Master of Art in Microfinance
Dr. Jean Paul MPAKANIYE
Master’s Program Coordinator
Phone: +250 788 309 321
A transformational training
The government of Rwanda greatly promotes private and public initiatives for the increase of proximity financial services like those provided by MFIs. However this increasing number of MFIs does not match with the increase of qualified managing staff. In this way, most of MFIs, including UMURENGE SACCO, some BPR(Banque Populaire duRwanda S.A) sub-branches, and other micro-financial institutions have at their disposal a poorly equipped staff in the management of microcredits portfolio.
Research carried out under the supervision of MINECOFIN and DFID between 2010-2011 reveals that MFIs are facing the problem of lack of qualified managers in both quantity and quality. As a result, financial services slow down this affects the government of Rwanda’s objective to make microfinance a lever of rural economic growth at all levels.
Confronted with this situation, INES-RUHENGERI as an Institute of Applied Sciences is seeking to contribute to the government of Rwanda’s policy of increasing the access of the population to financial services by training specialists in microfinance at the level of master’s degree who will, on their turn, train other staff in the microfinance sector.
For more information on this program, please download the course structure.
With a Master’s in Microfinance, graduates are acutely trained to play a reliable role in the development of microfinance sector of Rwanda and the region. More specifically graduates from this program will be able to:
Candidates to the Master’s Programme in Microfinance have to fulfill the following conditions:
To submit a file containing the following documents: