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OUR UNIVERSITY

Great Zimbabwe University, (GZU) has six schools that offer a diverse diplomas, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Explore the programmes offered in our schools.

Agriculture & Natural Sciences

Dean’s Welcome Note

Welcome to the Gary Magadzire School of Agriculture and Natural Sciences located at the University’s Main Campus.  It derives its inspiration from Gary Magadzire who was the first president of the Zimbabwe Farmers Union and an agriculturalist in nature. Science and Agriculture have always been integral components of the Zimbabwean culture as evidenced by the sophisticated architectural designs and economic system which sustained the communities that resided at and around the Great Zimbabwe Monuments. It is now public knowledge that Zimbabwe’s entire Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) drive is currently in the midst of extensive revitalisation, spearheaded by, among other things, the government-engineered ZIMASSET economic blueprint. For this reason, the school strives to be acclaimed globally as the provider of high quality training, research, information consultancy and extension services in agriculture and the basic sciences. To this end, one of the central goals of the School is to enhance the quality, quantum and socio-economic relevance of the University’s research output. 

 

The School consist of four departments, namely the Department of Physics, Geography and Environmental Science; Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences; Department of Livestock, Wildlife and Fisheries, and Department of Soil and Plant Science.  Several undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, from which prospective students can choose, are on offer in the School. The School also extends its educational facilities to the Chiredzi farmers who receive lectures about how to leverage their resources in order to increase their sugarcane yields and improve the quality of the same. The Biogas Project and the SADC Food Garden Project are some of the lecturers’ research initiatives that have impacted positively on local communities.

 

Arts & Heritage Studies

Dean’s Welcome Note

 

The Simon Muzenda School of Arts, Culture and Heritage Studies derives its inspiration from the late Vice President of Zimbabwe Cde Simon Muzenda who was named Son of the soil due to his deep rootedness in Culture and Heritage (Unhu/Ubuntu) as it is termed in Shona and Ndebele Dialects. It is these values that the School holds highly. Apart from that it is pertinent to also know that one of Great Zimbabwe University’s niche areas is Arts, Culture and Heritage Studies. The School is located in Mashava some 45km west of Masvingo and it a wide range of programmes. The School also houses the Centre of Culture and Heritage Studies which solely focuses on the University’s niche are of reclamation and preservation of culture and heritage.

Commerce

Dean’s Welcome Note

 

Welcome to the Munhumutapa School of Commerce.  The School draws its inspiration from the University niche of Culture and Heritage.  In view of this, all programmes in the school have modules and/ or topics in the respective subject areas that have an emphasis on the following ethno-commercial activities:

  • Trade and Commerce in African traditional societies and cultures from the Munhumutapa period to the emerging of colonial rule.
  • Transition from pre-colonial to colonial rule
  • Post colonialism trade and commerce in Africa and Zimbabwe in particular.

The core modules also infuse topical issues of trade and commerce in a global context.

Munhumutapa School of Commerce boasts of collaborative relationships with other business schools around the world.  It was the first Zimbabwean Business School to be a member of CEEMAN – International Management Development Association, with more than 210 institutional members from countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Munhumutapa School of Commerce is the only institution in Zimbabwe which boasts membership of AACSB (Association for Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business), an association with over 775 institutional members from countries from all over the world.

Locally the School is also proud to be associated with professional associations such as ACCA, Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Marketers Association of Zimbabwe (MAZ), Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).

The School has a collaborative arrangement with ICSA in a programme: Masters in Professional Accountancy and Corporate Governance where students automatically attain Graduate Status of ICSA upon completion of the programme.

The Schools administrative staff and six departmental units: Accounting and Information Systems, Banking and Finance, Economics, Management Studies, Bernard Chidzero Graduate School of Business and School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culture wish to be associated with all viewers one way or another.  You are all welcome.

Education & Culture

Dean’s Welcome Note

 

Welcome to the iconic Robert Mugabe School of Education and Culture. The Robert Mugabe School of Education and Culture’s vision is located within the University’s broader 2018 vision namely: to be the centre of excellence in arts, culture and heritage studies as well as the advancement of other academic disciplines for the promotion of and the development of society. The Robert Mugabe School of Education and Culture offers a curriculum that inculcates socio-cultural, scientific, technological, mathematical, and research skills responsive to the current needs of humanity.

The Robert Mugabe School of Education and Culture has collaborative relationships with UNICEF-Zimbabwe, J. F. Kapnek Trust and other partners in countries such as South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, United States of America, Australia, Germany and Jamaica. The teaching is based on the most current research, some of which is done by our Lecturers and Postgraduate students. The Robert Mugabe School of Education and Culture prepares educationists who operate from early childhood development level, primary school, secondary school, up to high school level. The School is committed to producing the best possible teachers who are innovative and able to think critically, undertake research and are passionate about teaching for Zimbabwe and the Diaspora.

Students entering study at any level – Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral find a competitive and supportive environment where they are engaged seriously and competently for them to excel as professionals globally. The School develops competent professionals. The School has four departments and two centres; namely, Adult and Continuing education, Curriculum Studies, Educational Foundations, Teacher development and the Jairos Jiri Centre for Special Needs Education and Teaching and Learning Centre.

The Robert Mugabe School of Education and Culture is rated as one of the top Schools in the country. The Bachelor of Education, Master of Education and PhD students find their strengths in being externally examined by experienced personnel from leading universities. The School is nationally and internationally recognized for its academic reputation, with professors and lecturers having earned Doctoral Degrees from reputable institutions over the last few years. The Robert Mugabe School of Education and Culture at Great Zimbabwe University is a place of first choice for prospective teachers and those with a passion for learning. We welcome you to the Robert Mugabe School of Education and Culture.

Welcome to the iconic Robert Mugabe School of Education and Culture. The Robert Mugabe School of Education and Culture’s vision is located within the University’s broader vision namely: to be the centre of excellence in arts, culture and heritage studies as well as the advancement of innovation and industrialization for the promotion of the National 2030 Vision as well as the global vision for the promotion of sustainable education. The Robert Mugabe School of Education and Culture offers a curriculum that inculcates socio-cultural, scientific, technological, mathematical, and research skills responsive to the current needs of humanity.

The Robert Mugabe School of Education and Culture has collaborative relationships with UNICEF-Zimbabwe, J. F. Kapnek Trust and other partners in countries such as South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, United States of America, Australia, Germany and Jamaica. The teaching is based on the most current research, some of which is done by our Lecturers and Postgraduate students. The Robert Mugabe School of Education and Culture prepares educationists who operate from early childhood development level, primary school, secondary school, up to high school level. The School is committed to producing the best possible teachers who are innovative and able to think critically, undertake research and are passionate about teaching for Zimbabwe and the Diaspora.

Students entering study at any level – Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral find a competitive and supportive environment where they are engaged seriously and competently for them to excel as professionals globally. The School develops competent professionals. The School has four departments and two centres; namely, Adult and Continuing education, Curriculum Studies, Educational Foundations, Teacher development and the Jairos Jiri Centre for Special Needs Education and Teaching and Learning Centre.

The Robert Mugabe School of Education and Culture is rated as one of the top Schools in the country. The Bachelor of Education, Master of Education and PhD students find their strengths in being externally examined by experienced personnel from leading universities. The School is nationally and internationally recognized for its academic reputation, with professors and lecturers having earned Doctoral Degrees from reputable institutions over the last few years. The Robert Mugabe School of Education and Culture at Great Zimbabwe University is a place of first choice for prospective teachers and those with a passion for learning. We welcome you to the Robert Mugabe School of Education and Culture.

 
Law

Dean’s Welcome Note

Located in the Central Business District of Masvingo, the Herbert Chitepo Law School is named after an eminent nationalist, Advocate Herbert Pfumaindini Chitepo, who led the liberation war from Zambia and the first black lawyer in Zimbabwe.  Advocate Chitepo was also the first black lawyer to be admitted as a barrister in England and the first Attorney-General of an independent Tanzania.

The Herbert Chitepo Law School offers state of the art teaching and learning facilities. Besides a unique and stunning Moot Court theatre, the School has lecture rooms that are adorned with air conditioners, chalk-less white boards and projector screens.  Students at the School have access to wifi.

Graduates from the Herbert Chitepo Law School are expected to uphold the basic principles of human justice, democracy and rule of law which Advocate Chitepo stood for. The name of the school, Herbert Chitepo Law School, is expected to help the graduates to foster the sense of responsibility to national good and social equality in the country. It is hoped that every graduate will leave the Herbert Chitepo Law School pumped up with the nationalist spirit; commitment to the development of Zimbabwe and Patriotism.The School has the smallest enrolment within the University and this is a requirement by our parent board to ensure quality and fully baked lawyers.

Social Sciences

Dean’s Welcome Note

 

Welcome to the Julius Nyerere School of Social Sciences, situated in the Industrial area of Masvingo. The School combines state of the art infrastructure and beautiful natural surroundings. Its physical facilities consist of modern lecture rooms, computer laboratory, administrative block, recreation room, convenience shop, coffee shop and a refectory.

The School has four Departments and a Centre for Gender and Cultural Studies. The Centre was established in January 2015 under the Julius Nyerere School of Social Sciences. As a proponent for gender justice, the Centre strives to be a global centre of excellence in Gender and Cultural Studies. The Centre endeavors to transform unequal gender relations that are prevalent in society today. Both males and females are empowered with knowledge and skills they utilize in social transformation.

The School is anchored on the core values of ubuntu/hunhu (which means upholding human dignity), inclusiveness, innovation and creativity. In line with the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education’s transformational agenda, all the degree programmes on offer are stemitised.  The School strives to create a dynamic future by producing a critical mass of social scientists that are empowered to create jobs and practical solutions to current and upcoming problems.

The School currently offers various undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes which include Masters and DPhil programmes that are constantly evolving to meet the needs of an ever changing business world. The School boasts of a large student population which also includes international students. Being one of the largest school in the University, the school is dedicated to being at the forefront of teaching and learning, promoting research and community engagement.

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