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Bachelor of Business Information Technology


Bachelor of Business Information Technology is a 4 years Bachelors Degree examined by Commision for University Education.

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About Bachelor of Business Information Technology

Business information technology helps organizations in all industries to automate processes and systems to achieve objectives, increase revenue and reduce waste and inefficiency. Business information technology is becoming more important as commercial transactions, customer demands and regulatory requirements become more complex and stringent.

Information technology is defined as the application of computers and the internet to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information. From small businesses run by a single person to huge multi-national corporations, the importance of information technology in any business setting is evident. Computer technology is used across the business world in every department and has become vital to business operations in the modern world.

The Bachelor of Business Information Technology (BBIT) degree program prepares candidates to become specialists in the Information Technology needs of modern businesses. It is designed to meet the increasing demand in the marketplace for IT professionals with a wide knowledge of business management, technical skills, and the capacity to harness and implement IT strategies taking advantage of emerging technologies.

Bachelors of Business and Information Technology program is structured with an aim of developing information technology professionals who are equipped with business tools and whose orientation is in management. The course is aimed at equipping students with the capacity to critically analyze, design, implement and manage information technologies with a focus on overall business productivity and strategic objectives.

This BBIT degree will provide you with a fundamental knowledge of IT along with skills in key areas including cloud computing and mobile application development. It will enable you to keep your options wide open in the IT industry.

As a graduate of this degree, you will:

  • Have specific knowledge of particular development tools (languages, operating systems, development environments)
  • Be able to analyze the design and implement up-to-date computer-based systems
  • Gain sound lifelong learning skills. These skills will ensure that you will be at the forefront of this vibrant and rapidly developing sector. 

The flexibility of this BBIT degree leads to a diverse range of career opportunities, as each student gets to put their own stamp on their degree, and in turn determine their own career path. Some students may choose to add breadth to their studies with a wide variety of electives, whereas others may select electives that focus on a particular area of interest. Potential career opportunities include:

  • Network manager
  • Applications developer
  • Programmer
  • Software engineer
  • Systems analyst
  • Multimedia developer
  • Database administrator
  • Project manager

This program is suitable for practicing IT and business professionals and those seeking practical knowledge on the application of modern technology in all business operations. It is a flexible Information Technology program with a wide range of career options and is suitable for high school leavers who are uncertain of the career path to choose.

Entry requirements for Bachelor of Business Information Technology

To qualify for admission into the Bachelor of Business Information technology program, the student needs to meet either of the following 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
  • Be a holder of KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and subsidiary pass and a minimum of credit pass in Mathematics at KCE
  • Be a holder of a diploma in a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
  • Be a holder of any other qualification accepted by the University Senate as equivalent to any of the above.

Candidates who hold a diploma from JKUAT will, at the discretion of the University Senate, be exempted from Year I. Candidates with a Diploma from other institutions recognized by the University Senate may be exempted from year one.

Institutions offering Bachelor of Business Information Technology


Jomo Kenyatta University

Public University Juja

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is a public university near Nairobi, Kenya. It is situated in Juja, 36 kilometres northeast of Nairobi, along the Nairobi-Thika...

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University of Eastern Africa Baraton

Private University Chesumei

The University of Eastern Africa, Baraton was established in 1979 as an affiliate of Andrews University, Michigan State, United States of America, until 1991, when it became the...

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Dedan Kimathi University of Technology

Public University Nyeri Town

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) is a Public University that focuses on Quality Education, Research, Innovation, Technology Development and Transfer. The University is a successor of Kimathi...

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Riara University

Private University Langata

The Riara University was born out of a sincere desire to provide a holistic approach to higher education. It is a logical continuation of our commitment, dating back...

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Africa Nazarene University

Private University Dagoretti South

Africa Nazarene University is a Chartered Private Christian University sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene International and is a member of the worldwide family of Nazarene institutions.Since...

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Technical University of Mombasa

Public University Likoni

Technical University of Mombasa is an ISO certified institution and a University of Global Excellence in Advancing Knowledge, Science and Technology.The origin of TUM can be traced back...

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Taita Taveta University College

Public University Likoni

Taita Taveta University College (TTUC) is a fast growing Institution located in Taita Taveta County on Voi-Mwatate road, about 8 kilometers from the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.It lies in a...

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South Eastern Kenya University

Public University Kitui West

SOUTH EASTERN KENYA UNIVERSITY is a fully-fledged Public University that was awarded Charter on 1st March 2013 by His Excellency Hon. Mwai Kibaki, the former President of the...

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Muranga University of Technology

Public University Likoni

Muranga University College (MRUC) was established in September 2011 via Muranga University College order legal notice No. 129 of September 2011 as a constituent College of Jomo Kenyatta...

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Kirinyaga University

Public University Kirinyaga Central

Kirinyaga University College was established by the Kenya Government through THE Kirinyaga University College Order, Legal Notice No. 108 of September 2011 as a constituent college of Jomo...

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University of Embu

Public University Runyenjes

The University of Embu is a truly inspiring place to be where you will be part of a community of enthusiastic, industrious, highly qualified and experienced staff and...

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Kenya Highlands University

Private University Ainamoi

Kenya Highlands University (formerly Kenya Highlands Evangelical University)is a fully-fledged(Chartered) institution of higher learning belonging to the Africa Gospel Church under the management of a University Council of...

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Objectives of Bachelor of Business Information Technology

The BBIT course is intended to produce Information Communication & Technology (ICT) graduates with requisite management and business skills capable of managing ICT organizations and ICT departments, either in employment or in self employment. The program offers students knowledge and skills in the application of modern information technology within business. It builds skills in computer programming, business problem analysis, application design and development and implementation of IT solutions to business problems.

nformation Technology is changing continuously and rapidly. Globalization and liberalization are radically reshaping technologically, the Information Technology development practices.

The program equips graduates with both business management skills and information technology. It combines the key aspects of Information Technology (covering areas such as software development, communications and networking, security systems analysis, database, etc.) with key facets of business such as accounting, operations management, organization behavior, etc. This combination of skills and knowledge prepares graduates to be immediately productive in the modern work environment.

The Bachelor of Business Information Technology program shall provide an interdisciplinary approach for training Information Technology professionals who need working competency in all sectors of the economy.

  • To provide students with a broad base knowledge of Business and Information Technology in order to manage the information in the modern world.
  • To provide an understanding of perspectives that form the context of Information Technology.
  • To provide graduates with practical real-world examples of equipment and services found in the modern world.
  • To provide  Business Information Technology graduates with knowledge skills to enable them to manage modern businesses using information technology.
  • To produce an  Information Technology professional whose qualification will be recognized in the world of the modern world.
  • IT consultant

Bachelor of Business Information Technology - Programme

This BBIT course is structured to focus on issues surrounding the strategic use, development, implementation, and management of computer systems. It includes creating critical awareness of the need to align Information Systems and Information Technology with an organization?s long-term strategy. Courses in humanities and ethics are included to address the need for a wider consideration of issues in business decision-making. 

The specific course units studied include:

Year 1 Units

  • Principles of Management,
  • Human Resource Management
  • Law and Ethics in IT
  • Knowledge Management
  • Business Information Strategy
  • E-Business Management
  • Statistical Decision Making
  • Evaluation of Business Investments

Year 2 Units

  • Computer Networks & Management
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Programming Methodology
  • Database Management Systems
  • Internet Applications Programming
  • IT Project Management
  • Multimedia Systems Application
  • Data Mining and Management

Year 3 Units

  • IS Management and Auditing
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Supply Chain Management
  • IS Digital Security
  • Distributed Systems
  • Advanced Database Systems
  • Organizational Behavior
  • System Development Methodology

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