Masters in Higher Education Management and Administration


The dynamic changes in higher education, such as increased competition, increased privatisation, entry of adult working students, new funding arrangements like cost sharing, reduction in government budgets and the emergence of new technologies, are all placing pressure on higher education institutions to operate on a much more professional level in establishing appropriate management systems. All higher education institutions are expected to be managed with the highest degree of efficiency and effectiveness. Therefore, doing more with less while meeting the demands of the stakeholders is today a matter of high priority for higher education institutions in the developing world. Those in leadership and management positions thus need to take an upper hand in this direction. Unfortunately, there are limited programmes with a specialised focus on training higher education managers of the 21st century To address this gap, the Masters in Higher Education Management and Administration is being proposed. The programme is designed to provide skills and competencies to a team of administrators, managers and lecturers with a ‘new approach to thinking’ in managing human, material and financial resources within both public and private.

Admissions Requirements

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 Bachelors 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

Program Details

Year One Semester One

MHEMA 6111: Foundations and Development of Higher Education
MHEMA 6112: Research Methods
MHEMA 6113: Financial Management in Higher Education
MHEMA 6114: Higher Education Administration and Policy Management
MHEMA 6115: Governance and Leadership in Higher Education
MHEMA 6116: Quality Assurance and Assessment in Higher Education

Year One Semester Two

MHEMA 6121: Human Resource Management and Organizational Performance
MHEMA 6122: Curriculum Design and Development in Education
MHEMA 6123: Theory and Practice of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
MHEMA 6124: Management of Student  Affairs and Campus Operations
MHEMA 6125: Law and Ethics in Higher Education 
MHEMA 6126: Strategic Planning and Project Management in Higher Education 

Year Two Semester One

Research Workshop 
Proposal writing

Year Two Semester Two

Research Workshop 
Dissertation writing

Fees Structure



Tuition (Per Semester)


Application (Paid when Applying)


Registration (Functional Fee)


Examination (Functional Fee)


Development (Functional Fee)


NCHE Fee (Click NCHE for Instructions)


Guild (Functional Fee)


Library (Functional Fee)


Journal (Functional Fee)


Identity (Functional Fee)


Higher education leaders, managers and curriculum developers, especially experienced middle-level managers looking to move into senior management positions. The programme is also intended to meet the needs of participants interested in current policy developments in higher education and their impact on the management of higher education. The Programme is intended to equip participants with management and leadership skills and competencies for further responsibilities and leadership, and to inspire them to develop their careers within the higher education sector.

Target Group

Requirements Needed to Apply

The Basic Requirements for the whole process include:

  • An email address and contact number
  • Your Academic Documents to pick Key details like Award Institution, Index Number for O and A level, year of award, etc.
  • A Laptop/Computer with a Stable Internet Connection
  • Click to access Guideline for the Online Application
  • Note that a PDF Document (With all Qualifications) is attached after submitting the form
  • The Payment (40,000 UGX) is made after Attaching the Documents