NUST Zimbabwe Block Release Programmes 2023/2024
NUST Zimbabwe Block Release Programmes – Details of NUST Zimbabwe Block Release Programmes
The Managements of National University of Science and Technology Zimbabwe has released Block Release Programmes to equip students to step into the world of work. Candidates and students can now apply for these programmes.
Block-release programmes are forms of alternating education, making the link between school and the world of work, and should be seen as a path to excellence oriented towards acquiring operational skills. They are real passport to employment, allowing students from business schools to earn recognition and useful qualifications while teaching them to interact in a group context, developing their personal skills and expertise.
List of NUST Zimbabwe Block Release Programmes, vocational block-release programmes lead to a long-term job in eight out of ten cases.
(i) For Admission students must have passed 5 subjects at ‘O’ Level including Mathematics and English at Grade C or better.
(ii) Have passed at least two relevant subjects at ‘A’ Level.
(iii) Be holders of the Zimbabwe Higher National Diploma from the Polytechnic Colleges or Technical Colleges (or their equivalent) and must have passed the Diploma with merit (credits and distinctions). Such applicants may qualify for entry into Part II of the Faculty of Commerce Undegraduate Honours Degree
Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Accounting
At least two passes at ‘A’ Level, one of the two subjects passed should be in Accounting and the other may either be Mathematics or Economics or equivalent.
Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Banking
At least two passes at ‘A’ Level in Commercial subjects, Economics, Accounting, Management of Business, Mathematics, etc.
Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Management and Marketing
A good grounding in Mathematics is very desirable. At least two passes at “A’ Level in Commercial Subjects, English, Economics, Accounting and Business Studies.
Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Actuarial Science
In addition to the entry qualifications prescribed for Faculty of Commerce students, an applicant for the actuarial Science degree must have obtained A at “A’ Level in Mathematics or Statistics. Further Mathematics will be an added advantage.
Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Finance
At least two “A” Level passes in the following subjects: Economics, Management of Business,
Accounting and Mathematics.
Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Risk management & Insurance .
At least two “A” Level passes in any approved subject.
Master of Science in Banking and Financial Services.
This is a block release programme done over 18-24 months, catering for graduates from banking, finance, insurance, acconting and other related fields. An undergradate degree in any one of these disciplines is a prerequisite.
Master of Science in Marketing
On a part-time basis this programme is approximately 24 months of which 6 months shall be devoted to the dissertation.
Master of Science in Finance & Investment.
This programme is done on a part-time basis over24 months. The programme caters for students from diverse backgrounds in the field of finance e.g. Accounting, Economics, Banking, Business studies, Insurance & Commerce.
Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) Degree.
This programme is geared towards producing a dynamic and successful business leader who can operate at local, regional and international levels. The programme is multi-disciplinary, targeted at senior executives already working in industry, commerce and the public sector. The EMBA programme shall be covered over a minimum of 18 months, maximum of 36
months, on a block release basis.
GMBA (Full-time and Parallel (Evening)
Duration of the programme
On full time and parallel (evening) basis the general MBA programme may be studied over a maximum period of 12 months and a maximum of 24 months. The academic year for the General MBA shall begin in august/September of every year.
Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
This is a part-time programme done over 14 months. It is aimed at managers and administrators who are keen to do the MBA or who do not meet the post-Secondary educational requirements for the MBA.
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management (PGDPM)
This part-time programme is a joint initiative involving the Zimbabwe institute of Public Administration (ZIPAM), the Public Service Commission (PSC), and NUST.
It is targeted at civil servants who perform supervisory and managerial functions with overall objective of broadening the skills base in the civil service.
Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies (PGDDS)
To be considered for admission a candidate should normally:
Be at least 25 years of age.
Applicants holding any bachelors degree of this or another university AND/OR such other professional qualification as CIS, CIMA, CA, ACCA, IMM, IPM, ZIM, ABMA, IAC, HND, etc shall be considered for admission. Applicants holding these professional/diploma qualifications must show proof of having passed the final level of the qualification’s examination(s). Applicants who hold a degree must also have at least one (1) year of post qualification work experience and non-degreed candidates must have at least three (3) years post qualification work experience in the area of development.
Diploma In Development and disaster Management.
Students must have a minimum of 5 ‘O’ Levels including English Language & Mathematics. Experience in a relevant working environment is also required.
The Public service Commission (PSC), NUST Graduate School of Business, in conjuction with the Zimbabwe institute of Public Administration (ZIPAM) offers the Master in Business administration Degree in Public service Management. The programme is targeted at Middle and senior Managers in government and statutory organisaions like parastatals.
Duration of the programme
The MBA-Public Management shall be studied over a minimum period of 18 months and a maximum period of 36 months on block release basis. The minimum contact hours shall comply with the internationally accepted guidelines for an MBA programme.
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