Course Profile

This Programme is restricted to middle and senior managers in business, public sector, NGOs and government (politicians, parliamentarians, regional districts and City Council administrative) agencies.

It deals with contemporary concepts like good governance and good management which are recipes for the development of modern states. It helps students to work in public sector and international organizations. Participants can provide useful insight into the management of human, natural, economic and financial resources for the purpose of equitability.

It fosters critical thinking in leadership and development, and creates a platform for students to enhance understanding and resolving of the world’s most complex, socio-cultural, economic and leadership challenges of our time.

Year One- First semester

Compulsory modules: Fundamental Theories and Principles of Governance, Human Resource Management, Fundamental  Theories and Principles of  Leadership, Management Information Systems, Fundamentals of Public Policy and Public Finance & Accounting.

Second semester

Compulsory modules: Project Planning and Management, Public Sector Economics and Finance, Strategic Management, Globalization & Global Governance, Legal and Regulatory Framework, Decentralization, and Research & Statistical Methods.

Year Two – First semester

Compulsory modules: Responsibility and Ethics, International Political Economy, Public Sector Budgeting, Political Systems and Governance, Managing Enterprises and Public Policy Formulation and Implementation.

Second semester

Compulsory module: Dissertation/Thesis, Governance & Public Management, Leadership Principles and Practice.

Electives (select 2)

Advanced Performance Management, International Trade and Finance, Advanced Human Resource Management, Voluntary Sector Management.


Dr. Falla Dominic Lamin is the current Head of the Department of Governance and Leadership at IPAM. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Howard University Washington DC, USA with concentration in Governance, Public Administration and International Relations;a MSc. In Public Administration from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant,USA; B.Sc. in Criminal Justice and Criminalistics from Park University, Missouri, USA. He also holds a diploma and Higher Diploma in Journalism from the London School of Journalism and a Teachers Certificate and Higher Teachers Certificate from Bo Teachers College, Bo Sierra Leone. He lectures Project Planning & Management, Management Theory & Practice, Decentralization, Fundamentals in Policy Formulation, International Labor Relations, and Political Economy;  Strategic Thinking & Management, International Labor Relations and International Relations at Postgraduate level.

Dr. Falla Lamin is a multi-faceted individual with experiencesas:

Evaluation Expert– Has more than five years’ experience in conducting terminal project and program, outcome evaluations, and mid-term reviews employing either or both (mixed) quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection depending on the scope and purpose  of the project. Skilled at employing at employing the eclectic method involving desk reviews and content analysis, key informant interviews, focus group discussions, conducting field visits and observation.

Researcher & Rural Development Advocate– as a researcher and rural development advocate, he wrote his PhD dissertation on “Regional Integration in West Africa: An Analysis of the Mano River Union with a focus on Sierra Leone.” He led a team in conducting research evaluation for Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) CAFOD on the evaluation of DEC Ebola Response Program Phase 1and 11. He is currently conducting research on political leaders from Sir Milton Margai to Ernest Bai Koroma for a book publication entitled “The New Political History of Sierra Leone.”

Capacity Development Specialist – Has a proven record in capacity development initiatives, focusing on conceptual, operational and institutional factors. Societal and organizational transformation and the issues of ownership, and policy level impact and sustainability.

Founder and CEO of a Non-Profit Organization called “Yungubendo Makona Development Organization” (YMDO) registered in Sierra Leone and the United States as a Charitable Organization. Also Co-founder and Chairman of a “think Tank’ called the Academy of Natural and Social Sciences (SL) whose primary function is to conduct research in areas that the government is deficient and advise government accordingly and donor partners and NGOs in the areas of interest in our research findings.

Policy Analyst – This expert has been involved in the formulation, analysis and evaluation of state institutional policies, and help government to develop national development strategies specifically on poverty reduction and public sector reform documents. His numerous engagements with the UN Country Office, has helped forge partnership between the government, the UN  System and development partners,  and have advised on policy entry points for UN’s engagement in Sierra Leone that are in synch with the country’s development agenda.