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Bachelor of Business Administration in FinanceBack

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,
Al Dhafra Region  (Subject to CAA approval)
This program focuses on the financial aspects of business operations and provides a strong platform on which to build a career in either the finance or business sectors. You will be equipped with a range of transferable skills required in a broad range of finance and business environments.

It will help you unlock the mysteries of the financial markets, examining the function and operations of the stock market, bond market and foreign exchange market. You will be exposed to the links between finance disciplines and other business functions and how this affects the success of any business.

You will study both financial and managerial accounting, financial statements, learn to measure and manage financial risks and apply problem-solving techniques to financial issues. 

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. 

Accreditation 
This program is nationally accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation at the UAE’s Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs. Additionally, the program is internationally recognized and accredited by the following bodies.

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 ready to take up positions in both the finance and business sectors. Specialized financial knowledge combined with sound business skills are highly desirable and graduates have gone on to work in a large and diverse range of public and private organizations in banks, government entities, oil companies, education institutions, utility companies, property developers, hospitals, financial institutions and international consulting firms.

    Organizations include Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Ministry of Finance, Mubadala, Masdar, ADNOC group, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, Barclays Bank, Aldar Properties, Etihad Airways, General Electric and Ernst and Young 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. 

    Entry Requirements for Direct Admission


    1. Secondary School Certificate:

    Type of Secondary School Certificate Requirements
    Ministry of Education Schools- General Track

    Ministry of Education Schools- Advanced Track

    Abu Dhabi Education Council Track
    • Achieving the minimum average of 75% on completing grade 12 
    Indian Senior Secondary Certificates (CBSE), or State Board Examinations, or Indian School Certificates awarded by ICSE
    • Achieving the minimum average of 45% on completing grade 12
    British System (IGCSE & GCE)
    • Completing a total of 7 subjects from either IGCSE level or AS/A2 levels, in at least 4 of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Art and Design; with a minimum required grade of C for the IGCSE level subjects, D for the AS Levels, and E for A2 subjects.
    • Successfully provide evidence / certificate of completing at least 11 years of schooling.
    Canadian & American High School Diplomas
    • Achieving the minimum average of 75% on completing grade 12 or its equivalent of overall average C+ grade or 2.5/ 4.0
    International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • Successfully completing 6 subjects, with at least 2 at the higher level (HL) and a minimum total of 24 points.
    2. English Language Proficiency Requirements: for programs taught in English, a minimum score range of 1100 - 1225 on the English language portion of the EmSAT examination, or its equivalent on other national or internationally-recognized tests that are approved by the CAA, such as TOEFL scores of 173 CBT (Computer-Based Test), 61 IBT (Internet-Based Test), 500 PBT (Paper-Based Test), or 5.0 IELTS (taken at Amideast), or their equivalent.

    We also welcome applications from international students with a variety of secondary school certificates, and grades from other educational systems across the world, so long as they are recognized, and meet the conditions stipulated by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs. For more information on the entry requirements for international students, please visit Undergraduate International Admission.

    For the complete list of accepted secondary school certificates download Recognized Secondary School Certificates.

    Applicants with grades and English Language Proficiency Test scores that don’t match the above requirements may be granted exceptions for conditional admission, dependent on their successful completion of required coursework or meeting specified criteria. For further guidance on conditional admission to any of ADU’s undergraduate programs, visit Undergraduate Conditional Admission.

    Undergraduate students may apply for credit transfer for courses taken prior to joining Abu Dhabi University only once, when they first apply for admission. For more information on requirements for credit transfer, visit Undergraduate Transfer Students.

    or call toll free +9712 800 ADYOU (23968)

    or email admissions@adu.ac.ae for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses

    or click here to download ADU’s undergraduate programs catalogue

  • Curriculum

    TOTAL CREDITS: 120 Credit Hours

    Degree Requirements Total Credit Hours: 120
    General Education Requirements 39 credit hours
    College Requirements 45 credit hours
    Major Requirements 21 credit hours
    Major Electives 6 credit hours
    Open Electives 9 credit hours
    University Requirements: 39 Credit Hours
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    ARL 100 (A) Communication Skills in Arabic I No Prerequisite 3
    CRT 301 Critical Thinking UNS 102 + ENG 200 2
    ENG 200** English II **English Proficiency Specified Score/ENG100 (C grade) + coreqUNS 102 3
    ENG 300 Technical Communications for Business and Humanities ENG 200 3
    INE 300* Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship ENG 200 3
    ISL 100 (A) Islamic Culture No Prerequisite 3
    ITE 100 Introduction to Information Technology Applications No Prerequisite 3
    MTG 100 College Mathematics No Prerequisite 3
    NSC 201 Natural Sciences No Prerequisite 3
    PHI 300 Professional Ethics ENG 105 3
    PSY 201* General Psychology Co req UNS 102 + ENG 100 3
    SOC 201* UAE & GCC Society Co req UNS 102 + ENG 100 3
    STT 100 General  Statistics No Prerequisite 3
    UNS 102 University Study Skills No Prerequisite 1

    College Requirements: 45 Credit Hours

    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting ENG 105+ MTB 101 +ITE100 3
    ACC 201 Principles of Managerial Accounting ACC 200 3
    BUS 102* Introduction to Business ENG 200 coreq + UNS 102 coreq 3
    BUS 301 Business Law ENG 300 3
    BUS 204 Business Research Methods BUS 102 + STT 100 3
    BUS 306* Applied Management Science MGT 255 + STT 100+ ECO 201 3
    ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics ENG 200+( MTG100 or MTT101 or MTT102) 3
    ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics ENG 200+( MTG 100 or MTT 101 or MTT 102) + BUS 102 3
    FIN 200 Principles of Finance ACC 200 3
    MGT 255 Management and Organizational Behavior PSY 201 + ENG 200 3
    MGT 308* Operations Management MGT255 + MIS200+co-requisite BUS200/204 3
    MGT 406 Strategic Management Last Semester only 3
    MIS 200 Introduction to Management Information Systems ITE 100 + ENG 200 3
    MKT 200 Principles of Marketing ENG 200 3
    MGT 402* International Business Management MGT 255 + ECO 202 3

    *Students may utilize some or all of the elective credits to obtain a minor from within or outside of the College of Business Administration

    Major Requirements: 21 Credit Hours

    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    FIN301 Managerial Finance FIN200 +ECO201 3
    FIN302 Financial Statement Analysis FIN 200 3
    FIN303 Risk Management FIN 200 3
    FIN304 Management of Financial Institutions FIN 200 3
    FIN399 Internship/Project in Finance Consent of Department 3
    FIN401 Investment and Finance Policy FIN 301 3
    FIN407 International Financial Management FIN 301 + ECO202 3

    *Students may utilize some or all of the elective credits to obtain a minor from within or outside of the College of Business Administration

    Major Electives: 6 Credit Hours

    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting ACC 200 (C grade) 3
    ACC 310* Introduction to CIMA Professional Diplomas ACC 201 + FIN 200 + MIS 200 +  MGT 255 + MKT 200 + coreq ACC 302/FIN 302 3
    FIN 350 Personal Finance FIN 200 3
    FIN400 Computer Applications in Finance FIN 301 3
    FIN 420 Introduction to Econometrics FIN 200+BUS 304 3
    FIN 499 Special Topics in Finance Consent of Department 3

    Note: Select any two courses

    Open Electives: 9 Credit Hours

    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    OE 1 Open Elective I No Prerequisite 3
    OE 2 Open Elective II No Prerequisite 3
    OE 3 Open Elective III No Prerequisite 3
    • Completion of  three (3) Major Requirement Courses  plus ninety (90) credit hours to be eligible for Internship course (ACC 399-I) .
    • College Requirement courses in COBA are offered in both Fall & Spring Semesters.
    • Students from the old plan who are not required to take BUS102, should have a total of 4 open electives “ 
    • ** English Proficiency Specified Score: Score of 1250+ & B2 (CEFR) in Writing Component for EmSAT or/ 5.5 overall average & 5.5 specific score in Writing Component for IELTS, equivalent in other EPT
    • *Effective FALL17-18
  • Scholarships

    Scholarships (Abu Dhabi)

    ADU’s Scholarships & Financial Aid Fund offers Bachelor of Architecture students several types of scholarships of up to 45% in tuition fee waivers.  Examples of the potential applicable discounts are provided below.

    Program

    Total Credit Hours

    Estimated Total Credit Hours Tuition Fees

    Average Tuition Credit Hour Cost

    After 45% Discount

    After 30% Discount

    After 10% Discount

    Bachelor of Business Administration

    120

    186,840

    1557

    102,762.00

    130,788.00

    168,156.00

    TUITION STRUCTURE

    AED Per Credit Hour for College/Department Requirement

    COBA

    AED 1,620

    University College

    AED 1,440

     

     

     

     

    For further details, or information on your eligibility for the above, please click here.

    * Terms and conditions apply

    Note: The costs of books and supplies are not included in the tuition fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University.  Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and other fee rates at any time.  A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.  For more information, please click here to view the University's fee structure.

    Scholarships (Al Ain)

    ADU’s Scholarships & Financial Aid Fund offers Bachelor of Architecture students several types of scholarships of up to 45% in tuition fee waivers.  Examples of the potential applicable discounts are provided below.

     

    Program

    Total Credit Hours

    Estimated Total Credit Hours Tuition Fees

    Average Tuition Credit Hour Cost

    After 45% Discount

    After 30% Discount

    After 10% Discount

     

    Bachelor of Business Administration

    120

    149,700

    1247

    82,335

     

    104,790

     

    134,730

     

     

    TUITION STRUCTURE

    AED Per Credit Hour for College/Department Requirement

     

    COBA

    AED 1,300

     

    University College

    AED 1,150

     

    For further details, or information on your eligibility for the above, please click here.

    * Terms and conditions apply

    Note: The costs of books and supplies are not included in the tuition fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University.  Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and other fee rates at any time.  A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.  For more information, please click here to view the University's fee structure.

  • Fees

    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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