Undergraduate Programmes

BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMMES (Three Years)

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance

This is a full time three years program under the semester system. There are six semesters in the three years of study. Applicants BA-AF should have obtained a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent with credit in three approved subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) or equivalent; and at least two Principal level passes and a total of at least 4.5 points in relevant subjects in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE). For those to be admitted with Equivalent Qualifications, it should be at least a Diploma in accounting and related diploma programme from an accredited/recognized institution of education with GPA of 3.0 and above and must have four credit passes in relevant subjects in their O” level – Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE)
Applications for admissions are normally invited once a year between July and September. The detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are usually stated through the University main website and many other outlets.

Bachelor of Arts in Cooperative Management and Accounting

This is a full time and Evening mode three years program under the semester system. There are six semesters in the three years of study. Applicants for the program should have obtained a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent with passes in five approved subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) or equivalent; and at least two Principal level passes and a total of at least 4.0 points in relevant subjects in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE). For those to be admitted with Equivalent Qualifications, it should be at least a Diploma in Accounting, Finance, Microfinance, Business Administration from an accredited/recognized institution of education of not less than 3.0 GPA and an ‘O’ level credit pass of at least D grade in Mathematics.
Applications for admissions are normally invited once a year between July and September. The detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are usually stated through the University main website and many other outlets.

Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics

This is a full time three years program under the semester system. There are six semesters in the three years of study. Applicants BA-BEC should have obtained a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent with passes in five approved subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) or equivalent; and at least two Principal level passes and a total of at least 4.5 points in relevant subjects in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE). For those to be admitted with Equivalent Qualifications, it should be at least a Diploma in Economics or related from an accredited/recognized institution of education of not less than upper second-class and an ‘O’ level credit pass of at least C grade in English.
Applications for admissions are normally invited once a year between July and September. The detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are stated through the University main website and many other outlets.

Bachelor of Arts in Community Economic Development

This is an existing programme since the year 2008. It is a full time three years programme under the semester system. Applicants for BCED should have obtained a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent with passes in five principle subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) or equivalent; and at least two principal level passes and a total of at least 4.5 points in principle subjects in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE); University Qualification Framework (UQF) level 6 (Ordinary Diploma) and NTA level 6 (ordinary diploma) that is relevant to the programme and should have at least four passes at Ordinary level (NQF level 4). Recognition of prior-learning (RPL): Applicants should have an average of a B+ grade in relevant courses.
This programme was designed to equip undergraduate students to deal with complex issues in the national and international community economic development. Graduates in this programme will be able to perform community economic functions in community development. Specific objectives shall be to: Equip candidates with a blend of community development knowledge and skills so as to become professionals in their field; Enable candidates to uphold ethics relevant to community economic development; Address both the global and national professional requirements for best practices in community economic development; and Inculcate entrepreneurial attitudes to candidates
Applications for admissions are normally invited once a year between July and September. The detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are usually stated through the University main website and many other outlets.

Bachelor of Arts in Procurement and Supply Management

This is a full time 3 years program under the semester system (six semesters in the three years of study, thus 2 semesters for each academic year). The program started to be offered in 2005 and produced first graduates in 2008. The program nurtures experts in the field of procurement and supply management who are expected to be competent and ethical Procurement and Supply Professionals. Applicants should have obtained a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent with passes in 4 approved subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) or equivalent; and at least two Principal level passes and a total of at least 4.0 points in relevant subjects. Those with Equivalent Qualifications, it should be at least a Diploma from an accredited/recognized institution of education with not less than 3.0 grade point average and 4 passes in relevant subjects from CSEE examinations. Applications for admissions are normally invited once a year between June and September. Detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are always provided through the university website and other outlets approved by the Directorate of Undergraduate Studies (DUS).

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Entrepreneurship

This is a full time 3 years program under the semester system (six semesters in the three years of study, thus 2 semesters for each academic year). The program started to be offered in 2010 and produced first graduates in 2013. The program nurtures experts in the field of marketing and entrepreneurship. Applicants should have obtained a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent with passes in 4 approved subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) or equivalent; and at least two Principal level passes and a total of at least 4.0 points in relevant subjects. Those with Equivalent Qualifications, it should be at least a Diploma from an accredited/recognized institution of education with not less than 3.0 grade point average and 4 passes in relevant subjects from CSEE examinations. Applications for admissions are normally invited once a year between June and September. Detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are always provided through the university website and other outlets approved by the Directorate of Undergraduate Studies (DUS).

Bachelor of Arts in Microfinance and Enterprise Development

This is a full time three year undergraduate program covered in six semesters. Applicants BA-MFED should have obtained a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent with passes in five approved subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) or equivalent; and at least two Principal level passes and a total of at least 4.5 points in relevant subjects in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE). For those to be admitted with Equivalent Qualifications, it should be at least a Diploma in business-related programmes from an accredited/recognized institution of education of not less than upper second-class and an ‘O’ level credit pass of at least C grade in English.
Applications for admissions are normally invited once a year between April and September. The detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are usually stated through the University main website and many other outlets.

Bachelor of Science in Business Information and Communication Technology

This is a full time three years program under the semester system. There are six semesters in the three years of study.
Direct Admission Requirements for BSc. BICT are: Credit Passes in Mathematics and English at O-level plus at least two principal passes at A-level in Accountancy, Economics, Mathematics, and Commerce, the sum of which should not be less than 4.5 points. Applicants with principal passes in any of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and English language may be considered provided that the sum of points in two principal passes are not less than 4.5.
Equivalent qualification for the BSc. BICT is Diploma from MoCU or from any other accredited institution of higher learning or from recognized Professional Examination Boards or a first class Certificate of Information Technology from a recognized institution.

Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management

This is a full time three years program under the semester system. There are six semesters in the three years of study. Applicants BA-HRM should have obtained a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent with passes in five approved subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) or equivalent; and at least two Principal level passes and a total of at least 4.5 points in relevant subjects in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE). For those to be admitted with Equivalent Qualifications, it should be at least a Diploma in Human Resource Management, or any other diploma from an accredited/recognized institution of education of not less than upper second-class and an ‘O’ level credit pass of at least C grade in English, Kiswahili, History and Geography.
Possible job titles related to HR include: HR consultant, Executive coach, Recruitment consultant/ practitioner/ manager, Training and development practitioner/ manager, Compensation and benefits specialist, HR advisor, HR practitioner, Human Resource Development (HRD) practitioner/ coordinator , HRD manager , HR planner, HR systems specialist, HR assistant , HR systems administrator, HR business partner , HR generalist, HR officer, HR manager , Learning and development coordinator Organisational development specialist, Performance management specialist, Skills development practitioner, Talent Acquisition Manager and Transformation manager
Applications for admissions are normally invited once a year between July and September. The detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are usually stated through the University main website and many other outlets.

Bachelor of Laws

This is a full time three years program under the semester system. There are six semesters in the three years of study. Applicants LL.B should have obtained a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent with passes in five approved subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) or equivalent; and at least two Principal level passes and a total of at least 4.5 points in relevant subjects in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE). For those to be admitted with Equivalent Qualifications, it should be at least a Diploma in Law from an accredited/recognized institution of education of not less than upper second-class and an ‘O’ level credit pass of at least C grade in English.
Applications for admissions are normally invited once a year between July and September. The detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are usually stated through the University main website and many other outlets.

DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES (Two Years)

Diploma in Co-operative Management and Accounting

This is both full time and Evening mode two years program under the semester system. There are four semesters in the two years of study. Applicants for the program should have obtained a a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent with passes in five approved subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) or equivalent; and at least two Principal level passes and a total of at least 1.5 points in relevant subjects in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE). For those to be admitted with Equivalent Qualifications, it should be at least a Certificate in Accounting, Finance, Microfinance, Business Administration from an accredited/recognized institution of education of not less than a PASS and an ‘O’ level credit pass of at least D grade in Mathematics.
Applications for admissions are normally invited once a year between February and September. The detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are usually stated through the University main website and many other outlets.

Diploma in Microfinance Management

This programme is designed to enable candidates to manage viable MFIs. It ensure that candidates are equipped with the necessary skills in initiating, establishing and sustaining viable MFIs. Emphasis are be given to essential tools for microfinance management such as savings mobilization, credit management, governance, networking and problem solving skills. Minimum entry requirements for this diploma programme are: at least two advanced level passes in Economics, Mathematics, Commerce, Accounting, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, English, and Agricultural Science with at least TWO points. Points are counted as: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, S=0.5. For candidates with equivalent qualifications the minimum entry requirements for this diploma programme are: holders of Certificate in Microfinance Management, Professional Certificate in SACCOS Management, Certificate in Management and Accounting and Certificate in Accounting and Finance from MoCU or any other relevant qualification from institutions recognized by accreditation authorities or professional boards.

Diploma in Enterprise Management

This is a full time two years program under the semester system. There are four semesters in the two years of study. Applicants DEMA should have obtained a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent with passes in four approved subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) or equivalent; and at least One Principal level passes and a total of at least 3 points in relevant subjects in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE). For those to be admitted with Equivalent Qualifications, it should be at least a Certificate in Human Resource Management, or any other Certificate from an accredited/recognized institution of education provided they, have four passes at “O” level Secondary Education in English, Kiswahili, History and Geography.
Applications for admissions are normally invited once a year between July and September. The detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are usually stated through the University main website and many other outlets

Diploma in Library and Archival Studies

Diploma in Business Information and Communication Technology

This is a full time two years program under the semester system. There are four semesters in the two years of study.
Direct Admission Requirements for DBICT are: Form Six leavers with at least one principal pass and one subsidiary pass in any of the following subjects: Economics, Accountancy, Mathematics, Commerce, Physics, and History/Biology/Chemistry/Geography. The sum of points should not be less than 2.
Equivalent qualification is holder of a one-year or more Certificate of Information Technology of MoCU or holder of one-year or more relevant certificate qualifications from recognized academic institution/examining board provided they have FOUR passes at O-level Secondary Education.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES (One Year)

Certificate in Accounting and Finance

This is is two semester programme designed to equip candidates with basic knowledge and skills in accounting and finance to handle lower level basic accounting and finance functions. Specific objectives are:
• To equip candidates with basic knowledge and skills in accounting and finance.
• Enable candidates to appreciate and apply basic principles and practices of accounting and finance.
Direct Admission requirements
• Form IV Certificate holders with four credit passes including English and Mathematics/Bookkeeping/Commerce/Physics/ Geography/Chemistry.
Equivalent Admission qualifications
• Form IV Certificate holders with Basic Bookkeeping Certificate
• Form IV Certificate holders with NABE stage II to III
• Form IV certificate holders with Pre-foundation Certificate of profesional boards
• Or any other qualifications as shall be determined by the Senate.

Certificate in Co-operative Management and Accounting

This is both full time and Evening mode one year program under the semester system. There are two semesters in the two years of study. Applicants for the program should have obtained a a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent with passes in five approved subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) .Applications for admissions are normally invited once a year between June and September. The detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are usually stated through the University main website and many other outlets

Certificate in Microfinance Management

This is is a two semester programme designed to equip candidates with basic knowledge and skills in microfinance to handle lower level basic microfinance functions. Specific objectives are:
• To equip candidates with basic knowledge and skills in microfinance accounting and management
• Enable candidates to appreciate and apply basic principles and practices of microfinance management
Direct Admission requirements
Form IV Certificate holders with four credit passes including English and Mathematics/Bookkeeping/Commerce/Physics/ Geography/Chemistry.
Equivalent Admission qualifications
• Form IV Certificate holders with Basic Bookkeeping Certificate
• Form IV Certificate holders with NABE stage II to III
• Form IV certificate holders with Pre-foundation Certificate of profesional boards
• Or any other qualifications as shall be determined by the Senate.

Certificate in Enterprise Development

Certificate in Information Technology

This is a full time one-year program under the semester system. There are two semesters in the one-year of study.
Direct Admission Requirements for CIT are: holder of Form Four certificate with four passes in in Mathematics, Bookkeeping, Commerce, Physics, Geography, Chemistry, History and Biology.
Equivalent qualification are: Form IV Certificate holders with ATEC I, or with NABE stage I or II, or with Pre-foundation certificate of the National Board for Materials Management (NBMM) OR any other equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution.

Certificate in Human Resource Management

This is a full time and evening mode one year program under the semester system. There are two semesters in the one year of study. Applicants CHRM should have obtained a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent with passes in four approved subjects such as English, Kiswahili, History and Geography.

Certificate in Library and Information Sciences

Certificate in Coffee Quality and Trade