Bibi Titi Mohamed Road,  P.O. Box 1968 Dar es Salaam
Tel No. +255 – 022-2150177, Fax +255 – 022-2150122;
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Brief history of Department

The Department of Business Administration is the first academic department to be launched at the College of Business Education. It was inaugurated in 1965 when the College was officially established by the first president of the United Republic of Tanzania, the late Mwl. J.K. Nyerere. 

It aimed at preparing business managers and trade officers responsible for overseeing and supervising government owned enterprises and various trade/businesses undertakings in the country. The department started with a single academic program, namely; Basics Certificate in Business Administration, but currently the department has six academic programs.

Thrust areas

  • Entrepreneurship Centre
  • Bachelor Degree in Business Studies with Education (BBSE)
  • Masters of International Business Management (MIBM)
  • Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Banking
  • Masters of Business Administration in Human Resource Management
  • Masters of Business Administration in Marketing Management

Course Curricula

  • Semester systems in all the programs
  • Curricula of all the programs regularly revised and updated in consultation with NACTE (National Council for Technical Education) and other stakeholders.
  • Last revision of curricula has been conducted during (2017-18 ) Academic year.
  • Diploma and Bachelor students are subject to field-work practices in their first academic year for about 8 weeks to various institutions both public and private.
  • BBSE students are subject to teaching practice attachment in the first and second year of their studies in both public and private secondary schools

Teaching Methods/Pedagogy

There are various methods in teaching and learning, however at CBE the main emphasis is the use of Competence Based Education and Training (CEBT) approach though lecturing can’t be completely avoided.

Among the CBET methods approaches used are as follows:

  • Group discussion
  • Role playing
  • Case studying
  • Presentations
  • Industry visits
  • Assignments
  • Fieldwork practice

Students’ Performance Evaluation

Students’ assessment is based on the following creteria:

  1. Continuous Assessment 40%
  2. Semester Examination 60%

History of CBE

The COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION (CBE) was established in 1965 by the Act of the Parliament. COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION Act No. 31 of 1965. 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). The said Act of Parliament gives the College its legal status as an autonomous institution with its Governing Body. The College shall be governed and administered in accordance with the provisions of this Act.


The origin of the College of Business Education (CBE) is closely linked to the history of the Nation itself.

Address : Bibi Titi Mohamed Rd. P. O. Box 1968, Dar es Salaam

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