WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$828 /semester
Applications Begin:August 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:School of Business and Economics
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

The course in economics and finance is geared towards enhancement of knowledge and skills in financial economics, financial management, financial markets, financial accounting, financial analysis, international finance, financial investments, financial forecasting, financial planning and decision making for the growth and sustainability of the economy.

Graduates from this programme will be able to work in various fields including financial policy formulation and analysis, financial management of the economy, financial forecasting and investment, trade and financial markets for both public and private enterprises.

Why study the programme
To enhance competence in financial proficiency of learners and professionals to foster economic growth

Target Groups
Due to the improved and fast economic growth, the current programmes are not fully addressing these market dynamics, therefore, a course in economics and finance would address these opportunities availed.

Programme Objectives
Upon successful completion of the prescribed course of study for Bachelor of Economics and Finance, graduates will have acquired knowledge, skills and abilities to be able to:

  1. Conduct research
  2. Formulate and implement financial policies
  3. Evaluate projects and programmes
  4. Train in economics, finance and other related fields
  5. Participate in community service
Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements
i)    Mathematics and English or similar grades in an equivalent examination approved by the University Senate.
ii)    KACE or equivalent Certificate with a minimum of 2 principles passes and O level Credit in Mathematics and English Language.
iii)    Diploma in relevant disciplines with a minimum of C- (minus) at KCSE from an institution recognized by the University Senate.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East African applicants: $9
Application Fees for International Students: $46

Application Guidelines:
**Application forms can be downloaded from or collected from the school campuses/ marketing centres. Duly filled application forms should be addressed to the Registrar – Academic Administration.

The following Documents should be made available:
– Copies of all academic certificates including secondary school certificates, Bachelors, Diplomas & Certificate level transcripts and certificates.
– One (1) recent passport size photograph (write your name on reverse side)
– Copy of national I.D/Passport.

Application fee is as follows:
– a) Kshs 1000 for Certificate, Diploma and under- graduate programs for the East African applicants. USD 50 for the Non-East African Applicants.
– Kshs 2000 for Postgraduate programmes for East African Applicants. USD 100 for Non-East African Applicants.

Application for admission does not guarantee admission into the University for course applied for; this will be subject to fulfilment of all requirements and class size as approved by the University Senate.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Actuarial analyst
– Chartered accountant
– Compliance officer
– Data analyst
– Economist
– External auditor
– Financial risk analyst
– Investment analyst
– Political risk analyst
– Risk manager
– Statistician
– Stockbroker

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East African applicants: $828
Tuition Fees for International Students: $993

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs 91,100
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs 109,320
Students from Countries in the East African  Community (EAC), pay the same amount as Kenyan Students. The six countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

– All international students (Non East African) are to pay additional (statutory fee, quality assurance & tuition fee) of 20% above the normal fee.
– The university fees payment can also be done in easy instalments within the semester. The instalments are as follows: 30% upon registration, 30%- second instalment, 20%-third instalment 20% – fourth instalment.

Relevant Contact

School of Business and Economics
Responsible for school enquiries
General School Office
For General Enquiries
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries