- Programme Overview
The three year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program is designed to provide a strong background for professional and academic career development in the wider realm of business and management studies. The programme provides students with strong theoretical and practical-oriented skills, required in the private and public sectors, as well as the third sector. The programme also seeks to provide training for those individuals who wish to gain skills in establishing and managing their own enterprises and those who are already in business but wish to improve on management of their enterprises. The program engages analysis into the dynamics and competitive challenge of the business environment in which organizations operate and to emphasize the principles and workings of management processes in order to sharpen and develop leadership skills to full potential.
Apart from the training the generic areas of Business and management studies realm, the BBA programme provides opportunity for participants to select from four (4) study areas of specialisation, namely, Procurement, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and International Business.
The wake of globalization has seen many economies, including the Ugandan economy, that continue to face enormous challenges, which require revitalizing business and management knowledge, skills and practice to promote corporate and enterprise success against the global storm. In this era of globalisation, a number of entrepreneur opportunities have been created and others lost due to inadequate skills in business management owing to global competition.
As a response to the evolving global operations, Governments have enacted numerous laws and policies intended to liberalize the operational environment to harmonize and support public and private sectors competitiveness and growth. Both Government policy and international development initiatives, around the region, have increasingly supported the business ventures and entrepreneurial activities to promote employment and growth for the economies. This effort however, can easily be lost if the resources that are to manage ventures and business are bereft of basic business and management foundations/ practice.
The above interaction between government policies and the business sectors is well captured in the proposed BBA program. It is also in tandem with the University and other Tertiary Institutions’ Act (2001), which has provided a legal framework on the basis of which tertiary institutions can now support growth, competitiveness and professionalism in the public and private sector arenas.
It is within the spirit of the above and the need to promote human resource capacity to withstand the challenges of a globalised world, but also seeking to exploit its opportunities that the BBA program is being introduced at St. Augustine International University.
The objectives of the program are:
- To prepare students to deal with challenges of the changing global environment with better prospects.
- To equip students with analytical skills to establish and solve day-to-day modern business and management problems.
- To equip students with leadership and management skills to create business enterprise and employment.
- To train students to fill the gap in formulating plans and decisions regarding the business operations and management of organisations.
- To equip students with firm foundation for conducting research in business and management for professional and academic development.
- To develop and manage business processes to ensure quality organizational performance and customer satisfaction.
- To promote business ethics and corporate social responsibility.
- Program Learning Outcomes
At the successful completion of this programme the student will be able, among others, to:
- Describe the basic political, economic and social (cultural/ ethical) environment affecting business and organisational success;
- Apply different quantitative and economic models in solving business problems;
- Make basic decisions regarding human resources, leadership and organizational change;
- Evaluate and utilise basic purchasing and marketing skills to promote business;
- Identify and utilise appropriate techniques to analyze micro and macroeconomic issues facing the market and business undertaking;
- Prepare and analyze financial information, and make informed rational decisions in financial and assets management;
- Know and utilise basic computer hardware, software and IT trends in Business;
- Identify, analyse and explore business opportunities and resources for venture growth and sustainability;
The Programme targets the following categories of students:
- Holders of Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent.
- Diploma holders in relevant subjects of business and management from recognized institutions.
- Persons who shall have passed Mature Age Entrance Examinations.
- Admission Requirements
Students will be admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration programme through three avenues: Direct Entry scheme, Mature Entry scheme and Diploma Entry scheme.
- Direct/ A level Entry Scheme
For admission under the Direct Entry Scheme, a candidate must have:
- The Uganda Certificate of Education or its equivalent
- Advanced level principal in Economics and other Science/ Arts subjects obtained at same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education/ or its equivalent
Essential Economics and one best done of the remaining A level subjects.
Relevant Second best done of the remaining A level subjects
Desirable General Paper, sub-maths
Others All others
- Diploma Holders
A candidate shall be admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration Programme if she/he has at least a Second Class Diploma award from a recognized institution of higher learning.
- Mature Age Entry
For admission under the Mature Age Entry Scheme, a candidate must pass the Mature Age Entry Examinations of St. Augustine international University for the Bachelor of Business Administration/ Commerce Degree or any other nationally recognised entry exam by the National Council for Higher Education.
Examinations regulations will fall under the general framework of University examinations regulations. Each course shall be assessed on the basis of a total of 100 marks with proportions as follows:
Coursework (continuous assessment) 30%
Written Examination 70%
- Grading System
Each course will be graded out of a maximum of 100 marks and assigned appropriate letter grades and grade point average as follows:
|Marks||Letter Grade||Grade Point||Interpretation|
|90 – 100||A+||5||Exceptional|
|80 – 89||A||5||Excellent|
|75 – 79||B+||4.5||Very Good|
|70 – 74||B||4||Good|
|65 – 69||C+||3.5||Fairly Good|
|60 – 64||C||3||Fair|
|55 – 59||D+||2.5||Pass|
|50 – 54||D||2||Marginal pass|
|45 – 49||E||1.5||Marginal pass|
|40 – 45||E–||1||Clear Fail|
|Below 40||F||0||Bad Fail|
The Pass Mark in any course shall be 50%. No credit unit should be awarded for any course in which a student fails.
- Calculation of Cumulative Grade Point Aggregate(CGPA)
The CGPA shall be calculated as follow;
CGPA = Σni=1(GPi*CUi),
Where GPi is the Grade Point score of a particular course, CUi is the number of Credit Units of course i; and n is the number of courses so far done.
- Degree Classification
The Bachelor of Business Administration programme shall be classified according to the following Cumulative Grade Point Averages:
|Second class-Upper Division||3.60-4.39|
|Second class-Lower Division||2.80-3.59|
- Graduation Load
To be eligible for the award of the Degree of Bachelor of Business Administration the candidate must obtain a minimum of 122 credit units as follows:
Year I Semester I – 21 Credit Units
Semester II – 21 Credit Units
Year II Semester I – 20 Credit Units
Semester II – 20 Credit Units
Year II Recess term – 4 Credit Units
Year III Semester I – 20 Credit Units
Semester II – 20 Credit Units
Total – 126 Credit Units
After satisfactory completion of the program, a candidate will be awarded the Degree of Bachelor of Business Administration of St. Augustine International University.
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