Year 1 Course Name Course ID
1. Business Communication COM101
2. Introduction to Business and Management Principles IBM102
3. Business Mathematics and Statistics STA103
4. Computer Fundamentals and Information Technology IT104
5. Economics ECO105
6. Introduction to Rural & Community Development IRD108
7. Intensive English ENG110


Year 2 Course Name Course ID
1. Marketing Management MKT201
2. Organisational Behaviour OB204
3. Accounting for Non-Finance Managers ACC206
4. Ecology: Concepts, Principles & Practice ECP212
5. Social Economics of Rural Livelihood ERL213
6. Water Resource Management WAR214
7. Research Methodology REM218


Year 3 Course Name Course ID
1. Entrepreneurship Studies EPS302
2. Research Methodology REM304
3. Human Rights, the World of Work & HIV & AIDS HWA308
4. Environmental Ethics EET314
5. Land Resources Use, Planning & Conservation LRU315
6. Project Management PMGT316


Year 4 Course Name Course ID
1. Corporate Strategy CST403
2. International Business IBU405
3. Independent Project IP406
4. Society, Gender & Development SGD416
5. Climate Change, Adaptation & The Global Environment CCA417
6. Waste Management & Pollution Control WMGT418
7. Heritage Management HER419


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:

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