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International Business Development

The Bachelor Degree in International Business Development offered by ATAFOM University has been specially designed for students, the curriculum is designed in collaboration with the lndustry experts to understand the requirements and trends of the lndustry.

Faculty

Economics

 

Course of study

International Business Development

 

Abbreviation

IBD

 

Duration

4 Years

 

Semesters

 

8

 

Scope of services

240 ECTS – Credits

 

Level

 

Undergraduate

Academic degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

 

Type of study

Full-time study

Online

 

Language of study

English

 

Registration &

English level test fee

 

320 USD one time

 

Tuition fee

200 USD  monthly

Semester exam fee

250 USD  per semester

Duration of supervising

7 Years

Accreditation

ATAFOM is system accredited by Ministry of Education of the Central African Republic. This course is also accredited.

 

B. A. International Business Development at ATAFOM University is a 4-year undergraduate program that deals with the study of

  • Basics of Business Administration
  • global economy with all financial instruments of the global market
  • Financial accounting, IFRS and Auditing
  • Principles of financial management
  • National and international Marketing Management
  • Fund management and investments
  • Information technology strategy
  • Basic principles of law
  • Networking for developing good interpersonal relationships
  • sector SWOT analysis
  • basic banking and international money transfers
  • foreign trade and payment methods
  • micro and macro economics
  • securities management and stock market analysis
  • management accounting and decision making.

International Business Development deals mainly with international, but also selected interesting and special national market structures and developments: international business, international trade and marketing. An overview of industries and their specifics is provided, the analysis of market studies and trends is taught and systematic and strategic thinking is taught. The focus is on:

  • Enable a company to grow in a competitive environment;
  • Recognition of market opportunities for a company based on market development analysis;
  • To increase the potential of a company and contribute to the country’s economy by developing an appropriate strategic plan both nationally and internationally (goods, services, etc.).

Eligibility

  • Original High School Diploma or the original of an equivalent certificate (and an official translation into English)
  • Transcripts of records for the 10th, and 12th years (and the official translation into English)
  • The registration form including all files (ldentity card as photocopies notarized; Passport photo; Educational resume; Certificate of the highest school leaving certificate notarized)
  • Implementation of the ALA English Language Test Level B1

Department Contact Info

Bachelor of Arts in International Business Development (B.A.)

ATAFOM CAMPUS

Begoua PK 20
Route de Boali, Bangui
Central African Republic

+236 70 55 85 45
campus@atafom.university

ATAFOM TURKEY

ATAFOM EUROPE

ATAFOM ASIA

ATAFOM AFRICA

 

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Admission Procedure

Candidates have to be successful in ATAFOM English Level Test and have to pay the required course fee. The language test for studying at ATAFOM University is carried out at language level ALA-B1 (ALA – ATAFOM Language Academy). After passing the language test, the language test ALC-B1 (ALC – ATAFOM Language Certificate) is recognized. The registration fee including the English placement test is one-time 320 USD.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can usually start at the middle management level, where they can work in a managerial position as head of a development department in a wide variety of areas of corporate management. A position with managerial responsibility such as managing director, CEO of a company in your own country or an international company, but above all with a master’s degree, brings the best qualifications.

The completion of this course enables every graduate to be a person with leadership qualities, who can hold a leading position at the state and municipal level as well as a high-ranking position in the private sector of any industry and can safely carry it out. Also every graduate will have preliminary training on the strengths, weaknesses opportunities, threats (SWOT) of each sector in the national or international business field. For this purpose, introductory seminars are given on selected sectors by famous CEOs.

There are opportunities in almost all national, international and global players as a leading business developer or CEO. These are fields of work such as:

  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Foreign trade
  • Accounting and auditing
  • Management and corporate governance
  • Organization, planning, sales control in, for example, industries such as energy and the environment, machine and car manufacturing, etc.

Credit System

CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM FOR B.A. International Business Development FULL-TIME PROGRAMME 

CREDITS

Each B.A. International Business Development course is normally assigned one credit per lecture per week and one credit for two periods of tutorials or part thereof for laboratory or practical/internship per week. Each semester curriculum shall normally have a blend of theory and practical courses.

The credits are calculated from the estimated time and the estimated workload that is required on average for the completion of individual courses, modules, etc. The workload is made up of all learning activities that are part of a degree and are checked by means of a performance assessment. In addition to participating in courses such as lectures, tutorials, and seminars, self-study (library work or term paper), exam preparation, final theses, and final exams also contribute to the acquisition of credits. Credits are only awarded if the course has been completed and all course achievements and examinations have been passed in accordance with the examination regulations.

1 credit corresponds to a minimum of 25 and a maximum of 30 real hours of 60 minutes each of the student’s actual workload. In each year the total number of credits is 60. This corresponds to an actual workload of at least 1,500 (45 weeks for 33.33 hours per week or 25 hours per credit) or a maximum of 1,800 hours (45 weeks for 40 hours per week or 30 hours per credit).

240 credits must be earned in order to be awarded the degree.

 

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

A student is normally expected to complete a B.A. International Business Development program in four years but in any case not more than seven years from the time of admission otherwise the student would be considered not fit for technical education (NFTE).

 

REGISTRATION FOR COURSES

A newly admitted student will automatically be registered for all the courses prescribed for the first year, without any option. Every other student shall submit a completed registration form indicating the list of courses intended to be credited during the next semester. This registration will be done ten days before the last working day of the current semester. Late registration with the approval of the Dean’s office on the recommendation of the head of the department along with a late fee will be done, up to the last working day.

Registration for the project work shall be done only for the final semester. 

 

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS

The attendance will be calculated semester-wise. To be eligible to appear for the examination in a particular course, a student must put in a minimum of 80% of attendance in the course. The attendance should be considered which is logged in the university portal by the teachers. However, if the attendance is 70% or above but less than 80% in any course, the Dean’s office can permit the student to appear for the examination in the course on payment of the prescribed condonation fee. A student who withdraws from or does not meet the minimum attendance requirement in the course must re-register for and repeat the respective semester.

 

PASSING AND DECLARATION OF EXAMINATION RESULTS

All assessments of all the courses on the absolute mark basis will be considered and passed by the result passing board in accordance with the rules of the university. Thereafter, the controller of examinations shall convert the marks for each course to the corresponding letter grade as follows, compute the grade point average and cumulative grade point average, and prepare the grade cards.

 

Marks

Grade

90 to 100 marks

Grade ‘A+’

80 to 89 marks

Grade ‘A’

70 to 79 marks

Grade ‘B’

60 to 69 marks 

Grade ‘C’

55 to 59 marks

Grade ‘D’

50 to 54 marks

Grade ‘E’

less than 50 marks

Grade ‘F’

Insufficient attendance

Grade ‘I’

Withdrawn from the course

Grade ‘W’

 

  • A student who obtains less than 50 marks out of 100 in a particular subject or less than 20 out of 50 in an external exam or is absent for the examination will be awarded Grade ‘F’.
  • A student who earns a grade of A+, A, B, C, D, or E for a course is declared to have successfully completed that course and earned the credits for that course. Such a course cannot be repeated by the student.
  • A student who obtains a letter grade F in a course has to reappear for the examination in that particular course.
  • A student who obtains letter grade I or W in a course has to re-register for and repeat the course.
  • The following grade points are associated with each letter grade for calculating the grade point average. A+–10; A–9; B–8; C–7; D–6; E–5; F–0
  • Courses with grades I and W are not considered for the calculation of grade point average or cumulative grade point average. F Grade will be considered for computing GPA and CGPA. 
  • A student can apply for a re-total of one or more of his examination answer papers within a week from the date of issue of the grade sheet to the student on payment of the prescribed fee per paper. The application must be made to the controller of examinations with the recommendation of the head of the department.
  • After results are declared, grade cards will be issued to the students. The grade card will contain the list of courses registered during the year/semester, the grades scored, and the grade point average(GPA) for the year/semester.
  • GPA is the sum of the products of the number of credits of a course with the grade point scored in that course, taken over all the courses for the Year/Semester, divided by the sum of the number of credits for all courses taken in that year/semester. CGPA is similarly calculated considering all the courses taken from the time of admission.
  • After successful completion of the program, the degree will be awarded the following classification based on CGPA.
    • For the student to be conferred First Class with Distinction the student must earn a minimum of 240 ECTs within four years from the time of admission, pass all the courses in the first attempt, and obtain a CGPA of 8.25 or above. (Or)
    • To be conferred First Class the student must earn a minimum of 240 ECTs within five years from the time of admission and obtain a CGPA of 6.5 or above. (Or)
    • For Second Class the student must earn a minimum of 240 ECTs within seven years from the time of admission. 

Course Curriculum

1st Semester – 30 ECTS

 

Code

 

Course Title

Course Type

Theoretical

Practical

Credit

ECTS

ATAFOM

11-IBD-11

Principles of Business Administration

C

3

0

3

5

ATAFOM

11-IBD-21

Principles of Financial Management

C

3

0

3

5

ATAFOM

11-IBD-31

Macro Economics

C

3

0

3

5

ATAFOM

11-IBD-41

Financial Accounting

C

3

0

3

5

ATAFOM

11-IBD-51

International Business Management

C

3

0

3

6

ATAFOM

11-A-ENG-I

Academic English I

C

3

0

3

4

Total

18

30

2nd Semester – 30 ECTS

Code

 

Course Title

Course Type

Theoretical

Practical

Credit

ECTS

ATAFOM

12-IBD-11

Project Management and Investment Analysis

C

3

0

3

6

ATAFOM

12-IBD-21

International Trade

C

3

0

3

5

ATAFOM

12-IBD-31

International Marketing Management

C

3

0

3

6

ATAFOM

12-IBD-41

Information Technologies Strategy

C

3

0

2

4

ATAFOM

12-IBD-51

Basic Principles of Law

C

3

0

3

5

ATAFOM

12-A-ENG-II

Academic English II

C

3

0

3

4

Total

17

30

3rd Semester – 30 ECTS

Code

 

Course Title

Course Type

Theoretical

Practical

Credit

ECTS

ATAFOM

23-IBD-11

Technology and Innovation Management

C

3

0

3

4

ATAFOM

23-IBD-21

Financial

Management II

C

3

0

3

5

ATAFOM

23-IBD-31

Systematic and Strategic Thinking

C

3

0

3

6

ATAFOM

23-IBD-41

Strategic Market Management

C

3

0

3

6

ATAFOM

23-IBD-51

Statistics

C

3

0

3

5

ALA

23-B-ENG-I

Business English I

C

3

0

3

4

Total

18

30

4rd Semester – 30 ECTS

Code

 

Course Title

Course Type

Theoretical

Practical

Credit

ECTS

ATAFOM

24-IBD-11

Financial Reporting and Analysis

C

3

0

3

5

ATAFOM

24-IBD-21

Entrepreneurship

C

3

0

3

5

ATAFOM

24-IBD-31

Business Growth and Leadership

C

3

0

3

6

ATAFOM

24-IBD-41

Soft Skills Management:

Inner and Outer Peace

C

3

0

3

5

ATAFOM

24-IBD-51

Research Methods in Social Sciences

C

3

0

3

5

ALA

24-B-ENG-II

Business English II

C

3

0

3

4

Total

18

30

5th Semester – 30 ECTS

Code

 

Course Title

Course Type

Theoretical

Practical

Credit

ECTS

ATAFOM

35-IBD-11

Financial Markets and Institutions

C

3

0

3

5

ATAFOM

35-IBD-21

Innovations for International Relationship Management

C

3

0

3

5

ATAFOM

35-IBD-31

Sustainable Business

C

3

0

3

5

ATAFOM

35-IBD-41

Banking and Macroeconomics

E

3

0

3

5

ATAFOM

35-IBD-51

Banking and Microeconomics IFRS Regulations

E

3

0

3

5

ATAFOM

35-IBD-61

Banking and Insurance REF IFRS Regulations

E

3

0

3

5

Total

18

30

 

6th Semester – 30 ECTS

Code

 

Course Title

Course Type

Theoretical

Practical

Credit

ECTS

ATAFOM

36-IBD-11

Project Management

C

3

0

3

6

ATAFOM

36-IBD-21

International Political Economy

C

3

0

3

6

ATAFOM

36-IBD-31

Banking Accounting

E

3

0

3

5

ATAFOM

36-IBD-41

Core Banking

E

3

0

3

5

two compulsory elective courses from

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T01 to

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T29

Thematic Elective

 

 

 

E

2

0

2

4

Thematic Elective

E

2

0

2

4

Total

16

30

 

7th Semester – 30 ECTS

Code

 

Course Title

Course Type

Theoretical

Practical

Credit

ECTS

ATAFOM

47-IBD-11

Business Ethics

C

3

0

3

6

ATAFOM

47-IBD-21

Banking  Payments

E

3

0

3

6

ATAFOM

47-IBD-31

Banking Securitization

E

3

0

3

5

ATAFOM

47-IBD-41

Banking Trading Via Interbank Platforms

Banking Financial Instruments

E

3

0

3

5

two compulsory elective courses from

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T01 to

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T29

Thematic Elective

 

 

 

E

2

0

2

4

Thematic Elective

E

2

0

2

4

Total

16

30

8th Semester – 30 ECTS

Code

 

Course Title

Course Type

Theoretical

Practical

Credit

ECTS

ATAFOM

48-IBD-11

Life Sciences for Sustainable Business

C

3

0

3

6

ATAFOM

48-IBD-21

Social Media for Management

E

3

0

3

6

ATAFOM

48-IBD-31

Banking MIFID Regulations

E

3

0

3

5

ATAFOM

48-IBD-41

Banking Reporting

Forex Trading

Leverage Quant Analysis

E

3

0

3

5

two compulsory elective courses from

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T01 to

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T29

Thematic Elective

 

 

 

E

2

0

2

4

Thematic Elective

E

2

0

2

4

Total

16

30

 

Thematic Electives:

 

Code Course Title Course Type Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T01

Urban Economics

 

E 2 0 2 4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T02

Labor Relations E 2 0 2 4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T03

Economics in Literature E 2 0 2 4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T04

Introduction to Economics E 2 0 2 4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T05

Health Economics E 2 0 2 4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T06

Gender and Economics E 2 0 2 4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T07

Social and Solidarity Economics E 2 0 2 4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T08

Environmental Economics E 2 0 2 4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T09

Basics of Finance E 2 0 2 4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T10

Principles of Business Administration E 2 0 2 4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T11

Management and Organization E 2 0 2 4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T12

Financial Literacy E 2 0 2 4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T13

Principles of Accounting E 2 0 2 4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T14

Financial Crisis and Crisis Management E 2 0 2 4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T15

Capital Market Tools E 2 0 2 4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T16

Human Resources and Career Management E 2 0 2 4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T17

Global CEOs and Innovation Techniques E 2 0 2 4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T18

Marketing Principles E 2 0 2 4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T19

Corporate Psychology E 2 0 2 4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T20

Development Economies   2 0 2 4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T21

 

History of Civilizations E 2 0 2 4

 

 

Code

Course Title

Course Type

Theoretical

Practical

Credit

ECTS

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T22

Yearly Honor Project

E

2

0

2

4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T23

Managing People in an International Context

E

2

0

2

4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T24

International Relations

E

2

0

2

4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T25

International Terrorism

E

2

0

2

4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T26

Globalization and Global Networks

E

2

0

2

4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T27

Democracy, Authoritarianism and Political Regimes in the 21st Century

E

2

0

2

4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T28

Politics and Society

E

2

0

2

4

ATAFOM

XY-IBD-T29

Tourism Management

E

2

0

2

4

 

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