Faculty Business
Department Business Information Technology
Program Title /concentration (If any) Diploma in business administration and computer information systems (Double Major)
Total Credit Hours needed for completion of the program 75 credit hours
Award (S) Granted On Completion Of The Program Diploma in business administration and computer information systems (Double Major)

Program Mission

ECT started its current academic program in 1995 as a two-year Diploma in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems. 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. ECT as a recognized higher education institution in the UAE offers its own degree (two-year Diploma in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems (Double Major) and has its full control over its curriculum and academic program.

Program Goals

  • To provide Students with high quality education in the discipline of business administration and computer information systems.
  • To equip students with skills, knowledge and technical capabilities to build a career in the business administration and computer information systems.
  • To equip the student with an understanding of key issues in business administration and computer information systems.
  • To provide the potential employers of ECT graduates (having earned 2-year ECT diploma in BACIS) with entry-level professionals in business administration and computer information systems.
  • To demonstrate to students how academic students relate to the world of business administration and computer information systems.
  • To prepare students to become active members of local and international professional communities.
  • To enable students to pursue further studies at other institutions of higher education.

Core Program learning outcomes

  • Solve business problems in organizations by applying basic business management concepts.
  • Identify entrepreneurial and business opportunities, and evaluate the potential of their success.
  • Develop financial statements of business organizations.
  • Design a customer focused approach for effective promotion of commodities and services.
  • Understand Information Technology Concepts to solve business problems in organizations using Information Technologies.
  • Develop web-based solutions for IT related problems.
  • Experiment with computer based systems using appropriate software development techniques.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of mathematics and management information systems and their application to business contexts.
  • Take responsibility to solve a wide range of work related problems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in teams using interpersonal skills.

Accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

Diploma in Business and Computer Information Systems (2016/2017) – Study Plan

Semester 1 CH Semester 2 CH
SSR 101 Study Skills 3 ACC 100 Accounting Theory & Applications I 3
ISC 100 Islamic Culture 3 ECO 201 Microeconomics 3
CIS 100 Information Technology Skills 3 CIS 102 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
MTH 100 College Mathematics 3 CIS 109 Data Communications and Networking 3
MAN 101 Business Organization and Management 3 ENG 102 Communication 3
Total 15   Total 15
STA 201 Business Statistics 3 CIS 203 Introduction to Web Development 3
BAF 201 Introduction to Financial Management 3 CIS 205 Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design 3
CIS 105 Object Oriented Programming 3 MKT 201 Marketing 3
ECO 202 Macroeconomics 3 MAN 202 Organizational Behavior 3
CIS 202 Relational Database 3 NSC 201 Natural Science 3
Total 15   Total 15
PHI 200 Professional Ethics 3
CIS 204 Advanced Web Development 3
CIS 206 Management Information Systems 3
MAN 201 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management 3
Elective Course 3
Total 15  

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 programs, 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

Secondary School Certificate

Students applying for admission to any of the 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), in addition to meeting the following admission requirements:

  • All applicants for ECT’s programs must achieve a recognized and official secondary school certificate, or it’s 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 undergraduate 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 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 in 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.