About the Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides an opportunity for individuals to prepare for managerial positions in today’s complex and dynamic environment. The program places strong emphasis on the application of business theory to the realities of the business world. It also recognizes the demands of an increasing, competitive, multicultural economy characterized by rapid technological innovation and superior product and service quality demands. The MBA program consists of a prescribed pattern of Graduate courses. The entire program is based on a common core of courses, which examine the functions of the executive and the environment of the administrator. Beyond this core, the student may choose to study in some depth any of a number of particular fields in business administration and economics.

Goals and Objectives of the program

  • Acquaint the students with the concepts and tools which are relevant to achieve leadership and organizational objectives and goals
  • Develop and strengthen various emotional intelligence skills  
  • Provide students with the required tools for decision-making and data analysis 
  • Improve students’ marketing skills through the use of case studies 
  • Teach students the techniques and tools useful for financial analysis and control in today’s business climate
  • Give students the skills and the knowledge set necessary to ethically manage today’s business operations for productivity and performance
  • Engender a global perspective in all students
  • Develop each student’s strategic thinking

 

 Learning Outcome

- Critical thinking

- Critical Analysis

- Effective problem solving

- Effective communication – both oral and written communication

- Leadership

- The ability to innovate

 

Career Opportunities

The MBA program is widely acclaimed and almost universally recognized as an academic discipline to prepare students for assuming responsibilities of management in either business, non-business or even government organizations.

 

In advanced countries like the USA, UK, and USSR the MBA degree offers higher career opportunities to engineers, architects, researchers, merchandisers and even physicians. The universal emphasis is to equip the degree (MBA) holder to meet the challenges of resource constraints and find new avenues for development.

 

Now-a-days in every society, MBA degree holders get preference over others in any organization that requires group endeavor. In Bangladesh also, the giant organizations like banks, industrial groups, infrastructure developers, tourism and hospitability organizers and even NGOs prefer to employ MBAs in managerial positions.

 

ISU authority is fully aware of the program needs and is highly committed to produce such MBAs who will compete not only nationally (within the country) but also internationally.

 

Admission Requirements

Admission to the MBA program is selective. To apply for admission, students must fulfill the requirements outlined below: 

  • Successful completion of at least a Bachelor’s degree from a reputed university.
  • Qualifying in ISU admission test or a minimum score of 550 in TOEFL and 500 in GMAT.
  • Work experience after graduation in an executive position is preferred but not essential (for regular MBA only).

Major Areas

  1. Human Resource Management (HRM)
  2. Marketing
  3. Finance
  4. Management Information System (MIS)
  5. Accounting
  6. Apparel Merchandising
  7. Textile & Fashion Marketing
  8. Program Structure*

Course Category

No. of Courses

Credit per Course

Total Credits

Foundation and General Education (GE)

6

3

18

Core

10

3

30

Major

4

3

12

Thesis/ Internship

1

6

6

Defense of the Thesis

1

3

3

Total

22

3/6

69

*Note: Under the MBA program we have special arrangements for (i) executives and (ii) BBA graduates. The candidates belonging to these categories will be allowed course waiver based on an acceptable policy followed by most of the private universities in our country. The said policy is as under:

(i) MBA for Executives (EMBA): A genuine executive (both government and non-government) having working experience for a continuous period of at least 03 (three) years after BSc. Engineering/ MBBS/ Honors in any subject or at least 05 (five) years after degree (pass course) will be allowed to enroll for the program. They will have to complete a total of 51 credit hours for the EMBA degree. 

(ii) MBA for BBA graduates: it is a regular practice that the BBA graduates have to complete usually 36 credits for the MBA degree. The department of Business Administration will select the required courses to be offered, usually within 02 (two) semesters.

Degree Requirements

The degree requirements will be as follows:

(a) Completion of 69 credit hours

(b) Completion of the project with at least a ‘C’ grade

(c) Passing of all courses individually and maintaining a minimum CGPA of 2.00.

Financial Information

 

Particulars

Unit Cost (in Tk.)

Total (in Tk.)

Mode of Payment

Admission Fee

5000

5000

Once

Tuition Fee (per credit)

2000

138000

Semester-wise

Registration Fee

5000

20000

Semester-wise

Internship Registration Fee

3000

3000

During Internship

Library Fee

1000

1000

Once

Lab. Fee

1500

1500

Once

Student Activities Fee

1500

1500

Once

Total

    170000

List of Core Courses

Foundation and General Education Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

MBA 500

Remedial English

0

MBA 501

Business Communication

3

MBA 502

Fundamentals of Business Mathematics

3

MBA 503

Business Statistics

3

MBA 504

Computing Fundamentals

3

MBA 505

Bangladesh Studies

3

MBA 506

Organizational Behavior

3

Program Core Courses

MBA 507

Principles of Management

3

MBA 508

Principles of Marketing

3

MBA 509

Managerial Economics

3

MBA 510

Managerial Accounting and Control

3

MBA 511

Financial Management

3

MBA 512

Human Resource Management

3

MBA 513

Research Methodology

3

MBA 514

Operations Management in Business

3

MBA 515

Business Law

3

MBA 516

Strategic Management

3

MBA 575

Thesis/ Internship/Project

6

MBA 576

Viva Voce

3

List of Major Courses

Human Resource Management (Any Four)

No.

Course 

Code

Course Title

Credits 

1

HRM

MBA 517

Strategic Human Resource Management

3

2

HRM

MBA 518

Training and Management Development

3

3

HRM

MBA 519

Negotiation and Conflict Management

3

4

HRM

MBA 520

Industrial Relations

3

5

HRM

MBA 521

Human Resource Planning

3

6

HRM

MBA 522

Compensation Management

3

7

HRM

MBA 523

Performance Appraisal

3

8

HRM

MBA 524

Career Planning and Development  

3

Marketing (Any Four)

1

MKT

MBA 525

Sales Marketing Management

3

2

MKT

MBA 526

Service Marketing

3

3

MKT

MBA 527

Consumer Behavior

3

4

MKT

MBA 528

Brand Management

3

5

MKT

MBA 529

Advertising and Promotional Management

3

6

MKT

MBA 530

Supply Chain Management

3

7

MKT

MBA 531

Sales Planning and operations

3

8

MKT

MBA 532

International Business

3

Finance (Any Four)

1

FIN

MBA 533

Corporate Finance

3

2

FIN

MBA 534

Financial Institutions and Markets

3

3

FIN

MBA 535

Real Estate Finance

3

4

FIN

MBA 536

Bank Management

3

5

FIN

MBA 537

Financial Statements Analysis

3

6

FIN

MBA 538

Working Capital Management

3

7

FIN

MBA 539

International Financial Management

3

Management Information System (Any Four)

1

MIS

MBA 540

Object Oriented Programing Language 

3

2

MIS

MBA 541

Data Communications and Computer Networks 

3

3

MIS

MBA 542

System Analysis and Design 

3

4

MIS

MBA 543

Software Engineering and Project Management 

3

5

MIS

MBA 544

Database Management System

3

6

MIS

MBA 545

Enterprise Resource Planning 

3

7

MIS

MBA 546

Computer Based Simulation System

3

Accounting (Any Four)

1

ACN

MBA 548

Accounting Information Systems

3

2

ACN

MBA 549

Auditing 

3

3

ACN

MBA 550

Accounting for nonprofit Organization 

3

4

ACN

MBA 551

Business Taxation 

3

5

ACN

MBA 552

Advanced Management Accounting 

3

6

ACN

MBA 553

Financial Statements Analysis

3

7

ACN

MBA 554

Working Capital Management 

3

Apparel Merchandising (Any Four) 

1

APM

MBA 555

Introduction to RMG Business

3

2

APM

MBA 556

Advanced Textile Science (Fiber-Yarn-Fabric)

3

3

APM

MBA 557

Dyeing, Printing and Washing

3

4

APM

MBA 558

Clothing Materials & Cutting Technology

3

5

APM

MBA 559

Introduction to Fashion Marketing

3

6

APM

MBA 560

Tools & Operations Management in RMG

3

7

APM

MBA 561

Production & Operations Management in RMG

3

8

APM

MBA 562

Quality Control & Compliance in RMG

3

Textile & Fashion Marketing (Any Four)

1

TFM

MBA 563

Principles of Textile & Fashion Marketing

3

2

TFM

MBA 564

Fashion & Textile Brand Management

3

3

TFM

MBA 565

Production & Supply Chain Management in T&F

3

4

TFM

MBA 566

Fashion Marketing Strategy & Textile

3

5

TFM

MBA 567

Raw Materials of Textiles & Elements of FD

3

6

TFM

MBA 568

Product Development for Fashion Industry

3

7

TFM

MBA 569

Fashion Retailing & Visual Merchandising

3

Internship

1

INT

MBA 575

Thesis/Project/Internship 

6

2

VV

MBA 576

Viva Voce

3

MA in English Literature and Cultural Studies

About the Program

Nowadays graduate education in English is developing dramatically. This is influenced by the last decade's remarkable ferment in literary and cultural studies. ISU is keeping pace with theoretical and practical developments in both areas and puts particular efforts into developing an innovative range of offerings at the MA level. The program offers students the opportunity to enhance their skills of reading, writing, research, and teaching with the courses that encompass the wide range of contemporary English and cultural studies.

Objectives of the Program

The program aims to give students a solid foundation for building critical and cultural awareness, and open unfamiliar worlds and exciting new ways of thinking before them. The Master of Arts in English Literature and Cultural Studies, therefore, emphasizes research and the application of various critical approaches to literature, composition, and cultural studies.

Program Learning Outcomes

An important role of English departments across the world has been to create interpretations of the texts of various historical periods, including the present. Accordingly, the courses of the MA in English Literature and Cultural Studies at ISU are designed aiming at the certain learning outcomes. Upon the completion of the program, the students will be able to:

interpret texts as part of a complex web of historical conditions and relationships;

produce papers on  major literary texts alongside nonfiction, functional texts, and public documents;

effectively teach and critically appreciate comparative texts that highlight differences across literature and culture as well as the texts of the Western canon; and 

evaluate film, television, and other storytelling media alongside conventional texts.

Career Opportunities

The program is intended to expose students to varied facets of English literature and cultural Studies. This is specifically designed to create diverse professionals including well-trained and well-equipped English language creative professionals and teachers who are increasingly demanded both locally and globally. Many students can also use the degree for professional enhancement, or doctoral study. Apart from these, the graduates can choose their jobs in Bangladesh civil and military services, banks, NGO’s, and various corporate levels. 

Admission Requirements

To apply for admission, students must fulfill the requirements outlined below:

Successful completion of at least a Bachelor’s degree in English from a reputed university with minimum CGPA of 2.50.

Major Concentrations

The program deals with the courses on major concentrations ranging from the literary and cultural studies arena developed in different decades. The courses include:

South Asian Diaspora and Its Literature

Latin American Literature in Translation

Postmodernism in Literature

Postcolonial Literature

Studies in American Literature

Film and Literature

Literary Stylistics

Creative Writing

 

 

Program Structure

Course Category

No. of Courses

Credit per Course

Total Credits

Core Courses

4

3

12

Major Concentrations

5

3

15

Elective Courses

2

3

6

Seminar and Viva Voce

1

2

2

Dissertation

1

3

3

Total

13

 

38

Degree Requirements

The requirements to complete the MA in English Literature and Cultural Studies will depend on the successful completion of eleven courses along with seminar presentation(s), viva voce, and dissertation worth 38 credits that are intended to make the students skilled in essential and related areas of English literature and cultural studies. 

Financial Information 

Particulars

Unit Cost (in Tk.)

Total (in Tk.)

Mode of Payment

Admission Fee

5000

5000

Once

Library Fee

1000

1000

Once

Tuition Fee (per credit)

1500

57000

Semester-wise

Registration Fee

5000

10000

Semester-wise

Lab. Fee

1000

1000

Once

Student Activities Fee

1000

1000

Once

Total (Tk.)

     75000

List of Courses 

 

 

Core Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

MAE5101

Contemporary Literary Theory and Criticism

3

MAE5102

Cultural Studies

3

MAE5103

World Literature and Translation

3

MAE5104

Research Methods in English Studies

3

 

Major Concentrations

MAE6101

South Asian Diaspora and Its Literature

3

MAE6102

Latin American Literature in Translation

3

MAE6103

Postmodernism in Literature

3

MAE6104

Postcolonial Literature

3

MAE6105

Studies in American Literature

3

MAE6106

Film and Literature 

3

MAE6110

Literary Stylistics

3

MAE6111

Creative Writing

3

Elective Courses

MAE6107

Media and Literature/ Media and Representation Studies

3

MAE6108

Popular Culture in Literature

3

MAE6109

Literature and Gender Studies

3

MAE6112

Ecocriticism, Environmental Justice and Literature

3

Seminar and Dissertation

MAE6200

Seminar on Recent Trends in Literary Research and Viva Voce

2

MAE6300

Dissertation

3

 

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