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Master of Business Administration

General MBA

The General MBA is broken down into four (4) terms having 30 CH course (8 courses of which 2 courses are offered each term + 1 internship of 6 CH), specifically designed for fresh undergraduates and graduates with less than two years’ experience from the domestic and international market. As part of this one year General MBA program, including the 4 months’ internship in the morning spread over 2 terms in terms 3 and 4.

The Double major MBA has an additional three (3) terms added to the General MBA having 48 CH course (8 core courses of 24CH + 6 double major course of 18 CH + work based project of 6 CH/paired two electives of 6 CH in other double majors). This is specifically designed for professionals who possess at least 2 years of work experience in the respective management domain and would further like to enrich their domain knowledge and become specialists.

Currently the Following Double majors are offered in the UD MBA Program:

General MBA Learning Outcomes

The Program Objectives of the MBA program are to build student capacity to:

  • Think critically and communicate effectively as managers (through demonstrating effective professional oral & writing skills for business and making persuasive presentations at a managerial level).
  • Lead dynamic international and UAE organizational situations in business and management concept (through demonstrating effective leadership in a team setting, work effectively as a member of a work team, produce quality deliverables from team work).
  • Adapt and Innovate to solve problems, to cope with unforeseen events, and to manage in unpredictable environments (through effective use of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools, make and justify a recommendation).
  • Analyze ethical situations and justify alternatives across areas of concentrations.
  • Apply knowledge in new and unfamiliar circumstances through a conceptual understanding of relevant inter-disciplines.

General MBA Duration and Terms

MBA 600 Managerial Economics
The first section of this course covers essential concepts such as supply, demand elasticities, and efficiencies in industries. The subsequent section focuses on advanced topics in market analysis and the role of externalities and imperfect/ asymmetric info with specific reference to UAE/GCC/MEA economies.

MBA 625 Business Research Methods
This course advances students’ ability to think, adapt, build, apply, evaluate, and conduct business research in support of business decision making. Topics include research design process, designing a research proposal, selecting the research instrument, ascertain reliability and validity of instruments, scale measurements, sampling and data collection methods, using and interpreting the results of univariate and multivariate statistical techniques, and writing the final report.

MBA 605 Marketing Management
This course focuses on understanding customers with their preferences for designing appropriate products & services, determining appropriate products & services, conducting international relations, and determining appropriate methods to communicate, capture, and deliver value to customers.

MBA 610 Accounting & Financing Decisions
This course blends the use of information (financial and non-financial) for making operating and financing decisions. It links information to manage organizations and finance their activities. Topics covered include financial reporting and analysis, managing working capital, sources of financing business activities, equity analysis and valuation, risk analysis and decision-making under uncertainty, financial planning, and capital budgeting decisions.

MBA 620 Organizational Behavior
This course provides a framework for understanding the values, attitudes, and behaviors of an individual in an organizational setting. This course explains how individuals and groups function to achieve goals and why they succeed or fail in achieving these goals. Ultimately, this course teaches students how to manage behavior of individuals and groups within an organization in order to achieve organizational goals.

MBA 630 Managing Services Operations and Projects
This course reviews concepts and tools for effectively and efficiently managing service operations and successful projects within an organization. Upon successful completion of this course, students will gain the knowledge and confidence to manage any service industry project from beginning to end. Theory will be explored through examination of service operations & project management case studies. To add rigor to the course, the course curriculum will be aligned with Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) certification, an international certification offered by Project Management Institute (PMI).

MBA 640 Managing Ethical & Legal Issues of Business
This course focuses on Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance, ethics and law within UAE and international context.

MBA 645 Strategic Management
This course is designed to integrate knowledge acquired from MBA Courses and apply it to the management of the firm at the Corporate and Strategic planning level. Hands on simulation of business game at the MBA level and case analysis assure the student has mastered the tools, techniques, and methods of the Strategic Management process. In this course, students will act as managers making decisions and contribute to the success of a business.

Option 1 (Internship or Action Research Project)
Internship for less than 2 years’ work experience.
Action Research Project (ARP) students with at least 2 years of work experience.

The purpose of this option is to provide applied learning experience either through internship or through an Action Research Project in an organization. This course allows participants to demonstrate problem solving skills, analyze highly complex issues with incomplete data, and develop innovation solutions and proposals relevant to an academic/professional field of work or discipline.

This course also provides an important link between the organization and the University of Dubai. As such, the ARP reflect a need of the organization while meeting the perceived needs and interest of the students. Thus, students are required to develop an action-oriented management report. The ARP report must be of a rigorous academic/professional standard. Student should note that this is a 6-credit hour course reflecting the depth and breadth of work needed from them,

Option 2 (Taking Two Additional Electives)

Working students (with 2 years of experience and above) can choose any paired elective (MIBM / MFA / MLOM / MLHRM) of the following courses as electives in lieu of work based project to earn 6 CH as follows:


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