Faculty Business
Department Accounting & Finance
Program Title /concentration (If any) Bachelor of Business Administration – Concentration in Banking and Finance
Total Credit Hours needed for completion of the program 126 Credit Hours
Award (S) Granted On Completion Of The Program Bachelor of Business Administration- Concentration in Banking and Finance.

Accredited from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

Program Mission

The mission of the department of banking and finance is to provide students with knowledge of fundamentals principles and theories of Finance and Banking and equip them with the most up-to-date financial applications.

It aims to teach students how to utilize their theoretical knowledge and apply it successfully and ethically in both business and public organizations.

Programs goals

01 Enhance students’ awareness of societal values, integrity at work and professional excellence.
02 Prepare students to evolve in a cross-functional, team-based work environment.
03 Instill within students the knowledge of the core fundamental principles and theories of finance and banking.
04 Strengthen the students’ practical knowledge of finance, banking and the financial services industry to prepare them for professional business challenges.
05 Provide students with the financial tools for problem solving and decision making that can be applied in a variety of business situations.
06 Strengthen the students’ ability to conduct research on and collect and analyze relevant economic and financial data.
07 Enable students to develop necessary skills to work effectively with others in a diverse team environment to make optimal financial decisions.

Core Program learning outcomes

LO1 Demonstrate proficiency in the fundamental business principles and practices that enables firms to operate in both domestic and global environments.
LO2 Understand human behavior in organizations, including the ability to lead and work in a team setting.
LO3 Demonstrate the ability to analyze complex, unstructured qualitative and quantitative business problems, using appropriate tools and technology.
LO4 Employ critical thinking and analytical skills to solve business problems in a real-world context and make effective business decisions.
LO5 Develop a business model with sustainable competitive advantage and an appropriate strategic plan.
LO6 Conduct basic research using scholarly sources to acquire new knowledge in the business domain.

Major Program learning outcomes

01 Think critically, solve problems creatively and make innovative decisions in an organizational setting.
02 Explain the theory, practice and emerging trends of finance and banking concepts, ideas, models and frameworks.
03 Acquire the knowledge and skills to make financial decisions.
04 Apply and critically evaluate the impact of finance decisions and evaluate their impact on firm value.
05 Conduct strategic financial analysis to identify the key financial problems and develop solutions.
06 Construct models that can be used to improve financial decision making within an organization.

Bachelor of Business Administration Major in Banking and Finance (2018/2019)- Study Plan

Semester 1 CH Semester 2 CH
YEAR 1
ENG 100 English I 3 ENG 104 English II 3
MTH 100 College Mathematics 3 GEN 104 Man & Environment 3
GEN 102 Islamic Culture 3 ACC 106 Accounting Principles I 3
BIT 100 Introduction to Information Technology Skills 3 BUS 201 Microeconomics 3
ENG 103 Study Skills 3 HRM 201 Introduction to Human Recourse Management 3
BUS 100 Introduction to Management 3
Total 18 Total 15
YEAR 2
ACC 200 Accounting Principles II 3 BUS 306 Quantitative Business Analysis 3
ENG 200 Business Communications 3 BAF 301 Introduction to Financial Management 3
BUS 203 Organizational Behavior 3 BIT  203 Management Information Systems 3
MTH  203 Business Statistics 3 GEN 301 Professional Ethics 3
MKT 200 Introduction to Marketing 3 GEN 201 General Psychology 3
BUS 301 Macroeconomics 3
Total 18 Total 15
YEAR 3
BUS 307 Research Methods 3 BAF 403 Financial Institutions & Markets 3
GEN 302 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 BAF 413 Financial Derivatives 3
BAF 307 Investments 3 BAF 311 Risk Management and Insurance 3
BAF 305 Corporate Finance 3 BAF 409 Advanced Corporate Finance 3
BUS 309 Operations Management 3 Free Elective 3
BAF 309 Quantitative Methods 3  
Total 18   Total 15
YEAR 4
BAF 411 Entrepreneurial Finance 3 BAF 422 International Banking 3
ACC 401 Managerial Accounting 3 BAF 415 Graduation Project “Banking & Finance Project” 3
BAF 421 Commercial Banking Management 3 BUS 417 International Business Management 3
BUS 409 Strategic Management 3 Major Elective 2 3
Major Elective 1 3
Total 15   Total 12

Bachelor Degree in General Requirements

Students applying for admission to all ECT academic programs must be graduates with a UAE Secondary School Certificate, or it’s equivalent, as stated in the admission requirements set in the Ministerial Decrees No. 200/year 2004 and No 133/year 2005.

A) Secondary School Certificate: A certified UAE general secondary school certificate, with a minimum score of 60% or its equivalent is required for admission, 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 program and should pass 5 courses namely, Arabic Language, IT, Mathematics, Study Skills, and English Communication, along with a TOEFL score of 500 or equivalent before they study academic courses. Students with Industrial, Applied Technology, Commercial, and Agricultural Secondary School Certificates and with a minimum score of 65% can be admitted to ECT programs that are closely related to their fields of study and have to fulfill all other admission requirements. However, students with these certificates and with scores less than 65% can be admitted in the Foundation Program.

B) 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: (Diploma & Bachelor)
    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 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 (FP) should meet the English proficiency requirement.
  • Students who can’t provide proof of English proficiency upon admission will be required to undertake a course of remedial or intensive English provided by the ECT

Employability Scope

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

Professional Occupations

Professional occupations for which graduates are prepared in the program:

  • Financial manager
  • Financial analyst
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Finance adviser
  • Controller

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