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Bachelor of Business and Entrepreneurship

Bachelor of Business and Entrepreneurship

Duration: 4 Years

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Cost: KES 105,000 per year

Mode of Delivery: Online

Application Due: Open

Fee Structure and Payment



The Bachelor of Science in Business and Entrepreneurship program has been meticulously crafted to nurture entrepreneurial competencies within individuals. It encompasses multifaceted functions such as the identification of business prospects, the formulation of robust business plans, the cultivation of strategic leadership abilities, and the encouragement of creativity to expedite innovation. The pivotal contribution of Business and Entrepreneurship to the economic landscape is intimately linked to the establishment of ventures, the promotion of green entrepreneurship, the facilitation of entrepreneurial expansion, the enhancement of self-efficacy and capability, and the creation of enduring value. 


Business and Entrepreneurship Career Projections

  • Entrepreneur
  • Business Owner/Founder
  • Sales Manager
  • Franchise Owner
  • Investment Banker
  • Supply Chain Manager

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Programme Structure

Programme Learning Outcomes

By the end of this programme, the student will be able to:

  1. Create innovations around social, economic, environmental sustainability, ethics and individual responsibility.
  2. Apply entrepreneurial mindset focusing on problem identification and solutions through innovation, creativity and perseverance.
  3. Examine and apply the best Business Practices in Business and Entrepreneurship
  4. Analyze real life cases and apply transferable skills learnt ensuring in business sustainability, success and transition.

Total credit hours and course units required for graduation

Total credit hours and course units required for graduation The programme shall be offered in 8 semesters. The minimum total courses for the programme are 48. The minimum total course credit hours required for graduation is 144 hours.


Admission Requirements

Candidates may gain admission based on the following criteria:

  • A mean grade of C+ and above at KCSE  OR
  • Diplomas or professional qualifications  OR
  • A certificate of foundation or bridging courses from recognised institutions  OR
  • A portfolio for the purpose of recognition of prior learning  OR
  • Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 1 principal  OR
  • A bachelor’s degree from an institution recognised by Senate.

Regulations on Credit Accumulation and Transfer

Credit Accumulation

Regulations on credit accumulation, including possible pathways, shall be in line with the provisions of Universities Regulations, Universities Standards and Guidelines, and general national trends.

Credit Transfer

A candidate may be allowed to transfer credits from part or all of the coursework requirements if the senate is satisfied that the candidate has completed and passed the prescribed courses(s) at the undergraduate level from accredited institutions and programs recognized by the senate. Any course considered for credit transfer must have been completed at an equivalent level and in an equivalent institution, with a minimum grade of 50%.

Guidelines For Transfer Of Credit/ Exemptions

A candidate may be exempted from degree level courses if the Senate is satisfied that the candidate has completed a similar course at the Diploma level from a recognized institution. The general rules governing credit transfers and exemptions will apply. In addition, the following rules apply:

  1. Must meet the requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Data Science program.
  2. Must obtain and submit an official transcript from the previous university/college indicating academic status, courses offered, credits units completed, and grades obtained.
  3. Will be allowed to transfer/exempt credits earned from the courses described, but only up to 49%.
  4. If permitted to transfer/exempt, he/she will not be permitted to transfer units in courses in which he/she received a pass mark of less than 50%.
  5. All applications must be accompanied by recommendations from the institution from which he or she is transferring.
  6. The school will evaluate the application and make recommendations to the Sen- ate.

Student Assessment Levels

Student Assessment at programme level

The course will be assessed through:

  1. Content embedded quizzes
  2. Online practical work
  3. Open book tests
  4. Project reports
  5. End of course online examination

The projects will be assessed through e- portfolios. Students will present their work to an evaluation panel. All students’ work will be checked for plagiarism. The students should be logged in with the university provided login details in order to carry out any task.

Countinous Assessment

Tests/Tasks: 50%

Examination 50%

Programme Courses

Foundations of Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Competencies
Awareness and Social   Entrepreneurial Resilience
Critical Thinking  Creativity & Ideation
Entrepreneurial Environment Entrepreneurial Behavior
Introduction to Micro-Economics Ethics & Integrity
Introduction to   Management & Business Studies Community Service
Business   Leadership Value Chain Analysis
Basics of Business Accounting Innovation Management
Business model Design Scaling a startup
Venture Creation Entrepreneurial Inclusivity
Business Plan Development and Presentation Entrepreneurship and Culture
Value Chain in Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Internship Program Entrepreneurship  Policy  & Regulations
Business Risk  Management Circular Economy
Business Resource Mobilization Fundamentals of  Human Resource Management
Agile Working Enterprise Project I
Business Research methods Entrepreneurship Internship Program
Entrepreneurial Marketing Philosophy, Science And Technology

Community Psychology

Design thinking Principles of Effectuation
Industrial Relations Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship
Pitching of Business Opportunities Analysis of Entrepreneurial Cases
Strategic Management

Logic And Social Policy

Enterprise  Project II  
Psychology of Personal & Social Adjustment


The Open University of Kenya (OUK) is a virtual learning institution deeply committed to advancing education and driving socio-economic growth within Kenya and beyond. Access to higher education has remained a major challenge in Kenya and this has disadvantaged citizens who seek to improve their knowledge, upscale skills and for posterity. Experts have noted that increasing the number of educational institutions so as to match the rate of population growth is an extremely difficult if not impossible solution especially when financial and other resource constraints are considered. Open and Distance Learning approaches, coupled with innovative ICT solutions, have proofed viable alternatives to providing excellent education to millions of people located wherever and whenever by different life circumstances.