Midlands State University  Admission Requirements

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

1. Master of Commerce in Accounting (1½ years)
Applicants should have an Honours degree with specialization in Accounting and confirmation of employment from the employer.

2. Master of Commerce in Banking and Finance (2 years)
Applicants should have a Honours degree in Banking and Finance, Economics, Accounting or their equivalent. Other four year undergraduate degrees can be considered provided that (i) the applicant has at least 3 years practical experience in Banking and Finance and (ii) the applicant has over and above the degree, a full diploma in Banking and Finance.

3. Master of Commerce in Economics (2 years)
Applicants should have an Honours degree with a specialization in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Banking and Finance or related fields.

4. Master of Commerce in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance (2 years)
Applicants should have an Honours degree in Management, Accounting, Human Resources Management and /or other tertiary qualification approved by the department.

5. Master of Commerce in Marketing Strategy (1½ years)
Applicants should have a good Honours degree in Marketing, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Supply Chain Management or any other degree plus an appropriate professional qualification (e.g. IMM, CIMA).

6. Masters in Business Administration – Block Release (2 years) (AABS Accredited : Click here for details)
Applicants should be at least 25 years of age and be a holder of at least a second class degree or its equivalent awarded by Midlands State University or any other recognized institution. They should also have at least (2) years of relevant experience. In addition, they should provide two references from reputable people certifying their ability and suitability to undertake the programme successfully. Applicants should also submit a statement of purpose, stating why they would like to pursue the MBA programme and a research proposal on a dissertation topic of their choice which has to be at least five (5) typed pages.

7. Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) – Block Release (1½ years) (AABS Accredited : Click here for details)
Applicants should be at least 35 years of age and be an Executive of their own business or has been a manager for at least five (5) years. They should be a holder of at least a second class degree or its equivalent awarded by Midlands State University or any other recognized institution. A holder of a third class degree or its equivalent may be admitted only after providing evidence of academic maturity in the desired field of study as shall be judged by Faculty Post Graduate Studies Committee. Applicants should also provide two references from reputable people certifying their ability and suitability to undertake the programme successfully.

8. Master of Arts in Development Studies (1½ years)
Applicants should have an Honours degree in History and Development Studies and Economic History or related fields.

9. Master of Laws (LLM) in Constitutional and Human Rights Law. (1½ years)
Applicants should have a good Honours degree in Law (LLB) from a recognized institution.

10. Master of Science in Information Systems Management (2 years)
Applicants should have a good Honours degree in Information Systems, Computer Science and Mathematics (with bias towards Programming) or any equivalent qualification with a strong Programming background.

11. Post Graduate Diploma in Media and Society Studies Degree – Block Release (1 year).
Applicants must be holders of any first degree.

Post Graduate Diploma in Safety, Health and Environmental Management Degree . Block Release (1½ years)
. Applicants must; -have at least 5 ‘O’ level passes including English and Mathematics. – have a good first degree in appropriate fields such as Geography and Environmental Studies, Biology or Health Sciences.

13. Master of Science in International Affairs Degree. Block Release (1½ years).
Applicants must be holders of a good Honours degree in History and International Studies or any related fields.

14. Master of Science in Community Psychology Degree . Block Release (2 years).
Applicants must be holders of a good Honours degree in Psychology.

15. Master of Science in Safety, Health and Environmental Management Degree . Block Release (1½ years).
Applicants must be holders of a good Honours degree in Geography and /or Environmental Sciences.

16. Master of Science in Student Affairs Management Degree – Block Release (1½ years)
-Applicants must have a good first degree in Psychology. OR A first degree in other relevant area plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Student Management.

17. Master of Science in Media and Society Studies Degree – Block Release (1 ½ years)
Applicants must have a good honours degree in Media Studies or any Degree plus the Post Graduate Diploma in Media and Society Studies.

18. Master of Science in Human Resource Management Degree (1 ½ years)
-Applicants must have a good honours degree in Human Resource Management.

19. Master of Commerce in Tourism and Hospitality Management degree (2 years)
-Applicants must have minimum of a good Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management or an equivalent qualification. The applicant should also have a minimum of two years working experience in the industry.

For admission to programmes of study at MIDLANDS STATE UNIVERSITY for any first degree, a student must have the following qualifications in the Cambridge School examination or equivalent:

Other than the required passes in relevant subjects at GCE A Level or equivalent, all applicants must have passed 5 ‘O’ Level subjects or equivalent including English Language and Mathematics at grade C or better for the Faculties of Science and Technology, Commerce, Natural Resources Management and Agriculture and the Department of Geography. Passes in Biology and Mathematics at ‘O’ level are required in the department of Psychology. For all other programmes applicants should have done ‘O’ level Mathematics and attained a grade ‘E’ or better.

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