The School’s Bachelor of Commerce degree prepares students to work in the area of management, finance, accountancy, banking, micro-finance, administration and other related fields. The course is structured to reflect the changing world of commerce and to equip its learners with the necessary skills, ethical principles and general knowledge needed for decision-making in a contemporary business environment.

The programme incorporates some courses in Information Technology to help meet the demands of the current job market and the projected continued influence of electronic trade in conducting business. Courses in humanities and ethics are included to address the need for a wider consideration of issues in business decision-making. Students also have the option of studying a foreign language including: French, German, Japanese or Spanish.


Partnership with ACCA


Strathmore’s partnership with ACCA seeks to provide a unique strategic opportunity and an educational support framework for students of Strathmore University to achieve the highest professional standards in their professional development for a career in accounting, business leadership and commercial finance.


To facilitate, encourage progression and further students’ educational development, ACCA and Strathmore University offer a unique ACCA embedded Bachelor of Commerce degree programme with special incentives.

  • Be ACCA students from first year and have full access to ACCA learning resources
  • Earn ACCA exemptions progressively, as they take their Bachelor of Commerce exams
  • Be entitled to preferential financial incentives on their ACCA fees
  • Be entitled to preferential access to a network of ACCA approved employers

Programme Structure
The Bachelor of Commerce course is offered in two stages

  • Stage I (Years 1 and 2) and
    • The fulltime BCOM regular programme.
    • The evening BCOM regular programme.
  • Stage II (Years 3 and 4).

Stage I comprises twenty-eight (28) units and Stage II comprises twenty-six (26) units. Each stage is equivalent to two academic years. There shall be two attachments, a community-based attachment within the period of stage I and a professional attachment within the period of Stage II. Beginning in the third year, students specialize in either one of the following areas:
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Microfinance

  • BCOM Regular (4 years)
  • BCOM Exempt (2 years)



The minimum requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce Degree:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Aggregate C+  OR
  • Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) qualification with a minimum of two subsidiary passes and a credit pass in Mathematics and English at KCE OR
  • IGCSE six A’s including Mathematics and English and GCE three A’s and one B in form 5 & 6 OR
  • IB grade 5 and above in English and a grade 4 and above in Mathematics.

Bachelor of Commerce Exempt Additional Entry Requirements

  • CPA (K) or CPS or ACCA

Interview Requirements


Prospective students who meet the minimum requirements must sit for and pass the Strathmore General Entrance Examination which consists of a written exam and oral interview. Interviews will be conducted every Tuesday and Thursday at 8.00am, Madaraka Campus. In order to sit for the General Entrance Examination students will be required to bring:

  • 3 passport-size photos,
  • Originals and copies of academic and professional certificates,
  • a copy of national ID, Passport or Birth Certificate; and
  • An interview fee of Ksh. 1,800


Kindly register for the programme through the form below.


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Contact Details

Madaraka Estate
Ole Sangale Road, PO Box 59857,
00200 City Square
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 0703-034000, 0703-034200