Kyambogo University persistently strives to be at the forefront of providing sustained quality academic and professional training in the fields of Education, Business, Management, and ICTs. The University does not only recognise the need for manpower training and development in these specialities but also the high demand for training by school leavers, the unemployed and underemployed persons. The institution believes that this goal cannot be achieved and perpetuated without appropriate and quality teachers. It is for these reasons that the School of Management and Entrepreneurship reviewed the Bachelor of Business Studies with Education (BBS/ED) degree programme.
Background to and Summary of the Review
The degree programme was last reviewed in 2006. Between now (2012) and then, feedback from our target beneficiaries (the graduates, educational institutions and the corporate world) appreciated the outcome of the programme. The only key concern was absence computerised accounting in the programme content, especially for graduates who join the corporate world. Against this background, limited changes were made in the programme content; computerised accounting too was not introduced owing to the already over-loaded nature of the programme.
Hence salient changes included adopting the Kyambogo University-wide coding system for the course units and National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) standards and guidelines; other changes include those arising from changes in courses borrowed from various departments and faculties.
The codes were re-set as follows: the alpha part now begins with the first letter of the School (Management – ‘M’) followed by initials of the Department where the course is housed (i.e. ‘AF’ for Accounting and Finance; ‘‘AS’ for Business Administration; ‘PL’ for Procurement; and ‘MS’ for Management Science. This is summarised below:
Department where the Course is Housed
Accounting and Finance
Business Administration & Entrepreneurship
Procurement, Supply Chain & Marketing
Professional Studies – Education
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) courses. 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 course number.
The programme still targets the students with ‘A” Level Certificate, Diploma Holders and persons who have passed Mature Age Entrance Examination.