Project Description

Master of Business Administration – Public Sector Management (12MBPS)

The purpose of this qualification is to provide students with a capacity to work independently and competently as managers, entrepreneurs and leaders in a variety of settings that are critical to national and global socio-economic development. This is in line with the strategic objective of the University to “cultivate standards of excellence in teaching, research, and all the prescribed functions of UNAM, through encouraging constructive criticism, constant self-improvement, self-evaluation, and peer assessment”

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A prospective student maybe interviewed and assessed by the Business School before recommending his/her application to the relevant UNAM structures.

  • Level 8 Bachelor’s degree from the University of Namibia, or any other recognized University
  • A relevant Post-Graduate Diploma OR an Honours degree from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • A minimum of 2 years of working experience

A candidate with a degree which is however not a good relevant Level 8 qualification will be admitted to the School’s Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration as preparation for the MBA.

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This qualification serves as,

  • an entry point: Doctorate in Business Administration of the University of Namibia and other recognized Universities,
  • provides credits:  Masters programmes in Business Administration/Management Sciences of the University of Namibia and other recognized Universities

Blended learning conducted through e-learning augmented by face-to-face lessons on a Bock-Release Basis.

The minimum duration of this programme is two (2) years and the maximum duration is four (4) years.

The examination mark and the continuous assessment mark constitute 60% and 40% of the final mark respectively.

Candidates are expected to:

  1. Obtain a minimum of 50% in both the CA mark and the examination mark.
  2. Demonstrate a mastery of theoretically sophisticated subject matter in the field of Business Administration.
  3. Evaluate critically the findings and discussions in the Business Administration literature.
  4. Research, analyse, and argue from evidence within the field of Business Administration.
  5. Apply Business Administration knowledge to new situations.
  6. Engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem-solving

The Masters in Business Administration cannot be obtained in less than eighteen months of full-time study and the degree programme must be completed within three years of registration. Graduation for the MBA degree requires the successful completion of 240 credits at Level 9, including the research-based Business Project which will be worth 84 credits.

Note: these modules can either be offered in first or second semester according to structure of the timetable, students are urged to consult the timetable.

NQF Level: 9

First Semester

ModuleModule codeCredits
Academic Writing for Post- Graduate StudiesUAE581914
Advanced Business EthicsCBBI599912
Business Research MethodsCBRM598012
Public Sector Management & LeadershipCBPS599912
Managing Public Projects & ProgrammesCBMP599912
Managing Public FinancesCBPF599912
Managing Human Resources in the Public SectorCBHR599912
Strategic Performance ManagementCBSP599912
Total credits100

Second Semester

ModuleModule codeCredits
Knowledge Management in the Public SectorCBKM599916
Strategic Issues in Parastatal ManagementCBIM599916
Strategic Issues at the Politics- Bureaucracy InterfaceCBHM599916
Economics of the Public SectorCBNL599916
Strategic Issues in Sectoral ManagementCBSL599916
Total credits60

Third Semester

ModuleModule codeCredits
Business Project in Public Sector ManagementCBPP590984
Total credits240

* Compulsory, but Non-Contributory

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