The Master of Science (MSc) degree in Finance is designed to assist students enhance their managerial effectiveness within the fields of Finance, Accounting, Investments, Banking and Insurance.  The programme is practical and career-oriented, while maintaining high standards of rigour and scholarship. It provides new skills, analytical tools and perspectives, which provide a sound basis for financial management, accounting, investments, banking and insurance. Students are to be drawn from the Eastern and Central African region and beyond

The program consists of twelve (12) taught course units that constitute Part 1 while a project Part II. The minimum duration for the program shall be four (4) semesters, while the maximum duration shall be ten (10) semesters, and will involve coursework, examinations and the research project. A candidate shall be allowed to take a maximum of six (6) course units and a minimum of two (2) course units per semester.

Each course unit shall be taught for forty five (45) contact hours. There will be eight (8) core course units which shall be taken by all candidates.

In addition to the core course units, candidates will be required to take three (3) specialization  course units in a chosen thematic area, and one (1) elective course unit. Specialization course units allow a student to concentrate in their chosen thematic area, while elective course units provide options for additional knowledge in other areas of interest, not necessarily in their chosen thematic area.

Electives may be chosen from the list of elective course units in any area of study, or from specialization course units from a different thematic area, that would now count as electives.

Course units can only be taken after the necessary prerequisites have been successfully completed.

After completing Part I (all the taught course units – 8 core course units, 3 specialization course units, and 1 elective course unit), candidates will carry out research and produce a project (Part II). Part II shall commence in the semester immediately succeeding successful completion of Part I. Once the project is started it must be completed within the semester, or duration of six course units, with the maximum duration equivalent to the minimum load of two course units per semester.

The common regulations for the masters’ degree in the University of Nairobi shall be applicable.

 The following shall be admissible:

        a) A holder of at least an upper second class degree in Finance, Accounting, Banking, Insurance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics and Engineering.

        b)A holder of lower second class degree in Finance, Accounting, Banking, Insurance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics and Engineering with at least two years of work experience.

With a degree in Master of Science in finance from university of Nairobi, a graduate has an opportunity in consulting in the investment banking industry. Besides consultancy, masters in finance graduates will pursue careers in financial technology sector, analyst in brokerage firms, general financial analysts, asset management, and private equity and venture capital firms.

Master of Science in Finance (MSc. Finance)

TUITION                  31,500.00  
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                    1,000.00  
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                    6,500.00  
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                    7,000.00  
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                     5,000.00  
CAUTION - (ONCE)                    5,000.00  
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                    2,000.00  
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                    2,250.00  
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                    1,000.00  
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                    1,000.00  
THESIS EXAMINATION                  30,000.00  
Sem1  2 units                     94,750.00
   3 units                   127,250.00
   4 units                   159,750.00
   5 units                   192,250.00
   6 units                   224,750.00
Sems 2,3,5,6,8or9  2 units                     67,250.00
   3 units                     99,750.00
   4 units                   132,250.00
   5 units                   164,750.00
   6 units                   197,250.00
Sems 4,7 or 10  1 unit                     57,250.00
   2 units                     89,750.00
   3 units                   122,250.00
   4 units                   154,750.00
   5 units                   187,250.00
   6 units                   219,750.00
   if project registered in Sem 4-project fee                   180,750.00
   if project registered in Sem 5-project fee                   158,250.00
Sem1                            4.00                  159,750.00
Sem2                            4.00                  132,250.00
Sem3                            4.00                  132,250.00
Sem4  project                   180,750.00
Totals        605,000.00

Bank:  ABSA bank

Account name:  UON Application Account

Account Number:  2032771362

Bank branch: ABSA PLAZA


Bank: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) branch

Account Name: University of Nairobi

Account number: 11774757075

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