Plan the Future of Every Business

Accounting is the most sought after area of interest for many business graduates. This is challenging, as one learns to be right on top of the financial markets; the program allows conducting analysis and observes the improvement of financial situations. Above all, graduates with accounting qualifications are the benchmark of success for any company.

It is imperative to know that this degree opens doors to gain prestigious qualifications and practice as a Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant.

In the last two decades, the globalization phenomenon has seen growth of networks, in both the private and public sectors. This has tremendously experienced the appropriate means of fiscal management at micro and macro level. Thus, the window of opportunity encourages fresh graduates to learn and practice fiscal management, budget allocation, cost effectiveness, investment and financial opportunities and many other options. This is a versatile area that can link to any discipline for an aspiring employee backed with a solid foundation of accounting knowledge. Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Attested high school (grade 12) certificate or its equivalent with minimum average of 60% | for scientific and literary streams. Other streams will require a minimum score average of 70% equivalency and a letter will be required for certificate earned outside UAE.
  • English Proficiency
    PBT 500 | iBT 61 | IELTS ACA. 5.0 | PEARSON 44 | IESOL B1/B2 | CAMBRIDGE 154
  • Letter of Interest & Interview

ACCREDITATION

The American University in the Emirates is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education | caa.ae

FEE STRUCTURE - 2016/17

  • Tuition (One Semester)

    Approx. 21,000 AED
    One academic year is two semesters
  • Admission (One Time)

    3,000 AED

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GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

11 COURSES | 33 CREDIT HOURS

This course is designed to assist Arabic Speaking students to use language skills correctly with the focus on how to write research papers and business letters. In order to achieve this goal different and integrated types of skills are implemented to assist in the development of the students comprehension of what he/she listens to or reads in addition to writing papers, reporting, writing recommendations, seminars and symposiums. The course also provides the basic skills of good and coherent writing such as, spelling, digitals, correct paragraph structure and writing essays.

This course provides students with advanced English-language skills to pursue successfully their Undergraduate Catalog 2016 / 2017 36 studies in various academic specializations. It helps students to develop, improve, and upgrade their listening, speaking, reading, writing, and structure skills. This course also acquaints students with technical writing, research papers, and essays. The prerequisite of this course is passing successfully the Toefl or it’s equivalent.

This course will begin with a review of selected arithmetic topics: fractions, decimals, and percentages, followed by a brief review of signed number operations. The course will cover topics of Basic Algebra such as variable expressions, linear equations, inequalities and applications, and graphing points and lines

This course presents the use of computers in everyday life. The students will learn to organize electronic filing systems as well as to communicate ideas effectively using a variety of software tools. The course discusses some of the ethical and moral issues raised by the use of Internet and email. Towards the end of the course, the students in groups will work to select a topic, search for the information, analyze and organize it incorporating a software tool they learned and present it publicly.

This course designed to help students to do well at their studies at university through the development of effective study skills and strategies. Studying at university is very different from previous study students may have done, and therefore the course aims to apply new studying and learning strategies, and identify, develop, and enhance the study and learning skills of students. These skills include time management, taking notes, planning assignments, exam preparation and revision, preparing a presentation, memory techniques, and methods for using course materials including syllabi and textbooks, critical and creative thinking, problem solving, etc. Students will have the opportunity to develop a focused project specific to their interests and study needs.

This course will offer students the knowledge to enable them understand the Islamic culture. The course offers a review of the history of Islam and how it is currently the fastest growing religion in the world

This course introduces students to the broad, complex and influential field of the social sciences. The course tends to focus on the disciplines of anthropology, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, and sometimes history and geography. This course will also enable students to sharpen their critical analysis skills as they evaluate changes in important social issues and institutions.

An introduction to the fundamental principles and practices of psychology, including theories and methods, biological factors influencing behavior, learning, memory, thinking, intelligence, language, human development and personality

This course is designed to introduce, first, the concepts, measurements, and theories of broad-based sustainable development as well as the relationships between economic development, human development, and environment. Students will also be familiar with several theories of development. Then, the characteristics and the quality of life in GCC will be investigated and compared to those in other countries. The focus would be on the causes, problems and challenges associated with the development of GCC countries such as population structure and localization policies, the feasibility of GCC States integration, the impact of oil and non-oil production on development. The students will work on a project in groups by gathering information from public libraries and by interviewing public officials. The students will be given the latitude of choosing a topic to write about. The prerequisite is MAT 100

Courses in the Natural Sciences introduce students to the basic concepts of Sciences and the scientific method and enhance awareness of scientific developments and their impact on society and the environment. This area provides students with an understanding of scientific terms, concepts and theories, and the ability to formulate empirically testable hypotheses derived from the study of physical processes and living things.

This course is designed to introduce, first, the concepts, measurements, and theories of broad-based sustainable development as well as the relationships between economic development, human development, and environment. Students will also be familiar with several theories of development. Then, the characteristics and the quality of life in GCC will be investigated and compared to those in other countries. The focus would be on the causes, problems and challenges associated with the development of GCC countries such as population structure and localization policies, the feasibility of GCC States integration, the impact of oil and non-oil production on development. The students will work on a project in groups by gathering information from public libraries and by interviewing public officials. The students will be given the latitude of choosing a topic to write about. The prerequisite is ASC 110.

CORE COURSES

16 COURSES | 48 CREDIT HOURS

This course introduces the four basic management functions: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. The course discusses certain related managerial topics include decision-making, planning, organizational structure and chine of command, power and authority, delegation, leadership and teamwork, organizational communication networks, and motivational theories.

This course introduces fundamental accounting principles, rules, concepts, terms, procedures, and systems; analyzing, classifying and recording and posting accounting data; subsidiary ledgers; special journals, adjusting and closing entries; accounting cycle completion; preparing worksheets and the financial statements; control over cash; and bank reconciliation.

This course introduces management accounting concepts and how accounting information is used for making internal management decisions related to operational planning and control. Emphasis is placed upon accounting as a tool for planning, managing, and control. The prerequisite is ACC 100

This course is designed to introduce students to basic microeconomics concepts relating to individual decision-making. The course exposes students to the meaning, nature, and methods of economy study. The concepts of supply, demand, and elasticity are used to analyze consumers and firms behaviors in different types of markets: consumer behavior, firm production costs, pure competition, monopoly, oligopoly, etc. The course discusses, also, scarcity, choice and economic decision-making used by the consumers and firms.

The course discusses the information systems planning, and organizing and the application of information technology advancements. This course has a managerial perspective that describes how IS supports business goals and functions are applicable to management, what information resources are available to the manager, and how the manager is involved in the information development process. The prerequisite courses are CIT 100 and MGT 100.

This course aims to acquire a sound education in those statistical concepts and its applications in the fields of business and economics. This course requires fundamental understanding of basic statistics like frequency distribution, averages, measures of variability, probability, confidence intervals. The course also recommends a prior understanding of software application and MS Excel. Course covers statistical concepts and methods like hypothesis testing, variance Tests, chi-Square analysis and ANOVA with an emphasis on business application. The prerequisite course is ASC 205.

This course will familiarize the student with the scope, terminology, topics, and procedures of marketing in a modern firm. It introduces the principles of marketing. The four basic ingredients of the marketing mix - product, price, place, and promotion are discussed. Other topics include marketing channels; market research, consumer behavior, societal marketing, and new product planning are also discussed. The prerequisite course is ECO 100.

This course is developed to examine the financial strategic and operational decisions in organizations. The course provides the decision maker with the financial theory, concepts, and tools necessary to make better financial managerial decisions as well as enable the student to make sound decisions regarding financial analyses and judgments performed by others. The prerequisite courses are ACC 100 and MGT 100.

This introductory course discusses the national income determination, money and banking, inflation, unemployment and economic policy. This course will also expose students to the workings of the national economy. The different economic systems including the freemarket and state-controlled systems will be covered. Also, the relationship between savings and investment will be discussed. The prerequisite is ECO 100.

This course examines individual, group, and organizational behavior within various business settings in a culturally diverse workplace. Topics covered include management theory, communication, perceptions, motivation, leadership, managing rewards, stress management, employee counseling, appraisal, employee disciplinary systems, conflict management, training, and organizational development. Throughout the course, students work individually and in teams on cases and business simulations. The prerequisite courses are MGT 100 and ASC 200

This course evaluates management problems of production and operations in both industrial and service organizations. Topics include scheduling, material requirements, planning, and project management. Utilizing a problem-solving focus as a basis for decision-making is a prime objective. Managerial challenges in productivity, quality and just-in-time systems are also considered. The prerequisite courses are MGT 100 and MGT 202.

The aim of this course is to review legal principles and sources of contract law, background of law and legal theory. The following topics are covered in detail: formation of contracts, modifications, terminations, remedies, award law, pricing, patent, business organizations, company law, sales of goods, transfer of ownership rights, employment, and health and safety laws. The prerequisite is MGT 100.

This course discusses decision analysis and risk attitudes, inventory control, linear programming, transportation problem, queuing theory, and simulation. Emphasis would be made on the formulation of problems and their solution by standard methods or by computer packages. The prerequisite is MGT 202.

Throughout its history, the Arab Gulf Area has been a major center of world affairs and business. In modern times, the UAE and GCC (i.e. the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman) remain a strategically, economically, politically, culturally, and religiously sensitive region for world business. The UAE and GCC remains the focus of global business interest and economic initiatives from the US, Europe, and other nations. The rise in oil prices has created momentum for regional growth and investment flows that is expected to be secular. This course provides students with a deep understanding of the business opportunities and practices and in the UAE and GCC at a time when such understanding is increasingly vital. It focuses on current investment opportunities taking into consideration the political, cultural and economic history of the region. The course also provides students with an introduction to the financial, legal, cultural and social contexts of the business practice in UAE and GCC. The prerequisite courses are MGT 100 and ASC 300.

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage the long-term performance of a firm. Taking the perspective and mindset of top management, students will learn to analyze the firm in its environment. By matching opportunities and threats found in this environment with the internal strengths and weaknesses of the firm, you will learn to formulate strategies and develop ways to implement these strategies. Student’s performance in this course depends to a significant extent on the successful integration of previous coursework in the various functional areas of business theories. Students must satisfy the following prerequisite courses in order to be able to register the Strategic Management course: MGT 400, ACC 105, FIN 200, MGT 300 & MKT 200.

International business involves any business transaction between parties from more than one country. Advances in communications and transportation technology, a reduction in import barriers and tariffs worldwide, and the formation of several regional trading alliances (e.g. NAFTA), have made international business an increasingly important part of the global economy. Because of the continuing growth of international business, most business professionals deal with the subject in some direct or indirect way. This class will provide the background necessary to understand the international business environment, and will explore strategies for entering into international business and managing in the international business environment. The prerequisite course is MGT 300.

SPECIALIZATION COURSES

10 COURSES | 30 CREDIT HOURS

Intermediate Accounting I course is a continued study of the accounting process and the reporting process in conjunction with the development of accounting theory. It focuses on comprehensive analysis of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), accounting theory, concepts, and financial reporting principles for public corporations. It is the first of a two-course sequence in financial accounting and is designed primarily for accounting and finance majors. The course focuses on the preparation and analysis of business information relevant and useful to external users of financial reports. This course explores the theories, principles and practices surveyed in Accounting Principles and critically examines `real-world` financial analysis and reporting issues. The prerequisite is ACC 100

The course is a continuation of Intermediate Accounting I. The course focuses on issues relating to the financial reporting by public corporations, stockholders’ equity, long-term liabilities, accounting for income taxes and inflation accounting, cash flow and income reporting. In this course, the substance of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) is examined. In addition, the course will also examine some of the areas where GAAP practices have changed in recent years and where GAAP will be changing in the future. This will bring one into contact with the workings of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the organization responsible for creating and maintaining GAAP. The prerequisite is ACC 200.

The course focuses on approaches and techniques used by accountants for product costing, cost control, and providing financial information for managerial decision-making. It discusses topics include cost accounting concepts, procedures, methods, and techniques used for personnel, production, factory overhead costs, inventory, work-in-progress, costs allocation of service department, job orders, process, joint and by-product costing, cost control, and standard costing. The prerequisite is ACC 200.

This course builds off the concepts studied in the introductory corporate finance course and applies them to the fundamental activities of financing, investment, and valuing companies and of analyzing corporate transactions. It stresses bridging the gap between theory and practice, a gap that can be high. The course deals with the allocation and acquisition of resources among the firms present and potential activities and projects. Financial managers must determine the best method for finding and allocating capital to increase the wealth of the firms’ shareholders. Concepts such as corporate objectives, the valuation of financial assets, investment appraisal, optimal capital structure, and dividend payout and treasury policy are examined. Special emphasis is placed on long-term managerial policies and the relevance of corporate finance to the accountant. The prerequisite course is FIN 200.

The Accounting Information System joins together the skill sets of two areas experiencing rapid growth and change, accounting and information technology. Electronic commerce, direct business-to-business communication, paperless work process, and many other technology- intensive innovations have created new challenges and opportunities for accountants who also have expertise in information systems. Many traditional accounting functions are now embodied in systems that require a different combination of technical and financial knowledge. The AIS course is designed to provide this combination of knowledge and skill sets to meet the new challenges and opportunities of the information technology world. As the title and objectives of the course show, it depends heavily on the computer applications. The computer laboratory and the computer Internet are the main tools to achieve the objectives of the course. The prerequisite courses are MGT 200 and ACC 205.

The course examines the process by which management determines and translates its mission into specified goals and objectives for attainment and secures the efficient accomplishment of these goals and objectives within a specified period of time. Topics covered include determining goals, targets, direction; shortterm planning, budgeting resource allocation, and control activities. This course emphasizes that a budget is the formal expression of short-term plans, goals, and objectives of management that covers all aspects of operations for a designated time period. It explains how planning and budgeting help to master the financial aspects of the organization, and solve problems before they occur. This course, also, explains control concepts and principles, how they work, how to prepare and present them, and how to analyze results and variances. The practical development and use of these topics at various managerial levels within a business are discussed. The prerequisite courses are ACC 300 and ACC 105.

This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of how to conduct an internal audit. Auditing is interdisciplinary in its scope and methodology, encompassing accounting principles and applications, legal aspects, managerial issues, environmental factors and computer processing. In its modern sense, an audit is a process whereby the accounts of business entities and Undergraduate Catalog 2016 / 2017 40 managerial performance are subjected to scrutiny to develop an opinion on fairness of financial statements and effectiveness of management. The general concern of auditing could be derived from the famous statement of Confucius: - “The aim of the superior man is truth”. The prerequisite course is ACC 205.

This course addresses accounting for partnerships, accounting in the international marketplace, and business. The transfer of control from one group of owners to another affects the economic interests of many people, including the owners, managers, creditors and customers. Although the single proprietorship is the most common form of business in the Arab world, and although the corporate form of organization accounts for by far the largest volume of business, the partnership form is widely used by smaller business entities in the Gulf. The Study of partnership and consolidated financial statements is the primary concentration of this course. Fundamentals of fair value and equity accounting methods are reviewed. The students will be taken to the computer lab under the direct supervision of the instructor to make the necessary applications, use excel to solve cases. The prerequisite course is ACC 205.

This course provides students with an in-depth knowledge of advanced approaches of Cost Accounting to enable them to apply costing methods and techniques to assist management for taking appropriate decisions. It assumes that students have previously taken cost accounting courses and are familiar with concepts and practical applications of cost accounting. Therefore, this course will not focus on teaching the basics of cost accounting. The prerequisite is ACC 300.

The global economy is best characterized by a new economic and corporate world in which national boundaries are losing their importance. Multinational and local firms need to be aware of the linkages, ramifications, conditions and demands of the global economy. International Accounting looks at how to produce accounting information that reflects this international reality for both external and internal users. International Accounting takes in all the technical accounting problems in Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Management Accounting and Auditing that have a bearing on the conduct of foreign operations. As a result of globalization and recent current changes, the Internet is of crucial importance for this subject. The prerequisite course is ACC 401

ATTENDANCE

Student builds the schedule based on available offered courses in the registered semester

Weekday Morning Classes

SUN – TUE | BETWEEN 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
MON – WED | BETWEEN 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Weekday Evening Classes

SUN – TUE | BETWEEN 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MON – WED | BETWEEN 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Weekend Classes

FRI - SAT | BETWEEN 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

WHEN CAN I JOIN

STUDENT CAN JOIN THE BEGINNING OF ANY SEMESTER

SEPTEMBER

FALL SEMESTER

MIN 3 COURSES | 9 CREDIT HOURS
MAX 6 COURSES | 18 CREDIT HOURS

JANUARY

SPRING SEMESTER

MIN 3 COURSES | 9 CREDIT HOURS
MAX 6 COURSES | 18 CREDIT HOURS

MAY

SUMMER SEMESTER

MAX 3 COURSES
9 CREDIT HOURS

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