I. THE TRAINING PROGRAM IN SUMMARY
1. A brief overview of the training program
The Undergraduate Program in Business Administration, specializing in General Business Administration was established in 1992 with the aim of equipping learners with the knowledge and skills to understand and participate in the modern world of business and management.
This program is applied by a credit training system with 134 credits including general knowledge blocks, business knowledge blocks and specialized knowledge blocks. The curriculum is designed according to a flexible pathway that allows students to plan their own study and complete the program during 3 to 6 years.
The Bachelor of Business Administration, specializing in General Business Administration ensures learners gain a solid foundation so that they can graduate from university to work in functional management positions and understand opportunities for advancement to senior management positions in a rapidly changing business environment. Graduates of this program are likely to have the capabilities for entrepreneurship and management goals to create and ensure sustainable business growth.
This training program stands out for its up-to-date knowledge of the functions that different managers perform in the management process. The success of the training program is also attributed to the attractive extracurricular activities for students to adapt to the rapidly changing business environment. In addition, students have great opportunities to get exchange scholarships to study in developed countries such as The United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Ireland ...
2. General information about the training program
Field of study:
General Business Administration
Field of study Code:
Level of Training:
Type of Training:
Time of Training:
134 credits (excluding Physical Education and Military Education modules)
3. Educational philosophy of University of Economics
We believe that higher education plays a pivotal role in “the creation of our future society.” As a university, we utilize a liberal education philosophy that focuses on the betterment of humanity, scientific spirit, and the fostering of lifelong learners, who work towards building a progressive and prosperous society.
The three pillars of our educational mission are:
“Liberal Arts - Self-initiative - Pragmatism”
- Liberal Arts Education: We believe that our educational mission allows for a transformative experience that allows individuals to engage in self-discovery through the transference of ideas and knowledge that lead to social action. This concept helps students become active participants in the building of a better world. Higher education plays a significant role in the facilitation of conditions that steer individuals towards the development of themselves and their values, which builds their capabilities to contribute towards social progress.
- Self-initiative Education: At the core of higher-education lies a need for the creation of self-discipline. Our educational philosophy seeks to motivate students to take self-initiative in training themselves, bettering themselves and engaging in the act of self-reflection.
- Pragmatism: We have determined that the accumulation of knowledge and creativity in higher education must be of practical value and of service to social progress. Thus, our education focuses on the implementation of pragmatism and ethics in research, training, and development cooperation.
4. Mission and vision and values of University of Economics
University of Economics – the University of Danang is envisioned as a leading research university in Vietnam, significantly contributing to the prosperity of ASEAN community and human knowledge.
As a research-oriented university, we create a humanistic and innovative academic environment to accelerate knowledge discovery, application, and transfer of scientific knowledge in economics and management; ensure a successful foundation and lifelong learning capacity for learners; nurture and develop talents; tackle the socio-economic challenges; and serve the prosperous development of the community.
II. PROGRAM SPECIFICATION
1. Program Objectives (POs)
The Business Administration major, speacializing in General Business Administration equips students with the necessary competencies to enter the modern world of business and management. The program is designed to achieve the following objectives:
- To acquire basic knowledge and skills of a manager related to planning, organizing, leading and controlling (PO1).
- To have the capability of making decisions, implementing and controlling plans in functional areas: production, quality, marketing, human resources, finance... of an enterprise from the operational to the strategic level effectively and efficiently (PO2).
- To have the capability of starting and running a small and medium-sized business in different fields (PO3).
- To understand ethical standards and social responsibility in business in the era of digitalization and globalization (PO4).
2. Program learning outcomes (PLOs)
On the successful completion of the General Business Administration training program, graduates will be equipped to:
Apply basic economic, political, social and legal knowledge to solve problems arising in business and management activities.
Identify the business strategy and the contribution of functional strategies to the execution of an organization's business strategy
Analyze the integration of basic management functions, business strategy of the enterprise and the role of leadership in creating organizational culture and implementing strategy.
Implement basic decisions in corporate governance, such as decisions on production, quality, finance, human resources, marketing...
Identify business opportunities and Create business plans and start-up projects
Communicate effectively (in speech and writing) in negotiating and resolving business administration issues.
Communicate effectively in English (in speech and writing) in a global business environment
Apply the technology of Industry 4.0 in business management and administration.
Comply with ethical standards and practice social responsibility in business
3. Career opportunities
Bachelors of Business Administration, specializing in General Business Administration can work in business organizations of all economic sectors, government agencies and non-profit organizations with groups of possible positions:
After graduation, Bachelors of Business Administration, specializing in General Business Administration can apply for any job positions subject to the individual’s abilities. The career path is as follows:
- During the first 4 years after graduation, Bachelors of Business Administration, specializing in General Business Administration can work at a position or rotate between positions in many departments; middle managers; operational managers in different functional areas and start up their own businesses. Specifically, they may be:
- In 5-10 years, Bachelors of Business Administration, specializing in General Business Administration can advance to the following positions:
- After 10 years, with the knowledge and skills accumulated from management and administration activities of various functions and general management in organizations, the career culmination of Bachelors of Business Administration, specializing in General Business Administration is:
4. Entrance Criteria, academic training process, graduation requirement
According to the university enrollment regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training and the regular university enrollment scheme of University of Economics.
Academic training process
The training process complies with the regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training, the University of Danang and University of Economics. The curriculum is built on a credit unit system that allows students flexibility in their individual study plans. This program is designed as a four-year program, and depending on the ability and learning conditions, students can shorten to 3 years or extend to a maximum of up to 6 years.
The training program consists of 134 credits (excluding Physical Education and Military Education modules). Each academic year has two main semesters (starting from mid-August to the end of June) and one summer semester (starting from early July to mid-August). According to the training schedule, students will study modules in the general courses (46 credits) in the first 3 semesters; modules under the fundamental courses (30 credits) in the 2nd year, at the beginning of the 3rd year; finally, the modules in the specialized courses will be studied at the end of the 2nd year onwards. Students will do an internship in the last semester of the program and choose one of two forms: internship and supplementary study of at least 6 credits selected from optional modules or graduation thesis (provided that the student must take the course "Research Methodology", have a cumulative GPA greater than the prescribed level of the University and be approved by the faculty to do graduation thesis).
Students who wish to be considered for graduating must meet the following requirements:
- Until the time of graduation, they shall not be examined for penal liability or shall not be subject to disciplinary suspension at the level of studying suspension.
- Accumulated number of credits and volume of the programme stipulated.
- The cumulative GPA of the entire program meets the minimum of 2.00 or higher.
- Satisfying some of the requirements for academic achievement for the main curriculum and other conditions determined by the Rector.
- Having Physical Education and Military Education Certificates.
- Having a foreign language certificate (TOEIC 450 or equivalent).
- Possessing an informatics certificate (Advanced Informatics or equivalent).
- Submitting an application to the Academic Affairs Department to be considered in the case of early or late graduation compared to the pre-designed time of the program.
Graduation conditions can be updated according to the current Training Regulations.
5. Scoring system: According to current credit training regulations.
6. Teaching-learning strategies
Direct Instruction Strategies
Direct instruction strategies are used in a structured environment that is directed by the teacher/group leader. In which information is conveyed to the students in a direct way: lecturers give lectures and students listen. These strategies are used in all courses at a certain rate to provide students the basic information or explain a new skill.
Direct instruction strategies applied to the general BA program include explicit teaching, lectures, and guest speakers.
Thinking Skills Strategies
Thinking Skills Strategies develop critical thinking, questioning skills, analyzing skills and reflective practice in students learning approach. These strategies are also designed to foster creative and independent thinking and learning, including problem solving, brainstorming, and case study.
This strategy encourages students to study through practical activities. These activities provide students with the opportunity of experiencing practice, which will motivate them to make discoveries, make decisions, solve problems, and interact with other people on their own.
Cooperative Strategies help students become dynamic, responsible, and thoughtful, thanks to the positive and cooperative interaction in groups. Besides, students can practice the listening skills, respecting and considering two sides of one problem. These strategies focus on how to make students interact with each other, and then put these skills into practice.
Independent Learning Strategies
7. Methods of assessment
Student performance evaluation is the process of recording, storing, and providing information about the students' learning process. The evaluation ensures a clear, accurate, objective, regular and continuous principle. Assessment information is provided and shared in a timely manner to stakeholders including the lecturers, students, parents, and administrators. Since then, there have been timely adjustments in teaching activities in order to achieve teaching goals. The requirements and criteria of each assessment method of each module are designed in detail by the lecturers in charge of that course and informed to students on the first day of the class.
The following are the assessment methods applied in the general BA training program:
Attendance Check (AM1)
In addition to self-study, regular attendance by students as well as student contributions during the course also reflects their attitudes towards the course.
Work Assignment (AM2)
Students are required to do assignments related to the lesson during class or after class. These exercises can be done by individuals or groups and are evaluated according to the specific criteria that have been previously announced to students.
Oral Presentation (AM3)
Students are required to do some work related to presentation activities during or after class hours. These activities are carried out by individuals or groups and are assessed against specific criteria (rubrics).
Performance test (AM4)
The student is required to perform several specific operations, techniques according to the requirements for subject knowledge and skills.
Journal and blogs (AM5)
Students write journals and blogs throughout the practice to reflect performance and experience during the learning period. This is the main method to assess students in internship course.
Essay Examination (AM6)
According to this assessment method, students are asked to answer several questions, exercises or individual opinions about questions related to the standardized requirements of the course.
Multiple choice exam (AM7)
This method of assessment is like the written test method, where students are asked to answer relevant questions based on the questions given. A different point is that in this assessment method, students are asked to choose the correct one(s) among the suggested answers which are designed and printed in the test.
Oral Examination (AM8)
In this assessment method, students are assessed through interviews, direct questions, and answers. This method is used in several management courses to assess the student's overall competency including knowledge and presentation skills. All courses applying for Oral Examination have rubrics for assessment and they are published in syllabus.
Written Report (AM9)
Students are assessed through student report products, including the content presented in the report, the manner of presentation, drawings / images in the report.
Oral Presentation (Individual) (AM10)
This evaluation method is like the oral presentation assessment method, but this method is used for summative assessment which is performed periodically (mid-term, end-of-term, or post-course).
Peer Assessment (AM11)
Group work assessments are used when implementing group teaching activities and are used to evaluate students' group work skills. Rubrics and assessment criteria are published in syllabus.
Graduation Thesis / Report (AM12)
In this assessment method, students are evaluated through a report to the Evaluation Council established by the university based on the proposal of the faculty. Students who are eligible to defend the thesis in accordance with regulations present their thesis report to the council and the reviewers. After that, the council members comment and raise questions. Students answer questions directly at the thesis defense. This assessment method is used during the internship to assess the overall capacity of students including knowledge, skills, and attitudes. The council will mark a score according to the rubric provided by the Faculty/Department. Graduation thesis evaluation score is the average score of council members and is decided by the council.
8. Academic training structure
Specialized and major courses
General Courses provide students with basic knowledge of the business environment such as economies, politics, society, and law..., as well as basic knowledge of economics, management, and basic skills that a manager should have such as communication skills, foreign languages, and informatics. These general courses serve as a premise for the modules of the business, management and major in the future training program framework, and at the same time, it is also the premise for lifelong learning, contributing to the improvement of students' qualifications after university graduation.
Fundamental courses provide the foundational knowledge and skills of business and management, including the fundamental knowledge of accounting, finance, marketing, statistics, information management system.... This knowledge block will serve as a prerequisite for industry and major courses in the training program later.
Specialized courses helps to provide basic knowledge and skills of Business Administration major, including strategic knowledge and knowledge related to some basic functions of an organization such as production, finance, supply chain, marketing... as well as the knowledge and skills that managers need in the Industry 4.0 era such as knowledge of data analysis in business, knowledge of electronic payments... or soft skills such as negotiation skills, negotiation skills, teamwork skills....
The specialized knowledge block helps students build in-depth management competencies, including decision-making capacity; organizational design; leadership capability in creating, maintaining, developing as well as changing organizational culture; controlling the implementation of the strategy and continuously improving the performance to create a sustainable competitive advantage on the basis of focusing on human resource management, production, quality to add value to customers. The specialized knowledge block also aims to provide the capacity to start and run a small and medium-sized enterprise in general. Besides, the specialized knowledge block provides students with business administration knowledge to adapt to the digital technology context such as knowledge of digital transformation, digital marketing, innovation management...
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