Kyambogo University is desirous of providing sustained high academic and professional training in the fields of Education, Business, Management, Procurement Management, Human Resource Management, Communication and Technology. The University is not only cognisant of the need for manpower training and development in these fields but also of the high demand for further training by the graduates who may be in positions of high authority with regard to the management of procurement and logistical functions of their organisations.
The project for Institutional Support for Strengthening Public and Private procurement in Uganda (NPT) being implemented under the Department of Business Studies (now School of Management and Entrepreneurship) initiated the development of this course as one of its output areas and is currently funding the programme content development through a joint collaboration between the experts from the Northern consortium, mainly from the Netherlands and Lecturers identified from the Business Studies Department. The MBA programme shall prepare students to assume responsibility for management in their career paths in the business world.
The world of work has increasingly become very competitive both at national and international level. Employers are increasingly looking out for workers with the ability to make multi-disciplinary decisions. Organizations are looking out for employees who can easily adapt to non-structured and constantly changing situations which MBA intends to impact to candidates. The MBA shall therefore look forward to a complete re-skilling of the human resource to cope up with the changing demands.
This MBA is an all-round business management qualification that ultimately focuses on the growing dynamism of businesses both nationally and globally. It is designed to respond to the urgent need of enhancing the managerial skills and knowledge of the people involved in designing and implementing policies to enhance competitiveness within organizations. Such managerial skills are becoming a necessity for modern business management in Uganda and worldwide.
This MBA is to be an answer to the demands of the current Ugandan Public service (as directed by the President of the Republic of Uganda) that all Permanent Secretaries must be holders of a degree of Master of Business Administration.
The programme shall target persons with at least a good first degree in any discipline.