BSc in Accounting and Finance


BSc in Accounting and Finance

Why Study BSc in Accounting and Finance?

Students will gain an excellent technical grounding for a career in accounting and finance. Students will demonstrate an understanding of current practices in accounting, auditing and finance areas. The programme will enable students to go on to take professional accountancy or finance qualifications.  Students start with a semi-common first-year, which provides a solid foundation, before taking more specialised programme-specific courses in the later years. A variety of teaching and learning styles will be used and there will be opportunities to participate in study trips, both in the UAE and internationally.

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Curriculum

Qualification

Minimum Score Required

UAE Curriculum & ADEC

General Track (Business & Computer Science Programmes)

 70%

Advanced Track (Business & Computer Science Programmes) 60%

UAE Curriculum and ADEC

General Track ( Architecture and Engineering Programmes)

90%

Candidates from the General track must also have a score of 90% or above in Math and Science. Also they  must pass a preparatory Module in physics.

Advanced Track ( Architecture and Engineering  Programmes)

For ADEC Track advanced Mathematics (Level III) and advanced Physics (Level III) are required

70%

GCC Curriculum

General Secondary School Certificate

60%

Indian Curriculum

Indian School Certificate awarded by ICSE or CBSE

60%

British

At least 7 GCE/GCSE/IGCSE subjects
A combination of GCSE (O level) and AS/A levels is acceptable provided that the subjects cover at least four of the following fields:

Math

Science

Languages

Humanities and Social Sciences

Arts and Design

Students must complete a minimum 11 years of schooling and a School Leaving Certificate must be provided.

The minimum grade for each level is:
C for the O level
E for the A / AS levels

American Curriculum

American High School Diploma providing grade 10, 11 and 12 Mark Sheets

Overall average of Grade "c” or minimum 60% ( 2.3 out of scale of 4)

IB

International Baccalaureate Diploma

 (24 Points)

 

 

Preparatory Modules (Non-Credit Bearing)

General Mathematics (to be offered to students who after testing show a requirement.

English I (to be offered to students entering the programme with TOEFL between 500 and 530)

Placement Tests

English: students with a score less than the minimum required must take English Language Modules and will be placed at the appropriate level.

Math:  student must provide the Math score required for their respective education track or pass a Math placement test.

Students who have not satisfied the Math requirements or passed the Math Placement test may be granted a conditional admission but they cannot register in any Math or any other modules that have Math as a perquisite until they satisfy the Math requirements. 

 

Probational Entry Requirement:

  • Candidates having school average of less than 70% but 60% or more may be considered for admission subject to following conditions:
  • The student has achieved 70% in at least one of the three most relevant subjects, as specified for each programme separately; and
  • An interview/ assessment/ other records of achievement submitted as part of the student application.
  • Similar student cases from other National Systems will be considered on case-to-case basis.
  • The non-English native speaking candidates must obtain an English Language proficiency equivalent to TOEFL score of PBT 500/iBT 61 or IELTS 5.0, or an equivalent using a standardized test approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
  • Candidates having 11 years of Education in British System (O levels/GCSE) may be considered for admission subject to an interview/ assessment as part of the student application.
  • Students who have completed 13 years of education may be considered exempt from equivalent first year modules in-line with the University policy on Advanced Standing as detailed later in this document.

English Language Requirement:

  • English Language proficiency equivalent to TOEFL score of PBT 500/iBT 61 or IELTS 5.0, or the UAE Ministry of Education EmSAT score of 1100.

 

Course Structure:

The whole programme has 480 credits, and is delivered over four years. Each year is divided into three terms. In each term, students take four modules of 10 credits. Students start with a semi-common first-year before taking programme-specific courses in years 2-4.

BSc Accounting and Finance Programme Structure

 

Year 1

Category

Module Code

Module Title

Credit

Prerequisite

Term 1

 

 

General Education

*Math001

General Mathematics

0

 

General Education

ENG101

English 1

10

IELTS 5.0, TOEFL 550

General Education

IT101

Introduction to IT

10

 

Programme Specific

SS202

Personal and Professional skills

10

 

Programme Specific

BUS102

Introduction to Business Enterprise

10

 

Term 2

 

General Education

MATH101

Calculus 1

10

Math001

General Education

ENG102

English 2

10

ENG101, IELTS 5.0, TOEFL 550

Programme Specific

BUS104

Principles of Management

10

 

General Education

STAT101

Introduction to Statistics

10

Math001

Term 3

 

Programme Specific

ACC201

Basic Accounting

10

 

Programme Specific

 

Business Statistics

10

STAT101

Programme Specific

MKTG201

Principles of Marketing

10

 

Programme Specific

ECO204

Principles of  Microeconomics

10

MATH101

Total Credits

120

 

*Non credit bearing. Only to be offered to students who after testing show a requirement

 

Year 2 

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

Prerequisite

Term 1

 

 

 

Principles of  Macroeconomics

10

ECO204

FIN201

Introduction to Finance

10

 

ATEC201

Analytical Techniques A

10

Math001

General Education

**University Elective

 

10

 

Term 2

 

 

Introduction to Management Information System (NEW)

10

IT101

BUS202

Understanding Organisations

10

BUS104

 

Analytical Techniques B

10

ATEC201

General Education

University Elective

10

 

Term 3

 

FIN202 (old code)

Financial Analysis and reporting

10

FIN201 and ACC201

ACC202

Management Accounting

10

ACC201

BUS204

Managing Organisations

10

BUS104

General Education

University Elective

10

 

Total Credits

120

 

** List of University Electives for General Education for BSc Accounting and Finance is given in the last table at the end of this document

Year 3 

Module Code

Module Title

Credit

Pre-req

Term 1

 

 

ACC301

Auditing

10

ACC201

ACC302

Accounting Theory

10

ACC201

ACC305

Information Systems for Accounting

10

ACC201

 

Financial Markets and Institutions

10

FIN201

Term 2

 

FIN302

Corporate Financial Management

10

Fin201 & Fin.Mkts and Institutions

 

Modern Banking

10

 

 

Operations and Supply Chain Management

10

BUS104

 

Financial Risk Management

10

Financial Markets and Institutions

Term 3

 

 

Business Ethics

10

BUS102

HRM301

Human Resource Management

10

BUS104

ACC303

Company Accounting

10

ACC201

 

Small Business Finance

10

FIN201

Total Credits

120

 

         

 

 

 

Year 4

Module Code

Module Title

Credit

Pre-requisite

Term 1

 

 

ACC401

Advanced Accounting Theory and Policy

10

 

FIN401

Advanced Financial Statement Analysis

10

ACC201 and Financial Analysis and Reporting

ACC402

Public Sector Accounting

10

ACC201

 

Business Law

10

BUS102

Term 2

 

ACC403

Advanced Management Accounting

10

 

FIN402

Investments

10

 

FIN403

Advanced Financial Analysis and Valuation

10

 

 

Business Research Methods

10

 

Term 3

 

ACC404

Comparative and International Taxation

10

 

BUS405

International Business Management

10

BUS202

BUS402

Strategic Management

10

360 Cr

FIN404

International Corporate Governance

10

FIN302

Total Credits

120

 

Total Programme Credits

480

 

 

 

General Education Study Plan

 

Subject Area

Modules

Study Plan

Islamic studies, history, or culture

University Elective 1

 

*Islamic Values

Year 2, Term 1

Humanities or arts

University Elective 2

(Humanities and Arts)

 

*Diversity and Multiculturalism

Year 2, Term 2

English, Arabic, or other languages

English Modules

 

English 1

English 2

 

 

Year 1, Term 1

Year 1, Term 2

Mathematics or Information technology

Mathematics/Statistics Modules

 

Calculus 1

Introduction to Statistics

 

Information Technology Module

 

Introduction to IT

 

 

Year 1, Term 2

 

Year 1, Term 2

 

 

 

 

Year 1, Term 1

Natural or physical sciences

University Elective 3

(Natural or Physical Sciences)

Physics 1

or

Environment Sciences and Sustainability

Year 2, Term 3

Social or behavioural sciences

Introduction to Comparative Politics and Government

or

Principles of Management

(considered as programme specific module for BSc Acc and Fin and BSc Bus Mgmt)

Year 1, Term 2

* Currently only one module exists in this elective choice. The University intends to develop more modules in near future to extend the elective choice in this group.

 

Course Duration:

Programme – 4 years

Each module – One term

 

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the BSc Accounting & Finance, students will have achieved the following programme learning outcomes:

 

KNOWLEDGE

  1. Explain the fundamental financial theories and goals of financial management
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of current practices in accounting, auditing and finance areas

 

INTELLECTUAL SKILLS

 

  1. Develop critical thinking skills to analyse and apply accounting and financial data in business decision making including examining the relationship between risk and return
  2. Recognise the circumstances leading to exposure to different risks, unethical practices and identify appropriate internal control and other preventive measures to the same

 

SUBJECT PRACTICAL SKILLS

 

  1. Analyse a company using a comprehensive range of financial and accounting tools and techniques
  2. Identify the influences of political, social and psychological factors on financial decisions

 

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

 

  1. Apply the principles of finance and accounting in different sector contexts (private, public, non-profit)
  2. Synthesise theoretical constructs in a practical application with respect to common business and funding problems, determine and evaluate the critical success factors of financial strategy

  • English 1

This module is intended for non-native English speaking high school graduates who wish to join an undergraduate programme where the medium of instruction is English, and who have an English Language Level of TOEFL 500 or IELTS 5. This module also consolidates previous language learning and through a critical thinking framework prepares students for academic life. Taking into account individual needs, this programme aims to homogenise standards of achievement. Critical thinking is a fundamental component of academic life. It is an essential skill when reading academic texts, and writing essays and reports, or taking part in lectures, seminars and debates.

 

  • English 2

This module is intended for non-native English speaking high school graduates who have joined an undergraduate programme where the medium of is English, and who have an English Language Level of TOEFL500 or IELTS 5. This module also consolidates previous language learning and through a critical thinking framework continues to prepare students for academic life.

Critical thinking is a fundamental component of academic life. It is an essential skill when reading academic texts, and writing essays and reports, or taking part in lectures, seminars and debates.

 

  • Introduction to Computers

The aim of this module is to examine computer systems and learn how they can enhance personal productivity. The module will focus on essential computer skills in today’s world, including computer hardware, important software applications, such as, word processing, worksheets, database, and presentation graphics.

 

  • General Mathematics

This pre-college mathematics module introduces those students who require foundational mathematics before taking the first undergraduate general education Mathematics 001 module. Those students have required knowledge and skills must test out this module in order not to take it. This module provides students with understanding and application of related topics at the undergraduate level such as: Algebra: integers, decimal & rational numbers, real numbers, complex numbers,  functions, inequalities, expressions, equations, graphics, polynomial & binomial theorem, solving algebraic equations; Trigonometry: the triangle, the right-angled triangle,  Pythagoras’ theorem, trigonometric ratios, sine & cosine rules, solutions of triangles; Precalculus: trigonometric functions, angles and equations, graphs of functions.

 

  • Calculus 1

A study of basic college mathematics including topics of algebra, trigonometry, and introduction to calculus. This General Mathematics module of general education focuses on quantitative reasoning to provide a base for developing a quantitatively literate college graduate. Every college graduate should be able to understand major concepts in mathematics and be able to apply simple mathematical methods to the solution of real-world problems. The module accepted in partially to fulfilling the general education mathematics requirement. It emphasizes the development of the student's capability to do mathematical reasoning and problem solving in other modules in the major related programmes and in settings the college graduate may encounter in the future.

 

  • Statistics 1

Statistics is the science of reasoning from data. Data and statistical thinking abound in everyday life and in almost all academic fields. Students, in this module, will gain knowledge and skills of data recording and organization by means of statistical analysis. This module  will focus on understanding basic statistical concepts and reasoning; probability, organizing, interpreting and producing data; analyzing statistical arguments and communicating findings clearly; and appreciating the relevance of statistics to contemporary issues, and applying solution to statistical problems.

  • Humanities and Arts Modules

Introduction to Comparative Politics and Government

This module is an introduction to the fields of politics and government on an international level.  The module will focus on acquiring an understanding of basic concepts, theories and models of diversity and multiculturalism as well as their basic social, cultural and political dimensions, including a number of recent areas of controversy, such as governance and multicultural management.  The module will also cover the field on an international level, including information on case studies, particularly those relevant to the UAE and region, that have to do with cultural and social issues in organisations with multicultural staff, leadership in a multicultural society, and providing services for a diverse and multicultural population. 

 

  • Diversity and Multiculturalism

This module is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of diversity and multiculturalism studies.  The module will focus on acquiring an understanding of basic concepts, theories and models of diversity and multiculturalism as well as their basic social, cultural and political dimensions, including a number of recent areas of controversy, such as governance and multicultural management.  The module will also cover the field on an international level, including information on case studies, particularly those relevant to the UAE and region, that have to do with cultural and social issues in organisations with multicultural staff, leadership in a multicultural society, and providing services for a diverse and multicultural population. 

 

Islamic Module

  • Islamic Values

The purpose of this module is to provide students with knowledge and discourse on fundamental Islamic values. Student will gain solid knowledge and understanding of the basic fundamentals of Islam, its values, and how values are connected to human development. The module also allows students to discuss research and report findings on issues related to Islamic societies as they highlight some of the practices of Islamic values shared by individuals and in a special connection to the UAE context.

 

Social or behavioral Sciences

  • Introduction to Sociology

This module is an introduction to the field of sociology, including basic concepts, theories and models of social structures, institutions, forces, change, and social behaviour as well as major sociological traditions of inquiry.  Important topics include socialisation, social stratification, social constructions of knowledge, issues of ethnic, race, and gender relations, the sociology of work, and the sociology of politics.  The module will also relate the general field of sociology to topics relevant to the UAE and region, focussing on social change, diversity, and cultural constructions of society.

 

  • Principles of Management

This module introduces students to the nature and the structure of business firms and the principles of organization. The course defines, explains and discusses the management functions, namely, planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Leadership, ethics, motivation, culture and organization structure will also be explored.

Programme Specific Modules

Year 1 Modules

BUS102 Iintroduction to Business Enterprise

To provide students with a working knowledge of fundamental management and enterprise concepts applicable to a wide range of careers.

SS202 Personal & Professional Skills

 Personal The module will help students to develop and refine skills and inter-personal skills necessary for successful study and assessment in higher education, and subsequent employability. Students will be able to focus on particular skills areas which are relevant to their own needs and targets, and to their degree programme.

BUS104 Principles of Management

This module introduces students to the nature and the structure of business firms and the principles of organization. The course defines, explains and discusses the management functions, namely, planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Leadership, ethics, motivation, culture and organization structure will also be explored.

ACC201 Basic Accounting

The aim of the module is to ensure a basic knowledge of the principles and practices of Accounting. By the end of the module, the student will be able to: explain the functions of financial accounting, describe the regulatory framework governing financial accounting, principles of double entry bookkeeping, assess the nature of internal control in accounting, prepare bank reconciliations, control accounts and the entries for the correction of errors, prepare basic financial statements of sole traders and limited companies and illustrate accounting adjustments.

STAT101 Business Statistics

Statistics is the science of reasoning from data. Data and statistical thinking abound in everyday life and in almost all academic fields. This module will provide understanding of basic statistical concepts of inferential statistics. Students, in this module, will gain knowledge and skills of some important tools of statistical analysis. 

MKTG201 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

This is a core module that aims to introduce the main marketing principles, theory and practice as it applies in consumer, industrial and service organisations.  The module’s purpose is to explore the manner in which firms can gain competitive advantage by adopting a consumer orientation. 

ECO204 Principles to Microeconomics

The aim of the module is to develop the student’s knowledge and understanding of the concepts of microeconomics and to apply principles and models to real world cases and situations. In addition, by the end of the module students will have an appreciation of the relevance of economics for business.

 

Year 2 Modules

FIN201 Introduction to Finance

The aim of the module is to develop the student’s abilities to analyse and explain the fundamental financial theories and goals of financial management; identify the agency problem and ways to resolve it; explain the functions of financial markets and the main financial instruments found in them; evaluate investment decisions using discounted cash flow methods under the assumptions of certainty and to examine the role of risk and uncertainty in capital budgeting.

ECO202 Principles of Macroeconomics

The aim of the module is to develop the student’s abilities to analyse and explain the functioning of an economy at the macro level. The module focuses on examination of the theories of exchange rate determination, the impact of monetary policy on exchange rate. It encourages students to discuss and explain the importance of interest rate parity theorems and the role of macroeconomic parameters in functioning of the international capital flow.

Analytical Technique A

Students, in this module, will gain knowledge and skills of operations research based applied mathematical tools. This course will focus on developing the understanding of mathematical translation and solution of business problems using linear programming models.

ACC202 Management Accounting

This module aims to introduce students to fundamental concepts and practices of management accounting. The module examines basic management and cost accounting concepts and explores their use in the development of costing systems and decision making in the context of planning and controlling business enterprises.

FIN202 Financial Analysis and Reporting

The aim of this module is to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide financial information for the purpose of decision-making. This financial information is provided to external decision-makers primarily by means of general-purpose statements of operating results, financial position, and cash flow. The module covers the different valuation techniques pertaining to credit risk assessment and cash flow analysis as well.

BUS204 Managing Organisations

The module considers how people behave in work organisations, how managers seek to shape human behaviour in the workplace and issues arising.  This module links with important themes explored in the Principles of Management and Understanding Organisations modules, and develops further on the study of behaviour in organisations (OB). It places principal emphasis on the individual and group aspects of organisational behaviour.

 

Year 3 Modules

ACC302 Accounting Theory

The aim of the module is to develop the student’s abilities to analyse and evaluate the alternative measurement systems which may be selected for financial reporting. On completion of the module, students will be able to describe and explain the origins of the conceptual framework approach to financial reporting; understand the characteristics of different depreciation methods, and demonstrate ability in analysing financial statements using a comprehensive range of tools and techniques.

ACC301 Auditing

This module introduces students to the theory and practice of auditing. It will cover the following topics in respect of auditing, role and conceptual framework, authority to audit and the role of the professions; ethics and independence, regulation, auditors’ duty and the expectations gaps, auditing standards and the True and Fair View, the nature of evidence, audit process and audit risk, internal control and the auditors’ report.

FIN301 Financial Markets and Institutions

This module is designed to enable the students to gain an understanding of the financial markets, which include the financial institutions, instruments and services. An understanding of the structure, dimensions and the operating mechanisms of the financial markets is important as it is an emerging discipline and has wider usage in banking, insurance, forex and also in capital and money markets. This module enables students to analyse the emerging trends in financial disintermediation and financial instruments. It helps students to be aware of the regulatory framework and its role in ensuring the smooth functioning of the financial markets.

ACC305 Information Systems for Accounting

The aim of the module is to understand the modern business computing environment. It includes ability to appreciate the role, function and operation of internal controls within a business information system; examine the issues related to the role of information management in an organization; evaluate the nature and role of ERP systems, database use and automation in accounting and business and to analyse the importance of internal control.

BUS303 Business Law

This module introduces students to the legal framework and business related areas of law. The module provides a general overview of the law in the business area. It will examine how the law operates to ensure coherence, fairness and efficiency in the conduct of business. Students will study the interaction between various principles of business law, current legal issues in the business world, case studies and learn how to apply legal rules to hypothetical problems.

FIN302 Corporate Financial Management

The aim of the module is to ensure the understanding of the investment appraisal techniques within the framework of overall capital budgeting. By the end of the module, students will be able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of the discounted cash flow techniques; describe the relationship between portfolio theory and efficient markets, and the capital-asset pricing model (CAPM); estimate the cost of equity, cost of debt and overall weighted average cost of capital for actual companies; and critically appraise the major models proposed to explain corporate capital structure and dividend policies and practices.

FIN303 Financial Risk Management

This module introduces the sources of financial risk, together with the methods used to measure it. It starts by looking at the historical background before going on to define risk. It then examines the basic approaches used to identify measure and reduce risks. Managing financial risk is a key activity for firms and a range of different approaches is outlined.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

The aim of this module is to provide management and analytical concepts and tools for the management of operations in relation to supply chain management. Decision-making regarding operational issues is one of the most common tasks within organizations.  This module will enhance students' ability to perform the analyses necessary to understand the management issues in order to make good operational and supply chain management decisions. 

Business Ethics

The main aim of this module is to enable students to acquire a critical understanding of the foundations of business ethics; to develop a sound understanding of both individual and social aspects of business ethics; to examine the historical context of ethical practices and applications; to develop an appreciation for new or alternative perspectives of ethics, particularly in relation to issues of globalisation.

ACC303 Company Accounting

The aim of the module is to develop the student’s knowledge and understanding of the historical, conceptual and regulatory framework of UK financial reporting. By the end of the module, the student will be able to explain and critically evaluate accounting for tangible and intangible assets and report financial performance.  In addition, the module covers the preparation of company accounts, in accordance with IAS GAAP the financial statements of groups of companies including subsidiary, associates and joint ventures. Students will develop their skills in the analysis of financial statements and demonstrate the capabilities necessary to analyse a company balance sheet based on GAAP.

Small Business Finance

The aim of this module is to enable students to enhance their skills in managing small businesses and medium level enterprises. It enables students to gain adequate expertise in the development of a small business plan, organizing and financing a new venture, measuring and evaluating the financial performance of the above businesses and enterprises. The course will enable students to identify the macro-economic environment, business risk, financial risk and the turnaround strategies for small and medium enterprises. Thus, it will also emphasize on financial analysis and decision-making from the perspective of institutions such as banks, venture capital firms, investment banks and individual investors providing capital to the above two sectors.

HRM301 Human Resource Management

This module covers the fundamental functions of Human Resource Management (HRM). It introduces students to the nature of HRM exploring a range of frameworks and debates. Students are expected to learn about the Strategic approach to HRM‒understanding how it aligns with the business environment. They will become more knowledgeable and skilled in designing HRM approaches. This is achieved through lectures, discussions and group work on the HR policies and practices in key areas such as Planning, Resourcing, Performance Management, Rewards, Training and Development, Employee Relations. The module informs students on the skills required for using Human Resource Information Systems both as an employee and an HR officer.

 

Year 4 Modules

Modern Banking

The aim of this module is to enable the students to gain an understanding of the structure and emerging developments in the field of banking. A thorough understanding of the structure of the banking industry (commercial banks, investment banks, universal banks, and financial conglomerates), the diversification of banking activities, the special nature and the challenges being faced by this important industry in the post-crisis era assumes greater significance. The students would also analyse the most relevant issues of modern banking such as e-cash, consolidation and diversification of the banking industry and the emerging prudential regulations introduced.

ACC402 Public Sector Accounting

The aim of the module is to critically examine accounting in non-business contexts, particularly in relation to national, state and local governments. It addresses the concepts of budgetary accounting, including commitment accounting, and accrual accounting, in addition, it examines the concepts of audit independence, value for money auditing. It endeavours to develop the student’s knowledge and understanding of the techniques of measuring performance: in budgeting, financial accounting and reporting and auditing. The module also covers traditional budgeting, programme structures, zero-base reviews, capital budgeting, audit independence and local government finance.

FIN403 Advanced Financial Analysis and Valuation

The aim of the module is to critically appreciate the emerging and advanced models and techniques in financial analysis and valuation. The candidates will acquire the ability to use information and data culled out from financial statements to analyze, value and project the behavior of accounting and financial variables for decision making. They would also learn the usage of different econometric software in valuation, projections and risk assessments.

ACC403 Advanced Management Accounting

The aim of the module is to consider the appropriateness and effectiveness of management accounting information as used for decision making and control purposes in organisations and to critically evaluate the contribution of management accounting to the management of business strategy. By the end of the module, students will be able to describe and evaluate methods of transfer pricing within organisations, discuss the ways of analysing different factors which affect the design of management accounting systems and examine the emerging role of management accounting in modern organisations.

Business Research Methods

FIN402 Investments

The aim of the module is to discuss and analyse current developments in the investments area and consider risk in financial markets, pricing of financial and derivative assets, the use of derivatives, important aspects of fund management, bond characteristics and international investments and hedging techniques. The module also examines features of the management of investment funds, bond valuation and international aspects. It covers a comprehensive range of tools and techniques to analyse the financial decision making process and to identify the impact of human psychology on financial decisions.

BUS405 International Business Management

The module aims to provide students with an in-depth understanding of some of the main forces that are shaping international business. These include: the increasing globalisation of business activity (understood as the increasing integration of business activity at the level of both firm and nation state); the new forms of business organisation that multinationals (MNEs) use to capture business opportunities; and the rise of MNEs in emerging economies such as countries in the Middle East, China and India.

FIN404 International Corporate Governance

The purpose of this module is to examine the distinctiveness of national norms of corporate governance in advanced and emerging economies. It will provide students with the knowledge of the processes through which international patterns of corporate governance are emerging. The module will examine the pressures of globalisation forces and international organisations on national corporate governance regimes.

BUS402 Strategic Management

The aim of this module will cover the various components of strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation. Formulation components include conducting an external and internal analysis, applying SWOT and differentiating among the three levels of strategy (functional, business, corporate). Implementation components include governance, ethics, organizational structure, control systems and culture. Evaluation involves monitoring the execution of strategy to determine the extent strategic goals are being achieved and the degree to which competitive advantage is being created and sustained

Credit Transfer

  • BUiD does not normally award credit for experiential learning.
  • BUiD does consider credit transfer arrangements towards their undergraduate programmes from other higher education institutions subject to the following conditions.
  • The applicant meets BUiD’s formal entry requirements.
  • The relevant Faculty is able to determine that the coursework was taken at undergraduate level and is at least equivalent to the credit rating available for one module of the programme for which the credit transfer is being considered.
  • The student attained a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent for the credit of a module to be transferred.
  • The institution at which the programme was taken is recognised by the MOHESR or licensed or officially recognised by the Department/Ministry of Education in the home country (and so attestable by MOHESR)
  • The Faculty only allows exemptions from modules with content equivalent to that qualification providing the transferable points.
  • Credit points can only be transferred where the work done for the previous qualification would allow the student to successfully perform the assessment exercise for the exempted module.
  • The decision as to whether a previously taken qualification or credit accumulation serves to exempt a student from a current module rests with the Board of Examiners on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty.
  • Credits which have already formed part of an award are not acceptable for transfer.
  • Credit transfer will not be awarded for study completed as part of a credit-bearing programme of continuing education. 
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