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3 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Welcome to the University of Sharjah 04 06 08 10 19 Admission Requirements: University Ranking: Contents College of Business Administration Department of Accounting Department of Finance and Economics Department of Management Graduate Programs University Website: Welcome to The University of Sharjah (UOS), a university that provides first class education to students from the UAE, Arab countries, and around the globe. The University of Sharjah offers academic programs in a broad range of disciplines that truly define it as a world-class university. Programs cover an impressive range of fields and scopes including the arts, humanities and social sciences, Islamic studies and Sharia law, international and civil law, communications and media, sciences, business, engineering and architecture, fine arts and design, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, and health sciences. Studying at the University of Sharjah, a prominent and comprehensive university, offers many advantages. You will be exposed to numerous course and program options that will allow you to combine disciplines so that you may participate actively in addressing both today’s challenges and those of the future. You will also enjoy the flexibility of choosing from a wide range of options to choose the program that best matches your talents, aptitude and interests. Lastly, at the University of Sharjah, you will experience a wonderful journey of self-discovery and learning that will bring your best abilities to the forefront.

4 ACCREDITATION The College of Business Administration (CoBA) aims to prepare tomorrow’s managers and help them become effective leaders of local, regional, and global organizations. ENGAGEMENT WITH THE LOCAL, REGIONAL, AND GLOBAL COMMUNITY CoBA has long emphasized the importance of building strong links with private and public sector enterprises at local, regional, and global levels. Students have recently participated in internships in prestigious organizations such as Air Arabia, the Central Bank of the UAE, Sharjah Islamic Bank and other Banks, Dubai Financial Market, Ernst & Young, Etihad Airways, Etisalat, Government of Sharjah, KPMG, Microsoft, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health, Paris Gallery, Securities and Commodities Authority, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce, and Sharjah CityMunicipality. We aim to continue to broaden and strengthen these relationships. OUR VISION To be the leading business school in the region and beyond known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. OUR MISSION The College of Business Administration at the University of Sharjah is an innovative, sustainability- and technology-driven institution that delivers quality business education, equips future leaders with contemporary job market knowledge and skills, conducts rigorous research, and enables social value creation through vibrant ties with industry and community. The College of Business Administration The College of Business Administration (CoBA) aims to prepare tomorrow’s managers and help them become effective leaders of local, regional, and global organizations. Our College contributes to the development of the local economy through research and establishing effective links with local, regional, and international communities and organizations.

5 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION OUR GOALS: • Enhance the overall learning experience of COBA students. • Nurture academic and professional talent. • Provide innovative and sustainability driven engagement activities. • Produce high quality impactful research. • Building innovative strategic partnerships. • Continue to enhance the quality of the College’s academic programs. OUR PROGRAMS Undergraduate Programs • Bachelor of Science in Accounting (ACCA, CIMA CPA Australia and ICAEW recognized) • Bachelor of Science in Finance (CFA recognized Program) • Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (four concentrations) - Concentration in Management - Concentration in Marketing - Concentration in Human Resource Management (HRM) - Concentration in Public Sector Management Graduate Programs • Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) • Master of Business Administration (MBA) • Master of Business Analytics • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

6 PROGRAM OF STUDY The department offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, consisting of 123 required credit hours distributed as follows: 1) University Requirements (24 credit hours): • Compulsory Courses (18 credit hours) • Electives from a list of courses (6 credit hours) 2) College Requirements (54 credit hours). 3) Accounting program (45 credit hours): Accounting courses (30 credit hours) consisting of the following: • 21 credit hours of compulsory Accounting courses • 9 credit hours of Accounting electives • A minor in any field of study in the College (15 credit hours). Department of Accounting The Department of Accounting aims to enhance the employability of its graduates by providing top class education as well as establishing strong links with local and international professional bodies such as the ACCA, CIMA, CPA Australia, ICAEW and AAA (Emirates). This ensures that the curriculum of the university’s Accounting program is in line with those of top professional bodies. This increases the credibility and employability of our graduates in the job marketplace. UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS Bachelor of Science in Accounting The Accounting program is recognized by several professional associations such as Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA - UK), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA - UK), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA - USA), and Certified Public Accountants (CPA - Australia). Learners will also be academically prepared to take prestigious professional certifications such as the UAE Chartered Accountants (UAECA), Certified Management Accountants (CMA - USA), and Master of Professional Accounting. The Accounting program provides comprehensive internship training, professional workshops and seminars, and hands-on technology. The Bachelor of Science program in Accounting requires that a learner completes 123 credits of courses and attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 during their study duration.

7 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Students have the opportunity to hold jobs at public and business organizations such as: public accounting firms, financial institutions, e.g., banks, insurance companies, business and industrial corporations, governmental agencies, not-for-profit organizations and sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Expected Accounting positions include: • Financial accountant • Cost accountant • Certified public accountant • Financial consultant • Insurance adjuster • Auditor • Public accountant • Financial controller • Payroll accountant • Managerial accountant • Internal auditor • Tax accountant •Management consultant and others. PROGRAM RECOGNITION The Accounting program is recognized by the following international Accounting professional bodies: • Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) (USA). • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) (UK). • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) (UK). • Chartered Public Accountants (CPA) (Australia). • Institute of Chartered Accountant in England and Wales (ICAEW). • The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) (USA). These accounting professional bodies offer accounting learners program exemptions, scholarships, memberships, and several networking activities such as international and local conferences, seminars, and workshops.

8 Department of Finance and Economics The Department of Finance and Economics offers a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Students in the department can also take two minors either in finance or economics. The Department of Finance and Economics strives to hire and retain high caliber faculty with expertise in teaching and research. All our programs are accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education. UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN FINANCE The Finance major prepares students who want to pursue careers in financial markets, institutions, or governments, or pursue graduate studies in finance. They will also be academically prepared to take prestigious professional certifications such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Management (CFM) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP). The Bachelor of Science program in Finance requires that a student complete 123 credits of courses and attain a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.00. PROGRAM OF STUDY The Department offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance. The Finance program consists of 123 required credit hours distributed as follows: 1) University Requirements (24 credit hours): • Compulsory Courses (18 credit hours) • Electives from a list of courses (6 credit hours) 2) College Requirements (54 credit hours). 3) Finance courses (45 credit hours) consisting of the following: • 24 credit hours of compulsory finance courses • 6 credit hours of finance electives • A minor in any field of study in the College (15 credit hours).

9 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The Finance students are well equipped to seek and gain employment in the following fields: • Corporate finance • Investment • Banking/Islamic banking • Insurance • Real Estate • Financial Planning Consultation • Fund Managers • Treasury •Government (project management) & others. CFA RECOGNITION The Finance Program has been recognized by the CFA institute that grants the most prestigious professional certificate. Accordingly, our University has been added to the list of the recognized universities, to become the first University in the UAE and the third in the region after Kuwait University and American University in Cairo. The CFA recognition reflects how academically distinguishable and solid our program is, and how it will positively contribute to the international reputation of our University and College. For our expected graduating students, if you are interested in obtaining this prestigious CFA certificate, UOS is entitled to scholarship positions since the program is recognized.

10 Department of Management The Department of Management is committed to providing high quality intellectually challenging educational programs to prepare a new generation of leaders who will be able to contribute to their communities and positively impact the global economy. Presently, the Department offers two bachelor’s degrees, i.e., Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (with four concentrations: Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Public Sector Management) and Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management, to meet societal and market demands for talented and well-equipped future workforce. All programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), signifying the quality of our academic program offerings at par at the world standing. Moving forward, the Department is working closely with professional certification bodies to certify our programs, meeting yet another quality standard of achievements and enhancing the employability of our graduates. Our courses are designed to help learners build and develop four key competencies, creativity and originality, leadership and societal impact, critical analysis and problem solving, and resilience and adaptability – through various innovative teaching and learning methods. Courses related to entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainability are already on offer, and we are also moving toward offering more analytical courses to be in sync with the requirements of the contemporary business world. In addition to classroom instructions, our learners are required to complete a 16-week internship to bridge theory and practice. Professional seminars and workshops given by key people in the industry and government help our learners learn the reality of the contemporary business world. UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management (BSc in SCM) The Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management program requires that a student completes 123 credits of courses and attains a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.00.

11 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The Supply Chain Management students are well equipped to seek and gain employment in the following fields: • Production, planning and expediting clerks • Data analysts • Purchasing agents • Operations managers • Logistics analysts • Purchasing managers • Supply chain managers • Logistics managers • Storage and distribution managers PROGRAM OF STUDY The Department offers a B.Sc. in Supply Chain Management. The supply chain program consists of 123 required credit hours distributed as follows: 1- University Requirements (24 credit hours): • Compulsory Courses (18 credit hours) • Electives from a list of courses (6 credit hours) 2- College Requirements (54 credit hours). 3- Supply chain courses (45 credit hours) consisting of the following: • 24 credit hours of compulsory courses • 6 credit hours of electives • A minor in any field of study in the College (15 credit hours).

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13 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Management: Studying a management degree gives graduates a broad knowledge of business, as well as a range of practical skills and work experience, making them highly sought by employers and for graduate training schemes. PROGRAM OF STUDY The Department offers a B.Sc. in Business Administration – Management. The management program consists of 123 required credit hours distributed as follows: 1- University Requirements (24 credit hours): • Compulsory Courses (18 credit hours) • Electives from a list of courses (6 credit hours) 2- College Requirements (54 credit hours). 3- Management courses (45 credit hours) consisting of the following: • 24 credit hours of compulsory courses • 9 credit hours of electives • A minor in any field of study in the College (15 credit hours). CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Management graduates can work in various sectors, including the public, private and voluntary sectors. Management graduates can work as: • Management consultants • Business advisers • Senior employment analysts • Business analysts, • Business development managers • Project manager • Risk manager Bachelor Of Science In Business Administration B.Sc. in Business Administration in the disciplines of • Management • Marketing • Human Resource Management (HRM) • Public Sector Management The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program requires that a student completes 123 credits of courses and attains a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.00.

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15 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Marketing: A career in marketing can take you in several different directions. The common denominator of the marketing opportunities is the sense of ownership over the product and/or service and the necessity to understand the customer’s needs and desires and then be able to translate those needs into the communication of your marketing strategy. PROGRAM OF STUDY The Department offers a B.Sc. in Business Administration –Marketing. The marketing program consists of 123 required credit hours distributed as follows: 1- University Requirements (24 credit hours): • Compulsory Courses (18 credit hours) • Electives from a list of courses (6 credit hours) 2- College Requirements (54 credit hours). 3- Marketing courses (45 credit hours) consisting of the following: • 21 credit hours of compulsory courses • 9 credit hours of electives • A minor in any field of study in the College (15 credit hours). CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Marketing graduates can work as: • Public relations managers • Market research analysts • Advertising managers • Brand managers • Media buyers • Chief marketing officers • Promotions managers • Meeting, convention and event planners

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17 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Human Resource Management: A human resources management (HRM) degree can be applied to almost any organization in any sector. It is a versatile qualification for dealing with hiring, training, development and general people skills. PROGRAM OF STUDY The Department offers a B.Sc. in Business Administration –HRM. The HRM program consists of 123 required credit hours distributed as follows: 1- University Requirements (24 credit hours): • Compulsory Courses (18 credit hours) • Electives from a list of courses (6 credit hours) 2- College Requirements (54 credit hours). 3- HRM courses (45 credit hours) consisting of the following: • 21 credit hours of compulsory HRM courses • 9 credit hours of HRM electives • A minor in any field of study in the College (15 credit hours). CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Human resource management graduates can work as: • Human resources officers • Training and development officers • Occupational psychologists • Office managers • Administrative services managers • Compensation and benefits managers • Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists • Human resources specialists • Labor relations specialists Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Public Sector Management: This program is designed to prepare students for careers working around public policy and its implementation in different areas. The most prominent application of this degree program is within civil service at the local, state, or government levels. PROGRAM OF STUDY The Department offers a B.Sc. in Business Administration – Public Sector Management. The public sector program consists of 123 required credit hours distributed as follows: 1- University Requirements (24 credit hours): • Compulsory Courses (18 credit hours) • Electives from a list of courses (6 credit hours) 2- College Requirements (54 credit hours). 3- Public Sector Management courses (45 credit hours) consisting of the following: • 21 credit hours of compulsory HRM courses • 9 credit hours of HRM electives • A minor in any field of study in the College (15 credit hours). CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Human resource management graduates can work as: • Management analysts • Budget analysts • Operations research specialists • Public relations specialists • Administrative service manager • Public relations and fundraising managers • Environmental service and protection specialists

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19 UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH - COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GRADUATE PROGRAMS Executive Master of Business Administration 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 development and professional growth in an interactive learning and teaching environment. The discourse in the EMBA classroom 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 students’ core managerial competencies to further enhance their professional growth. Master of Business Administration The Masters of Business Administration Program is designed to deliver a highly structured and solid program to students who have already attained a Bachelor degree, wish to further advance in their business education, and enables them to progress in their professional roles. This program is unique in its structure and the two distinguished features for our students as they have the opportunity to complete their MBA by doing coursework and thesis or doing coursework only. Master of Business Analytics The Master of Business Analytics program is jointly offered by the College of Business Administration and the College of Computing and Informatics and is designed to equip and prepare students to apply the tools of modern data science and to deal with large data sets. The students through learning various data analysis techniques and methods will become effective and efficient decision-makers in their academic or other professional careers. Students will be able to apply data-driven approaches to solve business challenges in different business areas and meet organizational goals and objectives. Doctor of Business Administration The DBA program aims is to help professionals, managers, and executives to be better users and producers of practical knowledge in order to attain academic credentials and professional advancement and improve the practice and performance of their organizations. The program aspires to develop a sound understanding of the conceptual and theoretical foundations and the latest thinking in their areas of interest in the fields of business and management. Upon graduation, students should be able to deeply understand and relate key concepts, theories, issues, and debates in relevant business research and domain knowledge, and evaluate and critically review research at the forefront of the discipline or professional practice of interest. Most importantly, act with integrity and professionalism towards others and make sound judgments in dealing with ethical issues in research and related activities.

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