College of Business and Economics

Background of College of  Business & Economics

As its core activity, on the teaching and training activity, in College of Business and Economics both undergraduate and graduate programs do exist well over a significant period and with a considerable contribution to the country’s human capital accumulation and growth especially in areas of Business and Economics.Established in 2001 as the Faculty of Management Sciences and Economics, our college has been steadily expanding. In line with our vision and considering the growing demand for qualified and well-trained business professionals, our college launched degree programs in Accounting, Business management and Economics , both regular and extension programs in 2002. The college started a new under graduate training program in Tourism Management in the academic year 2003/2004. Our University was the first university in Ethiopia to launch Tourism Management degree program. In 2005, launched Marketing Management as the fifth undergraduate degree program. In 2016/17 it has added Logistics and Supply chain management to its profile as the 7th department. In addition, the sent has approved the lunching of BA degree programs in Public Administration and Development Management and General Business Education in the Academic Year 2017/18.

With the expansion of higher education and the need for highly specialized manpower in the country, the College of Business and Economics has launched post graduate programs in Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Economics (MSc) with two specializations Development Economics and Policy Analysis (MSc) and Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (MSc) in January, 2010 and Masters in Tourism and Heritage Management (MA) in 2011. Two more post graduate programs in Accounting and Finance (MSc) and Marketing Management (MA) were launched in January 2011 and in September 2011 respectively. The sixth new undergraduate program, hotel management, launched and started training with 30 students for the first time.

College of Business and Economics currently has a number of programs. There are more than 160 academic staff and more than 30 administrative staff working in the college. The college enrolls currently close to 6083 students in regular program and in continuing education programs. The college since its establishment has graduated more than 5000 students in its regular program and 5000 in its continuing education program. Currently, our college offers seven undergraduate programs in Accounting and Finance, Business Management, Economics, Tourism Management, Marketing Management, Hotel management and Logistics and Supply Chain Management. These programs are being offered in Regular, Extension, summer and Distance programs. Seven postgraduate programs in Accounting and Finance, Management, Economics, Tourism and Heritage Management, Marketing management and Logistics and Supply Chain Management are also being offered by the college in Regular, Extension and summer programs.

In 2016, the college lunched PhD programs in Economics and Management. In those programs there are a total of 5 students.

Our Mission

  • The College of Business and Economics is dedicated to producing competent, passionate, ethical and innovative professionals of business, finance, economics, marketing and tourism that contribute to the socio-economic development of the nation through quality education, relevant research and community service.

Our Vision

  • We aim to be the leading center of excellence in the country in the areas of Business, and Economics by 2020.

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Structure of College of Business & Economics

Programs for College of Business and Economics

Undergraduate Program

  • BA in Management
  • BA in Economics
  • BA in Hotel Management
  • BA in Marketing Management
  • BA in Accounting and Finance
  • BA in Tourism Management
  • BA in General Business Education
  • BA in Logistics and Supplies Chain Management
  • BA in Public Administration and Development Management

Masters Program

  • Accounting and Finance (MA)
  • Marketing Management (MA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management (MA)
  • Development Economics and Policy Analysis (MSc)
  • Masters in Tourism and Heritage Management (MA)
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (MSc)

Departments

College of Business and Economics currently is organized into six Departments and one School. School of economics comprising of three departments and one research unit; Department of Economics (which offers BA in economics), Department of Development Economics and Policy Analysis, Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Economic Policy Research Centre (which aims frequent research outputs, different trainings, consultancy services and so on).

  1. School of Economics
  2. Department of Management
  3. Department of Hotel Management
  4. Department of Tourism Management
  5. Department Accounting and Finance
  6. Department of Marketing Management
  7. Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Course Breakdown

Staff Profile

There are more than 166 academic staffs of which 16 of them are BA holders, 110 of them are MSc holders, 22 of them are assistant and Associate professors 22 and 19 of them are PhD candidates. Supporting the teaching learning strand there are more than 27 administrative staff working in the college.

  1. School of Economics
  2. Department of Management
  3. Department of Marketing Management
  4. Department of Tourism Management
  5. Department of Accounting and Finance
  6. Logistics and Supply Chain Management