Dr. Kadian Wanyonyi
Dean School of Business and Economics
The School of Business and Economics (SOBE) being one of the schools in the University became operationalized on first July, 2014. The school has been spearheaded by the Dean, Dr. Kadian Wanyonyi Wanyama since then. The School has the Department of Business Administration and Management and Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting with a student population standing at 1,750.
Kibabii University‟s School of Business and Economics embodies the view that Science, Technology and Innovation is an indispensable tool in harnessing resources of nature for sustainable development and creating an environment in which human beings can survive and realize their full potential. The School engages and collaborates in policy oriented research that generates new insights that facilitates inclusive growth that enhances access of the poor to opportunities. The School strives to be a top class School of Business and Economics among the leading business schools in the world. To accomplish this, the School links its faculty members and other researchers globally to enhance their capacities in research and development. The core mission of the school is to provide quality local and international learning experience through professional guidance that imparts theory and practice innovatively while its vision is to be a top class School of Business and Economics among the leading business schools in the world. The School: engages in comparative research activities for the enhancement of inclusive growth to support the needs of individuals experiencing barriers to economic participation in enterprise development, trade, investment entrepreneurship and innovation; plans, implements and evaluates practice-based enquiry, with a view to improving and developing policies that facilitate inclusive growth; disseminate research findings and provide feedback for further research and development.
The School of Business and Economics is focused and set to provide quality academic Programmes to students from all corners of the country and beyond. Inline with our mission, we are focused to creating an academic spirit of commitment to intellectual pursuit. The School therefore devotes its energy in research and teaching with a view to encouraging practical approach to the solution of problems affecting local and international communities. The School of Business and Economics goal is to be a centre of excellence in business research responding to development needs of society through engagement in dynamic knowledge creation and application. In response to the current trend on the Kenyan market, SOBE has tailored courses to meet the development needs of the country. The main objective is to train and produce qualified personnel ready to contribute towards capacity building for effective management of organizations and sustainable development of the society. The courses further aim at introducing students to ethics, codes and standards of good practice in business management. The following are main courses offered at the School:-
- Master of Science in Human Resource Management
- Master of Business Administration (International Business Management Marketing, Operations Management, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship,Risk Management and Insurance, Accounting and Finance)
- Bachelor of Commerce (Specializations; Finance, Accounting, Enterprise Development and Management, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Insurance and Risk Management, Marketing, Operations and Information Systems Management; Purchasing and Supply Chain Management)
- Bachelor of Business Management
- Diploma in Business Management
- Certificate in Business Management
The School in collaboration with organizations in its vicinity work hand in hand to support students every step of the way, particularly in Industrial Attachments and Internships. Our faculty members are renowned in their disciplines and recognized for their teaching skills and commitment to the students. They share a passion for the pursuit of knowledge and consistently challenge students to expand their minds and hearts. SOBE‟s culturally diverse faculty is committed to preparing students for enlightened leadership in an increasingly related world. They use interactive classroom discussions, simulation of real world experiences, and up to date reading materials to ensure that their students receive the best education. Once more, the School has successfully churned graduates who are competitive to the labor market for three consecutive academic years.
On 4th August 2016, the School facilitated Kibabii University to acquire UCTAD Virtual Institute Membership. The School offers KASNEB Examinations having been made an Examination Centre 0512 on 21st April 2016.