Bachelor of Business Administration

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a 4-year degree program which prepares students for a variety of different management and administrative roles in both the private and public sector. It emphasizes on the development of communication, quantitative reasoning and business analysis skills. By studying BBA, students can gain knowledge of business practices and processes, understand the role of economics in the world marketplace, and acquire an awareness of global business issues. After the successful completion of BBA, graduates will be able to get an understanding in the various areas like general management, marketing management, human resource management, production management, financial management concepts, processes and principles.

Program Outcomes and Career Path

After studying BBA, graduates can opt for a wide range of careers; such as, business consultant, finance manager, operation manager, marketing research specialist, HR manager and management consultant. The other advantage of  BBA degree is that candidates can easily opt to pursue an MBA degree after its completion. They can specialize in their desired disciplines while pursuing master’s in business. The different specializations in the MBA program include systems, finance, human resource, marketing and so on. They can seek out for employments in shared trading, business corporations, industries, financial institutions, consulting and auditing firms, banking sector and many more. They can also work in government offices or in tech companies.

A BBA degree is your passport to a world of different professional environments and jobs.. One may also be able to run personal business as a startup in either service or product run businesses. Additionally, one can pursue careers with national and international organizations.

BBA at Kateb University

Productivity, efficiency, effectiveness and innovation in business are the most complex problems in Afghanistan. Department of business administration at Kateb University was established to best train human capital in fields of business, management, finance, and marketing, strategic management. It is expected that taking advantage of the knowledge in business and administration, graduates learn how to analyze complex business problems faced by enterprises, companies and organizations. Successful graduates can provide effective solutions in the field of business innovation in Afghanistan.

BBA at Kateb aims to educate experts and skilled personnel to meet the needs of the labor market, institutions, agencies, and banks. Moreover, we prepare the students to study masters in business administration, management, knowledge management and business innovation and entrepreneurship.

Education System

The educational system at Kateb University is defined based on credit system. In this way, the curriculum designed has a total of 140 credit hours that includes the general courses, main courses, specialization courses, electives and final thesis. For the past few years, the course has been extensively improved in order to reach the great expectations of various core based industries that are involved in managerial business as well as the human resource areas.

The educational strategies of the department are a mix of student oriented, teacher oriented and curriculum oriented. We provide advanced training, practical and theoretical teaching based on the needs of the job market and research opportunities. Moreover, students can also take part in scientific dialogues and discussions held at the university.


The BBA curriculum is a mix of orientations like finance, marketing, human resource management and operation management. Students take core courses such as Financial Accounting, HR Management, Operation Management, Research Methodology, Entrepreneurship and other courses based on their concentrations. Kateb University offers its undergraduate degree in business administration over completion of 140 credit as per requirement of Ministry of Higher Education. This includes courses in five main categories; general education, foundation, core, electives and thesis. General courses 16 credits, foundation courses 35, core courses 71, electives 12 and thesis is composed of 6 credit hours. The overall degree is divided into eight semesters and/or four years of study with 18 credits of mandatory courses in each regular semester. Each credit hour is equal to 16 sessions per semester.

BBA Degree Plan
Credits Summary
S/No Courses Number of Credits Percentage
1 General Subjects 16 Credits 11.42 %
2 Foundations 35Credits 25 %
3 Core Subjects 71 Credits 51%
4 Elective Subjects 12 Credits 3.8 %
5 Monograph 6 Credits 4.28 %
Freshman Year
First Semester Second Semester
No Subject Subject Code Credit Prerequisite Type of Subject No Subject Subject Code Credit Prerequisite Type of Subject
1 Principles of Economics EC 011 3 Basic 1 Microeconomics 1 EC 021 4 Principles of Economics Basic
2  Primary Mathematics EC 012 4 Basic/Prerequisite 2 Mathematics 1 EC 022 4 Primary Mathematics Basic
3 Principles of Accounting 1 EC 013 3 Basic 3 Principles of Accounting 2 EC 023 3 Principles of Accounting 1 Basic
4 Principles of Management EC 014 3 General 4 Dari Literature 1 G 03 2 General
5 Islamic Study 1 G 01 2 General 5 English 2 G 04 2 English 1 General
6 English 1 G 02 2 General 6 Islamic Studies 2 G 05 2 Islamic Studies 1 General
  Total   17       Total   17    
Sophomore Year
Third Semester Fourth Semester
No Subject Subject Code Credit Prerequisite Type of  Subject No Subject Subject Code Credit Prerequisite Type of Subject
1 Introduction To Business EC231 3 Basic 1 Macro Economics EC241 4 Microeconomics Core
2 Business Communication 1 EC232 2 Basic 2 Human Resource Management EC242 4 Principle of Management Core
3 Introduction & Principles of Marketing EC233 3 Core 3 Computer Application EC243 2 Basic
4 Applied Statistics EC234 4 Mathematics Basic 4 Operational Research EC244 2 Applied Statistics Core
5 Introduction To Sociology EC235 2 Basic 5 Commercial Law EC245 3 Introduction To Business Core
6 Dari Literature 2 G 06 2 Dari Literature 1 General 6 Corporate Accounting EC246 3 Principles of Accounting 2 Core
7 World History G 07 2 General
  Total   18       Total   18    





Junnior Year
Fifth Semester   Sixth Semester
No Subject Subject Code Credit Prerequisite Type of Subject No Subject Subject Code Credit Prerequisite Type of Subject
1 International Business EC251 3 Introduction To Business Core 1 Leadership EC261 3 HRM Core
2 Business Communication 2 EC252 2 Communication 1 Basic 2 E-Commerce EC262 3 Introduction To Business Core
3 Entrepreneurship EC253 3 Introduction To Business Core 3 Consumer Behavior EC263 2 Principles of Marketing Core
4 Project Management 1 EC254 2 Principles of Management Core 4 Project Management 2 EC264 2 Project Management 1 Core
5 Business Ethics EC255 3 Introduction To Business Basic 5 Money & Banking EC265 3 Macroeconomics Core
6 Financial Management EC256 3 Principles of Accounting 2 Core 6 Marketing Management 1 EC266 2 Principles of Marketing Core
7 Organization Behavior EC257 2 HRM 7 Specialization (Optional) 3 Core
Total   18       Total   18    
Senior Year
Seventh Semester Eight Semester
No Subject Subject Code Credit Prerequisite Type of Subject No Subject Subject Code Credit Prerequisite Type of Subject
1 Cost Accounting EC271 3 Corporate Accounting Core 1 Monograph EC281 6 All the Subjects Core
2 Production & Operation Management EC272 3 Introduction To Business Core 2 Insurance EC282 3 Introduction To Business Core
4 Specialized English EC273 3 English 2 Core 3 Marketing Management 2 EC283 2 Marketing Management  1 Core
5 Business Research Methodology EC274 3 Introduction To Business Core 4 Specialization (Core Elective) 3 Core
5 Specialization (Optional) 3 Core 5 Specialization (Core Elective) 3 Core
6 Afghanistan’s Modern History G 08 2 General
  Total   17       Total   17    


BBA Department Curriculum  (“Specialization – Core Electives”)
No Subject Subject Code Credit Prerequisite Type of Subject No Subject Subject Code Credit Prerequisite Type of Subject
1 Quick Book EC201 3 Financial Management Specialization 1 Quality Management EC206 3 Production Management Specialization
3 Advanced HRM EC202 3 HRM Specialization 2 Investment EC207 3 Financial Management Specialization
4 Advanced Marketing Management EC203 3 Marketing Management 2 Specialization 3 Time Management EC208 3 HRM Specialization
5 Auditing EC204 3 Financial Management Specialization 4 Advertising and Media Planning EC209 3 Marketing Management 2 Specialization
6 Advanced Financial Management EC205 3  F Financial Management Specialization 5 Logistics Management EC2010 3 Marketing Management 2 Specialization
Financial Information for the years of 2018 – 2019

The fee structure has been divided into two categories; Barchi campus and main (Darul Aman) campus. Main campus is expected to cost higher because lower discount amount offered. Each student is required to pay a predetermined amount of AFN 12,000 each semester throughout their degree program. Tuition fee of AFN 850 is charged per credit hour. Students may register for a minimum of 14 credit hours and maximum of 22 credit hours each semester.

Indiscriminate Discount

The undergraduate program offers a discount of 45% and 20% towards the total fees of each enrolled student each semester depending on which campus they study in. This amount applies to students who study full time at KU.

Fee Chart for the Years of 2018 – 2019
Barchi Branch Tuition Fees Structure
  • Predetermined Fees: AFN 12,000
  • Tuition Fees Per Credit Hour: AFN 850
  • Discount Amount: 45%
Type of Fee Amount
Predetermined Fees 12,000 AFN
Tuition Fee Per Credit Hour 850 AFN
Fees for 18 Credits 27,300 AFN
Discount 45%
Fees Per Semester 15,015 AFN
Fees Per Annum 30,030 AFN
Main Branch Tuition Fees Structure
  • Predetermined Fees: AFN 12,000
  • Tuition Fees Per Credit Hour: AFN 850
  • Discount Amount: 20%
Type of Fee Amount
Predetermined Fees 12000 AFN
Tuition Fee Per Credit Hour 850 AFN
Fees for 18 Credits 27300 AFN
Discount 20%
Fees Per Semester 21840 AFN
Fees Per Annum 43680 AFN

KU Department of Economics has two groups of faculty members as permanent and visiting. Permanent faculty members provide lectures, supervise student research, develop policies and procedures, conduct scientific research based on their expertise and are members to the curriculum development committee and take part in strategy planning for the department. Visiting faculty members usually provide lectures and if convenient they can also submit research articles for the KU Journal of Economics. Currently more than 35 lecturers are working within faculty of economics.

Learning Facilities at Kateb University

At Kateb, we give a great importance to curricular and extra-curricular activities, we developed many platforms that can help our student to excellence their knowledge and skills, and they are as follow:

At Kateb, we give a great importance to extra-curricular activities such as career fairs, social and cultural events, guest lectures, industrial and business tours to explore creativity and talent in our students.  Other than those, the facilities a university offers has a profound impact on both teacher and student performance. Bearing this in mind, modern facilities are responsive to changing times and the various styles of educational delivery. Our students have the below stated educational facilities for intellectual capacity growth available to them at the university.

Centers of Excellence through Extracurricular Activities

Many student run platforms are created at Kateb University that has dynamic and strategic goals for academic growth of undergraduate students. Some of these platforms are Student Development Center, Student Advising Center, Center for Career Development, student clubs, Students’ Association, sports clubs etc. The purpose of these platforms is to support our student to improve and enhance their social and generic skills such as; soft skills, attitude management, networking, meta-cognitive skills, writing, oratory and debate, leadership skills, joy radiation etc. These platforms can help our students can build up their personal and professional lives. In short, these platforms help our students to become effective learners.

Centers for Professional Skills Development

Kateb University has different centers such as Professional Development Institute, International Testing Centers and Approved Learning Center to help students build their capacity and acquire professional skills other than what is included in their scholastic curriculum.

Kateb Professional Development Institute generally provides professional short courses to students from every fields of study. Courses offered are ACCA, Cisco, CCNA, GRE and TOEFL and TESOL. GRE and TOEFL programs help prepare our students for their post-graduate studies. Kateb University has approved learning centers for TOEFL and ACCA. Economics students can specifically take ACCA (Finance, Audit and Accounting classes) to enhance these professional skills.

KPDI is also an authorized TOEFL iBT, CISCO, GRE, ACCA and PEARSON testing centers where students can take the examinations after completing the courses. By having good score of TOEFL and GRE our students can apply for scholarships abroad, such as; Fulbright, DAAD, Chevening  etc.

At Kateb University we have developed the best research platforms that can help students to enhance their research knowledge and skills based on international impact factors standards.

Research Centers

Research is the backbone of social sciences, statistics and modern day intellectual world. Kateb University values research no less than any other world class school. There are four active research centers at KU. For example, Research Center of Economics and Management Science, Research Center of Medicine, Research Center of Social Science and Research Center of Engineering and Computer Science. The main aim of these research centers is to enhance the research infrastructure and develop the capacity of conducting research based on impact factor journals. Moreover, research centers work with relevant departments to develop standards such as research policies, research structures, research strategies, research training and research guidance to help students and faculty members conduct standard research papers for publish meeting the standards of ‘impact factor journals’.

In 2017, the Kateb research center conducted certificate courses on qualitative and quantitative research methodologies for faculty members and graduate level students. The purpose of the course was to enhance the skills and knowledge of faculty to be able to publish their research papers in impact factor journals. The course was delivered by Dr. Shakirullah, a professor, Ph.D. and advisor at Stanford University. As a follow up to the course content, two of our students Mr. Zia Shefaie and Norullah Nawaee, both KU Faculty of Economics Alumni are working under the supervision of Dr. Shakirullah on their papers and aim to publish their research papers in four star impact factor journal. This platform can help our student to learn how to conduct researches and how to write research papers based on ISI indicators.

KU Research Journals

At Kateb Univeristy we have three scientific journals such as Kateb Scientific Quarterly, Journal of Economic Studies, and Journal of Human Right Studies with a dynamic structure. Professional Management Board from different fields of studies lead the trend of research papers’ publication in Kateb Scientific Journal. Our Students can publish their research papers in Kateb’s scientific journal as starters.

Research Based Courses

Furthermore, students take a 6 credits course on research methodology and research software such as SPSS, STATA and E-Views during their 4 years at Kateb. Students are responsible for 6 credits thesis in the last semester of their academic journey to complete their degree.

Kateb Research Institute

Kateb Research Institute (KRI) is a separate unit within Kateb University that has the main focus on delivering quality applied researches targeting the research market of Afghanistan. KRI’s activities are totally distinct from activities of faculties and research departments currently available at Kateb University. The mission of KRI is to implement quality applied research, enhance research standards and institutionalize the research culture in Afghanistan. This platform can help the students work as an intern in different applied research organizations to enhance their applied research skills and build their career in the field of research. Students also can initiate research ideas in different fields of research; the Kateb Research Institute can help them in the areas of research conduct and fundraising. KRI also provide certificate course for the student of economics in the fields of Applied Research, Research Methodologies, Applied Econometrics, Applied Statistics, Data Modeling and Data Analysis. Using   STTA, E-Views, and SPPS as statistical software help the student to implement their researches in professional way. Furthermore, by taking this extra courses student can develop their capacities in the field of applied research.

Research Website

A category named as Student Research is added to the KU Research Website. Students can submit their research papers to the Scientific Research Board for review and get them published in the KU Research Website.

1.    Registrations:

Students need to fill the “Kateb Regular Students Registration Form” online or get a printed copy from Office of Registrar.

Below are the eligibility criteria for enrollment for undergraduate program at the department of economics:

  • Secondary School Transcript with an average score of at least 70%
  • At least 60% score in University Entrance Test
  • Valid national ID card or passport
  • 4 passport sized photographs
2.    Enrollment:

Each enrolling student needs to appear in a mandatory university entrance exam set by university administration. This exam is offered for enrollment twice a year and one at the beginning of each regular semester; fall and spring.


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