Unity University is the first privately owned institute of higher learning which is awarded full-fledged university status in Ethiopia by the Ministry of Education. It is also the first private university to offer postgraduate programs leading to Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and Development Economics (MA). A member of the MIDROC Ethiopia Technology Group, Unity University currently offers undergraduate degrees in its Regular, Extension and Distance/Continuing programs. Established in 1991 as a language school teaching English, French, Italian and Arabic, Unity became the first private college in the country in 1999 after launching diploma programs in Accounting, Marketing, Business and Personnel Administration as well as Secretarial Science. In the subsequent years Unity College did not only consolidate its existing diploma programs but it also upgraded its institutional services by offering first degree courses to be given by a private institute of higher learning in Ethiopia. In 1993, Distance and Continuing program was launched and two years later, in 1995, Unity opened a new campus outside Addis at Adama by purchasing the special Nazareth premises and installing its own full time academic and administrative staff.