Doctor of Philosophy in Project Planning and Management

Overview

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COURSE DURATION: Three (3) years | Intakes: January and September

PHILOSOPHY

The programme philosophy is guided by the need to connect and inspire the Kenyan community, to provide leadership and stewardship and to give hope and faith to the Kenyan society that it can excel in whatever it chooses to do with passion, moral responsibility and a strong sense of patriotism.

RATIONALE

This is a flagship programme to help in achieving African development and specifically Kenya’s vision 2030. The intervention of the University of Nairobi as a centre of excellence in training and capacity enhancement through this programme is a significant effort towards the attainment of international Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

The need for the programme was propelled by feedback from the two programmes that needed an opportunity for graduates who wish to advance their studies in the same field. This programme provides positive growth to the university in line with the mission of providing quality university education and training and embodying the aspirations of the Kenyan people and the global community through creation, preservation, integration, transmission and utilization of knowledge.

 LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the programme, the learner should be able to:  

  1. Examine various models, theories and practices that learners are likely to encounter in their area of specialization
  2. Manage development-oriented projects using current best practices
  3. Apply statistical research approaches in analysing and providing the solution to problems in the area of specialization 
  4. Create new knowledge through analysis and synthesis of various models, theories and practices in the area of specialization
  5. Transmit and document the newly  created knowledge through the various academic forum

MODE OF DELIVERY

Face-Face Mode

Lectures and tutorials using notes, electronic presentations, instruction manuals, group discussions, practical laboratory demonstrations and fieldwork.

Open, Distance Learning, and e-Learning Mode

To be offered off-campus using a multi-media approach, including a variety of self-instructional print and video conferencing materials.

Blended Learning Mode

This is the use of combined face to face and open, distance learning and e-learning modes.

 

Email Address: dept-mgtsci@uonbi.ac.ke 

Chairman: Prof Kate Litondo-0722865021

Secretary:Brigit koki-0701720666

Year 1

Semester 1: 2 units; 1 Core and one Specialization 

Semester 2: 2 units; 1 Core and one Specialization 

Semester 3: 2 units; 1 Core and one Specialization 

Year 2 & 3

Thesis

Areas of specializations:

1. Project monitoring and evaluations

2. Project Finance

3. Project Planning Design and Implementation

4. Project Management Information system

Total Number of units - 6 and a thesis

Minimum Admission Requirements

  1. A holder of a Master of Arts Degree in Project Planning and Management from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognized by the Senate.
  2. A holder of a Master of Business Administration from any institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate in areas of specialization relevant to the discipline in the programme.
  3. A holder of a Master Degree from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate in areas of specialization relevant to the programme.

Credit Transfers and Exemptions

There is no credit transfer for PhD in project management

Project Planning and Management

Project Design,

Planning and Implementation;

Project Monitoring and Evaluation;

Project Management Information Systems and

Project Financing

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