Business Administration (BBA)

Business education at ConcordiaUA prepares students to assume effective and responsible leadership roles in organizations and business. The BBA Curriculum has been designed to meet this goal and it is a foundation of ConcordiaUA Bachelor Programs in Management and International Economic Relations.

The liberal arts classes provide the foundation for students to understand themselves and their dynamic work. Students learn to communicate and develop an understanding of cultural, social, economic, international and technical environments in which we live. This major provides students with an introduction to the functional areas of an organization, basic managerial and organizational concepts, and an overall view of policy making. The qualitative and quantitative nature of this common core enables students to develop their critical and analytical skills. The curriculum provides students an opportunity to gain more insights on specific business areas of their interest as well as greater understanding of the global society.

Also the entire program is designed to foster a strong command of the English language. Completion of the intermediate level of at least one foreign language (except English) is required.

BBA includes internship and business project. This is a rigorous program spread over eight semesters in four years. Students who enroll in summer courses at ConcordiaUA or at partner universities abroad can complete the program in less than four years.

The program leads to International BBA Diploma accredited by FIBAA.

Among the business focused courses you will find: Business Ethics, Operational Management, Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Statistics, Introduction to Business, International Business, Business Policy, Business English etc.

2 degrees in 1

The students have opportunities to participate in Dual Degree and Exchange Programs (USA, Germany).

Admissions Department

The Admission Office is open
9:00 – 18:00 on Weekdays
and
10:00 – 16:00 on Saturdays
Sundays: Closed

at the address:
8–14, Turhenievska Street, Kyiv
Office 1-4

Tel: +380(44)236-19-16;
Tel: +380(44)236-19-49
Tel./fax: +380(44)486-06-66
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Tel.: +380(44)236-19-16;
Tel.: +380(44)236-19-49
Tel./fax: +380(44)486-06-66
Mob.tel.: +380(50)331-42-95

E-mail: info@uacu.edu.ua

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Major: Business Administration
Qualification: Bachelor of Business Administration
Full Time / Online
Duration – four years (eight semesters)

SAMPLE CURRICULUM

Required Courses

General Education Courses 

Business English I

Prerequisites: none

Presents business-related vocabulary, practice in note-taking skills, preparing presentations; introduces terminology and techniques used in commercial transactions, including interpretation and writing of business materials. Emphasis is given on correct, effective and concise use of the language, both oral and written. The course provides study of letters and documents used in legal, governmental and business transactions.

Business English ІІ

Prerequisites: Business English I

The course is designed to bring the real world of international business into the language teaching classroom. It has been developed in association with the Financial Times and the Economist, the world’s leading sources of professional information, to ensure the maximum range and authenticity of business content.
On the completion of the course the students should improve their skills in communication, critical thinking, discussion and negotiation, writing for business audiences, design and delivery effective presentations, manners and etiquette.

Business Ukrainian

English Composition І

Prerequisites: none

This is an introductory course to the logic and structure of the English language with special emphasis upon reading development and the application of language skills to reading comprehension and the art of composition. The goal is to prepare the student not only for success in academic writing but also for effective participation in and critical understanding of the public and professional discourses of the “real” world beyond school. On completion of the course the students develop a flexible and effective command of style, arrange essays effectively to guide readers through complex structures, employ the basics types of arguments and persuasive reasoning using different kinds of proofs and appeals.

English Composition ІІ

Prerequisites: English Composition I

This course develops techniques for effective writing through a study of the writing process and of the skills necessary for producing purposeful, unified, and coherent short essays; it includes outlining as it relates to support for a selected thesis statement and developing skills in writing research papers using on-line and library resources; rhetoric, logical thought, audience, critical thinking, and governing human relationships are considered. The course introduces standard research and bibliographical techniques and research papers are assigned.

Psychology

Prerequisites: none

This course will survey the science of psychology and will address such topics as research methods, biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, process of learning, memory peculiarities, motivation and emotion, language, lifespan development, intelligence, stress and health, social behavior, personality, and abnormal behavior and treatment as well as applications of psychology in a culturally diverse world.

Business Ethics

Prerequisites: Introduction to Business

The course provides an analysis of ethical issues arising in contemporary business life. Sample topics include: fair and unfair competition; responsibilities towards employees, society and the environment; honesty and integrity in business; the moral status of corporations; corporate culture and group think, racial and sexual discrimination, affirmative action, the responsibilities of American companies abroad, and leveraged buyouts. Text, articles, and case studies will be employed.

Interpersonal Communications

Prerequisites: English Composition II, Business English II

This course gives a comprehensive view of communication, its scope and importance in business. It will cover the role of communication in establishing a favorable internal and external business environment. The course will also address and place emphasis upon the practical side of planning, composing, and keyboarding business and employment correspondence, reviewing basic English skills, delivering oral reports and interviewing for jobs. Organizational communication topics will also be considered.

Mathematics for Economics

Prerequisites: none

This course provides students with the necessary base of mathematical knowledge for using it in business, economics and “life”. This knowledge helps to understand the processes, which emerge in business situations, dipper and more holistically. Course contains the basic concepts of algebra. This course is aimed at forming a database of mathematical tools for students, through the consideration of a large number of examples and tasks of the economics.

Computer Science І

Prerequisites: none

Provides an overview of how the computer works and its functional relationship to society. During the course students examine hardware and software, terminology, and foundational Computer Science concepts. Students will learn to use a microcomputer by executing various software application programs.

Computer Science ІІ

Prerequisites: Computer Science I

The course allows the student to develop expertise in using software application packages to solve personal and professional problems. The computer as a toll is emphasized by the in-depth study of word processing, electronic spreadsheets, and data management systems. In addition, graphics, communications, integrated packages, and operating systems from the user’s point of view are examined. Students carry out projects using each category of application package.

Course Project

Course Project in Economics

The course presents full process of starting a business: creation of business idea, its strengths, weaknesses, successes, failures and challenges; team member recruitment on a competitive market, preliminary testing of an idea, product creation, attracting first customers, etc.
All students will receive the first experience of the real launch of their business. Including the experience of the first failures, which is also part of the entrepreneurial life.

Internship

Internship

This part is desingned for creating connection between theoretical, methodological ang practical parts of the studying. The idea is to give the opportunity to the students apply their knowledges in precise practical sphere and share their achievement and doubts with the supervisor and other students during the public presentation of the results.
Also, it gives the opportunity to build up the connection berween the university and employees and improve the courses through adoptaion to the requirements of the markets.

Core Courses

Principles of Management

Prerequisites: none

The course introduces the principles and functions of management with an integration of line and staff relationships, theories of management, authority and responsibility, centralization and decentralization, planning, organizing, directing, and controlling.

Operational Management

Prerequisites: Principles of Management, Microeconomics, Statistics, Business Finance

The course examines the methods of planning, coordination, and execution of activities in transformation processes in manufacturing and service organizations. The role of the operations manager is explored, and attention is given to analytical methods that improve production processes and enhance competitiveness. The course illustrates how manufacturing and service operations can apply quantitative tools to decisions using queuing theory, staffing, scheduling or product mix planning using linear programming, and using simulation in inventory control. Emphasis is given on application to real life situations.

Microeconomics

Prerequisites: none

The course presents a study of the fundamental economic principles and theories with emphasis on microeconomics and special application to the organization of different national economic systems in the performance of their tasks of production, exchange and distribution of consumer and capital goods and services.

Macroeconomics

Prerequisites: none

The course presents principles and theories of macroeconomics with emphasis on economic analysis and special application to the international trade market and to management economics. Emphasis is given n on such macroeconomic issues such as unemployment, inflation, cyclical business fluctuations, economic growth, the role of money, theories of interest rates, stabilization policies, foreign exchange rates, balance of payments difficulties, and comparative economic advantages among nations.

Statistics

Prerequisites: Mathematics for Economics

The course is devoted to the study of main terms and key concepts of statistics and probability theory with practical application in economics and business. During the course students will acquire knowledge on the organization and analysis of statistical data, will study the basic methods of calculating the characteristics of random variables, as well as analyze the results obtained from the processing of statistical data and use the received from the analysis information in decision making.

IT Applications

Prerequisites: Computer Science II

Students are introduced to Microsoft Windows XP and Office 2003 applications of popular software using spreadsheets, word processors, and databases. This course provides an in-depth look at Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point 2003 use, terminology and interfaces. “Hands-on” experience is provided through student use of computer lab.

Organizational Behavior

Prerequisites: Psychology

This course explores the fundamentals of organizational behavior using a system approach- examining how each component of the organization (individual, group, organization, etc.) contributes to the functioning of the whole. The study of organizational behavior includes a broad array of topics including cultural diversity, ethics, group psychology and communication. The course objective is to illustrate how people work together in business environments and how to utilize course material in real life situations.

Human Resource Management

Prerequisites: Principles of Management, Organizational Behavior

The course is an introduction to the human resources function and related elements and activities. The course outlines the roles and functions of members of the human resources department, as well as educating others outside human resources, in how their roles include human resources-related activities. Emphasis is placed on contemporary importance of HRM and the new “corporate view” of the function. Additionally, the student will be exposed to the view of HRM from the perception of both management and subordinate employees. The student will be exposed to practical situations and problem solving regarding areas of employee counseling, discipline and termination. Other critical areas of training and development, staffing and strategy will also be explored.

Business Policy

Prerequisites: Principles of Management, Accounting II, Business Finance

The course examines the development of the planning, financing, marketing and personnel management functions unique to the international company. The analysis of major international organizations will provide current information on how these companies operate, and relate theory to actual practice. The course utilizes the knowledge of all business areas for broad involvement in the management decision making process.

Business Law

Prerequisites: none

This course is designed to familiarize students with some of the basic concepts underlying daily business legal transactions. Topics examined include the law as it affects sole proprietors, partnerships and corporations, bankruptcy and insolvency, and ethical behavior. Practical examples are cited by the instructors who are active practitioners in the field of law.

Accounting I

Prerequisites: none

The course presents comprehensive instruction in the basic accounting practices, with the emphasis on mercantile and personal service enterprises. The course deals with both the bookkeeping process and the presentation and use of accounting data in the management of a business enterprise.

Accounting II

Prerequisites: Accounting I

The course emphasizes accounting as a practical and useful tool of control for business management. The fundamental bookkeeping process is presented from the background of a simple balance sheet equation. A logical development and unfolding of the subject then follow the profit and loss statement, the ledger, the special journal, scientific account classification and control. The course also introduces students to costing principles and techniques, to elements of managerial accounting which are used to make and support decision making process.

Finance І

Prerequisites: Accounting II

Examines the role of financial management with emphasis on multinational corporations. Studies principles and practice of financing; sources and control of funds, financial instruments, capital market analysis. Some major topics are state budget, state revenue, tax system, regional finance, insurance, interest rates, stock and bond values, financial strategies.

Finance ІІ

Prerequisites: Accounting II, Finance I

An examination of financial concepts and tools of analysis as they apply to the management of domestic and international operations. This course is taught from the point of view of a firm engaged in international business.

Principles of Marketing

Prerequisites: none

The course presents an analysis of marketing problems and techniques relating to management and marketing in the profitable operation of a business enterprise. Attention is given to evaluating consumers and their needs, product strategy, distribution strategy, promotional strategy, and price determination. This course allows students to build foundational marketing skills, which are utilized while preparing a marketing plan.

Introduction to Business

Prerequisites: Introduction to Business

This course aims to provide a comprehensive foundation for all students studying Business as a formal discipline. It provides an overview of the principles and the terminology associated with the concepts of business and its primary components – financing, objectives, role within the economy, organizational structure, functions and mandatory evolution and change required by internal and external factors. Studies international trade and monetary theories applied to multinational organizations are involved too. Emphasis is placed on understanding trade, customs, unions, foreign exchange rates and balance of payments.

International Business

Prerequisites: Introduction to Business

This course aims to provide a comprehensive foundation for all students studying Business as a formal discipline. It provides an overview of the principles and the terminology associated with the concepts of business and its primary components – financing, objectives, role within the economy, organizational structure, functions and mandatory evolution and change required by internal and external factors. Studies international trade and monetary theories applied to multinational organizations are involved too. Emphasis is placed on understanding trade, customs, unions, foreign exchange rates and balance of payments.

Principles of Entrepreneurship

Prerequisites: none

This course provides instruction in the basic principles of entrepreneurship including the role of the entrepreneur, entrepreneurship as a career, ethics in business, and the principles of marketing, financing, and managing a business. There is no occupational completion point after the completion of this course. Entrepreneurship is commonly regarded as the pursuit of opportunity beyond the resources apparently to hand. With this maxim in mind, we explore the theory and practice of starting then growing new ventures, where opportunities exist but the pathways to unleash promising outcomes are uncertain. Knowledge and skill development is built by identifying and developing a new business idea within the class, through adaptive execution to generate information by building and testing business hypotheses so to navigate uncertainties. These skills are then used to analyze conditions across various entrepreneurial firms. Topics include the process of entrepreneurial logic, designing business models for value capture and delivery, framing competitive strategy, determining assumptions-based finance needs, understanding different innovation types and managing growth to build stronger ventures.

Electives

General Education Courses 

Foreign Language (Second) I

Prerequisites: none

Emphasizes study of German/Spanish/Russian grammar with aim of mastering all grammatical forms; development of speaking ability, reading and interpretation of simple texts; introduction to all basic grammatical structures; intensive drill in written and conversational skills; systematic discussion of selected grammatical difficulties; intermediate composition; expansion of conversational and writing skills through discussion and written exercises; development of oral proficiency.

Foreign Language (Second) ІІ

Prerequisites: Foreign Language I

The course examines fundamentals of grammar, composition, conversation and reading. More time is spent in development of reading and writing skills. Students are encouraged to form their own dialogues based on new topics as they are presented. Cultural information supplements the course.

Philosophy

Prerequisites: none

The goal of this course is to present philosophy to newcomers as a living discipline with historical roots. While a few early lectures are historically organized, my goal is to trace a developmental progression of thought that introduces basic philosophical methods and frames issues that remain relevant today. Later lectures are topically organized. These include philosophy of science and philosophy of mind, areas where philosophy has shown dramatic recent progress.
This course concludes with four lectures on ethics, broadly construed. I cover traditional theories of right action in the third of these. Students are first invited first to think about what is good for themselves and their relationships in a lecture of love and happiness. Next a few meta-ethical issues are considered; namely, whether they are moral truths and if so what makes them so. The end of the ethics sequence addresses social justice, what it is for one’s community to be good. Our sphere of concern expands progressively through these chapters. Our inquiry recapitulates the course of development into moral maturity. Over the course of the text I’ve tried to outline the continuity of thought that leads from the historical roots of philosophy to a few of the diverse areas of inquiry that continue to make significant contributions to our understanding of ourselves and the world we live in.

Public Administration

Prerequisites: none

The course will provide an overview of the basics of Ukrainian public administration with comparative analysis and will be focused on modern government relations between local, regional and state levels. This course is an opportunity for students to familiarize with the basic principles, concerns, and methods of public administration. Also, comparative analysis with the USA, Germany and France public authority structures will give a basic overview of modern state structures and public administration in the World. Also, students will learn the basics of government internal relations and public services.

Sociology

Prerequisites: Psychology

This course provides an applied sociological analysis of the major trends shaping current and future business worldwide. The course will examine these issues in light of demographic effects, ethical concerns, technological innovation, the role of producers and consumers, and the changing role of government. We will use “applied sociology” in achieving a firm understanding of the social structures and processes involved in business and management systems. Topics also include institutions and social structures, group interactions, group think, and a host of other ideas directly relevant to business.

Leadership

Prerequisites: none

The primary purpose of this course is to prepare students to become effective leaders. The orientation of the course is leadership in business management, human resourses management, and financial staff management. Based upon theory and practical application, the emphasis of the course features the role of leaders who practice core values, build strong teams, develop people, foster motivation, nurture vision, improve performance, and produce future leaders. The learning methodology is action and reflection.

American Culture

Prerequisites: none

The main objective of this course is to learn about American culture through main events of U.S. history, society, politics and literature and practice your conversation and reading skills. The student will gain an understanding of the broad sweep of United States’ history, and to get insight into the current state of affairs. The class includes lectures and discussions, and uses videos, music, maps, photos and assignments.

European Integration

Prerequisites: none

This course covers main stages of European integration. The study of this discipline includes following topics: history of the EU foundation, the EU enlargement, procedure of acceptance of new members, Eurozone, Schengen area, the system of the EU government bodies etc. The objective of the course is to reflect the current state of the European integration, consequences of its initiation and main trends within the European Union nowadays. Students will be involved in discussion pannels. Critical thinking about problematic issues of European integration will also be encouraged.

Economics of the European Union: laws and policies

Prerequisites: none

The European Union affects our daily lives. National governments implement regulations and laws which have been made at the EU level. The EU removes barriers between Member States, and we all profit from the freedom of movement of people and services in the EU. However, it is not always clear how these decisions are made, what policies are in place or the consequences these have for citizens and the EU as a whole.
This course provides useful details about EU, economic facts, policies and insights main aspects of law for students who would like to know more about EU. This course will be dedicated on various EU policies, from financial topics to justice issues to foreign policy.

Introduction to Programming

Prerequisites: Computer Science I, Computer Science II

Overview of computer software development technologies. The discipline deals with the following topics:
– Histories of programming languages development
– Classification of programming languages and the range of applications that may be associated with them
– Fundamentals of algorithmization
– Technologies of modern programming
– The basic structural elements of modern software such as C ++ and Python programming languages
– Programming practicals (object-oriented and visual programming)
– A project

Core Courses

Strategic Management

Prerequisites: Principles of Management

This course is to provide students with the understanding of strategic management through practical and theoretical work. Specific focus on: strategic management features; value of professional strategic management; aspect of strategic success; understanding methods of strategic analysis; understanding strategic potential of organization and formation of its competitive advantages.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to use knowledge of the strategic management in enterprise, principles and methods of strategic management; to identify needs in changes of strategy oriented organization, initiate them and construct a target state system; to use tools and methods of strategic analysis; to use skills of communication in different functional areas of businesses that need change in strategic management.

World Economics

Prerequisites: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics

This course is a study of economic development in the Third World nations. Emphasis is on the analysis of critical development problems combined with theoretical, empirical, and policy-oriented perspective. The course will also explore the historical, political, social, and economic roots of underdevelopment and the future of the world economy in the age of increasing independence.

Monеy, Banking and Financial Institutions

Prerequisites: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics

The course examines basic theories in monetary economics and international finance and the impact of the domestic and foreign monetary policies on the Ukrainian economy. Topics include Ukrainian and international financial institutions, financial intermediaries, financial instruments, interest rates, money demand, money supply, exchange rate, balance of payments, and central banking and monetary policies.

International Economic Relations

Prerequisites: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics

This is an introductory course in the study of international relations. The goal of this course is to acquaint students with the concepts, ideas, and analytical tools necessary to understand state behavior and relationships among actors in the international system. The course covers the major concerns, issues, and actors that characterize world politics, examine various theoretical explanations for state behaviors, such as realism, liberalism, and constructivism and explores vital topics such as war, cooperation, international law, political economy, terrorism, human rights, and the forms of conflict that characterize the international system.

Econometrics

Prerequisites: Mathematics for Economics, Statistics

Econometrics is a science that studies the quantitative and qualitative economic relationships using mathematical and statistical methods and models. Econometrics is provided for economics tools, as well as a methodology for evaluating the parameters of models for microeconomics and macroeconomics. In addition, econometrics is actively victorious in predicting economic processes in terms of economy as a whole, as well as in economic conditions. Econometrics is a part of economic theory, the order of macro and micro economics.

Sustainability Management

Prerequisites: Principles of Management, Principles of Entrepreneurship

Sustainability management – a course focused on contemporary approaches to managerial activities and governance principles that built on sustainability basis; gives the idea of rethinking issues and problems as well as of using tools, ideas, and theories in a new way; create new managers which focus not on implementing sustainable development principles but make then as a basis for management.

International Investments

Prerequisites: none

This course offers the financial theory and quantitative tools necessary for understanding the general structure of primary and secondary equity and money markets, market efficiency and valuation, investment analysis and decisions from international perspective.

Modeling and Forecasting of the Economy

Prerequisites: Mathematics for Economics, Statistics, Computer Science I, Computer Science II

An overview of existing computer technology and economic simulator software. Discipline includes:
– Classification of economic and mathematical models and the scope of their practical and scientific application
– Economic cybernetics models, stochastic and deterministic models, predictive models
– An overview of computer-aided economic modeling tools. Classifications of tools and their scope
– Practical classes on implementation of economic models in MS Excel
– Practical classes on the implementation of economic models in the R program
– Practical classes on implementation of economic models in the BI program
– Cases

Analysis and Design of Information Systems

Prerequisites: Mathematics for Economics, Statistics, Computer Science I, Computer Science II, Introduction to programming, Information Assurance and Systems Security

Overview of existing information systems, their structure and design principles for economic tasks
Discipline includes:
– History of information systems development
– Classification and scope of information economic systems
– Examples of information economic systems used in management, banking and finance, accounting, economics
– Structure of information economic systems
– Business processes and their place in IT project
– Principles of designing economic information systems
– Practical classes on working with information systems
– A project

Information Assurance and Systems Security

Prerequisites: Computer Science I, Computer Science II, Mathematics for Economics, Introduction to Programming

An overview of current methods and approaches to ensure the integrity of information in economic systems. Discipline includes:
– The basics of information security and cybersecurity
– Review of potential threats and malware
– Classification of information security systems
– Protect information on your PC
– Cybersecurity for computer networks
– Protection against social engineering and phishing technologies
– Features of information protection in economic systems
-Practical training
– A project

Non-credit - Physical Training

Prerequisites: none

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn fitness concepts and conditioning techniques used for obtaining optimal physical fitness. Students will benefit from comprehensive weight training and cardiorespiratory endurance activities. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of strength training, aerobic training, and overall fitness training and conditioning. Course includes both lecture and activity sessions. Students will be empowered to make wise choices, meet challenges, and develop positive behaviors in fitness, wellness, and movement activity for a lifetime.

Students are required to complete and defend the Course Project and to have the Internship. ConcordiaUA students are offered an opportunity to become interns in the field of business administration, management, international business at prestigious Ukrainian, international and joint companies and organizations with the perspective of obtaining a job there after graduation. During their internship students are supervised by the experienced faculty and company executives.

Graduates may hold the positions of business executives, managers or leading specialists of departments of international enterprises (organizations, companies), managers or specialists of import and export departments, expert consultants of joint ventures or enterprises related to export-import operations, economists-researchers of research institutions and laboratories of market analysis and forecasting.

BBA Program is structured for 4 years. The student must earn 240 ECTS credits equal to 120 credits by American system.

 

Students in this Program have an opportunity to spend one semester/year at ConcordiaUA Partner University abroad.

This Degree Program leads students to receiving an International Diploma accredited by FIBAA.

If you are interested in the processes business administration and project development and you want to master and use your leadership skills this Program is for you.

Benefits
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Partners
Career

Why Choose Concordia?

Dual diplomas, accredited in the advanced countries of the world, make our students the most competitive specialists in the world.

Practicing tutors who share their experience allow students to dive into practical business environment by providing only relevant information about their future career without wasting time on unneeded things.

Self Development

Concordia University arranges a number of activities aimed into to our student’s development.
– Conferences.
– Lectures by foreign businessmen.
– Sports activities.
– Library.

Our university is in demand among students from all over the world, which gives them the opportunity to exchange the cultural experiences.

Partners

The University of Concordia, integrated into the worldwide business community, has a large number of partners and provides a number of students exchange programs in the most advanced universities in the world.
Partners who are ready to participate in your training are: Concordia University Wisconsin, University of Minnesota, University of Koblenz-Landau, University of Occupational Safety Management, Rutgers University and others. Click here to see all.

Career

Due to the high level of knowledge and practical skills provided by Concordia University, our graduates are taking tge leading positions in international companies such as: Porsche Finance Group, Deutsche Bank Ukraine, L’Oreal Ukraine, METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine, Citibank Ukraine, and also confidently create their own business.

Ukrainian-American Concordia University has trained succesful highly qualified specialists for more than 20 years.