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Additional Specialization Certification

Candidates Holding 16 Year of Education in Any Discipline


This program has been designed for graduates having 16 year of education in any discipline and intends to sharpen skills and enhance educational, academic and professional qualifications while minimizing the costs of their studies. This will also broaden a student’s knowledge and increase career opportunities available in rapidly changing and competitive business environment. 

Program Objectives

  • To provide the students an opportunity to broaden their knowledge base in different fields of business
  • To provide diversified skills in different areas

Admission Eligibility Criteria

Candidate must have completed at least 16-year of education in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Candidate can apply for admission in one area of a Specialization Certificate at the time of University admission session (spring/fall semester).
  2. Candidate has to qualify at least 12 credit hours required for Specialization Certificate.
  3. No course exemption is allowed for Specialization Certificate.
  4. Candidate cannot enroll simultaneously in more than one Specialization Certificate.
  5. The duration of the program for Specialization Certificate shall not be less than one semester or more than three semesters.


It is a one-semester duration program. Each semester has 18 weeks duration.

Courses of Study

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Areas of Specialization Certificate

Students may select an area of specialization from the following groups with the study scheme for all groups is indicated below. 

  1. Banking
  2. Finance
  3. Human Resource Management
  4. Management
  5. Marketing

Assessment of Study Progress

The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Discussion Boards (GDBs), mid-term and final term exams. The mid-term and final term exams are conducted at VU’s designated centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.

Award of Specialization Certificate

  1. Specialization Certificate showing the courses of respective area of specialization, grade and Grade point average will be issued by the University upon successful completion of the requirements.
  2. In case a candidate fails to qualify the specialization certificate then he/she has to withdraw from the original program in order to seek admission for another specialization.
  3. Incomplete Transcript or a course certificate on the prescribed fee will be issued to a student in case he/she does not pass all required courses of the respective specialization certificate.

Fee Structure

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  • The courses may be revised from time to time as a result of continuous review to bring them at par with courses being taught at top-class foreign universities. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
  • The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.