The Bachelor of Co-operatives and Community Development (BCCD) degree is designed to equip students with requisite knowledge and skills in theory and practice of Co-operative Management and Community Development to enable them become successful practitioners in the promotion of Co-operative organizations, community development activities, and related professional fields.
The programme is open to qualified K.C.S.E holders and other persons possessing equivalent or any other acceptable qualifications who wish to pursue a career, academic or research interest in co-operatives and community development.
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,OR
- 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, Co-operative
university Diploma holders will be exempted from year one. However the
candidates are expected to undertake the university Core units.
The BCCD programme aims to achieve the following goals:
- To develop a conceptual and technical understanding of
Co-operatives, Management, and Community Development concepts and
practices and the ability to cope with future developments in these
- To enhance students self-confidence and the ability to critically
evaluate co-operative business management and community development
issues so as to develop solutions to problems envisaged from ethical,
professional as well as academic perspectives;
- To instil a critical and integrated understanding of the world of
co-operative business and community development with a firm foundation
in related disciplines such as economics, sociology, ethics, information
technology, research methodology and law.
- To prepare the students for progression to higher degree programmes
in Co-operatives, Community Development and Business Studies.
The programme will run for a minimum of 8 semesters and a maximum of 12
The period of the Industrial Attachment will be part of the
The Industrial Attachment will take eight (8) weeks.