Program Portfolio

One of the important elements of the various strategic exercises carried out by the RIM is the identification of training programs that the institute could offer. Identification of the training program undertaken through a comprehensive study of the stakeholder learning needs and the general academic portfolios as delivered in similar institute around the world. RIM’s stakeholders included the civil service, the private sector and the local government functionaries.

The numerous learning needs of the stakeholders are then grouped into coherent and standard academic program unit. The following program portfolios are proposed for development and delivery:

  1. Public Policy and Legislation
  2. Local Governance, Civil Society and Participation
  3. Development Planning
  4. Public Finance, Budgeting and Contracting
  5. Quality and Service Management
  6. Strategic Management and Organizational Development
  7. Leadership and Personal Effectiveness
  8. Administrative and Supervisory Management
  9. lCT and Technology
  10. Evaluation, Monitoring and Research
  11. Corporate Finance
  12. Management Communication

All courses offered by the RIM shall fall into the above program portfolios

Allocation of Programs to The Department

The program portfolio allocation is based on the subject nature of the courses / programs as follows:

Department of Management DevelopmentDepartment of Finance and BusinessDepartment of ICT
Public Policy and legislationPublic FinanceNetwork Application & Administration
LeadershipBudgeting & ContractWeb Design, Web Application Development & Desktop Publication
Local Governance & Community ServicesManagement Monitoring, Evaluation and ResearchDatabase Management
Development Planning Strategic ManagementCorporate FinanceMIS & Hardware  Technology
Human Resource ManagementBusiness AdministrationSoftware Application & Programming
Administrative and Supervisory Management  
Management Communication  
Organizational Behavior  

**The Business Development Service Centre (BDSC) is established under the Department of Finance and Business to develop professional business practices and to assist business growth and development.

The regular programs are as follows:

Department of Management DevelopmentDepartment of Finance and BusinessDepartment Information and Communications Technology
Post Graduate Diploma in Public AdministrationMaster of Business AdministrationDiploma of Information Management Systems (Discontinued since 2016)
Post Graduate Diploma in National LawPost Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (Government & Business) 
Diploma in National Law (Discontinued since 2016)Diploma in Financial Management (Discontinued since 2016) 

Course Module of PGDPA & PGDFM

The courses Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management have been upgraded from Post Graduate Certificate to Post Graduate Diploma since January 2005.

PGDPA and PGDFM consists of 8 core units. These units are taught over three terms. Three units are taught in the first two terms and the remaining two in the third term. The courses begin with introductory program which includes academic learning skills.

The total contact hours for the PGDPA and PGDFM course is as follows:

Total Core Units = 8 Units
Total contact hours = 8 Units x 39 hours = 312 hours

In addition, candidates have to undergo skill-based units that are also part of the courses but are non-credit units.

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