MUBAS at a Glance

The Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences is committed to stewarding the academic mission, research enterprise and strategic vision.

We generate new insights for the benefit of the present and future generations through diverse disciplines. We pride in nurturing and supporting our faculty and students. It is therefore a privilege to be part of this dynamic and premier institution of excellence.

We welcome you all to this great institution.

Associate Prof Nancy Chitera, Vice Chancellor


The University was established under legal authority granted by a provision in the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences Act of 2019 which governs the operations of the University. 


To be an inclusive, engaged, entrepreneurial, innovative and research-intensive University.


To advance knowledge, professional competencies and innovation through outstanding teaching, research, consultancy, outreach and engagement with industry and stakeholders in useful ways. The University is committed to providing a vibrant and supportive intellectual environment that produces influential, entrepreneurial and innovative graduates, driving the pace of transformation locally and globally.

Core Values

The University has adopted a set of values that are shared among all staff and students and thereby offer them some guidance as they fulfil their respective responsibilities. These values are expected to drive Mubas’s culture and priorities. The core values are:

• Excellence

• Integrity

• Discovery and Innovation

• Entrepreneurship

• Responsiveness

• Inclusivity and Diversity


Academic Members by their Qualifications 

The University Students are taught by qualified academic members, most of whom have initially been trained locally up to the undergraduate level, and then pursued graduate training at institutions in other countries in Africa, Europe, North America, and even Asia and Australia. There are over 256 academic staff members at the University.  Of these, 42 have doctorate degrees, 150 have master’s degrees, and 64 have bachelor’s degrees. It takes quite a bit of academic productivity to become a Professor within the Univesriy system. Perhaps not surprisingly, there are only 2 Professors at the University, and there are 5 Associate Professors. There are 38 senior lecturers, 104 lecturers and 48 assistant lecturers.  

Student Body

The University caters to students of both genders who come from all three regions of the country—Northern, Central, and Southern. International students are also welcome to enrol.  There are currently 4777 students enrolled at the MUBAS, of which 3166 are male and 1611 are female.