UMI Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education Leadership and Management (DHELM)

UMI Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education Leadership and Management (DHELM)


Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are increasingly regarded as key players in addressing substantial socio- economic asymmetries and fostering sustainable competitive.

Yet at the same time, in the past two decades, there has been little or no focus by governments and international donors on the capacity of universities to contribute to social change. Against this background, the Association of Commonwealth Universities (2010) has recommended that future development goals, at national and international levels, explicitly recognize the role of HE. However, to perform these roles successfully and transform themselves into major societal actors, universities need not only changes in missions and curricula but also building strong responsive leadership and management capacities (UNESCO, 1998).This is premised on the consensus that institutional management of African universities is weak, inefficient and necessitates rebuilding and professionalizing.

Course Details

Programme Content: Basic Modules:

Module 1:   Management skills Improvement

Module 2:   Management Information systems

Module 3:   Research Methods

Module 4:   Quantitative Methods


Core Modules:

Module 5:  Foundations of higher Education studies

Module 6:  Higher Education systems and Policy

Module 7:   Higher Education Organization, Leadership and Governance

Module 8:    Finance and Financial Management in higher Education

Module 9:   Quality Assurance in higher Education

Module 10: Higher Education and sustainable Development



Gender and higher Education OR Ethical and Legal Issues in higher Education Globalisation and Internationalisation in higher Education OR Public-Private Partnerships in higher Education.

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.

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