Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Mission Statement and Program Objectives

The mission of the BBA program is to provide academically rigorous
instruction in traditional, contemporary, and emerging management
theory, research, and practice, and by doing so, to stimulate student
interest in management studies and the management profession. The
program intends to teach students to understand the nature and structure
of organizations, and to contribute both support and leadership in the
development of skill sets. Our particular focus on skills is in the
areas of management and leadership, human relations, strategy,
collaboration, and communication.

DIU’s objectives for the BBA program are the following:

  1. To provide course experiences and assignments which will help develop students’ proficiency in basic academic skills of writing, speaking, and critical thinking.
  2. To provide an orientation to management that emphasizes international, cultural, ethical, legal, organizational-process, and economic perspectives.
  3. To familiarize students with the role of uncertainty, limited information, risk, and conflict in management decision making, so as to help them build an appreciation for ambiguity and prioritization.
  4. To provide opportunities for students to analyze critically and to evaluate the assumptions that they make about people and their behavior in organizations.
  5. To offer relevant experience in team work and group-based learning and problem-solving.

Expected Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate basic competency in oral and written communication (defined as writing which is clear, concise, well organized, well-reasoned).
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in case analyses and other written and oral communication exercises.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of managerial issues and problems related to the global economy and international business.
  4. Demonstrate a basic grasp of how the legal system and regulatory system affect management decision making.
  5. Demonstrate familiarity with social responsibility issues that managers must address, including (but not limited to) business ethics, cultural diversity, and environmental concerns.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of organizational conflict and conflict resolution, power, and organizational politics, so as to cope effectively with these processes when confronted in “real-world” business and managerial situations.

To meet these objectives, students are required to pass courses in the following three areas:

  1. Required General Education Courses.
  2. Required Business Courses.

Admission Requirements for the BBA Program

To apply for the BBA Program, applicants should have completed at least their high school education. In exceptional circumstances, applicants without a high school graduation certificate will be considered for mature entry.

All applicants must furnish us with the following:

  • Application Form – Submitting a completed application for admission to the program (available online and in this catalog) with a US$150 non-refundable application fee.
  • Most recent CV/resume – Including the applicant’s full mailing address, email address, telephone number, work experience, the full address of the high school. The name and address of the applicant’s most recent employer must be indicated as well.
  • A scanned copy of the applicant’s high school diploma and transcripts. (An official hard copy of the high school transcripts will be required prior to graduation).
  • A scanned copy of official government identification (such as passport, driver’s license, national ID card etc.)
  • Non-native English speakers should provide DIU with the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants must receive a minimum of 500 on the Paper-Based Test (TOEFL PBT) and 61 on the Internet-Based Test (IBT) or a minimum of 85% on the DIU English entrance exam.

All documents in a foreign language should be translated into English. All official copies and translations should be certified and/or notarized.

Students can send the application documents by email (preferred) or post.

The DIU Admission Committee’s decision for acceptance will be based on predictors of academic success and will include such factors as previous academic grades and records, as well as prior work experience.

BBA Curriculum

120 credits are required for graduation, as outlined below:

Section No. Specification Courses Credits
6.1.4.1
Required Courses in General Education
15
45
6.1.4.2
Required Business Courses
25
75
-
Total
40
120

Note: DIU reserves the right to change the semester in which a course is offered in order to accommodate student and scheduling needs.

REQUIRED COURSES in General Education (45 Credits)

All students are required to take the following 15 courses or 45 credits in General Education. No prerequisites are required.

Course Prerequisite(s) Credits
1
GE 105 Intro. to Business and Management
none
3
2
GE 106 Business Mathematics
none
3
3
GE 108 Introduction to Computer Science
none
3
4
GE 109 Introduction to Statistical Analysis
none
3
5
GE 110 Logic and Critical Thinking
none
3
6
GE 111 Communication
none
3
7
GE 112 History of Western Civilization
none
3
8
GE 113 Introduction to Ethics and Philosophy
none
3
9
GE 114 Business English I
none
3
10
GE 115 Business English II
none
3
11
GE 118 Revolutions in Science and Technology
none
3
12
GE 119 Energy and Environment
none
3
13
GE 122 Fundamentals of Social Sciences
none
3
14
GE 123 Psychology and Human Communications
none
3
15
GE 125 Introduction to International Relations
none
3

REQUIRED BUSINESS COURSES (25 courses, 75 Credits)

Students must take each of the following 25 Business courses, for a total of 75 credits.

Course Prerequisite(s) Credits
1
AC1201 Accounting I
none
3
2
AC1202 Accounting II
AC1201 Accounting I
3
3
AC2201 Management Accounting
AC1202 Accounting II
3
4
EC2202 Microeconomics
none
3
5
EC2203 Macroeconomics
EC2202 Microeconomics
3
6
FN1201 Principles of Finance
none
3
7
FN2202 Principles of Corporate Finance
FN1201 Principles of Finance, EC2202 Microeconomics
3
8
IS2203 Management Information Systems
none
3
9
MG1201 Introduction to Business
none
3
10
MG2201 Introduction to Management
MG1201 Introduction to Business
3
11
MG3202 Principles of Business Ethics
none
3
12
MG3204 Human Resource Management
MG2201 Introduction to Management
3
13
MG3205 Decision Making
MG1201 Introduction to Business
3
14
MG3206 Leadership and Motivation
MG2201 Introduction to Management
3
15
MG3209 International Management
MG2201 Introduction to Management
3
16
MG3211 Small Business Management
MG1201 Introduction to Business
3
17
MG3212 Organizational Behavior
MG2201 Introduction to Management
3
18
MG3213 Managing Change
MG2201 Introduction to Management
MG3212 Organizational Behavior
3
19
MG4203 Strategy and Business Policy
FN1201 Principles of Finance,
MG2201 Introduction to Management,
MK2201 Advanced Marketing,
AC2201 Management Accounting
3
20
MK1201 Principles of Marketing
none
3
21
MK2201 Marketing II
MK1201 Principles of Marketing
3
22
MK3203 Marketing Research
MK2201 Marketing II
3
23
MK3208 International Marketing
MK2201 Marketing II
3
24
OP1201 Business Quantitative Methods
GE 106 Business Mathematics
3
25
OP2202 Introduction to Operations Management
GE 109 Introduction to Statistical Analysis
3