Doctor of Philosophy in Management and Leadership

The University, the School of Management and Leadership and approved centre regulations shall apply. No student shall be registered for the Doctor of Philosophy in Management and Leadership without satisfying the minimum University requirements. The University shall admit students based on a non-discriminatory policy. Students will be admitted without regard to their gender, disability, religion, and race, ethnic or national origin.

Core Programme Learning Outcomes

At the end of this programme a student will be able to: 

  1. Provide relevant effective and efficient management and leadership to the society;
  2. Formulate, implement and evaluate research studies in the field of Management and Leadership that would contribute to national development;
  3. Develop leadership and management policies and developmental plans that are appropriate for specific organisations; and,
  4. Enhance relevant management and leadership skills in order to broaden academic knowledge in management, leadership, administration, research and analytical skills.

Target Groups

The Doctor of Philosophy degree programme in Management and Leadership targets master’s degreeholders or its equivalent and PhD holders in Management, Leadership, Business, Administration or any other relevant business disciplines including:

  1. Academicians and researchers with the relevant qualification who wish to further their career in Management and Leadership.
  2. Management or Leadership consultants with the relevant qualification who wish to further their career in Management and Leadership
  3. Business professionals with the relevant qualification who wish to develop their business skills and talents globally

Programme Duration and Structure

The Doctor of Philosophy in Management and Leadership degree programme shall be offered in three (3) years. A student must complete the doctorate degree within a minimum of three (3) years or a maximum of seven (7) years. The first year will comprise six (6) course units, while the second and third years will comprise the independent research study paper and thesis. A student will be deemed to have passed the first year after successful completion of all the units offered in that year.  In order to proceed with thesis, a student must have passed all units offered in the first year. The period for programme shall consist of 36 months (minimum duration) and 84 months (maximum duration).

Courses shall be offered in terms of units. One unit is defined as a series of 45 contact hours.  For this purpose a one-hour lecture is equivalent to a two-hour tutorial or a three-hour practical period, or an equivalent amount of other assigned study or practical experience or any combination of these that may be approved by the School of Management and Leadership.

To qualify for the award of the degree, a student must pass all the six (6) course units offered and must have successfully completed and passed the thesis.

A student wishing to temporarily suspend his/her studies must apply for academic leave.  The academic leave becomes official only after endorsement by the University Senate.  The academic leave cannot extend beyond two (2) continuous semesters and the leave duration will be part of the programme duration.  A student on academic leave must renew his/her registration at the beginning of every semester.

Unless exempted, a student shall be required to take all six (6) core course units offered in the first year.

Study mode: Weekend

Intakes: January, May, September, Continuous

Duration: 3-7 years

Admission criteria:
1) A duly filled application form
2) Masters Degree and Transcripts
3) Undergraduate Degree and Transcripts
4) KCSE certificate, and any other academic documents such as Diploma and Certificate Programme Certificates and Transcripts
5) National Identity Card and Two Passport photos
6) Curriculum Vitae
6) Upon submission and verification  of the above mentioned documents, you will be required to pay an application fee  of Ksh. 5000 so as to be issued with an admission letter
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