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The Chancellor of the University of Nairobi, Dr. Joseph B. Wanjui, has challenged the School of Business to re-engineer itself and attain world class status to rival its peers in developed countries.  He said this during the tour of the facilities at the School of Business headquarters, Lower Kabete Campus.

In view of the competition managing from other business schools in the region, the Chancellor challenged the School of Business to be proactive and ensure that it maintains a cutting edge over its competitors through introduction of courses targeting different interest groups in the market.

The School of Business remains the largest in the region and the most popular through its twin programmes of Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM) and the Master in Business Administration (MBA).  It has enrolled over 6,000 in the two programmes and has campuses in Kisumu and Mombasa.  It also has a fair share of international students and this academic year some of the international students admitted include 30 MBA students sponsored by the government of Liberia.

The school has also introduced a day-time programme to cater for self-sponsored students at its lower Kabete campus.

Last year, Barclays Bank of Kenya endowed a chair in the Department of Finance and Accounting which resulted in the recruitment of Prof. Erasmus Kaijage, a Professor of international repute.  Prof. Kaijage has widely published and taught in various universities internationally and supervised many Masters and PhDs students.

 On his tour Dr. Wanjui was received by top University management led by the Chairman of Council, Mr. John Simba and the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George Magoha, Deputy Vice-Chancellors, and the College Management led by the Principal, Prof. Enos Njeru, Deputy Principal, Prof. Peter K'Obonyo and Dean School of Business, Mr. Stephen Nzuve among others.

To read more about the school, visit the school's website: http://business.uonbi.ac.ke

Anonymous (not verified) wrote:

Thu, 2012-05-24 10:52

Yes we the people of Nakuru really need UoN campus near us especially those who wish to pursue a bachelor of commerce degree. Hope you will consider this as very urgent. Thank you.

Anonymous (not verified) wrote:

Wed, 2012-03-07 11:48

there should be a lecturer assesment at the end of each sem esp mba because some dept are not serious at all. They take us for a ride.

Anonymous wrote:

Fri, 2011-06-24 15:30

Kudos UON but we need a campus near us that is in NAKURU

Anonymous wrote:

Wed, 2011-06-22 14:50

that is the way foward

Anonymous wrote:

Wed, 2011-06-22 14:17

In addition to the business school, i would suggest that the other schools follow suit; and more importantly, the UON should review the salaries of lectuers upwards so that they can concentrate on teaching only at UoN. Progress is sometimes hindered when lecturers have to juggle between teaching 5 or more universities and doing private consultancy work.

SK, Nbi.

Anonymous wrote:

Tue, 2011-06-21 14:58

ITS A CHALLENGE TO BCOM TO BE ABLE TO ATTAIN WORLD CLASS STATUS.KEEP IT UP IAM PROUD OF BEING A BCOM STUDENT.

BRIAN KIPSANG

Anonymous wrote:

Fri, 2011-06-17 16:28

A lot of cooperation and commitment is required to achieve this

Anonymous wrote:

Thu, 2011-06-16 16:36

indeed the school needs to revisit is strategies in order to have unparalleled standards and to maintain its scholarly excellence. Githinji David wanjui

Anonymous wrote:

Mon, 2011-06-06 14:39

SoB needs to also mark that world class repute goes with proper record/ data management. Many are the times students spent valuable time chasing missing marks,grades, that have either been lost or misplaced! There is dire need to improve on this! Please do urgently.

School of Business student

Anonymous wrote:

Sat, 2011-05-21 09:41

for the school of business to realize world class status its not a matter of introducing new courses but for the lectures to stop.will continue later

Anonymous wrote:

Wed, 2011-05-18 14:31

good vision and good avenue especially for the business students

Anonymous wrote:

Wed, 2011-05-18 14:31

good vision and good avenue especially for the business students

Anonymous wrote:

Tue, 2011-05-17 22:25

We are proud this is a top school regionally and is on its ladder to international recognition. The environment, the staff, students, the Library are pillars in making the school a point of envy by its competitors.

Harley Mutisya

Business School

Anonymous wrote:

Sat, 2011-05-14 14:22

Yes. UoN is the Centre of Learning -- If not already featured in the Master of Finance Programme, add courses in Private Equity, Wealth Management, and other areas which manage wealth for the wealthy. Hear me "Wealthy NOT Rich". Susan Eklow, Monaco

Anonymous wrote:

Mon, 2011-04-25 21:18

i agree totally

Anonymous wrote:

Wed, 2011-04-20 20:13

quite encouraging Nd keep it up

Anonymous wrote:

Tue, 2011-06-21 10:34

for us to achieve this, we need to charge the way we do our things.treat everyone equal and this non-teaching staff should know that we are the employers,we pay their salaries on time and so the need to serve us with respect, especially those in records and secretaries in senior offices.

Anonymous wrote:

Wed, 2011-06-22 21:41

Business courses are life.Without business in a country, that country is dead.I am proud of being a B COM student.Omingo Seth Adika