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Bachelor of Business Administration

Why Students Choose University Of Dubai?

  • Subsidiary of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • National Accreditation
  • International Accreditations Industry
  • Welcoming and friendly learning environment
  • Applied curriculum based on American system of education
  • Focus on student-centered learning
  • Internship with job placement opportunities
  • Close ties to the business community
  • Flexible schedule for working students
  • Increased success rate in professional certification programs after earning their academic degree

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In the first two years of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program, students follow a prescribed sequence of courses. This sequence focuses on GUCR and supporting business requirements, providing students with a broad-based and well-rounded knowledge through acquiring communication skills, problem-solving and IT skills, as well as an understanding of general business concepts. This solid background enables students to complete the specialization requirements in one of their areas of interest during the third and fourth year of the BBA program. The program is further supported by electives chosen from a selection of different courses, to broaden students’ knowledge and enhance their specialized skills. In order to graduate, the student must complete the program successfully with a GPA of 2.25 or above, and must earn a total of 129 credit hours.

Course Description

Structure Of The Program

In the first two years of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program, students follow a prescribed sequence of courses. This sequence focuses on GUCR and supporting business requirements, providing students with a broad-based and well-rounded knowledge through acquiring communication skills, problem-solving and IT skills, as well as an understanding of general business concepts. This solid background enables students to complete the specialization requirements in one of their areas of interest during the third and fourth year of the BBA program. The program is further supported by electives chosen from a selection of different courses, to broaden students’ knowledge and enhance their specialized skills. In order to graduate, the student must complete the program successfully with a GPA of 2.25 or above, and must earn a total of 129 credit hours.

Structure Of The Program

In the first two years of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program, students follow a prescribed sequence of courses. This sequence focuses on GUCR and supporting business requirements, providing students with a broad-based and well-rounded knowledge through acquiring communication skills, problem-solving and IT skills, as well as an understanding of general business concepts. This solid background enables students to complete the specialization requirements in one of their areas of interest during the third and fourth year of the BBA program. The program is further supported by electives chosen from a selection of different courses, to broaden students’ knowledge and enhance their specialized skills. In order to graduate, the student must complete the program successfully with a GPA of 2.25 or above, and must earn a total of 129 credit hours.

Structure Of The Program

In the first two years of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program, students follow a prescribed sequence of courses. This sequence focuses on GUCR and supporting business requirements, providing students with a broad-based and well-rounded knowledge through acquiring communication skills, problem-solving and IT skills, as well as an understanding of general business concepts. This solid background enables students to complete the specialization requirements in one of their areas of interest during the third and fourth year of the BBA program. The program is further supported by electives chosen from a selection of different courses, to broaden students’ knowledge and enhance their specialized skills. In order to graduate, the student must complete the program successfully with a GPA of 2.25 or above, and must earn a total of 129 credit hours.

Structure Of The Program

In the first two years of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program, students follow a prescribed sequence of courses. This sequence focuses on GUCR and supporting business requirements, providing students with a broad-based and well-rounded knowledge through acquiring communication skills, problem-solving and IT skills, as well as an understanding of general business concepts. This solid background enables students to complete the specialization requirements in one of their areas of interest during the third and fourth year of the BBA program. The program is further supported by electives chosen from a selection of different courses, to broaden students’ knowledge and enhance their specialized skills. In order to graduate, the student must complete the program successfully with a GPA of 2.25 or above, and must earn a total of 129 credit hours.

Structure Of The Program

In the first two years of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program, students follow a prescribed sequence of courses. This sequence focuses on GUCR and supporting business requirements, providing students with a broad-based and well-rounded knowledge through acquiring communication skills, problem-solving and IT skills, as well as an understanding of general business concepts. This solid background enables students to complete the specialization requirements in one of their areas of interest during the third and fourth year of the BBA program. The program is further supported by electives chosen from a selection of different courses, to broaden students’ knowledge and enhance their specialized skills. In order to graduate, the student must complete the program successfully with a GPA of 2.25 or above, and must earn a total of 129 credit hours.

Structure Of The Program

In the first two years of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program, students follow a prescribed sequence of courses. This sequence focuses on GUCR and supporting business requirements, providing students with a broad-based and well-rounded knowledge through acquiring communication skills, problem-solving and IT skills, as well as an understanding of general business concepts. This solid background enables students to complete the specialization requirements in one of their areas of interest during the third and fourth year of the BBA program. The program is further supported by electives chosen from a selection of different courses, to broaden students’ knowledge and enhance their specialized skills. In order to graduate, the student must complete the program successfully with a GPA of 2.25 or above, and must earn a total of 129 credit hours.

Structure Of The Program

In the first two years of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program, students follow a prescribed sequence of courses. This sequence focuses on GUCR and supporting business requirements, providing students with a broad-based and well-rounded knowledge through acquiring communication skills, problem-solving and IT skills, as well as an understanding of general business concepts. This solid background enables students to complete the specialization requirements in one of their areas of interest during the third and fourth year of the BBA program. The program is further supported by electives chosen from a selection of different courses, to broaden students’ knowledge and enhance their specialized skills. SCLM activities are closely associated with Custom activities, Customs specialization courses are twinned with BBA SCLM concentration courses. Thus students study 159 CH in total, 129 CH toward BBA SCLM and 30 CH for additional 10 Customs major courses.

  • Accredited programs nationally & internationally
  • Subsidiary of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Welcoming and friendly learning environment
  • Applied curriculum based on American system of education
  • Focus on student-centered learning
  • Internship with job placement opportunities
  • Close ties to the business community
  • Flexible schedule for working students
  • Increased success rate in professional certification programs after earning their academic degree
  • CAA, Ministry of Education (MOE) – UAE
    The Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) is the Federal Government’s Quality Assurance Agency charged with promoting educational excellence across diverse institutions of higher learning in the UAE. Through licensure of post-secondary educational institutions, and accreditation of individual programs, the Commission strives to assure high quality education, consistent with international standards. www.caa.ae
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    The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is responsible for the growth and quality of private education in Dubai. We support schools, universities, parents, students, educators, investors and government partners to create a high quality education sector focused on happiness and wellbeing. www.khda.gov.ae
  • AACSB – USA
    Accreditation by AACSB says a lot about a business school. AACSB-accredited business schools boast the highest-quality classes, teachers, research, students, and programs in the world. Business schools accredited by the AACSB include Harvard Business School, University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and Stanford University. Please visit the official AACSB website for more details: www.aacsb.edu.

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Accreditations

Item2019-20
A.1 Tuition Fee for BBA / BS CIS ISSLocal Students   (AED)International Students (USD)
Regular Students  (per 3 CH )5,800
Visiting (Short course) (per 3 CH )6,6001,800
A.2 Tuition fee for Electrical Engineering CE
Engineering Courses ( per 1 CH )2,3002,050
Visiting  Engineering students – General Education Course (per 3 CH)6,600
Visiting Engineering students – Engineering Courses (per 1 CH )2,600
A.3 Remedial Courses for all programs -Fee per course  – discount is not applicable
Foundation IELTS preparation (15-week)5,800
Advanced IELTS preparation (15-week)5,800
Pre-Math5,800
A.4 Internship/Industry Project for BBA / BS CIS ISS
Regular Students11,600
Visiting (Short course)13,2003,600
A.5 Internship/Industry Project for Electrical Engineering CE
Regular Students10,000
Visiting (Short course)11,300
A.6 Tuition fee for Lab courses: ITGN 115, ITGN 120, ITGN 230, ITGN 315, ITGN 350, BBUS 215, BBUS 400, GPHY 100, GPHY 150, ENAP 150, ENMA 200, ENDD 200, ENEC 200, ENEL 250, ENSS 300, ENMP 300, ENCS 300, CECN 400, ENPR 401, ENPR 402 = AED 1,000 /per Course
Regular Students5,800+1000=6,800
Visiting (Short course)=6,600+1,000=7,6002,050
A.7 International Student Exchange Program as per MoUsAs per MoUs or $1,250
B. Special Discounts for all programs (not applicable for short course/visiting students) NIL discount for PhD
B.1UAE/GCC Nationals10%
B.2Students working in Government Departments10%
B.3Relatives (brothers/sisters/husband/wife)10%
B.4Employees of UD/DCCI15%
B.5UD Alumni and sons/daughters/brothers/sisters of UD Alumni10%
B.6GPA of ≥ 3.60 at the end of term20%20%
C. Miscellaneous Fees (Non-refundable) (AED)(USD)
C.1Application fee200100
C.2Transfer Application Fee ( Refundable after Course Registration)300
C.3Admission Fees (includes Student ID card)500200
C.4English Placement Test (first time & each time a test is repeated)300See Notes
C.5Math Placement Test (first time & each time a test is repeated)300
C.6Replacement of a lost ID100
C.7Registration Fees – Fall/Spring1,000
C.8Registration Fees – Short semester500
C.9Late Registration Fee (per course)500
C.10Late Registration Fee (Internship)500
C.11Student Activity Fees – Fall/Spring200
C.12Student Activity Fees – Short semester100
C.13Each Post Dated Check (Max 3 in Fall & Spring & 1 in Short semester)200
C.14Returned check (maximum 2 chances)750
C.15Postponement of post-dated cheque250
D. Miscellaneous Course Related Fees (Non-refundable)(AED)(USD)
D.1Change of Major (after 45 Credit Hours)500See Notes
D.2Application for Incomplete/Make-up Exam (Mid-term/Final exams)1,000
D.3Certificate (To Whom it May Concern)100
D.4Transcripts100
D.5Application for Reviewing Final Exam Sheet500
D.6Professional Fee/Other – On time fee applied to Engineering  Students500
D.7Issuance of Degree Certificate Fee350220
D.8Re-issuance of Degree Certificate1,000300
D.9Attestation of True Copy Certificate100
D.10Financial & Accounts statement’s printing fee100See Notes
D.11Graduation Fee2,000
D.12Course Syllabus – print & stamp fee (per course)100
D.13Technology Fee (once only – at the time of enrollment)700
The university reserves the right to increase tuition fees up to 10% per academic year when deemed necessary.
Continuing Students with CGPA >=3.6 are eligible for 20% on the semester tuition  fees ( with the CAP of 30%)
  • Miscellaneous fees (in AED) are applicable to International Students as well.
  • Revised fees are applicable to new students registered for Fall 2017 onwards.
  • Student Exchange Program fees are as per MoUs or $1,250 , whichever is lower.
  • VAT is not included in the above given prices.
  • VAT will be added to the fees once it is implemented in UAE
  • *Graduation fee is subject to change

High School Requirement

  1. A minimum High School Average of 70% for Advanced or Elite Track or 75% for General   
     Track or equivalent in Standardized International
  2. Minimum EmSAT score of 1100 for English Language or an equivalent English Proficiency Test  approved by the CAA (IELTS and TOEFL are accepted)
  3. Minimum EmSAT score of 600 for Arabic Language. Alternatively, international students can  register for a non-credited Basic Arabic Language course at the institution.
  4. Arab students who score less than 600 in EmSAT Arabic, will be conditionally admitted. Such students will be allowed to take no more than 12 credits of General Education courses; and have the option to take an Arabic basic course in the first  semester to pass the EmSAT for Arabic Language exam or pass this exam at the end of the first semester.
  5. EmSAT scores in Mathematics:
  6. If the score is between 600 and 1075, or equivalent, the student will be admitted but must take UD’s math placement test or register for pre-math.
  7. If the score is between 1100 and 1275, the student shall be exempted from taking UD’s math placement test but must take Math 1.
  8. If the score is between 1300 and above, the student will be exempted from Math1, but must take Math 2.
  9. Passing a personal interview set by the College of Business in addition to other conditions of admission set by the university.

Notes: Students with qualifications other than those listed above are advised to contact the student recruitment and admissions representatives at UD to determine their eligibility.

English Language Requirements:

Students applying must provide one of the following minimum English scores:

Standardized TestsScore
IELTS (Academic)5 overall
EmSAT *1100
Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)61
Computer-based TOEFL173
Institutional paper-based TOEFL (PBT)500

* Note: Applicants will not be ask to provide and alternative English language proficiency test if they have already provided an EmSAT English score. (UD’s TOEFL code is 8239) Note: If you use the PBT TOEFL for entry, you must take the test at Amideast in Dubai or Abu Dhabi and designate the University of Dubai as the recipient of the score. For IELTS test, the following venues are recommended: British Council, University of Wollongong in Dubai, or the Higher Colleges of Technology. If you do not have the required English language proficiency score, you may take the English placement test to determine your language level. The test is conducted on a regular basis and the results will be out within 48 hours. You can register for the test after meeting the minimum high school requirement and paying AED 1,200 admission fees. * Kindly note that passing the English placement test will not exempt you from providing the official English language proficiency score during the first semester. If you fail the English placement test, you will be requested to register in the English language program for preparation, in addition to a maximum of three courses.

Documents Required:

  • Original UAE high school certificate or equivalent certificate (approved by the Ministry of Education)
  • Equivalency letter in case of foreign curriculum
  • 4 personal pictures
  • Valid student passport copy for UAE nationals
    • Ethbara & UID number
    • Visa on passport for Non UAE national
  • Family book copy for UAE nationals
  • Valid emirates ID copy
  • Military service letter for UAE nationals
  • Employment letter for employed students
  • Valid mother’s passport copy
  • EmSAT English, Math and Arabic certificate

Advance standing policy UD recognizes the significance of superior scores earned by incoming freshmen on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations administered by the College Board, IB curriculum of International Baccalaureate Examinations, Pre-College Credit and achieving high scores in TOEFL/IELTS/EmSat. Consideration of high performance in these selected exams may accelerate a student’s progress in his/her respective undergraduate degree program. Students should arrange to have their scores sent directly to UD Admissions office from the College Board/ETS/IB Examinations. UD Institutional TOEFL Coode is 8239 and UD SAT code is 5695. Student Options on AP/IB/GCSE Credits Matriculating students seeking credit for AP and IB exams must have official score reports sent directly to the Registrar’s office by the Educational Testing Service and International Baccalaureate Organization respectively. See Advanced Chart Placement/International Baccalaureate (Table 1).

Table 1: at Advanced Placement/IB

SubjectsSCOREUniversity of Dubai Credit Awarded
Computer Science A4ITGN 115 (3CH)
Computer Science B4ITGN 120 (3CH)
Micro Economics4Economics BECN 100 waiver
Macro Economics4Economics BECN 225 waiver
Language/Composition4English ENGL 100 Free (3CH)
Literature/Composition4English ENGL 105 Free (3CH)
Environmental Science4GCEI 100(3CH)
Mathematics AB4GMAT 100/110 (3CH)
Mathematics BC4GMAT 105/115 (3CH)
Psychology4GPSY 100 (3CH)
Statistics4BSTA 200 (3CH)

UD reserves the right to re-evaluate the content of AP/IB exams and to change the assignment of credit and course equivalencies. Placement into advanced courses will be deliberated, given advanced course demands, between student and advisor. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor to explore the most current AP/IB assessments. Matriculating students seeking credit for A-Level exams must bring their original A-Level certificates to the Office of Admissions in order to have their scores evaluated for credit. See GCSE Advanced (A) Level Exam Policy chart (Table-2).

Table 2: Examination at GCSE Advanced (A) Level

SubjectsGRADE OF A* or A or B (University of Dubai Credit Awarded)
AccountingBACC 205 Principles of Financial Accounting
EconomicsA* or A or B = Waiver of BECN 100 Microeconomics
EnglishEnglish departmental review
Math with further Math (EdExcel)Math departmental review

 

High performance in TOEFL/IELTS/EmSAT tests Students can also be exempted from selected courses based on their high performance in the standardized tests as indicated in Table-3.

Table 3: Standardized TEST Scores

Sl #Standardized TestsUniversity of Dubai Credit Awarded
1TOEFL PBT ≥ 550 or iBT ≥ 79ENGL 100
2IELTS ≥ 6 on each section of IELTSENGL 100
3TOEFL PBT ≥ 600 or iBT ≥ 100ENGL 105
4IELTS ≥ 6.5 on each section (Reading, Listening & Speaking) of IELTS AND ≥ 7 in WritingENGL 105
5EmSAT English 1400-1525ENGL 100
6EmSAT English > 1550 and C1 in writingENGL 105
7Exempt students who are native English speakersENGL 100 & ENGL 105
8SAT or UD Institutional SAT score 600-699GMAT 100/110 (Math-1)
9SAT or UD Institutional SAT score ≥ 700GMAT 105/115 (Math-2)
10EmSAT math ≥  1100-1275No Pre-Math course required (the students go to Math 1 directly)
11EmSAT math ≥  1300GMAT 100/110 (Math-1)
12Pass the IT test in http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mos-certification.aspx#fbid=4nFeENP4WwGITGN 115

 

Credit Evaluation Students’ scores and credits in Tables 1-3 are evaluated the year in which they matriculate according to the evaluation standards in place for that year in Tables 1-3. It is expected that students will have their respective scores submitted for evaluation prior to matriculation to facilitate a timely assessment of their scores and equivalent coursework for program planning. Students’ credits will not be assigned to the academic record retroactively. A maximum of 6courses (18 CH) may be exempted.

Restrictions The University reserves the right to refuse certain credits if issues regarding the likelihood of success or progression within the program of study arise or if program requirements dictate. Certain departments such as English, Mathematics, IT and Economics have separate criteria for placement in courses to ensure that they possess critical skills and knowledge in the content area. Students’ programs and co-op plans are developed on a case-by-case basis.

Transfer Students

  • All students must have a valid English Proficiency Score IELTS 5, EmSAT 1100 or TOFEL 500.
  • Students transferring from other universities recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education should also meet all the requirements stated under admission requirements for regular students.
  • Transfer students must submit original transcripts from the college/university they are transferring from. In addition, transfer students must submit the course syllabus and course description for each course they seek to transfer for credit.
  • In addition, they should have earned a GPA of not less than 2.0 and may only be given transfer credit for courses which are equivalent to those offered by UD and in which they have received a minimum grade of C (equal to a GPA of 2.0 or 70%).
  • The maximum number of credits a student may transfer must not exceed 50% of the total hours required for graduation.
  • Transferred courses must match at least 80% of the course content of UD courses.
  • Some general education courses can be transferred as Humanities and Social Science/Natural and Applied Science requirements, even when such courses are not offered at UD.
  • No credits will be granted twice for similar courses taken at different universities.

Visiting Students

  • Students visiting from other universities must have passed all the prerequisites for the required subjects. (The original transcripts from the university in which the student is currently studying must be provided).
  • Visiting students cannot register for more than two consecutive regular semesters (short semesters are not considered).
  • The visiting student may be accepted as a regular student after compliance with UD admission requirements.

Audient Students

UD allows individuals interested in a particular course to attend classes as audients. The following conditions apply:

  • The candidate must show evidence of prerequisite knowledge required for attending the course (Meet the course instructor/Department Chair/Dean/Director for clarifying this point and state the reason for attending the course).
  • Provide a passport copy and four recent photos.
  • Pay the regular course fee as applicable for visiting or short course students.
  • Attendance is not mandatory.
  • Homework assignments/examinations are not mandatory

Attestation of Documents and Certificate of Equivalency

All applicants for admission are required to obtain an Equivalency Certificate for their secondary school leaving qualifications from the UAE Ministry of Education. The attestation/ratification process is dependent upon whether you completed your secondary schooling within the UAE or outside the UAE.

Applicants who hold certificates from the UAE

All applicants who have completed schooling within the UAE and who hold certificates other than the UAE General Secondary School Certificate are required to get their certificates attested/ratified by the educational authority in the city where they did their final year of studies. For example, if you did your final year in Dubai, you are advised to go to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) to obtain the required attestations. If you did your final year in Sharjah, you are advised to go to Sharjah Education Zone, etc.

Applicants who hold certificates from outside the UAE

Applicants who obtained their secondary school certificates outside the UAE are required to ratify/attest their certificates for all secondary school levels/grades (e.g. grade 10, 11 and 12) and provide Certificate of Equivalency by doing the following:

  1. The Ministry of Education or the educational authority in the country where studies were done.
  2. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the country where studies were done.
  3. The UAE Embassy in the country where studies were done.
  4. In case the attestations couldn’t be done, as in b. and c., certificates must be attested/ratified by the embassy of the country where studies were done in the UAE as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE.
  5. After obtaining the above attestations/ratifications, the student must provide the Certificate of Equivalency Issued by the Ministry of Education in the UAE.

If you are unable to provide the Certificate of Equivalency as outlined above before the commencement of the semester, you will be asked to sign a “Declaration Letter” agreeing to provide the Certificate of Equivalency. You will be permitted to begin your studies at UD, but you will be given a maximum of one semester to get the Certificate of Equivalency. UD reserves the right to take appropriate action against any applicant who cannot provide the appropriate documentation during this time period, which may include termination of the student’s enrolment at UD.

Admissions Checklist 

 

An applicant must provide the following documents for undergraduate admission:

  • Completed application form found online at apply-now or available at the Admissions office
  • Original UAE high school certificate or certified equivalent (approved by the Ministry of Education)
  • Original English language proficiency score certificate (usually sent under separate cover)
  • Copy of a valid passport and identity card
  • Four recent passport-size photographs (in color) or in JPEG format file

Conditional Admission

  • Students not meeting the requirements regarding high school, English and math scores will not be admitted on a conditional basis. Students not meeting the EmSAT Arabic requirement, can be admitted on a conditional basis.
  • The applicant may apply for student visa only after getting admitted to the program and enroll as a Full Time student.
  • Student Visa is valid only for one year.
  • A student visa permits the student to work only as a part time after getting the needful approvals from the concerned authorities in the UAE.
  • The approval or rejection of the visa is under General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai. The visa process has no timing frame as it may take from two days up to two months, so we strongly recommend to submit your documents at least 2 months before the start of the term.

The Admission Office accepts applications throughout the year for the BBA program.

Please fill out this preliminary application form and one of our admission team will be in contact with you shortly. If you have any problems or questions completing the form, please contact us.

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