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BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (B.Com.)

The Bachelor of Commerce degree programme prepares the student for careers in business to work in both the public and private sectors of the economy. The programme aims to provide the student with skills to conceptualize solutions to business and management problems and to enhance self-confidence and ability to critically evaluate management issues from academic and practical perspectives. It is designed to instill problem-solving attitudes, business ethics in the practice of management and to inculcate entrepreneurial and self-reliance attitudes and habits in students so that they may be active participants in the creation of new wealth. The programme is also designed to provide the student with information and communication technology skills to enable them function in today’s multifaceted world.

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Commerce degree in the School of Business and Management Studies according to the following categories:

KCSE Candidates

The basic admission requirement shall be the minimum entry requirements set for entry into the public universities, which is at least a mean grade of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

In addition, applicants are expected to have performed well in the following cluster of subjects in KCSE examinations, but at any rate shall have obtained at least a grade C plain in each of the cluster subjects:

Cluster Subjects

English/Kiswahili

Mathematics A / Mathematics B / Business Studies / Any Group II

Any Group III

Any Group II / 2nd Group III / Any Group IV / Any Group V

KCSE Subject Grouping

Group I: English, Kiswahili, Mathematics

Group II: Biology, Physics, Chemistry

Group III: History and Government, Geography, Christian Religious Education, Islamic Religious Education,

Hindu Religious Education

Group IV: Home Science, Art and Design, Agriculture, Aviation Technology, Computer Studies

Group V: French, German, Arabic, Music, Business Studies

A-Levels or Equivalent

Applicants should have a minimum of two (2) principal passes and a subsidiary pass in the General Paper at A-level and have passed with a credit in English at O-levels.

Higher Diploma (HDip) in Business Management or Equivalent

Applicants with a Higher Diploma (HDip) in Management offered by The Technical University of Kenya a or an equivalent institution.

Diploma in Business Studies or Equivalent

Holders of a Diploma in Business Studies of The Technical University of Kenya or an equivalent qualification from a recognized examining body.

CPA/CPS Part II or Equivalent

Holders of CPA/CPS Part II or equivalent qualification.

Course Outline

Year I

Semester I

UCCC 1101

Communication Skills

 

 

ABBQ 1111

Introduction to Business studies

 

 

ABBQ 1121

Information and Communication Technology Concepts

 

 

ABBQ 1151

Introduction to Microeconomics

 

 

ABBQ 1131

Introduction to Accounting

 

 

ABBQ 1122

Basic Mathematics

 

 

UCCC 1102

Critical and Creative Thinking

 

 

 

 

 

Semester II

ABBQ 1211

Business Management

 

 

ABBQ 1221

Computer Applications

 

 

ABBQ 1251

Introduction to Macroeconomics

 

 

ABBQ 1231

Financial Accounting

 

 

UCCC1201

Health Education

 

 

ABBQ 1222

Business Mathematics

 

 

UCCC1202

Society and Culture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Total Hours for Year I

 

 

 

 

Year II

Semester I

 

 

 

 

ABBQ 2151

Intermediate Microeconomics

 

 

ABBQ 2121

Introduction to Statistics

 

 

ABBQ 2111

Environmental Studies

 

 

ABBQ 2131

Cost Accounting

 

 

ABBQ 2112

Principles of Management

 

 

ABBQ 2152

Development Studies

 

 

ABBQ 2113

Organization Theory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester II

ABBQ 2221

Business Statistics

 

 

ABBQ 2251

Intermediate Macroeconomics

 

 

ABBQ 2231

Management Accounting

 

 

ABBQ 2232

Introduction to Finance

 

 

ABBQ 2211

Principles of Procurement

 

 

ABBQ 2212

Principles of Insurance

 

 

ABBQ 2222

Introduction to Operations Management

 

 

Year III

Semester I

 

 

Core

 

ABBQ 3121

Quantitative Methods

 

 

ABBQ 3111

Human Resource Management

 

 

ABBQ 3112

Entrepreneurship Development

 

 

ABBQ 3161

Commercial Law

 

 

ABBQ 3113

Principles of Marketing

 

 

 

 

Electives

 

 

 

 

Accounting

ABBQ 313A1

Accounting for Assets

 

 

ABBQ 313A2

Taxation

 

 

ABBQ 313A2

Advanced financial Accounting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance

ABBQ 313F1

Financial Institutions and Markets

 

 

ABBQ 313F2

Financial Statements Analysis

 

 

ABBQ 313F3

Business Finance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance

ABBQ 313I1

Assurance of Persons

 

 

ABBQ 313I2

Property and liability Insurance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business

ABBQ 311B1

Leadership and Management

 

Management

ABBQ 311B2

Total Quality Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Resource

ABBQ 311H1

Training and Development

 

Management

ABBQ 311H2

Human Resource Planning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marketing

ABBQ 311M2

Marketing Planning

 

Management

ABBQ 311M3

Marketing Communication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logistics and

ABBQ 311L1

Warehousing and Inventory control

 

Supply Chain

ABBQ 311L2

Materials Handling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrepreneurship

ABBQ 311E1

Genesis of Entrepreneurship

 

 

ABBQ 311E2

Entrepreneurship Management

 

 

 

 

 

Year III

Semester I

 

 

Core

 

ABBQ 3121

Quantitative Methods

 

 

ABBQ 3111

Human Resource Management

 

 

ABBQ 3112

Entrepreneurship Development

 

 

ABBQ 3161

Commercial Law

 

 

ABBQ 3113

Principles of Marketing

 

 

 

 

Electives

 

 

 

 

Accounting

ABBQ 313A1

Accounting for Assets

 

 

ABBQ 313A2

Taxation

 

 

ABBQ 313A2

Advanced financial Accounting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance

ABBQ 313F1

Financial Institutions and Markets

 

 

ABBQ 313F2

Financial Statements Analysis

 

 

ABBQ 313F3

Business Finance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance

ABBQ 313I1

Assurance of Persons

 

 

ABBQ 313I2

Property and liability Insurance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business

ABBQ 311B1

Leadership and Management

 

Management

ABBQ 311B2

Total Quality Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Resource

ABBQ 311H1

Training and Development

 

Management

ABBQ 311H2

Human Resource Planning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marketing

ABBQ 311M2

Marketing Planning

 

Management

ABBQ 311M3

Marketing Communication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logistics and

ABBQ 311L1

Warehousing and Inventory control

 

Supply Chain

ABBQ 311L2

Materials Handling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrepreneurship

ABBQ 311E1

Genesis of Entrepreneurship

 

 

ABBQ 311E2

Entrepreneurship Management

 

 

 

 

 

Year III

Semester 2

 

 

Core

 

ABBQ 3211

Business Plan

 

 

ABBQ 3221

Research Methods

 

 

ABBQ 3231

Management Accounting

 

 

ABBQ 323A3

Financial Management

 

 

ABBQ 326A1

Company Law

 

 

 

 

Electives

 

 

 

 

Accounting

ABBQ 323A1

Computerized Accounting

 

 

ABBQ 323A2

Auditing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance

ABBQ 323F1

Portfolio and Investment

 

 

ABBQ 323F2

Public Finance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance

ABBQ 323I1

Insurance Markets

 

 

ABBQ 322I2

Actuarial Mathematics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business

ABBQ 321B1

Management of Not-for-Profit Organizations

 

Management

ABBQ 321B2

Production Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Resource

ABBQ 321H1

Labour and Industrial Relations

 

Management

ABBQ 321H2

Organization Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marketing

ABBQ 321M1

Marketing Management

 

Management

ABBQ 321M2

Consumer Behaviour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logistics and

ABBQ 321L1

Stores Management and Stock Control

 

Supply Chain

ABBQ 321L2

Supply Chain Management

 

Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrepreneurship

ABBQ 321E1

Venture Creation

 

 

ABBQ 321E2

Business Planning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester III

 

ABBQ 3300

Industry Based Learning 1 (12 weeks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Hours for Year III

 

Year IV

 

 

 

Semester I

 

 

Core

 

 

 

ABBQ 4101

Project Proposal Writing

 

 

ABBQ 4111

Business Ethics and Governance

 

 

ABBQ 4112

Organization Behaviour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounting

 

 

 

ABBQ 413A1

Trust Accounting

 

 

ABBQ 413A2

Auditing and Assurance

 

 

ABBQ 413A3

Advanced Accounting Theory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance

 

 

 

ABBQ 413F1

Financial Risk Management

 

 

ABBQ 413F2

Corporate Finance

 

 

ABBQ 413F3

Monetary Theory and Policy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance

 

 

 

ABBQ 413I1

Insurance Brokerage

 

 

ABBQ 416I2

Insurance Law

 

 

ABBQ 413I3

Motor Insurance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Management

 

 

ABBQ 411B1

Project Management

 

 

ABBQ 411B2

Organization Development

 

 

ABBQ 411B3

International Business Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Resource Management

 

 

ABBQ 411H1

Industrial Psychology

 

 

ABBQ 411H2

Employee Resourcing

 

 

ABBQ 411H3

Performance Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marketing Management

 

 

ABBQ 411M1

Marketing of Services

 

 

ABBQ 411M2

Marketing Research

 

 

ABBQ 411M3

Sales Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

 

 

ABBQ416LI

Procurement Law

 

 

ABBQ411L1

Project Management

 

 

ABBQ411L2

Clearing and Forwarding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrepreneurship

 

 

ABBQ 411E1

Enterprise Business Environment

 

 

ABBQ 411E2

Project Management

 

 

ABBQ 411E3

Innovation and Technology Management

 

 

 

 

 

Year IV Semester 2 Core

 

 

 

 

ABBQ 4201

Trade Area Project

 

 

ABBQ 4211

Strategic Management

 

 

ABBQ 4212

Public Relations Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounting

 

 

 

ABBQ 423A1

Issues in Management Accounting

 

 

ABBQ 423A2

Public Sector Accounting

 

 

ABBQ 423A3

Taxation Theory and Practice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance

 

 

 

ABBQ 422F1

Financial Information Systems

 

 

ABBQ 423F2

Financial Modeling and Forecasting

 

 

ABBQ 423F3

Real Estate Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance

 

 

 

ABBQ 423I1

Pension Management

 

 

ABBQ 423I2

Marine Insurance

 

 

ABBQ 423I3

Insurance Underwriting

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business

 

 

ABBQ 421B1

E-Business Organization Development

 

 

ABBQ 421B2

Management of Service Organizations

 

 

ABBQ 421B3

Issues in Business Management

 

 

 

 

 

Human Resource

 

 

ABBQ 421H1

Reward Management

 

 

ABBQ 421H2

Performance Management

 

 

ABBQ 421H3

Employee Health, Safety and Welfare

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marketing Management

 

 

ABBQ 421M1

E-Marketing

 

 

ABBQ 421M2

Sales Management

 

 

ABBQ 421M3

Brand Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

 

 

ABBQ 421L1

International Purchasing

 

 

ABBQ 421L2

Public Procurement

 

 

ABBQ 421L3

Industrial Health & Safety Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrepreneurship

 

 

 

ABBQ 421E1

Entrepreneurial Behaviour

 

 

ABBQ 421E2

E-Business for Entrepreneurship

 

 

ABBQ 421E3

Global Dimensions of Entrepreneurship

Year IV

 

ABBQ 4300

Industry Based Learning II (12 weeks)

Semester 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About The School

Our Motto: Build Business Ideas, Build society


The School of Business and Management Studies imparts creative and innovative training in business and management that develops knowledge, skills, competence, and attitudes that enable students to achieve competitive edge in the national, regional and global markets. The staff and students are committed to living up to the highest ideals of citizenship and to seeking to be trustworthy, respectful, honest and socially responsible members of society. The School is one of the largest schools in the University with a combined student population of more than 3,000 in both the full and part-time programmes. The School has 60 full-time and 46 sessional teaching staff, and 11 non-teaching staff. We have a well trained and qualified staff consisting of two Professors, one Senior Lecturer, 13 Doctorates, and 32 Masters Degree holders, 12 of who are currently pursuing their PhD degrees in business and management studies in various local and international universities. In addition to supporting the four departments in the School, the lecturers also service other Schools in the University in their business, management, and entrepreneurship course offerings.
The School offers business, management, and related courses in both full and part-time programmes with part-time classes running from 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm on weekdays and from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm on Saturdays. Most of our courses run on semester basis although there are a few that still run on term basis. We offer courses at Degree, Diploma, Advanced Certificate, Certificate and Single Subject levels. Single subjects are offered mainly as upgrading subjects for English, Mathematics or business subjects to enable a student qualify for enrolling in a main course in Business Management. The large majority of our courses are examined by the University itself. Information and communication technology (ICT) is integrated into all our course offerings. The School also offers Management and Computer related seminars during the holidays when the facilities are not in use.

The School has four Departments namely:

The School places a high value on research and has established a School Research Colloquium spearheaded by a panel consisting of nominated PhD holders a long with a Secretariat.  The Colloquium meets monthly to review research papers in readiness for publication into journals and books, among other responsibilities.

Department of Business Administration & Management

The primary objectives of the Department are: to provide professional education and training opportunities locally, regionally, and internationally, in business administration and business management; to promote learning and research scholarship in these areas and to provide leadership in forging strong relationships between academia and industry stakeholders.
The Department achieves these objectives through: strong academic programmes supported by highly qualified academic staff; solid industrybased learning programmes that prepare students for the real world; strong partnership programmes with industry players through student associations and a rigorous research programmes in collaboration with various stakeholders.

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