WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$654 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Diploma in Human Resources Management
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce
Campus:Nakuru Town Campus
Application Deadline: October 2021
Programme Overview

Diploma in Human Resource Management (DHRM) enables students to gain a clear understanding of various business disciplines i.e. (Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Insurance, Human Resource Management and Management Science). This enables them to relate various functional areas in the organizations and appreciate the need for Human Resource department activities of the various departments.

The diploma is a bridge to the Degree programme in business. It is a market driven-course which equips students with human resource managerial knowledge and skills that enable them to respond to the changing demand patterns in the market. A graduate who attains a credit or a distinction in this programme is eligible for credit transfer up to a maximum of 30% of total Credit Factors (C.Fs) in Bachelor in Commerce degree programmes.

Programme Objectives
By the end of the training the programme is expected to:
– Demonstrate understanding of the foundations and core modules of the Human Resource Management function in the organization.
– Appreciate the role and contribution of the Human Resource management function in the organization.
– Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for setting up a Human Resource function in an organization..
– Appreciate the need and ways of acquiring professionalism in Human Resource Management.
– Prepare students for further studies in Human Resource field.


Course Structure and Duration
i). The duration of the course is two (2) academic years comprising of four (4) semesters of seventeen weeks each.
ii). The course coding is four capital letters DHRM standing for Diploma in Human Resource Management.
iii). The courses borrowed from other programmes have codes that reflect those programmes.
iv). The abbreviation is followed by a set of four digits as follows:

1. The first digit is zero (0) indicating a diploma programme
2. The second digit is either 1 or 2 denoting the year the course is offered.
3. The third digit indicates the semester in which the course is offered i.e. 1 or 2.
4. The last digit indicates the sequencing of the course i.e. 0,1,2,3……

Examination Regulation
All the examination of the university shall be conducted in accordance with university statutes stipulated in the university statute No XXVIII.

Grading System
The grading system will be conducted in accordance with Egerton University statutes XXVIII.

Graduation Requirements
To graduate with a bachelor of commerce, a student shall be required to take and pass all scheduled courses within stipulated time.

Degree classification
The Bachelors degree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton university statute programs statute XXVIII

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
i). The common University admission criteria are applicable. In addition:
ii). The candidate must have obtained at least a mean grade of C (Plain) at Kenya Certificate of Secondary School or Division III at Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) or equivalent qualification.
iii). The candidate must have also obtained at least a C- (Minus) in mathematics and at least a C- (Minus) in English or Kiswahili.
iv). Candidates with a mean grade of C (plain) but have less than C-(Minus) in Mathematics and English or Kiswahili can be admitted after bridging in the respective subjects.
v). Candidates with a credit in certificate in Business field from Institutions recognized by the Academic Board and having a mean grade of D+ (Plus) or equivalent in their (KCSE) are also eligible for admission.
vi). Holders of Accounting Technicians Certificates (ATC) final level are also eligible for admission.

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

Application Guidelines:
Required Documents to be attached during Application include:
– Certified copies of your Result Slip, Certificates and Transcripts.
– ORIGINAL RECEIPT (Application Fee): KShs. 2,000 for ALL Degree Programmes and Kshs. 1,000 for all Undergraduate Diploma Programmes: Payable to; Account Name; Egerton University, Kenya Commercial Bank; Account No:1108550703.
– Copy of your National ID Card or Birth Certificate.

Online application procedure

– Simply complete the Egerton University Online Application form and upload all the necessary documents, so that it can be processed by the administrative department
– The application will be complete once all the necessary fees have been paid.

Offline Application Procedure
– An Application form can be downloaded through the school website:
– The application form must be fully filled and the relevant academic documents attached. It must be returned to the admissions office of the university according to the deadline set by the admissions office.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Human Resources Manager
– Employee Relations Manager
– Compensation or Benefit Analyst/Manager
– HR Information Systems Manager
– Training and Development Manager
– Labor Relations Manager

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East African Community Students: $654
Tuition Fees for International Students: $851

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs. 72,000
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs. 93,600
EAC (East African Community) Students pay the same amount as Kenyan students. Countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.


– Foreign students out of the East African Community pay 30% more that the Kenyan students.
– The University reviews tuition fees on a regular basis.

Relevant Contact

Dr Daniel O. Auka
Dean, Faculty of Commerce
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries