Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Commerce Kenya

About the Course

This course is offered to students who want to pursue a career in business management and entrepreneurship. It covers business issues and topics such as IT in business management, finance, and other areas in business. Bachelor of commerce also specializes in project work, problem solving, and critical thinking skills in relation to business and finance. The key areas of specialization in the bachelor of commerce include: finance, accounting, banking, entrepreneurship, human resource management, and marketing.

Benefits of Studying Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of commerce as a field of study of study offers significant benefits to students. Some of the benefits include:

  • Low cost compared to other courses
  • Low minimum entry requirements as compared to technical courses
  • Access to jobs in the wide private and public sectors such as business and management
  • Acquisition of business management and accounting skills to enable learners start and manage their businesses successfully.
  • Offers opportunity of career progression with a chance of pursuing post-graduate programmes in business, finance, accounting, and management
  • Available in most universities in Kenya – wide choice

Challenges involved in studying Bachelor of Commerce

Students who pursue a degree in Bachelor of Commerce face the following challenges:

  • The course is flooded – there are so many people taking the course so competition is high in the job market.
  • Competition from other related courses such as economics, finance, business administration, and bachelor of management.
  • Some universities may provide substandard quality of education in the course due to large numbers of students
  • Some areas of specialization such as accounting require some technical abilities, especially in mathematics and figures.

Skills Gained from studying a diploma course in Bachelor of Commerce

Students who take a bachelor’s degree in commerce will gain the following skills:

  • Technical skills such as accounting and finance skills
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Business management skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Critical and creative thinking skills
  • Decision making skills

Job Options

Upon completion of the course, graduates can access the following job opportunities:

  • Business managers – mid level managers in organizations
  • Supervisors
  • Accountants
  • Marketers
  • Entrepreneurs/self-employment
  • Business consultants
  • Bankers
  • Clerks

Entry Requirements

Anyone who wishes to pursue a course in bachelor of commerce must meet the following minimum entry requirements:

  • Minimum KCSE mean grade of C+
  • Advanced Level certificate with 2 principal passes and a credit pass in Mathematics at ‘O’ Level
  • Degree from a recognized university
  • Diploma in a relevant field from a recognized institution OR CPA/CPS Part II or equivalent with at least Mean grade of C (plain) at KCSE and C (plain) in Mathematics and English.
  • Equivalent qualification as may be approved by the university senate

Bachelor of Commerce Fees Structure

Tuituion Fees:   120,000.00
Statutory Fees:  23,000.00
Fee per Annum: 143,000.00

NB: this fees structure is from Kenyatta University. Other universities may have other requirements

Institutions Offering the Course

The following institutions offer a course in Bachelor of Commerce:

Bachelor of Commerce Course Outline

Kenyatta University Bachelor of Commerce Course Outline

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