Programme Information

Required Credits/Units: 240

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this Master students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate effective analytical and critical thinking skills to make an appropriate business related decisions.
2. Distinguish and analyse ethical problems that occur in business and society.
3. Illustrate how current technologies and decision-support tools can be utilized to the advantage of business operations.
4. Explain the role and significance of effective management information systems, and describe how they contribute to optimizing organizational performance.
5. Explain fundamental database concepts and apply these concepts to the design and development of relational databases.
6. Demonstrate the major steps in the design and implementation phases of the system development life cycle (SDLC).
7. Apply programming skills to solve common business problems and Web development techniques.
8. Explain fundamental concepts of data communications, computer networking, and the related hardware.
9. Demonstrate technical knowledge of computer networks, information security and information assurance.

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

The general admission requirements for entry to Unicaf University Malawi Master degree programmes are as outlined below.  Students are advised to contact the Office of Admissions to find out more about the range of equivalent international academic qualifications accepted.

·         Admission to a Master’s degree programme requires an accredited Bachelor degree or international equivalent.  Related professional qualifications at the appropriate level will also be considered for entry.

·         Students with an accredited Master’s degree will also be considered for entry.

·         Recognized proof of English proficiency if the Bachelor degree was not taught in the English language

·         A Personal Statement or Statement of Purpose (minimum 500 words)

·         Current CV

·         One official letter of recommendation (either academic or professional)

·         Copy of valid passport of national ID

In addition to a strong academic record, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills and other relevant background information are taken into account.

Programme Outline

Foundation Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-M-IND100 Induction Module 0.00
UU-FNT-203 Introduction to Master Degree 0.00

Core requirements (required modules)

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-MBA-709-MW Theories of Management and Leadership 25.00
UU-MBA-717-MW Strategic Development 25.00
UU-MBA-708-MW Managerial Economics 25.00
UU-MBA-710-MW Financial Management 25.00
UU-MBA-740-MW Web Design and Development 25.00
UU-MBA-741-MW Business Data Communication and Security in Management Information Systems 25.00
UU-MBA-742-MW IT Project Management 25.00
UU-MBA-715-MW Research Practices 25.00
UU-MBA-711-MW Dissertation 40.00
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