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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
FINANCE OPTION
1. B311-023/2010  NDEGWA James Ndirangu.

Thesis Title: Testing of Consistent Trends in Stock performance in the Nairobi Securities Exchange

Supervisors: Dr. Josephat Mboya
Prof. John Kagochi

2. B311-011/2010  RUTTO Peter Ketyenya

Thesis Title: Performance Measurement, Growth and Structure of Commercial Banks in East Africa.

Supervisors: Dr. Josephat Mboya
Prof. Muruku Waiguchu

MARKETING OPTION

3. B311-020/2010 GACHIE Stephen Macharia

Thesis Title: Polygamous Loyalty and Retail Chains’ Loyalty Programme Holders in Kenya.

Supervisors: Prof. Mwita Marwa.
Prof. Muruku Waiguchu.

4. B311-002/2010 OFUNYA Francis Afande

Thesis Title: Green marketing Adoption and performance of Kenyan tea farmers.

Supervisors: Prof. Kennedy Nyairo
Prof. Muruku Waiguchu

ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPTION

5. B311-005/2010 MIRITI Gilbert Mugambi

Thesis Title: Family Business Characteristics and Performance of Small and Medium Sized Family Owned Manufacturing Enterprises in Nairobi County, Kenya.

Supervisors: Prof. Mwita Marwa.
Prof. Muruku Waiguchu.

6. B311-010/2010 MWENDA Lilian Karimi Mugambi

Thesis Title: The nature of managerial career development in three, four and five star hotels in Kenya.

Supervisors: Prof. Kennedy Nyairo.
Prof. Muruku Waiguchu

7. B311-006/2010 WACHIRA Anita Wanjugu

Thesis Title: Entrepreneurial survival strategies for Kenya’s one and two star Hotels.

Supervisors: Prof. Kennedy Nyairo.
Prof. Muruku Waiguchu

8. B311-001/2010 BULA Hannah Orwa

Thesis Title: Enterprise characteristics and performance of women entrepreneurs in small scale enterprises.

Supervisors: Prof. Edward Tiagha
Prof. Muruku Waiguchu

9. B311-022/2010 MAINA Paul Mathenge

Thesis Title: Sustainability strategies for small scale tea enterprises in Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Mwita Marwa
Prof. Muruku Waiguchu

10. B311-03-0013/2013 IRUNGU Duncan Njagi

Thesis Title: Factors that influence internationalization of medium sized firms in Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Mwita Marwa
Prof. Muruku Waiguchu

11. B311 – 018 -2010 RINTARI Nancy Gacheri

Thesis Title: An exploration into the quality of Kenyan university graduates and their work preparedness

Supervisors: Prof. Mwita Marwa
Prof. Muruku Waiguchu

HUMAN RESOURCE OPTION

12. B311-021/2010 LEWA Katinda Susan

Thesis Title: Human Resource (HR) Factors and Performance of Nurses in Government Hospitals in Kenya.

Supervisor: Prof. Ken Kamoche
Prof. Muruku Waiguchu.

13. B311-004/2010 KALEI Anne Mumbua Wambua

Thesis Title: Kenya’s Bachelor of Commerce Graduates’ Employability Skills and Job Market Demands.

Supervisors: Prof. Ken Kamoche
Prof. Mwita Marwa.
Prof. Muruku Waiguchu.

 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

1. F060-0351/002/2012  KOSGEI Richard Kipkorir

Thesis Title: Effects of different processing technologies on the quality of Kenyan coffee
Supervisors: Prof. Simon Muhoho
Prof. Patrick Muliro

 

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OPTION

1. B211-0612/2011 ICHAURA Jeremiah Wachira

Thesis Title: Constraints inhibiting Competitiveness of Smallholder Dairy Farmers in Nyeri South District, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Ofunya F.A.
Dr. Riro G.K

2. B211-0021/2010 WABOCHA Stanley Nderitu

Thesis Title: Drivers of strategic plan implementation by Sacco’s in Muranga County, Kenya.

Supervisors: Dr. Lilian Mwenda &
Dr. Anita Wachira

3. B211-1593/2011 GITAHI Daniel Ndiang’ui

Thesis Title: Role of labour supply and credit access on food security in small scale tea farming in Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Lilian Mwenda
Dr. Anita Wachira

4. B211-0018/2010 TATUA Joseph Ngatia

Thesis Title: Determinants of information communication technology (ICT) adoption in the hotel industry in Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Lilian Mwenda
Dr. Anita Wachira

5. B211-0006/2011 KAGIKA Peter Mugo

Thesis Title: Employee Perception on Labour Turnover in Middle Level Colleges in Nyeri Country, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Kirimi Ithinji
Dr. Kamau Riro

6. B211-0004/2011 MACHARIA Gichichi S.

Thesis Title: Effect of Tea Value Addition on Performance of Kenya Tea Development Agency Managed Factories

Supervisors: Dr. Lilian Mwenda
Dr. Anita Wachira

7. B211-003-0002/2012 KAMENDI Francis Kariuki

Thesis Title: Business adopted by stockists on the sale of spirits in central Business District, Nairobi Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Lilian Mwenda
Dr. Anita Wachira

8. B211 – 0012 -2012 MURIITHI Charles Githinji

Thesis Title: Effects of strategic human resource management on teacher turnover in private secondary schools in Nyeri County

Supervisor: Dr. Riro G.K.

9. B211-0014/2010 WAHOME Fredrick Thirikwa

Thesis Title: Effects of competitive strategies on performance of SACCOs in Kenya (A case study of Murang’a County)

Supervisor: Dr. Riro G.K.
Dr. Juma Misiko

10. B211-0007/2011 CHEGE Francis Mbugua

Thesis Title: Determinants of life insurance uptake among secondary school teachers in Tetu Sub-county in Nyeri County

Supervisor: Dr. Riro G.K

11. B211-003-0003-2012 KIRUGUMI John Ndung’u

Thesis Title: Role of total quality management principles in Kenyan Coffee house revenue generation

Supervisors: Dr. Mwenda, L.
Dr. Wachira, A.

12. B211-003-0005/2013 CHEGE Alex Njuguna

Thesis Title: Effects of leadership styles on implementation of organisation strategic plans in small and medium enterprises in Nairobi

Supervisors: Dr. Mwenda, L
Dr. Wachira, A

13. B211-0034/2010 NGUYO Joseph Kingori

Thesis Title: Commercial Banks Investment in Corporate Social Responsibility in Nyeri Town, Kenya

Supervisor: Prof. M.M. Theuri
Dr. F. A. Ofunya

14. B211-0010/2012 GATOTO Florence Wangui

Thesis Title: Service Quality Strategies by Private Security Firms in Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. L. Mwenda
Dr. A. Wachira

15. B211-003-0007/2012 ITOTIA Joyce Muthoni

Thesis Title: Employee Motivation Strategies in Kenya’s Microfinance Sector

Supervisors: Dr. L. Mwenda
Dr. A. Wachira

16. B211-1578/2012 MAKORI Stephen Kerosi

Thesis Title: Development of Youth Led Micro and Small Enterprises in Kirinyaga County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. L. Mwenda
Dr. A. Wachira

MARKETING OPTION

17. B211-0009/2011 MUNYORI Jane Wanjiru

Thesis Title: Value chain analysis of the animal feed milling industry in Kenya.

Supervisors: Dr. Ofunya F.A.
Dr. Gicuru Ithinji

18. B211-0019/2011 KIMONDO Loise Wakuru

Thesis Title: Customer satisfaction Constraints at Kenya power company in Nyeri County.

Supervisors: Dr. Ofunya F.A.
Dr. Theuri, M.M

19. B211-0036/2010 WAICHIGO Florence Nyambura

Thesis Title: Role of marketing communication tools in enhancing student enrollment in private universities in Kiambu County.

Supervisors: Dr. Ofunya F.A.
Fr. Prof. Mathenge

20. B211- 0027/2010 MWANGI Ann Wairimu

Thesis Title: Evaluation of distribution channels of dairy farmers in Nyeri County

Supervisors: Prof. Theuri, M.M
Prof. Peter Muchiri
Dr. Ofunya Afande

21. B211-0038-2010 MUCHENDU Simon Chege

Thesis Title: Competitive Strategies for Businesses Tendering Opportunities in Public universities in Kenya.
Supervisors: Dr. Mwenda, L.
Dr. Wachira, A.

FINANCE OPTION

22. B211-0005/2011 GITHINJI Christopher Karimi

Thesis Title: Hindrances to Adoption of Computerized Accounting System By Coffee Societies in Nyeri County, Kenya

Supervisor: Dr. Ofunya, F.A.

23. B211-0014/2011 MBUGUA Salome Wairimu

Thesis Title: Role of Agent Banking Services in Promoting Financial Inclusion in Nyeri Town, Kenya

Supervisor: Dr. Ofunya, F.A.

24. B211-0019/2010 MACHARIA Eunice Wakarima

Thesis Title: Determinants of divided payout ratio for profitable companies listed at NSE

Supervisor: Dr. Ndegwa.

25. B211-0001/2010 NDICHU Michael Chege

Thesis Title: Impact on financial credit on profitability of Jua kali artisans in Nyeri Municipality

Supervisors: Prof. Muruku Waiguchu
Prof. Peter Muchiri

26. B211-0007/2010 NDONGA Eric Muchiri

Thesis Title: Internal factors that impact growth of SME’s in Nyeri Municipality

Supervisors: Prof. Kagochi
Prof. Peter Muchiri

27. B211-0017/2010 KINYUA Michael Mwangi

Thesis Title: Financial Management Aspect on Sustainability of Community Water Supply Projects in Kieni West District, Nyeri County, Kenya.

Supervisors: Dr. Riro G. K
Prof. Peter Muchiri

28. B211-0013/2010 KIAI Richard Muthii

Thesis Title: Factors influencing financial distress in coffee cooperatives.

Supervisors: Prof. Muruku Waiguchu
Prof. Peter Muchiri

29. B211-0005/2012 NGUGI Samuel M.

Thesis Title: Challenges Facing Deposit Taking Savings and Credit Cooperatives’ Compliance with the SACOO Societies’ Act Number 14 (2008) in Nyeri County

Supervisor: Dr. Francis Ofunya

30. B211-1595/2011 KIMINDA Richard Wambugu

Thesis Title: Effects of Profit Warnings Announcement on Performance of Stocks in the Nairobi Securities Exchange

Supervisor: Mr. J.N. Ndegwa

31. B211-0650 -2011 GICHIGI Simon Muguku

Thesis Title: Factors affecting the earnings of smallholder coffee farmers – A case of Nyeri County

Supervisor: Dr. Riro G.K

32. B211-014/2012 NJOGU Rose Wanjiku

Thesis Title: Factors that motivate public service vehicle owners into fraud in the general insurance industry in Kenya

Supervisor: Dr. Riro G.K

33. B211-0012 – 2012 WAMBUGU Johnson Munene

Thesis Title: A test of asset – pricing models in the Nairobi securities exchange.

Supervisor: Dr. Riro G.K.

34. B211-0001/2013 WACHIRA Abraham Mwangi.

Thesis Title: The role of table banking in economic empowerment of women in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya

Supervisors: Dr. Riro G.K.
Dr. Juma Misiko

35. B211-0004 – 2013 NYAGAH Majory Wangari.

Thesis Title: Effect of electronic financial services on operating costs in universities in Kenya (A survey of universities in Mt. Kenya region in Kenya)

Supervisor: Dr. Riro G.K.

36. B211-0003/2011 GITHUA Salome Wamuyu

Thesis Title: Factors influencing retirement planning and saving of women in selected private secondary and primary schools in Nyeri county, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Theuri M.M.
Dr. Ofunya F.A.

37. B211-002 – 2013 IRUNGU Jackson Ngechu.

Thesis Title: Effect of youth enterprise development fund on growth of new enterprises in Kenya (A survey of selected youth owned enterprises in Mathioya district

Supervisor: Dr. Riro, G.K.

38. B211-0004-2012 NDUNG’U Dorcas Njoki.

Thesis Title: Influence of SASRA Regulatory framework on the financial sustainability of Sacco’s in Kenya. (A Case of Nyeri County).

Supervisor: Dr. Riro G.K.

39. B211-0002/2012 NGUMI Jackson Kiruki

Thesis Title: Effectiveness of Open Tendering on Procurement Process among Public Secondary Schools on Nyeri Central District, Kenya

Supervisor: Rev. Fr. Prof. D. Mathenge

40. B211-0006/2012 KIMANI Jane Njeri

Thesis Title: Role of Internal Control Systems in Management of Revenue by Nyeri County Government

Supervisor: Rev. Fr. Prof. D. Mathenge

41. B211-1598/2011 GICHORU John Muriithi

Thesis Title: Effects of Capital Structure on the Cost of Capital of the Companies Listed in the Nairobi Securities Exchange

Supervisor: Dr. Riro G.K.

42. B211- 1592-2011 MAINA Alice Muthoni.

Thesis Title: Effects of corporate social responsibility on financial performance of firms in Kenya

Supervisor: Dr. Riro G.K.

43. B211-0011/2010 NYURURU Rose Wanjiru

Thesis Title: Ownership structure and Firm performance of firms listed in the Kenya’s Nairobi Stocks Exchange.
Supervisors: Dr. Mwenda, L.
Dr. Wachira, A.

44. B211- 1592-2011 NJENGA Margaret Muthoni.

Thesis Title: Determinants of economic empowerment of women in Nyeri Municipality, Nyeri County

Supervisors: Dr. Riro G.K.
Dr. Anita Wachira

ACCOUNTING OPTION
45. B211-02- 1500/2013 CHEPKELYO Bartoo Henry

Thesis Title: Effect of Small Accounting Practices on the Performance of Micro and Small Enterprises in Nakuru Central Business District.
Supervisors: Dr. Riro G.K.
Dr. Kiragu, D.

46. B211- 003 – 0006/2012 MAINGI Jane Muoti

Thesis Title: Effects of Mobile Banking on the Efficiency of Micro & Small Enterprises in Gikomba Market, Nairobi County.
Supervisor: Dr. Riro, G.K.

47. B211-0001/2012 OGUTU Amos Washika

Thesis Title: Effect of Capital Attributes on the Performance of Commercial and Services Companies Listed in Nairobi Securities Exchange.
Supervisors: Dr. Riro, G.K.
Dr. Ofunya, F.A

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT OPTION

48. B211-0010/2010 MURUNGI Violet Kiende

Thesis Title: Staff retention strategies: A survey of private universities in former central province, Kenya

Supervisors: Prof. Muruku Waiguchu
Prof. Peter Muchiri

49. B211-003 – 0004/2013 SAMUEL Stella Nduku.

Thesis Title: Effects of working conditions on performance of employees of Kenya Commercial Bank head office

Supervisors: Dr. Mwenda, L
Dr. Wachira, A.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
1. E211-0001/2012 OBOGO Japheth

Thesis Title: Development of an effective maintenance concept for enhancement of competitive advantage: A case study of East African Portland Cement Company.
Supervisors: Prof. Peter Muchiri
Prof. Bernard Ikua.

2. E221-03-003/2012 WANYONYI Joseph Munyundo

Thesis Title: Maintenance timing optimization: A case of East Africa Portland Cement Company (EAPCC)
Supervisors: Prof. Peter Muchiri
Prof. L. Pintelon

3. E221-03-0007/2012 NAMISI Solomon Masungo

Thesis Title: Productivity Improvement of Manufacturing Industries: A Case of Delmonte Kenya.
Supervisors: Prof. Peter Muchiri.
Prof. Bernard Ikua.

4. E221-03-0010/2012 WAKIRU James Mutota

Thesis Title: Development of a maintenance strategy for a thermal power plant: A case study.
Supervisors: Prof. Peter Muchiri
Prof. L. Pintelon

5. E221-03-0017/2013 KAMAU Peter Irungu

Thesis Title: Maintenance practices in Kenyan Industries.
Supervisors: Prof. Peter Muchiri.
Prof. Bernard Ikua.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND REMOTE SENSING
1. G291-003-0004/2013 ABUGA, Henry

Thesis Title: Developing a sewerage management system for Kisii Town using GIS and Remote Sensing.
Supervisor: Prof. Ndegwa Mundia

2. G291-003-0001/2013 BIRIR, Faith Jeruto

Thesis Title: Development of a Property Tax Information Management System for county governments. A case study of Kapsabet Sub-County.
Supervisor: Dr. Moses Murimi

3. G291-003-0007/2013 KAMAU ,Samuel Wainaina

Thesis Title: Crop-land suitability analysis using GIS and Remote Sensing in Nyandarua County, Kenya

Supervisor: Dr. David Kuria
Prof. M. K Gachari

4. G291-003-0002/2013 KAMUNYU, Mary Njeri

Thesis Title: Using geospatial technologies to support compulsory land acquisition in Kenya – a case study of Kanunga –Nyaga road in Kiambu County
Supervisors: Dr. David Kuria
Dr. Mubea

5. G291-003-0008/2013 MUNYENDO, Joseph Nanzala

Thesis Title: Development of a Web GIS supported Road Traffic Accident Data Management System: A Case study of Nairobi County.
Supervisor: Dr. David Kuria
Dr. Mubea

6. G291-003-0005/2013 NJUKI, Magdalene Wanjagi

Thesis Title: Development of Aids to Navigation Information System: A Case Study of Kenya Coast Waters
Supervisor: Dr. Moses Murimi

7. G291-003-0003/2013 ROTICH, Julius Kiplagat

Thesis Title: Extension Geodetic reference network using satellite positioning techniques for geospatial applications.

Supervisor: Prof. Ndegwa Mundia
Prof. Gachari

8. G291-003-0010/2013 TALAM, Philip Kiprono

Thesis Title: Integration of GIS and Multicriteria Evaluation For School Site Selection: A Case Study of Belgut Constituency
Supervisor: Prof. Ndegwa Mundia

 

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The School of Graduate Studies & Research of Dedan Kimathi University of Technology was established in the year 2010 with two postgraduate programmes in Business management. With the growth of the university and continued delivery of competitive postgraduate programmes, the School of Graduate Studies & Research has grown and currently offers four doctoral programmes and twelve Masters Programmes with a total student population of over 500 students.