Following a long-standing partnership with Rwandan Government, the US based Oklahoma Christian University (UCU) has now opened a programme in Master of Business Administration (MBA).
The programme which will officially commence on August 27, already has 25 students to begin with.
Dr Innocent Mugisha, who represented the Ministry of Education, hailed the launch, saying it would boost national skills development drive.
The Director of Admissions and Operations Jean Chrysostome Rindiro told a local daily that the University will be conducting its programmes from Telecom House.
According to Rindiro the main objective of the university to begin offering MBA course in the country is to minimise the costs on Rwandan students studying at their main campus in the USA,” he said, adding the programme will now be cost-effective.
He said that the cost of four students to study in the USA can cater for 16 students studying at the Kigali campus.
The first part of the lectures will be delivered online until arrangements to have lecturers from USA will be in place.
The course programme will span one year for fulltime students and a student will be required to pay $9, 000 (approximately Rwf5.4 million).
UCU currently has 60 Rwandan students studying there, eight of whom are on masters’ programmes sponsored by the Students Financing Agency for Rwanda under the Presidential Scholarship.
Partnership between the Government of Rwanda and Oklahoma Christian University started in 2006 when President Paul Kagame visited the university.