Why study Bachelor of Co-operatives and Community Development (BCCD)?

The Bachelor of Co-operatives and Community Development (BCCD) degree is designed to equip students with requisite knowledge and skills in theory and practice of Co-operative Management and Community Development to enable them become successful practitioners in the promotion of Co-operative organizations, community development activities, and related professional fields.

Target groups

The programme is open to qualified K.C.S.E holders and other persons possessing equivalent or any other acceptable qualifications who wish to pursue a career, academic or research interest in co-operatives and community development.

Programme Objectives

The BCCD programme aims to achieve the following goals:

  1. To develop a conceptual and technical understanding of Co-operatives, Management, and Community Development concepts and practices and the ability to cope with future developments in these disciplines
  2. To enhance students’ self-confidence and the ability to critically evaluate co-operative business management and community development issues so as to develop solutions to problems envisaged from ethical, professional as well as academic perspectives;
  3. To instil a critical and integrated understanding of the world of co-operative business and community development with a firm foundation in related disciplines such as economics, sociology, ethics, information technology, research methodology and law.
  4. To prepare the students for progression to higher degree programmes in Co-operatives, Community Development and Business Studies.



Entry Requirements

  • Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English or Kiswahili, OR
  • Be a holder of KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and a minimum of a credit pass in Mathematics at KCE,OR
  • Be a holder of a relevant diploma with a credit pass that is recognized by the University senate. OR
  • Be a holder of any other qualification accepted by senate as equivalent to any of the above.
  • Candidates who are CPA/CPS/ACCA/CCP/CIPS finalists, Co-operative university Diploma holders will be exempted from year one. However the candidates are expected to undertake the university Core units.

Programme duration

The BFI course shall be offered in EIGHT academic semesters organised in FOUR academic years. A learner will be deemed to have passed an academic semester after successful completion of all the units in the academic year.There shall be one Industrial Attachment at the end of the third year.

Each semester will have a maximum of 9 units and a minimum of 7 units.

Programme structure

The programme will run for a minimum of 8 semesters and a maximum of 12 semesters. The period of the Industrial Attachment will be part of the programme duration. The Industrial Attachment will take eight (8) weeks.

Programme Start Dates


The programme starts in May every year.


  1. Shan

    So when are the first years supposed to report

    • fmwongela

      Degree students, September and Diploma students on May 16th

  2. shan

    how marketable is cooperative management and community development?

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