Course Description

Course Descriptions

General Education Course Descriptions

ENG 101 Composition and Modern English I 3-0-3

This course develops the student’s skills in reading and writing through the understanding and utilization of clear, correct grammatical development of written. Students will be expected to compose, revise, and edit all written assignments, utilizing a correct paragraph and report structure and organization, analyzes, purpose and tone.

Prerequisite: None

ENG 102 Composition and Modern English II 3-0-3

This course reinforces the knowledge and skills learned in ENG 101 and introduce the student to the techniques, principles, and concepts of argument and textual analysis through composition of increasingly complex analytical essays and reports. The focus is on developing the students’ skills and competency in critical analysis and interpretation of texts.

Prerequisite: ENG 101

CIT 100 Computer Consepts and applications 2-2-3

This course introduces students to the concept of computers and their utilization in business. Typically the course will focus on Microsoft’s Office suite, including the how to use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, databases, and other current software utilized in the business environment.

Prerequisite: None

GED 100 Islamic Studies  3-0-3

This course introduces students to the rich culture and history of Islam through the understanding and examination of its development and meaning and examining it in relation to other existing cultures and believes.

Prerequisite: None

GED 110  UAE Society 3-0-3

This course focuses on allowing students to enrich themselves in the understanding and cultural, historical, political, geographic, and social aspects of the nation they live in, the United Arab Emirates. The course highlights the vast changes that has occurred to the nation and gives the student a thorough perspective of how these changes have affected the nation and its society has a whole.

Prerequisite: None

ICE 111 Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship 3-0-3

Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are essentials tools for the global society including the Gulf region, which require the acquisition of new skills and abilities to take advantage of opportunities in different fields such as social, economic and cultural. 

Prerequisite: none

GED 120 Communications Skills in Arabic 3-0-3

This course develops the students understanding of the Arabic language, the basic skills in utilizing the language in different settings and environments, and the ability inunderstanding the fundamental procedural techniques regarding the text structure either in Classical or in Standard Arabic.

Prerequisite: none

GED 140 Conceptual Physics 3-0-3

This course examines the concepts and theories of physics in understanding the physical world as we understand it; focusing on aspects of Newton’s laws, how gravity works, the functions of heat, sound, and light, the process of electricity, concepts of relativity and quantum theory, and other topics.

Prerequisite: None

GED 150 Critical Thinking  3-0-3

This course is an overview of the techniques and skills utilized in analyzing and evaluating arguments and assertions, problems, and everyday situations through formal logical reasoning.

Prerequisite: None

GED 160 Psychology in Everyday Life 3-0-3

This course is an exploration of the principles and concepts and a basic overview of the field of psychology and how these concepts are applied in everyday living. Students study specific topics and then apply their understanding through exercises and activities.

Prerequisite: None

GED 170 Ethics and the Modern World 3-0-3

This course discusses and describes influential approaches to morality, character ethics, consequences-based ethics, and principle-based ethics. The students identify, critique, and review their preferred ethical orientation in relation to these moral bases and recognize these bases in personal and public discourse, and adapt to frameworks other than their own by applying this knowledge.

Prerequisite: None

GED 180 Human Behavior and Socialization 3-0-3

This course is an introduction and broad overview of the concepts and principles of sociology, with an emphasis on the social natures of human behavior, including an understanding of the makeup and definitions of culture, the development of social structures and socialization, the formations of a family structure, issues of gender and religion, and other topics specific to human behavior and socialization.

Prerequisite: None

MTH 100 Colloge Algebra 3-0-3

This course outlines the concepts and principles of algebra, dealing with equations, graphs, models, functions, and other aspects to develop a strong understanding of algebraic concepts and principles in the student.

Prerequisite: None


Business Core Course Descriptions

ACT 191 Principles of Accounting I 3-0-3

This course is intended to introduce the fundamental principles and concepts that are utilized in accounting, specifically, course content will include an examination of balance sheets, income statements, inventory costing methods, statement of cash flows, and specialized books of original entry among other topics that are a central aspect to the development of accounting statements that depict the underlying economic reality of a firm.

Prerequisite: None

ACT 192 Principles of Accounting II 3-0-3

This course is a continuation of Principles of Accounting I and is designed to emphasize managerial accounting principles and the utilizing accounting information in decision making. The course develops a solid understanding of costs and cost behavior and the use of this information for planning, controlling, and making managerial decisions. It also helps develop an understanding of management accounting systems as well as the interrelationships of management accounting and financial accounting. 

Prerequisite: ACT 191

CIT 200 Introduction to Information Systems 3-1-3

This course is an introduction to the management of computer and information systems and their application in business environments and in solving the challenges faced by management and organizations. 

Prerequisite: CIT 100

ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3-0-3

This course seeks to help the student develop the tools necessary to analyze and investigate various microeconomic problems; issues of scarcity and choice, price determination and the elasticity and inelasticity of price, perfect competition, monopolistic competition and oligopoly, factor pricing, factor mobility, labor markets, and the importance and role of economic policy in our everyday lives. 

Prerequisite: None

ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3-0-3

This course is a study of the economy on the aggregate or macro level of economic policy and data, the principles of market economics, the methods and tools in measuring national economic activity, GDP, unemployment and inflation, and how they affect the business cycle. The course also looks at economics at the international level and the theories of economic growth and development. Theories of macro economics such as the classical- Keynesian debate, the monetary system, the federal reserve system, money markets and fractional reserve banking are also examined. 

Prerequisite: None

ENG 202 Business Communication 3-0-3

This course focuses on developing the student’s ability to utilize communication and research in a professional manner that is applicable to industry, business, and corporate environments. Students will learn to develop various types of written business correspondence, analyze and interpret business problems and communicate them in a business manner, utilizing, memos, forms and other forms of business communication techniques. The students will also learn basic writing, editing, and presentation skills and utilize interpersonal communication. 

Prerequisite: ENG 102

ENG 210 Speech Communication 3-0-3

This course develops the skills used and needed in written and oral communication that students will need in their professional lives. This course emphasizes the strategies and formats that lead to effective communication through the development of various communication formats including the creation of clear and concise correspondence letters, memoranda and reports. Strong emphasis is also placed in developing the student’s skills in informal and formal public speaking. 

Prerequisite: ENG 102

FIN 331 Managerial Finance 3-0-3

This course is an introduction to financial management that develops an understanding of the analysis, planning and control of internal and external financial decisions of a corporate entity. 

Prerequisite: ACT 292

LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3-0-3

The Course focuses on the study of various laws applicable to business activities, such as contract, agency laws, bailment and formation of various types of Companies, their legal background, basis and application and the business related UAE Laws. 

Prerequisite: None

MGT 271 Principles of Management 3-0-3

This course is the foundation for the understanding of management theories and issues, organization structures and formations, leadership skills and techniques, and the political, economic, technical, and social implications of managerial decision-making. It focuses on the basic roles, skills and functions of management and managerial responsibility for effective and efficient achievement of goals.

Prerequisite: None

MGT 373 Operations Management 3-0-3

This course examines the strategic relationship between operations and production in relation to the functioning organization as a whole and in relation to the other functional departments in an organization. Students are introduced to the concepts of value chain, forecasting models, inventory methods and design, statistical process control, process models and project management and TQM principles and methods, as well as introducing the student to supply chain and logistical concepts and methods.

Prerequisite: MGT 271, QM 241

BUS 390 Internship 3-0-3

This course offers the student the chance to incorporate the theoretical concepts and principles with practical experience in a business setting, to enable the student to see the reality of the Accounting, Finance and Banking, Real Estate Development and Investment profession, and apply his/her knowledge and skills in a corporate and/or professional environment and utilize this experience for attaining future employment.


  • Earn 90 credit hours toward completion of the degree and maintain an overall GPA of not less than 2.
  • Completed intern application and have the Intern Coordinator approve it.
BUS 380 Business Research Methods 3-0-3

This course is intended to provide the students an understanding on the theory and applied techniques needed to conduct an effective research for business decision making in any business establishment. It focuses mainly on the areas such as the role of research in business, types of business research, problem identification techniques, drafting of research objectives, hypothesis, fixing the research methodology, familiarizing the tools for data analysis, report writing and ultimately equipping the students to prepare a research proposal for a particular area of business research. . 

Prerequisite: QM 241

MGT 476 Strategic Management 3-0-3

This course is an examination of the techniques, processes, and methods used by firms in gaining and maintaining a competitive advantage by utilizing and analyzing various situations and challenges faced by organizations and the strategic insight, vision, and decisions to resolve them.

Prerequisite: Senior Standing

MKT 361 Principles of Marketing 3-0-3

This course is an introduction to the concepts of marketing utilized in developing marketing strategies for an organization or firm. Theoretical concepts in marketing will be discussed,including value driven marketing, the marketing plan, marketing research, target markets and segmentation, along with their implications in formulating marketing strategies. 

Prerequisite: None

MTH 120 Business Calculus 3-0-3

This course is an introduction to the uses of calculus in business, economics, and the social sciences. Some of the topics covered are curve sketching, exponential growth and anti- derivatives. This course is designed to give students a sound understanding of basic concepts of calculus and to give them the knowledge and skills to apply a variety of techniques to practical situations.

Prerequisite: MTH 100

QM 241 Business Statistics I 3-0-3

This course introduces the application of statistics in business environments, utilizing statistical techniques, from data analysis and frequency distributions to the use of samplings and correlations, in solving business problems and for making business decisions.

Prerequisite: MTH 100

QM 341 Business Statistics II 3-0-3

This course is a continuation of QM 241 and reinforces and introduces many new concepts in the use of statistics for business and managerial decision making. The course examines inference and hypothesis testing, statistics for quality control, simple and multiple regression, analysis of variance, and time-series techniques as well as their application in business analysis.

Prerequisite: QM 241



Accounting Major Course Descriptions

ACT 337 Intermediate Accounting I 3-0-3

This course is the first of two intermediate accounting courses and enhances on what was learnt in principles of accounting I and II. Students will examine in detail how to develop and prepare financial statements, examine financial transactions, understand the proper recording and reporting of assets, liabilities, and equities, and more in depth study of accounting principles and techniques. 

Prerequisite: ACT 292

ACT 338 Intermediate Accounting II 3-0-3

This course is the second of two intermediate accounting courses. In ACT 292 we examine in depth the recording of liabilities and long-term liabilities, examine contingencies and stockholder equity, we analyze investments and earnings per share, as well as look into aspects of the reporting of taxes as tax formation seems to be the future of the UAE, pensions, and other detailed aspects that reinforce what was leant in ACT 291.

Prerequisite: ACT 337

ACT 365 Cost Accounting 3-0-3

This course is a study of the utilization of tools such as standard costing, cost-volume-profit analysis, variance analysis, budgeting, and the use of strategic cost management for decision making. 

Prerequisite: ACT 292

ACT 373 Special Topics in Accounting 3-0-3

This course is to discuss important issues and roles of accounting in the current and future business world and economy. After completing the course, the students are expected to understand the topics, analyze the implications of business and economic changes to accounting and vice versa; and give opinion and make decisions related to the issues. 

Prerequisite: ACT 338

ACT 396 Accounting Information Systems 3-0-3

This course overviews the current concepts, developments, technologies, and current technological systems utilized for accounting and auditing purposes. An accounting information system or AIS is an integral part of a corporate enterprise system and critical to the managing, auditing and developing of an organization in today’s evolving business environment. Thus the objective is to familiarize the student with accounting information systems and their components; how accounting information systems transform of raw financial data into financial information; assuring the accuracy and reliability of accounting data and information by utilizing internal controls; the systems analysis, design, and implementation cycle; and the utilization of a variety of software packages for accounting purposes. 

Prerequisite: ACT 292, CIT 200 

ACT 405 Auditing 3-0-3

This course focuses on the principles and techniques utilized by accountants in auditing financial statements. It introduces the concepts of audit reporting requirements, and tools to utilize analytical skills to study and test internal controls, and the detail testing of statement details. In addition, topics in operational auditing, internal auditing, compliance auditing, and forensic accounting will be discussed.

Prerequisite: ACT 338

ACT 409 International Accounting 3-0-3

This course aims to provide the student with the understanding that will enable him/her to examine and construe consolidated financial statements by local, multinational, and international corporations using generally accepted accounting principles. This course also aims to familiarize the student with international accounting regulations and certain concepts of worldwide accounting standards. 

Prerequisite: ACT 338

ACT 411 Government and Non-Profit Accounting 3-0-3

This course looks at accounting from the perspective of government and non-profit bodies and how to apply accounting principles of concepts to these entities. The course also examines the differences and similarities between for profit organization and non-profit companies as well as government agencies. 

Prerequisite: ACT 338


Finance and Banking Major Course Descriptions

FIN 341 Corporate Finance 3-0-3

This course examines the financial tools, theories, and applications utilized in comprehending, examining, and integrating financial information to aid financial decision making in a corporate environment. Interest rates, cash flows, dividends, taxation, and other aspects of finance and accounting are discussed in relation to corporate decision making. 

Prerequisite: FIN 331

FIN 345 Bank Management  3-0-3

The course examines the requirements of managing the daily routines and operations, financial structure, types of investments, and resource allocations of various types of banks, including commercial banks, investment banks, and savings banks. 

Prerequisite: FIN 331

FIN 347 Investment Management 3-0-3

This course main objective is to provide the student with a theoretical and practical understanding in the field of investments, with topics in the study of financial markets, understanding performance evaluation and derivatives, equity and fixed-income security valuation, a comprehension of capital market equilibrium and risk-return trade-off, as well as portfolio theory, utilizing real-world examples to connect with the theoretical framework. 

Prerequisite: FIN 331, QM 341

FIN 351 Financial Institutions & Markets 3-0-3

This course examines financial markets and institutions in the UAE as well as the United States, as the US is the largest financial market in the world. Some topics covered include an examination of interest rates and their determination by market forces, the financial markets, including examining stocks, bonds, money markets, and derivatives, and other traded assets, as well as examining how financial institutions operate, investment banks, brokers, venture capital, and mutual funds.

Prerequisite: FIN 331

FIN 361 Islamic Finance 3-0-3

This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of finance from the point of you of an Islamic nature, where no interest is allowed. An understanding of Shariah law and how it applies to lending and banking, laws governing buying through murabah and others forms of Islamic finance is delved into and presented as an alternative financial means to commercial banking. 

Prerequisite: FIN 331

FIN 407 Risk & Insurance Management 3-0-3

This course discusses important issues and roles of finance and banking in the current and future business world and economy. Upon completion, students will understand the topics, analyze the implications of business and economic changes to finance and banking and vice versa; and give opinion and make decisions related to the issues.

Prerequisite: FIN 341

FIN 419 International Financial Management 3-0-3

This course is study of the tools and techniques managing risk through the strategic attainment of insurance on behave of corporation needs and assessments. Risk management also refers to the management of risk for associated with financial engineering and derivatives in the financial markets, as the past two decades have seen increased spectacular failures by firms and individuals using derivatives, there has been a renewed focus on risk management as a corporate decision making process. 

Prerequisite: FIN 331

FIN 436 Financial Derivatives 3-0-3

This course is study of the tools and techniques managing risk through the strategic attainment of insurance on behave of corporation needs and assessments. Risk management also refers to the management of risk for associated with financial engineering and derivatives in the financial markets, as the past two decades have seen increased spectacular failures by firms and individuals using derivatives, there has been a renewed focus on risk management as a corporate decision making process.

Prerequisite: FIN 331


Real estate development and Investment Major Course Descriptions

RED 301 Introduction to Real Estate 3-0-3

This course is the foundation of the property development and investment track and develops an analytic outline and understanding of real property markets. It overviews the concepts involved in property development and investment at an introductory level and covers such aspects as valuations, risk assessment, introduction to feasibility studies, zoning issues, types of mortgages and sources of financing, and ethical aspects in real estate transactions.

Prerequisite: MGT 271

RED 331 Real Estate Development 3-0-3

This course looks at the effects of changing economic, environmental, institutional, regulatory, and social aspects on the analysis, risk management, and decision-making in property development.

Prerequisite: RED 301

RED 335 Property Appraisal & Investments I 3-0-3

This course is designed to make the student analyze and think thoroughly on finance theory to concepts in valuation and the real estate capital markets. Property appraisal and investment is a rigorous course that delves the student in the financial aspects of valuating and appraising real estate as investments and analyzing and forecasting models for such investments.

Prerequisite: RED 331

RED 336 Real Estate Finance 3-0-3

This course examines the major aspects of corporate, private, and public of real estate finance and investment; assessing the fundamentals of income producing real estate the forces that influence the cyclical, fragmented, and inherently local business of real estate investment.

Prerequisite: FIN 331

RED 353 Real Property Management 3-0-3

This course covers the basics and foundations of property management, key features of leases, residential and commercial property management, fair housing, and trust funds.

Prerequisite: RED 301

RED 411 Real Estate Law 3-0-3

This course provides the student with a workable knowledge of the UAE real estate law and of the differences and similarities of these laws from one emirate to another. The aim is to not to make students lawyers but to infill them with enough knowledge of the relevant laws as to make educated decisions in real estate and to know when to consult a lawyer for advice.

Prerequisite: RED 301, LAW 231

RED 435 Property Appraisal & Investments II 3-0-3

This course is an advanced study of the valuation of income producing properties through income capitalization techniques.

Prerequisite: RED 335

RED 373 Special Topics in real estate development and investment 3-0-3
This course discusses important issues and roles of property development and investment in the current and future business world and economy. After completing the course, the students are expected to understand the topics, analyze the implications of business and economic changes to property development and investment and vice versa; and give opinion and make decisions related to the issues.