Bachelor of Science in Management

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Welcome Message

 It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Management at the College of Business Administration.

We offer you a unique opportunity to learn from our high caliber and well-experienced faculty members, who have received their degrees from reputable universities around the world, and who have a mission to prepare students for leadership and entrepreneurial positions and to pursue their graduate studies.

We integrate our teaching, research, and community service activities into our academic programs to deliver innovative and contemporary education in Business Strategy, Marketing, Production & Operations, Organizational Behavior, Management Information Systems, Business Research Methods, Human Resources, Leadership, and International Business.

We foster a collaborative learning environment tailored to the educational needs of our diverse, multi-cultural student population which balances a global perspective with national cultures and is relevant to the business needs. Our teaching philosophy is based on developing critical thinking and managerial decision-making skills, to satisfy the key employability competencies demanded by employers.

We are always available to provide guidance and support to your personal, academic and professional ambitions, and achieve the most of your academic journey. Wishing you all the best.

Dr. Rawan Abukhait

Head, Department of Management

Program Overview

The Department of Management offers a comprehensive and dynamic program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Management, which integrates multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning, utilizes the latest business and economic theories along with providing practical exposure to its students through real-life case studies and analysis of actual business data and presentations. The department focuses on building and enhancing students’ essential skills, like, critical thinking, effective communication skills, business acumen and understanding of strategic models that are used in modern business world, in order to facilitate their entry into the global business arena as exceptional and professional managers and entrepreneurs.


To equip students with cutting-edge business education that prepares them to be innovative, ethical and competent in communication, problem-solving and decision-making, ready to contribute to the development of the region and beyond.

Program Goals
  1. Prepare students to deal effectively and efficiently with managerial responsibilities, tasks and challenges in a changing and complex business environment.
  2. Provide students with modern analytical problem solving, communication and decision-making skills.
  3. Give the students broad managerial knowledge, skills, abilities and competences adapted to a globalized world.
  4. Provide students with knowledge and understanding of the terms and concepts for executing strategies and managing strategic processes
  5. Prepare students to use information technology effectively in improving organization, management and decision-making.
  6. Prepare students to be able to conduct research as well as pursue post-graduate studies.
Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Management are:

High School Requirements:

  • 60% of UAE Secondary School Certificate (Grade 12) for all tracks (Elite , Advanced, and General), or its equivalent.

English Requirements:

  • A minimum score of EmSAT English of 1100,

If EmSAT English requirement is unmet, the following tests are accepted:

- TOEFL: 500 (or 61 in TOEFL iBT or 173 in TOEFL CBT); or IELTS Academics: 5; or

- Equivalent in other English proficiency tests approved by the MOE will be evaluated.

(Click here to find out more about the undergraduate admission requirements

Graduation Requirements

Students will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Management degree upon fulfilment of the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of 126 credit hours, which normally takes eight semesters.
  • 16 weeks of industrial internship (after the completion of 90 credit hours including seven management core courses), which is equivalent to three credit hours.
  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and principles used in business and management practices.

  2. Apply concepts, techniques and ethical practices in decision-making and problem-solving in a business and management environment.

  3. Acquire substantive management knowledge and apply competencies required by employers, to practice quality management in different business types and functional areas.

  4. Understand the fundamental concepts in business strategies, strategic management, innovation and global business management.

  5. Apply and utilize information technology in managing different business sectors and enhancing organizational development and change.

  6. Develop critical thinking and innovative skills by applying business research concepts and processes into practice and writing research reports.

Program Structure and Credit Hours

The B.Sc. degree in Management requires the completion of 126 credit hours distributed according to the following plan:

Structure of study plan 2016 (Student ID 2016-2020)
Type of Courses
1. University General Education Requirements 
(a) University Compulsory Courses 15
(b) University Elective Courses 9
2. College Requirements 
(a) College Compulsory Courses 54
(b) College Elective Courses 12
3. Major Requirements
(a) Major Compulsory Courses 30
(b) Major Elective Courses 6
Total Credit Hours

Structure of study plan 2021 (Student ID from 2021)
Type of Courses
1. University General Education Requirements 
(a) University Compulsory Courses 15
(b) University Elective Courses 15
2. College Requirements 
(a) College Compulsory Courses 51
(b) College Elective Courses 9
3Major Requirements
(a) Major Compulsory Courses 30
(b) Major Elective Courses 6
Total Credit Hours

Courses Descriptions

ACC 205 Principles of Accounting 

Accounting is something that affects people in their personal lives just as much as it affects very large businesses. Financial accounting is concerned with the provision of accounting information to owners, investors and other external users. The term accounting may refer to different activities, for example collecting, recording, processing and communicating economic data to produce useful accounting information. This course is a study of the fundamental principles and procedures of accounting as applied to sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations.

ACC 210 Introduction to Managerial Accounting

Managerial Accounting focuses on: the development, interpretation, and application of accounting information for managerial decision making. The course stresses the use of financial information within organizations for the purposes of understanding and analyzing activities and operations. Students learn the linkages between accounting information and management planning through cost classification, cost analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, operational budget, and analysis of financial statements for decision-making.

Pre-requisite: ACC205

BUS 209 Business English 

The objective of this ESP course is to empower and develop students’ business English skills. It also aims to develop their communicative competence in the four English skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing with more emphasis on the latter as a communication component in a business environment. This course is what the students need in order to progress effectively in their academic life which leads them to a successful career life later.

This course is designed to theoretically provide the students with the necessary language they need to succeed in business settings with a lot of authentic input from leading business organizations. It also gives business students the opportunity to practice business English terminology through being exposed to case studies on a wide range of companies, organizations and industry sectors.

In addition, students will develop their basic writing skills. They will go through the topics they will need to succeed in business such as meeting minutes and all parts of report writing. They will experience a progressive syllabus on the process of writing: planning, note-taking, drafting and checking through portfolios. Furthermore, Reading and listening introduce topics and ideas about business which will develop students’ linguistic competence. Hence, integration of language skills helps to foster understanding of concepts.

BUS 212 Data Analysis for Business 

This course covers the foundations for statistical reasoning and statistical applications in a business environment. It focuses on the application of business analysis tools relevant to managerial decision-making. Examples and case studies are drawn from finance, marketing, and management to aid understanding of the statistical techniques and assist in their implementation. Topics include data analysis, probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis. Extensive use of Excel with MegaStat is made for representing and analyzing all forms of data.

Pre-requisite: STA 113

BUS214 Business Research Methods

This course provides an introduction to research methods in social sciences in general and business administration in particular. The primary aim of the course is to equip students with the essential research techniques they would use in advanced specialized courses such as marketing research, feasibility studies and project planning, and the graduation project. The course will cover a range of topics including, in particular, research designs, sampling theory, data collection tools, questionnaire development and program evaluation methodology. The course will also cover basic data analysis methods involving both exploratory and hypothesis testing statistical techniques.

Pre-requisites: BUS212

BUS 300 Management Information Systems

This course provides an overview of computers and information processing. It covers the following topics in detail: management information system concepts, information processing applications, data handling process, data processing and automation, fundamentals of any system and system design, and development and implementation.

Pre-requisites: MGT 200

BUS311 Business Communications

The course aims to equip students with effective business communication skills, providing thorough practice in writing business letters, memos, reports, resumes and job applications. In addition to developing written communication, the course teaches verbal communication skills, for example public speaking, interviewing and other forms of communication. The entire teaching process is focused on building effective communication skills.

Pre-requisite: BUS209, ENG104

BUS 315 Business Analytics 

This course aims to review and learn basic quantitative methods used in business decision-making.  The major focus of the course will be on the formulation of models that can be used to analyze complex problems taken from various functional areas of management, including finance, marketing, operations, and human resources.  Some of the specific topics to be covered will include linear programming, queuing theory, decision analysis, forecasting and simulation.

Pre-requisite: BUS 212

BUS 316 Legal Environment & Ethics 

The aim of this course is to review basic legal principles and sources of contract law, background of law and legal theory. The following topics are covered in detail: formation of contracts, modifications, terminations, remedies, award law, pricing, patent, business organizations, company law, sales of goods, transfer of ownership rights, employment and health and safety laws.

Pre-requisite: MGT 200

BUS 470 Business Internship 

After the completion of 90 credit hours, including seven major core courses. The aim of supervised training is to enable students to practice the learnt theories and concepts in a business organization. Students from any business discipline undergo a 16-week training period that is closely monitored by an instructor and the manager/supervisor of the organization to ensure that the student cultivates sound professional attitudes and ethics needed in workplaces.

Pre-requisite: Year 4

ECO 200 Microeconomics

This course is designed to introduce basic economic concepts related to individual decision-makers in the economy - households, businesses and governments - and how they interact. Meaning, nature and methods of economic study are introduced. Supply, demand and elasticity are used to analyze consumer and firm behaviors in different types of markets. The rationale for various public policies designed to modify the workings of markets is examined.

ECO 210 Macroeconomics 

This course is designed to introduce basic economic concepts related to aggregate economic relationships such as output and income, national income accounting, aggregate supply and aggregate demand, unemployment, inflation, economic growth and development, money and banking, and the international economy. The course emphasizes the main components of aggregate expenditure and determination of equilibrium level of income, in addition to the analysis of the effects of fiscal and monetary policies on the economy. It extends understanding of the ability of governments to influence economic performance.

Pre-requisite: ECO 200

FIN 210 Fundamentals of Finance

This introductory course discusses in detail basic terms commonly used in finance. Topics covered include functions of financial management, financial analysis and planning, working capital management, the capital budgeting process and long-term financing.

Pre-requisite: ACC 205

INT300 Database Management Systems

This course is designed to give a theoretical and practical background in database techniques. It covers database concepts, data models, data dictionary, entity relationship diagrams, and the relational data model, converting E-R models to relational model, SQL language, normalization, and physical database design. Oracle software is used in the Lab.

MGT 200 Introduction to Management

This introductory course provides an overview of the field of management. The topics covered are designed around the key functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Students are exposed to the development of management theories and approaches, managerial decision-making, business environment, business ethics and social responsibility.

MGT 300 Organizational Behavior

This course surveys the background and development of organizational behavior, and examines major conceptual models in the field. A number of topics are explored in detail, including personality, perception, motivation, groups and teams, communication, leadership, conflict and negotiation, and organizational sources of stress and coping strategies. Issues relating to organizational change and development are given special attention.

Pre-requisite: MGT 200

MKT 200 Principles of Marketing 

This introductory course sheds light on the basic concepts of marketing, its varied definitions, origins and evolution through time. It also covers the main components of the marketing program (product, price, place and promotion) on which any attempts to plan marketing efforts rest.

Pre-requisite: ECO 200

BUS 222 Introduction to Islamic Business 

This course introduces the Islamic perspective on modern business settings. It will help to develop an understanding of the application of Islamic principles of trade and commerce in modern institutional settings. It is a specially designed business course to give students an understanding of the fundamental norms of Islamic Shari’ah in doing business covering Halal and Haram activities. In addition, the course covers the introduction and overview of the modern Halal industry spanning from food, dresses, and medicines to Islamic financial services. Finally, students will be introduced to the Islamic perspectives on specialized business areas including management, marketing, etc. The outcome of the course is an understanding of the Shari’ah-compliant businesses opportunities.

BUS 418 Business Feasibility and Planning

Feasibility studies and project evaluation have become increasingly important, since they signal the success of any industrial, tourism or investment project. This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and process of feasibility studies and project evaluation. It explains how to prepare feasibility studies and project evaluation, and how to benefit from them in the investment decision-making process. Feasibility studies and project evaluation depend on collecting and analyzing marketing, technical, administrative and financial data and information.

Pre-requisites: 90 credits 

ECO 311 Managerial Economics 

This course is designed to acquaint students of business administration with the economics of managerial decision-making, paying special attention to the criteria for rational decision making in private business, non-profit institutions and public agencies. The course emphasizes the application of economic theory and the tools of decision science to examine how an organization can achieve its objectives most efficiently. It is an application of economic theory and analysis to the managerial decision-making process.

Pre-requisites:  ECO 200

ECO 320 Economic Development of GCC 

This course is designed to introduce the concepts, measurements and theories of broad-based sustainable development, as well as the relationships between economic development, human development and the environment. Students will also become familiar with several theories of development, and the characteristics and the quality of life in GCC countries will be investigated and compared to those of other countries. The focus would be on the causes, problems and challenges associated with the development of GCC countries, such as population structure and localization policies, the feasibility of GCC states integration and the impact of oil and non-oil production on development.

Pre-requisite: ECO 210

INT103 IT in Business 

The major role of information technology (IT) is to support organizational personnel, regardless of their functional area or level in the organization. The aim of this course is to provide students with a solid grounding in business uses of information technology in a rapidly changing environment and to provide a discussion of critical issues surrounding the use of IT in organizations. This course covers a range of general information technology topics that will make the student appreciate the role of IT in Business. Topics include information technology fundamentals; information technologies; computer networks; business applications; development processes; and ethical, societal, and security issues.

MKT 328 Public Relations

The course represents a survey of the fundamental principles, tools and practices of the public relations profession in addition to the issues involved in designing and evaluating public relations programs to solve specific internal and external communication problems. 

Pre-requisites: MKT 200 

MKT 413 Hospitality and Tourism

This course exposes students to the theoretical and practical world of hospitality and tourism marketing. Students who intend to learn more about hospitality and tourism marketing, not only in the UAE context but also globally, will greatly benefit from this course. Students will also learn how hospitality and tourism marketing can be better managed in the growing digital context. A few key topics that will be covered are how to understand today’s consumer behaviour, digital marketing, pricing, distribution channels, promotional strategies, customer service, marketing research and marketing ethics.

Pre-requisites: MKT 200 

MKT 423 Social Media

This course takes an in-depth look at social networks, social media platforms and online advertising to offer students an advantage in many positions involving marketing, consulting and brand management both on the buyer and seller side of social media. Students with an interest in entrepreneurship will also find the course useful as new businesses often rely on social media marketing.

From a marketing perspective, consumers now have louder voices than they used to, they are more socially connected than they ever have been, they expect more from brands, and information reaches them faster than ever before. In light of these fundamental changes, the overarching goal of this course is to help you get a clear perspective on what's really going on in marketing in the age of social/digital/mobile so that you can start to see where the true value - to consumers, to marketers, and to other corporate stakeholders.

Pre-requisites: MKT 200 

MGT 202 Human Resource Management

The aim of this course is to survey the principles and practices in managing human resources. The course covers a number of basic topics, for example job analysis and job design techniques, human resource policies, human resource acquisition and maintenance strategies, recruitment, selection, development and training, compensation, health and safety issues and policies. The topics of labor relations and collective bargaining also receive careful attention.

Pre-requisite: MGT 200

MGT 211 Production and Operations Management

This course is designed to cover the principles of production and operations management as they relate to both manufacturing and service operations. The course will examine the following topics: decision-making process, forecasting, operations strategy, production planning, scheduling, productivity, quality control, and future trends in production and operations management.

Pre-requisites: MGT 200, STA 113

MGT 212 Management of Small Business

The course is designed to answer the fundamental question that students and aspiring entrepreneurs often ask: how can I start and manage my own business? With this objective, the course discusses different types of businesses, legal organizations, accounting and financial requirements. Other topics covered in the course include obtaining capital, controlling inventory, setting prices, staffing, marketing strategies, growth and expansion decisions and strategies.

Pre-requisite: MGT 200

MGT 221 Purchasing and Materials Management 

This course offers a survey of the principles and techniques used in purchasing and materials management. It examines the following topics: recognition of materials needs, the acquisition process and the overall supply management issues and policies. Within these broader topics, the course looks at techniques used in materials requirement planning, stock and inventory control, transportation, stores management, quality and quality assurance, JIT and TQM. The course also examines the purchasing and supply management processes and methods used by governments, non-profit and service organizations.

Pre-requisite: MGT 211

MGT 320 Organizational Theory and Design

The primary aim of this course is to expose students to the evolution of organization theory, and the contribution of different schools of thought to the development of classical and contemporary theoretical perspectives. The topics of bureaucracy, power and politics, organizational structures and technology, and emerging design options will be extensively examined. The course also looks at the issues of information and control, organizational renewal and learning, techno-structural change and adaptive capacity of organizations. Case studies and actual examples from a range of firms will be used to investigate the application of organization theory to management issues.

Pre-requisite: MGT 300

MGT 321 Total Quality Management 

This course offers an introduction to principles and philosophy of Total Quality Management. It draws upon the work of experts such as Edwards Deming, Joseph Juran, Philip Crosby and Genichi Taguchi to develop an understanding of the concepts of quality from the perspectives of customers and product/service organizations. The course also evaluates the criteria used in well-known quality awards (e.g., The Malcolm Balding National Quality Award, and ISO 9000, as well as local UAE quality awards), and reviews the performance of selected quality-award winning companies.

Pre-requisite: MGT 211

MGT 324 Leadership and Decision Making 

Leading a unit is a complex endeavor and involves vision, passion, the ability to make decisions under pressure and uncertainty, and the ability to motivate others toward one's vision. This course analyzes the symbiotic relationship between leadership and decision making, combining classical wisdom, recent research, and theory and practice to teach leadership and decision-making skills. Throughout the course focus is on leadership and decision making in the business world, politics, the nonprofit world, and in one's personal life. There will be a mix of reading, discussion, case studies, team exercises, and reflective exercises to achieve a better understanding of leadership and decision making.

Pre-requisite: MGT 300

MGT 400 Strategic Management

This advanced course focuses on all aspects of the strategic management process, including decision-making, company objectives, strategies, implementation and outcome assessment. The course develops a thorough understanding among students of policy formulation and evaluation with special attention to the capabilities and competencies of a firm. The course also addresses issues relating to resource analysis and allocation techniques, and the management of strategic change.

Pre-requisite: FIN 210, MGT 200, MKT 200, MGT 300, ACC 205

MGT 402 Graduation Project

This course takes the form of a dissertation completed by graduating students in partial fulfillment of BSc in Management, Accounting, Marketing and Finance degree programs. Students choose an appropriate research project, justify it, work out the research methodology, and analyze, synthesize and evaluate information, then communicate significant knowledge and understanding. The proposed research should be related to the program. An academic advisor is assigned to advise the student at various stages of the research project. This course culminates in the preparation of a dissertation by each student. The course is an integral part of the curriculum, designed to train students to undertake scientific research and bridge the gap between theory and practice in management, accounting, marketing or finance.

Pre-requisite: BUS 214 / Year 4

MGT 411 International Business

This course covers a number of topics of both a general and specific nature. It examines the objectives and motives of international companies (MNCs) for operating internationally, and the strategies they use to achieve global presence. Special attention is given to the following topics: theories of international trade, domestic trade, free trade and protectionism, tariffs, foreign exchange, foreign direct investments (FDI), international financial institutions, international corporate planning and competitive strategies.

Pre-requisites: ECO 210, MGT 200

MGT 422 Project Management 

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the main principles, standards and methodologies of Project Management. The course will explore past and present topics in Project Management that have had a significant impact in the management of project operations. Projects tend to be major undertaking that should be completed within a specific time period. As such, they require a unique approach to their management, which is different to continuous operations found in standard manufacturing or service industries. Participating students will be exposed to different tools used in the analysis, evaluation and implementation of projects. Topics that will be covered during the course may include (but not restricted to) the following: Introduction to Project Management; Project Life Cycle; Project Selection and Portfolio Management; Project Planning, Scope Management; Project Scheduling; Project Leadership; Risk Management; Project Evaluation and Control, Project Closeout and Termination. The course is designed to provide students with basic knowledge related to planning, implementation, and monitoring requirements for projects from initiation to closure. In today’s competitive markets, the effective management of projects is seen to be critical to project-based firms.

Pre-requisite: MGT 200

MGT 423 Electronic Business 

The course objective is to provide students with an introduction to e-business and e-commerce from a management perspective. This course is designed to clarify the fundamental principles of e-commerce and describe how it differs from e-business. identify and describe the unique features of e-commerce technology and discuss their business significance. Explain the principals of e-business models and e-business revenue models. Moreover, improve students familiarity e-commerce skills such as management and marketing to successfully operate an online business.

Pre-requisite: BUS 300, MGT 200

FIN 322 Personal Finance

This personal finance course equips the student with financial knowledge and tools to maximize financial resources over an individual’s lifetime. This course discusses the latest financial planning tools and techniques that enable an individual to achieve his/her financial goals. Financial and personal satisfaction is the result of an organized process referred to as personal money management, which is the focus of this course.

Pre-requisite: FIN 210

MKT 310 Services Marketing

The course explores the area of service marketing and identifies the main characteristics that set product and service marketing apart. As such the course represents an extension of the marketing management process beyond its traditional role in the physical products area.

Pre-requisite: MKT 200