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The Kenneth Kaunda Metropolitan University offers undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes aimed at contributing to key sectors of economic development. The University currently has programmes under the School of Business, School of Social Sciences, School of Law, School of Education, school of Health Sciences and Graduate Studies. The University aims to continuously deliver programmes of high quality, develop student’s intellectual ability, develop executive personality and managerial skills and enhance professional development through interactive learning, and implementation of theoretical and industrial experience balance theory and applied research in the delivery of conceptually challenging courses that address the needs of various sectors.

School of Business Studies

This program is aimed at equipping students with a broad understanding of how organizations operate in different environmental contexts, private, and public. It exposes students to a wide range of issues and challenges faced by managers as they strive to make organizations successful, sustainable and responsible stakeholders in society. Students develop relevant conceptual, analytical, functional, and operational capabilities to equip them to confidently address a range of organizational and managerial challenges in contemporary organizations. The program aims at developing a student’s intellectual ability, executive personality and managerial skills. It is also designed to produce up-to-date, assertive and effective executives for business and other organizations and prepares students for further studies.

Programme Duration:  Four (4) Years

Mode of Study: The programme is offered on Full Time, Evening, and Open and Distance Learning modes of study.

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for admission the applicant should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. English, Mathematics and ANY other three other subjects.
  2. Have three “O” levels with a relevant Certificate or Diploma from a recognized institution.
  3. Applicants with alternative qualifications from recognized Institutions may be considered, subject to approval by the admissions committee.

Exemptions:

Exemptions may be considered for applicants who hold diplomas, professional qualifications, and/or applicants with proof of prior learning from recognized institutions.

The Bachelor of Accounting program allows students to develop skills that are fundamental to evaluating, analyzing and communicating the financial position of an organization or individual. The course is designed to prepare individuals in the core areas of financial accounting, management accounting, finance, tax and auditing, in addition to economics and commercial law. Students with studies in accounting find rewarding work in industry, commerce, the public sector, the financial industry or business consulting and public accounting.

Programme Duration:  Four (4) Years

Mode of Study: The programme is offered on Full Time, Evening, and Open and Distance Learning modes of study.

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for admission the applicant should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. English, Mathematics and ANY other three other subjects.
  2. Have three “O” levels with a relevant Certificate or Diploma from a recognized institution.
  3. Applicants with alternative qualifications from recognized Institutions may be considered, subject to approval by the admissions committee.

Exemptions:

Exemptions may be considered for applicants who hold diplomas, professional qualifications, and/or applicants with proof of prior learning from recognized institutions.

The overall objective of the BSC in Marketing is to produce professional graduates who are technically and intellectually competent to build careers in organizations as marketing executives and marketing managers.

The specific objectives of the programme are first and foremost to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of marketing management disciplines. Secondly, to enhance students understanding of the central role of marketing in an organization. Thirdly, to provide students with a route for progressing their careers in marketing. And finally, to fill the existing gap of professional marketers to competently and effectively handle the marketing task in public and private enterprises.

Programme Duration:  Four (4) Years

Mode of Study: The programme is offered on Full Time, Evening, and Open and Distance Learning modes of study.

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for admission the applicant should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. English, Mathematics and ANY other three other subjects.
  2. Have three “O” levels with a relevant Certificate or Diploma from a recognized institution.
  3. Applicants with alternative qualifications from recognized Institutions may be considered, subject to approval by the admissions committee.

Exemptions:

Exemptions may be considered for applicants who hold diplomas, professional qualifications, and/or applicants with proof of prior learning from recognized institutions.

The financial services industry represents a merging of traditional banking, insurance, finance and accountancy businesses, with a focus on products such as banking services, wealth management, and insurance/risk management from individual consumers through to major corporations. The Bachelor of Banking and Financial Services has been designed with our industry partners to allow graduates to gain the relevant competencies and skills to give them a competitive advantage

Programme Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the theoretical and professional disciplines of banking, finance, investment analysis, portfolio management, accountancy, economics, quantitative methods, law, and the Financial Services Industry.
  2. Exercise informed commercial judgement within a professional setting which emphasises ethical and responsible decision making.
  3. A capacity to integrate technical and conceptual knowledge, and interpersonal skills to work effectively within the Financial Services Industry.
  4. Acquire and synthesise information within a complex professional setting.
  5. Think critically and creatively to identify better solutions within business constraints.
  6. Work collaboratively with others to solve applied problems.
  7. Communicate and explain specialised technical advice, knowledge and ideas, to professionals and non-experts involved with the Financial Services Industry.
  8. Reflect upon work practices, conceptual frameworks and performance feedback and action ongoing professional development.

Programme Duration:  Four (4) Years

 

Mode of Study: The programme is offered on Full Time, Evening, and Open and Distance Learning modes of study.

 

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for admission the applicant should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. English, Mathematics and ANY other three other subjects.
  2. Have three “O” levels with a relevant Certificate or Diploma from a recognized institution.
  3. Applicants with alternative qualifications from recognized Institutions may be considered, subject to approval by the admissions committee.

 

Exemptions:

Exemptions may be considered for applicants who hold diplomas, professional qualifications, and/or applicants with proof of prior learning from recognized institutions.

The aim of the Bachelor of Purchasing and Supplies program is to provide students with necessary skills in Purchasing and Supplies management that can enable them to respond to their need for effective management of procurements of public and private enterprises. The specific objectives of this program include:

  1. To confidence and ability to critically evaluate supply chain requirements.
  2. To enable learners to develop solutions from moral, professional and academic perspectives.
  3. To provide students with experience in the development of Supply Chain Systems necessary for solving business problems and making managerial decisions.
  4. To prepare the candidates to undertake research and pursue Post-graduate studiesdevelop a coherent and broad based coverage of Purchasing and Supplies Management and the underlying principles in the supply chain management.
  5. To equip the learners with appropriate business skills in Purchasing and Supplies Management.
  6. To enhance learners

Programme Duration:  Four (4) Years

Mode of Study: The programme is offered on Full Time, Evening, and Open and Distance Learning modes of study.

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for admission the applicant should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. English, Mathematics and ANY other three other subjects.
  2. Have three “O” levels with a relevant Certificate or Diploma from a recognized institution.
  3. Applicants with alternative qualifications from recognized Institutions may be considered, subject to approval by the admissions committee.

Exemptions:

Exemptions may be considered for applicants who hold diplomas, professional qualifications, and/or applicants with proof of prior learning in a related field from recognized institutions.

School of Humanities & Social Sciences

The KKMU Bachelor of Science in Economics is designed to produce well educated and adaptable graduates with appropriate knowledge and professional skills to meet the existing needs and demands of industry, commerce, banking, public administration or the more specialized fields of professional or research economics.

It aims to produce graduates who possess

  1. The necessary skills in quantitative and policy analysis;
  2. The ability to analyze, synthesize and evaluate economic concepts, issues and data relevant to policy and decision-making in the public and private sectors; and
  3. A deep appreciation of the economic issues and problems besetting the country, as well as an objective and critical attitude towards policies meant to address them.

Programme Duration:  Four (4) Years

Mode of Study: The programme is offered on Full Time, Evening, and Open and Distance Learning modes of study.

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for admission the applicant should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. English, Mathematics and ANY other three other subjects.
  2. Have three “O” levels with a relevant Certificate or Diploma from a recognized institution.
  3. Applicants with alternative qualifications from recognized Institutions may be considered, subject to approval by the admissions committee.

Exemptions:

Exemptions may be considered for applicants who hold diplomas, professional qualifications, and/or applicants with proof of prior learning in a related field from recognized institutions.

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management degree offers students the potential to become a leading workplace expert on strategies and practices for guiding and partnering with employees so that the people working for the business are motivated to provide a source of competitive advantage for the business.

This is becoming increasingly challenging as workplaces become more diverse and place greater emphasis on work-life balance in order to recruit, retain and develop top talent. The program aims to mold students in such a way that they will be experts in various aspects of  human resource management  such as organizational behavior and management, staffing and remuneration, workplace health and safety, employment relations, people development, employment relations, strategic human resource management and leading organizational change.

Programme Duration:  Four (4) Years

Mode of Study: The programme is offered on Full Time, Evening, and Open and Distance Learning modes of study.

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for admission the applicant should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. English, Mathematics and ANY other three other subjects.
  2. Have three “O” levels with a relevant Certificate or Diploma from a recognized institution.
  3. Applicants with alternative qualifications from recognized Institutions may be considered, subject to approval by the admissions committee.

Exemptions:

Exemptions may be considered for applicants who hold diplomas, professional qualifications, and/or applicants with proof of prior learning in a related field from recognized institutions.

The Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration programme is designed to enable students understand the process of management, administration and decision making in the public sector.

The objectives of the program are to help students to; understand and apply the principles of public administration; to appreciate the impact of market reforms in the public sector; to help students become familiar with the concepts, principles and theories of public administration finance; and to advance student’s career objectives by developing the skills and knowledge in public administration.

Programme Duration:  Four (4) Years

Mode of Study: The programme is offered on Full Time, Evening, and Open and Distance Learning modes of study.

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for admission the applicant should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. English, Mathematics and ANY other three other subjects.
  2. Have three “O” levels with a relevant Certificate or Diploma from a recognized institution.
  3. Applicants with alternative qualifications from recognized Institutions may be considered, subject to approval by the admissions committee.

Exemptions:

Exemptions may be considered for applicants who hold diplomas, professional qualifications, and/or applicants with proof of prior learning in a related field from recognized institutions.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Development Studies is built on three core areas: development theory, development practices and key issues and problems in development studies. The degree focuses on the analysis of a wide range of political, economic and sociological factors which help students understand the problems facing policy makers, development agencies and ordinary citizens in developing countries. This major requires students to engage with the history, theory, and practice of development, including a focus on international actors such as UN agencies, national donors, and global civil society groups as well as policy makers, social coalitions and civil society groups in the developing world.

Programme Duration:  Four (4) Years

Mode of Study: The programme is offered on Full Time, Evening, and Open and Distance Learning modes of study.

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for admission the applicant should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. English, Mathematics and ANY other three other subjects.
  2. Have three “O” levels with a relevant Certificate or Diploma from a recognized institution.
  3. Applicants with alternative qualifications from recognized Institutions may be considered, subject to approval by the admissions committee.

Exemptions:

Exemptions may be considered for applicants who hold diplomas, professional qualifications, and/or applicants with proof of prior learning in a related field from recognized institutions.

School of Education

The University offers degree programmes designed to equip graduates with more than the just the basic teaching Knowledge and skills. The programmes equip students with a broad understanding of how organisations operate both in the private, and public sectors, and prepare them for management and administrative positions.

The Bachelor of Education with Business Studies is offered to School Leavers and teachers with certificate or diploma qualifications in education. The programme equips students with a broad understanding of how organizations operate in different environmental contexts, private, and public. It also equips students with knowledge and skills of teaching commercial subjects at secondary level, curriculum preparation and research. The programme further prepares graduates of the programme for management and administrative positions in schools. The development of this programme was motivated by the shortage of teaching staff with a deep understanding of operations of businesses in secondary schools, with desirable levels of qualifications. Graduates of this programme would be very valuable for the success of private school set ups.

Programme Duration:  Four (4) Years

Mode of Study: The programme is offered on Full Time, and Open and Distance Learning modes of study.

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for admission the applicant should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. English, Mathematics and ANY other three other subjects.
  2. Have three “O” levels with a relevant Certificate or Diploma from a recognized institution.
  3. Applicants with alternative qualifications from recognized Institutions may be considered, subject to approval by the admissions committee.

Exemptions:

Exemptions may be considered for applicants who hold education and/or business related diplomas, professional qualifications, and/or applicants with proof of prior learning in a related field from recognized institutions.

The Bachelor of Education with information communication and technology is a 4 year degree program which is designed not only to equip teachers with knowledge and skills of teaching, but also with ICT concepts and principles which will enable them to apply the concepts in the real world to come up with innovations and solutions that can transform the ICT/digital sector of Zambia and the world at large.

Technology is one of the driving forces of development in our country, the African Continent and more importantly at a global scale.  Over the years, there has been a good exploration of the ICT industry in some sectors like telecommunications. On the other hand some sectors, including education in particular, have not been explored to the fullest in relation to innovation and diversification of solutions. This program strikes a fine balance of education in relation to technology, business and innovation.

Programme Duration:  Four (4) Years

Mode of Study: The programme is offered on Full Time, and Open and Distance Learning modes of study. 

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for admission the applicant should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. English, Mathematics and ANY other three other subjects.
  2. Have three “O” levels with a relevant Certificate or Diploma from a recognized institution.
  3. Applicants with alternative qualifications from recognized Institutions may be considered, subject to approval by the admissions committee.

Exemptions:

Exemptions may be considered for applicants who hold education and/or ICT related diplomas, professional qualifications, and/or applicants with proof of prior learning in a related field from recognized institutions.

The Bachelor of Education in Secondary Education is offered to School Leavers and teachers with certificate or diploma qualifications in education. The programme equips teachers with knowledge and skills of teaching, curriculum preparation and research.  Students specialise in two teaching subjects among the following; English, Religious Education, Civic Education, History, Zambian Languages and/or French. The programme further prepares graduates of the programme for management and administrative positions in schools.

Programme Duration:  Four (4) Years

Mode of Study: The programme is offered on Full Time, Evening, and Open and Distance Learning modes of study.

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for admission the applicant should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. English, Mathematics and ANY other three other subjects.
  2. Have three “O” levels with a relevant Certificate or Diploma from a recognized institution.

Exemptions:

Exemptions may be considered for applicants with diploma qualifications in education from recognized institutions.

The Bachelor of Education in Primary Education is offered to School Leavers and teachers with certificate or diploma qualifications in education. The programme equips teachers with knowledge and skills of teaching at primary level, curriculum preparation and research. The programme further prepares graduates of the programme for management and administrative positions in schools.

Programme Duration:  Four (4) Years

Mode of Study: The programme is offered on Full Time, Evening, and Open and Distance Learning modes of study.

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for admission the applicant should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. English, Mathematics and ANY other three other subjects.
  2. Have three “O” levels with a relevant Certificate or Diploma from a recognized institution.

Exemptions:

Exemptions may be considered for applicants with diploma qualifications in education from recognized institutions.

School of Law

This programme equips graduates with rich professional legal fundamentals and core skills essential for effective legal practice as a lawyer, including the giving of legal advice and appearing in court. The Bachelor of Laws degree is offered to school leavers as well as non-school leavers who wish to enter into legal practice.

Programme Duration:  Four (4) Years

Mode of Study: The programme is offered on Full Time, Evening, and Open and Distance Learning modes of study.

Entry Requirements

For candidates to be eligible to study for the Bachelor Laws Degree, the applicant should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Have a credit or better grades in English or a recognized language, and ANY four other subjects. Or
  2. Have three “O” levels with a relevant Certificate or Diploma from a recognized institution.
  3. Applicants with alternative qualifications from recognized Institutions may be considered, subject to approval by the admissions committee.

School of Health Sciences

The Kenneth Kaunda Metropolitan University offers a diploma in nursing registered with the General Nursing Council (GNCZ), and the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ). This programme equips graduates with rich professional fundamentals and core skills essential for effective, and ethical conduct and practices as a registered nurse.

Programme Duration:  Three (3) Years

Mode of Study: The programme is offered on Full Time.

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for admission the applicant should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. A full Zambian General Certificate of Education or its equivalent with five credits or better grades in;
  2. English,
  3. Mathematics,
  4. Biology/ Science, and
  5. ANY other two subjects.

The programme is designed to produce professional clinical Officers with keen understanding, critical thinking, and key skills needed to offer solutions to important health challenges in health facilities.

The programme is registered with the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ), giving KKMU graduates employment opportunities both in Public and Private Health institutions and facilities.

Programme Duration:  Three (3) Years

Mode of Study: The programme is offered on Full Time.

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for admission the applicant should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. A full Zambian General Certificate of Education or its equivalent with five credits or better grades in;
  2. English,
  3. Mathematics,
  4. Biology/ Science, and
  5. ANY other two subjects.

The diploma programme is designed with the primary aim to ensure that graduates have an intense exposure to the fundamentals of Environmental Health. This programme puts significant emphasis on equipping graduates with knowledge and skills in the prevention, control and management of environmental health challenges that we face today and those that we anticipate facing in the future.

Programme Duration:  Three (3) Years

Mode of Study: The programme is offered on Full Time and on Open and Distance Learning modes of study.

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for admission the applicant should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. A full Zambian General Certificate of Education or its equivalent with five credits or better grades in;
  2. English,
  3. Mathematics,
  4. Biology/ Science, and
  5. ANY other two subjects.

School of Graduate Studies

The Kenneth Kaunda Metropolitan University School of Graduate Studies manages and coordinates the running and delivery of all post graduate degree programmes offered at the University. The School of Graduate Studies offers the breadth and depth of academic excellence​, meant to change the perspective of life of the students and that of leadership in organisations.  The programmes offered enhance managerial, professional and leadership skills essential for the application of strategic measures in addressing challenges at senior, middle management and supervisory levels.

The programmes offered include; The  Master of Business Administration in General Management,  Master of Business Administration in Finance, Master of Science in Marketing and the Master of Arts in Human Resource Management. These programmes are designed in such a manner as to accord busy working professionals with full time job responsibilities an opportunity to attend an advanced management education on full time basis while maintaining their positions with their employers.

The programme is designed to equip candidates for Managerial and leadership positions with essential Knowledge and Skills for effective and strategic approaches in addressing challenges across diverse sectors and professional disciplines. Having undergone the programme, graduates will enhance their Managerial, professional and leadership skills essential for the application to the complex and changing business environment in order to drive organisational sustainability and growth.

Programme Structure

The programme has a total of fourteen (14) courses. Students will be required to take four courses in each of the first three semesters (stages), and will be required to undertake a dissertation in the final semester (stage).

Admission Requirements

In order to become eligible for admission to the Master of Business Administration degree programme, a candidate must satisfy the following requirements.

  • Applicants should hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree or from a recognized University; or
  • Hold a recognized professional qualification.
  • Applicants must have at least three years of work experience, or graduated with a merit or better at their undergraduate level.
  • Exceptions to above conditions would be considered on a case by case basis.

Mode of Study: The programme is offered on Evening, online, and on Open and Distance Learning modes of study.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance prepares students for leadership roles in key financial management positions in the private and public sectors. The programme enhances relevant technical skills in Accounting, financial management and economics, enabling the student to conduct analyses, managing portfolios and developing business strategies.

Programme Structure

The programme has a total of fourteen (14) courses. Students will be required to take four courses in each of the first three semesters (stages), and will be required to undertake a dissertation in the final semester (stage).

Admission Requirements

In order to become eligible for admission to the programme, a candidate must satisfy the following requirements.

  • Applicants should hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree or from a recognized University; or
  • Hold a recognized professional qualification in Accountancy.
  • Applicants must have at least three years of work experience, or graduated with a merit or better at their undergraduate level.
  • Exceptions to above conditions would be considered on a case by case basis.

Mode of Study: The programme is offered in the Evening, online, and on Open and Distance Learning modes of study.

The Master of Science in Marketing (Msc Marketing) is a unique postgraduate programme that is designed to address inimitable and critical need for professional marketers in both industry and academia. The program is designed to provide in depth knowledge for strategic marketing management and planning skills for marketing professionals operating at strategic level in industry and academic insights for Lecturers of marketing at both undergraduate and post graduate levels. This is motivated by the growth in the number of professionals with non- marketing background taking up strategic marketing roles in most corporations. This includes Economists, Business Administration graduates, engineers and to some extent journalists or Public Relations practitioners, to mention but a few. The mushrooming of private colleges and universities has equally created a huge deficit in lecturing staff in the field of marketing.

This programme is aimed at providing advanced skills which enables one to make informed decisions thereby ensuring the attainment of a competitive advantage. During the study of the programme, practicing marketers will enhance their theoretical and practical knowledge with exposure to strategic applications in global and local business and marketing contexts.

Programme Structure

The programme is designed for duration of three (3) semesters. Students of this MSc Marketing programme will be required to take four courses in each of the first two stages, and will be required to undertake a dissertation in the final stage.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Science in marketing degree programme, a candidate must satisfy the following requirements.

  • Applicants should hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree or from a recognized University; or
  • Hold a recognized professional qualification.
  • Applicants must have at least three years of work experience, or graduated with a merit or better at their undergraduate level.
  • Exceptions to above conditions would be considered on a case by case basis.

Mode of Study: The programme is offered in the Evening, and on Open and Distance Learning modes of study.

The Master of Arts in Human Resource Management is specifically aimed to equip human resource managers with the strategic skills necessary to effectively meet complex and dynamic challenges in managing today’s workforce. The programme provides students with an in depth understanding and working application of strategies essential to the effective management of organisations, with specialisation in human resource functions.

Programme Structure

The programme has a total of fourteen (14) courses. Students will be required to take four courses in each of the first three semesters (stages), and will be required to undertake a dissertation in the final semester (stage).

Admission Requirements 

In order to become eligible for admission to the Master of Arts in Human Resources Management degree programme, a candidate must satisfy the following requirements.

  • Applicants should hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from a recognized University.
  • Applicants must have at least three years of work experience, or graduated with a merit or better at their undergraduate level.
  • Exceptions to above conditions would be considered on a case by case basis.

Mode of Study: The programme is offered in the Evening, and on Open and Distance Learning modes of study.

The Master of Science in Logistics and Procurement is a unique postgraduate programme that is designed to address inimitable and critical need for professionals in Logistics and procurement. The program is designed to provide in depth knowledge for strategic management and planning skills in logistics, procurement and supply chain management and prepares managers who will make a significant difference in the global marketplace.

Programme Structure

The programme has a total of fourteen (14) courses. Students will be required to take four courses in each of the first three semesters (stages), and will be required to undertake a dissertation in the final semester (stage).

Admission Requirements

In order to become eligible for admission to the Master of Science in Procurement and Logistics degree programme, a candidate must satisfy the following requirements.

  • Applicants should hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University; or
  • Hold a recognized professional qualification.
  • Applicants must have at least three years of work experience, or graduated with a merit or better at their undergraduate level.
  • Exceptions to above conditions would be considered on a case by case basis.

Mode of Study: The programme is offered on Evening, online, and on Open and Distance Learning modes of study.

The Postgraduate diploma is designed to prepare and equip higher education teaching staff with essential competencies in Teaching (including supervision and examination), the preparation of study guides and learning material, the development of courses, efficient administration and good pedagogical leadership knowledge and skills.

Programme Structure

The programme is designed for duration of two (2) semesters in which students will be required to take four courses in each semester.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the programme, a candidate must satisfy the following requirements.

  • Applicants should hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree or from a recognized University;
  • Exceptions to above conditions would be considered on a case by case basis.

Mode of Study: The programme is offered in the Evening, and on Open and Distance Learning modes of study.