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MANAGEMENT SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
Management Science department is one of the three departments in the school of business. It offers courses to PhD, MBA, EMBA and Bachelor of Commerce students, who also take units from the other two departments namely Accounting & Finance and Business Administration. The department also service students who take bachelor of Education (Business Studies), Bachelor of Economics and Finance.
The courses are facilitated through regular, evening /part time, Weekend, open learning, institutional based programmes. These programmes are offered in various campuses which include Nyeri, Kitui, Parklands, Ruiru , Migori, Embu, Nakuru, City and Mombasa campuses.
The Vision Statement
The vision of management science department is to be the centre for excellence in teaching, learning, research in Business
The Mission Statement
The mission of management science department is to provide quality education and training, promote scholarship, service, innovation and creativity and inculcate moral values for sustainable individual and societal development.
Objectives of the Department of Management Science
The broad objectives of the department of management science are to:-

  • Promote the development and expansion of higher education opportunities through initiation of new programmes and alternative modes of delivery using among others, modern technologies.
  • Enhance the level of participation in research, dissemination and preservation of knowledge for both academic and societal development.
  • Provide an environment that nurtures excellence and high standards of professionalism in teaching, learning, research and community service
  • Departmentalize quality assurance practices in planning, implementation and evaluation of the university’s core function in order to meet the set goals.

Core Values

 

The core values for the department involves identifying and adhering to the following:

  • Professionalism and moral integrity
  • Customer focused attitude
  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Mutual respect
  • Teamwork
  • Responsiveness

Teaching and Learning

In order to remain competitive, the department’s programmes have to be market driven and of high quality. This calls for review of the current programmes and development of relevant and responsive curricula, improvement on modes of teaching and supervision, and enriching the academic programmes

Research, Training and Consultancy Activities

 

In order to attain academic excellence, the department has to have a serious research orientation and by extension be involved in consultancy and training activities aimed at the industry and the community. Further, the department aims at developing local case studies particularly targeted for improved teaching and learning initiatives.

Linkages, Marketing and Corporate Image

To ensure sustainability, quality delivery and support, it is important that the department establishes linkages with local and international institutions both private and government. To promote the departmental activities and improve corporate image, the department will institutionalize marketing of its activities

 

 

 

<p><strong>MANAGEMENT SCIENCE DEPARTMENT</strong><br /> Management Science department is one of the three departments in the school of business.&nbsp; It offers courses to PhD, MBA, EMBA and Bachelor of Commerce students, who also take units from the other two departments namely Accounting &amp; Finance and Business Administration. The department also service students who take bachelor of Education (Business Studies), Bachelor of Economics and Finance.<br /> The courses are facilitated through regular, evening /part time, Weekend, open learning, institutional based programmes. These programmes are offered in various campuses which include Nyeri, Kitui, Parklands, Ruiru , Migori, Embu, Nakuru,&nbsp; City and&nbsp;&nbsp; Mombasa campuses.<br /> <strong>The Vision Statement</strong><br /> The vision of management science department is to be the centre for excellence in teaching, learning, research in Business <br /> <strong>The Mission Statement</strong><br /> The mission of management science department is to provide quality education and training, promote scholarship, service, innovation and creativity and inculcate moral values for sustainable individual and societal development.<br /> <strong>Objectives of the Department of Management Science</strong><br /> The broad objectives of the department of management science are to:-</p>
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<li>Promote the development and expansion of higher education opportunities through initiation of new programmes and alternative modes of delivery using among others, modern technologies. </li>
<li>Enhance the level of participation in research, dissemination and preservation of knowledge for both academic and societal development. </li>
<li>Provide an environment that nurtures excellence and high standards of professionalism in teaching, learning, research and community service </li>
<li>Departmentalize quality assurance practices in planning, implementation and evaluation of the university’s core function in order to meet the set goals.</li>
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<h3><a>Core Values</a></h3>
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<p>The core values for the department involves identifying and adhering to the following:</p>
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<td width="48%">Professionalism and moral integrity</td>
<td width="52%">Customer focused attitude</td>
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<td>Excellence</td>
<td>Accountability</td>
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<td>Innovation and creativity</td>
<td>Mutual respect</td>
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<td>Teamwork</td>
<td>Responsiveness</td>
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<h3><a>Teaching and Learning</a></h3>
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<p>In order to remain competitive, the department’s programmes have to be market driven and of high quality. This calls for review of the current programmes and development of relevant and responsive curricula, improvement on modes of teaching and supervision, and enriching the academic programmes</p>
<h3><a>Research, Training and Consultancy Activities</a></h3>
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<p>In order to attain academic excellence, the department has to have a serious research orientation and by extension be involved in consultancy and training activities aimed at the industry and the community. Further, the department aims at developing local case studies particularly targeted for improved teaching and learning initiatives.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<h3><a>Linkages, Marketing and Corporate Image</a></h3>
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<p>To ensure sustainability, quality delivery and support, it is important that the department establishes linkages with local and international institutions both private and government. To promote the departmental activities and improve corporate image, the department will institutionalize marketing of its activities</p>
<p><strong>PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT THE DEPARTMENT </strong><br /> Management science is one of the three departments in the school of Business. It offers Bachelor of Commerce, MBA, EMBA and PHD.</p>
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<li><strong>Bachelor of Commerce <br /><br /></strong></li>
<li><strong>Master of Business Administration (MBA)</strong></li>
<li><strong>Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)</strong></li>
<li><strong>Doctor of Philosophy in Business (PhD)</strong></li>
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<p>Master of business Administration students are expected to take a minimum of 20 units&nbsp;&nbsp; to qualify for graduation, During first year of study all the units are common, in second year, students move to specialization of their choice, Management science offers two options, M.B.A (Project Management option) and M.B.A (Management Information Systems option).</p>
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<p>The program is designed to take one academic year consisting of three semesters. A total of 16 units are taken, consisting of 12 taught units and a project equivalent to 4 taught units. Students are required to take 4 taught units per semester. During the third semester students will in addition be required to register for the project. The program aims to provide higher education opportunities to executives in both the public and private sectors, through flexibility in timing and course delivery</p>
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<p>The Program takes a minimum of four years and maximum of six years for part time students. The Program consists of a total of seventeen (17) units comprising of course work (9 units) and thesis (8 units). Students embark on the thesis upon completion of the coursework.<br /> Management Science offers four options namely:</p>
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<li>PhD in Business - Management Science Option</li>
<li>PhD in Business - Actuarial Science Option </li>
<li>PhD in Business - Project Management Option</li>
<li>PhD in Business - Management Information Systems Option</li>
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Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 05:41

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