The Faculty of Social Sciences was established in August 2002, as one of the founding Faculties of Mzumbe University. The faculty offers training in areas of economics, project planning and management, population and development, Education and languages. The faculty is committed to developing individuals with ethical and professional attitudes and behavior.
In our economics programs you will learn an analytical and flexible set of skills that will enable you to apply theoretical and research knowledge to solve real world economic problems. Specifically, you will be introduced to key concepts, ideas, tools and techniques in economics that will provide you with the opportunity to integrate and practice your skills in analyzing and solving economic problems.
On the other hand, our education programs will equip teacher trainees with the necessary knowledge in economics and mathematics; commerce and accountancy; and languages to enable them to effectively teach in secondary schools, teachers training colleges and related educational institutions.
Currently the Faculty offers degree in programmes in Economics housed under the department of Economics and Education degree programmes housed under the department of Education Foundations and Teaching Management.
The Department of Economics offers degree programmes in economics at both undergraduate (BSc. Economics) and graduate levels (MSc. And PhD). The department aspires to be a leader in the country in the areas of economic policy planning, project planning and management, and population development.
The Department of Education Foundations and Teaching Management provides training in areas of education that relate to philosophy, psychology, sociology and management, for the effective functioning of teachers and other educators. It also conducts research in areas of education and provides consultancy services geared toward the solution of problems in the education sector in Tanzania and beyond.
The department offers Bachelor and Master of Education Degree Programmes. The Bachelor Degree Programmes offer a rigorous foundation in the analytical tools and applied areas of languages and management, accounts, mathematics, economics, and commerce. The focus is to train teacher trainee to provide teaching services at secondary school and teacher training college levels.