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January 2019 Intake

Our January 2019 Intake is now open. Find more information below

Master of Laws

The Master of Laws at Strathmore Law School is an 18-month programme designed for experienced lawyers and legal practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge and expertise without interrupting their careers. The SLS LL.M offers the students a first-rate increased understanding of local, regional and international legal principles. Students may enroll for a general LL.M or may choose to major in one of the five thematic areas of law offered, namely Intellectual Property Law, International Criminal Law, International Financial Law and Regulation, Oil & Gas Law and Corporate & International Tax Law.

Through lectures taught by predominantly international faculty members, case studies depicting actual problem cases in the industry, research and through group work amongst academic peers, the programme will aim to provide students with the theoretical and practical building blocks and conceptual tools necessary for the more advanced tasks they will be called upon throughout the course.

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Master of Applied Philosophy and Ethics (MAPE)

The Master of Applied Philosophy and Ethics (MAPE) is a two-year, part-time program, intended to give the base for the development of any human activity to not only improve a person’s technical ef­ficiency and effectiveness but also the general welfare of those in contact with program participants in their communities.

Why Study MAPE

  1. Fascinating subject matter
  • MAPE seeks not simply knowledge, but deep understanding and wisdom.
  1. Wide variety of interesting classes taught by outstanding lecturer
  • Our MAPE Faculty are dedicated lecturers who are experts in their fields and are genuinely interested in helping students to develop their understanding and skills. Our lecturers have won teaching awards and consistently earn high ratings on student evaluations.
  1. Skill development
  • Pursuing MAPE imparts skills that will be useful not only in any career but also in your personal life. The study of MAPE will enable you to think carefully, critically, and with clarity, take a logical approach to address challenging questions and examining hard issues, reason well and evaluate the reasoning of others, discuss sensibly, and write effectively.
  1. Great preparation for any career or graduate study
  • Most students of MAPE don’t go on to become philosophy professors. But they do go on to get good jobs in a wide range of fields, including law, medicine, business, education, journalism, public policy, government, religion, communication fields, public relations, retail management, social service, and many more.
  1. Personal development
  • Careers and jobs are only one part of the rest of your life. The study of MAPE not only affects how you think but also your development as a person. Studying MAPE can be truly enriching and highly gratifying, and it is excellent preparation for lifelong learning and an enhanced intellectual, political, and social existence.

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Diploma Programmes

Diploma in Business Information Technology

The Diploma in Business Information Technology programme is designed to meet the increasing demand in the workplace for IT professionals with a wide knowledge of business management, technical skills and the capacity to offer support in the implementation of IT-based solutions in business. DBIT is a University Diploma. The curriculum goes beyond material currently covered in Diploma, Higher Diploma and Graduate Diploma programmes in the common professional programmes in Kenya today. The course is made up of 20 modules each 60 contact hours carefully developed by IT experts. It focuses on the issues surrounding the development, implementation, and management of Information Systems in competitive business environments.

Program objectives:

  1. To develop a coherent and broad-based coverage of business information systems and the underlying technology to implement these systems information requirements and develop solutions from model professional and technical perspectives
  2. To prepare candidates to apply the principles learned in the performance of their duties in the workplace
  3. To prepare candidates for progression to higher levels of education, notably to degree level

Diploma in Entrepreneurship

The Diploma in Entrepreneurship prepares individuals to set up, manage and scale up businesses with outstanding professionalism. Special emphasis will be accorded to business sustainability and job creation.

This is a highly practical course designed specifically for entrepreneurially-oriented individuals to nurture their talents to allow them to broaden their entrepreneurial skills through interactive and a very practical learning ecosystem within Strathmore Institute. The course puts focus on entrepreneurs who are looking at job creation.

Program Objectives:

  1. The individual undertaking this course will be expected to create a business and sustain it throughout the duration of the course. The performance of the business will be graded as part of the course.
  2. The businesses can be run individually or as groups, enhancing teamwork.
  3. To impart practical skills by offering mentorship programme, coaching sessions for all the students and a seed programme to the top three students in the business, through collaboration with Wadhwani Foundation.
  4. To impart practical knowledge to develop sound foundations in entrepreneurship.
  5. Enable identification of their strength and weaknesses hence make wise investment decisions.
  6. To develop ability to critically evaluate challenges facing their businesses and formulate realistic solutions.
  7. To help entrepreneurs adapt in a rapidly changing global marketplace.
  8. Empower individuals with applicable knowledge in the local and global business environment.
  9. Prepare individuals for progression to higher levels of study.
  10. We offer all students mentorship and a seed programme for the top three students in the business through a partnership of Strathmore University and Wadhwani Foundation.

Diploma in Journalism and New Media

The Diploma in Journalism and New Media is a unique programme designed to take advantage of emerging new media platforms that have revolutionized communication globally as we know it. Traditional media houses have been compelled to change and transform their way of doing business in order to survive the unwavering surge of digital and new media.

The course will include lectures, knowledge sharing from media and communication professionals and practical tours and assignments, all of which are geared towards producing world-class professionals in media who will provide their expertise with integrity and passion. Additionally, these professionals will be highly competent to be recruited worldwide and provide skilled services as reporters, social media gurus, teachers, and communication specialists.

Ultimately, the course will empower the students to appreciate their critical roles as positive socio-cultural, economic, environmental and political change agents.

The diploma in Journalism and New media will prepare students to become practitioners in numerous professional fields, both in public and private sectors, that will include, but are not limited to, production, public relations, social and digital media strategists, corporate communication officers and specialists, marketers, advertisers, copywriters, news reporters, editors, and teachers.

Program objectives:

  1. Give individuals undertaking the course a clear perspective on how to use communication as a tool for effective public relations.
  2. Prepare individuals to become outstanding professionals on matters of public policy.
  3. To impart skills in marketing communications and media strategies across screen, print and online platforms.
  4. To impart an in-depth understanding of the political, economic and media contexts in which the industry works both locally and globally.
  5. Prepare for progression to higher levels of study.
  6. To prepare individuals to use holistically leverage communication to raise societal awareness of critical concerns and become agenda setters and problem-solvers.
  7. To impart practical skills by offering mentorship programme, coaching sessions for all the students through collaboration with Wadhwani Foundation.

Diploma in Procurement

The Diploma in Procurement prepares individuals to work in managerial as well as supervisory roles in the coordination of the flow of goods and services.

The curriculum develops co-operation between the academic and practical; aspects in the field of logistics and supply.

It encompasses good and services from the point of origin as raw material to the point of consumption as finished goods. It also focuses on the actual transportation of those goods to individual clients. Candidates are enlightened on the practical management and facilitation of goods and services.

Program objectives:

  1. Imparts knowledge on how to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations involving logistics and supplies.
  2. Impart knowledge on overseeing operations such as managing processes for shipping and warehousing.
  3. Teaches how to coordinate the logistics of all aspects of the supply chain which consists of the plan or strategy, the source of raw materials and services, manufacturing, delivery and logistics, and the return system for defective or unwanted products.
  4. Teach the practical management of all the processes in the logistics and supply chain process.
  5. To prepare individuals to be able to evaluate procurement and supplies issues and come up with solutions from a professional, practical based, academic and moral perspective.
  6. To enhance their analytical capabilities in supplier selection and procurement processes in the supply chain line in Kenya and across the globe.
  7. Enhances design sourcing and purchasing strategies.
  8. To develop problem-solving, analytical and decision making skills with the case based methodology and work-based learning.
  9. Prepare for progression to higher levels of study.
  10. To impart practical skills by offering mentor-ship programme, coaching sessions for all the students through collaboration with Wadhwani Foundation.

Diploma in International Relations

This diploma includes a wide range of academic disciplines, such as political science, economics, sociology, law, security, and related areas all purposed to develop the global citizen and the global society.

The Diploma in international relations will explore the major global and multicultural perspectives allowing students to gain an understanding of a complex and interconnected world through the close study of historical, political, economic, legal, and cultural forces. The diploma in international relations prepares you for either a career in the international business community, governments, diplomatic corps, as well as private and international non-governmental organizations. It will also assist you in preparing for further graduate study in international relations, international law, political science, development or policy studies.

Program objectives:

The diploma in international relations aims to enable the students to enter into the job market with knowledge, skills, and confidence that would enable them to contribute positive and effective service in the diplomatic and international relations field.

By developing persons and society to play positive roles in the international arena the program works towards the mission of Strathmore to provide all-round quality education for ethical and social development and service to the society.

In line with the goals, the programme endeavors to integrate the following competencies in the courses:

  1. Apply communicative, critical and creative thinking skills necessary to contribute towards positive international relations
  2. Explain the concepts of international relations as applied to theoretical, and practical contexts
  3. Apply effective solutions to international relations problems based on a thorough knowledge and skills relevant to the diplomatic and international arena
  4. To impart practical skills by offering mentorship programme, coaching sessions for all the students through collaboration with Wadhwani Foundation.

Diploma in Business Management

The Diploma in Business Management (DBM) prepares you to work in management, administration, enterprise development, consultancy, and other related fields.

The curriculum develops your management capabilities by assessing and expanding your management skills. The course focuses on exploring and understanding contemporary management issues and emphasizes action, observation analysis, and reflection, thereby offering you, the participant, a unique opportunity to apply what you learn to your job.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

The CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation is an internationally respected professional designation conferred by the CFA Institute. The program’s professional conduct requirements demand that both CFA candidates and charter holders adhere to the highest standards of ethical responsibility. Upholding ethical standards are as much part of holding the CFA designation as passing the examinations.

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Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the largest and most successful professional marketing community in the world. Professional CIM qualifications are the only marketing qualification programme accepted and respected worldwide and there are now over 50,000 marketers currently registered across the globe. Individuals with the CIM credentials are able to:

  • Work anywhere in the world
  • Work in any industry
  • Acquire marketing status that is recognized internationally
  • Advance their career to a Master program from the U.K’s top universities Whatever stage an individual is at in their career, CIM qualifications can help the individual to develop marketing skills and knowledge, and because CIM qualifications are developed to meet industry needs, students will be provided with practical skills that can help one to progress through the marketing career easily.

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Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISM)

A current profile of CISMs demonstrates the managerial influence and authority achieved by CISMs within their organizations. The CISM certification promotes international practices and provides executive management with assurance that those earning the designation have the required experience and knowledge to provide effective security management services. The CISM job practice also defines a global job description for the information security manager and a method to measure existing staff or compare prospective new hires. Earning the CISM designation distinguishes individuals as qualified information security management professionals with experience and knowledge managing, designing and overseeing an enterprise’s information security. CISM provides the information security professional with an opportunity to build upon existing credentials and provides tangible evidence of career growth. The CISM designation assures employers that their staff has met the current education and experience criteria necessary for successful on-the-job performance. Individuals earning the CISM certification become part of an elite peer network, attaining a one-of-a-kind credential.

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Certified Information Systems Audit(CISA)

Today’s complex business and technology environment continues to challenge enterprises seeking to protect and control IT and business systems. In addition, there is an ever-increasing number of government regulations and oversight that require stronger internal control and disclosures. The technical skills, knowledge and practices that ISACA’s Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®) program promotes and evaluates are the building blocks to meeting these challenges.

With the CISA designation comes many professional and personal benefits, including:

  • Worldwide recognition for professional experience
  • Enhanced knowledge and skills
  • Career advancement

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Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

A course in Accountancy is relevant for you irrespective of the career you later venture into, for example, Engineering, Law, Architecture, Medicine, Dentistry or Building Economics, since a basic knowledge of Accountancy gives the necessary background to run one’s future business according to sound financial principles.

One may also contemplate a career in Accountancy itself, either in the profession, ie preparing, auditing and interpreting the accounts of clients; acting as their financial advisor, or as a chief-accountant directing the accounting function in an organization. Whatever your future ambitions might be, the CPA course is valuable.

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Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

The ACCA qualification provides you with a sound base on which to build a successful career in accounting and finance. As an ACCA trainee, you will develop a range of skills and knowledge which will enable you to work in any aspect of finance in any country throughout the world, without restriction, creating a world of opportunities for your future.

Accountancy is about being in control – of your job, your finances, your life, and your future. Those who have reached the top and are reaping the rewards come from many different backgrounds, the ACCA qualification opens many doors in the career world. With ACCA you can reach your goals as quickly or as slowly as you want. The flexibility of examinations, study methods, and training environments means that whoever you are, wherever you are, and whatever your circumstances, ACCA as a pathway to qualifying will suit you. Attaining ACCA will offer security, financial reward, prestige, and respect. Plus you will have the freedom to move your career in the direction which is best for you. As a Chartered Certified Accountant, you will be at the center of the decision-making process.

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  1. International Computer Driving License (ICDL)
  2. Certificate in Computer Applications (CCA)
  3. Cisco Networking (CCNA)
  4. Certificate in Culinary Arts
  5. Certificate in Data Science
  6. English Proficiency Classes

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