The BBA program prepares students to lead, build and manage enterprises that create value for stakeholders in a dynamic and global economy. By encouraging independent thinking, self-assessment and learning; the curriculum provides students with the tools for success in their career paths. It also instills awareness of ethical issues and sensitivity towards the society and the environment. The BBA program consists of 126 credit hours. These credit hours represent general education foundation courses of (31 X 3) 93 credit hours, major elective courses (10 X 3) 30 credit hours and 3 credit hours Internship.

The BBA program offers major/minor concentrations in the following areas.

  • ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
  • ECONOMICS
  • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (HRM)
  • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (IB)
  • INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT (IM)
  • MANAGEMENT
  • MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS)
  • MARKETING
  • OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (OSCM)
  • TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (THM)

A student can choose a single major or a double major or a single major with a minor concentration. In choosing a single major, a student has to complete the general education foundation courses and elective courses of the specified major. In choosing a double major a student has to complete the general education foundation courses and elective courses of both the specified majors. For the second major the student has to take 6 courses of that concentration. In choosing a major and a minor, a student has to complete the general education foundation courses, elective courses of the specified major and elective courses of the specified minor. And for doing a minor a student has to take 4 courses of that concentration.

The Faculty of Business Administration highly encourages the BBA students to choose a double major, or a major and a minor concentration as it would make the business graduates versatile and competitive in the today's challenging job market.

FUNDAMENTAL COURSES OR COMMON CORE COURSES

Non Credit Courses (If any)

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

Pre-requisite

 ENG-1001

 Remedial English  (Non-credit)

 NC

 None

 MAT-1001

 Remedial Mathematics (Non-credit)

 NC

 None

Total

 Non-Credit (NC)

Semester 1

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Pre-requisite

BBA-1101

 Introduction to Business

3

None

ENG-1101

 English Reading Skills and Public Speaking

3/Lab

None / ENG-1001

MAT-1101

 Business Mathematics – 1

3

None / MAT-1001

BBA-1102

 Financial Accounting

3

None

CSC-1101

 Computer Fundamentals

3/Lab

None

 

Total

15

 

Semester 2

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Pre-requisite

BBA-1203

 Principles of Management

3

BBA-1101

BBA-1204

 Micro Economics

3

MAT-1101

ENG-1202

 English Writing Skills and Communication

3/Lab

ENG-1101

MAT-1202

 Business Mathematics – 2

3

MAT-1101

CSC-2202

 Computing and Business Applications

3/Lab

CSC-1101

 

Total

15

 

Semester 3

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Pre-requisite

MIS-3101

 Management Information Systems

3

CSC-2202

BBA-2107

 Principles of Marketing

3

BBA-1204

MAT-2103

 Business Statistics

3

MAT-1202

BBA-2108

 Introduction to Behavioral Science

3

BBA-1203

ENG-2103

 Business Communication

3/Lab

ENG-1202

 

 Total

15

 

Semester 4

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Pre-requisite

BBA-2106

 Basics in Natural Science

3

BBA-1204

BBA-2209

 Macro Economics

3

BBA-1204

BBA-2210

 Managerial Accounting

3

BBA-1102, BBA-1204

BBA-2211

 Legal Environment in Business

3

ENG-1202

BBA-2212

 Economic Geography

3

BBA-1204, MAT-1202

 

 Total

15

 

Semester 5

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Pre-requisite

BBA-3113

 Marketing Management

3

BBA-2107, BBA-2209

BBA-3114

 Human Resources Management

3

BBA-2108

ENG-3115

 Operations Management

3

MAT-2103

BBA-3116

 Financial Management

3

BBA-2210, MAT-2103

BBA-1205

 Basics in Social Science

3

ENG-1101

 

 Total

15

 

Semester 6

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Pre-requisite

BBA-3217

 Total Quality Management

3

BBA-3115, MIS-3101

BBA-3218

 Research Methodology

3

BBA-3113, BBA-3116

 

 Major 1/ Elective

3

As Required for Specific Major

 

 Major 2/ Elective

3

As Required for Specific Major

 

 Major 3/ Elective

3

As Required for Specific Major

 

 Major 4/ Elective

3

As Required for Specific Major

 

 Total

18

 

Semester 7

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Pre-requisite

BBA-4119

 Global Trade

3

72 credit hours including BBA-3114

BBA-4120

 Project Management

3

BBA-3116, BBA-3217

 

 Major 5/ Elective

3

As Required for Specific Major

 

 Major 6/ Elective

3

As Required for Specific Major

 

 Major 7/ Elective

3

As Required for Specific Major

 

 Major 8/ Elective

3

As Required for Specific Major

 

 Total

18

 

Semester 8

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Pre-requisite

BBA-4221

 Entrepreneurship Development

3

BBA-4120

BBA-4222

 Strategic Management

3

BBA-3218, BBA-4119

 

 Major 9/ Elective

3

As Required for Specific Major

 

 Major 10/ Elective

3

As Required for Specific Major

 

 Total

12

 

Semester 9

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Pre-requisite

 

 Internship

3

After completion of 123 Credit Hours

 

 Total

3

 

 

Total Degree Credit Hours

126

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS OF FUNDAMENTAL COURSES OR COMMON CORE COURSES

BBA-1101: Introduction to Business

Pre-requisite: None

The course will provide students a revelation of the different forms of business activities. It covers up the thought of business, ideas, social responsibilities, moral values, structure of ownership and the frequent terminologies. In addition, it deals with the vital elements of business such as- management, marketing, accounting, finance, information systems, and so on. The intention is to furnish the learners with an inclusive introduction about business all the way through the state-of-art technology.

 

ENG-1101: English Reading Skills and Public Speaking

Pre-requisite: None/ENG-1001

This course deals with two fundamental domains of effective communication acquisition-reading skills and public speaking skills. Different types of reading and presentation styles, approaches and formats are comprehensively dealt and rehearsed inside the classroom in order to upgrade students' professional communication aptitude. Relevant grammatical items and elements of English phonetics are dealt in natural ways to facilitate learning. Teachers mostly play the role of moderators, while students are encouraged and forced to take active participation in class proceedings.

 

MAT-1101: Business Math-1

Pre-requisite: None/MAT-1001

The business interpretation in relation to the mathematical tools is the major concentration of this course. The subject covers some basic key mathematical topics widely used in business, such as real numbers, linear equations, exponential and logarithmic functions and their applications in business, economics and finance.  As well as giving the students in these topics the course focuses on how to interpret and solve business-related word problems and to develop simple mathematical models from a business perspective. The course provides step-by-step guidance through sample problems and solutions related to business and economics.  Therefore, this course prepares the students in three categorical areas: (a) fundamental knowledge of engineering management, (b) psychomotor skills for application of that knowledge and (c) affective skills for developing appropriate management

 

BBA-1102: Financial Accounting

Pre-requisite: None

This course provides the essentials of financial accounting such as: definition of Accounting, users of accounting information, accounting concepts and principles, accounting equation, measuring and recording of business transactions, adjusting entries, completing the accounting cycle, classified financial statements, accounting for merchandising operation, inventories, and accounting for receivables, plant assets, natural resources & intangible assets.

 

CSC-1101: Computer Fundamentals

Pre-requisite: None

This course focuses on the use of basic ICT skills to solve real life problems to familiarize students with the usages of computer as a business and personal tool using office application software, information systems relating to the business environment and business-oriented utilization of the Internet. Practical business computer applications will emphasize word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, Usages of Internet in business, E-commerce and few web applications to make students familiar with the basic principles of computer system.

 

BBA-1103: Principles of Management

Pre-requisite: BBA-1101 (Introduction to Business)

This course is designed to provide an overview of basic management concepts with current business practice in a way that is both interesting and effective for the students. Studying this course,   students will develop basic knowledge of different aspects of management as well as necessary skills of applying this knowledge in their workplace. This course covers a number of relevant areas that students need to know about thoroughly to develop a concrete understanding of management of a particular organization. These are management & organization, organization structure, planning, organizing, leading and controlling.

 

BBA-1204: Micro Economics

Pre-requisite: MAT-1101 (Business Math-1)

This course describes the flow of economic resources or factors of production from the resource owners to business firms and the flow of goods and services from the business firms to households. Microeconomics deals with the behavior of the individuals as a unit regarding consumers, resource owners and business firms. The topics included are pricing mechanism, demand and supply, consumption, organization, industry and economy as a whole, utility theory, indifference curve analysis, law of diminishing return, theory of production and its costs, types of market structure in economic system, theory of factor prices, wages, rent, interests and profits.

 

ENG-1202: English Writing Skills and Communication

Pre-requisite: ENG-1101 (English Reading Skills and Public Speaking)

This crucial course includes all the advanced features of writing proficiency that are needed for academic and numerous professional communications. The universally acknowledged formats of paragraphs and essays on all forms of discourse (descriptive, narrative, cause-and-effect, compare-and-contrast etc.) are methodologically dealt through rigorous classroom practice and assignments. Relevant syntactic and semantic patterns accompany the teaching-learning process. Enhancing students' creativity in thoughts and efficiency in written expressions is the main aim of this course.

 

MAT-1202: Business Math-2

Pre-requisite: MAT-1101 (Business Math-1)

The business interpretation in relation to the mathematical tools is the major concentration of this course. The subject covers some advanced key mathematical topics widely used in business, such as matrices, differential and integral calculus. As well as giving the students in these topics the course focuses on how to interpret and solve business-related word problems and to develop simple mathematical models from a business perspective. The course provides step-by-step guidance through sample problems and solutions related to business and economics.

 

CSC-2202: Computing and Business Applications

Pre-requisite: CSC-1101 (Computer Fundamentals)

This course will allow students to become a Data Analyst by making familiar and productive by acquiring a basic understanding of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and various business applications with no prior computer programming knowledge. This course provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to create and manage business reports and also manage workbooks, formulas and function techniques, intricate formatting, setting complex printing options, using intricate charting features, working with formulas, printing and charting, Advanced analysis tools including data cleansing, data visualization through tools like pivot tables and others are an ideal introduction before progressing to Management Information Systems and other major courses.

 

MIS-3101: Management Information Systems

Pre-requisite: CSC-2202 (Computing and Business Applications)

This course provides the in-depth knowledge of applying advanced approaches of management information tools such as: transformation of global business using IT tools; business process automations; the changing trends in e-commerce; ERP implications in enterprises; web based learning and resource sharing; cloud computing and global workforce; IT project management. The students are exposed to various practical exercises for mastery of MIS knowledge and skills.

 

BBA-2107: Principles of Marketing

Pre-requisite: BBA-1204 (Micro Economics)

The course Principles of Marketing is designed to help the students to comprehend the basic concepts and strategies of marketing in relation to the new technological and global realities. In a fast-changing, increasingly digital and social marketplace, it’s more vital than ever for marketers to develop meaningful connections with their customers. The course will develop the students’ knowledge about fundamental principles of marketing. Simultaneously the course will provide the students with a systematic framework to understand practical implication of different marketing tools and techniques

 

MAT-2103: Business Statistics

Pre-requisite: MAT-2102 (Business Math-2)

This course provides an opportunity to study and practice statistics as an aid of business decision making into different business settings that students need for a successful professional career.  The statistical techniques covered in this course are used in functional areas including operations, supply chain, production, marketing, economics, human resource, finance, accounting, information systems and international business. Topics include frequency distribution, charts and graphs, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, probability & probability distributions, sampling and sampling distribution, theory of estimation & test of hypothesis and correlation and regression analysis. The course will focus on real data analysis, statistical thinking and the use of statistical software. In addition, students need to complete an assignment based on real data which help them to better understand the use of statistical tools in real life situation. Therefore, this course prepares the students in the following categorical areas: (i) cognitive knowledge of statistics and broad overview of the subject and its applications in different business settings (ii) psychomotor skills to analyze real data into different business settings and (iiii) develop statistical thinking (behavior).

 

BBA-2108: Introduction to Behavioral Science

Pre-requisite: BBA-1203 (Principles of Management)

Human being is the most complicated formation with a complex behavior which is obviously predictable.  Organization is managed by human beings and business is done through and for human beings.  This course enlightens the students in understanding why human being behaves the way s/he behaves.  This course also allows the students to understand how to monitor control and empower self-behavior, and behavior of other human beings and eventually prepare both to be productive. This course deals with the basic concepts in the behavioral science: namely psychology, social psychology, sociology and cultural anthropology that will form the basis for understanding the complex issues of human behavior processes such as language, symbol, perception, memory, emotion, social attitude, morale, motivation, personality development & adjustment, and attitude development and adjustment.

 

ENG-2103: Business Communication

Pre-requisite: ENG-1202 (English Writing Skills and Communication)

This course provides an opportunity to study and practice the forms of writing that students will need for a professional career and to receive an introduction to the principles of effective verbal communications. Therefore, this course prepares the students in three categorical areas: (a) fundamental knowledge of business communication, (b) psychomotor skills for application of that knowledge and (c) affective skills for developing appropriate business communication strategies. It therefore meets the students' needs for all types of spoken and written communication skills for current professional domains. It lets the students analyze various practical case studies on the course topics and various business and professional situations to prepare appropriate business letters, presentations and communication approaches. It also teaches them strategies to compose effective job applications and employment interview techniques. Classroom tasks and assignments are completed both individually and in groups. At the end of the course, students develop global communicative competence to deal with multifarious employment needs.

 

BBA-2106: Basics in Natural Science

Pre-requisite: BBA-1204 (Micro Economics)

This course is designed to provide the students with the basic ideas of our daily life science. The course consists of three basic areas of science, Basic Physics, Basic Chemistry and Basic Biology. Basic Physics consists of elementary physics, magnetism, properties of light, electricity and properties of heat. Basic Chemistry consists of introduction to chemistry, molecular properties, chemical formulas and names, chemical bonding, acids and bases, oxidation and reductions, organic chemistry and metals. Basic Biology consists of cells, food and diet, variation, heredity and genetics, the balance of nature, ecology and ecosystems, pollution and conservation.

 

BBA-2209: Macro Economics

Pre-requisite: BBA-1204 (Micro Economics)

The objective of this course is to provide the students with the overall picture of the economic system. It starts with the study of the relationship between micro economics and macroeconomics; however, the emphasis of this course will be on measuring output and national income, money and role of financial institutions, quantity theory of money, price level, consumption theory, savings and investment, government expenditure, balances of trade and payment, employment, various economic problems and their solutions, inflation, deflation, unemployment and business cycle. Macroeconomics analyzes the national income concepts, fiscal policy, improvement of factor productivity, theory of money, evaluation of barter system, theory of income and employment, free trade and protectionism.

 

BBA-2210: Managerial Accounting

Pre-requisite: BBA-1102 (Financial Accounting)

This course introduces management accounting as an interactive discipline among the learners and covers a wide range of issues leading to managerial decision making such as: Definition and features of managerial accounting; cost terms, concepts, and classifications; cost behavior analysis and use; cost-volume-profit analysis; variable costing; job-order costing; profit planning; standard costing; relevant costing and segment reporting.

 

BBA-2210: Legal Environment in Business

Pre-requisite: ENG-1202 (English Writing Skills and Communication)

The course deals with the laws that influence the business and business environment. Company law, mercantile law, industrial laws and labor laws are chronologically discussed in details. The course strives to help the students organize and understand the increasing network of legislation and regulation, which influences the general management and organization.

 

BBA-2212: Economic Geography

Pre-requisite: BBA-1204 (Micro Economics) and MAT-1202 (Business Math-2)

This course is designed to provide students with various information regarding world climate, major classifications of regions, factors in various sectors of the economy and geographic pattern, locations of energy, mineral and water resources and industries based on those resources, availability of main agricultural products, transportation forms and ways, and participation of different countries in the world trade.

 

BBA-3113: Marketing Management

Pre-requisite: BBA-2107 (Principles of Marketing) and BBA-2209 (Macro Economics)

The course focuses on formulating and implementing marketing management strategies and policies, a task undertaken in most companies at the strategic business unit level. The marketing management process is important at all levels of the organization, regardless of the title applied to the activity. Typically, it is called corporate marketing, strategic marketing, or marketing management. For our purposes they all involve essentially the same process, even though the actors and activities may differ. The course will provide the students with a systematic framework for understanding marketing management and strategy. This course is concerned with the development, evaluation, and implementation of marketing management in complex environments. The course deals primarily with an in-depth analysis of a variety of concepts, theories, facts, analytical procedures, techniques, and models. The course addresses strategic issues such as: What business should we be in? What are our long-term objectives? What is our sustainable marketing competitive advantage? Should we diversify? How? How marketing resources should be allocated? What marketing opportunities and threats do we face? What are our marketing organizational strengths and weaknesses? What are our marketing strategic alternatives?

 

BBA-3114: Human Resource Management

Pre-requisite: BBA-2108 (Introduction to Behavioral Science)

This course is designed to provide an overview of the human resource profession. Students will develop basic capabilities in applying and analyzing the fundamentals of human resource management in contemporary organizations. The course covers the functions, roles and competencies of human resource management, including: staffing (manpower planning, recruiting, selection and displacement), compensation and benefits, employee development, performance management, and labor relations, all in the context of legal and regulatory compliance and emerging trends for professional practice. In addition, student will understand how the strategic management of human resources contributes to building and sustaining competitive advantage in a global and changing environment.

 

BBA-3115: Operations Management

Pre-requisite: MAT-2103 (Business Statistics)

This course provides an opportunity to explore Operations Management featuring integrated, up-to-date coverage of current topics and industry trends. Students will be able to understand the important operations management concepts as well as applying tools and methods with an emphasis on problem solving.

 

BBA-3116: Financial Management

Pre-requisite: BBA-2210 (Managerial Accounting) and MAT-2103 (Business Statistics)

This class would provide the students with an understanding of the tools that have been developed to value companies and investment projects. The class would also provide the students with the tools and skills needed to make optimal investment and portfolio decisions, and to understand the process of corporate decision making. We will also discuss how firms should raise funds for their real investments. A key objective of the course is to discuss the limitations and challenges that you will face when applying the theoretical framework of corporate finance to real world problems.

 

BBA-1205: Basics in Social Science

Pre-requisite: ENG-1101 (English Reading Skills and Public Speaking)

This course covers the fundamental concept of social sciences—particularly Sociology and its relation with other social science courses. Being the core of social science discipline, this study of Sociology helps the Business students attain further efficiency in understanding the psychological, cultural, political, anthropological and economic infrastructure of human societies both from national and global perspective and thus, deal with the real life challenges in methodical ways. 

 

BBA-3217: Total Quality Management

Pre-requisite: BBA-3115 (Operations Management) and MIS-3101 (Management Information Systems)

This course provides an opportunity to study and practice the forms of quality that students will need for a successful professional career and to receive the fundamental concept of total quality management. Therefore, this course prepares the students in three categorical areas: (a) fundamental knowledge of total quality management, (b) psychomotor skills for application of that knowledge and (c) affective skills for developing appropriate strategies about quality management. The course therefore meets the students’ needs for all types of conceptual, analytical and organization skills for current professional domains. This course lets the students analyze various practical case studies covering topics of quality control, quality planning for organizations, continuous improvement strategies, quality certification and quality management. This course is also designed to teach theory and its uses in management system for improving productivity and performances of manufacturing and services industries. Classroom tasks and assignments are completed both individually and in groups. At the end of the course, students also develop quality management competencies, using quality control tools and techniques, to deal with diverse academic, organization and industry needs.

 

BBA-3218: Research Methodology

Pre-requisite: BBA-3113 (Marketing Management) and BBA-3116 (Financial Management)

Information and knowledge are indispensable tools for helping and ensuring the continuity and sustainability of any organization. They should be acquired first and then assessed before they can be utilized in the decision-making process. This is where the usefulness of research methodology or business research lies. The application of careful scientific research methods, and by using proven analytical and evaluative tools and techniques, corporate managers can acquire insights into issues which they can use to help them accomplish their organizational goals and objects, set up priorities, adopt prudent strategies and approaches, effectively and efficiently manage their resources. This course gives a comprehensive introduction to the subject of business research methods. Acquainting participants with all modern and universally applied research concepts, tools and techniques, which are encouraging students to apply their acquired theo­retical knowledge to practical life situations, are paramount course objectives.

 

BBA-4119: Global Trade

Pre-requisite: BBA-3114 (Human Resource Management)

The course has been formulated to give students an exposure of business across border. Case analysis, visual aids, field works and class exercises are incorporated to strengthen the idea of inter-relating theory and practical scenario together for the enlargement of the students’ managerial skills in different dimensions of global trade such as – nature of global trade, trade theories, cross-cultural management, international market environment, strategic alliances, economic integration and WTO.

 

BBA-4120: Project Management

Pre-requisite: BBA-3116 (Financial Management) and BBA-3217 (Total Quality Management)

This course provides an opportunity to study and practice the forms of management that students will need for a successful professional career and to receive the fundamental concept of project management. Therefore, this course prepares the students in three categorical areas: (a) fundamental knowledge of project management, (b) psychomotor skills for application of that knowledge and (c) affective skills for developing appropriate project management strategies. The course therefore meets the students’ needs for all types of conceptual, analytical and organization skills for current professional domains. This course lets the students analyze various practical case studies covering project management knowledge areas. This course also develops students’ skills to develop project plans and documents, in such knowledge areas as, project integration, scope, time, cost, human resource, and communication management. Classroom tasks, case assignments, and lab works are completed both individually and in groups. At the end of the course, students also develop project management competencies, using software, to deal with diverse academic and industry needs.

 

BBA-4221: Entrepreneurship Development

Pre-requisite: BBA-4120 (Project Management)

This course includes the areas to give a comprehensive idea to create and develop a good number of entrepreneurs in the country. Different issues that impact on the efficient performance of the enterprises are also highlighted. Entrepreneurship is an interdisciplinary subject, so issues of different functional areas of the organization are also addressed in this course.

 

BBA-4222: Strategic Management

Pre-requisite: BBA-3218 (Research Methodology) and BBA-4119 (Global Trade)

This course focuses on the strategic aspects of the organization. Managerial issues and problems that affect the organization as a whole with having far-reaching and long-term implications are dealt with in the light of the organization-environment relationships. This course puts particular emphasis on the characteristics and determinants of plan, mission, vision and goal formulation; critical analysis of the business sector (status and future directions); the forms of competitive tactics, tools, and various types of generic business and corporate strategies; and selected cases.

 

Internship

Pre-requisite: 123 Credit Hours

The student, under the supervision of a faculty, is assigned or placed in a business Firm/Institution/Organization for a semester’s practicum. The student prepares an Affiliation Report or undertakes a Research Work and submits this for evaluation and endorsed by the supervisor. This report is then presented for oral defense before a panel.