I would like to warmly welcome you to the College of Business and Economics of Arsi University. College of Business and Economics has its history traced back to Nazareth Technical College. The College was established in 1993 teaching business education courses. Following the establishment of Adama University in 2005, the faculty of Business and Economics was among the pioneer faculty of the university. Then, during the establishment of Arsi University in 2014, the college moves from Adama Science and Technology University and become one of the five founding Colleges of the Universty. The College stands at the heart of the university, offering undergraduate and graduate education to prepare students for rewarding careers and positions of leadership in our world. The College is currently providing undergraduate courses in, regular program at Arsi University Main Campus. In addition to the regular program, the college offers extension and weekend programs in Asella, Adama, Bokoji, Bishoftu and Addis Ababa-Nifas Silk campuses in the following eight departments:

  • Accounting and Finance.
  • Economics
  • International Trade and Investment Management (ITIM)
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM)
  • Management
  • Management Information System (MIS)
  • Marketing Management and
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Among these departments, International Trade and Investment Management department is unique to Arsi University and the department was opened after thorough need assessment is done in 2007 G.C. Since then, the department has produced so many qualified professionals which are currently working at many key sectors of the country. Moreover, the Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) was born in Adama Science and Technology University by transforming Purchasing and Supply Chain Management curriculum based on the need of the market In line with the Ministry of Education’s differentiation policy, the college is transforming itself to offer applied Business and Economics courses focusing on priority areas of the university.

In addition to Undergraduate programs, the college is providing the following post graduate (PG) programs in Asella, Adama and Bishoftu Campuses:

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA).
  • Master of Arts in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
  • MSc in Accounting and Finance.
  • MSc in Development Economics

Moreover, the college has developed a Ph.D. program in Economics in collaboration with industries and partners. This program, which will be provided in partnership, will help our college and the university lay the benchmark for applied postgraduate programs in business and Economics.

Apart from the teaching program, the college has established a Business Incubation Center and Agricultural Marketing Information System (AMIS) by collaborating with partners. The Agriculture Information System is a platform that offers updated marketing information for farmers and partners that engage in farming and/or commercialization. You can get free service by sending the letter “K” to 9524.

Furthermore, the college has signed a work-based Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nifas Silk Polytechnic College, Policy Study Institute, Lay Volunteers International Associations (LVIA), Ice Addis, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Researches, and ICE-Addis, just to mention the majors. These partners are in addition to so many institutions who have signed MoU with the University and work with our college.