The programme is designed to raise analysis of public management and to develop more efficient and resourceful public sector managers/administrators through using models and concepts from the social sciences disciplines. It is intended to enhance the skills of accomplished senior officials, who hold key positions in organizations and those aspiring to have a specialized career in public administration.

The curriculum provides a broad range of analytical and conceptual skills in critical areas needed for managing a changing public sector global environment in developing countries. The two year programme offers skills in managing the critical human, financial and material resources of public sector organizations.

Career Options

Learners will acquire a thorough knowledge of the legal, ethical, institutional, economic, technological and political environments of modern public administrators.

Admission Requirements

The candidate must possess the following:
  1. A Bachelor’s degree in any field of at least lower second-class honors, or its equivalent from a recognized University
  2. Qualifications in professional programmes such as; ACCA, CPA (U), CPA (K), CIMA, CIPS, ICSA or any other recognized professional qualification.
  3. A relevant Postgraduate Diploma from a recognized institution.
MPA-INSTITUTIONAL GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
Year One, Semester One
TM 500 Research Methods 30 - 30 45 3
BA 524 Institutional Management & Leadership: Models, Theories & Concepts 30 30 - 45 3
BA 526 Institutional Policy, Planning, Design and Implementation 30 30 - 45 3
PA 504 Public Administration Theory & Practice 30 30 - 45 3
HR 501 Human Resource Planning & Development 30 30 - 45 3
ME 500 Monitoring & Evaluation: Paradigms, Principles & Concepts         3
Semester load 18
Year One, Semester Two
PA 503 Corporate Governance & Decision Making 30 - 30 45 3
IS 500 Management Information Systems 30 30 - 45 3
BA 510 Strategic Management 30 - 30 45 3
PA 505 Public Service Management 30 - 30 45 3
PM 509 Project Planning & Management 30 30 - 45 3
BA 522 Financial Management 30  - 30 45 3
Semester load 18
Year Two, Semester One
TM 602 Legal & Ethical Issues 30 - 30 45 3
BA 600 Entrepreneurship Development 30 - 30 45 3
TM 600 Research Methodology Seminars 30 - 30 45 3
TM 601 Dissertation - - - - -
Semester load 9
Year Two, Semester Two
TM 601 Dissertation - 300 - 150 5
ME 505 Consultancy Skills Development 30 - 30 45 3
Semester load 8
MPA-PUBLIC POLICY
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
Year One, Semester One
PA 500 Society, Government & Politics in Africa 30 - 30 45 3
ME 500 Monitoring & Evaluation: Paradigms, Principles & Concepts 30 - 30 45 3
PA 504 Public Administration Theory & Practice 30 - 30 45 3
TM 500 Research Methods 30 - 30 45 3
LW 500 Administrative Law   30 - 30 45 3
HR 501 Human Resource Planning & Development 30 - 30 45 3
Semester load 18
Year One, Semester Two
PA 501 Public Policy  Design & Management 30 - 30 45 3
PA 505 Public Service Management 30 - 30 45 3
PA 509 Public Leadership & Governance 30 - 30 45 3
PA 510 Finance & Public Policy 30 30 - 45 3
PM 509 Project Planning & Management 30 30 - 45 3
PA 503 Corporate Governance & Decision Making 30 - 30 45 3
Semester load 18
Year Two, Semester One
TM 602 Legal & Ethical Issues 30 - 30 45 3
BA 600 Entrepreneurship Development 30 - 30 45 3
TM 600 Research Methodology Seminars 30 - 30 45 3
TM 601 Dissertation - - - - -
Semester load 9
Year Two, Semester Two
TM 601 Dissertation - 300 - 150 5
ME 505 Consultancy Skills Development 30 - 30 45 3
Semester load 8
MPA-PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
Year One, Semester One
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
PP 502 Principles of Public Procurement 30 - 30 45 3
PA 500 Society, Government & Politics in Africa 30 - 30 45 3
PA 502 Public Financial Management 30 - 30 45 3
PA 504 Public Administration Theory & Practice 30 - 30 45 3
PM 500 Project Management Theory & Practice 30 - 30 45 3
TM 500 Research Methods 30 - 30 45 3
  Semester load         18
Year One, Semester Two
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
PP 503 Comparative Public Procurement Systems 30 - 30 45 3
PP 504 Ethics & Public Procurement Law 30 - 30 45 3
PP 505 Government Contracting Management 30 - 30 45 3
PP 506 Public Procurement Stakeholder Governance 30 - 30 45 3
PP 507 Public Procurement & Development 30 - 30 45 3
PP 508 Public Procurement Information systems 30 - 30 45 3
Semester load 18
Year Two, Semester One
TM 602 Legal & Ethical Issues 30 - 30 45 3
BA 600 Entrepreneurship Development 30 - 30 45 3
TM 600 Research Methodology Seminars 30 - 30 45 3
TM 601 Dissertation - - - - -
Semester load 9
Year Two: Semester two
Code Course LH PH TH CH CU
TM 601 Dissertation - 300 - 150 5
ME 505 Consultancy Skills Development 30 - 30 45 3
Semester load 8
MPA–PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Year One: Semester one-
Code Course Name LH PH TH CH CU
PA 502 Public Financial Management 30

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30 45 3
PA 504 Public Administration Theory & Practice 30

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30 45 3
ME 500 Monitoring & Evaluation: Paradigms, Principles & Concepts 30 -

30

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3
LW 500 Administrative Law   30

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30 45 3
HR 501 Human Resource Planning & Development 30

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30 45 3
TM 500 Research Methods 30

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30 45 3
Semester load 18
Year One: Semester two
Year one Semester two
PA 501 Public Policy Design & Management 30 - 30 45 3
PA 503 Corporate Governance & Decision Making 30 - 30 45 3
PA 506 Comparative Public Administration 30 - 30 45 3
PA 507 Decentralization & Local Governance 30 - 30 45 3
PP 501 Public Procurement Management & Administration 30 - 30 45 3
PA 505 Public Service Management 30 - 30 45 3
Semester load 18
Year Two: Semester One
Code Course LH PH TH CH CU
TM 602 Legal & Ethical Issues 30 - 30 45 3
BA 600 Entrepreneurship Development 30 - 30 45 3
TM 600 Research Methodology Seminars 30 - 30 45 3
TM 601 Dissertation - - - - -
Semester load 9
Year two: Semester two
Code Course LH PH TH CH CU
TM 601 Dissertation - 300 - 150 5
ME 505 Consultancy Skills Development 30 - 30 45 3
Semester load 8

Fees per semester

Fees per semester Functional Fees Application Fees
1,700,000 UGX 300,000 UGX 50,000 UGX

International students pay international student tuition fees which is rated in dollars and this specifically covers only the cost of teaching and many student support services. This tuition below is per academic session and includes both the tuition and functional fees.

Category of Programme Fees per academic session (USD) Application / Admission Fee
Master's Degree $950 $30

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