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.
Study Plan

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

Requirements

Credit Hours

University Requirement

21-22

Faculty Requirement

28-31

Specialization Requirement

57

University Free Electives

10-14

Total

120

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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(s)

Course Title

Course No.

ACCT130

Financial Accounting 2

ACCT230

FINN1300ACCT230

Principle of Financial Administration

FINN2300

MKET130

Principles of Marketing 2

MKET230

ECON131

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON132

BUSA130

Principles of Management

BUSA230

BUSA230

Business Communication

BUSA232

BUSA230

Small Business Management

BUSA236

BUSA230COMP111

Introduction to Management Information Systems

BUSA238

BUSA230

Human Resources Management

BUSA330

BUSA230

Organizational Behavior

BUSA333

BUSA230,FINN2300

Project Management

BUSA336

BUSA230

Introduction to Business Law

BUSA3301

BUSA230STAT2361

Production Management 1

BUSA3371

BUSA333BUSA336

Strategic Management

BUSA436

ECON235, 4th year and department approval

Seminar in Business Administration

BUSA438

BUSA4381 (for HR concentration)

B. For General specialization

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 Human Resource Management go to
 

C. Elective courses for concentration:12 Gredit Hours divided as follows:

​9 credit Hours in Human Resource Management

Credit Hours

Prerequisite(s)

Course Title

Course No.

3 compulsory credit hours

BUSA330

Labor Relations

BUSA433

6 credit hours elective from these courses

BUSA330

Compensation system

BUSA3341

BUSA330

Human Resource  Planning

BUSA3351

BUSA330

Training and Development

BUSA3361

BUSA330

Special Topic in Human Resource Management

BUSA4373

3 credit Hours from Accounting

 

     D. For concentration in Project Management go to

D.  12 credit Hours in Project Management

Prerequisite(s)

Course Title

Course No.

ACCT230

Managerial Accounting For Finance Students

ACCT3331

BUSA336

Project Quality Management

BUSA4320

BUSA336

Project Monitoring And Evaluation

BUSA4322

BUSA336

Tenders And Contract Management

BUSA4323