The former Ethiopian Evangelical College (EEC) at Debrezeit/Bishoftu was established in
1949 on the area of 34,770 sq. meters provided by the government. The college was among the
best colleges in Ethiopia, delivering a High School education program (grade 9-12) and
teachers training program at college level until its confiscation by Communist Derge Regime
in 1984. It was a boarding school accommodating over 150 students coming from different
parts of the country through synods. After a lot of hard work by successive leaders
of the church, the compound together with its facilities was returned to the church in
The church’s 7th Council had decided and endorsed to re-arrange the compound and its
premises to deliver education for the public at large. In the meantime, the idea of establishing
Mekane Yesus University (a church-affiliated institution of higher learning) was born of the
EECMY’s desire to expand the impact of the church’s commitment to serve the public at
large. The conceived vision was brought to the attention of the 16th General Assembly. The
Assembly thoroughly discussed the matter and decided that MY-MLC should grow to
MYU by adding more disciplines and upgrading its programs gradually to Master and
Doctorate levels both at Mekanisa and Bishoftu campuses.
Bishoftu campus has secured accreditation from pertinent the government body to launch higher
education at Bachelor’s degree level in Accounting & Finance and Management fields of study
as of October of 2018. In addition, the campus provides a tutorial service for high school
students known as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academy
where we provide tutorial service in STEM fields for more than 60 students per year. The campus also provides a one-year leadership training program for women known as Women Institute and Center
(WIAC) working with the women’s ministry department of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church
Mekane Yesus (EECMY). Currently, work is in progress to begin Technical and Vocational
Educational Training (TVET) programs during academic year 2020/2021.
The vision of MY-MLC is to become a nationally renowned center of academic
excellence and emerging as a university by 2030.
MY-MLC is committed to produce ethical and competent graduates with
entrepreneurial mindsets, undertake problem solving research, disseminate
knowledge, and provide demand-driven transformative community services.
MY-MLC has a well-educated and experienced professional and administrative staff.
The staff is highly dedicated to the task of making the College a center of academic excellence and a place where students and staff can grow and learn on a professional
and personal level.
The College is led by a Dean who is responsible for overall management, leadership
and development of the College. Under the supervision of the Dean, there are
department heads elected from among the teaching staff. Currently, the College has eight
full-time faculty as well as part-time instructors. In addition, there are several full-time
staff working in administrative functions.
The College currently offers higher education programs accredited by the Federal
Ministry of Education at undergraduate level.
Undergraduate Programs (Regular & Evening)
The College offers undergraduate programs both as regular programs and
extension programs. The undergraduate programs offered are the following:
For those coming from preparatory schools, the cut-off point for admission is
determined by the Federal Ministry of Education each year;
Duration of the Studies
The duration of the studies for a Bachelor of Arts Degree is four years for the
regular degree programs. While studying in the extension program the study
time is fifteen semesters which equals five years.
College of Leadership and Management – Bishoftu Campus
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