The Institute of Continuing Education offers the Microfinance Diploma Programme (MDP), which was developed as a result of a tripartite agreement between Strathmore University, Swisscontact and the Association of Microfinance Institutions (AMFI).
The MDP aims at providing participants with the basic skills in microfinance and exposing them to effective ways of managing microfinance operations. The microfinance industry aims at the provision of sustainable financial services to the low-income and the micro and small enterprise sectors in Kenya. The programme targets employees of microfinance organizations as well as other people interested in developing a professional career in microfinance. The programme is designed to meet individual and corporate training needs of the microfinance Industry in general. The lecturers for the programme are drawn from staff members in the University and practitioners from the microfinance industry.
The following will be eligible for admission into the Micro finance Diploma Programme:
- Be a holder of a professional certificate in a relevant discipline form an Institution recognized by the Academic Council of the University AND
- Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum of C+ or be a holder of KACE certificate with a minimum of two Subsidiary Passes, and a minimum of a Credit Pass in Mathematics at KCE; AND
- Have worked in an MFI, SACCO, Bank, and Financial Institution OR Non-bank financial Institution for a minimum of two years
The programme is offered in two modules :-