Long Vacation (8 Weeks

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Entry Requirements
• • KCSE mean grade C+ with C in Mathematics and English, or KACE with 2 principal passes and 1 subsidiary pass, and a credit pass in Mathematics at KCE.

Community-Based Attachment

Bachelor
of

Year 3, Semester 1 (7 Units)

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Entrepreneurship Skills Company Law Information System Analysis & Design Financial Institutions and Markets Financial Management 1 Unit from one of the options (Accounting, Finance, Business Administration) Business Ethics

Entrance Examination
Candidates seeking to do BCom are required to sit an Entrance Examination. It consists of Mathematics and English exam and an oral interview Candidates should report to the University by 8.00 a.m. on the day of the interview and should bring 3 passport-size photographs, Original and photocopies of all relevant academic and professional certificates and Shs. 500 entrance examination fee. Interviews will be held on Thursdays from March 2005 for July 2005 admissions.

Commerce

BCOM

Year 3, Semester 2 (7 Units)

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One unit from Humanity electives Research Methodology Financial Institutions & Markets Behavioural Science One unit from Business electives 2 units from one of the options (Accounting, Finance, Business Administration) Industrial Attachment

How to reach us
The University is located on Ole Sangale Rd (off Langata Rd) in Madaraka Estate. You can take a matatu to Madaraka Estate from the junction of Ronald Ngala St. and Mfangano St.

Long Vacation (8 Weeks)

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Year 4, Semester 1 (6 Units)

Strathmore University
For more information please contact Director of Admissions, Strathmore University, P O Box 59857, 00200 Nairobi, KENYA. Tel: +254 (020) 4606155, Mobile: 0722-205428, 0733-618135 Fax: +254 (020) 4607498

Management Research Project 2 Units from the Business Electives 3 Units from one of the options (Accounting, Finance, Business Administration) Humanity Elective 4 Management Research Project (contd.) 2 Units from the Business Electives 2 Units from one of the options (Accounting, Finance, Business Administration)

FACULTY OF COMMERCE NAIROBI • KENYA

Year 4, Semester 2 (6 Units)

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Email: admissions@strathmore.edu Website: http://www.strathmore.edu

Background
Strathmore College became a University in August 2002. Thus in addition to the professional courses, that is, CPA, ACCA, IMIS, ILM, for which the Strathmore has been known for many years, we now offer two degree programmes - Bachelor of Business Information Technology (BBIT) and Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM). The Bachelor of Commerce course has been improved and modernised and thus brings together two key aspects of business training, that is, the link between business and financial studies and Information Technology. While in the past many students would have found it easier to get opportunities in the work environments with business studies training, many firms are getting more specific in their preferences. Currently, there is every inclination for employers to prefer students who have thorough knowledge of business and financial studies, but at the same time understand how information technology affects businesses. Our students are exposed to information technology and management courses, humanities, business ethics and languages, which give them a wider scope of business organizations and how they are run or should be run. The course has been developed after a lot of research based on our experience within the Kenyan market where our CPA and ACCA graduates have found jobs in industry in middle level management for many years.

This will broaden the job market for students intending to take these specialisations. Finance Option – students taking up this option will be taught the latest International practices in this area including Financial Modelling with spreadsheets (an area that is not very well developed in the region). Mathematics subjects for finance will be introduced in the syllabus, making the finance option a unique product in the Kenyan market. Business Administration Option – Students taking up this option are will be well prepared in the areas of Marketing, General Management, Human Resource Management and Business Planning among others. Students are encouraged to develop their own thinking in business management in order to later prepare them to become experts in their various fields.

Course Distribution
Year 1, Semester 1 (7 Units)

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Communication Skills Development Studies Ethics I Behavioural Science Introduction to Accounting I Fundamentals of Computer Systems Management Mathematics I Humanity Elective I Computer Programming Business Studies Introduction to Accounting II Introduction to Microeconomics Management Mathematics II Introduction to Business Statistics Ethics II Introduction to Macroeconomics Cost Accounting Principles of Management Business Finance Intermediate Accounting I Operations Research 1

Year 1, Semester 2 (7 Units)

Job Market
Strathmore University has a well established name in the accounting world, and the university aims to continue pursuing its contacts and alumni in this area when placing students. The University believes that students pursuing the Accounting Option will be well placed to pursue careers in this area. The University has an active placement office which has successfully placed students in the accounting and finance industry successfully in the past. Finance in Kenya is not well developed and the University believes there is a vacuum waiting to be filled in this area. Students are also prepared to start careers in the region and even in the Southern African region where finance is well developed and where further studies can be pursued in this area. The University aims to place students with • Brokers at the Stock Exchange • Finance houses • Fund/capital and asset managers For the Business Administration Option, the University has a strong network in the business environment which can help place students in the areas of • Marketing • Human resources • Strategy amongst other areas related to business administration. Students are encouraged to take up further studies in their specialisations, so as to become experts and most likely become consultants.

Year 2, Semester 1 (7 Units)

Course structure
The course has been designed to cover general courses in the first and second years (Part I), which basically encompass all aspects of business, finance, management and IT, which are core to business training necessary for a world class business student. In the third and fourth years (Part II) students can choose an area of specialisation in any one of three areas; • Accounting Option • Finance Option • Business Administration Option Accounting Option – apart from the normal advanced accounting subjects in this area, Strathmore University intends to introduce courses specifically tailored for the Not for Profit Sector and other quasi government bodies.

Year 2, Semester 2 (7 Units)

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Humanity Elective 2 Business Law Principles of Marketing Intermediate Accounting II Human Resource Management Insurance and Risk Management Introduction to Taxation

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