Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration (ASBA)

An Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration (ASBA) prepares the student to begin or advance their careers in the business world. It can also be a major step towards completing a bachelor's degree. This program provides a comprehensive understanding of management principles, business-oriented technology, and interpersonal skills to the students.

The purpose of the Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration is to prepare students for entry-level positions in business, industry, federal and local organizations. The program is designed for the students that seek to acquire a complete framework in basic business concepts and skills in order to contribute and create solutions for contemporary business problems. After successful completion of general education and specific program courses, students will be able to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply in management, marketing, and accounting concepts to improve operational performance and aid in decision making skills. Students will be prepared to pursue further studies in Business Administration.

This program gives students an understanding of generic business principles. This course will provide participants with the fundamental and relevant knowledge, skills, capabilities and awareness necessary for an associate degree graduate who seeks to further a career or higher studies in Business Administration. Students have the flexibility to elect a concentration in one of the following areas:

  • • Business Management
  • • Human Resource Management
  • • Accounting
  • • Retail Management 
  • • Management Information Systems

ASBA Management Information Systems Program Aims and Objectives

Obtain and apply the knowledge of the systematic process and framework of managing information systems within organizations toprovide efficiency and effectiveness of strategic decision making.

Management Information Systems
Code Course Name Credits Status Type Pre-requisite
Semester 1 (18 Credits)
ENG-13101 College English 3 C General None
MAT-13102 General Mathematics 3 C General None
CIS-13102 Information Technology Applications 3 C General None
GEN-13102 Studies in Islamic Culture 3 C General None
GEN-13103 UAE Society & Culture 3 C General None
BUS-13101 General Statistics 3 C General None
Semester 2 (18 Credits)
ENG-13102 College English: Writing Skills 3 C General ENG-13101
GEN-13203 Environmental Science Concepts 3 C General None
BUS-13103 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 C Major MAT-13102
BUS-13104 Introduction to Business Law 3 C Major ENG-13101
BUS-13105 Principles of Microeconomics 3 C Major BUS-13101
BUS-13102 Principles of Management 3 C Major ENG-13101
Semester 3 (18 Credits)
ENG-13201 Communication Skills 3 C General ENG-13101
BUS-13200 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 C Major BUS-13103
BUS-13201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 C Major BUS-13105
BUS-13202 Principles of Marketing 3 C Major BUS-13102
BUS-13203 Principles of Finance 3 C Major BUS-13103
MIS-13201 Principles of MIS 3 C Major BUS-13102,CIS-13102
Semester 4
Specialization: Management Information Systems (12 Credits)
MIS-13202 Business Systems Analysis and Design 3 C Major MIS-13201
MIS-13203 Business Database Management Systems 3 C Major CIS-13102, MIS-13201
MIS-13204 E-Business 3 C Major CIS-13102, MIS-13201
MIS-13206 Internship – MIS 3 E Major 45 Credit Hours
MIS-13207 Final Project – MIS 3 E Major 45 Credit Hours


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