The recent global trends of economies, both public and private sectors require human resource personnel with appropriate knowledge and skills necessary for efficient and effective planning, development and management of public funds when procuring so that governments can get value for their money. The main objectives of procurement as stipulated in public procurement and disposal act PPDA 2005 and PPDR 2006 is to enhance efficiency and effectiveness to procurement entities through understanding the procurement process and procedures. The Master of Science in Procurement and Logistics programme addresses the need to develop individuals with competent essential knowledge, skills, techniques and understanding procurement , logistics and disposal procedures so that organizations can operate within the law. The programme caters for participants who have undergone prior procurement, purchasing, supplies or logistics training as well as those whose professional background and pursuits are in other disciplines. As such, it is designed to meet the educational and technical needs of various professional fields and study, namely: business, agriculture, health, law, education and engineering. The programme provides an opportunity for students to extend their academic experience by working with colleagues in related fields of specialization and other disciplines.. Links with the business community, industry and other business institutions are an important component of the programme.

By the end of this Programme the learner is expected to:

  • Explain the changes locally and internationally regarding procurement procedures
  • Apply specialized and current  knowledge in procurement  and logistics  functions
  • Apply professional skills in procurement profession and problem-solving mechanism relating to procurement related issues.

Admisssion shall be offered to holders of Bachelors degree in purchasing and supplies or business related degree from a Senate recognized university with a minimum of 2nd class honours upper division qualification OR Bachelors’ degree in purchasing and supplies or business related degree from a recognized university with a minimum of 2nd class honours lower division qualification with a minimum 2 years work experience

The M.Sc. in PLM programme consists of 18 courses of course work, examination and a research project. The eighteen (18) courses consist of twelve (12) core courses, five (5) specialisation courses which include a seminar and one (1) elective from any area of study. To be awarded an M.Sc.PLM degree, a candidate must successfully complete fifty-four (54) taught credit factors (CFs) and a research project which will be equivalent to nine (9) CFs. Course units can only be taken after the necessary prerequisites have been successfully completed, where applicable.

Each course will comprise 45 contact hours and be examined at the end of the semester by a 3 hour examination.


The mode of delivery shall be fulltime, part-time, evening, weekend, school based and ODEL. A fulltime candidate for Master of Business Administration degree shall be registered for a minimum of 18 months and a maximum of 36 months. Such candidate shall take eighteen (18) CFs per semester. Part-time candidates for MBA shall complete their programme in a period of between 30 and 48 months. Part time candidate shall be allowed to take a minimum of 6 CFs and a maximum of eighteen (18) CFs per semester.

Full Time  Ksh-120,000/= per year science based

Applications should be on official forms available at Tharaka University  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