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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 after graduation students will be able to:

  • Apply appropriate business theories and practices to solve routine and unpredictable problems.
  • Adapt to professional and responsible roles, independently and collectively, to achieve intended outcomes.
  • Practice professional integrity and ethical standards in a socially responsible manner.
  • Communicate effectively, using a variety of tools and methods, as individuals and in teams in professional work-related contexts.
  • Express substantive knowledge in various accounting and finance concepts and theories.
  • Exhibit appropriate competencies and skills to practice various financial and accounting functions.
  • Develop advanced approaches, strategies and practices for improving the financial performance of an organization.

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements – BBA Finance and Accounting
Component Courses Credit Hours
General Education 11 33
Core Courses 17 51
Specialization 11 33
Elective Courses 1 3
Total Required 40 120

Study Plan

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General Education Courses

Sr. Course Code Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
1 CIS 101 Computer Fundamentals 3
2 ENG 101 English I 3
3 ENG 102 English II 3
4 ENV 201 Environmental Science 3
5 HUM 101 Critical Thinking 3
6 MTH 101 College Mathematics 3
7 REL 201 Islamic Studies 3
RELA 201 Islamic Studies in Arabic
8 SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
9 SSS 101 Study Skills 3
10 UAE 201 UAE Studies 3
UAEA 201 UAE Studies in Arabic
11 BUS 204 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
Total 33


Course Number Course Name Credit Hour Prerequisite
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
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
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
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
BUS 301 Business Research Methods 3 CIS 101,BUS 102
BUS 302 Business Law 3 ECO 201
MGT 302 Management and Organizational


3 ECO 201
MGT 303 Management Information Systems 3 CIS 101,ECO 201
MGT 304 International Management 3 ECO 201
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
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
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


3 FIN 301,BUS 301,ACC 302


Note: The student shall select one elective subject.

Course Description

General Education Courses
Accounting 1 • ACC 101   Prerequisite: None
The significance of accounting and the challenges it presents. Extensive coverage and review of major concepts followed by practical exercises.
Managerial Accounting • ACC 202     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.
Introduction to Business • BUS 101 Prerequisite: None
This course provides first-year students with an understanding of business systems and guides them to the field of business organizations. It intends to familiarize students with the basic concepts of business and introduce them to the terms used in business processes, operations, and organizations. The course emphasizes the importance of today’s dynamic business environment, globalization, social responsibility, and forms of ownership, human dimension, essentials of marketing and financial management. 
Business Statistics • BUS 102        Prerequisite: MTH 101 
This course introduces students to statistical analysis and how it relates to business decision making. Students will learn how to apply statistical tools for the collection, presentation, description, analysis and interpretation of data in business contexts. Topics covered include variables, levels of measurements, basic survey design, descriptive measures, probability analysis, sampling and hypothesis testing, correlation, regression analysis, and time-series forecasting. The course includes theoretical and practical lectures.
Business Communication • BUS 201  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.
Business Ethics• BUS 202 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.
Business Research Methods • BUS 301 Prerequisite: CIS 101, BUS 102
The course is designed to introduce the business research process where students learn to understand the 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.
Business Law • BUS 302 Prerequisite: ECO 201
This course introduces the legal framework of business and application of laws in business world. 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.
Business Policy and Strategy • BUS 401  Prerequisite: None
The course offers the most recent theories and current practices in strategic management. The development and implementation of corporate strategies as well as functional strategies in various areas of business activity such as finance, sourcing, production, human resource management, marketing, and international business.
Microeconomics • ECO 201 Prerequisite: None
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. 
Macroeconomics • ECO 202 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.
Financial Management •FIN 301 Prerequisite: ACC 101
The course gives an understanding and perspective on the financial management functions in an organization. It provides the ability to use tools like financial statement analysis, financial planning and working capital management. It enhances long-term investment decisions through the use of valuation principles and equips students with the ability and confidence to tackle common financial problems in practice.
Principles of Marketing • MKT 302 Prerequisite: ECO 201
This course describes the relationship between the firm and its customers, market opportunities and customer value. It analyzes the marketing environment and ways to manage marketing information. It helps the students to explain product, product life cycle, and customer-driven marketing strategy, product decisions, pricing strategies, distribution channels and promotion mix.
Management and Organizational Behavior • MGT 302 Prerequisite: ECO 201
This course provides an overview of the major functions of management like planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling. It also provides a balanced coverage of all the key elements comprising the discipline of Organizational Behavior in a style that students will find both informative and interesting. Students will learn about the relation between structure and culture; leadership, motivation, teamwork, and communication. 
Management Information Systems • MGT 303 Prerequisite: CIS 101, ECO 201
The course provides an overview of Management Information Systems (MIS) in business. It provides students with the concepts and importance of MIS in creating and managing successful, competitive firms in today’s environment. In addition, this course  exlpains the key concepts related to software, database systems, and systems development and  e-Business systems and discusses business problems using information systems and information technology, along with enterprise business systems. Finally, this course compares how organizations, management, and technology are brought together to form networked enterprises and decision support systems.
International Management • MGT 304 Prerequisite: ECO 201
The activities of globalizing companies, including resource development, overseas operations and management, international management styles, and global strategies.  There is strong emphasis on theoretical analysis, with particular focus given to in-depth case study analyses of international strategies
Operations Management •MGT 402 Prerequisite: BUS 102
This course Introduces students to the dynamic field of Operations Management: converting inputs into outputs through established processes. This course focuses on the strategic decisions that operations managers have to make along with concepts of distribution, project management, quality assurance, and lean manufacturing. Students engage in several practical exercises to enhance skills related to operational planning and execution.


Specialization Courses
Cost Accounting • ACC 301 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.  
Intermediate Accounting • ACC 302 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. It 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.
Accounting Information Systems • ACC 303 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.
International Accounting • ACC 304 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. 
Governmental Accounting • ACC 402  (Elective) 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.
Auditing • ACC 403 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.
Financial Institutions • FIN 302  Prerequisite: FIN 301
This course will examine the theory of financial intermediation in the context of banks, savings and loans, public and private insurance companies, and investment banking.
Business Finance • FIN 306  (Elective)  Prerequisite: FIN 301
This course provides an overview of the business finance field, financial environment, analysis of financial statements and financial planning. Time value of money concepts and calculations would be used to value financial instruments like bonds and stocks. Capital appraisal techniques would be applied to make long-term investment decisions.
Corporate Finance • FIN 402 Prerequisite: FIN 301
This course will offer students the opportunity to analyze the financing decisions of a firm. Students will explore the process of issuing securities and evaluate various payout and debt policies. They will also examine the internal and external sources for long-term funding.
Banking Operations • FIN 404 Prerequisite: FIN 301
This course explores a multitude of aspects in banking operations and includes detailed coverage of organizations, structures, transactions, funds management, banking services, and loan processes.
Investment Management • MGT 305 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.
Internship • FIN 495
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.
Financial Statement Analysis ( Capstone ) • FIN 499  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 statements will be briefly viewed. Students are expected to complete a capstone paper that covers most accounting and finance concepts.

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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