Department of Management

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, 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.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
  1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of theories, concept 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.
Admission Requirements

A minimum high school average of 60% for all tracks (Elite/Advanced/General), or equivalent.

EmSAT in English Language: Score of 1100 or equivalent
EmSAT in Mathematics: Score of 600. (If EmSAT score in mathematics requirement is unmet, a minimum score of 70% in Mathematics, or passing the college admission test in mathematics will be required)
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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 96 credit hours including seven management core courses), which is equivalent to three credit hours.
  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0.

1.     Business labs

2.     Statistics labs

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 312 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: STA 321, MGT 200

MGT 311 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: MGT 200

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

MGT 301 Business Law  

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

MGT 401 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, STA 231

MGT 323 Business Ethics

The aim of this course is to provide comprehensive and systematic coverage of a wide range of ethical issues in all functional areas of business. Using cases, vignettes and discussion points, the course will examine the ethical problems involved in real-life business situations. Some of the major topics to be covered include: ethical theory and business practice, corporate social responsibility, rights and obligations of employees and employers, ethical issues in international business, and social and economic justice.

Pre-requisite: MGT 200

MGT 325 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-requisite: MGT 311

MGT 313 Feasibility Studies and Project Evaluation

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: ECO 200, FIN 210   

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 111

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 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 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 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-requisites: FIN 210, MGT 300, MKT 200

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 421 Selected Topics in Management

This is an advanced course in management. Its primary aim is to offer a more thorough examination of selected topics. The course instructor will select topics keeping in view students’ interests and the availability of teaching material and resources. In general, an attempt will be made to include topics that have received little attention in other management courses, or topics in new areas that are not covered in the prescribed syllabus. The choice of topics is expected to vary from semester to semester.

Pre-requisite: MGT 400

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 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