Institute of Development Management (IDM) Botswana

Institute of Development Management (IDM) Botswana


IDM delivers its Training, Research and Consultancy mandate through three Disciplines namely Business and Information Resources Management (BIRM), Human Resource and Organisational Development (HR & OD) and Public Health (PH).

About the Institute of Development Management, Gaborone Botswana

The Institute of Development Management (IDM) is an institution with a strong local and regional presence in Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini (BLS). Since its establishment in 1974, IDM remains a relevant partner and a significant player in the education and training industry. The Institute has also made a notable contribution in the socio-economic transformation of the SADC region through its research and consultancy service offering.

IDM is a brainchild of the BLS forebears. Botswana’s founding President, Sir Seretse Khama, Lesotho’s King Moshoeshoe II and King Sobhuza II of Eswatini had a common vision to take the then three small nations from the colonial era into their sovereignty in 1966 (for Botswana and Lesotho, and 1968 for Eswatini).


  • Improve the managerial knowledge and skills of persons charged with senior responsibilities for development in the public, parastatals and private sectors;
  • Provide management  consultancy to  organisations in the public, parastatals and private sectors;
  • Review and optimise organisational structures, administrative and management procedures and development policies related to social and economic needs;
  • Improve  the information and analysis available for decision-making with respect to development; and
  • Extend public awareness and encourage public involvement in all aspects of management.


Be a leading provider of quality and innovative management and organizational development services in SADC region and beyond.


Management Development through Training, Education, Consultancy and Research.

Our Shared Values and Culture

Our shared values define who we are and what we stand for as an Institute. They further inform our actions and our behaviours, effectively being the lens through which our customers see us. They determine the way in which we interpret and respond to business opportunities and challenges.

Quality Service Delivery

We strive to give world-class service to our   customers, stakeholders and shareholders.

Good Corporate Governance

We strive to provide efficient and effective best practice, principles and values.


We strive to uplift high standards of professionalism, moral sense and conduct.


We strive to improve our operational capacity by introducing new ways, ideas and products tailor-made to suit the customer.

Team Work

We strive to treat one another with compassion, humility and respect.

About the Institute of Development Management, Francis Town Campus

IDM Francistown Satellite Campus was established in 2014 to cater for the needs of people in the Central and Northern part of Botswana. At inception, the campus had a total enrolment of thirty-five (35) all in part-time programs.

These were Certificate in Purchasing and Procurement (CIPS) twenty-four (24) and Certificate in Archives & Records Management (CARM) with eleven (11) students. Over the years the Campus has grown in leaps and bounds. The numbers of students, programmes and staff has increased as well as the number of graduates since 2014.

To date the campus has a total enrolment of three-hundred ninety-nine (399) students involved in day, evening and block release modes of deliveries.

Campus Management

The Francistown satellite campus is under the administration of Gaborone campus which is headed by Botswana Country Director, Dr Onalenna Seitio-Kgokgwe. Mr Elijah Moakofhi oversees the daily operations of the Francistown Campus as the Campus Manager.

Courses Offered by the Institute of Development Management, Botswana

Human Resources and Organisational Development

Bachelor of Human Resource Management & Development

Bachelor of Office Management (Top up)

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management

Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management (Top Up)

Bachelor of Education (Management)

Certificate in Public Administration and Management

Diploma In Human Resource Management & Organisational Development

Diploma in Human Resource Management and Organisational Development

Diploma In Public Administration and Management

Business and Information Resource Management

Association of Accounting Technicians ( AAT)

BA (Hons) Accountancy

Bachelor of Archives & Records Management

Bachelor of Archives & Records Management

Bachelor of Archives and Records Management



Bachelor of Educational Management & Leadership

Bachelor of Project Management

Bachelor of Public Finance and Accountancy

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSc: IT)

BBA Travel and Tourism Management

Bsc (Hons) In Information Technology: Networking & Software Engineering

BSc (Hons) IT Networking and Software Engineering

BSc Supply Chain Management

Certificate In Archives Administration & Records Management

Certificate in Vocational Education and Training


Cyber Security Training

Diploma in Accounting and Business Studies (DABS)

Diploma In Archives & Records Management


Diploma In Information Technology

Diploma In Project Management


Eswatini 2021 long programmes

Finance For Non Finance Managers

MSc Logistics Supply Chain Management (UK)

MSc Project Management

Procurement and Contract Management

Professional Diploma In Procurement and Supply (CIPS, UK)

Result-Based Monitoring and Evaluation

Risk Management and Internal Audit

Public Health Management

Bachelor of Community Development

Bachelor of Public Health (BPH)

Bachelor of Science Degree In Occupational Safety and Health

Certificate In Emergency Medical Care Services

Certificate In Environmental Health Science

Diploma In Community Development

Diploma In Environmental Health Science

Diploma In Occupational Health & Safety Management

Diploma in Public Health

Post Graduate Diploma In Monitoring & Evaluation

Admission Information of the Institute of Development Management, Botswana

Are you looking for a qualification that will give you the competitive edge in today’s world, Let IDM be your partner. Acquire education with strong local roots and global reach. We offer cutting edge programmes that spread across our three faculties of Business Information and Resource Management, Human Resource and Organisational Development and Public Health Management.

IDM is your best option in the market. We offer quality and relevant training. We have highly skilled and experienced academic tutors. We have unique facilities. We have a strong regional presence with campuses in Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini. We have built formidable networks worldwide. We offer intimate Lecturer and Learner Ration to ease learning.

Admission Requirements of the Institute of Development Management, Botswana

Minimum admission requirements are clearly stated under each course offering. Applicants should submit the following documents together with a duly completed application form:

  • Certified copies of Educational Certificates and
  • Certified copies of ID

Application forms are downloaded or can be collected from any of our country offices in Botswana, Eswatini and Lesotho. Go to Downloads to download application forms.

IDM does not issue sponsorships or funding, and neither does admissions into IDM warrant sponsorship

Job Opportunities at the Institute of Development Management, Botswana

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Contact Us

Regional Office

Carbo Center Riverwalk

P O Box 601607

Gaborone Botswana

Tel: +267 390 6433

Fax: +267 391 3423


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are Evening or Weekend Classes Available?

Weekend and or Evening Classes are available at IDM. Applications are currenly open and Closes on the 30th August.

When are IDM applications coming out?

Applications for Diploma Programmes in Human Resource and Accounting and Business Studies are currently out.

Forms may be collected at any District Administration (DAs) office Nation Wide
The deadline for Submission is the 31st July ” Secure your position, Apply Today”

Is there credit transfer from one Campus to another?

This varies per program; you may visit admissions office for advise.

Can I apply more than once?

IDM has a flexible admission process that allows prospective students to apply and change Programmes according to set minimum requirements and application deadlines.

Is there student accommodation at IDM?

Botswana Campus:
on campuses is available but limited, hence given on first come first serve basis. Students are advised to apply for accomodation immediately after being admitted at IDM.

Does IDM offer orientation Sessions?

IDM offers orientation sessions for all the new students at the beginning of the academic year. Orientation sessions are held a week before the start of the academic classes.

What student organisations are available at IDM?

IDM offers a perfect environment for personal and professional development as envisioned by our “Growing Great Minds” mantra. The known student bodies include but not limited to Student Representative Council (SRC), Student Christian Movement, Scripture Union, Sports Organizations, and Debate Club among others which varies per campus.

Does IDM offer scholarships?

IDM does not offer scholarship, In Botswana applicants seeking funding should contact the Department of Tertiary Education Financing and banks. In Lesotho the Ministry of Development Planning funds CIPS programmes for civil servants.

In Eswatini government does not offer scholarships but students can contact the Kings office, Tibiyo, banks and other institutions for financial assistance.

Are IDM courses accredited?

ALL IDM courses are accredited by BQA. Lesotho and Eswatini campuses are currently in the process of accreditation with their local reguatory bodies.

  • Botswana: Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA)
  • Lesotho: Council for Higher Education (CHE)
  • Eswatini: Eswatini Higher Education Council (EHEC)

When is the application deadline?

IDM has two enrollment cycles per year, January and July and the application deadlines for the enrolments are 30 November and 31 May respectively.