Faculty of Business and Management

The underlying philosophy of the IUEA MBA is to educate managers, administrators, leaders and entrepreneurs in a manner that is fully conscious of the unique challenges of doing business in Africa. The Faculty of Business and Management of IUEA is a hub of excellent business education where students acquire knowledge and also practical skills. The global economy is becoming more competitive due to advancements in technology and market forces at play. As such, business and technology have become inseparable. Efficiency in all spheres of business is being enabled by the incorporation of technology in most business processes. For instance many businesses are using online strategies for purchase, sales, advertising, marketing, etc.

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About The Faculty

DR. SYLVIA RITA ATOKO

Dean, Faculty of Business & Management

Dr Sylvia Rita Atoko is an Academician, an Administrator and a Training & Research consultant in the area of Human Resource Management.  She is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Management at the International University of East Africa, Kampala, Uganda.  She also lectures Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour courses at the same university.  She has over twenty (20) years working experience in both Administration and Academic fields at various Universities in Eastern and Southern Africa.  She has vast experience working with different nationalities and diverse cultural backgrounds in academia.  Previously, she worked in different administrative positions at various Universities in Eastern and Southern Africa.  She was the Head of Human Resource Management Department, School of Business at the University of Lusaka, Zambia for five years, where she Lectured Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour courses in the same department.  She also co-ordinated the PhD programme at the University of Lusaka, Zambia for one year.  She worked as Acting Registrar, Assistant Registrar and Lecturer at the Zambia Catholic University for two years.  She also worked as an administrative assistant in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (Nairobi, Kenya) for 12 years.  


She has a PhD in Human Resource Management from Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia, Master of Business Administration degree (Human Resource Management Option) from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, Bachelor of Commerce degree (Human Resource Management Option) from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management from Institute of Human Resources Management, Nairobi, Kenya, and Diploma in Personnel Management from Institute of Human Resources Management, Nairobi, Kenya. 


Dr Sylvia Atoko has participated in international academic conferences and published various research papers in the area of human resource management.  She enjoys reading management and motivational books, watching the news, exercising and serving the community through the rotary club and church activities.

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More About Our Unique MBA Programme

The underlying philosophy of the IUEA MBA is to educate managers, administrators, leaders and entrepreneurs in a manner that is fully conscious of the unique challenges of doing business in Africa.

1.     Finding business and management solutions that work well within African cultures and systems.

2.     Focus on case studies and rigorous research that includes publication quality papers.

3.     Emphasis on in-class discussions, writing, presentations and critical thinking.

FBM programmes available. Please note that applicants will need to fulfil the specific entry requirements detailed fully down below and on the Admissions guidelines page.  

Entry Requirements

Qualification for admission to the programme will be through any of the following:

1. From the Ugandan and some other East African Education System Essential Economics at UACE and minimum of credit pass in Mathematics at UCE level Relevant Mathematics, History, Geography & Subsidiary Mathematics Others All others

2. From Kenya Must have C+ pass grade and above at KCSE

3. From England Minimum of two GCSE (or equivalent) passes at A-level, minimum C grade

4. International Baccalaureate Minimum of 26 points

5. IGCSE: Minimum average of 60%

6. For diploma holders; A student must have obtained a diploma from a recognized institution of higher learning. The diploma programme curriculum must have contained significant business related content.

Entry Requirements for MBA

Normally a Bachelor’s degree of at least second class, lower division or equivalent from a recognised University. Applicants with lower qualifications must satisfy the relevant department and the Postgraduate Admissions Board that they have acquired academic growth, for instance, by evidence of research and publications or a relevant Postgraduate Diploma of Second class division. In some departments, a qualifying course followed by examination is given.


Duration of Programme:

1. Full time – 2 Calendar years

2. Part time – 3 Calendar years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

1. A related major from an accredited institution with an overall Cumulative Grade Point Average(CGPA) of at least 3.0 or better on a 5.0 scale.

2. If an applicant does not meet these stated admission requirements, he/she may be admitted conditionally.

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Career Prospects

Attending the Faculty of  Business and Management qualifies one for an array of leadership positions and other advanced roles in private, public and nonprofit organizations. You’ll have the option to work across industries as a business analyst, human resources generalist, operations manager or marketing specialist. Some business administration graduates also venture into entrepreneurship, creating their own successful businesses from the ground up.

Our Vision

Our vision and mission are consistent with the aspirations of the university as a whole that is; To be the number one choice for Business and Management in East and Central Africa.

Our Mission

To produce world class, creative and socially responsible graduates who are global thinking. To provide and disseminate world class education to our students that shape organizations and businesses. To integrate business and technology. To engage meaningfully with society and develop practical solutions to common problems. To encourage entrepreneurship and creativity. To provide an education that