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College of Business

Bachelor of Business Administration

Type Undergraduate
Credit Hours 120 Hours
Duration 4 Years
Language English
Study Mode Full Time
Intake Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Delivery Mode Day and Evening
Campuses Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai

Overview

This broad business program will provide you with the skills to succeed in the business world and become an effective leader and manager. You will develop both theoretical and practical skills, with equal emphasis being placed on both to ensure a holistic understanding of the role of business administration, as well as knowledge of and skills associated with business start-up, growth and innovation.


The program provides comprehensive knowledge of the main functional areas of any organization to enable you to understand the business world around you. You will be exposed to the links between all business functions and how this affects business success.


Common across all specializations in the Bachelor of Business Administration programs are courses that will provide you with a solid foundation to communicate effectively, carry out research, understand legal, social, professional and ethical responsibilities in a business environment, apply analytical and critical thinking to business issues, use information technology effectively and understand the dynamics of a complex global business environment.


Our program undergoes a rigorous process of continual improvement to ensure it stays relevant and in line with developments within the world of business.


Agreements with top ranked business schools in Europe, USA and Australia provide opportunities for student exchanges and other collaborations.

“They are making us proud to say we are an ADU student.”  

"ADU was the obvious choice for me as I was able to study the complete BBA program in Al Ain. The accreditations the University has earned have really raised the profile of ADU - I’ve seen so many developments over the past few years and they are making us proud to say we are an ADU student.

I had an epiphany in my first few years at ADU! I saw my friends being recognized in appreciation ceremonies and thought ‘what do they have that I don’t?’ I quickly realized the answer was ‘high grades!’ This gave me the wake-up call I needed and I started working hard and increased my GPA to 3.5, graduating with distinction. This was a simple but valuable life lesson for me – working hard brings results. I thank my professors for leading me along this path. I’m working really hard on my Master’s now."

Nour Darwish El-Hout from Lebanon

Tuition fees structure and calculation

Abu Dhabi

Course type
Total (AED)
AED 56,160
credit hour cost (AED)
1,440
required credits
39
AED 131,220
credit hour cost (AED)
1,620
required credits
81

Dubai

Course type
Total (AED)
AED 56,160
credit hour cost (AED)
1,440
required credits
39
AED 131,220
credit hour cost (AED)
1,620
required credits
81 

Al Ain

Course type
Total (AED)
AED 44,850
credit hour cost (AED)
1,150
required credits
39
AED 105,300
credit hour cost (AED)
1,300
required credits
81 

Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students.

The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered. 

Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and Fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University. Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.

For more information, please click here to view the University's tuition fee structure. Fees are subject to change during the year as per government charges and testing bodies.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this program are in demand and are able to take up professional and managerial positions in a number of organizations across a wide range of industries. These include, but are not limited to, banks, government entities, oil companies, education institutions, utility companies, property developers, advertising companies, insurance companies, airlines, hospitals, financial institutions, automotive sales, investment companies, construction companies, engineering companies, energy companies and international consulting firms.


Organizations include Emirates Steel Company, Abu Dhabi Education Council, Abu Dhabi Health Authority, Abu Dhabi Media Company, Abu Dhabi Motors, ADNOC, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi University, Aldar Properties, British Council, Crown Prince Court, Daman National Health Insurance, Emirates Foundation, Ernst & Young, Etisalat, HSBC, KEO Consulting, Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Mubadala, Supreme Petroleum Council, Tawam Hospital and National Drilling Company to name but a few.

Entry requirements

Secondary School Certificate
Type of Secondary School Certificate
Requirements
Ministry of Education Schools- General Track
Ministry of Education Schools- Advanced Track
Abu Dhabi Education Council Track
Achieving the minimum average of 75% on completing grade 12
Indian Senior Secondary Certificates (CBSE), or State Board Examinations, or Indian School Certificates awarded by ICSE
Achieving the minimum average of 45% on completing grade 12
British System (IGCSE & GCE)
Completing a total of 7 subjects from either IGCSE level or AS/A2 levels, in at least 4 of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Art and Design; with a minimum required grade of C for the IGCSE level subjects, D for the AS Levels, and E for A2 subjects.

Successfully provide evidence / certificate of completing at least 11 years of schooling.
Canadian & American High School Diplomas
Achieving the minimum average of 75% on completing grade 12 or its equivalent of overall average C+ grade or 2.5/ 4.0
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Successfully completing 6 subjects, with at least 2 at the higher level (HL) and a minimum total of 24 points.

Course outline

General Education
39 credit hours
College
45 credit hours
Majors
12 credit hours
Major Electives
15 credit hours
Open Electives
9 credit hours

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