Awards and Winners
Winner projects :
 
Congratulations for the 11 (10 Undergraduate and 1 PostGraduate) winner projects, the ORDER of the projects is NOT IMPORTANT:
 
  • Project 3: Computerized Accounting Information System (CAIS) versus Security Threats
  • Project 7: Confidence of UAE women regarding online shopping from western web sites
  • Project 8: Dynamics of small business management in UAE: the case of “Bliss Flowers”
  • Project 10: An Analysis of Foreign Banks’ Financial Performance in the UAE
  • Project 12: Green Mubazzarah Chalet System
  • Project 16: IT Projects Sales Software
  • Project 23: THE ROLE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN FRAUD PREVENTION AND DETECTION: THE CASE OF UAE
  • Project 30: MARKETING EFFECTIVENESS THROUGH FACEBOOK: ANALYSIS OF THREE SECTORS
  • Project 31: Capital Structure and Firm’s Performance
  • Project 32: An investigation of bank user perception of Islamic finance in the UAE
  • Project 20: Risk & Return of Dubai Real Estate Sector
For the selected projects (for presentation), the students should use the following Powerpoint template
 
The abstract of the received projects are presented below:
  • Project 3 : Computerized Accounting Information System (CAIS) versus Security Threats
Title of the project Computerized Accounting Information System (CAIS) versus Security Threats
Students (Ids and full names)
  • Marwa Rashed Ali U00016229
  • Shamsa Ali Al Ketbi U00022576
  • Hala Hussein Omar U00022079
  • Rola Ali Sarhan U00023559
  • Rasha Khaled Ayyad U00025619
DepartmentAccounting Department
Supervisors (full names) Dr. Walaa Wahid ElKelish
Abstrcat
The purpose of this project is to investigate the relationship between Accounting information systems (AIS) security and company characteristics in the UAE. Self-administered surveys were used to collect data from local companies in the UAE. The multiple regression analysis was used to test the study hypothesis using SPSS software. Results show that there is a negative relation between the number of employees and security systems in companies. In addition, there is a significant positive relationship between the size of company and security systems. This project highlight useful AIS security guidelines for company management.
KeywordsAccounting information systems, security, UAE
 
  • Project 7 : Confidence of UAE women regarding online shopping from western web sites
Title of the project Confidence of UAE women regarding online shopping from western web sites
Students (Ids and full names)
  • Fatima Mohamed U00010019
  • Fatima Mubarak U00022093
  • Sumyya U00010139
  • Asma Mubarak U00021303
DepartmentDepartment of Management
Supervisors (full names) Pro. Khalid Hafeez
Abstrcat
This research measures the confidence of UAE women's shoppers regarding online shopping using western (global)online shopping website in compression to local UAE based websites. The factors we have investigate includes security , price , and quality of product and design of websites. This is to evaluate what makes UAE women feel more motivated, trust worthy and secure when buying from global online sites. Moreover we will determine what such shoppers are looking to buy in general and specify which category of products they are mostly interested in when they shops online .however, we have adopted deductive research method approach for this investigation from our systemic literature review , we have found the key factors to design our research instrument (questionnaire). The primary data was collected by survey which will be over a sample of the UAE women to know more about their attitudes toward using online shopping. Our results show that UAE women are confident with the western online shopping website from out investigation. Below are the main outcomes from our investigation. we found that 40% of the respondents have never shopped from the U.A.E websites, followed by 20% have always shopped online, and 40% saying once only. On the other hand we noticed that 40% of the respondents have often shopped from the western websites, while 40% who are rarely shopped, and 20% shopped very often.
60% women agreed Western online web sites are offering more competitive prices than the local web sites. However, 80% women agreed that Westerns online shopping sites are offer wider range of products in compare of local websites. Moreover, 60% women agreed that they trust the quality of goods depending on the written reviews in the western web sites rather than other sources. In addition, 60% women agreed that they worry when entering credit card number when they shop online .In addition, 60% women agreed that they worry when entering credit card number when they shop online.
KeywordsOnline shopping - UAE women - confidence - western websites
 
  • Project 8 : Dynamics of small business management in UAE: the case of “Bliss Flowers”
Title of the project Dynamics of small business management in UAE: the case of “Bliss Flowers”
Students (Ids and full names)
  • Shaikha AlMazrou U00027624
  • Basma AlMazmi U00027690
  • Mouza AlQaydi U00027632
DepartmentDepartment of Management, Marketing, and Public Administration
Supervisors (full names) Dr. Syed Awais Tipu
Abstrcat
The objective of our project is twofold: 1- To explore small business management dynamics in the United Arab Emirates by reducing the gap between theory and practice. 2- To investigate the challenges faced by a small business in the UAE. For this purpose we employed case study approach to study a real world small business in the UAE. We collected our data through face-to-face interview with the owner. The owner was asked to outline his responses towards selected theoretical concepts such as human resource, marketing, competitive analysis, and location/layout design. We found that the business employs price-skimming strategy without promotional schemes to the customers. Our selected business employs guerilla-marketing tactics such as the use of social media. We also found that our selected business face some challenges in terms of 1. Finding highly skilled labor 2. Limited availability of parking 3. Bliss flowers seek perfection, which overwhelm the employees in certain situations causing stress. Lastly, we also proposed some recommendations to overcome the challenges faced by “Bliss Flowers”.
KeywordsSmall Business – Challenges – Structure – Human Resource – Marketing – Plan of Operations – Location – Competitive Analysis – SWOT Analysis – Recommendations
 
  • Project 10 : An Analysis of Foreign Banks’ Financial Performance in the UAE
Title of the project An Analysis of Foreign Banks’ Financial Performance in the UAE
Students (Ids and full names)
  • Mais Alnashash U00020722
  • Mouza Al Zaabi U00036937
DepartmentDepartment of Finance and Economics
Supervisors (full names) Prof. Hussein Al-Tamimi
Abstrcat
The purpose of this study is to analyze and evaluate the financial performance of foreign banks, Barclays and HSBC, in the UAE. This study covers the periods of 2005 to 2012. The performance of the banks has been measured by the use of a set of financial ratios which includes profitability ratios and bank risk ratios. The findings of the study illustrates that the drastic change in the financial performance of foreign banks in the UAE was due to the impact of the global financial crisis between the periods of 2007 to 2009.
KeywordsFinance, Performance, Liquidity, Profitability, Banking, Financial ratios, Global Crisis, Financial Crisis
 
  • Project 12 : Green Mubazzarah Chalet System
Title of the project Green Mubazzarah Chalet System
Students (Ids and full names)
  • Sharifa Abdullateef U00011829
  • Marwah Ali Bajabaa U00010396
DepartmentDepartment of Management Information Systems
Supervisors (full names) Dr. Mohamed Nour
Abstrcat
The purpose of creating Reservation system is to ease to the stakeholders and facilitate reservation and checking chalet process that will make it comfortable for the employee to use the system and save their time at the same time serving a large number of customers and by making this system will lead to have an organized data about each reservation which will lead to have correct information which will lead to make a correct decision and make a higher profit for this business.
Keywordsnone
 
  • Project 16 : IT Projects Sales Software
Title of the project IT Projects Sales Software
Students (Ids and full names)
  • Mohammad H H H Alebeedli - U00018254
DepartmentDepartment of Management Information Systems
Supervisors (full names) Dr. Mohamed Nour
Abstrcat
The Project is about computerizing the business process of an IT company in Sharjah that offers IT services like Surveillance cameras and security systems. But they do everything manually and it takes them a lot of time to find information or create reports, etc. So I learned about their processes, analyzed it, and designed a system that will help them to be more organized, efficient and give them ease of data access which will have a positive effect on their productivity at the end.
KeywordsMIS, Database, Systems, IT, Program, Business, Security Cameras
 
  • Project 23 : THE ROLE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN FRAUD PREVENTION AND DETECTION: THE CASE OF UAE
Title of the project THE ROLE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN FRAUD PREVENTION AND DETECTION: THE CASE OF UAE
Students (Ids and full names)
  • Nada Mahmoud Obeid (U00026324)
  • Abeer Jarbou (U00024678)
DepartmentDepartment of Accounting
Supervisors (full names) Dr. Sawsan Halbouni
Abstrcat
Purpose: The main purpose of this study is to investigate internal auditors, external auditors and financial accountants' perceptions towards the importance of IT in fraud prevention and detection in the UAE.
Design/Methodology/Approach: This study employed a survey to get the financial managers, internal and external auditors’ attitudes towards the importance of using technological and non-technological techniques to detect fraud in the UAE. A total of 47 participants responded with 94 percent response rate. Descriptive statistics, t-test in addition to the regression analysis were used to achieve the main objective of this study.
Findings: The results show that respondents perceived both technological and non-technological techniques are hand to hand used to prevent and detect fraud in the UAE. Moreover, the results indicate that business type and company size are the most variable affect the choice of adoption to the fraud detection and prevention techniques.
KeywordsInformation technology, fraud detection, fraud prevention, internal auditors,external auditors, financial analysts
 
  • Project 30 : MARKETING EFFECTIVENESS THROUGH FACEBOOK: ANALYSIS OF THREE SECTORS
Title of the project MARKETING EFFECTIVENESS THROUGH FACEBOOK: ANALYSIS OF THREE SECTORS
Students (Ids and full names)
  • KHALID ABDUL KAREEM KHAN- U00028278
DepartmentDepartment of Management
Supervisors (full names) Dr. Saba Khalid
Abstrcat
This research strives to analyse how organizations market themselves over Facebook. Organisations from three distinct sectors namely business, government and the Non-Governmental Organisation are targeted for the data collection and analysis. There will also be a detailed analysis and comparison as to how these entities deal with traditional sources of marketing and social media sources. Based on the analysis, suggestions and arguments are proposed as to how they can make their message more exciting and attractive in short run and the long run.
KeywordsFacebook, Marketing, traditional marketing media, social media
 
  • Project 31 : Capital Structure and Firm’s Performance
Title of the project Capital Structure and Firm’s Performance
Students (Ids and full names)
  • Asraa Alnasser U0031830
DepartmentDepartment of Finance and Economics
Supervisors (full names) Prof. Hussein Al-Tamimi
Abstrcat
This project explains the impact of capital structure on firm’s performance. The main goal of this paper is to discuss the relationship between capital structure and firm’s performance i of the most well-known companies in the world namely Yahoo and Google during the period 2006 - 2013. The A theoretical background was provided to include trade-off theory, bankruptcy cost, agency theory, pecking order theory, asymmetric information theory, and financial analysis. For the empirical part, profit margin, return on asset, return on equity, debt to asset , and debt to equity were used . The first three ratios were used as measures of performance, whereas the last two ratios were used as measures of capital structure. The main conclusion of this project is Yahoo relied more on equity , while Google relied more on debt.
KeywordsCapital Structure, Performance, Yahoo, Google
 
  • Project 32 : An investigation of bank user perception of Islamic finance in the UAE
Title of the project An investigation of bank user perception of Islamic finance in the UAE
Students (Ids and full names)
  • Lama Bawazir U00021991
  • Nora Al-Jabr U00022284
  • Amel Alzarouni U00020989
DepartmentDepartment of Finance and Economics
Supervisors (full names) Dr. Mohammed Hersi Warsame
Abstrcat
The Islamic finance sector is experiencing a rapid growth, especially with the increased interest towards it post the 2008 financial crisis. Thus, it continues to face a growing competition from an older, more experienced conventional banking sector. Islamic financial institutions therefore, need to analyze the awareness and attitudes of bank customers towards Islamic finance in order to increase customer retention. The purpose of this paper is to examine bank users’ perception of and attitudes towards Islamic finance as well as their bank selection criteria. It presents primary data collected from a sample of 132 bank users in the UAE and the use of ANOVA and Pearson correlation for analysis.
The results show that there are certain demographic variables that influence respondent attitudes but religion and type of bank account used are the most significant. Furthermore, reputation, convenience, and the availability of checking and saving accounts are important factors when selecting a bank regardless of the respondent’s religion .
KeywordsIslamic finance, Islamic banking, Sharia’h, awareness, consumer attitude and perception

  • Project 20 : Risk & Return of Dubai Real Estate Sector
Title of the project Risk & Return of Dubai Real Estate Sector
Students (Ids and full names)
  • ShihabAl-Midwahi U00035688
  • Saleh Ali Salim U00035645
  • Mansour Al-Sayigh U00023154
DepartmentDepartment of Finance and Economics
Supervisors (full names) Prof Hussein Al-Tamimi
Abstrcat
This paper discusses the implication of risk and return on real estate sector in Dubai, UAE. It studies and analyzes the risk and return of all listed real estate companies in Dubai Financial Market (DFM). Real estate investment began 20 years ago in Dubai and has gained momentum before suffering a setback during the financial crisis, and after that regained some progress.
This paper discusses the performance of real estate companies in 2013 through evaluating some statistical financial measures such as Variance, Correlation Coefficient, etc… It was observed that high risk does not necessarily reflect a high return in real estate sector, and also high correlation with the market does not always guarantee a higher rate of return as proven in the report
KeywordsReal Estate, Dubai, Risk & Return, DFM