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Master of Business Administrion


Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides an opportunity for individuals to prepare for managerial positions in today’s complex and dynamic environment. The program places strong emphasis on the application of business theory to the realities of the business world. It also recognizes the demands of an increasing, competitive, multicultural economy characterized by rapid technological innovation and superior product and service quality demands. The MBA program consists of a prescribed pattern of Graduate courses. The entire program is based on a common core of courses, which examine the functions of the executive and the environment of the administrator. Beyond this core, the student may choose to study in some depth any of a number of particular fields in business administration and economics.

Program Objectives

  • Acquaint the students with the concepts and tools which are relevant to achieve leadership and organizational objectives and goals.
  • Develop and strengthen various emotional intelligence skills.
  • Provide students with the required tools for decision-making and data analysis.
  • Improve students’ marketing skills through the use of case studies
  • Teach students the techniques and tools useful for financial analysis and control in today’s business climate
  • Give students the skills and the knowledge set necessary to ethically manage today’s business operations for productivity and performance
  • Engender a global perspective in all students
  • Develop each student’s strategic thinking

Areas of Concentration

  • Critical thinking
  • Critical Analysis
  • Effective problem solving
  • Effective communication
  • both oral and written communication
  • Leadership
  • The ability to innovate

Major Areas

  • Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Management Information System (MIS)
  • Accounting
  • Apparel Merchandising
  • Textile & Fashion Marketing

Career Opportunities

The MBA program is widely acclaimed and almost universally recognized as an academic discipline to prepare students for assuming responsibilities of management in either business, non-business or even government organizations.
In advanced countries like the USA, UK, and USSR the MBA degree offers higher career opportunities to engineers, architects, researchers, merchandisers and even physicians. The universal emphasis is to equip the degree (MBA) holder to meet the challenges of resource constraints and find new avenues for development.
Now-a-days in every society, MBA degree holders get preference over others in any organization that requires group endeavor. In Bangladesh also, the giant organizations like banks, industrial groups, infrastructure developers, tourism and hospitability organizers and even NGOs prefer to employ MBAs in managerial positions.
ISU authority is fully aware of the program needs and is highly committed to produce such MBAs who will compete not only nationally (within the country) but also internationally.

Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of at least a Bachelor’s degree from a reputed university.
  • Qualifying in ISU admission test or a minimum score of 550 in TOEFL and 500 in GMAT.
  • Work experience after graduation in an executive position is preferred but not essential (for regular MBA only).

Course Structure

Course CategoryNo. of CoursesCredit per CourseTotal Credits
Foundation and General Education (GE)6318
Defense of the Thesis133



*Note: Under the MBA program we have special arrangements for (i) executives and (ii) BBA graduates. The candidates belonging to these categories will be allowed course waiver based on an acceptable policy followed by most of the private universities in our country.

Upon the completion of the program, the students will be able to:

  • MBA for Executives (EMBA): A genuine executive (both government and non-government) having working experience for a continuous period of at least 03 (three) years after BSc. Engineering/ MBBS/ Honors in any subject or at least 05 (five) years after degree (pass course) will be allowed to enroll for the program. They will have to complete a total of 51 credit hours for the EMBA degree.
  • MBA for BBA graduates: it is a regular practice that the BBA graduates have to complete usually 36 credits for the MBA degree. The department of Business Administration will select the required courses to be offered, usually within 02 (two) semesters.

Degree Requirements

  • Completion of 69 credit hours
  • Completion of the project with at least a ‘C’ grade
  • Passing of all courses individually and maintaining a minimum CGPA of 2.00.

Financial Information

Particulars Unit Cost (in Tk.) Total (in Tk.) Mode of Payment
Admission Fee + Form Fee 10500 10500 Once
Tuition Fee (per credit) 2100 144900 Semester-wise
Registration Fee 5000 20000 Semester-wise
Internship Registration Fee 3000 3000 During Internship
Library Fee 1000 1000 Once
Lab. Fee 500 2000 Semester-wise
Student Activities Fee 500 2000 Once
Total 183400

List of Courses

Foundation and General Education (GED) Courses
Course Code Course Title Credit
MBA 500 Remedial English 0
MBA 501 Business Communication 3
MBA 502 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics 3
MBA 503 Business Statistics 3
MBA 504 Computing Fundamentals 3
MBA 505 Bangladesh Studies 3
MBA 506 Organizational Behaviour 3
Program Core Courses
MBA 507 Principles of Management 3
MBA 508 Principles of Marketing 3
MBA 509 Managerial Economics 3
MBA 510 Costs and Management Accounting 3
MBA 511 Financial Management 3
MBA 512 Human Resource Management 3
MBA 513 Research Methodology 3
MBA 514 Operations Management in Business 3
MBA 515 Business Law 3
MBA 516 Strategic Management 3
MBA 575 Thesis/ Internship/Project 6
MBA 576 Viva Voce/ Defense of the Thesis 3
List of Major Courses
Human Resource Management (Any Four)
MBA 517 Strategic Human Resource Management 3
MBA 518 Training & Management Development 3
MBA 519 Conflict Management and Negotiations 3
MBA 520 Industrial Relations 3
MBA 521 Human Resource Planning 3
MBA 522 Compensation Management 3
MBA 523 Performance Appraisal 3
MBA 524 Career Planning & Development 3
Marketing (Any Four)
MBA 525 Strategic Marketing Management 3
MBA 526 Services Marketing 3
MBA 527 Consumer Behavior 3
MBA 528 Brand Management 3
MBA 529 Advertising & Promotional Management 3
MBA 530 Supply Chain and Operations Management 3
MBA 531 E-Commerce and Digital Marketing 3
MBA 532 Marketing Research 3
Finance (Any Four)
MBA 533 Corporate Finance 3
MBA 534 Investment Theory & Management 3
MBA 535 Financial Institutions and Markets 3
MBA 536 Real Estate Finance 3
MBA 537 Financial Derivatives & Risk Management 3
MBA 538 Financial Statements Analysis 3
MBA 539 Working Capital Management 3
MBA 540 International Financial Management 3
Management Information System (Any Four)
MBA 541 Object Oriented Programming Language 3
MBA 542 Data Communication & Computer networks 3
MBA 543 Systems Analysis & Design 3
MBA 544 Software Engineering & Project Management 3
MBA 545 Database Management System 3
MBA 546 Enterprise Resource Planning 3
MBA 547 Computer Based Simulation System 3
MBA 548 Artificial Intelligence 3
Accounting (Any Four)
MBA 549 Accounting Information System 3
MBA 550 Auditing 3
MBA 551 Accounting for Govt. & Non-profit Organizations 3
MBA 552 Business Taxation 3
MBA 553 Intermediate Accounting 3
MBA 554 Financial Statement Analysis 3
MBA 556 Advanced Cost Accounting 3
MBA 557 Accounting Theory 3
Apparel Merchandising (Any Four)
MBA 558 Introduction to RMG Business 3
MBA 559 Advanced Textile Science (Fiber-Yarn-Fabric) 3
MBA 560 Dyeing, Printing and Washing 3
MBA 561 Clothing Materials & Cutting Technology 3
MBA 562 Introduction to Fashion Marketing 3
MBA 563 Tools & Techniques of Merchandising 3
MBA 564 Production & Operations Management in RMG 3
MBA 565 Quality Control & Compliance in RMG 3
Textile & Fashion Marketing (Any Four)
MBA 566 Principles of Textile & Fashion Marketing 3
MBA 567 Fashion & Textile Brand Management 3
MBA 568 Production & Supply Chain Mgt. in T&F Industry 3
MBA 569 Fashion Marketing Strategy & Promotion 3
MBA 570 Entrepreneurship in Fashion & Textile 3
MBA 571 Raw Materials of Textiles & Elements of FD 3
MBA 572 Product Development for Fashion Industry 3
MBA 573 Fashion Retailing & Visual Merchandising 3
MBA 575 Thesis/ Internship/Project 6
MBA 576 Viva Voce / Defense of the Thesis 3