Bachelor of Commerce Entry Requirements in Kenya

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Bachelor of Commerce is a marketable course in Kenya but graduates who supplement the degree with CFA, CPA, ACCA, CFE or any professional certification. You should also pursue MBA while doing your first job in order to secure senior positions in your organization.

There are many universities offering Bachelor of Commerce course in Kenya, they include:

KCA University Bachelor of Commerce Entry Requirements

KCSE mean grade C+ (plus) OR any other equivalent qualification approved by the university senate. For actual subject and work experience requirements please contact the enrollment office.

Duration: 3 years (9 trimesters)

Strathmore University Bachelor of Commerce Entry Requirements

Our Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • KCSE aggregate C+
  • 6 Credits at O level, A level 2 principal passes and 1 subsidiary
  • IB minimum of 24 out of 45
  • A distinction in the Strathmore Entrance Exam
  • Proven leadership skills in school & community and outstanding performance in extra-curricular activities are an added advantage

All candidates meeting the entry requirements are required to sit in the University entrance examination in English and Mathematics and an oral interview.

Interviews are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8.00 am

Candidates are required to bring:

  • originals and copies of relevant academic certificates
  • 2 passport-size photographs
  • a photocopy of birth certificate or National ID or Passport
  • an exam fee Kshs. 2,000 entrance

University of Nairobi Bachelor of Commerce 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 regulations:

The following are eligible for admission into the programme:

a)   Holder of KCSE certificate with a minimum aggregate of  C+ and a minimum of  C in both Mathematics and English/Kiswahili.

b)     Holder of KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and  a minimum of a credit  (6)  pass in Mathematics at KCE.

c)      Holder of a degree from a recognized university.

d)     Holder of a diploma from a recognized institution.

e)Holder of  CPA/CPS  Part II or equivalent professional qualification.

f)        Holder of pre-university qualification with minimum average score of C or equivalent from a recognized university.

g)     Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any of the above.

UoN Bachelor of Commerce fees structure

MODULE II

TUITION                                                       18,000.00

MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                        6,500.00

ICT SERVICES – (PER YEAR)                      7,000.00

CAUTION – (ONCE)                                        5,000.00

ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                                 2,000.00

REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)   2,250.00

STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)      1,000.00

EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)               1,000.00

ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                                   1,000.00

LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                                     4,000.00

 Semester totals 

Sem1 

2 units                                     66,750.00

 3 units                                     85,750.00

 4 units                                   104,750.00

 5 units                                   123,750.00

 6 units                                   142,750.00

 Semester totals 

Sem2,3,5,6,8,9,11,12,14,15,17,18

2 units                                     40,250.00

 3 units                                     59,250.00

 4 units                                     78,250.00

 5 units                                     97,250.00

 6 units                                   116,250.00

 Semester totals 

Sem4,7,10,13,16,19 

2 units                                     61,750.00

 3 units                                     80,750.00

 4 units                                     99,750.00

 5 units                                   118,750.00

 6 units                                   137,750.00

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE COMPLETED IN 8 SEMESTERS (46 UNITS)

SEMESTER 1 6 UNITS                                   142,750.00

SEMESTER 2 6 UNITS                                   116,250.00

SEMESTER 3 6 UNITS                                   116,250.00

SEMESTER 4 6 UNITS                                   137,750.00

SEMESTER 5 6 UNITS                                   116,250.00

SEMESTER 6 6 UNITS                                   116,250.00

SEMESTER 7 6 UNITS                                   137,750.00

SEMESTER 8 3 UNITS&MRP                         78,250.00

Grand totals                  961,500.00

JKUAT Bachelor of Commerce Admission Requirements
KCSE Mean grade C+ with C in Maths and English or two principal passes in KACE or Credit in relevant Diploma.

Multimedia University of Kenya Bachelor of Commerce Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

KCSE mean grade of C+ and a minimum of C in both English and Mathematics or A-Level two principal passes and one subsidiary pass in the relevant subjects or relevant professional qualifications approved by the University Senate. Successful Diploma graduates with at least a CREDIT Pass will join in 2nd Year

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE
UNDERGRADUATE FEE STRUCTURE FOR SELF SPONSORED STUDENTS
ACADEMIC YEAR – 1ST YEAR STUDENTS
ITEMFIRSTSECONDTOTAL PER
SEMESTERSEMESTERYEAR
(KES)(KES)(KES)
A. TUITION : to be paid to the University52,500.0052,500.00105,000.00
on the registration day
B. OTHER CHARGES :To be paid to the
University on the registration day
1. Examination4,000.004,000.008,000.00
2. Medical2,500.002,500.005,000.00
3. Activity fee600.00600.001,200.00
4. Registration fee1,200.001,200.00
5. University ID500.00500.00
6. Computer fee1,600.001,600.003,200.00
7. Internet fee1,600.001,600.003,200.00
8. Field / Academic trips1,500.001,500.003,000.00
9. Library fee1,500.001,500.003,000.00
10. Student union300.00300.00600.00
11. Accident Insurance Cover1,000.001,000.00
12. Caution money1,500.001,500.00
13. Student union registration500.00500.00
TOTAL FEE PAYABLE TO MMU70,800.0066,100.00136,900.00

Kibabii University Bachelor of Commerce Entry Requirements

Mean grade of C+ (Plus) at KCSE and at least a C (Plain) in Mathematics or Business Studies, and C+ (Plus) in English Or 2 Principal passes and 1 Subsidiary at A’ Level plus at least a credit in English and Mathematics at O’Level. Or CPA/CPS Part 1. Or Diploma in Business related discipline Or CPA part I and II Or Higher Diploma in Business related discipline or CPA Part III.

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa Bachelor of Commerce Entry Requirements

  • KCSE holders must have a minimum mean grade of C+ (Plus).
  • 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 the course applied for.
  • Diploma or professional certificate in a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
  • Advanced Diploma in a Relevant field, applicant must have an ordinary diploma from a recognized institution,
  • Applicants for Advanced Diploma in Teaching in Higher Education must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in any field.
  • Pre-University certificate with a mean of c+ (plus) and above from a recognized institution, and must have scored a C in KSCE or its equivalent.

University of Embu Bachelor of Commerce Minimum Entry Requirements

  1. Mean grade C+ at KCSE or equivalent with at least C (Plain) or above in Mathematics and English/Kiswahili; OR,
  2. KACE or equivalent with a minimum of two Principal passes and a Subsidiary, with a minimum of a Credit pass in Mathematics at KCE; OR,
  3. Mean grade C (Plain) at KCSE or Division III at KCE with a Diploma in Business Studies or its equivalent with a credit pass; OR,
  4. Mean grade C (Plain) at KCSE or Division III at KCE with a CPA/CPS Part II or equivalent professional qualification.

The Management University of Africa Bachelor of Commerce Admission requirements

    KCSE – Mean Grade of C+ (PLUS)

    IGCSE – 5 upper level passes (equivalent to C+)

    GCE –  O-Level Grade 1-5 Equivalent to (C+), A –Level 2 principles + 1 subsidiary

    12TH GRADE –  GPA  of 2.5

    KACE – 2- Principles and 1 – subsidiary

    DIPLOMA – Relevant Diploma from a recognized institution with a credit pass

Kenya Methodist University Bachelor of Commerce Admission Requirements

KCSE C+ (plus) and above or Equivalent qualification or a Diploma from a recognized University.

Koitaleel Samoei University Bachelor of Commerce Admission Requirements

  1. Admission will be on the basis of academic qualifications and more specifically will be governed by any one of the following Senate approved regulation:
  2. The common regulations of the bachelor’s degree of the University of Nairobi shall be applicable.
  3. 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.
  4. Holder of KCSE (mean grade C-) plus a Certificate and Diploma from a recognized institution
  5. Holder of KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and a minimum of a credit pass in Mathematics at KCE.
  6. Holder of a degree from a recognized university.
  7. 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.
  8. Holder of CPA/CPS Part II or equivalent professional qualification with a minimum aggregate of C at KCSE or O-Level Division III
  9. Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any of the above.

Kabarak University Bachelor of Commerce Admission Requirements

  1. KCSE C+ with C (plain) in Mathematics and English or
  2. Two Principal passes at “A” level or
  3. Diploma in relevant area of study from a recognized Institution, with credit pass.

Zetech University Bachelor of Commerce Admission Requirements

Duration of the Programme

  • Four (4) Academic Years- Eight (8) semesters

Admission Requirements

  • KCSE certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) with a minimum of KCSE C (Plain) in Mathematics and English/Kiswahili or equivalent at ‘O’ level and or ‘A’ level.
  • Holder of an accredited diploma with a credit pass from an institution that is recognized by the University Senate.
  • Holder of a diploma from Zetech University or a Senate recognized institution with a minimum aggregate of C – at KCSE.
  • EACE/KCE/KACE/EAACE certificate with a minimum of five (5) credits in any five subjects at ‘O’ level and two principals at A level.

Mount Kenya University Bachelor of Commerce Admission Requirements

Bachelor’s degree Programme: At least a KCSE mean grade

C+ (plus) or its equivalent or Diploma in a relevant field.

Chuka University Bachelor of Commerce Admission Requirements

Mean grade C+ in KCSE with C in Math, OR 2 Principals and 1 Subsidiary in KACE and at least a credit in Math and Engl/Kisw in KCE, OR Diploma in Business related areas with at least a credit, OR CPA/CPS II, OR HND in Business related disciplines from Senate-recognized institutions. CPA/CPS III, Diploma and HND may attract credit transfer

Gretsa University Bachelor of Commerce Entry Requirements

A candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements: Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C in both Mathematics /Business Studies
and English ,Or 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, Or

Be a holder of a diploma or professional certificates from institutions recognized by Ministry of Education and /or Commission for University Education.
PROGRAMME DURATION

The B Com degree programme shall take four academic years of study (8 semesters in 3 calendar years) in situations where the student is admitted in Year 1 Semester 1.
CREDIT TRANSFER

Holders of KNEC, KIM or University Diplomas, ATD, DCM, Part II CPA/CS/CCP/CIFA will join in 2nd year and those with CPA/CPS/CCP/CIM part III or KNEC Higher Diploma in Business or equivalent recognized final level professional qualifications will join the programme in the 3rd year of study provided credit transfers granted do not exceed 49% of credits offered in the entire B.com programme.

SPECIALIZATION OPTIONS
The school of business offers the following specialization options:- Accounting, Business Administration, Credit Management, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.
MINOR/DOUBLE MAJOR OPTIONS

A Student who opts to take 2 additional course units per semester from among the 3 specialization course units offered in a different concentration area consistently throughout the 3rd and 4th years of study will apart from graduating with a major in their first chosen specialization option, also graduate with a minor in their chosen area of specialization.

A student who takes all 3 specialization courses in additional specialization area will graduate with a double major.

St Paul’s University Bachelor of Commerce Admission Requirements

Specializations

  • Business Administration and Management
  • Management Science
  • Purchasing and Supplies

Admission Requirements

KCSE grade C+ with a minimum of C in both Mathematics & English, Or

KACE (A level) with a minimum of two principal passes, one subsidiary pass, and a minimum of a credit pass in mathematics Or

Modes of Study

Distance Learning

Full time (Regular)

Evening

Africa Nazarene University Bachelor of Commerce Admission Requirement

Admission RequirementsOverall Grade of C+ in KCSE and C in Maths Or 2 principals & a Subsidiary (A’level) Or 5 credits in IGCSE or equivalent   Or Minimum GPA of 2.3 from Diploma Or Credit pass at Diploma level
No. of Units for one to graduate49 Units
Exemption StatusExemptions awarded to applicants with a minimum GPA of 2.7.
Duration of the Program4 Academic years