BSc. (Hons)

Bachelor of Entrepreneurship Leadership (BEL) Program

An entrepreneurial leadership education for Africa’s future leaders; founded on getting things done, championing bold ideas & learning from the real world.




BSc (Hons) Entrepreneurial Leadership


USD per annum


Higher Education
Council of Rwanda

About the

Start your own venture, become a leader in business or dedicate time to a cause dear to you. 

Make a mark in your community, at ALU & ALU hubs, and beyond through a broad, rigorous education, emphasising strong leadership, entrepreneurship, research and career skills.

African Leadership University BEL program graduates are rounded and understand the broader impacts of entrepreneurial leadership in addressing the variety of complex and interrelated challenges that society is currently facing. Students who earn a BSc. (Hons.) in Entrepreneurial Leadership degree possess the knowledge, experience, and technical skills necessary to understand the dynamic business world to achieve dignified levels of success in their professional careers and personal lives.

Get inspired by world-class business and leadership faculty, an engaged and diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem, and ‘do hard things’ energy that flows through the ALU community. Throughout your journey with us, you will learn from the world through internships, research initiatives, expert conferences, community engagement projects and much more hands-on experiences.

ALU’s experiential education approach leads to future African business leaders who are able to draw upon real world experiences across their university journey to inform how they impact the world as entrepreneurs, business leaders and society changers.


Each student’s journey is unique.  We believe that good grades alone are not the mark of a true leader. Leaders come in all shapes and sizes. As such, we are not only looking for those who are at the top of their class, but also those who have stories of impact and tackle problems without waiting for someone else to solve them.

Any prospective student must meet our general entry requirements and the programme specific requirements to be admitted into ALU.

General eligibility requirements
for admission to ALU

Completion of a final national secondary school exam and graduation from secondary school with a certificate of secondary education in Advanced Level (A level) or equivalent

If you did not complete an examination offered by the Rwandan National Examination and School Inspection Authority (NESA)/REB/WDA, you should apply for an advanced level equivalence certificate review through the site.

Sat and Passed 3 or more A-level subjects or equivalent (see course-specific requirements for further details)

B2 or IELTS 6.0 or better English language proficiency or a pass in secondary school level English language

Programme specific requirements
for BEL applicants:

A pass in 3 or more A-level subjects or equivalent, in which one or more of the considered subjects is from this list of core subjects, or combinations that include these subjects:

A level Math or related subjects, Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Sociology, Economics, or Geography, Entrepreneurship, English, English Literature or related subjects

Please note: If you provide results from subjects closely related to the ‘core’ subjects above, this will be reviewed by the ALU Admissions Committee before acceptance

Business, strategy,
and policy

ALU’s Bachelor of Entrepreneurial Leadership program is a comprehensive three year program that blends rigorous interdisciplinary education that cuts across business, social science, product design, data analytics, entrepreneurship, and leadership development. ​​

Graduates not only earn a BSc. (Hons) in Entrepreneurial Leadership degree but are ready to be team builders and systems thinkers who have a breadth of cross-disciplinary knowledge, are extremely skilled at innovative problem-solving in a variety of domains, have the ability to learn continuously, and have developed deep pragmatic skills for taking meaningful action.

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Year 2

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Year 3

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Trimester 3

The BEL  curriculum develops entrepreneurial leaders with a foundation in sustainable business, strategy and policy. The Bachelor of Entrepreneurial Leadership degree integrates sustainability principles and practices into various aspects of business, such as governance, operations, decision making. ALU BEL graduates have been sought after by top business and policy companies in Africa and the globe.


Begin your application to ALU through any of the following intakes.

September 2023

Applications open and ongoing.

January 2024

Applications open and ongoing.

Key elements of the Bachelor of
Entrepreneurial Leadership programme

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The Foundation Series is the core curriculum that all students take at ALU. It focuses on Leadership and Entrepreneurship Development that cover the following critical themes: Learning Process; Reflective Thinking; Self Leadership and Team Dynamics; Communicating for Impact; Responsible Enterprise; Critical Thinking; Computational Thinking; Managing Complex Tasks; and Quantitative Reasoning.

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Knowledge, understanding and skills related to leadership are prevalent in the programme, providing a structured framework that students can use to develop their leadership skills.

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In the Specialisation modules offered from the second year of the BSE program, students will be able to choose one of the following tracks: Full stack Web Development, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Machine Learning or Low Level Programming. Once chosen, students will remain in the same specialisation track for the rest of the degree program and the Mission Capstone should also be aligned to the chosen specialisation domain and mission committed in the respective learning contracts. They will build upon the Foundations of Computer Science and Software Engineering to prepare students for jobs such as front-end developers, AR/VR developers and embedded system programmers.

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The Professional Skill Development, Skills Immersion and the Mission Capstone together make up the Skills immersion element of the programme. The Skills Immersion module is envisioned as a work-based placement where students will be able to contextualise and integrate their knowledge and skills in the workplace environment preparing them for future employment. The Mission Capstone is the global challenge(s) the students intend to tackle and will culminate in the Mission Capstone which serves as Honors Project for the programme.


  • Professional Skills Development 
  • Skills Immersion
  • Mission Capstone


Graduates of the BEL programme can pursue professional
careers in any of the following areas:

Business Strategy
and Investment

Product development, Healthcare app entrepreneur, Health economist, Hospital consultant, Law school for labour law, NGO, Entrepreneurship, Fundraising and donor relations, Monitoring and Evaluation, Graduate school for Gender studies, Non-profit management

Planetary Health

Graduate school for nutrition, food systems management, agricultural economy or agritech, project management

Policy and

Health-based NGO, L&D Org, Postgraduate studies, Policy analysis, advocacy, campaign management, Learning design, Human Resources, Capacity building, Social media manager