Assess the Outcome Strategically

The College of Business Administration’s specialization in Insurance and Risk Management constitutes of an internationally recognized program. This program prepares students to identify and evaluate various sources of risk affecting local, regional and global level that needs appropriate changes to the decisions, which insures and manages risks through a technical expertise perspective, and as an end point, deals with them comprehensively and efficiently.

At the end of a four-year period, young graduates are expected to select and implement solutions to control these risks through insurance and other mechanisms of risk transfer and distribution.

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 certificates 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

This course discusses the insurance and risk management principles from finance, law, and ethics to address the issues that face individuals, companies, and society in general. It differentiates between the relatively narrow field of insurance and the broader discipline of risk management. The prerequisite course MGT 100.

This course discusses the basic principles and all their issues of the Insurance Law. It, also, address the most concerned insurance law topics that face individuals, companies, and society in general.The prerequisite course IRM 200.

This course examines how risk is analyzed and evaluated both within organizations and their customers. It is designed to enable students to understand and be able to apply techniques of risk management available to organizations faced various sources of risk. Theories and concepts developed from a range of academic disciplines are applied in this course. The prerequisite course FIN 200 and Co-requisite MGT 303.

The position of the Life and Health insurance in the financial services markets is in a continual state of change. Whether from the perspective of the insurance buyer, financial advisor, or insurance company, life and health financial management must consider protection products from a current and future cost and performance basis. The prerequisite course IRM 200.

This course will give the student an overview in personal risk management and insurance. It examines topics related to the insurance and coverage of personal properties, residential articles, automobiles, etc. The prerequisite course IRM 200.

This course will give the student an understanding of how insurance companies operate and how they are regulated. The prerequisite course IRM 300.

This course provides students with a comprehensive view of Commercial Property Risk Management and Insurance. The prerequisite course IRM 304 & IRM 305 IRM 402

This course is designed to provide the students with a comprehensive view of Commercial Casualty Risk Management and Insurance. The prerequisite course IRM 400.

The globalization of business activity has altered the dynamics of risk facing today’s company. New and innovative sources of risk capital must be offered to meet this challenge. Financial institutions and large reinsurance companies have seen this need and are active in the development of products to address them. Products such as insurance linked securities, multi- trigger products, and contingent capital have begun their journey toward acceptance in this new environment. . The prerequisite course IRM 401.

This course examines the importance of risk management and its strategy. The course reviews methods and contracts to change the risk profile and managing the risk strategy and the impact on the firm’s valuation. It also measures the exposure on the risk and the value that is created by undertaking the risk strategies through capital adjustments and other financial policies. The course analyses various risk metrics to measure the risk management strategies and its impact on risk exposure. . The prerequisite course IRM 305, Co-requisite MGT 303.

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

JUNE

SUMMER SEMESTER

MAX 3 COURSES
9 CREDIT HOURS

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