Diploma in Business Administration


Business is any activity that one undertakes with an intention of making a profit, and ultimately accumulating wealth. This means that every academic discipline is business, and this ranges from medicine, Architectural designs, surveys, pharmacy, and small business shops and kiosks.

One needs to appreciate the basic concepts of business, the computation of profits, the management of finances, and mobilization of capital, and ultimately the effective marketing of the goods or services.

Therefore, this Diploma in Business Administration programme is aimed at developing competent business professionals with skills that can transform and profitably sustain businesses in Uganda.


  • The Programme will develop the competency required to mobilize organize, direct, and control resources, in order to generate sufficient return to capital and to the owners of business.

  • The program aims at equipping learners with skills of the legal environment, so that they do business in right legal manner, and give the required tax to Government.

  • The program will also address the issue of ethics, because most of the businesses today are run unethically, and people who practice unethical behavior have a feeling that they are being “smart” at the job.


  • General regulations governing academic programmes of TIBM shall apply.
  • In addition, the special regulations governing higher degrees shall govern the programme.
  • The programme shall be by coursework.


Anyone who wishes to become Business professional or non graduates already employed in business and wishes to have a formal qualification in the discipline.



UCE with 5 passes and

UACE with 1 principal pass and 2 subsidiary passes or

An equivalent a recognised institution


The programme shall be two academic year lasting for tour (4) semesters.


a) Each Course will be assessed on the basis of 100 total marks with proportions as follows:

Coursework -40; and


b) A minimum of two course assignments/tests shall be required per course.

Course work shall consist of tests, group assignments and presentations in each semester.


1) The range of final average marks which shall be used to determine the bachelor’s degree progress at the end of each semester will be a grade of 2.0 on all courses examined.

2) A candidate is deemed to have passed the semester if the candidate obtains at least 50% of the marks in each course individually.

3) The range of marks on the academic transcript for the individual courses shall be as follows;