About MUA

Who we are

The Management University of Africa (MUA) is a premier private university that aims at providing innovation, leadership and management solutions to industries and communities in Africa and beyond. The distinct focus of the Management University of Africa is to be the centre of excellence in capacity building in management, leadership, governance and entrepreneurship.

Our Vision

To be a premier university providing management and transformative leadership solutions worldwide 

Our Mission

To pursue excellence in provision of quality education through innovative teaching and distinguished research to mould leaders, change agents and entrepreneurs with a global impact.


The Philosophy of the Management University of Africa is to be:- The university that provides an environment that develops transformational leadership and excellent management practices focusing on industry practitioners and communities passionate for innovation, change and transformation in the African context and beyond'.

Core Values

The Management University of Africa is guided by the following core values:

  • Lifelong and experiential learning:- Develop a learning culture in the university that continues throughout a person's life time.
  • Academic freedom:- upholding the spirit of free and critical thought and enquiry, through open exchange of best practice, ideas and knowledge.
  • Creativity and Innovation:- Introducing new methods and interventions through Research and Development that ensure quality, efficiency, effectiveness and productivity.
  • Integrity:- ensuring excellence within the university by upholding professional and ethical standards, and accountability.
  • Social responsibility:- providing leadership in responding to issues of national, regional and global concerns through collaborative efforts.

MUA History

The Management University of Africa (MUA) Sponsored by The Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) was established in 2011, following the decision of the sponsor to transform the KIM School of Management into a University. The decision was in recognition of the working executive's keen desire to address known and existing problems in the workplace. The Institute observed that for such problems to be dealt with effectively there was need for leaders who were espoused excellence in business leadership thus leading to positive change.

It was on this account that KIM recognized need for focused quality education in management, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and as early as 1993, the Institute began laying out the infrastructure and conceptualizing academic programs that would support the establishment of MUA.

In September 2011, the Management University of Africa got its Letter of Interim Authority (LIA) from the Commission for Higher Education granting it mandate to operate as a University. The University had its first student intake in January 2012 and currently has a total of over 1,000 students admitted to its programs.

MUA was conceived with the working person in mind and draws it authority from the practical experience and solid knowledge base that the sponsor, the Kenya Institute of Management, has built in Leadership and Business Management over the past six decades. MUA seeks to produce graduates who will be true avatars of innovative leadership that will provide solutions to industry and to communities.

In the university's efforts to stamp its global existence, it is and will be alive to the emerging reflections in its fields of competence.

Why Study at MUA

It's important to find a university that's the right fit. It's not just a matter of finding one that offers the degree program you're after. It's also important to find one with an approach and vision that matches your interests and career goals. There are many reasons that MUA could be the university for you. Here are just a few.

  • Flexible scheduling of courses - both day, evening and weekend settings gives you time for other activities.
  • Preparation for professional training- (procurement, project management, community development, entrepreneurship, social work, etc.) are core and highly sought after skills in an employee.
  • Practicum and internship (Field Placement)- to provide you with the opportunity to combine your classroom knowledge with current practice in a variety of community-based settings.
  • Extensive computer and library services / facilities-  allow you to have access to your peers, to information about Social Sciences, to various Social Science tutorials, and to word processing and other helpful programs.
  • Personal supervision and access to faculty- This ensures that you will not be just another "face in a crowd" of MUA students.
  • Teaching is our primary mission- The faculty at the Management University are dedicated teachers who have regularly received high ratings from students on their yearly evaluations of classroom performance.
  • Practicing professionals as adjunct faculty and guest lecturers.
  • Research experiences- This are available to help you gain further preparation for either graduate school or employment in the field of management and leadership. The graduate programs require the completion of a thesis.

Our Facilities

State of the Art Classrooms
Our classes are fitted with interactive smart boards that enables the lecturers integrate a variety of classroom technologies into one format.

The Management University of Africa library operates a hybrid system stocking both electronic and print resources. The library boasts of an extensive array of resources that provide relevant and authoritative up to date information. With over 8,900 print volumes comprising of core texts, entertainment, inspirational and motivational literature, and over 40 electronic databases and open educational resources, the library is a hub of knowledge for our students, faculty and staff.

Internet Services
Information technology plays an integral role in teaching and learning. The Management University of Africa enjoys 24 hour internet connectivity across the campus through our network of computers. The University also has provides wifi  throughout its campus.

The University does not offer accommodation. However, students can make their own arrangements for accommodation. A list of accommodation facilities is available at the office of the Dean of Students.



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