The faculty offers Bachelor’s degrees in:
- BA. Business Administration.
- BA. Healthcare Management.
- BA. Marketing Management.
- BA. Finance and Banking Management.
- BA. Project Management.
Within the framework of the future plan, the faculty of Business Administration has seven departments: General Administration, Business Administration, Marketing Management, Accounting, Finance and Banking, Economics, and Political Science.
The faculty’s focus will be on both specializations: Business Administration and Accounting during the first years. The new departments will be established in the coming years. The requirements of enlisting are:
First: University Requirements (UR)
1. General University Requirement (GUR)
All students without exception are required to take the following (6) courses. The results are included in the students’ transcript and are counted within the study credit hours as shown in Table (1)
Prerequisite No. of Hours Course Title Course Code Sequence None 2 Arabic Language 1 None 2 English Language 2 None 2 Research Methodology 3 None 2 Profession Ethics 4 None 2 Human Communication Skills 5 None 2 Principles of Statistics 6 12 hours Total
- Free Courses
The following courses are non-specialized optional subjects that the student will study within or outside the university, provided that the student is issued a certificate from an authorized authority. They are not counted within the credit hours, and will only appear on the transcript as Pass/Fail. They have the duration of (4-8) weeks
Table (2) Free elective courses
Prerequisite No. of Hours Course Title Course Code Sequence None Languages 1 None History 2 None Philosophy 3 None Psychology 4 None Sociology 5 None Geography 6 None Arts 7 Total
- Volunteering Courses
This includes any volunteer activity or work done by the student for two to four weeks during his / her full years of study, provided he / she attains a certificate of participating in community activities: in a state institution or civil society institutions, such as scouting, cleaning, services, etc. They are not included in university study hours.
Second: Faculty Requirement (FR)
- Compulsory Unspecialized Courses (CUC).
Non-specialized subjects are supporting materials in which the student is entitled to study (inside or, outside the university or in the distance learning system). The student studies for 18 hours at any scientific institution corresponding to its outputs for at least 10 Weeks of study, with the need to bring the benefits of passing those materials and estimate it, to add to the disclosure of grades and counted within the hours of study.
Table (3) Mandatory Non – Specialist Requirements
No. of Hours
Principles of Economics 1&2
Principles of Statistics & Research Methodology
2.Compulsory Specialized Courses (CSC)
Subjects taught to the student within the university in the field of Business Administration, and are included in the grades and counted within the hours of study, as shown in the following table
Table (4) Mandatory Specialized Requirements
Prerequisite No. of Hours Course Title Sequence None 4 Business Administration 1 None 3 Marketing Management 2 None 4 Financial Accounting 3 None 3 Mathematics in Business 4 None 3 Micro-economics 5 None 4 Financial Management 6 None 3 Political Science 7 Micro-economics 3 Macro-economics 8 None 3 Public Administration 9 Business Administration 3 Crisis Management 10 Business Administration + Statistics + Mathematics 3 Operations Management 11 Business Administration + Marketing Management 3 Supply Management 12 Marketing Management 3 Consumer Behavior 13 Business Behavior + Consumer Behavior 3 Human Resource Management 14 Business Management + Information Technology 3 Management Information Systems 15 Business Management + Statistics + Mathematics 4 Operations Research 16 Human Resource Management 3 Organizational Theory 17 Financial Accounting 4 Intermediate Accounting 18 Business Administration + Management Information Systems 3 Electronic management 19 Operations Management 3 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management 20 Operations Management 3 Total Quality Management 21 Intermediate Accounting 4 Managerial Accounting 22 Operations Research 3 Project Management 23 Organizational Theory 3 Strategic Management 24 Human Resource Management 3 International Management 25 Total Quality Management 3 Management of Health Institutions 26 Total Quality Management 3 Contemporary Issues in Business Management and Accounting 27 Intermediate Accounting 4 Financial Statements Analysis 28 Intermediate Accounting 4 Cost Accounting 29 – 3 Graduation Project 30 98 hours
The Faculty’s Academic Programmes:
The Faculty of Business Administration currently offers three key areas of specializations: Business Administration, Marketing Management and Accounting. Other specialties will be offered later on including Finance and Banking, Economics, Political Science & Diplomatic Studies, Project Management & Entrepreneurship, and finally Healthcare Management.
In the first four semesters, students will study the same modules. At the fifth semester, they will have to choose their area of specialty.
The faculty adopts a unique flexible academic programme similar to those offered by leading accredited international business schools. University’s requirements have to be fulfilled first: General University requirements GUR, and Free Courses FC. Then, the faculty’s requirement must be satisfied. Volunteering Courses, Compulsory Unspecialized Courses CUC, Compulsory Specialized Courses CSC, and, the graduation project are key requirement for awarding the Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.
The table below shows the courses required to obtain a BSBA in Business Administration.
Level / Requirement Types of Requirements Number of Modules Credit Hours University Requirements General University Requirements 8 14 Hours University Requirements Free University Courses FC 1 Pass / Fail Faculty Requirements Volunteering Courses VC 1 Pass / Fail Faculty Requirements Compulsory Unspecialized Courses CUC 6 16 Hours Faculty Requirements Compulsory Specialized Courses CSC 28 94 Hours Faculty Requirements Graduation Project 1 4 Hours Total 42 Modules 128 Hours
Duration of Study
To complete the study, students must fulfill the minimum requirements by completing a number of (128) credit hours distributed during the whole period of study. Normally, a student can graduate in eight semesters (four years in duration). Others with high capabilities and performances can graduate in just seven or six semesters.
The Faculty of Business Administration offers a number of market-oriented subjects that suits the societies’ needs, and serve the sustainable development of the country. Business Administration, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Project Management & Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Management, Political Science & Diplomatic Studies are programs that planned to be taught at the faculty.
Since the faculty adopts many interactive learning strategies such as Problem Based Learning (PBL), and Team-Based Learning (TBL), the Full-time mode of study was the only convenient option that suits the faculty’s vision of education. Hence, the Part-time learning Mode was excluded as a consequence.
As mentioned previously, the Faculty of Business Administration BSBA adopts several interactive learning strategies such as (PBL & TBL). Hence, students learn through regular weekly sessions in which they get engaged in active discussion about a creatively designed real-world business problems.
In (PBL) approach, students are required to attend three sequential sessions: Brainstorming, Seminar and Debriefing.
At the brainstorming session, student will be exposed to a real-world scenario about a specific business issue and they need to extract the intended learning objectives out of the text provided. Students need to distribute the roles among them as follows: one will be the leader of the class, the second will be the transcriber, and the remaining will constitute the discussants. It is worth noting that students have no prior knowledge about the subject being discussed, and no lectures will be given.
At the seminar meeting, the students will be meeting their instructors and a discussion about the scenario will take place. The role of instructors is just to make sure that students are on track, and they have managed to identify the scenario’s key objectives. The interference of instructors might happen at specific occasions when students strayed too far from the focal point being discussed.
At the debriefing session, students – individually and collectively – are going to give their presentations about the scenario discussed earlier. Tutors will be available at brainstorming and debriefing sessions for guiding and steering the discussions.
In (TBL) approach, a specified material will be prepared and uploaded on the faculty’s Moodle for downloading. Students work as groups to download and read the material well. Then they have to meet up in the class to specify the intended learning objectives. The instructor will be available to offer some help and guidance and no lecture will be given.
The first batch will be graduated this year.
As is the case at leading business schools over the world, the Faculty of Business Administration has set a number of criteria for applicants before allowing them to join the faculty. Below are the key conditions that must be fulfilled.
- A Scientific Secondary Certificate with a minimum acceptable Grade of Good (65%) must be provided. An equivalent certificate from a well-recognised and accredited academic institution will be acceptable as well.
- The applicant must attend an interview to be examined in terms of English Language proficiency, academic capabilities, appearance, and behaviour.
- An official form must be signed to respect and obey the faculty’s and university’s regulation. The parents, guardians or sponsor must sign the form as well to endorse the students’ application for study.
- All needed documents required by the university’s registrar must be fulfilled.
- The fees/installment set by the Financial Department must be paid as specified.
Since the Faculty of Business Administration is a non-profit private organization, the educational process and services will be funded mainly by shareholders’ funds and students’ fees. The fees imposed on students are usually set after careful consideration of all economic factors taking place in the Libyan context. Tuition fees also are varying dramatically from one faculty to another, and subject to economic and financial fluctuations. Hence, students are advised to enquire about these affairs from relevant administrative units at the university (e.g. Registrar Bureau, Financial Bureau).
The faculty provides options when it comes to paying the tuition fees, as it is possible for the student to pay in cash or by check. In addition, it is possible to pay the required amount from the student in installments.