Programme Information

Required Credits/Units: 240

Nature of the programme

The programme is an online programme composed of 8 taught modules of 25 credits each, of which five are core modules and three are elective modules relating to a specialist stream, culminating in a research based dissertation of 40 credits.  The modules may be taken continuously on a full-time basis or spread over a longer period on a part-time basis, depending on the circumstances and needs of the student. Each taught module lasts for seven weeks and the material is available online 24 hours per day, seven days per week during that period. The student may opt to supplement the online taught modules during this period with face-to-face tutorials in a blended approach. The research is supervised by a PhD-qualified tutor within a structured format over a period of 14 weeks, resulting in a dissertation that is both internally and externally examined.

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 Units

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-714-MW Business Methods and Procedures 25.00
UU-MBA-716-MW Supply Chains and Logistics 25.00
UU-MBA-713-MW Professional Development 25.00
UU-MBA-715-MW Research Practices 25.00
UU-MBA-711-MW Dissertation 40.00
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