We have re-launched School of Business & Economics as we embark on the journey to attain accreditation in the United States of America as well as the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) certification.
The event which was held yesterday on 2nd April 2014 was graced by Dr Hema Krishnan who is an Associate Dean, Williams College of Business, Xavier University, USA. Previously she was Chair, Department of Management & Entrepreneurship. She holds a PhD in Business Administration (Strategic Management) from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr Krishnan will be the School of Business & Economics' mentor as the university embarks on a journey to get Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation.
The colorful event that was held at MKU Thika Campus was also graced by Kenya University Vice Chancellor Prof. Stanley Waudo, who warmly welcomed the chief guest Dr Hema Krishnan, he then emphasized on offering highest quality education to students as has been affirmed by the various awards that the university has received. As an example he quoted that MKU highest quality training has been confirmed by:
a) ISO 9001:2008 Certification which was done by the Kenya Bureau of Standards on 19th December, 2012.
b) Pharmacy and Poisons Board, Medical Laboratory Technicians, Technologists Board, Clinical Officers Council, Council of Legal Education and Nursing Council of Kenya among others.
Kenya University Management knows that provision of quality training and education is the right of students. The management also understands its obligation to offer training and education of the highest quality. To this end, the university management is committed to offering training and education that are of the highest quality that meets international standards.
Prof Edwin Odhuno ,PhD,Dean School of Business & Economics said that looking at the burgeoning numbers of graduates from business schools it is easy to conclude that business training and education is not only successful but the priority of Mount Kenya University students. In Kenya, for instance, there is notable growth in the mid to upper middle classes over the last two decades or so and this trend is expected to continue. Although success has been based on income levels, recent scholarly observations warn that there exists a series of consistent weaknesses in management education particularly in the developed world.
Prof Edwin Odhuno affirmed that the strategic direction of the School of Business and Economics of Kenya University seeks to address the following three areas of concern in addition to emerging critical issues in management training and education in Kenya and the region.
Subsequently, the vision of Kenya University's School of Business and Economics is to be a model business school offering high quality management education, research and community service for social and economic development.
Dr Hema Krishnan read her speach in presence of Kenya University Vice Chancellor Prof. Stanley Waudo, Prof Edwin Odhuno ,PhD,Dean School of Business & Economics and Emma Anyika MKU Associate Dean school of Business and Economics
The event came to an end with colorful traditional and modern dancing that was showcased by the MKU student fraternity.