Universities offering Bachelor of Commerce(BCom) in Kenya and admission requirements 2024/2025

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When pursuing Bachelor of Commerce in Kenya, you have high chances of earning over Ksh 100,000 per month, it’s one of the most marketable courses in Kenya. The program is easy and friendly to learners.

For you to be more marketable, you have to do another extra course like CPA, ACCA or CFA.Then add MBA

Below are universities offering Bachelor of Commerce in Kenya and admission requirements:

  • Zetech University

Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM)

Admission Requirements

  • KCSE certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) with a minimum of KCSE C (Plain) in Mathematics and English/Kiswahili or equivalent at ‘O’ level and or ‘A’ level.
  • Holder of an accredited diploma with a credit pass from an institution that is recognized by the University Senate.
  • Holder of a diploma from Zetech University or a Senate recognized institution with a minimum aggregate of C – at KCSE.
  • EACE/KCE/KACE/EAACE certificate with a minimum of five (5) credits in any five subjects at ‘O’ level and two principals at A level.

University of Nairobi

Bachelor of Commerce Admission Requirements

Admission will be on the basis of academic qualifications and more specifically will be governed by any one of the following Senate approved regulations:

The following are eligible for admission into the programme:

a)   Holder of KCSE certificate with a minimum aggregate of  C+ and a minimum of  C in both Mathematics and English/Kiswahili.

b)     Holder of KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and  a minimum of a credit  (6)  pass in Mathematics at KCE.

c)      Holder of a degree from a recognized university.

d)     Holder of a diploma from a recognized institution.

e)Holder of  CPA/CPS  Part II or equivalent professional qualification.

f)        Holder of pre-university qualification with minimum average score of C or equivalent from a recognized university.

g)     Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any of the above.

  • Management University of Africa

Bachelor of Commerce

Entry Requirements

Study mode: Full-time, Evening, Distance Learning

Intakes: January, May, September, Continuous

Duration: 4 Years

Admission criteria:

To be considered for admission an applicant should:

  • Meet the minimum academic qualification criteria set out above
  • Complete and submit the application form to the admissions office.
  • Submit certified copies of relevant qualifications documents/certificates for admission including KCSE results slip/certificate or its equivalent
  • Attach 2 pass port size photographs
  • Attach a Copy of national ID or passport
  • Pay KES 2000 application fees to the university account – Management University of Africa , Co-operative Bank of Kenya, Mombasa Road Branch, Account No. 01129504445300
  • Admissions will be for JanuaryMay, and September classes. Applications can be made anytime but applications late for a particular admission semester will automatically be carried forward to the next semester admissions.

NB: Exemptions and Credit transfers shall be awarded to the relevant units at a Fee of Ksh 3,000 per unit.

Assessment modes:

  • Part time 5.30 to 8. 30 pm
  • Full time
  • Weekend Sundays and Saturdays
  1. KCSE – Mean Grade of C+ (PLUS) with a minimum of C in both English and Mathematics (or in any quantitative subject)
  2. KCSE – Mean Grade of C- and a Diploma in a Business-related course.
  3. IGCSE – 5 upper-level passes (equivalent to C+)
  4. GCE –  O-Level Grade 1-5 Equivalent to (C+), A –Level 2 principles + 1 subsidiary
  5. 12TH GRADE –  GPA  of 2.5
  6. KACE – 2- Principles and 1 – subsidiary
  7. DIPLOMA – Relevant Diploma from a recognized institution with a credit pass
  8. All foreign qualifications must be equated by Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA), The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), The Commission for University Education (CUE)

Application procedure:

To be considered for admission an applicant should:

  • Meet the minimum academic qualification criteria set out above
  • Complete and submit the application form to the admissions office.
  • Submit certified copies of relevant qualifications documents/certificates for admission including KCSE results slip/certificate or its equivalent
  • Attach 2 pass port size photographs
  • Attach a Copy of national ID or passport
  • Pay KES 2000 application fees to the university account – Management University of Africa , Co-operative Bank of Kenya, Mombasa Road Branch, Account No. 01129504445300
  • Admissions will be for JanuaryMay, and September classes. Applications can be made anytime but applications late for a particular admission semester will automatically be carried forward to the next semester admissions.

NB: Exemptions and Credit transfers shall be awarded to the relevant units at a Fee of Ksh 3,000 per unit.

  • Strathmore University

Bachelor of Commerce

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

All candidates meeting the entry requirements are required to sit in the University entrance examination in English and Mathematics and an oral interview.

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
  • JKUAT

Bachelor of Commerce

Admission Requirements
KCSE Mean grade C+ with C in Maths and English or two principal passes in KACE or Credit in relevant Diploma.

  • Multimedia University of Kenya

Bachelor of Commerce

Entry Requirements

KCSE mean grade of C+ and a minimum of C in both English and Mathematics or A-Level two principal passes and one subsidiary pass in the relevant subjects or relevant professional qualifications approved by the University Senate. Successful Diploma graduates with at least a CREDIT Pass will join in 2nd Year

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE
UNDERGRADUATE FEE STRUCTURE FOR SELF SPONSORED STUDENTS
ACADEMIC YEAR – 1ST YEAR STUDENTS
ITEMFIRSTSECONDTOTAL PER
SEMESTERSEMESTERYEAR
(KES)(KES)(KES)
A. TUITION : to be paid to the University52,500.0052,500.00105,000.00
on the registration day
B. OTHER CHARGES :To be paid to the
University on the registration day
1. Examination4,000.004,000.008,000.00
2. Medical2,500.002,500.005,000.00
3. Activity fee600.00600.001,200.00
4. Registration fee1,200.001,200.00
5. University ID500.00500.00
6. Computer fee1,600.001,600.003,200.00
7. Internet fee1,600.001,600.003,200.00
8. Field / Academic trips1,500.001,500.003,000.00
9. Library fee1,500.001,500.003,000.00
10. Student union300.00300.00600.00
11. Accident Insurance Cover1,000.001,000.00
12. Caution money1,500.001,500.00
13. Student union registration500.00500.00
TOTAL FEE PAYABLE TO MMU70,800.0066,100.00136,900.00
  • Kenyatta University

Bachelor of Commerce

Entry Requirements

Candidates shall be admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Commerce upon satisfying the minimum entrance requirement of the University.
Candidates will be required to have any of the following qualification:
i. Mean grade of KCSE C+ or equivalent with at least C in Mathematics and English
ii. Advanced Level certificate with 2 principal passes and a credit pass in Mathematics at ‘O’ Level
iii. Degree from a recognized university
iv. 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.
v. Mean grade of C- at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions.

  • Kabarak University

Bachelor of Commerce

Minimum Admission Requirements

KCSE mean grade of C+ with C (plain) in Mathematics and English; OR Credit Pass at Diploma level or equivalent qualifications in the related area of study.

Options:

Accounting, Banking and Finance, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Insurance, Marketing Operations Management.

Other Details

School: School of Business and Economics

Duration: 8 semesters

Tuition Fees per Semester (USD): 591.00

Tuition Fees per Semester:

Ksh65000

  • KCA University

Bachelor of Commerce

Entry Qualifications

KCSE mean grade C+ (plus) OR any other equivalent qualification approved by the university senate. For actual subject and work experience requirements please contact the enrollment office.

  • Technical University of Kenya

Bachelor of Commerce

Entry  Requirements

• KCSE Mean Grade C+ (plus) with C (plain) in Maths A/B

  • Africa Nazarene University

Bachelor of Commerce

Admission Requirements

Overall Grade of C+ in KCSE and C in Maths, Or

2 principals & a Subsidiary (A’level), Or

Minimum GPA of 2.3 from Diploma, Or

Credit pass at Diploma level

  • The Cooperative University of Kenya

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (BCOM)

Duration of 8 semesters

QUALIFICATIONS

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a Mean Grade of C+ or its equivalent

KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) or its equivalent, plus a KNEC Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%) or its equivalent from an Accredited and Recognized Institution.

KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) or its equivalent, plus a CUK Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%) or its equivalent from an Accredited and Recognized
Institution.

The Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE), East African Certificate of Education (EACE) “Ordinary Level” Division II or their equivalents, plus a CUK/KNEC Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%)or their equivalents from an Accredited and Recognized Institution.

The Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE), East African Certificate of Education (EACE) “Ordinary Level” Division III or their equivalents, plus CUK/KNEC Certificate and CUK/KNEC Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%)
or their equivalents from an Accredited and Recognized Institution.

The Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) “Advanced Level” with two Principal passes and a subsidiary.

• Subject Specific Requirements for direct entrants shall be C plain in English/Kiswahili and C plain in Mathematics/Group II.

  • Pan Africa Christian University

Bachelor of Commerce

Entry requirements

A candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements:

Either:

  • KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English Or;
  • KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and one subsidiary pass, and a minimum of a credit pass in Mathematics at KCE Or;
  • Diploma or professional certificate in a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by the Academic Council of the university Or;
  • Any other qualification accepted by the University Senate as equivalent to any of the above.

Intakes
January, May, and September

  • University of Embu

Bachelor of Commerce

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Mean grade C+ at KCSE or equivalent with at least C (Plain) or above in Mathematics and English/Kiswahili; OR,
  2. KACE or equivalent with a minimum of two Principal passes and a Subsidiary, with a minimum of a Credit pass in Mathematics at KCE; OR,
  3. Mean grade C (Plain) at KCSE or Division III at KCE with a Diploma in Business Studies or its equivalent with a credit pass; OR,
  4. Mean grade C (Plain) at KCSE or Division III at KCE with a CPA/CPS Part II or equivalent professional qualification.
  5. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology

Bachelor of Commerce

Course Requirements

Entry requirements are, KCSE aggregate Grade of C+ (plus) with a C (plain) in Mathematics and English or Kiswahili.

  • Lukenya University

Bachelor of Commerce

To be eligible for admission into the university, an applicant must be a holder of:

  1. KCSE certificate with a minimum of aggregate of C+ (plus) and a minimum of C (plain) in both Mathematics and English.
  2. EACE/KCE/KACE/EAACE certificate with a minimum of five (5) credits in any five subjects at ‘O’ level and two principals at A level.
  3. 12th grade certificate with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
  4. IGCSE certificate with a minimum of five (5) upper level passes.
  5. GCE certificate with minimum of five (5) upper level passes at ‘O’ level and ‘A’ level passes of C grade.
  6. Any other qualification(s) that may be approved by the university senate.

OR

  1. A holder of diploma or professional certificate in a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by the senate of the university and Commission for University Education.

                      OR

  1. A holder of any other qualification accepted by the senate of the university and Commission for University Education.