Programme Overview

Diploma in Business Administration (DBA)


The Diploma Programme takes duration of two years.

Course Details

There are a total of 22 units (Inclusive of Attachment) to be fully covered and completed for Diploma Award. Students will be required to pursue 7 units in Part I, 7 units in Part II, 7 units in Part III and Attachment in Part IV.

DCU 1001 Communication Skills
DCU 1002 Life Skills
DCU 1003 Entrepreneurship Development
DCU 1005 Trade Projects
DCU 1006 Industrial Attachment
DCU 1007 Information Communication Technology and Ethics
DBA 1008 Financial Management
DCU 1008 Research Methodology
DBF 1101 Law Relating to Banking Services
DBA 1102 Economics
DBF 1102 Branch Banking: Law and Practice
DBA 1103 Principles and Practices of Management
DBF 1103 Fundamentals of Investment
DBF 1104 The Monetary and Financial Systems
DBA 1104 Quantitative Methods
DMT 1104 Marketing of Financial Services
DBF 1105 Lending
DBF 1106 Investment Analysis
DBF 1107 Finance of International Trade: Payments and Services
DBA 1107 Business Plan
DBA 1119 Management in Banking
DAC 1501 Financial Accounting
DAC 1502 Cost Accounting
DAC 1503 Managerial Accounting

Entry Requirements

Direct Entry

Although the Diploma Programme in Business Administration is basically designed for mid-career entrants, entry is also open to KCSE graduates. In all cases, the applicant should have attained any of the following

  • KCSE Mean Grade C ( C Plain)
  • KCE Division II
  • Certificate from a reputable and recognised institution with a credit level pass.
  • Degree from those applicants wishing to obtain specialised knowledge and skills in Business Administration

Mid career Entry

Applicants should have 2 years working experience in the relevant area of study. Completion of the Diploma Programme in Business Administration will exempt students 1 (one) year in the Degree Programme in Business Administration at KWUST. Entry into this programme is competitive. Possession of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the programme for either local or foreign applicants.

Fee Structure

Kshs 85, 000 for entire course

The business administration programme runs on a sessional basis. There are 3 intakes in a year – January, June and September.


There are daytime and evening classes on weekdays and on Saturday. Daytime classes are held in the morning from 8am to noon and in the afternoon from 2pm to 5pm. Evening classes are held from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.