Colleges and Universities Offering Bachelor of Commerce(Commerce) in Kenya

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Commerce(Commerce)
  • Major Subject: Commerce
  • Course Category: Degree
  • Average Study Duration: 4 Years

Bachelor of Commerce also commonly referred to as BCOM is among the most competitive degree courses in Kenya. Nearly all the leading private and public universities offer the course at undergraduate level.
Students prefer pursuing the course due to the fact that there are numerous companies in the country which absorb BCOM graduates either as part time or full time employees.
Those who successfully complete the course find themselves working in the following careers:
1. Accountants and accounting officers.
2. Finance officers.
3. Human resource managers/executives.
4. Sales and marketing executives.
5. Sales and marketing managers.
6. Auditors.
7. Credit officers.
8. Credit controllers.
9. Managing directors.
10. Finance managers.
Among others

The average duration taken to complete the course is four years although students complete in three years if a universities offers trimester mode of study.
The course is offered on part time, full time as well evening classes basis in most of the institutions.
Fees payable vary from university to university and it ranges from Ksh. 65,000 to Ksh. 90,000.
Those seeking admission for Bachelor of Commerce course can go through the following list of institutions and get all the necessary information such as entry requirements, course study duration as well as mode of study.

Colleges Offering Bachelor of Commerce(Commerce)

  • Pioneer International University, Nairobi  
    Course Options:
    1. Bachelor of Commerce - Aviation (Pilot).
    Course Study Duration: 3 years.
    Mode of study: Full time.

    Course Entry/Admission Requirements:
    - Must have an aggregate grade of C+ (C PLUS) in K.C.S.E. (or equivalent examination) and a minimum grade of C+ in Mathematics and Physics. Further to these, a C in either Geography, Business Studies or English.
    - TWO Principal (2P) passes at ‘A’ level Physics and Mathematics and one subsidiary in Geography, Economics or English.
    - A Valid Private Pilot Licence by KCAA or Equivalent Licensing Authority.
    - A medical examination by KCAA Approved Doctors and be issued with a medical certificate for the Pilot license.
    - Be a holder of a CUE validated diploma with at least a credit, or a professional certificate in the relevant discipline from a recognized institution of higher education.

    2. Bachelor of Commerce - Insurance Management.
    3. Bachelor of Commerce - Finance.
    4. Bachelor of Commerce - Marketing.
    5. Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting.
    6. Bachelor of Commerce - Human Resources Management.
    7. Bachelor of Commerce - Strategic Management.
    8. Bachelor of Commerce - Entrepreneurship.
    Course Entry/Admission Requirements:
    - KCSE certificate with a minimum of aggregate of C+ (plus).
    OR
    - Two principals at A level.
    - IGCSE certificate with a minimum of five (5) upper level passes.
    GCE certificate with minimum of five (5) upper level passes at ‘O’ level and ‘A’ level passes of C grade.
    - Be a holder of a CUE validated diploma with at least a credit, or a professional certificate in the relevant discipline from a recognized institution of higher education.
    Course Study Duration: 3 years.
  • Kentrac College, Nairobi  
    Entry Requirements
    i) Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English
    ii) Be a holder of KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and one subsidiary pass and a minimum of a credit pass in mathematics at KCE
    iii) Be a holder of Diploma or professional certificate in a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by the University Senate
    iv) Be a holder of any other qualification accepted by the University Senate as equivalent to any of the above
    v) Candidates who are CPA/CPS/ACCA/CCP finalist will be exempted from year 1. However the candidates are expected to undertake the University core units.
    Course Duration: 3 Years Full-Time or Part-Time including attachment
  • Kaimosi Friends University College, Kaimosi  
    Admission shall be granted to holders of any of the qualifications below:
    (i) A mean grade of C+ at KCSE with C+ in either Business Studies/Mathematics or English or Kiswahili.

    (ii) KACE certificate with minimum of two Principal passes and one Subsidiary pass, and a minimum of a credit pass in Mathematics at KCE.

    (iii) A Business diploma validated by CUE with a minimum of credit C.

    Program duration
    Four years

    Tuition Fees
    Ksh.60,000 per semester

    Mode of study
    Full-time, Evening and Weekend
  • Laikipia University College, Nyahururu  
    Admission requirements
    - Students are required to have attained a C+ in KCSE with a C in maths,English or kiswahili or
    - Hold a diploma in a similar field with at least a credit pass or
    - CPA ,at least section III
    Admission fees
    - Sh.2,000
    Tuition fees
    - Sh.90,000-100,000 p.a
    Course duration
    - 4 years
    Mode of study
    - Regular,evening and weekends
  • Meru University of Science and Technology, Meru  
    Admission criteria.
    - Be a holder of KCSE certificate with a minimum grade of C+ and C plain in Mathematics and English or
    - Finalists in CPA, CPS, ACCA and CCP are exempted from one year or
    - Be a holder of diploma with credit from a college recognized by the university.
  • Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi  
    Admission requirements
    - Students interested in program above must have attained a minimum of a KCSE C+ with C+ in maths or
    - A diploma in commerce or its equivalent from a recognized institution
    Duration
    - 4 years
  • Kisii University, Kisii  
    Entry requirements
    - Applicants must have attained a minimum of a C+ in KCSE with a C in maths or
    - Hold a diploma in commerce from a recognized institution
    Course duration
    - 4 years
  • Kenya Polytechnic University College, Nairobi  
    Admission requirements
    -A C+ in KCSE with a C in maths or
    -Hold a diploma in commerce or its equivalent
    Duration
    -4 years
    Mode of study
    -full time
  • Murang'a University College, Muranga  
    Admission requirements
    -KCSE C+ with C+ in maths
    Period of study
    -4 years
    Mode of study
    -full time
  • Kenya College of Accountancy Western Campus, Kisumu  
    Admission requirements
    -KCSE C+ with C in maths
    Duration
    -4 years
    Mode of study
    -full time
  • Co-operative University College of Kenya, Nairobi  
    Course duration: 4 academic years.
  • Baraton college, Kapsabet town  
  • Institute of Information Technology Studies & Research, Nairobi  
  • Zetech College Pioneer Campus, Nairobi  
  • Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology, Kiambu  
  • Nyandarua Institute of Science and Technology, Nyahururu  
  • Thika Institute of Technology, Thika  
  • Kilifi Institute of Agriculture, Kilifi  
  • Vision Institute of Professionals, Aga Khan Walk Campus, Nairobi  
  • Vision Institute of Professionals, Paramount Plaza Campus, Nairobi  

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Universities Offering Bachelor of Commerce(Commerce)

  • Inoorero University School of Business, Nairobi  
    The course aims at producing at producing
    students who are capable of operating in
    industries,small and medium businesses.
    The program also aims at equipping students
    with the modern ICT skills.The program
    offers several business disciplines like
    human resource management,accounting,marketing
    and finance.

    Course requirement
    Applicants are required are required to have scored a C+ in KCSE with C in English and Mathematics or
    Two principal passes and one Subsidiary pass, and a minimum credit pass in Mathematics at KCE or
    be in possession of KSPS Diploma in Management with a credit pass or
    a KNEC Diploma in Business Management with a pass or
    hold ABE Advanced Diploma in Business Management with a pass or
    holder of CPA (K), CPS (K), & ACCA or
    a pass in any management diploma from a recognized institution or
    hold any other relevant management qualifications from a reputable institution
    Students are required to bring the following items:
    (i)Non refundable application fee of Kshs. 1,000/=
    (ii)Complete and signed application
    (iii)Originals and a copy of certificate
    (iv)Three recent passport size photographs
    (v)Copy of National ID card or Birth Certificate


    Program duration
    - The program takes three years

    Mode of study
    - Part time and full time

    Intake takes place in January,may and September.
  • University of Nairobi, Kikuyu Campus, Kikuyu  
    Admission Requirements:-

    Admission will be on the basis of academic qualifications and more specifically will be governed by any one of the following Senate approved regulation:
    The common regulations of the bachelor’s degree of the University of Nairobi shall be applicable.
    Holder of KCSE certificate with a minimum aggregate of c+ and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English/Kiswahili or minimum grade of B in bridging course offered in the University of Nairobi with at least a C- in the subject at KCSE.
    Holder of KCSE (mean grade C-) plus a Certificate and Diploma from a recognized institution
    Holder of KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and a minimum of a credit pass in Mathematics at KCE.
    Holder of a degree from a recognized university.
    Holder of a diploma from a University of Nairobi Senate recognized institution and a minimum aggregate of C at KCSE or o-level Division III.
    Holder of CPA/CPS Part II or equivalent professional qualification with a minimum aggregate of C at KCSE or O-Level Division III
    Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any of the above.
  • Catholic University of Eastern Africa Kisumu Campus, Kisumu  
    Those who pursue this program
    may specialize in either of the following
    courses:
    (a)Human resources
    (b)marketing
    (c)Economics
    (d)Entrepreneurship

    Entry requirements
    -To qualify,one is required to possess
    either of the following qualifications:
    (i)A minimum of a C+ in KCSE
    (ii)Advanced Certificate of Education GCE or A-levels applicants must have at least two principal passes and one subsidiary pass or its equivalent and must have passed in subjects related to commerce
    (iii)A diploma or professional certificate in a relevant discipline from a reputable institution.
    (iv)Advanced Diploma in a Relevant field, applicant must have an ordinary diploma from a recognized institution.
    (v)A minimum of a C in KCSE plus a pre-University certificate with a mean of c+ and above from a reputable institution
    Applicants from non-English speaking countries shall be required to pass a special entrance exam set by the Catholic University of East Africa and demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English

    Course duration
    - This course takes four years
  • International University of Professional Studies, Nairobi  
    Application fees
    - Kshs.1,000

    Admission requirements
    - One must hold any one
    of the qualifications below:
    (a)A minimum of C+ in KCSE with C in both English
    and maths

    (b)Be in possession of a KACE certificate with
    at least two principal passes and a subsidiary pass,
    and a credit pass in maths at KCE

    (c)A KNEC diploma in Business Management with a pass

    (d)KSPS Diploma in Management with a credit pass

    (e)ABE Advanced Diploma in Business Management with a pass

    (f)An accredited diploma in management from a reputable
    institution.

    (g)Students holding CPA (K), CPS (K), & ACCA will be eligible
    for admission.

    Applicants must also bring the following items:
    (i)Three recent passport size photographs
    (ii)Complete and signed application
    (iii)Copy of National ID card or Birth Certificate
    (iv)Originals and a copy of certificate

    Course duration
    - Three years

    Mode of study
    - Full time and part time

    Intake takes place in January,may and September
  • Daystar University Mombasa Campus, Mombasa  
    The program is available in school of
    business and economics.The course aims
    at producing graduates who possess
    skills in different entrepreneurship
    disciplines.The program comprises of
    the following areas of study:
    (i)Accounting
    (ii)Business Administration
    (iii)Business law
    (iv)Marketing
    (v)Management information systems
    (vi)Purchasing and business logistics

    Course requirements
    - Applicants must have scored a minimum
    of C+ in KCSE with a C in maths or CPA (K) or
    division two in GCE or five credits in IGCSE or
    two principal passes in "A" levels

    Requirements for graduation
    - Students taking this program must complete a total of 132 hours: 30 hours of general courses, 57 hours or core commerce courses, 39 hours of accounting courses and 6 hours of electives.

    Course duration
    -The course takes a minimum of
    four years.
  • Catholic University of Eastern Africa Faculty of Commerce, Nairobi  
    Entry requirements
    - To qualify for this
    program,one must possess either of the following
    qualifications:
    (a)A minimum of a C+ in
    KCSE and above
    (b)Advanced Diploma in a Relevant field, applicant must have an ordinary diploma from a recognized institution
    (c)A minimum of a C in KCSE plus a pre-university certificate with a mean of a C+
    (d)Diploma or professional certificate in a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
    (e)Advanced Certificate of Education GCE or A-levels applicants must have at least 2 principal passes and one subsidiary pass or its equivalent and must have passed in subjects related to commerce.
    Applicants from non-English speaking countries shall be required to pass a special entrance exam set by the university and demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English.

    Course duration
    - The program takes four years
  • Kenyatta University School of Visual and Performing Arts, Nairobi  
    Admission requirements
    - To qualify for this
    program,one is required
    to hold any of the qualifications
    below:
    (a)A minimum of C+ in KCSE with
    C in both English and maths
    (b)CPS/CPA part II with C in
    both maths and English
    (c)C in KCSE plus a diploma in a relevant
    discipline from an institution recognized
    by the university senate.
    (d)A minimum of C- in KCSE plus a certificate and
    a diploma in a relevant field from a recognized
    institution with at least C in both maths and English
    (e)A relevant degree from a reputable institution.
    (f)At least two principal passes and one subsidiary pass
    at 'A' level and a credit pass in maths at 'O' level

    Tuition fees
    (i)Kshs.93,800 p.a for Non East Africans
    (ii)Kshs.75,00 p.a for East Africans

    Statutory fees
    (i)Kshs.19,900 p.a

    Course duration
    - Four years
  • Egerton University Nairobi Campus, Nairobi  
    Those who pursue this program
    gain skills and knowledge
    required in advancing further
    in commerce.The program aims
    at enabling graduates use and manage
    effectively resources as well as understanding
    market trends.

    Entry requirements
    - Applicants are required to have scored
    a minimum of a C+ in KCSE.In addition,they
    must have scored C in maths.Those who have scored
    less than C will be admitted after taking and passing
    a bridging course in maths.
    Applicants holding a diploma in any business discipline and a CPA II may
    be considered for admission.Credit transfers to a maximum of thirty percent may be allowed for students
    holding relevant diplomas from a reputable institution.
    Those holding other relevant qualifications may be considered for admission after approval by the senate.

    Course duration
    - The course takes four years
  • Egerton University Njoro Campus, Nakuru  
    The program covers a broad business spectrum
    in areas like finance, human resource management,accounting,marketing
    and insurance and strategic management.

    Program requirements
    - Students must have scored a minimum of
    a C+ in KCSE with at least the minimum cut-off points
    for the year.In addition,they must have scored a C in
    maths.Those who have scored less than a C in maths must
    do bridging and pass.
    Students with CPA II or diploma holders in any business discipline with
    a credit pass from a recognized institution may be considered after
    approval by the senate.

    Graduation requirements
    - Students are required to have taken and passed in all course
    given within the given period.

    Course duration
    - The program takes a minimum of four years
  • Egerton University, Nakuru  
    Entry requirements
    - Applicants are required to
    hold any one of the qualifications
    below:
    (a)A minimum of C+ in KCSE
    with at least the minimum
    cut-off points for the year

    (b)Applicants must have scored
    a minimum of C in maths.Those who
    have scored less than C must take
    and pass bridging course in maths.

    (c)Admission will be considered for
    applicants holding CPA II and diploma
    in relevant disciplines provided they
    have passed with credit or higher.

    Applicants may be allowed to transfer
    credits from a diploma course from
    a reputable institution up to a maximum
    of thirty percent of the required program.

    Course duration
    - Four years

    Mode of study
    -Part time and full time
  • Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) Faculty of Commerce, Nairobi  
    It is a diverse program that equips
    students with knowledge in various
    business aspects.Those who pursue
    this program may specialize in the
    following areas:
    (a)Human Resource Management
    (b)Finance
    (c)Entrepreneurship
    (d)Accounting
    (e)Marketing

    Entry requirements
    - A minimum of a C+ in KCSE with a C in maths and English or
    be in possession of either EACE/KCE/KACE/EAACE with a minimum
    of five credits in any five subjects at "O" level and two principals
    at A level or CPA(K) or CPS or ACCA or Recognized Diploma Qualification​​s.

    Course duration
    - The program takes three years

    Mode of study
    Evening,Weekend and full time

    Admission and registra
  • Strathmore University School of Management and Commerce, Nairobi  
    The program is available in school of management and commerce.
    The program aims at preparing students to work in banking,micro-finance,management,administration
    and any other business-related discipline.The program also incorporates some courses in IT.
    Applicants have an option of studying in foreign languages like French,German, Japanese or Spanish.

    Course requirements
    - A minimum of a C+ in KCSE with a C+ in maths or physics or
    hold a diploma in any business discipline from a reputable institution
    with at least a credit pass.Any other qualifications must be approved by the senate.

    Course duration
    - The program takes a minimum of four years
    BCOM except program takes two years
  • Chuka University, Chuka  
    Applicants holding any of the qualifications below shall be eligible for admission:
    (a) A minimum of C+ at KCSE with C in Maths and English or Kiswahili. OR

    (b) Two Principal passes and one subsidiary at A-level plus at least a credit in Maths and English or Kiswahili at O-Level OR

    (c) A diploma in business-related field from a recognized institution with a credit pass.

    (d) CPA/CPS II.

    (e) Higher National Diploma in a relevant field.


    CPA/CPS III, Diploma and Higher National Diploma attract credit transfer.

    Tuition fees.
    50, 000 per semester.

    Course duration.
    8 semesters
  • The Management University of Africa, Nairobi  
    Entry requirements
    Applicants holding any of the qualifications below shall be eligible for admission:
    (i) A minimum of C+ with C plain in both Mathematics and English or Kiswahili or Mean Grade C or its equivalent with diploma in the relevant area of study from a recognized Institution.

    (ii) IGCSE - 5 Upper level passes (equivalent to C+).

    (iii) GCE - Five (5) O’ Level (Equivalent to C+) with a pass, C in Maths & English or Kiswahili.

    (iv) 12th Grade - GPA of 2.5.

    (v) KACE - 2 principal passes & a minimum pass of 7 in Maths and English or Kiswahili at KCE.

    Course duration
    4 years
  • KCA University, Nairobi  
    Admission requirements
    -Students are required to
    be in possession of any
    one of the qualifications
    below:
    (a)A minimum of C+ in KCSE
    with C in both English and
    maths
    (c)EACE/KCE/KACE/EAACE certificate with a minimum of five credits in any five
    subjects at ‘O’ level and two principals at A level.
    (d)Admission will also be granted to holders of any one of
    the qualifications below:
    (i)CPA(K)
    (ii)CPS
    (iii)ACCA
    (iv)A diploma in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution

    Course duration
    - Three years

    Mode of study
    (i)Full time an part time
  • JKUAT Kitale CBD Centre, Kitale  
    This program prepares graduates for careers in the following areas:
    (i) Marketing.

    (ii) Human Resource Management.

    (iii) Finance.

    (iv) Accounting.

    Admission shall be granted to holders of any of the qualifications below:
    (i) A minimum of C+ at KCSE with C in both English and mathematics.

    (ii) A holder of KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and subsidiary pass and minimum of credit pass in mathematics at KCE.

    (iii) A holder of diploma in relevant discipline from a reputable institution.

    Course duration
    4 years
  • JKUAT Kisii Centre, Kisii  
    This program prepares graduates for careers in the following areas:
    (i) Marketing.

    (ii) Human Resource Management.

    (iii) Finance.

    (iv) Accounting.

    Admission shall be granted to holders of any of the qualifications below:
    (i) A minimum of C+ at KCSE with C in both English and mathematics.

    (ii) A holder of KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and subsidiary pass and minimum of credit pass in mathematics at KCE.

    (iii) A holder of diploma in relevant discipline from a reputable institution.

    Course duration
    4 years
  • Africa Nazarene University, Kisii Center, Kisii  
    Despite business knowledge,
    students are capable of
    translating and practicing
    earned discipline and ethics
    thus making them easily
    absorbed in industries.

    Entry requirements
    - To qualify for program,
    one is required to have scored
    a minimum of a C+ in KCSE with
    a C in maths and English
    Application consideration
    will also be given to applicants
    who have scored a B- in at least
    two of the following subjects:
    (i)Economics
    (ii)Accounting
    (iii)Maths
    (iv)Commerce

    Course duration
    - The program takes four years
  • Mount Kenya university school of social sciences, Thika  
    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
    -KCSE or equivalent certificate with a minimum of C+ and grade C+ (plus) in both Mathematics and English or similar grades in an equivalent examination approved by the University Senate in liaison with CUE
    Or
    Applicants who are in possession of a relevant Diploma

    Exemptions:
    -A student is eligible for credit transfer for similar units undertaken in an institution of higher learning recognized by the commission for higher education subject to the University policy on credit transfers.

    Course Duration:
    -The course takes duration of four academic years.
  • Mt. Kenya University Nakuru Campus, Nakuru  
    Entry Requirements:-
    KCSE or equivalent certificate with a minimum of C+ and grade C+ (plus) in both Mathematics and English or similar grades in an equivalent examination approved by the University Senate in liaison with CUE
    Or
    Applicants who are in possession of a relevant Diploma

    Exemptions:-
    A student is eligible for credit transfer for similar units undertaken in an institution of higher learning recognized by the commission for higher education subject to the University policy on credit transfers.

    Course Duration:-
    The course takes duration of four academic years

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