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.

Unit Code Unit Title
DCU 1001 Communication Skills
DCU 1002 Life Skills
DCU 1003 Entrepreneurship Development
DCU 1006 Industrial Attachment
DCU 1007 Information Communication Technology and Ethics
DCU 1008 Research Methodology
DBA 1102 Economics
DFI 1103 Business Finance
DPS 1103 Warehousing Operations and Stock Control
DBA 1104 Quantitative Methods
DHR 1104 Theory and Practice of Management
DPS 1105 Public Procurement and Finance
DBA 1106 Elements of Law
DPS 1106 Procurement and Supplies Management and Purchasing Principles
DBA 1107 Business Plan
DBA 1109 Office Administration and Management
DPS 1116 Project and Contract Management
DPS 1117 International Purchasing
DPS 1201 Supplies Management
DPS 1302 Purchasing Management
DMT 1303 Principles and practices Marketing Management
DPS 1401 Operations Management
DPS 1404 Purchasing and Supply Strategy
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.