Master of Public Administration & Management

  • Programme Code: MAPAM
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Study time: Weekend
  • Intake: April & August


This programme is meant to train and pass out graduates empowered with high and advanced skills and knowledge so as to meet the challenges of contemporary Uganda, East Africa, Africa and beyond. Quite a number of agencies, organisations and institutions find themselves persuaded to contribute to the urgency of providing a channel for equipping human resources or personnel with relevant and advanced skills to contribute to the required social-economic transformation. The need and call for a very effective and faultless public management system is extremely necessary. It is believed and expected that such a system is one that can/should play a key, driving role in bringing about the attainment of that dream. Uganda just like other East African Countries or better said, Sub-Saharan African countries in general continue to grapple with the need for effective Public Administration and efficacy in political leadership, good governance, resources mobilisation and management. What we may call, ‘delayed’ development, is unacceptable. [cm_show_info] Therefore, the MPAM programme seeks to address this gap. The objectives of the programme are:
  • To produce exceptional men and women of high ethical standards well equipped to serve the society professionally.
  • To produce an extraordinary group of individuals with high aptitude, competent enough to make critical analysis of policies, community problems and provide solutions
  • To equip learners with the knowledge and ability to master and practice public administration principles of good governance.
  • To prepare a workforce with the comprehensive capacity to work with the non-profit, civil society and the private sector organizations
The MPAM programme will run on a modular programme designed to be completed within 2 years. A module will include 5 weeks of face to face interaction with facilitators of the courses. The student will be given prepared materials including online resources to continue with learning outside campus. The programme consists of 19 compulsory taught courses while the second part will involve a project in form of a Dissertation Writing. The programme consists of Course works, Examinations and Research and all courses are compulsory to all students. [/cm_show_info]

Entry Requirements

Applicants to the Masters program must meet the general requirements for admission to Graduate Programmes set by National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) and Kabale University. Specially, applicants must possess the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with at least lower second-class honors from a recognized institution; OR
  • Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 passes and at least two principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education(UACE) obtained at the same sitting.
  • A professional qualification equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized professional body.
  • Working experience will be an added advantage.
  • A Postgraduate Diploma qualification will also be of advantage.

Fees Structure

  • Tuition Fees per Semester (East African): UGX. 1,325,000
  • Tuition Fees per Semester (Non East Africans): $730

Application and selection

Course details

Course Code Course Title LH TH PH CH CU
MPAM8111 Public Administration Theory & Practice 45 30 00 60 4
MPAM8112 Organizational Behavior 45 30 00 60 4
MPAM8113 Management Information System 45 00 30 60 4
MPAM8114 Human Resource Management & Development 45 30 00 60 4
MPAM8115 Corporate Governance and Decision Making 45 00 30 60 4
MRTM8000 Research Methods 45 30 00 60 4
MCAR8000 Computer Applications in Research 45 00 30 60 4
  Total Semester Credit Units         28
Course Code Course Title LH TH PH CH CU
MPAM8121 Administrative Law and Process 45 30 00 60 4
MPAM8122 Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation 45 30 00 60 4
MPAM8123 Public Policy Formulation and Management 45 30 00 60 4
MPAM8124 Public Financial Management 45 30 00 60 4
MPAM8125 Public Procurement Management 45 30 00 60 4
MPAM8126 Decentralization & Local Government Administration 45 30 00 60 4
  Total Semester Credit Units         24
Course Code Course Title LH TH PH CH CU
MACA8000 Scholarly Writing and Publishing Skills 45 30 00 60 4
MPAM8212 Ethics in Public Administration & Management 45 30 00 60 4
MPAM8213 Public-Private Partnerships 45 30 00 60 4
MPAM8214 Consultancy Skills Development and Management 45 30 00 60 4
MPAM8215 Civil Society Organizations 45 30 00 60 4
Total Semester Credit Units         20
Course Code Course Title LH TH PH CH CU
MPAM8221 Graduate Research Seminars 45 00 30 00 0
MPAM8222 Dissertation Report Writing 0 30 120 75 5
Total Semester Credit Units         5

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