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Bugema University

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Type  Private
Campus  Rural
Address  Uganda
Founded  1948
Vice-chancellor  Patrick Manu
Established  1948
Website  Homepage
Phone  +254 705 020763
Motto  Excellence in Service
Bugema University
Location  Bugema Luwero District, Uganda
Similar  Ndejje University, Busoga University, Cavendish University Uganda, Uganda Christian University, Bishop Stuart University

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Bugema University (BMU) is a private, co-educational Ugandan university affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.


It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world's second largest Christian school system.


The university is on land that measures 640 acres (260 ha), in Kalagala sub-county, Bamunanika county, Luweero District in the Central Region of Uganda. The main campus is approximately 34 kilometres (21 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. It is approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi), by road, south of the town of Ziroobwe, on the Gayaza-Ziroobwe Road.

The coordinates of Bugema University campus are 0°34'10.48"N, 32°38'30.55"E (Latitude: 0.57; Longitude: 32.6418).


The institution started in 1948 as a training school for teachers and pastors for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in East Africa. At that time it was called Bugema Missionary Training School. Later, the name changed to Bugema Missionary College and then to Bugema Adventist College. In 1978, the first class offering degrees graduated with the Bachelor of Theology degree. The college expanded and by the late 1980s curricula for Business and Education were added. In 1994, Bugema Adventist College changed its status from "college" to "university". In 1997, Bugema University was granted a tertiary institution license from the Ministry of Education and Sports.

Academic divisions

Bugema University is composed of the following schools:

School of Business

  • Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Department of Management and Marketing
  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Engineerig
  • School of Social Sciences

  • Department of Developmental Studies
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Theology and Religious Studies
  • School of Education

  • Department of Arts
  • Department of Science
  • Department of Languages
  • School of Graduate Studies

    Bugema University's School of Graduate Studies is affiliated with the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton in Kenya with some of the postgraduate courses. The school is also affiliated with Central Luzon State University with some of the postgraduate courses and serves as a center of e-learning on some Doctoral programs offered at Central Luzon State University in the Philippines.

    Academic courses

    The academic courses offered at BU include the following:

    Undergraduate degree programs

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Office Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Trade
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Arts with Education
  • Bachelor of Science with Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Counseling
  • Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration
  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies
  • Postgraduate degree programs

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Education Management
  • Master of Arts in Development Studies
  • Masters in
  • Master of Arts in English Literature
  • Master of Science in Education
  • Master of Professional Studies in Education
  • Master of Science in Rural Development
  • Master of Professional Studies in Rural Development
  • Master in Local Government Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Developmental Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Rural Development
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Developmental Communication
  • Diploma courses

  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Diploma in Marketing
  • Diploma in Office Administration
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Education
  • Short certificate courses

  • Certificate in Small Business Computer Networks
  • Certificate in Office Automation and Data management
  • Certificate in Computer Repair and Maintenance
  • References

    Bugema University Wikipedia

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