Executive Master Of Business Administration


Program Description

The MBA program is designed to provide a basic understanding of the field of management as well as deepen the knowledge in a selected area with a view to preparing its graduates for general management functions. The program is designed to integrate theory and practice related to the African environment within the context of globalization.

Entry Requirements

  1. A good first degree of a University recognized by Africa University or a professional qualification obtained by formal study and examination and recognized as a degree equivalent by AU
  2. At least 4 years of post-qualification work experience in a managerial position
  3. Competence in basic Mathematics not below GCE ‘O’ Level
  4. In exceptional cases, students possessing other tertiary educational qualifications besides those specified above and with a good track record of managerial or entrepreneurial experience may be considered for admission to the program.

Program Structure

Year One Semester One

  1. MEC501 Economics (3 credits)
  2. MAC501 Financial and Management Accounting (3 credits)
  3. MBA501 Research Methods & Report Writing (1 credit)
  4. MBA502 Information Technology (2 credits)
  5. MMS 502 Management & Organizational Behaviour (3 credits)
  6. MKT501 Marketing Management (3 credits)

Total credit hours: 15

Year One Semester Two

  1. MMS501 Management Information System (3 credits)
  2. MBA503 Quantitative Methods (3 credits)
  3. MFN501 Financial Management (3 credits)
  4. MMS511 Strategic Management (3 credits)
  5. MPA501 Public Policy Analysis (3 credits)

Total credit hours: 15

Year Two Semester One

  1. MMS505 HRM and Industrial Relations (3 credits)
  2. MBA510 Project Report (3 credits)
  3. Specialization (total of 9 credit hours)

Total credit hours: 15

Year Two Semester Two

  1. MBA511 Dissertation Proposal and Defense (3 credits)
  2. MBA512 Dissertation Report Writing (6 credits)

Total credit hours: 9

Financial Assistance

Africa University, in its bid to make higher education accessible to youths in Africa, and being aware of the low-income status of the average African family, offers funding to deserving students to assist with payment of their University fees. The University’s Financial Aid Committee is responsible for awarding this assistance. The assistance is awarded on the basis of merit, need and character and it falls into two categories: Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Financial Aid

This is normally meant for assistance with payment of tuition fees and it is available to students from second year onwards. The need of the student is assessed based on their application, supporting documents and information from any referees. The student’s academic performance as indicated by his/her C.G.P.A is also used to determine the level of assistance. Those students performing very well are awarded more than their counterparts as a way of rewarding their efforts and motivating them to continue aiming for higher academic excellence. Students who get onto the Dean’s list will also be assisted with payment of tuition and those whose performance falls below the C.G.P.A. required to graduate will not receive assistance.


Students must apply for scholarships through the Financial Aid Office. Different organizations, churches, and individuals set up scholarships which are awarded to deserving applicants, who must also satisfy any special criteria that may be set by the benefactor.(e.g. it may be required that the recipient is of a specified gender or in a specified Faculty or from a specified country.) Scholarships awarded may cover full fees for the recipient or may be partial, covering only specified fees. Where a student receives awards from more than one source and the total amount of the awards exceeds the total fees payable no refunds will be made, to the beneficiary. Any such excess is recovered from Financial Aid and awarded to another needy student.

Work Study

All students receiving financial assistance are expected to work in any of the University’s units for a specified number of hours a week as a token of appreciation for the award. Currently, those working outdoors are expected to work for two hours a week and those working indoors work for four hours a week.

Last updated Jul 2018

About the School

Africa University is the first and only fully-accredited institution of higher learning established on the African continent by the action of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. Thi ... Read More

Africa University is the first and only fully-accredited institution of higher learning established on the African continent by the action of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. This amazing institution was founded in response to the call by African Bishops for a university for the whole of Africa to foster intellectual, moral, ethical and spiritual growth in its students. Read less
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