The origin of the College of Business Education (CBE) is closely linked to the history of the Nation itself.  It was soon after Independence on 9th December 1961, that the newly independent state found itself in need of trained personnel to Commercial and Industrial activities.  At that time there were very few nationals with commercial education and expertise. The need to train nationals for the commercial sector therefore gave birth to a business training institute in the country.
In 1965 the establishing Act of the College, Act of Parliament No. 31 of 1965 was enforced.  The said Act gave the College its legal status as an autonomous institution with its Governing Body. The duties of the Governing Body were to govern and administer the College activities under the Ministry responsible for Trade.  His Excellency, J.K. Nyerere, the first President of the United Republic of Tanzania officially opened the new College in January 1965. The College was officially named the “College of Business Education” (CBE).


To be dynamic, well equipped, world-wide known and recognized centre of excellence in competence based training, research and consultancy services in business and related disciplines.


To provide highly quality demand-driven competence based education through training, research and consultancy services in business and related disciplines.

Core Values

  • Academic Freedom

The College is independent and cherishes and, defends free inquiry and scholarly responsibility.

  • Advancing and Sharing Knowledge and Skills

The College supports scholarly pursuits that contribute to knowledge and understanding within and across disciplines, and seeks every opportunity to share them broadly.

  • Excellence

The College through its students, staff, and alumni, strives for excellence and trains students to the highest standards.

  • Integrity

The College acts with integrity, fulfilling promises and ensuring open, respectful relationships among its stakeholders. CBE abides with ethical code of conduct and respect for laws.

  • Mutual Respect and Equity

The College values and respects all members of its communities, each of whom individually and collectively makes a contribution to create, strengthen, and enrich teaching and learning environment.

  • Public Interest/ Customer Care

The College embodies the highest standards of service and stewardship of resources and works within the wider community to enhance societal good satisfaction.

 Organization Structure


The College have for campuses in Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Mwanza and one centre in Mbeya.