Business Administration

Our dynamic business administration program at Birzeit University enables students' personal and professional development in the fields of management, business administration and organizations. Through an interactive learning experience, students are empowered with managerial and entrepreneurial competencies that qualify them to continue their postgraduate studies and to build a prosperous career on national and international spheres.  Our program strongly emphasizes ethical practices, good citizenship and organizational sustainability.

  • To acquire a solid knowledge in management, business administration and organizations.
  • To practice leadership, management and other business related skills.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of business issues and contemporary ethical and sustainable business practices.
  • To compete for career opportunities at the national, regional and international levels.
  • To adopt an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • To support the local Palestinian community.
  • Recognize the anatomy of organizations: individual, group, organizational, and inter-organizational levels.
  • Understand the key functions, aspects, elements, systems, theories, practices and dynamics of an organization.
  • Distinguish the various types, sizes and legal forms of organizations. 
  • Relate the strategic and operational aspects of administrative issues in organizations.
  • Differentiate management practice of business organizations from other forms of organizations including not-for- profit, and governmental organizations.
  • Interpret and assess classical versus contemporary theories and practices relevant to business management and organization studies.
  • Analyze business cases and trends.
  • Evaluate business practices based on economic, legal, ethical and social criteria.
  • Identify own learning needs for professional or personal development.
  • Develop business competencies in management, leadership and research.
  • Develop (people and conceptual) skills in business language, interpersonal, communication, oral and written communication, networking, decision-making, critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Promote the significance of people in driving organizational effectiveness and sustainability.
  • Anticipate and analyze the impact of context on businesses.
  • Apply learning in management and administration to different organizational and business settings.
  • Adapt his/ her own behaviors to different organizational cultures.
  • Engage in activities that contribute to the betterment of society. 
  • Demonstrate abilities in unveiling and exploiting opportunities as well as starting enterprises.
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Administrative jobs mainly in the private sector institutions as well as the public sector, non-governmental and non-for-profit sectors.
  • Administrative jobs, project work, coordination
  • Managerial jobs at organizational and project –based levels in various disciplines and industries.
  • Project management and administering novel forms of organizing.

The Academic plan consists of 120 credit hours distributed as follows :

Requirements

Credit Hours

University Requirement

21

Faculty Requirement

29-32

Specialization Requirement

57

University Free Electives

10-13

Total

120

Specialization Requirement (57 credit hours):

A. Compulsory Courses (45 Credit hours ) included in the following (for both general major in Business and /or with concentration)

PREREQUISITE

COURSE NUMBER

BUSA130

BUSA230 | PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

BUSA230

BUSA232 | BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

BUSA230

BUSA236 | SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

BUSA230, COMP121

BUSA238 | INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

BUSA230

BUSA330 | HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

BUSA230

BUSA333 | ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

BUSA230,FINN230

BUSA336 | PROJECT MANAGEMENT

BUSA230

BUSA3301 | INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW

BUSA230, STAT236

BUSA3371 | PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT 1

BUSA330,4th year

BUSA436 | STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

ECON235, 4th year and department approval

BUSA438 | SEMINAR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

BUSA4381 | SEMINAR IN HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

B. For General specialization

B. Elective Courses for General Specialization: 12 Credit Hours divided below  

6 credit hours  from Business

3 Credit from Accounting Courses

3 Credit Hour From Finance

C. For concentration HR

 

Elective courses for concentration: 12 Credit Hours divided below 

 

9 credit Hours in Human Resource Management

Number of hours

 

Prerequisite

Course Name

Course Number

3

 

compulsory

BUSA330

 Labor Relation  

BUSA433 | LABOR RELATIONS

 

6

 

 

6

elective from these courses

BUSA330

 Compensation and rewards  

BUSA340

BUSA330

Planning for human Resources 

BUSA341

 

BUSA330

Training and Development

BUSA342

 

BUSA330

Special Topic in Human Resource

BUSA347

 

3 credit Hours from Accounting