Bachelor of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree enables students to pursue a broad range of careers in business and government sectors with four specialty tracks: Entrepreneurship, Human Resources Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. Driven by students’ need to compete in a global job market, the Business Administration program is internationally accredited providing students with worldwide recognition of their prestigious academic degrees. The program is designed to help meet the growing and changing labor market needs of the UAE economy. The Business Administration curriculum equips students with core business skills including finance, accounting, and economics, and knowledge in all business functions. Students obtain a solid foundation in managerial and analytical skills in theory and in real-world business practice with an internship program. The program prepares students not only for careers in government and industry but also for graduate studies.

Program Objectives

  • Effective communication skills.
  • Critical thinking skills to the analysis and solution of business problems.
  • Positive contribution to teams, as members and leaders.
  • Ethical and social awareness at the local and global level.
  • In-depth knowledge in the specialist field of business.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively orally, using technologies to support the oral presentation of information where appropriate.
  • Communicate effectively in writing, select and use information technology where appropriate.
  • Apply appropriate technologies and techniques to the collection and analysis of information and derive appropriate conclusions for business problems.
  • Research, critically evaluate and interpret information to accurately identify business problems and suggest solutions.
  • Demonstrate autonomy and responsibility in their work.
  • Apply teamwork skills and creativity in leadership and direction, appropriate to the context and level at which they are operating.
  • Demonstrate ethical reasoning in relation to business issues.
  • Develop an awareness of the civic responsibilities of business.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of key concepts across the breadth of business administration topics.
  • Utilise appropriate frameworks and theories from business administration to research and assess contemporary issues in the field and relate to allied (professional) fields when appropriate.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 120 hours

General Education (Req. CH:39)

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Islam (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ISLM100Islamic Culture3.000

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Ethics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHIL120Principles of Professional Ethics3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - English Communication Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ESPU104Introduction to Academic English For Business3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Information Literacy (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
GEIL101Information Literacy3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Thinking Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HSS110Scientific Research Skills3.000
CSBP119Algorithms and Problem Solving3.000
PSY105Creative & Innovative Thinking Skills3.000
PHI180Critical Thinking  13.000
1 : IBLC - Inquiry based learning courses must be taken within first 30 credit hours

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Emirates Society (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HSS105Emirates Studies3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Humanities/Fine Arts (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARCH340History and Theory of Architecture3.000
HIS133Introduction to Art History3.000
HSR120Introduction to Heritage & Culture3.000
HSR130Introduction to Language & Communication3.000
LIT150Introduction to Literature3.000
LNG100Introduction to Linguistics3.000
LNG110Language, Society & Culture3.000
MSC200Introduction to Mass Media3.000
MSC240World and Arab Media3.000
PHI101Introduction to Philosophy3.000
PHI270Philosophy of Education3.000
PHI271History and Philosophy of Science3.000
TRS200Introduction to Translation3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Social and Behavioral Sciences (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ECON105Principles of Microeconomics  23.000
2 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 3: The Human Community - The Global Experience (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
AGRB360Global Agri-food Trade3.000
ARCH346Contemporary World Architecture3.000
BIOE240Principles of Environmental Science3.000
GEO200World Regional Geography3.000
HIS120Arab & Islamic Civilization3.000
HIS121World History: Origins to 15003.000
HIS125Contemporary Civilization3.000
PSG250Principles of International Relations 3.000

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Mathematics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MATH115Calculus for Business & Economics  33.000
3 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Natural Sciences (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARAG205Introduction to Fish & Animal Science3.000
ARAG220Natural Resources3.000
BION100Biology and its Modern Application3.000
CHEM181Chemistry in the Modern World3.000
FDSC250Contemporary Food Science & Nutrition3.000
GEOL110Planet Earth3.000
PHED201Physical Fitness and Wellness3.000
PHYS101Conceptual Physics3.000

Cluster 5: Capstone Experience (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MGMT415Strategic Management  43.000
4 : Also counts towards the Major


College of Business

Required Courses (45.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ACCT100Principles of Financial Accounting3.000
ACCT225Fundamental of Cost & Management Accounting3.000
ECON125Principles of Macroeconomics3.000
ESPU240Business Writing in English3.000
FINC240Principles of Financial Management3.000
MGMT200Fundamentals of Management3.000
MIST200Foundation of MIS & Technologies3.000
MKTG200Principles of Marketing3.000
PRVT2652Business Law (E)3.000
SCML200Supply Chain Management & Operations3.000
STAT130Statistics for Business3.000


Entrepreneurship Track

Required Courses (15.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ENTR310Innovation and Creativity3.000
ENTR330Social Entrepreneurship3.000
ENTR410Managing Entrepreneurial Ventures3.000
ENTR460International Entrepreneurship3.000


Human Resources Development and Management Track

Required Courses (15.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HRMD310Organizational Behavior3.000
HRMD320Human Resources Management3.000
HRMD330Staffing Organizations3.000
HRMD410Human Resources Performance Management3.000
HRMD420Compensation & Benefits Management3.000


Marketing Track

Required Courses (15.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MKTG310Marketing Research3.000
MKTG320Consumer Behavior3.000
MKTG330Services Marketing3.000
MKTG340International Marketing3.000
MKTG420Strategic Marketing Management3.000


Supply Chain Management and Logistics Track

Required Courses (15.00 hours)

Credit Hours
SCML310Supply Chain & Logistics Modeling3.000
SCML320Procurement & Supply Management3.000
SCML330Logistics & Transportation Management3.000
SCML410Global Supply Chain & Logistics3.000
SCML460Supply Chain Applications Strategy3.000


Elective Courses for All Tracks

Elective courses must come from tracks outside of the declared major. (15.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ENTR310Innovation and Creativity3.000
HRMD310Organizational Behavior3.000
MIST215Computer Application in Business3.000
MIST280E-Business Strategy, Architecture & Design3.000
MKTG310Marketing Research3.000
MKTG320Consumer Behavior3.000
SCML310Supply Chain & Logistics Modeling3.000
SCML320Procurement & Supply Management3.000

Free Electives (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours