Welcome to the College of Business Education (CBE). I thank you for visiting our website and I hope information provided in this website will satisfy your needs.  The website contains information about the College history, management and functions; application and admission to the College, campuses, programmes and course details.
The origin of the College of Business Education (CBE) is closely linked to the history of the nation itself.  It was soon after independence on 9th December 1961, that the newly independent state found itself in need of trained personnel to Commercial and Industrial activities.  At that time there were very few nationals with commercial education and expertise. The need to train nationals for the commercial sector therefore gave birth to a business training institute in the country.
In 1965 the establishing Act of the College, Act of Parliament No. 31 of 1965 was enforced.  The said Act gave the College its legal status as an autonomous institution with its Governing Body. The duties of the Governing Body were to govern and administer the College activities under the Ministry responsible for Trade.  His Excellency, J.K. Nyerere, the first President of the United Republic of Tanzania officially opened the new College in January 1965. The College was officially named the “College of Business Education” (CBE).
Over the years the College has grown in size. A second Campus was opened in Dodoma in October, 1983. This campus was also officially opened by the then President Mwalimu J.K. Nyerere. The College opened a campus in Mwanza in December, 2007. Mwanza campus offers postgraduate diplomas, diplomas and basic certificate courses. In the academic year 2013/2014 the College established another campus in Mbeya which currently offers basic certificate courses.
The number of programmes has increased from one in 1965 to six in 2013, the number of students’ enrolment has gradually increased from 30 in the academic year 1965/1966 to 13000 in the academic year 2014/2015. The Five Year Corporate Plan formulated in the year 2010 and rolled over in 2014/2015 guides the development of the College activities and the quality assurance of the outputs.
From the year 2007/08 the College started to implement modular teaching approach and conduct competence based learning at certificate courses (NTA level 4). These modularized courses have gradually been executed up to the professional degree courses (NTA Levels 7 and 8).
Prof. E. A. Mjema