WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$559 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Public Administration in Records and Archives Management
Start Date:October 2020
Academic Unit:School of Public Administration and Management
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2020
Programme Overview

Objectives and Description
This is a three year programme in Public Service Management focus on Records and Archive Management, programme covers six semesters of 17 weeks each and require candidates to successfully complete a total of 60 credit point including field project in the in the fifth semester of study.

Records and archives management is considered to be a new concept which emerged in the 19th century. But this concept has gained value going pace to pace with human civilization. Records are the basis for accountability and effective delivery of services. Modern governments rely heavily upon written policies and procedures and upon written records of formal transactions. The management of recorded information is thus a cornerstone of any government’s ability to ensure the degree of openness, accountability and integrity necessary to fulfill the government’s basic responsibility to serve the public interest. The course exposes students to the fundamentals of public administration but with more focus on records and archives management.

Records and Archive management is important in effective decision making but it is a fairly young field of professionalism in the Tanzania public sector. The menu is designed to offer graduates the fundamentals of public administration necessary to perform not only as a public administrator but also as records and archives administrators.


First Semester:
– Principles of Management
– Development Perspectives
– Introduction to Administrative Law
– Basic Applied Mathematics and Statistics
– Communication Skills in Management

Second Semester:
– Introduction to sociology
– Economics
– Introduction to Office and Records Management
– Public Administration
– Ethics and Good Governance

First Semester:
– Financial Management and Control in the Public Sector
– Data Management
– Archives Management I
– Records Management I
– Principle of Human Resource Management

Second Semester:
– Specialized Records Management
– Records Management II
– Archive Management II
– Social Science Research Methods
– Customer Service Management

First Semester:
Field Attachment 

Second Semester:
– Human Resource Management Information Systems
– Performance and Reward Management
– Managing Intergovernmental Relations
– Institutional Framework on Records and Archives Management

– Project Planning and Management
– Negotiations and Mediation-
– Managing Partnerships in Public Service

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry
At least two principal passes and one subsidiary pass at A-Level.Where the principal passes do not include English, an applicant must have obtained a credit pass in English Language at O-Level. Minimum admission point: 4.5.

Equivalent Entry
Diploma in Records and Archives Management, Public Administration,Human Resource Management, Information and Communication Technology or Library and Information Studies with an average of “B” or GPA of 3.0.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian and EAC Students: $4
Application Fees for International Students: $4

How to Apply
All applications are made through the University Online Application and Admission Portal (MUAAAP) available at Please follow carefully the steps in the online application system. Before you go to online application system, make sure you have an email address and a mobile phone number.

Before proceeding with the application take note of following:

(a) An application with Foreign Secondary Certificates must be accompanied by the National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) Equivalence translations.
(b) Applications with Foreign Certificates (Equivalent Qualifications) must be accompanied by the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) Equivalence translations.
(c) Make payment of an application Fee, a Non-refundable TZS 10,000/=by following payment procedures after completing the Online Application and Admission System at

(d) Successful applicants will be notified through Mzumbe University Website, their system user accounts, email addresses and SMS through mobile phone number used during the application process.

(e) In case of any further inquiry please call the following numbers +255767-086469/+255710 805711/+255786-570859/+255623-579621 (Main Campus-Morogoro), +255755036281/+255677561453/+255738701452 (Mbeya Campus College) or email through or
Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for Bachelor of Public Administration in Records and Archives Management include:
– Archives and records management specialist
– Archivist
– Assistant archivist
– Conservator
– Digital archivist
– Processing archivist
– Project archivist
– Senior archivist
– University archivist

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian and EAC Students: $559
Tuition Fees for International Students: $2,488

Tuition Fee per year for Tanzanian Students = 1,300,000 TZS
Tuition Fee per year for International Students = 5,785,500 TZS

**Students from Countries in the East African Community (EAC), pay the same amount as Tanzanian Students. EAC Countries include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.


– In the Tuition Fee per year is included; Registration, tuition, examination, and library services
– Fees may be paid in two equal instalments, an instalment being due at the beginning of each semester prior to registration
– Fees once paid are not refundable
– The University reserves the right to change fees at any time
– Direct student fees have been bench-marked against Government rates, but sponsors may vary them according to their policies

Relevant Contact

Dr. Eliza Mwakasangula
Dean, School of Public Administration and Management
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries