Dr. Athanase Rutebuka Department Head
The Management program strives to provide quality educational experience for undergraduate students pursuing careers in management. The courses offered in EAC provide students with broad training in managerial skills and knowledge required. The program is designed to create an environment which maximizes the development of critical skills such as problem solving, analysis, communication, and teamwork. Furthermore, the program tries to incorporate business ethics to produce graduates who can honestly and morally serve the society. Vision
To be a provider of industry-relevant and highly specialized management education at undergraduate level in Ethiopia. Program Overview
The newly revised and updated Management program meets the new Educational Policy of Ethiopia requiring students joining the program from preparatory (high school) school to complete their bachelor’s program in three years. When the current management curriculum was designed, attempt was made to integrate suggestions from various stakeholders. Suggestions from these sources indicated that new courses emphasizing computer skills, human resource management knowledge, communication skills, and leadership skills would be desirable. Many of these suggestions have been incorporated in the program.
Rationale of the Program
The rationale of running a management program at Ethiopia Adventist College is twofold. First, management is a crucial element in economic growth of a country. It brings together the factors of production: money, machinery, men, methods, markets and materials to enable the country to experience economic development. A country with enough capital, human and other natural resources can still be poor if it does not have competent managers to combine and coordinate these resources. In the words of Peter F. Drucker, “without management a country’s resources of production remain resources and never become products.” He also noted that “there is no under developed nation as such, but under managed ones.” Second, managers create jobs on one hand and products and services on the other hand.
Program Objectives: Through its programs the department has the objective of producing professionals:
- capable of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling activities of private, public, non-governmental and governmental organizations.
- who can competently manage marketing, finance operations, human resources, materials, information resources, etc.
- who are responsive and effective in working with and through others as well as capable of making and implementing decisions.
- capable of searching and developing opportunities as well as tackling problems.
- able to face the challenges of today's and tomorrow’s highly complex and competitive environment.
Teaching and Learning Methods
The program’s teaching and learning process includes a variety of instructional strategies to accommodate various student learning styles and provides opportunities that will help students to construct their understanding of the concepts and practices of the respective courses involved. The teaching is inquiry-oriented and is aimed at developing students' greater independence as individual thinkers and as individuals who are capable to work independently and with groups. The program uses various types of teaching and learning methods appropriate to each course.