The Master of Business and Administration (MBA) programme seeks to equip participants with the skill, technique and understanding required for successful managerial careers in the public and private sectors of the economy. The programme draws students from the Eastern African region and beyond. It is aimed at persons who have undergone prior business training as well as those whose professional backgrounds are in other disciplines outside business. The programme is offered in both Module I and Module II. Flexible schedules and admission requirements catering for varied academic and professional qualifications make the programme more accessible. The programme specific aims are to:

  • Provide a rigorous and critical grounding in key generic areas of management
  • Enhance self-confidence and the ability to evaluate practical and critical perspective
  • Develop awareness of the changing local and international business environment
  • Provide special knowledge of the chosen area
  • Instil a professional and problem-solving attitude in the practice of management   

A student can specialize in any of the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business Management
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Management
  • Insurance
  • Operations Management
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management  

A student specializing in an area is expected to do four courses in the specialization, which includes a seminar course. In the second part of the programme, the student is required to do a research project within the area of specialization.

The following qualifications shall be admissible into the programme:

  • A holder of at least an Upper Second class degree or equivalent
  • A holder of Lower Second class degree or Pass degree with at least two and three years of work experience after graduation respectively. 

The programme may be covered up to a minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of fifteen (15) semesters and will involve course work, examination and project.

A candidate shall be allowed to take a maximum of six (6) course units and a minimum of two (2) course units per semester.

There will be twelve (12) core course units, which will be taken by all candidates.

In addition to the core courses, candidates will be required to take four (4) specialization course units and two (2) electives. Electives must be chosen from any area of study.

Course units can only be taken after the necessary prerequisites have been successfully completed.

After completing all the taught course units (12 core, 4 specialization course units, and 2 elective course units), candidates will carry out research and produce a project paper. Once started, the project paper must be completed within the semester.

Each semester course will be taught for a period of forty-five (45) contact hours.

Applicants who have completed equivalent Master course units at other Senate recognized universities may, with approval of the Senate, be allowed to transfer credits up to six (6) core course units into their programme. Students desiring to receive credit for any prior course units done will need to make a formal request.






2 12,400 27,500 39,900
3 18,600 27,500 46,500
4 24,800 27,500 52,300
5 31,000 27,500 58,500
6 37,200 27,500 64,700
7 43,400 27,500 70,900



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