Bachelor of Commerce Program Offered at University of Nairobi

Bachelors Degree 4 years Fulltime Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Bachelors Degree (Accredited by: University of Nairobi)

About Bachelor of Commerce Bachelors Degree program.

The Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) degree programme of the University of Nairobi prepares undergraduate students for careers in business management both in the public and private sectors of the economy.

To improve on its utility, the programme has been and will continue to be realigned to be consistent with the changing needs of society. Compulsory courses in the degree build a solid foundation of business skills that you will apply to many decisions and issues in the contemporary business environment. These core skills are then further developed in your second and third years as you specialise by undertaking one of the currently available eight distinct options:

  • Accounting,
  • Finance,
  • Marketing,
  • Insurance,
  • Human Resources Management,
  • Business Information Systems,
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management, and
  • Operations Management,

each one addressing the unique needs of our society.

Objectives of Bachelor of Commerce

Main aims of the Bachelor of Commerce degree programme at the University of Nairobi are:

  • To introduce students to the general issues and approaches to management.
  • To enhance self-confidence and ability to critically evaluate management issues from academic and practical perspectives.
  • To develop awareness of the changing local and international business environments.
  • To prepare students for advancement in their fields of specialization.
  • To instill problem-solving attitudes and business ethics in the practice of management.
  • To inculcate entrepreneurial and self-reliance attitudes and habits in students so that they may be active participants in the creation of new wealth.

Entry requirements for Bachelor of Commerce

Entry requirements for admission to the University of Nairobi Bachelor of Commerce degree programme are:

  • Holder of KCSE certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C in Mathematics and English/ Kiswahili or minimum grade of B in bridging course offered in the University of Nairobi with at least a C- in the subject at KCSE.
  • Holder of KCSE (mean grade C-) plus a Certificate and Diploma from a recognized institution.
  • Holder of KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and a minimum of a credit pass in Mathematics at KCE.
  • Holder of a degree from a recognized university.
  • Holder of a diploma from a University of Nairobi senate recognized institution and a minimum aggregate of C at KCSE or O-level Division III.
  • Holder of CPA/CPS Part II or equivalent professional qualification with a minimum aggregate of C at KCSE or O-level Division III.

Bachelor of Commerce Course Subjects

Common Undergraduate Course Units

Communications and Learning Skills

Fundamentals of Dev. & their applications to Kenya

HIV Aids

Level I Course Units

Foundations of Accounting I

Foundations of Accounting II

Introduction to Business

Principles of Management

Introduction to Micro-Economics

Introduction to Macro-Economics

Quantitative Methods for Business

Principles of Operations M.t

Fundamentals of Info. Systems

Level II Course Units

Accounting for Assets

Accounting for Equities

Intro. to Management Accounting

Micro-Economic Theory

Macro-Economic Theory

Organization Theory

Introduction to Finance

Introduction to Risk and Insurance

Risk Management

 Principles of Marketing

Business Statistics I

Fundamentals of Supply Chain Mgt


Level III

Business Law I

Business Law II

Organizational Behaviour

Financial Institutions and Markets


Operations Research for Mgt I

Accounting Option

Advanced Financial Accounting Techniques

Advanced Financial Accounting Practice

Advanced Management Accounting

Corporate Finance

Public Finance


Finance Option

Monetary Theory and Practice

Management of Financial Institutions


International Finance

Corporate Finance

Public Finance


Marketing Option

Marketing Strategy and Plans

Consumer Behaviour

International Marketing

Marketing Communications

Marketing of Services


Insurance Option

Corporate Finance

Pensions I

Property Insurance I

Introduction to Insurance Law

Assurance of Persons I

Demographic Statistics

Human Resource Management Option

Management of Human Resources

Industrial Relations Management

Human Resource Training

Maintenance of Human Resources

Introduction to Public Relations

Business Information Systems Option

Info. Technology Hardware and System Software

Information Systems Analysis and Design

Business Applications Development

Database Systems

Networks and Telecommunications

Procurement and Supply Chain Management Option

 Supply Chain Management

Inventory Management

Procurement Management

Logistics and Transportation Mgt

Operations Management Practice

Operations Management Option

Operations Management Practice

Operations Systems Design

Supply Chain Management

 Business Statistics II

Operations Research for Mgt II

Additional Level III Electives

Advanced Micro Economic Theory

Advanced Macro Economic Theory

Agricultural Economics

International Business Management

Public Management

Principles of Co-operative Mgt

Knowledge Management & Innovation

Business Statistics II

Operations Research for Mgt II

Inventory Management

Level IV Courses

Strategic Management


Business Research Methods

Accounting Option

Principles of Auditing

Financial Audit Practice & Invest.

Tax Law and Practice

Management Research Paper

Contempo. Issues in Mgt Accounting

Finance Option

Financial Statement Analysis

Financial Mgt in the Public Sector

Invest. Analysis and Portfolio Mgt

Management Research Paper Corporate Financial Policy


Marketing Option

Marketing Research

Industrial Marketing

Management Research Paper DMS 411

Sales Management

Channels Management

Insurance Option

Liability Insurance I

Assurance of the Person II

Actuarial Mathematics

Management Research Paper

Liability Insurance II Human Resource Management Option

Compensation Management

Strategic Human Resources Mgt

Management Research Paper Issues in Mgt of Human Resources

Labour Law

Business Information Systems Option

Information Systems Management

Infor.n Systems Security and Audit

Advanced Buss. Applications Dev.

Management Research Paper

Business Analytics & Decision Support

Procurement and Supply Chain Management Option

Contemp.Issues in Supply Chain Mgt

Project Management

Management Research Paper

Quality Management

Negotiation in Procurement and Supply

Operations Management Option

Manufacturing Operations Management


Project Management

Service Operations Management DOM 301

Management Research Paper

Quality Management

Additional Level IV Electives

Trust and Executorship Accounting

DAC 407 International Accounting Tax Management

Publics Sector Accounting

Contemporary Issues in Auditing

Contemp. Issues in Financial Account

Small Business Management

Development Economics

Banking Practice

Banking Law

International Economics

Company Law Mercantile Law

Business and Society

Development Finance

Real Estate Finance

Financial Operations of Insurance Companies

Financial Modeling and Forecasting

Bankruptcy and Reorganization

Regulations & Innov. in Financial Mkts

Contemporary Issues in Financial Mgt

Investment Banking

Marketing of Financial Services

Occupational Health and Safety

Performance Management

Motor Insurance

Insurance Markets

Pensions II

Marine Insurance


Property Insurance II

Advanced Actuarial Science

Insurance Brokerage

Applications of Marketing Research

Agricultural Marketing

Brand Management

Managing Informatics

Materials Management

Non-parametric Statistics

Total Quality Management

Distributed Information Systems

Internet Technologies and Applications

Info. Technology Project Mgt

Advanced Business Statistics

Global Supply Chain Management

Heuristics and Simulation

Business Forecasting

Global Operations Management

Advanced Business Statistics

Business Forecasting

Heuristics and Simulation

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