School of Education

Through Department of Public Administration, the School of Social Sciences currently offers a Commonwealth Executive Masters in Public Administration. This programme is part of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) twin programme CEMPA. The COL is an intergovernmental Canada based organisation, with a mandate to widen opportunities for learning in the Commonwealth member states by promoting the development and sharing of ODL resources and communications technologies. The CEMBA and CEMPA programme comprises two streams within the two broad areas of Business and Public Administration. While the streams share the following nine core courses, only the CEMPA Stream which is offered from the School of Social Sciences is here presented as the CEMBA stream is offered from the BOU School of Business and Management Studies

Programme Structure

The CEMPA stream offers the following core courses on a shared basis with CEMBA

    • Managing Information Systems
    • Management in Organisations
    • Managing Human Resources
    • Operations Management
    • Economic Environment of Business
    • Public Systems Management
    • Quantitative Techniques
    • Marketing Management
    • Accounting and Finance

 

Specialist Compulsory Courses

Each stream of the two streams has two (2) specialist compulsory courses. For the CEMPA stream, the Specialist Compulsory Courses are:

  1. 1)  Public Policy
  2. (2)  Development Planning and Administration

 

Electives

The twin programme also has the following shared electives:

  • Electronic Commerce
  • Project Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Policy Analysis and Implementation
  • Contemporary Administrative Systems
  • Disaster Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Marketing
  • Business Ethics

 

Required Courses 

There are two required courses: 

(1) Research Methods

(2) Project

CEMPA Programme Requirements

 

Course

Course requirements

Core Courses

6 courses from the Core Courses List +

 

Specialist Compulsory

2 Specialist Compulsory courses

 

Electives

3 courses from the Electives List

Required Courses

Research Methods 

Research Project


CEMPA Course Structure

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

Points

Year 1      Semester 1

   

MI311

Managing Information Systems

6

MO311

Management in Organisations

6

HR311

Managing Human Resources

6

OM311

Operations Management

6

   

 

Year 1      Semester 2 – CHOICE OF FOUR COURSES

   

SEP312

Economic Environment of Business

6

SPS312

Public Systems Management

6

SMM312

Marketing Management

6

SAF312

Accounting and Finance

6

SQT312

Quantitative Techniques

6

 

 

 

Year 2      Semester 1

   

PP321

 Public Policy

6

DP321

 Development Planning and Administration

6

SPM321

Project Management

6

SCA321

Contemporary Administrative Systems

6

     

Year 2      Semester 2

   

SDM322

Disaster Management

6

SRM322

Research Methods

6

SRM320

Research Project

6

     

CEMPA is part of the applied CEMBA/CEMPA and tiered master’s programme offered at three levels, described as entry and exit points.

For further information on the programme contact:

Shadreck Balisi (Mr)
Lecturer and Programme Coordinator
Department of Public Administration, School of Social Sciences,
Botswana Open University, Private Bag BO 187
Gaborone, Botswana

Phone: +267 3646134
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Programmes submitted to Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) for registration and Accreditation.

There are three Programmes thus far, that the School of Social Sciences has submitted to Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) for Registration and Accreditation. These programmes will be on offer once the BQA processes are completed. The three programmes are:

  1. BSc in Youth Development Work(YDW)
  2. BSc Public Health and
  3. MSc in Climate Change and Sustainable Development
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