MBA Program

MBA Program

The MBA Program at ZUMS

At ZUMS you’ll be part of a new vision for MBA education — a robust knowledge platform from which you can chart your own career path. Choose among an unmatched range of courses and concentration areas to build a strong knowledge base and gain individualized skills to meet the global economic and social challenges of the 21st century.

The MBA program at ZUMS is designed to prepare you for the next stage of your career and distinguish you as an ethical leader. It provides the quality you are looking for in an advanced degree.

The unique and the full time MBA program at ZUMS fuses rigorous academic with meaningful business experience creating a synergy that will define a student’s time inside and outside of the class room . It will consist of discussions led by exceptional faculty with on-the-ground experiences in international organizations. In this program students will gain critical knowledge, skills and expertise needed to achieve excellence in professional career.

Structure of the MBA Program

The MBA curriculum at ZUMS has a unique structure, offering a rigorous, flexible core and an unmatched array of electives and concentration areas (majors). The required curriculum provides a base of knowledge in management fundamentals, analytics, and leadership.

The MBA Program is designed to be completed over four semesters (two academics years). The curriculum consists of 60 credits (20 taught courses) of course work, 3 credit of internship program, and 3 non credit taught courses.

The students who have already completed similar courses at their undergraduate or graduate programs from recognized institutions are eligible for waiver of any or all of the non-credit courses, and a maximum of 12 credit hours (4 taught courses) from the foundation level courses. At least 36 credit hours must be completed at this University for the MBA degree.

Our University follows the “two – semester” system—a semester is half of an academic year. A semester is usually four months long. A credit hour system is used for determining course value toward degree requirements. Under this system, a course which meets one hour (60 minutes) each week for one semester (15 or 16 weeks) is worth one credit hour (or one semester hour of credit) toward graduation.

Students receive credit hours based on the number of “contact hours” they spend studying per week in class. Most courses meet for the equivalent of three hours per week and are therefore worth three credit hours. Students can expect to spend two to three hours of outside class study for each hour of class. Thus, students can expect that each three credit course will require at least six to nine hours work per week outside of class.

Course Map

AreasNo. of CoursesCredit Hours
A.Non-credit Prerequisite Courses30
B. Foundation Courses515
C. Core Courses (Compulsory)824
D. Core Courses (Elective)26
E. Capstone Course13
F. Concentration Area Courses (Elective)412

Curriculum Structure

A . Non-credit Prerequisite Courses

  • Course Code Course Title & Credits
  • BUS 491 Introduction to Business(0 credits)
  • BUS 492 Managerial Communication(0 credits)
  • BUS 493 Computer as an Analytical Tool(0 credits)

B. Foundation Courses

  • Course Code Course Title & Credits
  • ECO 511 Managerial Economics (3 credits)
  • ACC 511 Financial Accounting and Reporting (3 credits)
  • BUS 511 Mathematics for Managerial Decision Making (3 credits)
  • BUS 521 Legal Environment of Business (3 credits)
  • MGT 521 Management and Organizational Behavior (3 credits)

C. Core Courses (Compulsory Eight Courses)

  • Course Code Course Title & Credits
  • FIN 532 Managerial Finance (3 credits)
  • ACC 522 Managerial Accounting and Control (3 credits)
  • MKT 532 Marketing Management (3 credits)
  • BUS 532 Statistical Analysis for Decision Making (3 credits)
  • MGT 522 International Business Theory and Practice (3 credits)
  • MGT 533 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • MGT 543 Corporate Governance (3 credits)
  • MGT 553 Operations Management (3 credits)

D. Elective Core Courses (Choose Two Elective Courses)

  • Course Code Course Title & Credits
  • ECO 543 Macroeconomics and Business Forecasting (3 credits)
  • MGT 523 Entrepreneurship and SME Development (3 credits)
  • BUS 544 Research Methodology (3 credits)
  • MGT 564 Change Management (3 credits)
  • FIN 524 Law and Practice of Banking (3 credits)

E. Capstone Course

  • Course Code Course Title & Credits
  • MGT 690 Strategic Management (3 credits)

F. Concentration courses (Elective) 4 Courses 12 Credits

A student seeking concentration must complete 12 credits in the selected area. A concentration area will be offered only when at least 10 students register in the course



  • Course Code Course Title & Credits
  • FIN 630 Financial Econometrics (3 credits)
  • FIN 635 Corporate Finance (3 credits)
  • FIN 640 Capital Budgeting and Financing Decisions (3 credits)
  • FIN 645 Financial Institutions and Marketing of Financial Services (3 credits)
  • FIN 650 Investment and Portfolio Management (3 credits)
  • FIN 655 International Financial Management (3 credits)
  • FIN 660 Financial Statement Analysis (3 credits)
  • FIN 665 Financial Derivatives (3 credits)
  • FIN 670 Treasury and Risk Management (3 credits)

Human Resource Management

  • Course Code Course Title & Credits
  • HRM 630 Manpower Planning and Personnel Policy (3 credits)
  • HRM 635 Training and Development (3 credits)
  • HRM640 Leadership and Teamwork (3 credits)
  • HRM 645 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (3 credits)
  • HRM 650 Industrial Relation ( (3 credits)
  • HRM 655 Strategic Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • HRM 660 Labor Market and Public policy (3 credits)
  • HRM 665 Human Resource Systems and Technology (3 credits)
  • HRM 670 Managing People and Organizations (3 credits)


  • Course Code Course Title & Credits
  • MKT630 Brand Management (3 credits)
  • MKT 635 Services Marketing (3 credits)
  • MKT 640 Marketing Research (3 credits)
  • MKT 645 International Marketing (3 credits)
  • MKT 650 Consumer Behavior (3 credits)
  • MKT 655 Marketing Strategy and Implementation (3 credits)
  • MKT 660 Sales Force Management (3 credits)
  • MKT 665 Design and Marketing New Products (3 credits)
  • MKT 670 Digital Marketing (3 credits)

Supply Chain Management

  • Course Code Course Title & Credits
  • SCM630 Supply Chain Analysis (3 credits)
  • SCM 635 Managing Innovation (3 credits)
  • SCM 640 Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
  • SCM 645 Services and Operations Management (3 credits)
  • SCM 650 Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
  • SCM 655 Advanced Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
  • SCM 660 Procurement and Logistics (3 credits)
  • SCM 665 Emerging Topics in Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
  • SCM 670 Decision Analysis and Project Management (3 credits)


  • Course Code Course Title & Credits
  • MGT 630 Business Ethics and Leadership (3 credits)
  • MGT 635 Managerial Problem Solving and Decision Making (3 credits)
  • MGT 640 Project Management (3 credits)
  • MGT 645 Services and Operations Management (3 credits)
  • MGT 650 Total Quality Management (3 credits)
  • MGT 655 Managing People and Organizations (3 credits)
  • SCM 640 Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
  • MGT665 Knowledge Management (3 credits)
  • HRM 645 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (3 credits)

G. Internship

The MBA internship provides you with the opportunity to apply the business skills and knowledge you have learned as an MBA student. This will enable you to gain real-world experience by analyzing researched information, developing the managerial skills and practicing your decision making and problem solving skills.


We have put in place arrangements for helping you to chart your career path following completion of your education at ZUMS. We will help you find your ideal professional fit, whether it’s an internship, a first job, or a career shift after your graduation. We will be there every step of the way.

Here’s how we will help you find your true worth:

  • Career Preparation & Enrichment support program helps you identify your unique values, interests, and goals through workshops, small groups, and one-on-one discussion.
  • Career Advisors with industry expertise who meet with you from time to time, mainly for providing guidance with regard to your professional skill development; and academic and extra-curricular activities, for enhancing your employability in national and international organizations.
  • Assistance for students interested in launching entrepreneurial activities in Bangladesh, and selected capable students seeking work internationally.
  • Targeted job sourcing that leads to identification of employment opportunities based on your strengths and interests.
  • Mock interviews to prepare you for the real world.
  • Alliance with other MBA career centers, giving you access to resources at business schools around the globe.

Your Next Step

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