Undergraduate Degree Programs

The undergraduate programs in business and economics have been designed to prepare students for successful careers as competent professionals. The curricula for all undergraduate programs are divided into four parts. The first part, the university core, comprises general education courses, required of all undergraduate students, in the broad areas of languages, humanities, social sciences, computing and math skills, and the sciences. The university core is designed to offer a uniform experience in essential areas, as an addition to the competency developed in their chosen disciplines. These areas include communication (written, oral and electronic), critical thinking and analysis, ethics and social responsibility, diversity understanding and tolerance, global perspectives and sustainability, use of technology and basic understanding of the arts and sciences. As such, the university core encourages development of universally important knowledge-bases, skills and outlook. The second part, the SBE core, ensures the completion of broader foundation courses relevant for all business and economics majors. The SBE core comprises courses in statistics, business communication, economics, mathematics, and computer information systems.  The third part, the major requirements, comprises major core and elective courses. Finally, the fourth part comprises free electives.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

 

BBA

(120 Credits)

Available majors:

Accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management,

international business, management, management information systems,

marketing, and supply chain management

GENERAL EDUCATION

(36 Credits)

Languages

(9 Credits)

ENG 103

Intermediate Composition

3

ENG 105

Advanced Composition

3

*BUS 251

Business Communication

-

One course in literature (e.g. ENG 115)

3

Humanities

(9 Credits)

One course in philosophy/ethics (e.g. PHI 101)

3

Two courses in history (e.g. HIS 205, LBA 101)

6

Social Sciences

    (6 Credits)

*ECO 101

Introduction to Microeconomics

-

One course in political science/government (e.g. POL 101, POL 104)

3

One course in sociology/geography/anthropology (e.g. SOC 101)

3

Computer and Math Skills

(n/a)

*MIS 105

Computer Information Systems

-

*STA 172

Introduction to Statistics

-

*ECO 134

Applied Mathematics I

-

Sciences (with lab)

(12 Credits)

Choose any three courses from:

Biology/chemistry/environment science/public health/physics/psychology

(e.g. BIO 103, CHE 101, ENV 107, PBH 101, PHY 107, PSY 101)

*counted in school core

SCHOOL CORE

(21 Credits)

ECO 101

Introduction to Microeconomics

3

ECO 104

Introduction to Macroeconomics

3

BUS 251

Business Communication

3

MIS 105

Computer Information Systems

3

STA 172

Introduction to Statistics

3

ECO 173

Applied Statistics

3

ECO 134

Applied Mathematics I

3

BBA CORE

(36 Credits)

ACT 201

Financial Accounting

3

ACT 202

Managerial Accounting

3

FIN 254

Introduction to Financial Management

3

LAW 200

Business Law and Ethics

3

MGT 210

Principles of Management

3

MGT 314

Operations and Supply Chain Management

3

MGT 351

Human Resource Management

3

MGT 368

Entrepreneurship

3

INB 372

International Business

3

MGT 489

Strategic Management

3

MIS 205

E-Business

3

MKT 202

Principles to Marketing

3

BUS 498

Internship

non-credit

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

(18 Credits)

Major Core

Four required courses from a major

12

Major Electives

Any two courses from major elective options

6

FREE ELECTIVES

(9 Credits)

 

Majors

Students can select from among ten available majors. A major requires the completion of 18 Credits in

four mandatory courses (12 Credits) and two electives (6 Credits). Courses are listed below.

 

ACCOUNTING

  • Required courses
    • ACT 310 Intermediate Accounting I
    • ACT 320 Intermediate Accounting II
    • ACT 360 Advanced Managerial Accounting
    • ACT 370 Taxation
  • Elective courses (any two)
    • ACT 380 Audit and Assurance
    • ACT 460 Advanced Financial Accounting
    • ACT 410 Financial Statement Analysis
    • ACT 430 Accounting Information Systems

ECONOMICS

  • Required courses
    • ECO 201 Intermediate Microeconomics
    • ECO 204 Intermediate Macroeconomics
    • ECO 349 Economy of Bangladesh
    • ECO 328 International Economics/ECO 450 Economic Development
  • Elective courses

Any two in addition to required courses above, from available economics electives

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • Required courses
    • ETR 310 New Venture Creation and Management
    • ETR 320 Entrepreneurial Marketing
    • ETR 440 Entrepreneurial Finance and VC
    • ETR 450 International Entrepreneurship
  • Elective course (two)
    • ETR 330 Technology Entrepreneurship
    • ETR 380 Corporate Entrepreneurship
    • ETR 490 Seminar in Entrepreneurship
    • Approved major courses under Marketing, Finance, HRM, or MIS

FINANCE

  • Required courses
    • FIN 435 Investment Theory
    • FIN 433 Financial Markets and Institutions
    • FIN 443 Corporate Finance
    • FIN 444 International Finance
  • Elective courses (any two)
    • FIN 464 Bank Management
    • FIN 480 Financial Derivatives
    • FIN 470 Risk Management
    • FIN 340 Working Capital Management

HRM

  • Required courses
    • HRM 360 Planning and Staffing
    • HRM 380 Compensation
    • HRM 340 Training and Development
    • HRM 450 Labor Management Relations
  • Elective courses (any two)
    • HRM 370 Leadership Theory and Practice
    • ECO 441 Labor Economics
    • HRM 470 Negotiations
    • HRM 499 Special Topics in Human Resource Management

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

  • Required courses
    • MKT 382 International Marketing    
    • FIN 444 International Finance
    • ECO 328 International Economics
    • INB 480 Global Business Strategy
  • Elective courses (any two)
    • HRM 451 International Human Resource Management
    • MKT 417 Export-Import Management
    • INB 410 Global Competitive Analysis
    • INB 490 Special Topics in International Business

MARKETING

  • Required courses
    • MKT 344 Consumer Behavior
    • MKT 470 Marketing Research
    • MKT 460 Marketing Management
    • MKT 382 International Marketing
  • Elective courses (any two)
    • MKT 360 Personal Selling & Sales Management
    • MKT 412 Services Marketing
    • MKT 337 Integrated Marketing Communications
    • MKT 465 Brand Management
    • MIS 330 E-Marketing and Social Networks for Business

MANAGEMENT

  • Required courses
    • MGT 321 Organizational Behavior
    • MGT 330 Designing Effective Organizations
    • HRM 370 Leadership Theory and Practice
    • MGT 410 Organizational Development and Change Management
  • Elective courses (any two)
    • MGT 350 Managing Quality
    • MGT 490 Project Management
    • HRM 470 Negotiations
    • HRM 450 Labor Management Relations
    • MIS 320 Digital Enterprise Management

MIS

  • Required courses
    • MIS 210 Web programming and e-commerce
    • MIS 310 Database Systems
    • MIS 320 Digital Enterprise Management
    • MIS 470 Systems Analysis and Design
  • Elective courses (any two)
    • MIS 410 Business Intelligence
    • MIS 450 Networks and Security
    • MIS 330 E-Marketing & Social Networks for Business
    • MGT 490 Project Management
    • MIS 499 Special Topics in MIS

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

  • Required courses
    • MGT 310 Logistics and Transportation
    • MGT 320 Demand Planning and Fulfillment
    • MGT 450 Global Procurement and Sourcing
    • MKT 470 Marketing Research
  • Elective courses (any two)
    • MGT 360 Services Management
    • MGT 460 Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing
    • MGT 390 Green Supply Chain Management
    • MGT 470 Business Intelligence
    • MGT 490 Project Management

 

ACT 201 Financial Accounting

Financial Accounting is an introduction to the accounting model and financial statements with emphasis on the concepts and terminology needed to understand a corporate financial report. Topics include accounting processes for service and merchandising enterprises; current assets and liabilities; long-term assets; stockholders’ equity; revenues and expenses; methods of depreciation; inventory pricing; and accounting cycle for both service and merchandising companies.

ACT 202 Managerial Accounting

 

Managerial Accounting will cover the concepts, theory and practice of the cost-control function of management. Students will learn what cost information is needed within an organization; where to obtain this information; and how managers can use this information to plan, control and make decisions. Topics include standard costs, incremental costs, relevant costs, transfer pricing, profit center, cost behavior and forecasting, capital budgeting, activity-based costing and management, costs of quality and productivity improvement programs, cost-volume analysis and tactical decision making. Prerequisites: ACT201

 

ACT 310 Intermediate Accounting – I

 

This course builds on the financial accounting concepts and principles covered in Financial Accounting. Following an in-depth review of the accounting environment and the nature of accounting information, this course analyzes the accounting process and concepts and explores basic financial statements. Students are expected to pay detailed attention to how enterprises account for assets: cash, accounts receivable, inventories, property and equipment, intangible assets and long-term investments. Prerequisites: ACT201

 

ACT 320 Intermediate Accounting – II

 

This course expands upon the financial accounting concepts and principles covered in Intermediate Accounting - I and includes topics on how to value and report investments, how the enterprises account for liabilities and equity accounts, including current and noncurrent liabilities, leases, pensions, income taxes, contributed capital, retained earnings and stock options. Additional topics cover earnings per share, the statement of cash flows, accounting changes and error corrections. Prerequisites: ACT310

 

ACT 360 Advanced Managerial Accounting

 

Advanced Managerial Accounting builds on the concepts learned in ACT 202. Students will study a comprehensive treatment of managerial accounting topics with emphasis on generation, communication, and use of information to assist management in planning and control. It examines recent conceptual and analytical developments in the area of managerial accounting, includes a thorough study of modern and relevant planning and control techniques and their underlying concepts as applied to the various functional areas within a firm. Prerequisites: ACT202

 

ACT 370 Taxation

 

This course addresses personal and corporate taxation systems.  Students will understand the principles of taxation, and gain a working knowledge of tax laws. It also covers the tax-planning process, its application in an accounting-related environment, and the role of taxation in overall economy of Bangladesh. The tax assessment and collection procedures are also addressed in detail. Additional topics include provisions relevant to submission of tax return, filling of statement of assets and liabilities, value added tax, customs and excise duties prevailing in Bangladesh.Prerequisites: ACT202

 

ACT 380 Audit and Assurance

 

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of auditing, emphasizing on the audit of financial statements. Topics covered are the responsibilities of auditors, the design of audits, technology and sampling approaches, appropriate tests of internal controls, substantive tests and other auditing responsibilities of Professional Accountants. This course helps to prepare the students for the auditing section of the professional examinations, and work as part of a team on an audit plan. Prerequisites: ACT320

 

ACT 410 Financial Statement Analysis

 

Financial Statement Analysis provides a broad framework for using financial statement analysis to evaluate a firm’s business operations and to predict its future condition.  It is designed to achieve two main objectives. The first is to appreciate and understand the connections between firms’ operation strategies and their financial statements. The second objective is to develop a critical, user’s perspective to analyze and interpret financial statements to gain further insights into firms’ performance. Main topics include ratio and profitability analysis, analysis of the statement of cash flows, pro forma forecasting, (credit and governance) risk analysis and earnings quality analysis. Prerequisites: ACT201

 

ACT430 Accounting Information Systems

The course covers information flow of various segments of a business organization into an information system of the total organization with emphasis on the accounting aspects of electronic data processing (EDP). It also examines the fundamentals of accounting systems design that include systems analysis and design techniques, surveys, hardware and software configurations, control of computerized systems in corporate business environment. Prerequisites: ACT202

 

ACT 460 Advanced Financial Accounting

 

This course aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of consolidated financial statements and how to prepare them. It focuses on the accounting principles, methods and techniques that relate to particular types of business and nonbusiness entities, including corporations, partnerships, government units, estates and trusts, and nonprofits. It also addresses certain tax aspects of consolidated financial statements. Prerequisites: ACT320

 

 

BUS 251 Business Communication

 

Business Communication provides an overview of major communication theories with an emphasis on communication styles and approaches operative in today's workplace environment. Communication as it relates to strategic planning, analysis, and critical thinking in light of contemporary trends and issues will be studied. The focus will be the application and evaluation of theories through case analysis, discussions, writing and speaking exercises, and presentations. Students will have the opportunity to engage in self-assessment of communication competence and learn strategies for enhancing their abilities. 

Prerequisites:  ENG 105

BUS 498 Internship
Prerequisites:  60 credits completed

ETR 310 New Venture Creation and Management

This course focuses on developing creative ideas suitable for commercial exploitation into new business ventures. Topics include the entrepreneurial mind set, creativity and idea generation, assessing entrepreneurial opportunities, conducting feasibility studies and market research, developing a marketing plan, financial preparation for new ventures, location and capacity planning, new venture team building, legal issues and risk analysis. Most importantly, this course will provide students with comprehensive skills in the development of effective business plans, which is very essential for raising capital. Prerequisites:  MGT368

ETR 320 Entrepreneurial Marketing


This course covers the strategies and tactics that entrepreneurial companies utilize in marketing their products and services in an environment of low marketing budgets and no brand history. It uses examples from a broad spectrum of industries ranging from high tech to retail and service businesses. The course will address segmentation strategies and positioning for new startups and then explore guerrilla marketing methods, including buzz and public relations, as well as more traditional, direct marketing and promotional event methods.  Prerequisites:  MKT 202, MGT 210

ETR 330 Technology Entrepreneurship


This course introduces the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship, pioneered in Silicon Valley and now spreading across the world. It will address the process technology entrepreneurs use to start companies. It involves taking a technology idea and finding a high-potential commercial opportunity, gathering resources such as talent and capital, figuring out how to sell and market the idea, and managing rapid growth. Students will be required to run and demonstrate group projects with application of theories and practices. Prerequisites:  MIS 205

ETR 380 Corporate Entrepreneurship


This course focuses on the creation and management of entrepreneurial initiatives within established corporations. The course will concentrate on what managers do to foster climates that facilitate internal corporate entrepreneurship. It will address sound venturing strategies regarding ”what kind” of new businesses corporations choose to pursue and “how” those ventures should be structured and managed for maximizing performance. Prerequisites:  FIN254, MGT 368

ETR 440 Entrepreneurial Finance and VC


This course focuses on the financing decisions of entrepreneurs. It emphasizes identifying and valuing entrepreneurial business opportunities. The course also addresses how and from whom entrepreneurs raise funds and how financial contracts are structured to manage risk and align incentives. In addition it addresses ways in which entrepreneurs “harvest” success and value. Prerequisites:  MGT 368, FIN 254

ETR 450 International Entrepreneurship


This course addresses the issues specific to international venturing including search and identification of opportunities in foreign markets, logistics of international business expansion, cross-cultural business communication, and international sourcing, international deal-making and networking. Prerequisites:  MGT 368

ETR 490 Seminar in Entrepreneurship


The course will explain how firms learn and consequently adopt competencies, tactics, strategies, organizational structures, and routines to exploit innovations. We will explore how firms choose from among multiple innovations when resources are limited, along with other issues such as organization learning, strategic flexibility, competition v. cooperation in innovation, and first v. second mover advantages. We also will examine open-sourcing and open innovation, and explore what they entail for traditional models of business that rely on property rights for the creation of economic rents. Prerequisites:  100 credits completed

 

FIN 254 Principles of Financial Management

 

Surveys the basic concepts and tools of Financial Management. Major topics include financial objectives, financial analysis and planning, financial environment, risk-return trade-off, time value of money, valuation, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, working capital basics etc. Special emphasis is given on integration of the concepts of Financial Management into a total systems approach to financial decision-making. Prerequisites: ACT201.

 

FIN 340 Working Capital Management

 

Focuses on the management of various components of current assets and current liabilities. Special emphasis is given on integration of the concepts into a total systems approach to short-term financial management. Topics include management of cash, accounts receivables, inventories and other current assets, and similarly management of accounts payables, bank loans, other short-term loans and other current liabilities. Prerequisites: FIN254

 

FIN 433 Financial Markets & Institutions

 

Introduces students to the fascinating revolution in the financial markets and institutions of the world.  Major topics include operations, mechanics, and structure of financial institutions including banks, insurance companies, investment companies, pension funds, etc., analyses of the wide array of financial instruments that are now available in the global money and capital markets for investing, financing, and managing risk, and discussions on regulations, monetary policy and international financial system. Prior knowledge of introductory macroeconomics will be helpful in understanding the material covered. Prerequisites: FIN254

 

FIN 435 Investment Theory

 

Examines the investment environment and process that include identifying objectives and constraints, formulating and implementing strategies, and monitoring and updating the portfolio as needed.  Major topics include investment alternatives, securities markets and trading mechanism, risk and return analysis, modern investment theory, valuation, analysis and management of bonds, common stocks and derivative securities, and investment performance evaluation. Prior knowledge of business statistics will be helpful in understanding the material covered.Prerequisites: FIN254

 

FIN 440 Corporate Finance

 

Examines in details investment and financing, and their interrelatedness. Major topics include financial analysis and planning, valuation, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, working capital management, mergers and acquisition, hybrid financing, bankruptcy, multinational financial management, and risk management. Special emphasis is given on integration of the concepts of financial management into a total systems approach to business decision-making. Prerequisites: FIN254

 

FIN 444 International Finance

 

Focuses on understandings of financial management – in an international environment through comprehensive coverage of topics from the area of International Finance. Major topics include international financial environment, foreign exchange markets including currency futures, forwards, options and swaps, foreign exchange risk management, international financing and investing decisions, international working capital management, multinational capital budgeting, international portfolio diversification, etc. Prerequisites: FIN254

 

FIN 464 Bank Management

 

Provides students with tools and techniques to manage banks. Major topics include operations, mechanics, and structure of banks, performance evaluation of banks, asset-liability management, fund management, bank regulations, international banking, and management of various kinds of risks, such as, interest rate risk, price risk, liquidity risk etc. Prerequisites: FIN254

 

FIN 470 Risk Management

 

Examines the management of non-speculative risks in the business enterprise. Topics include concepts of risk and insurance, risk analysis, treatment of risk control and financing,, determination of various strategies to treat risk, analysis of insurance contracts in areas of life, health, property and liability insurance, pricing etc.  Prior knowledge of business statistics will be helpful in understanding the material covered. Prerequisites: FIN440

 

FIN 480 Financial Derivatives

 

Offers an introduction to financial derivative markets.   Emphasis is placed on organization and role of put and call options markets, futures and forward markets, swaps markets, and their interrelations. Major topics include arbitrage relations, valuation, hedging and speculating with derivatives, implementation of derivatives trading strategies, the perspective of corporate securities as derivatives, the functions of derivatives in securities markets and recent innovations in derivative markets. Prior knowledge of business statistics and introductory calculus will be helpful in understanding the material covered. Prerequisites: FIN435

HRM 340 Training and Development


This course is designed to have a good understanding for staff training; members of human resource departments contemplating a training program, or who are involved with on-the-job training will be particularly interested. The course develops a solid grounding in current training methodology, techniques and aids. Topics include learning theory, determining training needs, writing objectives, designing training programs using outside resources and evaluation. The course will be tied practices regarding organizations in Bangladesh as well. Prerequisites:  MGT 351

HRM 360 Planning and Staffing


This course introduces students to fundamental concepts of human resource planning, and provides them with an understanding of the wide range of staffing activities within both commercial and industrial organizations. This course develops students’ abilities to analyze and integrate the complex social, cultural and organizational factors influencing human resource planning and staffing in general. The course also examines the process of human resource planning, linking human resource planning with strategic planning, job analysis and job design, recruitment and selection of employees. It will address issues pertaining to job analysis, job designs etc. as well. Prerequisites:  MGT 321, MGT 351

HRM 370 Leadership Theory and Practice

 

This course explores the theoretical nature of leadership. The emphasis is on the application of

theories of leadership in political, economic, social and global contexts. A critical examination of

the leadership literature and research are used to develop an appreciation for the contingency and

interdisciplinary nature of leadership. Prerequisites:  MGT 321

HRM 380 Compensation


The course focuses on strategies, procedures and problems in evaluating and rewarding employees. Topics include performance measurement methods and integration of performance into compensation system, effect of laws and regulations on pay, performance measurement and evaluation, managerial and executive compensation, practices from comparative perspectives and current pay issues and controversies. The course will also address compensation along with benefits options practiced in Bangladesh. Prerequisites:  MGT 351

HRM 450 Labor Management Relations


This course gives an overview of the process of labor relations, in which management deals with employees who are represented by a union. The history of major labor unions and primary laborlaws and court cases are covered, along with the general structure and operational aspects of today's labor organizations. Union certification, collective bargaining, and dispute resolution are discussed in detail. Students also participate in a mock labor contract negotiation project and analyze sample grievances.  The course will incorporate cases pertaining to Bangladeshi firms and MNCs operating in Bangladesh. Prerequisites:  MGT 351

HRM 470 Negotiations

 

 Negotiation and Conflict Management presents negotiation theory – strategies and styles – within an employment context.  In addition to the theory and exercises presented in class, students practice negotiating with role-playing simulations that cover a range of topics, including difficult situations such as cross-cultural mentoring and an emergency. Other special cases discussed include abrasiveness, dangerousness, racism, sexism, whistle blowing, and ethics. The course will address conflict resolutions as well. Prerequisites:  MGT 351

 

HRM 499 Special Topics in Human Resource Management

 

This course will examine the relationships between corporate finance and human resource management/labor relations. The course will cover the connections between business strategy, financial strategy and human resource strategy. In addition, it addresses how to use financial decision making techniques for assessing and developing HR practices and programs. Prerequisites:  100 credits completed

 

INB 372 International Business

 

This course examines world trade and the processes that business managers go through in order to establish or expand operations into international markets. Students learn the terminology of international business, and examine the influence of forces such as culture, economics, politics, and geography on business and markets. Students are also introduced to international organizations including the World Bank, the International Development Association, the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, and develop a Bangladesh and South Asian perspective on international business and trade issues.

 

INB 410 Global Competitive Analysis

 

The course focuses on various theories and models for explaining competitive advantage of a nation. Theoretical frameworks are used to explain why nations produce specific products/ services in a more efficient way. The strategies used by companies to sustain competitive advantage along with the sources are thoroughly explained. To support the theories and strategies many cases on many industries and countries are demonstrated. The pattern of the world competitive scenario is investigated by observing countries that have been in the forefront in international competition and countries which are likely to be more competitive in particular sector in upcoming years.

 

INB 480 Global Business Strategy

 

Global business strategy provides a study of the development of business strategies in an international context in three main areas: analyzing the influence of global competition, developing a global strategy, and case studies of winning and losing international companies. Special topics include managing cultural diversity, ethical and political consideration, handling risk of international operations and strategic planning in developing countries. How various players compete and how they become successful with their competitive strategy, in the international environment. Case analysis and recent issues are discussed. Prerequisites: INB 372

 

INB 490 Special Topics in International Business

 

This course will address one or more current or timely topics, often as a "pilot" before being offered on an ongoing basis or when there is special need for doing so. The topics can vary from term to term, based on expertise and current needs.

 

MGT 210 Organizational Management

 

Organizational Management discusses the methods and concepts of managing a staff, business or organization. Students learn to apply, identify and evaluate functions for private and public organizations and their business structures. This course will incorporate principles of management and organizational behavioral aspects as well. Prerequisites:  None

 

MGT 314 Operations & Supply Chain Management

 

Study of the process directly related to the creation and distribution of goods and services. Increasingly, these operations are taking place outside the boundaries of a traditional enterprise. This course teaches students how to analyze processes, ensure quality, create value, and manage the flow of information, products and services across a network of customers, enterprises and supply chain partners. Prerequisites:  MGT 210, MKT 202

MGT 321 Organizational Behavior


The course is designed to understanding the behavior of employees in work organizations. Topics include behavioral concepts and techniques used to enhance worker motivation, satisfaction and productivity. Prerequisites:  MGT 210

MGT 330 Designing Effective Organizations


This course is designed to make the student understand the functioning of business organizations; and, second to introduce the basic concepts needed to design, implement and change the organizational structure of business organizations. It will cover areas of departmentation and structures of organization along with matrix and virtual concepts of organization design.Prerequisites:  MGT 321

MGT 350 Managing Quality

 

This course examines the primary tools and methods used to monitor and control quality in organizations and the ways in which quality can be improved.  Included in the course are such topics as the historical development of quality management, the seven basic tools for quality improvement, and management strategies for implementing world class quality improvement strategies.Prerequisites:  MGT 210

 

MGT 351 Human Resource Management

 

Examines various functions, approaches, and processes of human resource management through discussions and case studies. Topics include nature & scope of HRM, perspectives of HRM, differences with personnel management, job analysis, human resource planning, recruitment & selection, training & development, compensation management, employee safety & security, labour relations, internal employee relations, dimensions of HR audit, international HRM. Prerequisites:  MGT 210

MGT 360 Services Management


The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the analysis, decision making and implementation issues of managing the operational aspects of a service. In addition topics will cover issues of location, layout, capacity, inventory, distribution and quality assurance must be in place.  We must effectively address the management of technologies and human resources.Prerequisites:  MGT 210, MKT 202

MGT 368 Entrepreneurship

 

This course will provide an understanding of the business opportunities, the problems, potentialities and challenges that he/she faces in such an endeavor. Principal purpose is to disseminate the systemic process through which new business ideas are developed and implemented. Students are required to initiate a project and demonstrate their learning from the course through creativity.Prerequisites:  MGT 321

 

MGT 390 Project Management


This course develops a foundation of concepts and solutions that supports the planning, scheduling, controlling, resource allocation, and performance measurement activities required for successful completion of a project. Prerequisites:  MGT368, MGT 314

MGT 410 Organizational Development and Change Management


This course introduces organizational development: the ability of organizations, large or small, to effectively, economically and strategically make changes to improve their “products.” The course explores the history, major trends, and ethical and professional issues in the organizational development field, while illustrating the OD practitioner’s analysis, data gathering, intervention processes and techniques, diagnosis and final recommended changes through readings, discussion postings, applied exercises, case studies and student research. Prerequisites:  MGT 321

MGT 430 Labor Management Relations


This course gives an overview of the process of labor relations, in which management deals with employees who are represented by a union. The history of major labor unions and primary laborlaws and court cases are covered, along with the general structure and operational aspects of today's labor organizations. Union certification, collective bargaining, and dispute resolution are discussed in detail. Students also participate in a mock labor contract negotiation project and analyze sample grievances. 

MGT 460 Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing

The course is targeted at team members who need to develop a general awareness of Lean Six Sigma: what it is, why it matters, what makes it successful. The course also provides an overview of Six Sigma concepts and language and an introduction to the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) process improvement cycle. Prerequisites:  90 credits completed

 

MGT 485 Global Business Management


This course examines successful international business strategies and ways that global forces affect businesses and careers. It will address basics of trade operations, international management, international economics and finance, and international competence along with various entry modes. It is also designed to gain knowledge of critical issues impacting international business.Prerequisites:  MGT 210, MKT 202

MGT 489 Strategic Management


Analysis of policy formulation and implementation from a companywide standpoint; emphasis on integration of knowledge and approaches across functional areas, techniques of strategy formulation and implementation by single-business, diversified and multinational firms. Prerequisites:  100 credits completed

MIS 105 Computer Information Systems

 

This course introduces the fundamentals of information systems and the components of computer based information systems. The course begins with an overview of computer applications and the functions of the components of a computer, and proceeds to provide a functional orientation toward applications that improve personal productivity. It also provides an overview of different types of information systems, the phases of system development and implementation, database management systems, communication networks, internet and e-commerce, artificial intelligence, knowledge management and examples of strategic application of IT in an organization.

 

MIS 205 E-Business

 

This course aims to provide an understanding of e-business and its associated technologies. The basics of online commerce will be introduced along with the elements that are particular to an electronic marketplace. Learning activities concentrate on the use of these tools for the purposes of finding viable e-commerce solutions. Prerequisites:   MIS 105

 

 

MIS 210 Web programming and e-commerce

 

This course provides students with the concepts, processes, and tools of systems analysis and systems design. Object-oriented methods and tools are utilized with a focus on developing web-based, database-driven systems. Students will be trained on programming language. Prerequisites:  MIS 210, MIS 310

 

MIS 310 Database Systems

 

This course covers fundamentals of database architecture, database management systems, and database systems. Principles and methodologies of database design, and techniques for database application development. Prerequisites:  MIS 205

 

MIS 320 Digital Enterprise Management

 

This course is designed to prepare for management roles in the digital age by developing a working knowledge of emerging technologies. Digital Enterprise Management (DEM) will connect through topics of communications, Culture, Information and Technology. Studies in DEM focus on the technologies comprising the Internet and the Web, which are transforming existing companies and providing fertile ground for the creation of new digital enterprises.  Prerequisites:  MIS 205

 

MIS 330 E-Marketing & Social Networks for Business

 

This course is designed to address common strategies for the marketing of goods and services via the Internet range from public relations and corporate communications to advertising and electronic commerce. Students investigate and evaluate various marketing and communication strategies and tactics for the World Wide Web.  In this course students will also explore and utilize techniques for integrating social media marketing as an integral component of marketing campaigns, serving as listening and outreach tools for building brand awareness and promoting business.Prerequisites:  MKT 202, MIS 205                

 

MIS 410 Business Intelligence

 

This course is intended to provide an integrative foundation in the field of business intelligence at the operational, tactical, and strategic levels. Topics such as value chain, customer service management, business process analysis and design, transaction processing systems, management information systems, and executive information systems will be covered, along with other topics relevant to the field of business intelligence. Prerequisites:  MIS 205

 

MIS 450 Networks and Security


This course provides an introduction to the field of network security. Specific topics to be examined include threats and vulnerabilities to network architectures and protocols, Botnets, E-mail security, IP security, Web security, network attack propagation modeling (traffic analysis, trace back mechanisms), and Network security management techniques such as Firewalls and IDS.Prerequisites:  MIS 205

 

MIS 470 Systems Analysis and Design

 

Examines techniques required to conduct information systems analysis. Topics include concepts, phases, activities, and roles of SDLC, system feasibility study, cost benefit analysis of information systems, proposal evaluation; techniques for analyzing and documenting existing and proposed systems, form design, structured analysis, data flow diagrams, data dictionaries, decision tables, state-transition diagrams, ER diagrams, and object-oriented techniques, selection of hardware and software; implementation and post implementation evaluation of systems. The course also teaches the applications of necessary project management tools and techniques. The course may deploy a CASE tool to teach systematic analysis and documentation through hypothetical case situations or a semester long field project. Prerequisites:  MIS 310

 

MIS 499 Special Topics in MIS

 

This course involves study of current research issues and recent developments in IT and IS management.  Prerequisites:  100 credits completed

 

MKT 202 Principles of Marketing

 

This course is designed with an intention to build students’ foundation on the basic concepts and practices of marketing. This provides a general knowledge of marketing emphasizing marketing mix elements and target markets for consumer and industrial products, marketing strategies, customer behavior, market planning, pricing and promotion. Along with the marketing theories taught in class, the course also introduces students to real-world applications so that students can get a creative perspective of marketing and have an understanding on how to link marketing strategies to financial value. A firm grasp on this course is crucial to successfully pursue the advanced marketing courses.

 

MKT 337 Integrated Marketing Communications

 

Marketing communications/promotional management is a broad area encompassing many elements of a firm’s promotion mix, including advertising, sales promotion, public relations, direct marketing, personal selling etc. It plays an effective role in the development of brands in contemporary marketplace and in creation and maintenance of mutually beneficial relationships between an organization and its key target markets. This course examines the key managerial topics involved in planning, implementing and evaluating an Integrated Marketing Communications campaign using appropriate communication tools and media, with a main focus on the very common elements of advertising management and design. Prerequisites: MKT 202

 

MKT 344 Consumer Behavior

 

This course enables application of psychological and behavioral science theories, concepts, methods, and research findings to the understanding and prediction of consumer behavior to identify needs as an input to the decision-making process of marketing managers. This course examines the strategic implications of the internal, external and decision-making factors that impact consumer purchasing patterns with emphasis on managerial applications. It examines social and psychological influences on individuals and household behavior. It also investigates buyerbehavior models and applies them in the marketing decision making process. Prerequisites: MKT 202

 

MKT 350 E-Marketing and Social Networks for Business

 

This course focuses on the emergence of web-based technology and the rapid adoption of mobile and social media to engage customers in dynamic and multi-party conversations. The course introduces the students to the digital world of marketing, which is a modern trend in the marketing process. The course teaches students how to implement effective E- marketing strategies and introduces students to the role of search engine optimization (SEO), pay per click (PPC), online advertising, viral marketing, online PR and social media in the marketing communication process.Prerequisites: MKT 202, MKT 337 

 

 

 

MKT 360 Personal Selling and Sales Management

 

This course provides the basic foundation for understanding all major aspects of selling and sales management. This examines the thorough, up to date integrated overview of the accumulated theory and research evidence relevant to sales management. It emphasizes the basic concepts, critical decision areas and analytical approaches for personal selling. It also examines the formulation of a strategic sales plan, implementation, evaluation and controlling of the same. Further emphasis is given to direct mail, print and broadcast advertising, telephone promotion and interactive media selection. Prerequisites: MKT 202

 

MKT 382 International Marketing

 

This course emphasizes on the trends and developments in the global marketing environment with analysis of marketing problems of international business. This also examines the marketing mix: product, promotion, distribution, and pricing within the international context, particularly strategic marketing management. Topics covered include import export, joint ventures as well as global marketing systems, the influence of international institutions, cultural, social, religious and political influences, stages of development, geographical problems and international product pricing. Prerequisites: MKT 202

 

MKT 412 Services Marketing

 

This course primarily supplements basic marketing and strategic marketing courses by focusing on problems and strategies specific to the service industry. It investigates the nature of services and associated challenges, emphasizes on relevant models, concepts, tactics and strategies for solving problems faced by various service organizations. Concepts are illustrated using cases, examples, exercises on service blue printing, gaps models of service quality, a range of hard and soft measures including SERVQUAL to understand, monitor and develop marketing strategies for enhanced customer relationship management in a service setting. Prerequisites: MKT 202

 

MKT 417 Export-Import Management

 

This course discusses operational mechanics of export and import transactions parties, including banks, insurers, shippers, etc. involved in export import financing; available incentives for export prices; agencies that provide help to exporters and importers; relevant government policies including the regulations of foreign exchange; export promotion methods; and emphasizes the cases of Bangladesh. Prerequisites: INB 372

 

MKT 460 Marketing Management

 

This is an advanced module for undergraduate business students specializing in the milieu of marketing. Taken in the final year, this module integrates all concepts and frameworks learned from previous marketing courses. The purpose of this course is to prepare students for real world marketing challenges. As a result, this course builds the intellectual capacity of marketing major students in developing market driven strategies for the success of a firm in a dynamic business environment. Topics covered in this module include: strategic planning, analyzing the company’s external & internal environment, customer & competitor analysis, marketing research, market segmentation, market targeting, brand positioning, brand equity, and the marketing mix strategies.Prerequisites: MKT 202

 

 

 

MKT 465 Brand Management

 

A specialized course on the strategic process of branding, which emphasizes on creating, building, maintaining and proactively delivering perceived customer value. Topics include brand characteristics, brand personality and self-concept, brand equity and the eventual brand strategy. Emphasis is given on the brand’s current market positioning, positioning strategies, portfolio of multiple brands, financial, managerial and operational resources to manage the brand and managerial expectations of the brand. A critical analysis of the current leading brands will be covered as case study. Prerequisites: MKT 202

 

MKT 470 Marketing Research

 

Marketing research attempts to provide more insight information that reflects a true picture of the state of affairs. Any kind of research must have an objective and should be conducted impartially. Each phase of this process is important. Accurate information about customers and competitors allows the development of a successful marketing plan. This course focuses on the techniques and methods of marketing research, emphasizes primarily on survey research and experimental design and offers students the opportunity to apply those in real situations. Prerequisites: MKT 202; MKT 344; STA172; BUS 173

 

SCM 310 Logistics and Transportation

 

This course reflects the growing importance of transport and logistics management within the world of business. A career in transport and logistics could mean working with a specialist provider of logistics and distribution services, a train operator, a bus or Coach Company, a consultancy or possibly the armed forces. The course also covers operational and economic aspects of passenger transport. The course will cover global as well as local context in Bangladesh. Prerequisites:  MGT 210, MKT 202

 

SCM 320 Demand Planning and Fulfilment

 

This course is directed towards understanding the responsibilities in the manufacturing, retail, distribution and services industries. Topics include demand planning/management, inventory management, supply chain management, logistics & operations, sales & marketing, supply planning/management, manufacturing as well as scheduling & planning. Prerequisites:  None

 

 

MGT 390 Green Supply Chain Management

 

This course will focus on the fundamental tools and techniques required to analyze and design environmentally sustainable supply chain systems. Topics covered include closed-loop supply chains; reverse logistics systems; carbon foot printing; water foot printing; life-cycle analysis; and supply chain sustainability strategy etc. Prerequisites:  MGT 314

SCM 450 Global Procurement and Sourcing


This course is designed to develop an understanding of the strategic role that sourcing decisions can play in supply chain management in order to gain sustainable competitive advantage in a global environment. It will look at alternative ways in which the upstream supply chain can be successfully configured and coordinated in different contexts, including the strategic role of IT in supporting this. Prerequisites:   MGT 314


 

BS IN ECONOMICS

 

The BS program in Economics emphasizes all round competence in economics. Students in this program will have all the necessary skills for jobs in the related fields and ability to successfully complete higher studies in Economics both at home and abroad. 

BS in Economics is a 120 credit hour program spread over a period 4 years. These credits are divided into General Education, School & Discipline requirements and Free Electives. General education program augments and rounds out the specialized training students receive in economics and aims to cultivate a knowledgeable, informed, literate human being. A free elective broadens a student’s horizon and provides him with a chance to pursue higher studies in other areas.

The following is the curriculum for the BS in Economics degree.

 

BS in Economics

(120 Credits)

UNIVERSITY GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

(36 Credits)

Languages

(9 Credits)

ENG 103

Intermediate Composition

3

ENG 105

Advanced Composition

3

*BUS 251

Business Communication

-

ENG 115

Introduction to Literature

3

Humanities

(9 Credits)

PHI 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

Two courses in history (e.g. HIS 205, HIS 101)

6

Social Sciences

(6 Credits)

*ECO 101

Introduction to Microeconomics

-

 

One course in Political Science/Government (e.g. POL 101, POL 104)

3

One course in Sociology/Geography/Anthropology (e.g. SOC 101, ANT101, GEO205)

3

 

Computer and Math Skills

(n/a)

*MIS 105

Introduction to Computer Information Systems

-

*STA 172

Introduction to Statistics

-

*MAT 120

 Calculus I

-

 

Sciences (with lab)

(12 Credits)

Choose any three courses from:

Biology/Chemistry/Environmental Science/Public

Health/Physics/Psychology (e.g. BIO 103, CHE 101, ENV 107, PBH 101, PHY 107, PSY 101)

 

*counted in school core

 

SBE CORE

 

(21 Credits)

ECO 101

Introduction to Microeconomics

3

ECO 104

Introduction to Macroeconomics

3

BUS 251

Business Communication

3

MIS 105

Computer Information Systems

3

STA 172

Introduction to Statistics

3

ECO 173

Applied Statistics

3

MAT 120

Calculus I

3

MATH REQUIREMENTS

(12 Credits)

MAT 130

Calculus II

3

MAT 250

Calculus III

3

MAT 480

Differential Equations

3

MAT 125

Linear Algebra

3

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Required economics major courses

(12 Credits)

MAT 120

Calculus I

-

STA 172

Introduction to Statistics

-

ECO 201

Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

3

ECO 204

Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory

3

ECO 372

Introduction to Econometrics

3

ECO 495

Senior Seminar (Capstone)

3

 

Economics Elective Courses

(12 Credits)

choose any four courses from

ECO 349

Economy of Bangladesh

3

ECO 450

Economic Development

3

ECO 317

Money and Banking

3

ECO 328

International Economics

3

ECO 354

Environmental and Natural Resources Economics

3

ECO 406

History of Economic Thought

3

ECO 414

Public Finance

3

ECO 441

Labor Economics

3

ECO 443

Health Economics

3

ECO 492

Special Topics in Economics

3

FREE ELECTIVES

(27 Credits)

Optional minor

12

Courses from any area, university-wide

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Descriptions

 

 

ECO 104

Introduction to Macroeconomics

Introduces the principles of macroeconomic analysis, its analytical methods with current institutional and empirical issues. Topics include national income accounting; issues relating to unemployment, inflation; determination of output, price level, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policies; budget and trade deficits; and exchange rate. 3 Credits

ECO 173

Applied Statistics I

This course is an introduction to modern theory and methodology of statistics in the areas of economics and business. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability theory, Sampling theory and methodology, sampling distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression. Software requirement: MITAB or SPSS. 3 Credits

ECO 201

Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

Theory of choice and its application to consumer and producer modelling; theory of production and cost; output and input markets; their structure, equilibrium and efficiency; introduction to general equilibrium analysis.Prerequisites: ECO101ECO134.  3 Credits

ECO 204

Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory

This course introduces mainstream macroeconomic theories and modern issues in macroeconomics.  Topics include Classical, Keynesian and modern macroeconomics, modern business cycle theory, theories of unemployment and trade-off between inflation and unemployment, money supply and monetary policy, fiscal policy and budget deficit, introduction to growth theory etc.Prerequisites: ECO 101, ECO 104.  3 Credits

ECO 317

Money and Banking

The structure and activity of the financial sector of the economy; role of money in the economy especially its impact on output, employment, and prices; types of financial assets and their uses; interest rates; role played by financial intermediaries; interest-free and new concepts in banking; review of the financial sector of Bangladesh. Prerequisites: ECO101 and ECO104. Equivalent to FIN 258.  3 Credits. Credits will not be given simultaneously with FIN 433.

ECO 328

International Economics

This course provides standard exposition to international trade and payments. Topics include Law of Comparative Advantage, Factor endowment theory of trade, Alternative trade theories and empirical testing, Theory of tariff, Other instruments of commercial policy, Economics of free trade versus protection, Custom union, Balance of payments, Foreign exchange market etc. Prerequisites: ECO 101, ECO 104. 3 Credits

ECO 349

Economy of Bangladesh

It surveys the socio-economic features and studies of the macro-economic performance of the economy of Bangladesh within the context of socio-political reality; sectoral development and analysis of the sectors in a general equilibrium framework; agriculture, industry, foreign trade and foreign aid in Bangladesh; financial institutions and monetary management as well as fiscal policy in Bangladesh; technology, human resource development and the long term performance of Bangladesh. Prerequisite: ECO101 and ECO104.  3 Credits.

ECO 354

Environmental and Natural Resources Economics

Resource availability, environmental pollution and limits to growth. Theory of optimal use and depletion of renewable, non-renewable and recyclable resources in the context of water, forest, fisheries, and mineral resources. Theory of property rights regimes such as public, private and common property ownership into resource management. Market failure, externality and economics of pollution control. Economics of regional and global pollution. Pollution control policies and their implications for efficiency, equity and growth.Prerequisites: ECO260 (Also cross listed with ENV354).  3 Credits.

ECO 372

Introduction to Econometrics

It deals with econometric models for estimation of single equation, models; assumptions of the OLS estimation technique and the failures; econometric models with heteroskedasticity, autocorrelations, multicollinearity; dummy variables; specification errors; lagged variables; sufficient statistical and computers skills is useful for conducting econometric analysis of business and economic problems. Prerequisites: ECO173, ECO244. Software Requirement:Eviews.  3 Credits.

ECO 406

History of Economic Thought

The aim of this course is to study how economic analysis has reached its present state. This course presents the major theoretical and methodological ideas that have shaped and continue to shape contemporary economics keeping a balance between coverage of ideas, individual contributors, different schools, institutions and methods. It covers contributions from pre-classical including ancient and medieval, classical, neoclassical, Marxians, Austrians, Keynesians, post-Keynesians, and Chicago school. In discussing the contributions of different schools, institutions and individuals, the course makes a special treatment of value and distribution. Prerequisites: ECO 203 and ECO 204.  3 Credits.

ECO 414

Public Finance

This course is designed to study the economics of government- how public choices are made, basics of taxation and spending of government. In the initial stage, this course investigates the market failure, necessity of government, government failure and how government choices are made, theoretical aspects of expenditure, and economics of budget. It further looks into the tools of tax analysis including tax equity, tax incidence, different taxes, economic affects of taxes, and tax-structure and its reforms. The course also studies the techniques of fiscal policy and fiscal policy in relation to inflation, employment and poverty. Prerequisites: ECO 101, ECO 203.  3 Credits.

ECO 441

Labour Economics

Economics of manpower (human resource) development, economics of labormanagement, labor organization and regulations. Contents include composition and structure of labor force, determinants of labor market – demand, supply and development, wage determination-application of macroeconomic theory; unionism: collective choice, types of trade unions, growth of unions, structure of collective bargaining, strikes, effects on relative wages, unions and inflation, unions and politics. Prerequisites: ECO 203.  3 Credits.

ECO 443

Health Economics

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the principal questions addressed in the context of health economics literature, and to equip students with the basic tools to undertake health policy analysis and research. Major topics include the demand and supply of health and health care services; information asymmetry as it impinges on the contractual arrangements among consumers, insurers and providers; efficient use of health care resources; measurement of health and economic evaluation using cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis. Other topics may include assessment of medical technology and policy issues and analyses in some developed as well as developing countries. Prerequisites: ECO 203.  3 Credits.

ECO 450

Economic Development

This course is based on the role of public policy in economic development and the political context in which policy decisions are taken. Topics covered include: a historical perspective on the evolution of development economics as an academic discipline; the international dimensions of development; macroeconomic stabilization; financial systems; agriculture and the microeconomics of rural organizations; labor markets and human resource development; environmental degradation; the notion of ‘shared growth’ and the nexus between democratic governance and development. This course emphasizes a blend of theory and evidence-with the latter drawn primarily from the experience of Asian economies. Prerequisites: ECO 203 and ECO 204.  3Credits.

ECO 492

Special Topics in Economics

This is a general topic course to meet the special demand for students which may change from semester to semester depending on the need of students and the availability of expert.  3 Credits.

ECO 495

Senior Seminar (Capstone)

A range of seminars will be offered representing the variety of economics topics and methodologies. Seminars will typically meet once a week, and the emphasis will be on student presentation and discussion of classic and current articles. Each student will be required to author a research paper, and a grade will be assigned based on the quality of the paper and on participation in seminar discussions. 3 Credits.

Graduate Degree Programs

 

 

Master of Business Administration/ Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA/EMBA)

The MBA/EMBA programs aim at developing managers and leaders of the 21st century. Flexible and career-oriented, the programs are designed to meet the needs of professionals in the corporate world.  The programs are open to all university graduates preparing for major career advancements. Students can choose concentrations in general business, finance, marketing, human resource management, management, e-business, pharmaceutical management, health services management or telecommunications management.

Program Description:

The MBA/EMBA programs are 36 Credit Hours in duration (12 courses of 3 Credit Hours each) comprising the core (27 Credit Hours) and a concentration (9 Credit Hours). Students may need to complete up to four courses (12 Credit Hours) as prerequisites depending on their previous academic work. Concentrations are available in ten areas listed below.

 

Requirements for the MBA/EMBA:

Credit requirements for the MBA degree are as follows:

Credit Hours

Prerequisites (as needed) up to                   12

Core                                                                 27

Concentration                                                                9                              

Total credits needed                           36 (to 48) Credit Hours

 

 

MBA/EMBA Curriculum

 

Prerequisites (as needed)                                             (up to 12 Credit Hours)

BUS 505 Principles of Accounting                            3

BUS 508 Principles of Economics                              3

BUS 511 Statistics for Business                                 3

BUS 500 Managerial Communication                        3

 

 

 

MBA/EMBA Core                                                    (27 Credit Hours)

BUS 510 Accounting Analysis for Management                      3

BUS 525 Managerial Economics                                               3

BUS 527 Financial Management                                               3

BUS 520 Managing People and Organizations                         3

BUS 650 Tech., Oper. & Supply Chain Management                3

BUS 620 Marketing Management                                             3

BUS 518 Business Law and Ethics                                           3

BUS 680 Global Issues in Management                                    3

BUS 690 Strategic Management                                               3

 

Concentration                                                            (9 Credit Hours)

Three courses from any of the following areas:

General Business        

Finance           

Marketing       

HR     

Management

Supply Chain Management    

*e-Business    

*Pharmaceutical Management           

*Health Services Management          

*Telecommunications Management

 

*Includes courses offered from relevant school(s)/department(s)

 

 

MBA/EMBA Concentration Areas

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

Any three graduate courses fromECONOMICS/FINANCE/MARKETING/MANAGEMENT/HR/E-BUSINESS

 

FINANCE

(Required) At least two courses from:

  • FIN 635 Financial Analysis and Control
  • FIN 639 Corporate Finance
  • FIN 637 Investment Theory

(Elective) A third course may be taken from:

  • FIN 642 Financial Markets and Institutions
  • FIN 644 Commercial Bank Management
  • FIN 647 Financial Derivatives
  • FIN 649 Special Topics in Finance

 

 

MARKETING

(Required) The following two courses:

  • MKT 621 Consumer Behavior
  • MKT 631 Marketing Research

(Elective) A third course from:

  • MKT 655 Brand Management
  • MKT 670 Integrated Marketing Communications
  • MKT 627 Services Marketing

 

MANAGEMENT

Any three courses from:

  • MGT 656 Leadership Theory and Practice
  • MGT 604 Organizational Development and Change
  • MGT 610 Management of Technology and Innovation
  • MGT 607 Entrepreneurship
  • SCM 601 Managing Global Supply Chains
  • MGT 602 Management Science
  • MGT 690 Advanced Management Seminar

 

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Any three courses from:

  • HRM 602 HR Planning and Staffing
  • HRM 603 Training and Development
  • HRM 604 Performance Appraisal and Compensation Systems
  • HRM 605 Industrial Relations
  • HRM 660 Strategic Human Resources Management
  • HRM 657 Negotiations
  • HRM 610 Employment and Labor Laws

 

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Any three courses from:

  • SCM 601 Managing Global Supply Chains
  • SCM 602 Procurement and Sourcing
  • SCM 603 Supply Chain Management Strategies
  • SCM 604 Business Intelligence

 

E-BUSINESS

Any three courses from:

  • MGT 610 Management of Technology and Innovation
  • MIS 652 Management Information Systems
  • MIS 651 Systems Analysis and Design
  • MIS 654 Database Management
  • MIS 661 Decision Support Systems

From the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering*:

  • CSE 525 Network Operations and Management
  • CSE 534 Software Quality Assurance
  • CSE 545 Mobile and Wireless Communication System
  • CSE 564 Advanced Topics on Management of Technology
  • ETE 532 Enterprise Information System
  • ETE 533 Advanced Information Technology for E-Commerce

 

PHARMACEUTICAL MANAGEMENT

The following Department of Pharmacy courses*:

  • PHR 5209 Pharmaceutical Industrial Management
  • PHR 5101 Pharmaceutical Marketing and Brand Management
  • PHR 5108 Drug Regulatory Affairs

 

HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT

Any three from the following Department of Public Health courses*:

  • PBH 601 Introduction to Public Health and Medical Technology
  • PBH 622 Health Service Resource Management
  • PBH 678 Health Policy Planning and Law
  • PBH 701 Health Administration and Management
  • PBH 704 Principles and Functions of Hospital Management

 

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT

Any three from the following

  • MGT 610 Management of Technology and Innovation

From the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering*:

  • ETE 504 Telecommunications Systems, Analysis, Planning and Design
  • ETE 522 International Telecommunications Regulation and Management
  • ETE 524 Engineering Management

*or any other course approved by Director, MBA and relevant Dept. Chair(s)

 


 

BUS 500/COM 500

Managerial Communication

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with both traditional and emerging concepts and trends of management and organizational behavior; students are prepared for general management and supervisory positions and are provided background for further study in specialized topics in management and organizational behavior; covers issues of individual behavior, group functioning and the actions of organizations in their environments; problems of work motivation, task design, leadership, communication, organizational design and innovation are analyzed using multiple theoretical perspectives; implications for the management of organizations are illustrated through examples, cases and exercises; 

BUS 505

Principles of Accounting

An overview of financial and managerial accounting; topics include principles and concepts of accounting, balance sheet equation, measurement of income, valuation of assets, corporate financial reports and their value, analysis of financial statements, use of ratios, basic costing methods and techniques, use of cost data for control and decision making, standard costing & budgeting and its behavioral implications.

 

BUS 508/ECO 508

Principles of Economics

This course is designed as an introduction to the study of economics. Participants will be exposed to the economic way of thinking and learn about the functioning of a modern market economy. The early part of the course focuses on microeconomic analysis including the behavior of consumers and firms.   Students are to analyze markets for goods and services and policy choices that affect these markets. The later part of the course moves on to macroeconomic concepts such as national production, employment, inflation and interest rates. Here, students will explore models that determine long-run growth and short-term fluctuations in national economies, and discuss the role of government regulation, monetary policy, and fiscal policy

 

BUS 510

Accounting Analyss for Management

This course will provide mangers and prospective managers with an overview of key accounting concepts, tools, and issues that will provide direct benefit in the workplace. The following areas will be covered: reporting financial performance to stakeholders outside the entity, using accounting information inside the entity to make decisions and influence behavior, and ensuring the reliability of accounting information, have the basic understanding of performance measurement, strategic management, and cost accounting. This course is designed to enhance accounting knowledge and enhance the use of accounting information to increase business performance as managers.

 

BUS 511/STA 511

Statistics for Business

This course focuses on basic statistical analysis from the perspective of a manager; it covers descriptive analyses of data -- measures of central tendency and dispersion, fundamentals of probability theory and applications, correlation and multiple regressions;  special focus is given on identification of a business research problem, development of a theoretical/ conceptual model as well as regression model and hypotheses) for the business issue, design of questionnaire, data collection, and use of statistical regression software such as sas/spss; also, it includes test of hypotheses, analysis of empirical findings and writing of a statistical report in the form of a research paper.

 

BUS 518/LAW 518

Business Law and Ethics

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of legal and ethical issues of business; the legal environment and business laws in the local context are covered; the course specifically focuses on laws relating to formation of contract, remedies in case of breach of contract and types of contract; employment and labor laws; industrial laws; and laws relating to corporate formation, its governance and corporate finance;  ethical issues confronting managers in the local and global context will be discussed through case analysis

 

BUS 520

Managing People and Organizations

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with both traditional and emerging concepts and trends of management and organizational behavior; students are prepared for general management and supervisory positions and are provided background for further study in specialized topics in management and organizational behavior; covers issues of individual behavior, group functioning and the actions of organizations in their environments; problems of work motivation, task design, leadership, communication, organizational design and innovation are analyzed using multiple theoretical perspectives; implications for the management of organizations are illustrated through examples, cases and exercises; 

 

BUS 525/ECO 525

Managerial Economics

This course builds a foundation in economics for business managers; starts with the economic principles – theories of demand and supply, it develops the application of the economic analysis to the formulation of managerial decision-making process; specific topics included are: consumer and producer theories; elasticity of demand and supply; demand estimation and forecasting; theory of cost; market structure-perfect competition, monopoly, duopoly, oligopoly and monopolistic competition; market imperfections; pricing policy; game theory and risk analysis. 

 

BUS 527

Financial Management

This course covers the concepts and skills of financial management within a business and builds on an understanding of accounting, business, economics and mathematics. Students learn how to analyze financial statements; plan appropriate action; prepare budgets; analyze investment options; determine the best means for financing business endeavors; and assess both the return and the risk involved in a firm's financial decisions.

 

BUS 620

Marketing Management

This course provides an introduction to the variables and functions in the management of a corporate marketing effort; it includes the study of numerous marketing theories, while developing a practical knowledge of the marketing management system and its key components; topics include market segmentation, product planning, pricing strategy, distribution, promotion, buyer-supplier relations, marketing research, marketing plans and marketing strategy, and strategic marketing.

 

BUS 650

Tech., Oper.& Supply Chain Management

This course covers a wide set of topics to enable students to develop skills and concepts required to manage a firm’s operations. It provides an overview of the integrated activities and processes that are necessary to provide products and services which improve a firm’s competitiveness. Topics include methods and models that assist managers to make better decisions over time, as well as technology and its management to ensure a firm’s operations can contribute to its strategic objectives.

 

BUS 680

Global Issues in Management

This course aims at providing an understanding of international business from a global/multinational perspective; it focuses on the management challenges associated with developing strategies and managing the operations of companies whose business activities spread over more than one nation; the course analyzes the internationalization process in small, medium and large corporations, compares and contrasts different internationalization strategies, examines managing political risks and ethical issues in international business, and studies functional management of the transnational corporation, i.e. financial management, marketing management, human resource management, accounting and taxation issues;  Prerequisites:  all foundation level courses.

 

BUS 690

Strategic Management

This is an integrative capstone course for MBA students; it is inter-disciplinary in nature and covers all aspects of business management; the course has a global perspective and uses extensive case analysis to familiarize student with real life organizational issues;  Prerequisites:  all fundamental & advanced level courses;  Prerequisites:  all foundation and advanced level courses. 

FIN 635

Financial Analysis and Control

This course focuses on demand and supply forces underlying the data and information in financial statements and the key aspects of decisions based on financial statement information; emphasis is given on analyzing financial and market information from accounting and statistical perspectives;  cross-sectional and time-series analysis techniques are used extensively;  major topics include financial statement analysis, analysis of product market and capital market information, impact of inflation and disinflation on financial analysis, constructing pro forma statements, and financial statement numbers.

FIN 637

Investment Theory

Investment in financial assets and securities is the focus of this course; the course is designed to provide students with tools and techniques to determine which financial assets should be included in a portfolio after evaluation of risk and return associated with the asset; major topics covered in the course include bond valuation, equity valuation, portfolio diversification, efficient market and capm, and valuation of derivative securities like options and futures. 

FIN 639

Corporate Finance

This course covers technical topics that have a significant impact on financial statements and their analysis; it exposes students to corporate financial decisions and how a corporation operates within the economic environment; topics include valuation of firm, financial leverage, valuation of debt and equity etc. 

FIN 642

Financial Markets and Institutions

Provides an advanced understanding of money and capital markets and financial instruments traded in these markets; topics include pricing and structure of securities in both equity and debt markets, derivative markets and instruments, financial institutions as suppliers of funds to the money and capital markets, comparative financial policies, interest rate structure, and management of major financial institutions such as insurance companies and investment banks. 

FIN 644

Commercial Bank Management

Examines tools and techniques to manage commercial banks effectively; topics include architecture and evaluation of financial statements, interest rate risks and credit risks, investment portfolio, liquidity and reserves, sources of funds, managing loans and client relationships, and special issues of commercial banking.

FIN 647

Financial Derivatives

Discusses various aspects of derivative securities such as options, futures and forward contracts; also, discussed are basic characteristics and valuation of these derivative securities; emphasis on theory of options and futures pricing and its use in portfolio management.

 

 

 

FIN 649

Special Topics in Finance

Topics are chosen through mutual agreement of the student and a finance faculty.

HRM 602

HR Planning and Staffing

This course focuses on human resource planning and recruitment, selection and placement of employees; Major topics include determination of human resources requirements, forecasting of human resource needs, job analysis and job design, job description, recruitment methods, interviewing tools and selection techniques, person-job matching, and validity and reliability issues; Organizational and government constraints and influences on personnel recruitment and selection will be addressed; Role-playing and simulation techniques will be used extensively as a learning tool. Prerequisites:  BUS 601.

HRM 603

Training and Development

This course examines the tools and techniques of training and developing managers and employees; major topics include assessment of training and development needs, designing and executing training and development programs, training techniques and choosing the appropriate training tool, assessing the effectiveness of training, training the trainers, coaching and mentoring techniques, and legal issues in training and development; students will be required to actually design and assess a training program for managers and/or employees; Prerequisites:  BUS 601

HRM 604

Performance Appraisal and Compensation Systems

This course involves a detailed study of various techniques of performance appraisal and compensation systems; It includes job analysis, job evaluation, wage surveys, pay structure design, individual and group incentive systems, appraisal methods, and salary and benefits administration; The course reviews economic, legal, and union influences and role of reward systems as a source of work motivation and perception of fairness; Preequisites BUS 601

HRM 605

Industrial Relations

This course studies the scope and nature of industrial management particularly in Bangladesh; Focuses on the procedure, subject matter, and legal framework of collective bargaining, role of unionism in industrial, manufacturing, and service sectors; labor negotiation processes and techniques are examined; ILO conventions, Labor Issues under World Trade Organization etc; are also explored.Prerequisites:  BUS 505.

 

HRM 610

Employment and Labor Laws

This course analyzes employment practices law and its impact on employment decision-making; the course covers various employment and labor laws governing the labor-management relations in Bangladesh, such as, the factories act, the payment of wages act, the workmen’s compensation act, the industrial relations ordinance, etc;  local cases focusing on different legal issues are used extensively;Prerequisites:  BUS 518, BUS 601.

HRM 657

Negotiations

Whether agreeing to terms of a contract with a supplier or simply making daily decisions with a co-worker, negotiating is a common activity of each work day. Effective negotiations provide the possibility of satisfying needs of the organization as well as the needs of a counterpart. However, the globalizing economy continues to add layers of complexity to the negotiation process. This course dissects the nature of negotiations, provides frameworks for building strategies for effective negotiations and explores the nature of conflict and conflict resolution. Sessions will entail building personal negotiation strategies, identifying one’s sources of negotiating power and simulations to address varying contexts of negotiating.

HRM 660

Strategic Human Resources Management

This course focuses on the strategic role of human resource functions such as HR planning, recruitment, selection, compensation, performance appraisal and human resource development;  special emphasis is given on how these functions enable a company to achieve and sustain competitive advantage;  role of HRM in managing a global workforce, managing diversity and changing technologies, work-family integration, and competition in the labor market in the local and global context will be examined extensively;  Prerequisites:   BUS 601.

MGT 602

Management Science

Survey of the current literature in management science, examines principles and practices of scientific management; selected topics in management science include:mbo, duality, networks, simulation, competitive bidding, dynamic programming, integer programming, non linear programming, Markov decision problems, and queuing theory, etc; computer applications to solve operations management problems are also included; Prerequisites:  BUS 520, BUS 650.

MGT 604

Organizational Development and Change

Provides an understanding of the basics of organizational development, organizational renewal and change, development process, intervention process, OD: the challenge of the future; objective is to provide students with an integrated and comprehensive view of the field of organizational development. Prerequisites: BUS 505. 

MGT 605

Industrial Relations

This course studies the scope and nature of industrial management particularly in Bangladesh; focuses on the procedure, subject matter, and legal framework of collective bargaining, role of unionism in industrial, manufacturing, and service sectors; labor negotiation processes and techniques are examined; ILO conventions, labor issues under world trade organization etc; are also explored. Prerequisites: BUS 505 

MGT 607

Entrepreneurship

This course deals with the procedure of establish of new business ventures, and covers topics, such as characteristics of an entrepreneur, pooling of resources, networking, site development, market analysis, staffing, inventory control, human relations, funding etc; as a part of the course, students will prepare a comprehensive business plan for starting or acquiring such a business; it also studies various aspects of business development, problems of existing small business in Bangladesh; an overview of small and cottage industries in Bangladesh will be done. Prerequisites:  BUS 620 

MGT 610

Management of Technology and Innovation

This course examines how innovation and technology created by scientists and engineers can be strategically managed and integrated with the organizational needs to achieve competitive advantage; topics include management of technology in manufacturing and service industries; importance of r&d management, technology transfer and organizational strategies in achieving and maintaining a competitive edge in the global market place; importance of integrating technology planning, product planning, business planning and the market demands; human, social and environmental concerns associated with technological change and market requirement; business strategy and technology strategy, technology planning and technology transfer; and acquisition and exploitation of technology; local and global case studies with lessons from successful corporations in managing innovation and technology will be extensively used. Prerequisites:  BUS 520

MGT 610

Management of Technology and Innovation

This course examines how innovation and technology created by scientists and engineers can be strategically managed and integrated with the organizational needs to achieve competitive advantage; topics include management of technology in manufacturing and service industries; importance of r&d management, technology transfer and organizational strategies in achieving and maintaining a competitive edge in the global market place; importance of integrating technology planning, product planning, business planning and the market demands; human, social and environmental concerns associated with technological change and market requirement; business strategy and technology strategy, technology planning and technology transfer; and acquisition and exploitation of technology; local and global case studies with lessons from successful corporations in managing innovation and technology will be extensively used. Prerequisites:  BUS 520 

MGT 656

Leadership Theory and Practice

This course deals with the analysis of individual behavior and influence in organization; examines power structure and leadership theories applicable in modern business organization from the view point of organizational effectiveness; role of power and leadership in decision making processes, communication, conflict resolution in large organizations including MNEs are explored, negotiation theories, processes, and applications in modern & complex organizations are discussed;  how to develop negotiation skills is also examined. Prerequisites:  BUS 690 and MGT 605

MGT 670

Strategic Planning

The strategy concept, five Ps for strategy, strategy analysis, forecasting and strategy formation, 7-s framework, strategy and organization planning, the structuring of organization, study on different organizations such as entrepreneurial, mature, diversified, professional, innovative etc; long range formal planning, elements of long range planning, design of a turnaround strategy, and managing strategies incrementally are examined through case studies.Prerequisites:  BUS 690, MGT 604. 

MGT 690

Advanced Management Seminar

Seminar on Advanced Management To be arranged and announced before the semester starts.

MIS 651

Systems Analysis and Design

The course aims at introducing different steps involved in designing, developing and evaluating information system for organizations; both theories and applications are equally emphasized; participants will use different front-end tools in developing system prototype; it will also familiarize students with the Fourth Generation Language and other software; the course will also discuss steps in managing a system development project. Prerequisites:  BUS 516 

MIS 652

Management Information Systems

This is a foundation course for management information system; it introduces basic theories of information system; the course will highlight the components of information system including front-end and back-end tools, and networking; topics include different hardware, software and network configurations relevant in designing information system; students will work on concepts of different information system modules such as database, expert system, artificial intelligence, interactive languages, and software and evaluate how these modules help solve different managerial problems. Prerequisites:  BUS 516

MIS 654

Database Management

This is a core course of database management system; different database theories and their management applications are included in the topics; Emphasis is given on theories of relational and semantic models of database; the course highlights different database models, database connectivity, and database concepts including database administrations, data storage and organizing database files on different database environments; students will work on different database tools and software.Prerequisites:  BUS 520 and BUS 516

MIS 661

Decision Support Systems

The course discusses the technical and managerial issues involved in the evaluation, acquisition and implementation of advanced technologies; the major topics are process and development of decision support systems, expert systems; the course also emphasizes on artificial intelligence, executive information systems, neural networks and others. Prerequisites: BUS 520.

 

MKT 621

Consumer Behavior

This course aims at providing an overview of consumer behavior concepts, theories, research, and applications in marketing; it is designed to develop knowledge and skills that will facilitate an understanding of buyer behavior which can be integrated into the formulation of marketing strategies; this is accomplished by surveying the social science foundations of consumer behavior; particular the contributions from psychology and sociology; various issues of consumer research will be introduced; the course focuses on the content and logical application of concepts and theories in the analysis of consumer behavior for solving marketing management problems; a combination of lectures, exercises, team projects and class presentations is designed to provide students with the opportunity to appreciate the role of sales management and issues important to sales managers.Prerequisites:  BUS 620

MKT 627

Service Marketing

Focuses on the vital role of services in the economy and the marketing issues related to services; marketing strategies of various service firms are studied; traditional marketing concepts as well as emerging ideas of services marketing are analyzed; covers topics particularly relevant to Bangladesh through case analysis and general discussion.  Prerequisites:  BUS 620 

MKT 631

Marketing Research

Building upon foundation in statistics, this course develops an understanding of market research methodology as applied to national and international markets; this course is designed to introduce students to the application of survey research; specifically, the course will focus on the research aspects of market survey including problem identification, data collection, sampling, questionnaire design, data analysis and report writing. Prerequisites:  BUS 620

MKT 633

International Marketing

The course is designed to review the basic concepts and theories of international marketing; familiarize the students with the geopolitical forces that the international marketer must understand and take into consideration while undertaking marketing decisions, discuss various activities necessary for international marketing, elaborate with examples, marketing dimensions such marketing mix including product, pricing, distribution and promotion, discuss techniques of formulating and implementing strategies most relevant to marketing management, given global operations of MNCs, focus on the trend of globalization and its implications for international marketing, discuss the impact of regional economic cooperation on the behavior of international marketer, and ethics and international marketing. Prerequisites:  BUS 620 and BUS 625.

MKT 665

Brand Management

A specialized course in product planning which emphasizes creating, building, maintaining and proactively delivering perceived consumer value. Topics include brand development, brand personality, self-concept and preferred brand, brand equity, and the eventual brand strategy. Emphasis is given on the brand’s current market positioning, positioning strategies, portfolio of multiple brands, financial, managerial and operational resources to manage the brand, and managerial expectations of the brand. A critical evaluation of the current leading brands of the country will be covered as case study.  Prerequisites:  BUS 620.

MKT 670

Integrated Marketing Communications

This course studies the use of promotional tools by business as well as their creation and management. The course provides an integrative approach to the study of the promotion mix, including advertising, publicity, personal selling, and sales promotion. Topics include an evaluation of the role of promotion in marketing and the economy; the formulation and analysis of promotional goals; planning, organizing, and controlling the promotion function; creative planning; and budgeting and media selection. Prerequisites:  BUS 620

SCM 601

Managing Global Supply Chains

This course examines the strategies for effectively managing global supply chains. Topics include balancing conflicting objectives, optimizing the global network, and leveraging global procurement.  Students will receive an overview of the processes and systems information requirements to maximize customer service at the lowest possible costs, as well as the benefits and challenges of regional vs. global sourcing are highlighted.  The students will work on how to synchronize processes across the globe and what strategies can be adopted for global supply chain management.Prerequisites: BUS 650 

 

SCM 602

Procurement and Sourcing

This course reviews the demands placed on today's procurement from the firm's stakeholders and demonstrates its impact on the competitive success and profitability of the organization. Furthermore it describes ethical, contractual and legal issues faced by procurement, and recognizes the expanding strategic nature of procurement within supply management. The major areas covered are procurement as a functional activity, and how effective supply management impacts on total quality, cost, delivery, technology, and responsiveness to the needs of a firm's external customers (insourcing/outsourcing, supplier evaluation, supplier development, and global sourcing). We introduce the tools, techniques, and approaches for managing the procurement and sourcing process (cost/price analysis, negotiations, and contract management). Case studies and outside speakers will be used to illustrate the issues discussed in lectures.

 

SCM 603

Supply Chain Management Strategies

This course provides a broad overview of important supply chain strategies, issues and challenges.  Effective supply chain management requires cross-functional integration of key business processes within the firm and across the supply chain network, and the course discusses strategies for successful integration.  Other topics covered include the management aspects of logistics networks, forecasting, inventory management, supply contracts, strategic alliances, supply chain integration and design, procurement and outsourcing, customer value, international issues, and a quick review of supply chain software.  Case studies will be utilized heavily, along with simulation exercises. Prerequisites: SCM 603

 

SCM 604

Business Intelligence

Business intelligence plays a pivotal role at the supply chain, and this course discusses the fundamentals and application of BI in supply chain management to sharpen the accuracy of forecasting and planning, track business activities, and deliver dashboards, scorecards, strategic reporting, and operational/real-time reporting to enhance supply chain decision making.  Case studies are used to highlight how firms manage BI internally for analytic and strategic insights.Prerequisites: SCM 603

 

 

 

Master in Development Studies

 

The Master in Development Studies (MDS) program is designed keeping in mind the needs of the public sector and NGOs in managing and implementing development projects efficiently. It is a multi-disciplinary program aimed at producing graduates who understand development theories and practices and are able to analyze problems of underdevelopment, conceptualize development problems, design need-oriented development projects, negotiate development funds with donors, and manage development projects with confidence. Students come from a variety of backgrounds including business, economics, engineering, humanities and social sciences. 

 

 

The MDS program includes courses on theoretical approaches to development, key development issues at national and international levels and applied courses on development management with policy-oriented focus, as well as internship for field experience. Students are required to complete a maximum of 13 courses from the list of approved courses as below:

 

Credit Requirements:           30 credits

Waiver:                                    Maximum 2 from Foundation

Transfer:                                  Maximum one from core / foundation.

 

                                                                       

Foundation Course: 3-12 Credits (depending on waivers/transfer)

DEV 501/ECO 501: Basic Economics                                                           3

DEV 502: Basic Sociology and Social Anthropology                                    3

DEV 503/ECO 503: Economic Analysis for Development Practitioners      3

DEV 504: Research Methodology in Social Science                                     3

 

Core Course: 18 Credits

DEV 563/ECO 563: Economic Development                                                3

DEV 564: Dynamics of Rural Development                                                  3

DEV 565: Issues in Sustainable Development                                               3

DEV 566: Studies of Development Organization                                          3

DEV 567: Program and Project Analysis                                                       3

DEV 573: Issues in Urban Development                                                       3

 

Elective Courses: 6 Credits

DEV 569: Development Organization Management                                      3

DEV 570: Advanced Methods and Tools in Development Research                        3

DEV 571: Gender and Development                                                             3

DEV 572: Micro credit and Small Enterprise Development                          3

DEV 574: Healthcare and Education Management                                       3

DEV 575/ENV 575: Environmental Management                                         3

DEV 576: Poverty and Hunger                                                                      3

DEV 577: Corruption and Governance                                                          3

DEV 592Special Topics in Development Studies                                        3

 

At most one open elective may be taken from MBA level courses.

 

Research Paper/Internship/Field Work: 3 Credits                        

DEV 595      Research Paper                                      3          OR

DEV 596      Internship                                              3          OR

DEV 597      Field Work                                            3

 


 

 

Course Descriptions

 

 

DEV 501/ECO 501

Basic Economics

This is an introductory course in Economics. The purpose of this course is to introduce basic economic concepts and theories to the students having no background in Economics. Topic includes functioning of alternative economic systems, working of market mechanism and role of government, elasticity of demand and supply, rationing and price control, law of variable proportion and return to scale, short run and long run cost odelling, market structure, government budget, basic issues of taxation, concept of natural income measurement, aggregate demand and aggregate supply, central bank and commercial bank, introduction to fiscal and monetary policy.  3 Credits.

 

DEV 502

Basic Sociology and Social Anthropology

This course is designed for the non social science students to provide a general overview of the concepts of anthropology and sociology so that they can relate and understand developmental issues from multidisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives. The aims and scope of anthropology and sociology, its object of study, and some of its basic concepts such as, marriage and family, society, culture, gender, social inequality, mechanism and the factors contributing to culture change and social structure are discussed. Attempt will be made to relate these to development issues citing examples from various societies. 3 Credits.

 

DEV 503/ECO 503

Economic Analysis for Development Practitioners

Emphasis will be placed on explaining how the applications of various economic tools form the basis for formulating sound public policies. Topics include markets in action like housing markets and rent ceilings, black markets, labor market and the minimum wage, stabilizing farm incomes etc., market failure and government, economic regulation, externalities and government action, fiscal policy, monetary policy, and trade policy for development in the particular context of Bangladesh.  Prerequisite: DEV501, 3 Credits.

DEV 504

Research Methodology in Social Science

The objective is to equip students with necessary knowledge and skill required to undertake development and other social science research.  It covers the following aspects: principles and methods of research; collection, measurement, and presentation of data; report writing and presentation of findings.  It includes learning of the basic and most commonly used statistical and other tools used in social science research. It will also include study and use of action research, Rapid Rural Appraisal, participatory rural appraisal, etc.  3 Credits.

 

 

DEV 563/ECO 563

Economic Development

This course focuses on the role of public policy in economic development and the political context in which policy decisions are taken. Topics covered include: a historical perspective on the evolution of development economics as an academic discipline; the international dimensions of development; macroeconomic stabilization; financial systems; agriculture and the microeconomics of rural organizations; labor markets and human resource development; environmental degradation; the notion of ‘shared growth’ and the nexus between democratic governance and development. This course emphasizes a blend of theory and evidence with the latter drawn primarily from the experience of Asian economies. Prerequisite: DEV 501.  3 Credits.

DEV 564

Dynamics of Rural Development

It studies the development theories in relation to the underlying philosophy of rural development and development process, issues and problems of rural development and under-development; approaches to rural development, community development vs. target group approach; participatory development and local governance.  It includes sociology of the rural society, interrelationship between social groups, social institutions and taboos, political economy of the rural social structure, dynamics of social change, human relations and social environment, identities and locations of rural women in development process, micro-financing and participation of marginal communities in development practices, contemporary and future rural development strategies, rural-urban migration; institutions for rural development; reasons and effects of participation of government and Private Voluntary Development Organizations (PVDO) in the development process and their inter relationships.  3 Credits.

 

DEV 565

Issues in Sustainable Development

The course focuses on definitions of sustainable development, various development perspectives, at national and international levels, from socio-cultural and politico-economic standpoints.  It addresses ethical issues like deep and persistent poverty, widening international inequalities, population growth, high degree of corruption, moral degradation, gender inequality and lack of basic human rights, environmental degradation, persistent unemployment problem facing many of the poorest countries; worsening international monetary system, economic block formation and protectionism; rising debt burden, official development assistance and PVDOs; globalization-its impact on developing countries and role of PVDOs, Rio Conference, Agenda 21, call for new international economic & social order. Official development assistance and PVDOs. Prerequisite: DEV 503 & DEV 563.  3 Credits.

DEV 566

Studies of Development Organizations

It focuses on philosophical aspects of governance and development – participatory development and local governance.  It examines the strengths and weaknesses of the 3 distinct forms of development organization: market, hierarchy (bureaucracy), and community (PVDO), examines the dynamics of the political economy of development – causes & effects of government intervention in development process, how state can sustain as well as replace markets and how non-government organizations (NGOs) / private voluntary development organizations (PVDOs) relate to state, i.e., when government uses NGOs / PVDOs to deliver public services. This course will also use case studies of leading PVDOs. 3 Credits.

 

DEV 567

Program and Project Analysis

This course deals with project choice, institutional framework and cost-benefit analysis. It also covers measuring the profitability of a project under different goals – framework of project proposal – logical framework analysis – project monitoring with special reference to project proposal system used in Bangladesh.  It also deals with approaches and tools for evaluation.Prerequisite: DEV 501 & DEV 504.  3 Credits.

DEV 569

Development Organization Management

Private Voluntary Development Organizations (PVDOs) have become major players in development and social change in developing countries..  This course deals with issues of effective management of the PVDOs.  It includes management system of PVDOs and explores issues in organizational design, accountability, governance and public participations.  It aims at developing administrative skills for planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating and controlling skills for management of PVDOs. It also includes construction and interpretation of basic financial statements of cash flow, internal external reporting, identification of development projects, funding and revenue generating activities. Prerequisite: DEV 566.  3 Credits.

DEV 570

Advanced Methods in Development Research

The main objective of this course is to lay the philosophical and methodological foundations of development research, both qualitative and quantitative. The course focuses on the bivariate and the multivariate analysis such as multiple regressions, analysis of variance and experimental designs, canonical correlation, multiple classification analysis and path analysis etc. in the context of development research. Furthermore, stochastic statistical method such as Markov Chain Analysis and Cohort Analysis will be covered. For qualitative methods, the course begins with a critical appraisal of participatory method and focus group discussions, and focuses on thick narratives, case study method, content analysis etc. Other recent methodologies used in development research will also be covered. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: DEV 504. 3 Credits.

DEV 570/ECO 570

Advanced Methods in Development Research

The main objective of this course is to lay the philosophical and methodological foundations of development research, both qualitative and quantitative. The course focuses on the bivariate and the multivariate analysis such as multiple regressions, analysis of variance and experimental designs, canonical correlation, multiple classification analysis and path analysis etc. in the context of development research. Furthermore, stochastic statistical method such as Markov Chain Analysis and Cohort Analysis will be covered. For qualitative methods, the course begins with a critical appraisal of participatory method and focus group discussions, and focuses on thick narratives, case study method, content analysis etc. Other recent methodologies used in development research will also be covered. Prerequisite: DEV 504, ECO 173, or equivalents. 3 Credits.

DEV 571

Gender and Development

This course focuses on the concept of gender and definition, gendered roles and responsibilities, gender in macroeconomic framework, gender: culture and socialization, gender profiling, gender and development objectives, gender & development as crosscutting issues, exam results and gender & development as crosscutting issues, gender & development in a mainstream framework, gender, development, and the national budget of Bangladesh, gender, development and sectoral issues, sex design data etc. 3 Credits.

 

DEV 572

Micro Credit and Small Enterprise Development

The basic objective of this course is to introduce students to the achievements and challenges of microfinance as a development tool. Major features of this course would include providing idea about successful microfinance practitioners and institutions around the world, understanding how microfinance is different from traditional banking and the key features of microfinance that made these institutions successful, discussing challenges like low level of participation of hard-core poor etc. While focusing on these issues, empirical evidence from current literature would be provided along with theoretical discussion. Throughout the course, primary focus will be on the experience of the ever-expanding microfinance sector in Bangladesh but comparative experience from other countries will be brought in when relevant.3 Credits.

 

DEV 573

Dynamics of Urban Development

This course is designed to explore urban economics and urban problems. It covers market forces and its influences on economics of location choices and how location decisions of firms and households cause the development of cities ad also create urban problems. It also studies the urbanization and its relationship with economic growth, contribution of informal sector to economy. It studies the various issues of urban problems such as poverty, land and housing issues especially for urban poor, transportation, employment, pollution, and other urban services. It also looks into the urban government, inadequacy of resources, the nature of expenditures, government transfers, and urban governance with equity. It further studies the issues of power-social, political and economic and urban order and sense of space for women, youth and children. 3 Credits.

 

DEV 574/ECO 574

Health Care Management

What is health economics, brief overview of micro foundations of health economics, economic efficiency and cost benefit analysis, the production, cost and technology of health, demand for health capital, the demand for and the supply of health insurance, asymmetric information and agency, role of government, comparative health care system in USA, UK, Canada and Bangladesh, pharmaceutical industries: structure and regulation, production of health and substitutabiltity, drug pricing and profits etc. 3 Credits.

 

DEV 575/ENV 575

Environmental Management

This course presents the basic concepts and principles of environmental concerns, strategies and tools for effective environmental management for managers of business and development organizations. Topics include: problems of development and production, the need for sustainable development, actions for   environmental protection, environmental management tools–environmental assessment, economic assessment of environmental consequences, environmental impact statements, environmental audits, waste minimization programs, life cycle assessments and environmental certification under ISO14001, environmental laws and Case Studies. 3 Credits

 

DEV 576

Poverty and Hunger

Topics include poverty and entitlements, concepts of poverty, identification and aggregation of poverty, starvation and famines, the entitlement approach, the great Bengal famine, the Ethiopian Famines, draught and famine in the Sahel, famine in Bangladesh, entitlements and deprivation etc. Prerequisite: DEV 563.  3 Credits.

DEV 577

Corruption and Governance

This course focuses on the Socio-economic, political, legal, and cultural aspect of corruption, its causes, consequences, and dimensions on legislature, judiciary, and executive. Topics include definition of corruption, public, private, vs. corporate corruption, bureaucracy, different types of corruption like bribery, collusive vs. non-collusive corruption, etc. will be covered thoroughly. Corruption and the macro economy, smuggling and other non-marketed activities, corruption and the role of military and democracy in the economy, corruption and the black market foreign exchange rate etc., public vs. private sector wage differential and curbing corruption, role of media in curbing corruption. The course will also focus on empirical literature on corruption, its causes and consequences. Particular attention will be given on Bangladesh Economy. 3 Credits.

 

 

DEV 578

Education Management

Demand for education, supply of education, finance and management of education: education policy of Bangladesh, managing primary, secondary, and higher education, policy shift from public management to private management, education policy, new phenomenon of private universities, growing challenges of skill deficit, challenges and prospects of management of public and private university education in Bangladesh. 3 Credits.

 

DEV 592

Special Topics in Development Studies

This is a general topic course to meet the special demand for students which may change from semester to semester depending on the need of students and the availability of expert. 3 Credits.

 

 

DEV 595

Research Paper

Students with CGPA 3.5 or above will be allowed to complete a Research Paper under the supervision of a faculty with the prior approval of the Chairman of the Department of Economics. For Research Paper supervisor will propose a grade to the Chairman, Dept. of Economics. 3 Credits.

 

 

DEV 596

Internship

Alternatively, the students may complete 10 weeks of practical work in any development organization/ think tank/ research organization/international organization and 3 weeks for writing and submission of a project report to opt for Internship under the supervision of a faculty with the prior approval of the Chairman, Department of Economics. Internship may be required for graduation. 3 Credits.

 

 

DEV 597

Field Work

Students can also complete extensive Field Work under the supervision of a faculty with the prior approval of the Chairman. Field work may be required for graduation.  3 Credits.

 

 

DVS 570

Methods and Tools for Development Research

Equips students with necessary knowledge and skill required to do development and other social science research. It includes learning of the basic and most commonly used statistical and other tools used in social science research. Students are required to practically design a research proposal, conduct the research, and present a research report to complete the course.  3 Credits.

 

 

 


Master of Science in Economics

The MS in Economics is a rigorous graduate program that equips students with deeper understanding of economic theory, and is primarily designed for transition to doctoral programs in economics. There are several streams of specializations.

·         International Economics

·         Financial Economics & Banking

·         Development Economics

·         Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

·         Econometrics

Emphasis is placed on the two core areas of micro and macro, while fostering skills in advanced quantitative techniques. The program is 30 Credit Hours in length and typically includes a thesis. Some students may require up to 9 Credit Hours in foundation courses, depending on background. 

 

           A) Foundation Course (as required)                                                  0-9 Credits  

                                ECO 511           Microeconomic Analysis

                                ECO 512          Macroeconomic Analysis

                                ECO 514          Quantitative Techniques for Economic Analysis

 

B) Core Courses:                                                                                     12 Credits

ECO 501      Mathematical Economics

ECO 502      Econometric Method

ECO 503      Microeconomic Theory

ECO 504      Macroeconomic Theory

 

C) Courses for specialization:                                                                   6 Credits

 

a) International Economics

ECO 611

International Trade Theory

ECO 612

International Financial Economics

 

b) Financial Economics & Banking

ECO 621

Financial Economics OR

ECO 612

International Financial Economics

ECO 622

Banking and Financial Institutions

 

c) Development Economics

ECO 631

   Development Economics

ECO/DEV 570

Advanced Methods in Development Research

 

 

 

 

d) Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 

ECO 641     Economics of Exhaustible Resources

 ECO 649     Special Topics in Environmental Economics                

e) Econometrics

ECO 651

Panel and Limited Dependent Variable

ECO 652

Time Series Model

 

D) Elective Courses:                                                              6 Credits

    ECO 681

Advanced Mathematical Economics

    ECO 682

Contemporary Economic Ideas*

    ECO 683

International Trade Policy

    ECO 684

Monetary Economics

    ECO 685

Quantitative Modelling

    ECO 686

Game Theory

    ECO 687

Agricultural Economics

    ECO 688

Applied Econometric Forecasting

    ECO 689/DEV584

Project Analysis and Evaluation

    ECO 691

Selected Readings in Economics

    ECO 692

Special Topics in Economics

                                                                                                              

Students may be allowed to take no more than one course from the following list: DEV 571, DEV 572, DEV 573, DEV 574, DEV 575, DEV 576, DEV 577, FIN 637, FIN 642, FIN 643, FIN 644, FIN 646, FIN 647, FIN 650, REM 602 or other DEV courses approved by the department.

* ECO 682 is compulsory for students with no coursework background in economic thought.

 

E) Research/Thesis Courses:                                                            6 Credits

                                                   

            ECO 699:                    Thesis.                                                                        

OR

ECO 695:                    Research Based Term Paper.    

AND

                       One other 500 level course from Economics

 

 

Course Descriptions

ECO 501

Mathematical Economics

This course addresses the applications of calculus and linear algebra in Economics. The discussion will include mathematical concepts like Optimization, Linear algebra, Matrix, comparative statics in utility and/or profit maximization, Input output modeling, Envelope theorem, Duality etc. Topics also include optimization with inequality constraints, production functions, consumer demand theory, competitive market theory, behaviorunder uncertainty, risk aversion, intertemporal choices, general equilibrium, welfare theorems etc. Prerequisites: ECO 244 and ECO 303 or equivalents.3 Credits

ECO 502

Econometric Method

Review of matrix algebra, classical linear regression model, generalized regression model, large sample results for the classical regression model, maximum likelihood estimation, simultaneous equations model, IV, two-stage, three stage, and SURE estimation, GMM, fundamentals of time-series models etc. Prerequisites: ECO 372 or equivalents. 3 Credits.

ECO 503

Microeconomic Theory

Advanced topics in general equilibrium and welfare economics; existence; uniqueness and stability of competitive equilibrium; analysis of market failures; distortions; increasing Returns; uncertainty; Asymmetric Information etc; Modern Oligopoly and Game Theory; Political Economy of Public Policy. Prerequisites: ECO 501, ECO 244 or equivalents.3 Credits.

ECO 504

Macroeconomic Theory

Analysis of the fiscal and monetary policy in a dynamic framework - growth models; detailed modeling techniques for a complete macroeconomic analysis - optimization - in the context of open economies; econometric models of the macro economy. Prerequisites: ECO 304, ECO 501, ECO 244 or equivalents. 3 Credits.

ECO 511

Microeconomic Analysis

Theory of choice and its application to consumer and producer behaviour; theory of production and cost; output and input markets; their structure; equilibrium and efficiency; market failure; factor market, introduction to general equilibrium.  3 Credits.

ECO 512

Macroeconomic Analysis

Mainstream models in macroeconomics- Classical models; Keynesian model, introduction to neo-classical and neo-Keynesian economics; demand and supply of money; consumption and investment analysis; Is-LM models of closed and open economics, AD-AS model, inflation and unemployment; basic growth theory; macroeconomic policy debates.  3 Credits.

ECO 514

Quantitiative Techniques for Economic Analysis

Probability and probability distribution; sampling distribution, estimation, hypothesis testing, multivariate differential calculus, simple and multiple regression.  Additional topics in regression include Multicollinearity,Heteroskedasticity, Autocorrelation, no linearity etc.  3 Credits.

ECO 611

International Trade Theory

This course offers advanced treatment of trade models as well as incorporates new developments in international trade theory. Topics include preliminaries of two sector models, advanced treatment ofHeckscher-Ohlin-Samuelson model and HOV, many goods and factors, trade in intermediate inputs and wages, increasing returns and Gravity Equations, gains from trade and regional agreements etc. Prerequisites: ECO 328 or equivalents.3 Credits.

 

 

ECO 612

International Financial Economics

This course offers an advanced treatment of the financial and macro aspects of International Economics. Topics include: various concepts and measurement of exchange rates, traditional and modern theories of exchange rate determination, expectations and exchange rate dynamics, effectiveness of devaluation, monetary approach to balance of payments,Krugman’s model of balance of payments crisis, hedging exchange rate risk - futures, options and currency swaps, multinational corporations and foreign direct investment, international financial markets, role of international financial institutions, financial crisis, objective analysis of recent issues in international financial system - common currency etc. Prerequisites: ECO 204, ECO 328 or equivalents.3 Credits.

ECO 621

Financial Economics

This course addresses the basic and some of the advanced issues of Financial Economics ranging from discussions of basic concepts of Financial Economics like Expected utility theorem, Choice under uncertainty, Pure exchange economies, Preference representation and risk aversion and also the characteristics, valuation techniques and macroeconomic implications of basic financial assets, like bonds, equities and different types of financial derivatives. Other topics include Risk, Arbitrage, Law of one price, Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), Financial markets, Emerging Financial markets, Efficient market hypothesis, Explaining anomalies in theory, Behavioral Finance, Real options etc. Prerequisites: ECO 204 or equivalents. 3 Credits

ECO 622

Banking & Financial Institutions

This course addresses the basic aspects of financial institutions. Topics include discussions on all standard financial institutions with an emphasis to commercial banks. Discussion includes Mutual funds, Insurance companies, Leasing firms, Credit unions and non profits, Investment banks, Hedge funds etc., commercial bank operation, balance sheet and off balance sheet activities, Bank performance, Agency problem and compensation package, Bank regulation, interaction with central banks and so on, Lending and deposit operation, risk management and hedging. 3 Credits

ECO 631

Development Economics

This is an advanced course on economic growth and development.  It offers an analytical exposition of selected topics in growth theory and development economics.  It covers neoclassical and new growth theories and their relevance to understand the dynamics of developing economies. The course also provides a modern treatment of some of the traditional theories of growth and development.  Finally, it covers some current applied issues in development.  The course assumes a prior knowledge of a first course in development economics as well as a sound understanding of intermediate level micro and macroeconomics.  It entails an extensive use of calculus, algebra and graphs. Prerequisites: ECO 350 or equivalents. 3 Credits.

ECO 641

Economics of Exhaustible Resources

Resource allocation under externality; intertemporal equilibrium, ecological and environmental models; production of depletable resources, optimal depletion of exhaustible resources, taxation of exhaustible resources; price movements in resource market, laws and rules related to conservation of natural resources of Bangladesh. Prerequisites: ECO 303 & ECO 244 or equivalents.3 Credits.

 

ECO 649

Special Topics in Environmental Economics

This course deals with the economics of pollution, taxation and optimal pollution, standards, taxes and subsidies, marketable permits for emission trading, pollution-control policy in mixed economy, global pollution policy and a set of case studies and policies on environment in the developing countries. Prerequisites: ENV/ECO 354. 3 Credits

ECO 651

Panel and Limited Dependent Variable

Advantages and disadvantages of panel data, different kinds of static panel estimation such as fixed-effects, random-effects, and random coefficients model, dynamic panel data models such as Arelano-Bond, rationale for nonlinear models, binary choice models such as logit, probit, and tobitestimation, latent variable, sample selection, Heckman’s two step method etc. Prerequisite: ECO 502. 3 Credits

ECO 652

Time Series Model

Dynamic regression models, univariate time series models such as AR, MA, and ARMA, trend and difference stationary models, time series models of heteroskedasticity such as ARCH, GARCH, EGARCH, Kalmanfilter, stationary dynamic systems such as VAR, impulse response function, non-stationary dynamic systems, unit root, cointegration, and error correction model etc. Prerequisite: ECO 502. 3 Credits

ECO 681

Advanced Mathematical Economics

This course addresses basic and some of the applications of advanced mathematical concepts in Economics. The course starts with necessary discussion on real analysis. After proper foundation the course develops into non-linear programming applied to standard utility and/or production maximization. Topics on Economic dynamics like dynamic market models, dynamics of inflation and unemployment, Overlapping generation models etc. Stochastic calculus with special application to Economics (portfolio allocation, risk-return calculation etc) will also be included. Prerequisite: ECO501, 3 Credits

ECO 682

Contemporary Economic Ideas

This is an advanced level of ECO 406. The course is designed to study contemporary economic ideas, methodology and issues. The course is expected to cover the development in microeconomics, macroeconomics, heterodox economics, evolutionary economics, and new institutionalism. Besides these, the course is also designed to deal with contemporary issues including Islamic economic thought. Lastly, but not the least students will have a lecture on the philosophy of economics. 3 Credits.

ECO 683

International Trade Policy

Applies the theory of international economics to the problems of policy design such as import tariffs and dumping, import quotas and export subsidies, political economy of trade policy, trade and endogenous growth, multinationals and organization of the firm, trade and environment, trade and labor standard, WTO etc. Prerequisite: ECO 328. 3 Credits

ECO 684

Monetary Economics

Empirical evidence on money and output, money in a general equilibrium framework, money and transactions, money and public finance, money and output in the short run, money and the open economy, the credit channel of monetary policy, discretionary policy and time inconsistency, monetary policy operating procedures, interest rates and monetary policy etc.Prerequisite: ECO 304. 3 Credits.

ECO 685

Quantitative Modeling

Purposes of Model Building; theoretical basis for different traditions ofmodeling. Construction and simulation of (a) Econometric models, (b) Input Output models and (c) Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models. Knowledge of computer use is a logical requirement for this course.  3 Credits

ECO 686

Game Theory

Static Games of Complete Information: Normal Form Representation of Games; Dynamic Games of Complete Information; Dynamic Games of Complete and Perfect Information: Two-Stage Games of Complete but Imperfect Information, Sub game Perfection, Repeated Games; Dynamic Games of Complete but Imperfect Information; Static Games of Incomplete Information: Static Bayesian Games and Bayesian Nash Equilibrium; Dynamic Games of Incomplete Information: Introduction to Perfect Bayesian Equilibrium, Signaling Games. Prerequisite: ECO 303. 3 Credits.

ECO 687

Agricultural Economics

Topics include Household Economics; Migration and Rural Labor Market; The Rural Land Market and Physical Constraint to Growth in Agricultural Production; Analysis of Agricultural Production System: Understanding Production Issues, Stagnation in Backward Agriculture, Tenancy and Efficiency, Technology, Ecology and Productivity etc.; Market Structure, Marketing Issues and Agricultural Price Formation; Agrarian Relations; Risk and Insurance in an Agricultural Economy; Issues in Macroeconomics and Agriculture. Prerequisite: ECO 303. 3 Credits

ECO 688

Applied Econometric Forecasting

Basics of forecasting, modeling and forecasting trend, modeling and forecasting seasonality, characterizing cycles, modeling cycles: MA, AR, and ARMA models, forecasting cycles, forecasting with regression models, evaluating and combining forecasts, unit roots, stochastic trends, ARIMA forecasting models, and smoothing, forecasting macro economy of Bangladesh etc. Prerequisite: ECO 372. 3 Credits

ECO 689/DEV 584

Project Analysis and Evaluation

This course deals with project choice, institutional framework, cost-benefit analysis. It also covers measuring the profitability of a project under different goals - framework of project proposal - logical framework analysis - project monitoring with special reference to project proposal system used in Bangladesh.  Prerequisite: ECO 101, ECO 104.

ECO 691

Selected Readings in Economics

A subset of selected textbooks written by economists like Adam Smith: Wealth of Nations; Karl Marx: Capital Vol. 1; Alfred Marshall: Principles of Economics, Thorstein Veblen: Theory of Business Enterprise; J M Keynes: The General Theory; Milton Friedman: Capitalism and Freedom; Ronald Coase: The Problem of Social Cost; James Buchanan: Calculus of Consent; Joseph Stiglitz: Globalization and Its Discontent; Paul Krugman: Peddling Prosperity and other noted writers will be covered. 3 Credits

ECO 692

Special Topics in Economics

This is a general topic course to meet the special demand for students which may change from semester to semester depending on the need of students and the availability of expert. 3 Credits

ECO 695

Research Based Term Paper

Students willing to complete MS without thesis must submit a supervised research paper in the field of his/her choice with prior approval of the Chairman of the Department.  This will be graded by the supervisor. 3 Credits

ECO 699

Thesis

A thesis must be an original research of publishable quality.  There shall be a thesis supervisor who shall guide the student to complete the research.  A thesis must be defended in person by the student in front of a Thesis Examination Committee consisting of 3 to 5 members.  Supervisor will serve as the Chairman of the Committee. Thesis defense is open to all interested persons. A student with minimum CGPA of 3.5 is eligible for taking Thesis with prior approval of the Chairman of the Department. 6 Credits