DepartmentAccounting & Finance
Program Title /concentration (If any)Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking & Finance
Total Credit Hours needed for completion of the program126 Credit Hours
Award (S) Granted On Completion Of The ProgramBachelor of Business Administration in Banking & 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

  • Enhance students’ awareness of societal values, integrity at work and professional excellence.
  • Prepare students to evolve in a cross-functional, team-based work environment.
  • Instill within students the knowledge of the core fundamental principles and theories of finance and banking.
  • Strengthen the students’ practical knowledge of finance, banking and the financial services industry to prepare them for professional business challenges.
  • Provide students with the financial tools for problem solving and decision making that can be applied in a variety of business situations.
  • Strengthen the students’ ability to conduct research on and collect and analyze relevant economic and financial data.
  • 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

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

Major Program learning outcomes

  • Think critically, solve problems creatively and make innovative decisions in an organizational setting.
  • Explain the theory, practice and emerging trends of finance and banking concepts, ideas, models and frameworks.
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills to make financial decisions.
  • Apply and critically evaluate the impact of finance decisions and evaluate their impact on firm value.
  • Conduct strategic financial analysis to identify the key financial problems and develop solutions.
  • 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 1CHSemester 2CH
ENG 100English I3GEN 102Islamic Culture3
MTH 100College Mathematics3ENG 104English II3
GEN 104Man & Environment3ENG 103Study Skills3
BIT 100Introduction to Information Technology Skills3ACC 106Accounting Principles I3
BUS 100Introduction to Management3BUS 201Microeconomics3
BIT 203Management Information Systems3
Total15 Total18
ACC 200Accounting Principles II3BUS 306Quantitative Business Analysis3
ENG 200Business Communications3BAF 301Introduction to Financial Management3
BUS 203Organizational Behavior3BUS  301Macroeconomics3
MTH  203Business Statistics3GEN 301Professional Ethics3
HRM 201Introduction to Human Resource Management3MKT 200Introduction to  Marketing3
GEN 201General Psychology3
BUS 307Research Methods3BAF 403Financial Institutions & Markets3
GEN 302Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship3BAF 413Financial Derivatives3
BAF 307Investments3BAF 311Risk Management and Insurance3
BAF 305Corporate Finance3BUS 409Strategic Management3
BUS 309Operations Management3BAF 409Advanced Corporate Finance3
BAF 309Quantitative Methods3 Free Elective3
Total18 Total18
BAF 411Entrepreneurial Finance3BAF 422International Banking3
BUS 417International Business Management3BAF 415Graduation Project “Banking & Finance Project”3
BAF 421Commercial Banking Management3ACC 401Managerial Accounting3
Major Elective3Major Elective3
Total12 Total12

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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