Faculty of Business and Management Sciences


Welcome to the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences (FoBMS).

The Government of Uganda developed a Vision 2040 document to transform Uganda from a predominantly peasant and low-income country to a competitive upper-middle-income status country. To contribute to the achievement of this goal, the FoBMS has structured its activities in teaching, research and community engagement to align with the general objectives of the National Development Plans, guided by the University Strategic Plan.

The FoBMS is a vibrant Faculty made up of two fully functional Departments offering a variety of competitive undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The Departments are; Business Administration, and Banking and Finance. The Department of Management Sciences is in the final stages of development.

The FoBMS equips its students with critical thinking abilities and skills to solve 21st-century problems. The job market today is an ever-changing one; it is only such skills that will enable graduates to remain relevant. In addition, the FoBMS emphasises the role and purpose of innovation and entrepreneurship to its students to enable them to counter the unemployment problem in the country. Our graduates have gone on to acquire employment in prestigious institutions, both locally and internationally, and establish successful businesses, while others have gone on to pursue further studies in world-renowned Universities.

You are welcome to apply for a programme of your choice in the FoBMS. We look forward to receiving you and helping you bring your dreams to fruition.


Department of Business Administration

Department of Banking and Finance


Department of Business Administration

Department of Banking and Finance

Research and Publications

Current Research Projects

Five staff in the FoBMS were able to secure research grants worth UGX 67,900,000 from the competitive MMU Research and Innovation Fund. They are engaging in the research projects highlighted below;

  • Environmental Sustainability of Humanitarian Activities: A Critical Focus on WASH Supply Chain Systems in Refugee Communities
  • Market Orientation and Market Performance of Agro-Food Processing in Small and Medium Enterprises in Central and Eastern Uganda: The Mediating Effect of Customer Value
  • Loan Portfolio Diversification and Financial Performance: The Mediating Effect of Credit Risk Management in SACCOs in Mid-Western Uganda
  • Dynamic Capabilities and Financial Performance; The Mediating Effect of Innovation among UMRA Licensed Microfinance Institutions in Uganda- A Participatory Approach
  • Digital Financial Innovation and Financial Performance: Examining the Mediating Effect of Financial Inclusion among SMEs in Central and Western Uganda

Other ongoing Research Projects

  • Digital Financial Payment Effects on Financial Inclusion and Financial Behaviour amongst Health Workers and their household members in Ntoroko and Bundibugyo Districts.
  • Financial Inclusion and Socio-Economic Development: A Study on Youth in Rwenzori Region in Uganda.
  • Assessing Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competencies: A Case of Undergraduate Students of Public and Private Universities.
  • Investigating Mind-set Change and Financial Literacy among PDM Beneficiaries in Kabarole and Bunyangabu Districts.
  • Examining the Financial Reporting Quality (FRQ) among Government MDAS in Uganda.

Contact Information

Faculty of Business and Management Sciences

Lake Saaka Campus,
Fort Portal – Uganda
P.O. Box 837, Fort Portal

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

Social Info

Student Resources

Facilities & Resources

The Faculty of Business and Management Sciences (FoBMS) is dedicated to providing its students with an enriching and supportive learning environment. Here are some of the key resources available to FoBMS students:

  1. Open Distance and e-Learning (ODeL) Platform: The FoBMS is supported by a versatile ODeL platform, enhancing both physical and virtual learning experiences. This platform allows students to access course materials anytime and anywhere, ensuring flexibility and convenience in their studies.

  2. High-Speed Internet: Students at FoBMS benefit from high-speed internet access over Wi-Fi across the campus. This resource caters to both academic and social needs, enabling seamless connectivity for research, coursework, and communication.

  3. Fully-Equipped Computer Laboratory: The FoBMS boasts a state-of-the-art computer lab utilized for practical course units like Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Computerised Accounting. This facility is also available to students for internet access and to support their coursework and assignments.

  4. Comprehensive Library: Students have access to a fully-stocked library that is regularly updated with new materials. This resource supports extensive research and learning, providing students with a wealth of information for their academic pursuits.

  5. Accessible Lecturers: FoBMS lecturers are readily available to provide guidance and support in both academic and social aspects of university life. Their accessibility ensures that students receive the help and mentorship they need to succeed.

  6. University Nurse: A dedicated university nurse is available to address the medical needs of students. This resource ensures that students have access to healthcare and medical support during their time at the university.

  7. Guidance and Counselling Services: FoBMS offers access to a professional guidance and counselling expert. This service helps students navigate the challenges of university life, providing support for both personal and academic issues.

These resources collectively ensure that FoBMS students are well-equipped to achieve academic excellence and personal growth, making their university experience both enriching and supportive.

Awards & Achievements

The Faculty of Business and Management Sciences is proud to share a series of significant accomplishments that demonstrate our commitment to community engagement, educational excellence, and innovative research.

  1. Financial Literacy Trainings:
    We successfully conducted Financial Literacy Trainings for Parish Development Model (PDM) Groups in the Rwenzori region. These sessions aimed to empower local communities with essential financial management skills, promoting sustainable economic development.
  2. Career Guidance Workshops: We organized numerous Career Guidance Workshops in secondary schools. These workshops provided students with valuable insights into various career paths, helping them make informed decisions about their futures.
  3. ICPAU-Facilitated Career Guidance Workshop: In collaboration with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU), we facilitated a specialized Career Guidance Workshop. This event offered students expert advice on pursuing careers in accounting and finance, highlighting the importance of professional certification.
  4. Innovation Exhibition at 2nd MMU Research Dissemination International Conference: Our department showcased groundbreaking innovations at the 2nd MMU Research Dissemination International Conference. This exhibition highlighted the innovative research conducted by our faculty and students, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange on an international platform.

These achievements reflect our unwavering dedication to enhancing education, fostering professional development, and advancing research. We extend our gratitude to all participants, partners, and stakeholders for their support and collaboration in making these initiatives successful.