Directorate of Graduate Studies, Research and Innovations

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Assoc. Prof. Atukunda Gershom (PhD)- Director, Graduate Studies, Research and Innovations
Assoc. Prof. Atukunda Gershom (Ph.D.)- Director, Graduate Studies, Research and Innovations

Assoc. Prof. Gershom Atukunda (Ph.D.) is the current Director, Graduate Studies, Research and Innovations at Bishop Stuart University. He also served as a Dean Faculty of Business, Economics and Governance at the same institution. Prof. Gershom holds an MA in development studies and a Ph.D. in the same area under the mentorship of Professors Murindwa Rutanga and Mushemeza. Gershom has attended and presented in  International conferences within East Africa and Sudan. Recently Gershom was appointed  Chairman Board of   Education for Ankole Diocese.

He has competencies in competencies in Quantitative methods (QM), Basic/Business Statistics, Research methods both at Graduate and Undergraduate levels, Management skills improvement, Human Resource Management, Monitoring and Evaluation(M&E), Participatory Development Methodologies, Public Policy and Management, Public Sector Management; Theory and Practice, Environment and Sustainable Development, Vulnerability, Gender and Management/Development, Urbanisation and Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Adaptation and Management/Development, Integrated Rural Development among others. Full profile

The Directorate of Graduate Studies, Research and Innovations was opened in 2013 as a Graduate school. In 2017, it was upgraded to a Directorate. The major role being to enhance the quality of graduate education by

  1. Promoting graduate studies, research, and innovations
  2. Coordinating graduate studies, research, and innovations across the University
  3. Improving the mentorship of graduate students The directorate fosters excellence in graduate studies, research, and innovations by providing leadership and administrative support guided by the principles of quality, diversity, and integrity.

The directorate fosters excellence in graduate studies, research and innovations by providing leadership and administrative support guided by the principles of quality, diversity, and integrity.

Objectives

These are the courses offered across the Directorate of Graduate Studies, Research and Innovations

ProgrammeCodeDurationIntakeSession
Doctor of Philosophy in Development StudiesPhD-DS3 YearsAugustWeekend
Doctor of Philosophy in Development ManagementPhD-DM3 YearsAugustWeekend
Master of Arts in Development StudiesMADS2 YearsAugustWeekend
Master of Social Economics and Community ManagementMSECM2 YearsAugustWeekend
Master of Business AdministrationMBA2 YearsAugustWeekend
Master of Social Work MSW2 YearsAugustWeekend
Postgraduate diploma in Office Management and Secretarial StudiesPG-DOMSS1 YearAugustWeekend
Postgraduate diploma in Development StudiesPG-DS1 YearAugustWeekend
Postgraduate diploma in Public Administration and ManagementPGPAM1 YearAugustWeekend

ProgrammeCodeDurationIntakeSession
Master of Agriculture and Rural Innovations MARI2 YearsAugustWeekend
Master of Science in Climate Change and Food SecurityMSCCFS2 YearsAugustWeekend
Master of Science in Agronomy (Dry Land Farming)MSC. A2 YearsAugustWeekend
Master of Business Information TechnologyMBIT2 YearsAugustWeekend
Master of Agribusiness and Value Chain ManagementMAVM2 YearsAugustWeekend
Postgraduate diploma in Agriculture and Rural InnovationsPGDARI1 YearMay/AugustWeekend

ProgrammeCodeDurationIntakeSession
Master of Public HealthMPH2 YearsAugustWeekend
Master of Science in Counseling PsychologyMSC.CP2 YearsAugustWeekend
Postgraduate diploma in CounselingPG-DC1 YearAugustRegular/Weekend
Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education1 YearAugustRegular/Weekend

ProgrammeCodeDurationIntakeSession
Master of Arts in Literature and CommunicationMALC2 YearsAugustWeekend
Master of Education in Administration and PlanningMEAP2 YearsAugustWeekend
Postgraduate diploma in EducationPGDE1 YearAugustWeekend
Postgraduate diploma in Education ManagementPGDEM1 YearAugustWeekend

ProgrammeCodeDurationIntakeSession

Currently, staffing of the Directorate includes:

  1. The Acting Director
  2. The Coordinator of Graduate Studies – Acting Coordinator of Research and Grants
  3. Registrar / Administrative assistant.
  4. Office attendant.