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Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration degree is a 36-credit hour program that is based on the completion of 7 core courses and 5 specialization courses of 3-credit hours each. All modules are eight weeks each in duration. All students complete the core courses before moving to the individual specializations. Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Business Administration must first complete five MBA Preparatory courses (15 credit hours) before entering the program.

Program Vision and Mission

MBA vision and mission stem from the vision and mission of the City University College of Ajman.


MBA program at City University College of Ajman will provide access and opportunity for national and international students to further their education. It will improve their professional management, leadership, and analytical skills, thus enhancing their career and earning potential.


MBA program mission is to provide business professionals with advanced knowledge of integrated business and management skills to enhance their careers. The principal focus of this program is to build the necessary competencies, skills, and institutional leadership for effective decision-making by providing high-quality courses that are rigorous, transferable at the graduate level, and offered at a reasonable cost.

Program Goals

MBA program prepares its graduates to:

  • Use advanced business management knowledge and business research skills to evaluate, develop, lead, and inspire others in rapidly-changing business environments.
  • Acquire new and strengthen existing intellectual skills in business administration and management such as analytical skills, critical thinking skills, and collaborative team skills to build and lead enterprises that create value in a dynamic, global economy.
  • Practice visionary leadership, social, cultural, and business ethical skills to become agents of organizational development, corporate social responsibility, and change.
  • Think critically, creatively, and innovatively to relentlessly pursue organizational excellence and make a difference in business and society.
  • Seek continuous and lifelong learning, self-assessment, and career enhancement to become exemplary future business leaders.

Program / Graduation Requirements

CUCA delivers courses in the MBA program through a series of eight-week modules. A module consists of two, 3-credit hour courses. Each class meets twice a week and each class session is three hours, which is a total of six classroom hours for each course every week.

MBA Program Requirements
Core Courses 7 21
Specialization Courses 5 15
Total Required 12 36
Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for graduation, students must satisfy each of the following requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the MBA curriculum
  • Achieve a CGPA of at least 3.00.


MBA Preparatory Courses (Pre-MBA)
ACC 101 Accounting I 3
BUS 102 Business Statistics 3
ECO 201 Microeconomics 3
FIN 301 Financial Management 3
MKT 302 Principles of Marketing 3

Courses Description

ECO 201: Microeconomics
An introduction to the analysis of the principles and problems at the microeconomic 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.
MKT 302 Principles of Marketing
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.
ACC 101: Accounting I
The significance of accounting and the challenges it presents. Extensive coverage and review of major concepts followed by practical exercises.
FIN 301: Financial Management
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.
BUS 102: Business Statistics
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.

Study Plan

Course Number Course Name Credit Hour Prerequisite
Semester 1
ACC-101 Accounting I 0
BUS-102 Business Statistics 0
ECO-201 Microeconomics 0
FIN-301 Financial Management 0
MKT-302 Principles of Marketing 0

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the MBA program should be able to:

  • Apply current and emerging management concepts, methodologies and technology to solve business problems.
  • Analyze complex finance and operations issues critically and recommend effective improvements.
  • Use professional management communication skills and management information systems to conduct business research, make business decisions, and solve management problems.
  • Take responsibility to make and implement highly complex and ethical decisions in a variety of managerial and business contexts.
  • Prepare professional business activities both individually and in work teams to achieve organizational goals.
  • Design ethical, sustainable, and socially responsible business strategies.