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International Student Office – Strathmore University Business School

The International Student Office (ISO) in Strathmore is committed to helping incoming exchange students make the most of their stay on campus. Arrival in a foreign country and getting used to a new environment can be very challenging.

The ISO creates a good environment that will assist the foreign student to adopt easily with little challenges.

Course Description

1st Semester Units(April – July)

BCM 3101: Entrepreneurship Skills

Course Description

  • To equip students with entrepreneurial skills
  • By the end of the course, the learner should be able to: Discuss and analyze the theories of Entrepreneurship, identify and discuss the forms of business and design a business plan, discuss the rewards and challenges faced by entrepreneurs.

BCM 3102: Management Accounting II

Course Description

  • To enable students manage the organizations’ performances by applying advanced decision-making techniques.
  • By the end of the course, the learner should be able to: Describe the basic concepts and techniques of management accounting, apply the principles to decision-making, perform advanced cost-volume-profit analysis and variance analysis, explain pricing decisions, responsibility accounting and transfer pricing

BBT 3111: Business Information Systems

Course Description

  • To provide students with a framework of knowledge and skills relevant to the construction, utilization of and management of information systems in organizations
  • By the end of the course, the learner should be able to: explain systems and management concepts and their relevance to information systems, explain the strategic role of information systems in the organization, explain the use of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, post transactions using an ERP in its Sales to Cash, Procure to Pay and Inventory Management components.

BCM 3201: Organisational Theory

Course Description

  • This course is intended to equip learners with the tools to understand and evaluate individual, group and organizational processes. It focusses on the structural aspects of organizational and on the relationship between structure and behavior.
  • At the end of this course, the learner should be able to describe how organization are structured within the context of the larger social, political and economic environment, describe and assess the basic design elements of organizational structure and evaluate their impact on employees, analyze how organizational theory may contribute towards improving the design and management of organizations, analyze individual and group behavior and understand the implications of organizational behavior on the process of management, identify different motivational theories and evaluate different motivational strategies used in a variety of organizational settings.

BCF 3101: Real Estate Finance

Course Description

  • To enable learners to identify special problems and get solutions of financing real estates and mortgage finance businesses. The course exposes learners to the techniques of real estate valuation and the common methods of financing real estate developments.
  • By the end of the course, the learner should be able to explain the legal terminology used in the real estate financing, securities and markets, explain the procedures for mortgage loan processing and termination, evaluate the cash flow patterns associated with various real estate mortgage plans, value real estates, both in the commercial and the residential property markets, discuss construction, management and regulations pertaining to real estate business.

BCF 3102: Financial Statement Analysis

Course Description

  • To enable learners use modern tools and methods to analyse financial data and apply forecasting techniques in planning and decision making.
  • By the end of the course, the learner should be able to describe traditional assumptions underlying financial statement analysis, prepare and use financial ratios to evaluate liquidity and profitability, assess the financial performance of firms and to contrast this performance with that of other firms, identify the uses of financial analysis in the commercial loan function and the investment function, apply financial analysis techniques in the financial services industry, other specialized industries, and for individuals.

BCA 3101 Financial Reporting

Course Description:

  • This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills in understanding and applying financial reporting framework in the preparation of financial statements of specialized entities.
  • By the end of this course, participants should be able to: Prepare and present published financial statements for financial institutions; Prepare and present partnership, branch and public sector accounts; Prepare accounts for specialized activities/entities.

MKT 3101 Consumer Behaviour

Course Description:

  • This course is designed to enable marketing students understand the consumer behaviour principles, models of consumer decision making and assess factors that influence consumer needs and motivations. It will also highlight the impact of digital revolution of consumer behaviour, in an attempt to examine the universality of consumer behaviour. Communication as a bridge between individuals and the world around them will be covered, with a focus on the effective use of persuasion. Considering that everyone living in the society is a consumer, social and cultural dimensions of consumer behaviour will be discussed.
  • At the end of the course, the student should understand consumer diversity, appreciate the impact of personality, perception, learning and attitude of consumer behavior, appreciate the impact of group dynamics such as family, social class, culture and sub-culture on consumer behavior, understand the consumer’s decision-making process.

MKT 3102   Marketing Research

Course Description:

  • This course is expected to expose students to a broad understanding of the importance and uses of research in the marketing field and provide a broad understanding of the marketing research process. Students will be introduced to the marketing research types, techniques and process with the emphasis being on a marketing practitioner’s perspective

ENT 3101 Product Innovation  and Development

Course Description:

  • This course is designed to equip the students with knowledge and tools of innovation and new Product/services development in modern organizations. It helps the students develop the skills, knowledge and attitude that are required in the development and management of innovations that develop and sustain a competitive advantage in modern organizations.
  • By the end of this course, participants should be able to understand how modern companies use the principles of innovation management and new product development to deal with competitive challenges and opportunities in the global marketplace and also to explore the crucial process of developing and managing new product development in organizations. The students will gain an understanding of major methodologies that guide the innovation process and also understand market adoption and diffusion of an innovation.

ENT 3102 Business Planning

Course Description:

  • This course prepares students to be able to prepare business plans
  • At the end of this course, the learner should be able to examine the elements of a business plan, develop a business plan, present a sample business plan

BCS 3101: Production Operations Management

Course Description:

  • To provide learners with the concepts of POM that is important in the Operations Management Field
  • By the end of the course, learners should be able to explain the production and service management strategies and processes, prepare production schedules, programmes, budgets and controls, explain the personnel function in production and service management, discuss the role of technology in operations management, explain the importance of environmental responsibility by Production/ Operation managers, discuss the challenges facing Production and Operation Managers.

MAT 3102     Advanced Business Statistics

Course Description:

  • To equip students with advanced statistical concepts/techniques that can be used to solve management problems.
  • The course is intended to prepare the student so that he/she should be able to correctly apply various probability distributions and interpret the results, calculate confidence intervals and interpret the results, correctly perform statistical tests and apply in real life situations, Formulate and evaluate multiple regression and correlation models

BHR 3101 Strategic Human Resources Management

Course Description

  • To enable the learner to acquire knowledge, skills and values to make strategic human resource management decisions. The course will equip the learner with practical knowledge of strategies and processes of Human Resource Management and the skills necessary to function effectively as a Human Resource Specialist
  • At the end of the course, the student will be able to: Describe and evaluate a range of approaches to strategy making, develop an understanding of SHRM and how the Mico/Macro environment affects HR practice, identify the linkages between HRM functions and operations and organizational strategies, structures and culture. And also identify issues of Best Practice in HRM.

BHR 3102 Human Resource Information Systems

Course Description:

  • The course will provide students with an in-depth overview of essential Human Resource Management Information, modern concepts and practice in organizational assessment, analysis and deployment of modern HRMS technologies.
  • By the end of this course, the learner should be able to: Explain the application of information technology in human resource;Appreciate the ethical and social issues involving human resource information systems; Explain the use of information systems to evaluate employee’s performance.

BCM 4102: Strategic Management

Course Description:

  • To introduce students to critical business environment in order to be able to formulate, choose and implement business strategies. The course helps to equip students with the core concepts, frameworks and techniques of strategic management.
  • By the end of the course, the learner should be able to conduct a strategic analysis in an organization by focusing on both the external and internal environments, examine and explain strategic choices/ options available to the organisation


HED 4101: Business Ethics

Course Description:

  • The aim of this course is to equip students with the knowledge of ethics in business and professional life in theory and practice
  • By the end of the course, the learner should be able to explain the characteristics of a good professional, discuss how ethics can improve the workplace, identify and articulate ethical issues related to the profession, appreciate the value of human relations at the work place

BCA 4101: Advanced Taxation

Course Description:

  • To equip the learner with advanced knowledge on current and emerging issues in taxation as well as solving complex taxation problems.
  • By the end of the course, the learner should be able to calculate taxable income and tax liability of specialized entities, apply the procedure of carrying out back duty tax investigation, develop tax planning strategies, apply ethical norms to taxation practices

BCA 4102 Advanced Financial Reporting

Course Description

  • This unit equips the learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to account for complex accounting transactions and prepare advanced financial reports
  • At the end of this course, the learner should be able to: Discuss and apply the conceptual and regulatory frameworks for financial reporting, prepare and present published and consolidated financial statements in accordance with international accounting standards, Prepare financial statements for various types of organization and also prepare partnership accounts including dissolution, amalgamation and conversion to accompany


BCF 4101: Investments and Portfolio Management

Course Description

  • To enable learners to appreciate the scientific techniques of security analysis and apply them in the practical evaluation of financial assets, selection and management of portfolios.
  • By the end of the course, the learner should be able to explain the application of modern portfolio theory in portfolio selection, describe the competing asset pricing models and examine their implications to portfolio choice and management, Relate the techniques of active and passive portfolio management to financial assets, evaluate the importance of investment companies and professional asset management to the investment process, describe the working of derivatives securities, compute the value of options, and evaluate the performance of bonds and stock portfolios.

BCF 4102 Public Finance

Course Description

  • The purpose of this course is to provide an insight into the theory and practice of how government works, how it raises revenues and spends it to enhance economic development.
  • At the end of this course, the learner should be able to: identify both market failure and government failure and explain the causes of each, distinguish between public goods, goods produced by the public sector and goods provided by the public sector, identify externalities, their impacts, and evaluate the relative merits of various public sector interventions designed to resolve the associated issues, explain and critically evaluate the concepts of equity and efficiency as a basis for decision making in taxation and public expenditure, explain the planning and budgeting process in Kenya and analyze specific policy issues in the area of public expenditure and taxation from the perspectives of both traditional public finance and public choice


MKT 4101: Sales Management

Course Description:

  • This course examines the fundamental elements of the sales function. It aims to prepare students to acquire knowledge and skills required by a sales-person and sales manager operating in a highly competitive sales environment and dealing with today’s sophisticated customers.
  • At the end of the course the student should be able to understand the origins and changing trends of personal selling, discuss the role of selling and customer service within a firm and explain the steps in the sales process, and the activities involved with each step, work effectively in a team on a sales project, develop, deliver and critique business sales presentations, prepare a written sales proposal and sales plan and know its linkage to the marketing plan, apply the management functions required to manage a sales force, explain the relationship between ethics, social responsibility and the sales management function.


MKT 4102 -Advertising and Promotions

Course Description

  • This course will prepare students for application of advertising knowledge in the various fields of business. The course will expose students to the principles, elements and strategies of managing the advertising and promotions program of a business.
  • At the end of the course the student should be able to explain the role of Advertising and Promotions to an economy and an organisation, discuss the artistic creativity and technical expertise required in advertising and promotions management, explain and evaluate the basic approaches to setting the advertising budget, know the various Promotional, decision Areas hence be able to develop the promotional plan and strategy, evaluate methods for measuring advertising effectiveness, discuss the legal and ethical issues in advertising

ENT 4101 Entrepreneurial Leadership

Purpose of the Course.

  • The objective of the course is to lead students to a mastery of leadership and to support their individual development of leadership skills and competencies which can effectively motivate and lead teams and groups of diverse and disparate individuals within their business enterprises.
  • By the end of the course, the learner should be able to apply skills in management and managerial coaching, develop strategies in the decision-making process, develop negotiation skills, develop skills for managing people within teams and processes

ENT 4102 Strategic Entrepreneurship Management

Course Description

  • To equip the learners with skills to make decisions at each stage of the innovation and commercialization process: concept, product development and market execution.
  • By the end of the course, the learner should be able to Examine the strategic issues faced by new ventures as they progress through the various stages, analyze strategic techniques utilized as a means to identify and analyze issues that affect enterprises, explain organizational structures, processes and policies used to build and maintain an entrepreneurial culture.

BBT 4211 Computer Programming

Course Description

  • To equip students with skills necessary to operate computer systems and be able to come up with simple computer programs
  • By the end of the course, the learner should be able to explain various programming languages and concepts and sPrepare programming skills

BHR 4101 Employee Relations Management

Course Description

  • This is an introductory course to develop knowledge on employment law, collective bargaining, industrial action and an appraisal of its impact in the contemporary business environment.
  • At the end of the course, the student will be able to: Explore the theoretical foundations of industrial relations and its evolution to employment relations, To critically analyse trade unionism and trade unions in Kenya and explain the role of employer’s organizations in employment relations and also analyse the role of government institutions in employment relations under the Labour Institutions Act and Occupational Safety and Health Act,Analyse employment disputes and mode of resolution of the disputes in Kenya and discuss the International Labour Organisation.

BHR 4102 Performance and Reward Management

Course Description

  • This is a course designed to introduce students to varioirs performance management theories , concept and improve skills relevant to performance management and reward systems. Specific goals are summarised in the learning outcomes.

2nd Semester Units(August – December) 

BCM 3201: Research Methodology

Course Description:

  • To equip students with the necessary tools to undertake scientific research
  • Develop skills of collecting and analysing data, explain and critique approaches to the construction of knowledge, develop a research proposal and conduct a literature review, select appropriate research methods and sources for an identified research proposal.

BBT 3211: Information System Analysis and Design

Course Description:

  • To introduce students to system concepts and design methodologies that can be used in setting up information systems.
  • By the end of the course, the learner should be able to: Describe concepts of systems theory, design systems for business environments, prepare simple programs, explain various information systems applicable in business.

BCM 3201: Leadership Theory and Practice

Course Description

  • To introduce students to various leadership theories and concepts at the individual, groups and organizational levels and to encourage students to develop their leadership skills & capabilities. Students are expected to apply leadership concepts in their day to day activities as well as practice leadership in today’s dynamic workplace of the 21st century.
  • At the end of the course the student will be able to; Explore competing rationales relating to the nature and purpose of leadership in organizations; Assess their own personality and leadership potential and map these against traits of effective leaders;  Develop an understanding of the issues surrounding organizational leadership; Critically review the received wisdom on management practice including working in teams.

BCF 3201: International Finance

Course Description

  • To enable learners analyse the problems and solutions to financial management problems in an international environment.
  • By the end of the course, the learner should be able to discuss international finance systems, distinguish between various exchange rate systems, analyse forward exchange contracts, futures, options and swaps, explain the developments in the international markets.


BCF 3202: Financial Institutions and Markets

Course Description

  • To enable learners to understand the role of financial intermediation in modern market conditions with special emphasis on the Kenyan financial system and to equip them with the skills to manage financial risks in business.
  • By the end of the course, the learner should be able to explain the workings of the financial market, financial institutions and monetary policy in a modern economy, outline the link between the financial system and macroeconomy, as well as global financial markets, apply financial intermediate theory to explain the working and role of a financial system, analyse the behaviour and performance of the financial system, discuss the economic functions of financial instruments, markets, institutions and the Central Bank of Kenya.


BCA 3202: Accounting Information Systems

Course Description

  • Accounting systems are studied from an accounting cycle’s perspective, emphasizing the nature and relevance of accounting internal controls and the relationship of accounting systems to the functional areas of accounting.
  • By the end of this course, the learners should be able to: Examine the role of computerized accounting applications in capturing and reporting financial information; Prepare financial statements using accounting packages, e.g. Excel, Sage, Pastel; Design business processes and represent them with documentation tools; Analyze data to provide insights about business operations and performance:

MKT 3201: Channels Management and Logistics

Course Description:

  • The course aims to discuss strategic issues in the management of marketing channels for competitiveness.
  • At the end of this course, the learner should be able to evaluate the environment within which marketing channels operate, the behavioural processes and the factors that motivate different marketing channels, analyse different distribution strategies available to the organisation and understand how their performance can be assessed for effectiveness, define the criteria for design, selection and targeting of channels members for efficiency and effectiveness, explore Logistics within the marketing environment

MKT 3202: Marketing Strategy and Plans

Course Description

  • This course will enable students have an in-depth study and analysis of the various functions and practices in management of marketing activities. The course will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to cope with the present and future challenges in the ever-dynamic world of marketing and be able to make pertinent decisions on marketing strategy.
  • At the end of the course students should have acquired the following skills; Subject Specific Skills: Students must be able to distinguish between the various marketing strategies, analyse them and propose appropriate strategies depending on the marketing problem at hand. and Core Academic Skills: Students should have acquired fundamental knowledge on the marketing theories and understand the best practices on management of marketing activities.

ENT 3201: Entrepreneurial Marketing

Course Description

  • To expose students to the major dimensions of how marketing and entrepreneurship affect and are influenced by one another. This course will look at traditional principles of marketing and how they can be applied to all entrepreneurial enterprises, including not only business but non-profits and other pursuits. This will examine concepts from each of these two areas to determine how they apply to, and how they can aid the practice of, the other.
  • Gain an understanding of the basic principles of marketing as applied in entrepreneurship, Understand why marketers should embrace entrepreneurship, learn how to adapt traditional marketing strategies for small entrepreneurial firms, identify the common mistakes entrepreneurs make in marketing, examine the distinct challenges confronting marketers in contemporary business environments and a number of approaches for addressing these challenges, understand the implications from the latest trends in marketing and in entrepreneurship, review hands-on cases to assess real-world problems at the marketing-entrepreneurship interface

ENT 3202: New Venture Finance

Course Description

  • To introduce and explain the basic concepts in managing entrepreneurial personalities and creativity of financial entrepreneurship, including funding for start-ups and harvesting a business venture
  • By the end of this unit the learners will be able to discuss landscape for new venture financing, introduction to entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial process, explain various sources of capital, Explain the importance of managing cash flows, pro forma development and basics of venture capital structure and harvesting a business venture, assess the feasibility of new business concepts and ideas, introduction to skills in new business opportunity recognition, new business feasibility assessment, financial planning and exit strategies for new business ventures, make a presentation to a venture capitalist

MAT 3202: Management Mathematics II

Course Description

  • To equip students with advanced Operation Research Techniques to solve complex management Problems
  • Upon completing this course, the student sh]ould be able to: To solve network problems in business and management, To optimize production problems in management to maximize profits, To determine the economic life of an asset, Determine optimal inventory management policy, Apply advanced mathematical tools in solving business and management problems.

BCS 3201: Supply chain Logistics management

Course Description

•       The course is aimed at introducing students to the concept of Supply Chain and Logistics Discipline and how it is linked to the strategy of an enterprise

•       The objective is to prepare the student so that he/she should be able to: Apply concepts of Logistics and Supply chain as an enterprise strategic advantage, Analyse business value chain and the role of Supply Chain in its efficacy, Understand the application of supply chain in the Kenyan Context, Describe the contemporary issues and trends in Logistics and Supply Chain. Analyse the business needs in Supply Chain and Logistics

BHR 3202: Organizational Change Management

Course Description:

  • This course aims to develop an understanding of the theories of the fundamentals of managing and bringing about positive change within a business environment.
  • This will enable the students to understand how to plan and implement change in various organizations and other settings. Effective change management and organizational development maximize the congruence between an organization’s mission, goals, strategies, environment, technology, structure, processes, people, culture and reward systems. Managing successful change requires an understanding of the systemic interrelationships among these factors and how changes in one affect another.  Within the context of this organizational complexity, students will examine the role of change agents at various levels of the organization and the integrative competencies and interpersonal skills required of individuals who initiate, manage and are affected by the change.

BCF 4201: Financial Information Systems

Course Description

  • To enable learners to use information technology in performing financial tasks
  • By the end of the course, the learner should be able to explain the changing role of finance with the advent of IT, explain the operation of IT systems in the finance field, illustrate the application of finance aspects in the e-commerce environment.

BCF 4202:  Corporate Finance

Course Description

  • To equip the learners with financial management skills and techniques to be able to offer financial management solutions and make sound financial decisions
  • By the end of the course, the learner should be able to apply the principles of corporate finance and compute the cost of capital using various models, critique capital structure theories, evaluate capital budgeting and risk, assess the dividend policies of Kenyan firms, discuss corporate restructuring 

BCS 4203: Project Management

Course Description

  • To equip the learners with knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for managing projects in a business environment.
  • By the end of the course, the learner should be able to explain the meaning of projects and project management and distinguish it from the general management, explain the common project objectives and the different stages of the project life cycle, discuss various ways that a project team can be assembled and motivated to accomplish project objectives, apply various project management techniques in the planning, control and monitoring of projects.

BCA 4202: Strategic Management Accounting

Course Description

  • The course aims at deepening the skills in the field of management and cost accounting, particularly employing emerging tools and techniques that aid in decision making at higher levels of management. The course focuses on cases that deal with management’s need for information for planning, control, and decision making using both quantitative and qualitative information at strategic management levels.
  • At the end of the course, the learners should be able to understand the role of strategic management accounting in the organization, apply strategic cost management tools, illustrate the formulation of cost forecasting model, apply techniques used in resources allocation and optimization, and develop and apply performance measurement and control assessment tools.

BCA 4202 Advanced Audit and Assurance

Course Description: 

  • To equip the learner with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable him/her to undertake advanced audit and assurance engagements in compliance with regulatory frameworks and international auditing standards.
  • By the end of this course a student should be able to: Apply international standards in auditing and assurance engagements, Analyse the responsibility of the auditor in audit strategy and audit plan, Gain the knowledge of audit consideration during the audit of consolidated financial statements, Know the concept of due diligence, investigation, forensic audit and other assurance engagements, Determine and apply knowledge of reporting in auditing and assurance practice.

 MKT 4201 Services Marketing

Course Description: 

  • Service organizations differ in key respects from manufacturing organizations. The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop an appreciation of how service marketing systems operate. It addresses service-related issues such as service design, capacity management and customer relationship management. The course is intended to increase students’ capability for innovative development and implementation of marketing strategy in the service environment.
  • By the end of the course the students will be expected to distinguish between the marketing of services from the marketing of goods, appreciate the importance of service quality and application of the SERVQUAL model in measuring service quality, distinguish the services gaps models and demonstrate their implications in services marketing, explain the process of managing service encounters and to develop strategies for matching demand and supply constraints, appreciate services marketing strategies

MKT 4201: Global Marketing

Course Description

  • This course aims at equipping students with knowledge and skills regarding the major dimensions of global marketing and the marketing strategies to employ when dealing with global markets. We shall learn about how marketers can focus business resources and objectives on global market opportunities The importance of global marketing, is to ensure the survival of companies more than the attraction of opportunities abroad. In most industries it is clear that the companies which will survive and prosper in for a long time, will be global enterprises, hence the need for global marketing.
  • By the end of this course, we should be able to identify the basic principles of global marketing and Discuss the core activities of global marketing operations, discuss how companies make the decision on whether to internationalize or not, describe the Decision process in deciding which foreign markets to enter, select between the market entry strategies, design the global marketing programme for selected markets, apply strategies for Implementing and coordinating the global marketing programme, describe and Apply the concept of standardization and adaptation with respect to the marketing mix applications for use outside the domestic market.

BHR 4202: International Human Resources Management –

Course Description

  • This course explores human resource management strategies in the international competitive
  • business environment.
  • At the end of this course, the learner should be able to Analyze the challenges of globalization of business, Explore human resource issues for making effective decisions in the modern business environment, Define the relationships between the external environment, internal organizational, factors, and international HRM strategies, Evaluate key strategic and functional HRM issues as they relate to an international context.

BHR 4201 Human Resource Law

Course Description

  • This course covers the essentials of law governing employment. Topics of value to human
  • resources professionals include: the development of employment law through statutes, case law
  • and tribunals; the employment relationship; hiring and firing; wrongful dismissal and just cause; human rights and equity; the Employment Act; the independent contractor.

ENT 4201 Social Entrepreneurship

Course Description

  • This course is designed to be an overview of the role of social entrepreneurship in society. Emphasis is on understanding key concepts and drivers of social entrepreneurship as well as understanding the diverse nature of social entrepreneurship.
  • Upon completion, students should be able to identify social issues and conceptualize an innovative solution to address the need


The mission of Strathmore University Business School is service to society by developing virtuous leaders by providing world-class executive management education in a local setting. It aims at being the premier business school in Africa with international repute.

The University uses a triple-helix research cooperation model that ensures students joining Strathmore are exposed to research opportunities.

It has vibrant research centres and projects spanning across: health and health care management, mobile application and cybersecurity, renewable energy and energy efficiency, public policy, governance and integrity, entrepreneurship, sustainable tourism, mathematical modelling and applied statistics, extractive industries and intellectual property.

Exchange Programme Admission Process

  1. Nomination and Admission:
    The university nominates the student by writing to us at or

The following is required for the admission process;

  • Your Official Names
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Number
  • Mobile Phone Number
  • One passport size photograph for Student ID

Admissions Office will send an Admission Letter and other documents to sign and send back through email

  1. Visa Application: Using the admission letter, you will need a Visa (Tourist Visa) to enter Kenya for the first time. Usually, it is for a maximum of 90 days. You will apply for it from the Embassy of Kenya (or the representative) in France. Once this has been granted, you will need to scan that page where the granted visa is and send it to us. It is one of the requirements to start applying for the Student Pass
  2. Student Pass: You will need a Student Pass to justify the prolonged stay in Kenya for more than 90 days. This can be done before or when you are already here in the country. This is what Strathmore University needs to apply at the Kenyan Immigration Office on your behalf because you are our student. We would like to start the process early so that there are no hitches in your stay in Kenya. But it can also be done when you are already in Kenya. Please note that Strathmore University must be the one to apply for the Student Pass and not yourself  To apply for a Student Pass, you will need to send us (and not to the Immigration Department) the following on email:
    • 2 passport size photos
    • Copy of their passport especially the biodata and visa page
    • Copy of academic transcripts/ certificates presented while joining Strathmore (They could send their transcripts up to their current year)
    • Commitment letter that all expenses will be paid from parent/guardian addressed to:
    • The Director of Immigration
      P. O Box 30191 – 00100, GPO
      Nairobi, Kenya


  3. Units to register for: We will share the Student Information Booklet for Units in the Bachelor of Commerce programme.


Living Costs Estimations

Students are responsible for their own accommodation and living expenses. Strathmore University provides information and advice about the different types of housing available. However, each student is responsible for making their own housing arrangements.

Tuition fees are waived for exchange students based on our institutional agreements.

Approximate living costs are as follows:

1. Off-Campus accommodation

  • Renting a hostel – KSh 30,000 per month not including food

2. Meals

  • Breakfast: KSh 6,000 per month
  • Lunch: KSh 8,000 per month
  • Dinner: KSh 15,000 per month
  • Total food expense per month totals to Ksh 29,000 per month

3. Transportation

  • Public transportation KSh 5,000 per month. This will depend on how far you will be from the university

4. Miscellaneous Expenses

Students should also be prepared for any costs related to transportation, personal travel, shopping, etc.

This amount will change greatly for everyone depending on personal spending habits.

1. Requirements for Foreign Students

2. Language of Instruction

  • The language of instruction is English
  • Students can do a selective either of the 5 foreign languages, French, German,
    Japanese, Chinese, Spanish

3. Computer and Internet Services

All students are given an email address, personal access numbers and passwords to access all computer labs and Wi-Fi.

4. On-Campus Facilities

Cafeteria, university clinic, sports complex, library, reading rooms, photocopiers.

5. Mentorship

The Mentoring office provides personal advisers to each of the students to guide the students.

1. Class Format

Lectures, case studies, presentations, discussions, oral presentations

2. Class Attendance

Attendance is mandatory and failure to meet the attendance threshold (not less than 67%), one cannot sit for the exam

3. Examinations

All course units shall normally be examined during the semester in which they are taught. The time allowed for each exam is 2hours. Pass mark >40%

Immigration Procedures

We understand that applying for the right immigration procedure can be confusing, which is why we have a team dedicated to helping make the process as easy as possible.

Please look at the information below for some direction:

  • Keep a record of the expiration of your VISA
  • Try to apply for the renewal of your Visa before its expiration
  • Always keep a scanned copy of your immigration documents accessible
  • You must have valid immigration status while studying at Strathmore University
  • Be diligent about your immigration status!


For any enquiries on the exchange programme, please write to or

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Upcoming Exchange Programme Dates



Classes Start: 21st September 2020
Classes End: 18th December 2020
Study Week: 21st– 31st December 2020
Examinations: 6th– 29th January 2021



Classes Start: 1st April 2021
Classes End: 6th July 2021
Study Week: 7th– 11th July 2021
Examinations: 12th – 23rd July 2021


Days Out

Sports Day: 1st April 2021
Mashujaa Day: 20th October 2020
December Holiday: 19th December

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