The emergence of the knowledge-based economy has highlighted the need for effective exploitation of knowledge, making knowledge management an essential area of activity in various large organizations. Knowledge management (KM) is a systematic process of taking advantage of intellectual capital and knowledge assets to enhance organizational success. It helps build the capacity of the organization by developing, organizing, retaining and utilizing human and knowledge resources which contribute directly to the organization‗s survivability and profitability. With the increased realization of the value of knowledge and the need to exploit it in day-to-day operations, both public and private sector organizations have embarked on KM initiatives. Many have created formal positions and formed new divisions or departments to look into ways and means to apply KM in their operations. This has created a need for the training of KM professionals capable of taking the lead in the development and implementation of KM initiatives within their organizations.
This being a new area where not many organizations or institutions have ventured in, yet we are in information age where information is being used in decision making, this is the time such a program should be introduced. Information goes through a process to become refined and during this process, information is distributed all over yet a challenge to many to manage it. This course therefore will be handy in helping professionals in organizing this information hence knowledge management.
Programme Mission: To educate and transform professionals from various disciplines into the next generation of knowledge management leaders to create, enhance and exploit knowledge assets of organizations of all types, by drawing upon the fields of management, technology, and information. Upon completion of the Masters Knowledge Management programme, graduates are expected to:
iv) appreciate the importance of knowledge management in organizations of all types and sizes;
v) be equipped with skills and technologies needed for managing knowledge and instituting changes within organizations;
vi) develop an in-depth understanding of key concepts, functions, strategies, and issues related to KM systems;
vii) to demonstrate an understanding and application of the principles and techniques of content management in organizing knowledge and implementing controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, and information retrieval systems.
The common University rules and regulations for the Masters degree programme specified in the Egerton University Statute shall be applicable.
In addition to 4.1 above,
Holders of an upper second class honours degree from a recognized university, or
Holders of a lower second class honours degree from a recognized university with at least two (2) years relevant work experience, or
Holders of a lower second class honours degree from a recognized university with relevant postgraduate professional qualifications.
Course Structure and Duration
Full time candidates for the Master of Knowledge Management degree shall be registered for a minimum of eighteen (18) months and a maximum of thirty-six (36) months and register for a minimum of nine (9) credit factors (CF) per semester.
Part time candidates for the Master of Knowledge Management degree shall be registered for a maximum of four (4) academic years, and must register for a of six (6) credit factors per semester.
The course code are three capital letters namely, KNOM standing Master of Knowledge Management, followed by three digits.
The first digit, 7,indicates that these are masters level courses.
The second digit indicates the nature of sub-discipline of the course within the discipline as follows:
0 – General Courses.
1 – Knowledge Courses
2 – Management Courses
The third digit represents the sequencing of the course.
All examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute XXIX.
The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute XXIX.
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.
The Master of Science in Animal Physiology degree is classified in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX