Bachelor of Technology in Office Administration - Technical University of Kenya | Educartis

Nairobi
4 years
Diploma
On Campus

Benefits

Course Overview

This four year Bachelor degree programme is designed to produce graduates with the appropriate knowledge and skills to become effective office administrators in both the private and public sectors of the economy. Taken on-campus at the Technical University of Kenya, this course provides students with the hands-on leadership skills required to efficiently organise, manage, and administer the workplace environment and covers topics such as financial management, decision making, and executive communication. 

Office managers are a cornerstone of any organisation and are necessary for the smooth, efficient, and economic performance of office work. As a leader, they're also in charge of public relations and helping other departments achieve all their goals. The position requires a high amount of responsibility and comes with a complex set of challenges and rewards including higher salaries, greater job satisfaction, and the ability to drive and experience your team's success. If you're looking to enter a management role, this on-campus course enhances your knowledge and skills to take on the position with ease.
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Recognise how to effectively manage the office environment and staff using the latest IT technology. 
  • Apply good practice in recruiting, monitoring and training staff. 
  • Practice essential skills in managing their own responsibilities. 
  • Understand how to use technology to improve workplace efficiency and increase job satisfaction.
  • Demonstrate effective business communication skills. 

Certification obtained

Bachelor of Technology in Office Administration

What jobs will I qualify for?

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

  • Hotel Front Office Manager
  • Office and Project Manager
  • Office Administrator 
  • Recruitment Manager 

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Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students require: 
  • KCSE Mean Grade C + 
  • Minimum Grade C Plain in each of the cluster subjects: 
    • English/Kiswahili
    • Mathematics A / Mathematics B / Any Group II
    • Any group III
    • Any Group II / 2nd Group III / Any Group IV / Any Group V
    • Group I: English, Kiswahili, Mathematics
    • Group II: Biology, Physics, Chemistry
    • Group III: History and Government, Geography, Christian Religious Education, Islamic Religious Education, Hindu Religious Education
    • Group IV: Home Science, Art and Design, Agriculture, Aviation Technology, Computer Studies
    • Group V: French, German, Arabic, Music, Business Studies
OR
  • Applicants should have a minimum of two (2) principal passes and a subsidiary pass in the General Paper at A-level and have passed with a credit in English at O-levels.
OR

  • Applicants should have a Diploma (Technical Education Programme) in Secretarial of The Technical University of Kenya or an equivalent qualification.
OR
  • Applicants with a Higher Diploma (HDip) in Secretarial offered by The Technical University of Kenya or an equivalent qualification.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must: 

  • Fill in the online application form 
  • Upload their academic certificates and a copy of their National ID/Birth Certificate/Passport 
  • Pay a non-refundable fee of 2,000 KES 

Payment options

Students will be able to pay their school fees through: 

  • Bank Transfer
  • Bankers Cheque 
  • Mpesa 

Detailed course information

This course is taken on-campus at the Technical University of Kenya over the course of four years (10 semesters). The course outline is as follows: 

YEAR 1 
Semester I 
  • Communication Skills
  • Keyboarding Accuracy A 
  • Shorthand Theory and Penmanship A 
  • Basic Mathematics
  • ICT Concepts
  • Introduction to Business
  • Critical and Creative Thinking 
Semester II 
  • Keyboarding Accuracy B
  • Shorthand Theory and Penmanship B
  • Business English 
  • Computer Applications 
  • Health Education 
  • Business Maths 
  • Society and Culture
YEAR 2 

Semester I 
  • Computerised Document Processing 1A
  • Shorthand Speed Development 1A
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Business Communication
  • Office Automation
  • Foreign Language 1A
  • Foundations of Law and Legal Systems
Semester II 
  • Computerised Document Processing 1B
  • Shorthand Speed Development 1B
  • Human and Public Relations
  • Office Management
  • Foreign Language 1B
  • Principles of Management
YEAR 3

Semester I
  • Industry Based Learning I (12 weeks)
Semester II
  • Computerised Document Processing 1B
  • Shorthand Speed Development 2A
  • Foreign Language 2A
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Economics
  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Business Statistics
Semester III 
  • Computerised Document Processing 2B
  • Shorthand Speed Development 2B
  • Evolution and Development of Office Systems
  • Foreign Language 2B
  • Commercial and Administration Law
  • Business Plan Project
  • Research Methods
YEAR FOUR 
Semester I
  • Industry Based Learning I (12 weeks)
Semester II
  • Proposal Writing Project
  • Management Consultancy and Counselling
  • Business French IIA 
  • Organisational Theory and Behaviour
  • Industrial Psychology 
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Environment
Semester III
  • Trade Area Project
  • Company Secretarial Practise
  • Foreign Language
  • Environmental Studies
  • Business Ethics and Governance
  • E-Business

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