1. General information about the training program
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Time of Training:
134 credits (excluding Physical Education and Military Education modules)
2. Program Objectives (POs)
Digital Business is a bachelor’s degree program in business administration which provides the labor market with executives having general knowledge of business administration, in-depth knowledge of digital business and other knowledge related to the digital application of Industry 4.0 in business and management. Bachelor of Business Administration, specializing in Digital Business will have the professional competence in building digital business strategies, deploying digital business strategies into functional strategies such as production, finance, marketing strategies, etc., planning, organizing, and implementing digital transformation projects in enterprises. Furthermore, Bachelor of Business Administration, specializing in Digital Business will be able to identify digital business opportunities, develop digital business models and set up digital start-up projects. In addition to professional knowledge in Business Administration and Digital Business, Bachelor of Business Administration, specializing in Digital Business will be well equipped with Vietnamese and English communication skills to adapt to the context of globalization and international integration, as well as knowledge of business ethics and social responsibility in the digital environment. Specifically, the program is built with the following objectives:
- PO1: To acquire basic knowledge and skills of a manager related to planning, organizing, leading, controlling
- PO2: To have in-depth knowledge of digital business ranging from identifying digital business opportunities to implementing plans from strategic to operational levels in numerous functional areas: production, finance, human resources, marketing, project management… of a digital enterprise
- PO3: To have the capability of starting and running a digital business and managing digital transformation projects of all types of businesses, economic, political, and social organizations.
- PO4: To understand ethical standards and social responsibility in business in the era of digitalization and globalization
3. Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
On the successful completion of the Digital Business training program, graduates will be equipped to:
Apply basic economics, 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 in digital enterprises, digital business strategies and create and manage digital transformation projects of enterprises
Implement basic decisions in digital business administration, such as decisions on production, finance, human resources, marketing...
Identify digital business opportunities and Create digital business models, digital 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 technologies of Industry 4.0 in business management and administration
Comply with ethical standards and practice social responsibility in business
4. Career Opportunities
Bachelors of Business Administration, specializing in Digital Business can work in domestic and foreign corporations and companies operating in the field of Digital Business or enterprises having digital transformation departments ... Specifically, Bachelors of Business Administration, specializing in Digital Business can apply the following job positions:
During the first 4 years after graduation, Bachelors of Business Administration, specializing in Digital Business can work at a position or rotate between positions in many departments in digital businesses.... Specifically, they can be:
-Sales staff, business data analyst
-Customer service staff, product development staff, market development staff
-Digital marketing staff, distribution channel managers
-E-commerce department staff
-Staff in digital product development projects
Or work as an employee in the digital transformation departments of any organization, any business.
In 5-10 years, Bachelors of Business Administration, specializing in Digital Business can advance to higher positions in digital enterprises:
-Head or deputy head of sales department, business data analysis department
-Head or deputy head of customer service department
-Head or deputy head of distribution channel and network management,
-Head or deputy head of e-commerce department
-Head or deputy head of digital product development project
-Head or deputy head of branch or area manager, regional manager
Or be the head or deputy head of the digital transformation department of any organization, any business
After 10 years, with the knowledge and skills accumulated from management and administration activities of many different functions and general management of small units, the career culmination of Bachelors of Business Administration, specializing in Digital Business is:
-Director or deputy director of a digital business enterprise
-Owner of a digital business
5. 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.
6. Scoring system
According to current credit training regulations.
7. 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
8. 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:
Attendence 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 Assigment (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)..
Multiple choice exam (AM4)
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.
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.
Journal and blogs (AM6)
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.
Internship Report (AM7)
In this method, students who are not eligible to defend the thesis in accordance with regulations are assessed through a report to the lecturer assigned by the Faculty based on the proposal of the division. Students receive questions from the lecturer and answer them directly at the internship report session. This method is used during the internship period to assess the overall capacity of students including knowledge, skills and attitudes. Lecturers assigned to the assessment will assign scores according to the Rubric provided by the division. The assessment score for the internship report is decided by the lecturer assigned to evaluate it.
Graduation Thesis/ Report (AM8)
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.
9. 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.
Major 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 specialized competencies in digital business, including the capacity to implement digital transformation projects of the organization and the ability to identify digital business opportunities, develop business models and set up digital start-up projects. In addition, the specialized knowledge block provides students with knowledge and skills to implement basic decisions in digital business administration, such as decisions on production, finance, human resources, and marketing…
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