The School of Management Sciences, which started as the Higher Degrees Department in October 2005, has been in effect since July 1, 2013.


According to The Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001 as amended in 2006 UMI is categorized as an “Other Degree Awarding Institution”. In order to carry out its mandate of offering academic degrees, the School of Management Science is responsible for handling all the academic degrees, both at Maters and PhD level.

The School of Management Science prepares participants to lead people, think strategically, and create successful private and public organizational environments. The schools major focus is providing participants with competence based education necessary to manage dynamic organizations and creating critical, analytical but yet creative thinkers.

The Ag. Dean for the School of Management Science is Dr. Gerald Kagambirwe Karyeija. The school is run under three departments.

1.  Department of Political and Administrative Sciences

The department houses the following specializations for the PhD in Administration and Management (Public Administration, Public Procurement, and Institutional Leadership and Management). Additionally, it runs the Masters in Public Administration, Masters in Public Procurement, Masters in Institutional Leadership Management and Masters in Management Studies. The current staff members are:

  1. Dr. Stella Kyohairwe – Ag. Head of Department
  2. Dr. Gerald Kagambirwe Karyeija
  3. Dr. Edgar Kateshumbwa Mwesigye
  4. Mr. Michael Kiwanuka

2. Department of Educational Leadership and Management

This department runs PhD specializations in in Higher Education Management and Administration, in addition to the Masters in Higher Education Management and Administration. The current staff members are:

  1. Dr. Maria Barifaijo Kaguhangire – Ag Head of Department
  2. Dr. Karim Sessanga
  3. Dr. Florence Sajjabi Bakibinga

 3.  Department of Economics and Managerial Science

This department takes care of the PhD specialization in Business Administration plus the Masters in Business Administration. The current staff members are;-

  1. Ms. Prossy Oluka - Ag. Head of Department
  2. Dr. Keefa Kiwanuka

In terms of staffing, the school draws capacity from all the existing administrative ad academic staff with PhDs to run its programs in addition to the core members of staff. The school is also supported by a pool of several distinguished visiting professors and lecturers drawn from all over the world.

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