Blantyre International University courses
Academic Degree Programmes
The University is offering courses that are sought by employers on the job market, while at the same time preparing students as entrepreneurs who can start and run their own businesses. Currently, the university is offering the following degree programmes:
1) Accounting and Finance;
2) Actuarial Science;
3) Banking and Finance;
4) Business Administration;
7) Community Development;
8) Guidance and Counseling;
9) Hotel Management;
10) Information Technology;
11) Journalism; and
All these degree programmes take a minimum of four years to complete, except for law which is an honours degree programmes and takes five years to complete. Enrolment into these programmes is a good secondary school ordinary level certificate such as the Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) and the Generel Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), except for the Law degree where entry is after one year of university degree education.
Entry into these degree programmes is also accepted under the University’s mature entry scheme.
There is a course outline and syllabus for each of the above programmes produced separately, except for the Law and Tourism and Hospitality Management programmes where consultations with the regulatory authorities in the country are still under way.
In offering these degree programmes, the university;s goals are to provide students with both general knowledge and skills and specific knowledge and skills as summarized below:
General knowledge and skills:
1. Communication a
2. bilities- oral communication skills & written communication skills.
3. Ethical understanding and reasoning abilities.
4. Analytic skills.
5. Use of information technology.
6. Multicultural and diversity understanding.
7. Reflective thinking skills.
Specific knowledge and skills:
1. Ethical and legal responsibilities in organizations and society.
2. Financial theories, analysis, reporting, and markets.
3. Creation of value through the integrated production and distribution of goods, services, and information.
4. Group and individual dynamics in organizations.
5. Statistical data analysis and management science as they support decision-making processes throughout an organization.
6. Information technologies as they influence the structure and processes of organizations and economies, and as they influence the roles and techniques of management.
7. Domestic and global economic environments of organizations.
8. Other specific knowledge and abilities as identified by each department respectively (per university documents).
Curriculum Design Framework
BIU’s curriculum is designed based on its learning goals and in order to meet or exceed the standards of Malawi’s higher education expectations. In this respect, its curriculum features general education courses, students’ major courses, and elective courses to allow for flexibility.
Contact Hours/Credit Hours
To graduate, a student should accumulate a total of 1152 to 1488 hours contact/credit hours.