United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa) Courses Offered

United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa) Courses Offered

There are several Courses offered at United States International University Africa (USIU – Africa). The list of courses are below.


International Business Administration 
Hotel and Restaurant Management 
Tourism Management 

Master of Business Administration (MBA) 
Master of Science in Management and Organizational Development (MOD)


Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)


Executive Diploma in Industrial Relations

10,000 Women Program

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International Relations
Criminal Justice 


MA in International Relations
MA in Counselling Psychology
MA in Clinical PsychologyMA in Marriage and Family Therapy


Doctor of Psychology, PsyD, Clinical Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations


Applied Computer Technology Film Production and Directing
Information Systems Technology Journalism

Master of Science in Information Systems Technology (MSc.IST)

Master of Arts in Communication Studies (MACS)CENTER



IBM Security QRadar SIEM Training

Certified Ethical Hacker Training Program – Cohort 5

Linux Certification from LPI

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification Training

School of Graduate Studies, Research & Extension
The School of Graduate Studies, Research and Extension provides a one stop shop for all graduate students’ needs and supports academic research in line with University policy. 
The School oversees graduate programs, partnerships with other universities and industry, research opportunities and funding, upcoming conferences and workshops, colloquia and scholarships for graduate research.

With regard to the graduate studies, the school ensures standardization of all graduate programs, encourages collaboration amongst the graduate programs, oversees implementation processes and quality checks, fundraises for graduate programs provides the criteria for admission of graduate students, manages comprehensive examinations, oversees internal and external examination of theses and reviews students’ graduation requirements before approval by the senate. The school also offers training services to students, staff and faculty on applied research (proposal development, research methodology, publishing and dissemination of research output).

With regard to research and extension, the school’s mandate is to link the university with the industry by offering value add support to industry. This is to be achieved by; 

Providing cutting edge consultancies and trainings to industry and becoming knowledge partners in industry events

Undertaking research that is relevant to the industry hence create a think tank for the industry’s use and advise on the intellectual property rights of the outcome of such research and consequent products developed

Providing alternative thinking to the social problems affecting the society at large and ensuring that policy advocacy is based on valid data

Hosting public lectures where industry leaders share their experiences with the university students

Providing industry leaders with a forum to address multi-disciplinary conferences

The school has responsibility for all extension and related services.

Lastly the school promotes research culture by supporting public lectures and hosting academic conferences. The overall annual university conference (East African Multidisciplinary Applied Research Conference) is hosted in November while other conferences with specific themes are hosted on a quarterly basis.


Professor of Finance
Phone: +254 730 116 442/441
E-mail: amnjuguna@usiu.ac.ke

Ms. Susan Muchai
E-mail: smuchai@usiu.ac.ke

Institute of Higher Education Research and Leadership Development

The Institute of Higher Education Research and Leadership Development was launched in January 2019 and is mandated to institutionalize and undertake development of leadership and research in African Higher Education Institutions. The institute is tasked to develop a governance program for senior leadership organs of Higher Education institutes, develop functional programs for middle level managers, develop programs for building capacity of policy makers and teachers involved in developing and implementing competency based curriculum, hold policy dialogues on Higher Education, develop a research center dedicated to research on Higher Education. Read more.


Rapid Growth Ignition

The Rapid Growth Ignition Course gives you an understanding of how to innovate in the context of emerging technologies, using a systematic and proven science of innovation. Our methodology of action-based learning and outcome-driven innovation is hinged on having the right perspectives of the ‘new normal’ resulting from the emerging megatrends and mastery of a set of proven frameworks and tools that can help you create new market disruptors. Read more

Cyber Security Leadership and Innovation Program

This program gives participants an opportunity to:

Engage with academic, industry leaders and security professionals in assessing the most critical cyber threats facing financial institutions in East Africa.

Learn best practices and get exposed to strategies and most effective approaches to implement cyber security strategies at their organizations.

Be informed on how to develop a Cyber Security Policy for their organization.

Earn Cyber Security Leadership and Innovation Certification from United States International University – Africa.Read more

LaunchPad: Entrepreneurship & Business Model Innovation Program

LaunchPad is an immersive and revolutionary one-year evidence-based program that incubate great ideas and provides an indispensable guide and answers to business challenges.It offers a candid practical, direct, hands-on insight and battle-test solution to business failures by freeing your imagination, shifting your perspective and providing a roadmap to create new frontiers of opportunity, growth and jobs.
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Narendra Raval (Guru) Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation Program

The Narendra Raval (Guru) Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation (ESI) Program is an Outcome-Based Entrepreneurship methodology which equip participants with the 21st century mindset, skills, frameworks, tools and process that help them transition from entrepreneurial intention to reality through a predictable Evidence-Based Innovation Process (EBIP). 
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Innovation and Incubation Center

I2C provides entrepreneurship training, advisement, mentoring, linkages, and work space for student and alumni-run ventures. Selected business ideas are incubated for a 12-month period to develop the idea and to better position it for a successful launch.
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Metro AgriFood Living Lab

This is a unique research project supporting Kenya’s youth to actively engage in profitable agri-businesses. It is designed to identify and field test innovative business models for taking innovations to scale. The research uses the metropolitan living lab model to guide current and aspiring youth entrepreneurs in developing profitable agri-business enterprises in the agri-business sector. The living lab brings together a unique set of activities and services that create the needed synergy to support not only learning, but also innovation, business development and the creation of new knowledge. The Living Lab is the intersection of the following three components:

Education & Training, Business Support & Innovation and Action Research



The USIU-Africa Bachelor of Pharmacy program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in different pharmacy practice settings, management and research. In particular, both the industrial and hospital arms of our program have been so enhanced as to bring out the best of knowledge, skills, attitudes, ethics, values, style and success in our graduates.

The program focuses on the development, application and effective management of Pharmaceutical technology as a fundamental tool of modern healthcare. This is why USIU-Africa has invested heavily in the best equipped laboratories and library of any pharmacy program in the region. Read More…


The USIU-Africa Bachelor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics program is based on two basic and seamlessly integrated sciences of public health. The program promotes the development, application and teaching of descriptive and analytic approaches used to understand the increasingly complex causes, distribution and determinants of major local, national, regional and global public health problems. 
At the same time, the program develops, applies and teaches theories and methods in the design of biological, biomedical and health-related studies and in collection, analysis and interpretation of data to inform and support the descriptive and analytic approaches that can be used to prevent and control diseases as well as promote public health.Read More…

The Dean is responsible for all academic programs, research, linkages and administrative functions of the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, including the following:

Providing overall leadership to the School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Driving the continuing development of the School’s extensive activities

Promoting quality instruction delivery to students.

Leading the School in its professional and academic mission and being responsible for the formulation and implementation of strategies that are expected to grow its teaching and research success and its financial stability.

Developing the School’s academic plans in line with the overall strategic plan of the University.

Attracting qualified faculty and professionals, who are innovative and imaginative in nature and function to aid in producing high calibre graduates from the School’s degree programs.

Phone: 0730116733/722 
E-mail: nwamae@usiu.ac.ke

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biotechnology 
Monitoring quality of teaching and learning environment on a day-to-day basis including:

Collecting, interpreting and presenting data on performance of current degree programs on a semester by semester basis and advice school on the same, Supporting university’s effort to recruit and retain student in the program, Supporting and coordinating faculty (both fulltime and adjunct) to perform their work efficiently, resolving students’ academic issues, coordinating curriculum development activities, examining documentation in course files and evaluating faculty performance, participating in faculty recruitment to ensure that the required standards are met, lead faculty in the development of program research agenda and execution of the same, Liaise with the Dean and Research office in developing program linkages with other universities, research institutions and research project sponsors, assist the Dean in preparing the program for statutory accreditation report/assessments and program reviews.

Phone: 0730116721/733 
E-mail: bembatia@usiu.ac.ke

Principal Academic Advisor, School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Assisting the Dean in day-to-day tasks include ensuring appropriate course scheduling and allocation, Managing the school assets and monitoring movement of the same, Handling credit transfers and course substitution requests by students, Handling student grade appeals and grade change requests, Assisting in the management of course files, Ensuring efficient management of teaching support services and facilities and Ensuring appropriate allocation of office, equipment and classroom space.

Phone: 0730116 729/733
E-mail: rmwai@usiu.ac.ke

Office Administrator  – School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Coordination and carrying out of office procedures for faculty, students and staff in the school of Science and Technology. Maintaining departmental services by organizing office operations and procedures, directing correspondences, and coordinating academic activities with other departments. Coordination of department activities. 

Phone: 0730116733
E-mail: sdnyambura@usiu.ac.ke

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