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Bachelor of Commerce

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
Entry Requirements

Candidates shall be admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Commerce upon satisfying the minimum entrance requirement of the University.
Candidates will be required to have any of the following qualification:
i. Mean grade of KCSE C+ or equivalent with at least C in Mathematics and English
ii. Advanced Level certificate with 2 principal passes and a credit pass in Mathematics at ‘O’ Level
iii. Degree from a recognized university
iv. Diploma in a relevant field from a recognized institution OR CPA/CPS Part II or equivalent with at least Mean grade of C (plain) at KCSE and C (plain) in Mathematics and English.
v. Mean grade of C- at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions.

Programme Structure and Duration
In the Bachelor of Commerce programme, students are expected to take a minimum of 49 units to qualify for graduation. During the first year and second year all the units are common, in the third, students move to specializations of their choice. The Bachelor of Commerce Undergraduate programme shall extend over a period of four (4) academic years.
A student in the School of Business may choose courses from the following departments:
a. Accounting and Finance
b. Business Administration
c. Management Sciences
d. Human Resource Management

In the First Year of study, a student shall be required to take a minimum of thirteen (13) units distributed as follows: Three (3) University units i.e. UCU 100: Communication Skills, UCU101: Development Studies, UCU 103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking and Ten (10) departmental units chosen from the departments within the School, such that the student takes an approved combination of units from each department. An approved combination of subjects after the first year of study shall have a minimum of Twelve (12) units per academic year. In all the years of study, permission to take a specific unit shall be subject to a student meeting the departmental requirements. Subject to the approval of the Department concerned, a student may be permitted to take one audit unit per subject per year. Such a unit will not be examined and may be a service unit, offered by any department. At the beginning of level three of study, students shall be required to choose a study option from the list of academic options offered in the School of Business, namely:

a) Accounting and Finance Department
i) Accounting
ii) Finance

b) Business Administration
i) Marketing

c) Management Sciences
i) Management Science
ii) Actuarial Science
iii) Procurement and Supply Chain Option

d) Human Resource Management
i) Human Resource Management

Examinations
Common University Examination Regulations shall apply.


Unit Codes and Titles

Level 100
UCU 100: Communication Skills
UCU 101: Development Studies
UCU 103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking
BAC 100: Fundamental of Accounting I
BAC 101: Fundamentals of Accounting II
BBA 100: Business Studies
BBA 101: Business Law I
BBA 102: Principles of Management
BMS 100: Management Mathematics I
BMS 101: Introduction to Insurance
BMS 102: Management Mathematics II
EET 100: Microeconomics Theory I
EET 101: Macroeconomics Theory II

Level 200
BAC 200: Accounting for Assets
BAC 201: Accounting for Liabilities and Equities
BAC 202: Cost Accounting I
BAC 203: Business Finance I
BAC 204: Business Finance II
BBA 200: Organization Behaviour
BBA 201: Principles of Marketing
BMS 200: Business Statistics I
BMS 202: Risk Management
BMS 201: Computer Programming
EET 200: Microeconomic Theory I
EET 201: I Macroeconomic Theory II

 


Level 300 -Core Units

BAC 300: Management Accounting I
BBA 300: Organization Theory
BHM 301: Human Resource Management I
BBA 302: Business Law II
EAE 313: Public Finance
BSU305: Research Methods

Accounting Option (Required)
BAC 301: Advanced Financial Accounting I
BAC 302: Advanced Financial Accounting II
BAC 303: Principles of Auditing
BAC 304: Fundamentals of Taxation
BAC 306: Bankruptcy and Reorganization
BAC 314: Financial Ethics

Finance Option (Required)
BAC 305: Financial Markets and Institutions
BAC 308: Corporate Finance
BAC 309: Financial Derivatives
BAC 310: Economics of Money and Banking
BAC 310: Management of Financial Institutions
BAC 314: Financial Ethics

Marketing Option (Required)
BBA 305: Marketing of Services
BBA 303: Marketing Strategies and Plans
BBA 304: Consumer Behaviour
BBA 306: International Marketing
BBA 307: Marketing Research
EAE 304: Labour Economics

Human Resource Management Option (Required)
BHM 308: Human Resource Management II
BHM 309: Employee, Training and Development
BHM 314: Public Relations
BHM 322: Work and Reward
EAE 304: Labour Economics

Marketing and Human Resource Management (Electives)
BBA 310: Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
BBA 311: Business Communication
BBA 312: Office Management
BBA 313: Management of Cooperatives
BHM 320: Recruiting and Staffing

Management Science Option (Required)
BMS 300: Systems Analysis & Design
BMS 301: Operations Research 1
BMS 302: Applied Statistical Methods
BMS 303: Database Design & Management
BMS 304: Operations Research II

Management Science Option Electives
BMS 306: Data Communications
BMS 307: Computer Simulations

Actuarial Science Option (Required)
BMS 310: Pensions
BMS 311: Actuarial Science I
BMS 312: Re-Insurance
BMS 313: Life Contingencies
BMS 314: Demographic Statistics

Actuarial Science Electives
BMS 308: Insurance Law
BMS 309: Property Insurance
BMS 316: Financial Operations of Insurance Markets

Procurement and Supply Chain Option(Required)
BMS 317: Principles of Supply Chain Management
BMS 318: Procurement Management
BMS 319: Logistics Management
BMS 320: Storage and Warehouse Management
BMS 321: Supplier Quality Management
BMS 322: Generation of Requirements




Level 400 -Core Units

BBA 400: Business Policy and Decisions
BBA 401: Company Law
BBA 402: Management of International Business
BMS 400: Management Information System

Accounting Option (Required)
BAC 400: Tax Laws and Practice
BAC 401: Auditing Practice and Investigation
BAC 402: Specialized Financial Accounting
BAC 403: Management Accounting II
BAC 404: Cost Accounting II
BAC 405: Accounting Theory
BAC 410: Public Sector Accounting
BAC 411: Trust and Executorships

Finance Option (Required)
BAC 406: International Financial Management
BAC 407: Financial Statement Analysis
BAC 408: Applied Investment
BAC 412: Entrepreneurial Finance
BMS 404: Econometric Models and Methods
EAE 401: Monetary Theory and Policy
BAC 413: Marketing of financial Services
BAC 414: Real Estate Finance

Marketing Option (Required)
BBA 403: Sales Management
BBA 404: Innovation and New Product Management
BBA 405: Advertising Management
BBA 407: Retail Marketing Management
BBA 409: Industrial Marketing
BBA 411: Agricultural Marketing

Human Resource Management Option (Required)
BHM 406: Industrial and Labour Relations
BHM 408: Employee counselling and Crisis Management
BHM 410: Total quality Management
BHM 421: Occupational Health and Safety Management
BHM 422: Industrial Psychology
BHM 420: Contemporary Issues in HRM

Marketing and Human Resource Management (Electives)
BBA 413: Selected Topics in Business Strategies
BBA 412: Applied Marketing Research
BBA 414: Management of Public Enterprises
BBA 415: Commercial Law
EAE 407: Agricultural Economics
EAE 408: Economics of Industry
BHM 423: Sociology of Work, Management and Employment

Management Science Option (Required)
BMS 401: Production & Operations Management
BMS 402: Advanced Operations Research
BMS 404: Econometric Models & Methods
BMS 405: Decision Support & Expert Systems
BMS 406: Project Management

Management Science Option Electives
BMS 403: Electronic Commerce
BMS 415: Research Project
BMS 420: Project Monitoring & Evaluation

Actuarial Science Option (Required)
BMS 407: Loss Models
BMS 408: Graduation Mathematics
BMS 410: Insurance Brokerage
BMS 411: Credibility and Ruin Theory
BMS 414: Actuarial Science II

Actuarial Science Option Electives
BMS 416: Assurance of the Person
BMS 409: Marine Insurance
BMS 412: International Insurance Market
BMS 413: Motor Insurance
BMS 417: Liability Insurance
BMS 418: Medical Insurance


Procurement and Supply Chain Option (Required)
BMS 401: Production and Operations Management
BMS 422: Procurement & Supply Law
BMS 423: Supplier Relationship Management
BBA 410: Total Quality Management
BMS 424: Negotiation Skills
BMS 425: Strategic Procurement Management

Procurement and Supply Chain Option (Electives)
BMS 426: Public Procurement Management
BMS 427: International Purchasing

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