UCU Mbale University College

UCU Mbale University College

History of UCU, Mbale University College

Uganda Christian University, Mbale University College had its humble beginnings in 2003 with three staff and 46 students offering only Business Administration and Social Science programmes both at degree and diploma levels.

In 2006, the Uganda Christian University, Buwalasi/Mbale Study Centre, as it was then called, acquired former Nabuyonga Primary School premises with the help of the Mbale diocese (Anglican) in 2009. In 2016, the Campus became a Constituent College of Uganda Christian University.

Although largely undeveloped with a few lecture rooms, a nearly empty library and without hostel facility, the Study Centre took advantage of its location in the heart of Mbale town to grow in academic stature by introducing evening programmes to cater for the working-class as well as expanding the academic programmes.

Faculty and Staff
The University College consists of a unique faculty and staff who are fervent about learning, innovation and research. The lecturers are extremely passionate while teaching, committed to our long-standing and respected vision “A Centre of Excellence in the Heart of Africa.” They seek to infuse the same kind of energy and passion into their students.
To enhance research excellence, the college now has over eight staff with PhDs and more have enrolled in different universities to pursue their doctorates.

The University College envisions training and developing empowered graduates through a unique blend of academic rigour and the best infrastructural facilities to help build up a calibre of graduates capable of responding to the relentless challenges of modern workplaces effectively and efficiently.

Future plans
The University College plans to move its infrastructure to one of the best in the region along with a highly qualified and market-oriented faculty. It has just completed the construction of a modern library and lecture block fully equipped with relevant books and connected to online educational resources. Students now spend considerable amount of time referring to educational and research journals online.
The University College is also connected to Wi-Fi that is accessible from many points of the College grounds. The internet is fast, allowing live streaming and positively enhancing the learning environment

Administrative Divisions

  1. Principal’s Office
  2. Registry (Academic Registrar)
  3. Finance and Administration (College Secretary)
  4. Accounts
  5. Chaplaincy

Academic Departments

  1. Department of Education
  2. Department of Social Sciences
  3. Department of Business
  4. Department of Theology
  5. Department of Postgraduate Studies
  6. Department of Computing and Technology

The College has three campuses. The first and the main one is located on Plot 4 - 8, St. Andrew's Lane adjacent to St. Andrew's Community Center.

The second is Canon Mungati campus, hosting the Business department and accommodation halls for resident students. It is located on Plot 56 - 58, Sebei Avenue, opposite Mbale Secondary School.

The third is Nabuyonga Rise campus located on Plot 30 - 32, Nabuyonga Rise.  It houses the departments of Theology department and Research & Postgraduate Studies

Academic Programs

Business and Administration
  • Bachelor of Economics and Management
  • Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Project Planning 
  • Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management 
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor Human Resource Management 
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Management and Project Planning
  • Master of Business Administration
Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration
  • Bachelor of Development studies
  • Bachelor of Public Administration and Management
  • Diploma in Social Work and Social Administration
  • Diploma in Public Administration and management 
  • Masters in Social work
  • Master of Development Studies
  • Master of Public Administration 
Education and Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts with Education
Science and Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Community Health
Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Development studies
  • Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration
Education & Arts
  • Bachelor of Education (Recess)
  • Diploma in Education (Recess)
  • Master of Education Planning and Administration 
Science & Technology
  • Diploma in Community Health
  • Diploma in Entreprenuership and Information Technology
Theology and Divinity
  • Certificate in Theology
  • Diploma in Theology

Contact Information:

For more information about the programmes at UCU Mbale College, reach us with the details below;-

Uganda Christian University, Mbale University College,
P. O. Box 198,
Mbale, Uganda
Tel: +256 454 436 222, +256 701 615 101
Email: academicregistrar@mbale.ucu.ac.ug
Web: mbale.ucu.ac.ug
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