"Greetings and Welcome to Africa University, the School of Hope in the Valley of Dreams!

Africa University is the first and only fully-accredited institution of higher learning established on the African continent by the action of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. This amazing institution was founded in response to the call by African Bishops for a university for the whole of Africa to foster intellectual, moral, ethical and spiritual growth in its students.

As the flagship mission of higher education of The United Methodist Church on the African continent, Africa University remains true to the enduring pan-African vision of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa. Africa University is pan-African by design and is home to students, faculty, and staff from more than 28 African countries. Thanks to this diversity, which is stronger than ever, Africa University is a place where Africa happens every day.

Africa University is a private institution that is self-governing and independent. Africa University is governed by an international Board of Directors that represents stakeholders from Africa, Europe, and North America.

The University offers over 50 cutting-edge undergraduate and graduate programmes that focus on meeting Africa’s vital needs such as food security, improved public health, peace, good governance and sustainable economic growth. We award degrees, diplomas, and certificates from the following Colleges: College of Health, Agriculture and Natural Sciences; College of Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance and College of Social Sciences, Theology, Humanities and Education.

Guided by the faith-inspired vision, commitment and action of United Methodists and with steadfast investment from a diverse group of partners and friends, Africa University has developed into a world-class center of academic excellence and institution of choice for leadership development in Africa.

We kindly invite you to take a virtual tour of our beautiful campus and witness the results of our endeavors to diversify our institutional mission to fulfill the needs of our communities with innovative ideas and solutions. I hope you will be inspired to study with us or to support this dynamic project of investing in Africa’s future.

Thank you."

Prof. M. Furusa
Africa University Vice-Chancellor

Mission, Vision, and Values


Vision

Africa University aspires to become a world-class university for leadership development in Africa.


Mission

The mission of Africa University is to provide quality education within a Pan-African context through which persons can acquire general and professional knowledge and skills, grow in spiritual maturity, develop sound moral values, ethics, and leadership qualities.


Values

  • Academic Excellence
  • God Fearing
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Diversity
  • Ubuntu

AU by the Numbers

  • 1500+ Courses Offered
  • 1:20 Lecturer-Student Ratio
  • 26+ Countries Represented
  • 7000+ Trained Leaders
  • 30% + on Financial Aid
  • 99% Wifi Coverage
Programs taught in:
English

This school also offers:

MA

Africa University - Zimbabwe

The Faculty of Theology offers the Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MA) degree to students from different backgrounds who will be professionally capable of occupying ... [+]

The Faculty of Theology offers the Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MA) degree to students from different backgrounds who will be professionally capable of occupying positions in Institutions of Higher Learning (universities), churches, serve in ecumenical leading positions, teach Religious and Moral Education in schools and Religious Studies in Theological Colleges (Seminaries), and relevant Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), where they will act as catalysts for change in decision-making and policy formulation, or proceed to relevant doctoral programs.

Objectives of the Program

To equip students to serve in Religious Institutions and the society at large.

To prepare students for Doctoral Studies.... [-]

Zimbabwe Mutare
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus

MSc

Africa University - Zimbabwe

Two Year Full-time Program. Each student will conduct a research project as approved by the College and submit a dissertation by the end of the second academic year. A Ba ... [+]

Two Year Full-time Program.

Each student will conduct a research project as approved by the College and submit a dissertation by the end of the second academic year.

A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/Agricultural Economics/ Economics/Business Studies as Program Requirement.

Program Structure MEC 504 International Trade and Finance (3 Credit Hours) MEC 503 Development Economics (3 Credit Hours) AEC 506 Marketing Management (3 Credit Hours) MBA 503 Quantitative Methods (3 Credit Hours) AEC 504 Advanced Agricultural Policy Analysis (3 Credit Hours) AEC 503 Applied Econometrics (3 Credit Hours) AEC 502 Agribusiness Strategy and Policy (3 Credit Hours) AEC 501 Research Methods (3 Credit Hours) AEC 505 Financial Accounting (3 credit hours) AEC 507 Dissertation Proposal Development (3 credit hours) AEC 508 Conduct Research, Analyse and Prepare Dissertation (9 credit hours) Career and Job Opportunities Researcher Academic NGOs - FAO, UNDP, UNEP Self-employment Consultancy Financial Assistance ... [-]
Zimbabwe Mutare
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Online
Africa University - Zimbabwe

This is a very practical program aimed at producing entrepreneurially-minded graduates who will appreciate the vital role that innovative and creative entrepreneurs play ... [+]

This is a very practical program aimed at producing entrepreneurially-minded graduates who will appreciate the vital role that innovative and creative entrepreneurs play in today’s society and economy. The aim of the program is to prepare students to develop insights that will help them discover and create entrepreneurial opportunities and the expertise to successfully initiate, launch, manage, and grow their own ventures through start-up entrepreneurial projects, which may be helpful to our competitive and dynamic African and global economies.

Entry Requirements

Candidates applying for admission in the MSc in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity degree program must have:

a Second Class Honours degree from Africa University OR a qualification from another institution of higher learning deemed by the GSC to be equivalent to a Second Class Honours degree from Africa University. A candidate with a Pass in an Honours degree will be considered for admission if his/her undergraduate performance in the proposed area of study was a B (3.0) grade average or above, AND s/he has satisfied the GSC through the relevant Faculty/Institute that s/he has exhibited academic potential by conducting fieldwork, subsequent research experience and/or additional training in the academic discipline of the intended Masters degree. A candidate who holds a general degree should at least have a lower second class with an average of B (3.0) or higher in the academic discipline of the intended Master's degree. Upon recommendation to the GSC by the Dean/Director of the respective Faculty/Institute, a candidate whose first degree is considered deficient may be... [-]
Zimbabwe Mutare
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus

Master

Africa University - Zimbabwe

The Master of Public Sector Management is an intensive, full-time, 12-month long training program consisting of four modules and a research project. ... [+]

The Master of Public Sector Management is an intensive, full-time, 12-month long training program consisting of four modules and a research project.

Entry Requirements

The PSMTP will accept applications from candidates who possess all the following minimum qualifications and attributes:

A good first university degree (equivalent professional qualifications obtained by formal study and examination and recognized as a degree equivalent by the Africa University Senate) and 4 years of relevant post-qualification work experience; Be a middle-level African professional or manager employed by a government or state enterprise located in Eastern or Southern Africa. (More senior officials located in the same region may also be eligible for special consideration); Competence in basic Mathematics not below GCE ‘O’ level shall be an added advantage. Preference will be given to candidates recommended by those Governments or state enterprises which make an explicit commitment to provide the successful graduates with the requisite institutional environment (including appropriate incentive systems) that would enable them to make good use of their newly acquired skills and competencies in the collective pursuit of sustainable development and poverty reduction on the Continent. Program Structure ... [-]
Zimbabwe Mutare
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Africa University - Zimbabwe

Two Year Full-time Program. Each student will conduct a research project as approved by the College and submit a dissertation by the end of the second academic year. A Ba ... [+]

Two Year Full-time Program.

Each student will conduct a research project as approved by the College and submit a dissertation by the end of the second academic year.

A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/Biological Science in appropriate subjects as Program Requirement.

Program Structure ACP 501 Biostatistics (3 Credit Hours) ACP 502 Advanced Plant Pathology (3 Credit Hours) ACP 503 Weed Ecology and Management (3 Credit Hours) ACP 504 Insect Pest Management (3 Credit Hours) ACP 505 Crop Production (3 Credit Hours) ACP 506 Crop Improvement (3 Credit Hours) ACP 507 Soil Fertility Management (3 Credit Hours) AAE 506 Irrigation Agronomy (3 Credit Hours) AEC 507 Dissertation Proposal Development (3 credit hours) AEC 508 Conduct Research, Analyse and Prepare Dissertation (9 credit hours) Career and Job Opportunities Researcher Academic NGOs - FAO, UNDP, UNEP Self-employment Consultancy Financial Assistance ... [-]
Zimbabwe Mutare
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus