|Degree Code:||L123||Degree Name:||DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT|
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The purpose of Diploma in Business management is to train persons who wish to purse career in business management. As a result of stiff competition in the market, all forms of business require professional management. While the public universities have concentrated in providing degrees in this area, a real gap has been noticed at the Diploma level. Before the temporary closure of most of the programmes in the Department of Extra-Mural studies in 1988, many useful courses were offered to the general public. The Public has continued to ask for more courses that are taught and examined by the University of Nairobi. The extra mural departmnet offers a special connection in training, to the university and the general public.This course, which is both theoretical and practical, gives the university the opportunity to enter this field and provide business training throughout the country. It aims at filling the gaps identified above and is orientated to meet real needs of the labour market.
The Diploma in Business management aims at:-
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The final award of the Diploma will be based on the average marks obtained in all course units taken and shall be classified as follows: -
a) Pass with distinction - 75% and above.
b) Pass with credit - 65% to 74%
d) Fail - 39% and below.
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The following shall be the minimum entry requirements for the Diploma in Business Management.
KCSE Mean Grade C or above with C- in Mathematics or commerce, or Economics, or Accounts and C- in English or Kiswahili or a bridging course grade C- in English or Kiswahili or Mathematics from a recognized institution.
KCE Div. II or above with a pass in Mathematics or Commerce, or Accounts and a pass in English or Kiswahili.
A level Certificate with at least one principal pass.
KCSE C- or KCE Div III with a professional certificate from a recognized Institution
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The examination will be governed by the general examination regulations of the University of Nairobi
For further information in this course please contact
Coordinator of SCDE, Mombasa Campus
Tel: 020 26498901
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|DBM 101||Personnel Management & Industrial Relations||45||View Description|
Personnel Management & Industrial Relations Description
Overview of personnel management; the personnel department; organizational structure; aids to effective personnel management; recruitment; selection, induction; training and development; counseling; resignation and retirement; remunerations; personnel records management; health, safety and welfare; dismissal and redundancy
|DBM 105||Fundamentals Of Accounting||45||View Description|
Fundamentals Of Accounting Description
nature and meaning of accounting; users of accounting information; concepts; principles and conversions; accounting equation; introduction to balance sheet; double entry system – the concepts of double entry; source documents and books of original entry; ledger; trial balance; errors and their correction; preparation of final accounts; - simple financial statement; P & L and balance sheet; final accounts with adjustments; cash accounting – preparation of cash book; bank reconciliation; petty cash book; manufacturing accounts – division of costs; apportionment of expenses; accounting for bills of exchange – drawer and acceptor; dishonor of bills; discounting and noting charges; joint venture account.
|DBM 107||Marketing Management||45||View Description|
Marketing Management Description
Overview of marketing management; marketing philosophies; marketing environment; development of a marketing research and information systems; products decisions; distributions decisions; pricing decisions; promotion; the marketing environment; international marketing; marketing of services; marketing planning; direct marketing; internet marking
|DBM 109||Introduction To Research Methods||45||View Description|
Introduction To Research Methods Description
Introduction to research; research design and techniques; identification of research problems; sources of data; measurement and reliability of measure; scale construction techniques; data collection; sampling techniques; sampling errors; data presentation techniques; data analysis; research report writing format.
|DBM 111||Computer Applications||45||View Description|
Computer Applications Description
Introduction to computers; computer hardware; computer software; computer languages; data processing; management information system; the disk operating system’s word processing with word perfect; introduction to spreadsheet; dos files; directory structure; ms-word; desktops publishing; database management
|DBM 113||Quantitative Methods||45||View Description|
Quantitative Methods Description
Fundamentals of mathematics and statistics; data collection and presentation; measures of central tendency; measures of dispersion; correlation and regression; elements of probability and test of hypothesis; network analysis; inventory control models; introduction to linear programming
|DBM 115||Introduction To Insurance & Banking||45||View Description|
Introduction To Insurance & Banking Description
The nature and importance of insurance; elements of insurance (principle of insurance) types of insurance; type of insurance protection and coverage; procedure of effecting a policy.
Development of money and banking functions of banks and other financial institutions; Functions of Central Bank.
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|DBM 102||Financial Management||45||View Description|
Financial Management Description
Introduction to financial management; analysis of current position; long-run investment decision; short-run decision making; sources of finance; budgets; planning and control; analysis and interpretation of accounts; managing working capital, variance analysis; controlling the outcome of marketing activities.
|DBM 103||Commercial Law||45||View Description|
Commercial Law Description
The law of contract - definition, nature and its essentials; capacity of parties to contract; considerations, free consent of parties, and legality objects; the agreements declared void; contingent contracts, and performance of contract; Agency - definition of agent and principal; the essentials of relationship of agency; the relationship between principal and third party; rights and duties of agent; Sale of goods - definition of sale and its essentials; agreement to sell, differences between "sale" and agreement to sell; distinction between condition and warranty; time of transfer of ownership from seller to buyer; international contracts; Partnership - definition, formation of partnership; essential of elements of partnership; rights and duties of partners; mode of dissolution of partnership; partnership property; Law o insurance - meaning and terms used in the law of insurance business; types of insurance and the principles; The hire purchase contracts - contract of guarantee; contract of bailment; Bankruptcy - commercial arbitration; negotiable instruments; The law of property and the aspects of consumer protection.
|DBM 104||Business Policy And Strategic Planning||45||View Description|
Business Policy And Strategic Planning Description
definition of major concepts and terms; strategy, tactics, goals, objectives, policies, procedures; strategic management elements; the Chief Executive Officers role, corporate level strategies; formulating organization strategy, company mission, business objectives, environmental analysis, SWOT analysis; social responsibility, corporate resource audit and gap analysis; same general alternative strategies, combination strategies; some specific alternative strategies; generic strategies, the adaptive model and the related strategies, BCG’S PORTFLIO mix; functional strategies and policies-marketing, finance/accounting production, Human Resource Management, R & D; implementation and management; strategy evaluation and central criteria for evaluation, corrective action.
|DBM 106||Marketing, Planning And Control||45||View Description|
Marketing, Planning And Control Description
Introduction to marketing planning; stages in the evolution of formal planning; strategic planning; strategic marketing process theory; marketing objectives and strategies; marketing plan development theory; production of the market budget and the marketing plan theory; marketing, audit and control.
|DBM 108||Human Resource Management||45||View Description|
Human Resource Management Description
Introduction; definition of Human Resource Management; differences between Human Resource Management and Personnel management; functions; scope of Human Resource Management role of Human Resource Management; the organizational context of Human Resource Management; Human Resource Managers; Human Resource Management, department and structure; Human Resource Management objectives; personnel policy; organizational analysis, structure, design, culture, change, development; Human Resource Management, planning; job analysis; recruitment and selection; employment policy; contract, promotions, transfer, demotion, dismissal, registration; redundancy; staff performance and appraisal; wages and salaries administration; health and safety; staff training and development; industrial relations; personal policy.
|DBM 110||Purchasing And Supplies Management||45||View Description|
Purchasing And Supplies Management Description
The purchasing department - Internal organization; centralization; decentralization; relationship with other departments; the procurement function - procurement process; sourcing; supplier appraisal; Stocks and stock control - reasons for holding stock; control of stock; The price and the right time to buy - importance of price; pricing tools; pricing of issues; Payment procedures - documents used for payments for goods; methods of payment for goods; Ethics in Purchasing - obligation of a buyer to the employee; obligations of buyer to supplier; Warehousing - need for storage; safety; Stores layout - stock location systems classification and coding; storage and preservation; Issuing and dispatch of stock; Supplier appraisal and selection; Special purchases sub-contracting; Quality determination and specification.
|DBM 112||Material Production, Control And Management||45||View Description|
Material Production, Control And Management Description
The concept of management - explanation of management; principles of management; management school's of thought; Historical development of production and material management - the production function and decision making; the production system; analytical methods in production; Production development and production of new products - production design; production process; process planning; standardization; specialization; diversification; automation; Determination of output or sales - meaning; research and development - production design; importance; methods; disadvantages and limitations; Production planning unit control - gathering information; process layout; instruction sheet; Gantt chart; critical Path analysis (CPA); Production control - scheduling; machine an labour utilization; manufacturing order control; stock control; dispatching; progressing; Materials planning and control; Analysis of information systems - Electronic data Processing (EDP) for production management
|DBM 114||Project||View Description|
A student will be expected to carry out a research project in Business management field. The student will be assigned a supervisor by the department. The research project must be completed before the end of the semester in which the student registers for the project. The project will be marked and graded by the appointed Supervisor.
Director, Mombasa Campus
P. O. Box 83732-80100, Mombasa
Tel: 020 2059161
Associate Dean, SOL, Mombasa
Assi. Cordinator, SOB, Mombasa
Coordinator, EMC, Mombasa
School of Continuing and Distance Education