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School of Business

Welcome to the School of Business


About Us


The School of Business was established in 1978 in response to the findings of a research undertaken by a group of experts in the early 1970s. The research team consisted of representatives of the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The findings of the report were that over 2000 managerial and supervisory positions in Parastatal companies, public institutions and private firms were at the time, filled by people who were either partially qualified or not qualified at all. In other words, Zambia did not have a pool of specialists in Business Management and Accountancy. Consequently, performance of many companies and public institutions was hardly satisfactory at all.

There are over 800 students enrolled in the School of Business for programmes in Business Administration, Accountancy and Finance, Marketing, Purchasing and Supply and Production management each year. Originally, the programmes on offer were mainly at Bachelors Degree level. However, in 1995 the School launched its Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) programme, details of which are contained in the MBA Handbook. Two other programmes at Masters Degree level programmes; the Master of Business Administration – Finance and the Master of Arts in Human Resource Management, were launched in 2008 and 2009, respectively.


The Dean


The Dean

Prof. Herbert B. Maliti

BSc (Biochemistry) – UNZA; MSc (Engineering and Manufacturing Management) –Coventry, UK; MBA, DBA (Strategic Management) – CSU, Ohio, USA; SMS; APICS

MORE THAN MONEY


A BUSINESS THAT MAKES NOTHING BUT MONEY IS A POOR BUSINESS. HENRY FORD BUSINESSMAN

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN


As one of the fastest growing economies in the world, the need for qualified professionals in various fields of business management cannot be underestimated. Professionals with strong business,financial and strategic acumen are needed to drive this growth and ensure its sustainability.

The aim of the school is to continuously deliver degree programmes of high quality at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The driving objective is to deliver courses that are conceptually very challenging, with a strong analytical base and practical relevance to the needs of the industry and the service sector.

ABOUT THE DEAN


Dr. Maliti obtained his first degree from UNZA in 1978 then went to work in industry (pharmaceuticals, automotive batteries, paper) for 13 years where he rose to the position of production manager. While in industry, he went for postgraduate courses in Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Norway and Sweden. He then joined The Copperbelt University in 1992 where he rose from the position of lecturer to the current one of dean of the school. He went on a USAID scholarship to the USA to study for an MBA and Doctor of Business Administration specializing in strategic management at Cleveland State University in the state of OHIO from 1999 to graduation in 2006.

During his time at CBU he has attended many conferences, workshops and seminars where he has presented many papers. He has chaired many committees at CBU including the PMS Committee which pioneered, developed and implemented the first Performance Management System at CBU. He has also published papers in peer-reviewed journals and books as follows:

Journal Articles

  1. Maliti, B., Benchmarking: The New Winning Technique for Attaining World – Class Manufacturing Status. Journal of Business, Mission Press, Ndola, June 1997.
  2. Maliti, B., The Impact of Privatisation on Enterpreneurship in Zambia. Journal of Business, Mission Press, Ndola, July 1998.
  3. Maliti, B., Analyzing the Effects of the Macro-Economic Environment and Firm Strategy on Organizational Performance in the Zambian Food & Beverage Industry. Journal of Business, Mission Press, Ndola, Jan 2007.
  4. Maliti, B., Mwewa, B. C., Determining The Challenges For Small And Medium Enterprises (SMEs) In Accessing Financial Resources In A Rural District Of Zambia Using Multivariate Analysis. International Journal of research in Commerce, Economics and Management, India, 2015.

Books

  1. Maliti, B., Contemporary Research Handbook – Guidelines for Research Proposals and Dissertations/Theses. Mission Press, Ndola, 2009
  2. Maliti, B., Applying the Action Profit Linkage Model in a Developing Nation, Scholars’ Press, Germany, 2015.
  3. Maliti, B., Maliti, C., The First Mbunda- English Dictionary and Thesaurus. Mission Press, Ndola, Zambia, 2015.

Departments


The school currently has four academic departments, namely Accounting and Finance, Business Administration/Marketing, Economics and Operations and Supply Chain Management. These departments have the following highly qualified members of staff:

Academic and Administrative Staff

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Dean

Prof. Herbert B. Maliti BSc (Biochemistry) – UNZA; MSc (Engineering and Manufacturing Management) –Coventry, UK; MBA, DBA (Strategic Management) – CSU, Ohio, USA; SMS; APICS

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Assistant Dean

CHAWALA M., BSc MKT (CBU), MSc MKT (University of London – BBK)

Department of Accounting and Finance

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Head of Department

HAABAZOKA L., MSc, PhD. Banking (Rostov State), (Russia).

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Lecturer

MUSOKWA, P.A.N., B.Com Acc, MBA (Finance) (Nairobi), CPA (Tanzania), FTAA.

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Lecturer

SHIKAPUTO, C.G.M., BAcc (CBU). MAcc, PhD. (Dundee).

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MULONGOTI M, BAcc,(CBU) MSc Finance (Dundee), ACCA

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MBANDAMA N, BAcc (CBU), MSc, Professional Accountancy (Dundee)

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MUNYONZWE C, BBA (CBU), MSc, Banking & Finance, (Nairobi)

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MWENYA D.K, BA, (UNZA), MBA (CMSU – USA)

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Lecturer

MULEYA MULENGA G. , BAcc, MBA – Finance, ACCA Foundamental Level (CBU)

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HIMULULI TEMBO M., BAcc (CBU), MSc Banking & Finance (Nairobi)

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PHIRI, O. Y.Z., BAcc (CBU), MSc (Essex). ACCA.

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KAFEWMBE Y., B & F (CBU), MSc Banking & Finance (UK)

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Lecturer

MUKOSIKU NALUTONGWE C. C., B & F (CBU), MSc Banking & Finance (UK)

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Lecturer

SAKALA E, BAcc, MBA Finance (CBU)

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Technical Instructor

SIKAZWE D.M., BAcc, MBA (CBU)

Department of Business Administration

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Head of Department

KAMANGA P., LL.B (UNZA), LL.M (Edinburgh), PhD (Edinburgh), AHCZ, Solicitor (England & Wales)

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Professor

TEMBO, J. M . , (Prof.), B A. (UNZA), MBA. (Mc M), PhD (N. U. I)

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Lecturer

ROSEMARY MAPOMA, BBA, MBA (CBU)

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Lecturer

MULENGA M.C., LL.B (Derby), LL.M. (Commercial Law) (Derby), CIOB (London)

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Lecturer

CHANDA H. , BBA, MBA – General (CBU)

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MUYENGA A.M., BSc MKT, MBA (CBU)

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BWALYA J., BSc MKT (CBU), MSc MKT (University of London - BBK)

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Lecturer

CHAWALA M., BSc MKT (CBU), MSc MKT (University of London – BBK)

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Lecturer

SIACHINJI B., BBA (CBU), MA Mgt & Marketing (Bournemouth) (UK)

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MWIYA, B.M.K., BBA, MBA. (CBU), MIP (WIPO, ARIPO & AU), PhD (Wolverhampton)

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Lecturer

CHIKUMBI, B.M., BBA. (CBU), MSc. (Mgt.) (Catholic Univ. Belgium)

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Lecturer

CHISANGA, S.Z., BBA (CBU), MSc. (IBM) (Kent)

Department of Operations & Supply Chain Management

Head of Department

Head of Department

MUDENDA C., Dip (PM) (Evelyn Hone), BSc (PM), MSc (Project Mgt) (CBU)

Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

MALITI, H. B., BSc. (UNZA), MSc. (Engineering & Manufacturing mgt) (Coventry), MBA, DBA (Strategic mgt) (CSU)

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Lecturer

SICHINSAMBWE,C., BEng.(UNZA), MSc. (Industrial Engineering). MBA, (Mgt) RPI (USA) DBA (Supply Chain Management)

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Lecturer

MANCHISI, R., Dip PM (Evelyn Hone), BSc. (PM) (CBU), MSc. (Operations Mgt) (Birmingham)

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LESA, C.N., BSc. (PM), (CBU) MSc. (Logistics) (Coventry)

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Lecturer

SIKOMBE S. , BSc Production Mgt (CBU), M.A Leadership & Organisation (Malmo-Sweden), MCIPS, MZIPS

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Lecturer

CHABALA, M., Dip (PM) (Evelyn Hone), BSc. (PM) (CBU), MSc. Supply Chain Mgt (Coventry)

Lecturer

Lecturer

PHIRI, J., BSc. (CBU), MA. (Bradford) ACMA, CGMA, AZICA, Phd (East Anglia).
BSc. (CBU), MA. (Bradford) ACMA, CGMA, AZICA, Phd (East Anglia).

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Lecturer

SIKABBWELA K., BSc PM (CBU) (MSc Liverpool).

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Staff Development Fellow

LUBOSI P., BSc (PM) (CBU)

Department of Economics

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Head of Department

FANDAMU, H., B A. (Econ) (UNZA), M A. (Econ) (Malawi), International Econ. (Barcelona), Cal Relation and Econ (Spain), Trade & Poverty Certif. (Geneva)

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Professor

TEMBO, J. M . , (Prof.), B A. (UNZA), MBA. (Mc M), PhD (N. U. I)

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Senior Lecturer

KAPENA, S.A, BA. (UNZA), MSc. (Econ) (Michigan State), PhD (East Anglia)

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Lecturer

KAPAMBWE, KALUNGA, C., B A. (UNZA), MSc. Econ (Manchester)

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Lecturer

CHIKUMBI F., BA (Econ), MA Econ Policy Management (UNZA)

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MAINZA, M., MSc. (Econ), (UNZA).

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CHISHIMBA, S. K., (Econ) (UNZA), MA (Econ)(Dar es Salaam).

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Lecturer

KUNDA, L., (Econ) (UNZA), MA (Econ)(Dar es Salaam).

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KABALA, E., (Econ) (UNZA), MA (Econ)(Gaborone).

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Lecturer

DAKA L, BA Hons Econ, (Rostov State -Russia), MA (Econ) (UNZA).

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Staff Development Fellow

PHIRI C., BA (Econ) (UNZA)

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Lecturer

CHONGO A, BA (Econ) (UNZA)


Programmes of Study


Undergraduate Programs

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance (BSc. BF)
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Production Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Purchasing and Supply (BSc. PS)
  • Bachelor of Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Procurement
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing

Postgraduate Programs

  • MBA General
  • MBA Finance
  • M.Sc. Project Management
  • M.Sc. Accounting and Finance
  • MA Human Resource Management
  • M.Sc. Project Management
  • MPhil/PhD Programmes in Business Studies
  • MPhil/PhD Programme in Mines and Mineral Sciences

Admissions


Requirements

In order to become eligible for admission to the under graduate Degree programmes, the applicant should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Have '0' level passes in Mathematics and English, which are compulsory and compose schedule A of the required courses;
  2. Have '0' level passes in either one or two subjects from schedule B, and;
  3. Have '0' level passes in one or two subjects from schedule C to make a total of five subjects

Schedule A (Compulsory)

  1. English Language; Mathematics

Schedule B

  1. Economics; Principles of Accounts;
  2. Commerce; Physics or Chemistry;
  3. Physical Science; Additional Mathematics;
  4. Geography or History;
  5. Metalwork or Woodwork
  6. Geometrical & Mechanical Drawing

Schedule C

  1. Agricultural Science; Biology, Engineering Science; Human and Social Biology, Food and Nutrition; Combined Science; English Literature; A Religious subject, Information Technology, and Other languages

NB : In the case of Production Management, Chemistry and Physics shall be treated as separate subjects.


Rules & Regulations


General Conditions

To qualify for the award of a degree, a candidate must have completed full-time or part-time courses as provided in these regulations.

Duration of study

The course of study for all bachelors degrees in the School of Business shall be completed within a period of not less than 4 and not more than 6 academic years. For the purpose of computing the maximum period fora course of study, the years in which a candidate withdrew from studies with permission shall not be counted.

Academic Load

  1. A full time student reading for the Bachelor of Accountancy shall normally take six full courses in each of the four years under the new programme. At the end of the third year and before the commencement of the fourth year, he/she shall be required to do internship in Accountancy for a minimum period often weeks. This entails placement into a well established accounting department of a business organisation. A full time student reading for the Bachelor of Business Administration shall normally take six full courses in each of the four years. In the fourth year of study, one of the courses shall be a Thesis. The Thesis shall be graded like any other courses.
  2. The Board of Studies or the Dean acting on its behalf may in exceptional circumstances permit a full-time student to register for fewer courses than the normal oad as prescribed in Section C (1) above.
  3. A candidate referred to part-time under regulation G(4) shall not register for more than 3 courses in one academic year.

Definition of a Course

For purpose of these regulations a 'course' is defined as one academic year's study of a subject in accordance with the syllabus prescribed by the Board of Studies.

Exemptions

A student who has prior to admission to the School of Business, attended, whether at the Copperbelt University or elsewhere, courses of instruction and passed examinations equivalent in standard to courses and examinations which form part of the programme of studies in the School of Business, subject to the approval of Senate, may be exempted from attending classes and examinations in not more than six courses.

Grading

  1. In all the courses offered by the School, the distribution of marks shall be as follows:
    • Final Examination 60%
    • Continuous Assessment 40%
  2. Continuous assessment shall consist of such term examinations, exercises and other work whose content and length shall be at the discretion of the Lecturer.
  3. The Lecturer responsible for a course may bar a student from sitting final examinations for failure to meet course work requirements including poor performance, non submission of Continuous Assessment or poor attendance cord.

The following marking scheme shall be used to grade all work:

Literal Numerical(Percentage) Description
A+ 86 and above Distinction
A 76 - 85 Distinction
B+ 68 - 75 Meritorious
B 62 - 67 Very Satisfactory
C+ 56 - 61 Definite Pass
C 50 - 55 Bare Pass
D+ 40 - 49 Bare Fail
D 0 - 39 Fail
WP - Withdrew Without Permission
NE - No Examination Taken
LT - Left without permission or Withdrew with Penalty

Rules of Progression

  1. Progression
    1. To proceed to the next year of study, a candidate must pass ALL the courses taken during the academic year of study.
    2. The Board of Studies may permit a candidate who has failed in no more than one course to proceed and repeat the failed course along with the full load for the subsequent year; except where the failed course is a pre-requisite to a higher course in which case the candidate shall not be allowed to take a higher course for that year.
    3. To complete a course a candidate shall:
      • Attend at least 80% of such classes, tutorials, seminars, practical exercises or field work as may be prescribed by the Board of Studies in consultation with the Lecturer concerned
      • Perform to the satisfaction of the Board of Studies such prescribed practical, written and other course work as shall be required
      • Obtain an overall pass grade in the course.
  2. Granting of a Pass, P, Grade
    1. On the recommendation of the Board of Studies, the Senate may grant a student who fails in a course with a D+ a pass denoted P.
    2. To qualify for a ‘P’ Grade a student MUST  
      • Not have failed in more than two (2) courses
      • Subject to (a) above, a ‘P’ shall only be granted in a course in which a student has failed with a D+
      • Have passed in the continuous assessment of the course being considered for ‘P’ Grade
      • Have obtained an average grade of C+ or better in the courses passed.
    3. A ‘P’ Grade will be granted to a student in not more than one full-course in any one academic year. In the event of a student qualifying for ‘P’ Grade in more than one course and subject to (b) (i) above, the Board of Studies shall specify which other course should be granted a ‘P’ Grade.
    4. A Pass, ‘P’, shall count as “C” for purposes of computing certificate classification.
    5. Failure to meet the conditions of a ‘P’ Grade, does not count as a second fail for the purpose of registration in a subsequent academic year.
  3. Part-Time
    1. The Board of Studies shall refer a student to part-time studies in the following cases :
      1. Any student who has failed 2 courses where the academic year consists of 5 courses
      2. Any student who has failed 3 courses where the academic year consists of 6 courses
      3. A student referred to part-time study must pass all courses before being allowed to proceed to full time study.
  4. Deferred Examinations
    1. A candidate, who through illness or other reasonable cause is unable to present himself/herself for an examination, sessional or otherwise may make an application to the School for the consideration of his/her case. Such application shall be forwarded to the Dean of School through the Dean of Students before the date of the examinations. It should be noted that misreading the time-table and pressure of work shall not be considered reasonable cause.
    2. The Dean of the School after consideration of any application may permit the applicant to present himself/herself at the next sessional examinations. The results of a deferred examination shall be treated in a similar manner as those obtained at scheduled examinations.
  5. Repeat Course
    1. Subject to regulations governing progression and Granting of ‘P’ Grade, all courses failed with D+ and D must be repeated.
    2. A student who has failed a repeat course will go on part-time study to repeat the failed course. If a student fails that course at part-time, he/she shall be excluded.
  6. Exclusion
    1. Being a student who has failed in 3 or more courses in one academic year, which consists of 5 courses.
    2. Being a student who has failed in 4 or more courses in an academic year, which consists of 6 courses.
    3. Being a student who has failed a course while on part time
    4. Being a student who without permission of the Board of Studies fails to re-enrol for study in any year
    5. A final year student who fails a repeat course will be allowed to proceed on part-time and complete the said course, subject to the rule requiring a student to complete his/her programme of study within six years.
  7. Re-admission
    1. Readmission will be restricted to higher levels of study i.e. third and fourth year for degree programmes and second and third year for diploma programmes
    2. Readmission will not be automatic but will be on recommendation by the School after taking into consideration the applicant’s previous academic performance
    3. Applicants who had been away from School for more than two consecutive years will not qualify for readmission.

    NB   :   Once excluded from the School a candidate shall not be considered for re-admission to the School. However, he/she can be considered for admission to other Schools within the University.

  8. Graduation To be eligible for a bachelor’s degree, a student must have completed all required courses in the programme or, have been duly exempted there from.

Classification of the Degree Programme

  1. Grade of Degree The Bachelor's degree shall be classified Distinction, Merit, Credit or Pass.
  2. Calculation of the Grade of Degree
    1. In calculating the grade of bachelor degree, the following shall be applied for the grades obtained in the third and fourth years
      Full Courses Half Courses
      A+ - 5 A+ - 2.5
      A - 4 A - 2.0
      B+ - 3 B+ - 1.5
      B - 2 B - 1.0
      C+ - 1 C+ - 0.5
      C - 0 C - 0
  3. The points classification of the bachelor's degree shall be as follows:
    1. Where there are 11 Courses
      Distinction 39 and above
      Merit 28 - 38.5
      Credit 17 - 27.5
      Pass 0-16.5
    2. Where there are 12 courses
      Distinction 42.5 and above
      Merit 30.5 - 42
      Credit 18.5 - 30
      Pass 0 - 18

Miscellaneous

  1. No student may register for a combination of courses that is incompatible with the basic timetable for the year.
  2. No student may register for a course for which he/she does not have the necessary prerequisites. The Board of Studies may at its sole discretion waive the requirement for a prerequisite for all students or for a particular student.
  3. A student shall register for courses on or by the dates determined by Senate. Only in exceptional circumstances will a student be registered for a course more than 3 weeks after the commencement of the course.
  4. A student shall not change his/her course enrollment or degree programme without the written approval of the Dean of School. A student wishing to change courses or programmes of study is required to apply formally to the Dean of School within three weeks of the commencement of the academic session. After due consultations with Heads of Departments, may grant the desired change to the applicant.
  5. Every student is required to attend a minimum of 80(%of lectures, seminars and tutorials given in each course in an academic year. A lecturer with the approval of the School, may withdraw a student from a course during the academic year on the grounds of his/her failure after due warnings, to fulfill the compulsory class attendance, tutorials, field projects or written requirements of the course as specified by the Lecturer responsible.
  6. Except with the special permission of the Board or Studies, a student shall be withdrawn from a course if he or she has been absent for more than three consecutive weeks in an academic year.
  7. A student in his/ her first year who withdraws or is withdrawn from studies within the first three weeks of the academic year shall be regarded as a new applicant, should he/she wish to apply to the School to resume studies.
  8. A student who wishes to interrupt his / her course or study shall seek leave of absence from the Board of Studies by giving notice addressed to the Dean or School through the Dean of Students. The Board of Studies or the Dean of School acting on its behalf shall grant permission of withdrawal in writing, if upon investigations, there is a good cause.
  9. Every student who wishes to be absent from Campus on account of illness, attending conferences, sports or any such other engagements, and which absence shall involve missing classes or examinations must seek prior permission of the Dean of School through the Dean of Students. Permission may not be granted if a student proceeds without the requisite prior leave of absence.
  10. Appeals from the decisions of the Dean of School or Board of Studies shall lie to the Senate.
  11. Except with the express permission of Senate, a student who, without permission withdraws from his/her course of study shall be barred from further studies in the School of Business.

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Research & Projects


The school has a Research and Consultancy office which is run by a Research Coordinator which is the focal point for all research and consultancy activities in the school.

Researchers

The School has highly skilled and experienced researchers as follows:

  1. Dr. Biemba Maliti (Senior Lecturer and Dean - Strategic management and Entrepreneurship)
  2. Dr. Sumbye Kapena (Senior Lecturer - Economics)
  3. Dr Rosemary Kamanga (HOD Business Administration & Marketing and Lecturer – Law)
  4. Dr. Lubinda Haabazoka (HOD Accounting & Finance and Lecturer – Banking & Finance)
  5. Dr. Chanda Sichinsambwe (Lecturer, Operations & Supply Chain Management – Operations Research)
  6. Dr. Chanda Shikaputo (Research Coordinator and Lecturer, Accounting & Finance – Accounting)
  7. Dr. Joseph Phiri (Lecturer, Operations & Supply Chain Management – Accounting)
  8. Dr. Bruce Mwiya (Lecturer, Business Administration & Marketing – Intellectual Property)
  9. Ms Rosemary Mapoma (Lecturer, Business Administration & Marketing - Marketing).
  10. Mr. Roy Manchisi (Lecturer, Operations & Supply Chain Management – Production & Operations Management, Operations Research)
  11. Mrs Christine Lesa ( Lecturer – Operations and Supply Chain Management)
  12. Mrs. Stella Zulu-Chisanga (Lecturer – Marketing and Entrepreneurship)
  13. Mr Humphrey Fandamu (HOD Economics and Lecturer – Economics/Econometrics)
  14. Mr Collins Mudenda (HOD Operations & Supply Chain Management and Lecturer - Operations and Supply Chain Management)
  15. Ms Alexina Muyenga (Lecturer, Business Administration & Marketing – Marketing)

The school is currently engaged in the following research among others:

  1. An Assessment of the Main Predictors of Social Project Outcome Sustainability in Zambia: A Case Study of USAID Funded Projects by Dr. B. Maliti, Mr. Shem Sikombe, Mrs. C. Lesa and Mr. R. Manchisi.
  2. Addressing Constraints Facing Small Scale Farmer Cooperatives to Improve Maize Marketing in Zambia: A Case Study of The Copperbelt University by Dr. S. Kapena.
  3. Corporate Governance Issues in State Owned Enterprises in Zambia by Prof. J. Lungu and Dr. G. Shikaputo.

Past Research Activities

Some of the past research and consultancy activities undertaken in the School in the recent past include the following:

  1. Times of Zambia Market Research and Comparative Competitor Analysis.
  2. National Economic Advisory Council, Survey of Quality of Employment in the Mining and Manufacturing Sectors in Zambia (2008).
  3. Introduction to Business Computer Packages for the British American Tobacco, Zambia (2008).
  4. Feasibility Study for Solar Panels in Zambia (2006).
  5. Hedging Practices of Listed Companies in Zambia (2009).
  6. Business Development for Small and Medium Enterprises. (2009).
  7. Corporate Social Responsibility for Mopani Copper Mines (2007).
  8. Kitwe City Council – Strategic Planning in Municipal Councils.
  9. Black Country Project with the University of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom.
  10. The Zambia Integrated Youth Employment Creation Model (2013)
  11. Forum for African Women Educationalists ( FAWE), Copperbelt University Gender Profile for Decision Making Positions (2009)
  12. Development of The Copperbelt University Performance Management System (PMS) (2012).
  13. Zambia Integrated Youth Employment Creation Model, The National Economic Advisory Council (2011).

Linkages & Partnerships


The school is a member of and has entered into partnerships with the following bodies:

  1. The Koffi Annan School of Business (Netherlands)
  2. The Association of African Business Schools (AABS)
  3. The Black Country Chamber of Commerce (Wolverhampton – UK)
  4. The National Economic Advisory Council (NEAC).
  5. The National Technology Business Center (NTBC).
  6. The Bank of Zambia (BOZ)
  7. Citibank Zambia
  8. Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA)
  9. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  10. Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  11. Zambia Institute of Marketing (ZIM)
  12. Kenya School of Monetary Studies (Moi University)
  13. Various universities and colleges within and outside Zambia.

Consultancy


The School also provides consultancy services to Industry in major functional areas of Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management and General Management. It provides various Research and Consultancy services to private and public, profit and non-profit organizations in Zambia and beyond.

The School has experts in all fields of business and the experts are grouped into teams that handle specific areas of consultancy. The following are existing groups with their specific areas of specializations:

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Services

  • Training in all aspects of SMEs, Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property
  • Business Proposal Formulation
  • Business Planning
  • Business Plan Formulation, Implementation and Control
  • Business idea incubation and commercialization
  • Intellectual property management, protection and commercialization
  • SME Financing and Accounting
  • SME Growth Strategies

Business Process Re- Engineering & Productivity Improvement

  • Statistical Process Control
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Six Sigma
  • ISO – Students
  • Total Quality Management
  • Facility Layout
  • Plant Layout
  • Ergonomics
  • Continuous Process Improvement through cost reduction and waste elimination (DMAIC)
  • Work Study (Method and Work Measurement)
  • Project Management
  • Modelling and Simulation

Business Development

  • Market Research
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Customer Service and Relationship Management
  • Advertising

Finance, Audit and Tax

  • Training in all Finance, Banking and Accounting areas
  • Tax Planning
  • Tax Advisory
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Corporate Finance Advisory
  • Budgeting
  • Value for Money (VFM) Audits
  • SME Finance Advisory
  • Microfinance

Strategic Management, Governance and Economics

  • Training in all Social Responsibility Policies
  • Ethics
  • Corporate Governance
  • Strategic and Corporate Plan Preparation and Coaching
  • Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Legal Advisory
  • Macro Economics studies and analyses
  • Managerial Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Financial Sector Studies
  • Labour Market Studies

Past Research Activities

Some of the past research and consultancy activities undertaken in the School in the recent past include the following:

  1. Times of Zambia Market Research and Comparative Competitor Analysis.
  2. National Economic Advisory Council, Survey of Quality of Employment in the Mining and Manufacturing Sectors in Zambia (2008).
  3. Introduction to Business Computer Packages for the British American Tobacco, Zambia (2008).
  4. Feasibility Study for Solar Panels in Zambia (2006).
  5. Hedging Practices of Listed Companies in Zambia (2009).
  6. Business Development for Small and Medium Enterprises. (2009).
  7. Corporate Social Responsibility for Mopani Copper Mines (2007).
  8. Kitwe City Council – Strategic Planning in Municipal Councils.
  9. Black Country Project with the University of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom.
  10. The Zambia Integrated Youth Employment Creation Model (2013)
  11. Forum for African Women Educationalists ( FAWE), Copperbelt University Gender Profile for Decision Making Positions (2009)
  12. Development of The Copperbelt University Performance Management System (PMS) (2012).
  13. Zambia Integrated Youth Employment Creation Model, The National Economic Advisory Council (2011).

Planned Research and Consultancy – 2014/2015


The School is currently planning various activities with the following entities:

  1. Public Service Management Division (PSMD) for about 50 short training courses.
  2. The National Economic Advisory Council.
  3. The Ministry of Finance
  4. KPMG Kenya
  5. Zambia Institute of Banking and Financial Institutions, Bankers Association of Zambia and Bank of Zambia.
  6. TURN 360 Project with the National Technology Business Centre (NTBC).
  7. Various internal research projects being proposed by academic members of staff.

Boards


Advisory Board

In order to ensure that the School receives the necessary feedback to provide the education that the business community requires, the Advisory Board has been established. The membership of the Board shall consist of top executives drawn from commerce and industry who advise on curriculum, academic and professional activities of the School. The Board is also expected to support the School of Business by way of resource and facility mobilisation that would further the effectiveness of the School in functioning.

Members of the Advisory Board


Calendar & Resources



Contacts


        

The Dean, School of Business , The Copperbelt University, Jambo Drive, Riverside, P.o.Box 21692, Kitwe, ZAMBIA