Postgraduate Diploma In Higher Education, Leadership and Management(Evening)


Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are increasingly regarded as key players in addressing substantial socio-economic asymmetries and fostering sustainable competitive.  Yet at the same time, in the past two decades, there has been little or no focus by governments and international donors on the capacity of universities to contribute to social change. Against this background, the Association of Commonwealth Universities (2010) has recommended that future development goals, at national and international levels, explicitly recognize the role of HE. However, to perform these roles successfully and transform themselves into major societal actors, universities need not only changes in missions and curricula but also building strong responsive leadership and management capacities (UNESCO, 1998).This is premised on the consensus that institutional management of African universities is weak, inefficient and necessitates rebuilding and professionalizing.

Target Group:

The program will attract current and potential leaders and managers in HEIs, policy and regulatory bodies. Specifically, the following categories will be targeted: Academic Staff, Heads of Department, Deans, Principals, Directors, Vice Chancellors and their Deputies and those in the administrative units of Universities, Tertiary and Polytechnic colleges, Ministry Education and National Council for Higher Education Officials.

Programme Content:

Basic Modules:

Module 1:                Management skills improvement         

Module 2:                              Management information systems        

Module 3:                              Research methods   

Module 4:                              Quantitative methods             

Core Modules:

Module 5:                              Foundations of higher education studies

Module 6:                              Higher Education Systems and Policy

Module 7:                  Higher Education Organization, Leadership and Governance            

Module 8:                  Finance and Financial Management in Higher Education  

Module 9:                  Quality Assurance in Higher Education               

Module 10:                Higher Education and Sustainable Development          


Gender and Higher Education OR Ethical and Legal Issues in Higher Education                

Globalisation and Internationalisation in Higher Education OR Public-Private Partnerships in Higher Education             


Participants are assessed through continuous practical exercises, coursework and written examination.

 Tuition Fees:     Ug Sh.2, 810,000=

Additional Info

  • Course Code: CODE: SCSPAG: 701- 33
  • Start Date: Monday, 03 October 2016
  • End Date: Friday, 29 September 2017
  • School: School of Management Sciences
  • Department: Department of Educational Leadership and Management
  • Centre: Main Campus