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Bachelor of Business AdministrationBack

Program Overview and Objectives

Delivery type Duration Language Intakes Study location
Day and Evening Full-time: 4 years English Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Available at Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai campus;
Al Dhafra Region and Abu Dhabi Downtown (Subject to CAA approval)

This broad business program will provide you with the skills to succeed in the business world and become an effective leader and manager. You will develop both theoretical and practical skills, with equal emphasis being placed on both to ensure a holistic understanding of the role of business administration, as well as knowledge of and skills associated with business start-up, growth and innovation. 

The program provides comprehensive knowledge of the main functional areas of any organization to enable you to understand the business world around you. You will be exposed to the links between all business functions and how this affects business success. 

Common across all specializations in the Bachelor of Business Administration programs are courses that will provide you with a solid foundation to communicate effectively, understand legal, social, professional and ethical responsibilities in a business environment, apply analytical and critical thinking to business issues, use information technology effectively and understand the dynamics of a complex global business environment.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of the most prestigious academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public & private universities, colleges, secondary & elementary schools in the USA & foreign institutions The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business –AACSB, is the global accrediting body for business schools offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs.  EQUIS is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration, created and run by the 'European Foundation for Management and Development -EFMD'
  • Career Prospects

    Graduates of this program are in demand and are able to take up professional and managerial positions in a wide-ranging number of organizations. These include, but are not limited to, banks, government entities, oil companies, education institutions, utility companies, property developers, advertising companies, insurance companies, airlines, hospitals, financial institutions, automotive sales, investment companies, construction companies, engineering companies, energy companies and international consulting firms. 

    Organizations include Emirates Steel Company, Abu Dhabi Education Council, Abu Dhabi Health Authority, Abu Dhabi Media Company, Abu Dhabi Motors, ADNOC, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi University, Aldar Properties, British Council, Crown Prince Court, Daman National Health Insurance, Emirates Foundation, Ernst & Young, Etisalat, HSBC, KEO Consulting, Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Mubadala, Supreme Petroleum Council, Tawam Hospital and National Drilling Company to name but a few.

  • Entry Requirements

    Abu Dhabi University accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, with intakes in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer semesters. The Admissions, Enrollment & International Relations Department will provide the date, time, and place of the required entrance examination if any. 


    The following documents are required for admission: 
    • Completed online application form. 
    • A certified copy of official general secondary or high school certificate or its equivalent. 
    • The Original Equivalency letter issued by Ministry of Education in the UAE (applicable to international certificates). 
    • A recent passport sized photographs. 
    • A copy of a valid passport (and residence visa, if resident in the UAE). 
    • A copy of UAE National ID Card (if resident in the UAE). 
    • The official score report either: Academic IELTS(5.0), iBT TOEFL(61) or ITP 500 (taken at KG or Amideast Institute only). 
    • The official transcripts and course syllabi from other universities for credit transfer. 
    • Proof of eleven years of schooling required for students applying with IGCSE/GCSE subjects. 
    • Non-refundable application fee (online payment).
    Once an application and the required documents are submitted, you will receive a response no later than one week from the date the application was received.

    Direct Admission into the College of Arts & Sciences: 

    Applicants with a minimum average of 70% or its equivalent in the UAE National Secondary School Certificate can be directly admitted to the programs offered by the College, except for Natural and Applied Sciences programs where the following conditions apply: 
    • A minimum average of 75% or its equivalent in the UAE National Secondary School Certificate and above to be directly admitted to the program. 
    • Only students from the Scientific or Industrial/Technical/Vocational tracks or equivalent could be admitted. 
    • Students must take the Math Placement Test administered by the University College. Based on the result, the student will either be placed in the MTG 100 course or the MTT 101 course.
    Conditional Admission to the College :

    Applicants whose UAE National Secondary School Certificate average is between 65% and 69.9 %, or its equivalent, will be granted Admission into University College. These students have to meet the following conditions to be eligible to formally join the College of Arts & Sciences and confirm their major: 
    • Completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours of General Education Requirements, including transferred credits, with a minimum CGPA of 2.0.  
    • Completion of the following courses as part of the 24 credit hours required: UNS 102, ITE 100, ENG 200, STT 100 (for the BS Environmental Science). 
    Abu Dhabi University could conditionally admit students whose UAE National Secondary School Certificate average is between 50 - 64.9% (with a diploma: a CGPA of at least 2 and a score of C in English, IT and Mathematics) or students who score between 60 – 64.9% (without a diploma) upon the College Dean’s recommendations. 

    These students have to meet the following conditions to be eligible to formally join the College and confirm their major: 

    • Completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours of General Education Requirements, including transferred credits, with a minimum CGPA of 2.0. 
    • Completion of the following courses as part of the 24 credit hours required:  UNS 102, ITE 100, ENG 200, STT 100 (for the BS Environmental Science). 
  • Curriculum

    TOTAL CREDITS: 120 Credit Hours

    University Requirements: 39 Credit Hours

    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE(S) CREDIT HOURS
    ARL 100 (A) Communication Skills in Arabic I No Prerequisite 3
    ENG 100 English I No Prerequisite 3
    ENG 105 English II ENG 100 (C grade)+UNS 100 3
    ENG 201 Business and Technical Communications ENG 105 3
    ISL 100 (A) Islamic Culture No Prerequisite 3
    ITE 100 Introduction to Information Technology Applications No Prerequisite 3
    MTB 101 Mathematics and Calculus for Business & Economics MTG100 (C grade) or MPT 3
    NSC 201 Natural Sciences No Prerequisite 3
    PHI 300 Professional Ethics ENG 105 3
    PSY 201 General Psychology No Prerequisite 3
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society No Prerequisite 3
    BUS 200* Business Statistics STT 100 or SPT 3
    UNS 100 University Study Skills No Prerequisite 3

    COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS: 42 Credit Hours

    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE(S) CREDIT HOURS
    ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting ENG 105 + MTB 101 + ITE 100 3
    ACC 201 Principles of Managerial Accounting ACC 200 3
    BUS 301 Business Law ENG 201 3
    BUS 304* Business Research Methods BUS200 3
    BUS 306 Applied  Management Science MGT 200 + BUS 200 + ECO 201 3
    ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics ENG 105 + MTB 101 3
    ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics ENG 105 + MTB 101 3
    FIN 200 Principles of Finance ACC 200 3
    MGT 200 Principles of Management ENG 105 3
    MGT 308 Operations Management MGT 200+ BUS200 3
    MGT 406 Strategic Management Last semester only 3
    MIS 200 Introduction to Management Information Systems ENG 105 + ITE 100 3
    MKT 200 Principles of Marketing ENG 105 3
    MGT 402 International Business Management MGT 200 + ECO 202 3

    MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: 12 Credit Hours

    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE(S) CREDIT HOURS
    FIN 301 Managerial Finance FIN 200 (C grade) +ECO 201 (C grade) 3
    MGT 301 Principles of Organizational Behavior PSY 201+ MGT 200 (C grade) + EN G 201 (C grade) 3
    MKT 301 Consumer Behavior MKT 200(C grade) +ENG 201 (C grade) 3
    MGT411 Project Management Co-requisite of BUS 306 3

    Business Electives: 15 Credit Hours

    (Take at least one course from ACC/FIN, HRM/MGT, and MKT from the list below) and Only one course from (MGT399-I/P, MKT399-I/P,

    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE(S) CREDIT HOURS
    ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting ACC 200 (C grade) 3
    ACC 306 Cost Accounting ACC 201 3
    ECO 401 Labor Economics ECO 201 + BUS 304 3
    FIN 302 Financial Statement Analysis FIN 200 3
    FIN 303 Risk Management FIN 200 3
    HRM 313 Human Resources Management Co requisite of MGT 301 + MGT 200 3
    MGT 321 Change Management MGT 301 3
    MGT 314 Entrepreneurship Management MGT 301 3
    HRM 404 Employee Relations HRM 313 3
    HRM 422 Management and Leadership Development MGT 301 3
    MIS 304 Business System Analysis and Design MIS 200 3
    MKT 303 Retail Marketing MKT 200 3
    MKT 304 Marketing Communication MKT301 3
    MKT 305 Marketing Research MKT 200 + BUS 304 3
    MKT 401 International Marketing MKT 200+ ECO 202 3

    Open Electives: 12 Credit Hours

    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    OE1 Open Elective I - 3
    OE2 Open Elective II - 3
    OE3 Open Elective III - 3
    OE4 Open Elective IV - 3
  • Fees and Scholarships

    UNDERGRADUATE TUITION AND FEE RATES
    Academic Year 2017-2018

    TUITION STRUCTUREAED Per Credit Hour for College/Department Requirement
    Arts & Sciences AED 1,440
    Business AED 1,620
    Engineering AED 1,780
    Other Engineering Programs (BSc in Aviation and BSc in Civil Engineering) AED 1,890
    Law AED 1,440
    University College AED 1,440
    FeesAED
    Admission Application Fee (Non-refundable) AED 300
    Registration Fee (Non-refundable; Paid once upon admission) AED 2,850
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Late Registration/Payment 500 500
    Student Services 350 175
    Healthcare Services 120 60
    Transportation - Door to Door (Optional) 3,700 1,850
    Transportation - Drop-Off Point (Optional) 2,400 1,200
    Institutional TOEFL+ Writeplacer (Optional) 585
    IELTS Exam (Optional) 945
    Accommodation FeesAED
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Private 12,500 3,800
    Semi-private 9200 2800
    Double 6700 2000
    Double with Shared-bath 5400 1700

    Note:  Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to make changes affecting tuition and other fees during the fiscal year.



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