Programme Overview

Through this course KWUST aims to produce graduates with a broad interest in all commercial activities and who will build upon knowledge of the functional, environmental, behavioural, economic and legal aspects of business and provide analytical and conceptual tools for analysing and solving problems. The programme is designed to create a self-directed graduate who will understand the particular challenges women face in the dynamic and multicultural workplace. The graduate will, therefore, enter the job market confident that she knows herself and her skills well enough to compete and be competent to be a leader – in whatever area of operation she may choose.

Upon completion of the course, graduates will:

  • Have an awareness of the broad range of knowledge required in business administration
  • Be equipped with specialised knowledge required in the particular profession they wish to enter
  • Develop the analytical and behavioural skills they will require to make effective use of this knowledge in employment
  • Understand the particular challenges women face in the dynamic multicultural workplace
  • Develop the skills and capabilities required to successfully pursue graduate studies in business

The course has seven distinct majors:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • International Business Management
  • Marketing
  • Purchasing and Supply Management
  • Human Resource Management

Minimum Admission Requirements

  1. C+ for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) holders or its equivalent as determined by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC);
  2. C+ in English/Kiswahili in K.C.S.E.
  3. C+ in Mathematics/Business Studies in K.C.S.E
  4. A relevant KNEC diploma or its equivalent.

COURSE TITLES AND CODES FOR B.SC-BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Year 1

CODE TITLE Contact Hours
YEAR 1 : SEMESTER 1  
KLC 001 Communication Skills 45
KAC 100 Principles of Accounting I 45
KFI   100 Principles of Micro-economic Theory 45
KBA 101 Introduction to Business 45
KBA 107 Introduction to Micro-Computers 45
KBA 210 Principles of Marketing 45
YEAR 1 : SEMESTER 2  
KGS 100  HIV & AIDS 45
KFI   001 Introduction to Financial Management 45
KAC 101 Principles of Accounting II 45
KFI   101 Principles of Macro-economic Theory 45
KBA 106 Introduction to Business 45
KPS 100 Principles of Purchasing 45
KGS 002 Community Service 8

Year 2

YEAR 2 : SEMESTER 1  
KLC 002 Development Studies 45
KAC 200 Intermediate Accounting I 45
KFI   200 Business Finance 45
KFI   201 Intermediate Micro-economic Theory 45
KBA 203 Statistics for Management 45
KBA 209 Principles of Management 45
YEAR 2 : SEMESTER 2
KCS  001 Computing Professional Ethics 45
KLC  003 Public Image & Relations 45
KAC 102 Introduction to Management Accounting 45
KFI   202 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 45
KBA 202 Production & Operations Management 45
KAC 200 Intermediate Accounting II 45
SPECIALIZATION OPTIONS
FINANCE OPTION

Year 3

Year 3 Core Units 45
KFI 300 Corporate Financial Planning & Strategy 45
KFI 301 Financial Institutions and Markets I 45
KFI 302 Investment Analysis 45
KFI 306 Risk Management 45
Year 3: Common Units

Common Units

 
KBA 301 Business Law 45
KBA 302 Business Communication 45
KBA 304 Business Ethics 45
KBA 305 Business Leadership & Strategy 45
KBA 323 Entrepreneurship I 45
KGS 310 Internship 90
KGM 401 Implementing Total Quality 45
Year 3: Electives

Electives

KFI 302 Cost Accounting 45
KFI 303 Monetary Theory & Policy 45
KFI 304 Advanced Corporate Finance 45
KFI 305 Financial Institutions & Markets II 45
KFI 307 Advanced Micro-economic Theory 45
KFI 308 Advanced Macro-economic Theory 45

Year 4

Year 4 Core Units
KFI 402 Money and Banking 45
KFI 404 Public Finance 45
KFI 405 Seminar in Finance 45
Year 4: Common Units

 

Common Units

 
KBA 002 Strategic Management 45
KBA 400 Research Methodology 45
KBA 401 Research project 90
KBA 422 Entrepreneurship II 45
KBA 424  Company Law 45
Year 4: Electives 45
KFI 400 International Finance 45
KFI 401 Multinational Finance Management 45
KFI 406 Investment Analysis II 45
KBM 402 International Economics 45

ACCOUNTING

ACCOUNTING OPTION

ACCOUNTING OPTION
YEAR 3 Core Units 45
KAC 300 Advanced Financial Accounting Techniques 45
KAC 301 Advanced Management Accounting 45
KAC 302 Cost Accounting 45
Year 3: Common Units 45
KBA 301 Business Law 45
KBA 302 Business Communication 45
KBA 304 Business Ethics 45
KBA 305 Business Leadership & Strategy 45
KBA 323 Entrepreneurship I 45
KGS 310 Internship 90
KGM 401 Implementing Total Quality 45
Year 3: Electives 45
KAC 304 International Accounting 45
KAC 305 Bankruptcy & Reorganization 45
KAC 306 Project Management 45
YEAR 4 Core Units 45
KAC 400 Advanced Financial Accounting Practice 45
KAC 401 Auditing & Investigation 45
KAC 402 Taxation 45
Year 4: Common Units

 

Common Units

 
KBA 002 Strategic Management 45
KBA 400 Research Methodology 45
KBA 401 Research project 90
KBA 422 Entrepreneurship II 45
KBA 424  Company Law 45
Year 4: Electives
KAC 404 Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting 45
KAC 405 Accounting Theory 45
KAC 406 Public Sector Accounting 45
KAC 407 Contemporary Issues in Taxation 45

MARKETING OPTION

MARKETING OPTION
YEAR 3 Core Units 45
KBA 317 Consumer Behaviour 45
KBA 318 Marketing Research 45
KBA 319 Industrial Marketing 45
KBA 320 Strategic Marketing Planning 45
Year 3: Common Units 45
KBA 301 Business Law 45
KBA 302 Business Communication 45
KBA 304 Business Ethics 45
KBA 305 Business Leadership & Strategy 45
KBA 323 Entrepreneurship I 45
KGS 310 Internship 90
KGM 401 Implementing Total Quality 45
Year 3: Electives 45
KBA 306 Project Management 45
KBA 321 Sales & Marketing 45
KBA 322 Not-for-Profit Marketing 45
KBA 324 Managing Marketing Communications 45
Year 4 Core Units 45
KBA 418 International Marketing 45
KBA 420 Public Relations 45
KBA 421 Product Management 45
KBA 429 Applied Marketing Research 45
Year 4: Common Units 45
KBA 002 Strategic Management 45
KBA 400 Research Methodology 45
KBA 401 Research project 90
KBA 422 Entrepreneurship II 45
KBA 424  Company Law 45
Year 4: Electives
KBA 419 Pricing 45
KBA 425 Marketing Communications Strategy 45
KBA 426 Advanced Marketing Research Techniques 45
KBA 427 Selected Topics in Marketing Management 45
KBA 428 Agricultural Marketing 45
KBA 430 Promotion and Advertisement 45
KBA 431 Retail Marketing Management 45
KGM 401 Implementing Total Quality 45

GENERAL MANGEMENT OPTION

GENERAL MANGEMENT OPTION

 

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

 
YEAR 3 Core Units 45
KGM 300 Group Dynamics 45
KGM 301 Organization Structure & Environment 45
KGM 302 Human Resource Management 45
Year 3: Common Units
KBA 301 Business Law 45
KBA 302 Business Communication 45
KBA 304 Business Ethics 45
KBA 305 Business Leadership & Strategy 45
KBA 323 Entrepreneurship I 45
KGS 310 Internship 90
KGM 401 Implementing Total Quality 45
Year 3: Electives
KGM 303 Cross-Cultural Management 45
KGM 304 Industrial Relations 45
KGM 305 Organization Behaviour 45
Year 4 Core Units 45
KGM 400 Research Methodology 45
KGM 401 Implementing Total Quality 45
KGM 402 Organizational Power & Politics 45
Year 4: Common Units 45
KBA 002 Strategic Management 45
KBA 400 Research Methodology 45
KBA 401 Research project 90
KBA 422 Entrepreneurship II 45
KBA 424  Company Law 45
Year 4: Electives
KBA 418 International Marketing 45
KBA 421 Public Relations 45
KBA 426 Advanced Marketing Research Techniques 45
KBA 427 Selected Topics in Marketing Management 45
KGM 403 Conflict Resolution: Negotiation and Meditation 45

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (IBM)

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (IBM)  
YEAR 3 Core Units 45
KBM 300 Fundamentals of International Business 45
KBM 301 International Trade and Export/ Import Management 45
KBM 302 Multinational Business Operations and Strategy 45
KBM 305 Organization Theory 45
Year 3: Common Units
KBA 301 Business Law 45
KBA 302 Business Communication 45
KBA 304 Business Ethics 45
KBA 305 Business Leadership & Strategy 45
KBA 323 Entrepreneurship I 45
KGS 310 Internship 90
KGM 401 Implementing Total Quality 45
Year 3: Electives
KBM 304 Regional Economic Integration and Business Strategy 45
KFI  306 Risk Management 45
KBM 317 Consumer Behaviour 45
Year 4 Core Units
KBM 407 Management of International Business and Organization 45
KBA 418 International Marketing 45
KBM 405 International Business Seminar 45
KFI 401 Multinational Financial Management 45
Year 4: Common Units
KBA 002 Strategic Management 45
KBA 400 Research Methodology 45
KBA 401 Research project 45
KBA 422 Entrepreneurship II 45
KBA 424  Company Law
Year 4: Electives 45
KBM  402 International Economics I 45
KBM  403 Management Information Systems 45
KBM 405 Selected Topics in Business and Strategies 45
KBM 406 International Economics II 45

PURCHASING AND SUPPLYING MANAGEMENT

PURCHASING AND SUPPLYING MANAGEMENT  
YEAR 3 Core Units 45
 KPS 300 Contract Administration 45
 KPS 301 Inventory Planning 45
 KPS  302 Material Management 45
Year 3: Common Units
KBA 301 Business Law 45
KBA 302 Business Communication 45
KBA 304 Business Ethics 45
KBA 305 Business Leadership & Strategy 45
KBA 323 Entrepreneurship 45
KGS 310 Internship 90
KGM 401 Implementing Total Quality 45
Year 3: Electives
KAC 302 Cost Accounting 45
KAC 306 Project Management 45
KFI  307 Advanced Micro-economic Theory 45
KFI  308 Advanced Macro-economic Theory 45
KGM 304 Industrial Relations 45
Year 4 Core Units
KPS 400 Purchasing and Information Technology 45
KPS 401 Purchasing Ethics 45
KPS 402 Supplies Management 45
KPS 403 International Logistics Management 45
Year 4: Common Units
KBA 002 Strategic Management 45
KBA 400 Research Methodology 45
KBA 401 Research project 45
KBA 422 Entrepreneurship II 45
KBA 424  Company Law 45
Year 4: Electives
KAC  406 Public Sector Accounting 45
KAC  402 Taxation 45
KPS  404 Contemporary Issues in Inventory Management 45
KPS 405 Special Topic in Purchasing 45

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT  
YEAR 3   45
 KHR  302 Human Resource Management II 45
 KHR  303 Human Resource Development 45
 KHR  305 Personnel Administration 45
Year 3: Common Units
KBA 301 Business Law 45
KBA 302 Business Communication 45
KBA 304 Business Ethics 45
KBA 305 Business Leadership & Strategy 45
KBA 323 Entrepreneurship 45
KGS 310 Internship 45
KGM 401 Implementing Total Quality 45
Year 3: Electives
KHR  304 Employee Resourcing 45
KHR  307 Reward Management 45
Year 4 Core Units
KHR  406 Employee Relations 45
KHR  408 Labour Economics 45
KHR  409 Industrial Relations 45
Year 4: Common Units
KBA 002 Strategic Management 45
KBA 400 Research Methodology 45
KBA 401 Research project 45
KBA 422 Entrepreneurship II 45
KBA 424  Company Law 45
Year 4: Electives
KHR 410 Leadership and Team Building 45
KHR 413 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management 45