Background of the Department

Raya university established by the government of Ethiopia (council of ministers, Regulation number 357/2016) as an autonomous higher education institution in Maichew at a distance of 668 km north of Addis Ababa. Currently the university has five colleges and 18 departments. Out of the 18 departments this is the background of Department of Management. The department was established in 2010 E.C with an aim to develop excellent management professionals capable of providing quality service to the society at local, national and international level. Department of Management currently serves more than 220 undergraduate both regular and extension program students.

Management is a crucial element in economic growth of a country. It brings together the factors of production: money, machinery, men, methods, markets and material to enable the country to experience economic development. A country with enough capital, manpower and other natural resources can still be poor if it does not have competent managers to combine and coordinate the resources. In the words of Drucker; “without management country’s resources of production remain resources and never become products”. Management is important for learners because of many reasons. Of which these are some: Our society depends on specialize institutions or organizations to provide us with goods and services. Organizations are guided by managers who allocate resources and have responsibility and authority to manufacture safe, to declare war or peace, to build cities, to keep the environment clean and so on.

Today’s managers work in an era of constant change where increasing competitive pressures, rapid developments in Technology , more demanding society and most importantly globalization are creating  a great challenges to bring effective solution . Skilled Managers are needed for today’s organizations to address these challenges by developing and implementing the most effective strategies. Therefore it is essential   to improve the key skills required for effective management, teach new techniques of management to students and produce qualified managers.


Mission of the department

Department of Management is dedicated to produce competent, Passionate, ethical and innovative Professionals in the area of Business and Management that contribute to the socio-economic development of the nation through quality education, relevant research and appropriate community service.


Vision of the Department

Our vision is to be the leading centre of excellence in the country university in the areas of Business and Management by 2023E.C.


Objective of the Program

Through its programs the department has the objectives of producing:

  • Professionals who are capable of planning, organizing, directing and controlling activities of private, non-government and government organizations.
  • Professionals who can competently manage marketing, finance operations, human resource, materials, information resources etc.
  • Professionals who are responsive and effective in working with and through others as well as capable of making and implementing decisions.
  • Professionals capable of searching and developing opportunities as well as tackling problems
  • Professionals who are able to face the challenges of today’s and tomorrows highly complex and competitive environment.


The Expected Outcomes of the Program

The program is aimed at producing graduates that can have adequate knowledge, skills and attitude towards application of management concepts. Specifically:

  • Capable of making rational decisions to solve organizational problems and manage conflicts.
  • Capable to competently manage human resources of an organization by understanding individual differences, group behavior and organization level behavior.
  • Motivated for creativity, innovation and management of projects.
  • Design appropriate and robust strategies to shape or cope up with changing organizational environment
  • Capable of planning, organizing, directing and controlling the activities of all types of organizations
  • Responsive and effective in working with and through others by developing an understanding of common goal
  • Manage material resources and operations of an organization
  • Conduct research and consultancy service in management and related areas and offer training for those who are in need of it
  • manage financial resources of the organization by applying financial principles
  • Capable of using decision making models in organizational decision making.
  • Capable of understanding the legal, social and ethical responsibilities associated with the management of all types of organization
  • Capable of using information communication technology in utilizing and managing organizational resources
  • Analyze transaction, summarize, record and interpret accounting data for managerial decision making
  • Apply fundamental economic concepts and models in organizational and managerial decisions
  • Apply fundamental marketing concepts and marketing management approaches in domestic as well as international marketing issues and practices.
  • Capable of collecting, analyzing and interpreting statistical data using various statistical tools for managerial decisions.
  • Analyze and manage costs of different organizational activities


Entry and Admission Requirements

After a successful completion of preparatory program:

  • As per the regulations of Ministry of Education,
  • As per the senate legislation of the university, or
  • A pass in entrance examination set by the department.


Staff profile



Education level

Area of specialization



Gobezie Getachew

MBA .Degree  

Marketing Management

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Tesfaye Fana

MBA. Degree

Business Administration

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Teklehaymanot Gebrehaweria

MA. Degree

Logistic and Supply Chain Management

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