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International Islamic University Chittagong

Department of Business Administration


Guidelines for Internship/Dissertation Report

Programme: MBA/MBM
Internship Report Contents
1. Cover Page: (sample 1)
2. Title Page: (sample 2)
3. LETTER OF SUBMISSION (to Dean of the Faculty)
4. INTERNSHIP CERTIFICATE: Provided by the chief of the internship institution
5. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: 1 page
6. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / ABSTRACT: 2 pages
A paragraph each on
a. The company
b. The problem or opportunity
c. Methodology
d. Key Parts of the report & your findings and solutions provided in the report
e. Benefits to the company / institution through your report
7. TABLE OF CONTENTS
8. Background of the Study
a. Introduction: 1 page
b. Objectives: 1 page
c. Methodology: 1 page
If research based: 3-4 pages
Research Description:
a. Type of Research
b. Sample Design
The population
Sampling Unit
Sample Size
Sampling Method
c. Survey Method
d. Questionnaire Design
e. Data Analysis & Interpretation
f. Report Writing & Presentation
d. Scope: Areas and issues covered during internship - 1 paragraph
e. Limitation: 1 paragraph
9. Main report part:
a. Company & Product information
b. Company competitive situation
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c. Analysis of findings according to the topic: Provide graphical presentation where


needed. Instead of tables try to provide graphs. Graphs should be neat and clean with
proper title & description of axes and variables.
10. Summary of Findings: 1 page (according to your objectives)
11. Recommendations: At least 2 pages. Your recommendations must highlight your findings
from the primary research/analysis.
12. Conclusion: 1 page
13. Future Research: (for dissertation only)
14. REFERENCES
The Department does not impose any restriction on citation styles for your Report. However,
you are required to follow strictly the style you have chosen. The most common citation style is
the APA (American Psychological Association) style and below is examples of APA style
presentations according to the information source.
Book
Khandker, S. (1999). Fighting poverty with microcredit: Experience in Bangladesh. Dhaka,
Bangladesh: The University Press Limited.
Book chapter
Coleman, P. C. (1999). Identity management in later life. In R. T. Woods (Ed.), Psychological
problems of ageing: Assessment, treatment and care (pp. 49-72). New York: Wiley.
Hoque, M. (1994). Human resource development and organizational effectiveness. In R. B.
Talukder (Ed.), Management of change in South Asia (pp. 433-451). Dhaka: UPL.
Conference paper
Tian, C. S., & Kok, L. P. (1991). Parent adolescent communication in Singaporean families. In
Psychiatry in the 90s: ASEAN perspectives: Proceedings of the 3rd ASEAN Congress on
Psychiatry & Mental Health (pp. 315-320). Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Psychiatric
Association.
Journal article
Khan, M. A., & Jahur, M. S. (2007). Human resource development practices in some selected
business enterprises in Bangladesh An explanatory study. Indonesian Management
and Accounting Research, 6(1), 16-32.
Newsletter article with no author
Weld process changes enhance productivity. (2001, September). Welding Design &
Fabrication, 74(9), 24-27.
Online newspaper article
Davie, S. (2005, August 7). NUS in top 10? It's poised for leap. The Straits Times. Retrieved
October 6, 2005, from Factiva.
Unpublished thesis
Aowrangazab, A. (2005). Industrialization process in Bangladesh: An evaluation of the role of
state, policy measures, strategies, problems, and prospects. Unpublished doctoral
dissertation, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.
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Article in an Internet-only journal


Fredrickson, B. L. (2000, March 7). Cultivating positive emotions to optimize health and wellbeing. Prevention & Treatment 3, Article 0001a. Retrieved November 20, 2000, from
http://journals.apa.org/prevention/volume3/pre0030001a.html
Government reports available on government agency website, no publication date
indicated
United States sentencing Commission. (n.d.). 1997 sourcebook of federal sentencing statistics.
Retrieved December 8, 1999, from http://www.ussc.gov/annrpt/1997/sbtoc97.htm.
Report from a private organisation, available on organisation website
World Bank. (2012). Country profiles at a glance Bangladesh. Retrieved February 2, 2012,
from www.worldbank.org.
15. APPENDICES: Include questionnaires (if any), background data or info, promotional
materials, etc.
N.B.: LETTER OF SUBMISSION, INTERNSHIP CERTIFICATE,
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / ABSTRACT, TABLE OF
CONTENTS, REFERENCES, APPENDICES (all will be in capital and bold)

Check Further:
Typical report length: 40-70 pages
Do not use fancy fonts. Use Font (preferably Times New Roman) 12, 1.5 line spacing.
Page margin: top, bottom & Right 1" Left margin 1.5"
In the report section provide chapter number and chapter heading with the highest font
size of 18 (e.g. Chapter 1; Company Status).
Use numbering in chapter sub heading with the highest font size of 16 (e.g.1.1) and
Sub-sub heading (e.g.1.1.1) with the highest font size of 14
Show a draft hard copy of your report to your supervisor
Check Spelling and Grammar
Submit the final report signed by your supervisor and company/institution to the
coordinator
Use referencing where required

Sample 1: Cover Page

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE BUSINESS


A STUDY ON ISLAMIC BANK BD. LIMITED

Or
Human Resource Management Practices: A study on Southeast bank Ltd

Or
Employee Performance Management: A Study on KAFCO Ltd, Bangladesh

Or
Employee Training and Development: a Study on KDS Steels, Ltd,
Chittagong, Bangladesh
or
Marketing Mix: A Study on Uniliver Bangladesh Ltd.

Report submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of


Business Administration with a major in Finance/Marketing/HRM

NAME
MATRIC NO.
PROGRAMME: MBA
(ALL IN CAPITAL, CENTERED, & BOLD)

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY CHITTAGONG
SPRING 2014

Sample 2: Title Page

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE


BUSINESS A STUDY ON ISLAMIC BANK BD. LIMITED

NAME
MATRIC NO.
PROGRAMME: MBA
(ALL IN CAPITAL, CENTERED, & BOLD)

Internship Duration:
Date of Submission:

Supervisor
------------------------------------------------(Name and designation)

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY CHITTAGONG
SPRING 2014
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