Dr. Mahiya - Dean in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Gender Transformative Sciences

Faculty of Management & Entrepreneurial Sciences

 

All Programmes

Diploma Programmes

Executive Diploma in Management

Entry Requirements:           

Applicants should be in senior management positions or anticipate being in this job role.  General entry requirements for undergraduate courses shall apply, and there are no exemptions in this programme.  Applicants need to be approved by their employers.

Duration:

The normal duration of the programme shall be one academic year full time covering nine courses and a research project.

Assessment:  

For each module there are three assignments and at the end of the semester students shall write a three-hour examination. 

 

Coursework shall constitute 30% while examinations shall constitute the other 70% of the student’s overall grade.

A student should pass both coursework and final examination.

 

Learning Methodology

Lectures constitute the bulk of the teaching and learning components of each course. Students are therefore advised to attend all lectures.  Students are expected to prepare for classes and presentations. 

Lecture notes are not the sole source of knowledge.  At this level, students are required to demonstrate academic rigour through research and consulting various sources to include textbooks, journals and the Internet.

 

Assignments and Tests

Students shall be subjected to continuous assessment assignments and in-class tests as deemed necessary by course facilitators.  Course work contributes 50% towards the student’s final mark for a course.  Students are advised to submit their assignments on due dates.  Communication with respective lecturers is very important if a student has problems in meeting deadlines.  Students found guilty of plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty are penalized.  All work submitted should be of acceptable academic standard.  Long essay assignments should be referenced.

Diploma in Project Planning Management
Diploma in Business Management

Undergraduate Programmes

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Systems

Preamble

These regulations must be read in conjunction with Women’s University in Africa General Academic Regulations for Undergraduate Degree, hereafter referred to as the General Regulations.

Our BSc Honours in Information Systems degree focuses on making sure that computer systems are useable. There is a strong focus here on system design and evaluation techniques, especially for interactive systems, complemented by the management skills needed to plan and organise the large scale information resources that drive modern organisations.

Objectives

The objectives of the programme are to:

Produce highly qualified graduates who are able to understand and operate effectively in the world of challenging and changing information and computing technology.

Gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in both computing and management.

Strikes a balance between learning current techniques, which are important in the marketplace, and learning the underlying fundamentals and theories, which will be longer lasting and which will provide a sound basis for understanding and evaluating new approaches, techniques and technologies, and even new theories.

Produce graduates who, with appropriate experience, will become hybrid managers i.e. managers/information systems analysts/computer scientists, well versed in the tools, techniques, approaches and philosophies necessary for the successful introduction of complex information and communication technologies in today's fast-changing world.

General Provisions

The Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Information Systems will be awarded to candidates who successfully complete the programme in accordance with the regulations as set out below.

 

Qualifications for Entry to the Programme

 

Candidates should:-

Have passed at least 5 subjects at General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level including Mathematics and English Language and

Hold at least a Diploma in an Approved IT field or equivalent qualifications from recognised institutions; OR

 

Candidates could:-

Have passed at least 5 subjects at General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level including Mathematics and English Language and

Have Advanced Level passes in Mathematics and any other Science or Commercial subjects.

 

Mature entry

For mature entry candidates will be considered as stipulated in the General Regulations.

 

Admission to Sit for Examinations

To be admitted to any of the examinations for the above degree, a candidate must have attempted at least 70% of the practical coursework to be awarded full credit and must have attended at least 80% of lecturers to be eligible to write examinations.

 

Scheme of Examination

The courses constituting each semester of the three-year programme are defined here in these regulations. To each course, a weighting factor is assigned. The aggregate mark in a semester is the weighted average of the specified number of courses in that semester. The minimum acceptable aggregate mark for a semester is the pass mark as prescribed in the General Academic Regulations.

 

Assessment of a course shall include the mark of the examination as well as the coursework mark in that course. Normally, the coursework shall contribute between 30% and 50% of the final mark.

 

In terms of the provisions of the General Academic Regulations, a student who carries a failed course may not be permitted to take the course(s) in the subsequent semester for which the course(s) that he / she is carrying is a pre-requisite.

 

Career Prospects

The course is particularly focused towards students seeking roles in internal-facing areas such as business systems analysis, data, information and knowledge management, IS/IT service management, project management and architecture, as well as outward facing areas such as outsourcing contract management, entrepreneurism and consulting. Prospects in industry, commerce and the public sector are excellent. The growth in network services on computers in the office and home, and on mobile handheld devices, has increased the demand for experts who can design, implement and manage systems combining rich computational, communication and multimedia facilities for non-specialist users.    

 

Third Year (Placement)-Industrial Attachment

The Industrial Attachment requires students to work for a specific organisation under the joint supervision of an academic supervisor from the University and Industrial supervisor from the organisation to which the student is attached. 

Objectives

The objectives of industrial attachment are:

To provide a vehicle through which students can gain valuable exposure to the business environment in which they shall be employed to establish and maintain strong links with industry and commerce.

To afford the student the opportunity to experience the real world of work and to appreciate the relationship between theory and practice.

To enable the student to have some insight into how theory and practice blend together so that satisfactory results may be achieved.

To provide possible opportunities for employment after graduation.
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management and Entrepreneurial Development Studies
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
Bachelor of Accounting Science Honours
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Resource Management

Postgraduate Programmes

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Masters in Public Administration (MPA)
Master of Science in Strategic Marketing (MSM)
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