Malawi Institute of Management (Lilongwe, Malawi)

Malawi Centre


PO Box 30801
Lilongwe 3
Tel: 00265 701 866
Fax: 00265 710 609

The relationship with the Malawi Institute of Management began in the summer of 1998 following a visit by Professor Steve Carter to Malawi to investigate potential expansion opportunities for the Master of Science in Strategic Management as a regional development in Southern Africa.

The Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) forms an ideal base for the MSc Strategic Management programme in Southern Africa.

The aim of the programme is to provide skills in a local and international context. MIM recognised early on that the programme would provide people from Malawi with the strategic skills needed to match the requirements of the new economic environment.

Over the last decade Malawi has been undergoing World Bank sponsored structural adjustment. It has one university (which includes the polytechnic) with campuses in Lilongwe and Zomba. There are a few other educational institutions, including the Malawi Accountancy College, but not much else offering quality further and higher education.

The Malawi Institute of Management was formed to address the need for the development of strategic skills and the training of senior and middle management to obtain the knowledge, concepts and skills to help Malawi develop.

MIM is a corporate body established by the Act of Parliament in March 1989. The institute was funded from 1989 to 1995 by the Malawi government, the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank. The institute was mandated to take over on a gradual basis from 1995 from endowment fund revenue earned and became financially self-financing by the year 2000.

MIMs mission is to be the centre of excellence of high quality management training, consulting and research services delivered efficiently and effectively to all sectors of the Malawi economy and the region.


The Master of Science in Strategic Management is offered as a part time specialist 'Assisted Learning' programme. It's modular and runs for 18 months with attendance at either:

  • MSc Strategic Management
  • Master of Business Administration - CIMA
  • Master of Business Administration - ACCA


Students apply to Malawi Institute of Management and enrol in April.  Student application and enrolment data is forwarded to UoD for input into the UoD Student Records System and a letter providing login details to the University's online virtual learning enviroment (UDO), web links to the UDo Student Guide (inc useful contacts) and the Universities 'Rights, Responsibilities and Regulations' document along with student ID cards are sent to the students.


Student results are considered at assessment boards that take place in July, October and January.  The Assessment Board considers student progression and award.

Award Ceremonies

Awarding students attend an Award Ceremony held at Malawi Institute of Management in March.

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