Bachelor of Arts in Cooperative Management

About the program

Cooperative movement is the heart of our country’s progress, cutting across all sectors. However, the growth of cooperative sector demands to have managers who are well grounded in cooperative business. Although these Managers can as well apply knowledge from other disciplines to manage cooperatives or even to formulate policies for the sector, yet knowledge and through understanding of the essence of cooperative management is still a prerequisite for a successful cooperative sector. Not only that, but also it is indisputable fact that cooperative business is unique, thus, having Managers who fully understand how cooperatives work will be a boom to the sector which in turn will realize its very goal of becoming a vehicle for rapid economic development.

To this end, the Department of Cooperative Management at UNILAK aims at equipping undergraduate candidates to deal with complex issues of cooperative development and management in the national and international competitive business environment.

Degree awarded

Successful completion of this undergraduate program shall lead to the award of a Bachelor of Arts in Cooperative Management.

Duration of the program

The duration of the Bachelor’s degree in Cooperative Management is 3 years for full-time students.

Graduates career prospects

Graduates from the Department of Cooperative Management should be able to take up managerial, promotional, and accounting positions in cooperatives, community development, government, and non-government establishments. They should therefore be employed as: Cooperative accountant, Front office savings clerk, Cooperative personnel manager, Cooperative manager, Cooperative supervisor, Cooperative facilitator, Cooperative credit officer, SACCO managing director/advisor, Cooperative consultant, Accountant, etc. They can also run and manage their own cooperative businesses.