Message from Dr. Samuel N. Kariuki
Welcome to the Department of Business Studies website. The Department of Business Studies was created from 1st July, 2021 from the Department of Business and Economics which was established in the year 2014 following its steady growth in both staff and student numbers. Currently, the undergraduate and post-graduate student population stands above 1,000 under 11 members of the faculty. The areas of expertise include, Accounting, Finance, Strategic Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Procurement, and Supply Chain Management.
The department offers the following market-driven programs:
1. Post Graduate Programs
• Ph.D. in Business Administration
• Ph.D. in Project Planning & Management
• Master of Business Administration (MBA)
• MMaster of Science in Project Planning & Management
2. Undergraduate programs
• Bachelor of Commerce
• Bachelor of Purchasing and Supplies Management
• Bachelor of Science in Finance
3. Diploma programs
• Diploma in Purchasing & Supplies Management
• Diploma in Business Management with IT
• Diploma in Project Management
4. Certificate Programs
• Certificate in Purchasing and Supplies Management
• Certificate in Business Management with IT
5. The Department is also in the process of rolling out the following programs
• Bachelor of Accounting
• Master of Science in Finance
Our graduates would fit well in outstanding careers that include Accountant, Tax Consultant, Human Resource, Banker, Entrepreneur, Auditor, Marketers and Stock Broker. The others are Lecturer, Export Import Manager, Finance Consultant, Insurance Consultant, civil servants, and those who fit within the public sector, government banks, and more. Our graduates are particularly valued for roles in financial control, financial planning, risk analysis, data analysis, and consultancy.
The Department of Business Studies recognizes the importance of implementing a mentoring program to connect undergraduate students to mentors in industry. To this end, the department organizes and facilitates various mentoring programs to meet this strategic goal. The program provides students with connections to navigate their way through university into the real world of work. The mentors, with management as well as leadership experience, come from a variety of sectors. They include private, public, and not-for-profit organizations. Towards this end, the department continues to establish and foster Industrial Linkages. For instance, the department has collaborated with KRA to set up tax clubs among the students. The clubs help the community in tax compliance issues including the filing of returns. The department has also partnered with the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) to continually sensitize students in capital market matters such as organizing capital market challenge. Furthermore, the department has also partnered with KASNEB to offer professional courses for the examinations’ body. Other Industrial Linkages include the Institute of Economic Affairs, Kenya Institute of Business Training (KIBT), Taifa SACCO and Kenya School of Government, among others. Our aim is to continue exploring ways of engaging other strategic partners who play a critical role in ensuring that our graduates cut a competitive edge in the dynamic market. Further, the Department conducts regular sensitization of business owners on best business management practices.
Welcome to our website where you will find full details of our programs, faculty, research, and our partners!
Samuel Nduati Kariuki, Ph.D.
Chair of the Department
Departmental Staff Profiles
Latest Publications from the Department
- Gitonga, E. N, Kariuki, P, & Kariuki, S.N. (2021). Fintech, Asset Portfolio Modeling and Financial Performance of Investment Firms in Kenya. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, 29 (1): 21-29.
- Nyakarimi, S. N. (2021). Earning Management: Analysis of Non-Banking Firms Listed in Nairobi Securities Exchange using Beneish M-Score and Altman Z-Score. International journal of academic research in accounting, finance and management sciences 11(1), 80-90.
- Nyakarimi, S. N., Kariuki, S. N., & Kariuki, P. W. (2020). Application of Internal Control System in Fraud Prevention in Banking Sector. International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research, 9 (3), 6524 -6536
- Mwangi, P. (2020). Influence of Supplier Segmentation on Performance of Retail Stores in Kenya. A Survey of Supermarkets in Nairobi City County.
- Gachora S W & Kinyua J. M & Kirema N. M (2020). "The Influence of Value Innovation Strategy on the Financial Performance of Manufacturing Firms in Kenya," The Journal of Social Sciences Research, Academic Research Publishing Group, vol. 6(12), pages 995-1000, 12-2020.
- Gatimbu, K. K., Ogada, M. J., (2020). Technical Efficiency of the Small Scale Tea processors in Kenya: a Stochastic Meta- Frontier Approach. African Journal of Economic and Management studies
- Kirimi, P.N., Kariuki, S.M. and Ocharo, K.N. (2020). “Mediating Effect of Macro-Economic Factors on the Relationship between Banks’ Financial Soundness and Financial Performance”, International Journal of Finance and Accounting, Vol. 9, Issue 5, pp. 99-109.