University of Nairobi Department of Management Science

University of Nairobi Department of Management Science

The University of Nairobi Department of Management Science is as old as the School of Business formally Faculty of Commerce. Prior to 1988 it existed as a service department. Management Science specialization option was introduced in 1988 with the entry of the first batch of the 8-4-4 students. From 1998 the department introduced Operations Management and Management Information Systems specializations at postgraduate level. The Department also offers service courses to a number of other departments in the rest of the University.

The Position of chairman has been held by:-

  1. Dr. James Muranga Njihia (2009 – to date)
  2. Mr. Charles N. Kariuki (2002 – 2009)
  3. Prof Mbeche Isaac Meroka ( 1997 – 2002)
  4. Mr. John K. Kenduiwo ( 1991- 1996)
  5. Prof. Danny Fernandes
  6. Prof. Gituro Wainaina
  7. Dr.Julius Rotich
  8. Mr. J.O. Onyango

The Department of Management Science is involved in teaching, research and consultancy in Operations Management and Management Information Systems. These two areas equip decision makers with skills in quantitative and qualitative aspects of Operations Management and Information Technology for enhancing quality management decisions.

The Department is currently offering three options at BCom level after a recent review of its courses,  two at MBA level, and two at PhD level.

The options at BCom level are:-

  • Operations Management
  • Business Information Systems and
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management

The options at MBA level are:-

  • Management Information Systems
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management and
  • Operations Management

The options at PhD level are:-

  • Strategic Information Systems and
  • Operations Management

The Department is headed by a chairman, who is assisted by two examination officers cum academic advisors. In addition, the department is in-charge of the Faculty’s ICT resources.

Vision, Mission, Core Values and Quality Objectives


To be a centre of excellence in provision of management science education, research and consultancy


To lead the way in application of Management Science knowledge through teaching, research and consultancy for improvement of quality of life

Core Values

  • Morality and ethics
  • Professionalism and integrity
  • Openness and transparency
  • Creativity and innovativeness
  • Academic freedom and enquiry
  • Service to society

Quality Objectives

  • Efficient and effective management of the Department.
  • To offer relevant and high quality academic programmes to produce quality graduates.
  • To build research capacity and     produce knowledge for human development and technology     innovation.
  • To contribute to continued global competitiveness as a Department, as a School and University.
Contacts of University of Nairobi Department of Management Science

P. O. Box P.O Box 30197 – 00100 , GPO .
Lower Kabete Campus – Lower Kabete Road
New Administration Block, Office 203,

Tel: Tel:
+254 02 4184160-5
254 20 2059163-4

Extension: 307/309
Mobile: 0701720666


The Contact Persons are:

1. Dr. Muranga Njihia, (Chairman, Department of Management Science) and
2. Hildah Murungi (Secretary, Department of Management Science)