Commerce

Prof Blessing MaumbeProf Blessing M Maumbe – Executive Dean

Welcome to the Faculty of Commerce. The Faculty of Commerce was established in 2004 under the Faculty of Science Education. The faculty was finally granted faculty status in 2006.

Departments in the Faculty

Vision

To be a beacon of innovative approaches to teaching and learning, research, and community service and a leading provider of human capital with essential skills and knowledge required to think critically and creatively; and be able to work individually and collaboratively to find solutions to real life challenges.

Mission

The faculty aims to provide quality and relevant business, economics and entrepreneurial education to students in a stimulating and conducive learning environment.

We seek to produce and nurture practitioners and captains of commerce and industry capable of contributing to both local and global economies through excellent teaching, relevant research and the transfer of knowledge and skills to the broader community.

To achieve this, the faculty will be guided by the following values; learning, diversity, leadership, integrity, excellence, student-centredness, discipline, and commitment.

Welcome to the Faculty of Commerce! I’m the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and my name is Professor Blessing Maumbe.

The Faculty of Commerce started in 2004 and is one of the largest faculties at BUSE with an enrolment of almost 2000 students spread across 6 departments with a faculty establishment of 65 Lecturers and 12 support staff members. The Faculty contributes significantly to the nation through human resource development in business and financial management, marketing, and public policy. It has also grown rapidly by adding new academic programmes that include new graduate programmes, executive development programmes, and short courses. Degree programmes offered in the faculty prepare students to meet socio-economic challenges facing transforming economies like ours and respond to global economic imperatives.

The Faculty of Commerce trains graduates who are competent in diverse fields of commerce such as: accountancy, banking and finance, economics, marketing, human capital management and financial intelligence and police and security studies. In addition, the faculty runs a Graduate Business School that offers a Master of Business Leadership (MBL) degree, Masters in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Masters in Leadership and Corporate Governance, Executive Masters in Business Leadership (EMBL), Executive Development programmes and short courses. Two other Departments now offer Masters degree programs. The Department of Economics now offers a Masters of Science in Economics with specialisations in (i) Health Economics, (ii) Development Economics and (iii) Financial Economics. The Departments also offers a Masters in Supply Chain Management. Recently, our Department of Marketing received ZIMCHE approval to offer a Masters in Marketing with three specializations, namely (i) Digital Marketing, (ii) Green Marketing and (iii) Sports Marketing. In addition, the faculty now offers Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in agribusiness, economics, marketing, and supply chain management. The Faculty of Commerce graduates are well-positioned to function in the 21st century knowledge society and are ready to pursue opportunities in industry, non-governmental organizations and the government sector. The Faculty of Commerce is moving beyond training graduates who seek employment, to producing creative and innovative entrepreneurs who can create employment and turn our economy around.

The Faculty of Commerce has partnered with esteemed institutions in Zimbabwe and the SADC region to advance its academic mission. We have long standing strategic partnerships with the IPMZ, Zimbabwe Republic Police Staff College, the Robert Gabriel Mugabe School of Intelligence (RGMSI), the Africa Leadership Management Academy (ALMA), and the Oxford Business Institute (OBI) in Swaziland. The Faculty of Commerce values its relationships with all its Affiliate Colleges and continues to explore partnerships with reputable institutions globally. Our Accounting degree programme is accredited with ACA and ZIA. As a result our students receive 9 exemptions, the highest in Accounting in the country.

The Faculty aims to promote excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, innovation and commercialisation thus ensuring that the University embraces Education 5.0 and is not an ivory tower. We believe that working closely with local communities and other strategic partners adds value to our academic programmes and research, thus enhancing the relevance of our degree programmes to industry and society. The Faculty of Commerce is in the process of building its research capacity and our faculty members are actively pursuing research on small and medium scale enterprises,financial inclusion, corporate governance, and e-commerce. In addition, the faculty is conducting various short courses, seminars and public lectures with leading academics and industry experts.
Finally, I hope you find the information that you are looking for on our website. Should you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us or visit our offices just outside Bindura town. We look forward to serving you in the near future.

Thank you,

Professor BM Maumbe, PhD
Professor of Agribusiness Management and Marketing
Executive Dean, Faculty of Commerce, BUSE
Telephone: 0772154887/888 Ext.1123
Email: bmaumbe@buse.ac.zw or maumbebm@gmail.com

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Dean of Faculty – Prof B.M Maumbe maumbebm@gmail.com

Senior Assistant Registrar – Mr Sam Mavuru  smavuru@buse.ac.zw

Secretary to the Dean –  Ms M Musasa mmusasa@buse.ac.zw

Faculty Secretary – Mr Wellington Raifa wraifa@buse.ac.zw