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The purpose of Maasai Mara University Privately Sponsored Students Programme (PSSP) programme is to enable Kenyans and people of other nationalities to access university education even when they are not sponsored by government. Among others, PSSP seeks to support the government policy of improving access, equity and relevance of university education by providing learning opportunities to those who are eligible; support the University mission of providing quality education through innovative teaching, research and consultancy; enhance the university capacity to attract and retain staff by contributing to staff welfare; and to enhance corporate social responsibility of the university.

The Directorate of PSSP is charged with the responsibility of managing PSSP activities on day to day basis; coordinating recruitment of PSSP students; coordinating marketing of PSSP academic programmes and short courses; promoting quality assurance and standards for PSSP programme; and advising Departments / Schools on demand for existing or potential short courses.

It is against the above background that I am pleased to invite you to come and learn with us. We are in Narok County where the Maasai Mara National Reserve, home of the 7th Wonder of the World is found. Learning at Maasai Mara University is student-focused and is facilitated by highly qualified and supportive academic and administrative staff. Besides, students are represented at various levels of decision-making.

We have innovative market-driven academic programmes at Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate Diploma, Master's and Doctoral levels. The programmes are housed in various departments of the university spread across the five Schools. These are School of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Business and Economics, School of Education, School of Science and Information Science, and School of Tourism and Natural Resources Management.

The programmes are offered at the Main Campus in Narok and various satellite campuses located at Narok Town, Bomet, Kisii, Kilgoris, Nyandarua, Nairobi, and Kajiado. We have three intakes per year, namely, April/May, August/September and December/January. The programmes are offered on a variety of modes depending on preference of students, location, and nature of programme: Full time (Monday – Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm); Evening (Monday – Friday 5.30pm - 8.30pm and Saturday); Weekend (Friday 5.30pm - 8.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 8.00am - 6.00pm); School Based (during the April, August & December School holidays); and Open, Distance and E-Learning (ODEL).

Short Training Courses
The Directorate of PSSP also offers Short Training Courses intended to enhance the capacity of participants to undertake their tasks and productivity. These include: Effective Supervision Course; Middle Level Managers Course; Training of Trainers (ToT); Women in Management Course; Finance for Non-Finance Managers Course; Management of Small Enterprises; Starting a New Enterprise; How to Prepare a Business Plan; Grant Proposal Writing; Fundraising and resource Mobilization; Effective Management of credit Schemes; and Gender and Development Course. The Directorate also designs and runs tailor-made courses based on specific needs of organizational clients.

1.0 Target Group

This course targets persons in the first level of management, who are charged with the responsibility of supervising others in the mainstream public service (government) agencies, quasi-governmental agencies like parastatals, private and public for-profit commercial (business) organizations, and non-profit organizations (NPOs). The course is suitable for Supervisors; Heads of Sections/Departments; Team/Group Leaders; Coordinators; and Administrators/Administrative Assistants.

2.0 Learning Outcomes
This programme will expose participants to a variety of personal and organizational development skills, knowledge and competences designed to improve the effectiveness of supervisors in the workplace and their working relationships with colleagues and clients. By the end of the training, participants should be able to:-
(i) Explain the principles and functions of management
(ii) Discuss the roles and responsibilities of a supervisor
(iii) Explain the requirements for effective communication
(iv) Examine the qualities of a good office report
(v) Discuss industrial and labour relations management
(vi) Explain the techniques of effective time management
(vii) Discuss ethical issues and effective Supervision
(viii) Discuss effective office management
(ix) Explain effective records management practices
(x) Discuss methods of handling conflicts in organizations
(xi) Highlight methods of staff motivation & team building

3.0 Course Delivery
Course delivery will be highly participatory. It will be facilitated by seasoned trainers from both the industry and academia. It will be delivered using modern training resources and participatory methods like case study, small group discussions, plenary discussions, and demonstrations.

4.0 Course Duration
The course will take 3 days and it is non-residential.

5.0 Cost. Fees
The cost of the training is Ksh.25,000/= per person which covers training materials, meals (lunch and tea), and a Certificate.

6.0 Venue
Senate Board Room, Main Campus, Maasai Mara University

7.0 How to Apply

(i) Complete the Application Form for a Short Course, a copy of which is available on this website or in the Office of the Director PSSP.
(ii) The official Application Forms may be obtained from the Admissions Office (Main Campus) or any of our Satellite Campuses or downloaded from our website. Duly completed application forms must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of Ksh.500/= for certificate/diploma, Ksh.1,000/= for undergraduate, and Ksh.2,000/= for post graduate programmes. Payment may be made by through Bankers Cheque or by Direct Deposit into Maasai Mara University accounts at Cooperative Bank (01129337192600) or Equity Bank (0360292999764).
(iii) Return the duly completed form with the banker's cheque or original bank pay-in slip to: The Director, PSSP, Maasai Mara University, P.O. Box 861 – 20500, Narok, Kenya

Fees Payable per Academic Year

Programme Level Tuition (Ksh) Statutory Charges (Ksh)
Certificate 28,000 6,650
Diploma 50,000 6,650
Undergraduate:
(i) B.Sc. Computer Science & B.Sc. Applied Statistics with Computing 110,000 15,750
(ii) All other programmes 89,500 15,750
Postgraduate: 94,000 21,050
Doctorate(PhD) 180,000 1st Year = 38,250
2nd Year = 15,000
3rd Year = 5,000

For more information, contact:

Director, PSSP
Maasai Mara University
P.O. Box 861 – 20500, Narok, Kenya
Tel: 0722691454
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Admissions Office
Tel. 0774057787

Course Coordinator
Tel: 0726911774
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  • Certificate in Criminology

  • Certificate in Social Work

  • Certificate in Community Development

  • Certificate in County Governance

  • Bridging Certificate in English

Minimum Requirements:

KCSE C- / D+

  • Certificate in Business Management

  • Certificate in Human Resource Management

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum Mean Grade of D+ at KCSE

  • Certificate in Tourism & Wildlife Management

Minimum Requirements:

KCSE C- / D+

  • Certificate in English

  • Certificate in Sign Language

  • Gender Mainstreaming Across Curriculum

  • Skills for guidance and Counseling

Short Courses

  • Research Project/Proposal Writing

  • HIV/AIDs Management

  • Conflict & Conflict Resolution Management

  • Report Writing/Conference & Seminar Papers

  • Financial Management in Secondary Schools & Tertiary Institutions

  • Effective Budgeting & Control for Schools & Tertiary Institutions

Minimum Requirements:

KCSE C-/D+

  • Certificate in Computer Science

  • Certificate in Applied statistics with Computing

Minimum Requirements:

KCSE C- / D+

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  • Bachelor of Arts in Community Development

  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

  • Bachelor of Arts in Religion

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Penology

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Public Relations

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Journalism

  • Bachelor of Arts in Kiswahili and Media Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts in Literature, Theatre and Film

  • Bachelor of Arts in History

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

  • Bachelor of Arts in Language and Communication

Minimum Entry Requirements:

KCSE C+/Diploma

  • Bachelor of Agribusiness Management

  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and Resource Management

  • Bachelor of Science in Economics

  • Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics

  • Bachelor of Science in Econometrics and Statistics

  • Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management

  • Bachelor of Commerce

  • Bachelor of Science in Project Planning and Management

Admission Requirement:

  • Minimum Mean Grade of C+ at KCSE and at least a C Plain in English and Mathematics or Business Studies or Commerce or Accounting or Economics OR
  • Two Principles and a Subsidiary Pass at ‘A’ Level plus at least a Pass in Mathematics and English at ‘O’ Level OR
  • Diploma holders in Business related discipline from recognized institution OR
  • CPA/CPS

Part I – 1st year

Part II – 2nd year

Part III – 3rd year

HND holders Credit or Distinction – 3rd year

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management

Admission Requirements:

Minimum Mean Grade of C+ at least a C Plain in Mathematics and a C Plain in English OR

A Diploma in Human Resource Management with at least a Credit.

  • Bachelor of Hotel and Hospitality Management

Admission Requirements:

Minimum Mean Grade C+ at KCSE and at least a C Plain in English or Kiswahili OR

2 Principles and a Subsidiary Pass at ‘A’ level plus at least a Pass in Mathematics and English at ‘O’ level OR

Diploma in Hotel Management from a recognized Institution.

  • Bachelor of Wildlife Management.  

  • Bachelor of Forestry. 

  • Bachelor of Environmental Management.  

  • Bachelor of Forestry Ecosystem Management. 

  • Bachelor of Tourism Management.

  • Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning.

  • Bachelor of Animal Health and Production.

  • Bachelor of Arts (Geography).

  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Biology and Health).

  • Bachelor of Parks, Recreation and Leisure.

  • Bachelor of Hospitality and Hotel Management.

Minimum Entry Requirements:

KCSE C+/Diploma

  • B.Ed Arts/Sciences

  • B.Ed Primary Option

  • B.Ed Adult & Community Education

  • B.Ed Arts (With Guidance & Canceling)

  • B.Ed Early Childhood Development

  • B.Ed Special Needs Education

Minimum Entry Requirements:

KCSE C+/Diploma

  • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)

  • Bachelor of Science (Applied statistics with Computing)

  • Bachelor of Science (Information Science)

  • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)

  • Bachelor of Science (Physics)

  • Bachelor of Science (Botany)

  • Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)

  • Bachelor of Science (Zoology)

Minimum Entry Requirements:

KCSE C+/Diploma

The upcoming programmes are,

  • Bachelor of Science in Economics (Financial Economics)

  • Bachelor of Science in Economics (Economic Policy Analysis)

  • Bachelor of Science in Economics (Economics and Statistics)

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  • Diploma in Public Administration

  • Diploma in Criminology

  • Diploma in Social Work

  • Diploma in Community Development

  • Diploma in County Governance

Minimum Requirements:

KCSE C/C- or Certificate

  • Diploma in Business Management

Minimum Admission requirements:

Minimum Mean Grade of C- at KCSE with at least C- in English or Kiswahili and D+ in Mathematics OR

A level Qualifications with at least a subsidiary pass OR

A relevant Certificate from a recognized institution.

  • Diploma in Human Resource Management

Minimum Admission requirements:

Minimum Mean Grade C Plain at KCSE or its equivalent, with at least a grade C Plain in History, Geography, Economics & Social Ethics OR

A relevant Certificate from a recognized Institution.

  • Diploma in Hotels & Restaurant Management

  • Diploma in Animal Health and Production.

Minimum Admission requirements:

Minimum Mean Grade of C- at KCSE with at least C- in English or Kiswahili and D+ in Mathematics OR

A level Qualification with at least a subsidiary pass OR

A relevant Certificate from a recognized institution.

  • Diploma in Tourism & Wildlife Management

Minimum Admission requirements:

KCSE C/C- or Certificate

  • Diploma in Education (Primary Option)

  • Diploma in Education (Secondary Option)

  • Diploma in Education (Adult Community Education)

  • Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Development Education)

Minimum Admission requirements:

KCSE C/C- or Certificate

  • Diploma in Computer Science

  • Diploma in Applied statistics with Computing

  • Diploma in Information Science

  • Diploma in Chemistry

  • Diploma in Physics

  • Diploma in Zoology

  • Diploma in Mathematics

Minimum Entry Requirements

KCSE C/C- or Certificate

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  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Political Science & Public Administration

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sociology

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in History

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Geography

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Criminology & Security Management

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Linguistics

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Religious Studies

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Kiswahili

Minimum Entry Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree with Second Class Honors Upper Division or Second Class Lower Division with two(2) years working experience

  • Masters in Business Management

Minimum Entry Requirements:

Holders of a 1st Class/2nd Class (Upper Division) degree in Business, Economics, Administration or Commerce from a recognized University OR.

2nd Class Bachelors Degree (Lower Division) in a relevant area of study with at least two years post-qualification work experience or with a relevant postgraduate diploma from a recognized institution.

Bachelor’s Degree with a Pass and a Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant field.

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Human Resource Management

Minimum Entry Requirements:

At least a 2nd class honours Bachelors degree (Upper Division) in a relevant area from a recognized University OR

2nd Class Bachelors degree (Lower Division) in a relevant field with at least two years post qualification experience OR 

A 2nd Class Bachelors degree (Lower Division) with a relevant postgraduate diploma from a recognized Institution with relevant work experience or research publication.

  • Post-graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

Minimum Entry Requirements:

Bachelors degree with at least a lower 2nd class honours from a recognized University OR

Holders of a Bachelors degree with a pass from a recognized University with at least two years working experience in the area of Human Resource Management.

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Economics.

  • Master of Wildlife Resource Management. 

  • Master of Environment Studies. 

  • Master of Environment Planning and Management.

  • Master of Land Resource Management.

  • Master of Forestry Management.

  • Master of Tourism Management.

Minimum Entry Requirements: 

Bachelor's Degree with Second Class Honors Upper Division or Second Class Lower Division with two(2) years working experience

  • M.Sc. (Analytical and Environmental Chemistry)

Minimum Entry Requirements:

B.Sc. Chemistry, Second Class Upper or Second Class lower Division with Relevant work experience of 2 Years or extensively published in any refereed journals.

  • Master of Education (M.ED.) in Adult and Community Education

  • Master of Education (M.ED.) in Primary Education

  • Master of Education (M.ED.) in Philosophy of Education

  • Master of Education (M.ED.) in Special Needs Education

  • Master of Education (M.ED.) in Early Childhood Development Education

  • Master of Education (M.ED.) in Guidance and Counseling

  • Master of Education (M.ED.) in Education Administration

  • Master of Education (M.ED.) in Sociology of Education

  • Master of Education (M.ED.) in Comparative Education

  • Master of Education (M.ED.) in History of Education

  • Master of Education (M.ED.) in Quality Assurance & Standards

  • Master of Education (M.ED.) in Educational Psychology

Minimum Entry Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree with Second Class Honors Upper Division or Second Class Lower Division with two(2) years working experience

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