Programme Overview

Information technology and Information Systems and Management are major factors in the strategies of most organizations and there is a growing need for people with both managerial and technical skills. There exists a demand for information systems and management practitioners and consultants in a wide range of private and public offices locally and globally.

It is in this context that KWUST formulated the emergence of new programme, BBIT, a hybrid of the traditional Business Administration Program and the Information Technology which is now called Bachelor of Business Information Technology.

Bachelor of Business Information Technology (BBIT) is a ladderized programme which aims to prepare students who can bridge technology into business practices. The program of study in business information is designed to train management-oriented and technically proficient professionals

University Admission Requirements

The following are the general requirements for admission to study for a programme at KWUST:

Minimum Admission Requirements

a)   C+ for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) holders or its equivalent as determined by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC);

b)   C+ in English/Kiswahili in K.C.S.E.

c)   C+ in Mathematics/Business Studies in K.C.S.E

d)   A relevant KNEC diploma or its equivalent.

COURSE TITLES AND CODES FOR BBIT

Year 1

UNIT CODE TITLE Contact Hours
YEAR 1 : SEMESTER 1 45
KBA 2101 Business Information Technologies 45
KBI  2104 Theory of Algorithms 45
KLC 2105 Health Education and HIV/AIDS 45
KMA 2103 Basic Mathematics 45
KMA 2102 Calculus for Business information 45
KLC 2106 Introduction to Philosophy 45
KLC 2101 Communication Skills 45
KBA 2107 Accounting for Business 45
YEAR 1 : SEMESTER 2
KBI 2108 Discrete Structures 45
KBI 2109 Fundamentals of Programming 45
KBI 2110 Information Management 45
KBA 2111 Basics of Business Marketing Systems 45
KLC 2112 Ethics 45
KBA 2113 Fundamentals of Economics 45
KMA 2114 Mathematical Logic 45
KMA 2115 Business Statistics 45

Year 2

YEAR 2 : SEMESTER 1
Architectures of Computer Networks and Protocols 45
User Interface Design and Programming 45
E-business and E-services 45
ICT Market Research 45
Mathematical Statistics 45
Operations Research Methods 45
Business and Informatics Law 45
Business Strategic Management 45

Year 3

YEAR 3 : SEMESTER 1  
KBI 2301 Computer Modelling of Decisions 45
KBA 2302 Finance and Business Information Systems 45
KBI 2303 Specialized Programming Languages 45
KMA 2304 Mathematical Methods for Managerial Decisions 45
KLC 2308 Environmental Studies 45
KBA 2305 Business Economics 45
KBA 2307 International Payments 45
KBA 2306 Electronic Business Law 45
KBI  2318 Analogue Electronics 45
YEAR 3 : SEMESTER 2  
KBA 2309 Business Decision Support Systems 45
KBI 2310 Distributed Information Systems and Data Protection 45
KBI 2311 Systems Analysis and Design for Business 45
KBI 2312 Simulation and Modelling 45
KBI 2317 Mobile Computing 45
KMA 2313 Management Mathematics 45
KBA 2314 Managerial Accounting 45
 

Electives (Two Electives)

 
KBA 2319 Business Systems Modelling 45
KBA 2315 Organizational Behaviour 45
KBA 2320 Enterprise Systems Technology 45
KLC 2316 Psychology 45
 

YEAR 3 : SEMESTER 3

 
KBA 2420 Business information Internship 90

Year 4

YEAR4 : SEMESTER 1  
KBA 2401 Information Systems of Project Management 45
KBA 2402 Business IT and Innovation Management 45
KBI 2403 Virtual Networked Organizations 45
KBI 2404 Data Warehouses and Knowledge Mining Technologies 45
KBA 2405 Research Project for Business information (2 Units) 45
KMA 2406 Numerical Methods 45
KLC 2409 Gender and Development 45
Electives (Two Electives)  
KBA 2408 Cost Accounting 45
KBA 2407 Business Finance 45
KBI 2417 Cloud Computing 45
KBI 2418 Professional issues in ICT 45
KBI 2419 Business information Seminar Presentations 45
YEAR 4: SEMESTER 2

Core Units

 
KBI 2410 Information Security and Support 45
KBI 2411 Multimedia Development 45
KMA 2413 Stochastic Models in Operational Research 45
KBA 2414 Entrepreneurship and Self-employment 45
KLC 2416 Sociology 45
 

Electives (Two Electives)

 
KBI 2412 Enterprise Systems Architecture and Applications 45
KBI 2421 Strategic Information Systems 45
KBI 2422 Digital Logic 45
KBI 2423 Computer Graphics and Animations 45
KBA 2415 Fundamentals of Procurement and Supplies 45