Bachelor of Cooperative Management

Rationale
Co-operative movement is the heart of this country„s progress, cutting across all sectors. It is based on principle of pooling meager recourses for the common benefit of all. Kenya being a developing country with a variety of problems needs to embrace the spirit of co-operative to achieve its Millennium Development Goals. This degree programme is meant to train manpower with co-operative skills to steer our economy for faster economic growth, to be in line with vision 2030. People who train in this programme may become; Co-operative accountant, Front office savings clerk, Co-operative personnel manager, Co-operative managers and Co-operative credit officer.

Programme Objectives
The main aim of Bachelor of Co-operative Management degree programme
i). To develop a theoretical and technical understanding of Accounting, Finance, Banking, Marketing and Human Resources Management concepts and practices and the ability to cope with future developments in these areas;
ii). To enhance self confidence and the ability to critically evaluate business and management issues, and develop solutions from the ethical, professional as well as academic perspectives;
To instill a critical and integrated understanding of the world of business, with a firm foundation in related areas such as economics, ethics, information technology, organization behaviour and co-operative law; To prepare the students for progression to higher degree work and research in various disciplines.

Admission Requirements
i). All candidates admitted to the degree programme of Bachelors of co-operative management degree must satisfy the minimum common entrance requirements as stipulated by Egerton University senate. EITHER
ii). Be a holder of KCSE certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English/Kiswahili
iii). Be a holder of KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and subsidiary pass and a minimum of credit pass in Mathematics at KCE OR
iv). Be a holder of a diploma in a relevant discipline with a credit pass from an institution recognized by the University Senate. OR
v). Be a holder of any qualification recognized by the University Senate.

vi). Based on senate approved guidelines, candidates may be allowed to transfer up to 30% of credit factors from a related diploma course.

Course Structure and Duration Of Study
i). The Bachelors of Co-operative Management degree programme takes FOUR academic years for full time students.
ii). Part-time students may be allowed to cover the programme within EIGHT academic years.
iii). In order to fulfill the graduation requirements for Bachelor of Co-operative Management degree, candidates are required to take and pass at least 168 CF„s of courses approved by the senate.
iv). The course code are four capital letters COOP standing for Bachelor of Co-operative Management, followed by the three digits.
First digit, indicates year or level the course is offered i.e. (1,2,3,4)
Second digit indicates the nature of sub-discipline of the course within the discipline.
Levels 0 - General COOP courses 1 - Co-operative accounting 2 - Co-operative Marketing 3 Co-operative Banking & Finance 4 - Co-operative Management
v). Third digit indicates the sequence 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