Mulungushi University
Chalimbana Local Government Training Institute

Programme Accreditation No.HEA-MU/LP/7/243
Name of Learning ProgrammeBachelor of Arts in Governance & Development  
ZQF Level7

1.0 Introduction

Governance has become pivotal in understanding the effectiveness of development policies, aid efficacy, and addressing issues like instability, insecurity, and poverty.

2.0 Rationale

This program offers practical and theoretical insights into the construction and dispensation of public authority amidst political change. It equips students with analytical and critical skills for engaging in policy development and implementation.

3.0 Aims of the Programme

The Bachelor of Governance and Development aims to produce graduates proficient in global and local processes related to national governance, regional and international institutions, and aid frameworks. Graduates will be equipped to deliver efficient development results.

4.0 Learning Outcomes of the Programme

Upon completion, graduates will be able to:

  1. Understand governance and development issues at national and international levels.
  2. Apply governance, democracy, development principles, leadership, and cross-cutting governance issues to execute policies.
  3. Conduct political and development analyses for decision-making in national and international organizations.
  4. Advocate for human rights, women’s empowerment, decentralization approaches, and state-society relations for social justice and rule of law in development functions.

5.0 Entry Requirements

Prospective students must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Grade 12 or Form V with a minimum of credit in at least five subjects including English Language.
  • ‘O’ Level certificate with a minimum grade C in at least five subjects including English Language.
  • ‘A’ Level certificate with passes in English Language and any other recognized equivalent subjects.
  • Diploma from a recognized college (recognized by Mulungushi University) allows entry into Year 2.

6.0 Programme Structure

Year 1 – Semester 1

Course CodeCourse Name
SIR 111Introduction to Political Science
SSE 121Introduction to Micro-economics
SDS 111Introduction to Development Studies
BMG 101Ethics and Sustainable in Society
SIR 111Introduction to Political Science

Year 1 – Semester 2

Course CodeCourse Name
BEN 142Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
SPA 112Introduction to Public Administration
SSE 122Introduction to Macro-economics
SDS 112Introduction to Development Thinking
SGD 112Introduction to Governance

Year 2 – Semester 1

Course CodeCourse Name
SSS 211Theories and Practices of Development
SSS 261Introduction to Research
SGD 221Local Governance
SGD 211Cross-Cutting Issues in Development
BGD 241Constitutional Design

Year 2 – Semester 2

Course CodeCourse Name
SDS 262The Political Economy of Development
SSS 262Data Analysis and Software Application
SGD 212Leadership and Governance
SGD 222Theories of Governance
DPM 232Sociology of Development

Year 3 – Semester 1

Course CodeCourse Name
SDS 321Civil Society in Development
SPA 321Public Policy Analysis
SSS 381Project Planning and Management
SIR 341Governance of International Organizations
BMG 381Organization Behavior & Leadership

Year 3 – Semester 2

Course CodeCourse Name
SDS 322Financing for Development
SEC 332Public Finance
SGD 322Media and Governance
SDS 342Natural Resource Governance
SGD 332Corporate Governance

Year 4 – Semester 1

Course CodeCourse Name
SIR 422Public Management
SSS 441Research Project I
SDS 442Human Development
SIR 472Zambian Development Perspectives
SPA 422Trade Policy and Development

Year 4 – Semester 2

Course CodeCourse Name
SIR 422Democracy and Human Rights
SSS 442Research Project II
SDS 442Monitoring and Evaluation
SIR 472Government and Politics in Zambia
SPA 422Ethics in Public Sector Management