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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

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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By the end of the course, students will be expected to be able to:

  • Produce well written work which is well-organized, relevant and makes use of appropriate terminology and academic style.
  • Define, identify, and evaluate ethical versus unethical academic practices.
  • Develop an iterative creative process, as well as presenting work for, and participating in individual and group Critiques.
  • Apply leadership skills and have a sense of responsibility as citizens of their respective countries.
  • Apply Common Sense in their behaviour and decision making.


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FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
HIGHER EDUCATION CERTIFICATE – PHYSICAL SCIENCES
YEAR ONE SEMESTER ONE
course codeCourse Name
FOU110Foundational Mathematics
FOU111Computing Skills
FOU112Communication Skills
FOS111Foundation Physics and Inorganic Chemistry
FOS112Foundation Physics I
FOU114English
YEAR ONE SEMESTER TWO
course codeCourse Name
FOS125Foundation Statistics
FOS126Foundation Physics II
FOS127Foundation Organic and Analytic Chemistry
HEC128Life Skills Education
FOU113Introduction to Development Studies

FACULTY OF SOCIOECONOMIC SCIENCES
HIGHER EDUCATION CERTIFICATE – HUMANITIES
YEAR ONE SEMESTER ONE
course codeCourse Name
FOU110Foundational Mathematics
HEC111Computing and Study Skills
FOU112Communication Skills
HEC113Reading & Writing Skills for Beginners
FOU114English
YEAR TWO SEMESTER TWO
course codeCourse Name
A) Compulsory Courses
FOA122Introduction to Critical Thinking
FOU113Introduction to Development Studies
HEC122Ethical Practice and Professionalism
B) Electives (students will select any two depending on choice of progression)
FOA120Foundation of Law
FOA121Principles of Accounting
HEC125Basic Entrepreneurial skills
FOA123Business Administration
FOA124Introduction to Political Science


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  • To prepare students for further education
  • To prepare students for entrance into undergraduate degree/diploma programmes and thereby:
    • Introduce students to the culture of higher education and university life.
    • Provide a structured framework to support students to become self-directed learners in acquiring a range of transferable skills for undergraduate study.
  • To provide the opportunity to develop leadership, team working and supervisory skills in order to work effectively in the setting of a contemporary multidisciplinary team and to begin to make independent decisions with appropriate support
  • To provide each student with a variety of workplace experience during their programme in order to best inform career choice.


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COURSE CODECOURSE NAME
YEAR ISEMESTER I
BIT110Introduction to Information & Communication Technology
BIT111Discrete Mathematics
BBA116Basic Statistics
BIT113Fundamentals of Information Systems
BJC110Communication Skills and Learning skills for Employability
YEAR ISEMESTER II
BIT126Database Development and Management I
BIT122Internet Technology & Web Design
BIT123Computer Applications
BIT124E-Commerce
COM122Principles of programming
BIT125Information Systems Management
Recess Term
FST121Industrial Training
YEAR IISEMESTER I
BIT215Database Development and Management II
BIT212Systems Analysis and Design
BIT213Web Development and Management
BIT214Computer Networks & Data Communications
COM211Object oriented programming
AGM212Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
YEAR IISEMESTER II
BIT222Research Methodology in Computing
BIT223Computer Repair and Maintenance
BIT225Emerging Trends in Information Technology
COM221Operating Systems Principles
COM224Software Engineering Principles
Year TwoRecess Term
FST220Industrial Training
YEAR IIISEMESTER I
BIT311ICT Project Planning and Management
BIT312Mobile Application Development
BIS313Business Systems Modelling
BIT314Network Configuration and Management
ELECTIVES(Choose One Course)
BIT315Multimedia systems
BIT316ICT 4 Development & Innovation
YEAR IIISEMESTER II
BIT321Professional Issues in Computing
BIT325Information Systems Audit
BIT323User Interface Design
BIT324Network and Information Security
FST320Graduation project
ELECTIVES(Choose One Course)
BBC325Business Intelligence and Data warehouse
BIT322Distributed System Development


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COURSE CODECOURSE NAME
YEAR ISEMESTER I
BBA112Microeconomics I
BBA113Business Administration
BJC110Communication Skills and Learning Skills for Employability
BIT110Introduction to Information and Communication Technologies
BBA115Financial Accounting
BBA116Basic Statistics
YEAR ISEMESTER II
BES 121Macroeconomics I
BES 122Time Series and Index Numbers
BES123Calculus
BES124Development Economics I
BES125Probability Theory
BES126Data Processing
STUDENTS BEGIN TO SPECIALISE
YEAR IISEMESTER I (STATISTICS OPTION)
BES211Statistical Inference I
BDM213Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
BES212Mathematical Economics
BDM212Microeconomics II
BDM214Labour Economics
BES213Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
YEAR IISEMESTER I (DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS OPTION)
BDM211Managerial Economics
BDM213Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
BES212Mathematical Economics
BDM212Microeconomics II
BDM214Labour Economics
BDM215World Economic History
YEAR IISEMESTER II (STATISTICS OPTION)
BES221Econometrics I
BES222Industrial Statistical Modeling
BES223Statistical Inference II
BDM222Macroeconomics II
BDM226Monetary Economics
RSC001Research Methods
BBA226Practicum
YEAR IISEMESTER II (DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS OPTION)
BES221Econometrics I
BDM222Macroeconomics II
BDM223Development Economics II
BDM226Monetary Economics
HRM221Principles of Management
RSC001Research Methods
BBA226Practicum
YEAR IIISEMESTER I (STATISTICS OPTION)
BES311Statistical Data Analysis
BBA311Project Planning and Management
BES312Operations Research
BES313Multivariate Analyses
BDM313Public Sector Economics
BDM312Microeconomics III
YEAR IIISEMESTER I (DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS OPTION)
BBA311Project Planning and Management
BDM316Development Economics III
BDM313Public Sector Economics
BDM314Health Economics
BDM315International Economics
BDM312Microeconomics III
YEAR IIISEMESTER II (STATISTICS OPTION)
BES321Econometrics II
BES322Sampling Design and Survey
BDM321Macroeconomics III
BES324Economic Policy and Planning
BES323Agricultural Statistics
BBA326Research Project
YEAR IIISEMESTER II (DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS OPTION)
BDM321Macroeconomics III
IRD125International Political Economy
BDM322Industrial Economics
BBA322Strategic Management
BDM325Agricultural Economics
BBA326Research Project


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COURSE CODECOURSE NAME
YEAR ISEMESTER I
DBA112Microeconomics
DBA113Business Administration
DBA115Financial Accounting
DBA116Basic Statistics
DIT110Introduction to Information and Communication Technologies
DJC110Communication Skills and Learning Skills for Employability
YEAR ISEMESTER II
DBA121Cost Accounting and Budgeting
DBA123Business Environment
DBA124Principles of Marketing
DBA125Business Law
DBA126Stores and Inventory Management
  
YEAR IISEMESTER I
DBA211Managerial Accounting
DBA212Management Information Systems
DBA213Entrepreneurship and E-commerce
DBA215Human Resource Management
DBA216Procurement Management
DBA217Industrial Training (Recess Period)
YEAR IISEMESTER II
DBA221Auditing I
DBA222Financial Management
DBA223Taxation
RSC001Research Methodology


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The Diploma of Business Administration (DBA) programme is designed to enable the students to:

  • Acquire knowledge in the nature and structure of the modern business organisation, the nature of enterprise, the role of profit and the critical managerial functions that contribute to the total operation of a business
  • Acquire general knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the planning and development of an organisation’s human resources (HR); and how they contribute to organisational objectives and requirements
  • Understand the major decisions areas and concepts used in financial accounting and management
  • Internalise the principal concepts, frameworks and techniques of strategic management as a backbone for generating options for strategic business judgment
  • Understand micro and macro-economic principles and theories and apply them to solve complex real life situations.


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COURSE CODECOURSE NAME
YEAR ISEMESTER I
DCS111Fundamentals of Mathematics
DIT110Introduction to Information and Communication Technologies
DCS112Introduction to Operating Systems
DIT111Gender and ICT
DJC110Communication Skills and Learning Skills for Employability
YEAR ISEMESTER II
DCS121Computer Architecture and Organisation
DCS122Programming principles
DIT123Computer applications
DIT121Introduction to Databases Systems
DIT122Internet Technology and Web Design
YEAR IISEMESTER I
DCS211Computer Assembly, Repair and Maintenance
DIT211Database Development and Administration
DIT212Systems Analysis and Design
DIT213Dynamic Website Development
FST210Industrial Training (Recess Period)
ELECTIVES(COMPUTER SCIENCE OPTION-CHOOSE ONE)
DCS212Computational Mathematics
DCS213Object Oriented Programming
ELECTIVES(INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OPTION-CHOOSE ONE)
DIT214Information Systems Management
DIT215E-Commerce
YEAR IISEMESTER II
DIT221Professional Issues in Computing
DIT223PC Network and Data Communication
FST222Project
ELECTIVES(COMPUTER SCIENCE OPTION-CHOOSE ONE)
DCS221Graphical User Interface
DCS223Application Development
ELECTIVES(INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OPTION-CHOOSE ONE)
DIT225Information Storage and retrieval
DIT224Introduction to Multimedia Systems


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The following are the objectives of the Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology:

  • To educate and train students in the fundamentals of Computer Science and Information Technology in order to analyse and solve computing problems
  • To build the capacity with practical orientation needed to link the Computing sector with Government and Industry under the broader perspective of Information and Communication Technology
  • To prepare professionals with knowledge in ethical and legal issues as well as the interpersonal skills required to effectively promote ideas, goals, or products
  • To prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills to pursue further studies in Computer Science, Information Technology and other related disciplines
  • To equip students with the technical skills required to design, troubleshoot and maintain computer networks and hardware
  • To impart practical skills to students in database, computer programming and web technology principles


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Distance Learning Study Mode

Our Distance Learning platform provides a flexible, accessible and cost-effective mode of learning as an alternative to traditional classroom-based learning. This mode of study is suitable for those who have difficulty attending traditional classes for various reasons. It gives one the opportunity to study away from the classroom without interrupting their day to day activities.



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Campus-based Study Mode

As one of the most innovative academic institutions in Uganda, we’re renowned for our accredited programmes, quality education and student-centred way of doing business that creates responsible, educated, employable and entrepreneurial citizens (REEE).



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Weekend Learning Study Mode

Our Blended Learning for Working Adults are affordable, flexible and convenient. Save money while studying from wherever you are with our in-class and online (blended) learning options. Even more accessible are your learning materials through our state-of-the-art, 3rd generation teaching and learning online platform. You can have it all!



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