Communication Skills

Course description

This unit is intended to equip you with the knowledge. skills and attitude to enable you process information and communicate effectively at the work place.

Objectives

At the end of this unit, you should be able to:

1. use communication skills appropriately in the work place.

2. develop necessary skills for effective communication.

3. use of different modes and forms of communication in an organization.

4. apply information communication technology in communication.

5. develop the necessary writing skills for various documents.

6. apply official etiquette, protocol and diplomacy at the work place.

7. cope with emerging issues and trends in communication skills.

Fundamentals of Finance (ATD 2)

Course Description

This unit covers the competencies required to manage finances in an organization. Competencies
include: Applying finance concepts in evaluating financial implications of relevant business decisions,
applying time value of money principles in evaluating financing and investment decisions, evaluating
appropriate source of business finance, applying appropriate capital budgeting techniques,
maintaining liquidity through appropriate working capital management, applying risk and return
concepts in making optimal investment decisions, identifying concepts that inform the dividend
decision making process and identifying finance and investment opportunities using Islamic finance
concepts

Objectives

A trainee who takes this unit should be able to:

  1. Apply finance concepts to manage finance in an organization.
  2. Apply time value of money principles to evaluate financing and investment decisions.
  3. Determine the optimal cost of capital of an organization.
  4. Make capital budgeting decision using appropriate techniques.
  5. Make working capital management decisions using appropriate methods.
  6. Apply risk and return concepts to make optimal investment decisions.
  7. Identify concepts that inform the dividend decision making process.
  8. Apply valuation models to determine the value of securities.

Entrepreneurship and Communication

Course Description

This unit is intended to equip you with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable you apply entrepreneurship knowledge in business and other environments. A course requirement for ATD 1.

Objectives
A trainee who takes this unit should be able to:

  1. Identify concepts of entrepreneurship.
  2. Identify entrepreneurial opportunities.
  3. Venture in to a new venture.
  4. Identify appropriate business expansion strategies.
  5. Develop a business plan.
  6. Apply appropriate entrepreneurial marketing strategies.
  7. Apply the concepts of business communication to manage an organization.

Financial Accounting

Course Description
This unit is intended to equip you with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable you to prepare financial statements for different entities.

Objectives

A trainee who takes this unit should be able to:

  1. Apply the legal and conceptual framework in preparation of financial statements
  2. Account for assets and liabilities for different entities
  3. Prepare financial statements for different entities
  4. Use financial ratios to analyse financial statements
  5. Prepare financial statements from incomplete records
  6. Identify concepts and techniques used in accounting for public entities

Introduction to Law and Governance

Course description

This unit is intended to equip the candidate with the knowledge, skills and attitude that will enable you to apply the principles of law and legal systems in an entity and ensure compliance with basic principles of governance and ethics.

Objectives

A trainee who takes this unit should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of essential elements of the legal system
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of legal personality
  3. Apply law of contract and tort in various scenarios
  4. Apply general principles of business law in practice
  5. Apply fundamental principles of ethics in practice
  6. Comply with fundamental principles of governance

Quantitative Analysis

Course Description

This unit is intended to equip you with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable you use quantitative analysis tools in business operations and decision making.

Objectives

A trainee who takes this unit should be able to:

  1. Use mathematical techniques to solve business problems.
  2. Apply set and probability theories in business decision making.
  3. Apply operation research techniques in decision making.
  4. Apply hypothesis testing in analyzing business situations.
  5. Apply linear programming to solve practical business problems.

Company Law

Course Description

This unit is intended to equip you with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable you apply and comply with the provisions of company law in relevant circumstances and environments.

Objectives

A trainee who takes this unit should be able to:

  1. Apply legal principles relating to formation of companies.
  2. Evaluate the rights and obligations of members and shareholders.
  3. Comply with the legal principles governing liquidation of corporates.
  4. Comply with the legal principles governing restructuring of companies.
  5. Comply with the legal principles relating to companies incorporated outside the country.
  6. Comply with the legal requirements relating to the financing of companies.

Financial Accounting

Course description

This unit is intended to introduce you to the overall purpose of accounting, applicable regulations, the accounting treatment and presentation of basic transactions and preparation and analysis of financial statements.

Objectives

A trainee who takes this unit should be able to:
1. Prepare books of original entry and basic ledger accounts under double entry system.
2. Prepare basic financial statements of sole traders, partnerships, companies, manufacturing entities and not for profit organizations.
3. Comply with the regulatory framework in the accounting field.
4. Demonstrate basic understanding of public sector accounting framework.
5. Analyze financial statements by use of ratios and statement of cash flows.

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Management Accounting

Course Summary

This unit is intended to equip you with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable you to apply the principles of cost estimation and cost and management accounting techniques and methods for decision making.

Objectives

A trainee who takes this unit should be able to:

  1. Estimate the cost of goods and services
  2. Analyze product costs for manufacturing and non-manufacturing activities
  3. Prepare marginal and absorption cost statements
  4. Analyze an organization’s activities through budgetary control process
  5. Analyze variances for decision making

Introduction to Business Law and Ethics

Course description

This unit covers the competencies required to apply law and ethics in an organization. Competencies include: demonstrating foundational concepts in business law and ethics, illustrating the structure of court systems in Kenya, applying legal requirements in establishing a business, addressing civil wrongs using law of torts, preparing commercial contracts, applying partnership law in registering and administration of a partnership business and applying property law in registering interest in property.

Objectives

A trainee who takes this unit should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate foundational concepts in Business law and ethics.
  2. Illustrate the structure of court system in Kenya.
  3. Apply legal requirements in establishing a business.
  4. Address civil wrongs using law of Torts.
  5. Preparing a commercial contract and identifying the major laws regulating business.
  6. Apply partnership law in registering and administration of a partnership business.
  7. Apply property law in registering interest in property.