Accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

DepartmentBusiness 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 program75 credit hours
Award (S) Granted On Completion Of The ProgramDiploma 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.

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

Semester 1CHSemester 2CH
SSR 101Study Skills3ACC 100Accounting Theory & Applications I3
ISC 100Islamic Culture3ECO 201Microeconomics3
CIS 100Information Technology Skills3CIS 102Introduction to Computer Programming3
MTH 100College Mathematics3CIS 109Data Communications and Networking3
MAN 101Business Organization and Management3ENG 102Communication3
Total15 Total15
STA 201Business Statistics3CIS 203Introduction to Web Development3
BAF 201Introduction to Financial Management3CIS 205Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design3
CIS 105Object Oriented Programming3MKT 201Marketing3
ECO 202Macroeconomics3MAN 202Organizational Behavior3
CIS 202Relational Database3NSC 201Natural Science3
Total15 Total15
PHI 200Professional Ethics3
CIS 204Advanced Web Development3
CIS 206Management Information Systems3
MAN 201Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management3
Elective Course3

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:
ACS001Arabic Communication
SSR001Study Skills
ENG001English 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:

GEN102Islamic Culture
BIT100Introduction to Information Technology skills
MTH100College Mathematics
ENG103Study Skills
GEN100Communication Skills in Arabic
GEN104Man and environment
GEN106Natural Science
ENG100English 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.

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