About Uganda Management Institute

Uganda management Institute (UMI) is a National Centre for Training, Research and Consultancy in the field of Administration, Leadership and Management. Officially opened on 7th October 1969 as the Institute Public Administration (IPA), the Institute was mandated to conduct intensive in-service training to quickly develop management capacity in the public service. Whereas IPA opened from inception as a department of the Ministry of Public Service, this changed with the enactment of the Uganda Management Institute Statue of 1992, under which it acquired its present name and changed its status to a semi autonomous body corporate under the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001

It aims at strengthening the management and institutional capacity of the public, private and non-governmental sectors in Uganda and beyond by offering a blend of short and long courses for middle, senior, and executive level managers; facilitating conferences, seminars and workshops; and providing research, consultancy and distance learning services. UMI is the national centre for training, research and consultancy in the field of management and administration. It has an established vision to be a world class management development institute and a stated mission to excel in developing management capacity.

Within the context of the strategic plan, the Institute is structured into four specialized but complementary schools and three regional study centres namely:

  1. School of Civil Service, Public Administration and Governance,
  2. School of Business and Management,
  3. School for Distance Learning and Information Technology,  
  4. School of Management Sciences,
  5. Regional Centre: Mbarara, Gulu and Mbale


To be a World Class Management Development Institute.


To Excel in Developing Practical and Sustainable Administration, Leadership and Management Capacity.


Strategic Objectives:

  1. Enhance the quality, relevance and delivery of competence based education and training
  2. Generate and disseminate cutting edge knowledge on public administration, management and leadership
  3. Deliver practical and credible consulting services that address clients’ management, administration and leadership challenges
  4. Attract, develop and retain high quality staff
  5. Enhance the Institute’s competitiveness and sustainability
  6. Strengthen the capacity of support functions to facilitate effective and efficient delivery of UMI services

Core Values:

In pursuit of its mission UMI will be guided by the following values:

  1. Customer focus refers to UMI’s conviction that the customer/client constitutes the primary reason for the Institute’s existence. UMI’s approach to programme design and delivery, therefore, seeks first to respond to and satisfy identified needs of the different market segments that are served by the Institute. UMI will be guided by the principles of flexibility and providing value-for-money to all its customers.

  2. Professionalism demands, inter alia, a thorough knowledge of one’s field of endeavor as well as demonstration of skill, high ethical standards, and respect for UMI’s clients and other stakeholders.

  3. Integrity, transparency and accountability underpin the approach of all Institute faculty, management and support staff to their duties and responsibilities. All institute personnel are expected to be truthful, reliable, and accountable for their actions.

  4. Teamwork is key to the successful achievement of UMI’s endeavors, right from the sharing of a common vision, mission and objectives, to the mutual support that individuals are expected to extend to one another to ensure cost effective implementation of planned activities.

  5. Equity and fairness are important principles that underlie UMI’s human resource management and development objectives, policies and  programmes. UMI is an equal opportunity employer that believes in implementing a responsive performance-based reward system to attract and retain highly competent and motivated male and female staff. Equity and fairness will also apply to clients’ access to UMI services.

  6. Innovativeness and adaptability to change are key to continuous improvement. The Institute shall encourage staff to come up with new ideas as long as they help to fulfill the Institute’s mandate. The existing decentralized framework and the planning system, provides the necessary incentives for innovation.

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2018 -2019


Plot 44-52, Jinja Road,
P.O Box 20131 Kampala, Uganda
Telephone: +256-417 891000, +256-312 721000, +256 752 259722