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Course Structure of Riara School of Business

The School of Business provides a variety of market focused, highly competitive and accessible programmes to its students, aspiring professionals, executives and the general public. At present, these include Professional Development Courses, Diploma and Bachelor of Business Administration programmes.

Professional Development Courses:
These are focused and highly practical short courses that are suitable for professionals, executives, leaders and the business community who intend to increase their level of skill and proficiency in specialized areas. Since such people generally operate under tight schedules, these courses are highly flexible and of short duration.

Diploma Programmes:
The School offers diploma courses in specialized areas, with durations ranging from one to two years. At present, we offer ordinary diploma in Business Management, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, plus higher diploma in Consultancy, Business Management, Business Ethics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management and Social Entrepreneurship. These diplomas are widely recognized, and are eligible for credit transfer to relevant degree programmes.

Bachelor of Business Administration Programme:
The BBA programme is designed to produce innovative graduates, who possess high professional skills, are ethical, creative, entrepreneurial, sensitive and responsive to societal needs and committed to lifelong learning in the fields of finance, accounting and marketing.

Bachelor of Business Information Technology (BBIT):
The BBIT programme is designed to provide the learner with knowledge, competencies, and values in Information Technology and Business Management, strategic use, management and development of information systems to enhance businesses processes.  The programme enables learners integrate IT models to create enterprises and solve business problems within the fields of accounting, finance, marketing, procurement, human resource development, operations/production, and research and development.

 

  • YEAR 1

    SEMESTER 1
    BBA 101
     Introduction to Business
    BFN 101 Principles of Microeconomics
    BFN 103 Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions
    BAC 101 Principles of Financial Accounting I
    RFC 101 Communication and Writing Skills
    RFC 103 Introduction to Computer Applications
    RFC 105 Foundations of African Civilizations

    SEMESTER II
    BFN 102
     Introduction to Risk Management
    BFN 104 Principles of Macro ± Economics
    BAC 102 Principles of Financial Accounting II
    BBA 102 Principles of Management
    RFC 102 HIV-Aids, Drug and Substance Abuse
    RFC 104 Creative and Critical Thinking
    RFC 106 Essential Elements of Africa’s Development

    YEAR 2

    SEMESTER I
    BBA 201 Principles of Human Resource Management
    BBA 203 Principles of Operations Management
    BMK 201 Principles of Marketing
    BFN 201 Principles of Finance
    RFC 201 Introduction to Taxation
    RFC 203 Legal Systems and Social Political Thought
    RFC 201 Ethics, Culture and Development

    SEMESTER II
    BAC 202 Principles of Management Accounting
    BBA 202 Business Law
    BFN 202 Statistics for Decision Making and Analysis
    BBA 204 Principles of Business Information Systems
    BFN 203 Personal Finance
    RFC 305 Community Service
    RFC 202 Governance & Leadership in Africa
    RFC 206 Entrepreneurship & Innovation

    YEAR 3

    SEMESTER I
    BBA 301 Organization Behaviour
    BFN 301 Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments
    BBA 303 Business Communications & Negotiations
    BFN 303 Corporate Finance
    BFN 305 Technical Analysis and Financial Markets Forecasting
    BFN 307 Financial Institutions Management

    In addition students must take one compulsory elective from the following course offerings:
    BBA 305 Global Business Management
    BFN 309 Micro-Finance Institutions & SACCO’s Management
    RFC 301 Dynamics of Change in Africa

    SEMESTER II
    BBA 302 Business Research Methods
    BBA 304 Company Law
    BBA 306 Procurement Management
    BFN 302 Short ± Term Financial Management
    BFN 304 Securities Analysis and Investment Management
    BFN 308 Entrepreneurial Finance & Investment Banking
    BBA 308 Industrial Attachment

    In addition students must take one compulsory elective from the following course offerings:
    BBA 307 Supply Chain and Logistics Management
    BMK 307 Customer Care & Relationship Marketing
    BFN 306 Credit Risk Analysis & Management
    RFC 302 Development Studies

    YEAR 4 

    SEMESTER I
    BBA 401 Business Ethics
    BBA 403 Strategic Management
    BBA 405 Management Research Paper
    BFN 401 Portfolio Construction, Management & Protection
    BFN 403 Financial Services Regulations and Financial Crises
    BFN 405   Real Estate Finance and Investment

    In addition students must take one compulsory elective from the following course offerings:
    BBA 407   Leadership and Decision Making
    BFN 407   Public Finance and Fiscal Policy
    BFN 409   Financial Modelling
    BAC 405   Advanced Strategies in Taxation
    RFC 401 Women and Development in Africa
    BMK 407 Internet Marketing

    SEMESTER II
    BBA 402 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
    BBA 404 Performance Management
    BBA 406 Small Business Management
    BFN 402 Financial Analysis & Corporate Valuation
    BFN 404 Global Finance
    BFN 406 Cases in Corporate Finance

    In addition students must take one compulsory elective from the following course offerings:
    BMK 408 Social Marketing
    BFN 408 Financial Engineering
    BFN 410 Project Management
    BAC 408 Forensic Auditing & Fraud Examination
    RFC 402 Development & Management of Africa’s Knowledge Systems

  • YEAR 1

    SEMESTER 1
    BBA 101   Introduction to Business
    BFN 101   Principles of Microeconomics
    BFN 103   Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions
    BAC 101   Principles of Financial Accounting I
    RFC 101   Communication and Writing Skills
    RFC 103 Introduction to Computer Applications
    RFC 105   Foundations of African Civilizations

    SEMESTER II
    BFN 102   Introduction to Risk Management
    BFN 104   Principles of Macroeconomics
    BAC 102   Principles of Financial Accounting II
    BBA 102   Principles of Management
    RFC 102   HIV-Aids, Drug and Substance Abuse
    RFC 104   Creative and Critical Thinking
    RFC 106   Essential Elements of Africa’s Development

    YEAR 2

    SEMESTER I
    BBA 201 Principles of Human Resource Management
    BBA 203 Principles of Operations Management
    BMK 201 Principles of Marketing
    BFN 201 Principles of Finance
    BAC 201 Introduction to Taxation
    RFC 305   Community Service
    RFC 203 Legal Systems and Social Political Thought
    RFC 201 Ethics, Culture and Development

    SEMESTER II
    BAC 202   Principles to Management Accounting
    BBA 202   Business Law
    BFN 202   Statistics for Decision Making and Analysis
    BBA 204 Principles of Business Information Systems
    BFN 203 Personal Finance
    RFC 202 Governance and Leadership in Africa
    RFCI 206 Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    YEAR 3 

    SEMESTER I
    BBA 301 Organization Behaviour
    BFN 301 Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments
    BBA 303 Business Communications & Negotiations
    BFN 303 Corporate Finance
    BAC 301 Accounting Information Systems
    BAC 303 Corporate Financial Reporting

    In addition students must take one compulsory elective from the following course offerings:
    BBA 305 Global Business Management
    BFN 309 Micro-Finance Institutions & SACCO’s Management
    RFC 301 Dynamics of Change in Africa

    SEMESTER II
    BBA 302 Business Research Methods
    BBA 304   Company Law
    BBA 306   Procurement Management
    BAC 302   Principles of Auditing & Assurance Services
    BAC 304   Accounting for Not-For-Profit Organizations
    BAC 305   Strategic Management Accounting

    Additional Requirement:
    BBA 308   Industrial Attachment (one Course Unit)

    In addition students must take one compulsory elective from the following course offerings:
    BBA 307 Supply Chain and Logistics Management
    BMK 308 Customer Care and Relationship Marketing
    BFN 306 Credit Risk Analysis & Management
    RFC 302   Development Studies

    YEAR 4

    SEMESTER I
    BBA 401 Business Ethics
    BBA 403 Strategic Management
    BBA 405 Management Research Paper
    BAC 401 Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services
    BAC 403 Accounting and Reporting for Specialized Industries
    BAC 405 Cases in Management Accounting

    In addition students must take one compulsory elective from the following course offerings:
    BBA 407 Leadership and Decision Making
    BFN 407 Public Finance and Fiscal Policy
    BFN 409 Financial Modeling
    BAC 405 Advanced Strategies in Taxation
    RFC 401 Women and development in Africa
    BMK 407   Internet Marketing

    SEMESTER II
    BBA 402 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
    BBA404 Performance Management
    BBA 406 Small Business Management
    BAC 402 Accounting Reports and Formats
    BAC 404 Financial Statement Analysis
    BAC 406 Cases in Auditing and Financial Reporting

    In addition students must take one compulsory elective from the following course offerings:
    BMK 408 Social Marketing
    BFN 408 Financial Engineering
    BFN 410 Project Management
    BAC 408 Forensic Auditing and Fraud Examination
    RFC 402 Development and Management of Africa’s Knowledge Systems

  • YEAR 1

    SEMESTER 1
    BBA 101 Introduction to Business
    BFN 101 Principles of Micro ± Economics
    BFN 103 Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions
    BAC 101 Principles of Financial Accounting I
    RFC 101 Communication and Writing Skills
    RFC 103 Introduction to Computer Applications
    RFC 105 Foundations of African Civilizations

    SEMESTER II
    BFN 102 Introduction to Risk Management
    BFN 104 Principles of Macro ± Economics
    BAC 102 Principles of Financial Accounting II
    BBA 102 Principles of Management
    RFC 102 HIV-Aids, Drug and Substance Abuse
    RFC 104 Creative and Critical Thinking
    RFC 106 Essential Elements of Africa’s Development

    YEAR 2

    SEMESTER I
    BBA 201 Principles of Human Resource Management
    BBA 203 Principles of Operations Management
    BMK 201 Principles of Marketing
    BFN 201 Principles of Finance
    BAC 201 Introduction to Taxation
    RFC 203 Legal Systems and Social Political Thought
    RFC 201 Ethics, Culture and Development

    SEMESTER II
    BAC 202 Principles to Management Accounting
    BBA 202 Business Law
    BFN 202 Statistics for Decision Making and Analysis
    BBA 204 Principles of Business Information Systems
    BFN 203 Personal Finance
    RFC 305 Community Service
    RFC 204 Governance and Leadership in Africa
    RFC 202 Entrepreneurship & Innovation

    YEAR 3 

    SEMESTER I
    BBA 301 Organization Behaviour
    BFN 301 Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments
    BBA 303 Business Communications and Negotiations
    BMK 301 Consumer Behaviour
    BMK 303 Global Marketing Management
    BMK 305 Advertising and Sales Promotion

    In addition students must take one compulsory elective from the following course offerings:
    BBA 305 Global Business Management
    BFN 309 Micro-Finance Institutions and SACCO’s Management
    RFC 301 Dynamics of Change in Africa

    SEMESTER II
    BBA 302   Business Research Methods
    BBA 304 Company Law
    BBA 306   Procurement Management
    BMK 302 Marketing of Services
    BMK 304 Business Marketing
    BMK 306 Channels Management
    BBA 308 Industrial Attachment

    In addition students must take one compulsory elective from the following course offerings:
    BBA 307   Supply Chain and Logistics Management
    BMK 307 Customer Care and Relationship Marketing
    BFN 306 Credit Risk Analysis and Management
    RFC 302 Development Studies

    YEAR 4

    SEMESTER I
    BBA 401   Business Ethics
    BBA 403   Strategic Management
    BBA 405   Management Research Paper
    BMK 401   Retailing Management
    BMK 403   Market Research Applications
    BMK 405   Marketing Strategy and Plans

    In addition students must take one compulsory elective from the following course offerings:
    BBA 407   Leadership and Decision Making
    BFN 407 Public Finance and Fiscal Policy
    BFN 409 Financial Modeling
    BAC 405 Advanced Strategies in Taxation
    RFC 401 Women and development in Africa
    RFC 405 Research Project on a Great African Philosopher or Philosophy
    BMK 407 Internet Marketing

    SEMESTER II
    BBA 402 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
    BBA 404 Performance Management
    BMK 406 Small Business Management
    BMK 402 Sales Management
    BMK 404 Strategic Brand Management
    BMK 406 Marketing places and Nations

    In addition students must take one compulsory elective from the following course offerings:
    BMK 408 Social Marketing
    BFN 408 Financial Engineering
    BFN 410 Project Management
    BAC 408 Forensic Auditing and Fraud Examination
    RFC 402 Development and Management of Africa’s Knowledge Systems

  • Year I

    TRIMESTER 1

    Foundation Courses
    RFC 101 Communication and Writing Skills
    RFC 103 Introduction to Computer Applications

    Programme Core Courses
    BFN 101 Principles of Micro-Economics
    BFN 105 Business Mathematics
    BAC 101 Principles of Financial Accounting 1
    BBT 107 Introduction to Computer Programming
    BBT 109 Introduction to Computer Systems

    TRIMESTER 11

    Foundation Courses

    RFC 102 HIV and Aids, Drug and Substance Abuse
    RFC 104 Creative and Critical Thinking

    Programme Core Courses
    BFN 104 Principles of Macro-Economics
    BAC 102 Principles of Financial Accounting 11
    BBA 102 Principles of Management
    BBT 102 Object-Oriented Programming
    BBT 104 Systems Analysis and Design

    Year 2

    TRIMESTER 1

    Foundation Courses
    RFC 201 Ethics, Culture and Development
    RFC 203 Legal Systems and Social Political Thought

    Programme Core Courses
    BHR 201 Principles of Human Resource Management
    BMK 201 Principles of Marketing
    BBT 205 Operating Systems
    BBT 207 Database Systems
    BBT 209 Fundamentals of Computer Networks

    TRIMESTER 11

    Foundation Courses
    RFC 202 Governance and Leadership in Africa
    RFC 206 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    RFC 305 Community Service

    Programme Core Courses
    BBA 202 Business Law
    BFN 202 Statistics for Decision Making and Analysis
    BBT 202 Web Application Development
    BBT 208 Object Oriented Analysis and Design

    Year 3

    TRIMESTER 1

    Programme Core Courses
    BBA 301 Organizational Behavior
    BBA 303 Business Communications and Negotiations
    BBT 303 Wireless Networks
    BBT 307 Programming Languages
    BBT 308 Systems Development Methodologies
    BBT 309 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    BBT 313 Distributed Systems

    TRIMESTER 11

    Programme Core Courses
    BBA 302 Business Research Methods
    BMK 302 Marketing of Services
    BBT 305 Software Engineering
    BBT 432 Database Administration
    BBT 312 ICT Project Management
    BBT 445 Social Computing
    BBT 316 Industrial Attachment

    Year 4


    TRIMESTER 1

    Programme Core Courses
    BBA 401 Business Ethics
    BBA 403 Strategic Management
    BBT 405 Business Information Technology Project
    BBT 401 Management Information Systems
    BBT 402 Cryptography and Information Security
    BBT 425 Artificial Neural Networks
    BBT 438 E-Commerce

    TRIMESTER 11

    Programme Core Courses
    BBA 404 Performance Management
    BBA 406 Small Business Management
    BBT 403 Computers and The Society
    BBT 436 Information Security
    BBT 421 Introduction to Cognitive Science
    BBT 406 Knowledge Management
    BBT 442 Software Quality Assurance and Testing