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College of Business

Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

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


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. 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 all areas of finance including personal finance, financial management, management of financial institutions, investment and portfolio management, and international finance and learn how 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, 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.

Our program undergoes a rigorous process of continuous improvements to ensure it stays relevant and in line with developments within the world of business.

Through our agreement with the International Financial Consultants (IFC), our program is unique in the UAE as it entitles our students with industry experience to Certified Financial Consultant (CFC) status. In additional, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) exempts our students from five out of 12 courses required to attain their professional certifications. This is testament to the alignment of our finance courses to the needs of the industry.

"The first thing that comes to mind when I think about ADU is the excellent instructors. They manage the balance between challenging and nurturing perfectly. They always made me feel like a valued member of their team rather than ‘just’ a student.

A great example of this was when I was nominated to participate in the UAE Undergraduate Research Competition – I was invited to meetings and discussions on equal terms with my instructors .  One of my proudest moments in ADU was receiving the ‘Overall Award of Excellence’.

This is an annual award based not only on academic excellence but also active involvement in extra-curricular activities. My ADU experience prepared me in so many way for this amazing achievement."

Rama Bassam Baroud from Syria

Tuition fees structure & calculation

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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

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

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
21 credit hours
Major Electives
6 credit hours
Open Electives
9 credit hours