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Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGD BA)



Sometimes in life, you have a lot to do and not much time to do it. When your position is time-barred, it helps to find the most effective way to spend it. A Postgraduate Diploma packs massive volumes of practical, hands-on business knowledge that you can apply directly into running your business.

The PGDBA is a precursor to the Masters in Business Administration. It’s a one year Program that aims to develop the skills, competencies and knowledge required by the industry as necessary for successful strategic business management within a global economy.

The programme will improve students’ ability to translate business knowledge into concrete actions suitable for the business environment.



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Course Overview

MASTER OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
YEAR ONE SEMESTER ONE
course codeCourse Name
MIT710Academic Writing and Publication Skills
MIT712Management Information System
MIT715E-Governance
MIT716ICT for Development & Innovation
MIT717Requirement Engineering
MIT718Legal and Ethical aspects of Computing
YEAR ONE SEMESTER TWO
course codeCourse Name
MBA724Computer Applications in Research
MHR722Organizational Behavior
MIT727Information Technology Project Management
MIT728Data Analytics and Visualization
MIT729Research Methods in Information Technology
Electives (Choose 1 Course)
MIT724Knowledge management and business intelligence
MIT725Data Warehousing and Data Mining
MIT726ICT policy Formulation and E-strategy Development
YEAR TWO SEMESTER ONE
course codeCourse Name
MIT721Computer Networks & Telecommunications
MIT723Web Application Engineering
MIT722Advanced Database Systems
MIT821Systems Analysis and Design
MIT822Security of Information systems
Electives (Choose 1 Course)
MIT818Distributed Systems Technologies
MIT823Artificial Intelligence & Intelligent system
MIT824Mobile and Wireless Networks
YEAR TWO SEMESTER TWO
course codeCourse Name
MIT825Master’s Dissertation in Information Technology


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The MSc IT programme will attract students with a wide range of backgrounds. It is assumed that entering students will have a common background obtained through an undergraduate degree in the IT field. Whereas the MIT programme will attract experienced individuals including IT professionals, it will also be suitable for people seeking career changes. The design of the MIT programme accommodates this wide diversity of backgrounds and learning environments. Specifically, the MIT programme is appropriate for:

  1. Graduates with degrees in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, business degrees; and other bachelor’s degrees in a range of fields including the engineering, physical sciences, humanities, and social sciences, with evidence of having undertaken relevant courses or certifications in ICT.
  2. Experienced IT professionals seeking to upgrade skills and understand modern IT management approaches.

  3.  Experienced professionals seeking skills in Information Technology Management.
  4. Postgraduate diploma holders in computing (Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering) who wish to upgrade to master’s level.


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Upon completing the MIT programme, a student should be able to:

  1. Develop research articles for publication in scholarly journals. 
  2. Differentiate basic computing concepts and their applicability. 
  3. Demonstrate to institutions in establishing suitable IT business strategies.
  4. Describe protocols, Services and utilities of various Layers that allow programmers to access the Internet and communications to take place.
  5. Describe specific IT audits to ensure that IT and business systems are protected and controlled.
  6. Design, implement and review ICT policies and contracts.


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The Master of Information Technology (MIT) degree programme is intended to:

  1. Expose the student to techniques of scientific writing and publication.
  2. Provide students with a basis for understanding computing concepts necessary to adopt in the IT-based programme.
  3. Impart knowledge and skills to students in IT governance and outsourcing.
  4. Equip students with cognitive skills such as those analysis, synthesis, creativity, and evaluation.
  5. Prepare students to participate in managing IT projects.
  6. Introduce the students to statistical techniques that can be used to analyse causality and correlation relationships between research variables.


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Master of Information Technology (MIT) Degree Programme provides an opportunity for prospective students to undertake training in IT and its application in business processes, at a master’s degree level in Uganda and beyond. The programme focuses on information technologies such as ICT for development & Innovation, Web Application Engineering, Data Analytics and Visualization, data mining and data warehousing etc. with an emphasis on their application in the practical world. The courses delivered in this curriculum will also have a strong research and development bias to address the continuously changing societal needs. The programme aims at providing an enduring foundation for future professional and academic growth. This programme will further enhance competencies in technology innovations in various sectors such as health, business, education, agriculture, and government.

 

Master of Information Technology (MIT) will be hosted at the Faculty of Science and Technology in the Department of Information Technology. The programme runs for two academic years comprising of four (4) semesters.

 

Students in the MIT degree Programme are required to take three semesters of coursework for those on plan B and one semester of a Dissertation/project and those on plan A are required to take two semesters of coursework and two semesters of thesis/project. The minimum graduation load is 70 credit units. The Master of Information Technology MIT is a two-year day or evening or online degree programme. Its aim is to prepare postgraduate students capable of having relevant skills to bridge the gap and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (1, 4, 5) that is, students after this course will be able to leave self-reliant lives, demonstrate quality education and respond to gender equality education issues in Africa. Also, this programme will produce ICT experts to enable the government of Uganda to realize its objectives or Vision 2040 as an overall total of 27,198 ICT experts are required according to Third National Development Plan (NDPIII). Only 10,619 are available in the country leaving a gap of 16,619 IT experts. So, for that matter, this programme will be a source of competent human resources who are able to articulate theories and practices that underpin Information Technology, apply theoretical Information Technology with an emphasis on data modelling, information processing, Information technology strategy formulation in business organizations, e-commerce development, and management of Information technology resources and personnel.



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FACULTY OF LAW
DIPLOMA IN PARALEGAL STUDIES
YEAR ONE SEMESTER ONE
course codeCourse Name
DPS111Introduction to law & Legal Systems
DPS112General Principles of Constitutional law
DPS113Criminal law
DPS114Contract Law
DPS115Administrative Law
DPS116Law of Evidence
YEAR ONE SEMESTER TWO
course codeCourse Name
DPS121Introduction to Legal Research & Writing
DPS122Paralegal Ethics & Professionalism
DPS123Forensic Justice & Criminology I
DPS124Criminal Procedure
DPS125Law of Real Property
DPS126Family law and succession
YEAR TWO SEMESTER ONE
course codeCourse Name
DPS211Health and the Law
DPS212Introduction to Human Rights
DPS213Forensic Justice & Criminology 2
DPS214Elements of Commercial Law
DPS215Labour law
DPS216Civil Procedure
YEAR TWO SEMESTER TWO
course codeCourse Name
DPS220Internship-Legal Assistant/Paralegal
DPS221Research Report


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Direct entry from high school: One (1) Principal pass at A-level Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) and at least 5 passes at Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent.

Duration

  1. The Diploma in Paralegal Studies (DPs) program will be a two-year program offered in two (2) semesters per year and taught in six (6) semesters.
  2. The academic year of the programme shall consist of two semesters.
  3. No student shall be allowed to obtain the Diploma beyond a period of three (3) academic consecutive years, including, where applicable, a dead year except with the approval of the University Senate.

 



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By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of certain fundamental areas of law and a range of legal concepts, values, and principles. 
  2. Advise non-legal audiences on legal matters in a manner that is clear and concise, both orally and in writing.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to conduct research and access legal resources including using online sources of law and legal databases.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to identify issues and apply legal knowledge and principles to simple problems and projects, with a view to constructing relevant, creative, and ethically appropriate responses.
  5. Demonstrate an ability to engage with others in a way that respects diverse opinions and perspectives to achieve relevant and efficient outcomes that reflect the contribution of all those involved.
  6. Demonstrate an ability to reflect upon and analyse the law’s effect on society. 
  7. Students will have the opportunity to gain valuable paralegal knowledge and skills and understand contemporary legal issues from a local perspective.


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The objectives of the Diploma in Paralegal Studies Programme are to:

  • Provide students with an understanding of the theoretical and practical knowledge of the basic concepts of law and a grasp of the legal rights of all individuals including prisoners.
  • Enable the students to develop skills in accessing legal and judicial institutions and processes for public advocacy that will aid them in effectively performing the procedural tasks both in the law office and their target community. 
  • Enable the students to develop a good knowledge of the Ugandan Legal System.
  • Provide students with the skills to conduct research on basic aspects of the law and legal procedure.
  • Enable students to be grounded in the ethics befitting paralegals in accordance with the National Legal Aid Policy.
  • Enable students to think critically, reason abstractly, and use oral and written language effectively.
  • Enable students to understand and value the important concepts of legal ethics, confidentiality, professional responsibility, and the boundaries of and prohibition against the unauthorized practice of law by laypersons.
  • Enable students to enrol for an LLB degree course at any Ugandan University.
  • Prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and other competencies to enable them to provide para-legal services nationally and regionally.
  • Inculcate in students the values of professionalism, social justice, and community service.
  • To enable students to think critically, reason abstractly, and use oral and written language effectively.

 

To achieve the aims above, the Diploma in Paralegal Studies (DPs) at Cavendish University Uganda shall be guided by the following core values:

  • Commitment to Excellence: Pursue the highest standards in order to nurture excellence individually as a profession and as a community of scholars.
  • Integrity: Adhere to the highest integrity standards in all professional and personal obligations and responsibilities to students, staff, and society.
  • Student and Community focused: Give quality lectures and services to students and the community in order to continuously thrive to meet and exceed their expectations.
  • Professionalism: Maintain professionalism and comply with national and international standards and ethics.
  • Teamwork: Foster a work environment of team building, shared skills, openness and honest communication.
  • Service to mankind: To promote a culture of integrity and service to mankind as part of the University’s social responsibility.


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COURSE CODECOURSE NAME
YEAR ISEMESTER I
MBA710Management Theory and Practice
MBA711Strategic Financial Management
MBA712Marketing Management
RSC003Research Methodology and Consultancy
MBA725Economics for Managers
YEAR ISEMESTER II
MBA716Operations Management
MBA721Strategic Management
MBA722Scholarly Writing and Publications
MBA726Financial Accounting
MBA724Computer Applications in Research
YEAR IISEMESTER I
MBA727Human Resource Management
MHR811Organisational Development
MHR815Industrial Relations and Labor Law
MHR722Organisational Behaviour
MHR814Human Resource Information Systems
YEAR IISEMESTER II
MBA820Dissertation


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