Bachelor of Public Administration and Management

Bachelor of Public Administration and Management

The Bachelor of  Public Administration and Management programme is a unique blend of different disciplines from which a student can select one of three specialized options including; Local Government, Health Administration and Public Finance.

The Bachelor Public Administration and Management curriculum has been designed to equip students with skills specifically required to manage the civil service, ethics and values that guide the conduct of public affairs at all levels. This program is enriched to enable scholars to develop and improve the Public Administration and Management system in Uganda by addressing the dynamic and constantly changing environment.

The Bachelor of Public Administration and Management focuses on the performance of government in formulating and implementing public policies and is intended to prepare students to work in the various levels of government and other non-state agencies.

Objectives of this program

The Bachelor of Public Administration and Management is aimed at providing an all-round education that will enable graduates to acquire academic expertise and competences that are essential in the management of public affairs.

The programme also aims at equipping students with competencies and skills to become effective administrators and managers, effective communicators who can deal with the challenges in public service.

Career options

Graduates of Bachelor of Public Administration and Management can work in government agencies, non-governmental organisations, public institutions, consultancy in private firms, school boards, and human resource and state agencies as managers, policy analysts, program directors and administrators.

Programme Name Bachelor of Public Administration and Management
Programme Duration 3 Years
Admission Criteria Direct Entry Scheme
Candidates seeking admission through the direct entry shall require the following:
  • At least two principal passes at the same seating in the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent.
Diploma Holders Scheme
  • One will be admitted to the Bachelor of Public Administration and Management Programme if she/he has at least a 2nd class (Lower division) Diploma in Public Administration or a related field from any recognized Institution.
  • At least one principal pass and two subsidiariy passes at the same sitting in UACE.
Mature age scheme
For admission under mature age, a candidate must have sat and passed the university mature age entry examinations from a recognized centre. To sit for university mature age, the candidate must have age of at least 25 years
Mode Dual Mode (Online and Local Support)
Fee Type - Per Semester Uganda Shillings 1,100,000


It is in this regard that we offer the following curriculum for our Degree programme:

Year 1 Semester 1 (6 Cores)
Code Name
LH
TH
P/FH
CH
CU
PA 100 Introduction to Public Administration
30
30
-
45
3
PA 101 Politics & Government in Africa
30
30
-
45
3
HR 103 Human Resource Management & Administration
30
30
-
45
3
PA 103 Administration of Public Financial Resources
45
-
30
60
4
PA 104 Rural Development Administration
30
30
-
45
3
BA 100 Organizational Theory & Management
30
30
-
45
3
Semester Load        
19
Year 1 semester 2 (6 Cores)
LW 102 Administrative Law
45
-
30
60
4
PA 105 Decentralization, Local Governance & Development
45
-
30
60
4
PA 107 Public Policy Management
30
30
-
45
3
PA 105 Policy Administration & Management
30
30
-
45
3
PA 102 Gender & Development
30
30
-
45
3
BA 320 Organizational Change & Development
45
-
30
60
4
Semester Load        
21
Year 1 Recess Term
TM 100 Community Engagement I
-
-
300
75
5
Recess term load        
5
Semester Load  
Year 2 Semester 1 ( 6 Cores)
PA 200 Public Infrastructure Planning & Management
30
30
-
45
3
MJ 204 Technical Writing & Communication
45
-
30
60
4
PA 202 Administration of Public Enterprises
30
30
-
45
3
PP 305 Project Planning & Management
30
30
-
45
3
BA 301 Strategic Management
30
30
-
45
3
EC 100 Microeconomics I
30
30
-
45
3
Semester Load
19
Year 2 Semester 2 (6 Cores)
PA 203 Democracy & Human Rights Administration
30
30
-
45
3
PA 204 Public Service Management
45
30
-
60
4
PA 205 Diplomacy & International Relations
30
30
-
45
3
PA 206 Records Management & Administration
30
30
-
45
3
EC 102 Macroeconomics I
30
30
-
45
3
TM 201 Research Methods
30
30
-
45
3
Semester Load        
19
Year 2 Recess Term
TM 200 Community Engagement II
-
-
300
75
5
Recess Term Load        
5
Semester Load  
Year 3 Semester 1
Local Government Administration Specialization (5 Cores)
PA 300 Urban Planning & Governance
30
30
-
45
3
PA 301 Community Resource Mobilization
30
30
-
45
3
PA 302 NGO Management & Administration
45
30
-
60
4
PA 303 Land & Housing Management
45
30
-
60
4
PA 304 Waste Management Planning
30
30
-
45
3
Semester load        
17
Health Administration Specialization (5 Cores)
PA 305 Health Policy Planning & Management
45
30
-
60
4
PA 307 Health Supply Chain Management
30
30
-
45
3
HR 301 Human Resources for Health care Administration
30
30
-
45
3
PA 308 Health Facilities Management
30
30
-
45
3
PA 309 Social Security & Pension Administration
45
30
-
60
4
Semester load        
17
Public Finance Specialization (5 cores)
PA 310 Salaries & Wage Administration
30
30
-
45
3
PA 306 Microfinance Operations & Management
45
30
-
60
4
PM 105 Principles of Procurement
30
30
-
45
3
BA 108 Entrepreneurship Theory and Principles
30
30
-
45
3
BA 300 Taxation & Tax Management
45
30
-
60
4
Semester load        
17
Year 3 semester 2
Local Government Administration Specialization (6 Cores)
LW 207 Communication Law & Policy
45
30
-
60
4
MJ 203 The Art of Public Speaking
30
30
-
45
3
HR 102 Principles of Human Resources Management
30
30
-
45
3
BA 310 Ethics & Corporate Governance
30
30
-
45
3
CS 101 Computer Applications & System
30
30
-
45
3
TM 301 Project
-
120
-
60
4
Semester load        
20
Health Administration Specialization (6 Cores)
BA 309 Performance and Rewards Management
45
30
-
60
4
BA 310 Ethics & Corporate Governance
30
30
-
45
3
HR 300 Employment Relations and Labour Policies
45
30
-
60
4
CS 101 Computer Applications & System
30
30
-
45
3
BA 208 Management of Financial Services
30
30
-
60
4
TM 301 Project
-
120
-
60
4
Semester Load        
22
Public Finance Specialization
AF 207 Financial Analysis
30
30
-
60
4
BA 208 Management of Financial Services
30
30
-
60
4
CS 101 Computer Applications & Systems
30
30
-
45
3
BA 310 Ethics & Corporate Governance
30
30
-
45
3
EC 313 Managerial Economics
30
30
-
45
3
TM 301: Project
-
120
-
60
4
Semester Load        
21
Year 3 Recess Term
TM 300 Community Engagement III
-
-
300
75
5
Recess Term Load        
5
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