Postgraduate Programmes

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES (Two Years)

Master of Arts in Co-operative and Community Development [Fulltime and Evening]

Masters of Arts in Co-operative and Community Development (MA-CCD) is a two-year program full time and evening mode. It is designed to enable graduates to understand that co-operative is a business just like other business organizations and a hub for human development. The program prepares the graduates to work in different carrier employment like co-operatives, banking, and other public and private institutions. The program focuses on the various strategies, procedures, management of co-operative and business organization. It equips a graduates with knowledge in business management, co-operative management, microfinance management and community development. Graduates can be employed as co-operative managers, business managers, accountants, finance officers, project officers, and community development officers. The programme further offers opportunities in self employment as consultants, trainers and researchers in different areas of co-operative and business management and community development.

Master of Arts in Procurement and Supply Management

This is a fulltime two-year program under the semester system (3 semesters in the two years of study). The first 2 semesters are used for course work while the remaining semester is used for research project. The program nurtures experts in the field of procurement and supply management who are expected to be competent and ethical procurement and supply professionals. The program prepares competent and ethical professionals in the procurement and supply management field who are expected to be employed as senior officers taking managerial positions in organisations or employ themselves as consultants.

Applications for admissions are normally invited once a year between July and September. Applicants should have obtained a Bachelor Degree in Procurement or Marketing or Accountancy or Economics or Productions Management any Business Management related programmes with a grade point average of lower second and above or Equivalent Qualifications. The equivalent qualifications include CPSP, MCIPS, CPA, ACCA and other professional qualifications that will be reviewed and considered to be relevant at the time of application. Detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are always provided through the university website.

Master of Business Management [Fulltime and Evening]

Master of Business Management (MBM) is 18-month programme offered in fulltime and evining mode. It is designed to provide expertise in facets pertaining to managing businessess and provides students with a solid understanding of how organisations work. MBM is an excellent choice as a path into business management as it equips graduates with knowledge, skills and attitudes to identify, analyze and understand interrelationships among business organizations as well as international and domestic institutions. Our students also develop awareness of societal and environmental needs and concerns as they relate to ethical, professional and socially responsible business practices. Through MBM program, students are prepared for careers in management and leadership positions in both private and public sectors and organizations. Graduates can be employed as financial managers or analysts, credit analysts, cash managers, training and development managers, compensation and benefits specialists, brand managers, sales managers, marketing managers, operation and logistic managers. The programme further offers opportunities in self employment as consultants, trainers and researchers in different areas of business management.

Applications for admissions are normally invited once a year between July and September. Applicants should have obtained at least a second class bachelor degree from a recognized institution of higher learning or postgraduate diploma from a recognized institution of higher learning, or professional qualifications from recognized Professional Boards such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA T), (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Procurement and supplies Professional (CPSP). The detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are usually stated through the University main website and many other outlets.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES (One Year)

Postgraduate Diploma in Co-operative Business Management [Fulltime and Evening]

This is both full time and Evening mode one year program under the semester system. There are two semesters and Research writing in the two years of study. Applicants for the program should have obtained a Bachelor Degree or Advanced Diploma from a reputable and recognized Higher learning institution. Applications for admissions are normally invited once a year between June and September. The detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are usually stated through the University main website and many other outlets.

Postgraduate Diploma in Community Development [Fulltime and Evening]

Postgraduate Diploma in Community Development (PGD-CD) is a one-year programme which is offered in fulltime and evening mode. The program is designed to equip students with advanced knowledge and skills in community development so that they can effectively facilitate self-help community development initiatives. The program provides professional training in community development, facilitation approaches, and application of participatory community development methods and techniques. It also enables students to appreciate the role of community development in the economy. The demand for qualified personnel to facilitate rural development is increasing rapidly and this program is intended to fill this emerging gap. Furthermore, PGD-CD provides graduates with the opportunity for furthering their studies to a masters degree level.

Graduates of this course are able to design, in a participatory manner, rural and urban development promotion strategies; strategies to mobilize resources for community development and self-sustaining community development programs. They can also assume senior leadership positions in community development – oriented programs in the government, Non-governmental organizations and other institutions. They can also and employ themselves and compete favourably in the market. Admission and entry requirements include an Advanced Diploma or a Bachelor Degree from recognized institutions of higher learning.

Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance [Fulltime and Evening]

Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance (PGD-AF) is a one-year (two semester) programme designed to equip the students with appropriate knowledge and skills to deal with complex issues in accounting and finance in the national and international competitive business environment. The programme allows students to acquire a blended high level accounting and finance knowledge and skills so as to become professionals in their fields. It also enable students appreciate ethical issues relevant to the accounting and finance professions. Graduates of this program will be able to take up accounting and finance positions in organizations, specifically:

• Carry out accounting, auditing and finance functions with extra skills, knowledge and confidence
• Facilitate the development of policies on accounting, auditing and finance
• Design, plan and implement auditing and accounting systems for better operating results
• Undertake further studies in related fields
• Employ themselves and compete favourably in the market
As a bridging programme, it prepares candidates to undertake further training at postgraduate level.

Applications for admission are usually invited once a year between July and September. Applicants should be holders of accounting or accounting related bachelor degree or Advanced Diploma from any accredited/recognized institution of higher learning.

Postgraduate Diploma in Savings and Credit Co-operative Societies Management [Fulltime, Evening and Distance]

Post graduate Diploma in Savings and Credit Co-operative Societies Management (PGD-SACCOS), which is run in two tracks (namely full-time and distance learning) is designed to equip SACCOs and other MFIs practitioners with appropriate knowledge and skills to carry out managerial functions in SACCOS and other MFIs and to undertake consultancy services at the local and international competitive business environment. Graduates of this program will be able to take up managerial positions in SACCOS, SACCO networks, MFIs and carry out inspection and consultancy assignments in these institutions. Graduates of this program will be able, among other things, to do the following:
• Successfully carry out the promotion and initiation of SACCOS and other MFIs
• Undertake inspection and auditing of SACCOs, SACCO networks, and other MFIs
• Carry out financial management of SACCOs and other MFIs
• Manage SACCOs and other MFIs professionally
• Facilitate the development of management polices of SACCOs and other MFIs
• Design, plan and implement efficient management Information Systems in SACCOs and other MFIs
• Carry out Training to subordinate and other employees of SACCOs and other MFIs
• Employ themselves as professional consultants in the SACCOS and in the Microfinance industry in general.

For a full-time programme which takes two semesters (one year) to complete, applications for admission are usually invited once a year between July and September. Applicants should be holders of any degree or Advanced Diploma in business or social related disciplines such as Commerce, Economics, Sociology, Community Development and related programmes from any accredited/recognized institution of higher learning. In addition, the applicant must be aspiring to work in SACCOS, in the microfinance sub-sector or community based organizations.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

PhD Programme by Research

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