About Botho University
Botho University was established in 1997 as a computing training institute that has rapidly evolved to become a high quality and multidisciplinary university, having been awarded the university status in 2013. Botho University is the first local private university in Botswana. The University currently has four faculties namely, Faculty of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Computing, Faculty of Business and the Faculty of Education and Continuing Studies that offer a wide range of undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Business Management, Health Information Management, Computing, Network Security and Computer Forensics, Mobile Computing, professional accounting qualifications such as AAT, ACCA, CIMA, and the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) qualification, programmes in Higher Education and over 200 short-term programmes that are suitable for career development. The University’s strategic plan is to expand the existing range of programmes and offer degrees in Hospitality, Jewellery Design and Engineering that are relevant to the needs of Botswana and the region.
Botho University has a number of international partnerships with well-known international institutions such as NIIT, the UK Open University, Teesside University, Ohio University, Manipal University and Wayne State University. These partnerships enrich our curriculum and provide staff development and research opportunities. We have three campuses in Botswana in Gaborone, Francistown and in Maun and have started attracting students from the region.
The Botho Graduate Profile articulates our mission to produce globally employable graduates by continuously expanding co-curricular and extra curricular programmes to support the positive personality development of our students both inside and outside the classroom. Students are encouraged to have a career focus and also to engage in various sporting, community, cultural and creative activities. The University has developed a strong industry network that provides feedback and input for programme development, internships and graduate placement. The Projects Office that operates as a not for profit consultancy gets involved in technical projects for various clients including NGOs and public private partnerships so that students get real life work experiences. All Botho University degrees include a formal internship module for developing employability skills and an entrepreneurship module to nurture entrepreneurial talent.
We have a diverse, multidisciplinary and well-qualified staff complement that is steadily growing. The University provides structured staff development opportunities for research and further education. Driven by our resolve to continuously improve the learning environment the University has implemented blended learning so that students have more access to study material, more opportunities to engage better with their learning, interact with tutors and with peers and to be able to study in a flexible manner. Botho University has invested in good computing resources and excellent infrastructure thus making our campuses conducive for learning.
Botho University is driven by the values of excellence, leadership, and innovation, and aims to become a centre of excellence in higher education and a driver for positive social change. Our focus on quality has resulted in our becoming BOS ISO 9001:2008 certified for all our processes.
The University intends to lead the way in tertiary education by innovatively transforming students to become competitive and relevant in the global market.