College of Business Administration
Executive Master in Business Administration Program (EMBA)
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 enhance 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.||Knowledge|
|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, self-development
|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. Remedial Courses: Students with non-Business degrees can be required to enroll in one or more of the following Foundation courses (12 credit hours) based on their academic and professional background:
|No.||Course No.||Course Title|| Credit Hours|
|2||0301120||Accounting 1: Financial Accounting||3|
|4||0308150||Intro to 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|
|2||0306621||Leadership and Organizational Behavior||3|
|3||0306627||Human Resources 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|
|1||0306625||Organizational Change and Innovation||3||-|
|4||0306633||Financial Markets and Institutions||3||0306631|
|7||0306655||Decision Support Systems||3||-|
|10||0306616||Taxation and Zakat||3||-|
|11||0306617||Financial Statement Analysis||3||-|
I. Remedial Courses:
|0308230 ||Financial Management ||(3)|
This course is
designed to provide students with a basic understanding of financial decision
making within a firm. The course deals with the goals and functions of financial
management, financial analysis and planning, working capital management, the
capital budgeting process, cost of capital, dividend policy and long-term
|0308150||Introduction to Economics||(3)|
This course is
offered to non-business students. It covers topics from both microeconomics and
macroeconomics perspectives. From microeconomics, it covers topics such as:
economic problem, supply and demand, price elasticity of supply and demand,
consumer behavior, production and costs, perfect competition, monopoly. Topics
from macroeconomics include; national income accounts, national income
determination, money and banking, inflation, monetary and fiscal policies,
international trade. This course will be offered in both Arabic and English.
|0301120||Accounting1: Financial Accounting||(3)|
introduces students to accounting concepts underlying financial statements. It
focuses on the analysis, measurement and reporting of business transactions to
users of financial statements. It also examines the uses and limitations of
accounting information for investment and credit decisions.
systems of linear equations, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions;
differentiation of functions in one and several variables; optimization of
single variable functions; unconstrained optimization of multivariable
functions; applications in business and economics; basic matrix operations.
II. Core Courses
|0306613||Management Accounting and Control Systems||(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
|0306627||Human Resources Management||(3)|
This course focuses
on preparing the future managers for meeting the present and emerging strategic
human resource challenges. It evaluates the context of Human Resource
Management with regard to equal opportunity and legal environment, managing
diversity, and conducting job analysis. It covers the key human resource
functions such as recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, reward systems
and employee development. The course also emphasizes on the role of governance
in human resource management with regard to respecting employee rights,
managing discipline, and managing workplace safety and health
|0306621||Leadership and Organizational Behavior||(3)|
This course focuses on the
leadership dimension of managers by dealing with the dynamics of human interactions in organizations. It addresses issues
related to the influence of leadership on the behavior of individuals, teams,
and networks in the context of organizational culture. In addition, it shows
how to build productive relationships and manage performance for the long-term
success of the organization. Overall, the course equips students with a balance
of theory and practice on the major theories and research on leadership and
managerial effectiveness in formal organizations. The topics covered in the
course include: the nature of managerial work; leadership traits and skills;
effective leadership behavior; power and influence; leading change and
innovation; leadership in groups and teams; developing leadership skills; and a
broad range of leadership theories encompassing contingency theories and
adaptive leadership, participative leadership, strategic leadership,
charismatic and transformational leadership, servant and authentic leadership.
The course also covers cross-cultural leadership and diversity and deals with
some contemporary issues in leadership.
|0306671||Operations and Supply Chain Management||(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.
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.
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
|0306653||Management Information Systems||(3)|
This course provides students with the information systems fundamentals
necessary to operate effectively in a computerized 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.
is concerned with managing organizations for long-term success. It involves
developing organization'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 process of making, implementing and monitoring and controlling
|0306625||Organizational Change and Innovation||(3)|
course provides an understanding of the dynamics of change and the importance
of innovation within modern organizations. Emphasis is placed on how managers
can develop a culture receptive to new ideas, products, processes, and systems
for improving organizational performance.
concentrates on the strategic decisions and operational activities that managers
of international businesses must undertake in formulating and implementing
their business plans. Topics covered include: country factors, the global trade
and investment environment, the global monetary system, the strategy and
structure of international business, and business operations.
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.
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.
|0306633||Financial Markets and Institutions||(3)|
This course is a
survey of money and capital markets. It includes a study of the intermediation
process and the functions 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.
This course deals
with resource allocation and strategic decisions made by managers. The course
emphasizes how microeconomic principles can be applied to company decision
making. The focus is on stylized practical problems that may face anyone in a
management position. The course topics include market analysis, 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.
|0306655||Decision Support Systems||(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
This course provides
a comprehensive coverage of the major concepts in project management from a
managerial and practical perspective. It focuses on advanced concepts in
contemporary project management, including project planning, project
scheduling, project budgeting and cost management, project risk management,
project quality management, as well as the impact of new projects on
organizational strategic goals. Through practical cases and readings, students
will develop critical awareness of, and appreciation for the myriad of issues
involved and recent developments in modern project management. Project
management software, such as Microsoft Project 2013, will be used to help
students learn to organize, integrate and present project information to
facilitate project evaluation and management.
|0306616||Taxation and Zakat||(3)|
course aims to develop knowledge and skills relating to the fundamental
concepts of tax and zakat principles as applicable to individuals and
corporations. The course emphasis on understanding the theory of tax and zakat
systems, and also developing the skills of tax and zakat calculation
|0306617||Financial Statement Analysis||(3)|||||
introduces and analyses the relationship between business activities (planning,
financing, investing and operating) and financial statements. It demonstrates
popular tools and techniques in analyzing and interpreting financial statements
with an emphasis on the need of users’ of financial statements.
Course content is
determined by course instructor and approved by the Program Director.