ABM University College
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- BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance
- BA (Hons) Business Management
- BA (Hons) Human Resource Management
- BA (Hons) Marketing
- BA (Hons) Tourism Management
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
- Business Management
- Financial Management
- Marketing Management
- Human Resource Management
- Business Information Systems
- Secretarial Studies
- Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations
- Purchasing and Supply
- Leadership Development
- Entrepreneurship Development
- Day Care Management
- Security Studies
- Risk Management
- Early Childhood Education
- Insurance Practice and Management
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
- Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)
- International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)
- Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
- Sales and Marketing
- Public Relations & Customer Care
- Customer Care
- Marketing Research
- Desktop Publishing
- Word Processing
- JAVA 1 and JAVA 2
- Business Entrepreneurship Development
- Small Business Management
- Introduction to Cost Accounting
- Accounting and Finance
- Marketing for Tourism
- Travel, Tourism Management
- Hospitality Management
- Cultural Tourism
- Housekeeping and Accommodation
- Business Communication Skills
- Personnel Administration
- Purchasing and Supply
- Stores Management and Stock Control
- Operations Management in Supply Chain
- Team Building
- Business Ethics
- Ethics and Corporate Governance
- Introduction to Project Management
- Health and Safety
Message from the Executive Director,
Mrs Daisy Mmabatho Molefhi
In its pursuit of excellence ABM continues to aim higher as it strives towards its goal of not only becoming a University of Choice, but also a Centre of Entrepreneurship and Business leadership. In this way, this would impact Botswana but, the dream is to impact the region and ultimately make its impact felt beyond the region.
The focus on entrepreneurship will significantly address youth unemployment issues, which are not only a challenge in Botswana, but also in the region, while this leadership development component attempts to contribute in developing leaders of tomorrow to close the prevailing gap.
As part of our commitment to enhance the employability of all our students, in all types and sizes of organisations, our curriculum has been developed with a strong emphasis on industry relevant skills, underpinned by sound understanding of the industry. Our robust and dynamic curriculum tries to be responsive to the industry needs as we have forged some close and unique ties with industry. Through engagement with elements of skills and work-based learning, that is, during industrial attachment our students are able to relate the subject knowledge to context specific theory and practice in the real world of business.
In essence, our programmes of study develop students’ ability to evaluate critical standard practices and offer alternative solutions to problems encountered in a complex business environment, thus creative, innovative and hands-on graduates. This is a well-calculated move as creative and innovative employees are vital to an organisation’s future success.
In a bid to develop a well-grounded graduate who does not only poses subject knowledge but also holds life skills, which will place them in good stead in the work place, the institution undertook a curriculum overhaul. This resulted in the infusion of certain compulsory modules which cut across the programme divide. These compulsory modules are Entrepreneurship, Computer Appreciation and Awareness, Contemporary and Future Scientific Issues, Leadership Development and Self-realisation. The importance of these compulsory modules cannot be over emphasised as they address skills gaps.
The compulsory modules act as a catalyst in developing skills related to management, leadership, and entrepreneurship and in the process increasing the students’ understanding and awareness of contemporary issues within a fast moving global environment. One of the modules also addresses the issues pertaining to self-awareness in order to unleash the potential of our students.
The significance of acquiring work-related skills has never been more evident. This is compounded by fierce competition in the job market and the intricacies in the job market. ABMUC is proud to help its students to acquire the qualifications and skills that prove so attractive to future employers.
The institution has developed and accredited its flagship programmes which are in line with the strategic direction of the organization of transforming into a University of Entrepreneurship and Business Leadership. The programmes are Certificate and Diploma in Business Leadership Development and Certificate and Diploma in Entrepreneurship Development.
In a bid to sharpen the competence of our alumni, the institution hosts intensive training programmes in entrepreneurship. These workshops give the alumni an opportunity to review the behaviours, skills and knowledge surrounding entrepreneurship. This gives them a chance to come into direct contact with practicing entrepreneurs who usually share real life experiences with them.
In a nutshell, ABM has made and continues to make significant strides in raising a generation of prosperous entrepreneurs and business leaders.
ABM University College (ABMUC), formerly known as Academy of Business Management, was incorporated in 1989. It was registered with the Ministry of Education in 1990 as a private vocational institution making it one of Botswana’s oldest private tertiary institutions. In 2003, it was registered with the Botswana Training Authority (BOTA) and in 2005 with the Tertiary Education Council (TEC) – the only two regulatory bodies of higher education in Botswana.
As the pioneer of private tertiary education in Botswana, ABM has evolved into a University College and is repositioning itself to becoming a fully fledged University of Entrepreneurship and Business Leadership.
To date, the institution has contributed immensely to the development of human resources in the country, having trained thousands of people employed in different positions in government, parastatals and private corporate bodies within the various sectors of the economy.
ABM strives for academic excellence and is the place for those seeking an intellectually stimulating and inspiring environment that places great importance on life-long learning and self-actualisation. We also pride ourselves in contributing towards the achievement of Botswana’s National vision pillar of ‘building an educated and informed nation’ through the delivery of relevant and enriched programmes.
In its quest for excellence, ABM University College has also formed strategic partnerships with several international bodies and institutions, and has partnered with Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom to offer top-up honours degrees.
The University of Choice.
To provide entrepreneurship and leadership development through market responsive education, training, research, consulting and innovative service delivery.
The institution has campuses located in Gaborone and Francistown. In pursuit of physical growth, plans are underway to open a campus in Masunga which is 100 km from Francistown.
Governance and Management Structures
The institution operates under the guidance of the University College Council and the Management Team. Council members bring a wealth of experience from various fields of expertise.
Dr Gape Kaboyakgosi
Dr Ontirretse S. Tau
Mr Bernard Mogajana Ditlhabi
Mr Gobona Tobedza, Council Chairman
Mr Simon Meti
Mr Tlamelo Leonard Moeletsi
Mrs Boipelo Lucia Seitlhamo
Mrs Brenda Lloyd
Mrs Daisy Molefhi, Executive Director
Mrs Joyce Keitumetse Maphorisa, Vice-Chairperson
Mrs Kelebone Skelemani
ABM University College offers a wide range of enriched, industry–relevant and internationally recognised programmes in the areas of Business, ICT and Engineering.
We pride ourselves in being the only institution in the country accredited to offer the CIM programme. Programmes are offered both full-time and part time, and are accredited and/or registered with either of the two higher education regulatory bodies: the Botswana Training Authority (BOTA) and the Tertiary Education Council (TEC).
ABM offers over 30 accredited short-term training courses for skills development and enhancement in a number of areas:
International Students and Scholars
ABM welcomes international students, scholars and researchers to join our diverse learning environment. We are committed to providing international students and scholars the opportunity to embark on a rewarding and exciting learning journey in preparation for a brighter future.
ABM thrives on a diverse student body and currently has a good number of international students and aspires for a more diverse and greater number of international students. We believe in diversity in all its forms, from diverse citizenry, divergent opinions to cultural awareness is a cornerstone of the ABM experience.
The International Students Office provides support to international students from their first day at the college as well as throughout their lifetime as ABM Alumni. The office assists in issues of accommodation, transportation, student permits/VISA and gives a comprehensive orientation to international students before classes commence.
Student Recreational Activities
For those interested in not only developing their minds, but are also concerned with their fitness, a variety of indoor and outdoor sporting activities as well as performing arts are offered. ABM teams have a record of winning medals at the Private Tertiary Institutions Association (PTIA) competitions.
The basic requirements for entry are the Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) or the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) for Botswana students, and its equivalent for international students.
This includes: Matric, Cambridge, GCSE or International Baccalaureate.
For Mature Entry, the requirements are a minimum of 2 years’ work experience in a related programme of study.
Application forms may be downloaded from www.abm.ac.bw and sent via post or fax to the Admissions Office, or can be collected at our campuses.
Partnership with industry
In order to ensure that our graduates have valuable work experience upon graduation, our students go through an internship of three months every academic year, also allowing them to build relations with industry as well as giving them the opportunity to apply knowledge acquired from the lecture room.
Not only does the institution offer industry relevant programmes, but through the Industry Liaison Office which bridges the gap between ABM and industry, the institution has relations with key players in industry and upon graduation, this office assists where possible in placement of graduates.