The comprehensive is conducted for students who have satisfactorily completed all the taught courses of the program. The objective of the comprehensive is to test the student’s 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 comprehensive is graded and the students must obtain a passing grade to qualify. The students must take comprehensive to fulfill the requirement of the program. The comprehensive is a pre-requisite to practicum.
IUBAT places great emphasis on the value of practical work experience in all professional degree and diploma programs. In the senior year of study, IUBAT will place BBA student as intern with a suitable business organization. This practicum is an integral component of the business program, worth 9 credit hours.
- 46 Courses
- 132 Credit Hours
- 9 Credit Hours of Practicum
- 12 Semesters Over 4 Years
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 labeled as the era of business, business administration and business graduates.
The BBA program serves the needs of the bright young persons who have completed twelve years of education in high school and college or equivalent institutions and are looking for a career education in business or profession. They come from varied educational backgrounds-humanities, science, commerce, technical, vocational etc. and from different educational system like HSC, Senior Cambridge, Professional Diploma, Madrasha, 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 for inclusion in the program.
IUBAT being a multi-cultural university encourages students of South Asia and other countries of the world to enroll in the BBA program. Any one satisfying eligibility criteria are welcome to apply. The tuition and other fees of the BBA program at IUBAT are highly competitive in the region and the cost of living in Dhaka is one of the lowest. The international students are encouraged to write for further information or clarification on the program.
- Contribute to HRD and community services in general
- Multidisciplinary professional consultancy
- Multidisciplinary and market oriented professional training
IUBAT assesses fees for students on credit hour basis. Per credit hour tuition fee for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Program is Tk. 2,600 for local students. There is an admission fee of Tk. 10,000 paid once at the point of admission to BBA program. The rate of other charges such as admissions, semester fee, other activities fees and refundable library and laboratory deposits in details have been provided in the Financial Information section of this Bulletin. This section also provides information on financing arrangement including merit-scholarships at the point of admission, in-course fee waiver scholarship, different scholarships, on-campus work opportunities, financial assistance in the form of grants, installment payment, deferred payment student loan etc. The standing IUBAT policy to cater to needs of all qualified students who aspire for higher professional education regardless of the income level of his/her family through appropriate educational financing arrangement under the concept Knowledge Based Area Development: A Step Towards Community Self-Reliance – applies to BBA program.
The Financial Information section also contains information on tuition fees for international students, including special fees for students from SAARC countries as well as Least Developed Countries (LDC) of Asia and Africa.
Duration of Study
The BBA program is a minimum of 132 credit hours plus such courses as may be prescribed on the basis of individual competency and requires 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.
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 freshman year 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 sophomore year courses acquaint the student with the analytical tools and environment, and include courses like behavioral science, accounting, economics, statistics, business environment, etc.
The junior year courses provide for an in-depth study of the functions of business in the context of economic, social, cultural, technological and global environment. Included here are courses on management, production, marketing, finance, computer information system, human resource management, etc. The final level courses offered in the senior 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.
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:
- completed all the prescribed courses with a minimum of 120 credit hours plus such courses recommended by the college after reviewing individual background
- earned at least “C” grades in each of the required core, electives, major area and English courses
- earned at least passing grade (D) in each of the remaining courses
- fulfill English language requirement through English Language Competency Test (ELCT)
- earned a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5 and above
- completed the practicum with at least a passing grade
- earned at least a passing grade in the comprehensive
- satisfactory behavior and discipline
- library and financial clearance from the college and the university.
CORE COURSES IN BUSINESS AND RELATED SUBJECTS: Students must complete the following core courses:
Arts and Science courses
College of Engineering and Technology Courses
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.
Department of Marketing Management
Department of Production-Operations Management
Department of Finance and Banking
Department of Computer and Information System
Department of Human Resource Management
Department of Management
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Program of Study
Program of Study
The total credit hours requirement for the degree has been set at a minimum of 127 credit hours plus such courses as may be prescribed on the basis of review of individual backgrounds, which may extend up to 133 credit hours.
ENG 101 and MAT 107 are available for exemption on the basis of competency. CSC 103 and CSC 104 may qualify for exemption on the basis of competency.
In the light of the above, background of an applicant and his/her competence, the course requirements for the concerned student in the BBA program will be customized.
Descriptions of business courses are given below while the description of courses under other Colleges can be seen under respective colleges.
Descriptions of Courses
Description of the BBA program courses are given below, while the descriptions of the courses of other areas can be found under respective colleges.