Bugema University


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About Us

Bugema University is located on a 640-acre piece of land in Luwero district, Bamunanika county, Kalagala sub-county. The institution started in 1948 as a training school for teachers and pastors for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in East Africa. By then it was called Bugema Missionary Training School. Later, the name changed to Bugema Missionary College and then to Bugema Adventist College.  In 1978, Bugema Adventist College graduated its first degree class with Bachelor of Theology. The College expanded and by the late 1980s curricula for Business and Education were put in place.

In 1994, Bugema Adventist College changed its status from college to university, and in 1997, Bugema University was granted a license from the Ministry of Education and Sports to operate as a university offering Bachelor of Theology, BBA in Management and Accounting, and BA in Education with History, Religion, English and Literature as teaching subjects.

Due to continued interest shown by prospective students and sponsors in the academic programs offered by Bugema University, progressive steps were taken and the curricula expanded to meet the demands of the constituency.

Bugema University is fully chatered by the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Republic of Uganda as an institution of higher learning.  It is also fully accredited as a university by the Adventist Accrediting Association based in Maryland, USA .

Vision Statement:
Bugema University envisions training for Excellence in Service

Mission Statement:
The mission of Bugema University is to offer an excellent and distinctive wholistic Christian education designed to prepare students, through training, research, and scholarship, for productive lives of useful service to God and to the community with integrity

 

Programs Offered

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 (BSWASA)
  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies

Postgraduate Degree Programs

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Science in Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Education Management
  • Master of Arts in Development Studies
  • Masters in Agribusiness Management (MABM)
  • Master of Arts in English Literature (MA.E.Lit.)
  • 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 (PhD) in Developmental Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Rural Development
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Developmental Communication

Diploma Courses

  • Diploma in Accounting (Dip.Acct.)
  • Diploma in Marketing (Dip.Mktng.)
  • Diploma in Office Administration (Dip.OA)
  • Diploma in Information Technology (Dip.IT)
  • Diploma in Education (Dip.Ed)

Short Certificate Courses

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

 

Admission and Applications

In order to be admitted to study at Bugema University, a student needs to present to the Registrar”s office

  1. O-level certificate with five (5) credit passes in approved subjects, including a pass in English Language, or its equivalent.

  2. A-level certificate with two (2) principal passes or its equivalent. The School/Department in which the applicant wishes to register prescribes certified additional course requirements.

Registration Procedure:

2. Fill the form correctly and attach copies of all your education certificates and documents along with the application fee as stipulated in the application form.

3. Return these documents promptly to the Registrar?s office at least 3 weeks before the beginning of the new academic year.

If your application is accepted, you will receive a notification-of-acceptance letter from the Registrar. You may come to the University only if you have already received the acceptance letter.

Academic Affairs:
we offers a variety of degree, diploma and certificate courses. A student is expected to make intelligent choices from the available academic programs that will lead to a lifetime career. Students coming from non-English speaking countries will be required to write an English placement examination prior to enrolling for their first semester. If the student does not obtain 50% in this test, he/she will be required to attend remedial English classes for one semester.

Academic Documents for Admission:
At the time of the student’s first registration, the student is required to present original documents. They will be certified and returned to the student. However, a student may be requested to present them again at the Registrar’s office or to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Academic office should the need arise.

Admissions Status:

If you are admitted to Bugema University, you are placed in one of the following classifications:
Pre-degree: When you are admitted based on an ‘O’ level certificate and you are doing two extra semesters of intensive study.
First Year: When you have fulfilled all entrance requirements for your course of study for a degree program.
Second Year: When you come from a country where entrance requirements to university are an A-level Certificate or have completed the pre-degree program, and you have acquired a minimum of 36 semester credit units.
Third Year: When you come from a country where entrance requirements to university are an A-level Certificate or have
completed the pre-degree program, and you have acquired a minimum of 72 semester credit units.

Registration:

Students are required to report to the university on the scheduled date so that they may register on time and begin classes on time. Usually, one week is set apart for registration. During registration, new students are given orientation to the university and its programs and facilities.

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