College of Business Administration
Executive Master in Business Administration Program (EMBA) Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The UOS EMBA program has been designed to deliver high quality management education to middle and upper level managers in the private and public sectors, with an express emphasis on the Gulf and UAE business environments.
The EMBA at UOS is designed to be as rewarding as it is rigorous, providing ample opportunity for personal develop ment and professional growth in an interactive learning and teaching environment. The discourse in the EMBA class room reflects a participative process of inquiry and insight, guided by our highly qualified faculty.
The overall goal of the EMBA is to deepen and broaden the participant's core managerial competencies to further en
hance their professional growth.
To be a leading program providing executive higher education in the country and the region.
To equip local and regional managers with vital business education and essential leadership skills needed to become effective and social responsible leaders in today's highly competitive business environment.
2. Program Goals & Outcomes:
|QF Emirates Strands|
|a. Demonstrate advanced business knowledge required for effective management of modern business organizations.||1. Discuss the theories and concepts related to various fields of organizational management.|||
|||2. Apply technical tools providing up to date solutions to organizations' problems.|||||
|||3. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding and holistic view of organizations.|||||
|b. Demonstrate the leadership skills which add value to their organizations.||4. Creatively analyze and solve complex business issues.||||Skills|
|||5. Adapt to uncertain situations and to lead in varying contexts.||||Role in context|
|||6. Apply ethical issues while being socially responsible and adopt ethical standards.|||
Autonomy & responsibility,
|c. Demonstrate the capabilities to work independently and in group.||7. Take proper initiatives and be self-critical.||Self-development|
|||8. Work effectively in a team.||||Self-development|
|d. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.||9. Write effectively using appropriate concepts and research tools.||||Role in context|
|||10. Present effectively and creatively complex and various topics.||Self-development|
3. Program Structure:
I. Foundation Courses: Students with non-Business degrees can be required to enroll in one or more of the following Foundation courses (15 credit hours) based on their academic and professional background:
|No.||Course No.|| ||Course Title|| || Credit Hours|
|1||0306670||||||lntro. to Math. & Statistics for Business||||||3|||
|2||0306610||||Accounting for Managers||||||3|||||
|3||0306630||||||Finance for Managers||||||3|||||
|5||0306660||||||Principles of Economics||||||3|||||
II. Core Courses: All students are required to complete the following 8 Core courses (24 credit hours):
| No.|| ||Course No.|| ||Course Title|| || Credit Hours|| |
|1||||||0306612||||||Management Accounting and Control Systems||||||3|||||
|3||||||0306625||||||Leadership and Change Management||||||3|||||
|4||||||0306671||||||Operations & Supply Chain Management||||||3|||||
|7||||||0306653||||||Management Information Systems||||||3|||||
Ill. Elective Courses: Students are required to complete any 3 of the following Elective courses (9 credit hours):
| No.|| ||Course No.|| ||Course Title|| || Credit Hours|| ||Prerequisite|| |
|3||||||0306627||||||Human Resources Management||||||3||||||-|||||
|5||||||0306626||||||Total Quality Management||||||3||||||0306500|||||
|7||||||0306633||||||Financial Markets and Institutions||||||3||||||0306530|||||
|9||||||0306641||||||Marketing Research||||||3||||||0306500 & 0306640|||||
|16||||||0306629||||||Managing, Recruiting and Selection||||||3|||||| |||||
|17||||||0306645||||||Customer Relationship Management||||||3|||||| |||||
|18||||||0306655||||||Decision Support Systems||||||3||||||0306653|||||
Courses' Descriptions: I. Foundation Courses:
0306670 l lntro. to Math. & Statistics for Business I 3
Students explore applications of mathematics in economic and business contexts. Specific topics include functions and related business formulas, tables and graphs, and mathematics for finance, systems of linear equations, and de rivatives. The statistical tools of quantitative analysis, emphasizing data presentation, measures of central tendency, random variables, and probability theory, test of hypothesis and regression analysis are also covered.
0306610 I Accounting for Managers I 3
This course deals with concepts, methods, and applications of financial and managerial accounting for planning and control. Topics include: the accounting cycle, preparation and analysis of financial statements, underlying accounting principles, cost behavior relevant information and decision-making.
0306630 I Finance for Managers I 3
This course covers a survey of financial markets and instruments, an examination of major financial decisions faced by organizations, principles of corporate financial management, and principles of investing.
0306651 ! Information Technology I 3
This course presents a combination of concepts for understanding the use of information technology in organiza tions, overview of the key technologies, and development and implementation processes. Emphasis was placed on understanding design, development, and use alternatives and their key differences.
0306660 I Principles of Economics I 3
This course is a survey of microeconomics and macroeconomics principles and applications. Topics covered include: basic theory and economic analysis of prices, markets, production, wages, interest, rent and profits; national income analysis; movements in prices and national output; inflation and unemployment; monetary and fiscal policies.
II. Core Courses:
0306612 I Management Accounting and Control Systems I 3
This course explores the role of management accounting information in managing organizations. It focuses on the fundamental concepts and techniques that are used in generating management accounting reporting reports. The course also emphasizes on how managers use management accounting reports to control and evaluate organizations and organizational members' performance. The course provides practical applications on how the concepts and the techniques are used for planning organizations' operations, controlling organizations' activities and enabling rationale decision making and performance evaluation.
0306621 I Organizational Behavior I 3
This course is organized around three levels of focus: individuals, groups (teams), and organizations. It will start at the individual level with topics such as learning, personality, interpersonal perception, values, ethics, and motivation. Then examine how individuals fit together into groups and teams. Also it will discuss organizational culture and struc ture, and examine how these concepts can influence behavior in the organization. This class will require students to apply their communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and information synthesis skills in many different ways.
This course focuses on the classical and modern aspects of organizations and the role of managers as leaders and facilitators of change. The main focus of the course is to provide students with knowledge and skills on different ap proaches to leadership from both a theoretical and practical perspective. The course deals with different forms of leaderships in a corporate setting, and their importance in achieving the organization's overall goals. The courses also exposes students to the way in which Leaders may facilitate different types of change and how they may analyze
the elements that make change difficult, and ways to facilitate change.
0306671 I Operations & Supply Chain Management I 3
The aim of any organization is to deliver goods and services with the right quality, quantity, cost and availability that will satisfy the customers' needs while at the same time making the most effective use of its resources. This can only be achieved through competent design of products, processes and work for employees, and effective strategic planning and control of operations. This course will introduce the fundamental principles of the subject of Operations and Supply Chain Management which addresses these issues and provide an insight into how reflective application of key operational techniques can ensure the effective delivery of products and services, and how the revenue side
of the Supply Chain Management decisions have a direct impact on the market penetration and customer service.
0306631 I Corporate Finance I 3
This course aims at providing an overview of the theory and practice of corporate finance in a global context. Through
out the course we show how to use financial theory to solve practical problems, and also to illuminate the facts and institutional material that students of corporate finance must absorb.
0306640 I Marketing Management I 3
The purpose of this course is to develop knowledge and skills in the managerial aspects of marketing. The course provides an understanding of marketing as the basis for general management decision-making and as a framework
for analyzing business situations.
0306653 I Management Information Systems I 3
This course provides students with the information systems fundamentals necessary to operate effectively in a com puterized business environment. The course provided an overview of the components, operations, and roles of information systems in business environments. Major concepts and recent developments in computer hardware, software, telecommunications, and database management technologies are presented, and the strategic, global, and
ethical dimensions of information systems are discussed.
0306624 I Strategic Management I 3
Strategic management is concerned with managing organizations for long-term success. It involves developing or ganization's ends-missions, directions, and goals-; means-strategies, structures, systems, and policies- to achieve them; and ways to control performance within the context of the wider environment. It is a continuous iterative pro
cess of making, implementing and monitoring and controlling strategic decisions.
Ill. Elective Courses:
0306615 ! International Accounting I 3
The global challenges of doing business recently require accountants and managers who are more aware of the in ternational financial complexities involved and who have knowledge and understanding relevant to solving problems arising the ever increasing pace international business, finance and investment. This course will give the students the opportunity to learn about the international accounting from a perspective similar to what they will experience in the business world.
0306622 ! International Business I 3
This course concentrates on the strategic decisions and operational activities that managers of international busi nesses must undertake in formulating and implementing their business plans. Topics covered include: country fac tors, the global trade and investment environment, the global monetary system, the strategy and structure of interna tional business, and business operations.
0306627 I Human Resources Management I 3
An overview of how businesses acquire, maintain, and develop their human resources. It introduces the challenges of human resource management and presents the key concepts, issues, and practices. Emphasis is on applications of theory and practice.
0306628 I Business Ethics I 3
The objective of this course is to provide a general framework of ethics within the context of international business, particularly the Middle East culture. Topics covered include religious values and ethics; moral standards and cultural values; ethics and the law; and the relativity of ethical principles.
0306626 I Total Quality Management I 3
In order to improve quality, reduce costs and shorten lead times, companies need to adopt a comprehensive ap proach to TQM. This approach should go beyond the slogans of «do it right the first time» and «zero defects» to provide ways and means of integrating values, structures and tools in order to produce the quality organization. This course presents an integrative approach to TQM.
0306632 I Investment Analysis I 3
This course covers portfolio selection theory and security valuation models. Particular emphasis is placed on stocks, bonds, and financial futures and options. The theoretical part is complemented by a set of cases in investment where students have the opportunity to make investment decisions with emphasis being placed on the application of finan cial theory.
0306633 I Financial Markets and Institutions I 3
This course is a survey of money and capital markets. It includes a study of the intermediation process and the func tions and operations of intermediaries and financial institutions in money and capital markets. The course focuses on the emerging money and capital markets in the Arab Gulf region.
0306634 I Islamic Finance I 3
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the concept of Islamic Banking, and the role of Islamic bank products in retail banking, investment banking and project finance.
0306641 I Marketing Research I 3
This course provides an advanced understanding of marketing research along an applied orientation. A thorough coverage of the steps comprising the marketing research process from defining the problem to developing an ap proach, to formulating a research design, and designing questionnaires.
0306642 I Electronic Commerce I 3
The course covers electronic commerce from an economic and strategic perspective. Topics covered include: busi ness to business E-commerce; business to consumer E-commerce; management of an E-commerce project; fi nancial and legal framework for E-commerce; security issues of transactions and payment; and E-commerce best practices.
This course covers microeconomic concepts relevant to managerial decision-making. Topics include demand and supply analysis, consumer demand theory, forecasting, production and cost analysis, market structure, risk analysis, linear programming, decision making under uncertainty, regulatory theory and the role of government in the market.
0306654 I Decision Sciences I 3
This course is intended to improve the decision making and problems solving skills of managers. It focuses on the quantitative techniques that are used to solve managerial problems. Topics to be covered include linear programming, decision analysis, game theory, project management, forecasting, inventory models, waiting lines, and simulation
0306644 I Strategic Marketing I 3
The main objective of this course is in helping you develop skills and gain experience in formulating and imple menting marketing strategy. The objective is more in-depth exploration of the concepts learned in the introductory marketing course by using case studies to highlight various strategic decisions involving product planning, pricing, marketing channels and advertising planning and management in the light of the environmental analysis. This course
examines the key aspects of marketing strategy topics and presents an assessment and synthesis of recent thinking.
0306635 I International Finance I 3
This course includes the fundamentals of financial evaluation, tools, and procedures, which are needed to facilitates decision making of multinational corporations .The course also covers theories of international finance, the currency
markets, and foreign exchange risk.
0306672 I Materials Management I 3
Purchasing function and its integration as a subsystem into material planning, procurement, movement, and storage
activities within an organization. Includes purchasing management, purchasing policy and procedures, and material and logistic system components.
0306629 I Managing, Recruiting and Selection I 3
This course introduces the student to the basic principles and techniques of staffing the workplace. Students will be introduced to the various approaches and strategies in staffing, planning, recruiting and selection. Topics covered include job analysis, recruitment, selection, and performance assessment. In particular, the course will expose stu dents to the various instruments of recruitment and selection, including Job Analysis, Techniques of Screening and
Interviewing job candidates, reference checks, testing..etc).
0306645 I Customer Relationship Management I 3
Managing relationships with customers has become a critical organizational capability. Get effective strategies for gaining and retaining customers by utilizing the latest advanced technologies. CRM is an approach to increasing profitability by managing current customers; migrating customers to be more profitable; and identifying potential cus tomers and turning them into customers. This course discovers the process of understanding, creating and delivering value to targeted business markets and individual customers. It also offers students with the essential knowledge and skills to conduct consumer analyses that can be used for understanding markets and formulating effective marketing
0306655 I Decision Support Systems I 3
This course gives a comprehensive coverage of the fundamental concepts, principles, and theories of managerial decision making and supporting technologies. It emphasizes teaching students the methods and skills of analyzing, modelling, and solving managerial problems using available computer software support. It also provides students with basic understanding of the process of effective DSS design and development.
0306695 Special Topic(s) 1
Course content is determined by course instructor and approved by the Program Director.
0306696 Special Topic(s) 2
Course content is determined by course instructor and approved by the Program Director.
0306697 Special Topic(s) 3
Course content is determined by course instructor and approved by the Program Director.