Mount Kenya University

The idea behind the establishment of the University dates back to 1996 when the precursor of the University, the Thika Institute of Technology was founded as a Computer Outreach Program. At this point in time in Kenyan history, the development of Information Communication Technology (ICT) both Mobile Telephony and Computer Technology had started gaining an upward momentum in rural and urban centres.

In the year 2000, the Institute developed into a commercial college offering management and computer training programmes. Later in the year the Ministry of Education Science and Technology recognized the institute as a full fledged institution of higher learning and granted it a full registration approval.

In order to remain relevant with the training needs of the society, the institute initiated training programmes in the fields of paramedical, Information Technology, and Business and Entrepreneurship education in the year 2002.

In the year 2005 the Institute became the 1st private institution in Kenya to be allowed to train Pharmaceutical Technologists by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of the Ministry of Health.

In the year 2006 the Commission for Higher Education (CHE) validated and approved the institute’s request for collaboration with JKUAT to offer both Diploma and Degree programmes. The Institute continued to work closely with the Commission for Higher Education in line with the stipulated guidelines for establishing a privately funded university.

After fulfilling all the requirements as stipulated in the guidelines of establishing a privately funded university (1989 rules), the Commission for Higher Education issued MKU with the authority to establish a full fledged privately funded university with Thika Institute of Technology as its precursor/forerunner.

Courses offered at Mount Kenya University

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)

Bachelor of Science in Medical Biochemistry

BSc. in Nursing

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management

Bachelors in Environmental Health

Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion

Bachelor in Community Health and Development

Bachelor of Science in Office Administration & Management
Bachelor of procurement Master of Science in Project Planning & Management

Bachelor of Science in Finance and Statistics
Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance
Bachelor of Science in Economics
Bachelor of Science in Economics and Statistics

Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration
Bachelor of Business Management

Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration

Bachelor of commerce (Regular, Evening and Weekend

B.Ed. in Special Needs Education (Primary Option and Secondary Option)

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies)

Bachelor of   Education (Primary Education)

Bachelor of arts in International Relations

Bachelor of Arts in Film and Animation Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media and Communication (Options: Electronic Media, Print Media, Public Relations , Advertising)

Bachelor of Social work  and administration

Bachelor of Arts in development studies

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Bachelor of Business in Information (BBIT)

Bachelor of Science Information Technology (B.Sc. IT)

Bachelor of Science Information Science (BIS)

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology

Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Bachelor of science in Laboratory Sciences

Bachelor of science in Industrial Chemistry

Bachelor of Science in Statistics

Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Animal Health and production

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Rural Development

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science

Bachelor of Laws LLB

Bachelor of Science Energy and Environmental Technology

Bachelor of Science in Petroleum exploration and production

Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management

Bachelor of Technology in Computer and Electronic systems

Bachelors of Science in Travel and Tourism Management

Bachelors of Science in Hospitality Management

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