With Africa increasingly attracting investors and progressively becoming a business hub, it’s clear that the continent is ripe with opportunities. No one understands this better than the countless African entrepreneurs starting small businesses everyday, playing their role in transforming the economic narrative of the continent.
But what would a continent’s economic landscape be without its source of business knowledge and breeding ground for entrepreneurs? Business schools not only help nurture tomorrow’s business leaders but also work with companies, helping them take advantage of emerging opportunities and tackle challenges. This week, Africa.com ranked 10 best business schools in Africa and Uganda’s very own Makerere Business School was ranked fifth with the best being Lagos Business School, Nigeria WHILE Gordon Institute of Business Science – South Africa, American University in Cairo School of Business – Egypt, The University of Dar es Salaam Business School – Tanzania came second, third and fourth respectively.
The website noted; “The institution excels in business and management teaching and research, which explains why it’s viewed as the benchmark for Business and Management education in East Africa. Its faculties include the Faculty of Commerce, Faculty of Management, as well as the Faculty of Computing and Business Science. The school also has the Faculty of Marketing and Hospitality Management.”
MUBS started off in the 1960s as Nakawa College of Business Studies, offering business and management diplomas. In 1997, the college merged with Makerere University’s Faculty of Commerce, forming what is today known as Makerere University Business School with the stellar leadership of Professor Wasswa Balunywa.
We congratulate MUBS….aluta continua.