Master Programs in Kenya

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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Earning a Master requires two years of education after earning a Bachelor. This advanced degree may help students to achieve their educational and professional goals, as the rigors of a Master’s program help train students in the skills and knowledge they need to land the career of their dreams.

 

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a sovereign state in East Africa. The capital and largest city is Nairobi.

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MPA – Master of Public Administration

Unicaf University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time Open Enrollment Kenya Nairobi

The MPA has been designed to develop professionals in the public sector, who understand the increasingly complex issues shaping policies and projects at the local and national level, and who have the necessary analytical and managerial skills to apply their knowledge to real-world situations. [+]

The MPA has been designed to develop professionals in the public sector, who understand the increasingly complex issues shaping policies and projects at the local and national level, and who have the necessary analytical and managerial skills to apply their knowledge to real-world situations. The Master in Public Administration programme equips graduates with the skills, perspectives and understanding needed to function effectively in solving problems and tackling challenges within the wider public sector.

Delivery Mode

Online and through Supported Open Learning

Entry Requirements Regular admission to a Master’s programme requires an accredited Bachelor degree Applicants with an accredited Master’s degree will also be considered for entry HND Relevant holders with good relevant work experience (post graduation) may be considered for entry English proficiency (if the Bachelor degree was not taught in English) Updated CV One official letter of recommendation (either Academic or Business) Personal Statement (minimum 500 words) Copy of passport or ID Pathway UU-FNT-203-ZM Introduction to Master Degree UU-MPA-7000 Policy Analysis: Frameworks, Approaches and Values UU-MPA-7010 Contemporary Public Policy: Theoretical Perspectives UU-MPA-7020 Public Management UU-MPA-7030 Ethics in Public Administration UU-MPA-7040 Governance and Public Policy UU-MPA-7050 Managing Human Resources in the Public Sector UU-MPA-7060 Strategic Thinking and Planning UU-MPA-7070 Electronic Governance and Statistical Applications UU-MPA-7080 Research Project UU-Msc-IND100-ZM Induction Module [-]

Advanced Management Master's Program

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time Part time 9 months January 2018 Kenya Nairobi + 1 more

The Advanced Management Program (AMP) is a joint program between Strathmore Business School (SBS), Lagos Business School (LBS) and IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. AMP helps business leaders develop the professional and personal capabilities required to successfully meet their professional endeavours. [+]

The Advanced Management Program (AMP) is a joint program between Strathmore Business School (SBS), Lagos Business School (LBS) and IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. AMP helps business leaders develop the professional and personal capabilities required to successfully meet their professional endeavours. The program offers an invaluable opportunity to learn from high-calibre faculty members, interact with a group of senior-level peers and strengthen leadership skills. This program is designed to propel executive lead on the global arena.

Why SBS Advanced Management Program

The AMP East Africa provides an invaluable opportunity to learn from high-calibre faculty members, interact with a group of senior-level peers and strengthen leadership skills. Broadens your vision of business, to accommodate the challenges and opportunities of today’s global business environment while emphasising the human and ethical roots of management. Helps business leaders develop the professional and personal capabilities required to successfully meet their professional endeavours. Faculty members from 3 top institutions – SBS, LBS and IESE- guide participants to gain a comprehensive view of business, with the distinct needs of business leaders in Africa kept sharply in focus.... [-]


Master of Divinity

Africa International University
Campus Full time 3 years May 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The Master of Divinity programme is designed to provide an integrated training for those entering the pastorate in diverse situations, including missionary service, church education ministries, teaching in theological institutions and other related types of Christian service. [+]

Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity programme is designed to provide an integrated training for those entering the pastorate in diverse situations, including missionary service, church education ministries, teaching in theological institutions and other related types of Christian service.

The programme draws from various divisions of the theological disciplines, thus allowing the programme to give the student the option to concentrate on one area of emphasis or specialisation.

Students in the programme can pursue any one of the following emphases: Biblical Studies, Christian Education, Church History, Missions, Pastoral, Theological and Translation Studies.

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MEd Educational Technology

University of Nairobi
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

To meet the ever rising demand for Educational Technologists, the Department of Educational Communication and Technology has developed a Master of Education in Educational Technology. [+]

To meet the ever rising demand for Educational Technologists, the Department of Educational Communication and Technology has developed a Master of Education in Educational Technology. Technology is ubiquitous touching every part of our lives, our communities and our homes, yet its application lags behind within school system in Kenya. Given the cordial relationship with stakeholders, this course has the potential to train lecturers, quality assurance officers, technology champions and experts to provide leadership in efficient integration of technology in the education system in Kenya.

This Programme shall equip learners to: Acquire advanced knowledge and skills in Educational Technology. Examine critically issues and challenges in Educational technology. Develop competence for conducting research in Educational Technology. Apply theories and principles of pedagogy in the adoption of Technology in Education Acquire skills in training of educational technology practitioners. Design and produce Instructional materials Admission Requirements The common regulations for the Master’s degrees in the University of Nairobi and the School of Education shall apply. A holder of Bachelor of Education degree with at least Upper Second Class honours degree of the University of Nairobi or its equivalent qualification recognized by the Senate. A holder of any other Bachelor’s degree of the University of Nairobi with at least an upper second class honours and postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) of the University of Nairobi or equivalent qualification recognized by the Senate. A holder of lower second class degree in education obtained from the University of Nairobi and three years teaching experience or any other... [-]

Master of Music (MMus)

Kenyatta University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The School of Visual and Visual and Performing Arts was established by University Senate in 2008. The establishment of School of Visual and Performing Arts was as a result of the realization that there was need to rationalize the teaching of the Visual and Performing Arts and bringing all of them under the same roof. [+]

The School of Visual and Visual and Performing Arts was established by University Senate in 2008.

The establishment of School of Visual and Performing Arts was as a result of the realization that there was need to rationalize the teaching of the Visual and Performing Arts and bringing all of them under the same roof.

The School of Visual and Performing Arts currently houses three departments including: Music and Dance, Theatre Arts and Film Technology and Fine Art and Design.

Master of Music (MMus)

Master of Music (MMus) degree will be offered in Musical Performance,African Music and Musicology by course work, examination and project.

Course Regulations

The Master of Music will cover a minimum of two years. In the first year of study, candidates will take eight core units including one compulsory School of Visual and Performing Arts unit, and two electives. In the second year, they will take four elective in the first semester and prepere a recital and dissertation in the second semester. The composition dissertation will investigate a compositional problem that the candidate will have identified, accompanied by a creative work in which the the issues discussed in the dissertation are presented.... [-]


Master of Education (Educational Research, Evaluation & Assessment)

Kenyatta University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

From the humble beginnings of a relatively small university college in the 1970s that had only 200 education students, the School of Education (SoE) has grown tremendously. It stands as the largest School with an enrolment of more than 30,000 registered students out of the University’s 74,000 who take different programmes in the 14 teaching schools of Kenyatta University (KU). [+]

From the humble beginnings of a relatively small university college in the 1970s that had only 200 education students, the School of Education (SoE) has grown tremendously. It stands as the largest School with an enrolment of more than 30,000 registered students out of the University’s 74,000 who take different programmes in the 14 teaching schools of Kenyatta University (KU). The School attracts a sizeable proportion of students from outside Kenya, in the African Region and beyond. These include countries such as Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Turkey, Japanese, Canada and the USA, to mention but a few, some of them taking components of while others register as full-time students depending on the nature of the Memorandums of Understanding between their home institutions and KU.... [-]


Master of Environmental Planning & Management

Kenyatta University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

We are living in the century whereby environmental pressures such as global warming, ozone depletion, pollution, climate change, overexploitation of natural resources, altered land use and loss of biodiversity – coincide with a growing world population that needs food and an acceptable standard of living. [+]

We are living in the century whereby environmental pressures such as global warming, ozone depletion, pollution, climate change, overexploitation of natural resources, altered land use and loss of biodiversity – coincide with a growing world population that needs food and an acceptable standard of living. The complex nature of these environmental problems can be best understood and addressed through studies that cross traditional academic disciplinary boundaries. This applies to studies of both global-scale processes as well as those that occur at the local level.

Entry requirements

Holders of Bachelor of Environmental Planning and Management, Environment Studies; Environmental Studies (Planning and Management), Urban and Regional Planning. Bachelor of Science/Arts in Geography, Economics, Surveying, Geometrics and Geospatial Sciences, Land Economics, Building Economics, Estate Management, Housing Technology. Engineering, Sociology, Agriculture Forestry and Wildlife, Zoology or Botany. Bachelor of Architecture and Law. ... [-]


Master of Economics

Kenyatta University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The School was established in 2008 from the then Department of Economics that was housed in the School of Humanity and Social Sciences. Formation of a School of Economics was to give the economics discipline at Kenyatta University a chance to evolve and increase its research activities in order for the School to contribute its fair share to knowledge augmentation in Economics. [+]

The School was established in 2008 from the then Department of Economics that was housed in the School of Humanity and Social Sciences. Formation of a School of Economics was to give the economics discipline at Kenyatta University a chance to evolve and increase its research activities in order for the School to contribute its fair share to knowledge augmentation in Economics. The School has the autonomy to develop specialized Degree Programmes that are market driven so as to attract more students who currently go abroad in search of specialized economics courses such as Bachelor of Economics and Statistics; Bachelor of Economics and Finance; Master of Economics in such specialized areas as Health Economics, Financial Economics, Environmental Economics, just to mention but a few. Moreover, the for a very long time, the students of economics have been clamouring for an award of the “Degree of Economics” as distinct from the general Bachelor of Arts degree. Furthermore, there exists great demand by both the public and private sectors for graduates with degrees in specialized fields of Economics. This is evidenced by the large number of students with degrees in Economics, who have in the recent past been employed by financial institutions and the Public Service Commission. We are therefore responding to a market need.... [-]


Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The SIA program is results oriented, and is designed to build knowledge and equip participants with the practical skills required to support responsible and sustainable agricultural investments. It will also facilitate knowledge sharing as participants exchange ideas and be exposed to advanced agricultural working methods that can transform perceived challenges into opportunities for sustainable investment in our country. [+]

The SIA program is results oriented, and is designed to build knowledge and equip participants with the practical skills required to support responsible and sustainable agricultural investments. It will also facilitate knowledge sharing as participants exchange ideas and be exposed to advanced agricultural working methods that can transform perceived challenges into opportunities for sustainable investment in our country.

Topics An introduction to agricultural investment and business models Agricultural investments opportunities and the implications for sustainable development in the country; Developing robust legal and fiscal frameworks the country’s agricultural sector; Managing conflicts: Focus on land rights and tenure security; Financial modeling and Financial management; Understanding, negotiating and renegotiating investment contracts; Managing resources and environmental impacts, including addressing climate change concerns; Strategic planning and Development of SMART Action Plans. Program Delivery ... [-]

Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa Executive Training Program

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Part time 6 months January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) aims to increase the pipeline of skilled financial journalists and analysts, embracing a data-driven journalism culture across Africa. If well trained, the contribution that financial journalists and development experts can make as continental informers, educators and watchdogs is significant. [+]

It is well documented that many key economies on the African continent are growing in leaps and ​bounds, yet the positive impact on development and progress in civil society is not fully realised. T​he role that journalism plays in society and democracy cannot be underestimated.

The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) aims to increase the pipeline of skilled financial journalists and analysts, embracing a data-driven journalism culture across Africa. If well trained, the contribution that financial journalists and development experts can make as continental informers, educators and watchdogs is significant.

This interactive and hands-on program aims to enhance the skills and knowledge of media professionals to better serve the public interest as a critical part of continental development and progress. ... [-]


Master in Agribusiness Management

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time 30 months January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The SBS Masters in Agribusiness Management program aims to produce graduates who will be able to help the global food and agribusiness sectors reinvent themselves. Students will gain the tools to develop innovative solutions to the challenges faced by food and agricultural enterprises, to manage all aspects of agribusiness operation, and to market food products effectively. [+]

The SBS Masters in Agribusiness Management program aims to produce graduates who will be able to help the global food and agribusiness sectors reinvent themselves. Students will gain the tools to develop innovative solutions to the challenges faced by food and agricultural enterprises, to manage all aspects of agribusiness operation, and to market food products effectively.

The curriculum has been designed in collaboration with the African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE) and the input of key business leaders in the agribusiness sector to address Africa-wide practices and needs in agriculture education.

Graduates of the SBS Master in Agribusiness Management (MAM) will therefore, have both the academic and practical grounding needed to move throughout the agribusiness related industries and sectors at different junctures of their career, and more importantly, have a long skill to respond to the fundamental changes that characterize African Agricultural sector.... [-]


Competition Policy Executive Program

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time 5 days January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

A nation’s competition policy (sometimes called its antitrust policy) is a set of laws and institutions that promote economic efficiency through the protection and encouragement of competitive markets. Kenya has recently entered a new, modern, era in its competition policy history through the passage of the Competition Act (2010) and the establishment of key new institutions for its implementation: the Competition Authority of Kenya and the Competition Tribunal. [+]

A nation’s competition policy (sometimes called its antitrust policy) is a set of laws and institutions that promote economic efficiency through the protection and encouragement of competitive markets. Kenya has recently entered a new, modern, era in its competition policy history through the passage of the Competition Act (2010) and the establishment of key new institutions for its implementation: the Competition Authority of Kenya and the Competition Tribunal. This new law and its associated enforcement authorities will surely change the landscape for competition in Kenya and advance the nation’s progress toward a modern middle-income economy.

For the new competition policy regime to succeed however requires the development of a considerable amount of human capital – people knowledgeable about the law and economics of competition policy who can participate it its implementation, evaluate its effectiveness and contribute to its evolution through the inevitable learning process. ... [-]


Public Policy Executive Program

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time 1 week April 2018 Kenya Nairobi

While governments have successfully implemented management improvements over the past decade, many still struggle with the issue of successful policy making and implementation. [+]

While governments have successfully implemented management improvements over the past decade, many still struggle with the issue of successful policy making and implementation. Common problems include: rushing to solutions without thorough analysis; elegantly written policy documents without adequate implementation arrangements; lack of integration of policy-making into annual and medium term budgeting leading to inadequate funding for new policies; lack of imagination in the choice of policy instruments and methods of implementation; formal evaluation processes than have no impact on policy on the ground. This course is designed to enable middle and senior level personnel to schemes that deliver results. ... [-]


Master: The Role of Public Policy in Private Sector

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time 4 days January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

With public resources limited and constrained by public debt policies, public private partnerships (PPPs) can provide an excellent instrument to meet investment needs through private funding. [+]

With public resources limited and constrained by public debt policies, public private partnerships (PPPs) can provide an excellent instrument to meet investment needs through private funding. Although private financing comes at a cost, PPPs can enable goverments to establishing infrastructure and services delivery ambitions in an effective and efficient manner, while spreading their spending over longer periods Since PPPs are complex, it is important for all stakeholders, both public and private to acquire skills that will enable them to build credible structures that ensure projects are environmentally responsive, socially sensitive, economically viable as well as politically feasible. Strathmore Business School’s Centre for Public Policy and Competitiveness has partnered with the Leadership Academy for Development, an affiliate of Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies of Stanford University and the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced and International Studies (SAIS) to offer an exciting course that will address some of the challenges faced by public sector leaders as they foster economic growth in politically charged environments.... [-]


Masters in Public Policy and Management

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time Open Enrollment Kenya Nairobi

The Master in Public Policy and Management programme is designed to develop the general management skills of results-oriented professionals in the public sector and non-governmental organizations with reasonable career experience. [+]

The Master in Public Policy and Management programme is designed to develop the general management skills of results-oriented professionals in the public sector and non-governmental organizations with reasonable career experience. The programme lays emphasis on the following key dimensions of applied business practice: critical and strategic thinking, an integrated view of the organization across the various functions, organizational leadership and change management, personal and organizational ethics, and communication. Further emphasis is given to the human person as the subject of economic activity, in the various roles as the leader and the led.

The curriculum provides a broad range of academic courses and practical tools designed to advance the students in managerial careers in Public Policy and Management, Public Finance, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, General Management, Managing People in the public sector, and International aspects of public policy. The programme equips those who may wish to advance further academically by taking doctoral studies with the requisite academic rigor to do so. It also aims at imparting practical relevance to the individuals involved in public policy through a variety of methods inherent in the content and methods of the study programme. ... [-]