This course is designed to generally prepare our students to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. The course is intended to equip students with all the necessary skills needed in both private and public enterprises. The challenge in this country is we have managers in enterprises, but public managers are facing so many challenges in executing the objectives or goals of service delivery oriented institutions which are not profit motivated. Therefore the course includes many course units meant to impart skills of an all rounded professional. It also enlightens them on the reality facing us today so the learners endeavor to create self-employment rather than always wait to be employed.

Programme Rationale

The overall aim of the programme is to train and equip students with adequate knowledge skills and attitudes that will enable them to face challenges in both private and public sector.

Course Objectives

  • To acquire technical and competencies required in an undertaking or managing business as specialised area, eg Finance, accounting and auditing skills
  • To acquire skills as business managers have to deal with other people either as employees, suppliers or customers
  • To enable students to start and run their own enterprises.

Learning Outcomes

  1. On completion of the programme, the students should be able to;-

    • Provide technical and Managerial skills in managing businesses
    • Create and sustain their businesses

    Demonstrate ethical and good governance in business.

Career Prospects

As already noted our graduates are broad, well-grounded and an all rounded professionals able to fit anywhere. For example, an arts administrator manages activities and services which support the arts sector, involving projects and initiatives provided by theatres, galleries and museums; arts festivals and centres; dance  companies; community and disability arts organisations; central, local and regional authorities etc; civil service administrator; community worker; company secretary; diplomatic service operational officer; education administrator; facilities manager; health service manager; intelligence officer; local government officer; personal assistant; sports administrator etc.

Programme duration.

The diploma programme shall cover a minimum of   two (2) years of four semesters and not exceeding a maximum of four (4) years.

Admission into the first year will be through any of the four avenues mentioned below:

  • Direct entry
  • Certificate holders scheme
  • Professional qualifications
  • Entrance admission examination

For admission to any diploma course under

  1. Direct Entry Scheme, a candidate must have:
  • Obtained at least one (1) advanced level principal pass and two (2) subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (U.A.C.E) examinations. Or Qualification equivalent to UACE.
  • Sat the UCE examination (equivalent) and obtained at least 5 passes.
  1. Certificate Holder’s Scheme, a candidate must hold:
  • A Uganda Certificate of Education (U.C.E) and a certificate in business Management or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • A certificate in business management, or a certificate in any field of study obtained from a recognized institution.
  1. Professional Qualifications.
  • The applicant should have passed at least stage/level two (2), of the professional qualifications from a recognized institution or its equivalent, provided this is passing by examination and recognized in Uganda by the National Council of Higher Education.
YEAR 1:  SEMESTER 1                
DFA 1101 Financial Accounting60604
DBM 1101 Business Administration45453
DBM 1102 Business Economics4515604
DIT 1101 Computer Fundamentals & Applications4030604
DBM 1103 Business Communication skills45453
DBM 1104 Principles of management45453
Semester two              
DBM 1201 Financial accounting II45453
DBM 1202 Business Law45453
DBM 1203 Business Statistics60604
DBM 1204 Marketing Fundamentals45453
DBM 1205 Entrepreneurship Development45453
DBM 1206 Business Ethics45453
YEAR TWO OF STUDIES                                             
Semester One              
DBM 2101 Research Methodology45453
DHR 1101 Human Resource Management45453
DBM 2102 Project Planning & Management60604
Accounting Option
DFA 2127 Auditing4515604
DFA 2228 Computerized Accounting1560453
Management Option 
DBM 2103 Public Relations and Customer Care45453
DBM 2104 E-Business4515604
RST 2101 Vocational study1052342
RST 2102 Business Plan Development1052342
RST 2103 Internship1052342
Semester Two (2) 
DBM 2201 Business Operations Management4515604
DFA 1218 Financial Management4515604
DFA 2216 Cost & Management Accounting60604
DBM 2204 Research Proposal15604
Accounting Option
DFA 2267 Public Sector Accounting4515604
DFA 2220 Principles of Taxation4515604
Management Option
DBM 2202 Strategic Management4515604
DBM 2203 Organizational Behavior4515604

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Upon filling it, either submit it to us physically through our Academic Registrar’s Office, or by email at:

Pick forms at our campus

You can as well pick, fill and submit  an application form from our campus at Level 4, Ham Towers, Makerere Hill Road, Kampala, Uganda (Opposite Makerere University Main Gate)

Your application will be fully processed upon submission of the following to our office:

  1. Photocopies of all educational certificates and relevant academic documents.
  2. A copy of the receipt of application fees; UGX 50,000/=; Note: This is non-refundable)
  3. Three (3) Passport size photographs
  4. A copy of a Valid Identity Card (National, Passport, or former School ID preferred)