School of Management Sciences

The School of Management Science prepares participants to lead people, think strategically, and create successful private and public organizational environments. The school's major focus is providing participants with competence based education necessary to manage dynamic organizations and creating critical, analytical but yet creative thinkers. 

Prof. Gerald K. Karyeija


The School of Management Sciences, which started as the Higher Degrees Department in October 2005, has been in effect since July 1, 2013.
According to The Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001 as amended in 2006 UMI is categorized as an “Other Degree Awarding Institution”. In order to carry out its mandate of offering academic degrees, the School of Management Science is responsible for handling all the academic degrees, both at Maters and PhD level.

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Courses and Programmes Offered
The School constitutes three departments that offer a wide range of programmes as indicated below:
Education Leadership and Management Department
  • Masters in Education Administration and Human Resource Development
  • Masters in Higher Education Management and Administration
  • PhD Specializations in Higher Education Management and Administration
Economics and Managerial Sciences Department
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Non Governmental Organizations Management 
  • Masters in Public Procurement Management
  • Masters in Supply Chain Management 
  • PhD Specialization in Business Administration 
Political and Administrative Sciences Department
  • Masters in Institutional Management and Leadership
  • Masters in Management Studies 
  • Masters in Public Administration
  • Masters in Policy Development and Analysis
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Management and Administration (With Specialization in Public Administration, Public Procurement, and Institutional Leadership and Management)
In terms of staffing, the school draws capacity from all the existing administrative and academic staff with PhDs to run its programs in addition to the core members of staff. The school is also supported by a pool of several distinguished visiting professors and lecturers drawn from all over the world. The Current staffing is as follows 
  1. Department of Political and Administrative Sciences
    1. Dr. Stella Kyohairwe – Ag. Head of Department
    2. Prof. Gerald Kagambirwe Karyeija
    3. Dr. Edgar Kateshumbwa Mwesigye
    4. Dr. Michael Kiwanuka
  2. Department of Educational Leadership and Management
    1. Dr. Karim Sessanga – Head of Department
    2. Prof. Maria Barifaijo Kaguhangire 
    3. Dr. Florence Sajjabi Bakibinga
  3. Department of Economics and Managerial Science
    1. Dr. Prossy Oluka - Head of Department
Plot 44-52, Jinja Road, P.O Box 20131 Kampala, Uganda. Telephone: +256-312 721 700, +256-312 721 200. Emailadmin@umi.ac.ug