Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka
Of all the undergraduate and graduate level business education available in Bangladesh, the BBA and MBA programmes offered by Institution of Business Administration is most sought after among the top students. Students who what to study BBA or MBA in Bangladesh generally aspire to have their degree from IBA and that makes it most competitive to get into. The admission to IBA is extremely competitive.
Brief History of IBA
Institute of Business Administration (IBA) came into existence in 1966 as a specialized institution under the University of Dhaka by offering nation’s first MBA Program under academic collaboration arrangements with the prestigious Indiana University at Bloomington, USA. IBA subsequently became the centre of excellence for the business studies in Bangladesh. The BBA program was introduced subsequently in 1993 (in collaboration with the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada). With continued and invincible reputation, IBA is widely accepted as the best in the business.
BBA Programme at IBA
BBA students are required to complete a total of 40 courses equally in 8 semesters in 4 years followed by a 3-month Internship to earn a BBA degree from IBA, University of Dhaka.
Employability of IBA Graduates
IBA BBA graduates are recruited by multinational companies, local & international banks and foreign companies even before they finish their course. No other degree in Bangladesh can ensure such a secured and esteemed career.
BBA (IBA) Admission Process
Admission to BBA at IBA is a two step process. Firstly, candidates have to sit for a written test and then those who are selected are invited to appear for viva test.
Candidates first sit for an admission test and are selected solely on the basis of their standing in the test. A candidate can appear for this test a number of times and break of study is also not a disqualification. Around 180 selected candidates go through a screening interview; roughly 65% of the selected candidates are offered a place finally.
Admission Test Content
The admission test has two modules-
Module 1 : Written Admission Test
Part 1 : MCQ [duration 90 mm.]: Part one has 3 sections – Mathematics (30 Q – SAT Standard), English Language and Communication (30 Q TOEFL/SAT standard), Aptitude and Analytical Ability (Puzzle solving, Data sufficiency & Critical Reasoning) – 15 Marks.
Part 2 : Written English [30 min.]: Free Writing, Translation, Sentence Correction etc – 25 Marks
Module 2 : Verbal Communication Assessment
Part 1 : Writing Assessment [15 min.]: Free writing
Part 2 : Interview [10-15 min]
BBA Institute of Business Administration (IBA)
BBA (IBA) Admission Requirements
* Letter grades of O’ & A’ level subjects are converted to grade points (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1). Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated by averaging the grade points of the 5 best grades for O’ Level and the 2 best grades for A’ Level. Please note that the O’ level subjects must include Mathematics.
** This is according to last year’s admission requirements and may change without prior notice.
*** For all other certificates, equivalence will be determined by the Equivalence Committee of IBA.
For more information: www.iba-du.edu
S@ifur’s BBA Admission Preparation Program
Our preparation program starts with English and Mathematics lessons. Each 2-hour class on alternate days begins with a class-test. A number of subject tests will assess progress every other week. 16 lesson-classes on English language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Skills) and 14 lesson-classes on Basic Mathematics Skills (Algebra, Arithmetic and Geometry) are held on alternate days. Students, once having acquired a level of Mathematics and English ability, are then introduced to the Analytical Ability build-up phase. A number of special Mathematics Tutorial Classes are offered to students with Commerce & Humanities background.
Approximately 40 lesson classes are followed by 14 practice tests & 6 full-length Model tests patterned after the real IBA admission test. Up to eight Solution classes and a number of additional prep-classes will give our students the best possible preparation for IBA Admission test. A series of Mock interview sessions are arranged for students who pass the written phase of the IBA admission screening.