Academic Programmes

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The Co-operative University of Kenya(CUK) is a chartered public University established by the Government of Kenya under the Universities Act 2012. CUK is located in Karen approximately 20 KM from Nairobi city centre, in a very conducive environment for learning. Our registered offices are located in Karen, Ushirika Road P.O Box 24814-00502 Karen, Nairobi Kenya. The modes of study are Full Time (Main Campus Karen), and eLearning mode under the Institute of Open Distance, and eLearning (IODeL). The University has three (3) intakes in a year; January, May and September.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES ON OFFER 2021

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAMME (Ph.D.)
Minimum Entry Requirements:
  1. Be a holder of Master’s Degree in Business Administration from CUK or its equivalent from a recognized institution/ University; or
  2. Be a holder of a Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline from CUK or its equivalent from a recognized institution/university; or
  3. Completion of KNQF level 9.
  1. CUK Degree holders who attained 2nd class honours upper division and above progressing to MBA will be granted a fees waiver at a rate of 20% on tuition fees for 1st semester, 1st year;
  2. Degree holders with similar qualifications from other institutions will be granted fees waiver at a rate of 5% of the tuition fee for the 1st semester, 1st year.
COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
1. Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Duration 4 Semesters

A holder of a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline  with:

–          At least Upper Second Class Honours or

–          Lower Second Class Honours and proven evidence of research or three (3) years relevant work experience or

–          Pass with  five (5) years work experience post qualification experience. or

–          Pass with Postgraduate Diploma

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
  1. CUK Diploma holders who attained credit and above progressing to undergraduate courses will be granted a fee waiver at a rate of 20% on tuition fees for 1st semester, 1st year
  2. Diploma holders with similar qualifications from other institutions will be granted fees waiver at a rate of 5% of the tuition fees for the 1st semester, 1st year.
COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
1. Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM) KCSE Aggregate grade “C+” and grade “C” in Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry/Biology  and English/Kiswahilior

A holder of a relevant Diploma/Professional course from any institution recognized by the University Senate

 

DURATION

8 Semesters plus 12 weeks of industrial attachment for KCSE Certificate holders. Applicants with other qualifications may benefit from exemptions  in recognition of prior learning as per approved CUE/KNQA

2. Bachelor of Science in Finance
3. Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
4. Bachelor of Human Resource Management
5. Bachelor of Science in Accounting
6. Bachelor of Purchasing and Supplies Management
7. Bachelor of Business Management
 8. Bachelor of Tourism Management KCSE Aggregate grade “C+” and grade “C” in Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry/Biology/ Home Science and English/Kiswahilior

A holder of a relevant Diploma/ Professional course  from any institution recognized by the University Senate

 

DURATION

8 Semesters plus 12 weeks of industrial attachment for KCSE Certificate holders. Applicants with other qualifications may benefit from exemptions  in recognition of prior learning as per approved CUE/KNQA

9. Bachelor of Catering & Hospitality Management
 

 

SCHOOL OF COMPUTING AND MATHEMATICS
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES DURATION

8 Semesters plus 12 weeks of industrial attachment for KCSE Certificate holders. Applicants with other qualifications may benefit from exemptions  in recognition of prior learning as per approved CUE/KNQA

1. Bachelor Science in  Information Technology ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

KCSE Aggregate grade “C+” and grade “C+” in Mathematics and English and  grade “C” in Physics or a holder of a relevant Diploma from any institution recognized by the University Senate

2. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

KCSE Aggregate grade “C+” and grade “C+” in Mathematics and English and  grade “C+” in Physics or a holder of a relevant Diploma from any institution recognized by the University Senate

3. Bachelor Science Statistics and Information Technology ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

KCSE Aggregate grade “C+” and grade “C+” in Mathematics and English or a holder of a relevant Diploma from any institution recognized by the University Senate

4. BSc. Applied Statistics ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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 or Kiswahili,

OR

 a holder of a relevant Diploma from any institution recognized by the University Senate

 

5.  Bachelor Science in Software Engineering ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C+ in Mathematics, Physics and English or Kiswahili,

OR

a holder of a relevant Diploma from any institution recognized by the University Senate

 

6.  Bachelor Science in Actuarial Science ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Mean grade of C+ (Plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

examination or its equivalent OR

7. Bachelor Business Information Technology ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

KCSE Aggregate grade “C+” and grade “C” in Mathematics and English or a holder of a relevant Diploma from any institution recognized by the University Senat

 

SCHOOL OF COOPERATIVES AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

S/NO COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
1 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN CO-OPERATIVE BUSINESS (Ph.D.) The minimum requirements shall be a master’s degree in the field of co-operative or business-related field from an accredited education institution

or

completion of KNQF level 9.Students will be on provisional registration until they submit their research proposals according to the university format within twelve months from the date of registration.

Student may attend an interview conducted by the department

DURATION

The Programme shall run for 3 years for fulltime and a maximum of 4 years for part-time

2 Master of Co-operative Management A holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Co-operative Business or Community Development and Social Work  with:–     At least Upper Second Class Honours

–     Lower Second Class Honours and proven evidence of research or three (3) years relevant work experience

–     Pass and five (5) years work experience post qualification experience.

–     Pass and Postgraduate Diploma

 

A holder of Bachelors degree in any discipline  with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Co-operative Management

DURATION

The Programme shall run for 2 years for fulltime and a maximum of 3 years for part-time

3 Master of Community Development
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
1 Bachelor of Co-operative Business ENTRY REQUIREMENTSKCSE Aggregate grade “C+” and grade “C” in Mathematics and English or a holder of a relevant Diploma from any institution recognized by the University Senate

 

DURATION

8 Semesters plus 12 weeks of industrial attachment for KCSE Certificate holders. Applicants with other qualifications may benefit from exemptions  in recognition of prior learning as per approved CUE/KNQA

2 Bachelor of Co-operative and Community Development
3 Bachelor of Science in Disaster Risk Management and Sustainable Development
4 Bachelor of Community Development
5 Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management
6 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Technolo
INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
1. Diploma in Community Development and Social Work ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

KCSE Aggregate grade “C-” (or any other qualification recognized by the University Senate)

 

DURATION

4 Semesters plus 12 weeks of industrial attachment for KCSE Certificate holders.

2. Diploma in Agri-Business Management
3. Diploma in Information Technology
4. Diploma in Business Information Technology
5. Diploma in Business Administration
6. Diploma in Catering and Hotel Management
7. Diploma in Marketing
8. Diploma in Risk Management and Insurance
9. Diploma in Business Management
10. Diploma in Banking and Finance
11. Diploma in Tourism Management
12. Diploma in Credit Management
13. Diploma in Human Resource Management
14. Diploma in Microfinance
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES
1. Certificate in Business Management ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

KCSE Aggregate grade “D”

DURATION

2 Semesters plus 12 weeks of industrial attachment for KCSE Certificate holders.

2. Certificate in Supply Chain Management
3. Certificate in Co-operative Management