The Bachelor of Commerce degree is a four-year study programme. It aims at preparing students for management careers in the private and public sector. It offers professional  specialization in the following areas: Accounting; Marketing; Banking and Finance; Insurance and Risk Management; Cooperative Management; Human Resource Management, Enterprenureship, Procurement and Logistics Management and  Management Science. In the first and second years of study, students take general commerce courses and are required to  select one of the listed options for specialization in the third and fourth years’ of study respectively. All options lay emphasis on the functional areas of Management, and stress on problem solving, analytical & decision making skills and business analysis.

By the end of this programme the learners should be able to:

  • Effectively manage resources at their disposal according to the contemporary, business environment.
  • Carry out research with a view to finding solutions to contemporary problems affecting business.
  • Apply the acquired knowledge and skills to Manage national and international organisations.
  • Pursue further studies in Business.

The entry requirements set out below are only minimum, and do not in any way entitle an applicant to a place in the University

Have the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with mean grade C+ (C plus) from subject groupings specified by the Kenya National Examination Council or its equivalent, OR have Two (2) Principals and a subsidiary pass at Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE)

Hold a Diploma in a business related field with at least a “Credit” or equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the senate.

Meet additional or specific entry requirements as may be specified by the respective Department, Faculty, School, Institute, or professional regulatory bodies offering the Degree programme.

Admission may also be offered to holders of CPA Part II

The Bachelor of Commerce degree programme is a four academic years programme for full time students. Part time students may take up to eight academic years. Courses taken to fulfill graduation requirements are drawn from a cluster of University Common Core courses and from those specified by the Faculty and Department. To graduate, the Bachelor of Commerce candidates are required to take and pass at least 173 CFs of courses approved by the Senate. Full-time, Evening, Part-time, School-based, Weekend, ODEL. Full Time Students shall be required to complete at least 21 CFs each semester. The distribution of CFs for the whole programme shall be as follows:

  • First year, 12 CFs from University wide courses, 30 CFs from Faculty courses.
  • Second year, 42 CFs from core courses.
  • Third year, 21 CFs from core courses, 18 CFs from specialization and 3 CFs from electives.
  • Fourth year, 18 CFs from core courses, 18 CFs from specialization 3 CFs from electives and 4 CFs from Research Project.
  • Part-time students shall be allowed to take a minimum of nine (9) CFs and maximum of twenty one (21) CFs per semester

Full Time  Ksh – 68,500 per Semester

Online Learining (Odel) – Ksh – 54,500 per Semester

Applications should be on official forms available at Tharaka University College in Gatunga; Non-refundable fee of KES 2,000 for postgraduate courses degree, and diploma programmes and KES 1,000 for certificate courses to be deposited in the following accounts:

Bank Name        Account Name:   Branch       Account Tharaka University


Co-operative      Fees   Collection  

Bank                     Account                 Chuka       0112972400000

Equity Bank        Fees   Collection   Chuka      021 0277753588


KCB Bank           Fees   Collection   Chuka       1240985967


How to Apply?

Reach out admission Office via 0721839583 or 0703684570