PROPOSED ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS
The School shall house eight Departments categorized as follows:
1. Department of Accounting and Finance
2. Department of Administrative and Policy Studies
3. Department of Business Computing
4. Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
5. Department of Management Studies
6. Department of Marketing and International Business
7. Department of Procurement and Supply Chain Management
8. Department of Professional Courses and Consultancy
(a) Research and Publication
(c) Outreach/Community programmes
(d) Staff Development
VISIBILITY OF THE SCHOOL
Growth and Development
The proposed school has achieved its objective to grow its core
student numbers by over 50%. The School on establishment will
embark on the bids for funding. The proposed school has been
supported by funding from Nuffic under the NPT project
especially in capacity building, construction of a resource
centre, supply of textbooks and ICT facilities.
The proposed school plans continued growth in student numbers.
Partnership, collaboration and new provision are central to its
growth plans. The proposed school is committed to continued
diversification and growth, aligned with the University
Strategic plan. Subject to support from donors, the school’s
future intentions include expansion outside the university to
other regions which will contribute to the academic and economic
development, help to broaden access to higher education and meet
regional skills shortages.
The proposed school recognizes the increasing importance of
regional delivery of Government initiatives, to meet student and
employer needs and to realize its growth aspirations. The
proposed school has the opportunity to foster close relationship
with regional universities and colleges and sees partnership and
further collaboration as central to its mission.
The proposed school is in a research led university located in
an area that has a substantial industrial hinterland and it will
seek to develop its links with local and regional businesses. It
is committed to continued business outreach through its
consultancy and Entrepreneurship Development Centre.
The proposed school’s development will be and shall continue to
be shaped by the importance placed on research excellence. The
proposed school is therefore committed to maintaining and
improving its research record and will provide specific support
and investment for the restructuring of the School’s ICT
infrastructure to enable it reach the full potential. The
proposed school expect 11 staff members to hold PhD by 2011 and
this will provide a strong base for teaching and research.
The proposed school will also actively pursue the
commercialization of its research and business plan through
links with business and spin-out companies. In its collaboration
with other Business Schools and Universities in the region on
projects to reach out to business and exploit broader
application of its research expertise, for example.
Excellence in Learning and Teaching
The proposed school has an excellent reputation for the quality
of its teaching and learning represented by the quality of the
students so far produced and Quality Assurance Agency, National
Council for Higher Education (NCHE).
All the academic programmes will be reviewed with in-depth
periodic review taking place on a five-year cycle. Departments
will also undergo an annual planning process, producing detailed
plans that inform decisions regarding the physical resources and
space allocated for the effective delivery of new and expanding
provision. Strategic, Departmental Review will be undertaken to
ensure teaching is considered alongside a department’s research
The proposed school will continue to build on its distinctive
strengths in flexible and up to date programmes and research-led
teaching. It will develop effective pedagogy that reflects new
modes of teaching and learning and the growing diversity of
students’ needs. Approaches and policies in relation to widening
participation, learning and teaching and employability will be
integrated to provide effective support for student success
across the range of student backgrounds and learning styles.
The proposed school is the first in Kyambogo University and
through its income generating activities has been at the top in
income generation for the university. The proposed school has a
clear view on its approach to broadening access. It will focus
on activities designed to support success rather than compensate
for failure, taking into account students’ backgrounds.
In collaboration with all the universities in the region, the
school will continue to be actively involved in a wide range of
innovative widening participation programmes, from aspiration
raising to retention.
Kyambogo University operates within an international market and
is international in its character, outlook and values. This is
reflected in the proportion of students and academic staff who
are recruited from outside Uganda. The proposed school will take
advantage of this by . establishing a closer links with some of
the students home countries to enable it to both focus on
student needs and consolidate markets. Improvement of students
support ranging from initial welcome and arrival to student
monitoring and academic support will be planned.
There will be need to establish Oversea Relations Office in
order to execute its marketing operations, building on existing
markets and using the University’s reputation to establish new
ones. Partnerships with foreign institutions of appropriate
standing will be explored.
The School’s strategic plan will be achieved through the work,
commitment and involvement of all staff. It will attract and
recruit staff with the potential for excellence, and ensure that
they are developed and supported so that they make a maximum
contribution. This will be achieved by providing a combination
of professional and personal support in an environment where
individuals are acknowledged and valued. The School will
continue to foster the excellent employees relations that have
been achieved through collaboration and the building of trust
and respect between the staff at all levels and the senior
management of the University.
Performance and Development Review will be embedded and
monitored with a view to establishing an effective and flexible
appraisal system appropriate for all parts of the School.
The proposed school has strong and direct relations between
departments and the top management of the University. The
proposed School seeks to maintain this and other positive
aspects of its distinctive culture during a period of
The proposed school will continue to develop its communication
with top management and other university organs in order to
enhance the information available to support decision-making.
The integration of financial and academic planning and its
application to capital planning will be developed and
strengthened. Aspects pf risk management and good governance
practice will continue to be integrated in to financial
processes. The school will tale a reflective approach to its
internal operations and the outcomes and internal communication
will be considered and implemented. Electronic document
management is under consideration as a means of reducing the
paper burden and increasing efficiency.
The proposed school is concerned to ensure academic management
is of the highest quality and will implement the agreed
recommendations of Heads of Department in order to support and
enhance management and leadership in academic departments.
The core of the proposed school’s existing financial strategy is
delivery of an annual surplus sufficient to generate sufficient
cash to fund the academic, administrative and social capital
building programme. Other sources of income generation will be
explored so as to expand cash inflows.
Kyambogo University has an attractive campus, a well-maintained
estate and adequate space. The proposed school is committed to
ensuring the resources necessary to promote excellence in
research, learning and teaching, efficiency in administration,
and to support growth. The proposed school has plans for its
capital development based on forecast student numbers and likely
growth opportunities. The proposed school is seeking to maximize
the opportunities presented by its campus also seeking to ensure
harmonization of facilities with the campus as appropriate.
The School will be headed by a Director who will be assisted by
a Deputy Director. Heads of Department will report to the Deputy
Director. Each Head of Department will be the immediate
supervisor of the staff in the Department. The proposed
structure is as presented below.
The Department has established some internal and external
linkages with other institutions through the NPT Project Support
for Institutional Capacity Development in Public and Private
Procurement Management in Uganda NPT/UGA/040. The project was
initiated in 2004 to cover a period of four years. It is now in
its final stages. There were four output areas of the project.
Output area 1: Staff Development and Training
• Training of 3 counterparts
• Training of 4 counterparts at PhD level
• Training of 10 staff members of the Department in procurement
• Training of trainers for staff
Output 2: Research and Documentation
• Funding of 3 research teams at Kyambogo University Two of
these have been edited and published.
• Setup of 1 mini research centre at the Department
• Research workshops on design/methodology and data analysis
• Expert input on research infrastructure and policies
• Establishment of a database for research data.
Output 3: Course Development and Curriculum Design
• Review of existing procurement programmes at Kyu (Diploma and
• Realignment/redesign of procurement courses within existing
• Curriculum design for two new Master programmes in procurement
(MSc Supply Chain Mgt and MBA, Procurement option)
• Development of Short Courses on procurement
Output 4: Institutional Strengthening and Cooperation
• Collaboration with relevant stakeholders like Makerere
University Business School, PPDA, NCHE,
• Website development (www.procurement.ug) , launched on 26th
• Building of a resource centre at Kyambogo Campus
• Procurement of 76 computers and accompanying furniture
• Procurement of 500 textbooks on procurement and Logistics and
• Subscription to relevant (online) procurement journal for both
The Project Partners
The Southern Consortium:
Kyambogo University (The lead partner and housed in the
Department of Business Studies)
2. Makerere University Business School.
1. Maastricht School of
(The lead partner)
2. GID, International
3. University of Twente