Department of Business Sciences

About the department

The Department was established in January 1996 an commenced its operations with a two-year full time Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme which registered 19 students with 13 of them sponsored by the Commonwealth Secretariat. The length of the MBA programme was later shortened to 18 months in 1999. In August 1997, the Department established an undergraduate programme with majors in Accounting, Economics and Management/Marketing. In August 2001, the undergraduate programme was restructured into the present four majors: Accounting, Economics, Management, Marketing.
A part-time MBA programme was introduced in August 1997 in order to cater for those who could not afford full time graduate education. In order to increase the accessibility of the MBA programme, the Department decided to also offer it on a block release basis, on selected weekends and public holidays. The part-time programme was changed into an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) programme in 1999.
The mission of the Department is to provide programmes at under- and graduate levels, which produce and develop managers and other business professionals capable of utilizing human and other resources to meet development needs and take advantage of the opportunities of Africa within the global context.
The Department aims at programmes which develop both the intellectual and the managerial potentials of its students. Specifically, the objectives of the Faculty programmes are to:
  1. Provide knowledge which develops the students. intellectual and critical thinking ability as well as their managerial and entrepreneurial skills
  2. Foster the ability to organise, analyse and interpret information for decision making; instil and inculcate high moral standards of personal and professional behaviour which are consistent with positions of trust and leadership in society’s) imbue in students sensitivity and commitment to efficiency in the use of resources as well as integrity, accountability and transparency
  3. Encourage and develop a sense of curiosity and inquiry needed for innovative thinking and the development of new knowledge
Basic Entry Requirements

5 ‘O’ level passes or equivalent including English Language and Mathematics. At least two GCE Advanced level passes in any of the following subjects: Accounts, Management of Business, Economics and Mathematics or an approved Diploma in Management related field or professional qualification. One year exemption for those who are fully employed and have at least two years work experience in relevant areas.

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Basic Entry Requirements

5 ‘O’ level passes or equivalent including English Language and Mathematics. At least two GCE Advanced level passes in any of the following subjects: Accounts, Management of Business, Economics and Mathematics or an approved Diploma in Management related field or professional qualification. One year exemption for those who are fully employed and have at least two years work experience in relevant areas.

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Basic Entry Requirements

5 ‘O’ level passes or equivalent including English Language and Mathematics. At least two GCE Advanced level passes in any of the following subjects: Accounts, Management of Business, Economics and Mathematics or an approved Diploma in Management related field or professional qualification. One year exemption for those who are fully employed and have at least two years work experience in relevant areas.

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Basic Entry Requirements

5 ‘O’ level passes or equivalent including English Language and Mathematics. At least two GCE Advanced level passes in any of the following subjects: Accounts, Management of Business, Economics and Mathematics or an approved Diploma in Management related field or professional qualification. One year exemption for those who are fully employed and have at least two years work experience in relevant areas.

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Basic Entry Requirements

5 ‘O’ level passes or equivalent including English Language At least two GCE Advanced level passes or a relevant Diploma from a recognized institution and a minimum of two years work experience.

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Basic Entry Requirements

A good first degree in relevant areas

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Basic Entry Requirements

A good first degree in relevant areas. ‘O’ level Mathematics.

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Basic Entry Requirements

A good first degree in a relevant area. 2 years of Post qualification work experience in managerial/supervisory capacity.

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Academic Staff

Dr. Stanley Murairwa

Head of Department, Business Sciences and Lecturer

murairwas@africau.edu

extension 1206

Academic Qualifications
  • PhD in Decision Science
  • MSc. In Operations Research
  • BSc. Special Honours in Statistics
  • Diploma in Statistics
  • Diploma in Management Information Systems

Areas of Interests

Heuristics, Applied Statistics, Operations Research

  1. Murairwa, S. & Nazri, E. M. (2010). “A Multivariate Data Analysis Procedure For Measuring And Comparing The Quality Of Performance Of Heuristics”, Published in Research India Publications: International Journal of Statistics And Systems (IJSS), ISSN 0973-2675, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp 555 - 567.
  2. Murairwa, S. & Nazri, E. M. (2010). “How to Measure Heuristic Performance Consistency”, Published in European Journal of Scientific Research (EJSR), ISSN 1450-216X, Vol. 46, Issue 3, pp 363 - 377.
  3. Murairwa, S. (2012). “An Enhanced Heuristic Classifying Scheme and Templates", Serial Publications, Publishers and distributors, Vol.3, No.2, pp 113-127.
  4. Murairwa, S. (2012). “Re-Engineering The Education Systems: Continuous Education Quality Improvement Framework”, Serial Publications, Publishers and distributors, Vol.3, No.2, pp 129 -157.
  5. Murairwa, S. (2015) "Voluntary Sampling Design", International Journal of Advanced Research in Management and Social Sciences, Vol. 4, No.2, pp 185 - 200.
  6. Murairwa, S. (2016). Sustainable continuous production improvement strategies: A framework for reviving failing companies in Zimbabwe. Amity Journal of Operations Management (AJOM), Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp 21 - 47.
  7. Usanga, L. and Murairwa, S. (2016). Application of the SERVQUAL framework to assess the quality of service offered by Mutare community pharmacies in Zimbabwe. Accepted for publication in the Amity Journal of Marketing (AJM) in May 2016.
  8. Murairwa, S. (2016). Company departmentalization decision: Zimbabwe Mutare companies miss the point. Submitted to Amity Journal of Operations Management (AJOM) on 26 May 2016.
  9. Murairwa, S. (2016). A Dual Bi-Directional Heuristic Framework. International Journal of Research and Development Organization (IJRDO) - Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 7, Issue 7, Paper 3, pp 17 - 25.

Books:
  1. Murairwa, S. (2016). Research and Statistics with application procedures in statistical package for social sciences. Research Foundation, Publishers and Subscription Agents of International and Indian Journals.
  2. Murairwa, S. Third Generation Heuristic: Hybrid Erosion And Deposition (HEAD) Metaheuristic. Submitted for edition in February 2016.

Book Chapters
  1. Murairwa, S. & Nazri, E. M. (2016). A Multivariate Data Analysis Procedure for Measuring and Comparing the Quality of Performance of Heuristics. Accepted in Advanced Mathematics: Theory and Applications. Research India Publications.
Proceedings:

Murairwa, S. & Nazri, E. M. (2010). “An Improved Hybrid TSP Metaheuristic Search Algorithm”, Presented in the proceedings of the 2nd International Conference On Quantitative Sciences And Its Applications (ICOQSIA2010), Penang, Malaysia, 2 – 4 November 2010.

Being Worked on:
  1. Paper (Area): Murairwa, S. & Masese, T. (2012). Community Share Ownership Framework: A Case Study of Zimbabwe (Tentative title).
  2. Book: Murairwa, S. Statistical Data analysis manual. Work in progress.
  3. Paper: Murairwa, S. (2016). Zimbabwe university timetable scheduling Algorithm (Tentative title). Work in progress.
  4. Paper: Murairwa, S. Theoretical framework of the labour cost to services delivery cost ratio. Work in progress.
  5. Paper: Murairwa, S. Statistical measurement and comparison of heuristic performances to solve the TSP. Work in progress.

Mr. Thomas Masese

maseset@africau.edu

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Academic Qualifications
  • DBA candidate
  • Masters in Development Studies
  • Certificate in Local Economic Development
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Certificate in Executive Development Programme
  • BSc (Honours) Economics

Areas of Interests

Economics, Entrepreneurship, Economic Development, Business Administration

Mr. George Mandewo

mandewog@africau.edu

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Academic Qualifications
  1. PhD candidate
  2. LLM Intellectual Property
  3. MSc. Economics
  4. BSc. (Honours) in Economics

Achievements

Areas of Interests

Development Economics, Economics, Intellectual Property

Mr. Alex D. Mushonga

mushongaa@africau.edu

Phone extension 1030

Academic Qualifications
  1. Masters in Population Studies
  2. BA in Education (Statistics and Mathematics)
  3. Certificate in Education (Secondary Education)

Achievements

Areas of Interests

Geography, Education Statistics and Mathematics

Mr. Kenneth C. Maragere

maregerek@africau.edu

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Academic Qualifications
  1. PhD candidate (Public Management and Governance)
  2. Master of Business Administration (Public Management)

Achievements

Areas of Interests

Public Management and Governance

Mr. Israel Rarami

raramii@africau.edu

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Academic Qualifications
  1. Certificate Fellow of (I.C.B.L)
  2. Level 4 Accounting Certificate (Pitman))
  3. Diploma in Education
  4. PhD in Accounting candidate with the University of Lusaka)
  5. Master of Business Administration
  6. Diploma in Accountancy (I.A.C)
  7. Master of Commerce in Accounting

Achievements

Areas of Interests

Accounting, Auditing and Management

Mr. Stephen Chuchu

chuchus@africau.edu

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Academic Qualifications
  1. PhD candidate
  2. M Com Accounting
  3. MBA
  4. B Com Economics and Accounting
  5. ACIS
  6. RPAcc

Achievements

Areas of Interests

Accounting, Finance, Auditing

Mr. Andrew Gumbo

gumboa@africau.edu

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Academic Qualifications
  1. Graduate certificate in Education
  2. MBA
  3. BA (Hons.)

Achievements

Areas of Interests

Strategic Management, Performance Management

Mr. Tendai Nemaunga

nemaungat@africau.edu

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Academic Qualifications
  1. MBA
  2. Bachelor of Management

Achievements

Areas of Interests

Management

Mr. Leonadias Ngendakumanaa

ngendakumanal@africau.edu

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Academic Qualifications
  1. PhD candidate
  2. MSc Economics
  3. BSc Economics

Achievements

Areas of Interests

Economics, Development Economics

Ms Ngoni E. Chirimaa

chiriman@africau.edu

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Academic Qualifications
  1. DBA candidate
  2. Executive Master of Business Administration
  3. Bachelor of Accounting

Achievements

Areas of Interests

Management, Accounting