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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 IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Qualification Description

The One (1) year “Certificate in Business Administration Level 5” qualification is 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 Certificate program is aimed at students who do not want to commit to extended degrees and are only interested in the limited exposure that can be attained through a certificate program.

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 2 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.

Diploma in Business Administration

Qualification Description

The Two (2) year “Diploma in Business Administration Level 7” qualification 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.

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 2 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.

Bachelor in Business Administration

Qualification Description

The new Three (3) years built-on “Bachelor Degree in ” Business Administration Level 7” is designed to provide graduate students with exceptional diverse skills (advance communication, higher critical thinking, in-depth numeracy, creativity and innovativeness, entrepreneurial, leadership, administrative and management, accounting, human resource management, marketing and advance professional presentation skills).

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 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 2 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.

Bachelor in Business Administration (Honours)

Qualification Description

The Bachelor Honours Degree in Business Administration is a one-year qualification designed to equip students with knowledge, skills and competencies needed to manage and supervise businesses industries and organisation in Namibia and beyond. The aim of this qualification is to train and equip graduates students with management, supervisory and leadership skills on how to manage small and large enterprises. It is intended for students who graduated with first degree (under graduate degree) who indents 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.

Admission /Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is an appropriate Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or equivalent qualification at NQF level 7.

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.

Certificate in Finance

Qualification Description

The One (1) year “Certificate in Finance Management Level 5” qualification introduces the fundamental concepts and practices financial matters and general business management to students in order to develop a broad-based practical understanding of its context, purpose and underlying functional areas: That is accounting, finance, economics, marketing and management. This certificate is designed for entrepreneurs, Book keepers and financial practitioners seeking a career transition with in-depth finance profession. The certificate qualification’s course contents include materials and techniques that are consistent with modern principles and best practices, providing knowledge and skills that have immediate application in the real world of business and finance. The qualification aims to empower people who are involved in practical financial profession activities with the capacity to further develop their career in finance management.

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

Diploma in Finance

Qualification Description

The Two (2) years “Diploma in Finance Management Level 6” qualification develops knowledge and skills in administration and finance management. It provides indepth knowledge and practical approach for aspiring finance technicians. The qualification provides practice-oriented education for high level finance technicians with strong entrepreneurial skills that would enable graduates to succeed in any dynamic business world

Admission requirements

Students will be admitted to this qualification if they hold a Certificate in Finance Management Level 5 or equivalent and it grants permission to entrance to IUM’s Bachelor in Finance Management Level 7 or any other related qualification at NQF level 7.

Career Opportunities

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

Bachelor in Finance

Qualification Description

The new Three (3) years built-on “Bachelor Degree in Finance Management Level 7” qualification empowers and provides a high quality education to students who are involved in theoretical and practical financial profession activities with the capacity to further develop their career in finance management. The qualification provides practice-oriented education for high level finance practitioners with strong entrepreneurial skills that would enable graduates to succeed in any dynamic business world

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 of Accounting Honours

Qualification Description

The Four (4) years integrated Bachelor of Accounting Honours Level 8 qualification develops knowledge and skills, and provides a technically and academically focused education in accounting that inculcates graduates with requisite knowledge, a-practical hands on approach, competency and proficiency. Prospective students are grounded theoretically and practically in fundamental, intermediate and advanced concepts and modern financial best practices of accounting in order to develop a broad-based practical understanding, research techniques and research of its context. The qualification contains research methods, accounting, finance, auditing, taxation and management. courses applicable in the both the public and private sector.

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 in Finance Honours

Qualification Description

The One (1) years Bachelor in Finance Honours Level 8 qualification equips students with high standard research skills and effective working knowledge of the analytical tools and finance management concepts used in modern business, as well as grounding them in the practical finance management skills required in contemporary business activities. The qualification provides practice-oriented education for high level finance practitioners with strong entrepreneurial skills that would enable graduates to succeed in any dynamic business world. The qualification contains research project, accounting, finance, auditing, taxation and management. Courses applicable in the both the public and private sector.

Admission requirements

To be registered for this qualification, candidates must at least have a Bachelor degree in finance Management at NQF Level 7 or 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.

Postgraduate Diploma in Finance Management

Qualification Description

The One (1) year Postgraduate Diploma in Finance Management level 8 qualification helps prospective to evaluate and extend specialisation, theoretically-informed knowledge of fundamental concepts and practices of financial matters in order to develop a broad-based practical understanding and research of its context, purpose and underlying functional areas: That is research, accounting, finance, auditing, taxation and management. This qualification aids financial practitioners seeking a career transition in finance management with sound finance knowledge and research skills. The Post graduate diploma qualification’s course contents include materials and techniques that are consistent with modern financial best practices and research techniques, providing knowledge and skills that have immediate application in the both the public and private sector

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/or Business Administration.

Category 2: 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.