The Online Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration

Introduction

Learners of Business Administration are equipped with necessary capacity for managing different types of organizations from enterprises to public units; the aim of which is to reach most effective results. In these corporations, learners could meet all requirements at different positions: personnel, marketing, production or general management depending on their experiences, interests, or the demand of these companies.

The academic program of Business Administration of Ho Chi Minh City Open University provides students with background knowledge about economics and society besides skills and expertise in management; of different fields so that they could meet diverse demands of organizations and achieve their goals of gaining promotion. The studying program is practically oriented towards career, enabling students to be promoted to a higher position after graduation.

COURSE INFORMATION

Benefits

Associated with Career

The need for human resource management in the economy is quite significant where effectiveness becomes the first demand for the existence of an enterprise or organization, regardless of scale. At each management level, management knowledge are always needed, not only in the specific field such as sales, production but also in leadership, human resource management or strategic planning.
Each professional certificate is designed in the study program to help learners be able to start their job early, and develop their ability step by step. Right after the first three semesters, learners will possess sufficient knowledge and skills to begin their career as administrators. After eight semesters (about 2.5 years), learners will be able to be in charge of administration for enterprises. For the rest of their study, 3 semesters, they accumulate general knowledge courses so that they can be granted the bachelor degree.
As for learners who have graduated from another university and been working as administrators, the general knowledge and additional knowledge can be exempted to shorten their study time.

Flexible ways of learning

More than 90% of the program content is delivered via the internet. Therefore, learners can get access to lessons, learning materials or exercises anywhere, anytime with a desktop, laptop, or a smartphone connected to the internet. Regarding the experiences, students can see the videos directly, or download in PowerPoint form, or offline scripts.

Praticial curriculum

Lessons are concisely presented in theory together with practical illustrations relating to international business. Besides, learners come to class once in a semester on Saturday or Sunday to exchange ideas with corporation specialists to improve skills: sales, communication, financial management, etc.

Supportive lecturers and officers

Teachers of the courses are in charge of each learner’s learning process. Also, students can exchange ideas with classmates or with their teachers via the school forum. Regarding technical problems, students can contact the school’s consultancy center.

Nationally Accredited Degree

The Online Bachelor Degree in Business Administration belongs to the national degree system. By having this degree, learners can study master’s degrees.

Reasonable Tuition

Depending on the number of registered courses, the average tuition which can be paid each semester is 480,000 VND per credit. Learners enjoy free learning materials and accessibility to the learning recourses.

Academic Program

The program content of the Online Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration includes all knowledge equivalent to that of the face-to-face undergraduate program of the same major. However, it is designed in the practical orientation. Learners will complete their professional certificates to grab employment opportunities at the earliest time. General knowledge is accumulated at the same time or later, enabling students to broaden their understanding of the current context to develop great thinking.

Covering 41 courses with 108 credits (except foreign languages and information technology), the program is normally delivered within 11 semesters. Although learners can slow down or accelerate their study pace, they have to accomplish these courses in the following order:

Study Skills
Basic Management Certificate
Functional Management Certificate
Enterprise Management Certificate
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

The academic can be summarized as follows

Study Skills

This course provides all necessary skills that help learners understand their learning process thoroughly, use IT competently for online learning, and develop themselves and their careers.
1. Study Skills

Basic Management Certificate

This certificate ensures professional competence at the primary level of administrators in office management, production, supply, sales, and personnel department of an enterprise or organization. At this level, students can accomplish their jobs, which shows their understanding of the purpose of the work and their ability to use appropriate knowledge and skills. Besides, they also can assist their bosses to prepare reports relating to business affairs, administration, and production.
2. Principles of Management
3. Principles of Marketing
4. Business Communication
5. Business Statistics
6. Principles of Accounting
7. Human Resource Management
8. Sales Management
9. Operation Management
10. Managerial Accounting
11. Self-Awareness Skil
12. Business Project 1

Functional Management Certificate

This certificate ensures professional competence of administrators who already have experience working in an organization. Administrators at this level can work well in small groups relating to personnel, marketing, supplying, public relations, or implementing projects. Besides, they also have basic knowledge of international business and e-commerce.
13. Integrated Marketing Communication
14. Organizational Behavior
15. Marketing Management
16. E - Commerce
17. Supply Chain Management
18. Public Relations
19. Brand Management
20. Career Management Skills
21. Services Marketing
22. Project Management
23. International Business
24. Business Project 2

Enterprise Administration Certificate

This certificate ensures professional competence of administrators who have a wealth of experience working in enterprises or organizations. Administrators at this level can have a general vision of the enterprise, explain the relationship among different sections, handle the relationship between operation and finance well.
25. International Business Management
26. Corporate Finance 1
27. International Marketing
28. Business Planning
29. Strategic Management
30. Life – Work Balance Skills
31. Business Project 3

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

After having accumulated all the certificates mentioned above, learners will have to study other required courses to be granted the bachelor's degree in Business Administration. These modified courses are compulsory courses in the bachelor's degree program, including politics, information technology, and a foreign language. Instead of having to study a foreign language and information technology, learners can replace them by submitting equivalent certificates.
32. Micro Economics
33. Macro Economics
34. Introduction to Law
35. Law on Business
36. Introduction to Sociology
37. Introduction to Psychology
38. The Basic Principles of Marxism – Leninism 1
39. The Basic Principles of Marxism – Leninism 2
40. Ho Chi Minh’s ideology
41. Revolutionary line of Vietnamese Communist Party

Requirements

Admission Requirements

Those who wish to be admitted to the Business Administration Bachelor's Degree Program have to meet either of the two conditions as follows:
  + A high school degree or an equivalent following the regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training is required.
  + A degree of Associate in Business Administration or a Bachelor degree for those who want to have some courses exempted.

IT requirements:

Since most of the contents are carried out via Internet, learners should have many minimum facilities as follows:
Desktop or laptop
Although mobile devices can be used for most learning activities, learners have to use desktops or laptops to do exercises in some courses.
Internet connection: Minimum 3Mpbs.

Minimum Operating system:

+ Windows XP/2000/2003;
+ Mac OS X;
+ Netware 6;
+ Solaris 10 (Sparc and x64);
+ Linux Distributions

Minimum Browser:

+ Firefox 4;
+ Internet Explorer 10;
+ Safari 5;
+ Google Chrome 11;
+ Opera 9.