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MBA (Executive) PROGRAM


Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program is a professional graduate program for individuals who plan managerial careers in business, government and industry. The objective of the program is to develop skills and judgment in an individual for effective management. The emphasis is on the developing a student’s ability to evaluate business and organizational situations so as to make informed and creative judgment about policy and operations. Central to this approach is the development of creativity and judgment in students, so essential to every manager regardless of functional area or level within an organization.



3.  Degree Requirements

The EMBA degree requirements are:

(a)  Completion of 15 courses (45 credit hours);

(b)  Completion of Management Project;

(c)   Passing of the Comprehensive Examination;

(d)  Passing of all courses individually and maintaining a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50.

Each student is required to attend all classes held during each semester. Only three absences in one semester in each course may be excused. Unexcused absences may result in reducing the course grade of the student or in dismissal of the student from the program.

The academic year for EMBA Program is divided into 3 semesters which are as follows:

Fall Semester

1 July to 31 October

4 Months


1 November to 15 November

15 Days

Spring Semester

16 November to 15 March

4 Months


16 March to 31 March

15 Days

Summer Semester

1 April to 15 June

2 Months 15 Days


16 June to 30 June

15 Days

The minimum number of class hours for each course in a semester will be approximately 40. Additional sessions in the form of workshop for a course may be scheduled by the concerned teacher.

The minimum number of courses taken in a semester is 2. However, a student may take more than 2 courses if desired and available. Students undergo the management project        for a period of 4 weeks.


4.  Methods of Instruction

The lecture method of teaching is followed in the Institute. It is supplemented by project work, case presentation, group discussions, seminars, business games, audiovisual aids and plant visits. A heavy reliance is placed on the project work, case method of instruction and other modern techniques that simulate situations in which decisions have to be made. Cases used in the courses relate to actual business problems including those developed by the Institute’s faculty relating to Bangladeshi business.

Students are supplied with books and materials, which they are required to read and understand. To develop sound study habits, arrangements are made for supervised reading in the library of the Institute. Students are required to prepare daily work assignments, participate in class discussions and sit for periodical quizzes and tests.

Arrangements are also made to hold lectures by prominent business executives on subjects of current business interest. The medium of instruction is English.

5.  Grading System

Letter grades are used to evaluate the course performance and other works of a student in a course of which A+, A, A–, B+, B, B– C+, C, and D are considered passing grades. ‘F’ is the failing grade. The numerical equivalence of the grades as used by the Institute in calculating CGPA is as follows:


Letter Grades

Grade Point

80% and above



75% to less than 80%



70% to less than 75%

  A -


65% to less than 70%



60% to less than 65%



55% to less than 60%

  B -


50% to less than 55%



45% to less than 50%



40% to less than 45%



Less than 40%




5.1 Basis of Grading

The grade in a course will be based on an overall evaluation of a student’s performance in assignments, examinations, quizzes, term papers, project work, class participation and class attendance. Weightage will be fixed up by the Committee of the institute. Grades will be determined by the teacher responsible for the course. Hence a student earns grade in each course enrolled. In each semester, CGPA will be computed to determine the academic standing of the student in the program.


5.2 Incomplete Grades

For incomplete course work a student may be assigned the grades of ‘Incomplete’ which will be recorded as ‘I’ with an alternative grade based on the work completed at that point in time. The alternative grade will come into effect if the student fails to complete the course requirement. A student will be allowed to complete an incomplete course within four weeks from the date of publication of the results. A student who fails to complete the course work will automatically get the alternative grade earned by him.


5.3 Repeating Course

A course may be taken only once for a grade, except when a student receives a failing grade, and it is recorded as ‘F’. Since passing of all courses individually is a degree requirement, the student must retake a failing course when offered, and must successfully complete the course. The grade earned on the retake will be shown in the transcript along with ‘F’ grade earned in the first time the course was taken. But the grade earned on the course(s) repeated will be substituted for ‘F’ in computing the CGPA. A course can be retaken only once.


6.  Academic standing of the Students

An MBA student to remain in good standing must maintain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.50 out of 4.00 on the basis of courses taken. If a student fails to maintain a CGPA of 2.50 at the end of a semester, but obtains 2.00 or more, the student will be placed on probation. A student obtaining a CGPA of less than 2.00 shall be dismissed from the program. Failure to raise the CGPA to 2.50 in the next semester by a student placed on probation will result in dismissal of the student from the program. A student failing to maintain a CGPA of 2.50 at the end of the final semester shall be dismissed from the program.


7.  Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive examination is conducted to evaluate the academic competence of the student in the chosen area of concentration. A student must take this examination to become eligible for the EMBA degree. The comprehensive examination is graded and the student must secure a passing grade. The grade earned in the comprehensive examination is reported in the grade sheet of the student but it is not included in CGPA.

The comprehensive examination is usually given two weeks before the end of the semester in which the student is to complete the fifteenth course. Failure in comprehensive examination calls for a retake, which is allowed only once, unless otherwise decided by the Committee of the Institute. Such retake will not be given until the expiry of one semester after the graduation of the batch to which the student belongs.


8.  Withdrawal from the Program

Withdrawal from the program must be with permission after completion of the first semester. Student with good standing only will be allowed to apply for withdrawal from the program. Those who have incomplete grades will not be permitted withdrawal. A student withdrawing from the program must complete the program within a period of 8 academic years from the date of initial registration. Upon re-entry the student must complete the required courses of the program remaining in force. The student can only be accommodated within the courses offered for the regular students, otherwise application for re-entry may not be considered. Withdrawal from a course may be allowed to student with good standing during a semester but four weeks before the end of a semester.


9.  Incomplete Grade

A student will be allowed to complete an incomplete course only if the student continues in the program by joining the course in the next semester. But the student must complete the course within two weeks from the beginning of the new semester failing which the student will earn an “F” grade in that course.


10.  Unfair Means

(a)     Students are strictly forbidden from adopting unfair means in class assignments, tests quizzes, examinations, project work, term paper and report writing.

(b)    The following would be considered as adoption of unfair means during examinations and other contexts:

i)       communicating with fellow students for obtaining help;

ii)    copying from another student’s script/report /paper;

iii)  copying from desk or palm of a hand or from other incriminating documents;

iv)   Possession of any incriminating document whether used or not;

v)     any approach in direct or indirect form to influence a teacher concerning grade; and

vi)   Unruly behavior which disrupts academic program.

(c)        If a student is detected by the instructor in adopting unfair means, the student may be given an ‘F’ grade at the discretion of the instructor for that assignment, test, quiz, paper, report, examination or for that course.

(d)       Adoption of unfair means may result in the dismissal of the student from the program and expulsion of the student from the Institute and as such from the University of Rajshahi.


10.1  Grievance Regarding Grades

If a student is aggrieved by the evaluation and grading of academic work by his/her teacher he/she may file a grievance application.



Keeping in view its objectives, the program consists of the following areas of learning

a)               Analysis         :           Quantitative, Behavioral, Accounting, Computer, Economics.

b)              Functions      :           Operations, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource.

c)               Support                      :           Communication, Legal Environment, Socio-economic Study.           

d)              Synthesis       :           Management, Strategic Management.

EMBA Program is a 48- credit Program. The Course curriculum is divided into five parts – Core Courses  (27 credits), Major Courses (12 credits), Free Elective (3 Credit), Capstone (3 Credit) and Management Project (3 credits).

Course Structure:



Course Type

Number of Courses


Credit Hours


Core Courses





Major Courses





Free Elective










Management Project





Total =





List of Courses:

     A. Core Courses:

                      Course Code                      Course Title                                                                  Prerequisite


                         W 501                        Management and Organizational Behavior

                         C 502                         Managerial Communication

                         A 503                         Financial and Managerial Accounting

                         H 504                        Human Resource Management                                                          W 501

                         E 505                         Managerial Economics                                                                         K 507          

                         M 506                        Marketing Management

                         K 507                        Quantitative Methods for Decision Making

                         F 508                        Financial Management                                                                          A 503                 

                         P 509                        Operations Management                                                                        K 507                                                                                                                                                                                              

B. Capstone:

                         Course Code                      Course Title

                         W 620                        Strategic Management                                                                             




Accounting & Finance:

                                                 Course Code                                                                     Course 

          ACT 601                                                         Corporate Finance

          ACT 602                                                       Financial Markets and Institutions

          ACT 603                                                       Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

          ACT 604                                                       Bank Management

          ACT 605                                                        International Financial Management

          ACT 606                                                       Project Appraisal

          ACT 607                                                        Insurance and Risk Management

          ACT 608                                                       Financial Derivatives

          ACT 609                                                        Financial Reporting



                                      Course Code                                                 Course Title

MKT 601                                                                                                                                              Marketing Research

MKT 602                                                International Marketing

MKT 603                                                Consumer Behavior

MKT 604                                                Service Marketing

MKT 605                                                                                                                                              Strategic Marketing

MKT 606                                                Brand Management

MKT 607                                                Supply Chain Management

MKT 608                                                Tourism and Hospitality Marketing


Management Information System (MIS):

Course Code                                                                    Course Title

MIS 601                                                                       Management Information System

MIS 602                                                                       Decision Support System

MIS 604                                                                       System Analysis and Design

MIS 605                                                                       E – Commerce

MIS 606                                                                       Data Communication and Networking

MIS 607                                                                       Telecommunication Management

MIS 608                                                                       Multimedia for Business and Website Design


Human Resource Management (HRM):

Course Code                                                                             Course Title

HRM 601                                                                       Human Resource Planning and Staffing

HRM 602                                                                                Industrial Relations

HRM 603                                                                                Training and Development

HRM 604                                                                          Conflict Management and Negotiation

HRM 605                                                                                Compensation Management

HRM 606                                                                    Employment and Labor Law in Bangladesh

HRM 607                                                                      Strategic Human Resource Management

HRM 608                                                                               Leadership and Motivation