KCA University

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KCA University
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1989 Kenya College of Accountancy

2007 KCA University
Type Private
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Noah Midamba
Location Nairobi, Kenya
1°15′11″S 36°51′36″E / 1.252936°S 36.860136°E / -1.252936; 36.860136Coordinates: 1°15′11″S 36°51′36″E / 1.252936°S 36.860136°E / -1.252936; 36.860136
Website http://www.kca.ac.ke

KCA University (KCAU) is a private, non-profit institution, founded in July 1989 as Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) to improve the quality of accountancy and financial management training in the country. KCAU is located on Thika Road in Ruaraka, Nairobi, Kenya. The institution also maintains satellite colleges under the School of Professional Programmes in Githunguri, Kericho, Eldoret, Kisumu and Kitengela.


Following a study by Chart Foulks Lynch CIPFA in the UK, Kenya College of Accountancy was founded in 1987-88. The study concluded that the Kenyan economy required an additional four hundred qualified accountants every year. From an initial enrollment of 170 students in 1989, the student population has increased tremendously over the years, and now stands at over 15,000 enrolled annually.[1]

KCA applied to the Commission for Higher Education (CHE) for university status in the year 2000 and on July 26, 2007, CHE awarded KCA a Letter of Interim Authority (LIA). Operations then began at KCA University.[1]

Faculties and Programs[edit]

Currently KCA University has the following faculties:

  • Commerce and Distance Learning
  • Science and Information Technology
  • School of Professional Programs (SPP)
  • Institute for Capacity Development (ICAD)

Degree Programs

  • MBA Corporate Management
  • Master of Science in Commerce
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSc.IT)

Diploma Programs

  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Business Management

Certificate Programs

  • Certificate in County Governance
  • Certificate in Information Technology
  • Certificate in Bridging Mathematics
  • Certificate in Research Methodology


  1. ^ a b http://www.kca.ac.ke/index.php/about-kcau/kcau-at-a-glance-about-kca-university-239, KCAU At A Glance.

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