Bachelors of Development Studies

Overview

This programme has been developed with the understanding that there is a widening demand for professionals who can be able to initiate and mobilize communities to participate in the facilitation of their own development. BDS resonates with the needs of the devolved government as stipulated in the new constitution with the need to have the people in the rural areas to be fully involved in the community development activities.

MUA graduates will be well equipped with gender development skills to enable them design and facilitate development events that lead to Gender Equity in all human development endeavors.

BDS has the following options :

i) Economic development

ii) Entrepreneurship

iii) Project management

iv) Environmental Management

Career Opportunities

The BDS programme prepares students for careers and opportunities in the following fields; Development finance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Administration. With working opportunities in; Non-Government Organisations, Development Institutions, Development Banks amongst others

 Minimum Admission Requirements

  1. KCSE - Mean Grade C+ with C plain in both Mathematics and English or Kiswahili or Mean Grade C or its equivalent with diploma in the relevant area of study from a recognized Institution.
  2. IGSE5 Upper level passes (equivalent to C+).
  3. GCE - Five (5) O’ Level (Equivalent to C+) with a pass, C in Maths & English or Kiswahili.
  4. 12th Grade - GPA of 2.5
  5. KACE - 2 principal passes & a minimum pass of 7 in Maths and English or Kiswahili at KCE.

Semester Dates

  • January-April
  • May - August
  • September - December

Students Assesment Modes

Assessment will be based on;

  • Continuous Assessment Test (CAT)
  • Work Based Assessment (WBA)
  • End of semester written examination

University Minimum Admissions Requirements

  1. KCSE Mean grade C+ (PLUS) with C in Math and English or Kiswahili
  2. IGCSE 5 Upper Level Passes.
  3. GCE 5 'O' Level passes with C and above and/or equivalent of Mean grade C+ (PLUS) with C in Math and English or Kiswahili
  4. 12 GRADE GPA of 2.5.
  5. KCE Div II and above and 7 in Math and English/Kiswahili
  6. KACE 2 Principal passes of C and and KCE 7 in Math and English/Kiswahili.
  7. Diploma Diploma from a recognized institution and approved by the MUA University Council with KCSE C plain aggregate with C- in Maths and C- in English/Kiswahili OR Bridged Maths and English/Kiswahili
  8. Pre – university / Bridging course Pre – university/bridging certificate from recognized institution by MUA University Council. And KCSE C+ with C- in Maths and C- in English/Kiswahili OR Bridged Maths and English/Kiswahili
  9. Professional qualifications Professional qualifications from a MUA Council recognized examining body and KCSE C with C- in Maths and C- in English/Kiswahili OR Bridged Maths and English/Kiswahili

NB: Exemptions and Credit transfers shall be awarded to the relevant units at a Fee of Ksh 3,000 per unit.

Admission Criteria

To be considered for admission an applicant should:

  • Meet the minimum academic qualification criteria set out above
  • Complete and submit the application form to the admissions office.
  • Submit certified copies of relevant qualifications documents/certificates for admission including KCSE results slip/certificate or its equivalent
  • Attach 2 pass port size photographs
  • Attach a Copy of national ID or passport
  • Pay KES 2000 application fees to the university account - (The Management University of Africa, Co-operative Bank of Kenya Mombasa Road , Branch Acc. No. 01129504445300)
  • Admissions will be for January, May, and September classes. Applications can be made anytime but applications late for a particular admission semester will automatically be carried forward to the next semester admissions.

Application Procedure

Download Application Form below , Fill and Submit your completed application form to the contacts at the bottom of the page

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For any further information please contact

The Admissions Office
The Management University of Africa
Physical Address: Popo Road, off Mombasa Road, Belleview, South C.
Postal Address: P.O Box 29677-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel: +254 706 035299
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