It now three years since Mbeya campus was established. The campus started with 44 students of certificate level. During 2015/2016 the number of students has increased to 411 students at certificate and diploma levels. As the public response has been positive, in 2016/2017 academic year the campus expects the number of students to continue increasing.
To cater for increasing number of students and academic staff, Mbeya campus has acquired 54.9 acres of land at Iganzo ward within the inner Mbeya city and preparation for construction of permanent buildings is under way.
The campus has no hostels. However, the arrangment is made between the campus management and hostel owners to provide hostel services to the students. The campus is making close follow up to ensure the services are of better quality.
The College is not directly involved in providing catering services to students but it is responsible for monitoring of the services offered to students. The management makes regular consultation with service providers and advice them on how best to improve their services. The aim is to have user-friendly catering services at the campus taking into account the following:-
Quality of food provided.
Good environmental conditions under which food is prepared and served.
Provision of variety of food.
Affordable food prices.
Mbeya campus in collaboration with the Open University of Tanzania, Mbeya Centre provides ICT services to students. With dedicated internet connectivity students can access internet during their studies.
Sports and Games
The College of Business Education attaches great importance to the sports and games of its students. The Office of the Dean of Students in collaboration with the College of Business Education Students’ Organization (COBESO) coordinates all the sports, games and recreational activities. Students can actively participate in a variety of games and recreational activities like soccer, netball, basketball, volleyball, pool table, table tennis, darts, athletics just to mention a few. Each year students participate in inter-class competitions as well as in various organized bonanza by other institutions. The enter-class competition draws together students from all programmes to compete in various games like soccer, netball, basketball and volleyball.
The College of Business Education also takes part in the SHIMIVUTA games that bring together participants from many higher learning institutions in Tanzania. For several years CBE has dominated the SHIMIVUTA games by winning many trophies in soccer, basketball and netball.
Located at Open University of Tanzania buildings behind BOT Flats
Postal address: P.O. Box 3810, Mbeya
Telephone: +255-025 2500571
Fax: +255-025 2500528