The Faculty of Commerce and Business Studies (FOCB):
To prepare professionals in business management with skills that enable them to perform critical tasks in the
Tanzania work setting.
To integrate concepts and principles in order to develop independent thinking, initiative, resourcefulness and
transfer of learning
To promote positive attitudes towards national aspirations in general, and to achieve national productivity goals.
At present there are three departments which run courses in the faculty. These are
Accounting and Finance
Economics and Marketing
Human Resource and General Management
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
This is a three year course with specialization in :
Human Resources Management
Bachelor of Accountancy and Finance (BAF)
This is a three year course. The programme is designed to produce proffessionals in business accounting and finance with due regard of the Tanzanian and International enviroment. On successful completion of the course the candidates will be eligible to be registered by the National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA) as approved Accountants after one year of working experience.
For Evening Programmes:
Bachelor of Business Studies(BBS)
This is a three year—NINE trimester evening programme. The programme requires candidates to successfully complete a minimum total of 111 units including a research project in the ninth trimester of study.
The general objectives of the programme are:
To produce professionals in general business management with due regard to the Tanzanian environment.
To integrate the conventional subjects of business management with other subjects with the intention of producing graduates
who are exposed to the business management field.
This will also enable them to have a more scientific approach to decision making in their work in all business functions.
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PgDBA)
NBAA/NBMM Review Classes - All Levels
Diploma in Business Administration (Two years)
Courses in Information and Communication Technology will be offered to students in all degree programmes.
For the future The Faculty is planning to offer:
Postgraduate diploma in Finance, Marketing and Human Resource Management
Ordinary MBA degree
Executive MBA degree
The following are additional to the University entrance requirements:
Direct Entry Qualification
Two or more principal passes in the following subjects:
All commercial subjects i.e. Accountancy, Commerce and Economics OR
All science subjects OR
All arts subjects
Ordinary Diploma with an equivalent of B Pass. The grade in Statistics or Mathematics at the Diploma level should be
of D or higher, or a grade of C or higher in form IV Mathematics.
Advanced Diploma. No classification is required. The grade in Statistics or Mathematics in the Diploma should be of D
or higher or a grade of D or higher in form IV Mathematics.
Admission is subject to the approval of the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU)
All enquiries about the Faculty of Commerce and Business Studies should be addressed to:
Faculty of Commerce and Business Studies,
St John’s University of Tanzania,
P.O. Box 47, Dodoma, Tanzania.