Historical background

College of Business and Economics was officially enacted as part of University of Rwanda on Law 38 of 23/09/2013.

It was formerly the School of Finance and Banking and has now been merged as part of University of Rwanda (UR).

The College of Business and Economics (CBE) is one of the six colleges composing the University of Rwanda, a Rwandan public high learning institution, established by law NO 71/2013 of 10fO9/2O3 and determining its mission, powers, organization and functioning. CBE proudly boasts of four main campuses which include Gikondo, Huye, Nyagatare and Rusizi. CBE is therefore delighted that as a specialized institution in business, economics, Tourism and Hospitality realms is contributing substantially to the establishment of a critical mass of professionals that will steer the country and develop its own highly skilled arid aggressive entrepreneurs who will establish businesses that will thrive in Rwanda and grow to become multinationals, active in East Africa, Africa and the rest of the world, Since its creation, CBE has quickly grown in number of programs, students and staff.

Vision, Mission and core values

The Mission of University of Rwanda (UR) is to deliver quality education and develop innovative teaching and research meant to address the problems of the population, the students, the nation, the region and the world.

And Specificaly for the College of Business and Economics...

Our Purpose

Producing and enabling competent and innovative professionals in the fields of Finance, Accounting and Economics through quality instructional, Co-Curricular and Community Involvement.
Conducting problem solving research in the fields of business and economics through active involvement of stake holders and,
Providing demand driven community and consultancy services to the community and stakeholders in the fields of business and economics.
Our Vision

Univeristy of Rwanda, College of Business and Economics aspires to be center of excellence in East Africa in producing competent and innovative professionals, in generating and adapting new and relevant knowledge to development in the areas of business, finance, economics and development.

Our Mission

To produce competent and innovative professionals in the areas of business, finance, economics and development through practical lifelong learning ; to engage in research and community services and promote democratic culture to the development of the country.

Core values

Innovation and Creativity
Academic Freedom
Environmental stewardship
Democratization and participatory decision-making
Respect and support diversity
Cost effectiveness


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