Welcome to the BUE Business Administration Department!
Message From The Head of Department
Welcome to the Department of Business Administration.
It gives me a great pleasure to welcome you to the Business Administration Department at the BUE. Here you will continue your learning journey to become global graduates. You will be able to acquire knowledge and skills and enjoy a unique and rewarding experience.
Since its establishment in 2005, the Business Department has been working on addressing the gaps in graduate skills. Through close collaboration with its British partners, the Business Department provides students with a unique experience of sharing international knowledge and facilitating international cooperation and collaboration. It blends the unique experience of Egyptian and British educational standards to provide our graduates with the skills and knowledge they need to compete in a global market and to be global professionals. The Department is focusing on four main areas to support its pursuit of excellence in the Business Administration education. These are: employment, technology-supported modes of learning, international collaboration, competition & quality, and research. The Business Administration Department’s aim is to produce a global graduate, ready to participate effectively in the labour force in Egypt and/or any area of the world.
Rather than spoon-feeding information to students and telling them what to think, we are training our students on how to think. This is achieved through enhancing the reasoning and critical thinking to pursue the making of a better life and work decisions. The Department works on developing the following skills – in addition to the technical knowledge – effective communication, teamwork, problem solving, initiative and enterprise development, planning and organising, self-management, learning and mastering technology.
Knowledge and understanding embrace the fundamental subject area and is constantly updated with new trends and developments in the relevant field. The cognitive skills include thinking critically, systemically and creatively and adopting a multi-perspective approach that recognises different dimensions, perspectives and angles. Transferable skills contain various non-cognitive skills and social skills such as empathy, conflict resolution, communication skills, networking and interacting with people of different backgrounds, origins, cultures and perspectives. Added to this are non-curricular activities which enhance the behavioural capacities to act collaboratively and responsibly to find global solutions to global challenges, and to strive for the collective good of the different societies and communities.
Another dimension being developed by the Department is that of entrepreneurship and innovation management. The Department aims at producing a graduate ready for being employed and/or self-employed; i.e. an entrepreneur. Being an entrepreneur is not about what you know or what your skills are; it is about having one core innovative idea coupled with the intrinsic motivation to pursue it. Our modules teach students to think outside the box, give them more confidence in their abilities and provide them with the skills they need to succeed.
In addition, we provide an up-to-date E-Learning platform, that students must use from day one of their enrolment. Recently, there is a growing use of interactive learning and blended learning techniques in many of the modules. Our graduates are trained on using and utilising the technology effectively throughout their university years.
We are proud of the calibre and activities of our staff members. In the Business Department we have outstanding academic staff (senior and junior). They have a long and/or rich experience in education and/or industry, they are also top of their field in research. They are capable of bringing together theories and practices to enrich their students. In addition, they support their students in their academic and non-academic activities.
The Department also adds an international perspective to all modules offered. There are on-going staff and students’ exchanges and cooperation in areas of teaching and learning, as well as research and community service, which are implemented and always developed. This has been conducted with our main British partner (London South Bank University), as well as, educational institutions across Europe.
Again, welcome to our Department and to a rich and encompassing journey of successes and achievements.
Mohamed Rashwan Ph.D.
Acting Head of the Business Administration Department
Why choose the Business Department?
In the global economy that characterises the 21st century, it is important to understand how businesses are established, managed, sustained and grown. The programme will provide you with a solid foundation to pursue a career in business and management, or, importantly, help you establish your own venture on graduation, should you so wish. The programme does not just teach the theory and students are required to apply their learning to the ‘real’ world.
Business Administration Department allows students the opportunity to gain an appreciation of national and international perspectives on many aspects of professional life. This includes management techniques, business culture, legal frameworks and standards. The program does not just give students an understanding of modern business but equips them with the skills to manage in a complex and fast changing economic, political and technological environment.
The programme offers a broad understanding of Business and Management but permits you to specialise in a key area: Accounting and Finance, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, Human Resource Management, International Business, or Marketing. The objective of the programme is not just to provide you with knowledge, but to endow you with a set of skills that will enable you to see opportunities, solve problems and think critically and creatively in the dynamic global economy, whether as an entrepreneur or employee. The mission of the Department is to educate you, “how to think, not what to think” so you will be encouraged to learn by doing either independently or as a member of a small team.
In an effort to deal with the pandemic, the department devised a step-by-step guide to help students navigate the covid-19 crises during the academic year 2019-2020. The department has also developed a step-by-step guide regarding hybrid teaching in the academic year 2020-2021 (please find it here).
The Business Administration Department Provides 5 areas of Specialisation. these are taught to all levels from preparatory year on words. However on entering Intermediate Level ( Degree Year 2 ), students must select which specialisations they wish to concentrate on.
The pathways for each Specialisation are as follows: