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

12 COURSES | 36 CREDIT HOURS

A: English Language

The student selects 9 credit hours (3 courses) from the list below

This course is designed to enable students to experience and develop learning and academic skills appropriate for university context. It aims to facilitate the process of orientation and transition into academic excellence and learning culture. Furthermore, it aims to develop confidence in students’ ability to succeed in university requirements.

This course provides students with advanced writing skills in English so that they can successfully pursue their studies in various academic specializations. It helps students to develop, improve, and upgrade their writing and structure skills, and it also acquaints students with technical writing, research papers, and essays since brief research methods are applied in student projects and assignments.

B: Arabic Language

The student selects 3 credit hours (1 course) from the list below

- صُمم هذا المساق لتمكين الطالب الناطق باللغة العربية من المهارات اللغوية الضرورية، وخاصة التركيز على خطوات كتابة التقارير والرسائل الإدارية والبحوث المنهجية؛ ولتحقيق ذلك جاءت المهارات متنوعة ومتدرجة، لتنمية قدرات الطالب على الفهم الصحيح والأداء المتميز لما يقرأ ويسمع، وليكتسب القدرة على كتابة المقالات والتقارير ومحاضر الاجتماعات وتوصيات المؤتمرات والندوات بصورة سليمة، لذا عُني المساق بتدريب الطالب على المهارات الأساسية للكتابة؛ كقواعد الإملاء المتعددة وعلامات الترقيم ونظام الفقرة وكتابة المقال على نحو متدرج.

C: The Natural Sciences

The student selects 3 credit hours (1 course) from the list below

The natural science course incorporates a wide range of subjects of sciences such as astronomy, geology, biology, chemistry, and environmental science. The course will present the scientific facts of astronomy, the Earth and its weather, water, and environment, biology, and nutrition with the chemicals of life. The course emphasizes understanding the core principles of different branches of science and their effects on our lives. Moreover, the course explores the scope of natural phenomena, changing environment conditions, general health rules of nutrition, and the variety of living organisms. The course helps the students to acquire skills in observation, critical thinking, analysing, interpreting, understanding and discussing scientific terminology and facts.

This course provides an introduction to sustainable energy, conservation, and energy efficiency within the UAE and the world. It will explore the relationship between energy, environment, economy and ecological well-being. It will discuss energy production from the biology, natural science, environmental science and social sciences perspectives. Students will be introduced to a variety of topics including global warming, climate change, sustainable food production, solid waste management, environmental and natural resources laws. The course includes the growing challenges of climate change and energy crisis and proposes solutions to overcome them.

The ‘Principles of Environmental Science’ course is designed to introduce the fundamental concepts of Environmental Science to undergraduate students. It includes topics from different areas of study such as ecology, biology, soil science and atmospheric science. The course aims at raising environmental awareness among students and providing them with the scientific knowledge and skills to identify, prevent and solve environmental problems. Additionally, it deals with ecological concepts, organism interactions, communities and ecosystems. The course focuses on key areas of population dynamics, biodiversity, human activities and the environment managed ecosystems, air quality, water and solid waste management.

D: The Social or Behavioral Sciences

The student selects 3 credit hours (1 courses) from the list below

An introduction to the science of psychology, its theories and foundations. The course is focused on principles and research methodologies, including the following topics: history of psychology, the biology of mind, memory, learning, child and personality development, psychological disorders and therapy. The aim of the course is to introduce the basis of psychology, provide the foundational knowledge to pursue the subject in more depth in the future, and build an ongoing interest in the application of psychology in everyday life.

E: Information Technology or Math

The student selects 3 credit hours (1 courses) from the list below

The General Statistics course is designed to develop good understanding of the basic concepts of statistical theorems, and applications. The course covers topics such as data collection methods, organization of data, analysis and interpretation of results. A software package will be used to analyze the statistical data.

F: The Humanities or Arts

The student selects 6 credit hours (2 courses) from the list below

Innovation is the engine of opportunity and, acting as a catalyst, this course is intended to ignite an interest in innovation and inspire entrepreneurial action. At the core of innovation and entrepreneurship is a commitment to experiential learning that will encourage students to engage in critical thinking, creative problem-solving while also equipping them with the soft skills needed in their pursuit of academic and professional endeavors. Students will discuss the relevance and role of innovation and entrepreneurship in work and life situations; determine opportunities for creative disruption and design a strategy for its implementation; develop a practical understanding of innovation through thoughtful debate and exercises; and demonstrate critical thinking and individual insight with a personal mastery portfolio.

This course provides a core introduction to drawing, covering a wide range of basic and intermediate practical and technical skills. Students will explore approaches and concepts to the subject through manual practice using a comprehensive range of media and with reference to great masters in the field. Traditional and objective drawing skills in the use of line, tone, form and perspective provide the foundation for learning in this course. Students are required to develop their ability to observe, perceive and interpret through drawing the world around them, reflecting their understanding of 2D and 3D space.

This course introduces students to contemporary Arab arts and aesthetics from the beginning of twentieth century up to date. Emphasize is placed on the formation of contemporary art and design movement in the Arab countries, the driving forces behind the changes in aesthetics from Islamic to Arabic and expression of cultural identity. Special concentration on the role of pioneer figures and the various generations of artists and their influence on contemporary Arab art.

This course will introduce the students to the key concepts of philosophy and its principle tools. The course will discuss major thinkers and different schools of philosophical thought, and will apply philosophical analysis to the topics of knowledge, religion, mind, freedom, responsibility, and ethics.

This course introduces the science of Sociology. Students will examine Society, Institutions and the relationships that make up a social context. The scientific methodology used to study social interactions, stratification and other elements of sociological enquiry will be discussed to emphasize the core concept of sociology as a systematic study of societies and social structures.

This course introduces the student to the development of the human race. You will study a Four Field introduction to Anthropology wherein you will gain an understanding of Human Development and how both ancient and modern humans are studied. An understanding of Anthropology, the study of culture and human development is an important pillar in a degree which aims to develop educators in multi-cultural and economically diverse settings.

This course is a chronological survey of art and design offering students an in-depth understanding of the role of art throughout history with a strong focus on aesthetic values, socio-cultural influences and technical terminology. Architecture, sculpture, painting, decorative arts, prehistoric art, design of the ancient world, the world beyond Europe, early Christian and Islamic art and the art of the Middle-Ages and Gothic period form the foundation of the course material spanning a period from 40,000 BC to 1300 AD.

G: Islamic Studies, History or Culture

The student selects 3 credit hours (1 course) from the list below

This course will offer students’ 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.

The course is designed to give an in-depth understanding of the Islamic civilization. It deals with the universal principles that went into the making of the Islamic civilization. It examines the basic ideas of Islamic civilization besides exploring their contemporary relevance and challenges. The course seeks to effectively address the notion of the ‘clash of civilizations.’

H: UAE Studies

The student selects 3 credit hours (1 course) from the list below

The course is designed to introduce the UAE and GCC society with its historical background and uniqueness. It is aimed at enabling students to understand the specific features of the society along with its customs, traditions and lifestyle. The course will introduce the processes and the challenges of development as well as the future aspirations of the UAE and GCC Society.

CORE COURSES

16 COURSES | 48 CREDIT HOURS

This course marks students’ first journey into the discipline of management. The focus of this course is to expose students to the fundamentals of the four functions of management of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Within each function students are introduced to a multitude of managerial areas of focus including decision-making, organizational structure, power and politics, leadership, teams, motivation, and communication. Students are also equipped with the soft skills crucial for management students via group work, debates, projects, and presentations.

This principle level course introduces students with the fundamentals of accounting terms, rules, concepts, procedures, and systems. Topics covered include the art of recording, classifying and analyzing the data into useful information for both the internal and external users. Students are introduced to the double entry accounting concepts, general journals and the accounting cycle.

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.

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 studying Microeconomics. The concepts of supply, demand, and elasticity are used to analyze the  behaviors of consumers and firms in different types of markets. Main topics covered include: consumer behavior, firm production costs, Pure Competition, Monopolistic Competition, Monopoly, and  Oligopoly.

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.

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.

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.

This course examines the financial strategic and operational decisions in organizations. It aims to provide 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.

This course is concerned with the study of the behaviour of the economy as a whole. It analyses how the overall level of output, employment and prices are determined and how these in turn are affected by fiscal and monetary policies. issues to be covered include GDP determination, the use of fiscal and monetary policies in stabilizing the economy and the role of government policy in promoting long-term economic growth.

Organizational behavior studies the influence that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations' its chief goal is to apply that knowledge toward improving an organization’s effectiveness. This course introduces students to the core concepts of organizational behavior including attitudes, emotions, and moods; communication; conflict and negotiation; diversity; group behavior and work teams; individual decision making; leadership and power; motivation; organization culture and structure; organizational change; and personality and values. Students will work individually and in groups on assessments including case studies, discussions, in-class exercises, and presentations to increase their understanding of the curriculum in a practical context.

This course interprets the key theories in production and operations management, it equips the students with the necessary tools and techniques to effectively and efficiently manage the operations as well as providing the necessary decision making problem solving applications to evaluate the proper decisions Affecting the performance of operations.

This course familiarizes students with the concept of the rule of law as a mechanism for ordering people’s (and companies’) behavior, and for providing predictability and certainty in planning business transactions.  Students will consider the legal issues inherent in business, considered from the standpoint of various business roles such as business owner, corporate officer, board member, shareholder, partner, officer, manager, employer and employee, customer and client.  It aims to have students anticipate potential legal issues in business transactions so that they can plan to avoid legal problems and, when they do occur, formulate solutions.

This course discusses the essence of Quantitative Analysis and covers various types of analysis including: decision analysis and risk attitudes, inventory control, linear programming, transportation problem, queuing theory, and simulations. Emphasis is on the formulation of problems and their solutions by standard methods and by computer packages such as MS Excel and QM.

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.

In today’s business world gaining and maintaining competitive advantages is more challenging than ever. Considering the need of the time this course captures the complexity of current business environment and offers contemporary concepts and skills. In the course the skill oriented approach to Strategic Management develop students to design cutting-edge strategy through skills building exercises. further it benefits attendees to gain necessary knowledge to manage consistent higher organizational performance by reading, analyzing and designing suitable working environment. Different models and tools in the course are practically applicable to find out strengths, weakness of the organizations, this analysis finally helps students to design the effective strategies and strategic plan for the business. Starting from strategy formulation, action and evaluation this course includes, vision and mission, external and internal assessment, strategies in action, strategy choices through analysis, organizational functional issues, business ethics, social responsibilities and strategic management case presentation etc.

In the present day business has developed from a simple word to a global practice. Even the local business industries started facing competition from global business giants. This has brought in continued competition not in profits, but in quality, cost, skills, and even business dynamics. The course in International Business provides emphasis to the global business scenario, analyze interrelation between governments and business across borders. Further it studies the economic dynamics between countries/regions. The course provides a detailed insight into the international monetary system, international trade and foreign direct investment. The basic objective of the course is to introduce International Business as a subject and to provide an understanding of the global economy to gain the best understanding of the subject with the major issues related to the business environment. This course is generally “macro” in its composition, which is developed to provide intellectual focus with emphasis on the impact and overriding theories best describing the International Business scenario.

SPECIALIZATION COURSES

10 COURSES | 30 CREDIT HOURS

Intermediate Accounting I is the first course in a two-course sequence with a focus on the continued study of the accounting and reporting processes within the framework of accounting theory. Main topics include in-depth analysis of IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards), accounting theory, and requirements for publicly owned corporations. The course is targeted towards undergraduate accounting and finance specializations and focuses on the importance of preparing, analyzing, and communicating business information in ways that are relevant and useful to the end users of financial reports.  This course builds upon the theories, principles and practices surveyed in ACC 100 (Principles of Accounting) and incorporates the examination of current real-world issues in financial reporting and analysis.

Accounting objectives are ever changing. Students must know how to generate financial information for interested parties and to provide managers with useful information, “Accountants must act as well as think". The course is a continuation of Intermediate Accounting I and focuses on financial reporting requirements for public corporations.  Core elements of accounting and financial statements including determining shareholder equity and long-term liabilities, income and cash flow reporting, and income tax and inflation accounting will be examined in the context of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

This course introduces students with the techniques used by cost accountants in the organizations. Approaches include cost control and product costing which assists in managerial decision making. 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.

This finance course advances the preliminary concepts covered at the introductory level and applies them to fundamental activities of financing, investing and valuation of corporations. This involves allocation and acquisition of resources, leveraging the capital structure of the firms and analysis of corporate transactions. This course aims at determining the best methodology to achieve wealth maximization for shareholders. It acquaints the students with valuation of financial assets, financial investing decisions, capital budgeting, and dividend payout policies, with emphasis on both short-term and long-term managerial policies.

This computerized Accounting course brings together two business areas of accounting and information technology. The traditional accounting functions are carried out technically with acquiring the contemporary accounting and finance skills within this course. The ever-changing business environment and technological advancements require a different knowledge skill set which is embodied in this course to help students achieve the dynamic business demands. This practically driven course is mostly taught in the accounting labs with the appropriate use of accounting software.

This course lays emphasis on the planning process including short-term plans, and the budgetary goals and objectives of management. It explains how adequate planning and budgeting can help with financial problem solving and foster growth in the long run. This course, also, explains control concepts and fundamentals; the preparation and presentations of the processes and how to analyze results and variances. This results in applying the practical techniques at various managerial levels within a business environment. Topics covered include, targets, direction, budgeting resource allocation, and control activities.

This course aims at introducing the basic concepts, standards and procedures necessary for carrying out an Audit. Students are acquainted with the methodology of scrutinizing the accounts of business organizations, and to ensure the effectiveness of the managerial performance. Emphasis is laid on the Audit of the Financial Statements, the resulting outcome and how to form an opinion based on ethical and legal aspects.

This accounting course advances students into partnership accounting and addresses businesses in the global market place. It introduces concepts of transfer of business ownerships, mergers and acquisitions and their accounting treatments, as well as understanding the different forms of partnership concerns which are fundamental in the Arab world. Students will be understanding the consolidation of financial statements in different currencies and more emphasis will be laid on the practical aspect of accounting.

This course advances students in acquiring the in-depth knowledge of Costing concepts. It aims to equip students with various costing methods and techniques like job order costing, activity based costing and balanced score card to help management in decision making. This course is the second one in the series of Cost Accounting, and students will already have a basic understanding of relevant cost accounting concepts.

This course is the last one in the Accounting specialization and requires students to have a sound knowledge of the accounting concepts. It aims to equip students with a global understanding of the accounting information relevant to both the internal and external users. Topics include all the relevant techniques and skills acquired in financial accounting and applying them in a foreign context.

FREE ELECTIVES

5 COURSES | 15 CREDIT HOURS

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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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