1. Strategies for quality improvement

1.1 The strategies to improve quality in 2008 – 2020 are determined as centric, aiming at affirming and taking their public stand as Vietnam’s one of the top economic training and researching centermost. The strategies are actively carried out from faculties, departments, centers, institutes, etc… which are strongly associated with training, researching and international cooperation activities.

1.2 Performance criteria

   -  Management and management capability:

    + Changing managing perspectives, being flexible, active and creative to form the unity in the school management system.

    + Valuing management efficiency, highly evaluate principles to determine and take self-responsibilities.

    + Approaching streamlined and effective administrative management improvement.

   - Quality in training is centric. Our school is gradually enhance training efficiency to make sure we can compete with other training schools on the same field.

    + Identifying key training approaches, concentrating resources to retain and improve training quality in order to honor the school’s brand.

    + Highly valuing the efficiency of education activities, technology and service development researches.

   - Developing teaching faculty and management officials:

    + Effectively managing official planning scheme; suggesting suitable methods to train young officials to undertake managing tasks, teaching and research activities.

    + Training and fostering leading researchers.

    + Achieving planning scheme and appointing managing officials at all levels.

   - Developing program and brand name: developing teaching quality, then carrying out measuring and evaluating activities within the school to national and international standards.

   - Market segment and competition: maintaining long-lasting strengths which are certified and approved.

    + Actively competing in fresh environment on the basis of education quality; actively expanding training market over the region and worldwide. (Firstly with regional countries, or countries of long-lasting cooperation)

2. Strategies to develop education scheme

   - We maintain and improve training quality to hold the stand and the brand name of Banking University as a trusted and approved main training center in Banking – Finance. The program and content and teaching methods are comprehensively renovated, available for the practical development and approaching to modern program of universities in the area and worldwide. Training scope is ascertained to increase by 15% to meet the demand of labour force for banking professions and for the society.

   - Training development targets

    + Training programs: The school maintains such key programs as college, university, higher education and post graduate. Formal and informal university educations are carried out. In 2010, only one standard program was applied to both formal and informal. In the year 2015, only one program standard was applicable to university training.

    + Training scope:

  • Sustaining training scope in current formal university education of about 9.000 – 10.000 students in 2010, and maintaining at level of 15.000 students in the period 2015-2020. Meeting the social demands for studying bridge program, second education will target for 1.500 students every year.
  • Increasing targets of higher education of 200 Masters, 15 Philosophy Doctors in the year 2015, and 300 masters, 20 Doctors in 2020 to the regional and international standards.
  • Reforming divisions, contents and training programs.
  • Stabilizing current training branches in year 2010, expanding specialized majors of current training branches in the form of programs being diversified. New divisions such as Legal Professions, Information Technology will be launched in 2010-2015.
  • Education programs being certified by the Ministry, approaching the latest programs of universities worldwide and decreasing the total credits for the whole course on the basis cutting off the repeated contents.

3. Strategies to develop scientific research

   - Improving teaching capabilities for lecturers.

   - Fostering relationships among universities and business and social organisations as well as other universities within the country and across the border through research activities.

   - Transmitting researching results to organisations, businesses.

   - Contributing to reform education programs upon the research results in and outside the country.

   - Improving management capabilities.

   - Attracting social resources for researching activities and contribute to the school budget.

4. Strategies to develop international cooperation

The school is aiming at maintaining and developing all existing international cooperation. We are actively expanding our cooperation to other universities, organisations in and outside the country, diversifying cooperation forms and partners, in order to enhance our school’s international cooperation, on the basis of assisting training and researching activities and worldwide cooperation development. 

   - Developing international cooperation

    + Shoring up signing and carrying out contracts with universities, currently connected with Bolton University (Britain) majoring in Management, Accounting and Auditing Higher Education, with The University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland majoring in Banking and Finance Higher Education. Graduation certificates granted are internationally approved. At the same time, Banking University is planning to sign contract with Monash University (Australia) and universities in America in 2008-2009 for university education and higher education. In the future, BUH will connect with organisations worldwide to improve the quality in international collaboration in all stages, and aspects and take the best advantage of other organisations, offices’ assistance to promote training career and researching activities.

   + Focusing on forming and fostering well – trained officials to perform international partnerships under the condition of mutual benefits.

   + Positively making budget available for expanding the cooperation on the one hand, and allocating for collaboration with businesses, social organisations and donors within and across the border on the other hand.

   + Constantly sending lecturers, managing officials abroad to study, teaching and doing researches; at the same time increasingly inviting experts and professions from foreign countries to lecture at the campus in order to offer school’s lecturers chances to get access to the latest technology and science of those in the area and worldwide. Thoroughly taking advantages of the international cooperation relationship to develop “local overseas study” for students and teachers.

   + Setting up some international training programs taught in foreign languages to an international standards, being able to integrate with other universities in the area in order to provide local overseas-study students with the same priorities and demands as those of international students.

5. Strategies to develop human resources.

   - The key approach is establishing and developing officials, especially training faculty until 2020 to ensure the scope and the quality of the training activities. A sufficient team of human resources of capabilities and qualifications is required to approach modern knowledge in developing trend of the area and the world.

   - The school’s human resources have to meet certain requirements:

    + Having outstanding expertise

    + Being capable of carrying out tasks assigned effectively

    + Having high conduct and taking self-responsibility

    + Devoting to education career

    + Ensuring the ratio of lecturers over students; lecturers over officials and staff in accordance with the norm suggested by the Ministry of Education and Training. Constantly educating officials of high morality and capabilities to assure steady development during the process of performing development strategies of the school.

Scope and structure of human resources:

    + In the year of 2010, there were 530 officials and staff working at the school, including 360 lecturers (90% of whom having higher education certificates, 20% of those having Doctor Degrees), the rate of students over lecturer is 20/1; 170 managing officials and staff in service (50% of managing staff have higher education certificates), the rate of students over managing staff is 40/1.

    + In 2020, there will be 950 officials and staff, including 750 lecturers (100% lecturers having higher education certificates, 50% of those being fluent of one foreign language, 50% of the lecturers having Doctor Degrees), the ratio of students over lecturer is 20/1; 200 managing officials and staff in service (70% of managing staff having higher education certificates, 100% of the staff being competent of using computers, 40% of those being proficient of speaking one foreign language ), the rate of students over managing staff is 70/1.

6. Strategies to utilize the school’s human resources.

   - Ideally allocating staff, creating a structure of satisfactory use of the human resources to take the best advantage of every individual’s capacity and excellence, to standardize all resources, especially lecturer faculty.

   - Positively carrying out training projects and planning scheme for next-generation resources; competent officials and lecturers being sent abroad for training; recruitment policies being conducted in accordance with the standards certified by the Ministry of Education and Training.

   - Establishing resources utilization plan for certain periods to ensure efficiency.

7. Strategies to develop facilities

   - Currently, Thu Duc campus has the area of 10ha land. Therefore, we are applying for a further area of 40ha land in district 9 or Cu Chi district, in order to expand the school’s campus in the future.

   - Conducting basic construction projects at all establishments under control such as constructing headquarter at 36 Ton That Dam – District 1, meeting halls, library, dormitory, complex integrated sport stadium in Thu Duc on the 10ha of land. The facilities are in use of highest quality, moderns and formality that meets the requirements by the Government to respond to the application of modern teaching techniques, researching, managing and working of all officials within the school and the enhancement of self-study, self-research, physical self-training of students.

8. Requirements, targets to develop facilities

   - Working facilities

   - Building the headquarter at 36 Ton That Dam district 1, ensuring

    + Working space for all officials and contractual labor; public and technical area (guest room, reception room, operator room, information administrating center, media room, file storage room, library, etc.; service area (main hall, side halls, corridors, security room, WCs, medical office, etc.. to regulated standards by the Government.

    + Equipping working and teaching facilities to assure satisfactory efficiency in labor, management and operating.

9. Auditorium system

   - Newly constructed and renovated lecture – rooms at Thu Duc campus ensure sufficient number of rooms for education purpose, including rooms for theory training, laboratories, rooms for group sefl-study, in term of certain obligations:

    + Rooms for theory training provide enough area square for one student,

    + Equipment assisting teaching and learning process (projector and PC with wireless internet connection) can facilitate lecturer and students in catering and receiving information.

    + Laboratories for information, foreign languages, applied baking are furnished with stimulating programs which are practical and suitable for teaching and learning demands.

    + Rooms for group work

10. Library

New library was built, old library was upgraded so that they can become resources center, including:

   - Organizing, storing, managing materials; setting up a suitable looking – up system on the basis of modifying and developing the information source both inbound and outbound to meet the need for teaching and learning materials, researching and technology transfer.

   - Establishing an automatic access network to search for information; building the data banks basing on digital material system; the library system being characterized with electronic materials, connected to make access available for materials from other universities and domestic libraries.

   - Aiming to achieve a library system of level 2 (standardized library of university of university quality testing regulated according to document 38/2004/QD-BGD&DT dated 2/12/2004).

   - Student dormitory, canteen, complex sport area.

   - Building three new dormitories which have nine floors each, ensuring shelter for 4.500 students, one canteen in Thu Duc campus to supply 50% seats for boarders; the dorms being equipped with facilities and services of various prices, ascertaining self-study, cultural exchange, entertainment activities to be satisfactorily appropriate.

   - Building new multifunction stadium to assist students in learning and keeping fit, including one football ground, four volley ball grounds, badminton and table tennis training house, two tennis courts, one swimming pool.

   - Public information and communication network system

   - Setting up a complete information network system, connecting every department within a campus and campus with campus to make access, information exchange, operation, managing available.

11. Planning and progress

   - From 2008 to 2010

    + Accomplishing the infrastructure system, the outdoor sporting region at 56 Hoang Dieu 2, Thu Duc Dist.

    + Conducting the construction of eight – floor library and three – floor canteen for 1.500 students in one time.

   - From 2010 to 2015

    + The library and canteen being brought in use.

    + Newly constructing three dormitories of nine floors each, and lecture – room ensemble of eight floors providing more than 100 rooms in Thu Duc campus.

   - From 2015 to 2020

    + Constructing headquarter at 36 Ton That Dam, district 1.

    + Building international cooperation center at 39 Ham Nghi, district 1.

12. Strategies to increase budget

The strategies to boost up the financial budget plays an important role to establish and develop Banking University Ho Chi Minh City. Ideally allocating and effectively using income resources in order for: sufficient regular expense for the school’s operations, among which officials’ and lecturers’ income being increased; regular expense for improving training quality, researching and education; and expenditure for investment and development.

13. Finance resources

   - School fees

   - Earnings from science research activities, short – term training, services.

   - Revenue from projects

   - Budget granted from the Government, mainly for investment and development

   - Interests from collaboration performance, financial investment, bank deposits.

   - Financial aid from international cooperating projects

   - Other financial raising budget from the public, including capital of credit organisation, capital called from lecturers – officials, capital of joint ventures of local or international organisations, individuals; funding from financial organisations and contributions from former students.