Diploma in Business Management (DBM) - Africa International University | Educartis

2 years
On Campus


Course Overview

This two year Diploma in Business Management (DBM) is designed to equip students with the relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes to enable them to perform administrative duties as a middle level manager in an organisation. Taken on-campus at the Africa International University, this on-campus programme is highly market-driven and provides students with the managerial knowledge and skills needed to respond to constantly changing demand patterns in the market today. The course includes a practicum and research project. 

Business managers are a key aspect to the success of any company because they are responsible for generating new revenue and helping companies remain viable and profitable. This career position comes with a lot of responsibility, a higher-than-average salary, and unique rewards that lead to incredible job satisfaction. If you're interested in this job path, then this course offers you an opportunity to equip yourself with the comprehensive management knowledge needed to deal effectively with the rapidly evolving business environment in Kenya and abroad. 
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this programme, successful graduates will: 

  • Have the necessary skills for effective management of various organisations. 
  • Be able to effectively manage resources according to the contemporary business trends. 
  • Know how to carry out research with a view of finding solutions to contemporary problems affecting business management. 
  • Have the skills for careers in both the private and public sector. 
  • Be well prepared for further studies in the business field. 
Certification obtained

Diploma in Business Management 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This programme will provide students a stepping stone towards exciting and remunerative careers including: 

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • General or Operating Manager 



On Campus, 4 years, January 2020


On Campus, 3 quarters, January 2020


On Campus, 3 years, January 2020


When do I start?

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Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students require either: 

  • A Minimum KCSE Grade of C - (minus), C (Plain) OR
  • Certificate in a related field 

How do I apply?

Students will be able to apply for this programme through the Educartis platform. Students must provide: 
  • Provide a non-refundable application fee of 1,000 KES 

In addition, international students must submit an application for Kenya Pupil's Pass (KPP) accompanied with 11,250 KSH. 

Payment options

At AIU, students are offered the following methods of paying their university fees: 

  1. Payments can be made by banker's cheque, payable to AIU. The university doesn't accept personal cheques.
  2. The university doesn't accept cash payments. Cash should be deposited into any of the following bank accounts and the banking slip immediately presented for issuance of a University receipt to the finance office.
Payments within Kenya

  • Co-operative Bank of Kenya
Account Name: Africa International UniversityBank: Co-Operative Bank of Kenya
Branch: Karen
Account Number: 01128092985900
Coop Swift Code: KCOOKENA

  • CFC Stanbic Bank
Account name: Africa International University.Account Number: 0100000203728
Bank Name: CFC Stanbic Bank
Branch Name: Upper Hill Medical Centre
Swift code: SBICKENX

  • Equity Bank
Account name: Africa International University.Account Number: 1250260743538
Bank Name: Equity Bank
Branch Name: Karen
Swift code: EQBLKENA

  • Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB)
Account name: Africa International University
Account Number: 1140816764
Bank Name: Kenya Commercial Bank
Branch Name: Karen
Swift code: KCBLKENX

M-PESA PAYMENT VIA KCB (For registered students only)
1. Go to M-PESA menu on your phone 2. Select Pay Bill
2. Enter Business number (522123)
3. Enter school code (10044k) and your registration number as one word 4. Enter Amount
5. Enter PIN
6. Press ok to confirm Sending of money

For Foreign Payments in USD
Account name: Africa International University
Account Number: 0100000200136
Bank Name: CFC Stanbic Bank
Branch Name: Upper Hill Medical Centre
Swift code: SBICKENX

Detailed course information

This course is taken on campus at the Africa International University and includes a practicum and research project. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Computer Systems and Information Technology
  • Communication Skills / BA 214 Business Communication
  • Foundations of Life and Mission 
  • Library Research and Information Competency
  • Economics 
  • Life Skills
  • Entrepreneurship & Business Plan/EN111 Foundations for Entrepreneurship
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Principles and Practices of Management /FA111 Principles of Management
  • Business Law 
  • Financial Accounting /FA 112 Financial Accounting 1
  • Office Administration and Management
  • Business Statistics/ BA 112 Business Statistics / BAF 121  
  •  Human Resource Management/
    BA227 Human Resource Mgmt.
  • Principles of Marketing /BA212 Principles and Practices of Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Management/FA 413 Financial Management
  • Supply and Transport Management 
  • Cost Accounting/BA 225 Cost Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting 
  • Research Methods
  • Trade Project
  • Practicum 
Intakes are Dec/Jan, Apr/May and Aug/Sept at the Karen campus. 
One can take full time, evening, Saturday, holiday or Blended e-learning mode of study.
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Where and When


Africa International University - AIU

Dagoretti road , Nairobi, Karen, Kenya


Africa International University - AIU

Dagoretti road , Nairobi, Karen, Kenya


Africa International University - AIU

Dagoretti road , Nairobi, Karen, Kenya

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