The Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme of the University of Nairobi seeks to equip participants with skills, techniques and understanding required for successful managerial careers in the public and private sectors of the economy. The UoN MBA programme strength is founded on its long history since 1972, experienced lecturers with a wide variety of backgrounds, and diversity in the student body in terms of backgrounds and nationalities. Participants are drawn from the Eastern African region and beyond. Our proximity to the vibrant Nairobi metropolis and central location gives us an important competitive edge regionally. The course is distinguished by its rigor and variety, offering one of the highest numbers of specialization options in the region. In its most recent revision, we benchmarked against top universities worldwide in North America, Europe, South Africa and the Far East.
Our programme caters to those with prior business training as well as those whose professional backgrounds are in other disciplines. Worldwide, professionals in areas such as engineering and medicine emphasize technical expertise in their undergraduate studies, but in time upward mobility demands knowledge of general management that includes organization structures, marketing, finance, operations, human resources, information systems and other emerging areas. The University of Nairobi MBA course complements technical knowledge with simulated managerial experiences and knowledge to make them effective managers in a dynamic organizational environment. The programme is therefore also a conversion course that aspires to make managers out of practitioners in different professional areas. Teaching goes beyond theoretical concepts to practical knowledge based on case studies and real life experiences; hence, shared experiences by the diverse student body are an integral part of MBA programme. The MBA may therefore act as a terminal degree for those interested in careers in the corporate world, or as a preparatory course for those aspiring to pursue doctorates for careers in research and teaching in business and management.
The UoN MBA therefore aims at training the critical manpower required towards achieving Kenya
Part I: Taught Courses
In each semester, candidates will be required to take a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of six (6) examination papers inclusive of re-sits.
All candidates shall be required to take and pass a total of eighteen (18) examination papers before being allowed to proceed to do a Research Project.
Each course shall be examined through a two-hour written examination paper at the end of each semester.
The final written examination shall account for fifty percent (50%) of the marks in each course, while continuous assessment shall account for the remaining fifty percent (50%).
The pass mark for each course shall be fifty percent (50%).
Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any course unit may on the recommendation of the Faculty Board of Examiners and approval by Senate be allowed to take up to two re-sit examinations.
A pass obtained in the re-sit examinations shall be recorded as 50% in the candidates academic record.
A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in the second re-sit examination shall be subject to the following on recommendation of the Faculty Board of Examiners and approval by Senate:-
a) Discontinued if the failed courseis a core course, or
b) Allowed to change to another specialization option if the failed course is a specialization course, or
c) Allowed to take another elective if the failed course is an elective course.
Part II: Research Project
Candidates shall be required to submit supervised research project for examination at least three weeks before end of semester in which it is to be examined.
For purposes of examination regulations, the Research Project shall be considered to be equivalent to six (6) courses.
The pass mark for the Research Project shall be fifty percent (50%).
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Last updated September 28, 2017