Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academics

Professor Nixon Kamukama (Ph.D) is the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). He previously worked as the Head of Procurement & Logistics Management Department, Faculty of Computing & Management Science – Makerere University Business School. He also worked as senior Accountant with Uganda Railways Corporation for 9 years.

Nixon is a senior business consultant and the Managing Director of NS& M Financial support ‘U’ Ltd, a consultancy company deeply involved in capacity building, and training in financial and investment planning.

Other than being a PhD holder in business, Nixon is a pioneer of Msc. Accounting & Finance (MUK), holds a Post graduate diploma in Computer Science, post graduate diploma in Microfinance operations and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting option).

Nixon has authored a good number of academic articles in different high class international journals. Out of the 15 articles authored, Nixon received the following meritorious academic awards for the two articles:

  • In 2013, received Best Paper Runner-Up Award from Taylor and Francis Group for the article entitled “Intellectual Capital: Firms’ hidden source of service quality in the Microfinance industry in Uganda”, published in the Journal of African Business.
  • In 2014, received the International Journal of Commerce and Management 2014 Highly Commended Paper Award from Emerald Group Publishing Ltd on the paper entitled “Social Capital: mediator of social intermediation and financial services in the Microfinance Institutions in Uganda

He is the author of Cost & Management Accounting Text Book, a widely used book by students offering different Accounting related disciplines. 

Nixon is an external examiner of Moi University- Eldoret in the School of Business & Economics, & Women’s university in Africa Harare – Zimbabwe. He also served as external examiner at Kyamboga University in the School of Entrepreneurship and Management, & Uganda Management Institute (UMI).

He has successfully supervised over 150 students at post graduate level out of which, 5 are PhD students.   He is also reviewer of International Journal of Commerce & Management, and International Journal of Competitive Review.

Nixon is the board member of Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL) and chairs both the Finance Board Committee, & Board Purpose & General Planning Committee. He is also a board member of the forensic and computing institute.  He had been the chairman, Board of trustees of MUBS Retirement Befits Scheme.