Collaborations and Research Projects at School of Business
The School is committed to international collaborations. Our collaborations take an array of different forms, ranging from student exchange and teaching partnerships, joint PhD and Master’s programs to joint research on global issues. Currently we are collaborating with other Universities and Organizations to implement the following projects:
The project is being implemented by Mzumbe University (MU), Copenhagen Business School (CBS), and Small Industries Development Organizations (SIDO), and under the financing of DANIDA. This project was initiated in order to address the financing needs of young entrepreneurs in Tanzania taking cognizance of the fact that youths find it very difficult to access traditional bank funding for their creative businesses or start-ups. Among the reasons that cause these difficulties is that these youth entrepreneurs lack track record and collateral. In addition, they can’t provide financial statements or adhere to other strict terms and conditions that banks consider essential for evaluating creditworthiness. Crowdfunding is seen by the project as an alternative funding source that can bail out the young entrepreneurs of Tanzania in their quest for funds for innovative businesses and start-ups.
This is a project number 4 (P4) under VLIR-UOS 4SITE Programme, which has a total of four projects. The Project is being implemented by Mzumbe University and Ghent University and Hasselt University in Belgium. The expected outcomes of the project are twofold; academic and societal outcomes. Academically, the project aims to make Mzumbe University a leader in becoming the leading university in teaching entrepreneurship through blended learning. At the society, the project intends to have an influence on the empowerment of SMEs through access of entrepreneurial knowledge and skills. More specifically, management and operational skills. Therefore, the desired outcomes are expected to be influenced by the project through the use of an innovative way of teaching students at the university and innovative way of engaging rural and urban SMEs in the access to entrepreneurial knowledge.
This is a project in collaboration between the College of Business and Economics in Jimma University (JU), Ethiopia, Mzumbe University School of Business (MU), Tanzania, and BI Norwegian Business School (BI). The overall purpose is to provide international understanding, intercultural competence and access to international networks for mobile students and faculty for them to bring home and share with others.