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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) program

University of Nairobi

Masters Program 4 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme of the University of Nairobi seeks to equip participants with skills, techniques and understanding required for successful managerial careers in the public and private sectors of the economy.

This MBA program at the University of Nairobi caters to those with prior business training as well as those whose professional backgrounds are in other disciplines. Worldwide, professionals in areas such as engineering and medicine emphasize technical expertise in their undergraduate studies, but in time upward mobility demands knowledge of general management that includes organization structures, marketing, finance, operations, human resources, information systems and other emerging areas.

The proximuty of the University of Nairobi to the vibrant Nairobi metropolis and central location gives us an important competitive edge regionally.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for admission to the University of Nairobi for the above programme are:

  • A holder of at least an upper second class honors degree or equivalent in non- classified degrees.
  • A holder of lower second class with at least two years of work experience, or a pass degree with at least five years of work experience, and/or having relevant professional qualifications.

Course Objectives

 The objectives of the programme are to:

  1. Equip the student with a knowledge of key generic and specific areas of management;
  2. Enhance self-confidence and the ability of the student to evaluate practical business experience from an academic, practical, and critical perspective,   develop awareness in the student of the changing local and international business environment;
  3. Provide specialized knowledge of the chosen area.
  4. Instill a professional and problem-solving attitude in the practice of management.

Course Program

Core Courses

  • Business Quantitative Analysis
  • Business Research Methods
  • Information Systems
  • Operations Mgt Practice
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Practice
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Strategic Management

Thematic Areas of Specialization

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

Course outlines for thematic areas of specialization

  • Accounting
  • Specialization course units
    • Principles of Auditing Advanced Financial Accounting
    • Advanced MGt Accounting
    • Advanced Accounting Seminar
    • Research Project Completion of Part I
  • Elective course units
    • Public Sector Accounting
    • Taxation
    • International Accounting
    • Advanced Taxation
    • Advanced Auditing

 

  • Finance
  • a) Specialization course units
    • Financial Institute & Markets
    • Financial Economics
    • Corporate Finance
    • Financial Seminar
    • Research Project Completion of Part I
  • b) Elective course units
    • Capital Budgeting
    • Monetary Management
    • Investment and Portfolio Mgt
    • Mgt of Financial Institutions
    • International Financial Mgt

 

  •  Human Resource Management
  • a) Specialization course units
    • Procure. of Human Resources
    • Human Resource Develop.
    • Employment Relations
    • Human Resources Seminar
    • Research Project Completion of Part I
  • b) Elective course units
    • Compensation Public Relations

 

  • Strategic Management
  • a) Specialization course units
    • Global Strategic Management
    • Advanced Strategic MGt
    • Mgt of Strategic Change
    • Strategic Management Seminar Research
    • Project Completion of Part I
  • b) Elective course units
    • Leadership & Organiz. Behavior
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Tools/Techniques of Strategic Mgt
    • Management of Small Business
    • Business and Society
    • Organizational Dev. & Change
  • International Business Management
  • a) Specialization course units
    • Managing Across Cultures
    • International Business
    • Global Strategic Management
    • International Business Seminar
    • Research Project Completion of Part I
  • b) Elective course units
    • International Business Environ.
    • International Econ. and Trade
    • Global Marketing Strategy
    • International Financial Markets
    • Intern’l Managerial Finance

 

  • Marketing
  • a) Specialization course units
    • Consumer Behavior
    • Marketing Communications
    • Market.Research & Info. Systems
    • DMA 606 Marketing Seminar Research
    • Project Completion of Part I
  • b) Elective course units
    • Strategic Marketing
    • Sales Management
    • Social Marketing
    • Marketing of Services Distribution Channels Mgt
    • International Marketing
    • Industrial Marketing

 

  • Insurance
  • a) Specialization course units
    • Risks and Insurance
    • Legal Aspects of Insurance DIN 501 45
    • Insurance Seminar
    • Personal Insurance
    • Research Project Completion of Part I
  • b) Elective course units
    • Individual Life Assurance
    • Group Insurance
    • Pension Schemes

 

  • Management Information Systems
  • a) Specialization course units
    • Info. Systems Analysis & Design
    • Information Systems Mgt
    • Data Management
    • Mgt Info. Systems Seminar
    • Research Project Completion of Part I
  • b) Elective course units
    • Networks & Internet Techn.
    • Applications Software Develop.
    • Decision Support & Business Intelligence Systems
    • E-Business Strategy
    • ICT for Development

 

  • Operations Management
  • a) Specialization course units
    • Manufacturing and Service Operations Management
    • Operations Research for Business
    • Strategic Quality Management
    • Operations Mgt Seminar
    • Research Project Completion of Part I

 

  • b) Elective course units
    • Business Statistics
    • Project Management
    • Performance Management
    • Business Forecasting
    • Innovations and Technology Mgt
    • Business Analysis & Consulting
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • a) Specialization course units
    • Procurement and Supply Chain Practice
    • Strategic Inventory Mgt.
    • Logistics and Transport. Mgt
    • Procurement & Supply Chain Management Seminar
    • Research Project Completion of Part I

 

  • b) Elective course units
    • Global Supply Chain Mgt Innovations and Technology Management
    • Operations Research for Buss Business Statistics
    • Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

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