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College of Business

Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Sustainability (Launching Soon)

Type Undergraduate
Credit Hours 120 Hours
Duration 4 Years
Language English
Study mode Full Time
Intake Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Delivery mode Day & Evenings
Campuses Abu Dhabi, Al Ain


Sustainability is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing concerns and incorporating sustainability into corporate strategy has become vital for organizations to survive and succeed. The UAE government is investing large amounts of funds and energy into business sustainability and promotes sustainability as a key driving force in economic diversification and growth.

This program will introduce you to the Triple Bottom Line, a method which goes beyond the traditional bottom line of business to the profits a business makes socially, environmentally, and economically. Measuring a business using the Triple Bottom Line is one of the best markers of how sustainable a business is, and how profitable it really is. Corporate sustainability measures the ability of a business to thrive, based on its impact on the environment, its relationship with the community, and its contribution to the economy.

Through the program - the first home-grown undergraduate  program in business sustainability in the UAE and region - you will examine how sustainability can be measured, how sustainability can work for a business, and how to define sustainability. Courses include Business Sustainability, Environmental Management, and Sustainable Supply Chain Management.

Common across all specializations in the Bachelor of Business Administration programs are courses that will provide you with a solid foundation to communicate effectively, carry out research, 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.

Tuition fees structure & calculation

Abu Dhabi

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Al Ain

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Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students.

The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered.

Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and 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 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 tuition fee structure. Fees are subject to change during the year as per government charges and testing bodies.

Career opportunities

This program addresses a very important change in today’s business landscape – namely the trend for employing sustainability practices in business and management. As a result of this trend, there is a significant demand in both government and private sector organizations for technically capable and competent business professionals with a background in sustainability.

Entry requirements

Secondary School Certificate
Type of Secondary School Certificate
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.

Course outline

General Education
39 credit hours
45 credit hours
18 credit hours
Major Electives
6 credit hours
Open Electives
12 credit hours