MSc Finance is a sister course to MBA that is offered in top Kenyan universities. The program is designed for students who want to further their academic skills and apply them to actual real-life business situations. Many professionals argue that the course is suitable for individuals with the aim of working in Investment environment.
Some of the areas where MCs Finance holders work in Kenya include Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), Audit firms, Capital Markets Authority (CMA), Central Bank of Kenya (CBA), Investment Banks like CFC Stanbic,Faida Investment Bank, Standard Investment Bank, Genesis Capital, and major stock brokers.
MSc Finance holders can also work in Actuarial firms, Insurance companies and any other institution that require such services.
This course is clearly in demand not only in Kenya, but also in major developed countries. It is therefore wise for individuals aiming at working with major investment bodies to enroll for MSc Finance.
The best Universities to pursue MSc Finance in Kenya include:
- University of Nairobi (UoN)
- Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT)
- Strathmore University
Though the course is offered at MKU and KEMU, I would only recommend the above three universities.
The fees charged at UoN is Ksh 500,000-Ksh 600,000 while Strathmore University charges Ksh 550,000-Ksh 700,000.JKUAT is the cheapest and it charges Ksh 350,000-Ksh 400,000.