BRAC University

Introduction

BRAC UNIVERSITY

BRAC University (BRACU) was established in 2001. It follows a liberal arts approach to education which nurtures fresh ideas and gives new impetus to the field of tertiary education. It ensures a high quality of education and aims to meet the demands of contemporary times. Building on BRAC's experience of seeking solutions to challenges posed by extreme poverty, BRACU hopes to instill in its students a commitment to working towards national development and progress. The medium of instruction and examination at BRAC University is English. BRACU is accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh.

MISSION

The mission of BRAC University is to foster the national development process through the creation of a centre of excellence in higher education that is responsive to society's needs, and able to develop creative leaders. It actively contributes to learning and the creation of knowledge.

GOAL

The goal of the University is to provide an excellent broad-based education with a focus on professional development for students, in order to equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary for leading the country in its quest for development. Along with this, the University provides an environment for faculty development to ensure a dynamic teaching environment. Faculty will be provided with an environment in which they can further their teaching-learning abilities and contribute to the creation of new knowledge by developing and using their research skills.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA in English

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Bangladesh Dhaka

The curriculum of the MA in English (Literature and ELT & Applied Linguistics) is designed for persons holding a bachelor’s degree in English or a related field who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge of English in a specialized stream whether it is language or literature. The program seeks to prepare students to engage in the process of critical thinking and to carry out research and inquiry into their chosen area of interest. [+]

MA IN ENGLISH

Introduction

English is now the most dominant language in the world and there is a renewed emphasis given on the teaching and learning of English in most countries of the world, and Bangladesh is no exception. People from all walks of life acknowledge the need to deepen their knowledge of English and to raise their proficiency in using it for a wide range of purposes.

The Department of English and Humanities at BRACU has been concentrating on a course of studies that combines literature teaching with language, as well as media and cultural studies, in its undergraduate program. The same approach is followed in our MA program, thus distinguishing it from other MA programs offered elsewhere.... [-]


MA in Governance and Development

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Bangladesh Dhaka

The MA in Governance and Development programme (MAGD) is designed to enhance knowledge and skills of individuals so that they can elevate themselves, above on to a broader environment and acquire, necessary skills to confront the complexities of development in the context of their societies, against the backdrop of increased globalization. [+]

MA IN GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT

Changes in the global and regional level affect governance and development at the national level of a country. Therefore, the civil servants of a country; must not only keep abreast of these changes but also be equipped with the ability to understand and analyze these changes and adapt them to the national interest of the country.

The MA in Governance and Development programme (MAGD) is designed to enhance knowledge and skills of individuals so that they can elevate themselves, above on to a broader environment and acquire, necessary skills to confront the complexities of development in the context of their societies, against the backdrop of increased globalization.... [-]


MA in TESOL

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2019 Bangladesh Dhaka

The program is offered in three stages. The first stage is the Certificate semester. A diploma can be obtained upon completion of the next semester. Finally, completing the third semester will give students the option of graduating with a Master's degree. [+]

PROGRAM FEATURES

Students with a 4-year degree in English or related subjects (e.g. English / Applied Linguistics / Linguistics / Education) will do 39 credits.

Students with a 3-year degree in English or related subjects with 2-years' teaching experience will do 48 credits.

The program is offered in three stages. The first stage is the Certificate semester. A diploma can be obtained upon completion of the next semester. Finally, completing the third semester will give students the option of graduating with a Master's degree.

A Bachelor's (Honours) degree in English or related subject with second division or CGPA 2.5 and above.

Applicants who do not have this background but have a Bachelor's degree in the related subject must have two years' experience of teaching.... [-]


MSc

Master of Science in Biotechnology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Bangladesh Dhaka

The postgraduate program of MS in Biotechnology (36 credits) started in Fall 2007. The course is so designed for creating highly competent biotechnologists to serve in the universities and other academic institutions, R&D organizations and biotech-related industries both in the public and private sectors of the country. With this academic background, the graduates will be able to pursue higher studies leading to Ph.D. both at home and abroad. [+]

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOTECHNOLOGY

The postgraduate program of MS in Biotechnology (36 credits) started in Fall 2007. The course is so designed for creating highly competent biotechnologists to serve in the universities and other academic institutions, R&D organizations and biotech-related industries both in the public and private sectors of the country. With this academic background, the graduates will be able to pursue higher studies leading to Ph.D. both at home and abroad.

For the fulfillment of the MS degree requirement, a student needs to complete 36 credits out of which 6 credits are assigned to Research Project/Thesis.

So far, thirty-six students have graduated with MS degree in Biotechnology and at present, we have a total of seventy students pursuing the degree, who are at different stages (semesters) of their study.... [-]


Master of Science in Early Childhood Development

Campus Part time 15 months September 2019 Bangladesh Dhaka

A limitation of human resources in the field of Early Childhood Development (ECD) and the huge demand for strengthening the knowledge-base of its practitioners led to the need for an academic professional degree programme. IED became a pioneer in the area of Early Childhood Development by launching the first academic ECD MSc. the course of its kind in Bangladesh. A PGD programme is also offered. [+]

BRAC INSTITUTE OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The BRAC Institute of Educational Development, BRAC University has been involved in the field of education since its establishment in 2004 as a part of BRAC and BRAC University. Since its inception, it has been contributing to the overall improvement of the national education system in Bangladesh. Over the years it has been flourishing by taking on new challenges and opportunities in fulfilling the overarching societal goals of fighting poverty, building human capital and enabling people to realize their potential.

Mission

BIED, BU aims to improve quality, equity and efficiency in the education system through research and development, capacity-building and training, policy dialogue and advocacy.... [-]


Master

Master in Computer Applications

Campus Full time September 2019 Bangladesh Dhaka

The intended objective of the Master's degree is to provide graduate education for professionals in software development methodologies, techniques, qualities, and technologies valuable for various industry segments - education, government, marketing, business, manufacturing as well as specialized fields such as medicine and law. [+]

MASTER IN COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Introduction

The branches and applications of Computer Science are increasing day-by-day. Along with e-enabled services, applications in medical sciences, biological sciences, the arts, film industry etc are forever increasing worldwide. To support such diversity, the range of skills required and hence jobs in the computing industry are also increasing. Local market experience bears witness that fresh graduates lack knowledge of how Computer Science fits into the business world. These graduates have a lot of skills, however, they are at a loss as to how computers can be used as tools to increase business efficiency. Local software development projects often fail. For such projects, it has been found that the brunt of project time is spent during final implementation. Sometimes it is found that client requirements have not been properly understood making a lot of re-engineering necessary in the final stages. Not only does this lengthen the development cycle, projects often fail at this point. This generally points to lack of proper analysis and design of the project requirement. Documentation for software development projects is often poor. The root of this is found in the severe lack of communication skills in graduates. They shy away from having to write often they don't know where to start.... [-]


Master in Computer Science and Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Bangladesh Dhaka

The objective of the degree is to produce a well-informed and well-balanced graduate who can use Computer Science and Engineering tools to solve real-world problems. At Masters level, they would be trained in research methodology, so that they can contribute towards the creation of new knowledge. [+]

Background

A computer system is a means to solve some of today's existing problems. The problems in the developing world are more pressing than the problems of the developed world. How well a computer system has solved a problem depends on how well the concerned professional has tailored the hardware + software to suit the needs of the situation at hand.

Introduction

The term professional is being applied to the persons who set up the hardware, develop or tailor the software and implement a computer system as a solution to a need. To do this effectively, the professional has not only to understand the nature of hardware and software but has, to some extent, be conversant with the problem to which the solution is being applied. The problem would generally be a business related problem, but could also be a technological, social or developmental one.... [-]


Master in Development Management and Practice

Campus Full time 16 months September 2019 Bangladesh Dhaka

MDMP is an innovative, cross-disciplinary, graduate program that combines classroom teaching on the latest advances in development theory and practice with hands-on field experience. The program has been developed in collaboration with the Earth Institute at Columbia University, USA and belongs to the Global Network of Master’s in Development Practice. [+]

MASTERS IN DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT AND PRACTICE

BRAC Institute of Governance and Development received a grant from the MacArthur Foundation in 2009 to establish a professional master degree in development practice. The program was launched in January 2011 for the first time in Bangladesh seeking proper approval from University Grants Commission (UGC).

MDMP is an innovative, cross-disciplinary, graduate program that combines classroom teaching on the latest advances in development theory and practice with hands-on field experience. The program has been developed in collaboration with the Earth Institute at Columbia University, USA and belongs to the Global Network of Master’s in Development Practice.... [-]


Master in Disaster Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Bangladesh Dhaka

This postgraduate program targeted at active professionals allows contributing to this nationally significant practice-oriented field. Such a course to supplement the profession-based education of graduates of various disciplines also serves to further post-professional qualification and allows career development. [+]

Master in Disaster Management

It is well known that Bangladesh is a highly disaster-prone country and particularly in the context of widespread poverty, disasters often assume great proportions; both risk and vulnerability to various disasters are extensive. Some disasters, such as floods and drought, are annual and cause a national loss at a regular frequency. Others, such as cyclones and earthquakes, are waiting in the offing, and it is not hard to imagine the destruction that could occur in a severe earthquake in the rapidly growing and densely populated urban areas. There is thus an important need for disaster management in this context where disasters are a part of life.

Therefore, the Postgraduate Programs in Disaster Management comprising of diploma and master's degree programs are being conducted at BRAC University. It runs as a semi-autonomous program within BRAC University with a link under the Department of Architecture. The diploma is a 2-semester course; on completion of another two semesters, there is the option of obtaining a master's degree by completing a dissertation. Besides, tailor-made theme-based certificate courses (1-5 days) are offered, if requested by any organization.... [-]


Master in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2019 Bangladesh Dhaka + 1 more

The objective of the degree is to provide the students with well-informed and well-balanced electronic /telecommunication/power system engineering tools to solve real-world problems. Students would be trained in research methodology so that they can contribute to the creation of new ideas. The requirements of IEEE and curricula of North American and European universities and institutes have been taken into consideration while designing the course. [+]

M. SC./M. ENGG. IN ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

Modern electronics, communication and power systems, such as mobile telephones, digital TV, Internet, wireless networking, and nanotechnology are bringing a revolution in business and in the lives of individuals. The global economy relies increasingly on high-speed data and other digital data networks interconnecting computers and other digital devices across the world. All aspects of business, from research and development to production, marketing and sales, benefit from the rapid advances in such technology. Continuous advancements in technology enhance our social lives, entertainment, and education by providing media compression and seamless connectivity between equipment.... [-]


Master in Procurement and Supply Management

Campus Full time 3 - 6 semesters September 2019 Bangladesh Dhaka

The main purpose of the Master's programme in ‘Procurement and Supply Management’ is to sensitize and build up the capacity of officials of the public sector, NGOs as well as officials and executives from the private sector on procurement and purchasing and supply management issues. It is expected that the programme will enhance their understanding of the procurement issues and sharpen their decision-making capabilities. [+]

MASTERS IN PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY MANAGEMENT

Procurement is a key function of any organization, public or private and in an era of globalization with the advent of entrepreneurial organizations, management of purchasing and supply in private as well as in public sectors has gained more prominence. Moreover, with increasing focus and debates on governance issues, the functions of purchasing and supply requires capacity building to acquire and implement international standard procurement practices. With that context in mind, BRAC University designed a Masters programme on Procurement and Supply Management.

The main purpose of the Master's programme in ‘Procurement and Supply Management’ is to sensitize and build up the capacity of officials of the public sector, NGOs as well as officials and executives from the private sector on procurement and purchasing and supply management issues. It is expected that the programme will enhance their understanding of the procurement issues and sharpen their decision-making capabilities. This programme is designed to give advanced knowledge and understanding of international as well as local procurement issues faced by officials/executives to come to sound decisions.... [-]


Master of Bank Management

Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years September 2019 Bangladesh Dhaka

The Master of Bank Management (MBM) program of BRAC Business School is a part-time interactive skill-based program requiring 60 credits (20 courses) to be completed within two years. However, exemption from one or more foundation courses (maximum 18 credits) and transfer of credits may be granted to deserving candidates. [+]

MASTER OF BANK MANAGEMENT

The Master of Bank Management (MBM) program of BRAC Business School is a part-time interactive skill-based program requiring 60 credits (20 courses) to be completed within two years. However, exemption from one or more foundation courses (maximum 18 credits) and transfer of credits may be granted to deserving candidates. An academic year consists of three terms (Spring, Summer, and Fall). The duration may vary depending on the course load of an individual student.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

The opportunity to acquire knowledge and develop skills and abilities necessary to lead and manage banks, within a focused and structured environment. Opportunity to learn in sessions led by senior-level banking executives and faculty members with active involvement in banks. Learning based on real-world cases, hands-on practice and on-the-job experience that will lead to improved job performance. An overall understanding of bank management and the financial services industry. An understanding of and ability to use, information-communication technology in bank operation and management. Improved employee skills and understanding of bank management An avenue to motivate and reward high potential employees who will be future leaders and managers within the bank Improve employee performance and increase the probability of success in financial institutions. ... [-]

Master of Development Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Bangladesh Dhaka

BIGD has designed the Master of Development Studies (MDS) program to provide an in-depth understanding of development concepts and issues from a broad interdisciplinary perspective. On satisfactory completion of the program, students will be able to approach and analyze development issues in the context of globalization, economic transformation, and social, cultural and political changes. [+]

MASTER OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

The 21st-century world is experiencing drastic economic, social, cultural, political, technological, and environmental changes. These changes have far-reaching global implications for poverty, economic growth, social harmony and political stability. This is especially true for developing countries, where these changed are posing fresh challenges in human development. There are no simple answers to these problems, yet the quest for sustainable human development remains a matter of utmost importance.

Development is the instrument as well as the process through which people strive to achieve the goals of peace and prosperity. A systematic and multi-disciplinary examination of the factors affecting development is essential for identifying appropriate policies and processes necessary for the promotion of equitable and sustainable development.... [-]


Master of Education

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 Bangladesh Dhaka + 1 more

The nationally recognized MEd/PGD is a one-year program that provides government officials, private individuals and working professionals a rich and diverse learning environment to explore educational theory and practice within a Bangladeshi context. [+]

BRAC INSTITUTE OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The BRAC Institute of Educational Development, BRAC University has been involved in the field of education since its establishment in 2004 as a part of BRAC and BRAC University. Since its inception, it has been contributing to the overall improvement of the national education system in Bangladesh. Over the years it has been flourishing by taking on new challenges and opportunities in fulfilling the overarching societal goals of fighting poverty, building human capital and enabling people to realize their potential.

Mission

BIED, BU aims to improve quality, equity and efficiency in the education system through research and development, capacity-building and training, policy dialogue and advocacy.... [-]


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The 11th Convocation of BRAC University