School of Business & Management Studies

Rationale for the Programme

The Diploma in Business Management was developed in response to identified individual and business needs for the development of a sustainable economic growth as per national aspirations. The programme is intended to provide learners with practical business-related skills, which will make them useful to themselves and to the business sector. The structure of the Diploma was further informed by tapping on comparable programmes offered at similar regional and international institutions. The programme is offered through open and distance learning mode, thus making it more accessible and less constrained by geographical and other factors. Input by various stakeholders was taken into account to enrich and diversify the content coverage of the programme.

Programme Structure

 

YEAR 1 DBM

YEAR 2 DBM

Total Courses

7

7

Course Credits

120 Credits

98 Credits

Major Project Credits

0 Credits

22 Credits

Previous Level

 

120 CBE Credits

Total Credits

120 Credits

240 Credits

 DBM Curriculum Structure

Course Title

Credit Points

Year 1                                 Semester 1

PM111 Principles of Management

18

OB111 Organisational Behaviour

18

BC111 Business Communications

14

EC111 Economics I

18

                                             Semester 2

BL112 Business Law

18

PA112 Principles of Accounting

18

CS112 Basic Computing Skills

18

Year 2                             Semester 1

BS121 Business Statistics

14

EC121 Economics II

14

RM120 Research Methods

14

BF121 Business Finance

14

                                           Semester 2

MK122 Principles of Marketing

14

TX122 Taxation

14

IS122 Business Information Systems

14

RM122 Research Project (up to 5 000 words)

22

Total Credits

240

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