|Degree Code:||L50||Degree Name:||MASTER OF ARTS IN PROJECT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT|
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Common regulations for the Masters degree in all faculties/institutes/schools shall be applicable, The following shall be eligible for admission: A holder of Bachelors degree in any discipline with at least an Upper Division, Second Class Honors, of the University of Nairobi, or an equivalent from another institution recognized by the Senate. A holder of Bachelors Degree in any discipline with at least a Lower Division, 2 nd Class Honors with 2 years working experience. A holder of Bachelors Degree in any discipline with at least a Pass with three years working experience. A holder of a Post-graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Senate.
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Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management is designed to provide skills and further knowledge in Project Planning and Management.
The program will ensure that developmental projects are efficiently and effectively planned and managed, and this will help in industrialization.
In addition to providing skills and knowledge, the program is flexibly packaged to enable candidates to study while continuing in gainful employment. This not only makes the course more affordable, but also means that skills and knowledge learned can quickly be applied in the working environment and thus both learning and productivity are enhanced.
The objectives of the proposed programme are to: -
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|LDP 601||Fundamentals Of Management||45||View Description|
Fundamentals Of Management Description
Nature of management; Environmental influences on management; Schools of Management thought; Functions of Management: Planning; Organizing; Staffing;
|LDP 603||Research Methods||45||View Description|
Research Methods Description
Philosophical foundations; Concept of Social research: Definitions; differences between project Evaluation research and other forms of research, The need for evaluation research; Approaches to research: Quantitative approaches, Quantitative approached,Types of evaluations; Research design: Definitions, importance of evaluation research designs, quantitative oriented designs, Qualitative oriented designs; Sampling designs: Definitions, need for and importance of sampling, Probability sampling designs, Non- probability sampling designs; Collecting data for impact evaluation
|LDP 604||Project Planning, Design And Implementation||45||View Description|
Project Planning, Design And Implementation Description
Meaning, types and characteristics of projects; Projects identifications: project ideas, approaches of project identification and prioritizations, Project need analysis; project conceptualization: project goals and objectives formulation process, feasibility study; Project planning and designs: roles and importance of project planning, approaches and models for planning projects, planning elements and formats, project work package and schedules, scheduling techniques
|LDP 609||Statistical Methods||45||View Description|
Statistical Methods Description
Review of statistical concepts; Fundamental statistical measures: averages, dispersion, Skewness and Kurtosis. Index numbers; Time series analysis; correlation and Regression; Probability theory. Probability distributions: Binomial, Poisson and Normal. Sampling theory; Sampling distribution of means and proportions. Confidence intervals; Testing of hypotheses; Students t-distribution, chi-square distribution.; Analysis of variance.
|LDP 611||Social Change And Community Development||45||View Description|
Social Change And Community Development Description
The concept of a community; community development; Models of community development; approaches to community development; psycho-social approach to community development; community mobilization; constraints to community development; comparative community development; participatory models of community development; urban-rural development; models and dimensions of community development.
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|LDP 602||Project Financing||45||View Description|
Project Financing Description
Methods and strategies used to finance projects. Financial sources and instruments : debts, mezzanine equity and aid; financial engineering techniques; financial risks associated with investments; financing routes and plans and their commercial viability to projects; the “micro-finance” industry and its focus on low income people; micro-finance portfolio and risk management.
|LDP 607||Project Total Quality Management||45||View Description|
Project Total Quality Management Description
Introduction to TQM tools; techniques; modes and strategies; Historical perspective of Quality Movement; theories of TQM; applications of principles and techniques of TQM to organizations; importance of TQM guidelines; management philosophies and concepts; quality functions deployment and design for cost; national and international standards of quality management; TQM for strategic planning.
|LDP 608||Project Monitoring And Evaluation||45||View Description|
Project Monitoring And Evaluation Description
Overview of project management cycle; M& E Basic concepts and definitions. Level of Monitoring and evaluation: levels of evaluators, core concerns of evaluators, levels of evaluations; Types of monitoring and evaluation; Theories and models in monitoring and evaluation: objectives oriented, managements oriented, participant oriented, consumer oriented; Indicators for monitoring and evaluation: linking indicator to Logical framework; Setting up a monitoring and evaluation systems: M&E as a system, linking M&E systems to project strategy and operations
|LDP 612||Project Management Of Information Systems||45||View Description|
Project Management Of Information Systems Description
Introduction to management information systems; system theory and organization; information systems; project management information systems; information failures; values of the project information systems; describing a project management information systems, uses of PMIS; information characteristics and attributes; sharing information; technology and PMIS; PMIS hardware and software; planning for PMIS
|LDP 613||Environmental Issues In Project Planning And Management.||45||View Description|
Environmental Issues In Project Planning And Management. Description
The concept of environment; forms of environments; environmental impact of projects; organizational models underlying project proposal for local or international environmental management; historical development of environmental education; environment and development; environmental management; population and the environment; global dimension to environmental conservation issues; socio-economic benefits of environmental conservation and issues of global peace.
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|LDP 605||Conflict Analysis And Resolution||45||View Description|
Conflict Analysis And Resolution Description
Theories and analysis of peace and Violence: definition, dimensions, Perspectives, four views of conflict, levels of conflicts, conflict theory; Conflict at workplace: cost of conflict, nature of workplace, causes of conflict at workplace; The search for peace in a violent world: barriers to innovative peace initiative, principles of peace entrepreneurship, theories of labour negotiation, conflict resolution; Causes of conflict in Africa: historical legacies as causes of conflicts, support of undemocratic and oppressive regimes,
|LDP 606||Employees Training And Development||45||View Description|
Employees Training And Development Description
Definition of training and development; designing a training programme; factors affecting training designs; components of training programmes; goal analysis; formulating, writing and interpreting training objectives; training methods; career planning; succession planning; Managerial on the job training: in-basket; business games; job rotation; coaching/understudy approach; action learning; multiple management; selective reading. Off the job management training and development: the case study method, management games, outside seminars, university related programs, role playing, behaviour modelling.
|LDP 610||Principles And Procedures Of Management Of Ngos||45||View Description|
Principles And Procedures Of Management Of Ngos Description
Trends, challenges and ways forward in non-governmental organizations; governance and accountability in non-governmental organizations; role of non-governmental organizations in project planning and management; functions of management in non-governmental organizations; programming and process development in non-governmental organizations. Fiscal accountability in non-governmental organizations. Monitoring and evaluation in non-governmental Organizations; Non-governmental Organizations; involvement in policy formation and planning .
|LDP 614||Rural – Urban Social Planning||45||View Description|
Rural – Urban Social Planning Description
patterns of urban settlements, transportation and social amenities; poverty eradication. Nature of urban and rural scenes; relation between urban and rural centre; organizations systems and institutions; theories explaining emergence of urban communities; rural-urban interface and migration; planning and management of rural/urban projects; choice of spatial and sectoral planning , biases of planning and management of rural urban project if Africa; urbanization;
|LDP 615||Entrepreneurship And Business Management||45||View Description|
Entrepreneurship And Business Management Description
Theories of entrepreneurship behaviour, personal characteristics of entrepreneurs; emerging issues in entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship myths, gender and entrepreneurship; culture and entrepreneurship, forms of entrepreneurship; types of ownership; franchise; micro and small scale enterprises ownership; classification of business entrepreneurship; role of government in the development of MSE’s in Kenya; creating and starting the venture; financing the new venture; analysis and interpretation of financial statements; writing a business plan, writing marketing plan; managing growth of a venture; the entrepreneurship and the law; intellectual property rights, legal protection, patent designs, trademarks; international markets.
|LDP 616||Gender Issues In Development||45||View Description|
Gender Issues In Development Description
Social/cultural problems with respect to cross-gender power and economic relation; the history of the term "gender and development" from 1960 to the present; gender integration in development processes; factors/policies that impede gender integration in development: women rights, education, training, leadership and economics services.
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