Background of Makerere University Business School (MUBS)

Makerere University Business School (MUBS) was established by Makerere University (Establishment of Constituent College) order 1997 as a constituent college of Makerere University. The School was created from a merger between the Faculty of Commerce (FoC) and the National College of Business Studies (NCBS).  The merger involved the physical movement of the Faculty of Commerce from the Makerere Campus to Nakawa where the NCBS was located.  The actual merger and movement took place in January 1998.

In the year 2000, the law was amended to give financial and administrative autonomy by the Makerere University (Establishment of constituent college) (Amendment) order (MUECCA (A) 2001.  As a result of this amendment, the School structure changed tremendously. The law created a Council with authority similar to that of Makerere University Council.

The year 2001, the structure of the School again changed with the enactment of the University and other Tertiary Institutions Act, which made the School transform from a constituent College of Makerere to a public tertiary institution affiliated to Makerere University.

Mandate of the School

The statutory order establishing the School mandated it to organize and develop business and commercial training in the country at the different level.

“The objectives and functions for which the school is established are to strengthen the institute providing commercial and business education in order to provide high quality standards in the commercial sector through an increased intake of students and output of qualified personnel from the various degree, diploma and certificate programmes in commercial and business education”

The School shall conduct courses leading to the award of degree, diplomas and certificates by Makerere University under standards provided by the act and statutes and regulations made under the act or as may be agreed upon by the school and Makerere University and shall in connection with the awards, jointly conduct examinations leading to the awards, with Makerere University.

Vision, Mission and Core values


To enable the future of our clients through creation and provision of knowledge


The Benchmark of Business and Management Education, Research and Training in the region.

Core Values

The core values of Makerere University Business School are:

  • A time conscious institution
  • An information responsive institution
  • A professionally responsive and ethical institution
  • An institution that promotes creativity and innovation

Educational Goals

Graduates of Makerere University Business School will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in their field of study, appropriate research and professional practices, and the processes of critical thinking and problem solving;
  2. Use effective methods including contemporary technology to manage information, to achieve diverse professional goals aligned with professional standards and make decisions based on appropriate data and information;
  3. Engage in continuous self-improvement and professional growth, support the professional development of others, and display positive leadership and professional behaviors and disposition for effective practice;
  4. Communicate effectively with other professionals, and the community, and project a coherent vision of social responsibilities; and
  5. Appreciate and continue to be guided by the University’s core values of integrity, respect, academic freedom, open-mindedness, accountability, professionalism, meritocracy, teamwork, creativity and social responsibility.

Why choose MUBS

You choose Makerere University Business School because it is the place to be. It has excelled at Business and Management teaching and research and developed capacity to respond to needs of students efficiently.

The importance of Business in world today need to be over emphasizes. Business has taken the front seat amongst institutions worldwide because it gives livelihood to people and pays taxes to government. The Business school teaches you about Business and how to manage it.

Even for those who do not go for Business, it gives you management knowledge that enables you to make it wherever you work. The Business School will enable you achieve the dreams you set out to achieve.