BBA Programs: The University Requirements
University Requirements are 30 credits out of which 24 credits are Compulsory Courses and 6 are elective courses. The compulsory 24 credit hours consist of 2 English Communications courses, 1 mathematics course, 1 Islamic Culture, UAE Society and Innovation Creativity, Arabic as well as a Computer Literacy course which focuses on application of Excel. The remaining 6 credits include one course in the Natural or Physical Science and one course in behavioral sciences.

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

Cr.H

English language, Mathematics and Use of Computers

ENG

101

Composition and Modern English I

None

3

ENG

102

Composition and Modern English II

ENG 101

3

MTH

100

College Algebra

None

3

CIT

100

Computer Concepts and Applications

None

3

Islamic Studies, History, or Culture

GED

100

Islamic Studies

None

3

Humanities or Arts

GED

110

UAE Society

None

3

IEC

112

Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship

None

3

English, Arabic, or other languages

GED

120

Communication Skills in Arabic

None

3

Natural or physical Sciences: one course, 3 credits from the following :

GED

130

Introduction to GIS

None

3

GED

140

Conceptual Physics

None

3

Social or Behavioral Sciences: one course, 3 credits from the following:

GED

150

Critical Thinking

None

3

GED

160

Psychology in Everyday Life

None

3

GED

170

Ethics and the Modern World

None

3

GED

180

Human Behavior and Socialization

None

3

Total

30

 

Business Core Requirement
Compulsory Core Business courses
The Compulsory Core Common Business courses representing 54 credit hours provide students with a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the functional areas of different business disciplines, the behavior of organizations, and decision-making processes. More specifically, they encompass the foundation areas of business as defined by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business-International (AACSB-International). They provide students with the fundamentals of accounting and information systems, an understanding of the economic, social, political, and legal environments in which businesses operates and business decisions are made, the necessary quantitative and analytical skills, a broad understanding of organizational behavior, development, and management of human resources; an appreciation of the ethical and global issues confronting business, as well as principles of leadership and team-building. The list of these courses is given in tables below.
Compulsory Core Business courses 
17 Courses, 51 Credit Hours
 

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

Cr.H

ACT

191

Principles of Accounting I

None

3

ACT

292

Principles of Accounting II

ACT 191

3

CIT

200

Introduction to Information Systems

CIT 100

3

ECO

251

Principles of Microeconomics

MTH 100

3

ECO

252

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECO 251

3

ENG

202

Business Communication

ENG 102

3

BUS

380

Business Research  Methods

QM 241

3

BUS

390

Internship

Third/fourth Year

3

FIN

331

Managerial Finance

ACT 292

3

LAW

231

Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

None

3

MGT

271

Principles of Management

None

3

OBV

290

Organizational Behavior

MGT 271

3

MGT

476

Strategic Management (Capstone)

Fourth Year

3

MKT

290

Principles of Marketing

MGT 271

3

MTH

120

Business Calculus

MTH 100

3

QM

241

Business Statistics I

MTH 100

3

QM

341

Business Statistics II

QM 241

3

Total

51

 

 

 

Accounting Concentration Requirements

7 courses, 21 credits

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

Cr.H.

ACT

337

Intermediate Accounting I

ACT 292

3

ACT

338

Intermediate Accounting II

ACT 337

3

ACT

365

Cost Accounting

ACT 292

3

ACT

396

Accounting Information Systems

ACT 292, CIT 200

3

ACT

401

Advanced Managerial Accounting

FIN 331

3

ACT

405

Auditing

ACT 338

3

ACT

408

Global Accounting Standards

ACT 338

3

ACT

410

Advanced Capital Budgeting

FIN 331

3

ACT

411

Government and Non-Profit Accounting

ACT 338

3

Total

27

 

Accounting Concentration Elective Courses

2 courses, 6 credits

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

Cr.H.

ACT

373

Special Topics in Accounting

ACT 338

3

ACT

409

International Accounting

ACT 338

3

FIN

341

Corporate Finance

FIN 331

3

 

 

Upper-level (300-400) Finance 

 

3

Total

6

 

Finance and Banking Concentration Requirements

7 courses, 21 credits

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

Cr.H.

FIN

341

Corporate Finance

FIN 331

3

FIN

345

Bank Management

FIN 331

3

FIN

347

Investment Management

FIN 331

3

FIN

351

Financial Institutions& Markets

FIN 331

3

FIN

361

Islamic Finance

FIN 331

3

FIN

407

Risk & Insurance Management

FIN 331

3

FIN

419

International Financial Management

FIN 341

3

FIN

436

Financial Derivatives

FIN 341

3

FIN

438

Portfolio Management

FIN 341

3

Total

27

 

Finance and Banking Elective courses

2 courses, 6 credits

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

Cr.H.

FIN

373

Special Topics in Finance and Banking

FIN 341

3

ACT

365

Cost Accounting

ACT 292

3

ACT

410

Advanced Capital Budgeting

FIN 331

3

Total

6

 

Human Resources Management Concentration Requirements

7 courses, 21 credits

 

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

Cr.H.

HRM

201

Human Resources Planning and Development

MGT 271

3

HRM

301

Managing Recruitment, Selection and Induction

HRM 201

3

HRM

304

Compensation Management

HRM 201

3

HRM

310

Performance Appraisal

HRM 201

3

HRM

331

Human Resources Information System

CIT 200, HRM 201

3

HRM

303

Organization Development and Change

OBV 290, HRM 201

3

HRM

401

Training and Development

HRM 201

3

HRM

410

Industrial Relations and Labor Laws

HRM 201

3

HRM

415

Strategic Global Human Resources Management

HRM 201

3

Total

27

 

Human Resources Management Elective courses

2 courses, 6 credits

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

Cr.H.

HRM

373

Special Topics in HRM

HRM 201

3

HRM

390

Essential Leadership Skills for Managers

HM 201

3

HRM

420

HRM in Public Sector

HRM 201

3

Total

6

 

Proposed Course Sequence of Study

 

Accounting Concentration

 

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

Cr.H.

Semester 1

CIT

100

Computer Concepts and Applications

 

3

ENG

101

Composition and Modern English I

 

3

GED

100

Islamic Studies

 

3

GED

110

UAE Society

 

3

MTH

100

College Algebra

 

3

Total

15

Semester 2

ACT

191

Principles of Accounting I

 

3

ENG

102

Composition and Modern English II

ENG 101

3

MTH

120

Business Calculus

MTH 100

3

GED

120

Communication Skills in Arabic

 

3

 

 

Natural Science

 

3

Total

15

Semester 3

ACT

292

Principles of Accounting II

ACT 191

3

ECO

251

Principles of Microeconomics

MTH 100

3

ENG

202

Business Communication

ENG 102

3

QM

241

Business Statistics I

MTH 100

3

 

 

Social/Behavioral  Sc. Elective (1)

 

3

Total

15

Semester 4

CIT

200

Introduction to Information Systems

CIT 100

3

ECO

252

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECO 251

3

FIN

331

Managerial Finance

ACT 292

3

LAW

231

Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

 

3

MGT

271

Principles of Management

 

3

Total

15

Semester 5

ACT

337

Intermediate Accounting I

ACT 292

3

OBV

290

Organizational Behavior

MGT 271

 

MKT

290

Principles of Marketing

MGT 271

3

QM

341

Business Statistics II

QM 241

3

IEC

112

Innovation Creativity & Entrepreneurship

 

3

Total

15

Semester 6

ACT

338

Intermediate Accounting II

ACT 337

3

ACT

365

Cost Accounting

ACT 292

3

ACT

396

Accounting Information Systems

ACT 292, CIT 200

3

BUS

380

Business Research Methods

QM 241

3

 

 

Free Elective (1)

 

3

Total

15

Semester 7

 

 

Accounting Specialization Elective (1)

 

3

ACT

401

Advanced Managerial Accounting

FIN 331

3

BUS

390

Internship

Jr.  / Sr. standing

3

ACT

405

Auditing

ACT 338

3

 

 

Free Elective (2)

 

3

Total

15

Semester 8

 

 

Accounting Specialization Elective (2)

 

3

ACT

408

Global Accounting Standards

ACT 338

3

ACT

410

Advanced Capital Budgeting

FIN 331

3

ACT

411

Government and Non-Profit Accounting

ACT 338

3

MGT

476

Strategic Management (Capstone)

Final Sem.

3

Total

15

Total Cr. H.

120

 

Finance and Banking

 

 

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

Cr.H.

Semester 1

CIT

100

Computer Concepts and Applications

 

3

ENG

101

Composition and Modern English I

 

3

GED

100

Islamic Studies

 

3

GED

110

UAE Society

 

3

MTH

100

College Algebra

 

3

Total

15

Semester 2

ACT

191

Principles of Accounting I

 

3

ENG

102

Composition and Modern English II

ENG 101

3

MTH

120

Business Calculus

MTH 100

3

GED

120

Communication Skills in Arabic

 

3

 

 

Natural Science

 

3

Total

15

Semester 3

ACT

292

Principles of Accounting II

ACT 191

3

ECO

251

Principles of Microeconomics

MTH 100

3

ENG

202

Business Communication

ENG 102

3

QM

241

Business Statistics I

MTH 100

3

 

 

Social/Behavioral  Sc. Elective (1)

 

3

Total

15

Semester 4

CIT

200

Introduction to Information Systems

CIT 100

3

ECO

252

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECO 251

3

FIN

331

Managerial Finance

ACT 292

3

LAW

231

Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

 

3

MGT

271

Principles of Management

 

3

Total

15

Semester 5

 

 

Free Elective (1)

 

3

OBV

290

Organizational Behavior

MGT 271

3

MKT

290

Principles of Marketing

MGT 271

3

QM

341

Business Statistics II

QM 241

3

IEC

112

Innovation Creativity & Entrepreneurship

 

3

Total

15

Semester 6

FIN

341

Corporate Finance

FIN 331

3

FIN

345

Bank Management

FIN 331

3

FIN

347

Investment Management

FIN 331

3

BUS

380

Business Research Methods

QM 241

3

 

 

Free Elective (2)

 

3

Total

15

Semester 7

 

 

Finance Specialization Elective (1)

 

3

FIN

351

Financial Institutions & Markets

FIN 331

3

FIN

361

Islamic Finance

FIN 331

3

BUS

390

Internship

Jr./ Sr. standing

3

FIN

436

Financial Derivatives

FIN 341

3

Total

15

Semester 8

 

 

Finance Specialization Elective (2)

 

3

FIN

438

Portfolio Management

FIN 341

3

FIN

407

Risk & Insurance Management

FIN 331

3

FIN

419

International Financial Management

FIN 341, ECO 252

3

MGT

476

Strategic Management (Capstone)

Final Sem.

3

Total

15

Total Cr. H.

120

 

Human Resources Management

 

 

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

Cr.H.

Semester 1

CIT

100

Computer Concepts and Applications

 

3

ENG

101

Composition and Modern English I

 

3

GED

100

Islamic Studies

 

3

GED

110

UAE Society

 

3

MTH

100

College Algebra

 

3

Total

15

Semester 2

ACT

191

Principles of Accounting I

 

3

ENG

102

Composition and Modern English II

ENG 101

3

MTH

120

Business Calculus

MTH 100

3

GED

 120

Communication Skills in Arabic

 

3

 

 

Natural Science

 

3

Total

15

Semester 3

ACT

292

Principles of Accounting II

ACT 191

3

ECO

251

Principles of Microeconomics

MTH 100

3

ENG

202

Business Communication

ENG 102

3

QM

241

Business Statistics I

MTH 100

3

GED

180

Human Behavior and Socialization

 

3

Total

15

Semester 4

CIT

200

Introduction to Information Systems

CIT 100

3

ECO

252

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECO 251

3

FIN

331

Managerial Finance

ACT 292

3

LAW

231

Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

 

3

MGT

271

Principles of Management

 

3

Total

15

Semester 5

 

 

Free Elective (1)

 

3

OBV

290

Organizational Behavior

MGT 271

3

MKT

290

Principles of Marketing

MGT 271

3

QM

341

Business Statistics II

QM 241

3

HRM

201

Human Resources Planning and Development

MGT 271

3

Total

15

Semester 6

IEC

112

Innovation Creativity & Entrepreneurship

 

3

GED

160

Psychology in Every Day Life

 

3

HRM

301

Managing Recruitment, Selection and Induction

HRM 201

3

HRM

304

Compensation Management

HRM 201

3

BUS

380

Business Research Methods

QM 241

3

Total

15

Semester 7

 

 

HRM Specialization Elective (1)

 

3

HRM

310

Performance Appraisal

HRM 201

3

HRM

331

Human Resource Information System

CIT 200, HRM 201

3

HRM

303

Organizational Development and Change

OBV 290, HRM 201

3

BUS

390

Internship

Jr./ Sr. standing

3

Total

15

Semester 8

 

 

HRM Specialization Elective (2)

 

3

HRM

401

Training and Development

HRM 201

3

HRM

410

Industrial relations and Labor Laws

HRM 201

3

HRM

415

Strategic Global HRM

HRM 201

3

MGT

476

Strategic Management (Capstone)

Final Sem.

3

Total

15

Total Cr. H.

120