Bachelor of Business Management

Course Overview

The business world needs competent practitioners who can confidently walk in the changing business landscape and quickly adapt to the business dynamics. These are well trained men and women who can define business practices, and apply them in fostering business competitiveness, growth, and sustainability, and ultimately impact socioeconomic developments. This programme provides an opportunity to interact with the best business management faculty in understanding and intertwining essential disciplines such as strategic management, marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting, finance, economics, procurement, operations management, information systems, and human resource management; and thereafter suggest the best strategies in addressing business challenges. We adopt a competency-based training approach in fulfilling your needs.

What you'll study

Semester I

    • Business Computer Application
    • Business Mathematics
    • Business Communication
    • Management Theory and Practice
    • Introductory Accounting

Semester II

    • Business Statistics
    • Financial Management
    • Development perspectives
    • Marketing Management
    • Business Laws
    • Economics

Semester III

    • Research Methodology
    • Management Information System
    • Marketing Research
    • Consumer Behavior
    • Supply Chain Management

Semester IV

    • Operational Research
    • Taxation Theory and Practice
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Accounting for Managers
    • Practical Training

Semester V

    • Organizational Behavior
    • Human Resource Management
    • Consultancy and Reporting Skills
    • Change Management
    • Business Ethics

Semester VI

    • International Procurement
    • Strategic Management
    • Production and Operations Management
    • International Marketing
    • Leadership and Governance
Entry Requirements

Lower Second Class Diploma with a GPA of 3.0 in Finance and Banking or  Economics and Finance,  Economics and Project Planning,  Insurance and Risk, Taxation, Credit Management, Accountancy and Micro Finance, Accountancy with Information Technology or Business Management or Procurement and Logistics Management or Human Resources Management or  Business Administration or  Development Planning or Enterprise Management or Community Development or Local Government Administration or Public Administration or Accountancy or any related qualification AND 4 passes at O level or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a minimum GPA of 3.0. OR

Form VI with two principal passes in the following subjects: History, Geography, Kiswahili, English Language, French, Arabic, Fine Art, Economics, Commerce, Accountancy, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Advanced Mathematics, Agriculture, Computer Science or Nutrition or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a minimum GPA of 3.0

What you'll experience

On this Business Management Course, you'll:

  • Be taught by professionally qualified staff who have industry experience and expert academic researchers
  • Tailor your studies to focus on the aspects of business management that interest you most and match your career ambitions
  • Be equipped with necessary skills on how to organize workflows to improve coordination between all business parties and maximize efficiency and productivity
  • Use the Institute's Business Start-up center to incubate your business idea as prior preparation to become future employer rather than employee
  • Apply the concepts and skills you learn to real scenarios

Careers and opportunities

Our graduates now work in roles including:

  • Business Directors
  • Chief Executive Officers (CEOs)
  • Strategic Leaders
  • Marketing Managers
  • Researchers
  • Business Innovators
  • Business Owners

Teaching methods

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Field work
  • Study tour
  • Practical work

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • Written exams
  • Mini projects
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Technical report and Logbooks
  • Group assignments
  • Individual assignments

Course costs

Course Costs

Registration (IAA)


Examination (IAA)


Application Form (IAA)


Wear and tear




Computer Lab Fee Non-Computer Programme


How to Apply

Institute of Accountancy Arusha admission cycles are normally guided by two regulatory authorities that is The National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) and the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU). If you apply to IAA, you will be following provisions as set forth by the mentioned authorities.

Different programmes have different entry requirements. You can visit our programme page to see entry requirement for different programmes or be sure to read thoroughly the TCU admission guide book and the NACTE admission guide book.

We consider each applicant and put enormous care into evaluating every application. We hope you will explore the information in this section to understand what we look for in our admissions process

  • Fee 1,500,000/=
  • Duration 3 Years
  • Language English
  • Mode of Study Full time & Blended Model
  • Intakes October intake