Background of Management Department
Department of Management, under Faculty of Business, was established in 1997/98 academic year and so far has graduated thirteen batches on regular and sixteen batches in continuing education programs.
In line with the policy of the government, the department produces graduates who are well equipped with business knowledge and skill to play enormous role in the development of the country. Management is a crucial element in economic growth of a country. It brings together the factors of production: money, machinery, men, methods, markets and material to enable the country to experience economic development. A country with enough capital, manpower and other natural resources can still be poor if it does not have competent managers to combine and coordinate the resources. In light of this, the department has been/and is working with more positive objectives that are directed towards development. More specifically, the objectives of the department can be stated as follows:
- To produce skilled managers who possess professional knowledge and skill to work in the dynamic environment and hence, satisfy managerial needs of organizations.
- To provide short-term training and continuing education in the areas of management or other areas of specialization in management.
- To provide consultancy services to business organizations, non-business organizations and the community at large.
- To conduct applied research that will help to solve business, organizational and managerial problems.
- To meet the demand of the various stakeholders (students, employers, the government, and the society) to the maximum possible extent.
- To keep well-motivated staff in all academic, research and professional consultancy areas.
- To alleviate the greater shortage of professional managers in the country by increasing the number of graduates with a good academic, behavioral and practical competence.
Generally, the department tries to meet the above-mentioned objectives by working hand-in-hand with other higher educational institutions, business and non-business organizations, the government, and the society.
The Department of Management has recently completed a major curriculum revision process on national basis. Several circumstances impelled an intense review of the existing degree offering, and resulted in changes to the curriculum that had been essentially unchanged for some years. Revising and developing this curriculum was driven by the following key objectives. The foremost of these was an interest in providing a curriculum that would meet stakeholders’ needs. An additional factor was an expressed interest on the part of the university and government to maintain or increase enrollment on an aggregate basis. This naturally trickled down through the university’s organs and was reflected in this response. Currently, the department is under implementation of the nationally harmonized curriculum.
In the future, the department plans to embark on sustainable academic staff development and strengthening of its capacity so as to launch new postgraduate programs as well as specialized streams on a demand driven basis.