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Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM)

Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM)

The Bachelor of Commerce is intended to provide students with business; ethical and technological skills required by commerce and industry and at the same time meet the quality requirements of the University. The course is intended to be modular in nature and allow for credit transfer, where necessary, in order to give flexibility to meet the needs of the business sector.


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Candidates wishing to study for the Bachelor of Commerce Degree must satisfy the minimum University and SHRD requirements for admission.
Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English. OR
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
Be a holder of a diploma in a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by the University Senate. OR
Be a holder of any other qualification accepted by the University Senate as equivalent to any of the above.
Candidates who hold a diploma from JKUAT (see 8.3 above) will, at the discretion of the University Senate, be exempted from Year I. However, they must pass the three university core units in order to graduate.

Candidates with a Diploma from other institutions recognized by the University Senate may be exempted from year one. In addition, a student registered in another University recognized by the Senate may be allowed to transfer credit to the programme.
Candidates who are CPA/CPS/ACCA/CCP finalist will be exempted from year 1. However the candidates are expected to undertake the University core units.


Distance learning mode: online application for admission is a subject to verification of certified original testimonials during registration and orientation period done in each semester.


• Distance learning: Online tuition, two (2) online CATs, one (1) sit-in CAT towards the end of semester, and one end of semester examinations.
• Continuing Education: two (2) CATs, sit-in end of semester examinations.




• Distance Learning fee for a minimum of 3 Modules per semester: Kshs 19,750/-
• Continuing Education fee for the First semester: 82,711/-
For more enquiries and further clarification of the course, kindly contact the Administrators in charge of the course, School of Open Distance and eLearning

Contact persons:
Admin Mrs. Sylvia Kisaka
In charge of the course on Continuing Education Mode: Embu College- Embu town, Zetech College- Nairobi CBD; affiliated JKUAT centres
AdminMs. Mary Mucheru
In charge of the course on Distance Learning Mode

Ms. Ray Ibukah
Administrator of Online Students & Distance Learning Programmes


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