Kyambogo University has a Vision of being the Centre of Academic Excellence in various fields of study and our Mission is “to advance and to promote knowledge and development of skills in Science, Technology and Education, and in such other fields having regard to quality, equity and transformation of society”.
However, due to the rapidly changing business environment, the job market calls for graduates with up-to-date knowledge, skills and attitudes. It is against this background that the Department decided to review the programme in terms of name, content enrichment, dropping some courses, introduction of more specialisations (options) and adoption of the university-wide format of course codes. The name of the course will therefore be: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).
The programme shall be housed and run by the Department of Business Administration &Entrepreneurship, School of Management and Entrepreneurship.
Changed Course Codes
The alpha-numeric course codes were rebranded as follows: the alpha part now begins with letter ‘M’ which is the first letter of the school, followed by initials of the Department where the course is housed (ie AF for Accounting and Finance, and AS for Business Administration, PL for Procurement and MS for Management Science.
Hence in this programme structure, MMS is a course from the Department of Management Science, MAF from Accounting and Finance, MAS from Business Administration, and MPL from Procurement and Marketing Departments.
The numeric part of the Course Code changed from the hitherto three digits to four digits to address coding challenges faced by departments with more than nine (9) papers. What did not change is the coding philosophy of the numeric part of the course code: first digit for year of study, second digit for the semester, and now the last two represent the paper number.
In general, Uganda’s Public Sector is diminishing and the Private Sector is growing at a fast rate. Government Policy of Privatisation and Liberalisation is giving birth to increased private investments, both local and multi-national (foreign Direct Investments). This investment is dominated by businesses which call for Business Administrators with specific skills in Administration, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Procurement and Accounting and Finance. Business start-ups and their administration provide potential source of employment, hence, the need for Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). Secondly, scarcity of employment in this country, calls for an “all-round” person who is flexible in accomplishing various tasks either as an employee or self-employed; and BBA is the type of degree programme that can offer this kind of person.
In addition, the School has been receiving frequent requests from prospective employers and the general public about Business Administration; hence the introduction of the BBA Programme will meet their demand.
The programme shall target the students with ‘A” Level Certificates, and or persons who have passed the University Mature Age Entrance Examination and Diploma holders.