A Program for PHD in Business Administration (By Research Only) (PHDBA- R)

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Kabale University


The PhD in Business Administration shall take a minimum of three (3) years and a maximum of Five (5) years. This PhD in Business Administration by Research will be delivered through Seminars, Workshops and Conferences and on-line teaching and learning modes. Applicants to the PhD programmes must meet the general requirements for admission to Graduate Programmes set by National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) and Kabale University. Specially, applicants must possess the following: an admissible applicant should meet the following criteria:Bachelor’s degree in business related programmes or its equivalent from a recognized university or institution of higher learning, Master’s in business related programmes degree from a recognized university and/or institution of higher learning in a field relevant to the research areas (themes)/area of study, Prior Learning in relevant field that is equivalent to the qualification that is to be pursued. For Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), a prospective candidate shall first get clearance from NCHE to be eligible for admission, Present a concept note of the intended research area but in line with the research themes of the PhD in Business Administration programme at least 2 pages and not be more than 10 pages, double-spaced. Keywords: PhD, Business Administration, Kabale University


There is an increasing demand for business management and administration specialists worldwide and Uganda in particular at the Doctoral level. This programme aims at producing specialists in different fields of business management and administration through a more flexible learning approach. The programme has been designed to assist in the development of business and management skills in Uganda and to improve on the quality of human resource for business and non-business in areas of management. Whereas the stiff competition in the business sector calls for development of a human capital base equipped with managerial competences to deal with the National, Regional, Africa and Worldwide trends of contemporary business, there is a remarkable increase in the demand of managerial skills in the wake of liberalized economies, elsewhere in developing countries. This in turn has created a need for managers who are capable of handling the emerging challenges and opportunities. Our graduates will play a key role in achieving Vision 2040 which is conceptualized around strengthening the fundamentals of the national economy to harness the opportunities around the country.