Academics

Dubai Business School

The University of Dubai's Business School is accredited locally in the UAE by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR/CAA) and internationally by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than 5% of the world's business schools. Other international schools that have this prestigious accreditation include Harvard Business School, London Business School, and others.

Dubai Business School offers a BBA Degree in: Accounting, Finance and Banking, Management, Marketing, Human Resources Management, Entrepreneurship Management, Supply Chain and Logistics Management, and Business Economics.

UD also offers a graduate program in Business Administration (MBA). Please visit the Graduate section of the CBA website for details.

College of Engineering & Information Technology(CEIT)

The University of Dubai's College of Engineering and Information Technology offers an Electrical Engineering with specialization in Communication Engineering Program and Computing and Information Systems (CIS) program which are accredited locally in the UAE by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR). CIS program is internationally accredited by Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), USA.www.abet.org

General Undergraduate Curriculum Requirements Program (GUCR)

The GUCR program consists of courses which students take at the start of their program of studies at the university, usually before they begin their core courses in Business or Information Technology. GUCR provides required courses in English and mathematics, as well as other required courses. In addition, GUCR offers courses in natural and applied sciences, humanities and the social sciences. Students choose among these courses in order to complete the electives in the general curriculum requirements.

The university’s general requirements are designed to equip students with skills that they need in order to succeed in their academic specializations while they are at the university and in their working careers after graduating. GUCR courses also give students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge in areas outside their academic specializations.

English courses are taught by GUCR faculty members in the GUCR.

New Students

If you are a new student at UD, or planning to be, the faculty and staff of the GUCR program welcome you and hope that you will share the values that we try to embody in our courses: curiosity about the world, commitment to lifelong learning, honesty in all our endeavors, awareness of our own cultures, and tolerance towards other cultures and societies. We hope that we will be able to offer you a useful and stimulating educational experience in our courses, with plenty of time for personal interaction between instructors and students.

Tests in English and Mathematics

The University of Dubai accepts the TOEFL, IELTS and Pearson tests of English as a second language for entry.  Please see the Admissions section for required scores on these tests.  Students need to have score reports sent to the University ahead of their anticipated enrollment.  Students may contact the Registration department for more details about referrals for English placement tests and training for English tests. 

GUCR administers placement tests in mathematics for new students, except for those who have their scores on international tests sent directly to the university.

To register for any required mathematics placement tests, and to pay fees for mathematics tests, new students should consult the UD Registration Department on the 6th floor. For more information about admission requirements regarding English and mathematics, see Admissions.

Students do not "pass" or "fail" these placement tests. The tests simply allow the university to decide which mathematics or English course is suitable for each new student. After you have taken a placement test you will be informed about which course is right for you to register in.

Preparing for the Mathematics Placement Test

At certain points in the academic year, preparation sessions are held for students who are planning to take the mathematics placement test but who are not very familiar with studying mathematics in English. Please consult the GUCR Administrative Assistant, Leby Ashok, or the Mathematics Coordinator, Dr. Ahmed Najim, for information about these sessions. For English test preparation sessions, contact the Registration Department.