Dhaka University made a decision in 2000 (December 12) for opening "MBA Program" in the Faculty of Business Studies. The objective is to equip the students with necessary skills and make them qualified and knowledgeable professionals. For this, Tourism and Hospitality Management Department offers MBA program with specialization in Tourism and HospitalityManagement.
Medium of Instruction
It is, therefore, indispensable to adopt text and references, set questions and take exams as English alone is the medium of instruction in Tourism and Hospitality Management Department. well as prepare reports in English only. Virtually, all texts adopted in the program are US published.
Academic Year and Semesters
An academic year, following the English calendar year, comprises two semesters January - June, July - December. In a semester 30 class sessions are held in 15 weeks with two class sessions in a week for each course. Each session is for 1 hour and 20 minutes of duration. All class lectures, tests, mid-term exams and other activities are performed during the class sessions. The rest of the time is accounted for holding the final examination and semester recess before the next semester commences.
Duration of the Program
A student admitted into the MBA program must earn the degree within three consecutive academic years. Each student will select a topic for internship in consultation with the Guide/Supervisor approved by the Supervision Committee. Throughout the semester the student will build up the theoretical framework in consultation with the supervisor along with carrying out the normal course load. After completion of the final examinations of the last semester, the student shall complete the implements program and submit the report within 12 weeks.
Degree Requirements and Award
A student must meet the following requirements to earn the MBA degree:
• Complete all the required courses and the Internship Program successfully.
• Earn a minimum CGPA of 2.50 with no "F" grade in any course.
• Free from any disciplinary charges or actions against the student.
• Clear all the dues and liabilities to the university including the department.
Departmental BBA graduates may get waiver of a maximum of 4 foundation courses (12 credit hours) with a GPA of at least 3.00. The nature and number of Core and Elective courses will be determined by the Academic Committee of the Department. A student must apply in a prescribed form to the Registrar for the award of the degree and pay requisite fees for provisional/final certificate, transcript and for attendance in the convocation, if applicable. The application must be recommended (countersigned) by the Chairman of the Department indicating that all the requirements for the award of the degree have been duly completed. University of Dhaka awards the degree on the recommendation of the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Administration of the MBA Program:
The MBA program is administered by a four member "MBA Program Committee" headed by the Chairman of the committee and including three other faculty members of the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management. This committee also acts as the Examination Committee for the MBA Program. The Program Director acts as the Chairman of the Examination Committee. The Program Director presides over the meetings of the committee. In the absence of the Program Director, the senior most member of the committee acts as the Program Director.
The MBA Program Committee is constituted and acts according to the guidelines prescribed by the Academic Committee of the Department. The committee performs the following functions:
• Checking course outlines and looking after the development of course outline prepared by the course teacher/instructor and suggesting required changes to fulfill the objectives of offering the courses;
• Planning and coordinating the activities of the program;
• Monitoring the program of the progress;
• Submitting periodical reports to the Academic Committee of the department,
• Arranging for the defense of the project/papers;
• Performing any other tasks for smooth functioning and development of the program as determined by the Academic Committee of the Department
• In case of any grievances expressed by any student within one week of the publication of provisional results regarding the grade he/she received in any course, the committee reserves the right to arrange for reexamining the scripts of the said student and accordingly report it to the Academic Committee.
Eligibility for Applying for Admission
Only 4-year BBA graduates of the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, University of Dhaka, are eligible for admission into the MBA Program. Section size in the MBA program will be determined by the department concerned.
Each student is attached to the Academic Advisor who performs certain functions:
• To provide counseling and guidance in career planning of a student.
• To help understand the rules and regulations pertaining to the program.
• To assess strengths and weaknesses of a student for determining the courses a student should take to meet the degree requirement.
• To advise which course(s) should be taken by the student in a given semester while maintaining the course sequence.
Students are always encouraged to contact their Advisors for any problem, academic or otherwise.
Evaluation and Grading of Students
It is mandatory for all students to attend all classes. However, at least 75% class attendance is required to sit for the final examination. The responsibility of the students is to keep the course instructors informed of absences from class sessions in case of emergencies.
Each instructor shall submit the class attendance register to the office during the class break week to determine the eligibility of the students to sit for the final exam.
To encourage students to attend classes, 5% weight of the grade in each course may be earmarked for attendance in the class. The basis for awarding weight on attendance may be considered proportional to the number of class sessions attended. However, if a student is permitted to sit for the final exam on special ground, in spite of failing to meet the 75% attendance requirement, zero will be assigned for attendance in the relevant course.
1. 75% and above: Eligible to sit as regular student.
2. 60-74%: Non-Collegiate, will be allowed to sit for the examination with a fine of Tk. 5,000/- per course.
3. Below 60%: Not allowed to sit for the examination & may seek re-admission in the program.
Fairness in Tests, Exams, Assignments and Reports
Students are strictly forbidden from adopting unfair means in assignments, tests, exams, project work, term papers, etc. The following acts or activities shall be considered as adoption of unfair means in exams and in other contexts:
• Communicating with fellow students for obtaining help (e.g., talking, eye contact, signaling, body language, etc.),
• Copying from another student's script/report/paper,
• Copying from printed matter, hand written script, writing on desk or mobile phones, or palm of hand, or from other incriminating documents,
• Possession of any incriminating document, whether used or not,
• Any approach in direct or indirect form to influence a teacher concerning grade, and
• Any other unruly behavior which is disruptive of the academic discipline/program. Students adopting unfair means in all kinds of tests, assignments and exams shall be treated according to the university rules. Adoption of unfair means may result in a 'F' grade in the course and/or dismissal of the student from the program and expulsion from the university.
Make-up Tests and Exams
Students are required to attend all tests, assignments and exams as scheduled. Make-up tests and exams may be arranged for a student who could not take those for medical or other compelling/unavoidable reasons acceptable to the course teacher. A student has to apply for make-ups indicating reasons with proof for not taking the scheduled exams. A student seeking a make-up exam must pay the requisite fees.
The performance of a student in a course is evaluated in terms of numerical scores earned by a student in class attendance, tests, assignments, exams, case analysis and presentation that are cumulated out of 100 as stated below:
|Mid-term Tests (two)
|Case Analysis and Presentation
|Assignment, Term Paper etc.
The total score earned by a student according to the weight as stated above is then converted into a letter grade as follows:
80 and above
A student earning an 'F' grade in a course shall be required to pass the same by retaking the course on payment of requisite fees offered in the subsequent available semester. A student earning a grade of B or worse may also opt to improve the grade by retaking the course when available in the next semester on payment of requisite fees. However, a candidate cannot retake any course after graduation. In such case the concerned student shall have to apply to withhold his/her graduation to the MBA Supervision Committee.
In the above situations the transcripts will show credit hours, grade and R (Retake) against the retaking course. Students will be allowed to retake a course only once. In order to retake a course the student must apply to the MBA Supervision Committee at least 4 weeks before the commencement of the semester. Any application for retaking a course will automatically lead to cancellation of his/her earlier grade.
Withdrawal from the program for a definite period of time may be considered if permission is sought from the MBA Supervision Committee keeping his/her earlier semester grades intact. But he/she will have to complete the program within three academic years from his/her date of admission.
In case of any grievance by any student regarding the result (grade) of any course, he/she must submit an application to the Program Director within one week of the publication of provisional results. The MBA Program Committee reserves the right to arrange for re- examining the script(s) of the course in question and the resultant decision shall be deemed final.
Academic Standing, Probation and Dismissals
To remain in good academic standing a student must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.50 at every stage of the program. Any student failing to earn a minimum SGPA of 2.00 will be dismissed from the program. However, a student obtaining a SGPA of less than 2.00 only in the first semester may seek fresh admission with the next batch.