About Master of Science in Education Management (MSc.EM)

The MSc in Educational Management is intended to equip students with sound knowledge on the principles of educational management through various course modules, demonstrate (theoretically and practically) a mastery of the different methods in order to achieve certain objectives. Students will be required to show this through the theoretical and practical aspects of each module. Students will test educational management theories through educational management practice.

Why study Master of Science in Education Management (MSc.EM)

Since 2002 The Institute of Humanities, Education and Development Studies (IHEDS), now the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, has run a number of teacher training courses in educational management. These courses were developed into a one week educational management programme for secondary school principals. This formed the backdrop for the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management (PGDEM). The PGDEM was intended to prepare schoolteachers with substantial classroom experience, to develop management skills. The course attracted individuals who had a previous background in education and others (without this background) involved in the management of schools.

Due to its success shown through positive school and community transformations, not withstanding individual positive change, many participants have expressed the desire to actualize the diploma to the Master’s level. In addition, many stakeholders have expressed the need to form educational managers. A critical issue facing many educational institutions, and shown through tracer studies conducted by governmental and non-governmental organizations like USAID, is the death of management skills in educational institutions.

The Master’s in Educational Management is intended to provide a very strong foundation in educational research which is both theoretical and practical and at the same time, provide other course units relevant for the successful management of schools and other educational institutions. The target group is educational managers.

The goal of studying Master of Science in Education Management (MSc.EM)

The program intends to assist Strathmore University to become a centre of academic and professional excellence that provides all-round education in an atmosphere of freedom and responsibility by training the graduate students to have the theoretical and practical skills to be professionals of high ethical and academic standards in the field of Educational Management to fulfill their role as educators of the nation’s youth.
Holders of a good first degree in the field of education from a recognized university, for example Bachelor of Education degree Holders. A good first degree is to be understood as a first class or second upper class honor’s degree.
Holders of a Postgraduate Diploma in Education Management from Strathmore University, or Postgraduate Diploma in Education Management from other universities which meet similar course content. Holders of Postgraduate Diploma in Education will be given specific exemptions depending on the theme and content of course unit undertaken vis-à-vis the content of the Master of Science in Education Management.
Holders of other related qualifications from recognized universities, considered by the Academic Council as equivalent to a First or Upper Second Class degree; or
Applicants will also be required to attend and pass an oral interview and an appropriate graduate entrance examination. The pass mark for the oral interview and graduate entrance examination is 50%. Students who meet requirement (ii) are exempted.

All applicants need to meet the following entry requirements:
Possess at least a first degree in any area from a recognized university Have at least 2 years of working experience for a second class lower division undergraduate

Pass the interview and entrance examination held every Wednesday and Friday at 2:00 pm >> download practice test

For more information and all inquiries, contact:

e-mail: shss@strathmore.edu or mape@strathmore.edu

or call + 234 (0)703 034 243 + 234 (0)703 034 296

For more information and all inquiries:

E-mail: shss@strathmore.edu or mape@strathmore.edu

Call: +254 (0) 703 034 228 or + 254 (0)703 034 243

On the day of the interview, bring the following documents:

  • Filled application form >> download form
  • Originals and copies of relevant certificates and complete academic transcripts with grades attained
  • Two (2) completed Reference Forms >> Download reference forms
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae/Resume.
  • 3 passport size photos.
  • A copy of National Identity Card (ID) or copy of Passport
  • Kshs 2,500 Interview fee payable on the interview day