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      PK 16.5 Between CAJAF and CARITAS DJEFFA Rép.BENIN
      phones :
      +229 20 240 343
      +229 94 940 078
      +229 20 240 142
    ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015


    Classes begin on Monday, October 27, 2014

    @ 8:00 a.m.

    ISST-Benin PK 16.5 Djeffa (Between CAJAF and CARITAS) Tel: +229 95 15 06 56

    First Semester: October 27, 2014 – March 13, 2015

    Second Semester: March 16, 2015 – August 21, 2015




    Halfway between the capital city of Benin, Porto-Novo and the largest business metropolis of the country, Cotonou, between the inspiring Atlantic Ocean and the luxuriant coastal greenery, there lies beautifully erected the Institut Supérieur des Sciences et Techniques du Bénin – the Advanced Institute of Science and Technology of Benin (ISST-Benin), a private, bilingual university, located only 12 km away from the Benin-Nigeria border at Sèmè-Kraké – a pleasant setting for nurturing and fueling the logical mind, a Mecca of knowledge for strengthening and training human body, a center of excellence in university teaching, and an oasis of excellence in scientific research. At ISST-Benin, we march on undauntedly toward larger academic dreams.

    ISST-Benin has the mandate not only to train highly competent and efficient executives, but also to rigorously monitor said training in order to facilitate a surely rewarding integration into the corporate world. At the end of their training, our students will be able to use their know-how and expertise anywhere in the world, as they will have been trained to the standard of the most celebrated American and European universities. As a result, they will make great future leaders that are capable of holding their own places at both local and international arena.

    With a qualifying degree-awarding education and sound academic training, with a sharp specialization, with a rapid integration into the professional world, with highly-qualified and dedicated teachers coming from diverse backgrounds, with a highly-structured Anglophone Department where all courses are taught in refined English language, with the systematization of bilingualism thanks to its sophisticated technological and logistical infrastructures, with its well-equipped and fully air-conditioned classrooms and amphitheaters all year around, with its cozy and safe means of transportation, with its high-tech research laboratories, with its computer rooms and high-speed Internet connection, with its ultramodern gym, with its superb copy rooms, with its lavishly attractive sport facilities, and with its health center open 24/7 (twenty-four seven) – twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week, ISST-Benin provides its students with excellent tools and working conditions hardly ever assembled anywhere in one place.

    Moreover, ISST-Benin offers its students a total comfort through standard boarding facilities, which makes the school, another "home." Actually, nothing has been overlooked to make ISST-Benin, a healthy and hospitable working environment, providing students with optimal conditions for intellectual growth. Its restaurant with multiple cuisines – West-African cuisine (Benin, Nigerian, and Ghanaian cuisines), and European cuisine, truly tops its many assets, and students, whether they are in the boarding regime or in day-school option, will be able to dine to their full satisfaction.

    At ISST-Benin, our vision of providing quality education remains steadfast. The school offers the best training in fields of study as varied as Entrepreneurship and SME Management, Finance and Management Control, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Tourism, International Business, Operational Marketing, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Corporate and Public Relations, Technical and Science Communication, Political Science, International Relations, Automotive Maintenance, Industrial Refrigeration, Quality Control, and Maintenance of Construction and Handling Equipment, to help graduates become the best future development actors. ISST-Benin – a school where investment in human capital is a priority. ISST-Benin – let us all hold our own places in this wondrous world! ISST-Benin – Greatness begins here!




    • Accredited Programs
    • Affordable Tuition and Fees
    • Strong Leadership
    - A Visionary and Highly-skilled Founder and CEO
    - An Internationally renowned Scientist as Vice-Chancellor and CAO
    - A well versed and all-round Scholar as Anglophone Department Director
    - A Seasoned Manager as Hotel and Restaurant Majors Coordinator
    - A marvelous Crew of Highly-qualified and Dedicated Faculty
    - A Committed Administrative Staff
    • Regular 24-Hour Power Supply


    - 03 Sets of Gigantic Four-storey buildings, one of which serves as student hostels
    - 26 Air-Conditioned Classrooms for Lectures and Practice Sessions
    - 15 Administrative Offices
    - 03 Study Rooms
    - 02 Well-Equipped and Fully Air-Conditioned Amphitheaters
    - 01 Big Lounge
    - 02 Large High-Tech Computer Rooms with Wi-Fi Internet Connection
    - 02 Language Laboratories for Intensive Training in Refined English and French
    - 02 Well-Equipped Laboratories for Electronic, Electricity, and Refrigeration
    - 01 Well-Equipped and Cozy Faculty Room
    - 01 Modern and Digital Library
    - 02 Copy Rooms
    - 01 Air-conditioned Cafeteria
    - 01 Fully-Equipped Health Center
    - 01 Meeting Room
    - 02 Modern Sport Facilities
    - 01 Gym
    - 01 Physical Library exceptionally furnished with great Books in English
    - 04 Huge Buses for Student Transportation





    A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in,” so the saying goes. The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ISST-Benin, His Excellency Mr. Sebastien Germain Ajavon understands too well that investing in students makes the future better for us all. Indeed, investing in human capital is Mr. Ajavon’s forte, what he does the best. In creating the Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (ISST-Benin), this superb visionary and quintessential leader has made up his mind to profusely invest not only in the intellectual faculty (the Mind) of younger generations of men and women from Africa and other parts of the world as well, but also in their physical well-being (the Body), which actually rhymes with ISST-Benin evocative motto, Mens sana in corpore sano [A sound mind in a sound body].

    Essentially, Mr. Ajavon believes rather passionately that it is possible for young Beninese students and other young Africans to stay in Benin, at Djeffa, without having to spend astronomical amount of money, and have access to the kind of sophisticated education and training that young Americans and Europeans receive. In line with the Founder’s vision therefore, ISST-Benin purposes to give students the opportunity to receive the American and European types of schooling in comparable comfort right here in the Republic of Benin. What is even more fascinating about the academic program at ISST-Benin, is that students are not confined solely within the four walls of classrooms or lecture halls while their heads are being crammed with theoretical knowledge only; they also receive practical training and gain hands-on experience through internships, a sure way to secure good jobs in the corporate world.

    With Mr. Ajavon’s grand vision, ISST-Benin is an amazing place for learners to spend their days. Of course, it is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall buildings in this country. But ISST-Benin can. One of our university’s three tall buildings houses our impressive Anglophone library. This library, which has got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and Personal Computer suites, is open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., 7 days a week throughout the year. A nonpareil in this country! YES, WE CAN!




    The fond desire of our country, the Republic of Benin, is to become in the next few years, an emerging country. And to achieve this goal, the country must create conditions for a strong, stable, and dynamic economy. Actually for this, there is no need to be necessarily an oil-producing country or be endowed with vast natural resources, but instead it is necessary to build an economy based on sound knowledge. In that respect, training executives who are technically competent in the most booming technological fields of study is undeniably a guarantee of prosperity for all.

    That is the assumption which underpins the creation of the Advanced Institute of Science and Technology – Benin (ISST-Benin). In choosing to start course studies of the technical and industrial sector alongside those of the tertiary sector, His Excellency Mr. Sebastien G. Ajavon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of this Institute, contends that these two inseparable poles, namely, Technology and Industrialization are the bases of economic development. Therefore, ISST-Benin is a school of a new kind, considering its geographic location, its infrastructural potentialities, and its highly-qualified teachers, who are essentially hired from our State universities and from some Northern and Southern universities, as well as its modern didactic equipment.

    What we at ISST-Benin yearn for, is to actually give young Beninese in particular, and young Africans in general, professionalized trainings that lay emphasis on various knowledge compartments – the know-how and a mastery of the social graces that are all necessary for the development of businesses in this country. Our purpose therefore, is to train a new generation of men and women who are expected to build, through their knowledge and expertise, a new Benin in a new Africa.

    Moreover, our partnership and relationships with various universities – national and foreign alike (African, American, Asian, and European) and with a number of companies, are all assets capable of guaranteeing an excellent training to students and the chance for them to quickly contribute to the development of our country.

    Dear listeners, if you have the same vision as we do, and if you yearn for the same good things as we do, not only for yourselves but also for the Republic of Benin on the whole, in a prosperous Africa, there is no doubt you will join us at the ISST-Benin.



    "Attracting Students from Nations, returning Leaders to Nations"

    With more than 230 undergraduates, ISST-Benin is a substantial and diverse Advanced Institute of global and international education within a Technology and Sciences framework. The ISST-Benin Anglophone and Francophone programs offer a special blend of academic and practical applications, a deep commitment to interdisciplinary education, opportunities for serious study of foreign languages – French and Mandarin Chinese, and a multidisciplinary curriculum that enhances students’ holistic knowledge of global affairs. Undergraduates in the ISST-Benin Anglophone Department pursue the Bachelor’s degree through any of the FOUR divisions. It is indeed not to chew more than can be swallowed that the Anglophone Department has limited its academic program to four main divisions for a start, which will sure be added to in order to cater to student popular demand.

    I- Department of Business and Management


    • Bachelor of Science (BSBA)
    - Entrepreneurship
    - Finance
    - Hotel and Restaurant Management
    - International Business
    - Marketing

    The Business Administration degree provides a solid business education for students interested in a full range of business career options. The curriculum is committed to educate tomorrow's leaders in business.

    The Entrepreneurship concentration is designed for students from a range of backgrounds who are interested in starting their own ventures, working for start-up companies, or pursuing traditional jobs with large corporations and consulting firms that may involve launching new business units and joint ventures.

    The study of Finance provides students with an in-depth understanding of how businesses raise and invest capital, how individuals allocate their savings among different investment alternatives, and how markets function to equate the demand for capital by firms and the supply of capital by investors.

    The Hotel and Restaurant Management program prepares students for leadership positions in the lodging, food service, and tourism and gaming industries. Committed to building student knowledge across functional areas and contributing disciplines, the program allows for increased specialization with concentrations in Food and Beverage Management, Gaming and Resort Management, Travel and Tourism, and Hotel Administration.

    The International Business major explores the international business environment as well as the internal workings of international corporations and the impact of international considerations on the various functional areas of business. International Business focuses on business activities that cross national borders.

    Marketing opportunities abound in all types of organizations, including manufacturing firms, wholesalers, retail stores, Internet firms, service organizations, banking and financial institutions, law and accounting firms, hospitals, colleges and universities, museums, chambers of commerce, professional sports teams, government agencies, charitable foundations, and churches. Any organization that seeks to reach a particular audience or consumer group needs the skills of marketers.

    SAMPLE COURSES: Analytical Writing and Reading; Critical Reasoning; Introduction to Finance; New Product Development; Foundations of Business; Financial Accounting Foundations; Managerial Accounting Foundations; Business Law; Management Information Systems; Introduction to Marketing Management; Marketing for New Ventures; Business Statistics; Management Simulation; Consumer Behavior; Marketing Channels and Distribution Systems; Operations Management; Applied Physics; General Psychology; Strategy and Competitive Advantage; Applied Chemistry; Principles of Microeconomics; Introduction to Entrepreneurship; Business Consulting; Principles of Macroeconomics; Business Communication; International Business; Foundations of the Hospitality Industry; Customer Service for Professionals; Destination and Resort Management; Hospitality Management Information Systems; Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations; Individual Research in Hospitality Management; Gaming Information Systems; Hospitality Human Resource Management; Casino Marketing; The Global Tourism System; Current Issues in Gaming; Economics of Tourism; Foreign Language.

    II- Department of Science and Technology


    • Bachelor of Science (BSCE)

    The Computer Engineering degree program is designed to provide students with breadth in engineering, the sciences, mathematics, and the humanities, as well as depth in both software and hardware disciplines appropriate for a computer engineer. It develops the student's design and analytical skills and opens to the student opportunities in engineering practice, advanced training in engineering or in other professions, and an entry to business and administration.

    SAMPLE COURSES: Expository Writing and Reading; Introduction to Computer Networks; Fundamentals of Physics; General Chemistry; Analytical Writing and Reading; Multivariate Calculus; Programming for Engineers; Foundations of Electric Circuits; Digital Logic Design; Linear Engineering Systems; Engineering Ethics; Discrete Mathematics; Dynamic Engineering Systems; Advanced Programming for Engineers; Digital Systems Projects; Embedded Systems; Probability for Engineers; Foreign Language.


    • Bachelor of Science (BSEE)

    The Electrical Engineering track combines topics in power engineering, controls and robotics. The courses include the study of electromagnetic energy conversion, smart power devices and interconnected power system technology. The controls and robotics courses cover a broad array of topics, including data acquisition, sensing, actuation, modeling of dynamic systems, planning and optimization, decision and estimation, adaptation and machine learning, motors, and microcontrollers.

    SAMPLE COURSES: Analytical Writing and Reading; Transform Methods and Filtering; Expository Writing and Reading; Fundamentals of Physics; General Chemistry; Persuasive Writing and Reading; Multivariate Calculus; Essential Biology; Programming for Engineers; Foundations of Electric Circuits; Linear Engineering Systems; Evaluation and Presentation of Experimental Data; Engineering Ethics; Probability for Engineers; Foreign Language.

    III- Department of Communication


    • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
    • Bachelor of Science (BS)
    * Corporate and Public Relations (BA)
    * Technical and Science Communication (BS)

    Corporate and Public Relations (BA): The concentration in Corporate and Public Relations covers a broad range of activities that help an organization and its public to communicate with one another. Skills in this field run the gamut from written to spoken to visual communication. A corporate communication specialist might be called on to write articles for an in-house newsletter, to research and write an annual report to shareholders, to publicize a special event, to write a speech for an executive, to plan a press conference, to develop a media plan for an organization, or to script a video for an employee orientation session.

    Technical and Science Communication (BS): Students learn to communicate scientific and technical information to various audiences. The program combines courses that develop communication skills with courses that enhance understanding of science and technology. Students in this concentration, find work in a wide range of areas, including providing written documentation for software or hardware products, developing materials for the Web, writing proposals, researching and composing materials to accompany pharmaceutical submissions, and writing in the fields of General Medicine or Science.

    SAMPLE COURSES: Analytical Writing and Reading; Theory and Models of Communication; Mass Media and Society; Qualitative Research Methods; New Technologies in Communication; Message Design and Evaluation; Public Relations Campaign Planning; Human Communication; Foreign Language.
    IV- Department of Social Sciences


    • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

    In the International Relations (IR), required principal courses are designed to develop a general understanding of the economic, political, historic, and geographic factors that influence the international system. The program helps students cultivate perspective and develop critical thinking and communicative skills. Twelve courses and two pre-requisites are required for an undergraduate major in IR. The twelve courses include four required core courses, four courses from a functional track, and four courses from a regional track.

    SAMPLE COURSES: Composition and Rhetoric: The Craft of Persuasion; Introduction to International Relations; Critical Reasoning; Fundamentals of International Economics; History of International Relations, 1900-45; History of International Relations Since 1945; Introduction to Sociology; Post-Colonial Literature; Introduction to Cultural Diversity; Environment and Development; Foreign Policy and Security Studies; International Business and Economics; International Political Economy; International Systems and World Order; Regional Political and Cultural Anthropology; Africa and the Middle East; Asia; Europe; Latin America; Foreign Language.


    • Bachelor of Science (BS)

    The Political Science program helps students cultivate perspective, develop critical thinking and communicative skills, and understand the economic, social, and political systems within which we live and work.

    SAMPLE COURSES: Composition and Rhetoric: The Craft of Persuasion; International Politics; Introduction to Comparative Political Analysis; African Political Systems; History of Political Thought; American Government; Research Methods in Political Science; Comparative Government; Constitutional Law; American Foreign Policy; Problems of Individual Liberty and Government Authority; Mass Media and Society; Critical Reasoning; Introduction to Sociology; Post-Colonial Literature; Introduction to Cultural Diversity; Introduction to Analysis; Foreign Language.

    Writing-Intensive Course Requirements for all Majors: In order to graduate in any of the fields of study, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year.


    ISST-Benin Lecture Series

    Venue: ISST-Benin PK 16.5 Djeffa (Between CAJAF and CARITAS) Tel: +229 95 15 06 56
    Room: Blue Auditorium
    Time: 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Presenter: Prof. Thomas Houessou-Adin, Ph.D.
    Anglophone Department Director

    Note: Croissants and Light refreshment will be served

    Saturday, September 20, 2014





    Saturday, September 27, 2014