Business and Economics

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: Business and Economics is one of the Colleges in the university which is labeled as the indispensible and a vital host for both under and post graduates. .It started its work with 3departments and few instructors by1999E.C. Fortunately, with the expansion of the university, its capacity has increased currently to a total of 131 instructors and 4809 under and post graduate students in both regular, extension and summer programs. The college has been actively involved in the teaching and learning process and has produced significant number of graduates. Involvements in community services, consultancy services, short term trainings, and researches are also a paramount contribution by the college. Now, there are senior with high caliber staff frequently updating themselves with the importance scientific scenario so that enabling the student competent with knowledge, skill and attitude.  Having large mandate area and growing demand for graduate studies seven out of the 8 departments have post graduate curriculums. In turn this is leading to increasing involvement in research, training, and community services, and staff capacity development.

To achieve the three core objectives i.e. teaching learning, research and community service, the college has the departments, research and community service, quality assurance officer, post graduate coordinator and college administrator.

VISION

To be one of the top colleges in the nation and exemplary through the provision of quality of education in the areas of business and economics research and community service by 2020.

MISSION

To enhance the intellectual economic vitality of our country through our academic programs, research and community outreach activities.

VALUES

  • Equal opportunity for learning
  • Producing creative and critical thinkers.
  • Transforming learners into creative and critical thinkers.
  • Easy access to learner’s resources and ensuring professional and ethical working environment.
  • Enforcing win- win community outreach.
  • Cultivating unity – diversity among stakeholder.
  • Expanding student staff interrelation,.
  • Finally contributing AKUs excellence through perseverance.

DEPARTMENTS

The college of business and economics currently has six departments  namely department of management, department of accounting and finance, department of economics , department of marketing, department of logistics and supply chain management  and department cooperative  management study.

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS ACADEMIC PROGRAMES

UNDERGRADUATE  PROGRAMES

No

Department

 

Admission type

Regular Extension Summer
1. Accounting and finance
2 Management
3 Cooperative
4 Economics
5 Marketing
6 Logistics and supply chain management

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMES

No

Department

 

Specialization

Admission type

Regular Extension Summer
1. Accounting and finance Msc in finance and investment
Msc in accounting and finance
2. Management MBA
3. Cooperative
4. Economics Msc  in Financial Economics

 

Msc Development Economics

 

5. Marketing MA in Marketing Management
6. Logistics and supply chain management MA in logistics & supply chain management

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS RESEARCH AND COMMUNITY SERVICE THEMATIC AREAS AND PRIOTITIES

RESEARCH THEMATIC AREAS AND PRIOTITIES

All research thematic areas in Aksum University shall be designed on the basis of national & regional development agenda, missions of AkU, and emerging problems of community around the university. Research thematic and priority areas should be developed in an all-inclusive consultative process that involves colleges, institutes, national development plans and relevant stakeholders.

List of Research Thematic and Priority Areas of the College are:

  • Policy Issues
  • Trade and Commerce
  • Leadership
  • Governance
  • Gender, Youth and Vulnerable Groups
  • Finance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Cultural
  • Urban & Regional Planning & Development
  • Political Issues
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Transfer
  • Legal and Institutional Infrastructure
  • Poverty Reduction and Food Security
  • MSEs & SMEs
  • Media & Communication
  • Cultural Studies and Arts
  • Human Resource Development

COMMUNITY SERVICE

The college of Business and Economics have the Guideline & Procedure to enhance the visibility and recognition of Aksum University and maximize the relevance of its Community Service activities and projects in the development of our country.

Community services Thematic Areas

  • Quality of education (outreach, tutorials in schools)
  • Free legal aid services
  • University-industry linkages
  • Health related services
  • Any demand driven capacity building Trainings

DEPARTMENTS UNDER THE COLLEGE