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BBM 715 : Public Finance
Steven Ondieki

BBM 715 : Public Finance

Credit hours: 3 hours                                                            Prerequisite course: None

Course Purpose:

The course aims at equipping learners with knowledge and skills on the nature, sources and uses of publics finance, public expenditure and project valuation, and privatization.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course, the students will be able to:

          i.     Explain the sources of public finance,

        ii.     Discuss measures taken to ensure efficient and effective allocation of public finance,

      iii.     Describe the budgeting process,

      iv.     Explain the concept of privatization.

Course Content:

Nature and overview of public sector and public finance; sources of public finance; uses of public finances; fiscal functions of public finance; Theory of public and private goods and services; measures undertaken to ensure efficient and effective collection and utilization of public finance; management of public finances; theory of taxation; Public Expenditure and Project Valuation Principles; Public (Government) Budgeting Process; Local government finance; Privatization; introduction to some financial statements maintained in respect to accounting for public finance; technology and public finance;

Teaching Methodology:

Lectures, tutorials and group discussion

Instructional Materials and Equipment:

These will include: white boards, white board markers, smart board, LCD projector & Computers, Flipcharts

Course Evaluation:

CATs/Assignment/Presentation                                  40 %

            Final Examination                                          60 %

Total                                                                            100%

Core Textbooks:

Gayer T., Rosen H. (2010) Public Finance, 9th ed. Amazon

Gruber J., (2010). Public Finance and Public Policy, 3rd ed., Amazon

Bailey J. (2010). Public Sector Economics Theory Policy and Practice, Amazon

Sun J., and Lynch T., (2008), Government Budget Forecasting: Theory and practice, CRC press

Recommended Textbooks:

Stiglitz J., (2000), Economics of Public Sector, 3rd Ed., W.W. Norton & Company

Wilson J., (1998). Financial Management for Public Services, Open University press

Coombs H.M., and Jenkins D.E., (2001), Public Sector Financial Management, 3rd Ed., Cengage Learning EMEA

Bean J., and Hussey L., (1997), Finance for Non-financial Public Sector Managers: Essential Skills for the Public sector, HB publications

Mclaney, EJ. (2006). Business Finance: Theory and Practice. 7th edition Harlow: Prentice Hall

Manasseh, PN: (1998).A Textbook of Business Finance. Nairobi: McMore Accounting Books

Gitman, LJ.(2006), Principles of Managerial Finance. 11th edition, New Delhi: Prentice Hall

BBM 714 : Managerial Finance
Steven Ondieki

BBM 714 : Managerial Finance

Credit hours: 3 hours                                                            Prerequisite course: None

Course Purpose:

To provide an insight into the role of accounting techniques in the management of national and international resources, finance and investment decisions.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, the learners should be able to:

i.        Conduct financial planning, analysis, and control.

ii.      Apply financial theory and concepts to managerial decision making.

iii.    Analyze the extent of risk exposure of an organization.

iv.    Determine the appropriate capital mix and the source of financing.

Course Content:

Scope and nature of managerial finance; financial statements and analysis; financial planning and control (Management of fixed assets /capital), Capitalization, Financial forecasting, cost of capital. Capital budgeting techniques; Forms of capital, leverages; Sources of firm finance Working capital management. Divided policy; financial markets, money markets, the capital market, the stock exchange market; financing for expansion (Mergers and acquisition).

Teaching Methodology:

Lectures, Group discussions and group work

Instructional Materials and Equipment:

Tablet, Smart board, LCD projector & Computers, Flipcharts, televisions, videos

Course Evaluation:  

CATs/Assignment/Presentation                                  40 %

Final Examination                                                       60 %

Total                                                                            100%

Core Textbooks:

Brigham, E., & Ehrhardt, M. (2005). Financial Management: Theory and Practice (12 ed.). London: Southern Western CENGAGE Learning.

Pandey, I. (2010). Financial Management (10 ed.). Delhi: Vikas Publishing House.


Recommended Textbooks:

Van Horne J.C (2003), Fundamental of financial Management (9th edition) PRENTICE-HALL

Shashi K. Gupta and R.K Sharma(2007) Financial Management Theory and Practice, Kalyan Publishers

Srivastava, R. and Misra, A (2010) Financial Management, Oxford University Press

Mudinda & Ngene(2010) Financial management, Focus Publishers, Nairobi

Kakuru, J. (2007) Financial decision and the Business, fountain Publishers, Kampala

Tulsian, P.C (2009) Financial Management, S. Chand, New Delhi

BBM 712 : Management Research Methods
Steven Ondieki

BBM 712 : Management Research Methods

Credit hours: 3 hours                                                            Prerequisite course: None

Course Purpose:

To help learners acquire knowledge and skills of research methods and their applications to the solutions in both academic research and in management decision-making process.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the students should be able to:

        i.            Explain the meaning of research,

      ii.            Identify, describe and differentiate between various types and approaches of research,

    iii.            Identify a research problem and effectively solve the problem by way of research,

    iv.            Identify and describe suitability of various research designs,

      v.            Describe various measurement scales in research,

    vi.            Describe the ethical issues involved in research.

Course Content:

Meaning and types of research; research processes; research design, sampling design; data types, research instrument; types and design, measurement, scaling, quality validation, reliability; data collection; computer application in data processing and analysis; use of selected statistical package; elements of analysis; statistical inferences; parameter estimation; statistical analysis of relationships; regression and correlation analysis, trend analysis, cluster analysis; model building; research communication; research report preparation; research in management, major issues and trends

Teaching Methodology:


Instructional Materials and Equipment:

Projection equipment, Instructional Materials/Handouts,

Course Evaluation:

CATs                                                               40%

Final Exam                                                      60%

Total Score                                                      100%

Core textbooks

Salkind, N. J. (2009). Exploring Research (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Bryman, A. & Bell, E.,  (2007). Business Research Methods, USA: Oxford University Press.

Kothari, C.R. (2011) Research Methodology, Methods and Techniques, New Age International Publishers

Recommended Textbooks:

Arya P.P.  & Yesh P (2004), Research Methodology in Management: Theory and Case Studies, New Delhi

Hair, J. F., Babin, B., Money, A. H. & Samouel, P. (2003). Essentials of Business Research Methods, USA: John Wiley & Sons.

Zikmund W.G. (2003). Business Research Methods. 7th ed. Thompson Learning.

Cooper, D.R., & Schindler, P.S. (1998). Business Research Methods. Boston: Irwin/McGraw-Hill.

Saunders, M., Lewis, P., & Thornhill, A.( 2005). Research Methods for Business Students (4th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Tourism Project Management
Dr. Janet Wagude

Tourism Project Management

Credit Hours:

(3 Hours)                                                                

Lecture Hours: (45 Hours) 

Purpose of the course

The purpose of the course is to enable the students to acquire adequate knowledge on the planning and management of tourism projects. 

Expected Learning Outcomes of the Course

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

a)      Determine project management as a concept in tourism.

b)      Establish the tourism project lifecycle.  

c)      Determine the estimation of project times and costs;

d)     Establish progress and performance measurement and evaluation in project management.

e)      Determine risk management in a tourism project.

Course content

Concept of project and project management; Evolution of project management; Contemporary project management; Project Lifecycle; Organization strategy and project selection; Organizational structure and culture in project management; Estimating tourism project times and costs; Estimating project times and costs; Managing risk in a tourism project; Scheduling resources and costs in a tourism project; Reducing project duration; Managing tourism project teams; Effective project management; Managing inter-organizational relations in project management; Progress and performance measurement and evaluation in project management; Project closure; Global trends in project management.

Mode of delivery                         

The course will be delivered through lectures, class presentations, face to face learning and tutorials.

Instructional Materials/ Equipment

The course will use LCD Projectors, white boards and resource persons for instruction.

Course evaluation and assessment

Term paper, field course report, sit-in continuous assessment test, seminar presentations and end of semester examination.

C.A.T.s and Assignments                                           40 %

Final Examination                                                       60 %

Total                                                                            100 %

Core Reading Materials for the Course 

Gray, C. & Larson, E. (2018). Project management: The managerial process. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

Heagney, J. (2016). Fundamentals of project management. New York: American Management Association.

Horine, G. (2017). Project management. Indianapolis, IN: Que.

Kerzner, H. (2017). Project management: A systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Recommended Reference materials

Kloppenborg, T. (2019). Contemporary project management: Organize, lead, plan, perform. Australia Boston, MA: Cengage.

Pinto, J. (2019). Project management: Achieving competitive advantage. New York, NY: Pearson.

Schwalbe, K. (2017). An introduction to project management: With a brief guide to Microsoft Project Professional 2016. Minneapolis, MN: Schwalbe Publishing.

Wysocki, R. (2019). Effective project management: Traditional, agile, hybrid, extreme. Indianapolis, IN: Wiley.

BPM 113 : Project Management
William Bundeh

BPM 113 : Project Management

Credit Hours:  (3 HOURS) 

Lecture Hours: (45 HOURS)          

            Purpose of the course

The Purpose of this unit is to equip learners with relevant skills on how to plan, establish and manage viable projects.


Expected Learning Outcomes of the Course

1.      Acquire the necessary project management skills and techniques to plan design and implement a project

2.      Develop conception and analytical skills, which would enhance problem solving and decision making in a project environment

3.      Appreciate project management concepts environment and demonstrate ability to manage the dynamic project   environment

4.      Plan, design and implement a project using the project cycle approach


Course Content

Introduction to Project Management, Project Identification and Selection, Project selection considerations, Elements of Project Planning, the logical framework approach to project planni\ng and design, Project Implementation, Project Appraisal, project valuation, strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)Contemporary issues in project management


Mode of Delivery

Lectures, discovery learning, problem-based learning, experiential learning, group-based learning, independent studies and e-learning.

Instructional Materials and/or Equipment

LCD Projectors, chalkboards/whiteboards, computers, resource persons

Course Assessment

Monitoring and evaluation

Student class attendance list

Continuous Assessment Tests

Take-Away Assignments

Term Papers

End semester examinations


1.      NEMA Environment impact assessment guidelines and administrative procedures (2012

2.      Project Management Institute Staff (2013).A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide). (5th Ed.). Pennsylvania, USA: Project Management Institute.

3.      Nokes, & Kelly s (2009) The definitive guide to project management :the first track of getting the job done on time and on budget(2nd ed) Harlow England: Pearson Education ltd


1.      Harrison F.L & Lock, D (2014). Advanced project Managementa structured approach (4thed.). Surrey, United Kingdom; Gower Publishing

2.      Klugman, J (ed.) (2013) A Sourcebook for Poverty Reduction Strategies: Core Techniques and Cross-Cutting Issues. Washington D.C: World Bank Publications.

3.      Maylor, H. (2015). Project management. (4thed.). Harlow, England: Financial Times Press/Pearson Education Ltd.

4.      Meredith, J. R. and Mantel, S.J. (2014). Project Management: a managerial approach (8th ed.). New Jersey, USA: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

5.      Nokes, S., & Kelly S. (2014). The definitive guide to project management: The fast track to getting the job done on time and on budget. (2nd ed.). Harlow, England: Pearson Education Ltd.

SPrassana, C. (2013). Projects: Planning, Analysis, Selection, Financing, Implementation and Review, (7thed.). New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw-Hill Education Private Limited. 

BTH 111 : Introduction to Tourism Management and Operations
Patrick Kwoba

BTH 111 : Introduction to Tourism Management and Operations

Credit hours: 3 hours                                                                                     

Course content

Definition of the various concepts – Tourism, Tourist, Excursionist; Historical development of tourism; Components of tourism; Forms, categories and types of tourism; Sociocultural, economic and environmental impacts of tourism; Introduction to the concept of tourism destinations; The tourism system; Motivators and determinants of travel; Tourism organizations and associations; Typologies of tourist behaviour; Tourist attractions; Visitor management; Role of stakeholders in tourism operations. Characteristics of tourism services. 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

1. Define various concepts for instance tourism, tourist, excursion and excursionist.

2. Understand the historical development of tourism.

3. Comprehend the components of tourism and how they affect the whole tourism industry.

4. Understand the concept of the tourism system

5. Establish the various roles of tourism stakeholders.

Course Delivery Strategies         

The module will be delivered through lectures, class presentations and tutorials

Instructional Materials/ Equipment

The course will use LCD Projectors, chalk/ white boards and resource persons for instruction.

Course evaluation

Term paper, sit-in continuous assessment test, seminar presentations and end of semester examination.


Goeldner, C., & Ritchie, B. (2012). Tourism: Practices, Principles, Philosophies. New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Holloway, C. J., Humphreys, C., & Davidson, R. (2009). The Business of Tourism (8th ed.). London: Pearson Education Limited.

Mason, P. (2003). Tourism Impacts, Planning and Management. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Swarbrooke, J. (2002). The Management and Development of Visitor Attractions. Oxford, UK: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Tribe, J. (2004). The Economics of Recreation, Leisure and Tourism (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Elsevier.

World Tourism Organization. (2007). A Practical Guide to Tourism Destination Management. Madrid, Spain: WTO.