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About Department of Organization Strategy and Leadership (OSL): Strategy and leadership excellence are two critical components in today’s increasingly complex, integrated and interrelated global business environment. Future strategists, business leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs need to acquire and sharpen their skills relating to these two critical areas in realizing their individual and organizational goals. Established in June 30, 2016, the Department of Organization Strategy and Leadership (OSL) of the University of Dhaka will provide quality education and training to develop a pool of future strategists, business leaders and entrepreneurs. These pool of human resources with their enhanced knowledge and expertise on strategy and leadership will explore various business opportunities, analyze and lead to exploit those opportunities in developing products and services, effectively implement those opportunities through innovative solutions and achieve organizational sustainability and growth.

The OSL department, with its holistic & interdisciplinary education, rigorous & practical training approach, in-depth & impact oriented research & advocacy, and strong collaboration with different stakeholders including the private sector, government, development organizations etc. plans to prepare the students to provide strategic direction of their respective organizations, and help the organizations to attain strategic advantage in a complex & competitive environment.

Mission: Be a thought leader in the creation and dissemination of knowledge and expertise on strategy & leadership to foster organizational sustainability and growth.

Vision: Be a center of excellence for education, research and advocacy on Strategy, Organizational Leadership, Innovation, Entrepreneurship Development and Change Management in Asia.

Objective: The programs of the department include key components designed to help the students to develop skills and expertise to lead an organization, from motivating people and mobilizing teams to making strategic decisions and developing and implementing short & long-term strategies.

Focus Areas: The major areas of focus of OSL’s academic programs include:

  • Strategic Management

  • Organizational Leadership

  • Innovation

  • Entrepreneurship Development

  • Change Management

  • Negotiation

Employment Opportunity: Given the backdrop of competitiveness and complexity, there is a significant gap in strategic & leadership orientation in our organizations. But appropriate strategy can make a difference between extremely high growth organizations and crises ridden losing organizations. For example, only in the RMG sector, expatriate top executives remit around 4.5 to 6 billion USD per year. This provides an indication of the potential of OSL graduates’ employment market.

The graduates of OSL, with emphasis on the focus areas, are likely to have a holistic edge in entering into any sector. Besides, at the entry level (in organizations with strategic orientation) OSL graduates shall contribute in the strategy development and implementation process; at the mid level, they shall lead & drive the development, implementation and change management process; and finally, at the top level, they shall formulate strategy and lead the organization to new heights of sustainability and growth. In this complex and competitive environment organizations must adopt a strategic orientation.

Student Composition for the BBA Program: A total of 55 students of which 35 students from business, 15 students from science, and 5 students from liberal arts discipline will be taught under the four years BBA program at the department.

Course List : BBA  Program

       

First Year

First Term

Second Term

OSL 101

Understanding Business

OSL 106

Business Anthropology

OSL 102

Management Fundamentals

OSL 107

Business Finance

OSL 103

Marketing Fundamentals

OSL 108

Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business

OSL 104

Accounting Fundamentals

OSL 109

General Science and Environment

OSL 105

Bangladesh Studies

OSL 110

Mathematics for Business and Economics

       

Second Year

First Term

Second Term

OSL 201

Strategy Fundamentals

OSL 206

Leadership Fundamentals

OSL 202

Organizational Behavior

OSL 207

Managerial Economics

OSL 203

Business Statistics

OSL 208

Financial Analysis

OSL 204

Cost and Management Accounting

OSL 209

Business Software Packages

OSL 205

Entrepreneurship Development

OSL 210

Business Analytics, Game Theory and Simulation

       

Third Year

First Term

Second Term

OSL 301

Design Thinking & the Art of Innovation

OSL 306

Leadership & Governance

OSL 302

Calculus for Management Science

OSL 307

Business Negotiation: Strategy and Practice

OSL 303

Policy Studies: Economic Sectors of Bangladesh

OSL 308

Marketing Strategy

OSL 304

Project Management

OSL 309

Management Information System

OSL 305

Leadership Biographies

OSL 310

Business Project: New Venture Creation and Management

       

Fourth Year

First Term

Second Term

OSL 401

Microeconomics of Competitiveness

OSL 406

International Business

OSL 402

Management of Supply Chain

OSL 407

Lean Management

OSL 403

Strategic Human Resource Management

OSL 408

Management of Change

OSL 404

Alternative Research Paradigms

OSL 409

Econometrics

OSL 405

Project: Leadership Development

OSL 410

Business Project: Strategy Design and Implementation

       
 

Non Credit Courses*:

   
 

[Foundational Skill Development (FSD)]

   

FSD 1

Effective Business Communication: Level 1

FSD 5

Statistical Software Package

FSD 2

Effective Business Communication: Level 2

FSD 6

Third Language: Level 1

FSD 3

Effective Business Communication: Level 3

FSD 7

Third Language: Level 2

FSD 4

Public Speaking

FSD 8

Third Language: Level 3

       

* In each semester, students have to take one non-credit course to be guided by one faculty of the department.

Students may need to enroll into a certification program with a third party (selected by the department), specialized as a training provider to improve their skills.

* For all the non-credit courses, a satisfactory performance is necessary. OSL department in partnership with third party (if applicable) will organize tests to measure the performance of the students.

Course List : MBA  Program

   

First Term

OSL 501

Emotional Intelligence

OSL 502

Export Strategy Framework: Regional & Multi-lateral Trade Regime

OSL 503

Family Business: Governance & Sustainability

OSL 504

Balanced Scorecard: Strategic Management System

OSL 505

Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Seminar, Case Development and Business Project

   

Second Term

OSL 506

Strategy & Corporate Governance

OSL 507

Contemporary Leadership Theories

OSL 508

Non-profit Organization: Governance & Sustainability

OSL 509

Big Data, Innovation & Technology Management

OSL 510

Strategy and Leadership: Seminar, Case Development and Business project

Course List : MBA (Evening) Program

   

Code

        Foundation

OSL E101

Accounting Fundamentals

OSL E102

Business Communications

OSL E103

Business Finance & Financial Analysis

OSL E104

Business Management

OSL E105

Business Statistics

OSL E106

Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business

OSL E107

Marketing Fundamentals

OSL E108

Mathematics for Business and Economics

OSL E109

Managerial Economics

OSL E110

Organizational Behavior

 

 

Code

         Core

OSL E111

Strategy Fundamentals

OSL E112

Leadership Fundamentals

OSL E113

Business Negotiation: Strategy and Practice

OSL E114

Strategic Marketing

OSL E115

Balanced Scorecard: Strategic Management System

OSL E116

Strategy and Leadership: Seminar, Case Development and Business Project

 

 

Code

          Specialization (Any Five ++)

OSL E117

Contemporary Leadership Theories

OSL E118

Strategic Human Resource Management

OSL E119

Big Data, Innovation & Technology Management

OSL E120

Business Analytics, Game Theory and Simulation

OSL E121

Design Thinking & The Art of Innovation

OSL E122

Leadership & Governance

OSL E123

Leadership Biographies

OSL E124

Management of Change

OSL E125

Management of Supply Chain

OSL E126

Microeconomics of Competitiveness

OSL E127

New Venture Creation and Management

OSL E128

Export Strategy Framework: Regional & Multi-lateral Trade Regime

OSL E129

Policy Studies: Economic Sectors of Bangladesh

OSL E130

Strategy & Corporate Governance

OSL E131

Non-profit Organization: Governance & Sustainability

OSL E132

Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Seminar, Case Development and Business Project

OSL E133

International Business

OSL E134

Strategy Design and Implementation

OSL E135

Business Research

OSL E136

Emotional Intelligence

OSL E137

Family Business: Governance & Sustainability

OSL E138

Project Management

   

Non Credit Courses  :    [Foundational Skill Development (FSD)]

FSD E1

Effective Business Communication: Elementary

FSD E2

Effective Business Communication: Intermediate

FSD E3

Business Software Packages