Thika Institute of Business Studies (TIBS) is a middle-level college situated in Thika Town, Kiambu. TIBS is committed to quality interdisciplinary curriculum delivery that focuses on both academics and character formation.
TIBS College challenges students to achieve high levels of written, oral, and artistic communication; critical and reflective thinking; creativity; and social, historical, and scientific awareness.
Our programs are examined by internationally and nationally recognized bodies like KNEC, KASNEB, ICM (UK), City & Guilds (UK), CSK, ABMA (UK), and NITA.
We have a wide network of partners in industry, research, and outreach units enabling the institution to effectively fulfill its mission.
We admit students from varied socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
AT TIBS we have four intakes per year that is; in January, April, July, and October.
TIBS has over the years shown consistency in quality training and has gained confidence among community members. This is mirrored by the many referrals we get during each intake. The mode of study is full-time, part-time, and correspondence.
Thika Institute of Business Studies (TIBS) was founded in October 2003 right in Thika CBD with the objective of supplementing the government’s efforts of providing post-secondary education. This has been through the provision of selected courses for the youth who miss places in public or private universities.
TIBS is registered by the Technical and Vocational Education Training Authority (TVET Authority) under TVETA/TVC/0244/2016 for Highway Campus and TVETA/TVC/0087/2018 for Thika Town Campus.
The college started from a humble beginning with just two lecture rooms and one office, which served as the Director and Reception offices.
Initially, only four-course programs were on offer. This has grown to over fifty (50) programs at Artisan, Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels.
We have over 3000 students hailing from all the 47 counties in the country, as well as from across borders such as Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, among others. Most of the students reside in hostels. The Institution has, over the years, produced over 20,000 alumni who are working in local and/or international industries under self-employment or salaried employment.