APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY

All applicants must have completed the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) or their equivalents in any field of study. However, if an applicant has taken the O-Level examination, he/she must have passed at least 5 (five) subjects (including mathematics). In case of A-Level examination, an applicant must have passed at least 3 (three) subjects. It is important to note that applicants with O-level and A-level certificates must have at least D grade in all subjects.

* Letter grades of O - Level and A - Level subjects are converted to grade points (A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1). Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated by averaging the grade points of the five best grades for O-level and the three best grades for A-Level.

For all other certificates, equivalence will be determined by the Equivalence Committee of IBA.

 

SELECTION PROCEDURE

All Bangladeshi applicants must take the admission test. The test has two components: written and communication. The Written Test assesses the applicants' aptitudes in:

  • Language
  • Mathematics, and
  • Analytical ability


To qualify in the Written Test, an applicant must obtain a minimum qualifying score in each of the above areas. Applicants will be selected for the Communication Test on the basis of their performance in the Written Test. The final selection for admission will be based on the scores obtained by an applicant in the Written Test and the Communication Test.

 

Foreign Nationals

Foreign Nationals with a score of 1900 or more in SAT Reasoning Test (with at least 600 in Critical Reading and Math and at least 550 in Writing) may be exempted from the Written Test. Exemption decisions will be made by IBA on a case-by-case basis and exemption cases will be assessed on the basis of IBA Communication Test score, SAT Reasoning Test score, and academic references.

FINAL SELECTION & REGISTRATION

The final selection for admission will be based on scores obtained by an applicant in the Written Test and the Communication Test. Selected candidates should obtain the prescribed University admission form from the BBA Program Office and submit the completed form along with four passport-size and one stamp-size photograph and other documents as outlined in the form within the stipulated time to the BBA Program Office. Candidates who have completed the above formalities will then pay the requisite fees as determined by IBA.

 

Course Structure

Course Category

No. of Courses

Credit per Course

Total Credits

General Education (GE)

7

3

21

Allied

6

3

18

Core

17

3

51

Major

6

3

18

Minor/Free Elective

3

3

9

Capstone

1

3

3

Internship

1

3

3

Total

41

3

123

General Education (GE) Courses

The GE course structure is designed to enhance the students' knowledge in and develop their appreciation for liberal arts and science subjects.

Compulsory

No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

C101

English language

2

K101

Mathematics for Decisions

3

Z101

Psychology


Electives

No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

C102

Foreign Language (French, German, Mandarin, Spanish)

2

G101

Economics of Geography and Environment

3

S101

Physical Sciences

4

S102

Biological Sciences

5

Z102

Philosophy

6

Z103

Sociology

7

Z104

History

8

Z105

Business Ethics and Leadership

Allied Courses

These courses help students to build a knowledge base for later application in other courses.

No.

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite Course Code

1

E201

 

Macro Economics

K102

2

E202

Macro Economics

E201

3

G201

Bangladesh Studies

-

4

K102

Quantitative Analysis

K101

5

K201

Computer Applications

K102

6

K202

Business Statistics

K102

Core Courses

The core courses ensure knowledge of all the functional areas of business.

No.

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite Course Code

1

A101

Financial Accounting I

-

2

A201

Financial Accounting II

A101

3

A202

Management Accounting

A201

4

C103

Business Communication

C101

5

F301

Financial Management I

A202

6

F302

Financial Management II

F301

7

H301

Human Resources Management

W202

8

K301

Research Methods

K202

9

K302

Management Information Systems

K202

10

L201

Legal Environment of Business

W201

11

L301

International Business Environment

L201

12

M301

Principles of Marketing

-

13

M302

Marketing Management

M301

14

P301

Operations Management

K202

15

W201

Principles of Management

-

16

W202

Organizational Behavior

W201

17

W301

Entrepreneurship

W201

Areas of Concentration (Major/Minor)

Students are required to take additional courses as free electives in order to develop interests in areas which may aid in advancement of their career paths.

In this category, students concentrate on their chosen professional major, which prepares them for careers in business and provides specialized analytical skills for professional advancement. Students can choose from among six areas of concentration: Accounting, Finance, Human Resources Management (HRM), Information Systems, Marketing, and Technology and Operations

Students may wish to minor in any academic area of special interest. The requirement for minors as an option for students is successful completion of three elective courses from any one area of concentration.

The prerequisites for concentration in any area are successful completion of all required GE, Allied, and Core courses.

Accounting

No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

A401

Cost Accounting

2

A402

Advanced Financial Accounting

3

A403

Accounting Theory

4

A404

Accounting for Govt. and Non-Profit Organization

5

A405

Auditing

6

A406

Accounting Information System

7

A408

Taxation

8

A411

Strategic Management Accounting

9

F409

Financial Information Analysis

 

Finance

No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

F401

Corporate Finance

2

F402

Portfolio Management

3

F403

Financial Markets and Institutions

4

F404

Bank Management

5

F405

International Finance

6

F406

Financial Derivatives

7

F407

Insurance and Risk Management

8

F409

Financial Information Analysis

9

A408

Taxation

 

Human Resources Management (HRM)

No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

H401

Human Recourse Planning

2

H402

Training and Development

3

H403

Labor- Management Relations

4

H404

Compensation Theory and Administration

5

H405

Negotiation and Conflict Management

6

H406

Performance Management

7

H407

Wages and Labor Market

8

H408

Human Resource Information Systems

9

H411

Strategic Human Resources Management

 

Information Systems

No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

K401

Computer Programming

2

K402

Systems Analysis

3

K403

Database Management

4

K404

E-Commerce

5

K405

Decision Support Systems

6

K406

Information Technology Management

7

K411

Information Systems Strategy

 

Marketing

No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

M401

Basic Marketing Research

2

M402

Consumer Behavior

3

M403

Integrated Marketing Communication

4

M404

Selling and Salesmanship

5

M405

International Marketing

6

M406

Brand Management

7

M407

Channel Management

8

M408

Retail Management

9

M409

Business to Business Marketing

10

M411

Strategic Marketing

 

Technology and Operations

No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

P401

Operations Research

2

P402

Production Planning and Inventory Control

3

P403

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

4

P404

Quality Management

5

P405

Project Management

6

P406

Productivity Management

7

P407

Enterprise Resource Planning

8

P408

Appropriate Technology

9

P409

Technology Management

10

P410

Product and Services Development

11

P411

Strategic Operations Management

 

Capstone Course

This course enables the students to integrate what has been learnt in the rest of the program.

Course Code

Course Title

Prerequisite Course Code

W501

Business Strategy

All General Education, Allied, and Core courses

The decisions on course offerings are made by the Academic Committee.

Comprehensive Examination

A Comprehensive Examination is taken to evaluate the students' comprehension of their major areas of study. Students must earn a minimum of 60 percent marks in this examination. The Comprehensive Examination grade is shown on the Grade Sheet but is not included in the calculation of CGPA.

The Comprehensive Examination is usually taken two weeks before the end of the final semester. If a student fails the Comprehensive Examination, he/she may sit for a retake which is allowed only once, unless otherwise decided by the Academic Committee.

Internship Program

Every student must complete an Internship Program as part of the BBA degree requirement. A student must pass the Comprehensive Examination before starting the Internship Program. The primary goal of internship is to provide an on-the-job exposure to students and an opportunity for relating theoretical concepts to real life situations. Students are placed in business enterprises, government and semi-autonomous institutions, NGOs, development projects, or research institutions. The program includes ten weeks of organizational attachment and four weeks for report writing.

Students are required to prepare and submit an internship report which is graded following the grading scheme of IBA. The grade obtained in the internship report is shown on the Grade Sheet but is not included in calculating CGPA.

Applicability of the Curriculum and Rules

The Institute of Business Administration reserves the right to make, at any time without notice, changes to programs, courses, regulations, degree requirements, fees or any other information or statements contained in this booklet. No responsibility will be borne by the University of Dhaka and by the Institute of Business Administration for any adjustment or expenses resulting out of such changes.