An Examination of the Completion Rate of Masters Programs at Makerere University Business School


This study was carried out to examine the completion rate for masters’ degree programs at Makerere University Business School. We investigated the delay in research, teaching schedules, administrative processes and students’ own challenges as possible limitations. The study relied on opinion from former students on possible strategies which can be put in place to improve completion. The study examined the masters of Business Administration (MBA) and the Msc. Accounting and Finance (Ms.AF). The study was cross sectional and used both qualitative and quantitative data. A sample size of 211 students was used covering those who had completed their masters within a two-year period and those who were not able to complete in the same period. Findings revealed that the completion rate of masters program was still very low. Delay in returning the research comments both by external examiners and the Graduate and Research Centre office was found to be the major cause, among others. This finding had support in the literature. The study recommends to management to improve the research and teaching environment.

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Eyangu, S. , Bagire, V. and Kibrai, M. (2014) An Examination of the Completion Rate of Masters Programs at Makerere University Business School. Creative Education, 5, 1913-1920. doi: 10.4236/ce.2014.522214.

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