Points of Pride

As the only known flagship university founded by a  professional body, The 
Institute of Certified Public Accountant(ICPAK), KCA University is the leader in higher education system  in Accountancy, Finance and Technology.
 
Founded in 1989, we top the professional accounting exams and provide the country with over 40% of highly qualified accountants, distinguished by the excellence and breadth of our academic, and community outreach programs. KCAU is the first academic institution in Africa to secure funding from an international private equity firm- Emerging Capital Partners (ECP), to help us streamline our strategic plan. 
 
We rank 2nd among the nation’s top private universities and top 100 in the Africa continent. Webometrics World Ranking of Universities, 2015 
 
Academic Excellence 
 
  1. We top the professional accounting exams and provide the country    
     with over 40% of highly qualified accountants since 1989
  2. Every 4 years one of our students gains  millionaire statues
  3. First Runners-Up ,Maktaba Awards- 2015, 2014 
  4. Our students  employ-ability is at 90% 
  5. Diverse  students body of over  11 nationalities  
  6. First and only student body that  holds biometrics elections in Kenya
 
The future of KCA University as World Class Institution:
 
1. Unique and highly regarded academic and research programs.
2. Top quality faculty.
3. Top quality local regional and international partners.
4. Comprehensive resources available to support the enterprise.
5. A model of excellence in leadership from governance to management.
6. Highly engaged alumni and founders of the University.
7. High faculty to student ratio.
8. Attract top quality champions for its causes and mission.
9. KCA University degrees, diplomas and certificates will be sought after.
10. Quality of physical facilities will be world class. 
11. KCA University Alumni, faculty and students will occupy position of influence and authority in key institutions nationally, regionally and internationally.
12. Upon graduation, the university graduate are distinct, they are strategic thinkers and problem solvers.
13. KCA University teaching methods, styles and other initiatives are copied by others.
14. KCAU graduates will make significant contribution on:
 Policy
 Knowledge economy
 Leadership in public and private sectors
 Management of any institution
 
 
Milestones 
 
Founders Day Gala dinner launched in August 2013 
Founders’ Day is an annual event when the university honours exemplary contributions that have led to where it is today. As part of the celebration, KCA University launched an endowment fund to support scholarship. Currently, the university has a student financial aid program funded from internal resources. Since its incepton, the program has benefited over 1000 underprivileged but ambitious students and absorbs 120 new entrants annually. The spirit of the endowment fund is to make this initiative bigger and more sustainable. The proceeds from Founders Day event will go towards the scholarship endowment fund whose target for year 2013 is to increase support for students by 25% with the intention of continued annual growth. 
 
Multicultural student population
We have a diverse population of students from 9 Learning countries
 
The E-learning platform/ Distance Learning 
Our Distance Learning  programme has attracted students from Afghanistan, Nigeria, Democratic 
Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Botswana, Burundi, and Tanzania 
 
Centre for Entrepreneurship and Leadership 
The Centre for Entrepreneurship (CE) was established in September, 2009 and serves as a central resource for developing businesses. It is a dynamic entity that invites the participation of those who seek to develop their enterprises in new and innovative ways. It was created to enhance the management abilities of business leaders and the profitability of their firms while building new business relationships through an expanded network. The Centre for Entrepreneurship aims at creating leaders through entrepreneurial thinking. CE is recognized as a Centre for excellence at KCA University and works towards creating the right ecosystem for ideas to mature into successful ventures and fulfilling its mandate, CE has taken up many projects and initiatives to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship. 
 
Launch of 25 Under 25, July 16th, 2015 
 The 25 Under 25 are young Entrepreneurs leaders and innovators under the age of 25 who have made substantive positive impact on society. This initiative was launched on July 16th, 2015 by Mr. Vimal Shah. 
 
Entrepreneurship Mentors Programme (EMP)
A pilot programme on best practices in entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and innovation management,case method frameworks was launched by H.E Jack Raguma, Governor for the County of Kisumu and the National Chamber of Commerce. 
 
Women in Finance, Entrepreneurship and Leadership (Wi-FEL): 16th September, 2015 
The role of Women in Finance, Entrepreneurship and Leadership which brought together ladies from different sectors of economy.
 
Techno Brain, an ICT solution provider 
 Under this partnership our curriculum will meet industry demands, addressing the growing shortage of ICT skills in East Africa.  Lastly, our students will be equipped with international skills and certification which will enable them to work anywhere in the World. 
 
International Graduate School of Accounting and Policy, Tohoku University
KCA University entered into strategic partnership with the premier Tohoku University Japan.  This vital partnership will give us capacity to develop the first Graduate School of Accounting and Economic Management in Africa. The students will receive double degrees one from Tohoku University and the other one from KCA University.  
 
Graduate Business School, University of Cape Town 
We got into collaboration studies with Graduate Business School, University of Cape Town to offer a unique Masters degree in Development Finance. The programme will enable students to take classes in Kenya, South Africa and Europe. 
 
ZIBAT Institute in Denmark
We entered an agreement with ZIBAT Institute in Denmark to expose our faculty to World Class 
pedagogical approaches to teaching.  
 
Galilee Institute in Israel  
We entered into an agreement with Galilee Institute in Israel to offer Executive MBA and Higher Education Administration.  These programs will enable our students to take classes in Kenya, Israel and Eastern Europe. Today, Israel is the first business start up nation in the World 
 
Barrack Obama International Business and Cultural Centre 
The University has created the Barrack Obama International Business and Cultural Centre.  The 
Centre will serve a dual role; to help our local businesses become more competitive in doing 
international business and on the other hand it will equip international business with African culture.
 
Stockholm Business School in Sweden and Babson College Boston
The University has also entered into agreement with Stockholm Business School in Sweden and Babson College in Boston to expand our entrepreneurship program. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Famous Alumni
 
Our alumni include various Cabinet Ministers, members of Parliament and Memebrs of County 
Assemblies (MCAs), entrepreneurs,  and entertainers . The university's 15,000 alumni enjoy the 
benefits of a vibrant network worldwide, facilitated by the Alumni Association of KCA 
University (AAKCAU)
 
Here we share a few of the many contributions made by KCAU graduates over the years.
 
1. David Kuria Kamau, MBA Corporate Management 2012, Founder and CEO - Ecotact   
2. Louis Openda, BSc IT Artificial Intelligence 2011, Founder - Intellisoft Plus 
3. Cyrus Mulinge, Founder/ CEO - Emerging Frontier Capital
4. John Oketch, CPA K 2010, Finance Manger - Believers Destiny Academy in Botswana 
5. Nick Mwendwa, Diploma in IT, 1997, President, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) 2016 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Award-Winning Students
 
The university supports a well-rounded student experience by fostering a balanced approach to 
academic, co curricular and extracurricular interests and achievements.Nationally competitive awards and honors recognizing Emory students include:
 
 The 2011 Google Anita Borg Scholarship Recipient 
 2011 Global Winner, Associate of Business Executives (ABE)
 Chancellor’s  Scholar
 International Graduate School of Accounting and Policy , Tohoku University
 
 
The 2011 Google Anita Borg Scholarship Recipient Caroline Muthambiri , BSc IT, 2013 
Caroline Muthambiri , BSc IT, 2013, The 2011 Google Anita Borg Scholarship Recipient  
Ms. Muthambiri was the first Kenyan to win the prestigious scholarship. She currently works as FieldTech Resident at Google’s EU Headquarters office in Dublin, Ireland where she is involved in providing local and remote support of Google’s internal tools. 
 
Denis Thugu, B comm., 2011 Global Winner, Associate of Business Executives (ABE) 
Denis Thugu represent Kenyan universities in Accra Ghana for the Google App training in a summit organized by Google for the sub-saharan AfricaGSA's.
 
The Google Student Ambassador Program, 2014 
The Google Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Google and their universities. These ambassadors learn about innovative Google products and programs, plan and host fun events on campus, act as a campus contact for Google teams and help Google better understand each university’s culture. 
 
Lauryne M Boke, BComm, 2013 
Laryne M Boke was the 2011 Global Winner, Associate of Business Executives (ABE) 2015, 2014, 2012 
 
Maktaba Awards 1ST Runners-Up
Maktaba Award of Excellence in the provision of library and information services for third year running 
 
First recipients of  Tohuko Scholarship International Graduate School of Accounting and Policy , Tohoku University 
 
David Ajiki 
Jeremiah Muniu 
 
 
Distinguished Professors
 
Our students have access to a remarkable asset: KCA U faculty. Students learn from dedicated teachers who are also recognized for their distinctive expertise.
R: Prof. Noah O Midamba, Vice Chancellor and CEO,  KCA University. He is also a professor of Defense and Foreign policy. L Prof. Silas Onyango, Prof. Silas Onyango, The Dean, School of Business and Public Management receiving distinguished professors award. 
 
 
Dr. Christine Nanjala Simiyu, PhD,
Best Paper Award, 15th International Academic Conference, Rome, April 14-17, 2015 
 
Dr. Christine Nanjala Simiyu, PhD, Lecturer, School of Business was conferred “Best Paper Award” at the 15th International Academic Conference 
    
 
Prof. Noah O. Midamba,  
The Africa Education Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education 
The Africa Education Leadership Awards, 2014 
 
Prof. Noah O. Midamba, Vice Chancellor and CEO of KCA University and professor of Defense and Foreign Policy was honored with the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education. The Awards of the highest stature are presented to Individuals and Institutions who have surpassed several levels of its excellence and set an example as being a role model and exemplary leader; individuals behind the building of their institutions through Leadership, Innovation, Academic and Industry Interface with a supreme objective of Building future leaders.
 
 
Prof. Silas Onyango
Award for Best Professor in Mathematics, 2014 in Africa Conference, Rome between April 14-17, 2015 
 
The Africa Education Leadership Awards are presented by World CSR Day with CMO Asia as its Strategic Partner and Stars of the Industry Group as a research partner Prof. Silas Onyango, The Dean, School of Business and Public Management also received the Award for Best Professor in Mathematics 2014 in Africa. 
 
 
 
Top Rankings 
 
1. The most preferred university by employers for Finance Graduates, Career points- 
August 2014 - Career Point Kenya
 
2. Voted 2nd best Private University in Kenya and top 100 in the Africa continent.- 
Webometrics World Ranking of Universities, 2014
 
3. Voted 8th best Private University in Kenya and top 100 in the Africa continent.- 
Webometrics World Ranking of Universities, 2015