Bachelor of Arts in Leadership


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Course Overview

The overall objective of the course is to help students appreciate the principles of leadership and governance and their role in management and governance of organizations (government, local governments, business organizations, NGOs etc.). Expert leadership skills and effective governance assume critical importance in competitive organizations. Hence we feel it is our mandate and indeed a challenge to provide such training capable of imparting such skills. Specific Objectives to equip students with comprehensive knowledge and skills in the area of leadership and governance, to provide students with comprehensive knowledge and skills in the area of local governance, to prepare graduates with capacity to facilitate community empowerment for communities to identify their needs, to prepare future leaders by equipping them with requisite knowledge and skills designed to enhance responsible leadership and governance. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
BAL 101 Decentralization and Local GovernmentAdministration 5
BAL 102 Public Sector Structure 5
BAL 103 Leadership and Interpersonal Relations 5
BAL 104 Administrative Law 5
BAL 105 Principles of Management 5
BAL 106 Public Policy and Administrative governance 5
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credits
BAL 111 Leadership in Public and Private Sector 5
BAL 112 Budgeting and Resource Mobilization 5
BAL 113 Non Profit and Voluntary Sector governance 5
BAL 114 Corporate governance 5
BAL 115 Accounting I 5
BAL 116 Information Communication Technology I 5
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
BAL 201 Managing Conflict in Organizations 5
BAL 202 Principles of Economics 5
BAL 203 Public and Private Sector Procurement 5
BAL 204 Accounting II 5
BAL 205 Communication and Negotiation Skills 5
BAL 206 Business Computer Skills 5
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
BAL 211 Project Planning and Management 5
BAL 212 Strategic Planning and Management 5
BAL 213 Human Behavior at Work 5
BAL 214 Public Sector Finance and Accounting 5
BAL 215 Ethics in Leadership and governance 5
BAL 216 Social Psychology 5
Course Code Fifth Semester Courses Credit
BAL 301 Elements of Taxation 5
BAL 302 Environmental Management 5
BAL 303 Management Accounting 5
BAL 304 Financial Management 5
BAL 305 Performance Management 5
BAL 306 The Local government Finance Law 5
Course Code Sixth Semester Courses Credit
BAL 311 Public Sector Economics 5
BAL 312 Auditing 5
BAL 313 Human Rights and Peace Building 5
BAL 314 Entrepreneurship 5
BAL 315 Bachelor Thesis 10


Career Opportunities

The Management and Leadership Major prepares students for entry-level positions at the supervisory level of large organizations, as small business owners/managers, or as team leaders for innovative organizations. The following list is a representative sample of job titles of graduates with a Management and Leadership or Business Administration degree:

  • Administrative Services Managers
  • Benefits Administrator
  • Branch Manager
  • Contract Administrator
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Distribution Manager
  • Facilities Planner
  • Food/Beverage Manager
  • Fundraiser/Development Officer
  • Hotel/Motel Manager
  • Human Resource Administrator
  • Industrial Production Managers
  • Industry Relations Specialist
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Merchandise Manager
  • Public Administrator
  • Property, Real Estate Manager
  • Purchasing Manager, Buyer, and Agent
  • Small Business Owner/Manager
  • Training Specialist
  • Operations Manager
  • Personnel Manager
  • Personnel Recruiter


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