Colleges and Universities Offering Diploma in Business Management in Kenya

  • Course Name: Diploma in Business Management(Business Management)
  • Major Subject: Business Management
  • Course Category: Diploma Courses

Institutions Offering Diploma in Business Management

  • Bridge College Bridge College, Nairobi  
    (a) KNEC Exams
    Course entry requirements
    -KCSE Grade C- (minus) and above

    Course duration: 18 months (6 terms)

    Course content
    (i) Module I

    -Economics
    -Business Finance
    -Elements of Law
    -Human and Public Relations
    -Sales and Marketing
    -Entrepreneurship – Business Plan
    -Financial Accounting
    -Information Communication Technology Paper
    -Communication Skills

    (ii) Module II
    Entry Requirements: Pass Module I of Business Management OR Pass Craft in Business Management

    Core units
    -Quantitative Techniques
    -Commercial and Administrative Law
    -Cost Accounting
    -Business Plan
    -Principles and Practices of Management
    -Supply and Transport Management

    (iii) Module III
    Entry Requirements: Pass in Module II in Business Management

    Core units
    -Principles and Practice of Management
    -Managerial Accounting
    -Office Administration and Management
    -Research Methods
    -Organizational Theory and Behavior
    -Labour and Industrial Relations

    (b) ICM exam

    Course entry requirements
    - ICM Certificate in Business Management

    Program duration: 6 months (2 Terms)

    Course content
    -Economics for Business
    -Organizational Behavior
    -Accounting
    -Business Law


    Yearly intakes
    -January
    -March
    -July
    -September
  • Kenyatta University  Kenyatta University , Nairobi  
    Course requirements

    (i) A holder of KCSE C (plain) or its equivalent or

    (ii) A holder of KCE Division III or its equivalent or

    (iii) A holder of KACE with One Principal and One Subsidiary or

    (iv) Mean grade of C-(minus) at KCSE with a certificate in the relevant area from a recognized institution.


    Course duration: 2 years


    Course content

    (i) Personnel Management

    (ii) Business Policy and Strategic Planning

    (iii) Production and Operations Management

    (iv) Industrial and Commercial Law

    (v) Labour and Industrial Relations

    (vi) Supplies and Management

    (vii) Governance and Ethics

    (viii) Fundamentals of Research Methods

    (ix) Principles and Practice of Management

    (x) Organisation Behaviour

    (xi) BSU 051: Project OR BSU 050: Industrial Attachment (2 Units)

    (xii) Information and Communication Technology

    (xiii) Management and Organization Theory

    (xiv) Marketing Management

    (xv) Quantitative Methods

    (xvi) Money and Banking

    (xvii) Fundamentals of Financial Management

    Mode of study: Regular-Full Time, DSVOL

    Intake: September, May, January
    DSVOL-September,January


  • College of Human Resource Management (CHRM) College of Human Resource Management (CHRM), Nairobi  
    Course entry requirements
    -A mean grade of C- and above in KCSE

    Exam body: KNEC

    Program duration: 3 modules / 6 months each

    Intake
    -January
    -June
    -July
    -September

    Mode of study
    (i) Sunrise-6.30 am - 8.30 am Weekday Daily
    (ii) Full day-8.30 am - 4.30 pm Weekday Daily/Saturdays
    (iii) Lunchtime-11.30 am - 2.00 pm Weekday Daily
    (iv) Afternoon-2.30 pm - 5.00 pm Weekday Daily
    (v) Evening-5.30 am - 8.30 pm Evening Daily and class on Saturday
    (vi) Combine-5.30 pm - 8.30 pm Mon/Wed/Fri Evenings and Saturday Mornings
    (vii) Online

    Course content
    -Entrepreneurship
    -Financial Accounting
    -Economics
    -Business Law
    -Communication Skills
    -Life Skills
    -Information and Communication Technology
    -Quantitative Techniques
    -Commercial and Administrative Law
    -Office Administration and Management
    -Marketing Management
    -Business Plan
    -Cost Accounting
    -Principles and Practices and Management
    -Supply and Transport Management
    -Financial Management
    -Labor and Industrial Relations
    -Research Methods
    -Trade Project
    -Managerial Accounting
    -Organization Theory and Behaviour
    -Human Resource Management
  • Delhi College Delhi College, Nairobi  
    Duration: 104 weeks

    Language: English

    Course Structure:

    Module I
    • Financial Accounting
    • ICT Practical
    • Business Plan
    • Human and Public Relations
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Business Finance
    • Life Skills
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Business Law
    • Economics
    • Communication Skills
    • Information Communication Technology
    • Occupational Safety & Precautions

    Module II
    • Office Administration and Management
    • Marketing Management
    • Supply and Transport Management
    • Quantitative Techniques
    • Commercial and Administrative Law
    • Cost Accounting

    Module III
    • Organization Theory and Behavior
    • Labor and Industrial Relations
    • Principles and Practice of Management
    • Human Resource Management
    • Managerial Accounting
    • Financial Management
    • Research Methods(Project)
    • Trade Project

  • Kenya Institute of Social Work Kenya Institute of Social Work, Nairobi   
    Admission criteria
    -Passed relevant Craft certificate.
    -Minimum qualifications are KCSE C- or KCE Division 2 or the equivalent.
    -Equivalent qualification

    Course duration: 3 years

    Exam body: KNEC

    Course content
    -Office Administration And Management
    -Commercial And Administrative Law
    -Company And Labour Law
    -Practicum
    -Managerial Accounting
    -Financial Accounting
    -Quantitative Methods
    -Theory And Practice Of Management
    -Basic Mathematics
    -Human And Public Relations
    -Organization Theory And Behavior
    -Project (Total Supervisory Unit)
    -Principles And Practice Of Marketing
    -Human Resource Management And Industrial Relations
    -Social Research Methods.
    -Social Studies
    -Management Information System
    -Economics
    -Entrepreneurship
    -English Language
    -Communication Skills
    -Information Communication Technology
  • Kimtech Training College Kimtech Training College, Kehancha  
    Course entry requirements
    -A mean grade of C- and above in KCSE or credit pass in Certificate by KNEC Examination or any relevant qualification.

    Program duration: 3 modules

    Course content
    -ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND BEHAVIOUR
    -LABOUR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
    -FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
    -COURSE SPECIALIZATION PROJECT
    -PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF MANAGEMENT
    -PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF MANAGEMENT
    -OFFICE ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
    -MARKETING MANAGEMENT
    -COST ACCOUNTING
    -COMMERCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
    -SUPPLY AND TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT
    -QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES
    -INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY PAPER
    -FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
    -ENTREPRENEURSHIP - BUSINESS PLAN
    -ECONOMICS
    -COMMUNICATION SKILLS
    -BUSINESS LAW
  • The Kenya Institute of Management Nairobi Campus The Kenya Institute of Management Nairobi Campus, Nairobi  
    Course entry requirements
    (i) Module I
    - KCSE Mean grade C-; with D+ in English and Maths/Accounting/Business Studies/Economics/Commerce

    - Division II in KCE

    - One Principal Pass at the KACE

    - Completion of KNQA Level 5

    - A certificate of experimental learning issued by KNQA

    - University students

    (ii) Module II
    - A degree from a recognized institution

    (iii) Module III
    - Progression from Module II

    - No direct admission

    (iv) Module IV
    All students are expected to:

    - Write a research project in the area of specialization (6 months)

    - Participate in attachment process (8 - 12 weeks)

    Course duration: 24 months
  • Machakos Institute of Technology Machakos Institute of Technology, Machakos  
    COURSE MODULES

    MODULE 1

    102: Financial Accounting
    103: ICT
    104: Communication skill
    105: Economics
    106: Business Law
    107: Entrepreneurship-Business Plan

    MODULE II
    201: Office Administration and Management
    202: Marketing Management
    203: Supply and Transport management
    204: Quantitative techniques
    205: Commercial and Administrative law
    206: Cost Accounting
    207: Field Practicum

    MODULE III

    301: Organizational theory and Behavior
    302: Labour and industrial Law
    303: Principles and Practices of management
    304: Human Resource Management
    305: Managerial Accounting
    306: Financial management
    307: Course Specialization Project
  • Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies, Nakuru  
    Module I
    Duration: 9 months
    Examination Body: KNEC
    Termly Fees: 11,700
    Entry Requirements: C
    Mode of Study: Full time, Part time, Distance, Online

    Module II
    Duration: 6 months
    Examination Body: KNEC
    Termly Fees: 14,700
    Entry Requirements: Pass in Module I
    Mode of Study: Full time, Part time, Distance, Online

    Module I
    Duration: 9 months
    Examination Body: KNEC
    Termly Fees: 11,700
    Entry Requirements: D
    Mode of Study: Full time, Part time, Distance, Online

    Module III
    Duration: 6 months
    Examination Body: KNEC
    Termly Fees: 17,700
    Entry Requirements: Pass in Module II
    Mode of Study: Full time, Part time, Distance, Online
  • Oshwal College Oshwal College, Nairobi  
    Course entry requirements
    (i) Level 4
    -ABE Level 3 Certificate in Business Essentials
    -GCE A Levels
    -BTEC Level 3
    -An international equivalent of the above

    (ii) Level 5
    -ABE Level 4 Diploma
    -HNC or HND Level 4
    -An international equivalent of the above
    -21 years old and have a minimum of two years’ experience
    -BTEC Level 4

    (iii) Level 6
    -ABE Level 5 Diploma
    -BTEC Business Level 5
    -HNC or HND Level 5
    -An international equivalent of the above
    -21 years old with a minimum of three years’ experience

    Intake period
    -January
    -July
    -September
  • Strathmore University Strathmore University, Nairobi  
    Minimum entry requirements:
    (a) Hold a KCSE qualification (or equivalent examination) with minimum aggregate of C
    (b) Hold a KACE qualification with a minimum of two principal passes and a minimum of a subsidiary pass in Mathematics and English at KCE, or
    (c) Hold a professional certificate in Business Management or a relevant discipline from an institution recognised by the Academic Council of the University and a minimum aggregate of a C in KCSE with a C in Mathematics and English, or
    (d) Be holder of any other qualification accepted by the Academic Council of the University as equivalent to any of the above
  • Meru University of Science and Technology Meru University of Science and Technology, Meru  
    Course entry requirements:
    i. A mean grade of C- (minus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination or its equivalent OR;

    ii. At least a Division II in the Kenya Certificate of Education examination OR;

    iii. At least one Principal Pass at the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education examination OR;

    iv. Completion of Craft Certificate (Level 5) in related field OR;

    v. A Certificate of experiential learning issued by the Kenya National Qualification Authority (KNQA).

    Course duration: 2 years

    Mode of study: Full time
  • Coast Institute of Technology Coast Institute of Technology, Voi  
    Course details:
    Module1
    -Principles of marketing
    -Financial management
    -Industrial and Labour relations
    -OTB
    -Human Resource Management

    Module2
    -Supply and transport management
    -Marketing management
    -Commercial and administrative law
    -Quantitative techniques
    -OAM
    -Cost accounting

    Module3
    -Financial management
    -Human resource management
    -Management accounting
    -Industrial and labour law
    -Principles of management
    -Organization theory and behaviour
    -Research project
  • Egerton University Egerton University, Nakuru  
    Course entry requirements:
    (i) Direct Admission
    -KCSE Mean grade C-(minus) or its equivalent, C- (Minus) in Mathematics and, English/Kiswahili

    (ii) Indirect Admission
    -Certificate with at least credit in a Business field from institutions recognized by Egerton University Senate and having a minimum grade of D+ (Plus) in their KCSE.

    -Holders of Accounting, Technical Certificate (ATC) final level are also eligible for admission.

    -A level with at least 1 principal pass and 1 subsidiary pass in relevant subjects.
  • PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute, Nairobi  
    (a) Module I

    Course entry requirements
    -A mean grade of C- in KCSE

    Program duration: 6 months

    Intake: January/May

    (b) Module II

    Course entry requirements
    -Pass in Module I/Pass In Craft Module II

    Program duration: 6 months

    Intake: January/May

    (c) Module III

    Course entry requirements
    -Pass In Module II

    Course duration: 6 months

    Intake: January/May

  • Rongo University Rongo University, Rongo  
    Duration: 4 semesters

    Tuition fees: 30,000/= per semester

    Minimum entry requirements:
    - Minimum grade of C- (Minus) at KCSE level with at least C- in English or Kiswahili and D+ in Mathematics, OR
    - A relevant Certificate from an accredited institution provided the candidate had a D+ (Plus) in KCSE or;
    - Any other qualification from an accredited institution equivalent of the above
  • Africa International University Africa International University, Nairobi  
    Duration: 2 years

    Course Overview:
    -Computer Systems and Information Technology
    -Foundations of Life and Mission
    -Entrepreneurship & Business Plan
    -Labor and Industrial relations
    -Business Law
    -Financial Accounting
    -Office Administration and Management
    -Human Resource Management
    -Operations Management
    -Supply and Transport Management
    -Managerial Accounting
  • Rifkins College Rifkins College, Mombasa  
    (a) ABMA (UK)
    (i) level 4

    Course entry requirements

    -D (plain) in KCSE or equivalent

    Program duration
    Fulltime - 6 months
    Part time -9 months

    (ii) Level 5

    Course entry requirements
    -Pass in Level 4

    (b) KNEC

    Course entry requirements
    - C- (minus) in KCSE or equivalent or pass in certificate level

    Course duration: 3 years
  • Laikipia University Laikipia University, Nyahururu  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Applicants should have any of the following minimum requirements:

    (i) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E.) with a minimum mean grade of C- (C minus)
    Or

    (ii) Any other relevant and related qualification with one year of continuous work experience
    Or

    (iii) Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA)
  • Uwezo College Uwezo College, Machakos  
    Minimum Requirements:
    KCSE: C- and above

    Exam Body:
    K.N.E.C.

    Course Content:
    ICT
    Communication
    Financial Accounting
    Entrepreneurship (Business Plan)
    Life Skills
    Business law
    Economics
    Managerial Accounting
    Organization Theory & Behaviour
    Human Resource Management
    Financial Management
    Labour and Industrial Relations
    Research Method
  • Pan Africa Christian University Pan Africa Christian University, Nairobi  
    Course entry requirements:
    (i) Mean Grade of C- in KCSE with C- in Mathematics and C- in English; OR
    (ii) KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and a subsidiary pass, and a minimum of credit pass in Mathematics at KCE; OR
    (iii) A holder of a relevant Diploma or Degree from an institution recognized by the University Senate

    Intakes:
    January, May, and September
  • Matili Technical Training Institute. Matili Technical Training Institute., Kimilili  
    (i) Module I

    Course entry requirements
    -A mean grade of C- in KCSE

    Intake: January/September

    Exam series: November/July

    Course duration: 3 terms

    (ii) Module II

    Course entry requirements
    -Pass in module I

    Intake: January/May

    Exam series: July/November

    Course duration: 2 terms

    Exam body: KNEC
  • Gretsa University Gretsa University, Thika  
    Duration: 3 years

    Minimum entry requirements:
    -KCSE mean Grade of C- (Minus) or
    -KCE Div II,
    -A business related Certificate from Gretsa University program in relevant discipline or any other recognized institution.
    -Any other qualification acceptable to the senate of Gretsa University as equivalent to any of the above.

    Tuition fees: Ksh 25,000
  • Africana College of Professionals Africana College of Professionals, Thika  
    Course entry requirements:
    a) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E.) with a minimum mean grade of C (plain)

    Or

    b) Business Management Level 5 Certificate with one year of continuous work experience

    Or

    c) Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA)

    Course duration: 2 years
  • Chuka University Chuka University, Chuka  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Mean grade C- in KCSE, OR KCE Division 3 or equivalent qualifications

    Course duration: 4 semesters

    Mode of study: Full time or Work-based

    Admission timelines are: September, January and May each year for full time students; December, April and August of each year for part time/holiday-based/work-based students.

  • Institute of Advanced Technology Institute of Advanced Technology, Nairobi  
    Course entry requirements
    -Passed relevant Craft course in Business Management OR
    -Passed Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with an average of C-
    -Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC).

    Program duration: Two Academic Years (18 Months) + Industrial Attachment (4 Months)

    Exam body: KNEC
  • University of Eldoret University of Eldoret, Eldoret  
    Minimum entry requirements:
    i. (Minimum Grade of C- at KCSE level with at least C- in English or Kiswahili and at least a D+ in Mathematics, Commerce, Business Studies, Accounting, or Economics; OR
    ii. ‘O’ level qualification with at least Division III OR
    iii. Any other certificate awarded by an institution recognized by University of Eldoret.
  • Jeremiah Nyagah Technical Institute Jeremiah Nyagah Technical Institute, Embu  
    (i) Module I
    Admission criteria
    -A mean grade of C- and above in KCSE with C- in Maths, English, or a Certificate in Business Management

    (ii) Module II
    Course entry requirements
    -Craft certificate pass OR pass in Module I

    Intake: January/May

    Mode of delivery: Modular


    Exam body: KNEC
  • Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology  Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology , Nakuru  
    (a) Module I

    Course entry requirements
    -A mean grade of C- in KCSE


    (b) Module II

    Course entry requirements
    -Pass in module I

    (c) Module III

    Course entry requirements
    -Pass in module II

    Course duration: 2 terms, each module

    Exam body: KNEC
  • Royal Business School Royal Business School, Nairobi  
    Entry requirements:
    -Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination with an aggregate average of at least grade C- (C Minus) or equivalent qualifications.
    -International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination grade D.
    -Any other kasneb technician or diploma examination certificate.
  • Karatina University Karatina University, Karatina  
    Admission Requirements:

    Minimum mean grade of C- (Minus) at KCSE level with at least C- in English/ Kiswahili, D+Mathematics or Accounting, Commerce, Economic or Business Studies OR ‘A’ level Qualification with at least a subsidiary pass OR Certificate awarded by a recognized exam body or institution of higher learning.
  • Runyenjes Technical and Vocational College Runyenjes Technical and Vocational College, Runyenjes  
    Course entry requirements
    -A mean grade of C- and above in KCSE

    (i) Module I-A mean grade of C- and above in KCSE


    (ii) Module II-Pass in module I

    (iii) Module III-Pass in module II

    Exam body: KNEC

    Course duration: 3 terms
  • Kirinyaga University Kirinyaga University, Kerugoya  
    Admission Requirements:

    -Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C-
    (Minus).
    OR
    KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus) and a certificate in any relevant discipline with at least Credit pass from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
  • Achievers College Achievers College, Embu  
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR KNEC
    Business Management DIPLOMA (KNEC) - : KCSE C-(Minus)

    QUALIFICATIONS FOR ABE
    Business Management DIPLOMA (ABE) - KCSE Certificate

    QUALIFICATIONS FOR ICM
    Business Management DIPLOMA (ICM) - KCSE Certificate
  • Kisumu National Polytechnic Kisumu National Polytechnic, Kisumu  
    Module I-III

    Admission criteria
    -A mean grade C- (Minus) or a relevant KNEC Craft Certificate.

    Intake
    -Jan and September (Regular)
    -May (Part time)

    Exam body: KNEC

    Course duration: 9 terms with Attachment
  • Garissa University Garissa University, Garissa  
    Requirements:
    Minimum mean grade of C- , with C- in English/Kiswahili, D+ in mathematics, or accounting, Economics, Business Studies, commerce or any other qualifications recognized by Garissa University senate

    Mode of Study:Full time

  • Nairobi Aviation College Nairobi Campus Nairobi Aviation College Nairobi Campus, Nairobi  
    Career opportunities
    -Administrative assistant
    -sales assistant
    -office manager
    -purchasing assistant

    Duration of the course: 18 months

    Entry Requirements: An aggregate grade of C-(C minus) and above in K.C.S.E
  • Riara University Riara University, Nairobi  
    Minimum entry requirements:
    -Mean grade of C- (minus) and above at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and C- or above in English or Maths or its equivalent or 3 Upper Level Passes in IGCSE/IB, 3 Credit in GCE ‘O’/‘A’ Level
  • Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kakamega  
    Duration 2 years

    Minimum Entry requirement
    -Mean Grade C- (Minus) at KCSE Or a KNEC Certificate in Technical Education from a recognized institution.

    Tuition Fees 30,000/= per semester
  • Aberdare Institute of Management Aberdare Institute of Management, Karatina  
    Duration: 6 Months

    Examination Body:- KNEC
    -ICM / ABMA( With a course duration of 2 years)

    - For KNCE exam, the duration taken is 6 Months but for ICM / ABMA the course takes 2 years.
  • The Kenya Technical Trainers College (KTTC) The Kenya Technical Trainers College (KTTC), Nairobi  
    Entry requirements:

    -For entry into this course, one must have.

    KCSE Mean grade C with English and Maths having C-

    Duration:2 years.

    Mode of study: Regular.

    Exam body: KNEC
  • The Co-operative University of Kenya The Co-operative University of Kenya, Nairobi  
    Duration: 2 years

    Tuition fees: KShs. 67,100 per year

    Minimum entry requirements:
    -KCSE Aggregate grade “C-” (or any other qualification recognized by the University Senate)
  • Kapcherop Technical and Vocational College Kapcherop Technical and Vocational College, Kapcherop  
    Course entry requirements
    -A mean grade of C- and above in KCSE or a pass in Craft in Business Management

    Course duration: 3 modules

    Exam body: KNEC

    Intake: May and September
  •  Butere Technical Training Institute, Butere  
    Mode of study: Modular

    Course entry requirements
    -A mean grade of C- and above in KCSE

    Exam body: KNEC

    Intake: January, May and September

    Course duration: 9 terms
  • Bondo Technical Training Institute. Bondo Technical Training Institute., Bondo  
    Course entry requirements
    -A mean grade of C- in KCSE in KCSE or relevant KNEC Craft Certificates

    Exam body: KNEC

    Intake: January /May/September

    Course duration: 9 terms
  • Ndia Technical and Vocational College Ndia Technical and Vocational College, Sagana  
    Mod I-III

    Course entry requirements
    -A mean grade of C- in KCSE or Certificate in Related Field, Mod I, Mod II

    Exam body: KNEC

    Program duration: 2 Terms each Module
  • Jusnet Business Institute Jusnet Business Institute, Malindi  
    Minimum requirements: K.C.S.E C-(minus)

    Duration: 2 1/2 years

    Tution fees:
    -Module 1 ksh25,000
    -Module 2 ksh25,000
    -Module 3 ksh25,000
    -Exam fees ksh39,000
  • Mukurwe-Ini Technical Training Institute. Mukurwe-Ini Technical Training Institute., Mukurweini  
    Module I-III

    Course entry requirements
    -A mean grade of C- and above in KCSE

    Course duration: 3 years

    Exam body: KNEC

    Intake: January/May/September
  • Siaya Institute of Technology. Siaya Institute of Technology., Siaya  
    Course entry requirements
    -A mean grade of C- in KCSE

    Course duration: 3 years

    Mode of study: Full time

    Intake: January/September

    Exam body: KNEC
  • Rift Valley Technical Training  Institute Rift Valley Technical Training Institute, Eldoret  
    Course entry requirements
    -A mean grade of C- in KCSE or a Pass in craft-certificate.

    Program duration: 3 years, modular

    Exam body: KNEC

    Intake: May/September




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