Diploma in Business Administration

This programme aims at providing students with knowledge and skills necessary for effective performance in the role of Business Manager. It adopts a generic approach to business administration and is designed for students with interests in business administration projects, business development, community services, trade, tourism and agricultural businesses.

Career Options

This course provides the most appropriate way of management of businesses for the new generation of managers who are asked to handle multi-disciplinary projects in a rapidly changing business environment. It is specifically designed for students who may have not have progressed directly to the university for one reason or the other, Management staff who are currently undertaking development works or running business projects or working in businesses within their normal roles and responsibilities.

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry

The candidate must have at least one principal pass and two subsidiary passes attained at the same sitting of Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) – or its equivalent. The Candidate must as well have at least 5 passes in the same sitting of Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent.

Certificate Entry Scheme

The candidate must have at least three passes obtained at the same sitting of Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent or a Certificate in any course from an institution recognized by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) – or an equivalent accreditation body.

Program Duration

The program will extend over a period of two 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

The following Curriculum Matrix/ Structure summarize the layout of the courses which will be offered to all students doing a Diploma in Business Administration of Uganda Technology and Management University.

Year 1 Semester 1 (6 Cores)
BAF 1100Fundamentals of Accounting I30--30454
BBA 1104Principles and Practices of Management45-30604
BBA 1106Communication Skills301515453
CSC 1101Computer Applications & Systems3030-453
BEC 1100Microeconomics I30-30453
BBA 1103Introduction to Business Administration30-30453
 Semester Load    20
Year 1 Semester 2 (6 Cores)
BBA 1204Principles of Marketing30-30453
BBA 2203Taxation & Tax Management45-30604
BBA 2207Money and Banking30-30453
BEC 1204Macroeconomics I30--453
RMS 2201Research Methods301515453
QMT 1200Quantitative Methods I30-30453
 Semester Load    19
Year 1 Recess Term
COE 100Community Engagement I-150-755
 Recess Term Load    5
Year 2 Semester 1 (6 Cores)
BBA 2104Business Statistics45-30604
BBA 2106Business Financial Management45-30604
BBA 2109Intermediate Accounting45-30604
BBA 3101Strategic Management30-30453
BHR 1100Principles of Human Resource Management30-30604
LWS  2107Business Law45--30604
 Semester Load    23
Year 2 Semester 2 (6 Cores)
BAF 3212Auditing and Investigations45-30604
BBA 2201Entrepreneurship Development45-30604
BBA 3202Ethics and Governance30-30453
BBA 3203Production and Operations Management30-30453
DPR 2201Diploma Project-120-604
 Semester Load    18
Total Graduation Load85

The Minimum Graduation Load for Diploma in Business Administration = 85 Credit Units.

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