Factors that determine financial sustainability of private universities in Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Rubagora, Ruth
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-18T10:49:43Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-18T10:49:43Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Rubagora, R. (2012). Factors that determine financial sustainability of private universities in Tanzania. Dodoma: The University of Dodoma. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12661/783
dc.description Dissertation (MA Business Administration) en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigated factors that determine financial sustainability of private universities in Tanzania. The general objective of this study is to explore financial sustainability of private universities in Tanzania. The reason being that; since private universities begun in Tanzania in the 1990s it is clear that the private sector has had a role to play in the provision of university education in Tanzania. Today, it is evident that the entrance of these private providers into higher education has increasingly reduced or supplemented the governments‘ heavy responsibility of providing education and the private sector‘s role is on the increase and continues to be welcome. An explanatory case study was undertaken to investigate factors that determine financial sustainability of private universities. A combination of both secondary and primary sources of data was collected for this study. The instruments used for collecting primary data were questionnaires, face-to-face interviews schedules and Focus Group Discussions guide. Overall a total of 80 respondents who included university students, academic and non academic staff, service providers, partners/donors and government employees from HESLB in Dodoma zone. The findings of this study clearly indicate that student fees specifically tuition fee represent a significant income source in all private universities. Their importance varies greatly however, depending on the legal framework in which a particular private university operate. Also that the strategies in place include number of students enrolled, high quality delivery in academic program, good leadership and governance, consultancy and research, publicity and advertisement and direct involvement in community services. Not only that but also courses offered. Policies /strategic plan available and implemented, quality of human resource, number of students, strong control of fund, Diversification of university activities/projects, Good learning environment and use of financial institution ( banks and DSE ) are factors that determine financial sustainability of private universities in Tanzania . Finally the private universities are faced with the following; poor planning, weak policies and strategies, few number of enrolled students, poor government policies on Higher education Fraud. It is until when Private Universities have Proper Planning and Budgeting, fundraising diversify their income, invest in the development and professionalization, concentrate on knowledge revolution, invest not in the large number of universities and students but good quality higher education they will be financially sustainable. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The University of Dodoma en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.subject Universities en_US
dc.subject Private universities en_US
dc.subject Financial sustainability en_US
dc.subject Private universities employees en_US
dc.subject Private finance en_US
dc.subject University education en_US
dc.subject Public universities en_US
dc.subject Private sector en_US
dc.subject Higher Learning Institutions en_US
dc.subject Higher education en_US
dc.title Factors that determine financial sustainability of private universities in Tanzania en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


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