Best Colleges In Kenya To Study Accounting and CPAS

Published on 10th Jan 2017

#1 Strathmore School

Even though we’ve mostly listed colleges in the country that offer CPA tuition, Strathmore University School of Accountancy had to make it to this list. The university is accredited by KASNEB to offer CPA courses for those who want to launch careers in accountancy, auditing and/or consultancy. Strathmore offers both evening classes and full time classes. Their first semester starts in early January whereas the second semester starts in early July. However, tuition fees at Strathmore University are quite high compared to other colleges in Kenya offering the same course.

#2 Vision Institute of Professionals

Founded in 1998, Vision Institute of Professionals is probably one of the most renowned schools for studying CPAs in Nairobi. The main campus is in Ngara with 5 campuses in different parts of Nairobi and Mombasa. The institution is a fully fledged business college with a variety of KASNEB courses as well as certificate, diploma and degree courses. Check out VIP alumni and you’ll see why they are considered among the best trainers in accounting.

#3 KCA University

KCA has had a reputation for being the most comprehensive business college in Kenya for many years. Being a well respected brand, KCA offers a broad range of business programs. Having been around for 25 years, the institution has developed a distance learning portal that allows learners to study from wherever they are. You can study for your ACCA as well as CPA exams at KCA University. Their fees are quite reasonable.

#4 Nairobi Institute of Business Studies

NIBS was established in 1999 in Nairobi and has grown to become one of the leaders in the field of Business Studies. They describe their CPA course as the highest professional accountancy course in Kenya for those students who wish to qualify and work as Accountants, Auditors, Finance managers, Tax experts, Credit managers and Financial Consultants.

#5 Orbit School of Management Studies

Orbit School of Management Studies was founded in 2006 and since then it has been offering professional training in CPA, ACCA and ICT courses. The institution is located in a secure and convenient location and admits full time and part time students. They have a well equipped library and a team of qualified lecturers to offer accounting training.

#6 Star College of Management Studies

Another top accountancy and management training institution in Kenya is Star College of Management Studies. Students from Star College won most of the awards given by KASNEB for best overall performances recently. The institution is located in Nairobi’s CBD and they have very reasonable tuition fees for KASNEB courses. They also offer an E-learning portal for students.

#7 Summit Institute of Professionals

Based on a survey that was done by Career Point Kenya, Summit College was ranked 2nd best among the top colleges in Kenya offering Accounting training. The institution is located in Nairobi CBD along Moi Avenue and it has spacious lecture rooms, a library and discussion rooms for students to conduct their group studies. The college has some of the best lecturers for training in accounting and their tuition fees are remarkably low.

#8 Pinnacle Business School

Located in Moi Avenue in Nairobi, Pinnacle business school is among the top colleges in Kenya offering accounting programs. The college offers very low cost tuition fees which is why it attracts students from all backgrounds.

#9 Zetech University

You can also study accounting certification courses at Kenya’s newest university- Zetech University. Established in 1999 as a college initially, this new university has grown tremendously. They now offer degree programs which are very competitive. Zetech University has 4 campuses : Thika Road Campus, Agriculture Campus, Pioneer Campus and Stanbank Campus. It’s one of the private universities in Kenya that offers very affordable tuition fees.

#10 Timeless College

Timeless College is located along University Way in Nairobi. The institution offers accounting courses and is accredited by KASNEB, City and Guilds, and ITEC. The college also offers Pre-University programs to prepare students who want to join institutions of higher learning abroad e.g. in the UK.

#Bonus: Alphax College

If you live in Eldoret then you may want to study for your CPA exams at Alphax College. Just a kilometer from the Central Business District, it is convenient for students to study at Alphax. The college started 17 years ago and has come a long way to be among the top institutions in the country to study accounting courses.



Comments


You mention that Strathmore is 'expensive' compared to others offering the same course. Perhaps you need to compare the success rate and likelihood of obtaining employment for accountancy students (and even other courses) graduating from Strathmore compared to all the rest. The Strathmore learning environment is such that 'jokers' are kicked out of the system in less than 3 weeks and those who remain are inevitably committed, conscientious, diligent and have no choice but to pass well not only in academics but also in their attachment (both professional and community based attachments) and will obtain employment at the rate of about 99.9%. This is a record the Strathmore School of Accountancy has held since 1966 ( HALF A CENTURY). Try beating that!

by Cheptewet 4 days ago