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City Alo

Certification Course

The City Alo Certification Program done in collaboration with Chittagong Independent University (CIU) is a business certification program for women entrepreneurs in Chattrogram region. Through this specially designed program, women entrepreneurs can get in-depth knowledge on building a successful business and also gather knowledge on many other crucial topics related to business.

City Alo​

Certification Course

The City Alo Certification Program done in collaboration with Chittagong Independent University (CIU) is a business certification program for women entrepreneurs in Chattrogram region. Through this specially designed program, women entrepreneurs can get in-depth knowledge on building a successful business and also gather knowledge on many other crucial topics related to business.

What

Specially designed entrepreneurial certification course for women entrepreneurs in Chittagong in collaboration with Chittagong Independent University

How​

Register for the certification course by sending your application through filling up the Google Form

Why?​

Take the first step into entrepreneurship by enrolling in the City Alo Certification Program with CIU and let us help you succeed!

Major Features

Total Sessions 8 (Friday and Saturday classes)
Duration of Each Session
  • 2 Hours Instruction plus 1 hour of exercise
  • Networking
  • Soft skill practice
  • Presentation
  • Assessment and etc.
  • Total Instructional Hours
  • 16 Hours + 8 hours of softskill
  • Exercise
  • Networking
  • Assessment,
  • viva and etc.
  • Total Program spread
  • 4 weeks (x 2 sessions per week) OR
  • 8 weeks (x 1 session per week) (Fri-Sat)
  • Course Outline

    Whether you are planning to grow your existing business or start your own startup, the City Alo Certification Program is a stepping stone in guiding you to take the next step

    • Introduction and Orientation
    • Nature of the program
    • Program objectives and outcomes
    • Clarifying the expectations
    • Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial mindset
    • Essential Leadership and Management qualities needed by Entrepreneurs –
    • Overview of Regulatory and Social Compliance, Ethics, SDG awareness –
    • Short term vs. Long term, Strategic Approach to managing small business
    • Concept, objective and characteristics of a business
    • Classification of business
    • Factors affecting businesses
    • Characteristics of business entrepreneurship
    • Qualities of an Entrepreneur
    • Entrepreneurship/business environment
    • Business Risk

    • What is a business - How do people form the core of business
    • What are the basic objectives and resources of a business
    • What are the functional areas of a business
    • What are some common forms of business in Bangladesh
    • What are the advantages and disadvantages of setting up each form of business
    • What are legal requirements and procedures of setting up each form of business? What kind of business is right for you?
    • Factors to consider while operating a business (applicable for both new and existing)
    • Types of businesses
    • Proprietorship (Req., Advantages and Disadvantage, suitability)
    • Partnership (Req., Advantages and Disadvantage, suitability)
    • Limited Company (Req., Advantages and Disadvantage, suitability)
    • Documentation checklist for SMEs
    • BIN, TIN, VAT Registration
    • Intellectual Property (Trademark, Patent, Copyright etc.)
    • Guidelines for Digital Commerces
    • Franchise (How it works, nature etc.)
    • Insurance (Importance, consequences)
      • Types (Fire, Life, Accident, marine)

    • What and Why of a Business plan
    • Importance of a ‘Plan’ for self
    • Importance of a ‘Plan’ for guiding the business and employees
    • Importance of a ‘Plan’ for potential investors, seed funding, and financial institutions
    • Format and Content of a typical business plan including customers, suppliers, product, pricing, promotion, production and delivery process
    • Financial management
    • Setting the organizational structure, etc.
    • Importance of Business Planning
    • Planning Process:
      • Identification, selection, macro- and micro- analysis
      • Guidelines for SMEs
    • Components of a business plan
      • Financial Plan
      • Investment, cost/income, profit simulation
      • Breakeven analysis
      • Cash flow analysis
    • Marketing Plan
      • SWOT, forecasting, budget
    • Strategy, Seasonality Operational Plan
      • Operational stages breakdown
      • Cost of raw material
      • Production capacity
      • Operational cost
      • Inventory management
    • Management Plan
      • Human Resources Management
      • Recruiting the right people
      • Compensation and benefits
      • Reward and recognition
      • Training & Development
    • Others
      • Legal
      • Ethical
      • Environmenta

    • Is it possible to remember all the transactions?
    • Why Financial Accounting?
    • How does Financial Accounting work?
    • What is the Golden Rule of Accounting?
    • What do debit, credit, debiting, crediting, debit balance and credit balance mean?
    • How to prepare financial statements?
    • How to read Financial Statements?
    • Cost and expense
    • How can we manage cost?
    • Software for SME accounting
    • Bookkeeping -1
      • Please check the whatsapp material

    • Recognize that knowing entrepreneurial finance leads to better investment and financing decisions
    • Understand why maximizing value for the entrepreneur is central to the study of entrepreneurial finance
    • Should I invest in this venture?
    • How do analyze the risk of a particular venture?
    • Cash management Tips.
    • Account Receivable management.
    • Funding from Bank.
    • Definition of SME
    • Highest Loan Limit as per definition
    • Loan Origination Process
    • Documentary req. for a loan application
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Loan management
    • Causes of loan default
    • Importance of clean CIB
    • Importance of proper bookkeeping/accounting
    • Bookkeeping -2
      • Please check the whatsapp material

    • Definition of human resources management (HRM)
    • Functions of HRM
    • Importance of HRM
    • Structure of a human resources department
    • Motivating human resources
    • HRM in SMEs
    • Challenges of people management in real life
    • Techniques of minimizing HR cost
    • Labor laws and HRM.

    • Importance
    • Types
    • How to maintain proper record
    • Exercises
    • SME and Quality Management
    • Operations Function.
    • Common Problems with SCM.
    • Operations and Operational Efficiency.
    • Strategy and Efficient Operations.
    • Components of Supply Chain.
    • SCM Goals and Implementation
    • SCM Process.
    • SCM Process Plan.
    • Supply Chain Optimization.

    • What is marketing?
    • What is marketing concept?
    • What is marketing strategy?
    • What is selling concept?
    • Why branding?
    • Branding for SME
    • Customer relationship management
    • Key customers
    • Value for customers
    • Long term relationship
    • Functions of Marketing
      • Buying, Selling
      • Transportation, Warehousing
      • Packaging
      • Information and Customer Analysis
    • Distribution
      • B2C
      • B2B
    • Advertising
      • Importance of advertising
      • Types of advertising
      • Which one is applicable for your SME
    • Salesmanship
      • Characteristics of a good salesman
      • Importance
      • Do’s and don’ts
    • Leadership
      • Qualities of a leader
      • Types of leadership
      • Applicability
      • Empowerment

    Course Fee

    BDT 3,000 Only

    The course is taught on every Friday & Saturday from 09:30 AM – 12:30 PM. The course fees are BDT 3,000 only.

    Course Instructurs

    Below are few of the experienced and qualified faculties that will teach the various modules of the course

    Dr. Mir Mohammed Nurul Absar

    Dr. Mir Mohammed Nurul Absar

    Professor, Head - General Management & HRM
    Dr. Syed Manzur Quader

    Dr. Syed Manzur Quader

    Professor & Dean, CIUBS - Economics
    Dr. Mohammad Nayeem Abdullah

    Dr. Mohammad Nayeem Abdullah

    Professor, Head - Finance & Economics
    Dr. Engr. Rashid Ahmed Chowdhury

    Dr. Engr. Rashid A. Chowdhury

    Associate Professor, MIS
    Dr. Robaka Shamsher

    Dr. Robaka Shamsher

    Associate Professor, Head - Department of Marketing

    Dr. Moslehuddin Md. Chowdhury Khaled

    Associate Professor, Director - Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Sustainable Development (EISD), General Management & HRM
    Dr. Emon Kalyan Chowdhury

    Dr. Emon Kalyan Chowdhury

    Associate Professor, Head - Department of Accounting
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    Mr. Abu Sohel Mahmood

    Associate Professor, Marketing

    Course Starts November, 2022

    City Alo Certification Course

    The registration for the upcoming batch is ongoing. Seats are limited and we will close the registration after reaching our total seat limit.

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