Bachelor of Business Administration (Banking & Finance)

1.0 Programme Description

The Bachelor of Business Administration Program will provide a three-year full time; day, evening and weekend programmes of intensive study for students wishing to earn a Business Administration degree from Cavendish University Uganda. This degree is an appropriate goal for students who want to acquire extensive skills and knowledge in business and management.

Beyond such acquisition, CUU designs the programmes to transform its students to graduates with a formidable capacity to solve complex business problems with enormous creativity and innovation. The blend of the course content will expose the student to international business outlook while maintaining focus on the Ugandan context.

The packaging of the programme is in keeping with CUU’s devotion to offer “British education with a local touch” – enabling its graduates to be all-round in shaping their business environments to their unique advantage. Students are empowered to possess integrated skills and knowledge in, inter alia, Accounting, Marketing, Procurement and Logistics Management, Human Resource Management, Business Computing, Commerce, Banking and Finance. Degree classes are scheduled for daytime, evening and weekend programmes to allow students to either further their education while maintaining current employment or study full-time.

2.0 Programme Objectives

The BBA programme is designed to enable the student to:

  • Acquire knowledge of the nature and structure of the modern business organisation, the nature of enterprise; the role of profit and the critical managerial functions that contribute to the total operation of a business.
  • Acquire knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the planning and development of an organisation’s human resources (HR); and how they contribute to organisational objectives and requirements.
  • Understand and discuss the major decisions areas and the important concepts used in financial accounting and management.
  • Internalise the principal concepts, frameworks and techniques of strategic management as a backbone for generating options for strategic business judgment.
  • Acquire sufficient capacity to satisfy strategic planning needs of enterprises to achieve their marketing objectives.
  • Understand micro and macro-economic principles and theories and apply them to solve complex real life situations.

3.0 Programme Learning Outcomes

At the end of the BBA programme, the learners are expected to have:

  • Enhanced critical thinking, analytical and interpersonal abilities necessary for the increasingly diverse society and the global economy.
  • Have sufficient professional-specific skills and knowledge to make an immediate contribution to the organization in which they are hired.
  • Enhanced potential to be future entrepreneurs, who discover new markets and customers, launch new products, deal with competition, and formulate strategic business plans and marketing strategies.
  • Identify and invoke mechanisms for the stimulation of creative thinking in the business setting;
  • Analyze business situations and problems by applying conceptual frameworks drawn from Business and Management Modules in the programme.
  • Carry out and act upon self-appraisal and reflective thinking, in the areas of creativity, teamwork, leadership and problem solving in a business setting.
  • Have a foundation of professionally-specific skills and knowledge, on which to base the process of continuous professional development.

Programme Structure

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COURSE CODECOURSE NAME
YEAR ISEMESTER I
BBA 113 Business administration
BBA 112 Micro economics
BMC 111 Business communication skills
BIT 110 Information systems and technologies
BBA 115 Financial Accounting
BBA 116 Business Statistics
YEAR ISEMESTER II
BBA 121 Cost Accounting and Budgeting
BBA 122 Quantitative Methods for Business
BBA 123 Business Environment
BBA 124 Principles of Marketing
BBA 125 Business Law
BDA 126 Macroeconomics
BBA 127 English II
YEAR IISEMESTER I
BBF 211 Financial reporting and analysis
BBF 212 Banking operations
BBA 213 Entrepreneurship skills development
BAC 215 Advanced accounting I
BBF 214 International finance: theory and practice
BBA 215 Human resource management
YEAR IISEMESTER II
BBA 221 Auditing I
BBA 223 Taxation I
BBA 317 Taxation II
BBF 225 Regulatory framework
BBA 225 International business
BRSC 001 Research methodology
BBF 226 Banking law
YEAR IIISEMESTER I
BBF 315 Corporate and merchant banking
BBF 316 Public finance
BAC 316 Computerized accounting
BBA 314 Investment analysis
BBA 313 Operations management
BBF 311 Banking technologies and systems mgt
YEAR IIISEMESTER II
BBA 321 Auditing II
BBA 322 Strategic Management
BBA 324 Managing Change in Organizations
BBA 325 Business Ethics
BSF 323 Treasury Management
BBA 326 Research Project