Faculty Business
Department Information Technology
Program Title /concentration (If any) Bachelor of Business Administration concentration in Business Information Technology
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 Business Information Technology

Accredited from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

Program Mission

The mission of the BBA in BIT is to provide students with sound foundation in information technology (IT) principles and practice. The emphasis is on applications of information technology rather than the computer itself. Students earning a BBA major in Business Information Technology understand web and application development in the context of the business environment. Graduates have capabilities in systems analysis and design, database management, and IT project management. The program of study includes general business courses, and business topics are integrated into many Information System courses. The BBA Major BIT provides students with flexible elective options. Elective courses focus on cutting-edge IT topics such as advanced web development.

Programs goals

01 Provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to assume a leadership role in the advancement of the IT business management profession.
02 Promote within the student the appreciation of the concept of life-long learning that help them to keep informed of new concepts and developments, in the techniques and tools of IT in Business.
03 Help the student acquire the theoretical knowledge, applicable skills, and the attitude necessary to use business-related technology under appropriate circumstances.
04 Instill within the student the desire and appreciation of working with diverse groups of colleagues to identify business problems and then develop unified productive solutions.

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 a 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 Apply the emerging technologies to the business environment.
02 Utilize information technology skills & tools to support decision making in business.
03 Understand and use basic information technology tools & techniques to build business information systems.
04 Solve business problems and enhance productivity using information technology tools and techniques in the proper way.
05 Use knowledge of information systems to formulate, solve, and discuss business problems that require analysis.
06 Understand and apply the fundamental knowledge and skills required to manage E- business systems and their environment.
07 Assess different business Intelligence models and select the appropriate one in a certain situation.

Bachelor of Business Administration Concentration in Information Technology (2018/2019)- Study Plan

  Semester 1 CH   Semester 2 CH
  YEAR 1          
ENG 100 English I 3 GEN 102 Islamic Culture 3
MTH 100 College Mathematics 3 ENG 104 English II 3
GEN 104 Man & Environment 3 ENG 103 Study Skills 3
BIT 100 Introduction to Information Technology Skills 3 ACC 106 Accounting Principles I 3
BUS 100 Introduction to Management 3 BUS 201 Microeconomics 3
      BIT 203 Management Information Systems 3
Total   15 Total   18
  YEAR 2        
ACC 200 Accounting Principle II 3 BUS 306 Quantitative Business Analysis 3
ENG 200 Business Communications 3 GEN 201 General Psychology 3
MKT 200 Introduction to Marketing 3 BUS 301 Macroeconomics 3
MTH  203 Business Statistics 3 HRM201 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3
BIT 201 Introduction to Computer  Programing 3 BIT 207 Introduction to web development 3
BUS 203 Organizational Behavior 3 BIT 205 Object Oriented Programming 3
  Total 18   Total 18
  YEAR 3        
GEN 302 ,,,  Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 BUS 409 Strategic Management 3
BUS 302 E-Business 3 BIT 407 Object oriented system analysis and design 3
BUS 309 Operations Management 3 BIT 413 Data communication and networking 3
BIT 305 Database Management Systems 3 BIT 422 Advanced Database Management Systems 3
BUS307 Research Method 3 GEN 301 Professional Ethics 3
BAF 301 Introduction to Financial Management 3      
  Total 18   Total 15
  YEAR 4        
  Major Elective 3 BIT 405 Business intelligence 3
BIT 430 Information Security 3 BUS 417  International Business Management 3
BIT 417 Advanced Web Development 3 BIT 415 Graduation Project 3
  Free Elective 3   Major Elective 3
Total   12 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:

  • Application Developer
  • Application Support
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Manager
  • Client Services Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Information Resource Manager
  • IT Consultant
  • Programmer/Analyst