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|Degree Code:||D66||Degree Name:||MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATIONS MANAGEMENT|
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The University of Nairobi School of Business has a very diverse and rich heritage of innovativeness, which goes back its inception in 1972. Since then the School has endeavoured to provide quality and market driven programs, especially through its flagship programs; the bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration. The school of Business is renowned with the region for its high quality graduates both at the undergraduate as well as postgraduate levels in all areas of management, including Human Resource Management, Marketing, Insurance, International Business, and Strategic management.
The School of Business plays a strategic role in the accomplishment of the University’s corporate Mission. The School provides leadership in the pursuit of business management and marketing knowledge and applications through development and implementation of customer-driven teaching and training, research, consultancy and community service. Academic Programs are currently offered at the Undergraduate level (B. Com), Master of Business Administration (MBA), MSc in Finance, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in different functional areas of business.
The current economic and social trends globally call for individuals and economies to be entrepreneurial. In Kenya, achievement of the ideals in the Vision 2030 will only be possible if we have a vibrant and innovative economy being fuelled by innovative ideas of entrepreneurs. The programme is not only a response to global trends but also a contribution to the achievement of the National goals and aspirations espoused in the Vision 2030 which lays emphasis on the role of SMEs in achieving national growth and development. Towards this end, the programme provides a solid foundation in the management disciplines essential to the successful innovation of new ideas, new products and new business models, whether in the context of an entrepreneurial start-up or within a more structured environment of a mature corporation.
Entrepreneurship and innovation management represent the most important engines of value and new wealth creation in the contemporary economy. The Master of Science degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovations Management of the University of Nairobi is designed to give business managers and professionals a focused, relevant and utilizable body of knowledge in entrepreneurship and innovation management, suitable for people with an interest in starting and managing innovative ventures either within existing structures or by realizing new economic endeavours. As most corporations today realize that they need to be more innovative and entrepreneurial, the programme is positioned to prepare participants to help meet this challenge. The Master of Science degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovations Management is, therefore, devised in a way that can be utilized to position oneself for a fast-track career in innovative companies. The degree programme seeks to equip participants with requisite skills and knowledge for managing start-up businesses as well as successful entrepreneurial and innovative management of existing enterprises. The degree is intended to develop high caliber manpower for developing entrepreneurship through research, policy and practice. The programme is suited for people who hold senior managerial positions as well as those who intend to take up careers in advisory roles in entrepreneurship related programmes. The programme offers students an opportunity to learn about and work directly with entrepreneurial firms. The programme also provides an excellent preparation for students wishing to obtain an integrated view of business operations.
The programme specifically aims to:
a) enable the student to develop expertise in new venture creation and management
b) enhance corporate entrepreneurship in mature enterprises
c) inculcate into the student the culture of creativity, innovation, and innovations management
d) enable the student to develop competency in development and management of SMEs
e) develop and enhance competency in research and consultancy on SMEs
a) The common regulations for the masters’ degree in the University of Nairobi shall apply
b) The following shall be eligible for admission:
i. Holder of at least an upper second class honors degree or equivalent in non- classified degrees in business and management related disciplines.
ii. Holder of a lower second class honors degree or equivalent in non-classified degrees with at least two years of post-graduation work experience and/or having relevant professional qualifications in business and management related disciplines.
iii. Holder of a pass degree or equivalent in non-classified degrees with at least five years of post-graduation work experience and/or having relevant professional qualifications in business and management related disciplines.
iv. Holder of any other qualifications acceptable by the University Senate.
The programme may be covered in a minimum of four semesters and maximum of twelve semesters; and will involve coursework, examinations and a 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.
There will be eight (8) core courses which will be taken by all candidates.
In addition to the core course units, a candidate will be required to take four (4) specialization electives and three (3) general electives. In addition to the listed general electives, a candidate may take the general electives from any of the postgraduate programmes in the school of business.
Course units can only be taken after the necessary prerequisites have been successfully completed
After completing all the taught course units (8 core, 4 specialization, and 3 general electives) a candidate will carry out research and produce a project paper.
The taught course units constitute Part I of the programme while the research project constitutes Part II.
Each semester course unit will be taught for a period of forty five (45) contact hours.
The programme may be covered in a minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of twelve (12) semesters; and will involve coursework, examinations and a project.
The programme consists of fifteen (15) taught course units that constitute Part I while a Research Project constitutes Part II, which is equivalent to six (6) taught course units.
A candidate shall be allowed to take a minimum of two (2) course units and a maximum of six (6) course units per semester.
The programme is offered through a face-to-face mode of delivery, and each course unit shall be taught for forty five (45) contact hours.
There will be twelve (12) core courses units which shall be taken by all candidates.
In addition to the core course units, the candidates will be required to take three (3) elective course units from among those offered in the program.
Course units can only be taken after the necessary prerequisites have been successfully completed. After completing all the taught course units candidates will carry out a research project and write a project report.
The fifteen (15) taught course units constitute Part I while the research project constitutes Part II. The minimum duration for completing the research project is one semester, while the maximum duration is three semesters.
Upon completion of the course requirements, the student will be awarded the degree of Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovations Management (M.Sc.- EIM)
NB. Foreign students to add 25% more on fees
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