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Message from the Dean


Welcome to the Faculty of Business at the University of Arusha (UoA). You will find that our Faculty is a special place for learning theories, tools and applications in business administration such as accounting and finance, marketing, management office administration and human resources management. We are committed to providing you with an outstanding business education that is current, relevant, and meaningful in today's dynamic and rapidly changing global marketplace at all level. We offer programs at the MBA, BBA and diploma levels, and customizable executive education programs for industry and community as well. Our nationally and internationally ranked Faculty of Business at the UoA can teach you how to take advantage of the many business opportunities made possible by emerging technologies and to succeed in an increasingly global economy.

Our faculty and staff will treat you as a learner and a valued individual. Our internship program and other experiential learning experiences will provide you with valuable work experience prior to graduating. You will also have the opportunity to network with executives from a variety of industries. If we can do anything to enhance your educational experience at UoA, please do not hesitate to contact us or any other member of our faculty. With the right people and programs in the right place, we're creating a new standard in business education. We encourage you to visit our distinctive learning community in person to see what sets us apart.

Paluku Kazimoto, Ph.D.
Dean, Faculty of Business



Vision

The vision of the Faculty of Business is to become one of the leading business schools that produce competent, well-rounded, dedicated, and highly ethical business professionals who will make a difference in the business world.

Mission

The mission of the Faculty of Business is to provide wholistic education in order to develop business professionals who will be committed to serve communities at both national and international levels. Business programs that are offered here have been designed to meet this mission in which the Faculty believes that it will prepare devoted and committed business people to contribute to the economic and social development of the society. This mission of the faculty of business is supported by its goals.

Philosophy

The Faculty of Business believes that God has entrusted us with gifts such as talents, wealth, powers, and ability to think and to make reasonable decisions, which should be managed and used for His glory.

Goals

The goals of the Faculty of Business are:

  1. To provide the necessary resources for a wholistic business education (human and material).
  2. To provide opportunities for practical experience in order to gain skills for business professional development.
  3. To prepare, equip, produce competent and committed business professionals.
  4. To prepare future accountants, managers/leaders for businesses, government entities, churches, and any not-for-profit organizations at the national and international levels.
  5. To serve God and Mankind.
  6. To provide business research and consultancy services.

Departmental Fieldworks and Trips

Students in BBA programs are required to obtain 360 hours of practical experience in their area of concentration. Each student is indirectly supervised by a faculty member from his/ her department and directly supervised by the internal supervisor in the working place the student is attached to. Diploma students and degree students whose minor is management or accounting are required to have a minimum of 180 hours of practical experience in their relevant areas. Students could do this during winter vacations and in consultation with the department head, may select any organization including SDA institutions. The company director should give recommendation for the work of that student to the department head. The student and the supervisor will fill evaluation forms, which will be used to assess the student's performance. At the end of the program the student submits a fieldwork report of not less than 30 pages. This practical experience should be completed by the second semester of student's final year.

All business students are required to participate in departmental field trips as arranged by the department. The Senate Executive Committee must approve any academic field trips or requests for other official off-campus activities during the academic year. The DVC- Academics notifies concerned lecturers regarding approval of off-campus activities.