Diploma Courses

The KIMSOM Diploma Programs are tailored to facilitate Professional Management practices necessary for economic and social development of a country and for the improvement of a people welfare. To practice professional management, managers require proper education and training in management. This course is intended to equip the learner with a wide range of management skills applicable in all areas of management universally. The course has eleven (8) areas of specialization. Each area of specialization consists of 3 Sections and a total of 18 taught units. In addition students undertake Research Work and undergo Industrial Attachment of eight to twelve weeks.

  1. Business Management
  2. Human Resource Management
  3. Marketing Management
  4. Project Management
  5. Public Relations
  6. Purchasing and Supplies Management
  7. Archive & Record Management
  8. Office Management

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements are either

  1. KIM Certificate in Management
  2. Or P 1 certificate
  3. Or KATC final
  4. Or CPA 1 /CPS 1
  5. Or KNEC Certificate in a Business related field
  6. Or Equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution
  7. Or KCSE mean grade C-, with C in English and C in Mathematics/ Accounting/ Commerce/ Economics/ Business Studies

Registration Procedure:
KIMSOM Application Form duly completed and attached Certified copies of academic/Professional Certificates, Two passport-size coloured photographs and copy of the ID/Passport MUST be approved. Fee payment on admission.

Fee Structure

Item Section I Section II Section III
TOTAL 29,500 35,000 39,000

Late Research Project 10,000


A Transcript and Diploma Certificate in Management in the relevant option shall be issued upon successful completion of course work, attachment and Research Project.


Students with relevant qualifications from recognized institutions may apply for credit transfers in specific units up to a maximum of 2 units per level in Section 1 and II. Credit transfers shall be granted at an equal level or higher qualification. Holders of Degrees in Business related field will be exempted on individual case basis based on previous performance.


Students may attend any of the following sessions:-

Morning Sessions - 8.00 am to 12.00 pm

Afternoon Sessions - 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Evening Sessions - 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Saturday Sessions - 8.00 am to 5.30 pm

Saturday & Sunday 8.00 am to 5.30 pm

Early Morning 6:30am to 8:00am

A student MUST attend at least 75% of the scheduled time in order to be allowed to take examinations. Students should sign in all classes attended.


There are four semesters in any given year: January to June; April to September; July to December and October to March.

Evaluation Policy

Work Based Assignments (WBA-15 %), Continuous Assessment Tests (CAT-15%), End of Semester Examinations (70%), Industrial Attachment (Pass) and Research Project (100%).

Compulsory Practical Units

DCM 11 Industrial Attachment

Industrial Attachment will take duration of minimum eight (8) weeks aimed at directed internship for practical application of the knowledge obtained in class in a private firm, Non-Governmental Organizations, government agency etc.

DCM 12 Research Project

This is an independent action or Applied Research conducted by the students to solve an identified problem in their fields of specialization