The Department of Business Administration started functioning from the inception of the World University of Bangladesh (WUB) with the mission of offering high quality business courses with a view to creating ethically and morally responsible future business leaders with the ability of strategic thinking, problem solving, critical analysis, and efficient communication. Accordingly, the Academic Programs of the Department viz., BBA and MBA are run by a group of experienced and renowned academicians. The Department considers several factors as Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). These include student enrollment, student dropout, employment rate, number of thesis and publications, and faculty-student ratio. The department has a good record of graduate employment. More than 60% of the students get job within one year of degree completion. Faculties and students publish different research works regularly in various national and international journals.
The Department regularly gathers information from the stakeholders and accordingly considers curriculum modification and readjustment. It has standard syllabus for under graduate (BBA) and graduate program (MBA) approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh. Curriculum Review is a continuous and regular process which is done by the suggestions of the stakeholders (UGC, Employers, Alumni, Experts, Existing students’ opinion etc.) and the Faculty. From the opinion of current students and alumni it is found that WUB is moderately achieving the learning objectives from the given curriculum. Both the alumni and the existing students are of the same opinion that the students have moderate level of work load in the existing curriculum.
A combination of different teaching methods is followed in the Department of Business Administration. The Department strictly follows the lesson plan for each course offered. Lecture by teacher is the mostly used technique in which sometimes students take notes from the lecture. During the class, in most cases, PowerPoint slides are used to demonstrate the key points of lecture to the students. Sometimes class discussion is also evident where the students and the teachers collaborate.
There are sufficient classrooms available for the students of the Department of Business Administration. Size of the classrooms is arranged according to the number of students. All classrooms are air conditioned and somewhat well equipped. Often multimedia projectors are also used by teachers in their classes. Proper library facilities are available for the students of the department. The department also provides the students stimulus for maximizing their skills, talents and abilities toward achievement of their visions. Most of the Co-curricular and Extracurricular Activities are jointly arranged by the university authority and the department concerned. Moreover, the department offers a variety of career development assistance which includes career assessments, choosing a major, writing C.V, graduate school advising, employment referrals, professional etiquette and mock interviews.
Currently the Department of Business Administration is pursuing blended learning system along with pedagogy and andragogy outcome based learning methods. This system is related with research in order to discover new business knowledge to enhance students’ skills and understanding. Department has a research unit which encourage the faculty members to produce good quality research paper and apply it in their respective classes. The department is committed to continue its efforts to increase business research so that it can contribute for the sustainable development of the country.
The Department of Business Administration is the member of ACBSP and AACSB. This department has collaboration with many universities in different countries. Recently, the department organized various events to enhance students’ knowledge such as “How to Build Successful Career in the Global Marketplace”, “Effective Time Management for Students”, “How to be a good entrepreneur and get rich, stay rich and be happy”, “A brief introduction to the concepts and use of Lean Six Sigma” and “Venture Capital for Entrepreneurs”. In addition, the department organized some extra ordinary study tours to refresh students’ mind such as “Shillong a beauty queen of Meghalaya”, India, Tour in Creative Style Wear Limited and Grameen Phone House. Apart from the student activities, the department made agreement with some organizations such Memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with Minister Hi-Tech Park & MyOne Electronics Industries Ltd and Regency Hospitality Training Institute (a sister concern of Dhaka Regency Hotel & Resort) to create job opportunity for the graduates after their graduation.
Furthermore, the department students participated in different events in national level and they became successful such as winners in the ACE -1st International Education & Cultural Carnival Bangladesh held on November 29-30, 2017 at Daffodil International University and also in the Business Innovation Summit 2018, reached to top ten among 900 teams from whole Bangladesh. Through our student various achievement, the department has formed WUB Business Club and WUB Entrepreneurship Club for betterment of the student engagement and various university activities by using their theoretical innovative knowledge and their implication in pragmatic university life.