About the Faculty

Acting Dean of Commerce and Law

Acting Dean of Commerce and Law

Dr R. R. Jebenkanda

PhD. (ZOU)
M.Sc. in Strategic Mgt –( University of Derby, U.K),M.Sc. Econ.    (University of Wales, Cardiff College of Business Studies, U.K), BSc   Econ (UZ), Business Studies Dip (Solusi University), Cert in Distance Edu Practitioner (UNISA), Cert in Higher Edu Mgt in Southern Africa (University of the Witwatersrand, S.A)

Faculty Vision

To become a world class contributor to development of human capital for industry, commerce and Government.

Faculty Mission

The Faculty of Commerce and Law exists to generate business knowledge in order to produce renowned captains of industry, commerce and the public sector.

Faculty  Core Values

The faculty embraces the ZOU core values. As a unit, its values are;
Recognizing strength in team work
Encouraging entrepreneurship in business and the public sector
Valuing quality service in tutoring
Transmitting respect for professionalism
Valuing transparency, integrity and professional ethics in its activities
Exploiting the strength in research and development

Studying with the Faculty

The general entry requirement is that a candidate must have a minimum of 5 'O' level passes including English Language and Mathematics for the diploma and undergraduate programmes.  A student who has passed Mathematics at another university or obtained a full professional qualification from professional accounting bodies or with at least two 'A' levels passes in Accounting, Economics and Management of Business will be considered as a replacement for the 'O' level Mathematics entry requirement.

Special Entry Requirement

For candidates who want to enrol in the faculty of Commerce and Law programmes but have no Mathematics at 'O' level, there is a special entry provision for those who have, instead, Accounts, Statistics or a numeracy subject passed at 'O' level or at a recognized diploma level.

Programme Delivery Strategies

Since our programmes are through ODL route, the delivery is through modules, vacation school, weekend tutorials, DVDs and other strategies.

The Frontiers

We all go  out to review our ongoing programmes and to generate new user-driven programmes in a bid to satisfy our valued clientele.

Orientation for first year, first semester students across programs will be held on 02 March 2018 at…

The Harare Regional Campus will hold a teaching practice workshop for PGDE Intake 18, DipEd Intake 13, BECD Intake 6…

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) Bulawayo Regional Campus has moved their Student Representative Council (SRC)…

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:56

The Zimbabwe Open University is pleased to announce that His Excellency, Cde. R. G. Mugabe, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Chancellor of the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) has appointed Professor Alfred Champion Ncube, as the Acting Vice Chancellor of

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Latest News & Announcements

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 16:54

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) Faculty of Science and Technology held a BSc Nursing Science Practicum Supervision workshop at Century Towers in the capital on 28 February 2018.

The workshop was attended by Director of Nursing

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 16:46

Investors have been called upon to invest in Higher and Tertiary Education infrastructure. The call was made by the President and Chancellor of all State Universities, Cde E.D. Mnangagwa on 09 March at an Investment Conference that was organized by the Ministry of

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Friday, March 2, 2018 - 13:54

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) launched the first edition of their magazine recently, The Second Semester 2017 ZOU Magazine issue.

The magazine, a brainchild of the Marketing Department,

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Friday, March 2, 2018 - 13:44

The Zimbabwe Open University’s Higher Degrees Directorate held a two-day proposals and chapters presentation and defence workshop for their PhD students in the capital recently.

The two day workshop saw a total of 11 students presenting their work.

Out of the 11 students, four of

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