Thika Institute of Business Studies courses and requirements

Thika Institute of Business Studies Courses, Requirements and Fees

Thika Institute of Business Studies, TIBS, is a private college offering a wide range of diploma and certificate courses ranging from business studies, accounting, journalism, fashion and design, IT, and many more.

TIBS is located between Thika Town & Witeithe Thika Super Highway, Thika. You can find the town campus at the New Jogoo House, 4th Floor, behind Thika Stadium.

Thika Institute of Business Studies courses are examined by major examination bodies including KNEC, CDACC, NITA, ICM UK, and ABMA. The courses take from 3 months to 2 years to complete, depending on the type of the course.

Courses at TIBS are grouped into the following departments:

  • Faculty of Cosmetology, Fashion & Design
  • TIBS College Driving School
  • Faculty of Accountancy
  • Faculty of Business Studies
  • Faculty of Computer Studies & IT
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Faculty of Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Faculty of Journalism, Mass Communication & Languages

Thika Institute of Business Studies Courses

TIBS offers artisan, certificate, and diploma courses in the following areas:

  • Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Motor Vehicle Engineering
  • Community Dev. & Social Work
  • Business Management & Administration
  • Purchasing & Supply Management
  • Tours & Travel Operation
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Com. System Eng. & H/Ware Maintenance
  • Sales Management & Marketing
  • Hotel & Catering Management
  • Motor Rewinding
  • Human Resource Development
  • Customer Care Service
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Refrigeration & Air Condition
  • Front Office Operation & Adm.
  • Public Relations, Adv. & Mkt.
  • Environment Management & Wildlife
  • Computer Application Packages
  • French & German Languages
  • NGO Management
  • Tour Guide Administration
  • Banking & Finance
  • Legal Studies (Law)
  • HIV & AIDS Management
  • Cookery Short Courses
  • Clearing & Forwarding
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You can get updated fee structure on the TIBS website download page: TIBS Courses Fee Structure

TIBS Courses Minimum Requirements

KNEC  and CDACC examined Diploma courses require a minimum KCSE mean grade of C- (minus), certificate courses require a D plain, and artisan courses require a D- (minus).

ABMA diploma courses on the other hand require you to have scored at least a D+ in KCSE. For ICM UK examined diploma courses you need only a D plain in KCSE to pursue your career course.

TIBS General Admission Requirements

  • Copies of National ID Card, KCSE Certificate or Result Slip & Birth Certificate
  • Three Recent coloured Passport Size Photos
  • One ream of Fulscaps & One of Photocopy Papers
  • Recommended uniforms & practical materials where applicable
  • Admission fee of Kshs. 2,000(payable once)
  • Student Course Handbook, exercise book, student ID & college T-shirt of Kshs. 4,500 (payable once)
  • Activity fee Kshs. 2,000 (payable once)
  • One term fee for the relevant course
  • The hostel fee is Kshs. 5,000 per month (optional)

Note: these figures may change at any time at the TIBS discretion. For the latest fees, please check TIBS website.

TIBS Driving College Courses

Driving classes take 3 to 5 weeks per course and are examined by NTSA. Requirements before being enrolled in the driving school include ID, KRA PIN certificate, and two passport-size photographs.

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Here are the requirements for each driving level:

  • A1 & A2 Motorcycle – 18 years and above
  • A3 Tuktuk Drivers – Valid A2 Driving License
  • B1, & B2 Saloon Car – 18 years and above
  • C1 & C2 Light and Medium Truck – 22 years and above
  • Combined Saloon and Truck – 22 years and above
  • D1 & D2 P.S.V Matatu and Buses – Valid Driving License with 4 years of Experience.
TIBS driving school courses and fees
TIBS driving school classes and fees (Credit: TIBS website). The fee may change at any time.

TIBS driving school is located in the following branches:

  1. Thika Road Branch
  2. TIBS College Annex
  3. Thika Super Highway
  4. Thika Town Branch
  5. New Jogoo Hse 4th Floor

TIBS Contacts

Phone: 067 223 1160, 067 2221786, 0715 067 272, 0793 684 897



How to Pay TIBS Fees

TIBS fees for various courses can be paid through the following TIBS accounts:

  1. KCB A/C No. 1129610411 – Thika
  2. Co-op A/C No. 01136074728300 – Thika
  3. Family Bank A/c No. 005000034356 – Thika

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