Message From the Chairman


Chairman: Prof Kate Litondo

Welcome to the Department of Management Science. We are concerned with developing and applying scientific principles through models and concepts in resolving managerial problems, in pursuit of operational excellence and managerial effectiveness. Training offered in the department opens the door to a wide range of careers, from general management, where logical, mathematical, and project based skills are much in demand, to specialized management knowledge areas as listed further down. The Department of Management Science is as old as the School of Business, prior to 1988 it existed as a service department. A Management Science specialization option was introduced in 1988. From 1998 the department introduced Operations Management and Management Information Systems specializations at postgraduate level. Teaching and research are organized around five thematic areas:

  • Decision Sciences,
  • Operations Management,
  • Information Systems,
  • Supply Chain Management, and
  • Project Management. 

Today we offer the Management Science Courses with three specialization options: Operations Management, Business Information Systems or Procurement and Supply Chain Management.  The MBA has specializations in Management Information Systems, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, and Operations Management. At PhD level, the options available are Management Information Systems and Operations Management. The Department also offers service courses to a number of other departments in the rest of the University, and houses the secretariat of the Operations Research Society of Easter Africa (ORSEA).



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