To enable the learner understand procedures involved in planning and executing audit assignments as well as developing insights into professional values, ethics and attitudes.


On completion of this course, the learner should be able to:-

1.          Define auditing

2.          Explain the need for and the nature of auditing

3.          Describe the legal, regulatory and ethical environment within which audits are performed in Uganda

4.          Explain the principles and procedures of auditing

5.          Explain how audit work is documented to provide sufficient appropriate audit evidence 6. Explain the design and testing of internal controls

7.          Describe risks of auditing in an information technology environment and the use of computer-assisted audit techniques

8.          Explain the role of internal auditing

9.          Describe the performance of internal audit tasks

10.       Explain ethics in business and society

11.       Demonstrate an understanding of public interests and fundamental ethical principles

12.       Demonstrate an understanding of ethical standards of an accountant

13.       Discuss ethical issues that an accountant needs to be mindful of

14.       Explain corporate governance issues

15.       Evaluate the relationship between ethics and corporate governance

16.       Apply professional ethics, values and attitudes to work assignments

17.       Identifying business opportunities and developing them into viable businesses

18.       Explain the challenges facing entrepreneurs and how to overcome them


The examination will be focused mainly on knowledge, application and analysis of the principles acquired in auditing and professional ethics and values.


There will be a three hour examination made up sections A B and C. Section A will comprise of one compulsory question of 30 marks. Section B will comprise of four questions of 20 marks each of which the candidate will be required to attempt any three. Section C will comprise of two questions of 10 marks each, of which the candidate will be required to attempt one.

  • Enrolled students: There are no students enrolled in this course.
Scientific Writing.


Publication of research results is a quantitative, global measure of a researcher’s achievement. Top journals and conferences seek to publish articles that effectively communicate important research ideas and results. Thus, getting your work published in any top journals requires not only great research results, but also excellent research documentation skills, i.e. a well-written document of processes and results. Often times junior researchers’ manuscripts are rejected by reviewers because their work is not well understood by their peers. Although the important skills required for clear, concise, and effective writing are most often learned through trial and error, the School of Professional and Vocational Education of Uganda Technology and Management University is now offering a series of scientific writing workshops to help researchers develop effective writing skills.

This course trains researchers especially scientists to become more effective, efficient, and confident writers. This is a hands-on course that emphasizes interactive examples and practice. In the first half of the course focused principles of effective writing, examples of good and bad writing, and tips for making the writing process are made easier. The second half of the course focuses on issues specific to scientific writing, including: authorship, peer review, the format of an original manuscript, and communicating science for lay audiences.

Target Audience:

The primary audience include graduate students in both science and humanities disciplines, and professional researchers especially scientists. Individuals whose work involves creative writing can also benefit from the training.

On Completion:

A Certificate will be issued upon completion and submission of the exercises given to participants for the online engagement.

  • Enrolled students: There are no students enrolled in this course.
Grants and Proposal Writing.


An in-depth look at it takes to craft winning grant proposals for nonprofit programs. The course covers building your fundraising case, to learning about different types of foundations and other funding sources, to the seven essential elements of a fundable proposal. We’ll take a close look at crafting strong outcomes statements, the use of storytelling to make an impact, and what funders are looking for. This course is adapted from the instructors’ fifteen years of experience writing and winning grant proposal for over 100+ projects and teaching grants proposal writing in a classroom setting to over 1,000 nonprofit professionals.

Target Audience:

The primary audience include NGOs, University Professors, Researchers, Research Institutions and Private consulting firms. Individuals whose work involves creative writing can also benefit from the training.

  • Enrolled students: There are no students enrolled in this course.
Project Management.


Project management is the application of processes, methods, skills, knowledge and experience to achieve specific project objectives according to the project acceptance criteria within agreed parameters. Project management has final deliverables that are constrained to a finite timescale and budget.

The core components of project management are:

  • Defining the reason why a project is necessary;
  • Capturing project requirements, specifying quality of the deliverables, estimating resources and timescales;
  • Preparing a business case to justify the investment;
  • Securing corporate agreement and funding;
  • Developing and implementing a management plan for the project;
  • Leading and motivating the project delivery team;
  • Managing the risks, issues and changes on the project;
  • Monitoring progress against plan;
  • Managing the project budget;
  • Maintaining communications with stakeholders and the project organization;
  • Provider management;
  • Closing the project in a controlled fashion when appropriate.

Target Audience:

The primary audience include All Institutions, SMEs, University Researchers, NGOs.

  • Enrolled students: There are no students enrolled in this course.
Resource Mobilization.


The term resource mobilization refers to all activities undertaken by an organization to secure new and additional financial, human and material resources to advance its mission. Inherent in efforts to mobilize resources is the drive for organizational sustainability.

What does resource mobilization have to do with your organization?

Today many nongovernmental and civil society organizations seek to achieve a higher degree of organizational sustainability. To do this, organizations need to broaden their funding bas to reflect a hybrid of revenue streams that include fees from clients, as well as funding from donors, corporate sponsors, public sector subsidies, charitable contributions, and other funding or investment mechanisms. This will allow for a diversification of risk and not threaten the effective implementation of critical programs that improve the lives of their beneficiaries.

Target Audience:

The primary audience include NGOs, University Professors, Researchers, Students and Private consulting firms.

  • Enrolled students: There are no students enrolled in this course.