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Financial Management

Credential: Masters Degree
Duration: 1 - 2 Years
Credit Hours: 36
Tuition Fee: AED 1650 / credit hour (see detailed fee structure here)
Class Timings: Weekend or Weekdays
Medium of Instruction: English

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.

Study Plan

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Semester 1
MIS 501 Advanced Management Information Systems 3  
MGT 550 Management Research Methods 3
MKT 570 Advanced Marketing Management 3
FIN 505 Managerial Finance 3
MGT 505 Advanced Operations Management 3
MGT 565 Organizational Behavior and Leadership 3
BUS 502 Business Strategy and Ethics 3 FIN 505, MGT 505, MKT 570
Semester 2
FIN 600 Investment Analysis 3 FIN 505
FIN 601 International Finance 3 FIN 505
FIN 607 Behavioral Finance 3 FIN 505
FIN 602 Corporate Financial Strategy 3 FIN 600
FIN 605 Corporate Financial Risk Management 3 FIN 505
FIN 606 Contemporary Topics in Capital Budgeting 3 FIN 505
FIN 603 Money and Capital Markets 3 FIN 505

Course Description

Note: All courses are 3 credit hours. Prerequisites appear beneath the course title.

Program Core Courses
Advanced Management Information Systems MIS 501

This course provides students with the latest developments and practices from the Management Information Systems (MIS) field. It includes expanded discussions of social networking, IT security, and mobile computing. Students explore several key elements of the information age ranging from online business practice to business intelligence. Topics relate directly to the specialized areas of finance, people, marketing, and quality, and include the practical use of software programs used to manage those areas.

Management Research Methods MGT 550

This course provides students with the opportunity to identify and apply appropriate research methodologies including quantitative and qualitative methods approaches, in order to design, analyze, interpret, and report research results. The main goal of this course is to enable students to make informed decisions using advanced statistical analysis based on accurate, reliable, and timely information, just like managers in a corporate setting.

Advanced Marketing Management MKT 570

This course provides an understanding of the application of marketing theories, concepts, and practices as they relate to the management of the marketing function in a complex organization. Emphasis will be on the managerial aspects of marketing plans, including analysis of the external environment. A key element of the course will include the relationship of the “marketing mix” to strategic planning. A clear understanding of the importance of marketing, as well as a grasp of effective marketing practices, will be examined. Students will gain a working knowledge of both marketing theory and the practical application of innovative marketing strategies. They will also come to understand how product, price, place, and promotion contribute to the marketing mix as they explore research-based insights into consumer behavior.

Managerial Finance FIN 505

This course provides an introduction to managerial finance, financial statements and analysis, cash flow and financial planning. Students will also explore the time value of money, capital budgeting techniques, the cost of capital, capital structure, and working capital management.

Advanced Operations Management MGT 505

This course focuses on the processes, techniques and strategies used to transform various inputs into finished goods and services. Special emphasis is placed on process improvement. Topics include operations strategy, process design and analysis, process improvement, six sigma, project management, and supply chain management.

Organizational Behavior and Leadership MGT 565

This course focuses on the study of human behavior in organizations. Students will learn various theoretical concepts and practical methods for understanding, analyzing, and predicting individual and group behavior, teamwork, motivation, interpersonal conflict and communication. In addition, students will learn various leadership theories and practices in organizations, and global leadership. Students will also conduct critical analyses of various models and issues related with leadership, analyze cases, and apply theories innovatively.

Business Strategy and Ethics BUS 502

(Prerequisites: MGT 505, FIN 505, MKT 570)
This course focuses on analyzing and formulating business strategy taking workplace ethics into account. Students will learn how to critically analyze, interpret, and evaluate internal and external environments, locally and globally, for successful strategy formulation. Students will also explore corporate ethical principles and ethical issues in the workplace.

Financial Management Courses
Investment Analysis FIN 600

(Prerequisite: FIN 505)
This course will provide an understanding on the investment environment, asset classes and financial instruments, how securities are traded, mutual funds and other investment companies, Moreover, it covers learning about return and risk, risk aversion and capital allocation to risky assets ,optimal risky portfolios, index models, the capital asset pricing model, arbitrage pricing theory and multifactor models of risk and return, the efficient market hypothesis, behavioral finance and technical analysis, and empirical evidence on security returns which will therefore contribute on their future endeavor.

International Finance FIN 601

(Prerequisite: FIN 505)
This course provides an introduction to international finance, international monetary system, the balance of payments, the foreign exchange market, international parity conditions, exchange rate determination, and foreign currency futures and options.

More topics include international banking and money markets, the international bond market, international equity markets, interest rate and currency swaps, international portfolio investment, management of economic exposure, and management of transaction exposure.

Corporate Financial Strategy FIN 602

(Prerequisite: FIN 600)
This course provides the students with knowledge about raising capital: the process and the players, debt financing, equity financing, portfolio tools, mean-variance analysis and the capital asset pricing model, factor models and the arbitrage pricing theory, and pricing derivatives and options. It will also enhance their knowledge about discounting and valuation, investing in risk free projects, investing in risky projects, allocating capital and corporate strategy, corporate taxes, and the impact of financing on real asset valuation.

Money and Capital Markets FIN 603

(Prerequisite: FIN 505)
The course provides an in depth outlook about the global financial system in perspective, corporate social responsibility, interest rates and the prices of financial assets. It also covers money markets, central banking, financial institutions and their activities and regulations.

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