The course, which was accredited by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education, was launched by Prof. Waswa Balunywa, the Principal of Makerere University Business School (MUBS) on April 8, 2018. Prof. Balunywa was given that honour out of the respect and recognition of what MUBS has done and achieved over the years.
Eighty-seven pioneer students were admitted on the programme after a rigorous competitive test.
Prof. Balunywa shared the humble beginnings of MUBS and what has been done to create the institution it is today. “MUBS is determined to be a leading institution and to be the best in what they do. This is done through collaboration and sharing of knowledge and resources with others. MUBS does not perceive other institutions as competitors, but they complement what MUBS does. “The demand for education in the country is so huge to be satisfied by a single institution and therefore there is still more room for many more other players”, he assured.
He also cautioned the EMBA students that an MBA is not a “cup of tea.” I advise you to form study groups, those who are married to get unmarried for the period, and those planning to get married to stay away from marriage because the MBA required time to successfully complete within reasonable time.
He commended the passion , nationalism and love for their district among the people in Lira. “I could see that common thread among the staff, students and the University!”, he said