Dr Muchemwa Sinkala

Dr Muchemwa Sinkala was appointed Head-Commercial Studies on 1st March 2020 after serving as Head of Ndola Campus from November 1, 2019. Before joining NIPA, Dr Sinkala served as a Commercial Director at Zambia Daily Mail Limited, National Sales Manager at MTN Mobile Money, Investment Promotions Manager at Zambia Development Agency, Manager-Licensing and Compliance at Independent Broadcasting Authority and as an Associate Lecturer at University of Lusaka, ZCAS University and Chalimbana University. He is also a fellow of the Zambia Institute of Marketing and member of Committee of Experts for the Higher Education Authority.

With such massive experience garnered from over many years of working, Dr. Sinkala joins NIPA at a time when we are striving to not only be the best in Zambia, but also to become the institute of choice in Africa.


 Benefits for students   
  • Dr Sinkala is an accomplished academic who brings more than 15 years teaching and industry experience. Dr Sinkala has extensive experience teaching courses in Marketing, Business Administration, Finance and Economics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


  • PhD in Economics from Central China Normal University, China
  • Masters of Science in Development Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • Masters of Science in Business and Economics, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Copperbelt University

Courses Taught

  1. Introduction to Macroeconomics
  2. Business Administration
  3. Financial Markets and Institutions
  4. Corporate Finance
  5. Public Finance
  6. Business Economics

Postgraduate Level

  1. Research Methods in Computer Science
  2. Quantitative Research Methodologies
  3. Machine Learning Techniques
  4. Big Data Analytics
  5. Mobile Application Development
  6. Research Supervision at Masters and PhD levels

Research interests

His area of interest in research is Macroeconomics/Marketing/Leadership/ International Economics.

Published Works

  • Mukwena, R. and Sinkala, M.  (2020). The Impact Of Covid-19 On The Higher Education Sector In Zambia: The Case Of Public Higher Learning Institutions. In International Journal of Education and Research. Vol. 8 (7). Pp212- 213: Contemporary Research Centre Publishers.
  • Sinkala M. and Mupeta. B., (2020). Use Of Mobile Money Services Among Marketeers In Zambia-Case Of Kabwata Market. In International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, Vol. 8 ( 8). Pp532- 533: Creative Commons Publishers.
  • Sinkala M. (2015) Effects of Corruption and Democracy On Foreign Direct Investments. Central China Normal University: Wuhan.
  • Sinkala, M., & Zhou W., (2014). Chinese FDI and Employment Creation in Zambia. in Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, Vol. 5 (23) pp:39-43.


Student Consultation Hours

Fridays:           08:00hrs to 17:00hrs

Venue:             Room 37, Main Building, Main Campus.


Mobile Number:    +260 972411338

Office Tel. No.:     +260 211 228802-4

Email:                    m.muchemwa@nipa.ac.zm


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