The School of Business is housed at Lower Kabete Campus, in a quiet, attractive suburb located 12 kms from Main Campus. It has developed teaching and research facilities to accommodate a student population of over 6000. Its focus extends far beyond the School's original mandate. At its inception during the 1956/57 academic year in the Royal Technical College of East Africa, the School of Business trained students for professional examinations in Accountancy and Secretarial practice. Students throughout Kenya and the region received training from the faculty. This practice continued until the Faculty of Commerce was established in its present form in 1984, producing the first graduates with Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1967.
The School of Business underwent changes after 1970 when the University of Nairobi was inaugurated. During the same year, the Departments of Law and Domestic Science were removed from the faculty and reconstituted elsewhere. From the 1972/73 academic year the school began offering the Master of Business Administration degree programme (MBA), an additional compliment to its offerings.
The School marked another milestone in its development with the move to Lower Kabete Campus in 1998. Today the School of Business continues to meet national needs by providing trained human resources in commerce.
In 2004, the School launched its module II programmes in Bandari Campus due to the increased demand of its programmes in the Coastal region and in 2008, it launched its programmes in Kisumu. The School continues to meet the demand of training Human Resources in the broad areas of Business Management.
The School is headed by a Dean; it also has two Associate Deans, one for the undergraduate programme and one for the postgraduate programme. The Dean is Mr. Stephen Nzuve (View Profile). The Associate Dean, undergraduate programme is Mr. CN Kariuki and the Associate Dean, postgraduate programme is Professor Evans Aosa.
The School's has three departments as follows :-
The Chairman, Department of Finance and Accounting is Dr.Aduda Josiah O., The Chairman, Department of Business Administration is Dr. Munyoki Justus Mulwa and the Chairman, Department of Management Science is Dr. Njihia James Muranga.
The School has coordination offices for its various programmes. The BCom Coordinator is Mr. George Omondi, The BCom Distance Learning Coordinator is Mr. Jeremiah Kagwe, The MBA Coordinator is Dr. W.N. Iraki and the PhD Programme Coordinator is Prof. Daudi Nzomo.