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ECONOMICS

The Graduate School of Management’s Bachelor of Arts in Economics is designed to train students to acquire a deeper and sophisticated knowledge in the economic analysis of markets and financial institutions. The course is fully conducted in English to encourage cooperation within a bilingual environment, and interaction among students from different countries and the teaching staff, who are recruited from internationally recognized academic institutions as well as business organizations within the financial sector.

Course objectives

The Graduate School of Management’s Bachelor of Arts in Economics is designed to train students to acquire a deeper and sophisticated knowledge in the economic analysis of markets and financial institutions. The course is fully conducted in English to encourage cooperation within a bilingual environment, and interaction among students from different countries and the teaching staff, who are recruited from internationally recognized academic institutions as well as business organizations within the financial sector.

This programme is also meant to provide prospective economic students with a body of knowledge and skills in quantitative analysis, and the development of sustainable economic policies for emerging markets, which will increase their employment opportunities, prepare them for entry level careers in the private sector, public institutions and international organizations such the African Development Bank (AfDB). After the four-year programme, students graduate with an internationally recognized qualification which will enable them to progress to supervisory and managerial positions at a later stage in their career. Upon completion of the curriculum for the Bachelor of Arts in Economics, a student must be able to:

  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the Ivorian economy, emerging economies in Africa, developed economies across the world, financial markets and how financial institutions function within these domains.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key theoretical models in micro, macro and econometrics.
  • Understand the peculiar challenges of emerging economies and apply both economic theory and the statistical tools of economics to solve industrial and developmental problems or questions.
  • Appreciate economic planning, organize, interpret and analyze economic data and policies.
  • Develop economic research and analytical skills to help them formulate, model, test, evaluate hypotheses, and communicate new ideas regarding economic issues.
  • Develop the requisite foundation to pursue graduate level studies and/or a career in economics.

Career Progression
This course will expose prospective students to the economic way of thinking, so that they can think and act like economists and exert influence in the workplace, enabling them to succeed internationally in careers oriented with development, governance, economic policy formulation and planning, finance, entrepreneurship and consumer markets. The B.A programme in economics would therefore help graduates to gain a competitive edge and drive their careers forward, it and may also assist in a career change, attracting high paying job offers, improving promotion prospects or simply broaden their horizons and increase their marketability.

Employment opportunities
Graduates of the Economics programme can expect to competently perform in entry and middle positions in the following areas: Economic management and planning, Finance, Business Analysis, Portfolio Management, Investment Consulting, Brokerage, Grant Monitoring, Market Research, Non-profit Organizations etc.

Structure
This is a 4-year [8-semester] Bachelor of Business Administration degree with specialization in Human Resource Management, Accounting & Finance, Marketing, and Management. Each year has two semesters. The BBA programme covers course work and a long essay/project work. Courses have three minimum credits. The long essay/project work has 6 credits. Each semester’s load will range between 15 and 21 credits. The total minimum number of credits for graduation is 120 and a maximum of 141.

Degree Requirements
The Bachelor of Business Administration prepares graduates for a wide range of managerial positions in business, government and non-profit organizations. Business administration students acquire fundamental as well as practical and professional skills in all phases of business including decision-making and problem-solving capabilities.
The BBA programme offers area of concentrations that enable students to tailor their degrees to their career and educational goals. Specializations are available in Accounting & Finance, Management, Human Resource Management and Marketing. All students seeking the BBA degree must complete all courses required for graduation including final project work

Duration

3 Year + 6 Months

Certificate

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

INSCRIPTIONS

200 000 Fcfa


From July to December every year

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Subjects of the Program

Semester 1

Code

Course

ENGL197

Reading Comprehension

ENGL193

Academic and Business Writing

ENGL186

Listening and Speaking Skills

ENGL181

Western Civilisation

FREN192

Techniques d Expression

MATH189

College Algebra

Semester 2

Code

Course

MGNT234

Principles of Management

ECON241

Microeconomics

MATH209

Quantitative Techniques

ACCT221

Financial Accounting I

COSC271

Information Technology

BSAD235

Business Communication

ENGL211

English for Business

Semester 3

Code

Course

MKTG211

Principles of Marketing

MGNT221

Organisational Behaviour

ECON242

Macroeconomics

ACCT222

Financial Accounting II

ACCT231

Cost Accounting I

COSC272

Spreadsheet and Dbase

ENGL212

English for Academic Purposes

Semester 4

Code

Course

BKFN360

Financial Management

MGNT351

The Business Environment

HRMN333

Human Resource Management

BSAD341

Business Law I

ENGL313

English for Critical Thinking

ECON325

Managerial Economics BA

MATH346

Statistics for Business and Economics

Semester 5

Code

Course

BSAD399

Project Management

BSAD352

Business Ethics

COSC374

Management Information System (MIS)

BKFN347

Money and Banking

BKFN368

International Finance

ECON351

Econometrics I

BKFN423

Corporate Finance

Semester 6

Code

Course

BSAD465

Business Research Methods

BSAD425

Corporate Strategy and Policy

BSAD449

Total Quality Management

COSC422

Computer Application to Business and Finance

ECON452

Advanced Macroeconomics

ECON464

International Economics

Semester 7

Code

Course

BSAD415

The Business Case Study

ECON454

International Trade and Policy

BSAD450

Entrepreneurship Development

ECON475

Monetary Economics

ECON467

The National Economy

Semester 8

Code

Course

BSAD498

Thesis Writing

BSAD489

Leadership and Innovation Seminars

BSAD499

Thesis Defense

BSAD490

Business Practicum

Grading & Class of degree

Grades shall be given as symbols with quality points per symbol as shown below

MARKS

GRADE

EXPLANATION

QUALITY POINT

91-100

A+

OUTSTANDING

4.00

86-90

A

EXCELLENT

3.60

81-85

A-

REMARKABLE

3.40

76-80

B+

VERY GOOD

3.20

71-75

B

RELATIVELY GOOD

3.00

65-70

B-

GOOD

2.80

56-64

C+

PASS

2.56

51-55

C

Marginal PASS

2.00

0-50

F

FAIL

0

Grading

Grades shall be given as symbols with quality points per symbol as shown below

MARKS

GRADE

EXPLANATION

QUALITY POINT

85-100

A

Excellent

 

65-84

B

Average

 

51-64

C

Pass

 

0-50

F

Fail