To Our New Students

This information bulletin is intended to provide basic information to participants who join the Institute for the first time.  It is not possible to have all the information in this single document but additional information can be found in the UMI Regulations and Guidelines copies of which are available from the Reception, Custodian and the Library or provided on request.

Vital Info for our Students

Administrative Structure

The Institute is headed by the Director General and assisted by the two Directors; Director Programs and Student Affairs, and Director Finance and Administration. At UMI we operate as a team and participants can be assisted at any level.  However, the following officers are of particular interest to participants.

  • Receptionist – For general information on UMI programmes and activities.
  • Course Manager – Overall liaison with the Institute Management;
  • Assistant Registrar(s) – For all Student Records;
  • Cashier – For all payments;
  • Warden – For accommodation, security and general welfare;
  • Nurse – For first aid treatment and counseling;
  • The Uganda Management Institute commonly referred to as UMI is located on plots 44 – 52 Jinja Road – about 2.5 km from the City Centre just before Jinja Road Police Station.
  • Jinja Road has two lanes leading to the City Centre and one lane for outgoing traffic.  You are advised to be very careful when crossing the lanes because there have been a number of fatal accidents. 
  • UMI is mostly a secure place but we recommend vigilance and information sharing where you detect problems.  Valuables  should never be left unattended.
  • UMI is also located in three Branches namely; Mbale, Mbarara and Gulu
Accommodation and Meals
  • The Institute has a hostel with a total of 148 beds. These are single rooms designed to suit the basic requirement of participants. There is a canteen in which items of necessity like soap, toothpaste, slippers, vaseline are available for sale.  The Canteen also sells a variety of drinks. 
  • For meal, there is the Dining Hall located within the Hostel complex and a cafeteria located at the Global Distance Learning Centre.  
Extra Curricular Activities

One can go to the nearby areas for recreation outside the Institute which include:  Lugogo Indoor Stadium (Jinja Road) Golf Club (Yusuf Lule Road former Kitante Road) and BMK Health Club (Wampewo Avenue) all of which are within a walking distance from the Institute.  

A variety of places of worship are situated within a range of (2 – 5 kms) from the Institute.  They include: Christians Churches:
  • All Saints Cathedral – Nakasero, Kampala
  • St Peters Church – Naguru, Nakawa
  • Christ the King Church – Kimathi Avenue, Kampala City Centre
  • Seventh Day Adventist Church – Kireka
Other Christian Churches:
  • Deliverance Church – Nakasero, Kampala
  • Kampala Pentecostal Church – Bombo Road, Kampala
  • Masjid Musa – Hotel Africana
  • Syidiina Abubakar Mosque – Kololo
  • Kibuli Mosque – Kibuli
  • Nakasero Mosque – Entebbe Road
Health Services
  • UMI has a Clinic run by a full time Nurse who provides first aid and basic treatment.  Major treatments are referred to hospitals.
  • Participants with chronic medical cases/problems e.g diabetes, chronic ulcers, high blood pressure etc should notify the Nurse as soon as they report for effective management.  This is extremely important for your own good.

The Institute is structured around four schools namely:

  1. School of Civil Service, Public Administration and Governance,
  2. School of Business and Management,
  3. School for Distance Learning and Information Technology,  
  4. School of Management Sciences,
  • The schools are headed by Deans and each has departments which run the different academic programmes. The immediate contact person to participants for each of the programmes is the Course Manager.
  • Always observe academic discipline especially by regular attendance and timely submission of assignments.  An attendance register is maintained in compliance with Academic Regulations.