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Bachelor of Finance and Investment Management program

Co-operative University College of Kenya

Bachelors Degree Program 4 Years

Course Details

Course Overview

Bachelor of Finance and Investment Management (BFI) degree programme at CUCK is designed to meet the current need for managers with analytical, critical thinking and decision making skills in Finance and Investment Management and related fields.

The course is structured to reflect the changing world of finance and investment management and to provide a firm foundation for the world of work in the banking and financial and related sectors.
The programme is designed and developed to meet global demands, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), The East African Community and the Kenyas Vision 2030.
The programme focuses on addressing the needs of finance and investment sector. It seeks to develop competent, well trained and morally upright finance managers and leaders who will serve in various organizations and the community at large.

Target groups

Secondary school leavers who have attained the minimum qualifications for university admission and who wish to start a career in finance and investment.

The programme is also open to persons in employment who posses relevant qualifications for admission to a degree programme.


Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a
    minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and
    English or Kiswahili,OR
  • Be a holder of KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and a minimum of a credit pass in Mathematics at KCE,
  • Be a holder of a relevant diploma with a credit pass that is recognized by the University senate. OR
  • Be a holder of any other qualification accepted by senate as equivalent to any of the above.

Candidates who are CPA/CPS/ACCA/CCP/CIPS finalists, Cooperative university Diploma holders will be exempted from year one.

Course Objectives

The Bachelor of Finance and Investment Management aims to achieve the following objectives:


  1. To enhance self confidence and ability to critically evaluate
    finance and investment decisions and develop solutions from ethical,
    professional as well as academic perspective.
  2. To prepare learners for progression to higher degree work and research in finance and investment and related business areas.
  3. To provide the most in-depth study of finance and investment management.
  4. To provide learners with an understanding of finance and the ability
    to place financial innovations within a contemporary and historical
    framework.

Course Program

Each semester will have a maximum of 9 units and a minimum of 7
units.
The programme will run for a minimum of 8 semesters and a maximum
of 12 semesters.
The period of the Industrial Attachment will be part of
the programme duration.
The Industrial Attachment will take eight (8)
weeks.

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