Diploma in Human Resource Management

COURSE DURATION: 1 year | Intakes:  January and September (Rolling Application)

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The training in Human Resources Management is key to the development of nay nation. It has now been generally accepted that human resource is a major, if not the most important resource in an organization. As Kenya embarks on the industrialization process it requires individuals who may have had a chance of attaining a University degree yet they need middle level training to enable them function productively in their organizations. 

This course will fill a gap in training need and will enable the University of Nairobi to contribute to the Human Resource development in Kenya. It will also enable the University of Nairobi to access its training to all deserving persons all over the country.

Other training institutions other than the University of Nairobi examine the current course of Personnel Management offered. Potential diploma students have been requesting for a diploma course offered and examined by the University of Nairobi.


The Diploma in Human Resource Management aims at:-

Developing the middle level of human resource needed for management,

Giving skills and knowledge for the candidates to manage human resource activities in any organization


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 Human Resource Management

    1. The course is divided into three parts each equivalent to one semester of four (4) months each.
    2. The student will take all the Ten(10) 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 student will be expected to carry out a Research Project which will constitute two (2) units.

Diploma in Human Resource Management


The following shall be the minimum entry requirements for the Diploma in Human Resource Management.

    1. KCSE Mean Grade C or above with C- in Mathematics or Commerce, or Economics. Or Accounts and C- in English or Kiswahili or a bridging course grade C- in Mathematics, or Kiswahili or English from a recognized institution.
    2. KCE Div. III or above with a pass in Mathematics or Commerce or Accounts and a pass in English or Kiswahili.


    1. ‘A’ level Certificate with at least one principal pass


    1. Professional Certificate from recognized Institutions, for example Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), National Polytechnics, Bandari College, Kenya Medical Training Centre (KMTC), Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), Kenya Accounts & Secretarial National Examinations board (KASNEB), School of Monetary Studies, Kenya Institute of Bankers, Kenya Co-operative college, Pitman level 1, University of Nairobi Courses or any other relevant Certificate that the University may recognize. In addition, the applicant must have a minimum K.C.E Div III or K,C.S.E. mean grade C-



    1. A professional certificate plus a minimum of pass in either Maths, Commerce, Accounts, Economics, Agriculture OR KCSE D+ with a minimum D+ in either Mathematics, Economics, Accounts, Commerce or Agriculture.



    1. P1, S1 Certificate from a teacher training college.


    1. A degree and above from a recognized University.

Career prospects

Human Resource Officer





TUITION                                     144,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                                          6,500.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                                        10,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                                          2,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                                          1,000.00
CAUTION - (ONCE)                                          5,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                                          4,500.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                                          1,000.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                                          7,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                                          4,000.00
Total-DHRM                     185,000.00