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Master of Commerce


The Master of Commerce (MCOM) is a programme designed for those who wish to advance academically and professionally in business science, with specializations in Strategic Management Accounting, Sustainability Accounting, Finance, Marketing, International Business Management, Management Science and Strategic Management.

The MCOM programme seeks to prepare students, not only in the academic fi­eld but also prepares graduates to manage organisations in diverse operations. The programme equips candidates with critical skills which are required in the workplace.

Programme Objectives

The overall aim of the programme is to produce business scientists who are capable of handling dynamic business environment and transform their organisations. It also prepares graduates to pursue advanced research without having to undergo preparatory classes.


The MCOM programme is structured into a total of 21 units comprising:

  • 8 common units
  • 5 specialisation units
  • 2 elective units
  • 6 research equivalent units.

Areas of Specialization

  • Accounting
    • Sustainability Accounting
    • Forensic Accounting
    • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • International Business Management
  • Management Science
  • Strategic Management

Mode of Delivery

Evening: Classes run for 3 days in a week from 5:30pm to 8:30 pm and occasional Saturday mornings (8:30am – 1:00pm).


Entry Requirements

The following are eligible for admission into the Master of Commerce (MCOM) programme:

  • Holders of First Class (or GPA of 3.45 – 4) or Upper Second Class (or GPA of 2.85 – 3.44) degrees in Commerce or Business Studies from recognised universities; or
  • Holders of Lower Second Class degrees in Commerce or Business Studies or at least 2.5 GPA plus Postgraduate Diplomas or Certifcates in relevant fields of study; or with at least two years working experience in a business or research environment.
  • You must have had at least a C+ mean grade at KCSE or;
  • C plain plus a diploma (diplomas take at least 2 years)

Fees and Funding

The programme fee is Kshs 530,950

*Please note that SBS reserves the rights to amend the fee periodically.

Admission Process

If you meet the above requirements, please send the following documentation
to: –

  1. A completed the Graduate Studies application form
  2. Certified copy of undergraduate certificate
  3. Certified copy of undergraduate transcript of records (TOR) in English giving full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  4. Certified copy of KCSE certificate
  5. English language proficiency results where required
  6. Two (2) completed Reference Forms from former undergraduate/graduate professors and/or employer particularly qualified to attest to the applicant’s qualification for graduate study
  7. An updated Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  8. 2 passport size photos
  9. A copy of National Identity Card (ID) or copy of Passport (bio data page)
  10. Proof of payment of Kshs 2500/- application fee.

Graduate Entrance Exam

You will be required to sit and pass the Graduate Entrance Exam (GEE) administered at the Business School every Wednesday and Friday at 2pm.

Note: The GEE is a written exam. An Oral Interview will be carried out after the written exam.

Payment Details

Paybill Number: 893801
Account Number: Your Name MCOM

Bank Details (KSh.)
Bank Name: Barclays Bank of Kenya.
Bank Branch: Plaza Business Centre
Bank Code: 077
Account Name: Strathmore University
Business School
Account Number: 0775044446
Swift Code: BARCKENX
Type: KSHS

Bank Details ($)
Bank Name: Barclays Bank of Kenya
Bank Branch: Plaza Business Centre
Branch Code: 022
Account Number: 0227350180
Account Name: Strathmore University Business School Account
Swift Code: BARCKENX
Swift Address: BARCUS33
Type: Dollars ($)


For more information on the programme, write to or call +254 (0) 703 034 783.

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Kindly fill in the form below and we shall send the brochure to you

Masters Programmes Brochure Request Form

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Intakes: August

Mode of Delivery: Evening


Application Fee: Kshs. 2,500

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