Institutes and Schools
BRAC Business School
The BRAC Business School (BBS) offers an undergraduate program (BBA, Bachelor of Business Administration) and three graduate programs (MBA, Masters of Business Administration; EMBA, Executive Masters in Business Administration; and MBM, Masters of Bank Management).
The areas of specialization of the school are:
- Banking and Insurance
- Human Resource Management
- Computer Information Management
- Entrepreneurship, and
- Operations Management
BRAC Institute of Governance and Development
BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) is a resource center that promotes research and develops knowledge on practical solutions to issues of poverty, inequity and social injustice. At the core of BIGD’s work are several academic courses, which include both classroom teaching and fieldwork experience:
- Masters in Development Studies (MDS)
- MA in Governance and Development (MAGD)
- Masters in Procurement and Supply Management (MPSM)
- Masters in Development Management and Practice (MDMP)
- Postgraduate Certificate Course on Management of Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation (MLARR)
- Microfinance: An Introductory Course
- Applied Social and Marketing Communication: A Short Course
James P Grant School of Public Health
The James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH) at BRAC University was established in 2004 as an international educational and research institution focusing on the integral areas of teaching, research, and services. The goal of the School is not only to impart knowledge but also to act as a centre of excellence in knowledge creation through research and training that connect with practice.
The School’s guiding vision - “knowledge and know-how for health equity” - draws on the inspirational leadership of James P. Grant, former executive director of UNICEF, after whom the School is named. The three primary areas of activity in the School are related to education, research and advocacy.
Aside from the flagship educational programmes, i.e. Master of Public Health (MPH), JPGSPH also provides public health short courses for health professionals through the Continuing Education Programme (CEP). Additionally, JPGSPH possesses a burgeoning research portfolio conducting innovative and pioneering studies on public health issues funded by multiple international donors. JPGSPH also offers services in the form of training, advocacy workshops, and seminars with a special focus on the rights of the marginalized and vulnerable population of Bangladesh.
BRAC Institute of Languages
BRAC Institute of Languages (BIL) offers well-designed, comprehensive courses ranging from the pre-intermediate to the upper-intermediate level in order to facilitate the English language requirements of the university students. Besides English, BIL currently offers the modern languages Bangla, German, Chinese, French, Korean and Spanish to both its students and other professionals.
As a language institute, BIL has also decided to contribute to the improvement of language teaching in Bangladesh, and thus introduced the post-graduate degree course, Masters (MA) in TESOL, for currently practicing teachers and language practitioners. Interested teachers can also avail of other programs such as “Certificate in TESOL” and “Diploma in TESOL” which are also pre-requisites for the MA in TESOL course.
BRAC Institute of Educational Development
Since its inception it has been contributing to the overall improvement of the national education system in Bangladesh. BRAC Institute of Educational Development (BIED) runs two academic programmes, the Masters of Education (MEd)/ Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Educational Leadership, Planning, and Management as well as the Masters in Science (MSc)/PGD in Early Childhood Development. BIED also runs short courses for government officials who share our vision of bringing positive change to classroom teaching, learning, and management.
School of Engineering and Computer Science
The School of Engineering and Computer Science embodies BRAC University’s tradition of excellence as a leader in engineering education and research. The undergraduate and graduate programs offered by this School prepare students to be well-qualified for academia and industry, and to apply engineering principles across a wide range of disciplines.
The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) operate together under this school. The EEE Department offers two undergraduate programs: Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BSEEE) and Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering (BSECE), and the CSE Department offers Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering (BSCSE). The School of Engineering and Computer Science has also expanded its curriculum to graduate levels by offering three graduate programs: Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Master of Engineering (M.Engg.) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Master of Computer Applications (MCA). Furthermore, the school is running a training program for CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) under the CISCO Networking Academy in BRAC University. Besides academic programs, the School of Engineering and Computer Science especially encourages undergraduate and graduate students to engage in research activities. Under the patronization of the School, the Network Research Group is exploring different characteristics of wireless and wired networks such as security, channel optimization, and performance enhancement. The Control Application Research Group (CARG) has initiated research with Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) on the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system to analyze and improve their system, and is also working on implementing several solar power projects
School of Law
The School of Law at BRAC University is a gateway through which students are prepared for careers in law, in administrative services, the judiciary and in the development sector. The four-year undergraduate programme at the School of Law culminates into a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree for successful students. Although the primary emphasis of the programme is on law and the legal profession, given that law is intertwined with economics, development, business and sociology, it also prepares students who are inclined to seek professions in other disciplines.