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The School of Business Studies and Humanities (BuSH)

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Message from Dean

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Welcome to the School of Business Studies and Humanities (BuSH) at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST). The School of BuSH is one of the five Schools in the University established in 2011 comprised of three major units/research groups, namely; Innovation, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship; Business Administration and Management and; Humanities and Governance and Leadership.

As part of the University, the School of BuSH embraces the Institutions' motto of “Academia for Society and Industry” through Teaching, Research, Outreach, Innovation and Commercialization. Our mission is to deliver research-intensive graduate and post-doctorate training in Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI). Although the institution is purely a science and engineering, it incorporates BuSH as common core courses for Masters and PhD students with the view to impart students' attributes of innovation, commercialization, entrepreneurship and strategic leadership that will enable them to become effective industrial captains, techno-preneurs and innovation managers.

The School has been offering common core courses in Innovation Management and Competitiveness; Entrepreneurship and Management; Philosophy, Ethics and Law; as well as Research Methodology and Communication Skills. In connection to this, the school is in the process of finalizing the curriculum on Master and PhD in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. In addition, the School also offers tailor-made short courses in business management, Entrepreneurship, international trade and marketing on a regular basis as well as spearhead outreach activities and linkages with the industry. The training curricula is designed to incorporate strong entrepreneurship modules in Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) with the view to accommodate, enable, stimulate, catalyse and harness the innovativeness and entrepreneurial qualities inherent in the modern generation.

Thank you for visiting our website. I invite you to browse through the School of Business Studied and Humanities (BuSH) section on this site to learn more about our educational programs. Don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance or further clarifications.


Prof. Liliane Pasape,
Dean of the School of Business Studies and Humanities

The School of BuSH envisages offering Master's and PhD programmes in the following fields:

    • Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship; (IM-E)
    • Intellectual Property and Technology Management (IP-TM);
    • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy and Leadership.

The School of BuSH training curricula is designed to incorporate strong entrepreneurship modules in Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI). The BuSH's curriculum also seeks to accommodate, enable, stimulate, catalyze and harness the innovativeness and entrepreneurial qualities inherent in the young generation.

NM-AIST with its tranquil environment and surroundings offers a unique and conducive learning environment. Study at NM AIST, study at BuSH!

Through the School of BuSH NM-AIST seeks to accommodate, enable, stimulate, catalyze and harness the innovativeness and entrepreneurial qualities inherent in the young generation. It thus organizes science fairs and nobel symposium during the annual Nelson Mandela SETI week. In that connection, an inaugural STEM Boot Camp was successfully organized for secondary school in January 2016, in collaboration with ProjeKt Inspire.

  • State of the art class rooms and facilities.
  • International learning environment.
  • Exposure to international events and networking.
  • Learn from renowned local and international experts in business management, leadership and innovation.
  • Incubate your business ideas in our incubators and start a company. Meet and interact with business and industry leaders.

The Nelson Mandela PPP (NM PPP) Initiative

The School of BuSH is responsible for coordinating the Nelson Mandela Public Private Partnership (NM-PPP) initiative which has been established to serve as:

  • Mechanism for technology transfer and co-creation that ensures that NM-AIST's innovations and other technological solutions effectively address real needs and problems of the society and industry;
  • Mechanism to facilitate engagement of public & private sectors in promoting
    • STEM in schools
    • A more science literate Tanzanian/EA society;
  • Initiative for promotion of productive academia-industry partnerships to facilitate substantial contribution to wealth creation, economic growth & sustainable development, and ensure return on investment of NM-AIST.

The school of BuSH has the following ongoing projects:

1. Testing and Scaling-up Application of Innovative Animal Feeding and Health Management Technologies for Improved Dairy Productivity among Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania.


Dr. Liliane Pasape

2. Innovations and Markets for Lake Victoria Fisheries- IMLAF.


Dr. Liliane Pasape

Facilitation of effective Academia for Society and Industry

The School of BuSH is charged with the responsibility of linking NM-AIST to communities and the industry, and ensuring that it is responsive to the latter's needs, problems and challenges. NM-AIST strategies of ensuring effectiveness as an academia for society and industry include the following:

  • Translation of research results into tangible products, industrial and business solutions that addresses needs and problems of the society and industry;
  • Extension of NM-AIST arm to industry and society through.
    • Continuing Education and PDPs
    • Leveraging NM-AIST's Networks, etc.
    • Promotion of STEM in schools to prepare future NM-AIST students;
    • Organization of business plan competitions;
    • Establishment of technology-cum-business incubators for company spin-offs.

    Innovation and Entrepreneurship Acceleration Initiative at NM-AIST

    The School of BuSH coordinates the initiatives designed to stimulate and promote innovation and entrepreneurship among NM-AIST students which includes the following:

    • All students required to take innovation and entrepreneurship under common courses in Business Studies and Humanities;
    • Student research is directed to address real needs and problems facing the society and industry with a view to enabling them to become problem solvers;
    • All students are required to identify business opportunities emanating from their research-work;
    • Students are encouraged to team up and develop Business Plans on some of the identified business opportunities;
    • Business Plan Competitions are organized and assessed by external experts from industry;
    • Technology-cum-business incubation have been established to catalyzing spin-offs and start-ups of competitiveness technological businesses.
    • With effect from January 2016, the School of BuSH in collaboration with various partners is charged with running of the "African Grand Challenge @ NM-AIST" which is designed to involve participants from a wide range of African Universities. The ideas developed during and after the African Grand Challenge will be further developed into the Business Plans for translation into tangible products and services.

    Other Initiatives Managed by the School of BuSH

    Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Studies In partnership with UNESCO and the Global Knowledge Initiative (GKI), the School of BuSH conducts training on STI Policy to academics, researchers, media practitioners, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The major purpose of the STI Policy training is to mainstream STI into the development processes in East Africa.

    The Nelson Mandela SETI Week (of July 18)

    The School of BuSH is also responsible for coordinating organization of the Nelson Mandela SETI Week, which is celebrated every year on the week of Nelson Mandela's birth day, July 18. The running theme of the NM SETI Week is "Innovation for Change: Become a Nelson Mandela Change-Maker". The events of the week include the following:

    • Public Lectures by top notch experts in SETI related areas;
    • Open Week and Exhibitions
    • Annual STEM/SETI Convention;
    • Nobel Symposium and Science Fair for Secondary Schools
    • Innovation Competitions;
    • Nelson Mandela Change-Maker Awards;
    • Blood Donation.

    UNESCO Chair on STI Policy and Leadership

    The School of BuSH hosts the UNESCO Chair in STI Policy and Leadership for the Eastern Africa Region since 2016. The following are the key objectives of the UNESCO Chair on STI Policy and Leadership:

    • Scaling up short courses to the level of Master's and Doctoral programmes in STI Policy and Leadership;
    • Conducting science, technology and innovations value chain related research to inform policy making;
    • Establishing staff and students exchange programs with collaborating partners;
    • Creating awareness of STI Policies and Leadership focusing on gender and environmental sustainability through conferences, workshops, seminars and colloquiums.

    African Grand Challenges

    African Grand Challenge is one among many NM-AIST’s initiatives aim to promote and accelerate innovation in Africa. The objectives of the NM-AIST African Grand Challenge are to innovate for Africa, to collaborate and learn together, and to foster multi-level partnerships for sustainable futures. We bring together students who are interested in the application of science and technology research to critical problems in Africa. We hope that this event can be one of many such events that stimulate creative problem solving in a way that leads to increases in product and service innovations; innovations that foster new companies, new jobs, and ultimately enhance the quality of life in Africa.

    The African Grand Challenge is designed to promote a collaborative learning experience in which participating students, universities, and local and international companies collaborate and learn from each other. One important and lasting impact of the AGC will be a network of public and private partnerships that provides a foundation for a community of researchers and entrepreneurs that work towards sustainable solutions to pressing social problems. Click here for more information...

    The Arusha Living Lab

    The Arusha Living Lab is a platform for the generation, discussion and implementation of ideas that make a difference to the surrounding community. Projects implemented under the auspices of the Arusha Living Lab include the Nganana and Nambala Primary Schools e-reader project that seeks to improve Primary School children's access to reading materials (ICT Education for Primary Schools).

    The School of BuSH also offers services in social science research methods and stakeholders engagement for the advancement of science, technology and innovation in Tanzania. Click here for more information...

1 Prof. Liliane Pasape Associate Professor and Dean of School
2 Dr. Ahmad Kipacha Senior Lecturer
5 Dr. Paschal Banga Nade Senior Lecturer
3 Dr. Janeth Marwa Lecturer
4 Dr. Josephine Joseph Mkunda Lecturer
6 Dr. Anthony Nyangarika Lecturer
7 Dr. Akinyi Lydia Sassi Lecturer
8 Mr. Kurwa Guyashi Assistant Lecturer
9 Mr. Emmanuel Stephen Mollel Assistant Lecturer
10 Mr. Gabriel C Malima Assistant Lecturer
11 Mr. Kulwa Mang’ana Assistant Lecturer
12 Mr. Dismas Jerome Kimaro Assistant Lecturer
13 Mr. Njile Isack Shashi Assistant Lecturer
14 Ms. Apaisaria Abel Nyange Assistant Lecturer
15 Ms. Gloria Rose Dismas Mwaseba Assistant Lecturer
16 Mr. Kennedy Henry Mbuya Assistant Lecturer
17 Mr. Seleman Abas Seleman Assistant Lecturer
18 Mr. Joseph Humphrey Kisamo Assistant Lecturer
19 Ms. Luckness William Jangu Assistant Lecturer
20 Ms. Immaculate Nicodemus Ikonko Assistant Lecturer
21 Mr. Frank Zephrine Baguma Assistant Lecturer
22 Ms. Ritha Emmanuel Luoga Assistant Lecturer
22 Mr. Charles Maribwa Muyenjwa Assistant Lecturer
Adjunct Professors/Faculty
1 Jerman Rose, PhD, Professor Washinton State University
2 Conrad Shayo, PhD, Professor Califonia State University, San Bernadino
3 Daniel Brockington, PhD, Professor University of Sheffield
4 Simeon Peter Sungi, PhD, Professor United states International University- Africa
5 Wineaster Anderson, PhD, Professor University of Dar es Salaam- Business School
6 Martin T. Walsh, PhD, Professor Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
7 Simmy M. Marwa, PhD, Professor University of Dedan Kimath, Nairobi
8 Raymond Sambuli Mosha, PhD, Professor Mount Meru University
9 Sarone Ole Sena, PhD, Professor MSTCDC: MC Training Center
10 Eliaman Laltaika, PhD Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania North-Central Diocese
11 Bakari George, PhD Tengeru Institute of Community Development
12 Emmanuel Constantine Lupilya, PhD e-Governance Agency, Government of Tanzania
13 Bukaza Chachage,PhD Open university of Tanzania
14 Vicensia Shule, PhD University of Dar es salaam
15 Claire Kelly, PhD Plymouth University

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