The United States International University offers the most comprehensive and well-rounded education in all of East and Central Africa. The Chandaria School of Business furthers the proud USIU tradition to infuse cutting edge modern research with applied real world learning. Students exist at the very core of everything we do. Our top-notch faculty’s first priority entails student learning and success, followed by important research and other initiatives. We take seriously our role in molding the business leaders of tomorrow.
The International Business Administration is a three-year bachelor’s program designed to equip you for a successful career in the complex and demanding world of international business. When designing this program, the Chandaria School of Business wanted to ensure that our graduates are prepared to meet the ever changing needs of the industry. With the skills you will have obtained in the program, you will be in an advantageous position to be able to respond to necessities required for successful management of business firms, government organizations, and not-for-profit organizations throughout the world, and to enter graduate programs.
The curriculum builds up a foundation in all areas of business administration: accounting, finance, business law, economics, finance, marketing, management, statistics, entrepreneurship, etc.
The program provides a liberal and multicultural education; proficiency in selected disciplines; understanding of organizational dynamics; skills in critical thinking; competence in interpersonal, oral, written, quantitative and IT skills. Graduates will be equipped with extensive competence that corresponds to the knowledge and skills needed for acting in regional and international business.
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The Bsc. in Accounting program aims to instill experiential learning experiences that address the intricacies surrounding the changing financial landscape in the globe. The program provides students with knowledge and skills in accounting, taxation, auditing and information systems through practical experience, case studies, guest speakers and research. Students can prepare, analyze and interpret financial statements; uphold ethical behavior and apply international audit guidelines when handling financial information.
Graduates from the program can comfortably handle operations in a modern accounting office; identify relevant information, process it, communicate and apply it effectively in making economic and value added decisions. The program aims at imparting a range of knowledge, skills, problem solving abilities and developing attitudes to enable students apply information technology in preparation, analysis, evaluation, interpretation and communication of accounting and financial data effectively in profit and not-for-profit organizations within a dynamic environment.
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The BSc. degree program in Hotel and Restaurant Management combines the teaching of business management with culinary appreciation. As a student, you will learn the concepts and techniques related to hotel and restaurant operations, food preparation and service, accounting, financial management, front and back office operations, and international marketing. You will gain a thorough foundation of national and international markets, exceptional customer service, industry standard software applications, leadership, cultural diversity, operations and management skills.
The program aims at imparting a range of attitudes, skills, knowledge and problem-solving abilities in Hotel and Restaurant Management and Hospitality Planning and Development with an emphasis on internships, case studies, simulations and research.
As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to effectively apply information technology in hospitality operations, application research, formulate and implement appropriate procedures in hospitality operations and create new hospitality products and services.
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The BSc. in Tourism Management is a three-year degree program that provides a solid foundation for the management of tourism businesses. The program provides the most up-to-date knowledge, innovations, technologies, and management techniques in the tourism industry. By the end of the program, you will be able to explain the complexity of the environmental, socio-cultural and global diversity as it affects the modern tourism industry. You will also integrate and implement business management principles, practices and ethics in occupational pursuits in the travel and tourism industry.
The program curriculum provides a healthy blend of theory and practice. Through case studies and research, students are introduced to current management issues with local, regional, national and international tourism businesses and organizations. Students are able to build their entrepreneurial and managerial skills for careers in travel and tourism industry.
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Our tailor made program is specifically designed for students who wish to pursue careers as wealth managers, fund managers, real estate consultants, auditors, financial analysts and related occupations.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Finance degree program, the student will be able to:
- Determine the value of financial assets and evaluate their appropriateness for potential investors.
- Formulate, evaluate and communicate portfolio management strategies.
- Conduct fundamental and technical analysis of stocks
- Establish current trends in the financial markets and institutions
- Apply public finance concepts in making value maximization decisions for the public sector
- Establish the ethical and legal dimensions with regard to investment and public finance management
At USIU, you will interact with immensely experienced and well-read faculty. At Chandaria School of Business, fulltime and adjunct faculty from the industry provide a wide range of knowledge that is disseminated to students in class.
Every aspect of the USIU’s Chandaria School of Business experience is designed to help you take charge of your own professional development and find an internship and a full-time position that advances your aspirations for leadership.
Mungai Alfred Kamau (Business Administration) – Class of 2010
'It has been four years coming three to four times a week to USIU. The experience has not only provided me with an opportunity to meet a very diverse community, but it has also changed my worldview. The learning experience has been very nourishing to my life. It has given me an appetite to continue learning and I believe graduation is only the beginning of an aroused life to learn more. It has been a wonderful experience even with all the stress of combining work and studies’.Franscisca Muthoni Kibiru – Hotel and Restaurant Management – Class of 2010
'Taking Hotel and Restaurant Management has made me expand my horizons as I traveled to different locations, different hotels, and seeing different settings. I have gained new skills aside from my coursework. HRM has always been my passion and this is all thanks to my lecturers and support from family and friends’.