BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
(BBA) PROGRAM

 [Objectives ] [ Career with BBA degree ] [ BBA Students ] [ International Students ]
[ Duration of Study ] [ Program of Study ] [ Course Offerings ] [ Major Departments ]  [Requirements for graduation]


OBJECTIVES

 The BBA program aims at developing a student's intellectual ability, executive personality and managerial skills through an appropriate blending of business and general education. The program assists the student in understanding and developing the unique leadership qualities required for successfully managing business functions, an organizational unit or an enterprise. The specific objectives of the program are to:

 -  produce up-to-date, assertive and  effective executives for business and  other organizations, and

 -  prepare students for higher studies in  business at home and  abroad.


CAREER WITH BBA DEGREE

The BBA program prepares students for executive career in business and other organizations. The BBA degree is many a times referred to as the golden passport, since it gives its holder an edge in the job market by opening more doors of opportunity. The degree helps the graduate to fulfill potential for high earnings, increased responsibility, and greater personal development. The present decade has been labelled as the era of business, business administration and business graduates.


BBA STUDENTS

The BBA program serves the needs of the bright young persons who have completed twelve years of education in high school and college and are looking for a career education in business or profession. They come from varied educational backgrounds-arts, science, commerce, engineering etc. and from different educational system like HSC, Senior Cambridge, Professional Diploma, etc. These students have excellent academic record, high potential for success and strong motivation for achievement. They are a selected few out of many
candidates carefully screened through a selection process.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

IUBAT being a multi-cultural university, encourages students of South Asia and other countries of the world to enrol in the BBA program. Any one satisfying eligibility criteria are welcome to apply. The tuition and other fees of the BBA program at IUBAT is highly competitive in the region and the cost of living in Dhaka is one of the lowest. The international students are invited to write for further information or clarification on the program.
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DURATION OF STUDY

The BBA program is of 138 credit hours and usually requires full 4 years to complete for a full time student. It is possible to graduate earlier with additional course load. A semester is of 16 weeks duration, there are three semesters in a year and as such a full time student can complete the degree requirements earlier. However, most students take 4 years to complete the program.


PROGRAM OF STUDY

Course Organization ] [ Comprehensive Examination ] [ Practicum ] [ Course Offerings ]

The BBA curriculum consists of 138 credit hours of course and practicum in business enterprises or other organisations. The courses of BBA program are grouped into following areas :

Areas                         Typical Courses

a) Language  :             English, Mathematics and Computer

b) General Education : Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Career Planning

c) Foundation  :           Statistics Behavioral Science, Accounting, Economics, Communication

d) Business Foundation : Production-Operations, Marketing, Human Resource, Finance

e) Environmental Studies : Business Environment, Commercial Law, Industrial Law

f) Integration  : Strategic Management, Practicum
 


COURSE ORGANIZATION

The courses are divided into general education courses, business core courses, major area courses and elective courses. The general and core course titles are listed in the section on Courses and the titles of courses required for major are shown in the section on major departments. The titles of the elective courses can be found in Course Description section. Students are also required to take courses from humanities, social sciences and physical sciences.

The courses of the BBA program are offered at four inter-related levels in different years of study. The first 3 semester courses broaden the general educational base of the student as well as acquaint him/her with basic languages of communication like English, Mathematics and Computer.

The second 3 semester courses acquaint the student with the analytical tools and environment, and include courses like behavioral science, accounting, economics, statistics, business environment, etc.

The third  3 semester courses provide for an indepth study of the functions of business in the context of economic, social, cultural, technological and global environment. Included here are courses on production, marketing, finance, human resource management, etc. The final level courses offered in the last year of the program, provide for integration of different areas through the study of strategic management course as well as major, depending upon the student's area of interest and courses available.

Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive examination is conducted for students who have satisfactorily completed all the courses of the program. The objective of the comprehensive examination is to test the studentís capability to comprehend the entire program. It consists of a written test of three hours and an oral examination which is conducted by a board consisting of academics and practitioners. The examination is graded and the students must obtain a passing grade to qualify. The students must take this examination to fulfill the requirement of the program. The examination is apre-requisite practicum.


PRACTICUM

IUBAT places great emphasis on the value of practical work experience in all professional degree programs. In the third or fourth year of study, IUBAT will place BBA student as intern with a suitable business organization. This internship is an integral component of the business program, worth 9 credit hours.




COURSE OFFERINGS

 Core Courses in Business Related Subjects ||  Elective Courses in Business Administration
 Courses in College of Arts and Sciences  ||   Elective Courses in Other Colleges

















1. CORE COURSES IN BUSINESS AND RELATED SUBJECTS

Students must complete the following core courses :
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BUS 101 Introduction to Business [3]
BUS 201 Business Communication [3]
BUS 202 Business Environment [3]
BUS 301 Business Research [3]
MGT 102 Commercial Law [3]
MGT 103 Industrial Law [3]
MGT 201 Management Process [3]
MGT 401 Entrepreneurship [3]
MGT 402 Strategic Management-I [3]
MGT 403 Strategic Management-II [3]
ACC 101 Financial Accounting [3]
ACC 201 Cost Accounting [3]
ACC 301 Auditing and Taxation [3]
ACC 302 Management Accounting [3]
MKT 301 Marketing Management [3]
POP 301 Production-Operations Management [3]
FIN 301 Business Finance [3]
HRM 101 Behavioral Science [3]
HRM 301 Human Resources Management [3]

BUS 490 Practicum [9]

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2. ELECTIVE COURSES IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Students must complete at least four of the following elective courses in business administratio. Electives are decided in consultation with the student by the Academic Advisor :

MGT 302 Project Management [3]
MGT 303 Office Management [3]
MGT 404 Small Business Management [3]
HRM 401 Organization Structure and Design [3]
MKT 401 Marketing Research [3]
MKT 402 International Marketing [3]
MKT 404 Marketing Decision Making [3]
FIN 303 Financial Markets and Institutions [3]
FIN 302 Corporate Finance [3]
CIS 302 Information System Analysis [3]
BUS 306 Advanced Business Communication [3]

(Additional electives may also be considered in consultation with the authority)
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3. COURSES IN COLLEGE OF ARTS AND  SCIENCES

Students must complete the following Arts and Science courses :

ECO 101 Principles of Microeconomics [3]
ECO 102 Principles of Macroeconomics [3]
ENG 101 Basic English Composition [4]
ENG 102 English Comprehension and Speaking [3]
ENG 203 Advanced English Composition [3]
ART 201 Career Planning and Development [1]
PHI 114 Introduction to Philosophy [3]
PSY 105 General Psychology [3]
MAT 101 Mathematics [4]
MAT 160 Applied Calculas [3]
PHY 103 General Physics [3]
CHM 104 General Chemistry [3]
STA 240 Statistics [3]

(Additional courses as alternatives may also be considered by the authority)
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4.  ELECTIVE COURSE IN OTHER COLLEGES

Students must complete the following course in the College of Engineering and Technology:
CSC 101 Fundamentals of Computation

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MAJOR DEPARTMENTS
 Marketing Management || Production - Operations related ||  Finace and Banking
 Computer and Information System ||  Human Resource Management ||  Management

The BBA program offers scope to students to major in 6 departmental areas namely marketing, production-operations, finance and banking, human resources, computer and information systems or management. There are six required courses in each major area as shown under departmental structures.


MARKETING MANAGEMENT

Marketing involves the conception, promotion, exchange and physical distribution of goods, services and ideas to satisfy the economic and social needs of a society. It is an important area of activity in any business or any other type  of organization. Employment opportunities in marketing are varied and attractive. Such opportunities exist in product development, marketing research, advertising and sales promotion, sales and customer service, export marketing, product management, social marketing, etc.

The required courses for a major in marketing are as follows :

MKT 302 Consumer and Buyer Behavior [3]
MKT 303 Salesmanship and Sales Management [3]
MKT 304 Advertising and Sales Promotion [3]
MKT 401 Marketing Research [3]
MKT 402 International Marketing [3]
MKT 403 Physical Distribution Management [3]

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PRODUCTION-OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

The production-operations management is primarily concerned with transformation of physical resources into useful output with the aid of human being and machines. It is required in order to design, construct and operate the transformation process. Operations management activities are manufacturing, construction, data processing, and so on. A bachelor's degree with a major in this area has a wide scope for work.

The required courses for a major in production-operations are as follows :

POP 302 Procurement and Purchasing
                Management [3]
POP 303 Materials and Store Management [3]
POP 304 Transportation Management [3]
POP 401 Operations Planning and Control [3]
POP 402 Inventory Planning and Control System [3]
POP 403 Production-Operations Strategy [3]

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FINANCE AND BANKING

The finance function is present in all organizations. The finance function in an organization involves raising and allocating fund, cost analysis, budgeting and forecasting, investment decision making, and administering finance and credit polices. The functions in banks and financial institutions involve deposit, advance, lending, remittance and foreign exchange transactions. The job opportunities and career development for BBA with finance and banking major is wide. The required courses for a major in finance and banking are as follows :

FIN 302 Corporate Finance [3]
FIN 303 Financial Markets and Institutions [3]
FIN 402 Commercial Bank Management [3]
FIN 403 Management of Financial Institutions [3]
FIN 404 Management of Insurance Business [3]
FIN 405 International Financial Management [3]

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COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SYSTEM

With the fast development of computer, telecommunications and other information technology, information system has gained height in managerial and business decision-making. The objective of specialization in computer and information system is to enable the student to use and recognize the opportunities to use computer in managerial activities and information system. This is a fast growing and interesting area where more jobs are opening up. The required courses for a major in computer and information system are as follows :

CSC 221 Principles of Programming [3]
CSC 213 Computer Applications [3]
CSC 226 Programming Lab [1]
CIS 302 Information System Analysis [3]
CIS 401 Computer Methods for Management Decisions [3]
CIS 402 Computer Feasibility and Procurement [3]
CIS 403 Management of Computer Personnel & Resources [3]

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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

The human resource is the single most important factor for productivity, survival and growth of an organization. The human resource management involves procuring, training, utilizing and maintaining qualified manpower for the organization. Human resource managers are required in all kinds of organizations. The required courses for a major in human resources management are as follows :

HRM 201 Organizational Behavior [3]
HRM 301 Human Resource Management [3]
HRM 302 Compensation Management [3]
HRM 304 Training and Development Management [3]
HRM 401 Organization Structure and Design [3]
HRM 402 Unionism and Collective Bargaining [3]

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MANAGEMENT

The major in management aims at improving student's planning, organizing, controlling, leadership and integrative skills. Major in management provides opportunities for rapid advancement in professional management careers in large organizations. A major in management is also suitable for students who plan to set up and/or operate their own business. The required courses for a major in management are as follows :

CSC  301 Management Information System [3]
MGT 302 Project Management [3]
MGT 303 Office Management [3]
MGT 305 Administrative Planning and Control [3]
HRM 401 Organization Structuring and Design [3]
MGT 405 Comparative Management [3]
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REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

The BBA degree will be conferred only to the student who has fully complied with the graduation requirements and has applied for it. The requirements are that the student has :

01.  completed all the prescribed courses with a minimum of 138 credit hours
02.  earned at least "C" grades in each of the required core, electives, major area and English courses
03.  earned at least passing grade (D) in each of the remaining courses
04.  earned a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5
05.  completed the practicum with at least a passing grade
06. earned at least a passing grade in the comprehensive examination
07.  satisfactory behavior and discipline
08.  library and financial clearance from the college and the university.
 
 

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