UMI Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy and Governance (DPPG)

By | June 27, 2019

Uganda Management Institute (UMI) Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy and Governance (DPPG)


The core curriculum of the programme is in response to capacity gaps in policy analysis and programme evaluation initially identified in a commissioned study by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MFPED) titled “Public sector Capacity For Policy, Gender and budget Analysis – Capacity Needs Assessment” in 2009 and reaffirmed by the National Development Plan (NDP). It is a combination of policy analysis, programme evaluation and governance.

Course Details


Basic Modules

Module 1:   Management skills Improvement

Module 2:   Quantitative Methods for Decision Making

Module 3:    Management Information system

Module 4:    Research Methods

Core Modules

Module 5:  Dynamics of Public Policy and Governance

Module 6:  Administrative Law, Ethics and Governance

Module 7:  Economic Analysis and Public Policy

Module 8:   Social Analysis and Public Policy

Module 9:  Public budgeting and Good Governance

Module 10:  Public Policy Evaluation and Governance

Elective Modules

Module 11: Diplomacy, Foreign Policy and Globalisation OR Media Advocacy and Public Affairs

Module 12: Politics of Public Policy Implementation OR NGO’s, Civil society and Community Engagement

Entry Requirement


1.A good degree from a recognised University, OR a recognised relevant professional qualification and at least two years of working experience.

With the exception of the Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation, applicants with working experience of one year will be considered for the UMI Week-end Programmes, UMI-Mbarara Branch, UMI-Gulu Branch, UMI-Mbale Branch, and the Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing

2.Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 passes and at least two principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education(UACE) obtained at the same sitting.

3.If an applicant gained entrance to University through other means original documents to that effect should be presented.

(i) Mature Age Entry certificate, 25 years and above and accredited by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).

(ii)Diploma Entry obtained at credit/distinction level from a recognised institution.

4.The minimum duration for the Bachelor’s degree should be three years.

Tuition Fees

Ugshs 2,810,000/=