The Master of Business
Administration (MBA) program is designed to meet the challenge
of full-filling the needs of the society under resource constraints by
providing new dimensions in the body of knowledge needed for managerial
development. Environmental, social, ecological, and economic forces are
affecting every sector of business enterprise and every area of business,
governmental and industrial administration. The MBA program will prepare
students for assuming responsibility of management in their career path
in business and other organizations. The program also prepares students
having career interest in teaching or research and also for higher studies.
The objectives of the MBA program are to develop the student's
(a) technical and functional skill in such areas as accounting, finance, marketing, production-operations, human resource, etc.,
(b) analytical-decision making skill so that s/he can identify and diagnose problems, formulate alternative solutions and make a decision,
(c) ability to successfully communicate and interact with diverse individuals, to promote the ability to provide leadership and to function as an entity in a competitive atmosphere, and
(d) inclination to innovate appropriate indigenous system and practice of management effective in the socio-economic and cultural context of a developing country, particularly Bangladesh.
The MBA program provides a strong general background in management theory and practice that can be integrated with technical and professional skills. The program meets the needs of a diverse group of students from business, commerce, social science, agriculture, engineering, health, arts, humanities, science and other fields. The College welcomes the students of Bangladesh, South Asian countries and other countries of the world.
Preparatory Courses || Foundation
courses || The Required Core
|| Areas of Major Concentration
The overall design of the MBA program consists of two preparatory courses, five foundation courses, twelve core courses, three concentration/elective courses and one practicum course as shown below :
Number of Number
courses Credit hours
Preparatory course 2 5
Foundation 5 15
Required core 12 36
Concentration/ 3 9
Practicu 1 9
Total 23 74
Titles of the courses are mentioned below and numbering of the courses is shown in the section entitled Course offernings. Descriptions of courses have been provided in a later section.
The preparatory courses are given to make the student proficient in the language and to acquire abilities to develop a well thought out career path. The courses are :
1. Advanced English
2. Career Planning and Development
Those students having difficulty in following the Advanced English Composition course, may be required to build up competence in English through 1 or 2 additional preparatory course(s) in English.
The diversity of academic background of students makes it imperative that each student possess a core of knowledge as a foundation on which to build a graduate management program in business administration. The MBA program is based on the assumption that all students pursuing the managerial core of the program have sufficiently similar knowledge to meet successfully the requirements for advanced study. The foundation courses are :
THE REQUIRED CORE
Every MBA candidate must complete a core of twelve required courses (36 credits) designed to meet a major objective of the program-the development of professional managers educated in environment and functional areas of business administration. The level of learning is graduate-professional and is based upon knowledge of MBA subject matter.
The core courses are as follows :
01. Human and
02. Managerial Accounting
03. Computer Programming and Applications
04. Business Condition Analysis
05. Managerial Finance
06. Business, Government and Society
07. Quantitative Business Analysis & Research
08. Management of Organizations
09. Human Resource Management
10. Marketing Management
11. Production-Operations Management
12. Strategic Management
|| Marketing Management || Production-Operations
Management || Financial Management
|| Management || Management Science ||
Experience has shown that job preparation and placement are best served when a business student specializes in a major area. This is true even though the student may later leave the chosen functional area of specialization to move in other directions. One or more of the following concentration areas will be offered depending upon availability of interested students and faculty. However, a student may decide not to choose an area of concentration. S/he may select any three courses from one or more areas to complete course requirements. The majors are organized into departments as follows :
The marketing major concentration
concerns with the means by which business firms and nonprofit institutions
facilitate exchange with consumers or client groups. Strategic and tactical
issues in the areas of promotion, pricing, product policy, sales management,
and physical distribution are emphasized. In addition, specialized course
work is offered in such areas as consumer behavior, quantitative analysis,
retailing, industrial marketing, international marketing, and marketing
The marketing concentration is particularly well suited for those interested in the areas of sales, advertising, marketing research, product management, retailing, and public relations.
Courses required are :
2. Marketing Communication
3. Physical Distribution Management
The major in Production-Operations Management aims at developing a student's ability to successfully manage this critical function, to provide quality goods and services for customer satisfaction. Courses required for concentration are :
2. Operations Research
3. Strategy, Technology and Management of Innovation
The cornerstone of the finance
major is the study of business financial management, an area that may be
defined as planning the availability and controlling the allocation and
expenditure of financial resources. Course work deals with corporate financial
management, investments, the management of major financial institutions,
financial theory, and the financial market system.
Concentrated study in finance at the post graduate level prepares students for careers in private industry or public administration. Since most students, however, seek careers in the private sector, many finance courses are directed toward students who will be employed in commercial banking, insurance, industrial finance, and the securities industry. Courses required for concentration are :
1. Capital Investment
2. Financial Management
3. Banking and Financial Institutions
The survival of human organizations depends upon managers, their knowledge of managerial skills, and the highest value is placed on men and women trained to manage both human and technological resources.
Courses on interpersonal behavior-individual, group and organizational-present the fundamental tools and techniques necessary to manage complex organizations. Additional managerial skill courses focus on specific functions such as personnel and industrial relations. Finally, courses are offered that examine the nature of the interrelationship between organizations and their environment. In a general sense, skills taught in the management concentration focus on organization's allocation and use of human and material resources. More specifically, courses are designed to prepare graduates for business and organizational decision making.
Courses required for concentration are :
2. Administrative Behavior
3. Management Information & Control System
Modern business includes high-speed computer, distributed data processing systems, modern word-processing systems, computer-aided design, and computer-aided manufacturing of products. Present day managers must be prepared to evaluate and determine the appropriate allocation of resources for such equipments. Furthermore, they must be able to make optimal use of the productive resources available to them.
The curriculum in management science attempts to prepare students for the modern business environment of the 1990s and beyond by exposing them to the most advanced concepts, methods, and approaches to systems analysis and problem solving.
Courses required are :
1. Systems Analysis
2. Data Base Management System
3. Corporate Information System
The College places great emphasis on the value of practical work experience in all professional degree programs. In the second year of study, the College will place MBA students as interns with commercial or industrial houses, financial institutions or other organizations of national or international repute. It may also be possible to organize some internship in other countries of the world. The first group of MBAs had internship with the Provincial Government of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada on an assignment on Canadian Wood Product Market in South Asia.
Special features of the practium program are as follows:
a. Students get themselves
acclimatized with working environment and are required to produce a written
b. A staff member is posted to ensure supervision of the program.
c. Oral defense is organised to evaluate and grade the report. Interviews are held to assess knowledge of the internee and to gather feedback from the organization.
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 hourse and an oral examination which is c onducted by a board consisting of academics and practitioners. The students must take this examination to fulfill the requirement of the program. The examination is a pre-requisite to practicum.
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The following courses are offered in the MBA program :
201 Business Communication 
BUS 501 Business, Government and Society 
BUS 502 Human and Organizational Behavior 
ACC 101 Financial Accounting 
ACC 504 Managerial Accounting 
501 Management of Organizations 
MGT 504 Strategic Management 
FIN 501 Managerial Finance 
101 Principles of Microeconomics 
ECO 501 Business Condition Analysis 
101 Fundamentals of Computation 
CSC 221 Principles of Programming 
502 Human Resource Management 
MKT 501 Marketing Management 
POP 501 Production-Operations Management 
203 Advanced English Composition 
ENG 101 Basic English Composition 
ENG 102 English Comprehension and Speaking 
ART 201 Career Planning and Development 
101 Mathematics 
MAT 160 Applied Mathematics 
STA 505 Quantitative Business Analysis and Research 
BUS 590 Practicum 
ENG 101 and ENG 102 are offered for those who needs additional preparatory courses in English.
DEPARTMENTAL MAJOR COURSES
Students shall choose any three of the following courses as per his/her major area of concentration in keeping with departmental requirements and in consultation with the Faculty Advisor:
CSC 501 Data Base Management
CSC 505 Corporate Information System 
CSC 502 Operations Research 
CSC 503 Systems Analysis and Design 
CIS 504 Management Information & Control System 
MKT 502 Market Research 
MKT 503 Marketing Communication 
MKT 504 Physical Distribution Management 
POP 503 Production-Operations Strategy 
POP 601 Strategy, Technology and Management of Innovation 
FIN 502 Banking and Financial Institutions 
FIN 503 Capital Investment Decisions 
FIN 504 Financial Management 
MGT 503 Administrative Behavior 
MGT 502 Organization Theory 
REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATION
The MBA 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:
1. completed all the
prescribed courses with a minimum of 74 credit hours
2. earned at least `C' grades in each of the required and elective courses for specialization and English.
3. earned at least passing grade (D) in each of the remaining courses
4. earned a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5
5. completed the practicum with at least a passing grade
6. earned at least a passing grade in the comprehensive examination
7. satisfactory behavior and discipline
8. library and financial clearance from the college and the university.
DURATION AND SCHEDULE
The academic year is divided into 3 semesters of 16 weeks. Daily classes for MBA students are scheduled between 3:30 to 8:30 pm, five days a week and also on Saturdays in the morning. sessions are also scheduled for full time students. In addition, make up classes are scheduled on the remaining day. The program management is fully committed to strict maintenance of schedule to avoid any delay in program completion.
A student who registers in 12 credit hours in every semester is a full-time student. If the student takes an optimum load of 15 credit hours in each semester and successfully completes each course and practicum, it will take 5 semesters to complete the program. Students who elect to register in less than 15 credit hours will naturally take longer time to complete. The program allows participation of working individuals as part-time students. The course duration for full time students is 2 years.
MBA WITH Additional COURSE WORK
Masters program at IUBAT requires the applicant to have a bachelor degree with 16 years of formal education in keeping with North American and European standards. In Bangladesh and many countries in Asia, students receive a bachelor degree after 14 years of formal education and a
masters degree after 16 years of study. The educational requirement for entry in MBA program is 16 years of education with bachelor or master degree. But to accommodate the needs of 14/15 years bachelor degree holders and to admit them to the MBA program, additional course work is required.
Through additional coursework, students overcome background deficiencies by undergoing 60 credit hours of course work in the College of Business Administration. However, the extent of additional MBA coursework will vary on the prior coursework of the applicant and demonstrated evidence of proficiency in required subjects. The additional coursework requirement of 60 credit hours will have to be met through exemption or coursework at IUBAT.
The additional course work is full time and should be completed in the initial 4-6 semesters after admission. The academic regulations of the university apply to additional coursework as any other courses. On completion of additional coursework, students continue the regular coursework - for the MBA program.
The curriculum calls for
60 credit hours requirements through course work at IUBAT, transfer credit
or exemption. The courses are to be selected from the following with concurrence
of faculty advisor.
Additional options may also be available :
101 Basic English Composition 
ENG 102 English Comprehension and Speaking 
ENG 203 Advanced English Composition 
PHI 114 Introduction to Philosophy 
PSY 105 General Psychology 
MAT 101 Mathematics 
MAT 160 Applied Mathematics 
STA 240 Statistics 
PHY 103 General Physics 
CHM 104 General Chemistry 
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 
HRM 101 Behavioral Science 
MGT 103 Industrial Law 
BUS 201 Business Communication 
BUS 202 Business Environment 
BUS 301 Business Research 
BUS 306 Advanced Business Communication 
ECO 101 Principles of Microeconomics 
ECO 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 
ACC 101 Financial Accounting 
ACC 201 Cost Accounting 
ACC 301 Auditing and Taxation 
ACC 302 Management Accounting 
102 Commercial Law 
MGT 201 Management Process 
MGT 401 Entrepreneurship 
301 Marketing Management 
POP 301 Production-Operations Management 
FIN 301 Business Finance 
HRM 301 Human Resource Management 
CSC 101 Fundamentals of Computation 
For Further Information
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