Launch Your Career With Akilah


The Akilah Institute offers a unique model of education that prepares students to launch successful careers in the fastest growing sectors of the economy. All students receive intensive leadership training, career development services, and community service opportunities.

Students develop a growth mindset and critical thinking skills, while mastering public speaking, goal setting, and teamwork.


Each student must complete over 80 hours of community service and a Social Change Project.


Students receive personalized career coaching to develop career goals and a path to achieve them.

Information Technology

Akilah’s curriculum challenges students to apply new technologies to real-world business challenges.

student impact

Akilah is unique among higher learning institutions in East Africa for its emphasis on developing professionals who will excel beyond the classroom.
Akilah Women: Change Makers

Akilah’s two-year accredited diploma program is tailored towards career-driven women, offering courses in Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Management, and Information Systems. Since 2010, these programs have equipped hundreds of women with the academic, professional, and leadership skills necessary to launch and advance their careers with companies like Marriott International, RadissonBlu, Impact Hub, One Acre Fund, MTN, Inkomoko, and more.

  • graduate employment rate

    90% of alumnae are employed within six months of graduating

  • graduates get promoted

    58% of graduates have received at least one promotion in their position and/or salary increase since graduation

  • graduates become workplace leaders

    36% are supervising at least one other employee

  • graduates give back

    90% of graduates are supporting at least one individual or family member financially


academic diplomas

Our three diploma programs were developed specifically in response to current employer demands in East Africa
Information Systems
Akilah’s two-year Diploma in Information Systems provides students with the expertise to become tech leaders and innovators in global business. Students learn essential analytical and design skills and master the use of software systems.
Business Management & Entrepreneurship
Akilah’s two-year Diploma in Entrepreneurship provides an in-depth understanding of business management and the key technical skills needed to succeed in business.
Hospitality Management
The tourism and hospitality industry is Rwanda’s highest foreign exchange earner and Akilah’s two-year Diploma teaches students the fundamentals of customer service, hotel management, and human resources.

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Support our students.

By supporting the Akilah Institute, you can help educate the next generation of female leaders, entrepreneurs, and community changemakers in East Africa. Scholarship support covers 80% of student tuition.