To be admitted to any business program a candidate should have a UCE certificate and two principle passes at UACE, of which one should be Economics, Entrepreneurship or Mathematics. Or with one principle pass one qualifies for a two year diploma program in business. One also qualifies if he/she has two principles in science subjects at A- level.
The department is currently offering the following programs: BBA, BPLM, BEM and BEPP; for both day and weekend as well as diploma programs.
BACHELORS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BBA)
The Uganda Christian University Bachelor of Business Administration degree is a three-year program of full-time study. It is offered on day and weekend basis. The program provides business education based on integrity and Christian values that will produce honest, innovative and self-reliant individuals. It is also designed to give a broad knowledge of the functional areas of a company, namely: Accounting, Human Resources, Management, Finance and Marketing and their interconnection, while also allowing for specialization in a particular area.
The program offers a range of academically balanced courses to meet the needs of the various sectors of the economy. The BBA graduate is the solution for tomorrow’s world given the turbulent environment.
The degree also develops the student’s practical managerial skills, communication skills and business decision making capability. Many programs thus incorporate training and practical experience, in the form of case studies, projects, presentations, internships, industrial visits, and interaction with experts from the industry. As the economy grows, the demand for Accountants, financial analysts, investment advisers, human resource managers among others become critical. Hence we produce a holistic graduates who is God fearing, socially responsible and ethical.
BACHELOR OF ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
The Bachelor of Economics and Management (BEM) provides professional training in the discipline of economics and management and is designed to encourage logical thought, critical thinking and detailed analysis of economic issues that can be adapted to a range of careers. The entry level career positions are in private sector, NGOs and government institutions particularly in banking and finance, management and marketing, government service, data analysis and economic journalism among others. The program targets students from high school; people with working experience in the areas of economics, business and management. The specific job titles for which students doing economic and management might be hired for include: Research analyst, budget officers, loan officers, Financial analyst, Economic analyst, Trade officers, Credit officers, Banking Officers, Sales analyst, Insurance agents, Programme officers, Planners, Economists, and Consultants.
BACHELOR OF PROCUREMENT AND LOGISTICS
The Uganda Christian University Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management degree is a three-year program of full-time study. The program provides Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain education based on integrity and Christian values that will produce honest, innovative and self-reliant individuals. It is also designed to give a broad knowledge of the Supply Chain Management and the Procurement Process.
The degree also develops the student’s practical managerial skills, communication skills and business decision-making capability. The programs thus incorporate training and practical experience, in the form of case studies, projects, presentations, internships, industrial visits, and interaction with experts from the industry. The Ugandan public sector is losing over 500 billion shillings per year to corruption or procurement related fraud. The economy is also growing with an increase in retail super market chains that are committed to having sustainable procurement practices. Our exports are also growing by the year leading to global consumption patterns of developments which result into complex supply chain, which in turn has led to the Procurement profession now being appreciated as a value addition field.
Despite all these developments, the procurement profession in the country is still lagging behind in terms of capacity. Uganda Christian University has identified the above gaps and tailored its Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management (BPLM) course to cater for the inadequacies.
The role of procurement and logistics management professionals has changed from merely stores management, acquisition of materials, services and equipments to such areas as planning and policy making, motivation, evaluation and control.
The procurement and logistics management course have a strong practical orientation that will equip our graduate relevant skills and knowledge in the field of purchasing management. The programme’ broad approach prepares graduates for positions like purchasing officers in public, private and nonprofit firms, senior technical purchase officers, Logistics officers and manager, stores managers and controllers. Distribution managers, Project managers and procurement supervisors among others.
BACHELOR OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND PROJECT PLANNING (BEPP)
The Bachelor of entrepreneurship and project planning course provides professional training in entrepreneurship and project planning and is designed to encourage critical thinking and rigorous analysis of business opportunities that can be adapted to a range of careers. The targets students from high school and those with working experience in the areas of business management.
The importance of entrepreneurship is seen in the growth of national economies. It is the only best way governments around the world are adopting to fight poverty and unemployment. In support of entrepreneurship, the government of Uganda has come up schemes like Bona Bagagawale, NAADS and the Youth Funds schemes. The Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Project Planning is designed to facilitate this grows through training students in project identification, design and management in a national and global context. This helps impart creative skills that lead to innovations aimed at having a competitive advantage.
Message from the HOD – Business and Administration
Christian greetings and welcome to BBUC business department. No doubt you have arrived where innovative and creativity are encouraged. The contemporary world calls for hard work, critical thinking and self-motivation in order to overcome challenges of poverty and unemployment. God being our helper, our students are holistically enabled to compete favorably in a changing environment and global employment market. They are encouraged to avoid corruption and stealing which has eaten up our country and economy. This is done by avoiding unethical and socially irresponsible business transactions and dubious life style and holding on Christian ethos.
Additionally, know that a business graduate today is an agent of change. In the world of massive unemployment and poverty, you are equipped with knowledge of creating novel ideas and being enterprising through leadership. I simply say, we produce quality for the market to deploy.