Ordinary Diploma in 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 business management, procurement, marketing, and accounting; 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

    • Introduction to Business Mathematics and Statistics
    • Introduction to Information Communication Technology
    • Introduction to Business management
    • Stores and Stock Control
    • Principles of Book-keeping and accounts
Entry Requirements

Form IV (3 Years Programme)

  • Certificate of Secondary Education with 4 Passes in Non- Religious Studies.

Form VI (2 Years Programme)

  • Advanced Certificate of Secondary Examination with One Principal Pass and One Subsidiary Pass.

 Equivalent qualification (2 yrs programme)

  • An appropriate equivalent Basic Technician Certificate with second class or "B" Average from recognized Institution.

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 Centre 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 managers
  • Sales Managers
  • Marketing officers
  • Warehouse Officers
  • Storekeepers
  • Innovators
  • Business men and women

Teaching methods

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Field work
  • Study tours
  • Practical work

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • Written exams
  • Mini projects
  • Presentations
  • Case studies

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 900,000/=
  • Duration 3 yrs Form (IV), 2 Yrs (Form VI)
  • Language English
  • Mode of Study Full Time and Evening
  • Intakes October & March intake