Cavendish Uganda

Diploma in Business Administration

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This programme covers both the breadth and the inter-disciplinary aspect of business as a whole. It balances conceptual knowledge with an applied curriculum that is also suitable for vast positions in various industries such as Finance, Marketing, Human Resource and others.

This Diploma is a two-year, full time, day, evening and weekend Programmes. It’s appropriate for students who wish to acquire knowledge in business and management. Graduates of the Programme have a formidable capacity to solve complex business problems with enormous creativity and innovation. The blend of the course content exposes the student to an international business outlook from a Ugandan context.

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Course Overview

Career objective

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.

Programme structure

Year 1

Semester 1
course code Course Name
DBA 112 Microeconomics
DBA 113 Business Administration
DBA 115 Financial Accounting
DBA 116 Business Statistics
DIT 110 Information Systems and Technologies
DMC 111 Business Communication Skills
ENG 111 English I
Semester 2
course code Course Name
DBA 121 Cost Accounting and Budgeting
DBA 122 Quantitative Methods for Business
DBA 123 Business Environment
DBA 124 Principles of Marketing
DBA 125 Business Law
DBA 126 Stores and Inventory Management
DBA 127 English II

Year 2

Semester 1
course code Course Name
DBA 211 Managerial Accounting
DBA 212 Management Information Systems
DBA 213 Entrepreneurship Skills Development
DBA 214 Marketing Planning
DBA 215 Human Resource Management
DBA 216 Procurement Management
Semester 2
course code Course Name
DBA 221 Auditing I
DBA 222 Financial Management
DBA 223 Taxation
DBA 225 International Business
DPL 226 Research Methodology
DPL 227 Research Proposal

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