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Established in 2007, University of Lusaka (UNILUS) is a private university that provides world class education and training services. In conjunction with the Copperbelt University, UNILUS has so far produced two sets of graduates at master's degree level. The university offers a wide range of bachelor's, master's and doctoral programmes. It provides practically-oriented programmes which are driven by the present and future needs of Zambia, offering full time, part time and distance learning programmes.
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University of Lusaka (UNILUS) offers a wide range of programmes in the school of business and management, law, health sciences and education, social sciences and technology. The university also has a school of postgraduate studies which offer masters and doctorate programmes.

University of Lusaka (UNILUS) provides quality education by offering practically-oriented programmes which are driven by the present and future needs of Zambia. The programmes are taught by highly qualified lecturers, who combine classroom education with practical skills gained through experience. The faculty members are drawn from the world of academic, business, regional and international organisations to ensure that students are engaged and equipped for successful careers and fulfilling lives.


University of Lusaka (UNILUS) provides modern state-of-the-art buildings and other facilities which include:

  • The administration block
  • Lecturers' offices
  • Library
  • Computer lab
  • Lecture rooms and theatre

University of Lusaka (UNILUS) offers bachelors and master's degree programmes. In addition, it offers short-tailor made training programmes as well as research and consultancy services to the general public, the government, non-governmental organisations and the private sector. UNILUS has programmes that aim to provide individuals with the management practice competencies necessary for driving wealth creation, and the social and economic development of the nation.

University of Lusaka academic programmes Bachelor Degree Programmes

  • Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • Bachelor of Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Education in Educational Administration and Management
  • Bachelor of Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Science in Insurance and Pension Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Purchasing and Supply
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Accounting and Finance (For holders of professional accounting qualifications such as full ZICA, ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information System and Technology with Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance
  • Bachelor of Science Banking and Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Politics and International Relations
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health
  • Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management

Certificates and professional courses

  • Certificate in Health Informatics
  • Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Certificate in Law Practice and Procedure
  • ACCA: Foundation, Fundamentals, Professional

Postgraduate programmes (Master degree programmes)

  • Executive MBA in Leadership and Wealth Creation
  • Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Management)
  • Master of Business Administration (Banking and Finance)
  • Master of Business Administration (Finance)
  • Master of Business Administration (Education)
  • Master of Business Administration (General)
  • Master of Arts in Development Studies
  • Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Management
  • Master of Arts in Public Administration
  • Master of Arts in Human Resources Management
  • Master of Arts in Peace and Security Studies
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science in Project Management
  • Master of Science in Marketing
  • Master of Science in Economics and Finance
  • Master of Science in Environmental Management
  • Master of Science in Finance and Accounting
  • Master of Science in Auditing
  • Master of Science in Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Master of Philosophy in Law (MPhil) with specializations in: Human Rights Law, Labour Law, Commercial and Corporate Law

Postgraduate diploma programmes

  • Supervision and Examination of students research project dissertations
  • Quality Assurance in Higher Education
  • Lecturing/ Teaching Methodology for Lectures

Doctoral degree programmes Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

  • Business Administration
  • Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Education
  • Economics
  • Human Resources Management
  • Governance and Leadership

Doctor of Law (PhD)

  • International Trade Law
  • Environmental Law
  • International Law
  • Human Rights
  • Environmental Law
  • Intellectual Property

Why study at UNILUS? With programmes that are internationally recognised, UNILUS is a member of:

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • Southern African Nordic Centre (SANORD)
  • Association of African Business Schools (AABS)

The University of Lusaka has signed a memorandum of understanding with the following institutions and professional bodies:

  • University of Zambia (UNZA)
  • Copperbelt University (CBU)
  • University of KwaZulu Natal
  • Macro Economic Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI)

National, regional and international linkages

University of Lusaka collaborates with a number of local, regional and international institutions including:

  • Zambia Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industries ( ZACCI)
  • Economic Association of Zambia (EAZ)
  • Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management (ZIHRM)
  • Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply (ZIPS)
  • Zambia Institute of Marketing (ZIM)
  • Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountant (ZICA)
  • National Council for Construction (NCC)
  • Zambia Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR)
  • University of KwaZulu Natal
  • Southern African Nordic Centre (SANORD)

University of Lusaka (UNILUS) · Universities

eLearning and Distance learning

University of Lusaka (UNILUS) provides distance learning courses covering many disciplines taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The distance learning programs allows you to study at your own specified time and at your own pace. UNILUS also provides you access to a wide range of learning materials.


Distance students, like their full time and part time counterparts, are required to register for their courses and exams every semester. Upon registration ensure that the university calendar is collected or downloaded from the university website. The calendar has the dates for all university academic activities including dates and the deadlines for the two assignments, residential classes and examinations.

Online registration

The university has recently introduced online registration where you do not need to travel to the campus in Lusaka in order to register. This is applicable to new, first year and returning students.

The academic process

Distance students should ensure they get their academic material from the library (usually in soft copy) and from their respective portals. Student portals are accessed through the university website ( Students are required to attend a two week residential classes session where you have full contact with your lecturers and immediately after the residential classes session ends you are required to write examinations in your registered courses. You will be notified well in advance as to the dates of the residential classes' session. Before this you are free to consult your lecturers on your challenges in your study material by phone and by e-mail (with e-mail being more recommended). If you are in employment ensure that you have adequate leave days to attend both the residential classes and the examination – a total of 20 leave days.

Accessing material and assignment

All learning material are posted onto the student portal by the lecturer; this student account is created for the student upon registration. Reading material for all the courses and the assignments are uploaded by the lecturers and directly accessible by all registered students. To access these login into your student portal with your credentials.


As a distance learning student at UNILUS, you are required to do two assignments and one test in a semester for your continuous assessment. The exams are weighted 60 marks which are then added to your continuous assessment mark for a total score out of a 100 marks. The pass mark is 50 marks. The academic assessment for distance students is as follows: 40% for the continuous assessment comprising of two assignments each carrying 10 marks and one test which carries 20 marks, conducted during residential classes.

Submission of assignments

Ensure you submit your assignments on or before the scheduled deadlines. Failure to submit within the specified time will attract a penalty as your lecturers may deem fit and this does not rule out rejection of late assignments. Ensure you send a soft copy and a hard copy to your lecturers before the deadline. The hard copy which should have information about your contact details and the course you are submitting should be addressed to your lecturer or the distance learning department.

University of Lusaka (UNILUS) · eLearning and Distance learning

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