Diploma in Micro Finance

Mount Kenya University

Institution Details:

Nairobi, Kenya

Course Category:

Economics & Finance


Next Start Date: 01/01/2019

End Date: 31/12/2020

Application Closing Date: 01/01/2019

Course Description

Course Rationale
The aspiration of Mt. Kenya University as an institution of higher learning is to inculcate the critical aspects of microfinance at Diploma level to trainees. This Diploma is structured to reflect the changing world of microfinance and provides a firm foundation for the world of work world, necessary academic subjects, and considerations of ethical principles and general studies that should influence decision- making in microfinance environment.

Why Study this course?
The programme is meant to meet the current need for mangers with broad based training, who are at the same time specialists in a given area of microfinance. This programme has been designed to deepen and broaden the students’ practical knowledge and skills in microfinance in preparation for the labour market, self-employment as well as for further studies at related at degree level.

Course Target Group
Secondary school leavers who have attained the minimum qualification to start a career in microfinance. The programme is also open to applicants who possess relevant qualification for admission to a certificate/diploma programme

Course Objectives
This programme aims to achieve the following objectives:
1. To develop an understanding of the general issues and approaches to microfinance
2. To enhance self-confidence and the ability to critically evaluate microfinance and develop solutions from moral, professional and the academic perspectives
3. To instill a problem solving attitude and business ethics in the practice of microfinance.
4. To prepare the candidates for progression to degree levels

Programme Start Dates
Every January, May and September

  • Course Sub-Category Finance
  • Course Level Tertiary
  • Qualification Awarded Diploma
  • Awarding Body MKU
  • CostKSh. 24,550 Per Trimester
  • Length Of Course 2 Years
  • Class Size
  • Course Location/BranchNairobi

Course Requirements

A candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements for entry in Certificate program
1. Be holders of aggregate grade of C – (Minus) in KCSE and grade C – (Minus) in Mathematics and English
2. Division III in KCE with credit passes in Mathematics and English
3. Be a holder of any other qualification accepted by the University Senate as equivalent to any of the above
4. Be a holder of any other qualification accepted by the University Senate as equivalent to any of the above

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Institution Details

Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a fully fledged chartered university committed to a broad-based, wholistic and inclusive system of education. It has an overall goal of promoting human resource development for society’s progressive good. The university has adopted several international best practices in its core functions, which has enabled its students and faculty win awards, thus stamping its authority as a centre of excellence.

At its main campus in Thika town in the outskirts of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, the university is transforming a hitherto industrial town into an educational hub. At the same time, it is widening access to higher education for the larger East African Community through a well-structured network of campuses. The university also offers a wide-range of academic and professional courses, through various flexible modes that include virtual learning,evening classes , weekend classes and School based.

The award-winning university library and the imposing Chancellors Tower at Thika Main Campus make the university unique. The university’s distinct blue and light yellow corporate colours are a byword for academic excellence to many students and potential employees looking for an increasingly competitive, well-trained manpower.

An empowered division of student welfare services continuously re-engineers and positions itself to unlock any emerging talents among the students through diversified programmes and career orientations, research, international linkages and talent searches.

Those who choose Mount Kenya University get access to a wide-range of courses that form a springboard to a sea of opportunities. We seek to promote a record of achievement and success in academic excellence and job prospects. To enable our students realise their lifetime agenda, we have invested heavily in facilities and staff. Mount Kenya University is on the forefront in using Information and Communications Technology to support learning and teaching. We have blended the use of e-learning with traditional learning and teaching values to give our students a flexible and dynamic learning experience.

Put together, these factors have etched Mount Kenya University’s position as the leader in quality higher education provision in the region. Indeed, to borrow the tagline coined by an alumnus - “My University, My pride, My future”- the university continues to help thousands of ambitious, discerning people to scale the heights of education.

Mount Kenya University is ISO 9001:2008 Certified and also a member of Inter-University Council for East Africa and Association of Common Wealth Universities.

To be a Global Cen¬tre of Ex¬cellence in Education, Research and Inno¬vation in Science and Technology.

To Provide World-Class Education, Research and Innovation for Individual Transformation and Sustainable Global Development.

To harness knowledge in applied Sciences and technology for the service of humanity

Academic Character
With an emphasis of Science, technology and humanities, Mount Kenya University offers an all rounded education including moral and professional education to all persons irrespective of religion, race, gender or political affiliation, social or cultural background. It endeavors to develop well trained man power equipped with technological scientific knowledge and capacities from certificates, diplomas, under graduate and post‐graduate degree courses.