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.

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

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 14:13

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) Faculty of Agriculture and a consortium of Sanyati cattle farmers have combined their efforts in improving beef production in the Country. More than 50 farmers are set to directly benefit from the Community Based Research Project.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 11:28

Zimbabwe Open University will once again this year take part at this year’s Harare Agricultural Show which will run from August, 21 to 26, 2017 in Harare

The show, which will be entering its 107th anniversary, will run under the theme

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:50

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) joined the entire nation in the National Clean up Campaign launched by the Office of the President in the capital Harare, on August 3 2017.

Despite the invitation coming on short notice, the institution, through the Harare/Chitungwiza Regional Campus,

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Monday, August 7, 2017 - 16:48

You Spoke….We Listened! You want more intensive teaching and hence more hours to interact with your Professors.  Zimbabwe Open University, your responsive and flexible University is delighted to announce the introduction of an Intensive Summer School.  The Intensive

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