Master Program

It is and has been the responsibility of the Somaliland Civil Service Institute (CSI) to build the capacity of the civil servants and to upgrade their knowledge and career level so that they can provide a quality service for the citizens. So much is done in this regard in the past 16 years and, currently, most of the civil servants have their degrees.

At the present, the need for a master’s degree (2nd Degree) on the part of the Somaliland’s civil servants is becoming very obvious. To this end, the Somaliland Civil Service Institute has got into agreement with different International Universities and Institutions such as Jig-Jiga University (JJU) and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Admiration (GIMPA) to provide different Master’s Programs and Professional Diplomas.

Currently, the Institute is providing two Master’s Programs in collaboration with JJU one in the area of Disaster Risk Management and Sustainable Development (DRM & SD) and the other in the area of Accounting and Finance.

Disaster Risk Management

The overall goal of the program in ‘Disaster Risk Management and Sustainable Development’ is to train and produce competent professionals who will be able to conduct research in disasters risk management and contribute to country’s endeavor of sustainable development. The program is also meant to extend students theoretical knowledge of disaster risk management and sustainable development. Furthermore, the program equips student with the practical intervention skills so as to help them contribute significantly to both disaster risk research and disaster risk management in the country.

Specific Objectives

The objectives of the M.A in Disaster Risk Management and Sustainable Development program are to enable the students:

  • Apply advanced concepts of DRM and Research methodologies with a view to identifying, formulating and solving complex disaster risk issues
  • Apply critical thinking in both theoretical and applied aspects of disaster risk science, management and sustainable development.
  • Apply different models of DRM to analyze various kinds of disasters 
  • Demonstrate disaster risk assessment, monitoring, evaluation and management processes
  • Develop and make use of effective DRM and sustainable development strategies and systems

Identify enabling environment that would scale up the DRM initiatives

 

Accounting and Finance

The dynamic nature of our economic and political conditions brought about a challenge in managing both public and private organizations. As a result, the need for well-qualified manpower that can play a pivotal role in the development endeavor is very high.

Currently the demand for postgraduate level of education has made accounting and finance graduates to opt for distance education from open universities abroad. Consequently, the country’s foreign currency shortage is exacerbated.

Specific Objectives

The M.Sc. program in Accounting & Finance has the following objectives:

  • Produce graduates who will assume academic posts in different higher institutions within the country that offer an undergraduate program in Accounting and Finance.
  • Train individuals who will assume executive position in the areas of Accounting, Auditing, Taxation and Finance;
  • Train individuals who could assume various functional areas related to Accounting, Auditing, Finance, and Taxation in both the corporate and public sector
  • Train individuals who will be capable of providing consultancy services in the areas of Accounting, Auditing, Finance, and Taxation.
  • Enhance the quality of accounting education and practices through conducting researches in the areas of Accounting, Finance, Auditing and Taxation.
  • Save foreign exchange that the country spends in sponsoring graduate students who will pursue their study in the field of accounting abroad;
  • Build up the capacity of the staff required for launching MPhil and PhD program in the department in the long run;
  • Train individuals who could assume various functional areas related to Accounting, Auditing, Finance, and Taxation in both the corporate and public sector
  • Train individuals who will be capable of carrying out business researches in public and private organizations.