Master's of Science in Governance and Leadership

Do you want to be the sought after change leader in 21st century? The core purpose of this programme is to raise a new crop of leaders that provide solutions to 21st century challenges. We will equip students to become leaders through requisite knowledge and skills designed to enhance just, fair
and responsive leadership and governance.  Graduates of the programme should be able to solve complex governance and leadership challenges, explore emerging global issues that affect governance and leadership. Ultimately, these are graduates that will define the future course of development and move millions out of poverty.

Career Prospects

Advanced career in NGOs, International Organizations, UN, EAC and others

Advanced career in government and other public institutions

Teaching and training in universities and other post secondary institutions

Leaders in private sector

Leadership and Development consultancy

Other development related opportunities


Course Objectives

At the end of the programme, students will have acquired a wide spectrum of knowledge and skills covering:

Internationally accepted principles of administering/governing sound devolved government systems

Legal instruments and institutional arrangements essential for successful discharge of the functions of government structures

 Leadership theory, models and standards processes relevant to leadership and governance

Strategies and instruments for embedding social, environmental and human rights in all phases and steps of leadership process and governance

Management of the public resources for development works and services including innovative community empowerment modalities like entrepreneurship, self employment, partnerships and e-government.

Risk leadership, control and reporting techniques in governance operations.

Be able to impress inclusive leadership and governance in government structures.

Course content


Research Methods

Gender and Leadership

Principles and Framework of Public Finance

Global Citizenship

Government Framework for Democratic Governance

International Relations and Development

Comparative Studies in Democratic Governance

Community Mobilization and NGO Leadership

Public Policy for Development

Values Ethics and Integrity in Leadership

Strategic Leadership and Management


Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Culture and Social Entrepreneurship

Development Economics

Political and Conflict Resolutions

Project Management

Seminar in Leadership and Governance


Research Project

Target Groups

Public administration practitioners, managers and officials from ministries, local authorities and public private bodies.

Public leaders and CEOs from the public and private sector.

Professional trainers involved in the development

Policy practitioners from the private sector and civil society organizations.

Entry Requirements
Holders of any first degree in any discipline with 2nd class upper division and above. Second lower division with 3 years experience.

Time frame
The duration of the programme is 2 years.  There are 3 Semesters of face to face interaction each lasting 6 weeks and a final semester of 1 week. 

MS TCDC Usa River Arusha. Tanzania 

Tuition fees for the whole course is USD 5,508.00  A wide range of accommodation options available at MS TCDC.

Semester 1: 20th May 2019

Semester 2: 7th October 2019

Semester3: 17th February 2020

The application fees is Tsh 30,000 payable through JKUAT Account No:  3300451426 KCB BANK; ACCOUNT NAME: JKUAT ARUSHA CAMPUS.
Filled application forms with application fees can be sent to Board of Postgraduate Studies, JKUAT, P. O. Box 62,000 – 00200 NAIROBI, Kenya or to

The Programme administrator,
P. O. Box 254 Arusha 
+255-754-651 715

To apply for the course please download the application form by clicking the link below and submit to programme administrator through  or send to our general contacts.

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