online courses in Kenyan Universities

The number of online courses offered in Kenya is steadily increasing as universities and colleges try to catch up with the quickly advancing modern technology that enables an unlimited number of online activities.

Nowadays, anybody with a computer and an internet connection can access education from any corner of the world and learn at their own time, and at their pace. Online courses are therefore becoming a favorite for many who would love to study while doing other things.

In Kenya, the number of quality online courses being offered by universities and colleges is wanting. However, institutions are adding more courses to their online platforms.

Below are some universities offering some of the best online courses in Kenya.

1. University of Nairobi

Kenya’s and East Africa’s premier institution of tertiary education offers online courses through its Open Distance and E-Learning Campus which was established in 2015 as a step to incorporate modern technologies in learning. Courses offered include;

Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Adult Education and Community Development – 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Project Planning and Management – 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Education (Science) – 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Education (Arts) – 4 Years

Masters

  • Master of Arts in Environmental Policy – 5 Years

PhD

  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Product Design and Development – 6 Years
  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree In Pharmaco-epidemiology And Pharmacovigilance – 1 year

2. Kenyatta University

Kenyatta University launched the Digital School of Virtual and Open Learning on 30th June 2014 to facilitate and open up university education space to students who would prefer to learn from anywhere anytime, at their schedule and pace. It provides the most number of online courses in Kenya using blended learning that combines digital instruction with live tutorials from different departments as listed below.

Diploma and Certificate Courses

School of Education

  • Diploma in Public Relations – 18 Months
  • Diploma in Guidance and Counselling – 18 Months
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education – 18 Months

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Diploma in Disaster Management – 18 Months
  • Diploma in Security Management & Police Studies – 18 Months
  • Diploma in Crime Management and Prevention – 18 Months

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • Diploma (Tourism Management) – 2 Years

School of Business

  • Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation – 2 Years
  • Diploma in Project Management – 2 Years

School of Engineering and Technology

  • Diploma in Information Technology – 2 Years

School of Public Health & Applied Human Sciences

  • Certificate in Sports Administration – 1 Year

Undergraduate

School of Education

  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science
  • Bachelor of Education (Library Science)
  • Bachelor of Science (Records Management and Information Technology)
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Special Needs Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Arts)
  • Bachelor of Education (Science)
  • Bachelor of Education in Home Economics
  • B Ed Home Economics – Fashion Design and Marketing
  • Bachelor of Education- Business Studies
  • B.ED in Educational Communication Technology
  • B. ED in Environmental Education
  • B. Education Foundation
  • B.ED in Educational Psychology
  • B. Ed (Arts): Educational Management, Policy & Curriculum
  • B. Ed (Science) Educational Management, policy & curriculum
  • B. ED in Kiswahili, History, Geography, Literature, Foreign languages, English and Linguistics, Philosophy and religious studies
  • B. Sc in Chemistry, Physics, Zoological Sciences, Plant Sciences, Mathematics
  • B. Ed in Chemistry, Physics, zoological Sciences, Plants Sciences

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Security Management & Police Studies
  • Bachelor of Public Policy and Administration (BPPA)
  • B. Arts Economics
  • BA in History, Geography, Literature, English and Linguistics, Gender and development studies, Philosophy and religious studies, Sociology, Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Security Management and Policing Studies

School of Business

  • Bachelor of Commerce.
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)-Accounting Option
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)-Finance Option
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) -Marketing Option
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)-Human Resource Management Option
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) -Management Science Option
  • Bachelor of Commerce: Procurement and Supply Chain Management Option (B.Com)

School of Economics

  • Bachelor of Economics

School of Pure and Applied Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science

School of Engineering and Technology

  • Bachelor of Information Technology

School of Agriculture & Enterprise Development

  • Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness Management and Trade)
  • Bachelor of Science (Crop Improvement & Protection)
  • Bachelor of Science (Crop Science)

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • Bachelor of Science (Tourism Management)

Masters

School of Education

  • Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Science (Records Management and Archives Administration)
  • Master of library & information science
  • M.Sc. (Records management & archives (administration)
  • M.Sc. (Knowledge Management)
  • Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling
  • Masters of Education (Administration)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development

  • Master of Science in Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM)
  • Master of Science in Animal Nutrition & Management
  • Master of Science in Dryland Agriculture and Enterprise Development
  • Master of Science in Land and Water Management
  • Master of Science in Agronomy Plant Breeding
  • Master of Science Animal Nutrition and Management
  • Master of Science Dryland Agriculture
  • M .Sc. Agronomy
  • M.Sc. Plant Breeding
  • M. Sc. Crop Protection (Plant Pathology Option)
  • M. Sc. Crop Protection (Entomology Option)
  • M. Sc. Seed Technology And Trade

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Master of Arts in Kiswahili
  • Masters in Kiswahili
  • Master of Science Climatology
  • Master of Arts Urban and Regional Planning
  • Master of Arts. Population and Settlement
  • Master of Science Biogeography
  • Master of Science Geomorphology
  • Master of Arts in Public Policy Administration
  • MSc. Security Strategic Studies

School of Applied Human Sciences

  • Master of Science (Physical and Health Education)
  • Master of Science (Exercise and Sports Science), Master of Science (Recreation and Sport Management)

School of Business

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Marketing Option
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) -Human Resource Management Option
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) –Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) -Strategic Management
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) –Finance
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) -Project Management Option
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) -Management Information

School of Hospitality and Tourism

  • Master of Science in Hospitality Management
  • Master of Science in Tourism Management

3. Moi University

Moi University System of Managing Instruction (MUSOMI) is the online platform used by the university’s Institute of Open and Distance Learning. The online portal is one of the most advanced considering it uses the Moodle E-learning platform to provide not only complete online courses but also unit courses from different departments.

Below is a list of complete online courses provided by Moi University in early 2020. Modules are being added and updated periodically so more courses will be available with time.

School of Education

Diploma Programmes

  • Early Childhood and Primary Education – 2 Years
  • Diploma in Education Arts – 3 years
  • Diploma in Pedagogy and Andragogy – 1 Year

Undergraduate Programmes

  • Bachelor of Education(Arts, Science and Technology Education) with Guidance and Counselling – 4 years
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary Education) – 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Education (Arts) – 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Education (Guidance and Counselling) – 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Education (Business Studies) – 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Education (Special Needs Education)-Primary Option-1 Year

Masters and Postgraduate

  • M. Ed Curriculum Development – 1 Year
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education – 1 Year

School of Business and Economics

  • BSc Strategic Management
  • BSc Human Resource Management

School of Arts and Social Sciences

  • Bachelor of Arts in Literature

School of Medicine

  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Psychology
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science
  • Master of Medicine in Child Health and Pediatrics

School of Nursing

  • BSc. Nursing Department of Midwifery and Gender
  • BSc. Nursing Department of Child, Adult, and Mental Health Nursing
  • BSc. Nursing Department of Community Health, Nursing Administration and Education
  • BSc. Nursing Department of Adult, Child & Mental Health Nursing

4. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

JKUAT’s School of Open Distance and E-Learning (SODeL) was initially under the Continuing Education Program which was established in 1996 to cater to self-sponsored students undertaking skill-based programs. Later on, the program went online to the increased need to offer programs at a global level.

JKUAT offers the following online courses

Diploma/ Certificate courses

  • Diploma in Business Administration (DBA)
  • Diploma in Information Technology (DIT)
  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management (DPSM)
  • Certificate in Information Technology

Undergraduate Programmes

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Business Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Purchasing and Supplies Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Computing

Postgraduate Programmes

  • Master of Science in Computer Systems – 12 modules/units
  • Masters in Research Methods – 16 modules/units
  • Master in Business Administration – 18 modules/units
  • Master of Science in ICT Integration in Education & Instructional Design
  • Master of Science in Leadership & Governance-18 units
  • Master of Science in Project Management-18 units
  • Master of Science in Strategic Management
  • Master of Science in Human Resource Management
  • Master of Science in Procurement & Logistics Management
  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Master of Science in Finance & Accounting
  • Master of Science in Business Information Technology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in ICT Integration in Education & Instructional Design
  • Postgraduate Diploma in ICT Integration in Education & Instructional Design

5. Egerton University

Egerton University online courses are offered through the College of Open and Distance Learning (CODL) which was established in 2002 in a bid to expand access to quality and affordable higher education for Kenyans. However, the institution currently offers only 2 online courses as below.

  • Diploma in Military Science
  • Bachelor of Military Science

6. Strathmore University

Strathmore University is considered one of the best private universities not only in Kenya but in Africa. As expected, the university has an E-learning platform; Strathmore University eLearning System through which students can access some of the courses using their phones and computers. The courses currently available in the portal include.

School Of Tourism and Hospitality

  • BSc Hospitality Management
  • BSc Tourism Management

Faculty of Information Technology

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Bachelor Of Science In Informatics and Computer Science
  • Bachelor Of Science In Telecommunications
  • Masters of Science In Computer-Based Information Systems
  • Masters of Science In Information Technology
  • Masters of Science In Information Systems Security
  • Bachelor In Business Information Technology

Institute of Mathematical Sciences

  • Bachelor Of Business Studies Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor Of Business Studies Finance
  • Bachelor Of Business Studies Financial Economics
  • Masters of Science In Mathematical Finance
  • Bachelor Of Business Studies Financial Engineering
  • Masters of Science In Statistical Sciences
  • Masters Of Science In Biomathematics

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Bachelor of Arts – Common Courses
  • Bachelor of Arts In Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts In International Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts In Development Studies & Philosophy
  • Masters In Educational Practice For Academics
  • Masters of Science In Educational Management
  • Master of Arts In Diplomacy, Intelligence, And Security

Business School

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Master of Commerce
  • CIM – Chartered Institute Of Marketing

Law School

  • Bachelor Of Laws
  • Master Of Laws

Institute of Management & Technology

Professional Courses

  • CPA – Certified Public Accountant
  • ACCA – Association Of Chartered Certified Accountants

Diploma Courses

  • Diploma In International Relations
  • Diploma In Business Information Technology
  • Diploma In Procurement
  • Diploma In Business Management
  • Diploma In Journalism And New Media
  • Common Courses Diploma
  • Diploma In Entrepreneurship

7. KCA University

KCA University Distance Learning is one of the university’s latest innovations that presents a blend of digital materials accessible to learners from anywhere both offline and online. The university continues to incorporate modern technology to reach more students with affordable and equitable access to education while improving their educational experience. KCA online courses include:

School of Business & Public Management

  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Certificate in Procurement and Logistics
  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Diploma in Procurement and Logistics
  • Bachelor of Procurement & Logistics
  • Bachelors of Commerce (B.Com)​​
  • Master of Business Administration (Corporate)
  • Masters of Science in Commerce
  • MSc in Knowledge Management And Innovation

Faculty of Computing and Information Management

  • Diploma in Business Information Technology
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Business Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Faculty of Education and Arts

  • Diploma in Management of Educational Institutions
  • Bachelor of Arts Counselling Psychology
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Education & Arts (English, Literature, History and Governance, Geography, Mathematics)
  • Master of Arts (Counselling Psychology)
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Education Leadership and Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education

8. St Paul’s University

In September 2012, SPU rolled out its Distance Learning Centre in a bid to provide an alternative to the traditionally based classroom learning. The Distance Learning Academic Programmes focused on flexibility, accessibility, and cost-effective learning in disciplines including; leadership, business, and Social Skills. St Paul’s University Online courses include;

Diploma Programmes

  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Diploma in Community Development
  • Diploma in Criminology and Security management

Undergraduate Programmes

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication (PR and Development Communication)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Community Development
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Security Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration & Management (Accounting, Marketing, Management Science, Business Administration, Purchasing & Supplies Management, Human Resource Management, Banking & Finance)
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Divinity

Masters’ Programmes

  • Master of Business Administration and Management
  • Master of Development Studies
5 Comments
  1. Wacuka chege 2 months ago

    I would like to do market analyst diploma

    • Author
      Onsomu 2 months ago

      Hey Wacuka, I’m not sure which course is that maybe you write it in full

  2. John otieno 2 months ago

    I would like to do sports management online

  3. irene wainaina 4 months ago

    I would like to undertake diploma in early childhood education

    • Onsomu 4 months ago

      Hello Irene, that’s a great choice you have and one that can be lucrative since there seems to be little competition in the field. If you would like to do it online, you have 2 choices to pick from this list. Kenyatta University and Moi University. Check out their websites for more information and good luck.

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