College of Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance

Dean's Welcome Remarks

S. Murairwa

Greetings! Welcome to the College of Business, Peace Leadership and Governance (CBPLG) at Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe, which will be your home for the whole period of your studies. Our College is an excellent choice to attain your degree in Business Sciences, Peace, Leadership, Governance and Intellectual Property studies. Each of these degree programmes will prepare you for a successful career. Our diverse and vibrant community is dedicated to intellectual discovery, to making knowledge matter in a VUCA and digitalized world, and to helping you reach your highest potential. CBPLG is located in a pristine location surrounded by natural beauty. Forests and streams are all around us. The natural beauty of Mutare is a wonderful backdrop for your university education. The vast recreational activities enable you to develop a healthy balance between your academic and leisure life.

Prof. S. Murairwa

Dean - College of Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance

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About the College

The Africa University, College of Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance (CBPLG) strategically locates Africa University to be a centre of leadership development in Africa. The CBPLG is internationally recognised for providing excellent business, peace and security, leadership and governance education in Africa. The College is organised into two departments and an institute providing qualifications ranging from undergraduate to doctoral degrees.


The mission of the College is to provide programmes at under- and graduate levels, which produce and develop managers and other business professionals capable of utilising human and other resources to meet development needs and take advantage of the opportunities of Africa within the global context.


To be students’ preferred choice for high-quality business, entrepreneurship, strategic leadership, corporate governance and public policy education delivered in a conducive God-fearing and Pan-Africanism environment by 2026.

  •  Student Centredness.
  • Academic Excellence.
  • Teamwork.
  • Accountability.
  • Social and Corporate Responsibility.
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Collaborations and partnerships

Departments and Programmes

The two departments with the College are led by Heads of Departments namely Dr. Farai Chigora and Dr. Rumbidzai Muzira while Professor Rukudzo Joseph Murapa Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance is under the leadership of the Executive Director, Professor Pamela Machakanja. Dr. Chigora heads the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship which offers 7 programmes namely Marketing, Public Administration and Management, Management, Human Resources Management, Master in Business Administration (MBA), Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA), and Master in Public Policy and Governance. Dr. Muzira heads the Accounting and Finance department which offers a Bachelor in Accounting, a Bachelor in Economics and a Master of Science in Applied Accounting. As development challenges shifted, the Department of Development Management was formed to train leaders in sustainable livelihood projects, health systems management and environmental policy.


at a glance

The College offers well-established programmes anchored on Education 5.0 and Africa University’s vision of promoting Pan-Africanism. The College serves a broad range of stakeholders within both the public and private sectors. It is housed in the Professor Rukudzo Joseph Murapa Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance building.







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College Research Projects

Insider Mediation project

This project is funded by the European Union and has been running since January 2023 under the name Building Peace…

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