This programme is designed to encompass both the rigour and requirements for similar business programmes such as the Master of Science (MSc.) and the Master of Business Administration (MBA).


The Master of Commerce (MCOM) programme is designed for those who wish to advance academically and professionally in business science, with specialisation in such areas as:

  • Accounting
    • General Accounting
    • Forensic Accounting
    • Environmental Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • International Business Management
  • Operations Management

The study of the MCOM programme is characterized by an engagement with leading edge thinking about how businesses need to be managed in a turbulent business environment. The programme offers students the unique opportunity to work alongside professionals from a number of settings while at the same time participating in an education specific specialist group.


Students are prepared to work in various business fields including accounting, management, finance and marketing, as well as careers in business education.  The programme also opens the way for candidates who may wish to further develop their knowledge in business management through research, with the intention of progressing to doctoral studies.


Programme Structure

The MCOM programme is structured into a total of 21 units comprising of 8 common core units, 5 specialisation units, 2 elective units and 6 research equivalent units


Duration and Start Dates

  • MCOM runs for a period of 2 academic years. The total number of semesters for the two-year programme will be six.
  • The program starts in May every year.

Entry Requirements

  1. Holders of First Class (or GPA of 3.45 – 4) or Upper Second Class (or GPA of 2.85 – 3.44) degrees in Commerce or Business Studies from recognized universities; or
  2. Holders of Lower Second Class degrees in Commerce or Business Studies or at least 2.5 G.P.A plus Postgraduate Diplomas or Certificates in relevant fields of study; or with at least two years working experience in a business or research environment.


Contact Details

Madaraka Estate
Ole Sangale Road, PO Box 59857,
00200 City Square
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 0703-034000, 0703-034200