Part IV: CURRICULAM
4.1 Course Structure
Keeping in view its objectives of the program the curriculum is divided in to the following areas of learning
a) Analysis Quantitative, Behavioral, Accounting, Computing, Economics
b) Functions Operations, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource
c) Support Communication, Legal Environment, Socio-economic Study
d) Synthesis Management, Strategic Management
4.2 Core courses
Completing a minimum of 16 core courses is compulsory for the successful completion of the MBA program. The courses are:
Mathematics for Decisions
Computer Programming and
Legal Environment of Business
Macro Economics and Policy
Production & Operations Management
Analysis of Human and Organizational Behavior
Principles of Management
Human Resource Management
Core course pre-requisites
The following core courses, before being taken, will require completion of one or more prerequisite courses. It is the responsibility of student to ensure that sequential requirements are met in their course selection every semester.
Pre- requisite Courses
ACCT 502 Management Accounting
FINC 501 Financial Management
A501, K501, W501
ECON 501 Micro Economics
ECON 502 Micro Economics and Policy
MGMT 502 Human Resource Management
MKTG 501 Marketing Management
J501, K502, W501
MGMT 501 Production & Operations Management
STAT 502 Business Statistics
MGMT 601 Strategic Management
(All core courses)
A student will be required to choose four elective courses to concentrate in a specific area. An elective is offered, subject to the availability of faculty, if a minimum of six students signs up for a course. However, the Academic Committee on the basis of faculty availability and number of applicants decides the offering of an elective course in a semester.
The students in consultation with the Area Coordination of the concerned area, if applicable to an area of concentration , will choose the optional elective courses.
Elective course classifications
The following is a broad classification of the elective courses offered in the MBA program.
ACCT 601 Financial Accounting
ACCT 602 Cost Accounting and Budgetary Control
ACCT 603 Auditing and Taxation
FINC 601 Capital Budgeting and Investment Analysis
FINC 602 Financial Institutions
FINC 603 Management of Banks and Development of Financial Institutions
FINC 604 International Financial Management
FINC 605 Project Management
ECON 601 Socio-Economic Study of Bangladesh
ECON 602 Financial Institutions
ECON 603 Socio-Economics of Labor Relations
ECON 604 Energy Economics
ECON 605 Utility Economics and Management
ECON 606 Transport Economics and Management
ECON 607 Development and Policy Economics
ECON 608 Governance and Markets
International Economic Management
ECON 609 International Financial System and Flows
ECON 610 International Trade Structure and Relations
ECON 611 International Economic Order
Human Resources Management
HMRS 601 Manpower Planning and personnel Policy
HMRS 602 Industrial Relations
HMRS 603 Industrial Relations in a Global Economy
HMRS 604 Organization and Conflict Management
ISAM 601 Advanced Computer Programming and Data Processing
ISAM 602 System Analysis and Design
ISAM 603 Operations Research
ISAM 604 Management Information System (MIS)
MKTG 601 Marketing Research
MKTG 602 Consumer Behavior
MKTG 603 Marketing Communications
MKTG 604 International Marketing
MKTG 605 Physical Distribution Management
MKTG 606 Marketing of Social Products
MKTG 607 Advertising and Sales Management
PMGT 601 Advanced Production Management
PMGT 602 Materials Management
PMGT 603 Management of Technology
MGMT 602 Theories of Organization and Organizational Change
MGMT 603 Systems Management
MGMT 604 Comparative Management Systems
MGMT 605 Social Sector Management
MGMT 606 Organizational Decision-Making
MGMT 607 Organizational Development
MGMT 608 Environmental Management
MGMT 609 Business Strategy and Policy
MGMT 610 NGO Operations and management
Z601 Entrepreneurship Process and Principles
Z602 Management of Public Enterprise and Privatization
Z603 Management of health & Family Planning Program
Z604 Management of Co-operatives
Z605 Small Business Management
Z606 Entrepreneurship Development
Z607 Venture Development
A501 Principles of Accounting
This is a basic course and deals with functional of bookkeeping and accounting. The course covers the basic accounting concepts , double-entry system of book-keeping , recording of transaction , preparation of trial balance, treatment of adjustment entries, preparation of financial statements, accounting for assets and liabilities, accounting system and accounting practices in different types of organization.
A502 Management Accounting
The course is a sequence to A501 and deals with tools and techniques of internal use of accounting for management decision viz .,analysis and interpretation of financial statements , concepts of cost elements, pricing of cost and cost centers, cost classification, methods of costing and break-even analysis , accounting treatment of prince-level changes, budgeting and budgetary control and other uses of accounting information.
C501 Business Communication
The course provides a thorough understanding of the communication process and dynamic in business setting and emphasizes written as well verbal communication . The course is designed to help the students in learning the techniques and acquiring the skills needed to communication . Various techniques of effective communication through business letters, reports and other media from an integral part of the course.
F501 Financial Management
This course covers the nature and scope of financial management , the objectives of financial management and need for management of working as well as fixed capital , tools for quantitative analysis of prior financial position, techniques of forecasting, the need for funds techniques of capital budgeting and related concepts, financial structure and profit distribution policy.
G501 Micro Economics
The peoples of microeconomics is to develop the students skill in the systematic analysis of the economic aspects of business decisions and to acquaint them with some relevant analytical methods and concepts. The course covets concepts related to analysis of market as seen by producers and relate them to production pattern, distribution of income and allocation of resource in the context of a market economy.
G502 Macro Economics and Policy
The course starts with concepts of national income accounting, investigates economic aggregates and leads to development of forecasts for business condition analysis.
J501 Analysis of Human and Organization Behavior
The course deals with individual and group behavior models In the context of different organizations and social systems. It deals with the basic concepts of motivation, perception, learning and analysis of human behavior, individual deference and job satisfaction attitude change, group process, team work, role theory, power and authority along with the analysis of small group behavior, group dynamics, leadership, decision, development of organizations and the influence groups.
J502 Human Resource Management
The course deals with management of human resources in organization, viz, the basic functions of human resource of personal, methods of selection, recruitment, developing and motivating the work force, promotion, training appraisal, training appraisal, health safely, moral discipline, employee benefits etc.
K501 Mathematics for Decisions
The course includes elements of algebra, number fields, linear and non-linear inequalities, functions sets analytical geometry, logarithm limit, differential and integral calculus, matrix and linear programming. The purposes of the course is to help the students learn mathematical tools, which are used in management studies.
K502 Business Statistics
The course is designed to equip the students with statistical tools and concepts to be used in the business decision processes. Methods of description , probability distributions, hypothesis testing and their application in the management decision proess, testing hypothesis ,correlation and regression analysis ,and basics of non-parametric statistics. Survey methods , sample design and sources of business statistics in Bangladesh are also given
K503 Computer Programming and Applications
The course acquaints with the role and uses of computer in decision processes. The basics of computer hardware and software are introduced with reference to evolution from abacus to notebooks. A procedural language is used to solve problems from business situations. Emphasis is given on database management with reference to various packages.
L501 Legal Environment of Business
The course is designed to help the students in learning the application of law to business transactions and their legal responsibility as managers. The course includes those aspects of law as related to business e.g., contract, agency, sale of goods, negotiable instruments, insolvency, partnership and labour. Beginning with the nature and sources of business law the students will be required to conceptualise the legal system and relationship in the context of Bangladesh .
M501 Marketing Management
Marketing Management course is 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 of market structure, analysis consumer behavior, factors affecting the efficiency of marketing and the process of planning marketing operations.
P501 Operations Management
The course provides students with the concepts of economics production, basic production decision, and operations of organizations producing goods and services. This covers identification and identification and definition of major problem areas within these functions and development of appropriate concepts and decision processes for dealing with these problems. Main emphases is given on forecasting quality control and inventory control, utilizing the operations research, industrial engineering and system approach.
W601 Principles of Management.
The course covers functions of management viz, planning, organizing, staffing, directing, motivating and controlling, problems of organizational goal attainment in differing managerial environments. Each management principle and function is discussed in detail.
W601 Strategic Management
The course on Strategic Management focuses on management issues that affect the organization as a whole-issues that have long long-tern implications and deal with organization environment relationships. The course gives particular emphasis on the characteristics and determinants of goal formation, industrial analysis, the forms of competitive warfare and various types of generic business and corporate strategies as kinds of problems, which affect the success of an entire organization.
A601 Financial Accounting
This course provides an in-depth analysis and interpretation of financial statements of various types of business and other organizations viz, private firms, companies ,railways and other utility services as well as designing appropriate accounting system for generation of correct accounting information for management control.
A602 Cost Accounting and Budgetary Control
This is an advanced course dealing with the techniques of costing and the use of cost information for managerial planning and control. It includes costing of material, labour and overhead , system of job-order costing process costing , joint product and by product costing, budgetary control, various phases of preparation of budget, techniques used and procedures involved in budgetary control.
A603 Auditing and Taxation
The course deals with principles of auditing, auditors' duties and responsibilities, basic auditing techniques, verification and valuation of assets and liabilities, internal checks, internal control and auditor's reports and certificates. It also covers general principle of taxation, tax authorities, basis of tax computation of total income and taxable income assessment of tax, self assessment, return of income, deductions, advance payment of tax and appeal procedures, accounting for income tax and impact of income tax on business.
F601 Capital Budgeting and investment Analysis and program, techniques of forecasting market demand, estimation of resource requirement, factor costs, cost of capital , concept of time preference, shadow price, budget of income and expenditures, cash flow direction, commercial and national profitability, their divergence and implications, project evaluation, rate of present worth, benefit cast analysis , risk and uncertainty, analysis of selected investment decisions and financial policies.
F602 Financial Institutions
The course is a detailed study of money and capital markets with special emphasis on the study of institutions supplying funds of various categories. Focus will be on the financial institutions, with a view to acquaint the students with potential source of funds of various types, fund utilization and the terms and conditions under which institutions make funds available. It deals with the management of funds of major financial intermediaries like commercial banks, BSB, ICB and other secondary markets are extensively covered.
F603 Management of Banks and Development Financial Institutions
The course deals with money and capital markets with special emphasis on the study of institutions supplying funds. Focus is on the financial institution with emphasis on potential sources of funds, fund utilization , terms and condition under which institutions make funds available, the management of funds of major financial intermediaries like commercial banks. BSB and have international financial institutions.
F604 International Financial Management
The course deals with the nature of international business, financial environment and their implication for the firm. Source of mechanism and instruments of international finance are discussed. Import financing is highlighted. It also covers exchange rates and policy transactions in exchange spot forward exchanges and swap operations, instruments of international payment, interrelationship in the balance of payment and balance of payment disequilibrium. The course also deals with international liquidity and the new international economic order, international financial markets, international agencies and institutions and international monetary system
F605 Project Management
The course deals with projects identification, preparation, appraisal, management of implementation and post-project evaluation. Basic techniques like network analysis, organization and control aspects of projects implementation in relation to resources, time scale and information processing are emphasized. Case studies of major projects (on-going as well as completed) are covered.
G601 Socio-Economic Study of Bangladesh
The course provides an outline of the economy of Bangladesh and its changing socio economic environment. It deals with various aspects inclusive of population, labour, urbanization, agricultural development, industrial growth and provision of social and physical infrastructure. The course also includes discussion on plan and planning in Bangladesh . Pre-requisites Micro, Marco.
G602 Industrial Economics
The course is designed to study economics of industrial origination, industrial location, size and integration, costs and finance, concentration, technological change and related aspects of industry. It will further investigate into the aspects of industrial efficiency with respect to size, forms of management product mix, use of capital, labour and inputs. The role of public and its influence are also discussed. Pre-requisite: Micro, Macro, and Math. Stat.
G603 Labour Economics
The course deals with the labour as a factor of production. On doing so, the supply of and the demand for labour are investigated in depth. The course examines various wage theories and practices of wage determination as well as causes and effects of wage changes and employment. The course is designed to deal with determination of minimum wages, relationship of wages to productivity, inflation and unemployment in the economy. The course examines the sectoral theory in relation to productive systems, the social structure of business and industry in respect of social satisfaction, industrialization and social change.
G604 Energy Economics
The course deals with energy analysis as a policy tool, critical energy issues in the developed and developing economies and management of the renewable and non-renewable energy resources.
G605 Utility Economics and Management
The course is designed to look into the existing transport system and special characteristics of rail, road water, ocean and air transportation methods. The techniques of transport assessment with particular emphasis on determinants of demand, including trip generation, distribution, model split are integral parts of the course. Pre-requisites: Micro, Macro, Mgt.
G606 Transport Economics and Management
The course examines the characteristics of public utilities in terms of services to consumer, contribution to the economy and its special features. Further the economic basis for regulation in terms of market structure, cost consideration, demand factors are discussed. The electric power industry, the natural gas industry and water and sewerage services are also discussed.Pre-requisites: Micro, Macro, Mgt.
G607 Development and Policy Economy
The course is designed to provide and exposure to the theories and process of economic development. The relationship between social, cultural, educational, technological and economic development are explored. It also deals with the characteristic features of developing countries including resource constraints, problems of mobilizing administrative experience, dependence on developed countries and the like. The role of government and public sector as catalyst is focused with special reference to the experience in developing countries like Bangladesh . Pre-requisites: Micro, Macro, Math., Stat.
G608 Governance and markets
The course deals with public enterprises as a tool of national economic and management development, its objectives, organization, control mechanism, accountability, measurement of efficiency, compatibility with private enterprise and other related aspects. Pre-requisites: Micro, Macro, Mgt.
G609 International Financial System and Flows
The course deals with international monetary relations since World War II including the role of IMF, exchange rate, convertibility, capital flows and related international economic organizations.
G610 International Trade Structure and Relations
The course deals with the structure of international trade In commodities and services, regulations, protection, regionalization and liberalization and their impact on LDCs. The course goes on to discuss the role of UNCTAD,GATT,WTO and related bodies in this context.