Department of Cooperatives

 

Department of Cooperatives, since the inauguration (1994 e. c), 1010 students in the regular program and around 550 in the summer program were graduated in both cooperatives business management and cooperatives accounting and auditing stream.

General Objectives of the Department of cooperatives

The objective of the department is to produce a qualified graduate for the development of cooperatives in Ethiopia.

In this regard, the department has two study streams namely Cooperatives business management and cooperatives accounting and auditing.

Specific Objectives

  • To impart theoretical and practical knowledge in organizing and managing the resources of cooperative societies.
  • To produce competent and skilled manpower for Cooperatives and cooperatives related business.
  • To conduct need based and problem-solving research activities.
  • To take part in community engagement activities around Eastern part of Ethiopia
  • To induce strong cooperatives movement and revolution in the country.

Mission

To produce competent graduate who could undertake problem solving research activities, inculcate scientific knowledge and best practises as well as provide demand based community services which should change the society

Vision

To see enough cooperative professionals, training institutions and strong cooperative movement in the country in 2025

Strategic plan

  • Excellence in academics with the goal of producing competent cooperatives professionals
  • Exellence in problem-solving research in the area of cooperation
  • Creating strategic linkage and partnership with other organization that promote and support cooperative movement in the country

The ultimate objectives of Cooperation

  • Elimination of poverty and backwardness
  • Ensuring socio-economic justice among individuals
  • Avoiding exploitation of the weak segment of the society

Further Education & Career Development options in the field

It has masters program at Ambo University, Mekele University and Hawassa University in Cooperatives Business Management, Cooperatives Marketing, Cooperatives Accounting and Auditing and Cooperative Leadership specializations.Other related field like Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting and Finance, Social Work, Development Studies, Agribusiness and Supply Chain Management etc.

Programs under the Department

Regular programs (3 years)

  • BA degree in Cooperatives Business Management
  • BA degree in Cooperatives Accounting and Auditing

Summer programs (5 years)

  • BA degree in Cooperatives Business Management
  • BA degree in Cooperatives Accounting and Auditing

Distance programs (3 years)

  • BA degree in Cooperatives Business Management
  • BA degree in Cooperatives Accounting and Auditing

Mid-Career programs (2.5 years)

  • BA degree in Cooperatives Business Management
  • BA degree in Cooperatives Accounting and Auditing

Admission requirement

  • Completion of grade 12 with the minimum MOE requirement
  • Grade 10 plus any Diploma by Business related program from a government recognized college and/or university.
  • For regular program admission is only by the government

 

Staff Profiles of the Department (2010/2018)

S.N. Qualification Number of Staff
3. Masters in Accounting and Finance 2
4. Masters in MBA 3
6. Masters in Local Development Study 2
7 Masters in ABVM 2
7. PhD in Cooperatives Marketing 1
8. Graduate Assistant II in Cooperatives Business Management 2
9. Graduate Assistant II in Cooperatives in Accounting and Auditing 2
Total 14