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Unformatted text preview: Kathmandu University School of Management Bachelor of Business Administration Program (BBA)/ Bachelor of Business Information Systems (BBIS) Structure and Syllabus Updated February 2013 Course Structure The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Program The BBA program of Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) is a four-year, 120 credit hours comprehensive bachelor degree program. It is designed to provide students with a better and broader perspective of the world, society, business, and life by combining the study of social sciences and humanities with the study of business and management. Program Objectives The main objective of the BBA Program is to prepare students to become competent, skilled, confident, and socially responsive professionals who can effectively support managerial, entrepreneurial and leadership roles in business and social organizations in today’s competitive environment. More specifically, the program aims to: • • • • • • • develop a habit of critical and creative thinking in students; develop analytical and problem solving abilities in students; improve communicative and presentation skills of students; familiarize students with contemporary concepts, tools and techniques of management; deepen the knowledge and sharpen the expertise of students in a given functional area; prepare students as sensible and responsive citizens with a high degree of professional, social and ethical values; and prepare students for higher studies (Masters’ level programs) in management, information systems, economics, and other relevant areas. Key Features of the BBA Program • • • • • It is a four-year, 120 credit hours bachelor degree program in management in line with the international standards of bachelor degree programs in business and management. It emphasizes the importance of concentration/specialization on functional areas (about 10 percent of total coursework) to enable BBA graduates face effectively and efficiently the complexities of a particular functional area. It offers a wide range of concentration and elective courses to match students’ individual interests with the demand of employment market. With proper academic and course planning, students can take advantages of specialization on two functional areas of management within the same time period. It provides students with an opportunity for learning, gaining exposure and networking through its Internship program. It provides students with an opportunity to make an in-depth Directed Study in the areas/subjects of their choice. Expected Output After successful completion of the four-year program, a BBA graduate is expected to be one or all of the followings: 1. 2. 3. a suitable candidate with a sound academic background, competence, confidence, skills, attitude and motivation for further study in the area of management, information systems, economics and other similar programs; an entrepreneur who can start-up a business and manage it in today’s competitive business environment; and a professional who will be able to successfully work at an entry level in corporate houses and other social organizations with required knowledge, competence, confidence, skills, and responsibility. Specifically, a BBA graduate will be equipped with: • • • • • knowledge and understanding of contemporary concepts, tools and techniques of management; knowledge of the broader environment in which she/he lives and works, and the very dynamic interactions between the individual, organization, and the world; critical and creative thinking and sound analytical and problem-solving abilities; inter-personal and team-building skills essential for personal, professional and social life. sound, relevant and latest IT skills which enhances individual and organizational productivity; and • an appropriate mix of competence, confidence, skills, ambition, motivation, responsibility, accountability, and high standard of professional and ethical values which significantly contribute for further growth in her/his study and career. Potential Intakes The BBA program aims to attract and serve the needs of candidates who are competent and motivated to excel in their study and career. Specifically, potential intakes for the BBA program are those who have successfully completed 10+2 or any other equivalent degree in any discipline with aggregate of 50 percent of total marks or an equivalent CGPA. Credit Transfer The BBA program accepts the credit transfer of the students studying similar program in other college/university only by getting the prior written approval from the Dean’s Office at Kathmandu University School of Management. The maximum credit that can be transferred is 40 percent of the total credit load necessary for the BBA program. BBA Curricular Structure Foundations 1. English – I 2. English – II 3. Mathematics –I 4. Mathematics –II 5. Statistics-I 6. Statistics-II 7. Quantitative Techniques 8. Microeconomics 9. Macroeconomics 10. Economic Development 11. Sociology 12. Political Science 13. Psychology 14. Logic 15. Information Systems Technology 16. Research Methodology 48 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits Core Management Courses 1. Business Management 2. Organizational Behavior 3. Managerial Communication 4. Business Law 5. Financial Accounting-I 6. Financial Accounting-II 7. Management Accounting 8. Managerial Finance - I 9. Managerial Finance - II 10. Marketing 11. Operations Management 12. Human Resource Management 13. Management Information Systems 14. International Business 15. Entrepreneurship and New Business Formation 16. Strategic Management Concentration Electives Internship Business Research Project Total Course Load 48 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 12 credits 9 credits Non- credit compulsory 3 credits 120 credits Concentration – 12 Credits (Any four courses – equivalent to 12 credit hours – from any one of the following areas) Marketing 1. Marketing Research 2. Sales Management 3. Advertising and Promotion Management 4. Services Marketing 5. Marketing Management 6. Global Marketing 7. Consumer Behavior 8. Directed Study Finance 1. Financial Markets and Institutions 2. Investment Decisions 3. Corporate Financing Decisions 4. Commercial Bank Management 5. Risk Management and Insurance 6. Financial Management 7. Directed Study Accounting 1. Advanced Accounting 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Advanced Management Accounting Managerial Cost Accounting Taxation in Nepal Auditing Directed Study 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits Management Information Systems 1. Computer Programming 2. Systems Analysis and Design 3. Database Management Systems 4. Business Data Communications 5. Decision Support and Expert Systems 6. Web Technology 7. Directed Study 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits Human Resource Management 1. Employee Training and Development 2. Labor Relations 3. Employee Recruitment and Selection 4. Personnel Information System 5. Contemporary Issues in HR 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits Electives 9 credits Students must choose and complete any three courses – equal to nine credit hours - from outside their area of concentration and/or from the following list: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Small Business Management Service Management Supply Chain Management Productivity and Quality Management Project Management Advanced Programming Techniques E-commerce 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits Semester-wise Course Offerings – BBA Effective from August 2006 Batch SEMESTER I English – I Mathematics – I Microeconomics Financial Accounting – I Managerial Communication SEMESTER III Statistics – I Psychology Sociology Management Accounting Information Systems Technology SEMESTER V Quantitative Techniques Managerial Finance – II Organizational Behavior Logic Marketing SEMESTER VII Strategic Management Research Methodology Concentration I: Concentration II: Elective I: TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Updated in Feb 2013 15 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 15 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 15 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 15 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr 120 SEMESTER II English – II Mathematics – II Macroeconomics Financial Accounting – II Business Management SEMESTER IV Business Law Statistics – II Economic Development Political Science Managerial Finance – I SEMESTER VI Management Information Systems Operations Management Human Resource Management International Business Entrepreneurship & NBF SEMESTER VIII Concentration III: Concentration IV: Elective II: Elective III: Business Research Project Internship 15 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 15 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 15 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 15 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. Non-credit The Bachelor of Business Information System (BBIS) Program The BBIS program of Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) is a four-year, 120 credit hours comprehensive bachelor degree program. It is designed by blending the domain knowledge of the information systems and information technology with that of business and management. Such integrated program has been offered to address the demands of rapidly changing information technology (IT) driven business environment. Program Objectives The main objective of the BBIS Program is to prepare students to become competent, skilled, confident and socially responsive management professionals with a sound knowledge, abilities and skills in information systems. More specifically, the program aims to: • • • • • • • • provide students with a better and broader perspective of the world, society, business, information systems, and life by combining the study of management, information systems and information technology with the study of social sciences and humanities; develop a habit of critical and creative thinking in students; develop analytical and problem solving abilities in students; improve communicative and presentation skills of students; familiarize students with contemporary concepts, tools and techniques of management; deepen the knowledge and sharpen the expertise of students in the functional area of information systems; prepare students as sensible and responsive citizens with a high degree of professional, social and ethical values; and prepare students for higher studies (Masters’ level programs) in the areas of management and information systems. Key Features of the BBIS Program • • • • It is a four-year, 120 credit hours bachelor degree program in line with the international standards of bachelor degree programs in business information systems. It offers a range of elective courses to match students’ individual interests with the demand of employment market. It provides students with an opportunity for learning, gaining exposure and networking through its Internship program. It provides students with an opportunity to make in-depth Directed Study in the areas/subjects of their choice. Expected Output After successful completion of the four-year program, a BBIS graduate is expected to be one or all of the followings: 1. 2. 3. a suitable candidate with a sound academic background, competence, confidence, skills, attitude and motivation for further study in the area of management, information systems and other similar programs. be an entrepreneur, who can start-up a business relating to information systems and information technology, and manage it in today’s competitive business environment. a professional who will be able to successfully work in IT/IS function at an entry level of corporate houses and other social organizations with required knowledge, competence, confidence, skills, and responsibility. Specifically, a BBIS graduate will be equipped with: • knowledge and understanding of contemporary concepts, tools and techniques of management. • sound, relevant and latest IT abilities and skills which enhances individual and organizational productivity. • knowledge of the broader environment in which she/he lives and works, and the very dynamic interactions between the individual, organization, and the world. • critical and creative thinking and sound analytical and problem-solving abilities. • inter-personal and team-building skills essential for personal, professional and social life. • an appropriate mix of competence, confidence, skills, ambition, motivation, responsibility, accountability, and high standard of professional and ethical values which significantly contribute for further growth in her/his study and career. Potential Intakes The BBIS program aims to attract and serve the needs of candidates who are competent and motivated to excel in their study and career particularly in the area of information systems and information technology. Specifically, potential intakes for the BBIS program are those who have successfully completed 10+2 or any other equivalent degree in any discipline with aggregate of 50% of total marks or an equivalent CGPA. Credit Transfer The BBIS program accepts the credit transfer of the students studying similar program in other college/university only by getting the prior written approval from the Dean’s Office at Kathmandu University School of Management. The maximum credit that can be transferred is 40 percent of the total credit load necessary for the BBIS program. BBIS Curricular Structure Foundations 1. English – I 2. English – II 3. Mathematics –I 4. Mathematics –II 5. Statistics-I 6. Statistics-II 7. Quantitative Techniques 8. Microeconomics 9. Macroeconomics 10. Sociology 11. Political Science 12. Psychology 13. Logic 14. Information Systems Technology 42 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits Management Courses 1. Business Management 2. Organizational Behavior 3. Managerial Communication 4. Business Law 5. Financial Accounting-I 6. Financial Accounting-II 7. Managerial Finance - I 8. Managerial Finance - II 9. Marketing 10. Operations Management 11. Human Resource Management 12. Management Information Systems 13. International Business 14. Entrepreneurship and New Business Formation 15. Strategic Management 45 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits IS Concentration 1. Computer Programming 2. Advanced Programming Techniques (Java II) 3. Software Engineering 4. Data Structure and Algorithms 5. Systems Analysis and Design 6. Database Management Systems 7. Business Data Communications 8. Web-Technology 24 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits Electives Internship Total Course Load 6 credits 3 credits 120 credits 6 credits Electives Students must choose and complete any two courses- equal to six credit hours – from the following list: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. E-Commerce Information Security Object-Oriented Analysis and Design Data Warehouse and Data Mining Decision Support and Expert System Advanced Database Management Systems Service Management Supply Chain Management Productivity and Quality Management Project Management Directed Study 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits Semester-wise Course Offerings – BBIS Effective from August 2006 Batch SEMESTER I English – I Mathematics – I Microeconomics Financial Accounting – I Business Management SEMESTER III Managerial Communication Statistics – I Psychology Sociology Computer Programming SEMESTER V Quantitative Techniques Managerial Finance – II Organizational Behavior Logic Database Management Systems SEMESTER VII Entrepreneurship & NBF International Business Advanced Programming Techniques Web Technology Elective – I TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 15 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 15 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 15 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 15 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 120 SEMESTER II English – II Mathematics – II Macroeconomics Financial Accounting – II Information Systems Technology SEMESTER IV Business Law Statistics – II Political Science Managerial Finance – I Data Structure and Algorithms SEMESTER VI Operations Management Marketing Human Resource Management Systems Analysis and Design Business Data Communication SEMESTER VIII Strategic Management Management Information Systems Software Engineering Elective – II Internship 15 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 15 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 15 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 15 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. 3 cr. hr. Teaching/Learning Methods The BBA program emphasizes more on learning by students themselves rather than teaching them. It includes those teaching/learning methods that encourage and expect students’ initiatives, active participation and involvement in study throughout the program. The teaching/learning methods include class instruction, group discussion, classroom exercises, project works, internship and other assignments. During the entire program, students are provided orientation and motivation to identify and analyze issues or problems, evaluate various options, and make decisions. Internship The Internship – equivalent to three credit hours – is an integral part of the four-year BBA program. It is designed to provide students with an opportunity for learning, developing managerial skills and gaining exposure through getting involved in a real organization. It familiarizes students with the nature, functions, problems, and potentials of a given organization and industry. Students are required to complete an internship program – which covers a period of eight to ten weeks in a selected organization during the last semester of the program – to graduate the BBA program. Directed Study The BBA program provides students with an opportunity for a Directed Study. Within the area of 'concentration' students may have the opportunity to carry out an in-depth Directed Study in the area of interest with prior approval of the concerned faculty and the college. Examination, Evaluation and Grading The BBA program which is spread over eight semesters follows a continuous evaluation and grading system for judging students’ performance. The main features of the program’s evaluation and grading scheme are as followings: • Evaluation of student will be course-wise. • Performance of a student shall be judged by continuous in-semester assessments and end-semester examinations. • In each course students’ performance will be evaluated on a four-point grading scale as follows: Letter Grade Numerical Point Meaning A 4.0 Outstanding A3.7 Excellent B+ 3.3 Very Good B 3.0 Good B2.7 Fair C+ 2.3 Fair C 2.0 Fair C1.7 Poor D 1.3 Poor F 0.0 Fail Note: W stands for Withdrawn, IN for Incomplete and NC for Non-Credit • CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) at the end of the degree defines the division which will be one of the followings: CGPA 3.5 to 4.0 3.0 to less than 3.5 2.0 to less than 3.0 Less than 2.0 • Division Distinction First Second Fail A student must clear all the courses and pass the level within seven (7) years from the date of her/his admission into the BBA program, failing whi...
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