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Program’s Academic Plan

Philosophy

The BBA program is for fresh University entrants interested in leading careers in the business world. The curriculum emphasizes both analytical and soft skill areas such as leadership, decision-making and ethical reasoning.

Admission to the Program

There is one admission deadline a year:

  • Early admission for Fall 2018–19: Till April 25, 2018
  • Regular Fall Semester admission 2018–19: Till August 31, 2018

Criteria for Admission to the Business Administration Program

Students admitted into the program are either sophomore to the BBA program through direct admission or through transfer from other faculties at the University.

Direct Admission

Direct admission applies to those students who are directly admitted from secondary school into the sophomore class at the Faculty of Business Administration. Students are advised to review the Admissions section of this catalogue for complete and detailed information regarding admission to the University. All direct admissions are decided by the Admissions Office.

Transfer into the Faculty of Business Administration

All transfer decisions are made by the Admissions Office.

Students from other faculties at the University may apply for a transfer to the Faculty of Business Administration and work for a BBA degree. To be eligible for an internal transfer, the applicant must have completed at least 24 sophomore credits, he/she must not be on probation, and finally, he/she must have a minimum overall cumulative average of 70.

Final admissions decisions into the Faculty of Business Administration depend on the quality of eligible applicant pool and the number of available places for the term in question.

Academic Advisors

Every student is assigned to an academic advisor. The advisor plays the role of the student’s mentor and directs the student in choosing his/her courses and in any academic matter. The adviser communicates and embodies the culture of the institution and guides the students through the curriculum. In addition, the adviser helps the students in assessing career opportunities or future graduate studies opportunities.

Course Load

Students may also petition to register for a higher number of credits. Full-time students must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. Students may, under special conditions, register for less than 12 credits provided they get the approval of the Faculty Academic and Curriculum Committee. Students can register normally for up to 18 credits per semester. The approval will depend on their previous academic performance (normally, second and third year students with an average of at least 80 or an average of at least 80 in the last two semesters are given such permission).

Program Outline

The undergraduate program, leading to a BBA degree, requires students to complete 96 credit hours for those joining the University as sophomores.

Of the total 96 required credits:

o 9 credits General Education Mandatory Courses

o 9 credits General Education Elective courses

o 51 credits are core business courses and include the following courses:

  • ACCO 202Financial Accounting I
  • ACCO 301 Financial Accounting II
  • ACCO 403Managerial Accounting
  • BUSS 202Business Plan Workshop
  • BUSS 303Business Law
  • BUSS 208Business Statistics
  • BUSS 305Business Communication
  • BUSS 310Internship
  • BUSS 307Corporate Social Responsibility
  • ECON 205Micro-Economics
  • ECON 206Macro-Economics
  • FINA 302Business Finance
  • MATH 207Business Math
  • MGMT 304Legal Environment of Business
  • MGMT 203Principles of Management
  • MGMT 309Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 401Strategy, Innovation & Global Competition
  • MKTG 204Principles of Marketing

o 27 credits are Business elective courses which could be completed in one of the following concentration areas:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing and Retail
  • Human Recourses
  • Economics
  • Technology and Operations Management

Students need to take at least 9 courses in their core area in order to earn a Bachelor degree in a specific concentration. Students failing to concentrate in a specific area will earn a generic degree in Business Administration. 
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