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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

1.0 Rationale

The recent trends of globalisation and liberalisation of local and international economies, have had a profound effect on both public and private sector organisation. In order to respond to these changes, organisations require human resource with appropriate knowledge and skills necessary for efficient and effective planning, development and management in competitive changing economic environments. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme of Egerton University addresses the need to develop individuals with essential knowledge skills, techniques and understanding for managerial careers. The programme caters for participants who have undergone prior business training as well as those whose professional background and pursuits are in other disciplines. As such, it is designed to meet the educational and technical needs of various professional fields and study areas, namely: business, health, law, education and engineering.
The MBA programme brings together fresh graduates and those from a variety of professional areas in the private and public sectors. It provides an opportunity for students to extend their academic experience by working with colleagues in related fields of specialisation. The programme is, therefore, analytically oriented combining lectures, class discussions, case studies, individual and group assignments and development of research skills. Links with the business community, industry and other business institutions are an important component of the MBA programme. The major areas of specialisation to be covered in the programme are: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Global Business Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Insurance and Risk management,

2.0 Programme Objectives

The programme will have the following objectives:

  1. To provide a rigorous and critical grounding in key generic areas of management;
  2. To enhance self-confidence and the ability to evaluate practical business experience from an academic, practical and a critical perspective;
  3. To develop awareness of the changing local and international business environment;
  4. To provide specialised knowledge of the chosen area;
  5. To instil a professional and problemsolving attitude in the practice of management;
  6. To provide an opportunity to the student to study in depth and breadth the theoretical and practical implications of ordinary and extraordinary management in various environmental settings; and
  7. To develop the essential skills and knowledge to deal with quality, change and employment issues facing contemporary organisations.

3.0 Programme Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. Produce professionals capable to master the skills, organization, storage and dissemination of information in various types of institutions.
  2. Explain the nature and role of business management.
  3. Describe business management concepts, theories and processes.
  4. Develop a strategic level understanding of the key functional areas of business.
  5. Analyse business situations and recommend appropriate policies and strategies.
  6. Conduct business research and communicate research results.

4.0 Admission Requirements

  1. The common University rules and regulations for the Masters Degree programme specified in the Egerton University statutes No. 39 of 2013 shall be applicable.
  2. In addition to (i) above,

5.0 Course Structure and Duration

  1. The programme of study for the MBA degree consists of course work, examination and a research project. To be awarded an MBA degree, a candidate must successfully complete at least fifty-three (53) taught credit factors (CFs) and a research project which will be equivalent to nine (9) CFs. A project once started, must be completed within two (2) semesters. The eighteen (18) courses consist of twelve (12) core courses, four (4) specialisation courses which include a seminar and two (2) electives from any area of study.
  2. ii) Each course (except seminar) will comprise 45 contact hours and be examined at the end of the semester by a 3 - hour examination.
  3. iii) Full time candidate shall take seventeen (17) to eighteen (18) credit factors (CFs) per semester
  4. iv) Part time candidate shall be allowed to take a minimum of 6 CFs per semester. A Parttime candidate will take a maximum of ten semesters (five academic years).
  5. v) Course units can only be taken after the necessary prerequisites have been successfully completed.
  6. vi) The minimum registration period will be two (2) academic years.
  7. vii) The course coding is four capital letters starting with the letter ‘B’ which stands for ‘Business’ and the last three letters are discipline specific, e.g. FIN standing for Finance. This is followed by a set of three digits as follows:
  1. Accounting courses
  2. Project Management courses
  3. Finance courses
  4. Operations Management courses
  5. Business Information System courses
  6. Procurement and Supply Chain

Management courses
Business Administration Department


  1. Entrepreneurship course
  2. Global Business Management course
  3. Human Resource Management course
  4. Insurance and Risk Management course
  5. Marketing course
  6. Strategic Management course

6.0 Examination Regulations

All examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute No 39 2013

7.0 Grading System

The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute 39,2013

8.0 Graduation Requirements

To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.

9.0 Degree Classification

Degree Classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute 39 2013


COURSE SUMMARY

  • YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
    CODE TITLE L P CF
    BACT 710 Financial Accounting 45 0 3.0
    BBIS 750 Management Informations Sys 45 0 3.0
    BECO 700 Managerial Economics 45 0 3.0
    BMGT 701 Management Theory and Practice 45 0 3.0
    BMGT 702 Corporate Governance and Business Ethics 45 0 3.0
    BOPM 740 Quantative Methods 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 270 0 18.0

  • YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
    BACT 711 Managerial Accounting 45 0 3.0
    BFIN 730 Financial Management 45 0 3.0
    BHRM 730 Human Resource Management 45 0 3.0
    BMKT 750 Marketing Management 45 0 3.0
    BOPM 741 Management Research Methods 45 0 3.0
    BSTM 760 Strategic Management 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 270 0 18.0


  • OPTION CORE COURSES- Entrepreneurship Option
    YEAR 2 SEM 1
    BENT 710 Entrepreneurship 45 15 3.5
    BENT 711 Business Consultancy 45 0 3.0
    BENT 712 Small Entrepreneurship Management 45 0 3.0
    BENT 713 Entrepreneurship Seminar 060 3.0
    Two Electives from approved courses 90 0 6.0
    TOTAL 255 60 17.0

  • Human Resource Option
    BHRM 731 Labour Relations 45 0 3.0
    BHRM 732 Strategic Human Resource Management 45 0 3.0
    BHRM 734 Human Resource Development 45 0 3.0
    BHRM 739 Human Resource Management Seminar 45 0 3.0
    Two electives 90 0 6.0
    TOTAL 225 60 17.0

  • Marketing Option
    BMKT 751 Consumer Management 450 3.0
    BMKT 752 International Marketing45 0 3.0
    BMKT 753 Marketing Research 45 0 3.0
    BMKT 754 Marketing Seminar 45 0 3.0
    Two electives 90 0 6.0
    TOTAL 225 60 17.0

  • Electives
    BACT 716 Advanced Management Accounting 45 0 3.0
    BACT 717 Accounting Information Systems 45 0 3.0
    BACT 718 Public Sector Accounting 45 0 3.0
    BACT 719 International A ccounting 45 0 3.0
    BBIS 755 Information System Security, Control and Audit 45 0 3.0
    BBIS 757 Application Software Development 45 0 3.0
    BBIS 759 E-Business Strategy 45 0 3.0
    BENT 714 Business Planning 45 0 3.0
    BFIN 735 Development Finance 45 0 3.0
    BFIN 739 Asset Management 45 0 3.0
    BMGT 703 Business Law 45 0 3.0
    BMGT 704 Organizational Behaviour 45 0 3.0
    BMGT 705 Organizational Theory 45 0 3.0
    BINS 744 Property Insurance 45 0 3.0
    BOPM 746 Strategic Quality Management 45 0 3.0
    BOPM 747 Management of Manufacturing Operations 45 0 3.0
    TOTAL 255 30 18.0

  • 11.0 Examination Schedule

    The examination schedule for all courses is provided regularly by the Directorate of Examination and Timetabling at the beginning of each semester.