Bachelor of Business Administration

DEAN’S WELCOMING MESSAGE

On behalf of the Faculty of Business Administration, I am pleased to welcome you to Nugaal University. I congratulate you on joining NU where tremendous opportunity lies ahead of you in excelling in a forward-thinking environment.

As the faculty of BBA, we are committed to providing a solid foundation in business and management within a hands-on and experiential learning environment, where success of our students is the focus. Our role is to challenge and inspire students, and ultimately enable them to achieve their potential for both personal and professional growth. Today, we continue and strive to attract a great diversity of students who have driven passion, confidence, and strong record of achievement and a inspiring desire to advance the progress of modern business and management.

In the faculty of Business Administration and Management, we have lecturers who are excellent at both research and teaching, and they are committed to providing students top-rate business education. The remarkable success of the faculty has been made possible through the dedication and talent of our faculty and staff. Our students not only get the latest materials in the classroom but also have many opportunities for real world application, while still studying at the university.

If you are interested in preparing for a career in business and wish for a world class education in a world class environment, you have found it, welcome to the Faculty of Business Administration and Management Studies of Nugaal University.

 

FAHAD ABDINOR

DEAN OF the FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Introduction: 

The Faculty of Business Administration Department of Nugaal University was established in 2004. The faculty provides degree program leading to a Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA).

The BBA Department also offers a variety of service courses for Summer time as supplementary courses, including a number of programming language courses as an introductory leadership management course, small business fund and marketing course.  These programs are constantly being updated in order to reflect current research in the field, to satisfy curriculum recommendations by the NU and to remain up to date with changes in community and environment.

All programs emphasize a combination of theory and practice. The curriculum enables students to gain the knowledge and background needed to further their professional and academic growth and to develop skills which will allow them to contribute meaningfully as professional leadership management and Community professionals. A degree in business administration opens a wide variety of doors for those wishing to pursue a career in many business sectors. Retail, hospitality, IT, manufacturing, education, non- profit, and others all need people with strong business acumen. This degree provides you with a variety of tools and knowledge that are valuable to any business. You will learn the basic business models and when it is best to apply each based on the type of business and other factors. You will learn how to analyze possible scenarios and then communicate how each of those scenarios could impact the business. The ability to analyze numerical data is also an important part of a business administration course study. the total number of students currently pursuing BBA in 2017/2018 academic year is 102 students.

Programme Objective

The four years BBA programme is tailored made to serve the needs of the bright young persons who have completed twelve years of education and are looking for a career education in entrepreneurship, management profession or towards higher education in business administration. This programme is open to the students with diverse educational backgrounds including, humanities, science, arts and commerce. However, being a programme with challenging curricula and contents, it is accessible mainly to those students who have excellent academic record and high potential for success. Accordingly, candidates for this programme are carefully sifted and screened through a selective admission test process.   

The four years BBA degree promises the graduates higher level employability at the entry level of management profession through helping them fulfill potential for high earnings and greater personal development. The programme curricula offer to the students a rich blend of general education like English language, mathematics, Islamic studies economics; general management skills like oral and written communication, decision-making, leadership, teamwork, quantitative method; discipline based core courses including finance & banking, marketing, and HRM etc. and the specialization based elective courses. The programme builds in the student’s potential for future and enables them to build and maintain balance between the targets of economic success and the limitations of increasing social and environmental responsibility.

CORE OBJECTIVES

Core Value

  • To represent the concerns, promote and defend the interests of academic in higher education in Somalia
  • To provide a forum for professional and scholarly debate for higher education teachings
  • To liaise with other bodies, councils, institutions, groups, and governmental departments and offices, on matters relevant to the education
  • To unite all University students interested in learning
  • To provide awareness on the teachings of the society’s values and promote our society’s interests.
  • To promote and facilitate the academic, social and professional development of our students
  • To establish projects to beneficially promote the human value, culture and history
  • To cooperate and associate itself with community at large
  • To collect and exchange information, knowledge and encourage friendship amongst our members and the wider world communities.

 

Vision

A leading Business Administration department at NU that thinking globally that provides quality education relevant to the individual and manage commercial and non- commercial organizations at middle and top management levels

 

Mission

To provide and promote quality education that facilitates research and sustainable development of the community and scientifically analyze and understand the various business functions in order to discharge the responsibilities expected

 

Aim

  • Excellent in research and teaching methodology
  • Develop the necessary competence and creativity enabling individual establish
  • Successfully run their own business
  • Contribute to the Countries development as well nationalism commitment

 

Cove Value

We believe, without exception that our most important endeavor is providing students with exemplary education

 

Motto

What you see is what we deserve

 

Learning Outcomes

The students who earn the BBA degree will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively and professionally and demonstrate the ability to create coherent written and oral statements with the diverse audience across the cultures replicating skills to analyze and synthesize information.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and evaluate relevant information for decision-making and make usage of diagnostic thinking skills and analytical techniques to assess the information and solve problems in the environment like ours characterized by uncertainty.
  • Understand the importance of teamwork and group dynamics in achieving organizational goals and demonstrate ability to work effectively in teams.
  • Acknowledges and understands significance of cultural diversity adapt their interpersonal behaviors and styles accordingly. 
  • Understand various leadership styles and demonstrate proven ability in exercising these styles according to the requirement of the situation.
  • Understand the dynamics of the organizational conflict and power and politics and make use of their analytical and interpersonal skills accordingly

Bachelor Business Administration knowledge & Experience/Skills (Abridged)

  • Math skills Business mathematics and statics Introduction to operational research
  • Computer skills Principles of management Financial and management accounting
  • Team skills Business organization        Production management                                                       
  • Organizational skills English                          Business law
  • Research skills Business communication    Business economics
  • Soft skills Organizational psychology      Financial management

 

 

Attitudes

  • People oriented Independent                             Reliable
  • Cheerful                                    Flexible                                   Ethical
  • Team player   Pro- active                               Honest
  • Knowledgeable           Responsible           

Equipment/ Educational Resources

  • Stationery                            Journals                                     Internet        
  • Computer                             Text books                                CD-ROM        Videos  

Eligibility Criteria

Persons who are employed or hope to be employed in various fields of business as Marketing Executive Account executive, Human Resource Manager, Sales person, Bankers among many others. Persons with the following abilities are most likely to be successful in pursuing a career in business. Verbal comprehension – The ability to understand and express information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Particularly in English Ability to synthesize information, eligible persons must have at least successfully completed their O level education/ Secondary/ its equivalent.   A person must have attained an overall grade of C and at least grade C in five subjects including Mathematics and English.  A person with a diploma in a related field any other qualification which may be considered by the admitting authority

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Effective presentation of information orally and in writing

Students will be developing a written communication that:

  • Presents information in organized and concise manner. Ideas are created clearly stated
  • Have acceptable paragraph and sentences structure, and minimal grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors.
  • Have acceptable word choice, tone, and format. Word choice is appropriate for the intended audience.
  • In general, is perceived as a professional document(in particular business documents)

Students will be able to give an oral presentation that

  • Demonstrate acceptable presentation skills (e.g. demonstrate confidence and poise through body language, eye contact, Vocal tone)
  • Presents information in an organized and logical manner
  • Demonstrates acceptable use of visual aids (e.g., PowerPoint)

Demonstrate proficiency in the use of information technology

    Students will be able to:

  • Explain the basic language and concepts within the field of information technology
  • Use an operating system such as Microsoft windows, including the manipulation of directory and file structures, and modification of basic operating systems parameters (e.g. “control panel” functions).
  • Use a word processing program such as ms word to design professional quality documents (reports, memos, etc.), including the ability to import and appropriately integrate tables and graphics.
  • Use a spreadsheet program such as ms excel to manipulate and analyze data, including basic operations on cells and cell ranges, formulas and functions, filters, sorts, and develop graphs and charts.
  • Use a presentation program such as ms PowerPoint to present information in an appropriate and sophisticated manner, including design templates, color and animation schemes, custom animation, and importation of charts, tables, and graphics.
  • Use the internet to conduct effective and efficient information search using public library web sites and internet search engines such as Google.
  • Use electronic communications (e.g., email, instant messenger, discussion groups) to send, receive, and organize information in a manner that increases both individual and group productivity.
  • Explain the benefits and costs associated with an integrated enterprise software system such as sap to perform transactions in support of basic business processes (e.g. Purchasing, production, sales, etc.)

Evaluate, analyze and interpret information to solve problems and make business decisions.

  • Students will be able to:
  • Evaluate information to determine if the premises are valid, to identify key facts and arguments, and to determine what appropriate action, if any, is warranted.
  • Evaluate the quality of qualitative and quantitative information.
  • Perform basic statistical calculations and interpret the results.
  • Perform fundamental quantitative business analysis techniques

Understand and evaluate ethical issues and situations.

  • Identify and examine the multiple perspectives of an ethical dilemma.
  • Identify the relevant facts and assumptions related to an ethical dilemma.
  • Analyze and debate multiple solutions to an ethical dilemma, determine the best alternative available, and
  • Describe how the decision maximizes the benefit and minimizes the risk for everyone involved.
  • Explain the influence of corporate culture when making business decisions.

Demonstrate an understanding of a diverse world

Students will be able to:

  • Explain the role the global environment plays in the overall success of business organizations.
  • Recognize the threats and opportunities facing an organization in a continuously changing and global environment
  • Recognize and appreciate how differences among individuals positively impacts business.

Understand group dynamics and work effectively in teams.

               Students will be able to:

  • Understand how to develop and manage a team.
  • Work effectively in team activities within and outside the classroom.
  • Explain the benefits of working with a diverse group.

Career Opportunities

Here are some jobs and industries that you may consider if you study business administration

  • Sales: Sales positions have the potential to be extremely lucrative. Your degree in business administration opens the door to many of the best sales jobs.
  • Banking: Banking managers, loan underwriters, and loss prevention specialist are just a few of the possibilities if you choose a career in banking. Many who hold now those positions have studied business administration
  • Insurance: Insurance underwriter is a career in which there is often a high demand and business administration graduates have an opportunity to be employed as underwriters
  • Marketing specialist: As a marketing specialist, you will work to promote the company and work on advertising campaigns. This position is crucial to the success of many companies.
  • Human resources: As a human resources manager, your job is find the best and the brightest people to fill open positions. Also, you will be responsible to ensure that government and region laws are followed and that employees receive all benefits to which they are entitled. Human resources managers are also often called upon to resolve interoffice conflicts and ensure resolutions satisfactory to all parties.
  • Small Business Owner: Yes, if your goal is open your own business, then studying business administration will give you the tools you need to both develop a business plan and see that plan through.

 

Quality Assurance

 The quality and standard of the program will be assured through:

  • Recruitment of qualified staff
  • Summative and Formative assessments (theory & practice)
  • Periodical acquisition of up-to-date references and reagents, etc
  • Supervised practices in the training in demonstration rooms and internship
  • Feedback from employers and the graduates
  • Periodic evaluation of the curriculum and the program in general
  • Periodic evaluation of course completion by the department.
  • Exam moderation and Exam remark

Score Grading System

Grade Point Range
A 4 85 & above
B 3 70 – 84.99
C 2 60- 69.99
D 1 50 – 59.99
F 0 Below 50
  • Course Code

All business administration courses offered for the bachelor degree program are coded with Two to Four-letters indicating the name of the course and the four digit numbers indicating year, semester, and serial number of the course respectively.

Scheme of Study

Summary of BA (Business Administration) Bachelor Degree Requirements:

Category Courses Credit Hrs
University  Common Course 8 16
Major Course 36 116
Supportive Course 7 21
Total 51 153

 

Course Distribution for year One

Year One (Fresh)

No/Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
Fresh Semester One
1 IBB–1101 Introduction to Business/Small Business Management 3hrs

NU

BBA

I

 

2 PMGT –1102 Principles of Management (I) 3hrs
3 PCUL–1103 Pre – Calculus (I) 3hrs
4 ESNG–1104 Essential English (I) 3hrs
5 BIT –1105 Computer Application 3hrs
6 FACC –1106 Financial Accounting(I) 4hrs
7 BIS –1107 Islamic Studies(I) 2hrs
Fresh Semester Two
1 ESNG-1208 Essential English (II) 3hrs

NU

BBA

II

2 CUL–1209 Calculus(II) 3hrs
3 AWS –1210 Academic Writing Skills 3hrs
4 PMGT–1211 Principle of Management (II) 3hrs
5 FACC–1212 Financial Accounting(II) 4hrs
6 BIS–1213 Islamic Studies(II) 2hrs

Course Distribution for year Two

Year Two (sophomore)

No/Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
Sophomore Semester One
1 CACC –2114 Cost Accounting(I) 4hrs

NU

BBA

III

 

 

2 QM –2115 Basic Statistics(QM)(I) 3hrs
3 IME –2116 Introductory Micro Economics 3hrs
4 BC–2117 Business Communication 3hrs
5 BMTH –2118 Business Mathematics 3hrs
6 BIS –2119 Islamic Studies(III) 2hrs
Sophomore Semester Two
1 QM –2220 Basic Statistics(QM)(II) 3hrs

NU

BBA

IV

2 RIM –2221 Risk and Insurance Management 3hrs
3 CACC–2222 Cost Accounting (II) 4hrs
4 SMGT-2223 Strategic Management/ Business Policy And Decision Making 3hrs
5 IME –2224 Introductory Macro Economics 3hrs
6 BIS–2225 Islamic Studies(IV) 2hrs

 

 

 

Course Distribution for year Three

Year Three (Junior)

No/Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
Junior Semester One
1 FMM –3126 Financial Management/Budgeting 4hrs

NU

BBA

V

 

 

 

 

2 POM –3127 Production & Operations Management/Material Management 3hrs
3 MIS–3128 Management Information System(MIS) 3hrs
4 PMR–3129 Principles of Marketing 3hrs
5 ENPD –3130 Entrepreneurship Development 3hrs
6 BLL –3131 Business Law and Labor 3hrs
7 BIS –3132 Islamic Studies(V) 2hrs
Junior Semester Two
1 OB–3233 Organizational Behavior/General Psychology 3hrs

NU

BBA

VI

2 CCPR-3234

  Customer Care & Public Relations

 

3hrs
3   ADCC–3235 Advance Accounting 4hrs
4 IEFS–3236 Islamic Economics& Financial System 3hrs
5 INM –3237 International Marketing 3hrs
6 BIS–3238 Islamic Studies(VI) 2hrs

 

 

Course Distribution for year Four

Year Four (Senior)

No/Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
Senior Semester One
1 BMB–4139 Money and Banking 3hrs

 

NU

BBA

VII

 

 

 

2 AIS –4140 Accounting Information System and Accounting Package 4hrs
3 HRM –4141 Human Recourse Management (HRM) 3hrs
4 PF-4142 Public Finance / Governmental Accounting 3hrs
5 PPM -4143 Project Planning and Management 3hrs
6 RMT–4144 Research Methodology 3hrs
7 BIS –4145 Islamic Studies(VII) 2hrs
Senior Semester Two
1 ATH–4246 Auditing Theory 4hrs

NU

BBA

VIII

 

2 HRD–4247 Human Resource Development (HRD) 3hrs
3 BETH–4248 Business Ethic & Corporate Governor 3hrs
4 IBF–4249 Islamic Banking and Finance 3hrs
5 THPP–4250 Thesis Paper/Project Paper 3hrs
6 BIS–4251 Islamic Studies(VIII) 2hrs

Course CONTENT

The Bachelor of Business Administration course is organized into semester based learning and the subjects to be taught for the entire four year course are described in below:

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS/SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Course Outline

IBB–1101

3 Credits

Course Description:

This course is designed as a survey course that will expose you to business terminology, concepts, and current business issues. The intent is to develop a viable business vocabulary, foster critical and analytical thinking, and refine your business decision-making skills. These skills will be acquired by the reading materials, exercises, and research assignments in this course that simulate the workplace today. A major goal of your education is to help you become a citizen who can contribute and compete in an increasingly global environment. Elements of this course will focus on multicultural aspects of markets and business. Additional elements will ask you to look at other countries and evaluate the combination of business models and country characteristics. 

PRINCIPLE OF MANAGEMENT I

Course Outline

PMGT –1102

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description: 

This course provides a framework for understanding the day-to-day behavior of employees within dynamic organizations. Topics covered include human behavior principles in individual, small group, and organizational settings. The influence of job design on human performance will also be examined. The primary focus is on developing effective managerial skills used in improving employee performance.

PRE-CALCULUS

Course Outline

PCUL–1103

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

Pre-Calculus is a fast paced academic course intended for students who will possibly enroll in post-secondary programs that require Pre-Calculus.  Students who take Pre-Calculus are expected to have a strong foundation of math skills from Pre-Calculus

 

ESSENTIAL ENGLISH I

Course Outline

ESNG-1104

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

English is a thematic course designed for learners who have had some English language training at some point in time and are now learning English again for reasons of advancing their academic studies, work, travel, hobbies, etc. The course takes students through Basic English language structures and it is geared towards adult learners who need English for studies and work and, as such, concentrates on vocabulary and forms that are useful for the academic and working world. The course is a general English course designed for Nugaal University students to enable them to communicate quickly and effectively in today’s world. The course is based on the communicative approach and it combines the best in current methodology with features designed to make learning easier. The course units integrate the learning of new language with skills development, and places equal emphasis on vocabulary and grammar. The course units are designed to enable a guided discovery approach to learning, first allowing students to check what they know, then helping them to work out the rules for themselves through carefully structured examples and concept questions. Practice lessons in each unit focus on the functional and situational language students need for day-to-day life.

COMPUTER APPLICATION/BASIC IT

Course Outline

BIT –1105

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

The course will be conducted in one semester (4 month) of study.  It is a compulsory course with the intention of developing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as well as upgrading their academic knowledge for use and for further studies.  The mode of learning will involve theoretical and practical aspects in the participatory mode. The course emphasis is on two main aspects; namely ICT as a subject for technological advancement and second, as a tool for integrating ICT skills in facilitating the process of teaching and learning. The course contains seven topics, namely Information Technology, Computer Basics, Computer Applications, Computer Programming Languages, Websites, Multimedia and Socio-economic and Cultural aspect of ICT. 

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING ONE 

Course Outline

FACC–1206

96 Hours

4 Credits

Course Description:

This course is aimed at people with no or limited prior accounting knowledge and provides an understanding of how financial statements are prepared for various types of organizations.

COST ACCOUNTING I

Course Outline

CACC –2114

96 Hours

4 Credits

Course Description: 

This course is an introduction to Cost Accounting as a Management tool. Emphasis will be placed upon the application of cost accounting theory in the solution of problems and case studies

BASIC STATISTICS (QM) (I)

Course Outline

QM –2115

96 Hours

Credits: 3

Course Description:

This course helps the student develop different techniques of analyzing and decision making to solve existing problems in business management.  Several methods are introduced in applying mathematics to solve management problems quantitatively. The determination of the most efficient use of limited resources in maximizing some measure of benefits could be solved using the graphical method or algebraic method. Determining the most profitable distribution pattern for transporting products from factories to markets, and determining the best way to assign a number of objects to a number of other objects are other major problems handled in this course. The student will cover correlation and regression, time series analysis, breakeven analysis, linear programming, deferential calculus and network analysis.

INTRODUCTORY MICRO ECONOMICS

Course Outline

IME –2116

96 Hours

3 Credits

General Objectives:

This course aims to introduce to students the concepts of scarcity and choice, and their influences in the decision-making process of individual consumers, groups of consumers, and firms.  The course examines: price mechanism (demand, supply and price) and allocation of resources; comparative advantage and specialization; the theory of the firm – short run and long run cost/revenue structure and the interaction between markets.

BUSINESS & LABOUR LOW 

Course Outline

BLL –3131

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

This course aims to provide students with a foundation in the study of business law and ethics, which includes an elementary understanding of the current legal environment of business and associated ethical issues. Students wishing to pursue the accounting specialization within the program will be provided with a basis for further business law studies. This course covers the origins of our legal system and sources of law; the law of tort; contract law; consumer law, incorporating the Australian Consumer Law; legal regulation of business entities and ethical issues in business.

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

Course Outline

OB–3233

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description 

The study of organizational behavior enables understanding and explanation of how and why people behave the way they do in organizations and what impact organizations have on people’s behavior. This course will introduce a number of different theories, models and practices as applied to a variety of work contexts and encourage critical exploration of their usefulness in relation to organizational behavior. It will provide you with the opportunity to apply theoretical content to your personal styles and behavior and to combine these into a considered and practical approach.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Course Outline

FMM –3126

96 Hours

4 Credits

Course Description: 

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

 

PRODUCTION/OPERATION MANAGEMENT

Course Outline

POM –3127

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course description:

The major aim of production   and Operations Management (POM) is to introduce you to the field of production and Operations Management. The field of POM is dynamic, and very much a part of many of the good things that are happening in business organizations. Generally, the subject matter represents a blend of concepts from industrial engineering, cost accounting, general management, marketing, quantitative methods and statistics. Production and Operations Management activities, such as forecasting, choosing a location for an office or plant, allocating resources, quality are core activities of most business organizations.

 

ACCAINTING INFORMATION SYSTEM/ACCOUNTING PACKAGE

Course Outline

AIS–4140

96 Hours

Credits: 4

Course Description:

In the Computer Accounting program students will review basic accounting practices used to post details of financial transactions for various sizes and types of business organizations. Students will then learn the functionality of common accounting software and use accounting software to complete required transactions and to accurately manage the accounting functions associated with purchasing, payroll, and inventory and to generate documents used for financial reporting and analysis. This course enhances the ability of the student to use technology for accounting practices in computerized system, will facilitate students to prepare company accounting, to manage day to day transactions and to get up to date reports for decision making. The student will install and manage QuickBooks enterprise by using last versions to manage business finances, inventory, customers, vendors, and employees.

PRINCIPLE OF MARKETING

Course Outline

PMR–3129

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

This course provides a comprehensive study of the structure and function of marketing systems in the firm, the economy, and society. The course develops the analysis of target markets, the assessment of the firm’s external environments, and the management of marketing practices both domestically and internationally.

 

ADVANCE ACCOUNTING

Course Outline

ADCC-3235

96 Hours

4 Credits

Course Description: 

Advanced Accounting examines several accounting topics with which professional accountants should be familiar.  Specifically, this course examines (1) the accounting for corporate investments in other corporations, (2) foreign currency transactions, and (3) partnership accounting.  If time permits, other topics may be examined, such as accounting for state and local governments.  The instructor reserves the right to make significant changes to this syllabus.

 

MONEY & BANKING

Course Outline

BMB–4139

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to the behavioral science of economics which focuses on interest rates, the concept of money, exchange rates, and monetary policy. Topics covered include banking structures and function, the Federal Reserve, determinants of the money supply, fiscal policy and monetary policy, and international economies. The emphasis of the course will be on: 1) the interaction between the financial sector and the aggregate economy, especially the interaction between the financial sector, economic policies and the macro-economy; 2) the structure and the regulation of the financial industry. Current issues, such as the recent financial tsunami, the debt crisis, the war of exchange rates will be discussed if time is permitted. The goal of this course is to equipped students with economic tools to analyze and understand events happened in the real world.

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Course Outline

ENPD –3130

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course decription:

The emphasis of this course is on the aspect of nurturing entrepreneurship culture among student so they can appreciate the value of entrepreneurship in their daily life. Students will be introduced to the fundamental of entrepreneurship: its historical perspective, concept and theory, and the individual entrepreneurial development. Students will also be exposed to creative and innovative development that will enhance them in identifying business opportunities. Emphasis will also be made on methods of starting a business.  

 

PROJECT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

Course Outline

PPM -4143

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

This course helps students understanding of how project management is accomplished through the application and integration of the project management processes of initiating, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling and closing. It covers in detail major aspects of project planning that project management specialists can never miss in their day to day activities. The course aims to explore and analyze deeply the details of project planning and management. 

 

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Course Outline

HRD –4247

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

Students in this course will examine the role of research in HRD, emerging themes in HRD research, criteria for evaluating research in HRD, critique of past and future conference presentations, and the role of professionalism and professional organizations in HRD.

ESSENTIAL ENGLISH II

Course Outline

ESNG-1208

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

English is a follow-up course of English I. It is also a thematic course designed for students to continue their advancing in their language proficiency for both general and academic purposes. The course takes students through more basic English language structures and it is geared towards adult learners who need English for studies and work and, as such, concentrates on vocabulary and forms that are useful for the academic and working world. The course is a general English course designed for Nugaal University students to enable them to communicate quickly and effectively in today’s world. The course is based on the communicative approach and it combines the best in current methodology with features designed to make learning easier. The course units integrate the learning of new language with skills development, and places equal emphasis on vocabulary and grammar. The course units are designed to enable a guided discovery approach to learning, first allowing students to check what they know, then helping them to work out the rules for themselves through carefully structured examples and concept questions. Practice lessons in each unit focus on the functional and situational language students need for day-to-day life.

 

CALCULUS II

Course Outline

CUL–1209

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description

This course bridges the Algebra II and Honors Pre-calculus curriculum by combining an in-depth study of Algebra II topics with those of an introductory Pre-calculus course.  The course is intended to provide the necessary background for continued study in mathematics at the Pre-calculus and/or college algebra level as well as further prepare students for the mathematics section of college entrance exams.  Graphing calculator technology is integrated throughout the course as problems are presented both algebraically and graphically.  Topics covered include linear relations and functions, matrices, graphical analysis, trigonometric functions and their graphs and inverses, conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences and series. The following is a brief outline of the units to be studied in this course as well as the expectations and evaluation procedures.  Pre-Calculus is a fast paced academic course intended for students who will possibly enroll in post-secondary programs that require Pre-Calculus.  Students who take Pre-Calculus are expected to have a strong foundation of math skills from Pre-Calculus

ACADEMIC WRITING SKILLS

Course Outline

96 Hours

Credits: 3

AWS –1210

Course Description:

Academic Writing is a writing course for English language learners in academic settings. It teaches rhetoric and sentence structure in a straightforward manner, using a step-by-step approach, high-interest models, and varied practices. Students are guided through the writing process to produce well-organized, adequately developed paragraphs and essays. The numerous practice exercises help students assimilate each skill.
The course covers paragraphs, introduces essay writing, sentence structure: starting with simple sentences and progressing through compound and complex sentences. The course also includes instruction in the writing process and punctuation.

 

PRINCIPLE OF MANAGEMENT II

Course Outline

PMGT –1211

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description: 

This course provides a basic framework for understanding the role and functions of a manager and to explain the principles, concepts, and techniques that can be used in carrying out these functions. It is intended for those who presently hold, or desire to hold, management responsibilities in any organization or enterprise. Specific topics include planning, decision making, organizing, leading, controlling, and innovating. We will put the major emphases only on topics you have not covered in management one which you have studied on first semester. 

 

BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

Course Outline

BC–2117

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

This course aims to help you develop the proficiency needed to succeed in today’s technologically enhanced workplace by focusing on the development of professional oral and written communication skills. Having good oral communication and writing skills is imperative in today’s workplace. In the past, business people may have written a couple business letters a month, but now they can receive and send hundreds of email messages weekly. Their writing skills are showcased in every message they send. As well, with the arrival of videoconferencing, large-scale meetings are possible with increased frequency. Through this course, you will improve your: memo, letter, email, report, presentation skills; participation in and chairing of meetings; and job application strategies.

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING TWO 

Course Outline

FACC–1212

96 Hours

4 Credits

Course Description:

This course covers financial accounting concepts from a user perspective and will focus on the application of these concepts in real-world environments.  Topics include, measuring the cost of homogeneous inventories, using cost flow assumptions such as, Average, FIFO, and LIFO. Topics also include, determining the cost of plant assets and their deprecation methods, students will also learn the accounting records of Sole proprietorship, Partnership and Corporations.                                                                             

 

QUANTITATIVE METHODS II

Course Outline

QM –2220

96 Hours

Credits: 3

Course Description:

This course helps the student develop different techniques of analyzing and decision making to solve existing problems in business management.  Several methods are introduced in applying mathematics to solve management problems quantitatively. The determination of the most efficient use of limited resources in maximizing some measure of benefits could be solved using the graphical method or algebraic method. Determining the most profitable distribution pattern for transporting products from factories to markets, and determining the best way to assign a number of objects to a number of other objects are other major problems handled in this course. The student will cover correlation and regression, time series analysis, breakeven analysis, linear programming, deferential calculus and network analysis.

 

RISK AND INSURANCE MANAGEMENT

Course Outline

RIM –2221

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

This course is designed to introduce and discuss various risk management concepts, tools, and techniques in global context. Using integrated approaches, the course will emphasize discussion on the design and implementation of risk management practices. Basically, it purports to help students raise, understand, and master various state-of-the-art risk management theories and practices (such as loss control, loss financing, and initial risk reduction mechanisms) as well as their advancement in the future.

BUSINESS MATHEMATICS

Course Outline

BMTH –2118

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

The course introduces the applications of mathematics to solve the problems of business and industry. The aim of this course is to provide students with fundamentals of mathematics as a tool necessary for studying business.  This course covers basic algebra and arithmetic (basics of theory of sets and logic, algebraic expressions and their simplification, linear, quadratic, irrational equations, inequalities, simultaneous equations, matrices, calculating loans and savings) and basics of analytical geometry (points, lines, distance, circles, parabolas).

 

COST ACCOUNTING II

Course Outline

CACC–2222

96 Hours

Credits: 4

Course Description:

Cost accounting is for the production department and its quantitative plans for production requirements in material labor and over head basis cost accounting 2 is for the advanced chapters in cost accounting as cost accounting one covered basics of cost accounting chapters focusing material labor and OH illustrations this course is indicating budgeting systems of cost accounting and decision making process. Students will improve their problem-solving abilities through experiential exercises, classroom discussion.

 

INTRODUCTORY MACRO ECONOMICS

Course Outline

IME –2224

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

This course is designed to develop an understanding of national income, employment, and inflation. The causes and impacts of recessions and expansions are featured. Fiscal and monetary policy, money and banking, current economic problems and policy analysis are covered. Students will acquire a working knowledge of all these topics, analytical tools, and how to apply all of it. Fundamental economic ideas and the operation of the economy on a national scale, production, distribution and consumption of goods and services, the exchange process, the role of government, the national income and its distribution, GDP, consumption function, savings function, investment spending, the  multiplier principle and the influence of government spending on income and output. Analysis of monetary policy, including the banking system and the Federal Reserve System

 

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM

Course Outline

MIS –3128

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

The aim of the course is to enable students to assess the opportunities and problems that managers in a wide range of organisations face as they attempt to use these IT applications to add value to their businesses. It also aims to help students understand transformational changes within and across industries. These changes have strategic implications for many businesses. 

 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

Course Outline

INM –3237

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

This course will present an overview of the unique aspects of marketing in the international business environment and provide the framework upon which multinational marketing management can be based.  Emphasis will be placed on the role of the international marketing manager in the development of marketing strategies for a variety of markets in diverse cultural, political and economic situations. Focus will be on the decision making process in the areas of foreign market analysis, target identification, product planning, promotion and channels of distribution

 

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT 

Course Outline

SMGT –2223

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

This course covers key concepts in strategic management, nature of strategic planning and strategy formulation, implementations and evaluation.  It also includes the use of these concepts in the analyses of complex business situations and effective use of various disciplines in designing effective solutions for strategic business problems

AUDITING THEORY

Course Outline

ATH –4246

96 Hours

4 Credits

Course Description:

This course covers the nature and purpose of auditing and the regulatory and professional environment in which it operates.

Auditing is designed to provide students with a thorough introduction to auditing concepts, principles and practice. It instructs students in planning and auditing, gathering evidence, testing internal controls and account balances, audit sampling, creating audit work papers and auditing reports. Ethical conduct and legal liability of auditors is also covered along with auditing within a computerized environment.  

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT  

Course Outline

HRM –4141

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

This course approaches Human Resource Management from the strategic perspective of the general manager.  It covers decisions that would be made by corporate boards of directors, strategic meetings of top management teams, or by general managers of strategic business units. This course would be of interest to individuals pursuing careers in management, entrepreneurship, consulting or human resources.  An emphasis will be placed on Human Resource (HR) decisions and practices and how they are influenced by forces internal and external to the organization, including business strategy, global competition, technological change, unionization, and workforce characteristics. The course will examine the relationship between general management and human resource specialists (including consultants) and the ways HR practices are used by businesses to build and maintain competitive advantage. 

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Course Outline

RMT–4144

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to practitioner research methodology with an emphasis on the teacher as a researcher and on reflective teaching and teaching as decision-making. This is a field-based course. The Students will become familiar with practitioner research methods in an area of interest related to elementary or secondary education. This will involve reading, interpretation and presentation of research through oral and written communication. Students will engage in practitioner research. This will involve planning for their research proposal, synthesizing research and examining their conceptual knowledge.

CUSTOMER CARE AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

Course Outline

CCPR –3235

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description: 

This course provides guidelines and best practices for providing excellent customer service that will enable frontline associates and service staff in back-up and support roles to build, maintain, and increase a loyal customer base

PUBLIC FINANCE/GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTING

Course Outline

PF –4142

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description: 

The course aims to give students an appreciation of the analytical methods in economics for the study of the public sector and the role of the state in principle and in practice; to provide a thorough grounding in the principles underlying the role of the state, the design of social insurance and the welfare state and the design of the tax system and to enable students to understand the practical problems involved in implementing these principles.

BUSINESS ETHICS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Course Outline

BETH –4248

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description: 

This course introduces students to the relevance and importance of ethics and social responsibility in business, and the manner in which to satisfy these demands. Important learning objectives are to increase students’ awareness and understanding of ethical issues in business, and to provide students with the useful critical and conceptual tools to guide analysis and decision making. The ultimate intent of the course is to introduce students to the skills, ethical tools, and principles they will need to respond to the ethical dilemmas, and leave them better equipped to identify, think critically about, and resolve these ethical issues that are encountered in one’s working life at the individual, organizational, and societal levels

ISLAMIC BANKING AND FINANCE

Course Outline

IBF –4248

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description: 

The course Principles of Banking and Finance is an introductory course on banking and financial markets for students. The course applies analytical approach, aimed at developing the economic way of thinking, makes the careful step-by-step introduction of different analytical models, uses a number of applications and examples from different banking systems.

 

THESIS PAPER/PROJECT PAPER

Course Outline

THPP –4250

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description: 

This course will help you produce your research paper in the most effective way, so that many people will read, cite and build on it, thus progressing your career. The course is a must for every graduating student, whether or not you have already written or published a paper. It focuses on how to write your research paper and excel.

 

ISLAMIC ECONOMICS& FINANCIAL SYSTEM

Course Outline

IEFS–3236

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course description:

This economics and finance course will give you an overview of the Islamic financial system. You will learn the core principles and basic models of Islamic finance and establish a framework for understanding this financial system.

Program Description

This Diploma of business is a door-opener in the highly competitive world of business. Earning it will enable you to acquire foundational skills and basic knowledge related to the field of business over two years of study.

A diploma in business will equip students with the knowledge of foundational business practices and administrative skills that they will need in the real world of business. A student may seek a position or start his or her own business after graduation. After a diploma is earned, an individual can also look into the transfer credits towards a bachelor’s degree.

A diploma in business is a first step for students to pursue careers and hold positions in the dynamic and fast-paced field of business. Students will likely take courses in core curriculum areas such as basic economics, accounting, and management duties.

Objectives of the Programme

The overall objective of the Programme is to train and equip students with adequate knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable them to:

  • Establish businesses that meet workplace challenges and demands of the contemporary business environment.
  • Acquire a holistic view of the nature of leadership and to give experience in the result of integrated and sound policy decisions.
  • Develop, consolidate and manage business processes to ensure quality organizational performance and customer satisfaction.
  • Transform into managers and administrators of organizations of all sizes, sectors and types by focusing on vital areas important for the existence and growth of these organizations.

General Regulations

Nugaal University regulations pertaining to application, registration, examinations and awards shall apply

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Programme is done in accordance with the Nugaal University entry requirements for Bachelors’ degrees. A candidate is eligible for admission to the Programme on meeting all the requirements needed when joining the degree program in the faculty of business administration.

Program Contents

The following 18 courses will be covered throughout the two years of the program with a total number of 53 credit hour requirements:

                              Semester one

Course Code     Course Unit Name   Credit Hours
IBB–1101 Introduction to business 3 hr
PMGT –1102 Principles of management 3 hr
PCUL–1103 Calculus 3 hr
ESNG–1104 English 3 hr
FACC –1105 Financial Accounting(I) 4 hr
                              Semester two
QM –1206 Business statistics 3 hr
FACC –1207 Financial accounting (II) 3 hr
BIT –1208 Computer application 3 hr
BMTH –1209 Business Mathematics 3 hr
BIS–1210 Islamic study 2 hr
                              Semester three
CACC –2111 Cost accounting 3 hr
BC–2112 Business communications 3 hr
IME –2113 Introductory Micro Economics 3 hr
SMGT-2114 Strategic Management/ Business Policy And Decision Making 3 hr
                              Semester four
CACC–2215 Cost accounting (II) 4 hr
IME –2216 Introductory Macro Economics 3 hr
PMR–2217 Principles of Marketing 3 hr
HRM –4141 Human Recourse Management (HRM) 3 hr

Course Description

The Diploma of Business Administration course is organized into semester based learning and the subjects to be taught for the entire two year course are described in below:

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS/SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Course Outline

IBB–1101

3 Credits

Course Description:

This course is designed as a survey course that will expose you to business terminology, concepts, and current business issues. The intent is to develop a viable business vocabulary, foster critical and analytical thinking, and refine your business decision-making skills. These skills will be acquired by the reading materials, exercises, and research assignments in this course that simulate the workplace today. A major goal of your education is to help you become a citizen who can contribute and compete in an increasingly global environment. Elements of this course will focus on multicultural aspects of markets and business. Additional elements will ask you to look at other countries and evaluate the combination of business models and country characteristics.

 

PRINCIPLE OF MANAGEMENT I

Course Outline

PMGT –1102

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description: 

This course provides a framework for understanding the day-to-day behavior of employees within dynamic organizations. Topics covered include human behavior principles in individual, small group, and organizational settings. The influence of job design on human performance will also be examined. The primary focus is on developing effective managerial skills used in improving employee performance.

PRE-CALCULUS

Course Outline

PCUL–1103

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

Pre-Calculus is a fast paced academic course intended for students who will possibly enroll in post-secondary programs that require Pre-Calculus.  Students who take Pre-Calculus are expected to have a strong foundation of math skills from Pre-Calculus

 

ESSENTIAL ENGLISH

Course Outline

ESNG-1104

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

English is a thematic course designed for learners who have had some English language training at some point in time and are now learning English again for reasons of advancing their academic studies, work, travel, hobbies, etc. The course takes students through Basic English language structures and it is geared towards adult learners who need English for studies and work and, as such, concentrates on vocabulary and forms that are useful for the academic and working world. The course is a general English course designed for Nugaal University students to enable them to communicate quickly and effectively in today’s world. The course is based on the communicative approach and it combines the best in current methodology with features designed to make learning easier. The course units integrate the learning of new language with skills development, and places equal emphasis on vocabulary and grammar. The course units are designed to enable a guided discovery approach to learning, first allowing students to check what they know, then helping them to work out the rules for themselves through carefully structured examples and concept questions. Practice lessons in each unit focus on the functional and situational language students need for day-to-day life.

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING ONE 

Course Outline

FACC–1105

96 Hours

4 Credits

Course Description:

This course is aimed at people with no or limited prior accounting knowledge and provides an understanding of how financial statements are prepared for various types of organizations.

 

BUSINESS STATISTICS (QM)

Course Outline

QM –1206

96 Hours

Credits: 3

Course Description:

This course helps the student develop different techniques of analyzing and decision making to solve existing problems in business management.  Several methods are introduced in applying mathematics to solve management problems quantitatively. The determination of the most efficient use of limited resources in maximizing some measure of benefits could be solved using the graphical method or algebraic method. Determining the most profitable distribution pattern for transporting products from factories to markets, and determining the best way to assign a number of objects to a number of other objects are other major problems handled in this course. The student will cover correlation and regression, time series analysis, breakeven analysis, linear programming, deferential calculus and network analysis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING TWO 

Course Outline

FACC–1207

96 Hours

4 Credits

Course Description:

This course covers financial accounting concepts from a user perspective and will focus on the application of these concepts in real-world environments.  Topics include, measuring the cost of homogeneous inventories, using cost flow assumptions such as, Average, FIFO, and LIFO. Topics also include, determining the cost of plant assets and their deprecation methods, students will also learn the accounting records of Sole proprietorship, Partnership and Corporations.                                                                             

 

COMPUTER APPLICATION/BASIC IT

Course Outline

BIT – 1208   

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

The course will be conducted in one semester (4 month) of study.  It is a compulsory course with the intention of developing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as well as upgrading their academic knowledge for use and for further studies.  The mode of learning will involve theoretical and practical aspects in the participatory mode. The course emphasis is on two main aspects; namely ICT as a subject for technological advancement and second, as a tool for integrating ICT skills in facilitating the process of teaching and learning. The course contains seven topics, namely Information Technology, Computer Basics, Computer Applications, Computer Programming Languages, Websites, Multimedia and Socio-economic and Cultural aspect of ICT. 

BUSINESS MATHEMATICS

Course Outline

BMTH –1209

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

The course introduces the applications of mathematics to solve the problems of business and industry. The aim of this course is to provide students with fundamentals of mathematics as a tool necessary for studying business.  This course covers basic algebra and arithmetic (basics of theory of sets and logic, algebraic expressions and their simplification, linear, quadratic, irrational equations, inequalities, simultaneous equations, matrices, calculating loans and savings) and basics of analytical geometry (points, lines, distance, circles, parabolas).

COST ACCOUNTING I

Course Outline

CACC –2111

96 Hours

4 Credits

Course Description: 

This course is an introduction to Cost Accounting as a Management tool. Emphasis will be placed upon the application of cost accounting theory in the solution of problems and case studies

BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

Course Outline

BC–2112

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

This course aims to help you develop the proficiency needed to succeed in today’s technologically enhanced workplace by focusing on the development of professional oral and written communication skills. Having good oral communication and writing skills is imperative in today’s workplace. In the past, business people may have written a couple business letters a month, but now they can receive and send hundreds of email messages weekly. Their writing skills are showcased in every message they send. As well, with the arrival of videoconferencing, large-scale meetings are possible with increased frequency. Through this course, you will improve your: memo, letter, email, report, presentation skills; participation in and chairing of meetings; and job application strategies.

INTRODUCTORY MICRO ECONOMICS

Course Outline

IME –2113

96 Hours

3 Credits

General Objectives:

This course aims to introduce to students the concepts of scarcity and choice, and their influences in the decision-making process of individual consumers, groups of consumers, and firms.  The course examines: price mechanism (demand, supply and price) and allocation of resources; comparative advantage and specialization; the theory of the firm – short run and long run cost/revenue structure and the interaction between markets.

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT 

Course Outline

SMGT –2114

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

This course covers key concepts in strategic management, nature of strategic planning and strategy formulation, implementations and evaluation.  It also includes the use of these concepts in the analyses of complex business situations and effective use of various disciplines in designing effective solutions for strategic business problems

 

COST ACCOUNTING II

Course Outline

CACC–2215

96 Hours

Credits: 4

Course Description:

Cost accounting is for the production department and its quantitative plans for production requirements in material labor and over head basis cost accounting 2 is for the advanced chapters in cost accounting as cost accounting one covered basics of cost accounting chapters focusing material labor and OH illustrations this course is indicating budgeting systems of cost accounting and decision making process. Students will improve their problem-solving abilities through experiential exercises, classroom discussion.

INTRODUCTORY MACRO ECONOMICS

Course Outline

IME –2216

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

This course is designed to develop an understanding of national income, employment, and inflation. The causes and impacts of recessions and expansions are featured. Fiscal and monetary policy, money and banking, current economic problems and policy analysis are covered. Students will acquire a working knowledge of all these topics, analytical tools, and how to apply all of it. Fundamental economic ideas and the operation of the economy on a national scale, production, distribution and consumption of goods and services, the exchange process, the role of government, the national income and its distribution, GDP, consumption function, savings function, investment spending, the  multiplier principle and the influence of government spending on income and output. Analysis of monetary policy, including the banking system and the Federal Reserve System

PRINCIPLE OF MARKETING

Course Outline

PMR–2217

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

This course provides a comprehensive study of the structure and function of marketing systems in the firm, the economy, and society. The course develops the analysis of target markets, the assessment of the firm’s external environments, and the management of marketing practices both domestically and internationally.

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT  

Course Outline

HRM –2218

96 Hours

3 Credits

Course Description:

This course approaches Human Resource Management from the strategic perspective of the general manager.  It covers decisions that would be made by corporate boards of directors, strategic meetings of top management teams, or by general managers of strategic business units. This course would be of interest to individuals pursuing careers in management, entrepreneurship, consulting or human resources.  An emphasis will be placed on Human Resource (HR) decisions and practices and how they are influenced by forces internal and external to the organization, including business strategy, global competition, technological change, unionization, and workforce characteristics. The course will examine the relationship between general management and human resource specialists (including consultants) and the ways HR practices are used by businesses to build and maintain competitive advantage.