Bachelor of Public Administration & 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.

Career Options

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.

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.

Admission Requirements
Programme NameBachelor of Public Administration and Management
Programme Duration3 Years
Admission CriteriaDirect 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
ModeDual Mode (Online and Physical)
Fee Per SemesterUganda Shillings: 1,100,000
Program Duration

The program will extend over a period of three academic years. 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.

Program Options
Year 1 Semester 1 ( 6 Cores)
CodeCourse NameLHTHPHCHCU
HPA 1100Principles of Public Administration3030-453
CSC 1101Computer Applications & System30-30453
BHR 1103Human Resource Management & Administration3030-453
HPA 1103Public Communication Skills4530-604
BBA 1100Organizational Theory & Management3030-453
BEC 1100Microeconomics I3030-453
Semester Load    19
Year 1 Semester 2  (6 Cores)
LWS  3106Administrative Law4530-604
HPA 1201Public Financial Management4530-604
HPA 1200Public Policy Administration3030-453
CIS 1201Management Information Systems3030-453
BBA 3202Ethics & Governance3030-453
BBA 3200Organizational Change & Development4530-604
Semester Load    21
Year 1 Recess Term
COE 100Community Engagement I  150755
Recess Term Load    5
Year 2 Semester 1 ( 6 Cores)
HPA 2103Public Infrastructure Planning & Management3030-453
HMJ 2106Technical Writing & Communication451515604
HPA 1101Politics & Government in Africa3030-453
HPA 2100Democracy & Human Rights Administration3030-453
BBA 3101Strategic Management3030-453
BEC 2101Macroeconomics I3030-453
Semester Load19
Year 2 Semester 2 (6 Cores)
HPP 2102Project Planning & Management3030-453
HPA 2206Public Service Management4530-604
HPA 2201Diplomacy & International Relations3030-453
HPA 2202Records Management & Administration3030-453
BEC 3213Managerial Economics3030-453
RMS 2201Research Methods301515453
Semester Load    19
Year 2 Recess Term
COE 200Community Engagement II--150755
Recess Term Load    5
Year 3 Semester 1
Local Government Administration Specialization (5 Cores)
HPA 3107Urban Planning & Governance3030-453
HPA 3100Community Resource Mobilization3030-453
HME 3100Monitoring and Evaluations of Government Projects4530-604
HPA 3103Natural Resources Management4530-604
HPA 3101Environment and Waste Management3030-453
Semester Load    17
Public Finance Specialization
HPA 3105Salaries  & Wage Administration3030-453
HPA 3102Microfinance Operations & Management4530-604
HPA 3104Principles of Public Procurement3030-453
BBA 2108Entrepreneurship Theory and Principles3030-453
HPA 3106Taxation & Tax Administration4530-604
Semester Load    17
Year 3 Semester 2
Local Government Administration Specialization (5 Cores)
HPA 2207Rural Development Administration3030-453
HPA 3203Leadership and Interpersonal Skills3030-453
HPA 3201Gender and Development3030-453
HPA 2208Administration of Public Sector Organizations3030-453
RPR 3201Project-120-604
Semester Load    16
Public Finance Specialization (4 Cores)
BST 3200Financial Analysis3030-604
BAF 3204Management of Financial Services3030-604
HPA 3200Decentralization, Governance & Development4530-604
RPR 3201Project-120-604
Semester Load    16
Year 3 Recess Term
COE 300Community Engagement III--150755
Recess Term Load    5
Fees per semester

Local Students (East African Community)

Fees per semester (UGX)Functional Fees (UGX)Application Fees (UGX)
1,100,000250,00050,000

International Students

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 ProgrammeFees per academic session (USD)Application / Admission Fee
Bachelor’s Degree$700$30
Undergraduate Diploma$500$30
Undergraduate Certificate$250$30
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