The Bachelor of Science in Finance is a four-year course intended to equip learners with key quantitative and analytical skills needed for financial decision making in a complex, competitive and globalized business environment. The graduates with this specialization are expected to develop skills that will enable them carry out financial activities in a wide range of organizations. Graduates of this programme will acquire knowledge to enable them pursue postgraduate studies or earn professional certifications such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Investment and Financial Analyst (CIFA).

At the end of this programme, the learner should be able to:

  • Apply time value concepts to analyze and value securities
  • Use concept of risk and return relationship to construct and evaluate investment portfolio that satisfies a client’s objectives and constraints
  • Gain familiarity with mechanism of operations of major domestic and global financial institutions and markets
  • Apply knowledge of the characteristics of principal asset classes and key securities in formulating portfolio strategies.
  • Develop and apply financial modeling skills in the valuation of a firm, capital assets, securities and other investment vehicles

The entry requirements set out below are only minimum, and do not in any way entitle an applicant to a place in the University. Admission shall be offered to a holder of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with mean grade C+ (C plus) at KCSE with a C (plain) in Mathematics; OR a holder of Two (2) Principals and 1 subsidiary and at least a credit in Mathematics and English/Kiswahili in KCE; OR two (2) Principals and a subsidiary pass obtained at different sittings OR a Diploma holder with at least a credit or equivalent qualification from a senate recognized institution in the relevant field of specialization; OR holders CPA/CPS II; OR holders of HND in Business related disciplines from senate recognized institutions. Holders of at least CPA/CPS III, Diploma or HND may attract credit transfer. Such cases shall be treated on a case by case basis. Additional or specific entry requirements as may be specified by the respective Department, Faculty, School, Institute, or professional regulatory bodies offering the Degree programme.

Courses taken to fulfil graduation requirements are drawn from a cluster of University Common Core courses and from those specified by Faculties and Departments. In order to fulfil the graduation requirements for Bachelor of Science in Finance degree, candidates are required to take and pass at least 148 credit factors of courses approved by the Senate. The modes of delivery shall be: Full-time, Evening, Part-time, Bi-semester, Trimester, E-leaning and School based. Full Time Students shall be required to complete at least 18 CFs each semester. The Bachelor of Science in Finance programme takes FOUR academic years comprising of eight semesters for full time students. Part-time students may be allowed to cover the programme within EIGHT academic years.

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