Philosophy of the programme
The postgraduate programme in Business Administration at Kenya Methodist University is designed to provide advanced skills in business management discipline by incorporating practical experience in the application of those skills in the context of the overall dynamics of corporate operating environment. Corporate management, change agent skills, as well as capacity to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team are imparted through market driven curricula and training techniques. Ability to collect, analyze and critically evaluate data as well as other information to arrive at reasoned conclusions, are internalized by learners through thesis designed to mold students to be innovative employees and/or entrepreneurs.
The Kenya Methodist University MBA programme prepares students for positions in corporate management, consultancy, and or entry into a doctoral programme in a related field. Specific skills development emphasized in the programme include leadership, teamwork, and decision- making. The Programme offers students the opportunity to develop their own capabilities, skills and competencies within a supportive environment. Hence, the philosophy of the programme can be summarized as:
- Developing a critical approach to the use of contemporary sources, as a means of exploring complex concepts, ideas and issues of relevance and value to the chosen area of study.
- Developing the power of critical enquiry, logical thought, creative imagination and independent judgement.
- Providing a forum of study that allows students to build on their past academic and vocational experience.
- Exposing the student to a range of prospects applicable to the student’s interests as well as work situations.
The programme targets the following category of people:
- Practitioners in business services who hold university degree in any field and who wish to receive formal qualifications in business administration.
- University graduates from any discipline who wish to start a career in business or those who wish to transit from other disciplines to business management.
- Working managers and professionals (in private, public and third sector) who hold university degrees.
- Entrepreneurs who owns or aspires to own businesses – whether small, medium or large.
The programme will be offered in English and therefore targets both local and international students who can read and write in English.
Goal of the Programme
The goal of the programme is to prepare managers with the necessary knowledge. Skills and attitudes that will make them fit in general management positions in business (for profit) and not for profit organizations.
Graduates of the programme should fit in different levels of management both middle and senior levels in upcoming established national and transnational organizations in lie with the Vision 2030.
The programme aims at producing graduates, who are well rounded and capable of running organization in the modern developed economy, provide consultancy and act as link between theory and practice in core functional areas of management.
Expected Learning Outcomes of the Programme
- By the end of the Programme, the graduate should be able to:
- Develop efficient business models and strategies that enable an organization realize its goals and objectives.
- Identify performance indicators of an organization and competently advice on best practice methods for an organisation’s growth.
- Provide solutions to challenges and identify opportunities in a rapidly changing global business environment.
- Effectively communicate business issues and ideas, both verbally and in written communication.
- Interpret financial reports and adequately make informed decisions on where to best allocate resources.
Mode of Delivery of the Programme
Students in both modules are required to take not less than 60 credits by the end of programme Overall, the Kenya Methodist University, Master of Business Administration curriculum emphasizes an In-depth 30 credits of core courses in general management. 12 credits in a major/concentration, 6 credits of core courses in general management, 12 credits in a major/concentration, 6 credits of elective courses and a problem solving based thesis of 12 credits.