An 18 credits minor program consists of six courses. The first three compulsory courses (Fundamentals of Management; Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Financial Management for Entrepreneurs) will be offered in the first semester to build the foundations of non-business students. The remaining three courses one compulsory course (New Venture Creation) and two out of four elective courses (Social Entrepreneurship; Family Business; Managing Entrepreneurial Ventures; Technology Entrepreneurship) will be offered in the second semester.
The Bachelor of Finance and Banking offered by the Department of Economics and Finance prepares students for a challenging and rewarding career in an evolving business environment, where the know-how of all finance tools and techniques is a must. The finance major includes topics such as: Principles of Finance, Investment Analysis, Portfolio Management, Financial Derivatives, Corporate Finance, Islamic Finance and Banking, and much more, with emphasis placed on practical applications and real-life problem solving. Our program of study prepares graduates for decision-making positions in corporations and financial services firms such as banks, brokerage firms, investment companies and financial advisory houses.
The undergraduate program in Statistics at UAE introduces the fundamentals of probability and statistical inference (estimation & hypothesis testing) which cover design of experiments, sampling techniques and regression & time series analysis. Two distinctive features of the program are: the emphasis of business applications (e.g., forecasting financial & economic indicators, marketing surveys, audit sampling, decision making, quality control, etc.), and the reinforcement of lecture materials by closely integrated computer packages using real (local, where available) databases.
The Bachelor of Economics offered by the department of Economics and Finance aims to provide students with a solid understanding of economic theories, applied economics and statistical techniques. Driven by the need for Economics graduates with a good understanding of the contemporary economic challenges that the UAE is facing, such as the transition from an oil-based economy towards a knowledge-based economy, the Economics curriculum has been updated and enhanced to provide the graduates with a competitive edge, allowing them to fit into the current dynamics of the job market. Topics covered in the new curriculum include among others: Public Economics, Applied Economics of the Middle East, Environmental and Energy Economics, and Labor and HR Economics. Overall, the program prepares students to effectively use the acquired skills, which are important in many businesses and government agencies and engages them in exciting analyses of real-world economic issues.
The department offers one Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. The program is designed to provide comprehensive accounting education for students interested in learning about preparation of businesses financial statements and how these are audited; use of accounting information for managerial decisions; use of advanced management accounting techniques for strategy implementation and performance management; and advanced accounting issues. The Accounting program is AACSB-Accounting Accredited, being the first in the GCC and MENA region and the 10th worldwide outside North America. The degree is also accredited by the ACCA which is one of the largest international professional accounting organizations that qualify professional accountants. This accreditation means our graduates are exempted from up to 50% of the examination papers that one has to take to become an ACCA certified accountant. Also, the Accounting program graduates can follow the postgraduate path through the Department’s AACSB-Accounting Accredited Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)
In 1981, UAEU graduated its first cohort of 472 students. The alumni body has now grown to more than 63,000, many of whom occupy key positions in governmental and non-governmental organizations across the country and beyond. We are proud of their achievements and aspire to build a strong connection with all our alumni. Our aim is to ensure that our alumni have a platform to stay connected with each other and with the University.Read More