Department of Government and Management Studies (GMS)

Welcome to the Department of Government and Management Studies (formerly Department of Political and Administrative Studies). The department is one of the oldest departments in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. It has been in existence for more than 50 years. The department offers academic programmes in public administration, management, political science and other fields related to governance at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The department also offers short courses and consultancy services in the areas of governance and management. On this website, you will find information about the specific academic programmes, short courses and consultancy services offered by the department. You will also find selected consultancy and research projects undertaken by the department and the profiles of members of staff.

Undergraduate Programmes in the Department

Postgraduate Programmes in the Department

Short Courses

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to enroll for two weeks courses to run online.

Target Group: Practitioners, professionals and those wishing to acquire new skills.

You can enroll in any of the following courses:

  1. Project Management
  2. Leadership, Management Development & Supervisory Skills
  3. Labour Relations & Unionism
  4. Human Resource Management
  5. Public Procurement & Supply Chain Management
  6. Public Policy Analysis, Development, Monitoring & Evaluation
  7. Decentralisation & Local Governance
  8. Strategic Planning
  9. Occupational Health & Safety
  10. Entrepreneurship for Self-employment
  11. Peace, Security & Conflict Resolution
  12. Health Services Management
  13. Organisational Change Management

Fee per course: ZMW 3,000 for Zambian citizens and US$ 300 foreign citizens.

Payment Details:

Payments should be made to the following:

Bank Name:


Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO)

Account Name:


UNZA School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Account Number:


0306529300377 (ZMW)



Acacia Branch

Swift Code:           




The applicant should submit a bank deposit slip to the Accounts Office of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences upon which a payment receipt will be issued.  

Other Important Details:  

Before commencement of classes submit the following to the Department of Government and Management Studies, UNZA:  

  1. Application form (click Here to download the form) (Fill it in, after which you will be given an Acceptance Letter before making payment)  
  2. Copy of the Bank Deposit Slip (confirming payment)
  3. Copy of NRC or Passport  
  4. Curriculum Vitae 

For details, contact us on the following numbers:

+26 0964 28 29 72 or send an email to:

Professional and Consultancy Services:

We also offer professional management/consultancy services in:

  • Strategic Plan Development & Review
  • Training Needs Assessment
  • Job Evaluation
  • Organisation Development & Institutional Reform
  • Project and Policy Monitoring and Evaluation (Baseline, Midline and Endline Evaluations)
  • Decentralisation
  • Diplomacy
  • Election Management
  • Good Governance

Specific consultancy and research projects undertaken by the department include the following:

  • 2014 to 2015: National Corruption Diagnostic Survey. The clients were Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and Ministry of Justice, Zambia.
  • 2010 to 2011: Assessment of the State of Democracy in Zambia. The client was International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA).
  • 2004 to 2005: Impact Assessment of the Public Service Reform Programme (PSRP) and the Public Service Capacity Building Project (PSCAP). The client was Cabinet Office of the Government of the Republic of Zambia.
  • 2003: National Governance Baseline Survey. The clients were Ministry of Justice (Zambia) and World Bank.
  • 1998 to 2001: Formative Research Process. The client was Norwegian Institute for Urban Development.
  • 1996 to 1998: Democracy and Political Participation in Zambia: The 1996 Elections. The clients were USAID, Swedish Embassy, Norwegian Embassy, Finnish Embassy and Danish Embassy.

Staff in the Department

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