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Finance and Accounting

Credential: Bachelors Degree
Duration: 4 Years
Credit Hours: 120
Tuition Fee: AED 908 per credit hour (see detailed fee structure here)
Class Timings: Morning and Evening
Medium of Instruction: English

BBA Program Mission

The mission of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to serve as effective, responsible, and ethical leaders and managers in the modern workforce of today–anywhere in the world. It prepares graduates for a diverse assortment of careers in the business sector and for graduate studies. The program focuses on decision-making, problem-solving, developing strong ethical values, social responsibility, and working to achieve success in culturally-diverse settings.

Program Goals

The BBA program prepares its graduates to:

  • Possess a solid background in business theory and practice.
  • Succeed in entry-level business careers, progress in current positions, or pursue advanced learning.
  • Develop the necessary skills to function effectively in a global economy.
  • Communicate effectively in any setting.
  • Make ethical and professional decisions, and practice social responsibility.
  • Adopt information technology to develop business solutions.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the BBA program should:

  • Communicate effectively in writing, speaking, and using technology.
  • Apply appropriate business theories and practices on the job.
  • Practice ethical behavior.
  • Use business skills successfully in the workplace.
  • Think critically to solve business problems.
  • Design information systems to solve business problems.

Study Plan

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Semester 1
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
ENG 101 English I 3
MTH 101 College Mathematics 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SSS 101 Study Skills 3
Semester 2
ACC 101 Accounting I 3
BUS 102 Business Statistics 3  MTH 101
CIS 101 Computer Fundamentals 3
ENG 102 English II 3  ENG 101
HUM 101 Critical Thinking 3
Semester 3
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting 3  ACC 101
BUS 201 Business Communication 3
BUS 202 Business Ethics 3
ECO 201 Microeconomics 3
RELA 201 Islamic Studies 3
REL 201 Islamic Studies (in English) 3
BUS 204 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 BUS 101,ECO 201
Semester 4
ECO 202 Macroeconomics 3
FIN 301 Financial Management 3 ACC 101
MKT 302 Principles of Marketing 3 ECO 201
UAE 201 UAE Studies (in English) 3
ENV 201 Environmental Science 3
UAE/A 201 UAE Studies 3
Semester 5
BUS 301 Business Research Methods 3 CIS 101,BUS 102
BUS 302 Business Law 3 ECO 201
MGT 302 Management and Organizational Behavior 3 ECO 201
MGT 303 Management Information Systems 3 CIS 101,ECO 201
MGT 304 International Management 3  ECO 201
Semester 6
BUS 401 Business Policy and Strategy 3
MGT 402 Operations Management 3  BUS 102
ACC 301 Cost Accounting 3  ACC 202
FIN 302 Financial Institutions 3  FIN 301
MGT 305 Investment Management 3 FIN 301,BUS 102
Semester 7
ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting 3  ACC 202
FIN 306 Business Finance(Elective) 3 FIN 301
ACC 303 Accounting Information Systems 3  ACC 101
ACC 304 International Accounting 3  ACC 202
FIN 402 Corporate Finance 3 FIN 301
Semester 8
ACC 402 Governmental Accounting(Elective) 3  ACC 302
ACC 403 Auditing 3  ACC 302
FIN 404 Banking Operations 3 FIN 301
FIN 495 Internship (Finance and Accounting) 3
FIN 499 Financial Statement Analysis (Capstone) 3  FIN 301,BUS 301,ACC 302


  • Students can finish the program in less time by completing summer courses.
  • Students must select specialization courses from their program major.
  • The Internship takes place after year three. Students must successfully complete 90 credit hours in order to qualify for the internship.
  • The capstone course in all specializations is required for graduation
  • For electives, students can select 2 out of 4 courses.
  • * Elective Courses.

Course Description


General Education Courses
CIS 101: Computer Fundamentals Credit Hours: (2-2:3)
Prerequisite: None

This course offers students exposure to basic personal computer operation and commonly-used programs. Included is familiarization with and practical use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and personal information management software.

ENG 101: English I Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to instruct college students in how to read academic texts with understanding and how to use them in a variety of disciplines. The rhetoric chapters teach critical reading, paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting, writing process, synthesizing, analyzing, researching, and developing arguments. The anthology balances journal articles with works by public intellectuals in the sciences, social sciences and humanities.

ENG 102: English II Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: ENG 101

This course gives students a basic introduction to fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry, and drama and helps them develop their creative skills in each area. Each genre section is self-contained and includes complete works as examples along with helpful advice about how to draw on the variety of techniques they use. The style is informal, practical, and positive.

HUM 101: Critical Thinking Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

This course explores the process of thinking critically and helps students think more clearly, insight fully, and effectively. Relevant examples drawn from student experiences and contemporary situations help students develop the abilities to solve problems, analyze issues, and make informed decisions in their academic,career, and personal lives. The course includes substantive readings, structured writing assignments, and ongoing discussions designed to help students develop language skills while fostering sophisticated thinking abilities.

MTH 101:  College Mathematics Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

This course provides a sound, intuitive understanding of the basic concepts students need as they pursue careers in business, economics, plus life and social sciences. It includes a brief review of intermediate functions, graphs, algebra, equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear and non-linear systems, graphing of conic sections, along with single variable calculus, which includes: limits, continuity, derivatives, and applications of derivatives as well as indefinite and definite integrals and some applications.

REL 201: Islamic Studies (in English) Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

This course introduces Islam as the universal civilization which contributes to the progress of human life, to counter and to reject all  false accusations toward Islam and its components, to inculcate and enhance the high quality of virtue in the daily lives of Muslims, so that a comprehensive, balanced, and prosperous life can be achieved.

SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

This course is an introduction to the study of people and their interaction with each other, the environment, and various social groups.  Students develop awareness of the relationship between individual beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, plus the greater society and culture. They will also learn how to apply sociological concepts to current issues that affect individuals, modern society, and the international community.

SSS 101: Study Skills Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

This course equips students with the study skills needed for success in their undergraduate studies. It is also useful for acquiring skills that can be used in their personal lives as well as in the workplace. Students learn several techniques they can use in the areas of communication, research practices, teamwork, computer literacy, creativity, critical thinking, presentation skills, and overall literacy.

UAE 201: UAE Studies (in English) Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

This course presents the foundations of United Arab Emirates society with special emphasis on the historical, social, economic, political, and cultural aspects.


Core Courses
ACC 101: Accounting I Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

The significance of accounting and the challenges it presents. Extensive coverage and review of major concepts followed by practical exercises.

ACC 202: Managerial Accounting Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: ACC 101

The course will provide a study of the role of the management accountant in the preparation, analysis, and interpretation of accounting and financial data for business management purposes.

BUS 101: Introduction to Business Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

Provides first-year students with an understanding of business systems and guides them to the field of business, including business organization, operation, and management.

BUS 102: Business Statistics Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: MTH 101

Business Statistics is the science of collecting, organizing, and summarizing data to provide information, stated in numerical form, for the purpose of making objective business decisions. Topics include methods of sampling, classifying, analyzing, and presenting numerical data; frequency distribution, averages, dispersion, times series analysis, correlation, and forecasting for business purposes.

BUS 201: Business Communication Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

The primary forms of communication used in business organizations today. A variety of strategies along with some of the technologies which support effective business communication.

BUS 202: Business Ethics Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

Traditional ethical theories and how they apply to business. The course provides an understanding of how ethical issues in business arise, and some strategies to control or resolve them.

BUS 301: Business Research Methods Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: CIS 101, BUS 102

The course is designed to introduce the business research process where students learn to understand managerial problems and formulate research questions and hypotheses. Students gain insight into choosing the right research design, construction of research instruments, sampling, both qualitative and quantitative data collection, data analysis, and report presentation.

BUS 302: Business Law Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: ECO 201

This course introduces the ethics and legal framework of business. Emphasis is placed on contracts, negotiable instruments, and how court systems operate. Students learn ways to apply ethical issues and laws covered to selected business decision-making situations.

BUS 401: Business Policy and Strategy Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

The course offers the most recent theories and current practices in strategic management.  The development and implementation of strategies in various areas of business activity such as finance, sourcing, production, human resource management, marketing, and international business.

ECO 201: Microeconomics Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

An introduction to the analysis of the principles and problems at the microeconomics level. This course elaborates on the theories of demand and supply along with the various types of elasticity. It discusses the costs of production and the profit maximization for an individual firm under varying degrees of competition, pricing, and the deployment of resources.

ECO 202: Macroeconomics Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None

Students will gain an understanding of the analysis of principles and problems at the macroeconomic level. The course examines the public and private sectors, national income, unemployment, inflation, income distribution, and fiscal and monetary policies as they relate to the economy..

FIN 301: Financial Management Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: ACC 101

Introduces the tools and concepts employed in financial management for individuals. Topics include analysis of investment alternatives, tax minimization strategies, tax shelters, risk analysis, employee benefits, retirement and estate planning.

MGT 302: Management and Organizational Behavior Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: ECO 201

An overview of the major functions of management. Emphasis on planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling. It provides balanced coverage of all the key elements comprising the discipline of Organizational Behavior in a style that students will find both informative and interesting

MGT 303: Management Information Systems Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: CIS 101; ECO 201

The course provides an overview of Management Information Systems (MIS) in business. It provides students with a framework for the uses information technology in business. Topics include MIS concepts, software, databases, information systems (IS), the strategic use of IS, the development of IS, and social and ethical issues associated with MIS.

MGT 304: International Management Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: ECO 201

The activities of globalizing companies, including resource development, overseas operations and management, international management styles, and global strategies. Emphasis on theoretical analysis, with particular focus given to in-depth case study analyses of international strategies.

MGT 402: Operations Management Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: BUS 102

This course Introduces students to the dynamic field of Operations Management. Converting inputs into outputs through established processes.  The principles of management are key factors along with concepts of distribution, project management, quality assurance, and lean manufacturing.  Includes several practical exercises to enhance skills.

MKT 302 Principles of Marketing Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: ECO 201

The relationship between the firm and its customers and the other members of the distribution channel. The marketing functions of an organization, environmental factors influencing marketing decisions, the discovery of market opportunities, development of marketing strategy and marketing programs.


Specialization Courses
ACC 301: Cost Accounting Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: ACC 202

This course will cover the procedures and principles of cost accounting with emphasis on gathering and reporting cost accounting information for purposes of accurate financial reporting. Students will analyze cost accounting information to aid in managerial decision making.

ACC 302: Intermediate Accounting Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: ACC 202

One of the goals of the intermediate accounting course is to orient students to the application of accounting principles and techniques in practice. İt provides coverage of the principles and structure of financial accounting statements and financial disclosures. Topics include cash, receivables, inventory, property, depreciation, intangible assets, and long-term liabilities.

ACC 303: Accounting Information Systems Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: ACC 101

Many traditional accounting functions are now embodied in systems that require a different combination of technical and financial knowledge. The AIS course is designed to provide this combination of knowledge and skill sets to meet the new challenges and opportunities of the information technology world. This course explains the application of computer technology in the design, implementation and operation of accounting tools, the actual processing of accounting transactions, and the application of these systems to the accounting cycle.

ACC 304: International Accounting Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: ACC 202

This course discusses the international dimensions of accounting vital for anyone doing business or investing internationally. Topics such as comparative accounting, foreign currency translation, accounting for inflation, and international financial reporting standards are discussed.

ACC 401: Taxation Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: ACC 101

This course provides an overview of the tax system in the United States with comparisons to selected systems in other parts of the world. Students explore the basics of business and individual taxes, government entities, and their administration of taxation laws.

ACC 402: Governmental Accounting Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: ACC 302

The goal of this course is to provide a broad range of information about governmental accounting and financial reporting that is used. The course deals with fund accounting which is the basic model used for internal accounting and for part of the external reporting for governments.

ACC 403: Auditing Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: ACC 302

This course presents auditing concepts and procedures. It provides students with a clear perspective of the current auditing environment and discusses the challenges inherent in the auditing practice, and how the auditor can live up to the expectations of the profession.

FIN 302: Financial Institutions Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: FIN 301

This course will examine the theory of financial inter mediation in the context of banks, savings and loans, public and private insurance companies, and investment banking.

FIN 306: Business Finance Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: FIN 301

This course provides an overview of the business finance field, financial environment, present value concepts and calculations, common stocks, investment decisions with present value rules, analysis of financial statements, risk, return and opportunity cost, capital budgeting and risks, the time value of money, bond and stock valuations, and financial planning. Practical case studies are also used.

FIN 402: Corporate Finance Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: FIN 301

The course will offer students the opportunity to analyze financial decisions involving investment in capital assets and the selection of internal and external sources of long-term funds.

FIN 404: Banking Operations Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: FIN 301

This course explores the multitude of aspects in bank operations and includes detailed coverage of organization, structure, transactions, funds management, banking services, and loan processes.

FIN 499: Financial Statement Analysis (Capstone) Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: FIN 301, BUS 301, ACC 302

This is a capstone course. It will provide students with a fundamental understanding of how to interpret accounting data presented in financial statements. It will demonstrate popular tools and techniques in analyzing and interpreting financial statements. Moreover, basic concepts and conventions on the construction of financial will be briefly viewed. Students are expected to complete a capstone paper that covers most accounting and finance concepts.

MGT 305: Investment Management Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: FIN 301, BUS 102

The course will emphasize risks, returns, and the investment process. Students will evaluate alternative investment instruments, investment environments, introduction to analysis and valuation techniques, and an introduction to portfolio management.

MGT 403: Risk Management Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: FIN 301

An overview of the many aspects involved in financial risk management. Emphasis is on the practical elements which are applied in the modern business environment.

FIN 495: Internship Credit Hours: (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: FIN 301; 90 Credit Hours of Coursework

This course offers students the chance to gain first hand experience in an actual workplace environment. It also provides students with the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge to practical work situations. It introduces and exposes students to the differences between obligations and responsibilities in their personal lives and those found in the working world.

Career Opportunities

Finance and Accounting graduates can expect to find employment in many of the positions listed below:

  • Auditing
  • Management Accountant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Taxation Accountant
  • Budget Analyst
  • Public Accountant
  • Government Accountant
  • Banking
  • Brokerage
  • Insurance
  • Investments
  • Real Estate
  • Public Sector
  • Private Sector

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