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Scholarships for The Global MBA in Impact Entrepreneurship

Get an Entrepreneurial MBA while supporting a leading Italian Packaging Machines company to explore Uganda!

The Global MBA in Impact Entrepreneurship (alsoknown as MBA Global Business and Sustainability) is offeredby ALTIS (Graduate School Business and Society, Catholic University of Milan, Italy) in partnership with Uganda Martyrs University (Rubaga Campus, Kampala). It is a dual degree Master program to provide would-be, early stage and high growth entrepreneurs with results-oriented education, coaching and interaction with the local business community and potential investors. click here for more



Student Exchange Programmes

1. Queen Elizabeth II Scholars (2015 – 2018). Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) and Saint Mary’s University (SMU), Halifax are currently
implementing a three-year (3) project that extends Scholarships to students from
Commonwealth countries to study in Canada and Uganda respectively on exchange
programme. The project targets continuing (2 nd or 3 rd year) graduate students in Master of Arts
in Development Studies, Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in
Information System. More information here

2. Kenyatta University, Kenya. Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda and Kenyatta University, Kenya have a
memorandum of understanding which incorporates a mutual student exchange
programme. The programme applies to students in the 2 nd year of study at the bachelors’ level in the participating Schools/Faculties. More information here


Developing of a Training Model in Strengthening of Micro finance in Uganda

As part of the Project” Developing of a Training Model in Strengthening of Micro finance in Uganda funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 8 micro finance students accompanied by their Tutor are in Rome (Italy ) for a month to attend a training course on Micro finance at ‘ SAPIENZA ‘ University of Rome. Thanks to the UMU Collaboration with Sapienza University.


Progress with the African Centre for Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems at UMU (ACALISE) 

After engaging with the World Bank and the Uganda Government, the ACALISE team (Dr. Jude Ssebuwufu, Assoc. Prof. Julius Mwine, Assoc. Prof. Muwanga-Zake, Dr. Joseph Ssemakula, and  other  stakeholders) is now completing the Implementation Plans, Procurement Plans, Finance Management Plans, and the Performance Agreements, to be appraised by the World Bank and the Government of Uganda.

The team will soon meet with all stakeholders including (but not limited to) other faculties and schools at UMU.

World Bank Approves UMU’s ESMP 

The World Bank has approved the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) of Uganda Martyrs University, as a partial requirement for hosting an African Centre of Excellence (ACE) in higher education. The ACE is to be named the African Centre for Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems (ACALISE).

24 out of 114 proposals were conditionally approved. Only 4 out of the 24 are to be hosted in Ugandan universities, and UMU is one the universities. The World Bank tasked each approved ACE to write an ESMP, and UMU’s ESMP was among the ONLY 8 (out of the 24 ESMPs) the World Bank approved without amendments. Additionally, UMU is so far the only private university in the Sub-Saharan region selected to host an ACE.

Read about the ESMP


UMU Signs MOU with Nsamizi

On Wednesday, 2nd December 2015, Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nsamizi Training Institute of Social Development (NTISD). The two institutions developed the Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Management and the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Development programmes due to start this academic year 2015/2016. In picture are the UMU Management Team led by the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Prof. John C. Maviiri and NTISD Management Team led by the Principal, Dr. Charles Kanyesigye.

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