• Mandate

The Centre for Graduate Studies is an administrative centre with the mandate to support the Schools in the delivery of high-quality graduate programmes at Masters and Doctoral level (Botswana National Credit and Qualifications Framework Levels 9 and 10).

  • The Schools have the following responsibilities with respect to graduate programmes:
  • Programme initiation and development of curricula, including course materials
  • Student recruitment and recommendations for admission
  • Recruitment and management of part-time tutors and part-time supervisors
  • Programme delivery and research supervision
  • Learner support
  • Examination of Masters courses and dissertations, and recommendation of results to the Board of Graduate Studies
  • Recommendations to the Board of Graduate Studies of part-time tutors, supervisors, and internal and external examiners
  • The role of the Centre for Graduate Studies is to provide centralised strategic and administrative services, as follows:
  • Masters and Doctoral admissions and registration.
  • Organisation of the induction of graduate students, including training on the learning management system
  • Arrangement of capacity building activities for graduate students, academic staff, and part-time tutors and part-time supervisors
  • Oversight of graduate student welfare
  • For Doctoral candidates, management of the examination of theses and processing of results
  • Implementation of needs assessments and programme identification
  • Formulation and review of policies, standards, guidelines and regulations pertaining to graduate programmes
  • Management of quality assurance, accreditation and programme review processes
  • Maintenance of the Graduate Student Information System and performance monitoring
  • Implementation of tracer studies and stakeholder assessments
  • Management of graduate scholarships, grants and prizes, and participation in the Graduation Committee
  • Promotion of international and local partnerships for graduate programmes
  • Administrative support to the marketing, internationalization and outreach of graduate programmes
  • Public relations and liaison with the graduate alumni network
  • Management of the Board of Graduate Studies

GRADUATE PROGRAMMES AT BOTSWANA OPEN UNIVERSITY 

  1. Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration
  1. Commonwealth Executive Master of Public Administration 
  1. Master of Education (Med ) - Educational Leadership

 

 

 

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