UNIVERSITY OF KABIANGA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

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UNIVERSITY OF KABIANGA

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Rationale of the Programme

The bachelor of business management (BBM) degree programme is one of the premier programmes of the School of Business and Economics, University of Kabianga. Business plays a crucial role in economic growth and development. Therefore, highly trained human capital is very crucial at all levels of production as it will innovatively create jobs, increase revenue generation and industrialization. This programme is likewise required by the working personnel for their vertical and horizontal job promotion and mobility.

Objectives of the programme are to:

• Provide academic and professional foundation in management by disseminating knowledge and skills to meet evolving career requirements of managers in the private and public sectors.

• Contribute to national and international economic growth by providing quality business management training and outreach.

• Promote co-operation and awareness between academia and the general business community. • Promote basic and applied research and the development of training tools in business management. • Address the dynamics and challenges of rapidly changing globalized market.

Admission Requirements

An applicant shall satisfy the entry requirements for BBM as stipulated by University of Kabianga senate. However the regular government sponsored students are admitted upon meeting the requirements stipulated by the Joint Admission Board, which is a mean grade of B plain but may vary from year to year. The current admission requirements are-

• An applicant should have at least a mean grade of C+ (plus) and a C (plain) in Mathematics and English Language in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, or at least a D+ in Mathematics and a C (plain) in commerce, Business Studies, Accounting, or Economics OR,

• At least two principles and one subsidiary pass in Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) plus at least pass in maths and English at level OR,

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• Be a holder of 2 year Diploma in Business Management from University of Kabianga or Kenya National End of semester examination Council (KNEC) with at least a credit to be admitted in the second year of study OR,

• Be a holder of a one year Diploma from other institutions recognised by University of Kabianga senate (e.g. KIM, ABE, CIM and CIPS) to be admitted in the first year of study.

• Be a Holder of CPA/CPS (KASNEB) to be admitted to either second or third year of study OR,

• Be of mature age with at least five years’ work experience in a reputable commercial/administrative organization and a Holder of CPA/CPS (K) or HND (KNEC) to be admitted in second or third year of study.

BBM Degree Specializations

This curriculum leading to the award of the Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) degree offers the following areas of specializations:

- Accounting - Business Information Systems - Finance and Banking - Human Resource Management - Risk and Insurance Management - Enterprise Management - Marketing Management - Business Administration - Purchasing and Supplies Management

COURSE DISTRIBUTION FIRST YEAR OF STUDY

No SEMESTER I SEMESTER II

1 SBE 100: Study and Library Skills 1 SBE 101: Business Communication

2 BBM 100: Principles of Accounting I 2 BBM 103: Principles of Accounting II

3 BBM 101: Introduction to Business 3 BBM 104: Principles of Management

4 BBM 102:Introduction to Computer Science 4 BBM 106: Introduction to Business Information systems

5 BBM 105: Business Mathematics I 5 BBM 108: Business Mathematics II

6 BBM 107: Health Awareness 6 BBM 109: Business Law

7 ECO110: Introduction to Microeconomics 7 ECO 111: Introduction to Macroeconomics

SECOND YEAR OF STUDY

No SEMESTER I SEMESTER II

1 SBE 200: National Development 1 BBM 205: Management Information Systems

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3 BBM 201: Financial Accounting I 3 BBM 207: Introduction to Risk & Insurance

4 BBM 202: Principles of Marketing 4 BBM 208: Entrepreneurship Theory and Concepts

5 BBM 203: Human Resource Management 5 BBM 209: Financial Accounting II

6 BBM 204: Business Statistics 6 BBM 210: Introduction to Purchasing

7 BBM 211: Intermediate Microeconomics 7 BBM 212: Intermediate Macroeconomics

THIRD YEAR OF STUDY

COURSE DISTRIBUTION ACROSS AREAS OF SPECIALIZATIONS

COURSES COMMON TO ALL AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Semester I Semester II

1 BBM 310: Business Finance 1 BBM 303: Taxation I

2 BBM 350: Managerial Statistics 2 BBM 351: Research Methods

3 BBM 360: Organizational Theory and Behaviour 3 BBM 355: Operations Research I

COURSES UNIQUE TO EACH AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

ACCOUNTING OPTION

Semester I Semester II

4 BBM 300: Government Accounting 4 BBM 301: Advanced Accounting I

5 BBM 302: Cost Accounting 5 BBM 305: Pension Accounting

6 BBM 304: Audit & Internal Review 6 BBM 358: Financial Information System

7 Plus one elective 7 Plus one elective

FINANCE & BANKING OPTION

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4 BBM 311: Banking Theory and Practice 4 BBM 314: Corporate Finance

5 BBM 312: Financial Institutions and Markets 5 ECO 323: Public Finance and Fiscal Policy 6 BBM 313: Asset Valuation & Management 6 BBM 358: Financial Information System

7 Plus one elective 7 Plus one elective

MARKETING MANAGEMENT OPTION

Semester I Semester I

4 BBM 330: Marketing Management 4 BBM 332: Channel Management

5 BBM 331: Consumer Behaviour 5 BBM 333: Sales Management

6 BBM 335: Product Management 6 BBM 337: Marketing of Services

7 Plus one elective 7 Plus one elective

PURCHASING AND SUPPLIES MANAGEMENT OPTION

Semester I Semester II

4 BBM 330: Marketing Management 4 BBM 347: Logistics Management

5 BBM 345: Purchasing Management 5 BBM 348: Supply Chain Management

6 BBM 346: Logistic Systems 6 BBM 392 Warehousing Management

7 Plus one elective 7 Plus one elective

BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS OPTION

Semester I Semester II

4 BBM 352: Object Oriented Programming 4 BBM 354: Database Management Systems

5 BBM 353: Business Systems Analysis and Design 5 BBM 357: Communications Technology

6 BBM 356: Network Design and Maintenance 6 BBM 358: Financial Information System

7 Plus two electives 7 Plus one elective

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Semester I Semester II

4 BBM 361: Co-operative Management 4 BBM 330: Marketing Management

5 BBM 362: Labour and Industrial Relations 5 BBM 366: Public Sector Management

6 BBM 365: Health Systems Management 6 BBM 372: Culture and Management

7 Plus one elective 7 Plus one elective

ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT OPTION

Semester I Semester II

4 BBM 370: Business Start-up Process 4 BBM 372: Culture and Management

5 BBM 371: Business Environment 5 BBM 374: Marketing For Small Business

6 BBM 375: Innovation and Micro-Enterprise Development

6 BBM 376: Human Resource Management for Micro Enterprise

7 Plus two electives 7 Plus two electives

FOURTH YEAR OF STUDY

COURSE DISTRIBUTION ACROSS AREAS OF SPECIALIZATIONS COURSES COMMON TO ALL AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Semester I Semester II

1 BBM 406: Business Values & Ethics 1 BBM 447: Production and Operations Management

2 BBM 410: Financial Management 2 BBM 472: Business Policy & Strategy

3 BBM 460: Industrial Report/Project 3 BBM 475: International Business Management

COURSES UNIQUE TO EACH AREA OF SPECIALIZATION ACCOUNTING OPTION

Semester I Semester II

4 BBM 400: Taxation II 4 BBM 403: Advanced Financial Accounting II

5 BBM 401: Managerial Accounting 5 BBM 412: Company Law

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7 Plus one elective 7 Plus one elective

FINANCE AND BANKING OPTION

Semester I Semester II

4 BBM 411: Performance Management 4 BBM 412: Company Law

5 BBM 413: Financial Economics 5 BBM 414: Investment and Portfolio Management

6 BBM 416: Real Estate Finance 6 BBM 415: International Finance

7 Plus one elective 7 Plus one elective

RISK & INSURANCE MANAGEMENT OPTION

Semester I Semester II

4 BBM 421: Property Insurance 4 BBM 423: Management of Insurance Institutions

5 BBM 422: General claims management 5 BBM 420: Liability Insurance

6 BBM 424: Actuarial Science I 6 BBM 425: Transport Insurance

7 Plus one elective 7 Plus one elective

MARKETING MANAGEMENT OPTION

Semester I Semester II

4 BBM 430: Marketing Communications 4 BBM 434: Advertising & Brand management

5 BBM 431: International Marketing 5 BBM 435: Agribusiness Marketing systems

6 BBM 433: Relationship Marketing 6 BBM 454: Marketing Information Systems

7 Plus one elective 7 Plus one elective

PURCHASING AND SUPPLIES MANAGEMENT OPTION

Semester I Semester II

4 BBM 445: Logistic Strategy 4 BBM 448: Procurement & Supply Law

5 BBM 446: International Purchasing 5 BBM 449: Emerging issues in Purchasing & Supplies

6 BBM 479 Project management 6 BBM 465: Total Quality Management

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BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS OPTION

Semester I Semester II

4 BBM 452: Database design and Implementation 4 BBM 450: Practical Accounting Data Processing

5 BBM 455: Software Development 5 BBM 453: Distributed Systems

6 BBM 456: Electronic Commerce 6 BBM 454: Marketing Information Systems

7 Plus one elective 7 Plus one elective

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT OPTION

Semester I Semester II

4 BBM 462: Employee Compensation 4 BBM 438: Public Relation

5 BBM 463: Quality of Work Life 5 BBM 464: Industrial Psychology

6 BBM 476: Labour law 6 BBM 477: Human Resource Development

7 Plus one elective 7 Plus one elective

ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT OPTION

Semester I Semester II

4 BBM 470: Financial management For Micro-Enterprise 4 BBM 473: Business Counselling & Consulting

5 BBM 471: Small Business Planning project 5 BBM 474: Strategies For Small Business

6 BBM 478: ICT and Small Business 6 BBM 479: Micro- Enterprise Policy

7 Plus one elective 7 Plus one elective

GENERAL ELECTIVES

A student enrolled in the BBM programme is required to take elective courses from courses outside the specialization area, schools, institutes and faculties of the University. The respective departments shall advice from time to time.

ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES

BBM 404: Professional Ethics BBM 417: International Economics BBM 315: Financial Risk Management BBM 418: Banking Law

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