WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$559 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Local Government Management
Start Date:October 2020
Academic Unit:School of Public Administration and Management
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2020
Programme Overview

Objectives and Descriptions
This is a three-year programme in Local Government management. The programme covers six semesters of 17 weeks each. Candidates are required to successfully complete a total of 60 credit points, including field project in the fifth semester of study.

The programme is designed to provide specialized training to future administrators in local government authorities. It is professionally tailored to meet the growing demand for well trained and skilled middle level administrators who can ably take part in helping the local government authorities to achieve their objectives in service delivery and therefore meet the expectations of the citizens as key stakeholders.

The programme is also designed to cover both the core and general functions of government officials who might work in the responsible ministry, regional government and local government in an environment where there are many key players in social, political and economic development.


First Semester:
– Principles of Management
– Development Perspectives
– Administrative Law
– Basic Applied Mathematics and Statistics
– Communication Skills in Management

Second Semester:
– Introduction to sociology
– Introduction to Economics
– Introduction to Office and Records Management
– Introduction to Public Administration
– Introduction to Ethics and Good Governance

First Semester:
– Industrial Relations and Legislation
– Financial Management and Control in Public Sector
– Organisational Behaviour
– Principles of Human Resource Management
– Community Participation in Development

Second Semester:
– Principles of Local government Management
– Strategic Management
– Social Science Research Methods
– Social and Economic Services Management
– Customer Service Management

First Semester:
– Field Attachment 

Second Semester: 
– Human Resource Management Information Systems
– Local Government Laws
– Rural and Urban Development Management
– Managing Inter governmental Relations

– Managing Partnerships in Public Service
– Strategic Negotiations and Mediation
– Performance and Reward Management

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry
At least two (2) principal passes and one subsidiary pass at A-Level. Where the principal passes do not include English, an applicant must have obtained at least a credit in English Language at O-Level. Minimum admission point: 4.5.

Equivalent Entry
Diploma in Human Resources Management, Public Administration, Social work, Business Administration or Local Governance Management, Diploma in Records and Archives, Diploma in Community Development, Diploma in Management and Secretarial Services with an average of “B” or GPA of 3.0.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian and EAC Students: $4
Application Fees for International Students: $4

How to Apply
All applications are made through the University Online Application and Admission Portal (MUAAAP) available at Please follow carefully the steps in the online application system. Before you go to online application system, make sure you have an email address and a mobile phone number.

Before proceeding with the application take note of following:

(a) An application with Foreign Secondary Certificates must be accompanied by the National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) Equivalence translations.
(b) Applications with Foreign Certificates (Equivalent Qualifications) must be accompanied by the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) Equivalence translations.
(c) Make payment of an application Fee, a Non-refundable TZS 10,000/=by following payment procedures after completing the Online Application and Admission System at

(d) Successful applicants will be notified through Mzumbe University Website, their system user accounts, email addresses and SMS through mobile phone number used during the application process.

(e) In case of any further inquiry please call the following numbers +255767-086469/+255710 805711/+255786-570859/+255623-579621 (Main Campus-Morogoro), +255755036281/+255677561453/+255738701452 (Mbeya Campus College) or email through or
Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Bachelor of Local Government Management could be found in areas like:
– City/county management
– Planning
– Economic
– Development
– Budget analysis
– Fiscal management
– Administrative services
– Social services
– Health services

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian and EAC Students: $559
Tuition Fees for International Students: $2,488

Tuition Fee per year for Tanzanian Students = 1,300,000 TZS
Tuition Fee per year for International Students = 5,785,500 TZS

**Students from Countries in the East African Community (EAC), pay the same amount as Tanzanian Students. EAC Countries include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.


– In the Tuition Fee per year is included; Registration, tuition, examination, and library services
– Fees may be paid in two equal instalments, an instalment being due at the beginning of each semester prior to registration
– Fees once paid are not refundable
– The University reserves the right to change fees at any time
– Direct student fees have been bench-marked against Government rates, but sponsors may vary them according to their policies

Relevant Contact

Dr. Eliza Mwakasangula
Dean, School of Public Administration and Management
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries