The Bachelor of Commerce degree programme is a four-year study. It aims at preparing students for management careers in the private and public sector. It offers professional specialisation in the following areas: Accounting; Marketing; Banking and Finance; Insurance and Risk Management; Cooperative Management; Human Resource Management, and Management Science In the first and second years of study, students take general commerce courses and are required to select one of the listed options for specialisation in the third and fourth year’s of study respectively. All options lay emphasis on the functional areas of Commerce, and stress on problem solving, computer skills, management information systems and managerial business analysis. Students are equipped with analytical and decision-making skills.

Admission Requirements

All candidates admitted to the degree programme of Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) must satisfy the minimum common University entry requirements of at least a C+.

In addition, candidates must obtain at least the minimum cut-off points as determined from any one of the following four cluster subjects from revised K.C.S.E. structure.

  • English or Kiswahili

At least any one from the following:

  • History and Government
  • Geography,
  • Christian Religious Education
  • Social Education & Ethics,
  • Hindu Religious Education or
  • Islamic Religious Education
  • Mathematics


  • Biology or Biological Sciences; or
  • Chemistry or Physics or
  • Physical Sciences

Or Any one of the following:

  • Accounts, Commerce or Economics

A Candidate must obtain at least a C grade in mathematics. Those with less than a C grade must take and pass a bridging course in mathematics.

Those holding qualifications equivalent to the above from institutions recognised by the University Senate may also be admitted.

Admission may be offered to CPA II and diploma holders in Co-operative Management, Banking, Finance, Agribusiness, Marketing, Insurance, Risk Management and Management Science passed with a credit or higher or their equivalent. Such cases will be treated on individual merit. Based on Senate approved guidelines, candidates may be allowed to transfer credits from a diploma course or its equivalent from an institution recognised by the University Senate up to a maximum of 30%.


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