Bachelor of Finance and Banking
The Bachelor of Finance and Banking offered by the Department of Economics and Finance prepares students for a challenging and rewarding career in an evolving business environment, where the know-how of all finance tools and techniques is a must. The finance major includes topics such as: Principles of Finance, Investment Analysis, Portfolio Management, Financial Derivatives, Corporate Finance, Islamic Finance and Banking, and much more, with emphasis placed on practical applications and real-life problem solving. Our program of study prepares graduates for decision-making positions in corporations and financial services firms such as banks, brokerage firms, investment companies and financial advisory houses.
- Effective communication skills.
- Critical thinking skills to the analysis and solution of Economics problems.
- Positive contribution to teams, as members and leaders.
- Ethical and social awareness.
- In-depth knowledge in a specialist field of business
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Communicate effectively orally, using technologies to support the oral presentation of information where appropriate.
- Communicate effectively in writing, select and use information technology where appropriate.
- Apply appropriate technologies and techniques to the collection and analysis of information and derive appropriate conclusions for finance problems.
- Research, critically evaluate and interpret information to accurately identify finance problems and suggest solutions.
- Demonstrate autonomy and responsibility in their work.
- Apply teamwork skills and creativity in leadership and direction, appropriate to the context and level at which they are operating.
- Demonstrate ethical reasoning in relation to Finance issues.
- Develop an awareness of the civic responsibilities of the Finance discipline.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of key concepts across the breadth of Finance topics.
- Demonstrate a good knowledge of financial markets and institutions from both a global and local perspective and be able to apply finance tools and concepts to real world problems.
- Utilize appropriate finance frameworks and theories to research and assess contemporary issues in the field and related allied fields where appropriate.
Required Credit Hours : minimum 120 hours
General Education (Req. CH:33) Cluster 1: Skills for the Future (Req. Ch:15)
|Area 1: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|GEIE222||Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship||3|
|Area 2: English Communication (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|ESPU104||Introduction to Academic English For Business||3|
|Area 3: Fourth Industrial Revolution (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|GEIT112||Fourth Industrial Revolution||3|
|Area 4: Critical Thinking (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|CSBP119||Algorithms and Problem Solving||3|
|Area 5: Quantitative Reasoning (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|MATH115||Calculus for Business & Economics 1||3|
1 : Also counts towards the Major
Cluster 2: The Human Community (Req. Ch:12)
|Area 1: Humanities and Fine Arts (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|ARCH366||History and Theories of Contemporary Architecture||3|
|HSR120||Introduction to Heritage & Culture||3|
|HSR130||Introduction to Language & Communication||3|
|PHI101||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|Area 2: Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|ECON105||Principles of Microeconomics 2||3|
2 : Also counts towards the Major
|Area 3 Emirates Society (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|Area 4: Islamic Culture (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|ISLM101||Biography of the Prophet "Sira"||3|
Cluster 3: The Natural World (Req. Ch:6)
|Area 1: Natural Sciences (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|ARAG205||Introduction to Fish & Animal Science||3|
|BION100||Biology and its Modern Application||3|
|CHEM181||Chemistry in the Modern World||3|
|FDSC250||Contemporary Food Science & Nutrition||3|
|PHED201||Physical Fitness and Wellness||3|
|Area 2: Sustainability (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
College of Business
|Required Courses (51 hours )||Credit Hours|
|ECON125||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ESPU240||Business Writing in English||3|
|MIST200||Foundation of MIS & Technologies||3|
|MKTG200||Principles of Marketing||3|
|PRVT265||Business Law (E)||3|
|SCML200||Supply Chain Management & Operations||3|
|STAT130||Statistics for Business||3|
|PHIL120||Principles of Professional Ethics||3|
3 : The internship is conducted over 12 Weeks in the last semester (after a four week preparation session). No courses are allowed to be registered during the internship
Finance and Banking Program Requirements
|Required Courses (21 hours )||Credit Hours|
|ECON215||Money and Banking||3|
|FINC261||Financial Institutions & Risk Management||3|
|FINC434||Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation||3|
|Elective Courses (9 hours )||Credit Hours|
|ECON212||Intermediate Theory of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON231||Introduction to Econometrics||3|
|FINC344||Islamic Finance and Banking||3|
|FINC463||Case Studies in Finance||3|
|FINC474||Selected Topics in Finance||3|
|Free Electives (6 hours )||Credit Hours|
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