Programme Qualification Duration
Master Of Community Development1.Holders of Bachelor degree with First Class Honours OR Second Class Honours, Upper Division in any field from the Co- operative University of Kenya or a recognized University.

2. Second Class Lower Division in a relevant field from the Co- operative University of Kenya or a recognized University with at least two (2) years’ experience in research, administration, management or the public sector, as evidenced by at least one published paper in a refereed journal or Technical reports and patent documents.

3. Bachelor’s degree with a pass in a relevant field from the Co- operative University of Kenya or a recognized University may be considered for admission if:
(a) he/she has at least five (5) years of relevant experience in research, administration, management or the public sector or:
(b) has a post-graduate diploma in a relevant field
4 semesters
Master of Co-operative Management1.Holders of Bachelor degree with First Class Honours OR Second Class Honours, Upper Division in any field from the Co- operative University of Kenya or a recognized University.

2.Second Class Lower Division in a relevant field from the Co- operative University of Kenya or a recognized University with at least two (2) years’ experience in research, administration, management or the public sector, as evidenced by at least one published paper in a refereed journal or Technical reports and patent documents.

3.Bachelor’s degree with a pass in a relevant field from the Co- operative University of Kenya or a recognized University may be considered for admission if:
(a) he/she has at least five (5) years of relevant experience in research, administration, management or the public sector or:
(b) has a post-graduate diploma in a relevant field
4 semesters
Master of Business Administration (MBA)1.Holders of Bachelor degree with First Class Honours OR Second Class Honours, Upper Division in any field from the Co- operative University of Kenya or a recognized University.

2. Second Class Lower Division in a relevant field from the Co- operative University of Kenya or a recognized University with at least two (2) years’ experience in research, administration, management or the public sector, as evidenced by at least one published paper in a refereed journal or Technical reports and patent documents.

3. Bachelor’s degree with a pass in a relevant field from the Co- operative University of Kenya or a recognized University may be considered for admission if:
(a) he/she has at least five (5) years of relevant experience in research, administration, management or the public sector or:
(b) has a post-graduate diploma in a relevant field
4 semesters
Programme QualificationDuration
1. Bachelor of Co- operative Business (BCOB
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a Mean Grade of C+ or its equivalent, OR
KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) or its equivalent, plus a
KNEC Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%)
or its equivalent from an Accredited and Recognized
Institution, OR
• KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) or its equivalent, plus a
CUK Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%) or
its equivalent from an Accredited and Recognized
Institution, OR
• The Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE), East African
Certificate of Education (EACE) "Ordinary Level" Division II
or their equivalents, plus a CUK/KNEC Diploma with a credit I
pass (mean score of 60%)or their equivalents from an
Accredited and Recognized Institution, OR
• The Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE), East African
Certificate of Education (EACE) "Ordinary Level" Division III
or their equivalents, plus CUK/KNEC Certificate and
CUK/KNEC Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%)
or their equivalents from an Accredited and Recognized
Institution, OR
• The Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE)
"Advanced Level" with two Principal passes and a subsidiary.
• Subject Specific Requirements for direct entrants shall be C
plain in English/Kiswahili and C plain in Mathematics/Group
II.
8 semesters
2 .Bachelor of Cooperatives
and
Community
Development
(BCCD
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a Mean Grade of C+ or its equivalent, OR
KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) or its equivalent, plus a
KNEC Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%)
or its equivalent from an Accredited and Recognized
Institution, OR
• KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) or its equivalent, plus a
CUK Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%) or
its equivalent from an Accredited and Recognized
Institution, OR
• The Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE), East African
Certificate of Education (EACE) "Ordinary Level" Division II
or their equivalents, plus a CUK/KNEC Diploma with a credit I
pass (mean score of 60%)or their equivalents from an
Accredited and Recognized Institution, OR
• The Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE), East African
Certificate of Education (EACE) "Ordinary Level" Division III
or their equivalents, plus CUK/KNEC Certificate and
CUK/KNEC Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%)
or their equivalents from an Accredited and Recognized
Institution, OR
• The Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE)
"Advanced Level" with two Principal passes and a subsidiary.
• Subject Specific Requirements for direct entrants shall be C
plain in English/Kiswahili and C plain in Mathematics/Group
II.
8 semesters
3. Bachelor of
Science in
Disaster Risk
Management &
Sustainable
Development
(BDM)
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a Mean Grade of C+ or its equivalent, OR
KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) or its equivalent, plus a
KNEC Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%)
or its equivalent from an Accredited and Recognized
Institution, OR
• KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) or its equivalent, plus a
CUK Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%) or
its equivalent from an Accredited and Recognized
Institution, OR
• The Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE), East African
Certificate of Education (EACE) "Ordinary Level" Division II
or their equivalents, plus a CUK/KNEC Diploma with a credit I
pass (mean score of 60%)or their equivalents from an
Accredited and Recognized Institution, OR
• The Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE), East African
Certificate of Education (EACE) "Ordinary Level" Division III
or their equivalents, plus CUK/KNEC Certificate and
CUK/KNEC Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%)
or their equivalents from an Accredited and Recognized
Institution, OR
• The Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE)
"Advanced Level" with two Principal passes and a subsidiary.
• Subject Specific Requirements for direct entrants shall be C
plain in English/Kiswahili and C plain in Mathematics/Group
II.
8 semesters
4. Bachelor of
Commerce (BCOM
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a Mean Grade of C+ or its equivalent, OR
KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) or its equivalent, plus a
KNEC Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%)
or its equivalent from an Accredited and Recognized
Institution, OR
• KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) or its equivalent, plus a
CUK Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%) or
its equivalent from an Accredited and Recognized
Institution, OR
• The Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE), East African
Certificate of Education (EACE) "Ordinary Level" Division II
or their equivalents, plus a CUK/KNEC Diploma with a credit I
pass (mean score of 60%)or their equivalents from an
Accredited and Recognized Institution, OR
• The Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE), East African
Certificate of Education (EACE) "Ordinary Level" Division III
or their equivalents, plus CUK/KNEC Certificate and
CUK/KNEC Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%)
or their equivalents from an Accredited and Recognized
Institution, OR
• The Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE)
"Advanced Level" with two Principal passes and a subsidiary.
• Subject Specific Requirements for direct entrants shall be C
plain in English/Kiswahili and C plain in Mathematics/Group
II.
8 semesters
5 .Bachelor of Science in
Finance
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a Mean Grade of C+ or its equivalent, OR
KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) or its equivalent, plus a
KNEC Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%)
or its equivalent from an Accredited and Recognized
Institution, OR
• KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) or its equivalent, plus a
CUK Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%) or
its equivalent from an Accredited and Recognized
Institution, OR
• The Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE), East African
Certificate of Education (EACE) "Ordinary Level" Division II
or their equivalents, plus a CUK/KNEC Diploma with a credit I
pass (mean score of 60%)or their equivalents from an
Accredited and Recognized Institution, OR
• The Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE), East African
Certificate of Education (EACE) "Ordinary Level" Division III
or their equivalents, plus CUK/KNEC Certificate and
CUK/KNEC Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%)
or their equivalents from an Accredited and Recognized
Institution, OR
• The Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE)
"Advanced Level" with two Principal passes and a subsidiary.
• Subject Specific Requirements for direct entrants shall be C
plain in English/Kiswahili and C plain in Mathematics/Group
II.
8 semesters
6. Bachelor of Science in
Entrepreneurship
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a Mean Grade of C+ or its equivalent, OR
KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) or its equivalent, plus a
KNEC Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%)
or its equivalent from an Accredited and Recognized
Institution, OR
• KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) or its equivalent, plus a
CUK Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%) or
its equivalent from an Accredited and Recognized
Institution, OR
• The Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE), East African
Certificate of Education (EACE) "Ordinary Level" Division II
or their equivalents, plus a CUK/KNEC Diploma with a credit I
pass (mean score of 60%)or their equivalents from an
Accredited and Recognized Institution, OR
• The Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE), East African
Certificate of Education (EACE) "Ordinary Level" Division III
or their equivalents, plus CUK/KNEC Certificate and
CUK/KNEC Diploma with a credit I pass (mean score of 60%)
or their equivalents from an Accredited and Recognized
Institution, OR
• The Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE)
"Advanced Level" with two Principal passes and a subsidiary.
• Subject Specific Requirements for direct entrants shall be C
plain in English/Kiswahili and C plain in Mathematics/Group
II.
8 semesters
Programme Qualifications Duration
Diploma in Business
Administration
KCSE (or its equivalent) with mean grade C- (Minus)
ii. O-Level Division III (or its equivalent)
iii. Credit Pass in a relevant Certificate Course from the Cooperative
University of Kenya or a recognised institution.
iv. Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any of
the above.
v. Possession of the Minimum requirements does not
guarantee automatic admission to Diploma Programmes.
vi. Subject to the approval of the Senate, schools may
formulate regulations requiring applicants to have
attained such academic or equivalent qualification, as may
be consistent with the goals of their Diploma programmes
4 semesters
Diploma in Human
Resource
Management
KCSE (or its equivalent) with mean grade C- (Minus)
ii. O-Level Division III (or its equivalent)
iii. Credit Pass in a relevant Certificate Course from the Cooperative
University of Kenya or a recognised institution.
iv. Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any of
the above.
v. Possession of the Minimum requirements does not
guarantee automatic admission to Diploma Programmes.
vi. Subject to the approval of the Senate, schools may
formulate regulations requiring applicants to have
attained such academic or equivalent qualification, as may
be consistent with the goals of their Diploma programmes
4 semesters
Diploma in
Entrepreneurship
KCSE (or its equivalent) with mean grade C- (Minus)
ii. O-Level Division III (or its equivalent)
iii. Credit Pass in a relevant Certificate Course from the Cooperative
University of Kenya or a recognised institution.
iv. Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any of
the above.
v. Possession of the Minimum requirements does not
guarantee automatic admission to Diploma Programmes.
vi. Subject to the approval of the Senate, schools may
formulate regulations requiring applicants to have
attained such academic or equivalent qualification, as may
be consistent with the goals of their Diploma programmes
4 semesters
Diploma in
Microfinance
KCSE (or its equivalent) with mean grade C- (Minus)
ii. O-Level Division III (or its equivalent)
iii. Credit Pass in a relevant Certificate Course from the Cooperative
University of Kenya or a recognised institution.
iv. Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any of
the above.
v. Possession of the Minimum requirements does not
guarantee automatic admission to Diploma Programmes.
vi. Subject to the approval of the Senate, schools may
formulate regulations requiring applicants to have
attained such academic or equivalent qualification, as may
be consistent with the goals of their Diploma programmes
4 semesters
Diploma in Project
Management
KCSE (or its equivalent) with mean grade C- (Minus)
ii. O-Level Division III (or its equivalent)
iii. Credit Pass in a relevant Certificate Course from the Cooperative
University of Kenya or a recognised institution.
iv. Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any of
the above.
v. Possession of the Minimum requirements does not
guarantee automatic admission to Diploma Programmes.
vi. Subject to the approval of the Senate, schools may
formulate regulations requiring applicants to have
attained such academic or equivalent qualification, as may
be consistent with the goals of their Diploma programmes
4 semesters
Diploma in Public
Relations and
Advertising
KCSE (or its equivalent) with mean grade C- (Minus)
ii. O-Level Division III (or its equivalent)
iii. Credit Pass in a relevant Certificate Course from the Cooperative
University of Kenya or a recognised institution.
iv. Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any of
the above.
v. Possession of the Minimum requirements does not
guarantee automatic admission to Diploma Programmes.
vi. Subject to the approval of the Senate, schools may
formulate regulations requiring applicants to have
attained such academic or equivalent qualification, as may
be consistent with the goals of their Diploma programmes
4 semesters
Diploma in Purchasing
& Supplies
KCSE (or its equivalent) with mean grade C- (Minus)
ii. O-Level Division III (or its equivalent)
iii. Credit Pass in a relevant Certificate Course from the Cooperative
University of Kenya or a recognised institution.
iv. Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any of
the above.
v. Possession of the Minimum requirements does not
guarantee automatic admission to Diploma Programmes.
vi. Subject to the approval of the Senate, schools may
formulate regulations requiring applicants to have
attained such academic or equivalent qualification, as may
be consistent with the goals of their Diploma programmes
4 semesters
Diploma in
Accountancy and
Finance
KCSE (or its equivalent) with mean grade C- (Minus)
ii. O-Level Division III (or its equivalent)
iii. Credit Pass in a relevant Certificate Course from the Cooperative
University of Kenya or a recognised institution.
iv. Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any of
the above.
v. Possession of the Minimum requirements does not
guarantee automatic admission to Diploma Programmes.
vi. Subject to the approval of the Senate, schools may
formulate regulations requiring applicants to have
attained such academic or equivalent qualification, as may
be consistent with the goals of their Diploma programmes
4 semesters
Diploma in Banking
and Finance
KCSE (or its equivalent) with mean grade C- (Minus)
ii. O-Level Division III (or its equivalent)
iii. Credit Pass in a relevant Certificate Course from the Cooperative
University of Kenya or a recognised institution.
iv. Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any of
the above.
v. Possession of the Minimum requirements does not
guarantee automatic admission to Diploma Programmes.
vi. Subject to the approval of the Senate, schools may
formulate regulations requiring applicants to have
attained such academic or equivalent qualification, as may
be consistent with the goals of their Diploma programmes
4 semesters
Diploma in Tourism
Management
KCSE (or its equivalent) with mean grade C- (Minus)
ii. O-Level Division III (or its equivalent)
iii. Credit Pass in a relevant Certificate Course from the Cooperative
University of Kenya or a recognised institution.
iv. Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any of
the above.
v. Possession of the Minimum requirements does not
guarantee automatic admission to Diploma Programmes.
vi. Subject to the approval of the Senate, schools may
formulate regulations requiring applicants to have
attained such academic or equivalent qualification, as may
be consistent with the goals of their Diploma programmes
4 semesters
Diploma in Agribusiness
Management
KCSE (or its equivalent) with mean grade C- (Minus
II. O-Level Division III (or its equivalent
III. Credit Pass in a relevant Certificate Course from the Cooperative
University of Kenya or a recognised institution.
IV. Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any
of the above.
V. Possession of the Minimum requirements does not guarantee
automatic admission to Diploma Programmes.
vii. Subject to the approval of the Senate, schools may
formulate regulations requiring applicants to have
attained such academic or equivalent qualification, as
may be consistent with the goals of their Diploma
programmes.
5 semesters
Diploma in Catering &
Hotel Management
KCSE (or its equivalent) with mean grade C- (Minus
II. O-Level Division III (or its equivalent
III. Credit Pass in a relevant Certificate Course from the Cooperative
University of Kenya or a recognised institution.
IV. Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any
of the above.
V. Possession of the Minimum requirements does not guarantee
automatic admission to Diploma Programmes.
vii. Subject to the approval of the Senate, schools may
formulate regulations requiring applicants to have
attained such academic or equivalent qualification, as
may be consistent with the goals of their Diploma
programmes.
5 semesters
Diploma in Business
Information
Technology
KCSE (or its equivalent) with mean grade C- (Minus
II. O-Level Division III (or its equivalent
III. Credit Pass in a relevant Certificate Course from the Cooperative
University of Kenya or a recognised institution.
IV. Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any
of the above.
V. Possession of the Minimum requirements does not guarantee
automatic admission to Diploma Programmes.
vii. Subject to the approval of the Senate, schools may
formulate regulations requiring applicants to have
attained such academic or equivalent qualification, as
may be consistent with the goals of their Diploma
programmes.
5 semesters
Diploma in
Information
Technology
KCSE (or its equivalent) with mean grade C- (Minus
II. O-Level Division III (or its equivalent
III. Credit Pass in a relevant Certificate Course from the Cooperative
University of Kenya or a recognised institution.
IV. Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any
of the above.
V. Possession of the Minimum requirements does not guarantee
automatic admission to Diploma Programmes.
vii. Subject to the approval of the Senate, schools may
formulate regulations requiring applicants to have
attained such academic or equivalent qualification, as
may be consistent with the goals of their Diploma
programmes.
5 semesters
Diploma in Cooperative
Management
KCSE (or its equivalent) with mean grade C- (Minus
II. O-Level Division III (or its equivalent
III. Credit Pass in a relevant Certificate Course from the Cooperative
University of Kenya or a recognised institution.
IV. Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any
of the above.
V. Possession of the Minimum requirements does not guarantee
automatic admission to Diploma Programmes.
vii. Subject to the approval of the Senate, schools may
formulate regulations requiring applicants to have
attained such academic or equivalent qualification, as
may be consistent with the goals of their Diploma
programmes.
5 semesters
Diploma in
Community
Development and
Social Work
KCSE (or its equivalent) with mean grade C- (Minus
II. O-Level Division III (or its equivalent
III. Credit Pass in a relevant Certificate Course from the Cooperative
University of Kenya or a recognised institution.
IV. Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any
of the above.
V. Possession of the Minimum requirements does not guarantee
automatic admission to Diploma Programmes.
vii. Subject to the approval of the Senate, schools may
formulate regulations requiring applicants to have
attained such academic or equivalent qualification, as
may be consistent with the goals of their Diploma
programmes.
5 semesters
Programme Qualification Duration
Certificate in Business
Management
KCSE Aggregate grade “D”One (1)
Semester
Certificate in
Purchasing and
Supplies
KCSE Aggregate grade “D”One (1)
Semester
Certificate in Cooperative
Management
KCSE Aggregate grade “D”One (1)
Semester
Programme  Qualification Duration
Certificate in Bridging
Mathematics
KCSEOne (1)
Semester