Masters in Business Administration - MBA (WEEKEND)

About the Programme:

New developments have continued to emanate from the global environment and have impacted on the decision making capacities of many chief executives; implying that generally all managers and chief executives in particular
now demand more complex decision-making capacities. In an attempt to respond to this demanding challenge, Uganda Management Institute has introduced a Masters in Business Administration programme. The MBA
programme utilizes a blend of theoretical, conceptual and practical approaches, and is designed to incorporate the most current views in Business leadership and managerial knowledge, skills development and attitudinal
behavioural change to work ethos. With career needs and academic excellence at the forefront, this program is intended to provide students with experience in and integration of business skills such as analysis, organization,
and managerial decision-making in all areas of Management expertise. The programme will emphasize current thinking with the ability to develop strong leadership and team-building skills along with the ability to effectively
interact and manage material, human and financial resources in the changing business world.

The Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) at Uganda Management institute is intended to prepare graduates for positions of leadership and management in organizational settings in both the private and public
sectors. The MBA program will prepare students for assuming responsibility of management in their career path in business and other organizations. Other than Management responsibilities, the program will prepare students
having career interest in teaching, research and consultancy and also for higher studies.


The programme will prepare students for career in international, multi-national or global markets. Director Generals, heads of department, project leaders in various sectors (economic development, culture, and
international relations, urban policy, finance, human resources) Managerial posts in organization working in partnership with local authorities: family credit and / or aid offices, local projects, and social and professional
associations, managerial posts in private companies and the NGO world (building and public works, public service concessionaries, major supplies). Or finance (banks and finance organization and Consultancy specializing in the
legal, financial, organization or auditing functions will be targeted by the programme.


The admission for this programme will be in accordance with already established guidelines of the Institute and those for Masters Programmes in line with the NCHE guidelines. In any case, the candidate will be admitted to the
programme if he/she satisfies the following conditions:
Holds an honours Bachelor’s Degree from a chartered institution of higher learning
Has a professional qualification from any recognized professional body
Any other relevant qualifications
Practical experience is an added advantage


The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a master’s degree which attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines. The MBA designation originated in the United States has since achieved worldwide
recognition. In many countries graduate business education, and business schools offer MBA programs tailored to full-time, part-time, executive, and distance learning students, with specialized concentrations. The program was
approved to be offered as a weekend programme running on Saturdays and Sundays 8.30 a.m. - 4.30 pm. Once the programme runs for two academic years, other modes of delivery would be explored.


Every MBA candidate must complete 15 taught modules (12 core and 3 electives) covered in three semesters and then write a dissertation within the fourth semester of the two years. Upon the completion of the first semester,
the candidates will be required to write an acceptable research proposal and defend it in the second semester in preparation for data collection in the subsequent semesters. The curriculum for the MBA programme will be as

Year One Semester One

MBA: 111 Management and Organizational Behavior
MBA: 112 Supply Chain Management
MBA: 113 Financial Accounting
MBA: 114 Research Methods for Business Decisions
MBA: 115 Business Legal Frameworks
MBA: 116 Management Accounting

Year One Semester Two

MBA: 211 Marketing Management
MBA: 212 Public Sector Management
MBA: 213 Public-Private Partnerships
MBA: 214 Financial Management
MBA: 215 Quantitative methods for Decision Making
MBA: 216 Corporate Strategies and Decision Making

Year Two Semester One

MBA: 221 Public Procurement Management
MBA: 222 Human Resource Management for Public Sector
MBA: 223 Transport Policy Planning & Management
MBA: 228 Project Planning & Management
MBA: 229 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
MBA: 230 Production and Operations Management
MBA: 231 Micro-Finance Operations and Management
MBA: 232 Logistics Management

Year Two - Semester Two

Dissertation Writing

Fees: Ug.shs.4, 150,000 per year
DURATION: 2014 –2015

Additional Info

  • Course Code: HDD 601-2
  • Start Date: Saturday, 25 August 2018
  • End Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
  • School: School of Management Sciences
  • Department: Department of Educational Leadership and Management
  • Centre: Main Campus