|Bugema University (BMU)|
|Motto||Excellence in Service|
|Chancellor||Dr. John Kakembo|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Patrick Manu|
Luwero District, Uganda
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The university is located on a piece of land that measures 640 acres (260 ha), located in Kalagala sub-county, Bamunanika county, Luweero District in the Central Region of Central Uganda. The main campus is located approximately 34 kilometres (21 mi) by road, northeast of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. This location is approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi), by road, south of the town of Ziroobwe, on the Gayaza-Ziroobwe Road. The coordinates of Bugema University campus are:0°34'14.0"N, 32°38'35.0"E (Latitude:0.570556; Longitude:32.643056).
The institution started in 1948 as a training school for teachers and pastors for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in East Africa. At that time it was called Bugema Missionary Training School. Later, the name changed to Bugema Missionary College and then to Bugema Adventist College. In 1978, the first class offering degrees graduated with the Bachelor of Theology degree. The college expanded and by the late 1980s curricula for Business and Education were added. In 1994, Bugema Adventist College changed its status from "college" to "university". In 1997, Bugema University was granted a tertiary institution license from the Ministry of Education and Sports.
Bugema University is composed of the following schools:
School of Business
- Department of Accounting and Finance
- Department of Management and Marketing
- Department of Information Technology
- Department of Engineerig
School of Social Sciences
- Department of Developmental Studies
- Department of Social Work
- Department of Theology and Religious Studies
School of Education
- Department of Arts
- Department of Science
- Department of Languages
School of Graduate Studies
Bugema University's School of Graduate Studies is affiliated with the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton in Kenya with some of the postgraduate courses. The school is also affiliated with Central Luzon State University with some of the postgraduate courses and serves as a center of e-learning on some Doctoral programs offered at Central Luzon State University in the Philippines.
The academic courses offered at BU include the following:
Undergraduate Degree Programs
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Office Administration
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Information Systems
- Bachelor of Business Administration in International Trade
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship
- Bachelor of Arts with Education
- Bachelor of Science with Education
- Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies
- Bachelor of Science in Counseling
- Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration (BSWASA)
- Bachelor of Theology
- Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies
Postgraduate Degree Programs
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Science in Counseling
- Master of Arts in Education Management
- Master of Arts in Development Studies
- Masters in Agribusiness Management (MABM)
- Master of Arts in English Literature (MA.E.Lit.)
- Master of Science in Education
- Master of Professional Studies in Education
- Master of Science in Rural Development
- Master of Professional Studies in Rural Development
- Master in Local Government Management
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Developmental Education
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Rural Development
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Developmental Communication
- Diploma in Accounting (Dip.Acct.)
- Diploma in Marketing (Dip.Mktng.)
- Diploma in Office Administration (Dip.OA)
- Diploma in Information Technology (Dip.IT)
- Diploma in Education (Dip.Ed)
Short Certificate Courses
- Certificate in Small Business Computer Networks
- Certificate in Office Automation and Data management
- Certificate in Computer Repair and Maintenance
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