Bachelor of Commerce


Program Description

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)

School of Business and Management

The B.Com programme has been designed to produce graduates to work in the areas of management, finance, accountancy, marketing, banking, consultancy, administration and related fields. It also has a strong foundation for continued career growth. The programme is structured to reflect the changing world of business and provide a firm foundation for the world of work both in the domestic and global scene. The programme is also intended to provide students with a professional foundation tailored to policy formulation and practice in Business. Ethical principles and general studies have been adequately considered in the design of the programme. From the third year, candidates shall specialize in one of the following disciplines: Accounting; Finance; Marketing or Human Resource Management.

Specific Entry Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements into PIU, applicants must have a minimum of KCSE C (C plain) in both Mathematics and English or Kiswahili or the equivalent.

Mature Entry

Mature entry may be allowed for applicants who shall have attained the age of thirty five (35) years or above at the date of admission. In addition, the applicants must show evidence of at least three (3) years business, or related experience and must have obtained a mean grade of C in KCSE.

Credit Transfer

Candidates who join the programme with a CHE validated diploma and with a distinction or credit pass in the relevant units shall qualify for credit transfers.

Candidates who join the programme with a relevant Higher National Diploma shall also qualify for credit transfers.

Candidates with the relevant professional certificates may also transfer credits.

The maximum number of course units to be given credit transfer shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the total required course units for the programme.

Credit transfers and exemptions shall only be granted in the first and second year of study. No exemptions shall be granted in the subsequent years of study.

A student registered in another public or accredited private university may be allowed to transfer credits into the programme.

Credits shall only be transferred after the PIU Senate receives and scrutinises certified copies of the syllabi and written approval. The PIU Senate may at its discretion seek additional information from the institution concerned at the applicant’s cost.

Course Specializations:

Aviation, Banking, Micro-Finance, Marketing, Human Resource, Finance, Accounting, Insurance, Strategic Management.

Diploma in Business Management:

Options-Human Resources, Finance, Micro-Finance

Entry Requirements for Diploma in Business Management

KCSE mean Grade of C Plain with C- in mathematics and English or a Certificate in related area from a recognised institution, or any equivalent qualification.

Certificate in Business Management

Entry Requirements for Certificate in Business Management

KCSE mean Grade of c-.

Last updated February 2018

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