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School of Graduate Studies

Welcome to the School of Graduate Studies


The Dean


The Dean

Prof. Taylor

D.Sc. (URP) Technio—Israel), M.Sc.. (URP) Technion—Israel); Postgraduate Diploma Rural-Regional Planning (Settlement Study Centre Rehovot-Israel); B. Sc. (Hons.) (UST Ghana), Diploma Physical Planning (U.S.T Ghana)

LIFE LONG PURSUIT


Learning is not a product of schooling but the lifelong attempt to acquire it. ALBERT EINSTEIN PHYSCIST

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About the Dean


Specialisation

  1. Urban and Regional Planning
  2. Urban Planning and Management;
  3. Planning Theory
  4. Theories of Regional planning and Development
  5. Research Methods
  6. Quantitative Methods in Planning

About Us


History

Beginning May 1995, the dream to create the School of Graduate Studies was shared by the different composition of membership of the University Council and Management as well as the Academic members of Staff. The School of Graduate Studies began as a Department of Postgraduate Studies under the School of Business, when the Master of Business Administration Programme was launched in May 1995. With unflinching support and commitment from the University Council and Management, serious Strategic Policies and Plans were put in place to shape and direct the destiny of the School.

As part of the University Strategic Plan, in the year 2007, June 28th, the University Council endorsed the establishment of the School of Graduate Studies. This was implemented to ensure that all Postgraduate Studies are effectively coordinated under the leadership of the Dean of School of Graduate Studies. To this effect, the Graduate School’s structure was a very unique one. Postgraduate Co-coordinators for all the Schools, i.e., School of Business, School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, School of Mines and Mineral, School of Natural Resources, School of Engineering and School of Medicine were appointed, whilst Postgraduate Studies Development Committees were appointed by the Deans of the various schools to oversee to the Postgraduate Development programme in their Schools.

Before the establishment of the School, only three (3) Postgraduate Programmes were being run by the School of Business and the Built Environment. The programmes were MBA General, MBA Finance and M.Sc. Project Management. Since its establishment in June 2007 (i.e., in a period of 8 years), the programmes run under the auspices of the School have increased beyond expectation.

Current

With the creation of the Dag Hammarskjold Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies in the University, the School launched the Master of Arts programmes in Peace and conflict Studies in May 2011. The programmes are now fully established with five specialized areas of studies as specified above .Similarly, in 2014, The School of Engineering is a new school to join the illustrious performance of the Graduate School by contributing to its excellent programmes portfolio with the successful launch of its one year Integrated taught Maters in Engineering Degree with Honours (MEng) that is combined with the Bachelor Degree with Honours.

The taught integrated Masters in Engineering Degree with Honours (MEng) will be launched in the School of Engineering from 2015-2016 academic year.


Programmes of Study


  • MBA General
  • MBA Finance
  • M.Sc. Project Management
  • M.Sc. Accounting and Finance
  • MA Human Resource Management
  • M.Sc. Project Management
  • M.Sc. Natural Resources Management
  • MA Peace and Conflict Studies Human Rights, Governance and Peace Building
  • MA Peace and Conflict Studies Human Security and Development
  • MA Peace and Conflict Studies Environment, Sustainability, Development and Peace
  • MA Peace and Conflict Studies in Diplomacy and Strategic Studies
  • MA Peace and Conflict Studies in Defense and Security Management
  • M.Sc. Environmental Engineering and Monitoring Management
  • M.Sc. Chemistry Education
  • M.Sc. Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Physics Education
  • M.Sc. Physics
  • M.Sc. Mathematics Education
  • M.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Biology Education
  • M.Sc. Biology
  • M.Sc. in Urology
  • M.Sc. in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • M.Sc. by Research in Clinical and Medical Sciences
  • D.Sc. by Research in Clinical or Medical Sciences
  • MPhil/PhD Programmes in Business Studies
  • MPhil/PhD Programme in Mines and Mineral Sciences
  • Masters of Engineering Degree with Honours (MEng)

    Specialising in:

    • Advanced Aeronautical Engineering
    • Advanced Automotive Engineering
    • Advanced Civil Infrastructure Engineering
    • International Construction Management & Engineering
    • Advanced Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Advanced Communication, Network & Signal Processing Engineering
    • Advanced Mechanical Engineering
    • Advanced Mechatronics Engineering

Programme divided into eight pathways as follows:

The programmes are run in liaison with the various Schools, i.e., School of Business, School of Built Environment School of Engineering School of Natural Resources, School of Mines and Mineral Sciences and School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The seriousness the University Council, Management and Academic Staff attach to higher Academic Studies (Research and Publication). The diversity of Postgraduate Studies has been initiated with reference to National Human Resource Capacity Building and Needs.

With increasing academic programmes initiated by the Schools, the University Management with the support, of the University Council purchased the Anchor House property situated in Parklands in Kitwe to re-locate the School of Graduate Studies. The School officially relocated in the first week of November 2013. The School started organizing official lectures in January 2014 for the Third Stage Semester Programme for the Full Time Students in MBA, MBA Finance and M.Sc. Project Management.

At the beginning of 2014/2015 academic year, all Graduate School programmes are being conducted at the Graduate School Campus. The School of Graduate Studies is growing beyond imagination. The School’s facilities are currently second to none in Zambia. The environmental conditions are conducive for academic studies. In the 2014/2015 academic year, a total of 330 new postgraduate students registered with the School.

Over the years, the School has managed to produce graduates in various programmes. The first programme to record graduates was the Master of Business Administration in 1997. This was followed by other programmes like MBA Finance, MA Human Resources Management, M.Sc. Project Management, M.Sc. Natural Resources Management and M.A. Peace and Conflict Studies. The Statistics below indicate the numbers of graduates the School has produced since its inception.

Programmes Structure


Master of Business Administration Programme


Stage I - Introduction

GBS 514 Managerial Economics
GBS 520 Financial and management Accounting
GBS 541 Quantitative Methods
GBS 550 Management Theory & Practice

Stage II - Theory

GBS 621 Corporate Finance
GBS 630 Organizational Behaviour
GBS 660 Production and Operations management
GBS 670 Marketing Principles & Practice

Stage III - Applications

GBS 700 Research Methods
GBS 750 Strategic management

Plus: Three Specialization electives *

Specialisation and Electives - Human Resource Management

GBS 780 Human Resources Management
GBS 781 Quality Management
GBS 788 Industrial Relations and Labour Law
GBS 789 Management Information Systems

Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship

GBS 751 Small Business management and Entrepreneurship
GBS 754 Financing Small Scale Businesses
GBS 755 Industrial Policy

Marketing

GBS 771 International Marketing
GBS 775 Marketing Communication
GBS 777 Services Marketing

Finance

GBS 720 Portfolio Theory & Investment Management
GBS 721 International Finance
GBS 725 Management of Finance Institutions

Stage IV - Integrative and Empirical Work

GBS 800 Dissertation

Research, analysis, report writing and defence: Maximum of 20,000 words

* Note that only those electives for which resources will be available during stage 3 will be offered.

Master of Business Admnistration (Finance) Programme


The MBA Finance like its counterpart, the general MBA is an intensive professional training programme, designed to strengthen competence and financial managerial practice in specialist areas, through knowledge of advanced techniques. The program aims to provide students with a basic, balanced and advanced background in principles, foundations and scientific theories in financial management. This will ensure that graduating students are capable of thinking, structuring, analyzing and solving real world problems in financial management.

Objectives of the Programme


The programme is designed with a belief that an effective contemporary financial manager requires:

  1. To develop a broad but critical understanding of the major areas of finance and be able to apply the theoretical understanding to the practical management of the financial affairs of a business.
  2. To understand the theories and strategies involved in Investment management
  3. The highest level of relevant training in Financial Management that combines conceptual underpinnings with applications whilst providing analytical, technical, leadership and inter-personal skills.
  4. The development of managerial skills that are essential for a Senior Finance Manager, i.e., students are expected to be familiar not only with the uses of the acquired skills, but also with their application in real life situations
  5. The student be availed the opportunity to obtain a certain degree of breadth and depth of knowledge and skills, a multi-disciplinary perspective, and the ability to integrate such knowledge and skills across all functional areas of management with a strategic and global perspective.

Duration of the Programme

Two programmes are to be offered on Full and Part Time basis. The Full Time programme would be conducted within18 months whilst the Part Time programme would be conducted within 27 months.

Admission Requirements

For one to be eligible for admission to the MBA Finance degree programme, he or she must satisfy one of the following requirements:

  1. Applicants should hold a good first degree (i.e., a minimum of Credit) in Business Administration, Commerce, Accounting or Economics, from a recognized tertiary institution and with at least 2 years of practical (work) experience.
  2. Applicants holding such first degrees (i.e., a minimum of Credit) in areas other than those availed in (a) above would also be considered. These should have at least three years of practical experience.
  3. Practicing Accountants and Management Accountants who are holders of any of the following qualifications: CIMA and ACCA.

Structure of the Programme

Like the general MBA programme, the MBA Finance programme consists of four stages. The first three stages constitute the taught component. The fourth stage is the research component, which can be conducted over a period of twenty-four weeks, i.e., six (6) months.

The first stage is introductory. This is intended to introduce students to general management and refresh those with prior management knowledge, in preparation for advanced and intensive specialist training.

The second stage develops the theoretical framework of the various functional areas of financial management and the interface of the business organization with its environment.

The third stage looks at the interpretation of the theory and its application to various real life financial management situations. It is at this stage that the theoretical background developed at Stage two, is focused on developing advanced knowledge in specialist areas such as marketing, finance, entrepreneurship and management.

At the fourth stage, students are expected to use their training from the first three stages to undertake research in specialist areas of management and demonstrate ability to resolve real life practical problems encountered by the modern Business manager. A research report or dissertation is to be submitted at the end of this period.

Modules of the Programme.

The programme has three theoretical taught stages. Each stage has got four courses that are taught. The courses are categorized into introductory, theory and applications. Below are the main courses to be taught. It must be emphasized that the courses have been carefully designed bearing in mind the needs of the Zambian financial environment vis-à-vis requirements of the international standards demanded of the programme.

Stage I

GBS 510 Labour Economics and Markets
GBS 521 Industrial Sociology
GBS 540 Human Resource Planning
GBS 551 Organization and Job Design

Stage II

GBS 621 Accounting for Non-financial Managers
GBS 630 Organizational Behaviour
GBS 640 Leadership and Corporate Governance
GBS 650 Performance and Reward Management

Stage III

GBS 700 Research Methods and Statistics
GBS 750 Strategic Management
GBS 782 Employment and Labour Relation Laws

Electives - Candidates will be allowed to select any two of the following courses

GBS 783 Trade Unionism
GBS 784 Organizational Change
GBS 785 Human Resources Research and Consultancy Skill
GBS 786 Training and Development
GBS 787 Human Resource Policies and Practice
GBS 789 International Human Resource Management
GBS 790 Comparative Employment Relations

Each of the above courses will run for 48 hours teaching time. Students are therefore expected to carry out further study and research on their own to supplement this contact.

Stage IV - Research Dissertation (20,000 words)

This is conducted on Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations related topics with expert support from a personal supervisor and usually involves research within one or more organizations. The supervisor is to define the scope of the research and advice, guide and support you through the process.

Progression Rules


Context of Progression

The trimester system (three terms in an academic year) is adopted for this programme. Students will be required to take a specified number of courses at each stage.

Each student will at the end of each term (stage) receive grades in each course taken. These represent quality points, assigned to each grade. At the end of each stage the Grade Point Average (GPA) for each student will be calculated. A cumulative Grade Point Average will also be calculated.

The Grading System

Below is the grading system used for the graduate programmes run by the University;

Grade Point Percentage
A 4.0 75-100
B+ 3.5 70-74
B 3.0 60-69
C+ 2.5 56-59
C 2.0 50-55
D 1.0 40-49
F 0.0 0-39

Progression through Stages

  1. A student shall proceed to Stage II and III regardless of the cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) obtained at the end of Stages I and II
  2. A student must have gained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 at the end of Stage III to proceed to Stage IV
  3. The programme must be completed within a maximum period of 3 years.

Deferred Examinations

A candidate, who through illness or other reasonable cause is unable to present himself/herself for an examination may apply for the consideration of his/her case. Such application shall be forwarded to the Dean of the School, preferably before the date of the examination.

The results of a Deferred Examination shall be treated in a similar manner as end of stage examinations.

Exclusion

Except with the express permission of the Dean, a student who, without permission withdraws himself/herself from his/her course of study shall be excluded.

Graduation

MA Human Resource Management Degree


To be eligible for the MBA Degree, a student must have achieved cumulated GPA of 2.5 at Stage III, and have obtained a 'Pass' in the Dissertation

Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management


A student shall be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management: If he/she attains a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the end of the Stage III, and after he/she has had two unsuccessful submissions of a dissertation

If after Stage III the candidate fails to attain a cumulative GPA of 2.5, but attains at least a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Miscellaneous

A student shall not change his/her course of enrolment at Stage III without the written approval of the Dean of the School. A student wishing to change elective courses shall apply formally to the Dean of the School within three weeks of the commencement of the third stage. Every student shall be required to attend lectures, seminars and tutorials given in each module in any term, on a regular basis.

Master of Science in Project Management


Today it is important to train business executives who can deliver on projects with tangible results. This is especially so with various investment opportunities abundant in the nation. The nation needs project managers to run projects in the various disciplines to the satisfaction of their clients.

The Master of Science Project Management caters for all project management disciplines from built environment, engineering, information techno-logy and general services. It is highly relevant today with the rising challenge of effective management of projects in the communities, public projects as well as private projects. This programme will prepare and equip graduates with skills to manage projects that include highway engineering, infrastructure development e.g. roads and bridges, communication infrastructure, software development and management, Environmental management of projects and all engineering projects.

Objectives of the Programme

The objectives of the programme are as follows:

  • To train students to have a broad understanding of projects and how they are managed from inception to handover.
  • To equip students with relevant knowledge and skills in project planning, control, finance and management
  • To provide students with relevant in-depth knowledge and ability to manage projects efficiently.

Duration of the Programme

The programme will initially be offered on full-time basis. The programme is for duration of 18 months.

Admission Requirements

For one to be eligible to the Master of Science Project Management course, he/she must satisfy one of the following requirements:

  1. Applicants should hold a first degree from a recognized university with preferably two years practical experience
  2. Applicants with post-graduate diploma in various disciplines with at least two years practical experience
  3. Holders of professional qualifications such as EIZ, SIZ, ZIA, CIOB, RICS and RIBA.

Structure of the Programme

The Master of Science Project Management consists of four semesters. The first three semesters constitute the taught component. The last semester is the research component. This component is conducted over a period of six (6) months or twenty-four weeks.

In the first three semesters, the students are introduced to the concept of a project and how it is conceived, planned and managed. Other concepts like behavioral dynamics and effects of projects on the environment and vice-versa, are also taught to enable the student fully grasp and manage a project and its environmental consequences.

When the students reach their fourth semester, they are expected to use the knowledge acquired in the taught component to demonstrate their ability to resolve practical project management problems.

A research report or dissertation is to be submitted at the end of the fourth stage.

The modules are as follows:

Stage I

GBEPM 610 Management of Projects
GBEPM 620 Risk Management
GBEPM 630 Project Planning and Control
GBEPM 650 Procurement and Bidding

Stage II

GBEPM 710/GBS 650 Management Theory and Practice
GBEPM 720/GBS 660 Organizational Behaviour and Business Environment
GBEPM 730 Quality Management
GBEPM 740 Contract Management

Stage III

GBEPM 800/GBS 700 Research Methods
GBEPM 810 Financing Projects
GBEPM 820/GBS 750 Strategic Management
GBEPM 830 Environmental Management

Stage III - Electives

GBEPM 850 Research Methods
GBEPM 860 Design Management
GBEPM 870 Infrastructure Development and Management

Stage IV

GBEPM 900

Progression Rules


Context of Progression

The trimester system (three terms in an academic year) is adopted for this programme. Students will be required to take a specified number of courses at each stage.

Each student will at the end of each term (stage) receive grades in each course taken. These represent quality points, assigned to each grade. At the end of each the Grade Point Average (GPA) for each student will be calculated. A cumulative Grade Point Average will also be calculated.

Grade Point Percentage
A 4.0 75-100
B+ 3.5 70-74
B 3.0 60-69
C+ 2.5 56-59
C 2.0 50-55
D 1.0 40-49
F 0.0 0-39

Progression through Stages

  1. A student shall proceed to Stage II and III regardless of the cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) obtained at the end of Stages I and II
  2. A student must have gained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 at the end of Stage III to proceed to Stage IV
  3. The programme must be completed within a maximum period of 3 years.

Deferred Examinations

A candidate, who through illness or other reasonable cause is unable to present himself/herself for an examination may apply for the consideration of his/her case. Such application shall be forwarded to the Dean of the School, preferably before the date of the examination. The results of a Deferred Examination shall be treated in a similar manner as end of stage examinations.

Thesis

  1. To proceed to the Thesis Stage, a student must have gained a cumulated GPA of at least 2.5 at the end of Stage III.
  2. A student shall submit his/her thesis to the Head of Department, postgraduate Studies within six months, after the completion of Stage III.
  3. There will be two presentation periods a year, at six monthly intervals after the completion of the third stage
  4. The thesis shall be examined by a committee consisting of 3 examiners, of whom two should be internal and one external grading of the thesis will be done according to the set criteria giving a maximum of 50 points.
  5. The Grade for the thesis shall be Pass or Fail

In the case of a Fail, the student will be permitted to submit a new dissertation in the next presentation period. Only two submissions shall be permitted.

Exclusion

Except with the express permission of the Dean of Business, a student who, without permission withdraws himself/herself from his/her course of study shall be excluded.

Graduation

  1. MBA Degree

    To be eligible for the MBA, MBA (Finance) and Master of Science Project Management Degree, a student must:

    • Have achieved cumulated GPA of 2.5 at Stage III, and
    • Have obtained a 'Pass' in the Thesis
  2. Post Graduate Diploma

    A student shall be eligible for the award of postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration:

    • If he/she attains a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the end of the Stage III, and after he/she has had two unsuccessful submissions of a dissertation
    • If after Stage III the candidate fails to attain a cumulative GPA of 2.5, but attains at least a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  3. Miscellaneous

    • A student shall not change his/her course of enrolment at Stage III without the written approval of the Dean of the School
    • A student wishing to change elective courses shall apply formally to the Dean of the School within three weeks of the commencement of the third stage
    • Every student shall be required to attend lectures, seminars and tutorials given in each module in any term, on a regular basis.

    Employment Prospects

    The Master of Science Project Management is a course suitable for:

    1. Graduates from various disciplines who wish to pursue a career in project management.
    2. Project managers who wish to develop their professional practice and gain a qualification in this specialist area.
    3. People from a range of disciplines who undertake project management as part of their job role or who wish to move into the project management discipline.

    School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Postgraduate Programmes


    The School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (SMNS) currently (2015) offers specialised graduate programmes on a semester and term basis, leading to academic degrees as follows:

    Term-Based Graduate Programmes

    No. Programme
    1 Master of Science in Biology Education.
    2 Master of Science in Biodiversity & Ecology
    3 Master of Science in Biotechnology
    4 Master of Science in Entomology
    5 Master of Science in Microbiology
    6 Master of Science in Chemistry Education
    7 Master of Science in Mathematics Education
    8 Master of Science in Mathematics
    9 Master of Science in Physics Education

    NB : There are three terms in one academic year

    Semester-Based Graduate Programmes

    No. Programme
    1 Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry
    2 Master of Science in Inorganic Chemistry
    3 Master of Science in Organic Chemistry
    4 Master of Science in Physical Chemistry
    5 Master of Science in Organic Chemistry
    6 Master of Science in Physics
    7 Master of Science in Computer Science

    NB : There are two semesters in one academic year.

    Graduate Programmes by Research Only

    No. Programme
    1 Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
    2 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Requirements for Admission


    Candidates seeking admission to the Master of Science in Mathematics/Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) Education degree programmes must possess one of the following:

    1. A University Bachelor’s degree with a combination of Mathematics/Science and Education disciplines obtained from the Copperbelt University or from any other University recognized by CBU Senate and provided the degree is equivalent in content, scope and quality to that offered by CBU.
    2. A university Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and/or Science disciplines without education but with one or more years of experience in Mathematics and/or Science teaching. All other conditions as in (I) above

    Candidates seeking admission to the Master of Science in Mathematics, Natural (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or Computer Science degree programmes must possess the following:

    A BSc. degree with majors in pure Mathematics, Natural and/or Computer science disciplines obtained from the Copperbelt University or from any other University recognized by CBU Senate and provided the degree is equivalent in content, scope and quality to that offered by CBU. These entry requirements also apply to candidates seeking admission to the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme. Candidates possessing Mathematics/Science with/and Education degrees are not eligible for the pure Maths/Science degree programmes.

    Candidates seeking admission to the Ph.D study programme must possess a relevant Master of Science degree obtained from the Copperbelt University or from any other University recognized by CBU Senate and provided the degree is equivalent in content, scope and quality to that offered by CBU. The candidates should also provide a draft research proposal in the chosen discipline.

    Progression Rules


    Assessment

    Except for programmes where explicitly specified, generally, assessment shall consist of continuous assessment and a written examination each with a weighting of 50%. Continuous assessment in each course which shall be weighted 50% shall consist of all prescribed components of coursework such as tests and assignments. The final written examinations shall carry 50%. A pass mark in each course shall be a mark of 50% or better.

    In phase II of all M.Sc programmes and for all research-based programmes (MPhil & Ph.D), the dissertation or thesis shall carry 100 points, with a weighting of 15 points for oral presentation (public defence or viva) and 85 points for the written document. The award of the degree is subject to the acceptance by the Copperbelt University of a dissertation/thesis that will satisfy the Examiners, that in their assessment, the outcome of the research shall reflect originality of the subject matter which contributes new and/or additional findings to the body of scientific knowledge in Africa and the world. A pass mark for the dissertation/thesis shall be a mark of 50% or better. The grade for the dissertation/thesis shall be Pass or Fail.

    Minimum attendance

    Every student is required to attend a minimum of 80% of lectures, seminars and tutorials, and all laboratory work given in each course in an academic year. A student who does not meet this requirement for attendance shall not be admitted for final examinations in that course. The School of Graduate Studies, may withdraw a student from a course during the academic year on the grounds of his/her failure after due warnings, to fulfil the compulsory class attendance, tutorials, field projects or written requirements of the course as specified for a particular course.

    Progression

    1. For all term-based M.Sc programmes, all year I courses shall be considered as pre-requisites to year II (research stage) of the study programme.
    2. For all semester-based M.Sc programmes, all year I (Semesters I & II) courses shall be considered as pre-requisites to year II (Semesters III) courses of the study programme.
    3. For all semester-based programmes, all year II (Semester III) courses shall be considered as pre-requisites to year II (Semesters IV) research stage of the study programme.
    4. For all term-based M.Sc programmes, to proceed to year II or research stage of study, a student must pass ALL the courses taken during the academic year.
    5. For all semester-based M.Sc programmes, a student who has failed in one or more courses in Semester I shall be allowed to proceed to Semester II.
    6. For all semester-based M.Sc programmes, to proceed to year II (Semester III) of study, a student must pass ALL the courses taken during the academic year (Semesters I & II).
    7. For all semester-based M.Sc programmes, to proceed to Semester IV (research stage) of study, a student must pass ALL the courses taken during Semester III.
    8. A student who has failed in one or more courses in the taught component stage shall not be allowed to proceed to the research stage of the postgraduate study programme.
    9. To complete a programme of study a student shall obtain an overall pass grade in all the courses and dissertation/thesis. The Grade Point Average (GPA) system is accordingly not applicable for all M.Sc programmes in the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
    10. A student must have passed all courses and dissertation/thesis of the programme of his/her study to qualify for graduation. Additionally all students are required to publish their M.Sc research findings before certificates could be awarded.

    Part-Time

    The Board of Examiners shall refer a postgraduate student to part-time studies in the following cases:

    1. Any student who has failed one or more courses in year I for term-based programmes and year I (Semester I+II) and year II (Semester III) for semester-based programmes.
    2. A postgraduate student who fails a repeat course(s) shall be allowed to repeat the course(s) in the following academic year/semester if he/she is within the maximum period of study.

    Repeat Course/Dissertation

    1. Subject to regulations governing progression, all courses failed with F and D must be repeated.
    2. A postgraduate student who has failed a course shall go on Part-Time study to repeat the failed course.
    3. A postgraduate student who obtains a Fail for a dissertation/thesis will be permitted to submit a new dissertation/thesis in the next presentation period. Only two submissions shall be permitted.

    Exclusion

    1. A postgraduate student who fails to pass repeat courses and/or dissertation/thesis examinations within the maximum period of study shall be excluded from School.
    2. A student who without permission of the Board of Studies fails to sit for examinations in any academic year shall be excluded from School.
    3. Except with the express permission of the Dean of the School, a postgraduate student who, without permission, withdraws himself/herself from his/her programme or course of study shall be excluded.

    Aegrotat Pass

    A postgraduate student who has been prevented by illness or injury from presenting himself at any examination in any paper, course or subject or who considers that his performance in any examination in any paper, course or subject has been seriously impaired by illness or injury may on application be granted by the Senate an aegrotat pass in such paper, course or subject provided that:-

    1. The illness or injury was reported in writing to the Registrar within one week of the last day of the examination concerned.
    2. As soon as practicable after the illness is reported, the candidate furnishes the Registrar with certificate from a registered medical practitioner stating that he/she examined the candidate medically on a certain date and that in his opinion the candidate was unable to present himself for the examination or that in his opinion the candidate's performance in the examination was affected by the illness or injury.
    3. The nature of the illness or injury shall be stated in sufficient detail to make it clear that the candidate was not responsible for his disability.
    4. The student's responsible lecturers in the paper, course or subject of the examination in question provided evidence that his work during the year was well above minimum pass standard and that in their opinion the candidate was clearly worthy of a pass in that paper, course or subject; or alternatively that the Senate is satisfied considering the quality of the candidate's work during the course of instruction and of the work completed in the current examination that the candidate is clearly worthy of a pass in the paper, course or subject in question.

    Comment Codes


    Proceed

    Recorded when a student has passed all the courses for which he/she is registered in any year. The student may continue under the same study programme.

    Part – Time

    Recorded when students have to continue on part-time to repeat the failed courses. Such a student must contact the Academic Office and School of Graduate Studies within two weeks of publication of results to indicate whether or not they intend to register on part-time.

    Repeat Course

    Recorded when a student is required to repeat a course of study as specified by the school concerned.

    Deferred Examination

    Recorded when a student has been granted deferred examinations.

    Incomplete

    Recorded when a student has not completed a course or part of the programme for the specific year.

    To Full - Time

    Recorded when students have cleared the repeat courses and are to return to full-time

    Exclude School

    Recorded by the Board of Examiners when a student has failed to complete the School's requirements as laid down by the Senate and therefore cannot complete the studies in the present School.

    Exclude University

    Recorded when a student is excluded permanently from further study at the University.

    Withdrawal without Permission

    Recorded when a student has left the University without permission.

    Withdrawal with Permission

    Recorded when a student has been granted leave of absence from the University for one academic year or part of an Academic year. The student is eligible to re-enter the University in a subsequent year, provided they fulfil the conditions stipulated when leave was granted, without applying for re-admission. A student must inform the Academic Office two months before the opening of the University in the year in which they intend to register.

    Suspended

    Recorded when a student has been temporarily suspended for disciplinary reasons.

    Grading of Results


    The following grading scheme shall apply to grade all postgraduate work:

    Letter Grade Point Numerical Score
    75-100 A 4.0
    70-74 B+ 3.5
    60-69 B 3.0
    56-59 C+ 2.5
    50-55 C 2.0
    40-49 D 1.0
    0-39 F 0.0

    MSc in Engineering Programmes


    There is only one taught MEng degree programme divided into eight pathways as follows:

    1. The Masters of Engineering Degree with Honours (MEng)

      specialising in:

      • Advanced Aeronautical Engineering
      • Advanced Automotive Engineering
      • Advanced Civil Infrastructure Engineering
      • International Construction Management & Engineering
      • Advanced Electrical & Electronic Engineering
      • Advanced Communication, Network & Signal Processing Engineering
      • Advanced Mechanical Engineering
      • Advanced Mechatronics Engineering

    Information regarding your postgraduate programme of study will be available and posted in a number of ways including: notice boards that are located within the school of Engineering, the Graduate School and in your respective Engineering Departments. Information is also made available via internet. All postgraduate students will be enrolled in the Graduate School under the School of Engineering Programmes. However, your physical location where all the academic activities will be carried out will be in the School of Engineering at the main Riverside Campus.

    Timetables, showing the appropriate room numbers and facilities for each taught MEng Postgraduate module will be issued to Postgraduate Students and displayed at the beginning of each semester on the Masters of Engineering notice board located within the School of Engineering and the Graduate School.

    Semester Stage Week Months
    I 1 12 3
    II 2 12 3
    Research 3 24 6

    * For a student to qualify for the research part at Stage III, he/she must have an accumulative average mark of C+ and above at Stage II.

    Departmental Office

    The departmental offices for all the Civil,Electrical/Electronic and Mechanical are situated in the School of Engineering Block where staff are available to assist with administrative matters. For example, they will issue and receive mitigating circumstances envelopes, and log assignments that are submitted via the assignment post box next to the reception area. The Department Office staff can also pass on written messages to tutors.

    Support for Postgraduate Students


    Postgraduate Personal Tutoring for Taught MEng Programmes

    Your postgraduate programme of study under taught MEng is delivered by a Programme Leader supported by tutors for every specialised stream.

    Induction In The Graduate School

    When you first join the Copperbelt University as a Postgraduate Student, you will be provided with an induction programme. A number of the activities associated with this postgraduate programme will take place during your first week with the University and are designed to familiarise you with the University and provide essential information to ease the uncertainty of being in a new environment.

    Induction will also provide you with the opportunity to meet with taught programme staff that organise generic skills training sessions for all postgraduate students and provide advice and guidance on academic regulations, procedures and policies. Working closely with the School of Engineering Research Degrees Committee, the school ensures support for postgraduates is improved by the best practice and is responsive to national developments in postgraduate policies and practices.

    Postgraduate Programme Support


    Programme staff are keen to help to make the time you spend with them as academically stimulating and rewarding as possible. Postgraduate Programmes staff have a well deserved reputation for being approachable and being interested in their postgraduate students' progress. They also know from experience that postgraduate students can, through no fault of their own, face difficulties that may hinder their capacity to perform to the best of their ability. It is their aim to make sure they do everything to help such postgraduate students achieve their potential despite these difficulties.

    They will work with you to tackle these difficulties and make sure that such difficulties are taken into account in relation to assessments. They provide a range of support mechanisms for all postgraduate students including the following:

    • Academic Support and Guidance :

      Both your Programme Leader and Pathway Tutors/supervisors deal with postgraduate student academic queries or problems that relate to the requirements of the postgraduate programme over and above those of individual modules. These staff will support you in the fulfilment of the module requirements for your postgraduate programme and deal with other administrative enquiries that cannot be dealt with in the Graduate School.

    Students with Disabilities, Learning Difficulties or Specific Needs


    The Copperbelt University welcomes postgraduate students with disabilities and/or additional support requirement and will make every effort to support their needs. We will help you to develop strategies, discover skills and independence by a multi-team, student-centred approach. We encourage you to work with us to achieve your full potential.

    We have contacts with local and national external bodies concerned with inclusion, disability awareness and disability provision. Advice is provided by the University Disability Service in the graduate school or the Dean of Student's Office on an individual, strictly confidential basis.

    Assessment for Postgraduate students with disabilities

    The University is keen to support postgraduate students who have difficulties in undertaking the normal methods of assessment. A statement to this effect is provided in the Regulations on the Assessment and Examination of Postgraduate Students guide published by the University.

    There are Disability Officers available in the Dean of Student's Office to give support and guidance to students with additional needs in the preparation for and during assessment times.

    Support for International Postgraduate Students


    The Copperbelt University welcomes international Postgraduate Students. The School of Engineering in particular with its wide range of taught Masters (MEng), Masters by research (MSc) and PhD by research recognizable around the world gives the ultimate in learning experience. The University as a whole has Welfare Officers providing specialist support and guidance for the University's international postgraduate students on a wide range of issues from extending your student visa to personal and welfare matters impacting on your studies.

    Postgraduate Programme Attendance


    You are responsible for attending all learning and teaching sessions associated with your taught postgraduate programme of study or your research programme. You should notify the Dean of the Graduate School or the Programme Leader in the School of Engineering in advance if you expect to be absent from timetabled classes. Prior permission must be obtained from your Programme Leader for planned absences for two or more days during term time.

    You may be contacted by Department staff if an explanation for unsatisfactory attendance is required. We will endeavour to help you if your absence is due to mitigating circumstances.

    Your attendance will be monitored electronically and in the event that you are absent, without notification, an email will be sent to your University email account. Please note that every absent email you receive will be logged against your student attendance profile. Therefore, in cases where you believe an absence email has been sent to you in error; please raise this with the individual module tutors. They will then be able to amend the mark if it is appropriate to do so.

    NB: It is your responsibility to ensure that any absence emails that are sent to your University email account are dealt with. Attendance information may be discussed with employers/sponsors (where agreement has been given) or at Examination Board so your attendance record is extremely important if on taught MEng.

    Where there is no valid reason for unsatisfactory attendance, a postgraduate student may be issued with a formal written warning. A postgraduate student who fails to respond to warnings about their attendance may be required to enter into a formal Attendance Agreement. Such students may be withdrawn from their postgraduate programme if they breach the terms of their Attendance Agreement.

    Postgraduate taught Programme Committee

    In relation to the management of the postgraduate programmes, you will be represented by your year's elected Student Representative(s) on the Masters Degree Pathway Programmes Committee, the body responsible for planning and monitoring the operation of the academic programmes.

    Teaching and Learning for Taught MEng Programme


    Teaching and Learning Methods

    A variety of teaching and learning methods are employed throughout the programme in order to ensure the acquisition and development of appropriate concepts, knowledge and skills. Some of these you will experience during formally timetabled classes with a Module tutor. Others you may adopt personally to facilitate your own learning.

    It is important to realise that the time spent with a tutor during formally timetabled classes is only a small part of the learning time identified for a module. In addition to the contact time with lecturers, a significant amount of personal study should be undertaken. This personal study time should be spent, for example, engaging in general background reading, preparing for seminar activities, working on assignments or revising for examinations. Early in your studies guidance will be provided as to how you can make best use of this time. As you progress through your programme however, this guidance will become less structured and prescriptive.

    The methods described below are the ones most commonly employed by tutors during your time in the classroom. However, individual module tutors are free to introduce techniques that they view as especially suitable in aiding learning in their specialist area.

    Lectures

    Lectures play an important part throughout the programme and will feature in a number of modules. They involve the dissemination of theoretical and empirical information by a lecturer and provide a basic framework that students can build upon through their reading and through other classroom activities.

    Practical Sessions

    Tutor-led practical sessions in laboratories and studios are a key aspect of this programme. These may comprise demonstrations by staff members, hands-on practical activities or project work. These activities help develop subject specific practical skills; specifically, the ability to: effectively deploy the methods and tools used in the development of a product, solve practical problems by making and testing prototypes; and make effective use of specialist software.

    Seminars

    Seminars involve groups of postgraduate students who meet with a tutor to discuss further reading, issues and problems arising from lecture material, or to undertake case studies or problem-solving exercises. It is common for further reading on a particular topic to be assigned, and one student may be required to present an oral synopsis to provide a basis for discussion. Seminars play an important part in encouraging students to think critically about the subject, to analyse theory and information in a systematic fashion, and to enhance understanding of conceptual issues.

    Workshops

    Workshops are also employed in some modules and may involve the development of skills, e.g. research methods, the application of statistics, presentations etc, as well as problem solving through the evaluation of case-study material. Workshop sessions are also an important element of the preparation for the work placement period. General assistance with assignment work may be offered in workshops, and they play an important part in increasing students' confidence in dealing with the subject matter.

    Tutorials

    These are usually individually based but may be shared with postgraduate students who are studying a similar area/issue. Students should prepare for tutorials, which are usually associated with an assignment, by bringing any plans for discussion.

    Informal Group Study Sessions

    Postgraduate students are encouraged to hold informal group sessions in locations that are conducive. Study rooms found around the Campus can also be booked for meetings and/or presentation practice.

    Private Study

    In addition to class contact time, you are expected to engage in private study equivalent to about 120 hours of 'effort' per 24 credit module. This personal study time should be spent, for example, engaging in general background reading, preparing for seminar activities or working on assignments. Guidance will be provided as to how you can make best use of this time.

    The Dissertation is based on an investigation designed, implemented and interpreted by each student. For this module you are expected to arrange individual meetings with your allocated supervisor. A comprehensive guide is available for students undertaking the research project.

    The Learning Process and You


    Your contribution

    Your contribution is vital to the success of the module, for you and your peers. Many of the activities you will undertake will involve you in working with other postgraduate students, in pairs, subgroups or as a whole class or cohort group. These activities succeed because of the range of ideas, experiences, knowledge and motivation that postgraduate students bring to them. We therefore ask for and require your fullest constructive co-operation and active participation.

    Some further points are:

    • Engage fully in activities, even if at first sight they do not seem particularly relevant. Often the significance is not apparent at the outset, and can only emerge if the group approaches the activities positively.
    • Reflect upon your experiences on the programme, identifying your own contribution and those of others. Keep a log book/reflective journal in which you can record your reflections, even if your programme does not require you to.
    • You will often be exposed to views and ideas that challenge your own. We ask that you respect the views of others and be prepared to listen to them, consider them, and analyse them objectively.
    • Avoid racist, sexist or ageist remarks and other offensive language or behaviour.
    • As a secular institution the University expects its students and staff to display tolerance and respect toward each other regardless of their religious beliefs including those who have no religious beliefs.

    Study skills, communication skills and use of English

    If you have not recently undertaken academic work of the type required by your programme, your study could be a particular challenge for you. Depending on your subject specialism, you might be unfamiliar with the demands of writing extended essays or discursive dissertations. You will receive study skills support throughout the programme from your tutors as you develop and as you undertake activities. An Open University set book (Northedge, 2005) is very readable and helpful. The library is also available to help you.

    The library gives advice on Study Skills on basic writing skills, essay writing, report writing, presentation skills, study skills and preparing a dissertation.

    Information Literacy

    The University is committed to helping you postgraduate as an 'information literate' person. This means that you will be able to identify, locate and retrieve standard (subject) and other material in printed and electronic form, using appropriate resources. You will be able to synthesise and present retrieved materials in ways appropriate to the task in hand. Throughout your programme, you will be given every opportunity to develop your skills in this area, through workshops, seminars, tutorials and self-directed learning.

    Course Assessment and Methods


    Assessment serves several functions. The obvious and primary function is to evaluate student achievement. However, assessment also serves to help you organise and develop your learning. Feedback from assessment serves an important educational function and can help you develop your skills and understanding of your own strengths and weaknesses.

    Essay

    For a number of modules, students will be required to produce a coursework essay or essays. Essays assess understanding of the thrust of the question set, whether you have introduced and appreciate the relevance of appropriate material to the topic in hand and understand its implications, Whether you can analyse and evaluate information and whether you can communicate your ideas clearly.

    Coursework essays are typically set to assess the learning outcomes related to understanding key concepts, Demonstrating critical evaluations, and demonstrating the capacity to think independently. The required length of coursework essays can vary depending upon the purpose of the assignment for which the work is assessed. You will be given guidance by the lecturing staff on any specific requirements.

    Reports

    A number of courses require the student to write reports, which are sometimes based on a given case-study. These reports identify published background research and rationale for their study, the way in which the study was carried out, and the results and analysis of information. Usually, a standard format is used to aid clear, precise and unambiguous expression. Students are given explicit guidance on the format required for the report.

    Presentations

    Students are required to make oral presentations (e.g. from notes or from an essay, using presentational aids where appropriate) in a number of modules. Some modules may specify such a presentation as part of their assessment, whilst seminar presentations in other modules may not be part of the formal assessment.

    Project Work

    Many modules make use of project work for assessment. Project work may be undertaken by individuals or groups of students working together. Project briefs may be set by the tutor, an external company or by students themselves, depending on the requirements of the module.

    Live project work is a key feature of this programme, with some project briefs being set by external companies, addressing real-life problems and issues. Some of the products developed as a result of these live projects may end up to market. In the final year project, or dissertation, the student is expected to design and conduct an investigation into a selected topic area, setting their own aims and objectives, and critically appraising the outcomes.

    Examination

    Some modules will require you to sit an examination. In an examination you are given a range of questions from which you are required to answer a set number within a given time. This type of examination is known as "Closed Book".

    Some examinations may be "Open Book". In open book exams you are allowed to bring books and other material into the exam room; you will be tested on your understanding of material rather than on your memory. Other examinations may be based around a case study.

    The assessment methods for each module are identified in the module specification given out at the beginning of the teaching period. The module specification also provides information on assignment submission dates and will allow you to plan your work load effectively.

    Assessment

    The modules are coded for convenient reference, as are the methods used to assess student performance in each module. All modules follow the same principles for marking and feedback. Assignments are normally issued according to a schedule that will be given to you by your tutor. Important information on assessment regulations and other information on assessment (including marking criteria and definitions of grade descriptions) are contained herein. Please ensure that you read and understand this information. It will be assumed that you are familiar with the Assessment Regulations for the Postgraduate Programme of Study.

    Assessment Strategy

    The assessment strategy for the programme is designed to ensure that students achieve the overall aims and learning outcomes of the programme, as well as the learning outcomes for individual modules. The mix of assessment methods which allows students to develop their intellectual capabilities, as well as key transferable skills can be found under The Learning & Teaching Strategy.

    Assessment Criteria

    Specific criteria within modules will vary from assignment to assignment and will be made clear to you before you embark on any task. In addition to these module specific criteria, there are a set of general assessment criteria for the Modular Programme Scheme, which will also apply. The following sections give detail on these points:

    Context of Progression

    The Semester system is adopted for this programme. Students will be required to take a specified number of modules at each stage. Each student will at the end of each semester (stage) receive grades in each module taken. These represent quality points, assigned to each grade. At the end of each stage the Grade Point Average (GPA) or points for each student will be calculated. A cumulative Grade Point Average will also be calculated.

    Progression through stages

    • A student shall proceed to Stage II regardless of the cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) obtained at the end of Stage I.
    • A student must have gained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 at the end of Stage II to pass.
    • The programme must be completed within a maximum period of 2 years.

    Miscellaneous

    A postgraduate student shall not change his/her pathway of enrolment at Stage II without the written approval of the Dean of the School.

    A postgraduate student wishing to change elective module shall apply formally to the Dean of the School within three weeks of the commencement of the second stage.

    Every postgraduate student shall be required to attend lectures, seminars and tutorials given in each module in any semester, on regular basis.

    Maximum Duration of Study for taught Masters Programme

    All taught Maters Degree Pathways will have a maximum duration of study of 24 months to make good the unsatisfactory works. For the purpose of computing the maximum period for a module of study, the years in which a candidate withdrew from studies with permission shall not be counted.

    Dag Hammarskjold Institute of Peace Studies


    1. MA in Peace and Conflict Studies

Admissions


Master of Science in Project Management

For one to be eligible to the MSc Project Management course, he/she must satisfy one of the following requirements:

  1. Applicants should hold a first degree from a recognized University with preferably two years practical experience
  2. Applicants with post-graduate diploma in various disciplines with at least two years practical experience
  3. Holders of professional qualifications such as EIZ, SIZ, ZlA, CIOB. RICS and RIBA.

Master of Business Administration (Banking and Finance)

For one to be eligible for admission to the MBA - Banking and Finance degree programme, he or she must satisfy one of the following requirements:

  1. Applicants should hold a good first degree (i.e., a minimum of Credit) in Business Administration, Commerce, Accounting or Economics, from a recognized tertiary institution and with at least 2 years of practical (work) experience.
  2. Applicants holding such first degrees (i.e., a minimum of Credit) in areas other than those availed in (1) above would also be considered. These should have at least three years of practical experience.
  3. Practicing Accountants and Management Accountants who are holders of any of the following qualifications: CIMA and ACCA.

Admission Requirements for Masters of Business Administration

Administration degree programme, an applicant must satisfy the following requirements.

  1. Applicants should hold a good first degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Accounting or Economics, from a recognized institution and with at least 2 years of practical (work) experience.
  2. Applicants holding first degrees in areas other than those covered in (1) above, would also be considered. These shall have at least 3 years of practical experience.
  3. Exceptions to (1) and (2) above would be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Rules & Regulations


Careers



Research & Projects


Professor Juvenalis M. Tembo


  1. Associate Professor of Marketing
  2. Adjunct Professor at University of Lusaka
  3. Fellow, Zambia Institute of Marketing

Research Areas

  1. Innovation and (Marketing) Growth among small and medium enterprises in rural Zambia.
  2. A survey of Marketing Education and Employment

PhD Supervision

  1. M.K. Banda , “ An Analysis of Strategic Human Resource Planning and Knowledge Management in the Mining Industry, Copperbelt University ”
  2. E. Mulandu. , “ An Investigation of Corporate Governance Practices and Performance in Private Universities in Zambia, Copperbelt University ”
  3. G.Koyi , “ An Analysis of Union Effectiveness in Meeting Workers’ Expectations, Copperbelt University ”
  4. R. Kamhoti , “ Human Resource Management Practice and Service Delivery in Local Authorities In Zimbabwe and Zambia, University of Lusaka
  5. F. Shumba , “ Cost Benefit Analysis of Implementing Targeted HIV/AIDS programmes in Higher Education Institutions in Zimbabwe, University of Lusaka

Masters Supervision(Select)

  1. Akokwa, S , “ The Influence of Services Marketing on Consumer Choices in the Telecommunications Industry: A Case study of Lusaka ”
  2. Bwalya, R , “ Assessing the Effectiveness of the Link Between Business Strategy and Projects: The Case of ZESCO and CEC ”
  3. Chilufya, H , “ Comparative Analysis of Customer satisfaction toward Chilanga and Zambezi Portland Cements: A Case of Lusaka ”
  4. Chileshe, W. , “ An Analysis of the Growth of the Motor vehicle Insurance in Zambia: a Case of Copperbelt Province ”
  5. Muneku, E.M. , “ An Analysis of Service Quality Between Indigenous and Foreign Banks in Zambia: The Case of Kabwe District ”
  6. Bwembya, F.S. , “ The Importance of Service Quality and Complaint Handling in the Mobile Telecommunications Industry in Zambia ”
  7. Nyambe,P. , “ Evaluating the Effectiveness of Strategic Planning in Institutions of Higher Learning : The Case of the University of Zambia ”
  8. Ndopu, R. , “ An Evaluation of Retention Strategies Used by Commercial Banks in Zambia ”
  9. Lupili, K. , “ An Assessment of Customer Service Satisfaction among Mobile Phone Providers ”
  10. Daka, N. , “ A Study of the Challenges faced by Beekeepers and Honey Hunters in Rural Zambia: The Case of Monze South Block ”

Masters Theses that have since been passed


  1. Bwembya, J. “ A Comparative Study of Service Quality between Public and Private Hospitals: The Case of Lusaka Urban ”
  2. Mwandamena, P.D. An analysis of Market Segmentation as a marketing Strategy: The Case of Food reserve Agency ”
  3. Nkowani, M. An Assessment of the Factors that influence Demand for Insurance ”
  4. Wachawaseme, M.R. “ Challenges of Implementing the National Audit Strategic Plan in Malawi ”
  5. Milambo, F.M. “A Study of Consumer Rights in the Zambian Mobile Telephone Service Sector ”
  6. Chisala, D. “ Measuring Service Quality in the Insurance Industry: An Application of Panasuraman Model ”
  7. Nawa, L. “ Constraints to the Growth of Small and Medium Enterprises ”
  8. Shambweka, A “ An investigation into the Significance of Non-Price Strategies on Customer Purchase Intention: The Case of the Zambian Cement Industry. ”
  9. Silavwe, K “ An Analysis of the Causes of Fuel Shortages: A Case of Ndola Fuel Service Stations. ”
  10. Katambo, A “ Factors that affect an Organization’s Culture of Service of Excellence: The Case of Workers’ Compensation Fund Control Board ”
  11. Ncilenge, R “ The Impact of Strategic Risk Management on project Success: a Case Study of the Zambian Construction Industry-The Road and Building Sectors ”

Professor John Lungu


Research Projects

  1. Corporate governance issues in southern Africa. This is long term research part of which has been presented to the Economic Commission for Africa.
  2. Comparing the effects of finance on recipient and non-recipient firms in Zambia. This is currently on-going. The study is being done in conjunction with the Amsterdam Institute for International Development who are providing the financing. A total of $32,000 will be provided over a period of two years.

Student Research


Doctor of Philosophy

  1. The Impact of Government policies and individual traits on the growth of SME’s in Zambia- Margret Kaniki Siwale
  2. Sustainability of road infrastructure for the Pre and post Link Zambia 8000- Christopher Mulenga Nondo (at Proposal stage)

Master of Business Administration


Currently there are thirteen research projects going on and various stages. These include

  1. Elijah Chifulo: “ A study of the relationship between the construction sector growth, GDP and employment in Zambia ”
  2. Peter Yamba: “ Sensitivity analysis of Open Pit Net Present Value: A case of Mopani Copper Mines ”
  3. Chanda Adrian Mwansa: “ A study of the relationship between foreign exchange volatility and SME profitability and growth in Zambia. ”
  4. Kaputo Timothy: “ A study of the effectiveness of government policy on foreign direct investment in Zambia (1992-2013) ”
  5. Musama Chile: “ Evaluation of the impact of the Reserve Ratio Requirements by the Central Bank on the supply and demand ”
  6. Hamala Michelo Ester: “ The Impact of the Kwacha Depreciation on Zambia’s Economic performance ”
  7. Winfred M H Likubi: “ An analysis of the effectiveness of trade policy for agro-products export in Zambia. ”
  8. Chimunya Mooba: “ The Impact of Statutory Instrument 55 on the Zambian foreign exchange market ”
  9. Chikumbi Tomson: “ A study of factors that make the pump price of fuel higher in Zambia than other countries in the SADC region ”
  10. Simaamba Habenzu: “ The impact of the input subsidy on maize production among small scale farmers in Sesheke district. ”
  11. Isaac Chungu Kaputo: “ A study of the effects of interest rates on demand for credit by SME’s in Lusaka. ”
  12. Bwalya Mabo: “ An assessment of factors that contribute to credit default in the banking sector in Zambia: a case of Lusaka District. ”
  13. Sakala Yolam: “ Analytic study of the trends of GDP in Zambia using Chukwu’s model ”

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Contacts


        

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