Dean, School of Business
It is with great pleasure that I write about School of Business and Economics (SBE), a school that is currently experiencing a major leap of all times. SBE is a sphere of business and economics studies. The School boasts of quality, market driven and very innovative programmes administered in the various Moi University Campuses and its affiliates across the country. We believe in the power of education to transform and to offer opportunity and access to all. Students within the school at all levels of progress and more that will join are assured of a resourceful team of staff that have a common focus, that of academic progress. SBE is driven by a strong belief in fairness, professionalism and academic progress. The reason why SBE is such a great school is its faculty and its broad academic offerings; its palette of culture and technology. Our best technology transfer is human transfer. This is our true contribution to society and it is a noble contribution because those we graduate will go on to lead society.
In line with the promise of global relevance and desire to build the future graduate of business and economics in the image and likeness of the country’s needs and challenges, we face head on the fact that business is increasingly becoming complex and require the ability to operate in the context of the broader society. Our students start by learning to master the foundations of business and economics. This is no longer enough: today’s business environment requires graduates to have the ability to address issues that cross-functional boundaries with global perspective, an innovative and entrepreneurial mind-set, ethical grounding, commitment to diversity, respect for sustainability, and technological sophistication. SBE has embraced Problem Based Learning and modular approach to teaching. Our ability to contribute to the solution of many of today’s societal problems is based not just on academic excellence, which we have great abundance, but on sustained culture of creativity and innovation.
SBE improves society by developing principled leaders for the world of practical affairs. This drives everything we do. The school’s approaches to achieving our mission- include student-centered learning, thoughtful leadership and active engagement with the business community. My purpose as Dean is not simply to recite a litany of great worthies of SBE, although I do take great pleasure in contemplating the astonishing people especially the outgoing dean, the late Professor Henry Maritim whose achievements have made this one of the premier business schools. I also pay great tribute to our students. They came to this school on the prairie, some from nearby, some from far away, most of them young and relatively unknown when they arrived, some of them skeptical of what they would find here, but wherever they came from, in whatever field of study, and with whatever initial expectations, they brought with them great intelligence, drive, and intellectual courage; they found here an environment that nourished their remarkable talents and let them thrive; and they sent back out into the larger world the true fruits of their distinguished labors.
DR JOSEPHAT C. YEGON
DEAN, SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & ECONOMICS