School of Business Studies

An Overview of the University of Dar es Salaam Business School (UDBS)

University of Dar es Salaam Business School (UDBS) is located at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) main campus, about 13 km from City Centre. UDBS came into existence in 2008 as a result of transformation of the then Faculty of Commerce and Management (FCM) which was established in 1979. Measured by the strength of its staff in teaching, research and consultancy, plus the breadth and quality of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and extensive training and consultancy programs in business, entrepreneurship and management, UDBS is one of the leading institutions in business and management research, teaching and consultancy in the Sub-Saharan region.

The UDBS manages four approved teaching and research departments, which are Accounting, Finance, General Management and Marketing. The school has also five units which run management, entrepreneurship and business training and consultancy programs, including, Management and Development Consulting Bureau (MDCB) and Career Cancelling Centre.

 Vision of the UDBS

UDBS seeks to become a world class business school that is responsive to development needs through innovation, knowledge creation and application in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Business Management and Governance.

 Mission Statement

“To provide quality Entrepreneurship, Business management and Governance training, research and advisory services for development of Tanzania and the rest of the world”.

UDBS will be engaged in continuouspursuit of excellence in knowledge development, production of responsible graduates and service to the community. In line with obtaining socio-economic development, the key thrust of the UDBS is to offer programs whose graduates are more entrepreneurial, hence job creators rather than job seekers.


The Core Values

Customer-orientedness, Excellence, Social responsiveness and Integrity (CESI)

UDBS Motto

“Knowledge for Management Excellence” (KNOW ME)

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