Bachelor of Business and Management

Rationale
Unlike traditional business programmes, this programme (BBM) offers a wide range of unique choices of specialized options such as accounting, marketing, banking and finance, insurance and risk management, co-operative management, human resources management and management sciences which are focused on the needs of Kenya„s economic development.

Objectives the Programme
At the end of the training, the graduates will be expected to:
i). Effectively manage resources at their disposal according to contemporary economic, business management and technological trends;
ii). Carry out research in business and management trends with a view to finding solutions to contemporary problems affecting development at various scales;
iii). Appreciate the complex relationship between the national economy and global economic trends; and
iv). Have acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes for pursuing further studies in Business and Management.

Admission Requirements:
i). All candidates admitted to the degree programme of Bachelor of Business and Management (BBM) must satisfy the minimum common entrance requirements of Egerton University.
ii). In addition, candidates must obtain at least the minimum cut-off points for the year as determined from any one of the following four cluster subjects from the revised K.C.S.E. structure.

  1. English or Kiswahili
  2. At least any one from the following: History and Government Geography, Christian Religious Education Hindu Religious Education and Islamic Religious Education
  3. Either, Biology or Biological Sciences;
  4. Chemistry or Physics or Physical Sciences Or
  5. Any one of the following: Accounts Commerce or Economics.

iii) Those holding qualifications equivalent to the above from institutions recognised by Egerton University Senate may also be admitted.
iv) Admission may be offered to outstanding diploma holders in Co-operative Management, Banking, Finance, Agri-Business, Marketing, Insurance and Risk Management and Management Science disciplines passed with a credit or higher or their equivalent. Such cases will be treated on individual merit. Based on Senate approved guidelines, candidates may be allowed to transfer up to a maximum of 30% of the required programme credits from a diploma course or its equivalent from an institution recognised by the University Senate.
v) Admission may also be offered to those holding CPA II and/or its equivalent through mature age entrance scheme as specified by the faculty.

Course Structure and Duration of Study
i). The Bachelor of Business and Management degree programme takes four academic years for full-time students. 6.20 Part time students may be allowed to cover the programme within eight academic years.
ii). Courses taken to fulfill graduation requirements are drawn from a cluster of University Common Core courses and from those specified by Faculties and Departments.
iii). Students will be required to complete a minimum of 36 credit factors each year which will be distributed as follows:
iv). First year, 6 credit factors from University wide courses, 30 credit factors from faculty wide courses.
v). Second year, 36 credit factors from core courses.
vi). Third year, 18 credit factors from core courses, 12 credit factors from specialization options and 3 credit factors from electives.
vii). Fourth year, 18 credit factors from core courses, 15 credit factors from specialization options and 3 credit factors from electives.
viii). The course code are four capital letters namely, BBAM standing for Bachelor of Business and Management, followed by three digits.
1st digit, Indicates year or level the course is offered, i.e. (1,2,3,4).
2nd digit, Indicates the nature of sub-discipline of the course within the discipline.

  1. General BBAM courses 0,
  2. Accounting course -1
  3. Marketing course -2
  4. Banking and Finance course- 3
  5. Insurance and Risk Management course- 4,
  6. Co-operative Management course 5
  7. Human Resource Management course 6
  8. Management Science course 7.

3rd digit, indicates the sequencing of the course

Examination Regulation
All the examination of the university shall be conducted in accordance with university statutes stipulated in the university statute No XXVIII.

Grading system
The grading system will be conducted in accordance with Egerton University statutes XXVIII.

Graduation requirement.
To graduate with a bachelor of commerce, a student shall be required to take and pass all scheduled courses within stipulated time.

Degree classification
The Bachelors degree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton university statute programs statute XXVIII