Bachelor of Science in Management

College of Business Administration

College of Business Administration (CBA) is one of the most credible business colleges in the region that is committed to the development and enhancement of knowledge and business skills of its students to enable them to understand the modern business world, to achieve the highest levels of success in their professional careers, and to play effective leadership roles regionally as well as globally.
CBA is committed to providing high-quality business education. The remarkable growth in economic and business activity in the world in general and Arabian Gulf region in particular, over the past decade, has greatly stimulated the demand for skilled and competent business graduates. Our competitive degree program is, therefore, developed to offer both local and global perspectives as well encourage our students to think out of the box and innovatively so as to not only be equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to effectively address the challenges and opportunities of today’s internationalized and fast evolving business environment but also emerge as business leaders of tomorrow.

CBA strives to provide the best and most modern methods of instructions to  students. The CBA diligent and highly qualified faculty members ensure that the Bachelor of Science in Management curriculum is consistently updated in order to reflect and keep up with the ever evolving trends and techniques of the contemporary business world.

Mission

The college adheres to the fulfillment of USTF’s overall mission, which seeks to meet the educational needs of local, regional and international students. As such the college philosophy is grounded in finding practical and scientific solutions to contemporary organizational and business problems through the offered program by the college. Stemming from this underlying philosophy, the college’s strategic focus is to enhance the intellectual, professional and behavioral development of its students to meet the managerial challenges of the 21st century.

Academic Programs

The college offers Bachelor of Science in Management, providing students with theoretical background and practical skill that form an excellent foundation for satisfying career requirements or for subsequent graduate degree. For the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Management program, USTF has received initial accreditation by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) in July 2019.

CBA Undergraduate Program is:

  • Bachelor of Science in Management

Facilities

The college’s current physical facilities, which include offices, labs and teaching rooms, sports grounds, and health club are fully equipped to adequately meet its needs and are regularly upgraded. The library is regularly updated with the latest books in multiple fields and disciplines for the benefit of students and faculty members. IT facilities include:

  • Wireless internet connection, available in the university campus.
  • Internet labs.
  • Multimedia facilities are provided and business programs are installed in all labs.
  • College computers connected through local and wide area networks.

Department of Management

The Department of Management offers a comprehensive and dynamic program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Management, which integrates multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning, utilizes the latest business and economic theories along with providing practical exposure to its students through real-life case studies and analysis of actual business data and presentations. The department focuses on building and enhancing students’ essential skills, like, critical thinking, effective communication skills, business acumen and understanding of strategic models that are used in modern business world, in order to facilitate their entry into the global business arena as exceptional and professional managers and entrepreneurs.

Bachelor of Science in Management

Mission

The mission of the Management Department is derived mainly from the grand vision and philosophy of the University and the College of Business Administration. The department aims at providing students with excellent education and professional practice in various areas of management via a rigorous academic program that promotes critical thinking, interpersonal skills, technical competence and above all ethical and moral principles and practices.

Goals

  1. To equip students with in-depth knowledge of contemporary management theories, concepts, principles, and practices relevant to the business and management careers in the twenty-first century.
  2. To develop students’ creative and critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary for the identification, analysis, and resolution of a wide range of business and management problems.
  3. To develop students’ ability to apply information technologies that is necessary to facilitate business and management decision-making processes.
  4. To equip students with appropriate communication, teamwork, motivation, leadership, and research skills suitable in the business and management environments.
  5. To enable students to identify and utilize decision-making techniques and skills that meet professional, ethical, and socially- responsible standards.

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge:
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Management program, graduates will be able to:

  • Deal effectively and efficiently with managerial responsibilities, tasks and challenges in changing and complex business environments.
  • Display problem solving and decision making skills in a variety of contexts
  • Articulate issues and disseminate solutions to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate broad managerial competencies adapted to a globalized world.
  • Conduct research and pursue post-graduate studies.

2. Skills:

  • Understand key theories in leadership and management
  • Explain the organizational objectives of specialization, coordination, adaptation and alignment to benefit the community and the business milieu
  • Identify the differences between the conduct of quantitative and qualitative research
  • Understand the requirements for managerial ethical, moral, and the principle of what is measurable is manageable.
  • Understand the global multidimensional managerial challenges as they pertain to the various functions of the global corporation.
  • Develop awareness of the importance of strategic change and development
  • Explain the role of quality standards in an applied business strategy.
  • Apply creative thinking to the solution of complex organizational challenges.
  • Acquire the requisite knowledge and skills to conduct research and to pursue postgraduate studies.

3. Competence (Autonomy and Responsibility)

  • Conduct research projects independently or in a group setting.
  • Conduct graduation projects according to the College of Business Administration guidelines that are stipulated by the College of Business Administration. Orally present and defend graduation projects.

4. Self-development

  • Engage in a life-long learning cycle and respond in a positive and responsible manner to constructive criticism.
  • Enroll in an approved training course at the conclusion of the senior year.

5. Role in Context

  • Demonstrate professionalism and respect for fellow students and faculty members.
  • Maintain high ethical standards in the conduct of all activities in the CBA

Knowledge

K1

Deal effectively and efficiently with managerial responsibilities, tasks and challenges in changing and complex business environments.

K 2

Display problem solving and decision making skills in a variety of contexts

K 3

Identify the differences between the conduct of quantitative and qualitative research

K4

Demonstrate broad managerial ccompetencies adapted to a globalized world.

K5

Conduct research and pursue post-graduate studies.

Skills

S1

Understand key theories in leadership and management

S2

Explain the organizational objectives of specialization, coordination, adaptation and alignment to benefit the community and the business milieu

S3

Identify the differences between the conduct of quantitative and qualitative research

S4

Understand the requirements for managerial ethical, moral, and the principle of what is measurable is manageable.

S5

Understand the global multidimensional managerial challenges as they pertain to the various functions of the global corporation.

S6

Develop awareness of the importance of strategic change and development

S7

Explain the role of quality standards in an applied business strategy.

S8

Apply creative thinking to the solution of complex organizational challenges.

S9

Acquire the requisite knowledge and skills to conduct research and to pursue postgraduate studies.

Competencies Autonomy and Responsibility

CA1

Conduct research projects independently or in a group setting.

CA2

Conduct graduation projects according to the College of Business Administration guidelines.

CA3

Orally present and defend graduation projects

Role in Context

CR1

Demonstrate professionalism and respect for fellow students and faculty members.

CR2

Maintain high ethical standards in the conduct of all activities in CBA

Self-development

CS1

Engage in a life-long learning cycle and respond in a positive and responsible manner to constructive criticism.

CS2

Enroll in an approved training course at the conclusion of the senior year.

Admission Requirements

  1. A minimum high school average of 70% for Advanced or Elite Track or 75% for General Trak or equivalent in starndarized international system.
  2. EMSAT score of 1100 for English Language or an equivalent English Proficiency Test approved by Commision for Avademic Accreditation (CAA).
  3. EMSAT score of 600 for Arabic Language. Alternatively international students can register in a non-credit introduction Arabic language course at USTF.
  4. EmSAT score of 600 in Mathematics or equivalent.
  5. Passing a personal interview set by the College of Business in addition to other conditions of sdmission set by the university.
  6. Conditional admission can be allowed for not achieving the Arabic Language EmSAT score but not for English Language or overall high School Certificate.

Career Opportunities

Management is the art of getting things done by others. Hence, the need for future managers never stops, particularly for those who are equipped with the latest managerial knowledge skills and the ability to think analytically.
The Bachelor of Science in Management program has been carefully crafted to meet market demands qualitatively. The program is intended to produce graduates who will be efficient and effective managers able to achieve organizational objectives. USTF management graduates have been well received in the job markets of the UAE and other Arabian Gulf countries for their outstanding teamwork, and creative and management leadership skills.

Graduation Requirements

Students will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Management degree upon fulfillment of the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of 126 credit hours, which normally takes eight semesters.
  • 16 weeks of industrial internship (after the completion of 96 credit hours including seven management core courses), which is equivalent to three credit hours.
  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0.

Degree Requirements

The BSc in Management degree requires the completion of 126 credit hours distributed according to the following plan:

Type of Courses

Credit Hours

1. University General Education Requirements

24

    (a) University Required Courses

15

    (b) University Elective Courses

9

2. College Requirements

66

     (a) College Required Courses

54

     (b) College  Elective Courses

12

3. Major Requirements

36

    (a)  Major Required Courses

30

    (b)  Major Electives Courses

6

Total Credit Hours

126

Study Plan

 Study Plan

 

Management Department Course Descriptions

MGT 200 Introduction to Management (3,0,0,3)

This course introduces the student to the four fundamental managerial functions i.e. planning, organizing, leading and controlling to teach them how to perform as an efficient and effective manager. The challenges faced by the contemporary managers in dealing with today’s changing business environment are discussed in detail in terms of different managerial roles and desired skills. This foundational level course will effectively prepare the students to undertake more advanced and specialized courses within the management discipline. The course provides a holistic view of management studies, and arouses their further interest in pursuing this discipline.

MGT 312 Business Research Methods (3,0,0,3)

The course provides an introduction to research methods in social sciences in general and business administration in particular. It equips the students with essential research techniques. The use of research techniques in marketing research, feasibility studies, project planning and graduation project. It covers a range of topics, including in particular, research design, sampling theory, data collection tools, questionnaire development and program evaluation methodology. It also covers data analysis methods involving both exploratory and hypotheses testing techniques. There will be specific emphasis on the use of statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) software. Pre-requisite:  STA 231 and MGT 200

 MGT 311 Business Communications (3,0,0,3)

The course aims at equipping the students with effective business communication skills. The course provides a thorough practice in business letters, memos, reports, resumes and job applications.  In addition to developing written communication, the course teaches verbal communication skills such as speeches, interviews, and other dyadic forms of communication. The entire teaching process is focused on building effective communication skills among students. Pre-requisite: MGT 200

MGT 300 Organizational Behavior (3,0,0,3)

Organizational Behaviour (OB) is an interdisciplinary field drawing upon theories and concepts from several social sciences including Sociology, Psychology and Anthropology. The course is designed to examine concepts and case studies relevant to behavior of people in modern business organizations. The basic focus of the course is to look at internal organizational dynamics and individual behavior. A number of topics explored in detail, including personality, perception, motivation, groups and teams, leadership, Social influence, socialization and culture, conflict and negotiation, and organizational sources of stress and coping strategies. Issues relating to organizational change and development given special attention in the course. Pre-requisite: MGT 200

MGT 301 Business Law (3,0,0,3)

The aim of this course is to review basic 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. Pre-requisite: MGT 200

MGT 401 Management Information Systems (3,0,0,3)

This course provides a complete understanding about the Management information (MIS) roles in the organization innovation and technology usage. It covers the following topics in detail: Management Information Systems concepts, information-processing applications, data handling process, data processing and automation, fundamentals of any system and system design and development and implementation management information systems as strategic solution. Pre-requisites: MGT 200 and INT 300

MGT 323 Business Ethics (3,0,0,3)

This course provides a comprehensive and systematic coverage of a wide range of ethical issues in all functional areas of business. By using cases, essays and class discussions, the course closely examines the ethical problems involved in the real-life business context. The course discusses the fundamental concepts and importance of business ethics practices, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate governance; as well as explores the important role of government and whistle blowers in promoting ethical practices. It also highlights the ethical issues and challenges involved in effectively adopting new technologies, and cautiously embracing the globalization practices within the local context. Special attention is paid to identify the ethical issues and challenges faced by the managers when confronted with the prevailing business culture and practices in the UAE and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries context. A collection of selected cases are used to explore the variation in managerial responses to ethical issues when compared the local environment with global business practices. Pre-requisite: MGT 200

MGT 313 Feasibility Studies (3,0,0,3)

This course offers a survey of concepts and processes used in conducting a feasibility study of a new business opportunity or existing on-going project. Feasibility Studies and Project Evaluation has become increasingly important since they give an indication of the possibility of success of any industrial, service, or investment project. During the course, students will have an opportunity to work on a business idea of particular interest to them as a project team (maximum three or four students per project team). The course will cover processes related to opportunity recognition and activities associated with scanning, monitoring, and assessing a possible viable business opportunity. Significant amount of time will be devoted to analyses of industries, markets, competitors and customers. Once a student team has identified a particular business proposition, they will need to justify or articulate the unique value proposition offered to an identified group of customers. Each student-group will have to analyze the distribution channels, pricing strategies, competitive strategies, resource requirements, and business model(s) that will be required to develop their business idea and make it successful. The main product of the course will be a Feasibility Study Report which will be taken as the main examination. Pre-requisites:  ECO 200 and FIN 210   

MGT 211 Production and Operations Management (3,0,0,3)

This course is designed to cover the principles of production and operations management as they relate to both manufacturing and service operations. The course will examine the following topics: decision-making process, forecasting, operations strategy, production planning, scheduling, productivity, quality control, and future trends in production and operations management. Pre-requisites: STA 111 and MGT 200

MGT 202 Human Resource Management (3,0,0,3)

This course serves as an introductory course in human resource management (HRM) with a particular emphasis on the disciplines used by business professionals. Using the various functions of HRM as a framework, the class will explore the historical evolution and philosophical foundations of the field as well as to examine the current practices that are being used to support human resources in the workplace.
Topics  include: human resource function, social and legal environment, human resources acquisition and maintenance strategies, human resource planning, recruiting, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation, performance management, employee relations, and organizational policies. Special attention will be paid to the practice of HRM in the GCC environment. Future HRM challenges will be examined, particularly in the context of social, cultural, and economic environment prevalent in the Middle East. Pre-requisite: MGT 200

MGT 411 International Business (3,0,0,3)

This subject provides an in-depth perspective of managing international business. Since business is becoming increasingly global, firms are requiring managers to understand and be able to resolve the challenges faced in surviving and succeeding in this competitive environment. Greater internationalization requires firms to be more competitive, dynamic, and interdependent. Managers must understand the complexities of global economic, political, socio-cultural, and financial forces and recognize how they affect cultural diversity, handling the increased risk of international operations, and developing appropriate international strategies. The subject focuses on building advanced global skills. Many case examples covering a range of both local and international businesses, from small organizations to large multinational companies, will provide learners with a realistic depiction of the challenges and opportunities that are inherent in international business. Pre-requisites: MGT 200 and ECO 211

MGT 221 Purchasing and Materials Management (3,0,0,3)

This course exposes students to the principles and techniques used in purchasing and materials management.  The course examines the following topics in detail: recognition of materials needs, the acquisition process, and the overall supply management issues and policies. Within these broader topics, the course looks at the techniques used in materials requirement planning, stock and inventory control, transportation, stores management, quality assurance, Just In Time (JIT) and Total Quality Management (TQM).  The course also examines the purchasing and supply management processes and methods used by governments, non-profit and service organizations. Pre-requisite: MGT 211

MGT 400 Strategic Management (3,0,0,3)

This course is designed to provide an understanding of critical business skills of strategic planning and decision-making and it gives students an opportunity to apply these skills to real business situations in the UAE/GCC environments. Strategic management is a capstone course for undergraduates majoring in management since it provides the learners with an understanding of the role and responsibilities of top managers in the organization. Moreover, it enables students to integrate knowledge, skills, and concepts acquired in most of the business courses with the managerial decision-making responsibilities of managers.
The focuses on all aspects of strategic management process, including decision-making, company mission, vision, objectives, strategy analysis, formulation, implementation and assessment. The course aims at helping students to develop a thorough understanding of policy formulation and evaluation with special attention to capabilities and competencies of firms in the UAE/GCC business environments. The course also addresses issues relating to resource analysis and allocation techniques, and management of strategic change. Pre-requisites: MKT 200, FIN 210, and MGT 300

MGT 320 Organizational Theory and Design (3,0,0,3)

The primary aim of this course is to expose the students to the evolution of organizational theory and the contribution of different schools of thought to the development of classical and contemporary theoretical perspectives. The topics of bureaucracy, power and politics, organizational structures and technology, and emerging design options will be extensively examined. The course also looks at the issues of information and control, organizational renewal and learning, techno-structural change and adaptive capacity of organizations. Relevant cases and actual examples from a range of firms will be used to seek application of organizational theory to management issues. Pre-requisite: MGT 300

MGT 421 Selected Topics in Management (3,0,0,3)

This course aims at bridging the perceived gap between the pure academic learning and the professional business skills which are required to be effectively employed (or self-employed) in the local industry and international markets. Over the years, it has been noticed that many fresh graduates are usually good at their disciplinary or subject-specific knowledge, but they are relatively weaker at applying their professional knowledge in the organizational context and when they start working as a business professional after their graduation. Apparently, this perceived gap is observed to be less of technical nature, but is more related to human aspects and organizational skills, which are usually named as soft skills. Hence, this course aims at equipping our students with those set of necessary skills that make them more adapt to the market needs and industrial challenges, whilst working within the cross-functional teams to carry out complex projects in a greater mix of professional team members - having multidisciplinary/multicultural backgrounds. Pre-requisite: MGT 400

MGT 212 Management of Small Business (3,0,0,3)

The course is designed to answer the fundamental question that most students and aspiring entrepreneurs often ask: How to start and manage my own business? With this objective the course discusses different types of businesses, legal organizations, accounting and financial requirements. Other specific topics covered in the course include: obtaining capital, controlling inventory, selling prices, staffing, marketing strategies, growth and expansion decisions and strategies. Pre-requisite: MGT 200

MGT 321 Total Quality Management (3,0,0,3)

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the main principles and techniques of Total Quality Management. The course will explore past and present topics in total quality management that have had a significant impact in the management of manufacturing and service operations. Participating students will be exposed to different tools used in the analysis, evaluation and implementation of different areas of Total Quality Management. The course content will also examine some of the strategies used by leading companies in the implementation of total quality management (TQM). Topics that will be covered during the course may include (but not restricted to) the following: introduction to Total Quality Management; Quality Theory; Global Quality Standards; Strategic Quality Planning; The voice of the customer; The voice of the market; Quality in Product & process design; Designing Quality Service; Managing Supplier Quality in the Supply Chain; The Tools of Quality; Managing Quality improvement teams and projects; Statistical Quality Control; Managing learning for Quality Improvement; six sigma; and the teachings of various quality ‘gurus’ - Deming, Juran, and Crosby. In today’s competitive markets, Quality leadership is seen to be critical to firm-level competitiveness. Pre-requisite: MGT 211

ECO 310 Quantitative Analysis (2,2,0,3)

The aim of this course is to review and learn basic quantitative methods used in business decision-making.  The major focus of the course will be on decision-making under uncertainty and certainty such as linear programming. Some of the specific topics to be covered will include: problem formulation, graphic solutions and different forms of linear programming such as transportation and assignment models, queuing theory, decision analysis, inventory systems and forecasting. Pre-requisites: STA 231 and MTH 131