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Bachelor of Science in Finance

Title of the program
Bachelor of Science in Finance

Admission requirements
a)    Holder of KCSE certificate with a minimum mean grade of C+ plus a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English/Kiswahili; or
b)    Holder of KCSE certificate with a minimum mean grade of C or O-level Division III plus a diploma from a recognized institution., or
c)    Holder of KACE certificate with a minimum of two subsidiary passes plus a Diploma from a recognized institution, or
d)    Holder of a degree from a recognized university, or
e)    Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any of the above.

General objectives or expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of the programme a student should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
1.    Theories and concepts associated with finance;
2.    Relevant frameworks, policy and legislations governing finance locally, nationally, regionally and internationally;
3.    Appropriate technologies for applying in financial decision processes.
4.    Recognize and apply appropriate theories and paradigms, concepts and principles in finance;
5.    Assess and evaluate information in order to provide and/or make choices on investment.

Requirements for graduation and degree classification
i.    To qualify for the award of a degree, a candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Finance degree shall take a minimum of 51 units during the four years of study.
ii.    A candidate may be allowed, on requisition, to graduate with a maximum of one failed retake unit. The unit shall be non-core unit.
iii.    The degree award and classification shall be based on the average score of all the units taken in the programme.
iv.    The final award of the degree shall be classified into First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), Second Class (Lower Division) and Pass, based on (i) above. Honours shall be awarded to candidates passing in the First Class, Second Class (Upper Division) or Second Class (Lower Division).