School of Business and Management

The School of Business and Mangement is the largest school in the Institute. Its mandated to build capacity that empowers staff from both the private and NGO sectors to become more productive and make their organisations competitiveness in the highly dynamic business environment.

Dean Dr. Wilberforce Turyasingura


In the last two years, the school has been consolidating itself with the aim of establishing and maintaining a culture of excellent scholarship in Business Management. This has been achieved through the development and delivery of high quality training programmes, conducting and disseminating research findings in business and management area, producing competitive graduates with pre-requisite skills and competencies to solve workplace problems in the business environment.

The School boasts of over 23 highly competent trainers in management, finance and accounting, procurement and logistics management in addition to human resources management.

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Courses and Programmes Offered

The School constitutes four departments that offer a wide range of programmes as indicated below:

Human Resource and Organisational Studies Department

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (DHRM): Weekend & Evening.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Development (DOD) Weekend

Management Department

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management (DIMA) Evening.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management (DPPM) Weekend, Evening and Distance learning.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) Weekend, Evening and Distance learning.

Finance Department

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Management (DFM) Weekend & Evening.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) Weekend

Procurement, Logistics and Marketing Depatment

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management (DPSCM)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management (DMM)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Logistics and Transport Management(DLTM)
  • Ordinary Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain management (DSCM)
  • Ordinary Diploma in Logistics and Material Management (DLMM)

Professional Courses

In a bid to professionalize service delivery in organizations, the School has continued prioritize professional courses. Currently the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies [CIPS] has attracted over 180 participants and UMI is the biggest CIPS Branch in East Africa. In the last one year, UMI has received 5 commendations for excellent performance in the examinations for Chartered Institute of Marketing [CIM]. Roll out of Day programmes In a bid to utilize Institute capacity during the day, the school commenced training for selected courses namely the Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation day. The first intake attracted about 40 participants. Plans are underway to pilot other marketable programmes in a similar way

Future Plans

a)The completion of the first phase of the Institute’s Estates Master plan will greatly alleviate the constraint of teaching space thus enabling the School to admit more participants to some programmes.

b) The school intends to continuously review programme content and rebrand such programmes especially those that do not attract sufficient numbers to make them more attractive to the market.

c) Working in collaboration with the Institute’s Quality Assurance Unit, the School intends to embark on tracer studies to evaluate the impact of training on participants’ performance in organisations. The results of such studies will form the basis for programme reviews and for introducing demand driven programmes.

d) Additional courses aare to be introduced at the centers such as Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and postgraduate diploma in Business Administration (DBA) in order to take services nearer to our clients in local governments.
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