Faculty of Strategic Management & Business Administration

IT fuculty

About the Faculty

As a University we are driven by the conviction that education is the greatest equaliser and the belief that by continuous absorption of knowledge mankind acquires some measure of greatness. Last but not least, all our programmes are accredited by the Namibia Qualifications Authority.

Faculty Departments

The Faculty of Strategic Management and Business Administration has seven departments, namely the Department of:

Department HOD
Accountancy Mr Stanley Lyatumba
Business Administration Ms Jobeth Kazongari
Human Capital Development Dr Vincent Sazita
Marketing Mr Benedict Odhiambo Sewe
Languages and Communication Sylvia Schlettwein
Small Business Management Mrs Agnes Runji
Mathematics and Economics Mrs Ruth Eegunjobi
Dean

Rtd. Captain Stewart Luwizhi

MBA, BBS (Hons), Dip – ZAAT (Zimbabwe Association of Accounting Technicians).

Current Studies: ACCA Part 3.

Employment History:

  • Trainee Manager OK Zimbabwe
  • Chief Accountant (Zimbabwe National Army)
  • Finance Manager (SADC Regional Peacekeeping Training Centre – Harare, Zimbabwe)
  • Finance Manager (Minerals Business Company –D.R. Congo)
  • Licensing Manager (Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings)
  • Administration Manager (Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings)
  • Financial Controller (The International University of Management)
Dean

Rtd. Captain Stewart Luwizhi

Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the Faculty of Strategic Management and Business Administration (SMBA). The programmes in the Faculty (visit the IUM website) sum up the nature and scope of our contributions to industry and commerce in the field of business management.

Our primary objective is to significantly contribute to the economic development and global competitiveness of Namibia.

We achieve this through training of a cadre of men and women capable of operating at international standard of business.

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 Marketing Management

Philosophy

This qualification is designed for people who are currently working and the unemployed interested in developing their marketing expertise, students will gain significant level of knowledge and or experience of marketing goods or service in various industries.

Programme Outcomes

  • Learn about the whole spectrum of marketing activity at a hands-on-level
  • Gain a greater understanding of best practice in marketing.
  • Gain a professional marketing qualification to help students in career progression.

Objectives (Purpose)

  • Understanding the role of marketing in business recognizing its development and its implications for organisation.
  • Utilize marketing research to improve customer communications and analyse and interpret written, visual and graphical data.
  • Distinguish between the type of organisations within the public, private and voluntary sectors, understanding their objectives and the influence upon them
  • Recognise about the whole spectrum of marketing activity at a hands-on-level
  • Recognise the importance of collecting relevant data, and the variety of information sources, primary and secondary.

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 Marketing Management

Philosophy

The course 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.

The course will enable graduates to advance to the Higher Diploma in Marketing Management or to be gainfully employed.

Programme Outcomes

By the time the student finishes the Higher Certificate in Marketing, he/she will be equipped with basic marketing management knowledge and skills to carry out the marketing function effectively.

Objectives (Purpose)

  • An understanding of economic environment in which the marketing function operates
  • Understand the principles of organisational behaviour and its effect on marketing.
  • To appreciate the role of human resource management in marketing and marketing
  • Use appropriate systems to enhance business dealings within the context of the law.

Course Outline

Higher Certificate (120 Credits)
Economics
Accounting II
Marketing Theory & HRM0S2 HR Management Principles
Quantitative Methods II
Organisational Behaviour
Business Communication II
HR Management
Management Accountancy
Select one subject from the following:
Mercantile Law
Systems Analysis

Higher Diploma in Marketing Management

Philosophy

The course is designed to make a positive contribution to Marketing Management in Namibia and the world. It aims to produce effective marketing cadres for the Namibian 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 organisations.

The course will enable graduates to advance to the Degree in Marketing Management, to be gainfully employed or to become consultants.

Programme Outcomes

By the time the student finishes the Higher Diploma in Marketing Management, he/ she will be equipped with basic marketing management knowledge and skills to carry out the marketing function effectively

Objectives (Purpose)

  • A deeper understanding of the local and international environment in which the marketing function operates
  • Understand the principles of management organisational and the effect on marketing.
  • To appreciate the role of information management in marketing and marketing
  • Acquire entrepreneurial and leadership skills.

Course Outline

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

Bachelors Degree in Marketing Management

Philosophy

This course will 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.

Programme Outcomes

By the time the graduate has finished his/her Professional Bachelor’s degree, he/she will be equipped to use his/her managerial, creative and problem solving skills to manage a marketing department or company

The student will learn to critically examine the strategic roles of marketing within organisations and acquire expertise in developing marketing strategies. They will also be able to define and analyse the marketing problems dealt with by managers and to understand the concepts and techniques relevant to marketing decision makers.

Course Objectives

  • By the end of the course, the graduate will know the principles, practices and methods of marketing and be able to apply them in the business environment
  • He/she will be able to recognise and understand the factors determining the extent to which standardisation in strategy implementation is appropriate for success in domestic and international markets.
  • He/she will be able to identify benefits of marketing and develop a range of short- term, mid-term and long-term solutions to marketing problems.
  • 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
Marketing Studies I
Quantitative Methods I
Year 2 (120 Credits)
Accounting II
Business Communication II
Business Studies II
Computer Studies II
HR Management I
Marketing II
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: Entrepreneurial Studies and Leadership
Marketing Studies III: Strategic Marketing
Organisational Behaviour II: Governance and Management
Management II: Organisation by structure and function
Select two subjects from the following:
Computer Studies III: Information Management Systems
Corporate Finance I
Year 4 (140 Credits)
Marketing Studies IV: Consumer Behaviour
Business Communication III: Marketing Messages
Business Studies IV: International Business and Marketing
Select one field project from the following
Field Project: Marketing Case Study OR
Field Project: Marketing Proposal OR
Field Project: Market Research Exercise

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

Certificate of Administration in Human Resource Development and Management

Philosophy

Courses designed for this programmes were selected to provide an opportunity to focus on people as the primary resource of management. The programme will cover a wide range of competence required by those who are responsible for understanding and managing people.

Programme Outcomes

On completing, students should be able to:

  • draw upon a wide range of evidence and practical background to create detailed yet clear proposals and arguments.
  • achieve a sufficient level of understanding of background and context to employ these understandings routinely and systematically.
  • express themselves verbally in understandable ways that are useful in Union, management, human resources – related settings.
  • explain the implications of certain industrial relations and human resources management positions for the workplace and society

Objectives (Purpose)

The objectives of the Certificate in Human Resource Management are to:

  • introduce the various functions of the business system.
  • provide insights into human and group interaction
  • develop management skills which focus on the human aspect of management.
  • assist in the development of interpersonal understanding and relations.

Course Outline

Certificate of Administration (100 Credits)
Mathematics for Business
Computer Literacy
Report Writing
Introduction to Personnel Management / Administration
Business / International Business English
Spoken and Business English
Professional Presentation
Namibian and Regional Economics
Human Resource Management
Introduction to the World of Business

Higher Certificate in Human Resource Development and Management

Philosophy

The Higher Certificate in Human Resource Development is designed to develop aspiring Human Resource Practitioners for Namibia and the world. It aims to prepare the student for a role in the training and development of human resources for the nation.

The course prepares students for a role that will ensure adequate human resources for organisations and to ensure conducive labour relations by adhering to existing labour legislation and best practice

The students will manage both large and small organisations and also act as consultants serving the nation valuable resources previously spent on outside consultants. The course will enable graduates to advance to the Higher Diploma in Human Resource Development and Management or gain meaningful employment or self-employment.

Programme Outcomes

By the time the graduate finishes the Higher Certificate, he/she will be equipped with knowledge of Human Resource Development and Management, tools and skills to effectively operate in various managerial roles or as a reputable consultant

Objectives (Purpose)

  • By the end of the course, the student will be expected to know to a greater depth the principles and procedures in Human Resource Development and Management
  • To get the student to understand concepts in organisational behaviour and their implications to management
  • Understand the role of marketing in organisations
  • To give students the theory and practice of accounting and management accounting systems.
  • Appreciation of the role of development in managing people.

Course Outline

Higher Certificate (120 Credits)
Human Resources Management and Development
Economics
Organisational Behaviour
Business Law
Management Approach to Development (Managing People)
Business Communication II
Marketing Management

Higher Diploma in Human Resource Development and Management

Philosophy

The primary purpose of the qualification is to provide qualifying students with the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively pursue a career in the field of human resource. Human Resource Managers are employed in a wide range of commercial enterprises. Graduates from the course are equipped to progress to positions of responsibility in Senior management.

Programme Outcomes

Upon completing this course the students will be able to:

  • Identify and solve problems in which responses display responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking
  • To work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community
  • Organise and manage oneself and one’s activities responsibly and effectively
  • Provide students with opportunity to develop interpersonal Human Resources Management techniques to facilitate effective interaction in the working environment.
  • Be abreast with current developments in Human Resources Management
  • Develop the key managerial knowledge and competence required to operate at a strategic level in the management and development of people.

Objectives (Purpose)

  • Develop ability in students so that they are in position to add value to organisations by ensuring that all personnel systems, procedure and processes are characterised by efficient administration, compliance with the Law, fairness and good practice.
  • Students will be able to offer a higher level of expertise in the human resource professional field to understand and critically assess the objectives and methodologies of business colloquies.
  • Encourage an approach to the practice of human resource management which is proactive and thoughtful than reactive.

Course Outline

Higher Diploma (120 Credits)
Personnel / Human Asset Management
Labour and International Relations
IT and Society
Entrepreneurship
Management Theory and Practice

Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Development and Management

Philosophy

This course will provide the young human resource development and management manager with a forum (both written and oral) for presenting and defending their own human resource development and management decisions and for critically examining and discussing the recommendations of others.

By the time the graduate has finished his/her Professional Bachelor’s degree, he/she will be equipped to use his/her managerial, creative and problem solving skills to manage a human resource development and management department or company

Programme Outcomes

  • To understand the concepts and techniques relevant to human resource development and management decision makers.
  • To examine the strategic roles of human resource development and management within organisations.
  • To acquire expertise in developing cos-effective/cost benefit human resource development and management strategies.
  • To define and analyse the human resource development and management problems dealt with by managers.

Course Objectives
  • By the end of the course, the graduate will know the principles, practices and methods of human resource development and management and know how to apply them in the business environment.
  • He/she will be able to recognise and understand the factors determining the extent to which standardisation is relevant to understanding human resource planning in domestic and international scenarios
  • 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 situation.

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)
Business Communication I
Business Studies I
Computer Studies I
Human Resource Management I
Mathematics I
Personnel Administration I
Introduction to Regional Economics (SADC)
Year 2 (120 Credits)
Human Resource Development II
Human Resources Management II
Information Systems for strategic HR Policies I
Labour Relations II
Marketing and Public Relations I
Organisational Behaviour I: Governance and Management
Personnel Administration II
Year 3 (120 Credits)
Human Resource Development III: Competency-based Training Systems
Human Resources Management III: HR Management Theories
Information Systems for strategic HR Policies II
Labour Relations III
Marketing and Public Relations II
Organisational Behaviour II: Management Theory
Year 4 (140 Credits)
Human Resource Management IV
Human Resource Development IV
Choose one subject from trhe following:
Labour Relations IV
Organisational Behaviour III: Management Ethics
Select one field project from the following:
Field Project: HR Management Case Study OR
Field Study: HR Development Case Study OR
Field Project: Personal Administration Case Study OR
Field Project: Governance and Management Case Study OR
Field Project: Labour Relations Case Study