WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$474 /year
Applications Begin:July 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Microfinance and Enterprise Development
Start Date:October 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Business and Information Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

Bachelor of Arts in Microfinance and Enterprise Development (BA-MFED) is a three-year programme (six semesters) designed to enable candidates undertake analytical diagnosis of management and financing problems facing small and micro-enterprises and provide viable solutions.

The programme equips candidates with knowledge, skills, and attitude for dealing with complex issues facing microfinance and small enterprises in a competitive environment by providing critical thinking ability, problem solving skills, and development of appropriate business attitude. It also provides for self confidence building, subject matter competence and innovation for progressive change in the microfinance industry and in small and microenterprises.

The Programme prepares individuals to work in both urban and rural settings and offers graduates with a range of career employment opportunities as managers in SACCOS and other microfinance institutions, financial institution specialists, managers in small enterprises and banks with microfinance windows, financial NGOs and a variety of government and private institutions.

Admission Requirements

Minimum Entry Qualification
Applicants should be holders of a Certificate of Secondary Education (CSEE) or equivalent with five passes in approved subjects and at least two Principal level passes and a total of at least 4.5 points in relevant subjects in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations (ACSEE) or a Diploma in Microfinance Management (DMFM), Diploma in Co-operative Management and Accounting (DCMA), Diploma in Enterprise Management (DEMA) or any other relevant diploma from any accredited/recognized institution.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian Students: $13
Application Fees for International Students: $30

How To Apply
All Applications are processed through an online admission system, which can be accessed at
– An application form which costs 30,000TZS or 30USD has to be obtained from the school.

Documents needed for admission
*Prepare a recent passport size photo, taken within last 2 months (soft copy)
*Prepare a scanned birth certificate for uploading to the system
*Candidate is required to have a working personal email address
*Candidate is required to scan his or her certificate

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme can be employed as:
– Credit managers
– Loan/credit officers
– Business planners
– Bank assistants
– Co-operative officers
– Managers and finance managers in small enterprises
They can also employ themselves as initiators and owners of microfinance institutions, consultants in business planning, trainers and financial analysts.

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $474
Tuition Fees for International Students: $0

Tuition Fees per year for Tanzanian Students = 1,100,000 TZS
Tuition Fees per year for International Students =

The Tuition fee is paid for a particular academic year, and is subject to modification, whenever the need arises.

Relevant Contact

Dr Goodluck Mmary
Dean, Faculty of Business and Information Sciences
Undergraduate Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries