Mike Mukula was born in Soroti, Teso sub-region in the Eastern Region of Uganda on 27 August 1956. He attended local schools before he was admitted to the Kenya School of Flying at Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya. He completed his pilot’s training in the United States. In 2005, he was awarded a Master of Business Administration by Nkumba University. In 2009. he was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the Latin University of Theology, based in Torrance, California, USA.