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 one among the
best colleges in Ethiopia and delivering 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 exerting reserve less efforts by successive leaders
of the church, the compound together with its facilities was returned back 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 16 th General Assembly and the
Assembly had thoroughly discussed on the matter and decided that MY-MLC shall grow to
MYU by adding more disciplines and upgrading its programs step by steps to Master and
doctorate levels both at Mekanisa and Bishoftu campuses.
Bishoftu campus has secured accreditation from pertinent government body to launch higher
education at Bachelor degree level in Accounting & Finance and Management fields of study
as of October of 2018. In academic year of 2021/2022 the campus will launch Bachelor program in Marketing Management and Masters of Business (MBA) Administration and Masters of Organizational Leadership (MAOL).
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 and a
one-year leadership training program for women known as Women Institute and center
(WIAC) working with the women ministry department of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church
Mekane Yesus (EECMY).
To become a nationally renowned center of academic excellence and emerging as a University by 2025.
Committed to produce ethical and competent graduates with entrepreneurial and wholistic mindset, engage in innovative and cutting edge research endeavor, and provide transformative community services in a way that maintains corporate social responsibility.
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 8
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:
In the academic year of 2021/2022 the college will launch Bachelor of art in Marketing Management.
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 to five years.
In the academic year of 2021/2022 MY-MLC Bishoftu campus will launch two masters level programs.
A minimum admission requirement for both master’s program is a Bachelor degree with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.00 or equivalent from an accredited higher education institution and a pass in the entrance exam. The entrance exam includes both written and oral tasks. Sufficient oral and written skills of English must be demonstrated in the exam.
For those who join from related educational programs, it may be a requirement to take bridging courses stipulated in the curriculum.
Foreign students must provide a Letter of Equivalence from Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA).
Duration of the Study
Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership and MBA is a two-year program in regular program with a total of 36 credit hours. The program consists of:
• core courses (including Master’s Thesis), 34 credit hours
• one of the two elective courses of 2 credit hours
Additional bridging courses are required from students, who have graduated from related fields of education.
Contact Information : +251 11 430 5593
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