Biaka University Institute of Buea
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The School of Management Sciences of Biaka University Institute of Buea is running a series of programs at the BSc. level and thereafter, a one year top up program for the BSc. qualifications for transfer students who have an HND in relate fields. In addition, the University offers direct three years Bachelor’s degree programs in very innovative disciplines. The programs of BUIB are focused on professionalization and as such put more emphases on work related courses that can lead to on the job capacity building as well as training and developing skills that are job biased and soft skills that are immediately needed in the daily activities of corporate bodies, international organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and the wider public sector.
These are programs for which MINESUP has prepared the curriculum and is responsible for setting, grading and issuing certificates. The options we offer include;
|Department of Accounting and Finance|
|1)||BSc. in Accounting & Finance||3 years|
|2)||BSc. in Taxation||3 years|
|Department of Banking & Finance|
|3)||BSc. in Banking & Finance||3 years|
|4)||BSc. in Insurance & Risk Management||3 years|
|Department of Management|
|5)||BSc. in Management,||3 years|
|6)||BSc. in Health Care Management||3 year|
|7)||BSc. in Marketing,||3 years|
|8)||BSc. in Events &Conferences Management,||3 years|
|9)||BSc. in Supply Chain Management,||3 years|
|10)||BSc. in Tourism & Hotel Management||3 years|
ONE YEAR TOP UP AND DIRECT BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMS
The one year top up programs and the three years direct bachelor’s degree programs are developed taking into considerations the professional needs of the industry and programs of other universities and professional bodies around the world. In this way, graduates of these programs will find a perfect fit in industry and other universities and professional bodies globally. The programs are expected to produce graduates that are competitive in the job market and in various business domains nationally and internationally. These programs are thus comparable to those of other high caliber business schools or faculties of management or business studies around the world and the contents are very rich in theory and practice with lots of emphasis on practice.
The one year top up programs are available for the various HND programs that the university offers. The innovative direct bachelor’s degree programs are in the fields of Supply Chain Management, Health Care Management, Event and Conference Management and Taxation, . Our direct bachelor’s degree programs are unique in that these have been developed based on a labour market needs assessment in Cameroon. Graduates will find employment very easily because various companies need workers in these specializations.
ADMISSION AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
The admission requirements for the HND programs are as specified in the MINESUP Decree authorizing the operation of HND Programs in various institutions of Higher Learning in Cameroon. This includes a pass at the GCE O’ and A’ Levels and BAC or Equivalent Certificates as evaluated by the Admission Board based on MINESUP guidelines. Religious studies is usually not considered among the subjects.
For the one year top up programs, students need a pass at the HND in the required discipline. The admission requirements for the direct bachelor’s degree programs include a pass at the GCE Ordinary and Advanced Levels OR Baccalaureate in relevant disciplines, professional certificates that are recognized as equivalent and relevant working experience. Other certificates are evaluated case by case.
In order to graduate, students are expected to validate a minimum of 120 credits for the HND programs, 72 credits for the one year top up programs and 180 credits for the three years Bachelor’s degree programs. These are composed of core or compulsory, elective courses and university requirements.
Biaka University Institute Buea provides a conducive and enabling environment for learning, with the best professionals you can find in Cameroon on her teaching staff. All the St. Francis schools have been upgraded to Biaka University Institute of Buea (BUIB), mentored by the University of Buea. This upgrade gave BUIB the onus to run three schools- Health Sciences, Education and Management Sciences. Courses offered run from HND to Bachelors in the various schools.
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