St. Mary's University, Ethiopia


Phone +251 115 538001/20/21
Phone 2 +251 115 538017/ +251 11 1222577
Phone 3 +251 115 525526/28
Fax +251 115 538000
Sub City Lideta
Kebele 10
House Number 134
Business Type Private
LocationMexico Square, 300 meters down the Federal Police Head Quarter, adjacent to the Ethiopian Petroleum Supply Enterprise, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia., Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Primary CategoryEducation/School/Training
St. Mary's University, Ethiopia

St. Mary's, established in 1998, is a private university in Ethiopia and beyond, which strives to meet the growing demand for SMU new buildingtrained manpower. It is one of the leading higher education institutions in Ethiopia that provides quality education in various fields of studies with magnificent Dynamism to meet up the rapidly growing demands of students, the industry and the critical need for entrepreneurship in the country. The Mission of St. Mary’s University is to offer conventional and distance education that is accessible to the larger society through reasonable tuition focusing on quality and standards in teaching, research and outreach services. Today, it offers an extensive range of undergraduate programs, including Tourism and Hospitality Management, Management, Marketing Management, Accounting, Information Technology, Computer Science, Rural Development, Economics and Sociology. It also runs post-graduate programs in six areas of studies: MBA, HRM, Accounting and Finance, Agri-business, Agri-economics, and Rural Development.

In addition to the links it has with a number of national and international universities. SMU is also a member of the Association of African Universities (AAU) an associate member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), an associate member of African Quality Assurance Network (AfriQAN), and that of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). Its partnership agreement with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has brought about a significant impact on access to graduate programs at national level.

For the achievements we've observed to date, the contributions of our students, past and present, have been immense. As has been the case so far, they certainly shape SMU's future for the better. SMU's Management acknowledges the joint efforts of its students, faculty members and administrative staffs who worked hard for this positive outcome, and calls for a strengthened effort from all stakeholders and the University community towards the realization of the vision of the University.

Recognizing the complexity of the current world and the multi-ethnic heritage of Ethiopia, the University has promoted from the start an atmosphere of openness, inclusiveness, tolerance, mutual respect and cooperation.

At St. Mary's University, the academic pathway provides multiple exit points for employment that begin with the award of certificates and continues to undergraduate and graduate programs. It is an institution that places high value on academic excellence, and social responsibility. Here you will find a challenging atmosphere that encourages independent thinking, which has helped SMU to become the embodiment of the collective aspirations of its students and staff.

You can pursue your preferred course of studies either in day time or evening classes. You may also need to delay taking courses in conventional classrooms if you are often on the move for field work or engaged in full-time employment because our distance learning program has a reputation for customer-focused learner services.

  • Entrance Requirements

To be eligible to apply for anyone of the undergraduate degree programs, applicants shouldsecure the pass mark Of the national preparatory program examination or possess a competency certification of Level IV from CoC Agency fulfilling other requirements that go with it. Graduate programs, on the other hand, in addition to having a first degree, require passing the entrance examination administered by the university.

  • Student Services

There are a number of offices that offer services to the student community. Among these, the offices of Student Development and Success, Cooperative Training, Guidance and Counseling, and the Language Resource Center are included. Moreover, the Gender and HIV / AIDS Prevention and Control Office and the First Aid Clinic are sites that cater for students.

  • Student Governance

The Student Union at St. Mary's provides the opportunity for a forum for the student community to exercise their rights and duties. Accordingly, students participate in a number of clubs like HIV / AIDS awareness, charity, debating and sports. Students' involvement in university governance is made possible through their participation in selected committees, which help them develop policies and programs beneficial to themselves and the university community as a whole.

  • ICT Support Services

With a view to creating a resource, which consistently stimulates and motivates students, the University has Broad Band leased internet lines with wireless connectivity in its campuses. The technology provides a window from the classroom into the real world of communication, and, incidentally, promotes learner autonomy by giving students confidence to operate in that world. The ICT Development and Support Unit develop and customize the learning toolkits that students access on the internet.

  • Center for Educational Improvement and Quality Assurance

The center is responsible for ensuring quality education delivery to students through its internal quality audit mechanisms. In addition, it is charged with ascertaining whether the achievable targets set by institutional and departmental action plans are attained. In this respect, it assesses the operation of the institution, including its programs, to determine whether minimum standards are in place. Furthermore, it organizes in-service training for teachers as part of staff development programs. It has also strong links with institutions that have established quality assurance practices.

  • Outreach Services

St. Mary's considers outreach as fundamental to its responsibility as an institution of higher learning. 
This is illustrated by the strong ties it has with businesses and the wider community. The institution has largely supported the disadvantaged sections of the society through scholarship, short-term training and diverse community service schemes.

  • Research and Knowledge Management Office

With its commitment to knowledge exchange and transfer, the RaKMO office is entrusted with organizing seminars, workshops and national conferences. Aiming to be at the forefront of research undertaking in the country, it has been organizing, for years, international annual conference on Private Higher Education Institutions in Ethiopia (now in Africa), an annual Multidisciplinary Seminar and Student Research Forum.

The Office also sponsors graduate students' on competitive basis and conducts annual research review toward giving financial support to staff who produce research works.

As part of its responsibilities of sharing resources, it has uploaded conference proceedings on its website; so that the research findings can be accessible locally and internationally.

  • Testing Center

The Testing Center is a unit of the university entrusted with administering admission tests, exit examinations, and recruitment tests for employers. 

In addition, it administers the internet based Test of English as a Foreign Language (iBT-TOEFL) and provides tuition for ACCA Qualification Papers. It also works to enhance the quality of the University exams.

Vision Statement

The Vision of St. Mary's University is to become among the leading higher education centers of academic excellence in teaching-learning, research, publications and community services in East-Africa and contribute to the development of Ethiopia.

Mission Statement

The Mission of St. Mary's University is to offer conventional and distance education that is accessible to the larger society through reasonable tuition focusing on quality and standards in teaching, research and outreach services.

Goals Statement

In order to meet and exceed the quality and standard requirements of students and stakeholders, the goals of SMU are to:

  • offer relevant, diverse, learner-centered, and research-led programmes of study;
  • prepare graduates with the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes embodied in the graduate profile of academic programmes;
  • strengthen assessment methods that validly, reliably and fairly evaluate measurable learning outcomes;
  • promote technology-based, innovative and inter- disciplinary learning environment;
  • augment student support, staff development, facilities and resources;
  • undertake demand-driven research on local, national and international issues and problems;
  • produce and disseminate research outcomes, teaching materials and other publications;
  • ensure the provision of need-based services to the community at large;
  • initiate, sustain and enhance a close network with local and international stakeholders; and
  • put in place a system that ensures responsibility and accountability towards the performance of tasks related with the attainment of the goals enshrined herein.

Programs Offered

  • Undergraduate Degree Program(Regular/Extension)

    • Accounting
    • Management
    • Marketing Management
    • Tourism & Hospitality Management
    • Computing Science
  • Short-Term Training

    • Business & Computer Science areas
  • Professional Training

  • Other Services through Our Testing Center

    • Toefl iBT (Internet Based)
    • Recruitment test
    • GRE
  • Undergraduate Degree Program (College of Open and Distance Learning)

    • Accounting
    • Management
    • Marketing Management
    • Banking and Finance
    • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • Rural Development
    • Agricultural Extension
    • Agri-Business Management
    • Cooperative (Accounting & Auditing)
    • Cooperative (Business Management)
    • Educational Planning & Management
    • Economics
    • Sociology
    • Public Administration and Development Management
    • Agricultural Economics
  • Graduate MAlMSc Programs (Regular)

    • MBA in Impact Entrepreneurship
    • M.A in Social Work
    • M.A in Development Management
    • Quality and Productivity Management
    • MBA in General Management
    • MBA (With HRM Concentration)
    • MBA in Accounting & Finance
    • Rural Development
    • Agricultural Economics
    • Project Management
    • Marketing Management
    • Development Economics
    • Computer Science
  • Graduate Programs in partnership with IGNOU (Distance)

    • MBA (Master of Business Administration)
    • MSW (Master of Art in Social Work)
    • MEC (Master of Arts in Economics)
    • MPA (Master of Arts in Public Administration)
    • MARD (Master of Arts in Rural Development)
    • MSO (Master of Arts in Sociology)
    • MPS (Master of Arts in Political Science)
    • MCOM (Master of Commerce)
  • Trainings offered by the Institute of Quality and Productivity Management (IQPM)

a) Short-term Courses

      • Kaizen Quality and Productivity Improvement
      • Business Process Analysis
      • Quality Management for Higher Education Institute
      • Quality Management for Health System
      • Quality Assurance in the Service Industry
      • Lean Management- Champion
      • ISO 9001 Quality Management System
      • ISO 31000: Risk Management
      • Supply Chain Management
      • A System Approach to Strategic Planning
      • Financial System and Lean Accounting
      • Quality System Engineering

b) Long-term Courses

      • Quality Professional

c) Certified Courses

      • Certified Quality Management(CQM), ASQ Exam
      • Certified Quality Engineer(CQE), ASQ Exam
      • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt-Us Accredited
      • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt-Us Accredited
      • ISO 9001 Auditor
      • ISO 9001 Lead Auditor
      • ISO 14001 Auditor
      • ISO 14001 Lead Auditor
      • ISO 22000 Auditor
      • ISO 22000 Lead Auditor

              For further information, please call: 0115-503140/ 0911445574

From the outset, it set up as its mission the provision of quality instruction for its students, research works, academic material production, as well as professional consultancy for the growing needs of Ethiopia and its citizens. It has maintained making evident growth not only in quality of education and research but also diversity of services it renders by expanding both undergraduate and post graduate studies which are attracting vibrant young professionals. Note worthy achievements include also that St. Mary's University is ranked 11th among all Ethiopian higher learning institutions, and the 1st among all private higher learning institutions in Ethiopia based on the World Wide webometrics ranking . We are resolved and committed to continue our effort to be of an excellent educational service provider, and we relentlessly work to achieve our vision of becoming among the leading higher learning institutions in East Africa.

For the achievements we've observed to date, the contributions of our students, past and present, have been immense. As has been the case so far, they certainly shape SMU's future for the better. SMU's Management acknowledges the joint efforts of its students, faculty members and administrative staffs who worked hard for this positive outcome, and calls for a strengthened effort from all stakeholders and the University community towards the realization of the vision of the University.

Recognizing the complexity of the current world and the multi-ethnic heritage of Ethiopia, the University has promoted from the start an atmosphere of openness, inclusiveness, tolerance, mutual respect and cooperation.

Undergraduate Campus

Mexico Square, adjacent to Wabe Shebelle Hotel,
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,

+251 11 553 80 01/20/21
+251115538017 (Associate Registrar's Office)
Email: registraroffice@smuc.edu.et
P.O.Box: 1211
Addis Ababa

Main Campus

Mexico Square, 300 meters down the Federal Police Head Quarter,
adjacent to the Ethiopian Petroleum Supply Enterprise,
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

College of Open and Distance Learning (Main Campus)

+251-11552 55 26/28
E-Mail: codl@smuc.edu.et
+251-115504762/63(Associate Registrar's Office)

School of Graduate Studies (Main Campus)

+251 - 11 55466 69 (Chief Registrar's Office)

Testing Center
+251-115510991 (Director's Office)
+251-552 45 75 (TOFEL - iBT)
Email: toeflibt@smuc.edu.et

Faculty of International Programs
+251 115 503140

 


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