School of Business Hosts Professional Courses Forum

Students interact with KISM staff after the plenary session

JKUAT School of Business organised a professional courses sensitization forum for the students of the school, Thursday, February 13, 2020. The forum, under the patronage of Dr. Nasieku Tabitha, sought to highlight the importance of professional courses in enhancing the students’ knowledge gained in class in readiness for the job market.

The meeting brought together professional bodies such as Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB), Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Human Resource Management Professionals Examination Board (HRMPEB).

These professional bodies gave the students a panoramic view of the finance and business industry, exploring it through the lens of academia, professional bodies, employers, regulators and government.

While appreciating the professional bodies for the sensitization exercise, the Dean, School of Business, Dr. Florence Memba, urged the students to take up the courses in order to stand out from the rest of their peers.

Using her faculty as an example, Dr. Memba said, the professional courses gave the students an edge over the rest with regards to employment in a dynamic and competitive field.

“In the School of Business, you cannot be allowed to lecture especially in accounting if you have not completed a certified professional course,” elaborated Dr. Memba.

School of Business, KASNEB, KISM, HRMPEB and ACCA staff pose for a photo

She further said the courses are designed to give the students desirable skills to guarantee them success in their fields and a better grasp of the intricacies of the business and financial industry.

After the 2-hour plenary meeting at the assembly hall, the students had the opportunity to interact with the professional bodies on a one-to-one basis at their respective tents.

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