Mission Statement and Program Objectives

The Bachelor of Business Administration at IUC offers an ambitious curriculum that puts students in the middle of the emerging global economy. It provides a framework for understanding markets and the international operations of companies. The IUC BBA program helps students to develop the practical skills needed to operate a business effectively in a world where international competition thrives.

The mission of the BBA program is to provide students with a high-quality Bachelor-level education in the field of business administration. The program is designed to prepare students for positions of increasing responsibility and leadership in the business and public administration fields.

The IUC BBA Program has the following objectives:

  1. Students must demonstrate a high degree of critical thinking and communication skills.
    1. Students must be able to communicate effectively in the written and oral form and in a way that is appropriate for the existing objectives and audience.
    2. Students must be able to evaluate information, its sources, critical issues, and problems, and offer a range of problem-solving strategies.
    3. Students must have the ability to integrate selected information into their knowledge base.
    4. Students must be able to analyze issues critically using their newly acquired knowledge base and predict possible consequences in the potential implementation of solutions.
  2. Students must be able to apply theoretical and practical skills in dealing with the myriad of potential issues in the corporate decision making process.
    1. Students must be able to assess the importance and development of organizational human and business issues.
    2. Students must be able to identify, describe, and explain a range of corporate processes, procedures, policies and concepts that ensure the smooth functioning of small and large organizations.
    3. Students must be able to assess the impact of outside forces such as the competition, interested stakeholders and the public interest aspect. This might include legal, ethical, social, economic, technological and international issues.
  3. Students must be able to demonstrate collaboration and teamwork in the learning and problem-solving process.
    1. Students must be able to identify, describe, and discuss perspectives and best practices with regards to a team-based approach to leadership in an organization.
    2. Students must be able to apply a modicum of interpersonal and leadership skills in team-based learning and work activities.
    3. Students must be able to exercise the appropriate leadership and management skills in the course of developing a professional approach to the workplace and must also be able to differentiate between the two.

Expected Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically analyze an industry and a specific firm within an industry.
  2. Synthesize important relationships across business disciplines.
  3. Interpret ethical and legal concerns of stakeholders and be able to comply with codes and regulations.
  4. Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, the ideas and arguments associated with business issues.
  5. Explain and apply analytical constructs to business problem solving.
  6. Design organizations to fit the specific business issues and formulate reasonable and logical implementation decisions.
  7. Recognize and understand the special opportunities and challenges presented by the global business environment.

The BBA program is designed on an interactive model to facilitate strong relationships between students and faculty.

Method of delivery

BBA students will be exposed to a range of high-quality, top online academic interventions. Because the course is a time-consuming one, IUC will ensure that students gain the most from this enriching experience.

Duration

The BBA program takes 4 years both for online and for onsite students. Under certain conditions, some students could apply to achieve their degree over a longer period.

Admission Requirements for BBA Program

To apply for the BBA Programs applicants should have completed at least a Secondary degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.7 or equivalent from a recognized University.

Application Form

  1. Most recent resume (including name and address of last employer) including your full postal and e-mail address and telephone number
  2. A copy of your last degree and a copy of your last transcript. Later on an original of your transcripts sent directly from the university will be required. You should have graduated from a recognized university.
  3. A scanned copy of official government identification (such as passport, driver’s license, national ID card etc.)
  4. All documents in a foreign language should be translated into English.
    All official copies and translations should be certified and/or notarized.

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

Applicants must be at least 12 years of age at the time of application for the BBA Program. The IUC Admission Committee’s decision for acceptance will be based on predictors of academic success and will include such factors as previous academic grades and records, as well as prior work experience.

Credit Transfer

Transferability of Units and Degrees Earned to our University

Credits earned in other programs will be transferred, provided that they represent:

  • Credits earned at similar or complementary programs.
  • No more than 30 credits (or equivalent) or a maximum of 50% of the total number of credits required to complete the IUC program.
  • Credits that have been granted by an institution that is recognized.

IUC accepts academic credits earned from accredited/approved academic institutions when the course content is deemed equivalent to our own. The number of transfer credits granted for each course depends on the other college’s definition of its credit system. Credits from a school that also operates on a semester credit system transfer one-to-one. Credits from schools on a quarter credit system will transfer in a ratio of 2/3 semester credit for each quarter credit on a course-by-course basis, rounded to the nearest whole credit. For example, a course for which the student earned three quarter credits at another college will transfer to IUC as two semester credits; a course with four-quarter credits would transfer as three semester credits.

Previously earned credit will be assessed during the admission process:

Generally speaking, applicants wishing to transfer in credits earned at institutions must have their academic transcripts evaluated and certified by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services organization. Exceptions may be made to this rule if IUC has demand that the information provided and that the region which the transfer is made exhibits sufficient transparency that allows IUC to make its eligibility assessment on its own. Applicants transferring in a degree need to request a General Report. Applicants wishing to transfer credits toward specific courses in the IUC curricula must request a Course-by-Course report.

Students should request that the assessing organization send the evaluation and transcripts directly to IUC.

To Apply for Transfer Credits:

  • Pay the $100 evaluation fee.
  • Submit official transcripts for any and all of the transfer credits you wish to receive credit for.
  • Submit course descriptions for any and all appropriate courses.

 

BBA Program Structure

 

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree requires 40 courses:
  • 12 General Education Courses (GEC)
  • 8 Foundational Core Courses
  • 10 Professional Core Courses
  • 6 Concentration Courses
  • 4 Elective Courses
  • Total of 120 credit hours

Each course consists of 3 credit hours. Students will complete 84 credit hours of Foundational Core, Professional Core and Concentration Courses and 36 credit hours of General Education Courses, for a total of 120 credit hours.

General Education Core Courses (36 credit hours)

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

GEC 101 English Composition 3
GEC 103 Oral Communications Skills 3
ENG 145 Academic Writing 3
MATH 101 Pre-Calculus 3
MATH 151 Calculus I 3
GEC 108 Business English 3
GEC 140 Introduction to Humanities 3
3 Social Sciences Courses 9
GROUP A (pick one course, 3 credits)
GEC 130 Psychology
GEC 131 Sociology
GEC 132 Philosophy
GROUP B (pick two courses, 6credits)
GEC 110 World History
GEC 112 World Geography
GEC 114 Comparative Government
2 Ethics Courses 6
GEC 120 Religion in the Modern World
GEC 122 Judaism
GEC 124 Hinduism
GEC 126 Christianity
GEC 128 Islam
Total GEC 36

Foundational Core Courses (24 credit hours)

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BUSS 210 Introduction to Business 3
BUSS 301 Principles of Management 3
BUSS 302 Principles of Marketing 3
CAR 100 Career Planning and Development 3
COMP 124 Information Technology 3
COMP 127 Office Applications 3
STAT 200 Introduction to Statistics 3
Total Foundation 24

Professional Core Courses (30 credit hours)

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

ACCT 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
ACCT 305 Accounting Information Systems 3
BUSS 303 Principles of Finance 3
BUSS 307 Business Law I 3
BUSS 312 Organizational Theory & HR Management 3
BUSS 406 Operations Management 3
BUSS 407 Political & Social Environment of Business 3
BUSS 480 Senior Business Research Project 3
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Total Foundation 30

Concentration Courses (18 Credits)

Concentration

Credit Hours

Finance ( 6 courses)
The Finance concentration prepares students to examine the decision-making process and the role of markets in the allocation of both real and financial resources. It integrates the fields of finance and business economics. Students will explore both theoretical and applied concepts in the related fields of corporate finance, investment, speculative and financial markets, real estate, banking, industrial organization, and public policy towards business. Balanced emphasis is placed on both primary theory and its application to business problems.
BUSS 314 Corporate Finance 3
BUSS 420 Introduction to Investment Banking 3
BUSS 430 Financial Analysis & Valuations 3
BUSS 444 International Finance 3
ECON 207 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
ECON 208 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
Total Concentration 18
International Business (6 courses)
The International Business concentration provides a solid foundation in the theory and practice of modern business organizations in relation to current economic, political, and socio-cultural environments.
BUSS 154 Introduction to Import/Export 3
BUSS 340 International Business 3
BUSS 420 Introduction to Investment Banking 3
BUSS 442 International Marketing 3
BUSS 443 International Strategy 3
BUSS 444 International Finance 3
Total Concentration 18
Marketing (6 courses)
Marketing concentration prepares students for careers in any sector of this exciting field. A wide range of course options allow students to acquire a strong general background in marketing or to specialize in one of the subdisciplines of the field, for example, internet marketing.
BUSS 442 International Marketing 3
BUSS 322 Marketing Research 3
BUSS 421 Advertising and Promotion 3
BUSS 422 Sales Management 3
BUSS 423 Services Marketing 3
BUSS 424 Non-Profit Marketing 3
Total Concentration 18

Elective Courses (4 Courses -12 Credits)
Four courses from any of the following list:

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

BUSS 470 Business Law II 3
BUSS 348 Public Relations 3
BUSS 465 Project Management 3
LANG 244 Foreign Language I 3
LANG 245 Foreign Language II 3
BUSS 154 Introduction to Import/Export 3
BUSS 260 Internship Level I 3
BUSS 261 Internship Level II 3
BUSS 340 International Business 3
BUSS 420 Introduction to Investment Banking 3
BUSS 442 International Marketing 3
BUSS 443 International Strategy 3
BUSS 444 International Finance 3
BUSS 321 Consumer Behavior 3
BUSS 322 Marketing Research 3
BUSS 360 Internship Level III 3
BUSS 421 Advertising and Promotion 3
BUSS 422 Sales Management 3
BUSS 423 Services Marketing 3
BUSS 424 Non-Profit Marketing 3
BUSS 425 Internet Marketing 3
BUSS 442 International Marketing 3
BUSS 314 Corporate Finance 3
BUSS 420 Introduction to Investment Banking 3
BUSS 430 Financial Analysis & Valuations 3
BUSS 444 International Finance 3
BUSS 460 Internship Level IV 3
ECON 207 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
ECON 208 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3