Bishoftu Campus


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 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). 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 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, consisting of nationals and a few expatriates. 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. The Associate Dean deals with both academic and administrative matters. Under the supervision of the Dean, there are department heads elected from among the teaching staff. Currently, the College has 23 full-time Faculty members as well as part-time instructors. In addition, there are several full-time staff working at administrative functions.

Degree Programs

The College currently offers higher education programs accredited by the Federal Ministry of Education both at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Undergraduate Programs (Regular, Evening and Distance)

The College offers undergraduate programs both as regular programs and extension programs. The undergraduate programs offered are the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance
  • Bachelor of Arts in Gender and Development Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Management.
  • Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to undergraduate higher education course will normally have achieved results acceptable to the College in one (1) or more of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination and has achieved the required pass mark approved for admission by Minister of Science and Higher Education (MOSHE), Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Ministry of Education (MOE) and Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA) for the academic year;
  • Successful completion of a Technical and Vocational Educational Training (TVET) program (10+3, or Level-4) or a 12+2 diploma in related fields and a Certificate of Competence (COC) in Level-IV or higher, plus One-year work experience and passing an entrance examination administered by the College.
  • Successful completion of a degree program from Public Universities and an accredited private university or College with a possibility of exemption of courses up to 25%;
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Ethiopian qualifications (a letter of Equivalence generated from MOE or HREQA);
  • No discrimination in terms of gender, religion, physical disability, and ethnicity background
  • Transfer from another public or private Institution with a possibility of credit transfer up to 25% of the credit requirement. This excludes academically dismissed applicants.

Duration of the Studies

The duration of the studies for a Bachelor of Arts Degree is four years for regular degree programs. While studying in the extension program the length of the study is five years.

Graduate Program (Regular only)

Starting from the academic year 2014/2015, the College is offering a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership. Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is coming soon, during academic year 2019/2020.

Admission Requirements

A minimum admission requirement for the Master of Arts Program in Organizational Leadership 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 on the entrance exam. The entrance exam includes both written and oral tasks. Sufficient oral and written skills of English must be demonstrated on 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 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.

Department Contact Info

+251 113 210 278

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