ULAB Art & Photography Club arranged a photo walk on 03.11.2017 at Narayanganj Bandar. Starting early morning, general members of the club were accompanied by their executive committee where they captured pictures of different views consisting of 200 years old ships, boats, steamers, etc. Landscape pictures of Shityalakhya river were also taken by the club members. Afterwards, they went to visit Rajbari where they captured more pictures to make their one-day trip a memorable one.
ULAB Sustainable Development Club hosted seminar on the topic ‘Community Interactive Tourism for Sustainable Development of Rural Areas’. It was an initiative of DAAHUK- a Community Interactive Tourism Network where the founder of the organization Mr. Magfi Reza Siddique, was present to speak about how to turn Sunamganj to an attractive tourist location by developing a proper plan. Mr. Ehsan, a speaker from BUET accompanied him to help present their cause to the audience. DAAHUK is planning to train the children so that they can interact with tourists in a polite and effective way. They are also trying to conduct a group of students, aged between 20 to 30 years of age to help them operate their activities. The seminar was held on 31.10.2017 at Campus-B Seminar Room. Lecturer & Adviser Mr. Joy Bhowmik, Professor Dr. Ms. Samiya A Selim, Dean of School of Business Mr. Imran Rahman, Research Associate for Center for Enterprise and Society Mr. Adib Sarwar and Assistant Co-Curricular Saad Mohammad Kamal were all present during the semester. The number of audience was around 50 including both students and faculty advisers.
ULAB Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) and Sustainable Development Club jointly organized a seminar on 24th October, 2017 at the seminar room, Campus B, ULAB. The seminar was based on “The Cruelty in Our Food”. The seminar began with the speeches from Dr. Samiya Selim, director, CSD and Imran Rahman, Dean of School of Business. They shared few of their real life experiences about food habit. The main speaker of the seminar was Rubaiya Ahmed, Founder, Obhoyaronno Bangladesh Animal Welfare. She mainly focused on our food habit and motivated everyone to avoid red meat and processed animal products which included egg, milk etc. She asked everyone to shift their meat eating habit to a plant based diet as they carried proteins, minerals and other nutrients. Furthermore, she also mentioned about “Meatless Monday” which is being followed globally and that we all should adapt soon. Lastly the students responded saying they found the seminar to be a very knowledgeable and fruitful one and that they would want more of such programs to be held.
AIESEC, in association with ULAB Career Services Office inaugurates their global volunteership campaign “AIESEC Inauguration in ULAB: Let’s Explore”, outreach partner – Mi Bangladesh at Campus Auditorium, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) on Wednesday, 11 October, 2017.
Students of ULAB, along with faculty members of the university were present in the inauguration event, where the AIESEC members introduced the whole concept of their organization to the audience. The program started with a welcome speech of Louise Kim, National Vice President, Global Volunteer Exchange Program, AIESEC in Bangladesh. Louise gave a warm welcome to the audience along with Professor H.M. Jahirul Haque, Vice Chancellor of ULAB and Professor Imran Rahman, Special Advisor, Board of Trustees. Then the representatives of AIESEC gave their speech with an eye-catching presentation.
AIESEC introduced their six-week global volunteership program to the students and announced that it will be counted as internship for them. The students were really inspired and excited by the offers, facilities, and opportunities of AIESEC. There was a signup booth at the campus canteen and the students were really interested to take the opportunity to travel and serve a community.
MSJ 11511 Communication Research
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of research with emphasis on practices in the field of communication. This course is designed to help students conceptualize their research topic. Students will learn how to write chapter one of their thesis which may include introduction, background, rationale, objectives, hypothesis, statement of the problem, scope and delimitation, importance/significance, and definition of the terms.
MSJ 11521 Communications Theories
The course tackles the more common and popular communication theories in the field. It also provides a taxonomy or classification of communication theories and concepts. Under this course, students will learn how to appreciate, search and write review of related studies/literature. Moreover, they will learn how to develop a study framework. Under this course, students will learn how to appreciate, search and write review of related studies/literature. Moreover, they will learn how to develop a study framework. This course is designed to make students capable of writing chapters 2 and 3 of their thesis.
MSJ 11523 Knowledge Creation and Management
The course focuses on the ways of gathering, organizing, refining, and disseminating knowledge. Students will learn the types of knowledge and realize the significance of knowledge management and organizational learning given the rise of knowledge driven economies. Students are expected to investigate how knowledge is created and managed.
MSJ 11531 Research Methodology
The course examines the logic behind the quantitative and qualitative methods researchers use in solving research problems. The course will cover the following: research design, sources of data, instrumentation, sampling and data collection and tools for data analysis. Students are required to complete chapter 4 of their thesis by the end of the course.
MSJ 11611 Thesis Proposal Preparation
This course is designed to integrate the knowledge and skills learned Preparation from previous research courses: Communication Research (chapter 1), Communication Theories (chapter 2/3) and Research Methodology (chapter 4). Students are expected to put together a research proposal under his/her supervisor. They will present their proposal before a panel of scholars and/or professionals.
MSJ 11631, 11632 & 11633 Thesis Writing 1, 2 & 3
These courses include a systematic investigation of a defined research questions and results in a piece of original research presented by the means of thesis and production project. The thesis/production will be presented before a panel of scholars and/or professionals.
Communication Management Courses
MSJ 11512 Strategic Communication
Strategic communication is defined as the systematic planning and realization of information flow, media development and image management in the long term. It provides the critical link between stakeholders and organizations. The course investigates what works, what doesn’t and why vis-a-vis strategic communication. Students will analyze cases and appreciate the importance of communication appropriate in reaching an organization’s long term goals.
MSJ 11519 Integrated Marketing Communication
The course discusses marketing communication tools utilized for selling products or services of a company. Due to a more competitive business situation, marketing communication tools have taken shape in terms of developing corporate image, reputation and brand. Students will analyze and critique IMC strategies in Bangladeshi organizations.
MSJ 11522 Public Relations Quality Management
Public relations quality management may be defined as the totality of features and characteristics of public relations services that bear on their ability to satisfy stated or implied needs in accordance with accepted professional standards. This course will focus on how to ensure quality in public relations services such as community relations, stockholder relations, labor relations, employee relations, etc. Students are required to analyze and critique quality in public relation services.
MSJ 11532 Conflict Management and Resolution
This course offers students an introduction to the nature of conflict from where/how/why it emerges and the means to manage conflict. Students will learn the methods of conflict resolution and nonviolent change at various levels. They will come to learn the techniques of negotiation, mediation and advocacy.
MSJ 11533 Issues and Crisis Management
Strategic issues and crisis management is one of the key areas of public relations research and practice. It relates directly to crisis management, issues management, reputation management, image restoration and change management. It refers directly to the operation of management and the whole operation of modern organizations. In this course, students will investigate the theory and practice of issues and crisis management. Student will be required to monitor an issue and/or crisis to prepare and appropriate communication plan.
MSJ 11612 New Media and Management
This course introduces students to the concept of digital culture. The influence of the new media technologies based on the digital encoding of information is pervasive. It touches upon virtually every aspect of modern life, in virtually all cultures. In order to understand the phenomenon, student will be introduced to medium based theory, which provides both the context for understanding as well the critical methods required and is derived from the work of theorists such as Harold Innis and Marshall McLuhan. On the conclusion of the course, students will have a greater appreciation of the information revolution as it relates to Bangladeshi organizations.
MSJ 11621 Communication Policy-making & Planning
This course is designed to make students capable of writing a communication policy brief. They will learn about the key ingredients of an effective policy brief: evidence, policy context, and engagement. Students will learn how to design persuasive messages and understand why a policy brief works as an effective communication tool.
MSJ 11622 Communication Campaigns
Communication campaigns affect us every day. Whether in public relations, advertising, integrated marketing communication, health communication or political campaigns; and whether they promote products, behaviors or ideas, all well-planned campaigns have objectives and goals. In this course, students will sharpen their perspectives on campaign goals from two perspectives: that of campaign planners and that of critical consumers of campaign information.
MComn Elective Courses
MSJ 11601 Broadcast Management
In a very competitive electronic media industry, a manager has a vital role to play in ensuring success. The course will focus on the tasks faced by a broadcast manager which include: program/production management; quality control; managing people, training evaluation; broadcast skills development; managing the budget; audience research; use of advanced technologies and planning. Students will also be introduced to the media landscape with regards to globalization, media law, new technologies and solutions to meet the challenges.
MSJ 11602 Publication Management
This course will provide students sufficient knowledge of how to run/manage a publication business efficiently. The main focus will be on how a manager of publication designs his workload to upgrade performance of the company. In so doing, the course will explore the following topics: creation of technical documents; coordinating supervising the teams of writers, editors, illustrators; developing organizational style guides; controlling the budget; negotiating with the vendors and other related topics.
MSJ 11603 International Communication
The means of communication are increasingly organized, distributed and consumed on a global basis. This course examines closely the conditions of the globalized media, comparing and contrasting genres, modes of news presentations, popular music industries and patterns of consumption. These will have implications on how local organizations undertake strategic communication and integrated marketing communication.
MSJ 11604 Seminar in Visual Communication
This course explores the anthropology and sociology of the “image.” It demonstrates how images are used to construct and disseminate meanings in all societies for many purposes ranging from the religious, the political and the commercial reasons. A particular emphasis will be placed on the use of images for symbolic purposes, how they are perceived, circulated ‘B’ and decoded. Attention will also be paid to fleas such as installations, makeup and costumes.
MSJ 11605 Seminar in Screenwriting
This course discusses the process of developing a story for fiction. Students will learn about story elements and the art and craft of translating an idea into a final script. A worldwide recognized structure of film story will be discussed. The course will also focus on the principles of modern dramaturgy.
MSJ 11606 Seminar in Film Management
This course focuses on defining the various roles of producing, as well as an overview of the production infrastructure as it relates to the industry. Film Management will also focus on the preproduction process; students will learn how to plan and prepare for a shoot, including brainstorming and creative development, casting, assembling crew positions, and location scouting. Film business and strategy planning for public screening is another focus for this course.
MSJ 11607 Seminar in Filmmaking
This course is designed to give the students an introduction to the filmmaking process. Hence, on this filmmaking course, with our Film making seminar classes students will receive a comprehensive introduction to the technical aspects of film equipment and processes. It is expected that hints, tips and practical applications of the key physical and aesthetical aspects of filmmaking will equip the students with confidence and knowledge. It will help them to be a problem solver in the film making process. Also students will learn the techniques to lead a team.
MBA Functional Core Courses for Electives
Please, refer to MBA for details.
ULAB Career Services office, in association with The American Center and EMK Center organized “Higher Studies prospects in the USA” at ULAB Auditorium on Tuesday, 10 October, 2017. It was an interactive session for the students who wants to go abroad for their higher studies.
The speakers of this session were Mr. A.Q.M. Mushfiq Hassan, EducationUSA Outreach Coordinator, The American Center and Ruhul Amin, EDUSA Outreach Coordinator, EMK Center. The session started with a welcome speech by Professor Imran Rahman, Special Advisor, Board of Trustees, ULAB where he talked about his personal experience of studying abroad and motivated the students to be more interactive in this informative session. Later, the speakers facilitated the session ahead. Both the speakers deliberated the facts about studying in USA. Mushfiq said it is very easy to study in United States for us as we are a part of a diversity. But the students should know what to do, how to do, and when to do. The session was very interactive as all the students were attentive and responded to every question the speakers asked. The students also had a conversation with the speakers to know more about the opportunities of studying in USA.
Career Services Office of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with BRAC IT Services (biTS), one of the largest IT solution company in the country on Tuesday 9 October , 2017 in the Chancellery of ULAB. Professor H M Jahirul Haque, Vice Chancellor, ULAB and Ms. Ismat Jahan, Sr. Manager, HR & Communications (Incharge), biTS signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations.
Under this agreement biTS will hire students from ULAB for their internship and and job placement. biTS will take part as a event partner and service provider in different career related workshops, job fair, seminars, competitions, career fest, mock interviews, career counseling events to be organized by ULAB. ULAB will provide required support for employer branding of biTS.
Abu Hena Md. Rasel, Director, Career Services Office; Ariful Hoque, Deputy Manager (Communications), Md. Wahiduzzaman, Deputy Manager ( Public Relations) and Mohammad Ariful Islam, Career Services Officer from ULAB; Md. Mashfique Anwar, Head of IT Infrastructure & Service Management and Md. Tasaufur Rahman, Associate Manager, HR and Communications, biTS were present in the MoU signing ceremony.
ULAB Career Services Office (CSO) organized a seminar on “Job Market Connectivity” held at the Auditorium, Campus A on Monday, 21 August 2017. Munshi HR Consultancy was the organizing partner and sponsor of the event. The whole program was designed with all the information a student need to know about the job connectivity, what to do, and what skills a student needs to have to be a professional.
Speaker of the seminar, Mr. Tahseen Zakaria, COO & Lead Consultant of SkillWiz delivered his speech highlighting the importance of staying updated on current job market scenario and suggested students to attain realistic job previews through common network of professionals in addition to knowing how to write CVs and face interviews. In his speech, Mr. Tahseen highlighted the importance of staying updated on current job market scenario and suggested students to attain.
After the speaking session, the event went ahead through an interactive Q/A session. In the end, Mr. Abu Hena MD Rasel, Director of Career Services Office (CSO) gave the keynote speaker a ULAB goodie bag as a token of appreciation.
ULAB Career Services Office (CSO) presents “Skills for Career” at the ULAB Permanent Campus, Ramchandrapur on 10 August and 17 August at ULAB Campus B. The program is designed with career development workshops to introduce students to Employable Skills, show the Career Entry Strategies and prepare them to cope with Organizational Culture.
Students participated in different activities to sharpen their knowledge on Career Planning, Time Management, Networking Skills, Communications & Interpersonal Skills, Team Building Skills, Job Analysis and Interview tips and Job search techniques.
62 students participated in the first day of the 2 day long program from across the departments. 7 teams were formed for the Spider Net games as a team. Attractive prizes were awarded to three lucky winners based on the criteria’s of Best Performance, Best Timing and Team Skills.
Certificate Awarding Ceremony of “Skills 4 Career” (Day 2) held at its city Campus B on 17 August, 2017.
Fahima Akter, Director, Masco Group and conducted the workshop on Job Opportunity at garments sectors and shared her corporate experiences and life stories to encourage the students and to take the upcoming global challenges in RMG sectors in positive phenomena.
Ashique Mahmood Adnan, Sr. Lecturer ,School of Business (USB), ULAB summarized Career Planning, ,Networking Skills, Communications & Interpersonal Skills, Job Analysis, Cover Letter writing and Interview tips to the students.
Abu Rasel, Director of Career Services Office and Niaz Morshed Patwary, Assistant Professor, ULAB USB handed over certificates to the participants.
ULAB Co-curricular conducted a workshop on Recycling Arts and Crafts, Soft Skills and Communication Skills on 8th August, 2017 from on 2:30 pm- 4:00 pm at ULAB campus A Auditorium for all club members. Communication Skills workshop was facilitated by Professor Golam Sarwar Chowdhury, Professor, School of Arts and Humanities in a very interactive style.
In another phase, Dr. Pinki Shah, Associate Professor, ULAB School of Business and Coordinator Co-Curricular emphasized the importance of recycling for environmental sustainability and demonstrated few techniques to transform used materials into art and crafts items to students. A good number of enthusiastic students from different clubs took part in the workshop and produced beautiful recycled art items out of trash.