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BUSOGA UNIVERSITY PROFILE.

BUSOGA UNIVERSITY

HISTORY

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Busoga University is a private (non-profit making) institution founded by the Church of Uganda under the Busoga Diocese. It is located 35km along Jinja-Iganga/Mbale Tororo highway and is situated in the Iganga Christian Missionary Society (CMS) Educational Village.

On 23rd February 1993, Busoga College Mwiri’s Board of Governors, under the leadership of Bishop Cyprian K. Bamwoze passed a resolution to establish a university on the same hill and requested Busoga Diocesan Council and the House of Bishops to become the foundation body of the anticipated university. On 19th November 1994, a University Formation Task Force (UFTF) was appointed “to map out the process of establishing BU” and on 21st April 1995, it presented its report to the Bishop. On 6th May 1995, the Bishop inaugurated BU in the presence of His Royal Highness the Kyabazinga of Busoga, Henry Wako Muloki. Soon after, Busoga Diocese surrendered its Iganga land and buildings of Bishop Hannington Theological College to BU, and on 30th July, BU received its interim license.  On 12th February 1999, BU opened its gates to students.

In the last 15 years and 3 months, BU has been growing bigger and bigger. On the day it opened its gates, only one student registered but today it has over 3,000 students. In 1999, BU started in grass-thatched huts.  BU has now developed a number of physical infrastructures at its Iganga campus including new administrative and classroom blocks.  The University started on a zero budget in February 1999, but now operates around a budget of Uganda Shillings 6.5 billion.

Today, the university has six faculties:

  • Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology (FAST)
  • Faculty of Education, Arts and Vocational Studies (FEAVS)
  • Faculty of Humanities, Business and Management (FHBM)
  • Institute of Health Sciences (IHS)
  • Faculty of Law
  • School of Graduate Studies (SGS).

Since July 2002, BU has sent out thousands of graduates some of whom have already scored notable successes in different walks of life.

SCHOOLS
SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

The School of Graduate Studies took root in the 2003/2004 academic year offering Postgraduate   Diplomas. The school boasts of a competent team of human resource, lecturers and professional trainers. It Mission is ‘To prepare competent professionals at all levels to work in the educational system, research, consultancy, public and private sectors.’ The School is located at Busoga University, CMS Village, 35 Km on Jinja-lganga-Tororo-Mbale Road.

The School is made up of three departments with Research as a separate unit.

  • PostGraduate Diploma Programmes Department; To handle all Diploma and Certificate Programmes.
  • Higher Degree Programmes Department; To handle Masters and PhD Programmes
  • The Research Department; To handle research programmes and studies

The school has a series of programmes which include Certificate Programmes, Post Graduate Diploma Programmes, Masters Programmes and PhD. Programmes.

The Certificate Courses are intended to be short courses and will be offered when and if there is a need or demand for them. Sufficient advertisements for them will be made to allow candidates to apply and register for them with terms well spelt out.

The School of Graduate Studies also offers Post Graduate Diploma Programmes as listed below:

  1. Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  2. Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and Management
  3. Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management
  4. Post Graduate Diploma in Education
  5. Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Management

The School of Graduate Studies offers Masters programmes which include;

  1. Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
  2. Master of Business Administration and Management
  3. Master of Arts in History
  4. Master of Arts in Linguistics
  5. Master of Arts in Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  6. Master of Educational Policy, Planning and Management
  7. Master of Education
  8. Master of Science in Environmental Sciences
  9. Masters of Philosophy
  10. Master of Arts in Public Administration and Management

The School of Graduate Studies offers PhD. Programmes by Thesis for a duration of Three Years (3 years).

The School of Graduate Studies offers Day programmes, some of the programmes are taught over the weekend and others during the Holidays.

The admission requirements into the School of Graduate Studies are;

  1. A second class University Degree from any recognized University
  2. A Second Class Postgraduate Diploma from any Recognized University
  3. Possession of appropriate qualifications like ACCA, CPA, CIM, ICSA, etc.

Interested candidates are requested to get information from the office of the Academic Registrar and or office of the Dean at the address below:

CURRICULUM

At the School of Graduate Studies a Postgraduate Diploma runs for a period of two (2) semesters      each of seventeen weeks during the day, evening, weekend or holidays as given per programme.

The masters programme run over a period of four 4 semesters each of seventeen weeks during the day, evening or weekend as programmed.

At the School of Graduate Studies Courses in the programme are classified as follows:

  • A compulsory course is one, which must be registered for and passed by a candidate to obtain a degree.
  • An elective course is one which may be taken to make up the minimum requirements of the degree
  • An audited course is one which a student attends but is not examined.
  • A pre-requisite course is one, which must be taken before a related higher-level course and in which a student needs to score at least 40% before moving to the next level. In cases of failure, the candidate must   re-sit the examinations in the said subject and obtain at least 50%

Programme Credit Units

  • The programme shall be conducted on a credit unit basis
  • One credit unit shall be equivalent to one contact hour per week per semester or a series of 15 contact hours
  • One contact hour is equivalent to one hour of lecture/tutorials or two hours of practicals.

Hours of study

The curriculum for each year of study shall be specified as LH, TH, PH, CH, and CU, to represent lecture hours, Tutorial Hours, Practical Hours, Contact Hours and credit Unit respectively.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
UNDER GRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Busoga University offers a number of undergraduate academic programs. They are listed below under their respective academic units.

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Environment Management (Regular & External)

Bachelor of Computer Science.

Bachelor of Science with Agriculture.

Bachelor of Information Technology

FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND ARTS

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Guidance and Counseling

Bachelor of Science with Education

Bachelor of Arts with Education

Bachelor of Industrial Fine Art

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES, BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

Bachelor of Business Cosmetology and Beauty Health Promotions

Bachelor of Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration

Bachelor of Arts in Guidance and Counseling

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Development Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Development Economics

Bachelor of Mass Communication

Bachelor of Human Resources Management

Bachelor of Public Administration and Management

Bachelor of Business Computing

Bachelor of Community Policing

Bachelor of Theology

 

FACULTY OF LAW

Bachelor of Laws

INSTITUTE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Bachelors of Health Education and Promotion

Bachelors of Health Services Management

GRADUATES
In this section, we enable you find out about particular academic programs offered by the university.

Busoga University offers graduate programs, listed below under their respective academic units.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D)

Master of Education, Policy Planning and Management (Holiday Programme)

Master of Education, Policy Planning and Management (Weekend Programme)

Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management

Post Graduate Diploma in Agri-Business Management

Post Graduate Diploma in Education

Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Management

 

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