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Faculty of Strategic Management

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About the Faculty

The Faculty of Strategic Management comprises of the following Departments

  1. Marketing Management Department
  2. Human Capital Development Department
  3. Language & Communications

IUM offers programs which are accredited by the Namibia Qualification Authority (NQA).

Programs offered under Marketing Management Department are:

  1. Certificate of Administration in Marketing Management
  2. Higher Certificate in Marketing Management
  3. Higher Diploma in Marketing Management
  4. Bachelor Degree in Marketing Management(Honours)

Programs offered under Marketing Management Department are:

  1. Certificate of Administration in Human Resource Development and Management
  2. Higher Certificate in Human Resource Development and Management
  3. Higher Diploma in Human Resource Development and Management
  4. Bachelor in Human Resource (Honours)

Postgraduate Programs offered under the Faculty of Strategic Management are:

  1. Master in International Relations, Diplomacy and Management
  2. Master in Public Policy and Management

Graduates from The Faculty of Strategic Management are equipped with Human resource development and management skills, marketing management skills, international relations and diplomacy skills, public policy and management skills, managerial skills, creative skills and critical problem solving skills which enable them to manage successfully marketing organisations human resource management development companies and multinational organisations. Candidates are trained to have unique brain power ready to challenge the status quo, be innovators, merchandisers and wealth creators.

Dean

Mr Benedict S. Odhiambo

Mr. Benedict Sewe Odhiambo is the Dean of Strategic Management Faculty at IUM, prior to his appointment as a Dean he was the Head of Marketing Management Department at IUM, which he served for 5 years. Before joining IUM, he was at Limkokwing University (LUCT) Bostwana, while at LimkoKwing University, he ascended across the ranks from a Lecturer, Principal Lecturer, Programme Leader, Head of Business & Globalization Department, Faculty Management Group (FMG) and later on he was posted to Lesotho to Head Academic Affairs in 2009.

Mr Benedict also lectured at various academic institutions of higher learning, including Gaborone Academy of Education (GAE), Gaborone Institute of Professional Studies (GIPS), Nairobi University extra mural studies, Kenya Institute of Management and at The Mombasa Polytechnic which is currently The Technical University of Mombasa.

Mr Benedict holds Bachelor Degree in Commerce (B.COM) from Dr Ambedkar University where he graduated in 1997. He later on proceeded to further his studies at Allagapa University in India, where he pursued his Masters of Business Administration Degree (M.B.A) and completed successfully in 1999. He later on Pursued Masters of Philosophy Degree in Commerce (M.Phil.), where he graduated with First class, Gold medalist and a University first rank holder.

Mr Benedict is currently at his final stages of his thesis, pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy Degree with the Green Light University in Zambia.

Dean

Mr Benedict S. Odhiambo.

Welcome from the Dean

I am delighted to be a part of IUM family and a winning academic team. The Faculty of Strategic Management welcomes all our new and returning students to its exciting programs.

The Mission of IUM is to establish a higher seat of learning in Namibia and to train innovative specialists for both the public and private sector in Namibia and counties in the world. It is in keeping with this flame of affection for academic excellence that our qualified and dedicated team of lecturers endeavour to ignite academic passion in our students and aim to develop and produce Africa cadre of men and women who can operate at international standards in business.

The students are encouraged to visit our University website for additional information regarding their various programmes of interest, academic calendar, general and academic regulations.

At the Faculty of Strategic Management we are student centred, students are our priority in all that we do. We have a dedicated team of staff, which is ready to support the students in their pursuit for academic excellence. We spare no effort to ensure that the students succeed and we use every proper means to ensure that the students fulfil their academic dreams while studying with us.

We wish you the best academic experience with IUM.

Mr Benedict S. Odhiambo.

Dean, Faculty of Strategic Management

Certificate in Marketing Management

Description:

Certificate in Marketing Management (Level 5) is designed for people who are currently working and unemployed interested in developing their marketing expertise, students will gain a significant level of knowledge and or expertise of marketing goods or service in various industry levels. This qualification is designed to impart marketing skills which are useful for successful marketing careers, creation of a thriving business relationship in the interactive task of market research, analysis of consumer behaviour, selling and promotion of services.

Qualification Duration:

Any student beginning studies in the university in the first year of a programme must from the date of the first registration complete this qualification within 1 (one) year.

Admission /Entry Requirements

To be admitted to study for this qualification, one shall have satisfied the minimum conditions for entry to degree studies at this University as prescribed under the entry requirements in the IUM General Academic Regulations. This includes a minimum of 20 points from a Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (Ordinary or Higher or a combination of both) or equivalent qualification(s), provided that the candidate has passed five subjects (including English at Grade D minimum) normally in not more than three examination sittings.

OR

Mature age entry, provided that a candidate meets the following:

  • Are 25 years old or over in the year, in which is sought
  • Have at least 2 years’ experience
  • Have at least passed grade 10
  • Provide a suitable reference from a recognised public official

CAREERS

In an introductory certificate in marketing management, students only take courses in principle of marketing, therefore jobs available with this certificate include:

  • Sales representatives
  • Customer service representative
  • Marketing assistant or marketing research assistant

Course Outline

Certificate in Marketing Management
Principles of Marketing
Applied English Language Skills
Basis IT Skills
Mathematics
Essential of Management
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Micro Economics
Quantitative Method I
Financial Accounting I
Relationship Marketing
Critical Thinking Skills
Human Capital Management

Diploma in Marketing Management

Description:

Diploma in Marketing Management (Level 6) is designed to produce aspiring marketing cadres for Namibia and beyond. The Namibian Nation requires well trained people to market Brand Namibia and its tourist attractions. The course is to contribute towards effective marketing in both private and public organisations and at the personal level. This qualification is designed to impart marketing skills which are useful for successful marketing careers, creation of a thriving business relationship in the interactive task of market research, analysis of consumer behaviour, selling and promotion of services.

Qualification Duration:

Any student beginning studies in the university in the first year of a programme must from the date of the first registration complete this qualification within 2 years. The qualification comprises of semesters, per academic year, there are 2 semesters, where semester 1 runs from January to June and semester 2 runs from July to December.

Admission /Entry Requirements

To be admitted to study for this qualification, one shall have Certificate in Marketing Management (Level 5) from IUM or any equivalent qualification at NQF level 5 from recognised Institution.

Careers

Marketing jobs available with a Diploma in Marketing Management include:

  • Sales Assistants
  • Customer service Officers
  • Marketing Officer
  • Sales Executives
  • Advertising managers
  • Promotions managers

Course Outline

Diploma in Marketing Management
Year 1
Organizational Behaviour
Macro Economics
Business Accounting
Marketing Management
Intermediate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Sales Management
Financial Accounting II
Quantitative Methods II
E-Marketing
Business Law
Year 2
Services Marketing
Personnel Management I
Events Planning
Advertising and Promotional Services
Management Control System
Marketing Research
Project Management
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Personnel Management II
Change Management
Small Business Management

Bachelor in Marketing Management

Description:

Bachelor in Marketing Management Level 7 is designed to make a positive contribution to Marketing management in Namibia and the world. It aims to produce effective marketing cadres for the Namibia nation and beyond. The course is to contribute towards the country’s requirements for people with advanced knowledge and skills to market its products and services. The course will ensure effective marketing skills in both private and public organizations.

This qualification is designed to impart marketing skills which are useful for successful marketing careers, creation of a thriving business relationship in the interactive task of market research, analysis of consumer behaviour, selling and promotion of services.

Qualification Duration:

Any student beginning studies in the university in the first year of a programme must from the date of the first registration complete this qualification within a minimum of 3 years and maximum 5 years after which failure to obtain this qualification the studies will be discontinued.

The qualification comprises of semesters, per academic year there are six (6) semesters. Semester 1 runs from January to June. Semester 2 runs from July to December.

Admission /Entry Requirements

To be admitted to study for this qualification, one shall have satisfied the minimum conditions for entry to degree studies at this University as prescribed under the entry requirements in the IUM General Academic Regulations. This includes a minimum of 25 points from a Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (Ordinary or Higher or a combination of both) or equivalent qualification(s), provided that the candidate has passed five subjects (including English at Grade D minimum) normally in not more than three examination sittings.

Or

Any recognised qualification at NQF level 6 or equivalent

Or

Mature age entry, provided that they:

  • Are 25 years old or over in the year, in which is sought
  • Have at least 2 years’ experience
  • Have at least a pass at grade 10
  • Provide a suitable reference from a recognised public official
Meeting of these requirements will not automatically guarantee an acceptance into the programme. This can only be achieved after successful interview and/or aptitude placement tests.

Careers

Marketing jobs available with a Bachelor in Marketing Management include:

  • Marketing Managers
  • Sales Managers
  • Customer service Managers
  • Marketing Officer
  • Sales Executives
  • Advertising managers
  • Promotions managers

Course Outline

Year I
Applied English Language Skills
Basic IT Skills
Mathematics
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Micro Economics
Financial Accounting I
Communication Skills
Cost Accounting
Quantitative Methods I
Principles of Marketing
Human Capital Management
Principles of Management
Year 2 (120 Credits)
Intermediate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Organizational Behaviour
Critical Thinking Skills
Marketing Management
Macroeconomics
Financial Accounting II
Quantitative Methods II
Professional Communication
Operations Management
Management Accounting
Management Information System
Business Law
Year 3
Strategic Entrepreneurship
Managerial Economics
Strategic Management
Competency-based Training and Development
International Marketing
Research Methodology
Business Logistics and Supplies Chain Management
Business Leadership Dynamics
Total Quality Management
Marketing Research Project
Internship

Bachelors Degree in Business Administration

Description:

The Bachelor in Marketing Management Honours Level 8 is designed to provide the graduate marketing manager with a forum (both written and oral) for presenting and defending their own marketing decisions and for critically examining and discussing the recommendations of others. The degree will produce graduates who will make a positive and practical contribution to the industry and commerce in Namibia and beyond. The qualification is a response to Namibia’s human capital development demands projected in Namibia’s National Human Resources Planning Report for 2030. Namibia is a developing economy that needs a cadre of men and women trained to manage businesses professionally.

Qualification Duration:

The study period for the qualification is:

  • Full time/Part-time mode - Minimum: 1 Year; Maximum: 2 Years.
  • Distance Mode - Minimum: 2 Years; Maximum: 3 Years.
The qualification comprises of semesters, per academic year there are two (2) semesters. Semester 1 runs from January to June. Semester 2 runs from July to December.

Admission /Entry Requirements

To be admitted to study for this qualification, one shall have satisfied the minimum conditions for entry to Bachelor Honours degree studies at this University as prescribed under the entry requirements in the IUM General Academic Regulations. This requires a Bachelor in Marketing Management at NQF Level 7 or any related qualification at NQF level 7 or equivalent from a recognized institution.

Careers

Marketing jobs available with a Bachelor in Marketing Management Honours include:

  • Marketing Managers
  • Sales Managers
  • Customer service Managers
  • Marketing Officer
  • Sales Executives
  • Advertising managers
  • Promotions managers

Course Outline

Year I
Marketing Communication
Applied Entrepreneurship Management
Product Development
Strategic Marketing I
Corporate Governance and Management
Consumer Behaviour
Retail Marketing
Strategic Marketing II
Research Project
Negotiation and Conflict Management

Certificate in Human Resource Management

Purpose and Description of the Qualification

The Certificate in Human Resource Management is a one- year programme designed to introduce skills and knowledge to persons who desire to pursue career in human resource management.

This qualification is also intended for people who are employed in human resource functions without academic qualification and are aspiring to take up the challenge by further their careers in the field of human Resource management.

The qualification will equips students with knowledge, methods and skills necessary to meet the human resource challenges of today’s dynamic workplace and workforce.

This qualification is also a response to Namibia’s human capital development demands projected in Namibia’s National Human Resources Planning Report of 2010-2025.

Admission /Entry Requirements

The entry requirements to this certificate in Human Resource shall be a Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (Ordinary or Higher or combination of both) or equivalent qualification(s), provided that the candidate has passed five subjects (including English at D) normally in not more than three examination settings with a minimum of 20-24 points on the IUM’s evaluation scale.

Students may enter through a Mature age entry, provided that they:

  • Are 25 years old or over in the year in which is sought
  • Have at least 2 years’ working experience
  • Have at least a pass at grade 10
  • Provide a suitable reference from a recognised public official
Meeting of these requirements will not automatically guarantee an acceptance into the programme. This can only be achieved after successful interview and/or aptitude placement tests. As determined by the IUM senate

Qualification Duration

Fulltime/part-time mode- Minimum: 1 year; Maximum 2 years

Articulation

Certificate in Human resource management grants admissions to Diploma in Human Resource Management. Furthermore, students may also where applicable, endeavor to take up challenges in existing human resource professional qualifications offered by the University. Interfaculty students can apply for approval with the Deans of other Faculties for assessment to gain admission in Marketing and Business Administration qualification programmes.

Course Outline

Certificate in Human Resource Management
Mathematics
Applied English Language Skills
Basic IT Skills
Foundation of Human Resource Management
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Microeconomics
Principles of Marketing
Human Capital Development
Human Resource Systems and Technology
Labour Relations
Business Ethics
Relationship Marketing

Purpose and Description of the Qualification

Purpose and Description of the Qualification

  • The Diploma in Human Resource Management is a two-year programme leading to a Bachelor Degree in human resource management.
  • The purpose of the programme is to instil into students basic business and office administration skills at the operational level.
  • The programme seeks to develop a cadre of effective leaders confident to take up responsibilities at positions ranging from junior manager to chief executives.
It is intended to equip students with professional training involved in management and supervisory responsibilities in personnel, production, administration and other related disciplines.

Admission Requirements

The entry requirements to this undergraduate Diploma in Human Resource shall be:

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

Qualification Duration

Fulltime/Part-time mode - Minimum: 2 Years; Maximum: 4 Years. The qualification comprises of semesters, per academic year there are two (2) semesters. Semester 1 runs from January to June. Semester 2 runs from July to December.

Articulation

The Diploma in Human Resource Management grants admission to Bachelor Degree in Human Resource Management. Interfaculty students can apply for approval with the Deans of other Faculties for assessment to gain admission in Marketing and Business Administration qualification programmes.

Course Outline

Year I
Human Resource Development
Macroeconomics
Intermediate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Organisational behaviour
Managing People
Business Law
Principles of Management
Labour Relations and Acts
Public Relations Management
Labour Relations II
Year 2
Human Asset Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing Management
Critical Thinking Skills
Personnel Management I
Labour Relations III
Professional Communication
Competency-based Training and Development
Management Organisation
Personnel Management II

Bachelor in Human Resource Management

Purpose and Description of the Qualification

The Bachelor Degree of Human Resource Management is a three year programme designed to for the students to acquire skills which are useful for successful human resource careers, creation of vibrant organisational relationship and serving industries in providing the necessary skills.

The qualification is designed to teach the students the real life human resource tools required for employment and wealth creation in Namibia.

The program exposes students to the twenty-first century skills, knowledge, and understanding of human resource functions in private and public-sector organizational environments. These functions embrace human resource planning; competency-based training, recruitment, selection, placement, and orientation of employees; training and career development; labour relations; management of performance appraisal, total rewards programs; and development of personnel policies and procedures.

Admission Requirements

The entry requirements to the Bachelor Degree of Human Resource shall be:

  • A Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (Ordinary or Higher or combination of both) or equivalent qualification(s), provided that the candidate has passed five subjects (including English at D) normally in not more than three examination settings with a minimum of 25 points on the IUM’s evaluation scale.
  • Student will also admit if they possess recognised diploma at NQF level 6 or equivalent qualification.
  • Mature age entry, provided that they:
  • Are 25 years old or over in the year in which is sought
  • Have at least 2 years’ experience
  • Have at least a pass at grade 10
  • Provide a suitable reference from a recognised public official

Qualification Duration

Fulltime/Part-time mode - Minimum: 3 Years; Maximum: 6 Years. The qualification comprises of semesters, per academic year there are two (2) semesters. Semester 1 runs from January to June. Semester 2 runs from July to December.

Articulation

Bachelor Degree of Human Resource Management gives students admissions to a Bachelor of Human Resource Management Honours. Interfaculty students can apply for approval with the Deans of other Faculties for assessment to gain admission in Marketing and Business Administration programmes.

Course Outline

Year I
Mathematics
Basic IT Skills
Microeconomics
Technology
Applied English Language Skills
Principles for Management
Foundation of Human Resource Management
Introduction to entrepreneurship
Principles of Marketing
Human Capital Development
Human Resource Systems and Technology
Business Ethics
Labour Relations
Relationship Marketing
Management Organisation
Year 2
Human Resource Development
Macroeconomics
Intermediate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Marketing Management
Labour Relations II
Organisational Behaviour
Business Law
Competency-based Training & Development
Managing People
Human Asset Management
Professional Communication
Year 3
Talent Management & Workforce Development
Strategic Human Resource
Labour Economics
Strategic Management
Strategic Entrepreneurship
Research Methodology
Change Management
Management Theory and Practice
Labour and International Relations
Employee Health and Safety
Project Management
Internship

Bachelor in Human Resource Management Honours

Purpose and Description of the Qualification

The Bachelor of Human Resource Management Honours is a one-year post graduate qualification designed to prepare students to take up managerial and non-managerial assignment in the human resource functional area.

The program exposes students to twenty-first century human resource management skills and knowledge. It seeks to give students a solid understanding of human resource functions in both the private and public- sectors.

The curriculum also prepares the graduates to be able to operate at managerial level by incorporating management and organisation theory, organisational behaviour and development approaches, labour relations theory and practice, and interpersonal skill development.

Admission Requirements

The entry requirements for the Bachelor of Human Resource Management Honours shall be a recognized Bachelor qualification at NQF level 7 or equivalent.

Qualification Duration

Fulltime/Part-time mode - Minimum: 1 Years; Maximum: 2 Years. The qualification comprises of semesters, per academic year there are two (2) semesters. Semester 1 runs from January to June. Semester 2 runs from July to December.

Articulation

Bachelor of Human Resource Management Honours gives students admissions to a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management Level 9. Furthermore, students may also where applicable, endeavour to take up challenges in existing human resource professional qualifications offered by the University (e.g., Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management).

Course Outline
Year I
Applied Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Corporate Governance and Management
Management Ethics in Business Environment
Information Systems for Strategic HR Policies Research Project
Strategic Human Resources: Case Analysis
Employee Performance Management Ethics in Business Environment
Workers’ Rights and Democracy