Certificate in Business Computing

Course Code: CBC

Level: Certificate

Duration: 2 Years


About the Programme

Business Computing is a course of study that covers both business studies and computing from a commercial or business perspective, that opens up a wide range of career opportunities in either IT or general management.

The Certificate in Business Computing program is designed to provide students with the necessary analytical, business and computing skills and knowledge to effectively develop and manage high quality business computing and information systems in organisations. This programme is also designed to meet the growing needs of the industry for a new category of Information Technology professionals in Business.

The course provides in-depth knowledge in the areas of business, information technology, and management, along with other necessary general skills for the for a complete learner such as, cognitive skills, intellectual skills,  application of knowledge and understanding, communication skills, numeric skills, analytical and problem solving techniques, among other transferable skills.


Year One Semester One

  • CCS113 Computer Applications
  • CBA111 Introduction to Business Administration
  • CAF112 Financial Accounting I
  • CBC114 ICT in Organizations
  • CJM115 Communication Skills

Year One Semester Two

  • CAF123 Business Finance
  • CDM123 HTML, Web Development & E-Commerce Applications
  • CCS124 Introduction to Programming and Programming Methodology
  • CAF122 Quantitative Methods I
  • CSAI123 Database Management Systems

Year Two Semester One

  • CBA213 Business law
  • CAF211 Taxation
  • CAF215 Computerized Accounting
  • CCS213 Information Systems
  • CBA214 Research Methodology

Year Two Semester Two

  • CIT221 Internet Technology
  • CEI222 Technology Strategy & Innovation
  • CSAI224 Data Warehousing
  • CEI221 Entrepreneurship Skills
  • CBC225 Final Year Project/Thesis

Industrial training

  • CBC226 Industrial Attachment (8 weeks)


A Certificate in Business Computing prepares you for a career/s stretching across many sectors and industries. Career options are varied. Common employers of Business Computing specialists include; IT consultancies and service providers. There are also opportunities within the IT departments of major organisations in the telecommunications, aerospace and defence, financial services, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, agricultural, public and third sectors.

Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have a range of computing opportunities, too.

It is also possible to set up your own business providing IT services such as web design and consultancy.


Option A

The Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 credits obtained at the same sitting, or it’s equivalent..

Option B

A Certificate from a recognized institution of learning within the same, or in a related field.


Semester I

FeesFor NationalsFor International Students
Tuition (Per Semester)425,000/=$265
Functional Fees (Payable once a year)280,000/=$125

Semester II

FeesFor NationalsFor International Students
Tuition (Per Semester)425,000/=$265
Functional FeesN/AN/A