B.Sc. in Management

Overview

The mission of the management program is to achieve excellence in delivering management knowledge. It aims to contribute to the competitiveness of the organizations of the UAE and the GCC in the global market-place by producing highly skilled, ethical and well-rounded graduates in areas of strategic relevance to the global economy.

Program Goals
The program’s goals are to enable students to:

  • deal effectively and efficiently with managerial responsibilities, tasks and challenges in a changing and complex business environment
  • gain proficiency in modern analytical problem-solving, communication and decision- making skills
  • gain broad managerial skills, abilities and competences required in a globalized world
  • carry out research and postgraduate study

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Clarify management theories in leadership and justifications for the need of organizational reengineering, through professional programs and the managing of organizational assets
  • Explain organizational objectives of specialization, coordination, adaptation and alignment to benefit the community and the business milieu, and what is beneficial to the community and the business milieu
  • Identify quantitative and qualitative research and diagnosis tools and their appropriate end use through creative thinking and continuous learning
  • Raise student awareness to the managerial, ethical and other principles of “what is measurable is manageable”
  • Clarify the global multidimensional managerial challenges as they pertain to the various functions of the global corporation
  • Clarify the importance of strategic change and development, and the need for alignment to the principle of management by performance and results linked to an increasingly competitive environment
  • Explain the vital role of fundamental and quality standards in an applied business strategy, congruent with research for developing innovative products and services in tune with a highly competitive business environment
  • Explain the need for creative thinking in the employment field, thus turning out graduates who are able to use skills such as “thinking out of the box,” and intellectual capital-based innovation
  • Provide knowledge and skills appropriate for the conducting of research and the pursuit of postgraduate study

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. AUST 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.
  • 8 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.

Admission Requirements

The normal admission requirement for an applicant is the UAE Secondary School Certificate (both sections), or an equivalent qualification, with a minimum average grade of 60 percent, & TOEFL certificate with a minimum score of 500.For more details please visit undergraduate admissions

Course Description

400 291 Introduction to Management (3,0,0,3)

This introductory course provides an overview of the field of management. The topics covered are designed around the key functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Students are exposed to the development of management theories and approaches, managerial decision-making, business environment, business ethics and social responsibility.

400 307 Business Research Methods (3,0,0,3)

This course provides an introduction to research methods in social sciences in general and business administration in particular. The primary aim of the course is to equip students with the essential research techniques they would use in advanced specialized courses such as marketing research, feasibility studies and project planning, and the graduation project. The course will cover a range of topics including, in particular, research designs, sampling theory, data collection tools, questionnaire development and program evaluation methodology. The course will also cover basic data analysis methods involving both exploratory and hypothesis testing statistical techniques.

Pre-requisites: 102 211, 400 291

400 408 Business Communications (3,0,0,3)

The course aims to equip students with effective business communication skills, providing thorough practice in writing business letters, memos, reports, resumes and job applications. In addition to developing written communication, the course teaches verbal communication skills, for example public speaking, interviewing and other forms of communication. The entire teaching process is focused on building effective communication skills.

Pre-requisite: 400 291

400 409 Organizational Behavior (3,0,0,3)

This course surveys the background and development of organizational behavior, and examines major conceptual models in the field. A number of topics are explored in detail, including personality, perception, motivation, groups and teams, communication, leadership, conflict and negotiation, and organizational sources of stress and coping strategies. Issues relating to organizational change and development are given special attention.

Pre-requisite: 400 291

400 411 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: 400 291

400 615 Management Information Systems (3,0,0,3)

This course provides an overview of computers and information processing. It covers the following topics in detail: management information system concepts, information processing applications, data handling process, data processing and automation, fundamentals of any system and system design, and development and implementation.

Pre-requisites: 400 291, 306460

400 419 Business Ethics (3,0,0,3)

The aim of this course is to provide comprehensive and systematic coverage of a wide range of ethical issues in all functional areas of business. Using cases, vignettes and discussion points, the course will examine the ethical problems involved in real-life business situations. Some of the major topics to be covered include: ethical theory and business practice, corporate social responsibility, rights and obligations of employees and employers, ethical issues in international business, and social and economic justice.

Pre-requisite: 400 291

400 524 Feasibility Studies (3,0,0,3)

Feasibility studies and project evaluation have become increasingly important, since they signal the success of any industrial, tourism or investment project. This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and process of feasibility studies and project evaluation. It explains how to prepare feasibility studies and project evaluation, and how to benefit from them in the investment decision-making process. Feasibility studies and project evaluation depend on collecting and analyzing marketing, technical, administrative and financial data and information.

Pre-requisites: 400 393, 400 396

410 501 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: 103 110, 400 291

410 602 Human Resource Management (3,0,0,3)

The aim of this course is to survey the principles and practices in managing human resources. The course covers a number of basic topics, for example job analysis and job design techniques, human resource policies, human resource acquisition and maintenance strategies, recruitment, selection, development and training, compensation, health and safety issues and policies. The topics of labor relations and collective bargaining also receive careful attention.

Pre-requisite: 400 291

410 603 International Business (3,0,0,3)

This course covers a number of topics of both a general and specific nature. It examines the objectives and motives of international companies (MNCs) for operating internationally, and the strategies they use to achieve global presence. Special attention is given to the following topics: theories of international trade, domestic trade, free trade and protectionism, tariffs, foreign exchange, foreign direct investments (FDI), international financial institutions, international corporate planning and competitive strategies.

Pre-requisites: 400 291, 400 410

410 704 Purchasing and Materials Management (3,0,0,3)

This course offers a survey of the principles and techniques used in purchasing and materials management. It examines the following topics: recognition of materials needs, the acquisition process and the overall supply management issues and policies. Within these broader topics, the course looks at techniques used in materials requirement planning, stock and inventory control, transportation, stores management, quality and quality assurance, JIT and TQM. The course also examines the purchasing and supply management processes and methods used by governments, non-profit and service organizations.

Pre-requisite: 410 501

410 706 Strategic Management (3,0,0,3)

This advanced course focuses on all aspects of the strategic management process, including decision-making, company objectives, strategies, implementation and outcome assessment. The course develops a thorough understanding among students of policy formulation and evaluation with special attention to the capabilities and competencies of a firm. The course also addresses issues relating to resource analysis and allocation techniques, and the management of strategic change.

Pre-requisites: 400 291,400 409

410 808 Organizational Theory and Design (3,0,0,3)

The primary aim of this course is to expose students to the evolution of organization 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. Case studies and actual examples from a range of firms will be used to investigate the application of organization theory to management issues.

Pre-requisite: 400 409

410 909 Selected Topics in Management (3,0,0,3)

This is an advanced course in management. Its primary aim is to offer a more thorough examination of selected topics. The course instructor will select topics keeping in view students’ interests and the availability of teaching material and resources. In general, an attempt will be made to include topics that have received little attention in other management courses, or topics in new areas that are not covered in the prescribed syllabus. The choice of topics is expected to vary from semester to semester.

Pre-requisite: 410 706

410 612 Management of Small Business (3,0,0,3)

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

Pre-requisite: 400 291

410 712 Total Quality Management (3,0,0,3)

This course offers an introduction to principles and philosophy of Total Quality Management. It draws upon the work of experts such as Edwards Deming, Joseph Juran, Philip Crosby and Genichi Taguchi to develop an understanding of the concepts of quality from the perspectives of customers and product/service organizations. The course also evaluates the criteria used in well- known quality awards (e.g., The Malcolm Balding National Quality Award, and ISO 9000, as well as local UAE quality awards), and reviews the performance of selected quality-award winning companies.

Pre-requisite: 410 501

400 513 Quantitative Analysis (2,2,0,3)

The aim of this course is to review 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: 102 211, 110 140