Programme Overview

Diploma in Procurement and Supplies Management (DPS)


The Diploma Programme takes duration of two years.

Course Details

There are a total of 22 units (Inclusive of Field 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.

1 DPS001 Communication Skills
2 DPS002 Introduction to Business Law
3 DPS003 Introduction to Microcomputers
4 DPS004 Introduction to Procurement & Supply Chain Management
5 DPS005 Principles of Management
6 DPS006 Principles of Marketing
7 DPS015 Stores & Inventory Management
1 DPS007 Research Methodology
2 DPS008 Public & International Procurement
3 DPS009 Legal Aspects of Procurement & Supplies Management
4 DPS019 Retail & Merchandise Management
5 DPS023 Taxation
6 DPS022 Principles of Accounting I
1 DPS020 Principles of Micro-Economic Theory
2 DPS025 Purchasing Ethics
3 DPS016 Principles of Purchasing
4 DPS021 Business Mathematics
5 DPS026 International Logistics Management
6 DPS024 Introduction to Financial Management
7 DPS014 Research Project
1 DPS013 Internship

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.