Bugema University

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Bugema University (BUU)
Bugema University logo.jpg
Motto Excellence in Service
Established 1948
Type Private
Vice-Chancellor Patrick Manu
Location Kalagala, Luwero District, Uganda
Campus Rural
Website Homepage

Bugema University (BUU) is a private co-educational Ugandan university affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.


The university is located on a piece of land that measures 640 acres (2.6 km2), located in Kalagala sub-county, Bamunanika county, Luweero District in central Uganda. The main campus is located approximately 32 kilometres (20 mi) by road, northeast of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The location is approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi), by road, south of the town of Ziroobwe, on the Gayaza-Ziroobwe Road.[1]


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 Bachelor of Theology. 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.[2]

Academic divisions[edit]

Bugema University is composed of the following schools:[3]

School of Business[edit]

  • Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Department of Management and Marketing
  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Engineerig

School of Social Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Developmental Studies
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Theology and Religious Studies

School of Education[edit]

  • Department of Arts
  • Department of Science
  • Department of Languages

School of Graduate Studies[edit]

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.

Academic courses[edit]

The academic courses offered at BU include the following:[4]

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Postgraduate Degree Programs

Diploma Courses

  • 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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