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About Us


Assoc. Prof. Eria Hisali, Principal, CoBAMS

The College of Business and Management Sciences is a constituent College of Makerere University. It was formed in 2011 as a merger between the then Faculty of Economics and Management (FEMA) and the Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics and is composed of three (3) Schools, seven (7) Departments and a Center namely:

School of Economics

  • Department of Economic Theory and Analysis
  • Department of Policy and Development Economics

School of Business

  • Department of Marketing and Management
  • Department of Accounting and Finance

School of Statistics and Planning

  • Department of Planning and Applied Statistics
  • Department of Population Studies and
  • Department of Statistical Methods and Actuarial Science

Center for Population and Applied Statistics (CPAS)

The College is currently home to 5500 students across 21 taught programs from undergraduate to doctorate levels. The training programs seek to prepare learners for further studies and also to enable them analyze and deal with problems of development in the region through a blend of theory from the classroom with practice from the ‘world of work’ through the internship program.


Our Vision

To be a leading institution of academic excellence and innovations in Africa


Our Mission

To produce high calibre professionals and promote research and knowledge transfer in Economics, Statistics, Business Management and Population Sciences, for informed policy and sustainable development.


Our Core Values

  • Accountability.
  • Professionalism.
  • Inclusivity.
  • Integrity.
  • Respect.
Members of Staff
Academic Programmes

Strategic Objectives & Direction

The overall objective of our operations and strategy is to position the College as a relevant and sustainable institution of international standing with high calibre staff, an active presence in public policy research and formulation, and contribution to the community. In order to fulfil the College’s mission while working towards the attaining vision, we are implementing a number of strategic level interventions and have made major strides in the areas of laying a firm foundation for future financial sustainability, brand visibility, research and collaborations, human resources capacity and staffing, quality assurance, teaching and learning.


Brand Visibility

The College has positioned itself as a Center of choice by international development organisations for short term training and capacity development in the areas of data management and statistics on the continent. The School of Statistics and Planning has over the last three years alone won grants worth around US$550,000 from the World Bank and the African Development Bank to facilitate training for government officials from different countries on the continent in the areas of data management and analysis, poverty analysis, Gender and Agricultural Statistics among others. It recently received a grant of US$452,000 dollars from the World Bank to support IT equipment and facilities in order to strengthen its capacity to continue with its short term and long-term capacity development efforts.