerial Economics & Decision-Making
Strategic Thinking in Human Resources Management
Strategic Human Resources Development
Labour Law
Choose one from the following:
Global Labour & Employment Law
Labour Unions, Workers’ Rights and Democracy

Master in HIV/AIDS Management

Purpose

The Masters degree in HIV/AIDS Management is a guided research programme whose purpose is to make a strong, relevant, contextual and practical response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The programme focuses on research, design, action planning, development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of efforts against the epidemic. The programme also enhances the need to find a sustainable solution to the devastating epidemic. In addition, the programme is designed to develop and improve managerial skills of men and women holding supervisory positions in institutions involved in efforts aimed at mitigating the HIV/AIDS menace.

Programme Outcomes

Holders of this qualification will be able to:

  • Investigate HIV/AIDS cases (that is, measure, record, present, and analyse real life problems in their local environment).
  • Plan, budget, design, and execute research on HIV/AIDS (that is, use a variety of resources in the community to find information and to capture data, and apply knowledge and skills acquired during their studies).
  • Organise, present, and interpret data from investigations for the benefit of society.
  • Design, develop and implement feasible programmes and projects for combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Qualification Requirements

The Masters degree in HIV/AIDS will be awarded to candidates credited with a minimum of 240 credits made up of 4 compulsory courses (40 NQF Credits) and a 200- NQF Credit Research Project/Dissertation of between 20,000 to 25,000 words.

SPECIAL PROGRAMME REGULATIONS

SPR1 : Admission
SPR 1.1 : To be admitted to the Masters degree programme in HIV/AIDS, a candidate must normally have at least successfully completed a bachelors degree or a postgraduate diploma in HIV/AIDS Management with an average of at least 65% or a lower second class IUM degree or equivalent from a recognised university or institution of Higher Learning and a minimum of 3 years work experience in an HIV/AIDS related field NQA accredited institution or equivalent. Credits from other universities and/or institutions may be awarded up to 50% of total credits for the qualification at IUM.

SPR 1.2 : Candidates may also be admitted through a flexible learning experience approved by Senate.

SPR 2 : Credit Recognition and Transfer Arrangements
Students from other accredited institutions may be awarded exemptions in respect of related courses passed and qualifications obtained within a period of 5 years. Credits from other universities and/ or institutions may be awarded up to 50% of total credits for the qualification at IUM.

SPR 2 : Credit Recognition and Transfer Arrangements
Students are expected to:

  • Attend and pass all the four (4) courses prior to the commencement of the dissertation / project proposal
  • Submit a dissertation/project proposal within the first year of study.
  • Complete the programme within a maximum period of four(4) years.

SPR 4 : Assessment
The assessment of the four courses comprises of two components, namely:

  • Continuous Assessment (CA) shall be 50% of the overall assessment of a course.
  • Formal Examinations (FE) shall account for 50% of the overall assessment of the course.

To pass a course, a candidate must obtain a composite mark of 50%.

NB : All work submitted by students shall be examined and moderated internally and externally.

Course Outline
MASTER IN HIV AND AIDS MANAGEMENT
Social Science Research Methodology
Essentials of HIV/AIDS Science
Project Management for HIV/AIDS Management
Information Systems Management
Research Project/Dissertation