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Arising from an existing Memorandum of Understanding (September 2021) between University of Padova, Italy (UniPd) and Makerere University (Mak), the two institutions partnered and were jointly granted funding for the Erasmus+ KA171 international credit mobility for students and staff, 2022-2025. At Mak, the Departmental Flow Coordinator is Felix Wamono (PhD) and the project Principal Investigator is Saint Kizito Omala (PhD), both of Department of Statistical Methods and Actuarial Science (DSMAS).

In this regard, the Department of Statistical Methods and Actuarial Science wishes to announce opportunities for students and staff credit mobility to the Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy for the Spring Semester, February 2024 – July 2024. For more please click here. ERASMUS-PLUS-KA171-Advert


  • Following the completion of the admission process for teh MBA Admissions for Academic Year 2023/2024, please find herein attached the list of candidates that were successful  Makerere University-ADMITTED-STUDENTS_MBAM


Dear our esteemed ALUMNI, please note there are a number of transcripts available at the college, please find the list herein for your perusal and reference . Please also inform a colleague or friend whose name you find on this list attached here. TRANSCRIPTS AS AT AUGUST 2023 Please note the excel workbook has multiple sheet per graduation year and can be accessed as such.


It was merrymaking at the Freedom Square as 1,819 students of the College of Business and Management Sciences received PhDs, masters and undergraduate degrees on the third day of the 73rd graduation, February 15, 2023. Of these, 891 are male while 928 are female. The college graduated 3 PhDs, 376 Masters students, 11 post graduate diplomas and 1429 undergraduate students.


During the celebrations, one of our partners, Prudential Uganda, rewarded the best 5 performing students from the Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science with USD500 and a professional study scholarship. The students recognized include Nanfuka Rebecca Rosette with 4.55, Mukiibi Cyrus with 4.15, Angura Kupa Abraham
with 4.02, Mwesigwa Mark Lewis   4.00 and
Akumu Gloria Agnes 3.99.

One students of the college under the MasterCard Foundations scholarship received an award for exceptional performance. Nanyunja Fatumah, with a Bachelor of Business Administration got a first class degree and was awarded a plaque in recognition of her excellent performance.  Follow more on the story through the link COBAMS GRADUATION FEB 15, 2023

Prof. Bbaale hands over deanship to Prof. Okumu

Prof. Edward Bbbaale, has today January 16, 2023 handed over deanship of the School of Economics to Prof. Ibrahim Okumu Mike. This follows Prof. Bbaale’s appointment as the Director of the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training. The handover was done at a ceremony witnessed by members of staff, Human Resources Manager, a representative from Internal Audit and the deputy Principal of COBAMS. Get more here 


The program aims to improve graduates’ skills by placing them into selected partner industries for skill gain. facilitating the process and supervising placed interns. Graduates will be placed in their  areas of study accordingly.

The phased recruitment and placement will start 1st December for a period of three months. Recent university graduates graduates and those awaiting graduation should apply for this opportunity, for more about this opportunity click HEST Graduate call.

Harmonised Entrepreneurship Education for Sustainable Development in Africa

As Makerere is aimed at making Research the heart of this great University, there is opportunity via multiple MoUs that allow capacity building and capacity. This comes as various levels and these include Master’s, PhD and Staff Exchange. Please find the calls under the Infor given here.

1. The PhD interest person can access more here 

2. The Masters interested persons can also access more info here

3. The Staff and visiting scholars are also encouraged to pick interest here

It should be noted that the deadline is 30th January 2023.

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Ageing and health in Sub-Saharan Africa -20-22 February 2023

I am pleased to inform you that the Department of Population Studies, Makerere University, the University of Groningen (Netherlands), The Federal German Institute for Population Studies and the Max Planck Institute of Demographic Research (Germany) have organized...
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CoBAMS sets up forum to coordinate academia, innovators and entrepreneurs

By Betty Kyakuwa Seated: Prof. Eria Hisali (2nd L) and Mr. John Kakungulu Walugembe (2nd R) with participants at the first-ever Entrepreneurs’ Business Breakfast Meeting held in Yusuf Lule Central...
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Public officers urged to ensure value for money

Prof. Eria Hisali (Front row black suit) with some of the facilitators and public officers attending the training conducted in Jinja by the Public Investment Management Centre of Excellence, College...
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Public Investment Management Center of Excellence starts second phase of training

The trainees and trainers are joined for a photo by the Principal of CoBAMS, Prof. Hisali, the Director of the center Prof. Bbaale and Commissioner Ashaba.  The Public Investment Management...
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Research Ethics Committee (REC) trained on the Human Subject Protection

The College of Business and Management Sciences Research Ethics Committee (COBAMS-REC) has today (23rd September 2022) concluded a 4-day training on Human Subjects Protection (HSP) hosted at the College’s School...
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Business owners trained on social media usage in business operations by Mak Researchers

Dr. Kasimu Sendawula (L) shakes hands with one of the officials after the research dissemination workshop at St. Joseph’s Inn Virika-Fort Portal on 29th September 2022. On Thursday 29 th...

Prudential, ACCA, EPRC award best CoBAMS students

Makerere University in collaboration with three partner companies have recognized and awarded best performing business graduates of the 74th graduation who were conferred with bachelors and Masters in January. The...

CoBAMS partners with UMA to increase industrial research

Makerere University’s College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS) and the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the objective of bolstering industrial research efforts....

The actuarial mega conference 2024: unlocking the future of pensions and insurance

As the Actuarial Mega Conference 2024 unfolds at Makerere University‘s Yusuf Lule Central Teaching Facility, its impact resonates particularly powerfully among the students of actuarial science. Organized with precision by the Makerere Actuarial...

Mak equips over 400 refugees with entrepreneurship skills

Makerere University through the college of Business and Management Sciences has equipped over 400 refugees with entrepreneurial skills and awarded them certificates. The six-month training has seen refugees from over 10...

UN General Assembly President visits Mak Innovations Hub

Makerere University was yet again privileged to host UN General Assembly President H.E. Dennis Francis, who visited the newly equipped Innovation Pod/Hub to see the ideas that students have turned...

First Entrepreneurship Congress: Businesspersons tipped on using AI to grow companies

The Dean, School of Business, Prof. Godfrey Akileng (Rear 4th Left) with Staff, Officials and Panelists at the first ever Uganda Entrepreneurship Congress and Exhibition held from 16th to 17th...
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