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Department Overview

Introduction
The College of Business Administration (CoBA) at the University of Sharjah (UoS) has grown rapidly over the last few years, since its inception in 1997.  The College currently offers four bachelor degree programs in Accounting, Finance, Management, and Management Information Systems. Prior to the launch of our new program (MBA)    , the only available postgraduate program was the Executive MBA program for full time executives, although,, a strategic gap remained in the spectrum of program ranges.

The new MBA program incorporates two unique features:
First, it gives students the opportunity to complete a general MBA either by coursework only or coursework plus research project.

  • In the first option, the MBA can be completed with 11 courses (33 credit hours)
  • In the second option, students will complete 9 courses plus a project -thesis, which is equivalent to 6 credit hours.  An MBA with research project option will facilitate the pursuance of a Doctoral degree after completing the program.

The second feature of the program provides the students the opportunity to specialize in one of the two concentrations: The Islamic Finance concentration or the Healthcare Management concentration.

Admission Requirements for the MBA Program
1. Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 might be admitted conditionally.
2. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in disciplines other than Business Administration may be admitted conditionally. They may be required to take some remedial courses. The passing grade for the remedial courses is C.
3. Applicants with two or more years of work experience are preferred.
4. Applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency by obtaining a minimum of 550 on the Institutional TOEFL or CBT, or 6 on the academic IELTS.

 
Program Learning Outcomes 

A. General Business Administration
Program Learning Outcomes – General Business Admin.

1. Integrate specialized and self-directed knowledge in business administration with modern and real-life applications.

2. Demonstrate advanced research methodologies to develop new knowledge and reach informed conclusions using contemporary scientific literature and tools.

3. Apply developed communication and IT skills to convey direct and indirect forms of interaction in the business administration profession.

4. Apply problem‐solving tools to analyze and assess work-place issues in the search for optimal business solutions.

5. Assess and lead innovative operations in business administration individually and in a team-based setup.

6. Explain the role of human values in business leadership

7. Develop and execute action plans to manage complex ethical challenges they have identified

8. Build on acquired knowledge and skills to achieve continuous learning and contribute to local and international advancement in his profession.


B. Islamic Finance
Outcomes – Islamic Banking Concentration

1. Integrate specialized and self-directed knowledge in Islamic Finance with modern and real-life applications.

2. Demonstrate advanced research methodologies to develop new knowledge and reach informed conclusions using contemporary scientific literature and tools.

3. Apply developed communication and IT skills to convey direct and indirect forms of interaction in the Islamic Finance profession.

4. Apply problem‐solving tools to analyze and assess Work-place issues in the search for optimal business solutions.

5. Assess and lead innovative operations in Islamic Finance individually and in a team-based setup.

6. Explain the role of human values in business leadership

7. Develop and execute action plans to manage complex ethical challenges they have identified

8. Build on acquired knowledge and skills to achieve continuous learning and contribute to local and international advancement in his profession.



C. Healthcare Management
Outcomes – Healthcare Management Concentration
 

1. Integrate specialized and self-directed knowledge in healthcare management with modern and real-life applications.

2. Demonstrate advanced research methodologies to develop new knowledge and reach informed conclusions using contemporary scientific literature and tools.

3. Apply developed communication and IT skills to convey direct and indirect forms of interaction in the healthcare management profession.

4. Apply problem‐solving tools to analyze and assess Workplace issues in the search for optimal business solutions.

5. Assess and lead innovative operations in healthcare management individually and in a team-based setup.

6. Explain the role of human values in business leadership

7. Develop and execute action plans to manage complex ethical challenges they have identified

8. Build on acquired knowledge and skills to achieve continuous learning and contribute to local and international advancement in his profession.