Published on 12th May 2017
Best Courses to study in Kenya are the art based course 2017
Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Security Management
Bachelor of Criminology and Security Management is one of the fastest growing degree courses in Kenya. The rate at which employers are looking for this graduate is crazy.NGOs, the government, security firms and banks are all looking for qualified graduates from this sector.
One of the reasons why this course is attracting attention is because the demand for security managers as well as forensic experts is increasingly growing, forcing more universities to incorporate this program into their curriculum.
You can’t go wrong by enrolling for this course at any popular university in Kenya…and to make yourself more marketable, add a professional course, which is Certified Fraud Examiner.
Bachelor of Commerce +CFA/ACCA
Bachelor of commerce is one of the most flooded course in Kenya, but that does not make it less appealing to employers. If you are planning to study this course,go on but remember to pursue a marketable professional certificate to back it up. The best certificate to study in this case is either Chartered Financial Analyst or ACCA; these two certificates have global recognition, which is a plus for any individual pursuing bachelor of commerce.
It will be very unfortunate for you if you study bachelor of commerce minus a professional course-employers might reject you because they know you are not qualified enough to do major duties in their organization. The competition will also become so much that you will find it hard to land any significant position.
Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education
Bachelor of education and special education is another course I would encourage anyone to pursue, especially those who are enthusiastic about education.
The demand for Sign language interpreters and other professionals in special needs education field is increasing each and every day; radios, Televisions, musicians, NGOs, education sector, banks and other institutions are all in need of these people to help disadvantaged groups perform their duties.
If you are told to choose between bachelor of education and bachelor of special needs education, please go for the latter (bachelor of special needs education)
There are so many diploma programs in Kenya that are very marketable the in Kenya today. Here is a list of the top 10.
1. Diploma in Accounting and Finance
The corporate world will always need accountants and financial experts. It is no wonder that these courses are the most s0ught after diploma courses in Kenya. Colleges like the Kenya Institute of Management offer excellent diploma courses in Accounting and Finance.
2. Diploma in Nursing
This is a course that is in high demand since there is a huge demand of nurses in Kenya and around the world. There has always been a shortage of nurses in public hospitals as the government looks for measure to cub this.
Kenya Medical Training College is known for the best diploma courses in Nursing in Kenya.
3. Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain
Have you ever dreamt of being a key decision maker in an organization? Welcome to the field of procurement. It is one of the fastest growing professions thus making it to the top marketable diploma courses in Kenya.
4. Diploma in Communication and Journalism
The world will never run out of communication specialists. These are the real drivers of the economy and growth in industries. Decisions they make are vital to the survival of any company. In this digital era, many companies are recruiting social media experts and people who have a grasp of online marketing. The mantle goes to communication guys.
You can study a communication diploma at Daystar University, Kenya Institute of Management, USIU or University of Nairobi among others.
5. Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation/ Project Management
This is among the top marketable diploma courses in Kenya as it prepares individuals who can manipulate data and analyze it, conduct research and design projects. Most people who study this diploma course end up working for NGOs.
You can study Project Management at Kenya Institute of Management, Moi University, AMREF, JKUAT and Maseno University.
6. Diploma in Quantity Survey
This is one of the most marketable diploma courses that Kenyans are yet to embrace. And you only require a C or C- to enroll. With the real estate indistry growing at a fast rate in Kenya, the demand for quantity surveyors continues to grown. You can be assured that you will land a job after you are done with your diploma course.
The best places to study a diploma in quantity survey are University of Nairobi, JKUAT and Moi University.
7. Diploma in Information Technology (IT)
With technological growth, comes IT experts. Companies will always require someone to handle all their IT work making a diploma in IT very marketable in Kenya . If you have always had a thing for sciences, this is the best course you can pursue.
You can study a diploma in IT at Moi University, UoN, JKUAT and Institute of Advanced Technology (IAT).
8. Diploma in Customer Service/ Front Office
Though it is considered the most flooded profession, the truth is that there will always be a demand for customer care agents and people who can man the front office. Companies like Safaricom, Star Times among others are always hiring customer service people. The best colleges to enroll for a diploma in Customer Service/ Front Office include NIBS, Daystar University, KIMC, USIU and Technical University of Mombasa.
9. Diploma in Engineering
Though it is considered one of the hardest courses to pursue in Kenya, it is also among the top marketable. According to Ms. Ndegwa, the most marketable diploma courses in engineering are mechanical, electrical and civil.
The best universities that offer diplomas in Engineering are JKUA, Uon, Moi University and Technical University of Kenya.
10. Diploma in Business Management
Finally one of the most marketable diploma courses in Kenya. Like customer service it is considered flooded but this is far from the truth. It still remains a marketable course that anyone can pursue.
You can study a diploma in business management at Kenya Institute of Management, Moi University among others.
It may not be as glamorous as pursuing a degree, but diploma courses still hold a lot of weight in the Kenyan job market. I f you are torn between what to study why don’t you pick one of the top marketable diploma courses in Kenya highlighted in this article.