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hrough its competent and experienced faculty members and use of innovative learning and teaching methods, the program seeks to develop and enhance the leadership role of our candidates by providing them with industry knowledge, coupled with theoretical skills. The course focuses on enforcing candidates’ critical thinking skills and decision-making abilities. This is undertaken through a stimulating learning environment encouraging research and applicable projects within a team dynamic.

The program aims to prepare students to excel in managerial and decision making positions in both the private and public sectors through providing them with the necessary and relevant theoretical and practical knowledge. In addition to focusing on the study of practical cases and their subsequent analysis, the acquisition of necessary skills in making critical managerial decisions is paramount. Moreover, the program seeks to encourage candidates to understand the local and global business environment while enabling them to think strategically in their decision making capacities.

  • Provide students with the appropriate theoretical and practical knowledge.
  • Focus on the study of practical cases and analyze them to acquire the skills necessary in making various administrative decisions.
  • Encourage applicants to understand the local and international business environment surrounding them and enable them to think in a strategic way when making decisions.
  • Excellence in the fields of higher education, scientific research and community service.
  • Encourage innovation, experience, creativity, perfection and group work.
  • Develop their personalities and cultivate their talents.
  • Foster entrepreneurial businesses.
  • Administrative jobs in private sector institutions in particular, public sector, non-governmental – non profitable sector.
  • The management of divisions, units, organizations and projects in different fields and administrative levels.
  • Project management and other regulatory patterns.
Program Requirements

The master program in business administration student is supposed to finish 36 credit hours divided as follows:

 

1. Compulsory Courses: (18 credit hours)

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

BUSA631  

Managerial Accounting  

 

BUSA632  

Financial Management

 

BUSA633 

Marketing Management

 

BUSA635 

Strategic Management

BUSA633 and either BUSA631or BUSA632

BUSA636 

Managerial Economics

 

BUSA637 

Statistics and Research Methodology

 

Notes: 

  1. BUSA637 is equivalent to ECON635
  2. BUSA637 should be completed within the first 15 credit hours
  3. BUSA635 should be taken during the last year before graduation

 

2.Electives 12 credit hoursout of all program courses for those participating in the general program, 9 credit hours of the 12 should be in the area of concentration for those who choose to concentrate.

  • The general master program in business administration students may take six credit hours, (two courses) as a maximum from other master programs in Birzeit University upon receiving MBA program permission.
  • Students who select a concentration area can finish 3 credit hours from any of the selected concentration areas, the general program or from another master program in Birzeit University upon receiving MBA program permission.

 

3. Concentration Areas: 

a. Entrepreneurship and Innovation concentration: 2 Compulsory courses including:

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

BUSA7393 

Entrepreneurship and New Venture Establishment

 

BUSA7394 

Innovation Management

 

One of the following courses:

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

BUSA7397 

Managing Family Business

 

BUSA7398 

Entrepreneurial Finance

 

BUSA7399 

Corporate Entrepreneurship

 

 

b. Finance and Banking concentration: 2 Compulsory courses including

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

BUSA733 

Financial Markets

 

BUSA7309 

Financial Statements Analysis  

 

One of the following courses:

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

BUSA732 

Financial Institutions

 

BUSA7307 

Commercial Bank Management

 

BUSA7308 

Advanced Financial Management

 

BUSA7316 

Portfolio Management

 

BUSA7333 

International Financial Management

 

 

c. Accounting concentration: 2 Compulsory courses including

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

BUSA731 

Financial Accounting

 

BUSA7312 

Accounting Theory

 

One of the following courses:

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

BUSA7309 

Financial Statement Analysis

 

BUSA7313 

Auditing

BUSA731

BUSA7314 

Fraud Examination

BUSA7313

BUSA7315 

Tax Issues

BUSA731

 

4. Research Component:To select one of the following tracks, both a and b should be in the area of concentration in case students like to concentrate

 

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

Track A 

Thesis

BUSA860

Completion of a scientific research in the concentration area in accordance with the approved thesis instructions

Track B 

Seminars

BUSA830

12 credit hours including BUSA637Research Methodology

BUSA831


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