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

The University of Dar es Salaam Business School (UDBS) is located at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) main campus, about 13 km from the City Centre. UDBS came into existence in 2008 as a result of transforming the former 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 quality of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, extensive training and consultancy 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 seven Units under the Office of the Dean, namely: Research and Publications; Postgraduate Studies; Undergraduate Studies; Management and Development Consultancy Bureau; Career Counselling Centre; Advancement and Resource Mobilization; and Planning and Finance.

 Vision of the UDBS

UDBS seeks to become a world class Business School that is responsive to national, regional and global socio-economic developmental needs through innovation, knowledge creation and application.

 Mission Statement

The mission is to provide quality business and management training, research and advisory services for the development of Tanzania and the rest of the world. UDBS is engaged in the continuous pursuit of excellence to develop knowledge, produce responsible graduates and provide services to the community. In line with furthering socio-economic development, the key thrust of the UDBS is to offer programmes whose graduates are more entrepreneurial, and so are job creators rather than job seekers.

UDBS Motto

Our motto is Knowledge for Management Excellence (KNOW ME)

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