This programme is intended to produce human resource professionals with the ability to lead people, lead business, and lead change by transforming human capital into opportunities.

Career Options

Taught by leading practitioners in the HR industry, this curriculum explores the principles of human resource management in a global economy, quantitative modeling and business strategy. It equips graduates with the skills to identify, analyze and solve complex human resource and management issues for organizations. It covers areas of human resource policy, human resource development and industrial relations.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to this program must possess the following:-

  • A Bachelor's Degree from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • A professional qualification deemed equivalent to a Bachelors degree from a recognized professional body.

Duration of the Program

The program will extend over a period of one academic year. An academic year shall consist of two semesters and one recess term. A semester shall consist of 15 weeks of lectures. A recess term shall consist of 10 weeks.

Programme Options

The following Curriculum Matrix/ Structure summarize the layout of the courses which will be offered to all graduates of the PGD in human Resource Management and Development of Uganda Technology and Management University.

Year One, Semester One
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
HR 500 Human Resource Management Theory & Practice  30 - 30 45 3
HR 501 Human Resource Planning & Development 30 30 - 45 3
PA 500 Society, Government & Politics in Africa 30 - 30 45 3
BA 500 Organization Theory & Management 30 30 - 45 3
BA 501 Organizational Change & Development 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
HR 502 Training of Trainers 30 - 30 45 3
HR 503 Employee Law & Relations 30 - 30 45 3
HR 504 Communication Skills for HR professional 30 - 30 45 3
HR 505 Human Resource Information systems 30 - 30 45 3
HR 506 Compensation & Benefits Administration 30 - 30 45 3
BA 502 Accounting & Finance for Managers 30 - 30 45 3
  Semester         18

Fees per semester

Fees per semester Functional Fees Application Fees
1,400,000 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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