About Us




To provide quality training in Finance and Accounting

Core Values

  • Team work
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Commitment to Duty

Quality Objectives

  • To manage the department efficiently
  • To offer relevant and quality academic programmes in order to produce holistic graduates
  • To develop capacity and environment for research and innovations
  • To enhace the competitiveness of the department

Brief History

The Department of Finance and Accounting is one of the three departments in the  Faculty of Business and Management Sciences. The Department was established in 1964.

The Department is charged with the responsibility of offering and teaching accounting and finance courses at the University of Nairobi, spearheading research and development in its areas of specialization among other University wide responsibilities.

Before 1964, Accounting courses were offered under the Faculty of Special Professional Studies, Royal Technical College which had special academic and professional relationships with the University of London between 1961 and 1965, which was preparing students for the Intermediate Examinations of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries (U.K), Association of Chartered and Corporate Accountants (U.K) as well as other professional courses.

The department has made tremendouse milestones since inception in the 70's. In the the recent past the department has implemented new programs as shown herebelow.

In 2011: The  department launched the Master of Science in Finance programm.During the same year, the department  partnered with Barclays Bank of Kenya with the establishment of Barclays bank endowed Fund.

In 2013:The department  is set to launch the new programs; Bachelor of Science in  Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Finance and Bachelor of Science in Risk Management & Insurance