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.

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Latest News & Announcements

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 12:01

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) in collaboration with the Association of African Universities (AAU) and the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE), will host a four day Research Method

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Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 16:34

THE Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) National Student Representative Council (SRC), through Centre for Student Management (CSM), has set aside $10 000 towards the Students Bereavement Fund.

The move which has been described as a

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Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 16:30

The Zimbabwe Open University entered into yet another lucrative partnership with Beitbridge Juicing Private Limited, a subsidiary of Schweppes Holdings.

The signing ceremony was done at ZOU National Centre in Harare on Tuesday,  24 April 2018. The ZOU Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor

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Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:17

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) Alumni Association met at Jameson Hotel in the capital recently to elect a substantive executive committee that will steer the ship for the next two years.