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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
MESSAGE FROM THE AG DEAN
Welcome to the School of Business and Management at KCU where educating the next generation of Business Managers has been our mission. The school members offer distinctive personal instruction, mentoring, and advising to each and every student. Our goal is to work closely with students to prepare them to be successful business leaders and wealth multipliers.
The school team is committed to developing forward-thinking, innovative leaders who are prepared to solve problems within the rapidly changing global business environment. We aim at achieving equity in access, student success, and high-quality learning for each of our students. Innovation is a recurring and unifying theme at KCU. We are in a changing world and we MUST change the way we teach and do Business.
We hope this website section will make our diversity, equity, and inclusion work for our growing community. We are the destination of a Better World. Our growth and focus are influenced by the desired future.
I would like to cordially invite all of you who are interested in expanding your knowledge and enriching your careers to explore our school either online or visit our campus.
“It`s Business and it will always be “
THE CONCEPT OF ENTREPRENURIAL LEADERSHIP
BY: Dr. Judith Bijurenda Asiimwe
Scholars have provided varying definitions of the concept of strategic leadership. However, they all seem to revolve around the same theme of vision, change, people and performance. Strategic leadership is the ability to anticipate, envision, maintain flexibility and empower others to create strategic change, strategic leadership is multifunctional in nature and involves managing through others, managing an entire enterprise and coping with change that is the order of the day especially in the twenty first century. The landscape of business has become complex in nature and there is a growing need to learn how to influence human behavior in the uncertain environment. A firm’s ability to achieve strategic competitiveness and earn above average returns is compromised when strategic leaders fail to respond appropriately to change in the complex competitive environment. As a result there has been a growing movement by scholars to combine the areas of entrepreneurship and strategic management and hence the concept of strategic entrepreneurship. This new development is defined by the fact that in the new competitive landscape entrepreneurial strategies are becoming more and more important for both entrepreneurial ventures and corporate. Entrepreneurial strategies are said to be related to better company performance, the aim is to build on identification of opportunities and develop them towards competitive advantage. (Hitt, Ireland, Camp, & Sexton, 2002).
There is diversity of theories that form the foundation of entrepreneurial leadership. “Entrepreneurship is the dynamic process of Vision, change, and creation. It requires an application of energy and passion towards the creation and implementation of new ideas and creative solutions. Essential ingredients include the willingness to take calculated risks- in terms of time equity or career; the ability to formulate an effective venture team; the creative skill to marshal the needed resources; the fundamental skill of building a solid business plan and finally the vision to recognize opportunity where others see chaos, contradiction and confusion. Kuratko & Hodgetts (2007), Kuratko&Covin (2008) created a two dimensional; entrepreneurial grid with the number or frequency of entrepreneurial events on the vertical axis and the extent or degree to which these events are innovative, risky, and proactive on the horizontal axis. Noting that the amounts and degrees of entrepreneurship are relative and that any given individual or organization could be highly entrepreneurial at some time and less entrepreneurial at others. Depending on the individual’s activity or the organizations activity, different points on the grid define their entrepreneurial intensity and it is this level of entrepreneurial activity that forms the basis for assessing entrepreneurial leadership.
To create value for the firm and improve performance, entrepreneurial firms as well as corporates need to act strategically, in other words entrepreneurial leadership is in every sense strategic leadership.
At King Ceasor University these are the concepts that we endeavor to impart to our students, in order for them to develop an entrepreneurial mindset as well as develop them to be effective strategic leaders.
MESSAGE FROM THE DEPT OF ECONOMICS
BY: Mr. Richard Wemesa
Welcome to King Ceasor University Department of Economics (DoE) a one-stop Centre for excellent teaching and research in Economics. As you may be aware, Economics is a diverse, fascinating discipline that addresses a range of contemporary issues in life and plays a central role in shaping society at every level. The King Ceasor University DoE offers academically rigorous and culturally rich programs that one may not afford to miss out on if one qualifies to undertake them.
Over the years, King Ceasor University DoE has attracted the very best students across the world and as such after their studies here at King Ceasor University, they have been placed in renowned organizations like the World Bank, IMF, AfDB, UNDP, Bank of Uganda, National Planning Authority, Ministry of Finance and other Ministries and Departments of Government, Private Sector, various commercial banks, and Local Government Planning Units among others. Hence DoE alumni are very active players in the policy-making arena both nationally and internationally.
The Department of Economics provides you with an environment in which you can study your chosen courses in depth, whilst becoming fully involved in all aspects of University life. Furthermore, not only will you be a King Ceasor University DoE student but upon completion of your course you will become a King Ceasor University DoE alumnus, thus beginning what we hope will be a life-long association with the King Ceasor Department of Economics.
We’re confident that your time at King Ceasor University DoE will be both enjoyable and rewarding, providing you with knowledge and experience that will prove hugely beneficial in your future academic, personal, and professional careers.
I would wish to assure you that we provide you with great opportunities for study and research here at King Ceasor University DoE.
We welcome those who wish to study, conduct research, and any other collaboration with the King Ceasor University Department of Economics.