Diploma in Business Management

COURSE DURATION: 1 year | Intakes:  January and September 

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The Diploma in Business Management prepares undergraduate students for careers in  management in both public and private sectors of the economy and also forms the foundation for undergraduate degrees in relevant fields.  It also provides an avenue for achieving the Millennium Development Goals and the objectives of Vision 2030 for national development. This programme is highly relevant in all areas of management in organisations as it meets the needs for upcoming managers or those who need specific skills in the management of projects. 


The programme intends to offer education and training in  planning and management to a broad spectrum of students from the East African region and beyond.


Face-Face Mode

Lectures and tutorials using notes, electronic presentations, instruction manuals, group discussions, practical laboratory demonstrations and fieldwork.

Open, Distance Learning, and e-Learning Mode

To be offered off-campus using a multi-media approach, including a variety of self-instructional print and video conferencing materials.

Blended Learning Mode

This is the use of combined face to face and open, distance learning and e-learning modes.

For More information Please contact

The Chairman, 

Tel: +254 02 4184160-5/254 20 2059163-4/ 0735704065/ 0729396808
Email: dept-busadmin@uonbi.ac.ke


Diploma in Business management


  1.      The course is divided into three semesters of four (4) months.
  2.      The students will take all Fourteen (14) course units.
  3.       Each course unit will be covered in 45 contact hours of study
  4.       The course will be delivered through lectures and tutorials.
  5.       The course will take one calendar year.
  6.       No candidate will be registered in this course for more than six semesters                                    (equivalent to 2 years).
  7.       The students will be expected to carry out a Research Project which will constitute two                units.

Diploma in Business Management

  1. KCSE grade C and above with C- in Maths or Business Studies or Commerce or Accounting or Economics AND C- in English or Kiswahili
  2. KCE/EACE Division II with a Pass in Maths or Business Course & one language
  3. ‘A’ level with at least 2 (two) Subsidiary Passes
  4. KCSE mean grade C- OR KCE/EACE DIV. III with a Professional Certificate* from a recognized Institution

*The certificate must have been undertaken for at least one semester from an institution recognized by the university of Nairobi senate

The Diploma in Business Management prepares undergraduate students for careers in  Management in both public and private sectors of the economy and also forms the foundation for undergraduate degrees in relevant fields.

Careers and Internships. 

Students pursuing a career in Diploma in Business Administration is spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting jobs. 

The available jobs include : 
Human Resources
Business Analyst
Sales Manager
Financial Manager
Project Manager
Management Consultant
Business Development Manager
Supply chain management
Retail Manager
Risk Manager
Business Manager
Data Analyst
Office Manager
Administrative Assistant
Business adviser
Operations management
Health service manager
Account Executive
Compliance Officer



Notable Alumni

 DZOMBO, Salim Mbitsi 
 ACHIENG, Osewe Dinah
 ADHIAMBO, Adede Emmaculate
 CHEPCHUMBA, Irine Loitangiro
 DIDA, Godana Malle
 GITHINJI, Ruth Wangui
 GOC, Ajah Apiu
 JAMES, Obobe Manecha
 KARANJA, Grace Njeri
 KUNYU, Doreen Khasiala
 LEBOO, Powell
 MBURUGU, Eric Gitonga
 MUNGAI, Margaret
 NDISYA, John Musyoka
 NDUNDA, Kevin Mwendwa
 NGANDU, Patrick Nderitu
 NGESA, Charles D. Odhiambo
 NYAIGOTI, Anet Bonareri
 ODADA, Erick Omondi
 OGINGA, Roselyne Atieno
 OGOLLA, Linda Hedwig



TUITION                                     144,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                                          6,500.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                                        14,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                                          2,000.00
CAUTION - (ONCE)                                          5,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                                          4,500.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                                          1,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                                          1,000.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                                          7,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                                          4,000.00
Total-DBM                     189,000.00