Introduction To Bachelor of Commerce

Overview

The Bachelor of Commerce degree prepares students to work in the area of management, finance, accountancy, banking, micro-finance, administration, marketing and other related fields.

Programme Objective

The course is structured to reflect the changing world of commerce and to equip its learners with the necessary skills, ethical principles and general knowledge needed for decision-making in a contemporary business environment.

Introduction

The Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM) is designed for students wishing to gain a degree qualification to maximize their career options. The course is structured into a series of modules designed to focus specifically on the core functions of management.

Our graduates are known for their solid understanding of business issues and processes, problem-solving and leadership skills. They are highly sought after in a wide variety of professions.

Areas of Specialization

Students can choose an area of specialization in any one of the following six areas:

Accounting Option
This option equips students with the necessary skills to support managers in decision making, controlling and planning.

Students learn how to use accounting information to communicate clearly and effectively and are equipped with the practical skills to work in financial accounting, management accounting, auditing and taxation.

Finance Option
This option covers each of the major areas of modern finance and thus covers issues such as funds management, risk management, corporate finance and financial instruments and valuation.

The students may be employed in investment management firms, in the financial sector and in the finance departments of large corporations.

Marketing Option
The option provides students with the insights needed to identify marketing opportunities and develop appropriate strategies to put them into action.

It is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in marketing, advertising, business marketing, consulting, entrepreneurship, retailing, sales management, marketing research and/ or public relations.

Entrepreneurship Option
This option trains students in all the essential attributes of an entrepreneur and the stages of taking the seed of an idea and growing it into a successful business.

This specialization prepares students to identify good business opportunities and to create communicate and capture value from these opportunities.

Management Science Option
This option provides learners with training on traditional and emerging operations strategies, concepts, models and techniques essential to the survival of firms in today’s competitive market.

It covers various areas including operations management, supply chain management, transportation and logistics management, project management, decision analysis, and mathematical modelling and optimization.

Human Resource Option
This option provides students with the knowledge to recruit, select, train, evaluate and compensate employees.

Students learn how changes in the workplace, such as governmental regulations, global competition, developing technologies and organizational transformations, influence the performance and productivity of workers.

Why Strathmore University?

Our Brand Education
Strathmore shapes global leaders for tomorrow.
Our market-oriented courses, industry linkages and opportunities outside the classroom, provide positive career outcomes for our students in their chosen fields.
Mentoring
Strathmore University has a mentoring system in which one-on-one sessions between mentor and student aim to bring the integration of knowledge, skills and values down to the personal level.
Our Graduates
Employers attest that Strathmore graduates distinguish themselves by their work ethic and discipline.
International Experience
Strathmore provides global exposure to students through international academic trips to expand their knowledge.
Empowering a Future Career
You will be able to apply professional approaches to businesses and management across different fields.

Testimonial

“I started a small business called Skymist, where I provide pure drinking water. My idea came along when I realized we have an idle borehole at home, which was initially intended for domestic use. I explored ideas on what to do with an idle borehole, and I learnt about distillation companies – I prefer to call it a water manufacturing plant.

Strathmore has helped me achieve this through the courses I learnt in class. My entrepreneurship classes helped me develop a business plan; my accounting classes have taught me to balance my books and manage my working capital.”

Kimberly Wanjohi – Bachelor of Commerce student

Developing Great African Leaders

For more information, send us an email to: sbsundergraduate@strathmore.edu

More Information

Partnership with ACCA

To encourage students’ progression in their education, Strathmore University has partnered with ACCA to offer a unique ACCA embedded programme.

ACCA students get exemptions in BCOM.

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Our Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • KCSE aggregate C+
  • 6 Credits at O level, A level 2 principal passes and 1 subsidiary
  • IB minimum of 24 out of 45
  • A distinction in the Strathmore Entrance Exam
  • Proven leadership skills in school & community and outstanding performance in extra-curricular activities are an added advantage

Interviews are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8.00 am

Candidates are required to bring:

  • originals and copies of relevant academic certificates
  • 2 passport-size photographs
  • a photocopy of birth certificate or National ID or Passport
  • an exam fee Kshs. 2,000 entrance

All candidates meeting the entry requirements are required to sit in the University entrance examination in English and Mathematics and an oral interview.
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  • Bachelor of Commerce - Registration of Interest Form

Intakes

Intake for the fulltime programme is in:

  • September 2020

Intake for the evening programme is in:

  • September 2020
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