University of Nairobi

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01 Jan 2024
We are a research-intensive university with a reputation for excellence and a strong, vibrant research culture. The University of Nairobi School of Business focuses on providing leadership and management knowledge through an enriching program of teaching, research and consultancy.

The University of Nairobi is Kenya’s oldest and largest university. It was founded as the Royal Technical College in 1956 and became known as the institution it is today in 1970. The university is divided into six colleges and offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Part of the college of Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Business has built a reputation for the exceptional quality of its graduates and its active role within the larger Kenyan entrepreneurial community. Courses are taught across the university’s faculties and include input from both academics and entrepreneurs, providing a balance of theoretical and practical knowledge. To accommodate working students, many of its programs have evening and weekend classes.

The MBA program combines lectures and classes with practical exercises that prepare students for the realities of running their own businesses. Students are encouraged to share their experiences from their time as industry professionals, making for a diverse educational experience that broadens each student’s field of understanding. The program welcomes applicants with prior business training, as well as those whose professional backgrounds are in other disciplines. The MBA has a goal of training the critical workforce required to achieve Kenya’s Vision 2030 and other development objectives, with a broader aim of making East Africa a vibrant region that is competitive in a globalized world.

The MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovations Management is another competitive course in the School of Business. This two-year program is designed to give business managers and other professionals a focused, relevant and useful foundation in entrepreneurship and innovation management that they can use to rethink existing organizations or launch their own. It provides students with an opportunity to work directly with entrepreneurial firms and experienced industry figures. With high unemployment rates and the startup ecosystem growing rapidly in Kenya, the School of Business aims to equip its students to build promising futures for themselves and their country. 


  • Be able to communicate and collaborate effectively.
    Applicants should be able to express themselves clearly in spoken and written English. Communication skills are necessary at all levels and are particularly important in postgraduate studies.
  • Have the required qualifications.
    Applicants for master’s degrees should have a minimum of an upper second class honors degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution. Applicants with a lower qualification but with a relevant postgraduate diploma and work experience may be considered for admission.
  • Have academic research and writing skills.
    At the postgraduate level, students will need to develop their own insights and substantiate them through research. 
  • Have the self-discipline to manage your own time and meet the expected workload. 
    Students are expected to manage their time well and to be independently driven to succeed. 


84,000 (2020)

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