Welcome to Makerere University Business School, (MUBS). It is indeed the “place to be”. We have over the years built this high value reputation as an institution of first choice. We thank you for choosing MUBS, we know you will not regret the decision you have taken. MUBS is the leading Institution in the area of Business and Management Education, Research and Training not only in the country, but also in the east African region. Its leadership position has been as a result of vision thought excellent programmes and relentless effort by the students and staff, to be the best. As a result we have attracted a large number of students.
When you join a University, you have joined an institution that should transform and prepare you for your life ahead. An institution where you seek to know and where knowledge is sought and passed on, a place to exchange ideas and learn. We know that at MUBS, your thinking and life will change. But you must be prepared for this and be ready to participate in the various School activities that enable this to happen. The knowledge that you acquire distinguishes you from other people. Knowledge is a key factor in measuring a country’s development. It is that knowledge that contributes to what you are and the development of that country.
We therefore value those who join us because they become assets of the University and the nation, we hope you realize this as you study. Unlike other Institutions, a University is the only place where you set your own rules. True!, every institution has its rules and indeed universities have rules too, but these rules are to prevent one person from interfering in the lives of another or from unacceptable criminal behavior. However, there are no rules on whether you will study or not, the choice is yours. You can choose to remain in your hostel room throughout the period of your study!.But you will reap what you sow. If you decide to spend your time in the club, you will get the fun at the expense of learning. You can also spend all your time in books and do not value your life at all, but it may be too costly for you in future. Therefore, I advise you to balance your life. Take time to study, take time to have fun, take time to pray and take time to relax.
We want you to be a person with different experiences. A person who has acquired knowledge is able to debate, but can also relate with others. A person who can participate in a discussion and contribute objectively. Become a person of value. A person who can create transformation because of what you have learned. One key aspect you must remember is to be able to abandon the biases that you grew up with on tribe, religion and race among others. You will have to appreciate and realize the diversity of mankind that, that is how society is and we all have to live in together.
Best wishes in your studies and while at MUBS, be that individual that MUBS wishes you to be, a social well educated person. We will enable your future.
Prof. Waswa Balunywa, PhD