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Diploma in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems

Diploma in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems

Accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs


Program Overview

By offering a Double Major Diploma in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems, ECT combined business administration with computer knowledge in response to today’s local and global market demand for hybrid individuals who can not only understand the business processes well, but also utilize information technology strategically to gain a competitive edge in the most modern, fast changing and hi-tech business operational environment.

Learning Outcomes

All ECT Graduates of ECT Two-Year Diploma in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems (Double Major) will have the ability to:

  • Solve business problems in organizations by applying basic business management concepts.
  • Identify entrepreneurial and small business opportunities, and evaluate the potential of their success
  • Prepare the financial statements of business organizations
  • Propose a customer focus approach for effective promotion of commodities and services
  • Use Basic IT skills to solve business problems in organizations
  • Develop web-based solutions for business applications
  • Develop basic computer based systems using appropriate software development techniques.
  • Utilize the basic mathematical and management information system concepts to support decision making in business organization.

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Diploma in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems Program Study Plan

No. Course Title Code Credits Pre-Requisites
Year I – Semester I
1 Study Skills SSR101 3 None
2 Islamic Culture ISC100 3 None
3 Information Technology Skills CIS100 3 None
4 College Mathematics MTH100 3 None
5 Business Organization and Management MAN101 3 None
6 Accounting Theory & Applications I ACC100 3 None
Year I – Semester II
1 Microeconomics ECO201 3 None
2 Introduction to Computer Programming CIS102 3 CIS100
3 Data Communications and Networking CIS109 3 CIS100
4 Relational Database CIS202 3 CIS100
5 Business Statistics STA201 3 MTH100
6 Introduction to Financial Management BAF201 3 ACC100, ECO201
Year I – Summer
1 (Object Oriented Programming) CIS105 3 CIS102
2 Macroeconomics ECO202 3 ECO201
Total Credit Hours for Year 1 42
No. Course Title Code Credits Pre-Requisites
Year II – Semester I
1 Communication ENG102 3 None
2 Introduction to Web Development CIS203 3 CIS102
3 Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design CIS205 3 CIS105, CIS202
4 Marketing MKT201 3 MAN101
5 Organizational Behavior MAN202 3 MAN101
Year II – Semester II
1 Natural Sciences NSC201 3 None
2 Professional Ethics PHI200 3 None
3 Advanced Web Development CIS204 3 CIS202,CIS203
4 Management Information Systems CIS206 3 CIS109, CIS202
5 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management MAN201 3 STA201, MKT201, ECO202, BAF201, MAN202
Total credit hours for the Whole Program
Elective Courses
1 Human Resource Management HRM101 3 MAN101
2 Programming in Java CIS212 3 CIS105
3 Internship BIS200 3 54 Credits

One Elective Course to be selected.Diploma Course Descriptions

Secondary School Certificate

Students applying for admission to any of the ECT academic programs must be graduates with a UAE Secondary School Certificate, or its equivalent, as stated in the admission requirements set in the Ministerial Decrees (No. 200/year 2004 and No 133/year 2005), in addition to meeting the following admission requirements:

  • All applicants for ECT’s programs must achieve a recognized and official secondary school certificate, or its equivalent, showing successful completion of secondary education.
  • All applicants who studied at private schools have to be graduates from a school that is licensed and recognized by the Ministry of Education in the UAE.
  • Students who complete a UAE General Secondary School Certificate must achieve a minimum score of 60% for entry to ECT’s under-graduate programs, according to the regulations of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. However, students with scores of less than 60% can study in the Foundation Certificate program and should pass five courses, before they proceed to the college programs, namely:
ACS001 Arabic Communication
MTH002 Mathematics
SSR001 Study Skills
ENG001 English Communication
  • Students with Industrial, Applied Technology, Commercial and Agricultural Secondary School Certificates and with a minimum score of 65% can be admitted to ECT programs. However, students with these certificates and with scores less than 65% can be admitted in the Foundation Program. Students under this category should provide an equivalency from the Ministry of Education.
  • Applicants from foreign schools that follow systems of education applied in their native countries, which have two levels of secondary school education, have to complete the higher level of secondary education in order to be admitted.

Additional Requirements

To apply for any program offered by ECT, prospective students must submit:

  • Admission application (completed in full, signed and dated) Copy of a valid passport, with the UAE residence visa (if appropriate)
  • Originals or certified copies of all ‘attested’ education certificates including completion certificates and transcripts  from other higher education institutions for transfer credit purpose
  • English Proficiency Certificate (if appropriate)
  • 2 Passport size photographs
  • A receipt to prove the payment of the non-refundable application fees.

*Prospective students must sign pledges at the Admission Office in order to complete the file.*Applicants who have submitted applications with missing information will be requested to provide required information prior to a full assessment of the application can be undertaken.

Proficiency in English

An adequate level of English language proficiency is required for admission. Applicants are required to present one of the following certificates of proficiency:

  • For English programs:
    1. Valid certified TOEFL results equivalent to 500 (173CBT, a 61 iBT) or above
    2. Valid certified IELTS results band 5.0
    3. Valid certified PTE A score of (36-41) is equivalent to an IELTS score of 5.0, and a PTE A score of (44) is equivalent to TOEFL 500 (173CBT, a 61 iBT). Otherwise they may undertake a course of remedial or intensive English, but must achieve the required score before they can proceed into their academic programs.
  • For the Arabic program “Mass Communication and Public Relations”, students should submit a TOEFL certificate with a score of 450, or equivalent. A student with a score of 400 can study the first year program but needs to obtain a 450 score before proceeding to the second year.
  • For the Foundation Certificate Program, students who are admitted in the Foundation Program at ECT and wish to pursue their higher education also at ECT and have successfully completed the requirements of the Foundation Certificate Program must meet the English proficiency requirement.
  • Students who can’t provide a proof of English proficiency upon admission will be required to undertake remedial or intensive English courses provided by the ECT.

Policy Concerning Students Studying Remedial English (ESL) at ECT

The students who are studying remedial English courses (ESL) at ECT, prior to achieving the required TOEFL 500 or English Proficiency score as stated above (part c: Proficiency in English), are eligible to register provided that they fulfill all other admission requirements for ECT academic programs, in only eight ECT general education courses namely:

GEN102 Islamic Culture
BIT100 Introduction to Information Technology skills
MTH100 College Mathematics
ENG103 Study Skills
GEN100 Communication Skills in Arabic
GEN104 Man and environment
GEN106 Natural Science
ENG100 English I

Students are categorized according to their placement test/TOEFL results into the one of the five levels of remedial English. At each level of ESL courses, a student can register simultaneously into two of the eight general education courses as specified above.

Employability Scope

Throughout your Diploma Programs you will receive career guidance from our expert staff and Student Affairs Dept. You will gain valuable new skills which prepare you for work, graduate entry into management training programmes, or further study.

Professional Occupations.

Professional occupations for which graduates are prepared in the program:

  • System Analyst
  • Website Developer
  • Network Supervisor
  • Transaction Officer
  • Administration Supervisor
  • Administrator
  • Computer Programmer

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