MUCCoBS starts masters, doctoral programs
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Friday, 18 February 2011 05:11
HECKTON CHUWA, MOSHI
THE Moshi University College of Cooperative and Business Studies (MUCCoBS) recently launched a Masters Degree in Cooperative and Community Development (MA-CCD) programme.Speaking during the
launching of the programme, the MUCCoBS Principal Prof. Faustin Bee said the move was the institution’s long term ambition to become a fully fledged university by 2014.
“There are more graduate programmes in the offing which include a Masters Degree in procurement and supplies management, a Masters Degree in business and finance management and a doctoral programme by research in collaboration with an American university,” he said.
The doctoral programme would start April this year and that already seven applicants selected, he said.
There were new undergraduate programmes to be introduced, including Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management, Bachelor of Arts in marketing and entrepreneurship management and Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics.
The college was also expanding its international engagements with growing collaborations, like FK Norway Young Research Fellowship exchange programme as well as with the universities of Makerere and the University of Zambia (UNZA).
An exchange of teachers in entrepreneurship and business with Sodorton University is also to be engaged, he said.
“To cement this further, the university college is organizing the first international cooperative research conference in Africa slated for September,” he said.
Prof. Bee said a new Directorate of Research and Postgraduate Studies has been established in order to, among other things, to manage the collaborative engagements.
On the new degree programme, (MA CCD), Prof. Bee said it is accredited by the Tanzania Commission for Universities and that it is an 18 months full time programme with coursework and dissertation.
“This programme aims at providing among others international settings which candidates can develop appreciation of substantive issues in relation to cooperative and community development,” he specified.
The programme would also aim in developing a range of analytical and professional skills that would permit graduates to fill responsible positions in cooperative and community organizations, the don added.