Course Name Course ID
Operations Management OM500
Global Business GB501
Intercultural Management IM502
Decision Making for Management DM503
The Economics of Organisations & Strategy EOS504
Crafting and Executing Strategy CES505
Understanding Business UB506
Contemporary Marketing CM507
Business, Government and Society BGS508
Research Methods (Non examinable)


Course Name Course ID
Public Policy PUB512
Agriculture for Development AFD514
Managing Development MD532



Rules and regulations for Admission to SOUMA

Admission of applicants will be based on consideration of individual academic attainment with experience and recommendations. Admittance of students who are physically, mentally or emotionally challenged will be accepted at the discretion of the University’s Admissions Committee. Students with slight to moderate learning difficulties may be admitted if it is believed that their needs can be dealt with by the University’s Educational Support Programme and the students can be placed in the regular classroom for most subjects.
Entry to the SOUMA programmes will be open to ALL applicants that satisfy the following:

1. Certified valid full FINAL Secondary School Certificate or equivalent with credit passes in English, Mathematics and any one Science subject AND acceptable passes in another three subjects.

2. Mature career oriented applicants holding a full Secondary School or equivalent with at least three years experience in Business/Finance, or HRM oriented field or any relevant field of work with documented competence and expertise in the specific knowledge and activities backed by strong recommendation from the employer.

3. A Level certificate holders with business orientation who have at least three principal
passes and an aggregate score of 12 points will receive subject to subject exemptions in
year 1 and/or may be admitted into second year.

4. Holders of Diploma, Advanced Diploma, HND and Professional Certificates from
recognized institutions will be considered entry at an appropriate level commensurate
with their awards.

5. Applicants as per 1 above may be subjected to an aptitude test covering four areas: English, Mathematics, Reasoning and Analysis and General Knowledge which one must attain a minimum of 50% pass WHILE applicants falling under 2 to 4 may be subjected to an interview covering, inter alia general global business knowledge.

6. Final selection of the above applicants to SOUMA is competitive and on merit based on the basic aggrega: initial entry requirements plus results of the aptitude test and/or the interview.

Entering University?

Have you been looking at universities in Malawi, Zambia, South Africa and beyond? If you are keen in obtaining a professional career-focused education, we urge you to learn more about SOUMA. Remember, not all universities are created equal. At SOUMA, we are ‘Primus Inter Pares’ – FIRST AMONG EQUALS.


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  • CYPRIAN TAONGA PHIRI June 26, 2015 at 7:43 pm -

    have BA in Public Administration from the University of Zambia. Am interested to study MSC in Rural and community development. When is intake starting?

  • Name (required) July 7, 2015 at 4:38 pm -

    I need contacts for Lilongwe campus, I want to pursue a course please.

  • scolastica kamenya April 26, 2016 at 6:33 am -

    i have advance diploma in community development i need to do bachelors. when is next intake starting?

  • admin June 9, 2016 at 7:31 am -

    Thank you for the comments, for a quick response please contact us by email or call us (265) 01 820 246(blantyre), (265) 01 726 911 (Lilongwe), or (265) 01 311 804 (Mzuzu)