About Akilah

Now Offering Scholarships!

Akilah awards six scholarships to students with the highest scores on our admissions interview and CaMLA test. Scholarships cover 50% of tuition.

Student Loans

Students can apply for a socially responsible loan that covers up to 70% of tuition fees.

OUR DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

Accredited by the Rwandan Ministry of Education

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Students graduate ready to launch their own businesses or to find business-focused jobs with existing companies or organizations. In their first year, they learn key business subjects, such as accounting, marketing, and human resources. In their second year, students choose between two tracks: Business Management to pursue a career in an established business, or Entrepreneurship to launch their own businesses. BME graduates have started agribusinesses, brick and mortar shops, clothing companies, and much more.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Information Systems students graduate ready to join East Africa's fast-growing technology industry. They learn to create mobile apps, write code, develop websites, and troubleshoot computer issues. Graduates are prepared for careers as IT specialists, software developers, networking specialists, technology support staff, and IT entrepreneurs.

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

Hospitality Management students learn the fundamentals of customer, hotel and lodging management, food and beverage service, event management, tour guiding, and hospitality marketing. They gain hands-on experience in our Hospitality Lab and through events and projects with private sector partners. Graduates secure jobs with international hotels, tour companies, and a wide range of customer service providers.

88% of graduates move directly into jobs in their career pathways within 6 months.

Graduates earn income that are, on average, 12x the national median income.

OUR ACADEMIC MODEL

Our unique model focuses on equipping students with leadership development skills, a focus on community service, summer internship opportunities, and career readiness through a competency-based education.

OUR LEADERSHIP

Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes

Co-founder & CEO

Dr. Joyce Banda

Honorary Chancellor

 

Aline Kabanda

Executive Director

 

Karen Sherman

President