Master of Business Administration

 

The MBA degree is a professional degree designed for individuals interested in employment in general management positions in the vast arena of the business sector. The program is a structured one that exposes students to each of the functional areas of business with specialization in one or more majors. The AIUB MBA combines a solid foundation in the core areas of business with the ability to specialize in a functional major. An MBA from AIUB will provide students with the broad based management skills required to be successful in today’s cross functional business environment and the depth of specialization needed to hit the ground running.

The courses focus on general management concepts and practical applications. Particular emphasis is placed on application of business concepts to real-world problems. Students regularly work in teams designed to replicate the cross-functional environment found in the business world. The management of technology, social responsibility and international perspectives are woven throughout the curriculum.

Employers seek out AIUB MBA graduates because they have a depth of experience to contribute in the work place immediately, along with a breadth of knowledge to handle increasing responsibility as their careers develop.

MBA courses can be divided into two groups: core and electives. There are 16 core courses designed to give basic skills that all future leaders in business should have. It also imparts a common language, so everyone can communicate about whatever area they are involved with. It is a shared experience in that it draws students closer; whatever their area of focus. The elective courses from the chosen major allow students to gain a high level of sophistication in defined venues. A student can choose to pursue one or more than one majors in his/her MBA program.

 

The concentrations are:

 

• Accounting

• Agribusiness

• Economics
• Finance
• Human Resource Management (HRM)
• Management
• Management Information System (MIS)
• Marketing
• Operations Management (OM)

 

Semester 1

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

Pre-requisite

MBA-5101

Business Communication

3

None

MBA-5102

Mathematics for Business Decisions

3

None

MBA-5103

Business Law & Corporate Social Responsibility

3

None

MBA-5104

Computing & Business Applications

3

None

MBA-5105

Principles of Accounting

3

None

Total

15

 

Semester 2

  

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

Pre-requisite

MBA-5206

Leadership & Management of Organization

3

MBA-5101

MBA-5207

Business Statistics & Decision Analysis

3

MBA-5102

MBA-5208

Accounting for Managers

3

MBA-5105

MBA-5209

Economics for Managers

3

MBA-5102

MBA-5210

Human Resource Management & Practice

3

MBA-5103

Total

15

 

 

Semester 3

  

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

Pre-requisite

MBA-6111

Marketing Management & Practice

3

MBA-5206

MBA-6112

Financial Management & Practices

3

MBA-5207

MBA-6113

Managing Operations & Quality

3

MBA-5207

MBA-6114

Research Methodology

3

MBA-5105, MBA-5207

 

Area - Elective* (Compulsory) 1

3

30 Credit Hours

Total

15

 

 

Semester 4

  

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

Pre-requisite

 

Area - Elective* (Compulsory) 2

3

30 Credit Hours

 

Area - Elective (Optional) 3

3

30 Credit Hours

 

Area - Elective (Optional) 4

3

30 Credit Hours

MBA-6215

Strategic Management

3

All Foundation & Core Courses

MBA-6216

Internship

3

57 Credit Hours

Total

15

 

Description of Courses

Foundation Courses

MBA-5101: Business Communication

Pre-requisite: None

This course is intended to familiarize the Students with fundamental concept of some basic communication that concern business directly and a fair knowledge which is very essential for today's business leaders. Study of this course would provide the students with an insight into the communication environment in which present day business operates and equip them with the knowledge, skill and confidence to address business communication issues that may arise in their role as business executives. The course focuses on the writing process as well. Coverage includes letters, memos, goodwill & special messages, reports and proposals. The course also includes Communication workshops and individual presentations.

MBA-5102: Mathematics for Business Decisions

Pre-requisite: None

This course includes integers, elements of algebra, number fields, linear and non linear inequalities, functions, sets, analytical geometry, logarithm limit, differential and integral calculus, matrix and linear programming, etc. A comprehensive induction on the basic statistical tools and techniques will also be covered through this course. The purpose of this course is to help the Students learn mathematical and statistical tools, which are used in management decision-making.

MBA-5103: Business Law & Corporate Social Responsibility

Pre-requisite: None

This course is designed to help the students in learning the application of law into business transactions and their legal responsibility as managers. The course includes those aspects of law as they relate to business e.g. contract, agency, sale of goods, negotiable instruments, insolvency, mergers and acquisitions, partnership and labor, Trade union Acts. The course also focuses on the ethical aspects of doing business.

MBA-5104: Computing and Business Application

Pre-requisite: None

This course acquaints Students with role and uses of computer in decision processes. The basics of computer hardware and software are introduced with reference to evaluation from Abacus to Notebooks. A procedural language is used to solve problems from business situations and emphasis is given on data-base management with reference to various packages.

MBA-5105: Principles of Accounting

Pre-requisite: None

This course provides students with instructions to the basic procedures and principles of accounting, and acquaints them with its function in business and non-trading enterprises. It covers the basic accounting process, concepts, double-entry system of book keeping, recording of transaction, preparation of trial balance, financial statement analysis, treatment of adjustment entries, preparation of financial statements, accounting for assets and liabilities, accounting system and accounting practices in different types of organization.

 

Core Courses

 

MBA-5206: Leadership and Management of Organization

Pre-requisite: MBA-5101

The course deals with Management not only as a synthesis between the functions of management and departmental operations, its origin and schools of thought, but also with an emphasis on the individual, groups, their motivation and productivity, the leadership styles that characterizes the organization, and responds to not only the ‘how’, but the ‘why’ that makes an organization effective and efficient.

MBA-5207: Business Statistics and Decision Analysis

Pre-requisite: MBA-5102

This course is designed to equip the students with statistical tools and concepts to be used in the business decision processes. Methods of descriptive and inferential statistics are covered that include measure of central tendency and dispersion, probability distribution, hypothesis testing and their application in the management decision process, correlation and regression analysis, and basics of non-parametric statistics. Survey methods, sample design and sources of business statistics in the context of Bangladesh are also included.

MBA-5208: Accounting for Managers

Pre-requisite: MBA-5105

This course introduces the ways in which the Management Accountant contributes to the area of management decision-making. Topic coverage includes the following: budgeting techniques, the behavioral side of budgeting, relationship accounting, case analysis, standard costing, the comparison and reconciliation of direct and absorption costing systems and relevant costing as it applies to making non-routine decisions, decision models, uncertainty, cost behavior, variance investigation, analyzing revenue variances, variable cost mix and yield variances.

MBA-5209: Economics for Managers

Pre-requisite: MBA-5102

This course combines the basics of supply and demand; the utility approach to consumer behavior; theories of production and cost; factor inputs; and other economic aspects of business decisions, with fundamental economic concepts of scarcity and opportunity costs, income, savings, consumption and investment. Coverage of monetary and fiscal policy, dynamics of inflation and unemployment provide the students with through understanding of concepts and issues.

MBA-5210: Human Resource Management & Practices

Pre-requisite: MBA-5103

The course is designed to give students a comprehensive idea of how the most important and critical assets of an organization i.e. human resources are managed. The basic concentration of the course is to explain the recruiting retention, utilization and development of human resources of an organization. The course discusses how to raise the efficiency and productivity of human resources through the application of effective human resources policies and practices.

MBA-6111: Marketing Management & Practices

Pre-requisite: MBA-5206

This course has been designed to present an integrated approach to marketing from a managerial point of view. Economic, quantitative and behavioral concepts are used in analyzing and developing a framework for decision-making leading to formulation of an organization's goals and implementation of its marketing program. The course includes identification of market structure, analysis of consumer behavior, factors affecting the efficiency of marketing and the process of planning marketing operations.

MBA-6112: Financial Management & Practices

Pre-requisite: MBA-5207

The course deals with financial analysis, planning, time value of money analysis, stock and bond evaluation, capital structure theories, capital budgeting and various other aspects of financial management to prepare the graduates to understand and solve different financial decision making problems of the business organizations. This course pulls together the knowledge of economics and accounting and their uses in financial decision making.

MBA-6113: Managing Operations & Quality

Pre-requisite: MBA-5207

The course acquaints the students with a broad range of strategic technical design, and operating (day to day) decisions within the operations function in both services providing and goods producing businesses. Emphasis will be on the new paradigm of operations management with focus on current technologies, concepts, philosophies, and managerial practices. Students will obtain a comprehensive insight on a wide variety of topics including management of quality, productivity, technology, inventory, product and process design, facility location and layout, project management, service and manufacturing management.

MBA-6114: Research Methodology

Pre-requisite: MBA-5105, MBA-5207

This course aims to expose participants to qualitative and quantitative data gathering, processing, analysis, and presentation methods & skills. Hands on experience with qualitative and quantitative methods are gathered through the preparation of analytical research report on collected data.

MBA-6215: Strategic Management

Pre-requisite: All Foundation and Core Courses

This course focuses on the overall strategic aspects of the organization. Managerial issues that affect the organization as a whole having far reaching and long term implications are dealt in the light of organization-environment relationships. This course puts particular emphasis on the characteristics and determinants of goal formation, industrial analysis, the forms of competitive warfare, the various types of generic business and corporate strategies.

MBA-6216: Internship

Pre-requisite: 57 Credit Hours

This is a three (3) credit course which provides opportunity for the students to undertake action research and preparation of a report while working in a relevant organization under the supervision of an assigned faculty advisor.