Message from the Dean

/Message from the Dean
Dean, School of Business and Economics-Co-operative University
Dr. Kennedy Kirima Dean, School of Business and Economics

It is my pleasure to welcome you to The School of Business and Economics (SBE) at The Co-operative University of Kenya (CUK). The School has two departments namely; Department of Accounting and Finance; and Department of Entrepreneurship and Economics.
The School strives to nurture first class business leaders and professionals.
We are committed to providing a solid foundation in business and entrepreneurship that ensures that our graduates excel in their careers and profession.
At The SBE we are constantly scanning what is happening in the environment and translating it into challenging, realistic and highly practical courses that prepare students for future.
Our programmes are developed in consultation with Industry players and we focus on our graduates’ employability skills. In all our programmes, students are equipped with soft skills which enable them to work in any business environment
Our programmes are available at CUK main Campus (Karen); Nairobi, Meru and Mombasa campuses. The courses are offered during the day, weekends and evenings to suit different needs and lifestyle of our clients.
Teaching at the SBE is personalized and enhanced through manageable class sizes and participation in class activities. Our students are supposed to go for attachment and internship as per the requirements of the curriculum. This enables them to practice what they have learnt in class in the real world.
Our academic faculty staff is highly accomplished and respected in various academic disciplines. They have published in their areas of specialization and actively conduct discipline focused, as well as interdisciplinary research which is published in top internationally referred journals.

Vision, Mission, Motto, Core Values and Objectives of the School

Vision:    To be the school of choice in business and economics in Kenya.

Mission: To provide quality education in business and economics that nurtures creativity and innovation through training, research, consultancy and linkages for sustainable economic empowerment.

Motto:  Soaring to excellence

Core values

  • Creativity & Innovation.
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism,
  • Equity


  • To develop and offer market oriented academic programmes
  • To Promote   research   and dissemination of knowledge
  • To equip the students with Knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for starting and managing organizations
  • To enhance creativity and innovation
  • To participate in corporate social responsibility programmes
  • To strengthen linkages and partnerships with stakeholders


In order to meet the needs of the market, the SBE has developed the following programmes that will be available from May 2018.

1. PhD in business Administration
2. Master of Science in Accounting & Finance
3. Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Finance
4. Bachelor of Science in Accounting
5. Bachelor of Science in Purchasing and Supplies Management
6. Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance
7. Bachelor of Science in Business Management
8. Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management
9. Bachelor of Science in Office Administration and Management

The Co-operative University of Kenya (CUK) Strategic Plan of 2017-2022 envisages the establishment of income generating streams. Schools being the Strategic Business Units (SBU) are supposed to come up with income generating projects. It is on this premise that the following projects were started:-

Smart Farm
The project was started in January 2016. It is situated next to the university hostels. The farm has two green houses.
The plants that are grown in the two green houses are capsicum and tomatoes. Due to the availability of land, the school decided to plant sukuma wiki , paw paws and spinach outside the greenhouse. The crops that are grown are sold to the university kitchen, CRCC, staff of the university and customers from outside the university


Trees Establishment Project
The SBE has planted over 20,000 seedlings of indigenous and exotic trees. The trees have been planted between river Mbagthi and the sewage treatment plant. The tree species planted include Meru Oak, Eucalyptus, blue gum, cypress, Nandi Flame, Muiri, grevellea, among other species.
The trees will conserve the environment, improve the ecosystem and generate income. Students will also learn about wealth creation through planting of trees.
We invite you to explore the SBE website and get additional information on our programmes
We welcome your feedback and invite you to join us in shaping the SBE of choice. If you have any questions or need further information please do not hesitate to contact the Dean, SBE at

Dr. Kennedy Kirima
Dean, School of Business and Economics