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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.

Major Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of marketing concepts to manage customers and marketing activities, across dynamic global contexts. 
  2. Develop marketing strategies for generating new markets and new business. 
  3. Relate to the contemporary practices of marketing, by implementing responsibly, individually or in teams.

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements – BBA- Marketing
Component Courses Credit Hours
General Education 11 33
Core Courses 17 51
Specialization  9 27
Elective Courses 3 9
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
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 204 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 BUS 101,ECO 201
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
MKT 303 Consumer Behavior 3 MKT 302
MKT 304 Supply Chain Management 3 MKT 302
MKT 306 Retail Management (Elective) 3 MKT 302
MKT 307 Sales Management (Elective) 3 MKT 302
MKT 305 Integrated Marketing Communication 3 MKT 302
MKT 308 Business-to-Business Marketing (Elective) 3 MKT 302
MKT 309 Marketing Research 3 MKT 302
MKT 310 Marketing Strategy (Elective) 3 MKT 302
MKT 402 Brand Marketing 3 MKT 302
MKT 403 Services Marketing 3 MKT 302
MKT 404 International Marketing 3 MKT 302
MKT 495 Internship (Marketing) 3 MKT 302
MKT 499 Marketing Management (Capstone) 3 MKT 302

Note: The student shall select three elective subjects.

Course Description

BBA Core 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

Consumer Behavior  • MKT 303                                 Prerequisite: MKT 302

Students in this course look at the consumer functions of decision-making, attitude formation and change, cognition, perception, and learning. The marketing concepts of product positioning, segmentation, brand loyalty, shopping preference and diffusion of innovations are considered in context with the environmental, ethical, multicultural and social influences on an increasingly diverse global consumer.


Supply Chain Management • MKT 304 Prerequisite: MKT 302

The goal of this course is not only to cover high-level supply chain strategy and concepts, but also to give students a solid understanding of the analytical tools necessary to solve supply chain problems. It also develops an understanding of key areas and their interrelationships, namely the strategic role of the supply chain, key strategic drivers of supply chain performance, and methodologies used to analyze supply chains.


Integrated Marketing Communication • MKT 305                     Prerequisite: MKT 302

This course aims to equip students to understand the important tools of the promotional mix such as advertising, direct marketing, sales promotion, publicity and public relations, personal selling, and interactive internet marketing. It also helps them see why organizations try to position their brand firmly in the minds of the target market to achieve desired results.

Retail Management • MKT 306 (Elective)                      Prerequisite: MKT 302

In this era of multi-product super markets, learning the principles of retailing and effectively utilizing them has become imperative. The spirit behind the course is to make the student understand this important element in the overall marketing mix of mass distributed products. Again this course will highlight the importance of administration and strategic planning in both large and small retail firms. It concentrates on the management of retail functions to include stock planning, inventory control, markup and pricing, retail accounting, merchandising, retail promotion, human resources management, store location, design and layout, legal and ethical issues, and the use of information systems.


Sales Management • MKT 307   (Elective)                  Prerequisite: MKT 302

This course examines the elements of an effective sales force as a key component of an organization’s total marketing effort. Course objectives include understanding the sales process, the relationship between sales and marketing, sales force structure, customer relationship management (CRM), and issues in recruiting, selecting, and training, motivating, compensating and retaining the best sales people.

Business-to-Business Marketing • MKT 308  (Elective)                        Prerequisite: MKT 302

An overview of business-to-business marketing with emphasis on marketplace dynamics. Students explore concepts and issues that are common in the present-day marketing environment. Topics include organizational buying behavior, legal and regulatory concerns, target markets, positioning, branding, supply chains, communication, and ethics.


Marketing Research • MKT 309                                  Prerequisite: MKT 302

The primary objective of this course is to provide students with tools to undertake and critically evaluate marketing research projects. Students use a hands-on approach to explore both qualitative and quantitative marketing-research tools, and evaluate the results obtained.


Marketing Strategy • MKT 310 (Elective)                    Prerequisite: MKT 302

This course aims to teach students how to design a marketing strategy by understanding the nature and structure of the market, analyzing the internal and external environmental factors and by applying SWOT analysis. This course also focuses on the importance of marketing mixes, the product life cycle, and its role in formulating and designing an accurate marketing strategy.


Brand Marketing • MKT 402                                        Prerequisite: MKT 302

Students learn how marketing professionals use brand names, identities, and recognition to result in sales. The course includes historical and regional examples of brand marketing. 


Services Marketing • MKT 403                                    Prerequisite: MKT 302

Unique challenges are associated with marketing services to develop management-level skills for marketing a service business including marketing research applications, marketing planning and customer satisfaction. Service industries contribute to the GDPs of many countries and provide career opportunities for people around the world. This course enables students to understand how marketing services is different from marketing goods. It helps them make decisions about positioning, distribution, pricing, and promoting different services with the help of the marketing mix in a growing competitive service industry.  It covers service organizations like banking, transportation, airlines, hotels, insurance, and other government and non-government service organizations.  


International Marketing • MKT 404                         Prerequisite: MKT 302

This course dwells on the applications of marketing theory in the field of international market context. The emergence of global markets requires students to understand factors influencing marketing strategies in global markets. This course aims at empowering students to understand and analyze international marketing contexts in a rational manner and help them make decisions to tap into international market opportunities


Internship • MKT 495                                                      Prerequisite: MKT 302

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. 


Marketing Management (Capstone) • MKT 499 Prerequisite: MKT 302

This is a capstone course. Students will use a practical, systematic approach to developing a sound marketing plan as they consider the business mission, situation analysis, strategy formulation, the development and implementation of product, pricing, communication, and distribution policies. At the end of this course, students are expected to prepare a research project applying scientific research methodology.


Career Opportunities

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Airlines
  • Insurance Companies
  • Private Industry
  • Banks
  • International Companies
  • Publishing Companies
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Marketing Firms
  • Retail Businesses
  • Communications
  • Marketing and Research
  • Securities Brokers
  • Computer Industry
  • Management Consulting
  • Television
  • Government Agencies
  • Manufacturing
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Media Outlets

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Application⬧Admission⬧Registration Fees ( Undergraduate Programs )
Admission Fee  AED 1,500 One-time fee submitted with application, non-refundable
Admission Fee 

(International Students) 

AED 3,000 One-time fee submitted with application, non-refundable
Registration Fee (Regular Semester) AED 500 Per Semester, non-refundable
Registration Fee  (Summer) AED 300 Per Session, non-refundable
Tuition Fees
Dental Surgery AED 2,000 Per credit hour
Pharmacy AED 1,500 Per credit hour
BBA (FIN, HRM, MIS, MKT) AED 908 Per credit hour
Hospitality and Tourism Management AED 825 Per credit hour
B.Law and HRM (Arabic) AED 935 Per credit hour
Public Relations and Advertising AED 908 Per credit hour
Other Fees
Student Activity Fee (Regular Semester) AED 250 Per Semester
Student Activity Fee (Summer) AED 100 Per Session
Credit Transfer Fee AED 300
Late Registration Fee AED 200 Per Course
Computer Lab and Internet Fee (Pharmacy and Dental Surgery) AED 650 When registering in the Computer Course
Laboratory and Clinic Fee (Dental Surgery) AED 4,000

AED 6,000

1st – 3rd years 

Every Semester

4th – 5th years

Productive Lab Fee (Dental Surgery) AED 3,000 4th – 5th years
Training Fee AED 4,000 Year 5

Summer I and Summer II

Laboratory and Clinic Fee (Pharmacy) AED 2,600 Every Semester
Tutorial Fees (Pharmacy) AED 550 Student per Course (3rd and 4th Year). There are 3 courses in 3rd year and 1 course in 4th year
Training Fees (Pharmacy) for Community Pharmacy Training AED 500 Student per Course (4th Year) There are 2 courses in 4th year
Training Fees (Pharmacy) for Training in Hospital AED 500 Student per Course (4th Year) There are 2 courses in 4th year
Training Fees (Pharmacy) for Pharmaceutical Technology (Julphar) AED 1,500 Student per Course (4th Year) There is 1 courses in 4th year
Visa Deposit AED 5,000 Refundable at the time of visa cancellation and after completing one year of study at CUCA
Visa Processing Fee AED 2,000
Add/Drop Processing Fee AED 30 For each request form
Re-Test Fee  AED 300
Incomplete Exam Fee  AED 1,000
Graduation Fee AED 1,250
Transcript Fee AED 75
ID Replacement Fee AED 50
Diploma Replacement Fee AED 500
Change of Major Fee AED 500
Grade Appeal Fee AED 200
Intensive English Program ⬧ Consists of 3 Levels
Level 1 AED 5,500 Duration is one semester (180 study hours)
Level 2 AED 4,400 Duration is one semester (135 study hours)
Level 3 AED 3,850 Duration is one semester (90 study hours)
Intensive English Program for HRM (Arabic) and PRA  ⬧ Consists of 2 Levels
Level 1 AED 4,125 Duration is one semester (112 study hours)
Level 2 AED 3,850 Duration is one semester (90 study hours)


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